The results of the week: AnTuTu-list of the best smartphones of 2017, official Galaxy S9 / S9 + photos and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 characteristics
By: Pavel Chuikin | 02.02.2018, 16:08
Benchmark AnTuTu published a list of the best smartphones according to the users themselves. This rating took into account only how the owners of the smartphone evaluated their device in the benchmark application. The place of this or that model is determined by the percentage of fives (this is the highest score). Among the Android-based devices are the OnePlus devices. In the first place was OnePlus 5, the second was occupied by OnePlus 3, and its improved version of OnePlus 3T was only slightly behind Meizu Pro 6 Plus and placed on the fourth line. For smartphones, Apple made a separate rating, which leads the iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE and iPhone 8 Plus. A complete list of winners and all published lists look in the original news .
Famous insider Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) showed official images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 +. Visually, the side frames seem slightly larger than those of the current generation, but the "chin" even decreased. Smartphones are built on the top processor Exynos 9810 developed by Samsung, although in the US and China will be sold models on the Snapdragon 845. The more compact Galaxy S9 received 5.8-inch display Super AMOLED, 4 GB of operating and 64 GB of internal memory. The 6.2-inch version of the Plus-version will be more interesting: 6 GB of RAM and a flash drive for 128 GB. Detailed information about filling the flagships read in the original news .
On the Internet there were photos, characteristics and approximate cost Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 . Also, the smartphone was certified 3C in China with the names Xiaomi MEE7 and MET7. The device will receive a metal case and a modern design. Also, the novelty will be equipped with a 5.99-inch frameless Full HD + screen and an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The device will receive a dual camera at 16 Mp + 5 Mp. The front camera will receive an 8 megapixel module with a wide viewing angle. The device will install Android 7.0 Nougat with the shell IMUI 9. The basic version of Redmi Note 5 will get 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in chip Snapdragon 630. The older one is Snapdragon 636, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, may be submitted in late February or early March. The approximate cost is $ 237 and $ 284.
Hackers hacked into the PlayStation 4 . It can now run pirated games and third-party software. The crackers learned to enter the file system of the console, install Linux and unofficial firmware PS4HEN. Now they have all the necessary tools for creating pirated copies of games. With the new firmware PS4 has learned to play games with PlayStation 2. Hackers note that they managed to run games that did not work on the PS3, such as Klonoa 2. True, now hacking works only on firmware no higher than 4.05, which was released in 2016 . This is fraught with the fact that modern games require 5.05, which was released in early 2018. Perhaps some games and will be launched further than the boot screen, but Destiny 2 does not want to run without an update 5.05.
Google created the Bulletin application - a convenient tool for civilian journalists and stories about local events. Judging by the screenshots, Bulletin looks like a nice blog a la Medium. Anyone who is interested in social activities will be able to publish local news, blog and exchange audio-video content inside the Bulletin itself. That is, without the need to run your blog or publication. These materials will be visible to other Bulletin users who live near the author. In the future, they will be able to check the reliability of the facts and form a rating of the author's credibility. Thus, Google is trying to bring together the responsiveness to the submission of material in social networks with an approach to the work of traditional media.
In October 2017, Microsoft vice-president Joe Belfiore, wrote that the company officially bury the Windows 10 Mobile platform. In order not to leave the owners of smartphones on Win 10, Microsoft left a loophole in the form of Windows Insider. In its framework, the development team continued to release updates for the platform. Now there will not be her , as stated by the senior program manager of the Insider team, Brandon LeBlanc. He said that there will be no more mobile assemblies, even though in October he claimed the opposite.
Xiaomi has introduced two versions of smart set-top boxes for the TV: Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c . The first received a thin white case with a thickness of 1.6 cm. Here the novelty is equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor. The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. It also has an AV, HDMI and USB port. Mi Box 4 supports 4K HDR Ultra HD (3840 × 2160p), video compression format h.265 and Dolby + DTS. Mi Box 4 is equipped with an artificial intelligence technology that examines the actions and recommends the content, according to the user's preference. The device works on a special version of MIUI. Mi Box 4c is almost no different. The prefix has the same characteristics, but less RAM - 1 GB. Unlike Mi Box 4, this version will be sold in black. In China, Mi Box 4 costs $ 56, while Mi Box 4c costs $ 40. Pre-order the new items can be now, and sales will begin on February 1. So far there is no information on international supplies.
According to new data, the announcement of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S may take place before the exhibition MWC 2018 . This was hinted by a Chinese analyst in the social network Weibo. The presentation of the smartphone on MWC 2018 would look strange. And the transfer seems logical, because why Xiaomi show Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi Mix 2S, if you can only one model. According to rumors, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will receive a reduced screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9, 6 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory. The novelty will be equipped with a dual main camera at 12 megapixels. The approximate cost of the device is $ 470.
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