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Insider # 8.12: about Xiaomi, Sony and NVIDIA products. Smart watch from Samsung


New Year's insider news release is devoted to data on smartphones from Xiaomi and Sony. It will also be interesting to learn about the capabilities of mobile video cards from NVIDIA. Let's not forget to clarify information about one of the latest products of this year by the famous Korean brand.

Inexpensive smartphone

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 smartphone has become one of the most popular in the budget segment. The manufacturer liked it and had a desire to continue the success. For this, the development of the Pocophone F2 is almost completed. This information was preceded by the data and characteristics of this device posted on the network.


After examining the information received, experts said that this device will be one of the most inexpensive, where the Snapdragon 855 processor is used. The image shows a hole for the front camera, as well as thin side frames and small indents at the top and bottom of the screen.

The rear panel houses the main camera, which consists of four lenses. The resolution of the sensors is not yet known. Most likely, the processor will be helped by 6 or 8 GB of RAM. The size of the main storage will vary depending on the configuration from 64 to 256 GB.

The battery capacity is 3800 mAh. There is no data on the exact dimensions of the smartphone, but it is clear that the fingerprint scanner was located under the display.

Xiaomi Pocophone F2 sales will begin in the first half of next year.

Sony Xperia XZ4 recognized by covers

Images of covers for Sony Xperia XZ4 have appeared on the Internet. It became clear that previous data on his appearance were confirmed. The upper and lower parts of its frames are wide. On the top is a speaker, a selfie camera with an additional sensor.


On the left side of the case there is a slot for SIM-cards, on the right - a volume rocker and a power button. It also has a fingerprint scanner.

There are recesses on the top of the cover. They are designed for a microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The speaker hole, USB Type-C jack and microphone are located at the bottom of the device. The main camera consists of one sensor. There is also a flash.

GeForce Testing Data

GeForce RTX graphics cards in Max-Q design will be announced early next year, during CES 2019. Despite this, information about them began to leak into the global network.

Unverified sources report that NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q will be one of the few graphics cards that have the ability to support ray tracing. The novelty is predicted to have 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.


One of the insiders, who identified himself as TUM APISAK, said that he has access to information about testing this adapter with the Final Fantasy XV benchmark. This video card scored 3080 points, which is more than the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which scored 2919 points. Behind these video adapters there are two more - the Radeon RX Vega 64 with 2895 points and the GeForce GTX 1080 with 2892 points.

It also became known that NVIDIA, in addition to the above new items, is developing several more models. Their details have not yet been established.

Samsung Sports Gadget

At the end of this summer, the Korean firm introduced the Galaxy Note9 smartphone and the Galaxy Watch. Now all of the company's wearables will be produced in the Galaxy line. Therefore, the Gear Sport was the last model in its pre-existing class.

Recently, it was reported that Samsung engineers are continuing to develop an updated sports watch series. This is made possible by firmware R500XXE0ARL5, which mentions the codename Pulse for the SM-R500 gadget.

The watch is expected to be named Galaxy Sport. They will have 4 GB of main memory available, which will allow implementing several necessary fitness functions into the software. The device screen will receive several configurations. Everything will depend on the configuration.


Fans of such gadgets will be interested in such functionality as recognition of the type of sports activity, training statistics, various kinds of reminders.

Sports watches will also be able to support the capabilities of the Bixby voice assistant. It is not yet known when they will be announced.

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Author: Jake Pinkman