Samsung has brought Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A20 smartphones to the US, as well as a completely new Galaxy A10e.
The novelty has become a simplified version of the usual Galaxy A10. The smartphone was equipped with a 5.83-inch display Infinity-V with a resolution of HD +. The device has received an 8-megapixel main camera, trimmed to 3000 mAh battery and built-in 32 GB drive.
The company did not disclose other characteristics of the Galaxy A10e, but it is rumored that it will run on a MediaTek Helio P22 processor or on the Exynos 7884 chipset paired with 2/3 GB of RAM. Fingerprint scanner in the smartphone is not.
The device will begin to sell in the US in the coming days with a rather big price tag of $ 180.
Harris Interactive has conducted a study and ranked the most reliable smartphones.
Experts analyzed 130,050 cases of after-sales unplanned user calls at Darty, a large European retail chain of electronics. As a result, they made a list of models that most often and, conversely, rarely needed warranty repairs.
At the same time, cases were taken into account for an average two-year warranty period, in the USA – 1 year.
As a result, Huawei and its sub-brand Honor became the leaders of the rating. And it is Honor gadgets that head the list. In third place is the iPhone from Apple.
In addition to the flagship series of smartphones Redmi K20, the sub-brand Xiaomi also introduced today its first laptop – RedmiBook 14.
He received a silver metal case with a thickness of 17 mm and a weight of 1.5 kg. It was equipped with a 14-inch screen with a resolution of Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels). There are several modifications that differ in 256 GB or 512 GB SSD, as well as in quad-core Intel Core i5-8265U or Intel Core i7-8565U processors. All versions have 8 GB of RAM and a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX250 video card.
RedmiBook 14 equipped with a 46-watt battery, which, according to the company, will last for 10 hours of operation of the device. Also, the novelty boasts a cooling system, Smart Unlock 2.0, which “wakes up” a laptop in just 1.2 seconds and stereo speakers with support for DTC Sound technology.
From the ports, the RedmiBook 14 has two USB 3.0 Type-A, one USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI and 3.5 mm headphone jack. USB Type-C, unfortunately, did not deliver. Works new on Windows 10 with the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
The laptop will be available in the near future with a price tag of $ 576.
Sony plans to implement a joint multiplayer for users of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
During the Sony Investor Relations Day 2019, the heads of the PlayStation noted that their next console will get the backward compatibility feature. Thanks to this gamers with PS5 will be able to play online with users of PS4, and run multiplayer games for the past generation.
“Compatibility is a positive thing. The game will not only be able to run on the next generation of the console, but also play between generations – the community can enjoy the games together … due to the fact that compatibility plays a very important role, ”said John Koder, vice president of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said that backward compatibility will allow the company to quickly transfer audiences to the PlayStation 5. Gamers will not have to wait for the console to expand the library of games, or when their friends will switch to the next generation.
More information about the “big devil” appears in the network (this is how Xiaomi calls the new flagship) Redmi K20. This time the manufacturer himself became the informant, who told the details about the cameras of the novelty.
And even though we already knew that the front-end here would be retractable, thanks to early leaks, Redmi CEO Lu Weibing has now officially confirmed this.
In addition, he spoke with the engineers and spoke about the reliability of such a design. The test results showed that the camera can withstand more than 300 thousand opening and closing cycles. And even if you activate the front-end 100 times, it will work stably for at least 8 years.
Advertising teaser confirms that the main camera will be a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor. The same is installed in the cameras of many modern flagships: for example, Xiaomi Mi 9, Oppo Reno, OnePlus 7 Pro, etc. The whole main camera is expected to have three modules.
A new commercial says that the smartphone will be able to shoot video in Slow-Motion mode at speeds up to 960 frames per second.
Recall that in the lineup there will be two models: Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. According to rumors, they will be different processors: Snapdragon 730 in the younger and Snapdragon 855 in the older. The rest of the device specifications are the same. This is a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with a fingerprint scanner, 6/8 GB of RAM, and a 4000 mAh battery with a USB-C port and fast charging (27 W). Novelties are attributed to the NFC-module and headphone jack. They should be introduced this month.
