This week's latest insider roundup will focus on a few breaking news. First, we will discuss the data on smartphones from OnePlus and the design of the yet unannounced HUAWEI smartphone. Then we will tell you about the results of testing the Galaxy S20 in one of the benchmarks. In the fourth information block, we will give information about Xiaomi wireless headphones.
Some OnePlus smartphones will be equipped with an invisible camera
Recently, our resource talked about a new technology that allows you to make the cameras of a mobile device invisible. It was announced at the CES 2020 forum and was the first time this method was used in the OnePlus Concept One prototype.
Its essence lies in the use of special colored glass by the developers, which effectively hides the lenses of the main camera.
This technology provides simultaneously two advantages to devices in which it can be applied. The first is to create a unique look for the rear panel by creating a lens cutout effect.
In addition, there is a purely technical plus. The shooting process will benefit from using an ND filter that darkens the camera lens. This will allow you to take photos in bright sunlight.
OnePlus President Pete Lau spoke to reporters the other day. In an interview with one of them, he spoke about his intentions to equip some of his devices with this technology, which will be released in the near future.
The new method is currently being tested. Therefore, one should not expect that devices with new types of cameras will appear within 1-2 months. The OnePlus 8 smartphone will be announced in the spring, but it is unlikely that it will be equipped with new technology.
It is interesting that the use of glasses capable of changing the degree of their transparency allows us to consider a few more ideas related to product design. For example, you can place an unlimited number of cameras on the back panel, which will remain invisible most of the time.
HUAWEI P40 Pro will be equipped with a camera with four sensors
Insiders have posted on the network renders of the HUAWEI P40 Pro smartphone, which will become the new flagship of the line.
Initial analysis of the images shows that it looks little different from the P40 model. Its front panel also has no bezels, and the selfie module consists of two lenses.
The main camera block is located in the upper left corner of the back cover, which consists of four sensors. A simpler modification has three of them. This block looks massive, it sticks out a little. One of the lenses is a 10x optical zoom periscope. There is information that the main sensor will receive a resolution of 52 megapixels.
According to online sources, HUAWEI P40 Pro will start selling in black, gray, gold, blue and light colors with a gradient effect. While there is no confirmation of this data, it is possible that the manufacturer will use other colors.
Insiders claim that the new product will be equipped with an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.5 to 6.7 inches. Among other technical data, it is worth noting the presence in the hardware component of the Kirin 990 processor with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory.
Everything will be managed by the proprietary EMUI 10 shell without Google services.
The announcement of the device is expected in March.
Galaxy S20 will receive Snapdragon 865 processor with 12 GB of RAM
The other day on the Internet there was information about testing in the Geekbench benchmark of the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) smartphone, which has not yet been presented.
According to its results, the device scored 2358 points in the multi-core test mode and 561 points in the single-core mode. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 865 chip with 12 GB of RAM, running Android 10.
From early leaks, it is known that the Galaxy S20 5G will be equipped with a 6.2-inch display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a built-in fingerprint scanner and a 4000 mAh battery. It will support 25W fast memory. The main camera of the product consists of three sensors with a resolution of 64, 12 and 12 megapixels.
The announcement of the new line of the Korean company will take place on February 11.
Xiaomi is the second largest wireless headphone market
Strategy Analytics has recently published its report on the distribution of forces in the electronics market. One of the sections of the report was devoted to wireless headphones. According to analysts, Xiaomi is now the second player in this segment after the American Apple.
This became possible thanks to the emergence and popularization of Mi Bluetooth Earphones Air (Mi True Wireless Earphones), Mi AirDots Youth Edition (Mi True Wireless Basic) and Mi True Wireless Bluetooth Headset Air 2.
The other day there was information about testing a new model under the code TWSEJ03WM. Experts believe that here we are talking about the Mi True Wireless Earphones Lite. We only know that for synchronization and connection with a signal source, they use the Bluetooth 5.0 protocol.
The exact date of the release of the novelty has not been announced, but there are suggestions that it will be presented together with the Xiaomi Mi10.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 8.01: OnePlus smartphones; HUAWEI P40 Pro; Samsung Galaxy S20; Xiaomi headphones.