The MediaTek Dimensity series of mobile platforms includes both mid-budget and flagship chips, on the basis of which many smartphones of different brands are already presented. According to a new insider report, the company will soon introduce two even more powerful and energy-efficient models based on the latest technological process.
According to an authoritative Chinese informant under the nickname Digital Chat Station, two mobile processors with the code numbers MT6839 and MT6891 will soon replenish the MediaTek product catalog. According to the insider, the new items will be built using a 5-nm or 6-nm process technology and will receive high-performance ARM Cortex-A78 cores. For comparison, the company's most powerful chipset, Dimensity 1000+, is manufactured using 7nm technology and equipped with Cortex-A77 cores.
Besides the fact that both chips will be released with support for 5G networks, other characteristics of the new products are unknown. The presentation of processors is expected by the end of this year, while they may enter the market later - at the beginning of 2021. The commercial name and price category of the upcoming products are still unknown.
Samsung has announced the global launch of the Find service as part of its SmartThings ecosystem. Now owners of smartphones, headsets, tablets and smartwatches will be able to use a special application to quickly search in various regions around the world.
The service uses the energy-efficient Bluetooth Low Energy protocol as a means of discovery, as well as ultra-wideband short-range (UWB) wireless technology. The feature was originally launched in the US, UK and South Korea, but is now available to users from other countries.
After downloading the updated version of the SmartThings app, the owner of the gadget will be prompted to add all existing Galaxy devices. It is noteworthy that even if the device is turned off, it can still be found using the service, since it generates a BLE signal, and uses other smartphones that use the service as “repeaters”. Samsung representatives also note that all data that is transferred between devices is reliably protected from hacking, and information about the location of the desired device is available exclusively to its owner.
In the future, Samsung plans to add support for special key fobs, with which it will be possible to track not only gadgets, but also other items.
In this release of insider information: the date of the announcement of the Redmi K40 leaked to the network; the name of the next flexible Samsung device has become known; HONOR is preparing to release another smartphone with four cameras; disclosed details of the presentation of OnePlus Nord.
Announced the date of the announcement of the Redmi K40
On the Digital Chat Station page in the Chinese microblogging service Weibo, insider information appeared about the possible debut of the Redmi K40 smartphone line. According to the source, the basic version of the upcoming news will not appear on the market until the fourth quarter of 2020, and the release of Redmi K40 Pro can take place only by the end of March 2021.
The heir to the popular Redmi K30 series will be built on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 chipset (SM7350), and the Redmi K40 Pro will receive the SM8350 processor - it is also the Snapdragon 875. The cost of each version of the new line and other technical details are not reported.
The name of the next flexible device Samsung
On August 5, Samsung will introduce the flagship Galaxy Note 20 line and a new bendable device. According to network sources, the company finally decided on the name of its next device with a flexible screen. Galaxy Z Fold 2 will join the already presented Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. Obviously, the vendor plans to unite all the fading smartphones (and in the future, possibly tablets) into the Galaxy Z generation in one family.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 when unfolded will receive a 7.7-inch screen and an up-to-date mobile platform with support for fifth-generation networks. Out of the box, the device will be running the latest version of the One UI shell.
The cost of new items is not disclosed. Perhaps it will remain at the level of the first generation - about $1980.
HONOR is preparing to release another smartphone with four cameras
Following the debut of HONOR 30 Lite and HONOR X10 Max, the brand plans to introduce a new gadget, which will feature the main camera module with four sensors. It is known that the resolution of the main sensor will be 48 megapixels, other characteristics are not disclosed.
Presumably, the upcoming novelty will be called the HONOR X10 Pro. Insiders attribute the model to a Kirin 820 processor with a 5G modem and a 6.63-inch IPS screen without a front cutout.
The exact date of the announcement and the cost of new items are unknown.
OnePlus Nord Presentation Details Revealed
OnePlus banner ads began to appear online with the announcement date for the new Nord smartphone. It is noteworthy that the company will hold the event online and invites everyone to take part in the AR premiere, that is, in augmented reality. The instructions for connecting to the broadcast will be published later.
OnePlus Nord will be presented on July 21. Previously, the design of the new smartphone brand was fully revealed in the video.
The lens also hit the retail packaging of the upcoming news. Among its features - a combination of black and blue shades, as well as the ability to support the weight of two adults without breakdown.
OnePlus Nord will receive the main quad camera with a 64-megapixel main sensor. The fingerprint scanner, judging by previous leaks, will be built into the screen. It is also known that the eight-core Snapdragon 765G processor, which supports work in fifth-generation networks, will become the “core” of the smartphone. In Europe, the model will cost €500.
Xiaomi has expanded its range of branded consumer electronics with an extraordinary product. On the crowdfunding platform, Youpin appeared an original toilet called Jenner XS with the function of automatic adaptation to the owner's posture, a smart lid with an electric drive, and a number of other useful features.
One of the main features of the model, presented in six colors, was the patented technology for adjusting the height of the structure - the new product, according to the vendor, even children with a height of about 90 centimeters can use without any additional devices.
