This second inside story is all about smartphone data in August. First, let's talk about the design of the ZTE Axon 20 5G and all iPhone 12 models, which became possible after the appearance of accurate mock-ups of American smartphones. Then we'll discuss the latest developments from Samsung and LG engineers creating new types of foldable screens. At the end, let's get acquainted with the data of the new product from HUAWEI. It won't be released soon.
Added iPhone 12 Series Design Assessment
The closer the date of the announcement of the new line of Apple smartphones, the more leaks on this topic appear on the network.
Recently, the Israeli resource HaAppelistim posted images of iPhone 12 mockups on the Internet, the design of which is as close as possible to real devices. They are created according to the sketches of specialists who develop covers for such products.
Based on these layouts, you can evaluate some of the nuances of the appearance of the new products of Yabloko, as they reflect all the smallest details of the form factor. The truth is, it is impossible to know exactly the size of the "bangs" on each smartphone. Prior to that, insiders argued that they should be smaller compared to the current series of devices.
But now we know exactly the location of buttons, connectors, ports, camera blocks for iPhone 12. Previously available information about the dimensions of the devices has also been confirmed.
The pictures show that the younger versions of the devices will receive the main cameras with two sensors, and the more advanced ones will be equipped with three sensors and LiDAR scanners. There will be four models in the lineup: two with a diagonal of 6.1 inches, one each with screens of 6.7 inches and 5.4 inches. It is not known when the new items will be presented to a wide audience, but presumably the announcement will take place in October this year.
ZTE CEO Reveals Axon 20 5G Design Features
On September 1, the announcement of the ZTE Axon 20 5G smartphone model, equipped with a sub-screen camera, will take place. Less than two weeks before the event, ZTE President Ni Fei revealed some of the design features of this device. In one of the social networks in China, he posted a teaser depicting the front panel of the product.
It can be seen that the novelty will receive a screen with thin frames. A slight thickening is noticeable only in the lower part. From the photograph, it is easy to recognize the location of the three main hardware keys required to control the device. They are all on the same side of the device.
From previous leaks it became known that the model will receive a 6.92-inch matrix with Full HD + resolution. The Axon 20 5G will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G platform along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Its photo capabilities will be presented by the front (32 Mp) and rear cameras. The latter consists of four sensors: 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 Mp. It is assumed that the autonomy of the device will provide a battery with a capacity of 4120 mAh.
Korean engineers are working on new types of foldable screens
The direction of devices with foldable screens continues to develop actively. Manufacturers of such products want to make such devices more durable, for which they come up with and implement new technologies.
Recently it became known that LG and Samsung have filed patents for the development of flexible matrices with increased "vitality".
LG Display intends to introduce a new method of display production. Thanks to this technology, Koreans want to minimize the process of creasing in the fold of the display, which consists of several layers. Their formation is inevitable as a result of the formation of mechanical stress in this place. As a result, the substrate deforms and damage occurs.
LG Display wants to use a "control layer" to prevent this, which will act as a shock absorber.
Samsung Display is also working in this direction. Only there they plan to use a special glue instead of an additional layer, capable of changing the adhesion force upon deformation.
It is not yet clear which of these patents will be implemented first. It is possible that both of them will remain only on paper.
HUAWEI Enjoy 20 Plus will receive a retractable camera
HUAWEI will soon reveal the new Enjoy 20 Plus mid-range smartphone. This device will receive a number of features, including the MediaTek processor (instead of the proprietary Kirin), a screen without cutouts, a retractable camera.
On the back of the device, the manufacturer has placed a round block of the main camera, consisting of four sensors: the main one with 48 megapixels (Sony IMX586), an ultra-wide-angle 8 megapixel, as well as two 2-megapixel modules for macro photography and portrait shots.
The front camera of the smartphone will receive a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor, which will be equipped with a retractable mechanism.
The basis of the hardware filling of the device will be an eight-core MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor with a clock frequency of up to 2.0 GHz and a Mali-G77 MC9 graphics accelerator. They will be assisted in their work by 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal memory.
It is also known about the use of a 60-Hz IPS-matrix with a resolution of 2400 ? 1080 pixels, a 4200 mAh battery, which is capable of supporting fast charging with a power of 22.5 W.
For the 6/128 GB version you will need to pay about $ 268, the 8/128 GB version will cost customers $ 310.
The Topic of Article: Inside # 02.08: iPhone 12 design; ZTE Axon 20 5G; new types of flexible displays from Samsung and LG; HUAWEI Enjoy 20 Plus.