The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei

This week Moto G5 came to Russia. In addition, Xiaomi began selling stylish ceramic Mi 6. Huawei showed the MateBook X, which is designed to compete with the MacBook. IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. On these and other important news of the past five days, read below.

Lenovo began selling Moto G5 in Russia

The company Lenovo, which now belongs to Motorola, began selling a smartphone Moto G5 in Russia. This is an inexpensive model in a metal case with a fingerprint scanner with gesture support.
The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei Moto G5 received a 5-inch display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), a 13-megapixel main and a 5-megapixel front camera, eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 GB of operative and 16 GB of internal flash memory with the ability to expand microSD cards Volume up to 128 GB, as well as a battery for 2800 mAh. The smartphone is running the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat. Err the sizes make 144 x 73 x 9 mm, and weight – 145 grammes. Supports two SIM-cards, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and GLONASS. The Moto G5 smartphone is available for order in Lenovo's Lenovo online store at a price of 12,990 rubles.

Ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 on sale

Xiaomi Company announced the beginning of sales, although so far only in China, Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition since May 23, 2017. Recall, the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6 is already available on sale for almost a month, but its ceramic variation has not been available yet. Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition received a ceramic case with a gold finish of a dual camera, it is available with 128 GB of internal memory. Technical characteristics are identical to the basic variation. So we pay for a beautiful design. The price of the novelty is 435 dollars, which in general is not too expensive than a regular version with the same amount of memory.
The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei Xiaomi Mi 6 is equipped with 5.15-inch display with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), 8-megapixel front camera and 12-megapixel dual camera with two-color flash, four-axis optical image stabilization and 4K-video shooting capability. One of the modules of the double camera is wide-angle, and the second – with a telephoto lens. Also, there is a portrait mode with background blur, like the iPhone 7 Plus. Hardware base was 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with graphics Adreno 540, 6 GB of operating and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory. The battery has a capacity of 3350 mAh. Supports two SIM-cards, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ac, 2 × 2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS and Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C, infrared sensor. There are also stereo speakers. But there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack. The smartphone got protection from splashes. The fingerprint scanner is "packed" under the glass and can be used for payment services Alipay and WeChat. The work is performed under the operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the proprietary shell MIUI 8.

Huawei introduced the MateBook X

At a special event in Berlin, Huawei introduced a new lineup of MateBook, MateBook X, which was formerly known by the code name Pascal. The novelty is a portable 13-inch laptop and can be considered as a sort of alternative to the MacBook 12.
The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei The laptop is based on the Intel Core i5-7200U or i7-7500U seventh generation, 4 or 8 GB of RAM, solid state drive size of 256 or 512 GB. IPS-display has a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. Dual-band Wi-Fi (802 & 12 a / b / g / ac) and Bluetooth 4.1 are supported. From the ports there are two USB Type-C and 3.5-mm headphone jack. The dimensions are 286 x 211 x 12.5 mm, and the weight is 1.05 kg. The claimed battery life in the video playback mode is 10 hours. The notebook is available in gray, gold and pink-gold color versions. Prices for MateBook X are 1399, 1599 and 1699 euros depending on the configuration.

IPhone 8 compared to the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

On the expanses of Weibo and Twitter, we found a selection of photos, which allows you to compare the sizes and main differences in the design of all three models of Apple smartphones in 2017 release.
The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei Presumably, the photo shows the production forms of iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.
The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei Most likely we are talking about forms for the manufacture of covers by third-party manufacturers. Nevertheless, they clearly show differences in the size, location of the controls and cameras.
The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei If you believe this leak, the iPhone 8 is noticeably larger than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus. While previously it was said that the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 would be comparable in size to the iPhone 7s Plus due to the reduction of the frames around the display.
The main thing for a week: Moto G5 in Russia, ceramic Xiaomi Mi 6 and MateBook X from Huawei Also striking is the difference between the vertical dual camera iPhone 8 and the horizontal dual camera iPhone 7s Plus.

