It seems that Apple did not expect a cool reception of the “frameless” iPhone. The company from Cupertino reduced the volume of orders for the release of all three models in 2018, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
What is known?
In the case of the iPhone XR, production is no longer cut for the first time. According to some suppliers, Apple ordered the assembly of about 70 million devices from September to February, but by the end of October the plan was reduced by a third. Last week, partners received a notice of another decline. According to manufacturers of components, the company is simply not able to assess the demand for its smartphones. One of the reasons is the expansion of the line up to three models. Do not add clarity to the big picture and sales of devices of past generations.
Major suppliers of Qorvo Inc., Lumentum Holdings Inc. and Japan Display Inc. have already reduced their profit forecasts. There were no claims of weak demand for the iPhone, but Apple’s orders account for between a third and a half of the revenues of these companies. In the assembly shops of Foxconn, too, there were no hard-to-work jobs — the workers hoped to earn more at the expense of overtime, but the number of such shifts decreased.
The new iPhones are all good, except for the price: Apple smartphones have become really expensive.
The company Xiaomi, as promised, has released a new OS Android 9 Pie for smartphone Pocophone F1.
This is still beta and it is based on the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM version 8.11.15. Changes in the new software is not so much, because the shell MIUI 10 already contains most of the innovations Android Pie.
The developers Xiaomi basically improved performance, autonomous operation time of the device and added the current security patch.
Recall, according to the head of the products of the company Poco Jai Mani, Pocophone F1 smartphone will definitely get the next version of the Android OS Q. Presumably, it will be released in the spring of 2019.
According to the profile resource iGeekPhone, citing Korean sources inside the production, the future flagship of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be the largest smartphone in the history of the company.
According to rumors, the Galaxy Note 10 will receive a display with a diagonal of 6.66 inches. This is larger than the size of the fresh and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, but smaller than the Huawei Mate 20X with a screen diagonal of 7.2 inches.
In addition, it is reported that there is a flagship 7-nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor in the smartphone and a price tag in the region of $1077 for the basic package. Other features and the exact date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 are still unknown, but it is expected that this will happen in the autumn of 2019.
Yesterday, Xiaomi was intrigued by the announcement of a certain “youth” smartphone on November 13. Everyone expected the release of a new model, but in reality everything turned out to be simpler: today the manufacturer announced a new version of Mi 8 Lite (Mi 8 Youth Edition in China) – the most accessible representative of the flagship Mi 8 line, which debuted almost two months ago.
New in the smartphone only the amount of memory. If initially it was available in three configurations – 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB and 6/128 GB, now a fourth version has been released with a minimum amount of RAM (4 GB) and a maximum amount of ROM (128 GB).
October 29, the Chinese introduced the new “killer flagships” OnePlus 6T. A few days before its announcement, the flagship was tested in the famous AnTuTu benchmark and turned out to be more powerful than the Xiaomi Black Shark. Now, the novelty has once again officially passed the AnTuTu software test. It turned out that the results of the OnePlus 6T are even better.
In the first test before the premiere of OnePlus 6T scored 297 132 points. This is better than Xiaomi Black Shark with 292,887 points, but worse than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which have 363,525 and 372,106 points, respectively. New tests showed a score of 298,011 points. As can be seen from the test, the developers have slightly optimized the system and improved the performance of the smartphone on the same processor. The increase in power was not particularly large, but it is. This will probably help the OnePlus 6T to keep the lead after the release of the next Chinese flagship.
Chinese resource IT Home has published a snapshot showing the cost of one of the modifications of the new frameless smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
Judging by the photos, this is a version with 6 GB of RAM, and it will cost approximately $ 533. Unfortunately, the volume of the internal drive is not specified. But, most likely, we are talking about the minimum configuration of 64 GB. For comparison, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s in this modification costs $ 518.
It is already known that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will have a slider form factor. It will be equipped with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, up to 10 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of ROM, a dual main camera and a dual 24 megapixel front camera. In addition, according to rumors, the device will have a 6.4-inch AMOLED-display with a resolution of Full HD + and an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
Of the features, the smartphone will support the fifth generation network (5G), wireless fast charging, and the ability to record Super Slow-Motion video at a speed of 960 frames per second.
The presentation of the novelty will be held tomorrow in China. The smartphone should go on sale in their homeland a few days after the announcement.
The Chinese resource CNMO, the day before the announcement, published the first spyware images of the gaming smartphone Huawei Mate 20X.
The photos show that the design of the device resembles the usual Mate 20. The dimensions of the smartphone will be larger. In front you can see a display with a drop-like cutout, and at the back is a triple camera with LED flash and a fingerprint scanner.
According to rumors, Mate 20X will be equipped with a 7.21-inch OLED-display with a resolution of 2240×1080 pixels. The device will be responsible for the flagship chipset Kirin 980 and 4/6/8 GB of RAM. Also, the novelty will receive up to 512 GB of internal storage and energy-intensive battery.
The Huawei Mate 20X will be shown tomorrow in London with the Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro smartphones, the Huawei Watch GT smart watches and the Freebuds 2 Pro wireless headphones.
Xiaomi company continues to release a stable version of MIUI 10 for its devices. This time the update received four smartphones.
What is known
The list includes the following devices: Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 5 (Chinese version of the smartphone) and Redmi Note 5A. This is not yet “Global”, but China Stable ROM. It has only English and Chinese languages and no Google services. But based on this firmware, third-party developers are already preparing their builds for users outside of China.
In the new update, there are all the innovations of the MIUI 10 shell. For example, navigation gestures, a new notification curtain interface and a menu of recently launched applications. Also, the system added support for artificial intelligence and many other useful features.
In early September, LG began to distribute Android Oreo based firmware for the flagship LG G5 in its homeland in South Korea. And a month later, the update got to the international version of the device.
As participants of the forum XDA-Developers report, users of the smartphone LG G5 (H850) have already begun to receive the firmware. The update has the build number OPR1.170623.032 and contains the September security patch. In addition, the new version of the software improved the work of the device, as well as added the function “picture in picture”, new animation, notification points, autofilling and much more.
The official forum Xiaomi published information about the first official case of the explosion of the battery of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi A1. This miraculously did not cause a fire and did not harm the owner, who at that time was sleeping nearby.
An unknown user, as usual, put the Xiaomi Mi A1 to charge for the night on the nightstand near the bed, and at night the smartphone battery exploded. The situation was saved by a protective cover on the device, which contained an explosion, a flame and a sound. The owner only realized what had happened in the morning and remembered that something woke him in the middle of the night, but he did not attach any importance to this and quickly fell asleep.
The user has already contacted the official Xiaomi service center, hoping for free compensation. He also asks all owners of gadgets not to leave smartphones at night for charging, especially near him and close to his head.