This month's penultimate insider release will kick off with information on Nokia's development of a foldable smartphone. Then let's talk about the specifications of Samsung's analog. In the third block, we will find out how the spread of the coronavirus can affect the launch of one of Apple's products. Let's finish the review with information about the nearest plans of Xiaomi.
Nokia to launch foldable device early next year
Samsung, HUAWEI and Motorola have already shown their foldable smartphones. The devices of the Korean manufacturer are already available in the retail network.
Insiders claim that Nokia may compete with the aforementioned firms in the near future. According to Nokiamob, HMD Global has its own plan to release a foldable product. It will allegedly begin to be produced under the Nokia brand. The start of sales is scheduled for the end of this year or early 2021.
Insiders claim that the prototype of this device is already ready. It should be shown at the February MWC 2020 exhibition. The development of the device was completed in the middle of last year, then tests and tests were carried out.
It is possible that the novelty will not just compete with the existing folding gadgets. There is a chance that it is with its appearance that a separate segment will be allocated in this niche. The fact is that the Nokia product has received the original form factor of the Z-shape with a double fold. This is not yet available on the market.
However, these are all just rumors. Developers can change their plans many times. It is worth remembering at least the history of the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone, the start of sales of which was postponed many times. The company then abandoned the promising Nokia 9.1 PureView in favor of the more advanced Nokia 9.2 PureView.
The technical characteristics of the yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy Z Flip appeared on the network
Everyone is waiting for the announcement of Samsung's second foldable screen device, the Galaxy Z Flip, scheduled for February 14.
Without waiting for the official presentation of the device, a well-known OnLeaks insider has posted the product specifications on the network. He claims that the clamshell's opening range will be within 70-1100.
The main screen will receive a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED matrix with a resolution of 2636x1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 22: 9. Ultra-thin flexible glass is used to cover it. The front camera will be cut into the screen.
For displaying notifications, displaying time and date readings, etc. a second screen is provided on the outside of the device. It is 1.06 inches, with a resolution of 300x116 pixels. This display is covered with toughened Gorilla Glass 6 and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is equipped with two batteries with a total capacity of 3300 mAh. Features 15W fast charging and 9W wireless charging.
The main camera of the device will receive two sensors with the same resolution of 12 Mp, the front one - one of 10 Mp.
For security of access, there is a fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock function. The smartphone will also be equipped with three modules: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. Its starting price is expected to be € 1,500.
Coronavirus Prevents iPhone 9 Release
A deadly virus from China began to spread throughout the planet. More than a hundred people have already become its victims. A dangerous infection affects not only people, but also the work of enterprises and companies.
Experts suggest that the coronavirus will affect Apple.
Not so long ago, Bloomberg announced that the Americans are planning to launch production of the new iPhone 9. The start of its sales was scheduled for March. Most of the factories involved in assembling the device are located in China. Most of them are located 500 km from the city of Wuhan, which has become the epicenter of the virus. It is difficult to carry out work in the current conditions there. Experts believe that all recent events will negatively affect Apple's supply chain. If at least one failure occurs during the supply or test phase, production will stop.
Thousands of workers from the PRC are involved in this process. They comply with all the recommendations of epidemiologists and doctors to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, it is possible that the authorities of the Celestial Empire may demand to stop work at the factories due to the threat of an epidemic.
After the release of each new model of the Xiaomi smartphone, several modifications appear, which have prefixes in their names. As an example, we can recall the Explorer Edition, which appeared on the market in 2018.
According to the Digital Chat Station resource, the Chinese company decided to abandon this practice. It also mentions the lack of data on the Mi10 SE or Mi10 Lite models. We only know that the Xiaomi Mi10 will be equipped with a Full HD screen. They will not use technologies that allow it to get a 120 Hz refresh rate. There will also be no flagship 2K sensor.
It also became known about Xiaomi's reluctance to update the Mi Pad line of tablets this year. Mi Pad 4 was released in 2018 and has not even received MIUI 11.
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