In the next installment of the insider, let's first tell you about the unboxing of the Surface Duo smartphone equipped with two displays. Then we will discuss some information about the smartphone company ORRO, the announcement of which is scheduled for early September. After that, we will look at the vivo patent for the development of a new flagship and learn the names of the three devices with flexible screens that the Korean manufacturer Samsung is working on.
Microsoft has moved to the next round of Surface Duo testing
Microsoft will soon show the general public its new product - Surface Duo. This is evidenced by the fact that several devices have been sent to reviewers who will test the device. If at this stage of testing there are no serious shortcomings, then the device will be announced in the near future.
At the moment it is known that the device has two displays, which are interconnected by a special hinge mechanism. Its design differs from similar smartphones with foldable screens.
The device is expected to start selling for $ 1400.
One of the reviewers spoke about its features and his feelings when unpacking the received device.
This is a truly unique product. Each panel is 4.8mm thick (total thickness is 9.6mm, which is less than some single-screen smartphones currently on sale).
At the same time, it is wide. Surface Duo is about 30% wider than a regular device. Holding it with one hand is difficult, and even more impossible to control. The developers hint that you must use two hands for this.
The device is equipped with a USB-C port (at the bottom), a fingerprint scanner (on the side), a power button and a volume rocker (on the right side). There are no connectors or buttons at the top.
Microsoft has not yet revealed the secret of the hinge. It is located on the left, allows you to open the device at 3600, stopping anywhere.
5.6-inch AMOLED glass panels with metal edging are used as matrices. They have wide bezels at the top and bottom. There is one 11-megapixel camera mounted in the right screen.
All this allows us to classify the devices as premium. Also includes a silicone case, 18W fast charging with USB-C cable.
Android is in charge of all operational processes. Some other features of the Surface Duo's technical equipment are also known: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of UFS 3.0 internal memory, 3577 mAh battery, dual microphone with noise reduction, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE: 4x4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL, 5CA, LAA, weight 250 grams.
OPPO F17 Pro will be shown on September 2
ORRO has announced that it will announce the new F17 Pro on September 2. Previous leaks revealed that the device is equipped with a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED-display with Full HD + resolution. Its main camera is represented by four sensors with a resolution of 48, 8, 2 and 2 megapixels.
The core of the hardware will be a MediaTek Helio P95 chipset with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The battery will be responsible for autonomy with a capacity of 4000 mAh, supporting fast charging up to 20 W.
OPPO F17 Pro is expected to cost $ 335.
Vivo has received a patent for the development of a new flagship
Not so long ago, a Chinese electronics manufacturer surprised everyone with the design of its NEX 3 smartphone, equipped with a "waterfall screen".
Recently, vivo received a patent for the development of a flagship device with a similar form factor.
It can be seen that it is planned to create a model with a screen equipped with even thinner frames. At the top of its display on the right is a cutout for the front camera. On the back panel there is a main camera module with four sensors. The hardware characteristics of the new items have not yet been reported. The presentation date is also unknown.
Samsung engineers are working on the creation of three smartphones with flexible screens at once
One of the network informers, specializing in covering the activities of the South Korean company Samsung, recently announced that the company is working on the creation of three devices with flexible displays at once: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold Lite and Galaxy Fold S.
Due to the different technical equipment, these devices will receive different price tags.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to feature a special protective glass that can work with the S Pen. Galaxy Z Fold Lite will be equipped with CPI glass, which will reduce the cost of the model.
The Galaxy Z Fold S should be noted separately. This modification, according to rumors, will have a form factor inherent only to it, different from others. Therefore, the device was attributed to the new line, which our resource mentioned earlier.
No other details were provided for these models. Pricing and specifications are not yet known.
The Topic of Article: Inside # 06.08: Surface Duo with two screens; OPPO F17 Pro; new vivo flagship; three foldable Samsung devices.