Lot is happening in the smartphone market and there are rumours and leaks of many new smartphones.The world is very slowly getting back to normal though the time required is not known to anyone.But as countries are slowly getting out of lockdown the technology market is trying to make up for all the loss pretty quickly.
Not all news is good though.For example Huawei’s ban on using Google may extend to May,21.Huawei is already facing huge problems for that and sales have lowered considerably.But they have already launched the Huawei Mobile Services(HMS) as an option for the Google Mobile Services(GMS) which it is not being able to use.We have to see how people react to it.
Let’s have a look into some of the tech news that have surfaced at this moment.
TECH NEWS:Samsung Galaxy A Quantum
Samsung has partnered with SK Telecom in South Korea and as the name of the phone suggests has brought world’s first quantum encryption technology in a smartphone.
As everybody knows frauds and hacks relating to mobile payments is increasing day by day.To stop this or should I say to protect phone users from this and encouraging them to continue with mobile payment gateways Samsung has incorporated this QRNG(quantum random number generator) chip inside the phone.To put it simply this will send out random numbers while using the phone making data hacking next to impossible.
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum will have this chip but of now it is for sale in South Korea only and is priced around the Rs.40,000 mark.The phone is a rebranded version of the Samsung Galaxy A71 and the price implies that the QRNG chip is not very costly.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PHONE SPECS
Display-6.7″Super Amoled Infinity O display
Processor-Exynos 980 SoC(system on chip)
RAM/Storage-8GB/128GB with micro SD card slot
Rear Camera-64MP primary,12MP ultra wide,5MP telephoto,5MP depth
Front Camera-32MP punch hole
Battery-4500mAH with 25W fast charging
X-RAY IMAGES ON ONEPLUS 8 PRO
This has been a surprise.Images that look like X-Ray images are being captured from the OnePlus 8 Pro and this has created quite a buzz.Actually it is like a X-ray vision filter that can see through black plastic and clothes.Though the actual technology has not been cleared by the company it seems that the infra red sensors have something to do with it.
It does not see through all black objects.Only very thin plastic and selective clothing like a black T-shirt are objects through which it sees through.For example you can see through a TV remote but not a black DSLR camera.To enable the option you have to go to the camera settings and then click on the “Photochrom”colour filter.
The images were first brought up by Ben Geskin on Twitter.
OnePlus Z is rumoured to be released by July,2020.This maybe the renamed version of OnePlus 8 Lite that everyone was expecting after the launch of the OnePlus 8 series.
The price tag of both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are on the higher side and a lighter version of the phone is due for the high mid range section.This is in accordance with OnePlus’s marketing strategy and we have seen it with the OnePlus 7 series too.
Obviously there will be some minimisation of high end specs to reduce the budget.It seems that there will be a change in design too and the OnePlus Z will have a flat display in comparison to the curved edged displays of the higher models.
HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECS(RUMOURED)
Display–6.4″Amoled with ~403ppi
Processor–Snapdragon 765G SoC
Rear Camera–Dual,48MP and 16MP
Front Camera–12MP punch hole
Battery–4000mAH with 30W warp charging
GOOGLE PIXEL 4A
One of the most awaited phones this year is the Google Pixel 4A for two reasons:-first it is a Google phone and second it will be a midrange phone.It was expected to be launched sooner but the dates are being postponed supposedly due to the fact that Apple IPhone SE 2020 has been released.
The Google Pixel 4A had been sent to reviewers and everything was known except the price.It was expected to be priced at $399 but the IPhone SE2020 was launched at the same price.Now it seems that Google will reduce the price and launch it.The price of the 128GB variant is expected to be $349 and the 64GB variant(same as the IPhone) at $299.If this is true then it will be a sensation in the market I personally feel.
HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECS
Resolution–1080 x 2314
RAM/Storage–6GB RAM with 64GB and 128GB internal storage variants
Rear Camera-12MP with OIS and 4K video
Front Camera–8MP with OIS
One thing I should mention that if at all you compare this phone on processor performance with the iPhone SE (https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-se/ ) then the latter will win by a big margin because of the A13 bionic chipset, same as that used in the IPhone11, is the best SoC in the world.Pixel 4A is better for those who love android as you get pure android experience and for the appearance.IPhone SE lacks behind Pixel 4A because of its big bezels and small display.
MEDIATEK DIMENSITY 820
Mediatek has released a series of new SoC s in the past few days.Two weeks earlier it released the Dimensity 1000+ series which supports 144Hz refresh rate displays.
Just a day ago the Dimensity 820 5G SoC was launched and it will first feature in the Redmi 10X 5G.It will have two big 2.6GHz cores and it is quite a jump from the 2.0GHZ core in the Dimensity 800.The experts are saying that this new Mediatek SoC is a direct competitor to the Snapdragon 768G which is a revamped version of the Snapdragon 765G.These are all directed for the midrange market and we can expect the price of 5G phones to be reduced with this launch.
Besides the above there are two more updates to give at this moment.Realme is coming with a new gaming phone called the Realme X50 Pro Player.Nokia 6.3 is all set to be released.Talking about Nokia it has just released Nokia 1.3 in the US.It is an ultra budget device priced at $99.It comes with the new Android Go feature as well as Google’s Camera Go feature which are necessary for the device as it has only 1GB RAM and 16GB storage.It runs on the Qualcomm 215 SoC.More details will be coming soon.
If you have any more tech news feel free to comment and inform me.Which one of the above did you like the most?Please comment and let me know.