Alphabet Holding reported on the results of the second quarter of the financial year and spoke about the successes of Google, which is part of the holding.
So, Alphabet itself was able to increase by 40% the revenue of the “Other income” business line, which includes the Google hardware business, as well as the cloud computing department.
At the same time, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company in the second quarter more than 2 times increased sales of smartphones. Unfortunately, Google does not like to name specific numbers.
But it is obvious that the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL influenced sales growth, which became simplified versions of the flagships and the cheapest “pixels”. Also recently, the manufacturer has several times reduced prices for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which also had a positive effect on the performance.
As a result, Alphabet’s operating profit for the second quarter increased from $ 3,045 to $ 9,180 billion, and net profit – from $ 3,195 to $ 9,947 billion. 99.5% of the holding’s revenue is due to Google.
Sony’s patent applications have appeared on Inverse regarding its PlayStation VR 2 VR helmet.
According to the source, the novelty will be completely wireless and will be able to work without charging for about 5 hours. One of the main chips will be the implementation of the technology of tracking the eyes and head movements, which will reduce the requirements for the computing resources of the helmet. In addition, the system will be able to identify the user and upload personal settings.
The stated resolution of the lenses is 2560×1440 pixels, the viewing angle is 220 degrees, and the refresh rate is 120 Hz. For comparison, the original PlayStation VR had a resolution of 1920×1080 at the same frequency.
Somewhat confused by the price – $ 250 US, which is pretty cheap for such a device.
A year ago, the company Xiaomi introduced the state employees Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite on the Android One program, and now it is time for their successors. We have already written about Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite, which should be similar to their Chinese counterparts Xiaomi CC9 and Xiaomi CC9e, but the latest rumors suggest that there can be three models in the lineup.
Xiaomi has already started sending invitations to the Xiaomi Mi A3 presentation – however, so far only in Poland. The premiere will be held in Warsaw on July 25th.
According to insiders, new items can reach India in August. When sales are planned in other countries is still unknown.
On the online site “Giztop” already accept pre-orders for Xiaomi Mi A3. Features include a Snapdragon 665 processor, a triple main camera (48, 8 and 2 megapixels), a 32 megapixel front camera and a 4030 mAh battery. The same “stuffing” at Xiaomi CC9e.
New products will work on the “clean” version of Android OS 9 Pie with guaranteed updates for two to three years.
The price tag of the smartphone is $ 230.
The company Huami (daughter of Xiaomi) has recently introduced a smart watch Amazfit Verge 2 and Amazfit Health Watch, and is now preparing to release another novelty.
The manufacturer has published a poster on the social network Weibo, according to which the new smart watches are announced on July 16. According to several sources, they will be called Amazfit GTR.
The watch will receive a battery that can work up to 24 days without recharging. There are no other details about the Amazfit GTR, but it can be assumed that they will be equipped with an AMOLED screen, activity tracking functions, a waterproof steel and ceramic case, and possibly a Qualcomm processor.
Last month, the Digitimes edition reported that the ASUS ROG Phone 2 gaming smartphone will be shown on July 23. Today, the manufacturer officially confirmed this date.
The presentation will take place in China. The novelty will be shown together with the company Tencent, which was engaged in the optimization of the device for the game.
If you believe the leaks, the smartphone will be released in two versions. They will differ fast charging capacity. In the younger model will install 18-watt, and in the flagship – 30-watt. In addition, there will be more differences, but which ones are unknown.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is credited with a 7-nanometer Snapdragon 855 processor with overclocked frequency and 12 GB of RAM, a dual or triple camera and a 4000-5000 mAh battery. The main feature of the novelty will be a display with a frame refresh rate of 120 Hz. For comparison, in the previous model the screen was set to 90 Hz.
The price tag of the smartphone, if you believe the rumors, will start from $ 650. The device will compete with Nubia Red Magic 3 and Xiaomi Black Shark 2. By the way, these two devices have become the most productive Android smartphones in June according to the benchmark test Antutu.
The company Xiaomi in the spring of this year announced a fast charge with a capacity of 100 watts. It was rumored that the first device with it might come out already this year, but it looks like it is not.
According to the popular Indian insider Sudhanshu Ambhore, the Super Charge Turbo technology will be installed on smartphones only in 2021. Most likely, the fact is that it is unrealistic to implement it in devices without strong overheating.
Recall, Super Charge Turbo is able to charge a 4000 mAh battery in just 17 minutes. This is two times faster than Oppo’s SuperVOOC technology, which is currently the fastest in the world.
By the way, Xiaomi is not the only company that is preparing ultra-fast charging. Last week, its analogue was demonstrated by Vivo – Super FlashCharge. The technology has got a 120 watt power supply that can charge the battery up to 4000 mAh even faster.