Jenner XS is equipped with a built-in hygienic shower and a drying function. The company's engineers also equipped the toilet with the technology of automatically opening the lid when someone approaches the device - it also closes itself. In addition, the model provides the possibility of a five-stage adjustment of the seat temperature.
The cost of the new product in the basic configuration with the manual opening of the lid is $665, and the fully "charged" version will cost customers $806.
Huami has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the release of Amazfit ZenBuds TSW headphones, announced earlier at CES 2020. The original accessory is not used to listen to music at all - it is designed for people who have trouble sleeping. In just two days, the new product collected 10 times the amount required to start production.
A special application for the headphones contains soothing melodies and sounds of nature, as well as instructions for performing breathing exercises that contribute to falling asleep. The novelty, according to the creators, is practically imperceptible when used due to the softness and flexibility of the design, as well as its low weight - 1.78 grams for each headphone.
In addition, the Amazfit ZenBuds come with four sizes of elastic silicone earbuds that fit snugly against your ear and do not fall out overnight.
The declared autonomy of the accessory on a single charge is up to 12 hours in standard mode, including up to three hours of listening to tunes, and up to 8 hours with continuous playback. Given the battery capacity of the complete case, this time increases to 56 hours. Amazfit ZenBuds also has an alarm function.
The new headphones, which have raised over $270,000 in investment with the requested $20,000, will be available in early September 2020. According to the terms of pre-order, the price of inserts in the basic configuration is $69, and at the end of the investment collection, it will increase to $149.
In this release of insider information: the budget tablet HUAWEI MatePad C3 lit up on press renderers; the flexible Moto RAZR 2 will be larger than its predecessor; iQOO will release a new 5G smartphone on Snapdragon 765G.
Budget tablet HUAWEI MatePad C3 lit up on press renderings
HUAWEI will soon introduce a new affordable tablet in a compact case. On the eve of the expected announcement, insiders published detailed characteristics of the device, as well as press renderings that reveal in detail the design features of the upcoming new product.
According to the leak, the gadget will get 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, and a 5100 mAh battery with support for fast charging technology. The "core" of the device will be the MediaTek MT8768 mobile platform. The new device will be equipped with two cameras: a 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-MP front camera.
The estimated cost of the HUAWEI MatePad C3 is $224, the date of the presentation by the manufacturer has not yet been announced.
The flexible Moto RAZR 2 will be larger than its predecessor
According to network informants, Motorola is actively working on the second model of the RAZR branded folding clamshell. The key feature of the device will be an enlarged screen diagonal, which, according to an insider Ross Young, who is CEO at Display Supply Chain Consultants, will be 6.7 inches -0.5 inches more than the current model. According to rumors, the external display will also increase in size, but exact figures are not reported.
In addition, the smartphone is credited with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and a 5G modem for working in new-generation networks. It is also expected to increase RAM to 8 GB, as well as the appearance of a 48-megapixel main camera and a front-facing camera with a resolution of 20 MP. The estimated release date and cost of the new product is unknown.
iQOO will release a new 5G smartphone on Snapdragon 765G
A well-known Chinese informant reported in his blog about the plans of the iQOO brand to release the iQOO Z1x smartphone, which, unlike the iQOO Z1 released a month ago, will be built on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765g processor.
With the exception of the mobile platform, the new product should receive identical hardware characteristics to its predecessor, including a screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a triple main camera. At the same time, the cost of the device will decrease compared to the previous model of the line, which debuted at retail with a price of $309.
Google has modified the algorithm for issuing the results of its proprietary search engine. Now it will be even easier to get a response to your request — the company has launched a new useful feature that can provide users with the necessary information from the Internet even faster.
Usually, when a request is made to Google, a quick response appears at the top of the search results page — a summary of data obtained from the site where the necessary information is published. These blocks are called highlighted descriptions and contain a link to the most popular page related to the search subject. After modifying the search engine, it will automatically highlight the key data corresponding to the query, right on the web page after the click. This allows you to quickly find the information you need without scrolling through the entire material.
If the search was performed using Google Assistant, the virtual assistant can read the highlighted description aloud. It usually consists of a text fragment, list, step sequence, or table, contains data about a specific search object, and includes information such as the title of the material and URL links.
According to Google, site owners do not need to take any additional actions for the new feature to work. If for some reason the search engine cannot select the desired content or the browser does not support the appropriate options, Google will simply open the page as usual.
The updated search engine algorithm was available to some users at the end of May, and will soon be active in all regions.
In this release of insider information: new details about the characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaked to the network; realme patented the design of branded TWS-headphones; ZTE is developing a gadget with a flexible display - "wrapper"; Lenovo's gaming smartphone Legion may lose ultra-fast charging.
New details about the characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaked to the network
According to network informants and documentation appearing in the database of the Chinese regulator 3C, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ smartphones that are being prepared for release will receive batteries of almost the same capacity: 4300 and 4500 mAh, respectively. At the same time, the difference in the display diagonal for gadgets will be a minimum of 6.9 inches for the older model against 6.7 inches for the base one.
