The first fall release of insider data is devoted to a discussion of the technical features of the Purism Librem 5 smartphone. We will also talk about the unannounced HONOR 20S device and the nuances of OnePlus' strategic partnership. There will also be data on Sony Xperia 2.
Purism Librem 5 will be equipped with an M.2 slot
In the near future, the Purism Librem 5 smartphone will be announced. The developers want to highlight it in several aspects.
It uses GNU / Linux as the basis for the operating system. Its open source code is called PureOS. This will allow users, if desired, to change the operating system to whatever they choose.
For privacy control, the developer has provided hardware switches. They will help to disable unnecessary features that are not needed by the owner of the product.
This gadget has been developed for several years. It is scheduled to begin deliveries in the third quarter of this year. At one of the recent events of this company, the company's technical director spoke about the stages of work on the device. The printed circuit board (PCB) of the machine was also shown.
It has one technical feature. The board is equipped with two M.2 slots for expansion cards, which act as additional wireless modules. This solution will allow users to replace them in the future to improve or update wireless capabilities.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will be placed on one card, and the 4G LTE modem will be placed on another. It is not clear yet whether it will be possible to use something else in these slots, for example, an SSD drive.
There is preliminary data on the geometric parameters of the smartphone: 147.1 x 72.25 x 15 mm. It is clear that it will be slightly thicker than its counterparts from other manufacturers. But this product has more significant upgrade possibilities, which is important in our time.
If we talk about the technical features of the gadget, it is worth mentioning that it will receive a 5.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. All the hardware here is controlled by a quad-core NXP i.MXM8 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage.
The photo capabilities of the device are represented by the main and selfie cameras, the resolution of which is 13 and 8 megapixels, respectively. A 3500 mAh battery is responsible for autonomy, there is also a USB 3.0 Type-C port.
A pre-order for this product is already open. Its cost is $ 699 USA.
Another HONOR device will be shown on September 4th
In three days, China will host the presentation of the expected novelty of the company HONOR - the 20S model. However, it is already possible to order this smartphone and become its owner on the day of the announcement.
At the moment it is known that the device will receive a 6-inch screen with Full HD + resolution, 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory. It is predicted to have a 7nm eight-core Kirin 810 processor with a clock frequency of 2.27 GHz.
The Mali-G52 MP6 graphics accelerator is provided to improve the graphics capabilities.
The resolution of the main sensor of the main camera of the smartphone is 48 megapixels, the front one will receive a 32 megapixel sensor. It was installed in a keyhole on the front panel.
Another product will be equipped with a sub-screen fingerprint scanner, 20 W fast charging. The operating system is Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.
First OnePlus TV to receive support under the company's program
OnePlus is renowned for supporting all its announced developments in various ways for a long time. This is reflected in the regular implementation of updates to the operating systems of mobile devices, which users receive within two to three years after their purchase.
OnePlus also regularly sends out various patches and upgrades during the above period to improve device performance.
One of the examples of such concern of the company is the opportunity at this time to test the beta version of Android 10. This is provided to the owners of the last two generations of mobile devices. Anyone who purchased the company's gadgets two years ago can get the full version of this OS. OnePlus believes that this is how a strategic partnership should be.
All of the above now applies to the company's first TV. It uses a special version of Android TV as software. It will be regularly updated for three years. With this software, TV users will have access to Google Play and Google Assistant. The company's specialists allow making positive changes and additions to the program itself.
Sony flagship will shrink
IFA 2019 will take place in Berlin in September. Sony plans to announce its new flagship device - Xperia 2, equipped with an unusual aspect ratio - 21: 9.
It is already known that the model will become more compact. Its screen will receive not 6.5, but 6.2 inches diagonally. It is supposed to be a 2K OLED display.
Recently, one of the insider agencies posted photos of the novelty online.
It can be seen that the triple main camera module is now located in the left corner of the rear panel, and the power and volume buttons have been placed on the edge on the right.
The device is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with 6GB of RAM.
The Topic of Article: Inside # 1.09: Purism Librem 5; HONOR 20S; strategic partnership OnePlus; Sony Xperia 2.