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Apple may release a 14-inch MacBook Pro today

American blogger Jon Prosser continues to share insider information about the latest Apple. Recently, he published the prices of the iPhone 12, and now he told when the updated version of the MacBook Pro 13 will be released.

According to the source, the novelty will debut today. If the information is reliable, then the news release of the news will be published on the Apple website in the next few hours.

 

The laptop is credited with an increased screen diagonal of up to 14 inches, an updated processor, an SSD of at least 256 GB, as well as a new keyboard, like the MacBook Air 2020 and MacBook Pro 16. Presumably, the price tag of this version will be the same.

New iPad Pro 2020 bends easily

Last week, Apple introduced the updated iPad Pro tablets with screens with a diagonal of 11 and 12.9 inches. And since then we have been wondering: has the new model become more durable?

At one time, the 11-inch iPad Pro 2018 hit the table to the blogger JerryRigEverything and unpleasantly surprised by its fragility: even at the slightest attempt to bend the device, the case and display cracked.

Moreover, buyers received boxes with already bent new tablets, but Apple assured that this was not a problem.

It seems that JerryRigEverything has not yet had time to test the new model, but the author of the EverythingApplePro channel did it. He, too, was tormented by the question whether Apple had improved the design of the case, so he did not regret the 11-inch iPad Pro for $ 800 for the experiment.

Alas, the main disadvantage was inherited by the new iPad Pro: it bends just as easily as the previous model. According to the blogger, it is as soft as butter, so you don’t even need to make an effort to bend the body. The display is cracking, but still trying to work.

Most likely, Apple again does not recognize this as a problem, but it will bend the price for repairing broken tablets. Well, we’ll be interested to see the JerryRigEverything crash test.

Redmi K30 Pro: AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 chip, 64 MP quad-camera, NFC, IP57 water protection, 4700 mAh battery and price tag from $ 423

Xiaomi hosted an online presentation in China, which showed the long-awaited flagship smartphone Redmi K30 Pro.

The novelty, unlike the usual Redmi K30, received an AMOLED display without holes and cutouts. The screen size is 6.67 inches, and the resolution is Full HD +. Image refresh rate – 60 Hz. The display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass and supports HDR10 +, as well as a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.

The Redmi K30 Pro has a top-end Snapdragon 865 processor with a cooling system, as well as 6 GB LPDDR4X or 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM. The internal drive in the device is 128 or 256 GB.

The novelty is powered by a 4700 mAh battery. It supports fast charging at 33 watts (from 0 to 100% in 60 minutes). There is no wireless charging in the smartphone, but there is a headphone jack, a sub-screen scanner, support for Wi-Fi 6, a 5G modem, NFC, an infrared port for controlling equipment, Hi-Res Audio and even IP57 water protection.

A great emphasis during the presentation was made on the device’s cameras. Front-facing in the new 20 megapixel. She leaves the case and has an LED indicator, the color of which can be changed. The main one is for four modules. The main sensor is Sony IMX686 at 64 megapixels with a pixel size of 0.8 microns. The sensor supports OIS and EIS, as well as video recording up to 8K. It is complemented by a 13 MP wide-angle lens, a 2 MP depth sensor, and a 5 MP macro camera with a focal length of 50 mm.

In addition to the Redmi K30 Pro, the event also showed its special version of Zoom Edition. A smartphone differs only in a slightly different camera. Instead of a 5-megapixel sensor, an 8 megapixel sensor was installed with a 3-fold optical zoom and four-axis stabilization.

Sales of Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition will start in China on April 4 with the following prices:

Redmi K30 Pro 6/128 GB – $ 423
Redmi K30 Pro 8/128 GB – $ 480
Redmi K30 Pro 8/256 GB – $ 522
Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition 8/128 GB – $ 535
Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition 8/256 GB – $ 564

MacBook Air 2020: updated keyboard, new processors, a minimum of 256 GB SSD and a price tag of $ 1,000

Apple, without too much noise and pathos, today announced the updated MacBook Air 2020.

Externally, the new product is no different from last year’s model. All changes affected only the “filling”. Now the minimum configuration will be on 256 GB SSD (previously it was 128 GB). Also, those who wish can buy a 512 GB version or order models with 1/2 TB SSD for themselves. RAM is also 8/16 GB.

Even in the MacBook Air 2020 got rid of the problematic keyboard “butterfly”. Instead, they installed a new “scissor” mechanism, as in the MacBook Pro 16. In addition to this, Apple has also updated the processors. There is a dual-core Intel Core i3 or a quad-core Core i5 to choose from. Both are 10th generation and operate at a maximum frequency of 1.1 GHz.

The novelty is already sold in the United States with a price tag of $ 1,000. We MacBook Air 2020 will appear a little later.

Xiaomi refuses smartphones without 5G more expensive than $ 285

Back in November last year, the head of Xiaomi Lei Jun promised that in 2020 all the manufacturer’s smartphones with a price tag above 2,000 yuan ($ 285) will receive 5G support. It looks like Xiaomi has now begun to deliver on its promise.

The IThome publication, citing a statement by the CEO of Xiaomi Group China and the head of Redmi Lu Weibing, writes that Xiaomi intends to remove from sales all smartphones without 5G more than 2000 yuan ($ 285).

