Announced the date of the announcement of Vivo X27 with a retractable camera; Samsung has patented a TV without power cord; ZTE is preparing to release a bendable smartphone; new Qualcomm chipset for low-end devices seen in Geekbench.
Announced date of announcement Vivo X27 with a retractable camera
The social network Weibo has a teaser of the upcoming announcement of Vivo X27, recently lit in a Chinese TV show. Judging by the text on the banner, the debut will take place on March 19.
Advertising poster only confirms the date but does not reveal any details about the characteristics of the device. According to rumors, the novelty will receive a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a built-in fingerprint scanner, an eight-core Snapdragon 710 processor and 128/256 GB of ROM in different configurations.
The device is also credited with a 16-megapixel front on the retractable mechanism and the main camera with a resolution of sensors 48, 13 and 5 MP with support for AI algorithms.
Samsung has patented a TV without the power cord
Internet resource LetsGoDigital announced a new patent of the South Korean company. Published on the website of the world intellectual property organization, the document describes the original design of the "wireless" TV.
Connecting the device to the power supply is carried out by means of a thin magnetic strip, which is attached to the back of the case and operates on the principle of wireless charging for the smartphone. According to the patent, this bar is additionally equipped with built-in speakers, allowing the manufacturer to make the TV even thinner.
The date of the appearance of the finished patented products and the expected price of new products are unknown.
ZTE is preparing to release a bendable smartphone
In the database of the same patent office lit up and the project of the company ZTE to create a bendable smartphone under its brand. In contrast to the already shown solutions of other vendors, the design of the new product is a kind of classic clamshell, the display of which is folded inside. The length of the "halves" of the case varies, and when folded, a small part of the display remains visible — probably to display notifications.
Technical characteristics of the device do not disclose the source. Judging by the images attached to the patent, the smartphone will be equipped with four cameras, a USB Type-C port and stereo speakers. The expected date of the announcement and the name of the gadget are not reported.
New Qualcomm chipset for low-end devices seen in Geekbench
Authoritative insider Roland Quandt said in his Twitter blog that Qualcomm is working on an entry-level chipset QM125, designed for low-cost Android devices running the Go-version of the mobile OS from Google. Later, the results of testing of the unannounced platform appeared on the site of the synthetic benchmark Geekbench.
In the single-core test, the 1.3 GHz processor scored 648 points, in the multi-core -1815 points. These results roughly correspond to the capabilities of the already released Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 425.
According to the source, the platform is designed for gadgets with 1/2 GB of RAM and 8/16 GB of internal memory. Compared to the models of the Snapdragon line, the new product is expected to be cheaper and less demanding on battery capacity. It is expected that Qualcomm will present a budget chipset in the near future.