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  • Insider information #0089: Face ID for Apple MacBook, Fairphone 3, Realme RMX 1903, Google Mistral

    In this release of Insider information: Face ID will appear in the new MacBook; the third generation of modular smartphone Fairphone is preparing for the announcement; Google is preparing a router with Wi-Fi 6; Realme is testing a new smartphone on a popular processor.

    Face ID will appear in new MacBook

    The facial recognition system Face ID can make his debut in laptops Cupertino the company of a new generation. The corresponding patent was published recently, describing the user's face recognition system and its location in space.


    If the laptop understands that the user is standing or sitting in front of the laptop and is ready to start working with it, the system unlocks. If the user simply walks past the laptop without the intention of sitting down to work, the system will remain locked to avoid giving access to unauthorized persons.

    The third generation of modular smartphone Fairphone is preparing for the announcement

    The fashion for smartphones with the ability to quickly replace components took place a few years ago with the death of the Google Ara project. Around the same time, in 2015, a modular smartphone Fairphone 2 was introduced with the possibility of replacing the regular 8-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front cameras with more advanced modules for 12 and 5 MP, respectively.  Fairphone 2 cost €500 and offered a 5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM.

    Fairphone 3

    Day ago on the site of the leak SlashLeaks appeared press render Fairphone 3. This is the only thing that is known about the device, and there is no certainty that this is an official image and not a fan concept design. The device has two cameras — one on each side, a rear fingerprint scanner, a transparent back panel and a classic display with clearly visible frames around it.

    Fairphone 3

    Is there a smartphone Fairphone 3 in fact — is unclear. In case of its release, it will be the only actual modular device on the market.

    Google is preparing a router with Wi-Fi 6

    At the press conference "Made by Google", which is held annually in early October, Google can traditionally present a whole galaxy of different devices. Among the most anticipated are pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagships, the Pixelbook 2 laptop, an improved version of the home speaker with a smart Google Home assistant. According to the publication Chrome Unboxed, the company will present a router with support for Wi-Fi 6. The official announcement will take place at the same event. The router will replenish the ecosystem of home devices from Google.

    Google is preparing a router with Wi-Fi 6

    The device is codenamed Mistral and is equipped with a small display. The hardware consists of a Qualcomm chip QCS405. It is expected that the router with Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 802.11 ax) will provide better bandwidth and a confident signal level even in places with dense coverage of 2.4 GHz networks.

    Realme is testing a new smartphone on a popular processor

    The network has the results of testing the budget smartphone Realme RMX1903 with a proven chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 and 8 GB of RAM. In Geekbench, the device scored 1478 and 5876 points in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.

    Realme is testing a new smartphone on a popular processor

    It is possible that before us is one of the modifications of the smartphone with a camera on 64 MP. According to rumors, the device will go on sale under the name Realme 5.

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