In this release of Insider information: HONOR 20S can already be pre-ordered in China; Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro release date announced; OnePlus will transfer the support policy to its first TV; Nubia Red Magic 3S gaming smartphone will be shown in a week; Sony Xperia 2 will become more compact.
HONOR 20S can already be pre-ordered in China
This week, the date of the official announcement of the HONOR 20S became known - the presentation will be held on September 4 in China. But from today, the device can be pre-ordered and received shortly after the event.
HONOR 20S should get a 6-inch screen Full HD+, 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory, 7-nm octa-core Kirin 810 processor with a clock frequency of 2.27 GHz. For graphics processing will be responsible for the graphics accelerator Mali-G52 MP6.
On the rear panel of the HONOR 20S, there is a triple 48 MP rear camera, in front - the only front camera in a 32 MP drop-shaped cutout. The smartphone supports fingerprint recognition, the scanner is installed in the display. Supports fast charging up to 20 watts. Contrary to rumors, only Android 9.0 Pie with the EMUI 9 shell will be available from the box.
Announced the release date for Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro
The latest innovations of the Redmi brand are the affordable Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphones. Many expected that they will be sold as Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro in some regions of the world, but Redmi CEO Lu Weibing revealed the company's impressive plans for these devices. According to him, the updated Redmi K30 line should be expected no earlier than 2020, but the models will receive support for 5G networks.
No details were given about the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro. The announcement is likely to take place in the first half of 2020.
OnePlus will transfer support policy to its first TV
OnePlus is famous for its fast, and most importantly long, support cycle for its mobile devices: operating system updates have been coming to smartphones for at least two to three years, including minor updates and Android security patches. Already, the owners of the last two generations of smartphones can test the beta version of Android 10, and devices released at the beginning of last year will receive stable firmware. A similar life cycle awaits the first OnePlus TV.
It will work on the basis of a customized version of Android TV - with cosmetic ones, with improvements from the vendor itself. At the same time, Android TV updates will “fly” to the TV for at least three years.
Android TV will offer OnePlus TV owners access to the Google Play Store, Google Assistant, and a platform for seamless connection with an Android smartphone. In the future, the search giant can, with an eye on OnePlus, make changes to Android TV to develop potential, but somewhat forgotten ecosystem for TVs. In OnePlus itself, this is called a strategic partnership.
Gaming smartphone Nubia Red Magic 3S will be shown in a week
Nubia has decided on the date of the announcement of its improved gaming smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. Nubia Red Magic 3S will receive the most productive platform to date, as well as a high-capacity battery for long gaming sessions.
Red Magic 3S will be officially announced next Thursday, September 5th.
Sony Xperia 2 will become more compact
At the September IFA 2019 in Berlin, Sony will unveil the new flagship Xperia 2 with a 21: 9 screen. Contrary to trends, the device will become smaller - 6.2 inches versus 6.5. A 2K display with an OLED matrix is expected. We managed to evaluate Sony Xperia 2 for the first time in live photos on the SlashLeaks website a day ago - they look like frames from an advertising video.
The triple camera moved from the center of the rear panel to the upper left corner. On the right side are the power, volume buttons. Traditionally, there is a physical camera shutter button.
Rumors attribute the Sony Xperia 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 6 GB of RAM and a modest 3000 mAh battery.