In recent years, smartphone manufacturers have virtually stopped experimenting even in small things. Even the design, although it changes every year, is used by almost all market players with virtually no changes, and there’s no need to talk about any technical experiments. We’ll clarify that this is not about new cameras, new screens – this is enough in recent years . We are talking about some unique elements or technical solutions implemented for convenience, and not to demonstrate technical capabilities.
For example, you can recall the flagship Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus, which had a small screen on the back. There are practically no such experiments now. But the Huawei Mate 40 may well become a ray of light in this darkness of monotony and blind copying. The company’s latest patent indicates what can be implemented in this device. As you can see, the design as a whole has not changed, but there is one important difference. The fact is that the circle surrounding the camera module is a screen! Moreover, this screen is touch-sensitive, that is, it serves not only to display information, but also to interact with a smartphone. Call control elements can be displayed on it with an incoming call, messages or control elements of this or that software can also be displayed.
If we are talking about displaying information, then the screen can come in handy when the smartphone is lying on the table with the screen down. If the user holds the smartphone in his hand, he can use his finger to do some blind manipulations. For example, zooming an image in a camera application, changing the playback volume, and so on. Yes, this is just a patent, and not the fact that Huawei will ever implement something similar, but it would be very interesting to see the Mate 40 Pro in this form.
An Indian insider, Sudhanshu Ambhore, has published information that Vietnamese online stores have already started taking pre-orders for the Redmi Note 9S smartphone, which turned out to be the global version of the previously announced Redmi Note 9 Pro. The Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphone went on sale this week and immediately became a bestseller, so the Redmi Note 9S will have the same fate. The official announcement of the Redmi Note 9S is expected only tomorrow, then we will know the prices, and the novelty will go on sale March 26, that is, next Thursday.
Recall how Redmi Note 9 Pro differs from Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The resolution of the front camera of the Redmi Note 9 Pro is not 32 megapixels, like the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, but only 16 megapixels. In addition, the main image sensor of the main camera of the Redmi Note 9 Pro is characterized by a resolution of 48 megapixels, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max uses a 64-megapixel camera. Redmi Note 9 Pro supports 18-watt charging rather than 33-watt. Both phones featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 single-chip system, a 6.67-inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating and a 5020 mAh battery, as well as splash protection .
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Council (NTSB) has published the final reports of two fatal crashes involving Tesla electric autopilot vehicles. More specifically, the report on the first incident involving Model X, which took place in 2018, was published last month, and now the agency has added information about the second accident to the report. It happened in 2019, when the Model 3 electric car, moving on autopilot, crashed into a tractor with a semi-trailer crossing the highway.
Although the agency criticized the car manufacturer for the death of electric vehicle drivers in these accidents, the final conclusion is that the main causes of the accidents are not related to Tesla. In the case of the tractor, a detailed review using all Tesla telemetry data and the recording of the built-in video recorder made it possible to unambiguously determine the fault of the truck driver. The Tesla autopilot is called a “contributing factor.”
According to the NTSB, the accident occurred because the truck driver did not grant Tesla preferential access. In turn, the driver of the electric car relied too much on the autopilot and did not respond to the presence of a truck. The company failed to limit the use of the autopilot system to the conditions for which it was developed. Note that this accident is very similar to the 2016 accident with the Tesla Model S.
As this usually happens with interesting new products, the Redmi K30 Pro smartphone has already appeared on Chinese television, and it was first shown not only from behind, but also with a “face” in working condition.
If we evaluate the desire of manufacturers to constantly reduce the width of the frames around the display, then Redmi K30 Pro is clearly one of the leaders. Almost the entire front panel of the device is occupied by the display, even at the bottom of the frame has a small width. This week it was announced that the main camera of the Redmi K30 Pro is equipped with 3x optical and 30x digital zoom. Optical zoom is implemented due to the telephoto camera, which, like the main camera, is equipped with an optical image stabilization system. In addition, the smartphone received an infrared port, which its predecessor was deprived of. # Xiaomi #Redmi # RedmiK30Pro # redmik30prozoom
Redmi K30 Pro first hands-on video😀 pic.twitter.com/eOhvQqAqmH
– Xiaomishka (@xiaomishka) March 22, 2020
The Redmi K30 Pro is equipped with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform, dual-mode 5G support, fast LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash memory. The power of wired charging will be 33 W. The presentation of the new product is expected on March 24, but this is the scene with which the announcement of the Redmi K30 Pro will be broadcast.
