The fourth April Insider News will highlight the latest developments from Google and OPPO. We will also discuss the data regarding the possible appearance of a new Apple charger.
Google has leaked information
Previously, several times already discussed information about the new smartphone Pixel 3. Published even detailed technical data of the device. For some reason, until now, Google has not expressed its intentions to release this device.
The other day there was information about the Google Pixel 3a, which was declassified by two manufacturer's resources at once. The reason for this step is not exactly known. Experts ironically speak out about the assumption of erroneous actions that took place on the part of the techno giant's personnel.
Most likely, there was again an operation conceived by the company's marketers in order to generate additional interest, both in a specific gadget and in the products of the enterprise as a whole. Moreover, other manufacturers have already been noticed in something similar.
The data that "accidentally" appeared in the public domain was soon deleted. But those who were especially interested were able to capture them.
The first resource to publish them was the well-known Google Play. The portal has added two new items to its official catalog, which have codenames: Sargo (Pixel 3a) and Bonito (Pixel 3a XL).
The first of them received a 5.6-inch screen, the resolution of which is 2220 x 1080 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9.
The second device was equipped with a 6-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080. Both devices received 4 GB of RAM. They run Android 9.0 Pie.
According to earlier leaks, the Pixel 3a is powered by an eight-core Snapdragon 670 processor and a 3,000mAh battery. Its main camera received a 12 megapixel sensor. It was also said that the presentation of new products is expected this summer.
The second leaked resource is the Google Store. It is the official online store of the company. He published in one of his sections information about the Pixel 3a smartphone, where in the information about accessories, he added a subsection with covers for this device.
Experts analyzed all the data obtained and came to another conclusion. The main cameras of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are highly likely to have the same main sensor as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
One of the OPPO Reno models has been certified by TENAA
There is information about the recent certification in the Chinese TENAA of smartphones OPPO PCGM00 and PCGT00. The exact technical characteristics of the devices have been obtained.
They were equipped with 6.5-inch AMOLED screens with a resolution of 2340 x 1080, which have built-in fingerprint scanners. At the heart of each model is the Snapdragon 710 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This is the maximum parameter and cannot be expanded.
The main camera of each device consists of two lenses with a resolution of 2 and 16 megapixels. "Frontalka" received only 16 megapixels.
Autonomy will be provided by a 3680 mAh battery, equipped with functionality for fast charging. The OS is Android 9 Pie with ColorOS shell. The products will be sold in black, blue and white cases.
Before that, there were data on the certification of other gadgets, marked OPPO PCAM00 and PCAT00. Their characteristics were identical, the only difference was in the resolution of the sensors of the main camera. It was 5 and 48 megapixels. Experts suggested that the Reno Youth Edition, which will be the junior version of OPPO Reno 10X Zoom, equipped with a Snapdragon 855 chip, has undergone certification.
Apple has applied for a new storage
Yabloko's application was recently published and sent to the US Patent and Trademark Office. It details the charging system for portable electronics. The nuances of the magnetic connector and the charger that supplies current to any device are indicated.
Experts have identified this gadget as MagSafe. The company refused from such a form factor, for which it was repeatedly criticized. The product was simple, had magnetic contacts, which eliminated the possibility of damage to the connector during regular use.
The new development offers a product with contacts similar to modern plugs, but their limit switches are equipped with magnetic connectors instead of electrical ones. Such a charger gives a vibration response upon successful contact.
It is not yet clear whether the development will go into series, because work on it began at the end of 2017.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 4.04: Google and OPPO news. Apple Advanced Charging Details.