Category: Gadgets


Huawei's Hongmeng OS won't be released on smartphones

Huawei vice president Katherine Chen said that the company's own operating system, codenamed Hongmeng, will not compete with Android.

Chen argues that Hongmeng was never intended to replace Android. Ostensibly it was originally developed for another. For example, for Internet of Things devices.

At the same time, the screenshots of smartphone screens installed by Hongmeng flowed to the Network.

She also said that Hongmeng contains several hundred thousand lines of code, and not tens of millions, as in other mobile operating systems.

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Samsung will release an exclusive version of the Galaxy Note 10 for only one country

With the approach of the next presentation of Samsung, the Internet appears more and more information about the flagship line of Galaxy Note 10.

The IceUniverse blogger said in his Twitter account that the company will release a special premium version of the smartphone with support for 5G networks, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory for the Chinese market. Samsung will probably also sell a version with 1 TB of internal memory in China.

In other countries, the Galaxy Note 10 will work on 4G networks and will receive 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The blogger said that in the minimum configuration, Note 10 will receive 128 GB of memory.

The cameras of the new flagships will hardly differ from the Galaxy S10 line.

Performance is expected to increase due to …


Founder of Huawei told about the technological lag of the United States

The founder and CEO of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, gave a great interview to Yahoo Finance. It was mainly about US sanctions.

Ren Zhengfei said that in the first two weeks after Huawei was blacklisted by companies threatening US national security, smartphone sales fell by 40%. The company lost $ 30 million.

The head of Huawei has once again declared that his company does not pose a threat to the United States. He believes that the sanctions are needed to "hold back the advanced technologies of Huawei."

“Let them have supercomputers, the US is still starting to fall behind, because they have no superfast connection,” said Ren Zhengfei.

Huawei came under US sanctions in May. Initially it was assumed that in August, US companies would not be allowed to work with it. Then the sanctions regime was relaxed: American partners will …


Sony invents a flexible smartphone with a transparent display

Sony has patented a foldable smartphone with two transparent displays.

According to the documents published by the Letsgodigital edition, one of the features of the unusual device will be that its screens will adapt to the user's style of holding the gadget. The unused part of the screen will be closed with a splash screen or in solid color.

On the basis of patent illustrations, Letsgodigital portal has developed sketches of the appearance of the smartphone.

How far Sony has advanced in the work on this device is unknown.


Samsung Galaxy S11 can be with sliding body

It became known that Samsung has patented a smartphone slider: the right side of the case will slide out, increasing the screen size by about 50%, transforming it into a small tablet. Presumably, the device may be the basis for the flagship device Galaxy S11.

The patent was filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) at the end of 2018. However, it was published only now.

The paper presents fourteen patent illustrations. On their basis, the portal Letsgodigital has developed renders of a possible view of what the Galaxy S11 will look like. The multi-module main camera will be located in the upper right corner of the case.

It is assumed that the smartphone will be released in early 2020.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on Exynos processor faster than on Snapdragon

The Geekbench performance of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, the announcement of which will take place on August 7, has appeared on the web.

According to Geekbench, the model number SM-970F runs on an Exynos 9825 processor, it has 8 GB of RAM. Model number SM976V received a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 12 GB of RAM.

The Snapdragon model has fewer points in a single-core test, but in multi-core it is slightly ahead of the model on Exynos. Probably, the future flagship of Samsung managed to achieve such indicators thanks to the optimization of the One UI shell for its own production chips.

This year, Samsung is expected to release three phones of the Note: Note 10 line, Note 10+ and the 5G version.

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MediaTek will release the first gaming chip

MediaTek published in the Chinese social network Weibo a poster with a reference to the not yet announced Helio G90 chip for gaming smartphones.

Presumably, the G90 is an enhanced version of the P90 chip, which consists of a processor with two Cortex-A75 cores (2.2 GHz) and six A55 cores (2.0 GHz), as well as an Imagination PowerVR GM9446 graphics processor (970 MHz).

Probably, MediaTek G90 will receive Mali-G76 or G77 graphic cores from ARM, or GPU from the new line of Imagination Furian.

Other information about the new product yet.

MediaTek hinted at the release of the G90 literally a day after Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 855 Plus, in which the manufacturer improved the graphics capabilities for demanding games, as well as AR and VR.

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Published photos of Honor 9X and 9X Pro

Androidpure received exclusive photos of the Huawei Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro. They show that the phone will be equipped with a sliding front camera.

The main camera of the 9X Pro smartphone consists of three lenses: one of them with a resolution of 48 megapixels, the characteristics of the other two are still unknown. The photos do not have a fingerprint scanner, so we can assume that it will be built into the display.

According to the specifications that were merged into the Chinese Weibo social network by the user AnTuTu, the Honor 9X Pro will be equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 810 processor, a Mali-G52 graphic chip, a Full HD + display. Android 9 Pie (EMUI 9.1) will be installed on the smartphone, the amount of internal memory is declared up to 256 GB, operational – 8 …


Sony has released a camera with a resolution of 61 (!) MP

Sony introduced the new A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera with a 61-megapixel Exmor R sensor.

New device – the successor of the famous Sony A7R III.

In addition to the 61-megapixel sensor, the A7R IV camera has a 15-step dynamic range, an ISO sensitivity of up to 32,000, a continuous shooting function of up to 10 frames per second with autofocus and auto-exposure, and 567 autofocus points (they cover about 74% of the frame).

Like most of the Sony mirrorless cameras, the A7R IV is aimed at photographers and videographers.

New shoots video in 4K-resolution with support for S-Log3, HDR (HLG) and with autofocus on the eyes in real time (Realtime Eye-AF).

Sony also added a “multi-interface shoe” for connecting fully digital microphones (most cameras now record analog audio through a 3.5 mm jack).

The A7R IV has a USB …


Startup Ilona Mask Neuralink introduced a robot to install chips in the brain

The other day, the first entry in the Twitter account of startup Ilona Mask Neuralink appeared with the announcement of the conference. It took place on July 16, 2019, the company presented the result of two years of work – "neuron", reading information from the brain, and a robot for their safe implantation. Technology should help paralyzed people use computers and phones.

The thickness of the "threads" from 4 to 6 microns, less than a human hair, they are faster than existing analogues read data from the brain and transmit them to the sensor, which is installed on the skull. They will be implanted by a neurosurgical robot capable of installing six "threads" per minute. The principle of its operation resembles a sewing machine: the needle grabs the thread by the loop and inserts it into the brain. The robot …