Apple has patented a heat-resistant flexible display for smartphones; the Samsung Galaxy A40 is preparing for the release, published photos and specifications of Meizu Note 9 Lite; a new smartphone Nubia may be the most compact 5G-apparatus; the second revision of Apple AirPods will present in April.
Apple patented heat-resistant flexible display for smartphones
The database of the US Patent Office has a document describing the original design of the bendable display performed by Apple. The explanatory text to the patent States that modern flexible screens are at risk of damage during use at low temperatures. As a solution to the problem, the company offers to heat the bending place with the help of special LEDs built into the screen.
In addition, it is proposed to use a special magnetic mechanism that prevents the possibility of folding or unfolding the device in a given temperature range. As in other similar cases, the date of appearance of the first samples based on the patented technology is unknown.
Samsung Galaxy A40 is about to be released
On the official site of Samsung, the product support page for the unannounced Galaxy A40 smartphone was lit. Information about the new product is not disclosed by the manufacturer, but some details about the device with the article SM-A405FN/DS are already known.
Judging by the results of testing in Geekbench, the gadget will be equipped with an eight-core processor Exynos 7885 and 4 GB of RAM. The new product will be running Android 9.0 Pie (probably with the proprietary add-One UI). The smartphone is expected to occupy a price niche between the Galaxy A30 and A50, which were presented earlier.
Other features and release date of the Galaxy A40 are unknown.
Published photos and characteristics of Meizu Note 9 Lite
Online resource SlashLeaks published quality the "Junior" version of the forthcoming Meizu Note 9. In addition to the Lite prefix in the name, the device received technical differences from the base model. "Heart" of the gadget was the medium-budget Snapdragon 660, the screen resolution is 2244x1080 pixels out of the box installed operating system Android 9.0 Pie.
The picture clearly shows the side frames and a noticeable "chin" at the bottom of the display, the upper part of the front panel in the frame did not hit. Detailed specifications and the expected price tag of the future new item were not reported by the source.
The new Nubia smartphone may become the most compact 5G device
At the last exhibition MWC 2019 brand Nubia announced a prototype 5g-smartphone with a very modest size compared to the devices of competitors. The exact dimensions are unknown-preliminary conclusions can be drawn from the photos, in which Nubia Mini 5G is compared with Apple iPhone XS Max, the diagonal of which is 6.5 inches.
According to rumors, the device is based on the top mobile platform Snapdragon 855 with 5G-modem X50 and 6 GB of RAM. Other features the manufacturer keeps secret-only 48-megapixel sensor of the main camera from Sony and fingerprint scanner on the back panel are reported.
It is possible that by the time of release the new product will receive several modifications of the hardware. The timing of the release version of Nubia Mini 5G is not announced.
The second revision of Apple AirPods will be presented in April
Several insiders told about the date of presentation of wireless headphones Apple AirPods 2, rumors about the release of which were repeatedly published earlier. According to available information, the updated version will be announced on March 25 at the Apple conference on software and new subscription services.
According to rumors, the original AirPods will be removed from sales on March 28 to release the shelves for the updated version. AirPods 2 will come with a case for wireless charging and support for Siri voice activation. Also, the accessory is attributed to a moisture-proof coating and a slightly changed shape of the cups. The price at the start of sales is not reported.