By M. Konwar
In this release of insider information, the iPhone 12 debuts touch image stabilization; Meizu 17 develops incredible speed in 5G networks; live photos of the realme X50 display confirm the rumors of a dual front-end.
iPhone 12 debuts touch-sensitive image stabilization
In 2020, Apple will replace the optical image stabilization system (OIS) with touch-based stabilization. The key difference is the replacement of mobile camera lenses with a mobile sensor. Until now, sensor stabilization was inferior in two key indicators: performance when shooting in low light and cost. However, modern technology should solve these problems.
According to the publication Digitimes, in 2020, Apple plans to introduce touch image stabilization only in the top model of the iPhone 12. The reason for the rejection of OIS is not clear; according to one version, thus the company's engineers intend to reduce the physical size of the cameras.
Meizu 17 develops incredible speed in 5G networks
This year, Meizu announced plans for the intensive development of a line of smartphones with support for 5g networks. Meizu Vice President for technological development Liang Dong Ming announced four models at once, led by the flagship Meizu 17 based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Its announcement will take place in the first half of 2020.
This week, an unnamed Meizu smartphone was tested at the Meizu Science and Technology Park to determine available download speeds and returns on fifth-generation mobile networks. Presumably, Meizu 17 took part in the testing. A screenshot of the result was published on the social network Weibo.
In the laboratory, Meizu 17 developed a download speed of 556 Mbit / s, and an upload speed of 75.1 Mbit / s with a maximum delay of 20 ms and an average of 4 ms.
Live Photos of the realme X50 display confirm rumors of a dual front-end
Live Photos of the realme X50 display were published in Chinese media. The panels are shown on the reverse side so that it was possible to see the substrate and the loop. In addition, two holes for front cameras are visible in the upper right corner.
The realme X50 will be equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 765g processor with support for simultaneous dual-channel Wi-Fi and 5G for maximum data transfer speed. A liquid system with a copper heat sink tube is provided for cooling the processor.
The smartphone will be presented on January 7.
Insider information #133: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Lenovo Legion smartphone, Amazfit T-Rex, realme X50 5GBy M. Konwar
In this release of insider information, the network leaked press renderings Galaxy Tab S6 5G; gaming smartphone Lenovo Legion will debut next year; Huami announced a mysterious line of gadgets T-Rex; realme showed the smartphone X50.
The network leaked press renders of the Galaxy Tab S6 5G
A series of press renderings of the flagship tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G has appeared on the Internet. Image quality leaves much to be desired, but now it allows you to consider all the design features of a device that has not yet been announced.
Judging by the images posted by insiders, the gadget will receive support for a plug-in keyboard equipped with a large touchpad. On the rear panel, there is a dual-camera and a stylus holder, but it is still unknown whether it will be included in the package of delivery.
It is noteworthy that the render of the new product does not have a selfie camera embedded in the display. Perhaps it is a design error, but Samsung has not yet published an official list of technical characteristics of the new model. The date of the announcement and the price of the 5g version of the flagship tablet are unknown.
Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone to debut next year
The network has the first information about the unannounced gaming smartphone Lenovo Legion. Previously, this series of products included only gaming models of laptops, PCs, and peripherals.
The manufacturer has started a separate page on the social network Weibo dedicated to the new series of smartphones. The specifications of the upcoming model are not disclosed - according to rumors, the gadget will be built on the basis of the latest mobile platform Snapdragon 865 and will receive an advanced cooling system.
It is not yet known when the manufacturer will present the new product - it is expected that this will happen next year. Although the market for gaming smartphones continues to grow, classic flagships can compete with them, many of which support gaming features - they use productive processors, large amounts of RAM and other chips specific to gaming models.
Huami announced a mysterious line of gadgets T-Rex
Huami Technology, which produces wearable electronics under the brand Amazfit, announced the appearance in China of a new series of T-Rex devices. The presentation of new products is expected on January 1, 2020.
