Insider # 4.03: Google Pixel 4a; TSMC's collaboration with Broadcom; Sony WH-1000XM4; HUAWEI nova 7 SE (Topic)

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Insider # 4.03: Google Pixel 4a; TSMC's collaboration with Broadcom; Sony WH-1000XM4; HUAWEI nova 7 SE


The next issue of insiders will consist of information blocks that are united by one topic. Let's first discuss the latest smartphone leak from Google. Then let's talk about the merger of two electronics manufacturers to jointly develop 5nm chips. After that, let's talk about the equipment of the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones and the device from HUAWEI.

New Pixel 4a images reveal smartphone design details

Our portal has already talked about the Pixel 4 flagship line many times. These reviews mentioned the more affordable version of the Google Pixel 4a. It became known about it at the end of last year. Recently, several photos have appeared on the network, according to which it is easy to evaluate the external data of the device.


It appears to lack the notch or wide top bezel that the Pixel 4 used to house the front camera, various sensors and speaker. The selfie device's sensor is placed in the hole located in the upper left corner of the screen.

The rear of the device will be radically different from that of the flagship version. This is expressed, first of all, in the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the cover. The Pixel 4 doesn't have one at all. It uses a face recognition system to identify the user.

The main camera in the simplified version consists of one sensor. It was also packed in a square block, the same as in the older versions.

There is evidence that the Pixel 4a will receive three specifications. They will differ from each other in processors and support for fifth generation networks. The most advanced version will be powered by Snapdragon 765G chipsets, while the younger ones will get Snapdragon 730.

It is not known when the new line of smartphones will be presented. The announcement was supposed to take place at a Google I / O event in March this year, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, the conference was canceled.

The two companies intend to team up to promote chipset technology

TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.) is the largest semiconductor manufacturer. Recently it became known about the merger of TSMC with the American developer of integrated circuits Broadcom. Joint work is planned on the creation of 5nm processors.

Experts from the two firms will begin work to improve the production of the Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) circuit that supports 5nm node technology. Technological giants such as Qualcomm, Apple, AMD and HUAWEI will be able to benefit from their joint activities, as devices based on 5nm processors should appear on the market by the end of this year.

The fact of interest in the company's developments is confirmed by the fact that the most relevant now 7-nm TSMC processors are most in demand among electronics manufacturers.

Over the past three years, this enterprise has been working on the creation of 5-nm and even 3-nm chipset manufacturing technologies. This will allow for higher throughput and support for significant amounts of memory. The performance of devices at the moments of maximum loads will increase.

It is also worth recalling the increased requirements for platforms due to the development of technologies for working in fifth generation networks. They are quite capable of providing products jointly developed by the two companies.

New Sony headphones will be equipped with a modern active noise canceling system

Many users liked the WH-1000XM3 gadget. Recently it became known about the imminent release of a new model of wireless headphones Sony WH-1000XM4, as they have been certified in Brazil. This indicates that the device is ready for sale.


Among the nuances of the technical equipment of the accessory is the presence of Bluetooth 5.0, increased autonomy (now it is 40 hours instead of 36) with a connected cable and active noise cancellation.

The headphones also received the Speak to chat function. She helps to activate the work of one of the assistants using her voice: Google Assistant, Siri or Alexa. On the current generation model, you need to click on the dedicated button.

How much the Sony WH-1000XM4 will cost has not been reported, but it is likely that the price will remain unchanged at $ 349.99.

HUAWEI nova 7 SE specifications have appeared on the web

HUAWEI is expected to introduce a new line of smartphones nova 7 this April. It will consist of three devices: nova 7 5G, nova 7 Pro 5G and nova 7 SE 5G.

On March 6, the Chinese 3C database revealed information about equipping the entire lineup with a 40W fast charger. Today, insiders have posted the technical specifications of the HUAWEI nova 7 SE online.


The device will be equipped with a 6.5-inch screen with a built-in front camera, a fingerprint scanner on the side, a 64-megapixel main camera, a mid-level Kirin processor with built-in 5G support and 22.5W charging power. Only the battery capacity of the device is unknown.

Pricing for the line model has not been reported.

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Author: Jake Pinkman