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  • Insider information #0083: Samsung Galaxy Note10, Apple MacBook Pro 5G, Pocophone F2


    In this release of Insider information: ZTE will release its own 5G modem for smartphones; Apple is preparing laptops with native support for 5G; only one model of Samsung Galaxy Note10 will receive Qualcomm processor; Pocophone F2 will provide an AMOLED display; Xiaomi Mall brand store will show new devices on August 5.

    ZTE will release its own 5G modem for smartphones

    There has been almost no news from ZTE on the smartphone market recently, although the company introduced its own device with support for fifth-generation Axon 10 Pro 5G networks. It works on Snapdragon 855 in conjunction with the Snapdragon X50 modem. This week, it suddenly became clear that the manufacturer is preparing its own 5G modem and will compete with market leaders.

    ZTE will release its own 5G modem for smartphones

    This year ZTE will present a 5G chip created by 7-nm process technology. Apparently, we are talking about a separate modem, not a platform with an integrated solution, which means ZTE intends to supply modems to third-party manufacturers. By the way, insiders talk about the possible development of 5-nm technology. In this case, ZTE can become one of the market leaders of mobile modems.

    Apple preparing a laptop with native support for 5G

    DigiTimes published the news, which says that Apple will release in 2020 the first models of MacBook laptops with built-in 5g modems and, as a result, self-support for fifth-generation cellular networks. The company uses unusual ceramic antennas to improve signal reception from cell towers.

    Apple preparing a laptop with native support for 5G

    No source has confirmed this information, so you should treat it with a degree of skepticism. In addition, it is not clear when 5G support will appear in the new iPhone, and there is no certainty that Apple implements this feature in laptops earlier than in smartphones.

    Only one Samsung Galaxy Note 10 model will get Qualcomm processors

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10

    On August 8, Samsung will present the Galaxy Note 10 line-up. This year, the company intends to further reduce its dependence on third-party processor suppliers, in particular, Qualcomm. Eminent insider Evan Blass said that only one model will get a processor from Qualcomm — operator version of Verizon. Absolutely all other smartphones will work on Exynos 9825, including branded versions of AT&T and T-Mobile.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10

    For several years Samsung has been supplying Galaxy Note smartphones based on Exynos brand chips to all regions of the world, except America. Other smartphone features remain the same for all smartphone buyers.

    Pocophone F2 will provide AMOLED-display

    Following the appearance of the long-awaited Pocophone F2 in the benchmark database, the media published assumptions about the specifications of this smartphone.

    Pocophone F2 will provide AMOLED-display

    Poco F2 should get an AMOLED display with full HD+resolution. The Pocophone F2 will run on a Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 855 Plus paired with 6 or 8GB of RAM. Android 9 Pie with MIUI shell will come out of the box.

    Pocophone F2 may present in September.

    Xiaomi Mall brand store will show new devices on August 5

    On August 2, the official announcement "I want to be in silence" with the specified date — August 5 appeared on the site of Xiaomi Mall store. Probably, we are talking about the start of sales of new devices.

    Xiaomi Mall brand store will show new devices on August 5

    There is no indication of what may go on sale. Most leaks and assumptions point to the announcement of new headphones with active noise reduction. Recently, the company has certified wireless headphones Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 on the website Bluetooth SIG.


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