It is expected that the manufacturer will equip new products based on the flagship mobile platform Exynos 992 or Snapdragon 865 (depending on the region) with an impressive amount of RAM - up to 16 GB in different configurations. August is indicated as the preliminary date for the presentation of new products.
realme has patented the design of branded TWS headphones
The realme brand has received a new patent for the design of wireless TWS headphones, which may well be used in the company's upcoming products. An LED status indicator is provided on the front of the accessory, and the characteristic “core” gives the portable acoustics a resemblance to Apple's solutions.
The branded charging case of the headset is equipped with a USB Type-C port for charging and a hardware button supposedly used to pair the headphones with the signal source. Specifications, the possible date of the announcement, and the price of new items are unknown.
ZTE is developing a gadget with a flexible display - "wrapper"
Patent images of an unnamed ZTE smartphone that has not yet been presented by the manufacturer have appeared on the web. A feature of the gadget is a flexible screen that folds along two lines. In fact, it can be wrapped around the body of the device, which houses all the rest of the electronics.
The vendor did not publish any additional information about the composition of the camera module and other elements, as well as any mention of possible dates for the release of such a device on the market.
Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone may lose ultra-fast charging
The 3C Consortium has registered a new smartphone brand Lenovo. In the description of the model with the number L79031, which insiders associate with the gaming Lenovo Legion, support for fast charging power up to 45 watts is indicated. It is noteworthy that earlier the vendor announced the 90-watt technology.
It is possible that we are talking only about a compact accessory, and more powerful power supply will be offered separately. Representatives of the company did not comment on the leak. According to available information, Lenovo Legion will receive a Snapdragon 865 processor, a display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a fast RAM of the LPDDR5 standard. The date of the announcement and the price of the future new product are still not announced.
In this release of Insider information: the characteristics of the Motorola Moto E LE with a Snapdragon processor revealed by the retailer; Apple Watch Series 6 will not receive an innovative display; OPPO Reno 4 was tested in Geekbench a few days before the announcement; Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will retain a fan-favorite feature of the accessory.
Features of Motorola Moto E LE with Snapdragon processor revealed by the retailer
The American operator Verizon published the main specifications of the unannounced smartphone Motorola E LE, the presentation of which is expected in the near future. According to the source, the manufacturer will equip the budget smartphone with a Snapdragon 632 processor, a display with HD + resolution (1520x720 pixels), and a built-in battery with a capacity of 3550 mAh.
The estimated retail price of the device has also become known - it will be about $150. Whether the gadget will be sold outside the US is not reported.
Apple Watch Series 6 won't get an innovative display
According to insiders, the upcoming new generation of Apple smartwatches is likely to be visually almost identical to the fifth series. It is expected that the vendor will provide the new product with a similar display with a diagonal of 1.57 inches, which is produced by the company Japan Display, and not the long-awaited matrix of the microLED standard. Analysts associate downgrade with the fact that the American company previously invested $200 million in the corporation.
Drastic changes to the Apple Watch, according to informants, will be seen only in 2021, when the company, according to leaks, will transfer all its electronics to a new type of screen.
OPPO Reno 4 was tested in Geekbench a few days before the announcement
OPPO has already announced the official date of the presentation of the Reno 4 smartphone - the gadget will be shown on June 5. On the eve of the announcement, the new product appeared in the database of the popular benchmark, due to which the level of its performance became known. The Snapdragon 765 processor in conjunction with 12 GB of RAM allowed Reno 4 running Android 10 to score 610 and 1777 points in single and multi-core Geekbench disciplines, respectively.
According to past leaks, Reno 4 will be equipped with a 6.5-inch display with support for a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a triple camera with 48, 13, and 12-megapixel sensors, as well as a 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 65 watts.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will retain a fan-favorite feature of the accessory
According to network informants, Samsung will make a noticeable structural change in the design of its next-generation branded smartwatches. According to another leak, the new Galaxy Watch 2 will get a rotating bezel that is used as a navigation element. Previously, the company replaced it with a touch ring with similar functions.
The rest of the watch will repeat the capabilities of its predecessor. The gadget has already passed the FCC certification, thanks to which it became known that the new product will be equipped with a 45 mm case and protected from dust, water, and shock. The exact date of the announcement and the price of the upcoming new items by the manufacturer have not yet been announced.
OPPO was among the first to show a prototype smartphone lacking any physical buttons on the case. However, the company is exploring various options for form factors. For example, one of the patents of a Chinese manufacturer describes a smartphone with a plug-in physical QWERTY keyboard.
Smartphones with keyboards are not new, they existed 20 years ago. A striking example is the Nokia 9210. And although this type of typing still has fans, many have completely switched to on-screen typing. Therefore, OPPO has come up with a special case with a built-in QWERTY keyboard that can be used if necessary.
According to the presented image, the case will allow you to turn your smartphone into a small laptop. The built-in physical keyboard can be useful for typing or business correspondence.
There are no guarantees yet that OPPO will decide to make this idea a reality and release a similar case for one of its smartphones.