The next issue of insider news is devoted to information about future innovations from Honor and Samsung, the development strategy of ASUS and the development of a gadget with a foldable screen, conducted by Microsoft.
Three lenses for Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Less than a week ago, experts on promising news declassified the prices of devices for the future flagship Galaxy S10 line from Samsung. The sales of these smartphones will follow on the eve of International Women's Day in 2019. Less than three months are left before they start.
These devices were supposed to have six cameras - two from the front and four from the back. According to the latest leaks, the main video unit of the camera will consist of only three modules. Let's conventionally consider that this is the new "gold standard" of the next year for top smartphones. After all, Samsung, as the company with the largest sales of these devices, has been setting fashion trends for several years. In spite of everything, the basic version of the S10 Plus will be equipped with the same number of modules as the more advanced ones.
The Galaxy S10 Lite will have one lens for selfies and two for the main camera.
The TENAA website provided a photo of the Play 8
Chinese regulator TENAA updated its databases and found something interesting in them. More precisely, these are photographs of the new Honor Play 8 smartphone, which reveal some of the nuances of its design. The front panel of the device, in the spirit of the latest traditions, is almost devoid of frames. Only in the upper and lower parts there are small indents that do not spoil the overall picture of its appearance. The display is equipped with a small teardrop notch. The front camera is single, the speaker is located above it.
The main camera has a flash, the details of which are not specified. It was placed at the top left of the rear panel. Strictly opposite, you can contemplate the logo of the device. On the left and right at the ends, respectively, the company's engineers mounted a tray for SIM-cards and a volume control with a power button.
The Honor Play 8 is expected to have a 6.08-inch display with a resolution of 1560x720 pixels.
The 8 megapixel selfie camera will be housed in the front notch described above. The main camera has 13 megapixels. An eight-core 2.3 GHz chipset and 3 GB of RAM will be in charge of the entire hardware filling.
The gadget must be powered by a 2920 mAh battery. The novelty does not have a fingerprint scanner, a more modern face recognition system is installed. The operating system is Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 shell.
Announcement date and cost not specified.
The new ASUS management decided to change the strategy for the production of smartphones
After eleven years of leadership of the company, Jerry Shen is retiring. As early as 01.01.2019, he will be replaced by two top managers who will temporarily lead the company.
In this regard, it was announced that ASUS is changing its strategy for the mobile segment. All forces will be devoted to the production of gaming products. This means that the recent development of the ROG Phone company may start a line of new products of the tech giant.
What will happen to ZenFone models is not yet clear. There were no statements from the ASUS management in this regard. It is possible that over time, new products in this series will cease to be produced by this company.
Microsoft engineers continue to research flexible smartphones
It's been almost two years since Microsoft released the latest smartphone under its own name. Insiders became aware that patents began to appear describing foldable pocket gadgets. This suggests that the company has not lost interest in these devices, Redmond continues to develop in this direction.
One such patent describes a device that has a hinge device that connects two displays when they are folded.
A latch is indicated on the diagram of the device, which is needed to prevent accidental damage if there is an attempt to open the device incorrectly.
One screen is for displaying information, and the other is for functioning as a keyboard or touch panel. The device is small, it is supposed to fit in a pocket.
This patent gives off novelty, which means continued work on it. Time will tell whether it will remain on paper or be brought to life.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 5.12: about Galaxy S10 Plus cameras, about images of the new Honor Play 8, about ASUS strategy and Microsoft's prospects.