In this release of Insider information: Lenovo is preparing three pairs of wireless headphones; insiders showed what Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will be like; Motorola plans to return to the premium segment with a 5G flagship.
Lenovo is preparing wireless headphones in addition to new smartphones
Last week, Lenovo announced a trio of smartphones for the Indian market: Z6 Pro, K10 Note, and A6 Note. According to rumors, on Thursday, September 12, the company will supplement the line of new products with three wireless headphones at once: HE15, HE16 Wireless Sport Stereo Headphone, and HT10 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds.
Both headphones in the Lenovo HT16 are connected by a wire that lies on the neck. Earpads are equipped with an additional loop for a more dense arrangement in the ears. There are a control panel and a spare set of earpads. Insiders talk about Super Extra Bass support and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The battery life will be six hours in music playback mode. Other headphones, the HE15, which are not reported, will last up to 12 hours.
Wireless in-channel HT10s come in a case with four LED indicators to show the battery level. Claimed availability of Super Extra Bass technology, Bluetooth 5.0 and a Qualcomm 3020 audio chip with support for aptX HD. When synchronizing with iPhone Siri voice activation is possible. Battery life is eight hours.
Insiders showed what will be the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4
The other day, the head of Xiaomi hinted that in Mi Mix 4, designers returned to the monolithic body, but instead of traditional materials, they chose expensive, but very durable ceramics. The front panel will remain virtually unchanged: a frameless display with a small thickening-chin. The front camera is not provided - it will be located on a sliding mechanism or directly below the screen. This became known thanks to the publication of live photos of the protective glass for the Mi Mix 4 display.
It is noteworthy that in the video with the working Mi Mix 4, the screen is noticeably curved on the sides, but the tread is designed to cover only the front glass without taking into account the edges.
The announcement of Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is expected to take place before the end of this month in China. The price of the flagship smartphone is still unknown.
Motorola plans to return to the premium segment with a 5G flagship
Motorola has not pleased fans with true original flagships for two years now - since the announcement of the Moto Z2 Force. However, in an interview with CNET, Motorola's head of global development, Françoise LaFlamme, said the brand will release a premium flagship smartphone with 5G. This will be the first real phone with support for next-generation networks: the Moto Z3 introduced a year earlier works in 5G networks only with a connected 5G Moto Mod.
Most likely, the company uses the top Qualcomm chipset, although the possibility of a further partnership with Samsung and the transition to Exynos processors with a 5G modem are not ruled out. Motorola One Vision already uses Exynos 9609. The cost of such a smartphone from Motorola is difficult to predict, but we can expect a price tag at the Galaxy S10 5G or OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.