The next release of insiders tells about the development of the world's first 5G tablet by a company from South Korea. Then there will be data about the camera of one of the smartphones from OnePlus. At the end of the review, we will learn about Apple's plans to release two models of iPhone SE 2.
Samsung will release a new tablet in the first quarter of this year
An unnamed insider yesterday announced plans of Samsung to release the world's first tablet equipped with support for 5G networks. This will allow another category of devices to master the standard of the next generation. It is said that the new gadget will be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G. Its release should take place in the first quarter of this year.
Nothing has been reported on product specifications. There is also no information about the possible geography of its sales. But there are comments from the manufacturer about this device. They say the tablet will have a premium display and multimedia capabilities. This will enable users to access superior viewing experiences for a variety of content.
Nothing is known about the cost of the new item, but there are suggestions that it will be more expensive than the existing version of the Galaxy Tab S6. Its starting price is $ 650.
Insiders also speculate that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G will feature a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1600 x 2560, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
It is already known that in early 2020, Korean developers will release a new flagship smartphone. It will be the Samsung Galaxy S20, which will hit the market in the middle of next month. It will receive an impressive set of features, which will include a camera with a 108MP lens and a telephoto lens equipped with a 5x zoom.
The device will be built on the Exynos 990 chipset platform. The developers predict it will have higher performance than the Samsung Galaxy S10 currently on sale.
OnePlus will showcase a new device concept at CES 2020
The CES 2020 technology forum will take place in Las Vegas from January 7 to January 10. Some electronics manufacturers partially disclose information about their developments, the announcement of which will take place during this event.
One of these companies is the Chinese OnePlus. Recently, a teaser of the company appeared on the network, reflecting some of the nuances of equipping the OnePlus Concept One smartphone.
In a short commentary to it, it is said that the device will receive a "revolutionary" invisible camera and technology for changing the color of the glass.
The video itself is only 10 seconds long. Within such a short period of time, you can familiarize yourself with some of the design nuances of the device. In particular, this applies to the curved display, which this manufacturer equips most of its devices.
The most entertaining thing happens in the final part of the teaser. It demonstrates the main camera module of the smartphone.
It is clearly seen that it is in the same plane with the back panel and does not protrude above it at all, as it is fashionable now. But this is not the most technologically advanced thing in the camera form factor.
Interestingly, its glass loses its transparency in those modes when the camera is not functioning. Then all sensors become invisible.
This becomes possible thanks to the new technology OnePlus, which is mentioned in the annotation to the video. It has been known about it for a long time, but for the first time the development found application in this smartphone.
Such glass is called electrochromic. It is often used to create interiors and external parts of buildings. It is needed to control the intensity of lighting in the premises, depending on the needs of people living or working in them. The degree of transparency is changed here by decreasing or increasing the amount of current conducted through the glass.
Also mentioned is a technology that allows you to change the color of the glass. There is nothing in the teaser about her. It is possible that this functionality is intended to enhance the attractiveness of the rear panel of the device.
OnePlus says it currently has no plans to release a Concept One. Experts assume that this is a marketing ploy of the company. Everything here will depend on the possible success of the novelty at the exhibition.
If this device appears on the market, then its sales will be carried out in the premium segment. Specialists from OnePlus' longtime partner, McLaren, took part in its creation. This company specializes in creating expensive devices. Along with the technology described above, this fact allows us to say that the cost of the Concept One smartphone will be in the region of $ 1,000.
iPhone SE 2 will be released in two versions
Four years ago, Apple launched one of its most successful devices, the iPhone SE. Over the past few months, rumors have been circulating on the network about the creation of the iPhone SE 2 model by Yabloko, and in two versions.
Recently on the pages of the DigiTimes resource there were reports that this device will be equipped with a 5.5 or 6.1 inch LCD display. It is said that the start of sales of the second model will take place at the end of this or early next year.
Insiders are of the opinion that Apple will release six iPhone models in 2020. The first SE 2 modification will be announced in early spring, and four more iPhone 12 devices will not be shown until September.
The sixth device can be the iPhone SE 2 Plus, the development of which was told by the famous analyst Min Chi Kuo. However, it is not a fact that they will start selling it this year. Most likely, this will not happen earlier than in a year.
At the same time, the start of sales of the iPhone SE 2 is not far off. Experts say that with the help of this model, Americans are planning to increase their share in the segment of low-cost devices. Products of this type will certainly be in demand in developing countries, where many users want functional devices, but at a reasonable price.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 3.01: Samsung 5G tablet; OnePlus Concept One; two iPhone SE 2 from Apple.