Other important news of the week

  • Durable Samsung Galaxy S8 Active appeared on the photo;
  • Biometric protection Samsung Galaxy S8 bypassed;
  • Huawei Honor 6A for 100 bucks and with Android Nougat;
  • A new Microsoft Surface Pro is introduced;
  • We read about the processor "Elbrus 8C".

The best that we wrote in a week

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NVIDIA introduced graphics GeForce MX150 for laptops

The company NVIDIA introduced new mobile graphics GeForce MX150 entry-level. It is designed for use in laptops and comes to replace the GeForce 940MX based Maxwell.
NVIDIA introduced graphics GeForce MX150 for laptops
While NVIDIA has revealed a minimum of details about the novelty. The GeForce MX150 is based on the Pascal architecture and uses GDDR5 memory. According to the manufacturer, it provides three times better performance per watt compared to the GeForce 940MX. It will allow you to create thinner laptops that work faster and consume less energy.

NVIDIA introduced graphics GeForce MX150 for laptopsNVIDIA introduced graphics GeForce MX150 for laptops

It is also stated that notebooks with GeForce MX150 will be 4 times faster than standard notebooks with integrated graphics, providing access to popular online games with Full HD resolution at a speed of 60 frames per second.

NVIDIA introduced graphics GeForce MX150 for laptopsNVIDIA introduced graphics GeForce MX150 for laptops

Supplies of notebooks with GeForce MX150 from Acer, Asus, Clevo, HP and MSI should begin in June 2017.

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Apple integrates Touch ID into the iPhone 8 display

Apple uses in its next smartphone an optical fingerprint scanner that will identify the user by touching the screen. This was reported by the Taiwan resource DigiTimes with reference to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
Apple integrates Touch ID into the iPhone 8 display
Economic Daily News, in turn, quotes sources from the company TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). Representatives of TSMC revealed several details about the forthcoming iPhone at the May 25 Symposium TSMC 2017 NA Technology Symposium in Taipei. It is also reported that the new iPhone will receive an invisible infrared sensor, which will enhance the capabilities of the main camera and allow the realization of the functions of augmented reality. Aspect ratio of the smartphone will be 18.5: 9, instead of the current 16: 9.
Apple integrates Touch ID into the iPhone 8 display
Recall that in 2017, most analysts expect a great redesign, since Apple will celebrate 10 years with the release of the first iPhone. As one of the upcoming innovations most often mentioned OLED-display. It is rumored that the iPhone 8 will receive a touch screen in the entire front panel, the hardware Home button will turn into a virtual one, in fact, its functions, including fingerprint recognition of the Touch ID, will execute the screen section. Also reported on advanced biometric capabilities, improved mechanism of tactile feedback Taptic engine and wireless charging.
Apple integrates Touch ID into the iPhone 8 display
Concept iPhone 8 However, there is a version of minor changes in the following iPhone. According to sources from Taiwanese suppliers, Apple's new smartphones will not be iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. At the same time they will become updated versions of the current generation, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, without significant design changes. The main innovation will be the A11 processor, but rumors of a glass case and wireless charging are not justified. In addition, it is reported on the appearance of an additional color option – red. It also assumes the output of an average 5-inch iPhone with a dual camera, mounted vertically, and not horizontally like the iPhone 7 Plus. The latest leaks, however, predict the emergence of three versions – the luxury iPhone 8 or iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED-screen costing more than $ 1000, and a 4.7-inch model with an LCD-display under the probable name iPhone 7s and 5, 5-inch LCD iPhone 7s Plus, which will receive fewer differences from the current generation of Apple smartphones.
Apple integrates Touch ID into the iPhone 8 display
Concept iPhone 8 Since the release of the original iPhone in 2007, Apple releases the next generation once a year. With the release of the iPhone 3GS in 2009, the company has established the tradition of even-numbered years to produce a noticeable update with the next figure in the model name and a new design of the case, and on odd – a model with a suffix "s" in the title and changes, mainly relating to "under-hood" And program components. Based on this tradition, the appearance in 2017 of models of iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus looks logical. Nevertheless, given the anniversary release and reports of analysts about low sales of the iPhone 7, experts tend to expect a significantly improved iPhone 8 for next year, not in 2018. The current generation of smartphones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company presented to the public on September 7 2016 year. The main innovations were the design with the plastic inserts for antennas shifted to the edges, the protection against water according to the IP67 standard, the touch, not the mechanical one, the Home button and the powerful quad-core Apple A10 processor. In addition to everything else, the large 7 Plus version uses a dual camera with an optical zoom and blurring of the background of pictures in the style of SLR cameras. In addition, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus lost 3.5-mm audio jack mini-jack, but in the kit with the smartphone is supplied a cable adapter for connecting ordinary headphones to the port Lightning. At the time of release, the iPhone 7 was the most powerful smartphone in the world.