The Bloomberg publication, citing informed sources, reports that it has already begun production of processors for the new iPhone family, which will be released this fall.
This is a single-chip Apple A13 platform, made on a 7-nanometer process technology. Production is the company TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing).
So far, only trial production has begun, but they are planning to launch a mass production by the end of this month. Therefore, the lack of chips from Apple just will not.
Recall that this year should also debut three models: iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and iPhone XR2 (tentative names). The older ones will have a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays and triple cameras, the younger ones will have a 6.1-inch LCD display and a dual camera. According to preliminary information, the Apple A13 chip will be in all three.
Many complained about the lack of contactless payment function in inexpensive Xiaomi smartphones. It seems that the manufacturer has heard its customers and will add NFC to its new smartphone Redmi 855.
The Weibo social network user asked Redmi CEO Liu Weibing whether Redmi 855 will support NFC. Weibing answered this question positively. Perhaps in the future, and other budget flagships of the company will have this feature.
Thus, today we already know that the new smartphone will be equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor, a standard headphone jack and NFC. The company plans to release Redmi 855 in early May.
Google Pixel 3 Lite XL smartphones have already appeared on the network, and now some of its characteristics have become known.
The smartphone “lit up” in the Geekbench database, code-named Foxconn Pixel 3 XL. For those who don’t know, Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer. Companies such as Google, Apple and others create their devices at its facilities.
According to the report, the device runs on a mid-level processor – Snapdragon 710. In addition, the novelty has 6 GB of RAM installed. For comparison, in Pixel 3 XL only 4 GB of RAM.
In the single-core test, the device gains 1805 points, and in the multi-core test – 5790. These are standard results for a chipset of this level.
If you believe the rumors, Google Pixel 3 Lite XL will be presented together with Google Pixel 3 Lite (Sargo) this spring. Their price will be around 400-500 US dollars.
The Chinese company Xiaomi has announced its new Xiaomi Mi AirDots Pro wireless headphones.
Headphones received IPX4 water protection and touch panel. Due to this, you can manage the tracks and make calls without getting the phone out of your pocket.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots Pro is compatible with Android and iOS devices. In addition, they can be connected to a laptop, tablet phone, etc. Headphones have support for the AAC codec, and also received active noise cancellation. Of the features, there is still a quick charge. According to the manufacturer, autonomy with a charging case will last up to 10 hours.
Xiaomi Mi AirDots Pro will be on sale January 11 with a price tag of $ 60. It is much cheaper than the closest competitors – Apple AirPods and Huawei FreeBuds.
Xiaomi launched its own network-controlled convector heater – Mijia Electric Heater. Now it can be ordered only through the corporate application and only in the Chinese market, but this did not prevent the company from collecting more than 20,000 applications in the first 24 hours.
The novelty is developed by the manufacturer Smartmi, which is included in the Xiaomi ecosystem. A convector-type heater quickly heats the room and does not dry out much air. He is able to maintain the required temperature, the mode is configured using the buttons on the case (20 ° C, 22 ° C, 24 ° C, 26 ° C and 32 ° C) or through the Mi Home application on the smartphone. For this device equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter. Even the voice control function is declared through the “smart” assistant Xiao Ai, who so far understands only Chinese.
Xiaomi Mijia Electric Heater is made of fireproof materials and received all the necessary protection systems. It automatically shuts off if it heats up to 95 ° C, or when the angle of inclination of the body exceeds 45 degrees (for example, if accidentally tilted). And IPX4 splash protection allows you to install it in the bathroom. Heater power – 1500 watts.
The first buyers will be able to buy a heater for 299 yuan (about $ 43), and the usual price will be 349 yuan (almost $ 51). Smartmi has a similar model with a display for setting modes, but it costs already 499 yuan ($ 73)