Insiders regularly provide us with their information. This time we will tell you about the company Realme, which develops 5G smartphones. We will also discuss the gaming smartphone from Asus and innovations in Google Maps.
Gaming smartphone from Asus will appear in summer
Over the years, a trend has emerged among gaming smartphone developers that has led to products that emphasize high refresh rates, special buttons or unusual cooling systems.
In the middle of last year, Asus released a gaming smartphone that looked more like a gaming console. It supports a range of gaming accessories including controllers, desktop docks, and a case that adds a second screen.
The company recently announced the release of the Asus ROG Phone 2, which is slated to start shipping in July this year.
Nothing is yet known about the new technical data of the device, but the company announced a collaboration with Tencent Games. It is a Chinese firm that co-owns Fortnite and PUBG. It is focused on the development and release of games for ordinary users and cyber athletes.
Asus is known all over the world, but so far it is famous not for its smartphones, but for the production of components for PC system units. Everyone else knows laptops of various classes and sizes developed by this company.
The Asus ROG smartphone on sale now has a 6-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128-512GB of internal storage.
This unit starts at $ 899 US, but you can find it for a cheaper price too.
Budget 5G smartphones from Realme will be on sale by the end of this year
This Chinese company is a subsidiary of Oppo. Recently, from the camp of Realme came the news of the launch of 5G smartphones. They promise that they will start selling before the end of this year. Most likely, these will be budget products, since all the company's efforts are focused on the production of gadgets related to this price segment.
At this time, such devices remain high prices. For example, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is equipped with a 6.7-inch screen, a high-quality triple camera, and an advanced processor. However, its initial cost is $ 1200 USA.
Based on Realme's reputation, many users will get the chance to have 5G networking capabilities for relatively little money. Consider the Realme 3 Pro as an example. It received a Snapdragon 710 chip, a 25MP rear camera and a 4045mAh battery. Its price starts at $ 280 US for the most common configuration.
If the company succeeds in developing and releasing a 5G smartphone at the same affordable price, it will be a significant breakthrough in terms of the availability of this type of networks for the majority of the population.
However, the obstacles persist in the other direction. According to the available information and assessments of leading experts, as well as based on the experience of the United States and South Korea, the main pricing problem is the high cost of 5G tariff plans.
Google Maps will be equipped with a speedometer
Google has developed and released two applications that are almost identical in their tasks and capabilities. These are Google Maps and Waze. Despite this, they still exist separately. Now there is information that Google can combine them.
An unnamed insider source has posted information that the company is developing another update to its Google Maps, which will result in a new functionality in the form of a mapping application. It will look like a speedometer and reflect the speed of the vehicle. It will be great for the user, because in addition to the route itself, he will be able to receive data not only about himself, but also about the current speed and the remaining time to the destination.
It may not be useful to all car owners who have speedometers at hand in their cars, but it will definitely appeal to fans of cycling and walking.
At the moment, this functionality is available only in some countries, but the company promises to soon cover the whole world with it.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 5.06: 5G smartphones from Realme; Asus ROG Phone 2 and about the speedometer in Google Maps.