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Ubisoft showed the first trailer Far Cry 5

The company Ubisoft introduced the first trailer of the game Far Cry 5, and also announced the exact release date. The shooter will be available on February 27, 2018 for the consoles Sony PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, including Project Scorpio, and PC.
Ubisoft showed the first trailer Far Cry 5
The game with the open world takes place in America, in the fictional Hope district of Montana. It will be available for passage in both single and joint mode for two people.

Ubisoft showed the first trailer Far Cry 5Ubisoft showed the first trailer Far Cry 5

The protagonist begins as an assistant to the sheriff and, teaming up with local residents, should try to upset the plans of the sect of religious fanatics, the so-called Project "The Gate of Eden."

Ubisoft showed the first trailer Far Cry 5Ubisoft showed the first trailer Far Cry 5

Also in the game will be the opportunity to fly on airplanes and participate in air battles. Also recognized are recognizable American vehicles, such as the maslkars, vans, ATVs and boats. Players will be able to use a variety of weapons – from grenades and pistols to sledgehammers and baseball bats. Players will be able to choose their assistants from mercenaries, as well as trained animals, for example, bears or cougars.

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Yandex.Taxi users noticed the dependence of prices on the phone

Several Yandex.Taxi users noticed the potential dependence of the cost of the trip, appointed by the service, on the smartphone model from which the taxi is ordered. In particular, Svetlana Yavorskaya shared her observations in her Facebook account.
Yandex.Taxi users noticed the dependence of prices on the phone
"Playing" with the settings, Svetlana Yavorskaya noticed that the price of the trip is assigned lower, if you choose to pay in cash, not a card. In addition, having chosen the same route and the same method of payment on their friend's smartphone and smartphone, she found that the price for the trip was not the same, the difference was almost 100 rubles.
Yandex.Taxi users noticed the dependence of prices on the phone
Representatives Yandex.Taxi in the commentary to the note Yavorska reported on the conducted experiment with an automatic algorithm, which takes into account such factors as the frequency of use of the service, the number of drivers in the area and the presence of traffic jams. At the same time, it is emphasized that the pricing model does not depend on the model of the device or method of payment. To this comment, Yavorskaya was skeptical, since she uses Yandex.Taxi more often, and the price was higher for her. Representatives of the same Yandex.Taxi insist in the comments in social networks and journalists that the experimental algorithm is based on three of these factors, and traffic jams and the availability of free drivers in large cities like Moscow can change so often that will lead to different prices, even if "two users are Near and almost simultaneously make out trips on the same route. "

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Nokia 9 with 8 GB of RAM appeared in the benchmark

In the database benchmark Geekbench revealed the results of testing the upcoming smartphone Nokia 9, which has not yet been submitted by the manufacturer officially.
Nokia 9 with 8 GB of RAM appeared in the benchmark
According to GeekBench, Nokia 9 is based on the Qualcomm core processor, probably Snapdragon 835, as well as as much as 8 GB of RAM. The work is performed under the operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat. According to earlier information, Nokia 9 is equipped with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels), a top Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal flash memory. A 13-megapixel dual main camera is also expected.