It is not yet known what products will appear in the new line. Earlier, Huami head Huang Won reported that the manufacturer will present a new category of products in addition to TWS-headphones at the exhibition. He also confirmed that the headphones will be equipped with heart rate sensors. This feature can be useful for those who are engaged in sports or other types of physical activity. Additionally, it was reported that the headphones will receive a noise reduction system.
The vendor does not disclose other details about the new series of branded products.
realme showed the smartphone X50
The release of realme X50 is scheduled for January 7, and while one of the top managers of the company shared a new poster with the image of the gadget on the social network Weibo. The new teaser shows the design of the back panel of the device and its camera module with four sensors.
According to available information, the fingerprint scanner, which is not on the back cover, will be placed on the side of the smartphone case. This is confirmed by the photo of the smartphone published by insiders - despite the low quality of the picture, you can see the biometric sensor on the right side.
From previous leaks, it is already known that the smartphone will receive an eight-core Snapdragon 765g processor, a 6.44-inch AMOLED display and camera sensors with a resolution of 60, 8, 2 and 2 megapixels, as well as a 4500 mAh battery with support for fast charging technology VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge. The price of the realme X50 has not yet been announced.
By M. Konwar
In this release of Insider information: Xiaomi will present Mi10 based on Snapdragon 865 and with a powerful charge up to 66 W; HUAWEI plans to create a new sub-brand; LG announced its own car multimedia system on webOS.
The characteristics of Xiaomi Mi10 became known
Earlier, Xiaomi management officially announced that it plans to introduce at least ten 5G smartphones next year. One of them will be the flagship Mi10, information about which appeared in the database of the 3C controller.
According to the data on the models M2001J1E and M2001J1C, which insiders associate with the future smartphone, Mi10 will receive the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor. This information was previously confirmed by the head of the brand Lin Bin.
One of the new features will be support for fast charging, the power of which will be 66 watts. In the controller base, there are two other 5G models with numbers M2001J2E and M2001J2C and charging power up to 30 watts.
HUAWEI may create another brand
According to insiders, the Chinese telecommunications giant HUAWEI does not exclude the possibility of introducing the nova line into a separate brand. At the same time, the range of devices will include not only smartphones of different price segments but also accessories such as smartwatches, fitness trackers and headsets.
The nova sub-brand could be an analog of HONOR.
LG will introduce rival Android Auto and Apple Car Play at CES 2020
The network has information that LG plans to release its own solution for the automotive market at the consumer electronics show CES 2020. Information about the webOS Auto platform appeared in October when the South Korean company signed a partnership agreement with Qualcomm.
It is reported that in addition to Qualcomm, several leading corporations are involved in the development of the system, including Microsoft, Qt, and Luxoft. So far, details about webOS Auto are minimal, but it should become a competitor to Google's Android Auto and Apple's Car Play.
By M. Konwar
In this release of Insider information: Samsung Galaxy S11 may present earlier than planned; Microsoft Surface Duo expected to demonstrate holograms; energy efficiency realme X50 evaluated in practice; HUAWEI registers the trademark novaBuds.
Samsung Galaxy S11 may present ahead of schedule
According to numerous leaks, the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S11 will take place on February 18, but, according to new data, the South Korean vendor is preparing to announce the new product before this date. It is expected that this step will give users the opportunity to evaluate the new product before other manufacturers begin to demonstrate the new flagships.
According to rumors, the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S11 will be held in San Francisco on February 11, two weeks before the opening of CES 2020. It is expected that simultaneously with the new product, the manufacturer will announce the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 in the "clamshell" form factor.
Samsung representatives did not comment on the insiders' statements about the date of the announcement of new products.
Microsoft Surface Duo will get a holographic display
Panos Panay, Vice President of the company, posted a Christmas greeting on his Twitter blog, in which users saw a hint of a new feature of the unannounced Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone with two screens.
