In the latest June inside story, we first talk about Apple's plans to release a low-cost iPhone 12 with 4G. Then we will discuss the equipment of the OnePlus Nord smartphone and the characteristics of the Snapdragon chipset, which the Americans have not yet brought to the market. At the end of the review, we will find out the opinion of a well-known analyst regarding the new line of Apple branded tablets.
One of the models in the iPhone 12 line will only work on 4G networks
Our resource has already repeatedly talked about the features of the iPhone 12 line devices, the release of which is scheduled for this fall. Recently it became known that at least one model will not receive a modem for operation in fifth generation networks. Apparently, therefore, its cost will be low.
The source of this leak is OmegaLeaks. He claims the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will receive 4G LTE protocol. This move of the American manufacturer is justified: by the fall of this year, neither the United States nor other countries of the world will have a reliable 5G connection. The prerequisites are only being created for this, but it is still unknown when this type of communication will become the main one.
Therefore, it is safe to say that the majority of users will continue to use devices with 4G. Moreover, the new Apple product will receive functionality that is not ready to work in prime time. Currently, four modifications of the iPhone 12 line are known.
The source claims that the younger version with 4G LTE will cost $ 549. This approach will allow the company to narrow the gap between the iPhone SE (2020) and the new series of smartphones. Also, the iPhone 12 4G may fill the niche of the iPhone XR, the release of which is in question.
This step will increase the range of prices for the company's devices. It is possible that the older modification will cost more than $ 1000. At the same time, no one will be able to reproach the American manufacturer with something, as it will provide the brand's fans with less expensive products.
OnePlus Nord will be the first of the company's smartphones to receive a dual selfie camera
OnePlus is preparing to release a new smartphone from the budget segment, called the Nord.
Insiders claim that the model will be the first in the history of the company to be equipped with a dual front camera. This refutes all previous renders of the device posted online over the past few months.
Network informant AndroidCentral is confident that the Chinese manufacturer will not change its decision. According to him, the model will receive two sensors with a resolution of 32 and 8 megapixels. The second lens is wide angle.
Over the past few years, OnePlus has been using Sony's 16MP front lenses in its smartphones.
This enterprise has received conservative status. All innovations are introduced gradually. Therefore, for many, such a move by the developers may be surprising, since until that time nothing foreshadowed such drastic changes.
At the same time, experts note the importance of this step, which will contribute to the emergence of a competitive advantage for the Chinese company. Not many devices in the budget segment have dual selfie cameras.
Earlier it became known about equipping OnePlus Nord with Snapdragon 765G chipset and AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
The new device is expected to be launched in India and Europe first and will cost $ 299. This means that it will become slightly cheaper than direct competitors - Pixel 4a and iPhone SE.
The model should be announced in two weeks.
Snapdragon 8cx Plus Chipset Goes Over 3.0GHz
Several Windows laptops and tablets are currently powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor. Insiders have found information confirming the company's intentions to release a new version of the chip that can speed up future Windows devices on ARM.
They found information in the database of one of the regulators, which mentions the Snapdragon 8cx Plus chip.
There is no direct mention of this name, we are talking about the Qualcomm SC8180XP model. Experts are sure that the addition of the letter P in the name speaks of the higher speed capabilities of the product. It is claimed to have eight cores. Four of them will operate at 3.15 GHz, allowing developers to overcome the conventional 3.0 GHz barrier.
However, in order for a laptop or other gadget to be able to operate at maximum frequencies, it must be equipped with a more impressive cooling system. Nothing has been reported yet.
It is known that four more cores will receive an operating frequency of 1.8 GHz. The Adreno 680 graphics chip runs at 718 MHz. It is likely that the manufacturer will direct all efforts to increase its capabilities. There is no data yet.
New Apple tablets will have larger screens
Renowned analyst Min-Chi Kuo posted a report online in which he expressed his opinion on the technical equipment of Apple's new tablet computers.
According to an insider, an iPad with a 10.8-inch display will hit the market in the second half of this year. In which line the model will debut is not reported.
It is also claimed that the sixth incarnation of the compact iPad mini will feature an 8.5-inch screen instead of the previously used 7.9-inch one. It will also have a more powerful processor. The release of new items is scheduled for next year.
Also, Min-Chi Kuo believes that both devices will begin to be equipped with a 20W charger. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will be equipped with the same accessory.
The Topic of Article: Inside # 09.06: iPhone 12 with 4G; OnePlus Nord; Snapdragon 8cx Plus processor; new Apple iPads.