First of all, this is the first 108-megapixel CC9 Pro cameraphone, which is sold on the international market under the name Mi Note 10. At the time of the announcement, it cost from $ 400. Lou Weibing promised to immediately remove him from the range.

“5G has arrived, and no one can stop it,” said the head of Xiaomi.

Прощай, Mi Note 10: Xiaomi отказывается от смартфонов без 5G дороже $285

This year, the company has planned the release of more than 10 smartphones with 5G support. What “expensive” models will be abandoned is still not known exactly, but we hope that the “cleaning” will take place only in China, because we do not need 5G yet.

Xiaomi showed the work of a sub-screen fingerprint scanner on a smartphone with an LCD display

The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has successfully tested the sub-screen fingerprint scanner on a device with an LCD display.

This was told by the head of the sub-brand Redmi Lu Weibing. He also posted a video demonstrating the technology on his Weibo page. The company’s engineers managed to do this by installing a special infrared film. It allows the screen to conduct light better and reflect the texture of the finger.

When the first smartphones with such a scanner appear, Weybing did not inform, but most likely, they are expected to wait on the market this year. The price tag of these devices will be less than 300 US dollars.

Redmi Note 9 appeared on a concept render with a hole in the screen, like the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Popular designer Ben Geskin continues to share renders of new smartphones. This time, he demonstrated his vision of the Redmi Note 9 budget employee.

The device in the image has a flat display with a hole in the left corner for a selfie camera, like the flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. On the back of the concept you can see the main camera with four modules and a flash.

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Details about Redmi Note 9 are not many. The device should debut in India next week. He is credited with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of the 600th or 700th series, as well as the MIUI 11 shell with the Android 10 operating system. The novelty should cost less than $ 200.

Xbox Series X: Microsoft revealed more features and consoles chips

Microsoft continues to fuel the interest of gamers in the Xbox Series X. In its blog, the company told more details about the characteristics of the console, as well as previously unknown software features.

The company confirmed that the Xbox Series X is based on the Zen 2 processor, while the RDNA 2 architecture became the basis for the graphics chip. Iron allowed Microsoft to reach 12 teraflops, which is twice as powerful as the Xbox One X and eight times as powerful as the Xbox One.

The company focused not only on the technical part of the console, but also on the software. So, the Xbox Series X will receive Variable Rate Shading technology, which distributes the resources of the graphic chip to draw objects that are in the player’s field of vision. According to Microsoft, the technology will improve gaming performance and frame rate without compromising image quality.

The hardware DirectX Raytracing will appear, which is also used in the PlayStation 5, the main competitor of the Xbox Series X.

Microsoft will get a fast SSD, which will allow users to hold two games in their memory and instantly switch between them. In addition, thanks to Dynamic Latency Input, engineers increase responsiveness by reducing the response time of the wireless controller.

The Xbox Series X will also feature Smart Delivery, which will install only the right version of the game on the users console. For example, having bought Halo Infinite for the Xbox One, the version for this console will be downloaded to the console, not the universal one, which will then adapt the graphics to the hardware. This feature will work with all Microsoft exclusives, and will also be available to third-party developers.

Xiaomi will release two versions of the flagship Redmi K30 Pro

After the announcement of the Mi 10 smartphone, Xiaomi is now preparing for the presentation of the flagship under the Redmi brand. Now the network has new information about the device.

According to Indian insider Sudhanshu Ambhore, the Redmi K30 Pro will be released in two versions. How they will differ, he did not report. We can only assume that we are talking about smartphones with support for 4G and 5G. This is not difficult to implement, because the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, which is attributed to the flagship, ships without a built-in 5G modem.

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The Redmi K30 Pro is also credited with a battery with a capacity of about 4700 mAh and a main camera with four modules. The main sensor should be the same as the usual Redmi K30 – Sony IMX686 with a resolution of 64 megapixels.

The Redmi K30 Pro debuts in the spring with a price tag of less than $ 550.

Despite the price, the first batch of Xiaomi Mi 10 was taken apart in just 1 minute

Yesterday, the new flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 went on sale in China, and the company has already shared the first results.

The first batch of smartphones sold out in just 1 minute! The manufacturer does not say how many devices were in the first batch, but notes that total sales exceeded 200 million yuan ($ 28.65 million).

The next batch of Xiaomi Mi 10 will go on sale on February 18, already with the older version of Mi 10 Pro.

The head of Xiaomi Lei Jun assures that the production of smartphones began a month before the release, so the company tried to accumulate the necessary reserves. True, due to coronavirus and the suspension of plants, supplies will be limited in the next week or two.

And the vice president of the company and the head of Redmi, Lou Weibing, once again explained why the Xiaomi Mi 10 is much more expensive than the previous flagships. Recall that the cost of Mi 10 starts at $ 573, Mi 10 Pro – from $ 716.

First of all, the price was affected by the Snapdragon 865 processor, which costs twice as much as the Snapdragon 855. Also add to the price a screen-waterfall with a frequency of 90 Hz and a hole for the front camera, a 108-megapixel camera, LPDDR5 RAM, an increased battery and a new cooling system.