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Sony produces OLED-TVs BRAVIA A1 series with a screen-speaker

Sony has announced the imminent start of sales in Russia of OLED TVs BRAVIA A1 series. At the moment, two models of the three became available for pre-order in the Sony Store Online online store.
Sony produces OLED-TVs BRAVIA A1 series with a screen-speaker
So, the version of KD-55A1 with a diagonal of 55 inches is offered for 299,990 rubles, and 65-inch KD-65A1 – for 399,990. There is also a 77-inch version of KD-77A1, but for it the price has not been established yet.
Sony produces OLED-TVs BRAVIA A1 series with a screen-speaker
The A1 series TVs use an OLED display with a resolution of 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), containing more than 8 million self-luminous organic light-emitting diodes. Such a display provides a realistic color transfer and a wide viewing angle. For fast image rendering, the X1 Extreme processor responds, and also improves the transmission of 4K HDR images. The software platform is Android TV.
Sony produces OLED-TVs BRAVIA A1 series with a screen-speaker
The sound in the A1-series TVs is radiated by the screen itself, not by separate speakers. Acoustic Surface Acoustic technology allows you to broadcast sound throughout the screen plane, and low-frequency transmission is supported by a subwoofer built into the stand.

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OnePlus stops selling OnePlus 3T before the announcement of OnePlus 5

On the eve of the debut of OnePlus 5, OnePlus confirmed that its last year's flagship, OnePlus 3T, will soon be unavailable for purchase.
OnePlus stops selling OnePlus 3T before the announcement of OnePlus 5
The company has already stopped production of OnePlus 3T and now users have the "last chance" to have time to buy it while the smartphone is available in stock. At the official OnePlus forum, the company representative confirmed the limited number of OnePlus 3T in stock. At the moment, the availability of OnePlus 3T depends on the region. For example, in the US and some other countries, the smartphone has already disappeared from sale, but in India it is available and representatives there report plans to continue selling until the end of the year.

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Huawei introduced nova 2 and nova 2 plus with a dual main and a camera camera at 20 megapixels

Huawei introduced a fresh addition to the nova series – smartphones nova 2 and nova 2 plus, coming in to replace last year's nova and nova plus. Both smartphones received a 20-megapixel front camera and a dual mainframe consisting of 12 Mp and 8 Mp modules.
Huawei introduced nova 2 and nova 2 plus with a dual main and a camera camera at 20 megapixels

They are also enclosed in a metal case with a fingerprint scanner, have a thickness of only 6.9 mm and an audio chip AK4376A for 3D sound. The model Huawei nova 2 is equipped with a 5-inch display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a 2.5D glass and a battery for 2950 mAh, and nova 2 plus – a 5.5-inch display and a 3340 mAh battery.
Huawei introduced nova 2 and nova 2 plus with a dual main and a camera camera at 20 megapixels
The hardware core of smartphones was the eight-core brand processor Kirin 659, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal flash memory for the younger model and 128 GB for the older model, it is possible to expand the cards with 128 GB.

Huawei introduced nova 2 and nova 2 plus with a dual main and a camera camera at 20 megapixelsHuawei introduced nova 2 and nova 2 plus with a dual main and a camera camera at 20 megapixels

Supports two SIM-cards, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and GLONASS, there is a USB Type-C port. The work is performed under the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat. Smartphones go on sale from June 16 at a price of 364 and 423 dollars, respectively.

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Start a free weekend in Overwatch

Company Blizzard Entertainment announced the beginning of free days off in the popular team shooter Overwatch. The attraction of unprecedented generosity will last from today, on May 26. Until Tuesday, May 30th.
Start a free weekend in Overwatch
The free period will begin in all regions on May 26 at 21:00 Moscow time and finish on May 30 at 09:59 Moscow time. At this time gamers will be able to play for free in Overwatch on all 14 cards for any of 24 heroes. The modes "Quick game", "Your game" and "Arcade" will be available. Players will be able to earn levels and containers, getting in their collection a variety of items. If, after a free weekend, the user decides to purchase the game, then all his progress for these days will be preserved. To do this, you will need to use the same Blizzard account, Sony Entertainment or Xbox Live, with which he played before.

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