Popular insider Evan Blass shared a promotional image of LG’s new flagship smartphone.
We are talking about the LG V60 ThinQ, which will be the only top-end smartphone of the Korean manufacturer this year, because the G-series will no longer be. According to the poster, the device will be equipped with four microphones, a 5000 mAh battery, a headphone jack and a main camera with four modules.
According to previous leaks, the LG V60 will also receive a 6.7-6.9-inch display with a drop-shaped cutout and a resolution of 2K, a sub-screen fingerprint scanner and, of course, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with a 5G modem.
Wait for the announcement of the smartphone at the MWC 2020 is not worth it. The flagship will be shown later at a separate event.
Following the official information about the flagships of the Samsung Galaxy S20, mentions of new Samsung Galaxy Buds + wireless headphones appeared on the network. True, they were highlighted not on the official website of the manufacturer, but in the application for iOS.
The App Store does not yet have this application, but it seems to be a tool for pairing headphones with Apple devices. By the way, ordinary Galaxy Buds do not have such an application.
Here you can see the battery level in the headphones and charging case, general information and the availability of software updates.
There is also an image of Galaxy Buds +, but nothing new here: the outwardly new model is the same as the old one.
Samsung Galaxy Buds + is credited with improved autonomy, an active noise isolation system and a price of $ 150.
By the way, Galaxy Buds + will not be bundled with flagships, but Samsung will give them for free for pre-order Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Recently, Xiaomi Mi 9T smartphones received an update from MIUI 11 based on Android 10. However, with the new firmware, users started to have problems.
After installing the MIUI 126.96.36.199 update, which includes Android security fixes from January, smartphones started to run a little on battery power.
On forums, users write that if before a single charge was enough for 9-10 hours of work, now it is 6-7 hours at best. Moreover, the smartphone’s settings indicate that Android is the most “gluttonous” – it consumes more than 30% of the battery charge.
For example, one of the users in 24 minutes watching videos on YouTube, the charge decreased from 100% to 87%.
Many people advise clearing the cache, disabling autorun, and restarting the smartphone periodically. There is a cardinal method – reset to factory settings. However, we immediately warn that not all of these manipulations work for everyone.
Most likely, in the near future, Xiaomi will release a new update for Mi 9T, which will fix the error.
Xiaomi has finally revealed information when to wait for the appearance of a new smartphone under the Poco brand.
According to the brand’s general manager, the device will debut next month in India. The exact date has not yet been reported. It should be announced closer to the presentation.
At the event, the Poco X2 smartphone will debut, which, according to leaks, will become the global version of the Redmi K30. The novelty is likely to receive the same characteristics. This is a 6.67-inch 120Hz IPS display with FHD + resolution, a dual-selfie cutout, a Snapdragon 730G processor, a main camera with four modules, a 4500 mAh battery with fast 30-watt charging, and Google’s NFC module for contactless payments Pay. How much the device will cost is unknown.
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Image of OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone.
The picture confirmed some of the new features. The device will receive a display with curved edges, thin frames and a hole in the left corner for the front camera. In addition, in the photo you can see the OxygenOS shell with setting the refresh rate of the picture. Users will be able to choose one of three modes: 60, 90 or 120 Hz. Unlike the Galaxy S20, the 120-hertz screen in the OnePlus 8 Pro will work with QHD + resolution.
The smartphone is credited with an OLED panel with a diagonal of 6.7 inches, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with a 5G modem, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of ROM and a battery of 4100 mAh or more. The novelty will be equipped with a new fast charging Warp Charge, as well as the main camera with four modules and a Sony IMX686 sensor of 60 megapixels.
OnePlus 8 Pro should be announced with OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite in the second quarter of this year.
Google developers will soon add a very useful feature to their proprietary call application.
Experts from XDA-Developers found in the new version of Google Phone 43.0.28919110, which recently received owners of Pixel 4 smartphones. In the application code, the craftsmen found a mention and even a logo of the function for recording conversations. Such an opportunity was previously available only through third-party applications on older versions of the OS, but starting with Android 9 Pie Google closed access to it. Therefore, now it is necessary to establish the root of the law for this.
Unfortunately, it is not yet known when the call recording function will appear in the application. Most likely, it will soon be added to the beta version of Google Phone.
In July 2019, Xiaomi introduced a new smartphone as part of the Android One program – Mi A3. It has a good “filling” and low cost, and it cannot boast of a new version of Android.
Xiaomi Mi A3 runs on the “original” Android, so the upgrade to Android 10 should have been among the first. Other companies have long updated smartphones with both “original” Android and branded shells, but there is still no update for Mi A3.
They promised to release the update back in October. After several months of waiting, users made a petition demanding that the Xiaomi Mi A3 be updated to Android 10. At the time of writing this news, it has collected more than 3 thousand signatures.
At the same time, the Indian representative of Xiaomi said on Twitter that the update will be released soon.
In addition, the other day on gitHub appeared source codes for Android 10 firmware for Mi A3 and Mi A2, which means that the update will be released soon.
At a presentation at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Sony talked about its new PlayStation 5 game console.
True, the full announcement is still far away. So far, Sony representatives have confirmed some features and showed the official PlayStation 5 logo. There were no surprises: the logo is in the same style as previous generations.
Features PlayStation 5 called:
hardware ray tracing support
3D surround sound support
-New Haptics / Adaptive Triggers Joystick Feedback System
drive Ultra HD Blu-ray.
They promise to tell more details in the coming months, and console sales will start at the end of the year.
Lenovo lost its talent, and Xiaomi acquired a new vice president of the mobile division.
Lenovo vice president and head of Lenovo Mobile China, Chang Cheng, left the company where he worked for 19 years. Cheng resigned on December 18, when Lenovo founder Liu Chuangzhi resigned.
Cheng moved to Xiaomi, where he also took the chair of the vice president. Xiaomi Chairman and CEO Lei Zun confirmed replenishment, welcoming the new vice president of Xiaomi Group. Cheng will now be responsible for creating new products related to the company’s smartphones.
Chang Cheng joined Lenovo in 2000 as director of research and development for the computer division. In 2011, he was appointed vice president of Lenovo Group and general manager of the mobile division, where he was responsible for the software part. In 2015, Cheng traveled to the chair of the executive director of ZUK, a subsidiary of Lenovo.
According to Gizmochina, under Cheng, Lenovo fought for the smartphone market, but was never able to capture a significant share. At the same time, the reason for leaving the company was health problems, as well as the desire to spend more time with family.
Apple has underestimated its strengths and popularity of AirPods, and now does not keep pace with the wishes of customers.
According to MyDrivers, wireless headphones diverge so quickly that the manufacturer does not keep up with demand and a shortage has already formed. As a result, Apple turned to Luxshare Precision, which produce AirPods, asking for double production. Thanks to this, the shares of the company, as well as its partners jumped in price.
At the same time, the manufacturer AirPods decided to play it safe and is already building a new factory to collect Apple wireless headphones.
It is noteworthy that the deficit of AirPods in November was predicted by Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. The expert predicted that various versions of AirPods will have a circulation of 65 million units by the end of 2019, and in 2020 sales will reach 85–90 million. Apparently, the expert’s predictions are coming true. In addition, according to Bloomberg, after Christmas, Apple shares rose 1.6%, reaching record levels.