A well-established insider under the nickname Xiaomishka, who regularly regularly pioneers interesting news about Xiaomi, Redmi and more, published the first photos taken on the camera of the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone. Why do we call these photos long-awaited? Because it is the Huawei P40 Pro, according to many experts, in the near future will lead the ranking of the best camera phones and, most likely, will hold the title of King DxOMark for at least six months until the Huawei Mate 40 Pro appears on the market. were taken in the daytime, the source confirms that the resolution of one of the images is 4096 x 3072 pixels, while the file size is 5.61 MB, and the lens aperture was F / 1.9. These photos allow you to evaluate how well the smartphone’s camera blurs the front and back backgrounds, focusing on the subject. On this the week it became known that the more affordable Huawei P40 model will receive a flat panel, while the Huawei P40 Pro is equipped with a curved OLED screen. Smartphones got quite large front cameras, which are embedded in the upper left corner of the screen. The Huawei P40 Pro has a larger cutout, as it is rumored to have an additional sensor between the two image sensors. The Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro will receive a single-chip Kirin 990 5G SOC system, support for fast wired and wireless charging, as well as a flagship camera. Huawei P40 Pro has already been sent to the DxOMark laboratory, which announced that reviews will be less frequent in the coming weeks, as employees are sent to home quarantine. The presentation of the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro will be held in the format of an online press conference, which will be held on March 26 .
Xiaomi has launched the second round of the spring sale of smartphones and other Xiaomi and Redmi products for buyers in Russia, substantially cutting prices in its online store.
The promotion starts at 10:00 Moscow time on March 23 and ends at 23:59 on March 31, 2020. As part of the campaign, discounts of up to 6 thousand rubles are promised. Numerous gifts are also offered. The maximum discount of 6 thousand rubles is offered for the smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 in the version with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash memory. It is now offered for 12,990 instead of the previous 18,990 rubles. For Xiaomi Mi 9T, a discount of 4 thousand rubles is given – a smartphone costs 24,990 instead of the previous 28,990 rubles. Also with discounts and / or gifts you can buy 108-megapixel Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8T, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi 7A, headphones, external batteries and even the high-end Xiaomi Metal Carry-on Luggage 20 “suitcase.
The network published interesting renderings showing the possible design of the future new Huawei – smartphone Huawei Mate 40 Pro.
The well-known resource SlashLeaks, specializing in various kinds of leaks, drew attention to conceptual renders. According to the description, the images are not just invented by a crazy fan, but are based on Huawei’s patents and sketchy illustrations from there.
The renders show two color variations of a smartphone with an unusual design. The device uses the so-called “anti-bang”, that is, the front camera is placed in a block above the screen, and not in the neckline. Also noticeably changed the main camera unit on the rear panel. However, it seems rather improbable that Huawei will switch in its flagships to such a controversial form factor with an extra protrusion of the case. The official debut of the Huawei Mate 40 series of smartphones can be expected in the fall of 2020.
Mukul Sharma, a well-known network informant, announced on his page that tomorrow at the Redmi press conference, which will be dedicated to the announcement of the Redmi K30 Pro smartphone, the new Redmi TV will also be shown. As long as we have the only official image new TV, however, there are no details about its characteristics.
It is worth recalling that last summer a 70-inch Redmi TV was introduced for $ 530, which was equipped with a quad-core 64-bit Amlogic processor with a clock frequency of up to 1.5 GHz and a Mali-450 MP3 GPU with a clock frequency of up to 750 MHz As well as 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal flash memory. Presentation of new Redmi will be held March 24.
Samsung Electronics began selling an inexpensive smartphone Samsung Galaxy M21, which debuted a week ago.
Its main highlight was the capacious battery, in the advertising campaign Samsung even nicknamed the smartphone “wattmonstrom”. The first region where a long-playing novelty appeared was India. Samsung Galaxy M21 is priced at $ 170 for the version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal flash memory, as well as $ 210 for the version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory.
Samsung Galaxy M21 received a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels), a 20 MP front camera, a triple main camera with 48 MP, 8 MP and 5 MP resolution sensors, SoC Exynos 9611. The battery has a capacity 6000 mAh and supports 15 W fast charging. The proprietary One UI 2.0 shell based on the latest Android 10 operating system is immediately preinstalled on the smartphone.