This week's final information release focuses, as usual, on several topics. Let's talk about the large screen scanner and the new processor being developed by Xiaomi, and talk about testing the Samsung Galaxy A40 and the latest NVIDIA product.
Innovation in the development of a fingerprint scanner
Xiaomi seems to have solved the problem of limiting the size of the screen given to the fingerprint scanner. The fact is that the user must always look at the area where this sensor is located in order to accurately place his finger on it. This is not always convenient.
Xiaomi took a very simple path. They slightly increased the area of the active part of the sensor.
The president of the company, Bing Ling, announced this on his Weibo page. It became known that the dimensions of this area are 50x25 mm, which is five times larger than that of standard devices.
Now, a user with an in-screen fingerprint scanner will not have any difficulties in the process of unlocking a smartphone. He does not have to stare at the screen in order to precisely place his finger in the right place.
Bin Ling also explained that so far there is only a prototype of the product, but in the near future the innovation will be introduced into a series of models of the company's smartphones. If users like this device, the technology will be used en masse.
Announcement of Upgraded Surge Chipset Postponed
Almost two years ago, Xiaomi experts announced the Surge S1 processor. It was equipped with the Mi 5C smartphone. It was not a hit as it had a number of hardware problems and a weak battery.
There was evidence that the company is preparing to equip a new Xiaomi Mi 6C product with an updated Surge S2 processor, but it has not been announced to date. Many insiders have speculated that this will happen simultaneously with the launch of the flagship Mi8 line. However, this did not happen, but more recently new information has emerged.
One of Xiaomi's senior executives said that work is ongoing on this processor. Allegedly, the company's engineers had some difficulties.
Nothing is known exactly about the characteristics of the chip. Most likely, Surge S2 will receive eight cores - four Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 2.2 and 1.8 GHz. He is also predicted to install the Mali-G71 MP8 graphics accelerator and use UFS 2.1 and LPDDR4 memory.
How the A40 was tested
Most of those who are interested in the development of modern gadgets and news about the activities of various companies from the world of electronics are often faced with various leaks, stuffing, and other methods of delivering the most advanced information. Not a single upcoming announcement has done without this in recent years. The reasons for this are clear - you cannot do without advertising, including of this nature.
Samsung has not spared this trend either. The Geekbench benchmark of the Samsung Galaxy A40 has been leaked. It was carried out by assigning the device the codename SM-A405FN.
It was revealed that it is powered by the Exynos 7885 chipset, which has 4 GB of RAM and a clock speed of 1.59 GHz. The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie. It showed 3987 points in multi-core mode and 1322 points in single-core mode.
It remains a mystery how the above information became available to insiders. Benchmarks keep a close eye on such leaks.
NVIDIA Graphics Card
The well-known insider Internet resource Videocardz, citing several undisclosed sources, provided information about the development of a new video card by NVIDIA. According to unspecified data, it will be called the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. This is the company's first Turing video adapter without ray tracing technology.
The product is reported to have dual 12nm GPUs with 6GB of video RAM.
It is not known exactly when the device will be shown to the general public and start selling. With a high degree of probability, this will happen after the remnants of Pascal video cards are sold out.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 4.01: about Samsung tests, a new card from NVIDIA, about the Surge processor and other news from Xiaomi.