Judging by the animation of the snowman appearing between the screens of the device, the new product will be able to show holographic images. As proof of their theory, commentators note that Panay is usually reserved when posting online and "does nothing without a reason."
The Walking Cat insider also mentioned one of Microsoft's patents describing the technology for "showing holograms floating above screens." Users will be able to find out whether there was a hidden meaning in the message of the top manager after the release of the device.
Energy efficiency realme X50 evaluated in practice
The flagship realme X50 has not yet been announced, but the brand's product Manager Wang Wei Derek has already published on the social network Weibo a screenshot of the upcoming smartphone with a brief comment "After one day of use".
Judging by the image, the battery charge is 62%. It is possible that such a high energy efficiency for modern smartphones is associated with the use of the new Snapdragon 765g mobile platform in the model. On the other hand, the representative of the brand did not say in what mode the device was operated. The expected battery capacity of the new product is 4500 mAh.
The realme X50 announcement will take place on January 7, 2020.
HUAWEI registers the novaBuds trademark
Following the first rumors about the withdrawal of the HUAWEI nova line into a separate brand, insiders found on the website of the European Patent Office a Chinese vendor's application for registration of the novaBuds trademark. According to available information, we are talking about wireless headphones.
According to published data, the accessory is intended for use with virtual and augmented reality systems, smartphones and other devices. The technical characteristics of the device are unknown - presumably, it will be a wireless model with a Bluetooth interface.
Possible date of announcement of new items and other details are not reported.
By M. Konwar
In this release of Insider information: the characteristics and design of the Samsung Galaxy M31 are revealed before the announcement; realme 6 specifications are disclosed by the regulator; Xiaomi will expand the line of branded acoustics; Samsung has confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Home Mini speaker.
Specifications and design of Samsung Galaxy M31 disclosed before the announcement
In parallel with the release of the flagship series, Samsung continues to develop a line of more affordable devices of the Galaxy M lineup. Network informants have already managed to figure out the specifications of the new model called the Galaxy M31. According to a new leak, it will receive four main cameras with the main sensor of 64 megapixels and auxiliary cameras with a resolution of 8 (f/2.2), 5 (f/2.2) and 5 megapixels (f/2.2). A 32-megapixel front module (f/2.0) will be responsible for taking a selfie.
Of the other characteristics provided by the informants, it is worth noting the 6.4-inch display, the Exynos 9611 processor, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, depending on the configuration, as well as a battery with a capacity of 6000 mAh. In addition, the new product will receive a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The announcement date and price of the Samsung Galaxy M31 are unknown.
Realme 6 specifications disclosed by the controller
Since November last year, leaks related to the realme 6 smartphone have regularly appeared on the network. Recently, a gadget with model number RMX2001 appeared in the database of the Wi-Fi Alliance controller. According to a published document, the new realme will receive a MediaTek Helio G90 processor, a dual-band Wi-Fi module and will run on the Android 10 operating system.
It is expected that the presentation of the new realme will be held in March. The estimated cost of the device is about $140.
Xiaomi will expand the line of branded acoustics
According to insiders, Xiaomi is preparing for the presentation of a new audio accessory. In the official Twitter account of India, the company posted a teaser with the inscription #CarryYourSound, hinting at the imminent release of the gadget. The date of the presentation is February 17.
Xiaomi is supposed to release a portable or smart speaker, but there is no additional information about the device. It is possible that TWS-headphones can also become a new product of the company.
Samsung confirms Galaxy Home Mini speaker
During the presentation, Samsung representatives said that for pre-ordered users of the flagship Galaxy S20 smartphone, the company prepared a special gift - the new Galaxy Buds + headset. It seems that for South Korean buyers, the company has an even more original gift - a smart Galaxy Home Mini column, whose retail sales have not yet officially begun.
According to available information, the infrared port will become a key feature of the gadget, thanks to which the speaker will be able to control household appliances that are not part of the smart home ecosystem.
The date of receipt on store shelves and the price of new items are still not reported.