Results of the week: Galaxy A7 will be renamed to Galaxy A8 +, Apple sued the iPad from Xiaomi and other important news
By: Pavel Chuikin | December 08, 2017 16:42
The network has "live" photos of the new smartphone Samsung, and they confirm the rumors that the company decided to rename the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 a new generation in the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 +, respectively. Present new models should already in early 2018. Judging by the pictures, Galaxy A8 + will get an AMOLED-display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and on-screen buttons. Already become accustomed lateral rounding in this model is absent. While it is known that the older model will receive SoC Exynos 7885 and up to 6 GB of RAM.
The network has "live" photos of the new smartphone Samsung , and they confirm the rumors that the company decided to rename the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 a new generation in the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 +, respectively. Present new models should already in early 2018. Judging by the pictures, Galaxy A8 + will get an AMOLED-display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and on-screen buttons. Already become accustomed lateral rounding in this model is absent. While it is known that the older model will receive SoC Exynos 7885 and up to 6 GB of RAM.
In November, Samsung began to distribute an update for the flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +. In addition to fixes and security patch, the update brought a new problem - some users complain about slow charging. Some say that the level of charge on S8 + goes up to 100% in five to six hours, in others the smartphone has completely ceased to accept charging, having turned into an "expensive brick" for a couple of days. But not only the owners of American versions of smartphones, which use the chipset Snapdragon 835 instead of the company's Exynos 8895, suffered. Similar cases are recorded in the UK and Poland. In the Galaxy S8 and S8 + for our market, these symptoms are not observed. Samsung has not yet made any official statements.
Apple won the court case against Xiaomi , and now the Chinese manufacturer will not be able to register the name of the MiPad tablet in the EU as a trademark. Many gadgets Xiaomi, to put it mildly, remind Apple devices, but the Chinese decided to encroach on the name of the tablet. They created almost a clone of the iPad mini and called it Mi Pad, which outraged Apple. The court found that despite the prefix "M" in the title, the Xiaomi tablets are really similar to the iPad. And the same letter English-speaking users can read as "my" - "my". As a result, the European Court of general jurisdiction banned the registration of the Mi Pad trademark from Xiaomi, but only in the EU.
Samsung has introduced a new "clamshell" Samsung W2018. Samsung W2018 is equipped with two 4.2-inch displays with Full HD-resolution, they are covered with glass Gorilla Glass 5. The heart of the smartphone is a powerful processor Snapdragon 835, and the amount of RAM is 6 GB. In the standard version, the internal memory is 64 GB. On sale will also be a collector's edition with a drive for 256 GB, and on the metal case of the smartphone will be engraved serial number. The smartphone received the world's first mobile camera with optics f / 1.5. A 12-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 1.4 μm is used. There is a hybrid autofocus and optical stabilization. The front camera is 5 megapixels, the management is engaged in the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with Samsung Experience 8.5 and virtual assistant Bixby. For autonomy the battery responds to 2300 mAh with charging via USB Type-C port. There is no information on the price of the novelty, but in previous generations it began at about $ 1500. Samsung W2018 simply is not designed for the mass market.
Chinese portal Pcpop published new renders of the unannounced flagship Xiaomi Mi 7 . Judging by the photos, the smartphone will receive a metal case and a rear glass cover for working with wireless charging. The device was equipped with rounded corners, almost completely removed the frames from all sides and made it look like a hybrid of the iPhone X and Galaxy S8. On the back panel, in the upper left corner, you see a double vertical camera with a flash between the modules. The approximate date of the announcement is Xiaomi Mi 7 - March-April 2018. Nothing is known about the price yet.
According to the well-known insider Evan Blass, future flagships of the Huawei P11 series will receive a triple main camera (Pro Triple-Lens) with a total resolution of 40 megapixels . According to the source, a new series of flagships will be called Huawei PCE. Probably it is a model of Huawei P11 and its variations. The devices will be equipped with a triple module Leica at 40 megapixels with a new 5-fold zoom. Lovers to shoot in the evening or at night will be pleased with the Pro Night Mode: along with improved optics that can capture more light, the camera will take high-quality photos even in the dark. The front image sensor will get an impressive 24 megapixels. The cameras of the top gadget will also be equipped with AI Camera Assist. Its task will be to analyze the user's chosen scene to create the best conditions for shooting. The release date, characteristics and price of Huawei's flagship are still unknown.
Huawei introduced an international version of the flagship smartphone Honor V10, which was named Honor View 10 . The smartphone received a 6-inch FullView IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a resolution of 2060 × 1080 pixels. For speed, the company's chipset Kirin 970 with a neural NPU processor answers. Only the top version with 6 GB of operative and 128 GB of internal memory plus a slot for microSD cards up to 256 GB is announced. The device received a dual main camera with 16-megapixel color and 20-megapixel monochrome sensors. Frontal camera with 13 megapixels. The 3750 mAh battery is designed for 23 hours of talk time or 19 hours of video playback. Fast charging is supported. The case of the smartphone is all-metal, and the fingerprint reader remained on the front panel. The 3.5 mm headphone jack is also in place, like the NFC chip. LTE is supported on two SIM cards. The price of Honor View 10 is 500 euros. The start of sales is scheduled for January 8, 2018.
Xiaomi introduced Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus . Apparatuses are equipped with elongated screens with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and more thin frames at the top and bottom. Xiaomi Redmi 5 received a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 × 720. At the heart of the smartphone was an 8-core Snapdragon 450 chip with Adreno 506 graphics. The versions with 2/3 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of internal memory will appear on sale. For autonomy the battery responds to 3300 mAh. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is equipped with a 5.99-inch Full HD + panel (2160 × 1080 pixels). Hardware base was the eight-core Snapdragon 625 processor, which was used in the previous generation. RAM 3 or 4 gigabytes, the built-in drive - to 32 or 64 gigabytes. In China, the price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 starts at $ 120 for the base version, and the 3/32 GB version will cost about $ 135. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus costs $ 151 or $ 196 depending on the amount of memory. On the home market, device sales will begin on December 12th.
The company Huawei announced the third smartphone Nova 2s . Novelty received a 6-inch display with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels, native top processor Kirin 960, 4 or 6 gigabytes of operating and 64 or 128 gigabytes of internal memory. The main camera Huawei Nova 2s is equipped with dual image sensors at 20 and 16 MP with an aperture of F / 1.8. One of them is monochrome. The front camera is also equipped with a dual module of 20 and 2 megapixels with an aperture of F / 2.0. During the operation of the device is responsible for a battery at 3340 mAh. Manages the operation of Android 8.0 with the proprietary EMUI 8 shell. Huawei Nova 2s is already available for order in gray, black, red, blue and pink colors. The variant with 4/64 GB was estimated at 410 US dollars. The 6/64 version costs 455 dollars. For top-end configuration 6/128 GB will have to pay 513 dollars.