Announced the launch date of sales of Xiaomi Mi9 Explorer Edition; Huawei watch GT Active will receive colored straps and its own operating system; Google Pixel 2 on Android Q noticed in the network; Redmi will show not only smartphones next week.
Announced the start date of sales Xiaomi Mi9 Explorer Edition
The standard version of Xiaomi Mi9 received the flagship filling, but the company offers fans of the brand to purchase an even more advanced model with a transparent back cover and increased memory — Mi9 Explorer Edition. Sales of the latest model have not yet begun, but some Chinese media have already said that the new 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory will appear on store shelves in late March. This will be an intermediate version between the standard Mi9 and the top Mi9 Explorer Edition in a 12/256 GB configuration.
The smartphone will receive a 48-megapixel main camera with an aperture of f/1.47, 6.39-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ screen with cutout and 20-megapixel front. Expected price modifications 8/256 GB is $535.
Huawei Watch GT Active will get colored straps and its own OS
Together with premium smartphones Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Chinese vendor plans to show updated smartwatches from the line watch GT. A day ago, the network appeared the first images of Huawei watch GT Elegant and Huawei Watch GT Active authored by the authoritative insider Roland Quandt. The screen size will remain the same-1.39 inches, as a matrix used OLED-panel round shape. A lithium polymer battery will be installed inside.
The renderings show models in orange and dark green. Huawei watch GT Elegant will also be available in classic black and white. Their cost will be $258. Huawei Watch GT Active will cost approximately $280. As an operating system, Huawei can use its own OS instead of Wear OS from Google.
Google Pixel 2 on Android Q noticed on the network
The official announcement of Android Q is expected not earlier than may this year, but the network has repeatedly noticed the mention of devices running the new operating system. Gsmarena portal published a screenshot from the Geekbench database with the results of testing Google Pixel 2 running Android Q.
The title indicates that the benchmark was launched on an unknown AOSP device with Android Q and ARM64 processor, however the code name Walleye points to Google Pixel 2.
Smartphone on Android Q scored 1856 and 6307 points in single-core and multi-core modes. For comparison, Pixel 2 with installed Android Pie scores 1900 and 6400 points respectively. This indicates a test build of the new version of the "green robot" and the ongoing work on its optimization.
Redmi will show not only smartphones next week
The company Redmi, not so long ago separated from Xiaomi in an independent brand, is still developing in the segment of low-end smartphones. On March 18, the company will hold another presentation, which will show Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi 7 and "something completely new". This is stated in the fresh teaser of the company. What exactly Redmi has prepared is unclear. Perhaps these are additional accessories or independent devices of the ecosystem — for example, action cameras or drones.
Representatives of the company have not yet made any hints at the class of unannounced gadgets.