The first Insider News in April focuses on the OPPO Reno specifications. We will also talk about the features of the popular program for Xiaomi smartphones. We will also discuss information related to devices from Apple and Microsoft.
Some gadget data from OPPO
TENAA has published on its pages information regarding the certification of OPPO Reno phones under the code numbers PCAT00 and PCAM00.
The information provided indicates that one of the devices was equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels. It weighs 185 grams. Geometric parameters are also known: 156.6 x 74.3 x 9 mm.
The main device of its hardware was a processor with eight cores with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz. Most likely this is Snapdragon 710. The specifications provide for a combination of RAM and ROM in accordance with 6/128 and 8/256 GB. The dual block of the main camera has sensors with a resolution of 5 and 48 megapixels.
A special feature is the presence of a special retractable design of the front camera with 16 megapixels in reserve.
The device received the Android 9 Pie operating system with the ColorOS 6.0 add-on. The smartphone's battery has a capacity of 3680 mAh and the VOOC 3.0 function, which is responsible for fast charging.
Everyone is waiting for the announcement of the device, which is scheduled for April 10.
The Chinese social network told about the nuances of MIUI 11
One of the MIUI directors on the Weibo social network spoke about the development of the MIUI 11 program, which Xiaomi smartphones are equipped with. Liu Ming also announced some functional features.
First of all, this version will differ from the previous smoothness of the interface, as well as a new design of icons and notifications. System-level dark mode will be supported.
One of the nuances useful in the work will be the presence of an extreme energy saving mode. During its activation, the device screen changes the color gamut to black and white, all minor functions are disabled. You can only call or send SMS.
In addition, this firmware will receive the function of automatically deleting screenshots from memory. It will do its job immediately after sending them to their destination.
When MIUI 11 will be officially announced is still unknown.
Microsoft is developing foldable device again
For more than two years, rumors about the development of a folding device by Microsoft have been circulating on the network. It's allegedly called Project Andromeda or Surface Phone. In mid-2018, one of the reputable insider agencies announced that work in this direction had ceased.
Not so long ago, a copy of a patent issued by the World Intellectual Property Organization was published on the Internet. This document indicates that work continues on Microsoft's foldable device. It describes in detail the mechanism of operation of the hinges that allow folding and unfolding the product body.
Even without special engineering education, it is easy to understand that the developed part has a complex device. With its help, the display rotates 360 degrees, turning the gadget into a smartphone.
Most likely, this is not quite a compact device, and if it is released on the basis of a full-fledged Windows 10 OS, then this event will be a big breakthrough for the developer. There are no other details about the new product, the release date is still unknown.
Apple gadgets will soon take pictures underwater
Recently, in addition to the development of folding devices, electronics manufacturers have set trends in two areas of activity. This concerns improving the waterproofing of the cases and increasing the functionality of the cameras.
An unnamed insider bureau has published data on one of Yabloko's patents. It becomes clear from them that Apple is working in both promising directions, with the aim of obtaining a gadget capable of high quality underwater photography.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are currently IP68 certified. The question is only about improving the quality of shooting.
There is little light underwater, so the pictures are worse. The patent application is titled Imaging Immersion Electronic Devices. Experts believe that technology is being developed that will automatically detect the fact of underwater shooting and activate an algorithm that improves its quality.
Such sensors already exist, therefore, we are talking about software development only.
The Topic of Article: Inside # 1.04: news from OPPO Reno, MIUI 11 and Microsoft. Future iPhones Features.