Presenting your attention the 155th edition of our weekly project “Android news”! Tonight we will talk about the new smartphone Sony tested Galaxy S9 and more! Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.
Presented Huawei P20 Lite: Kirin 659 and the cutout in the display
Huawei all of a sudden introduced Nova 3e in China, as well as P20 Lite in Europe. Both models are identical, and the differences are only in names and available colors. In Europe P20 Lite is available in three colors (blue, pink and black), while Nova 3e in China available also in gold color.
P20 Lite feature of 5.84 inch IPS display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and FullHD resolution+. Responsible for the performance of the processor Kirin 659. P20 Lite got 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory with support for microSD cards. Main camera here double (16 + 2 MP) and the front to 24 MP (IMX578), which is able to unlock the device face.
Out of the box the device runs Android 8.0 Oreo with a proprietary shell EMUI 8.0, the battery P20 Lite 3000 mAh battery with support for quick charging at 9V/2A. The cost P20 Lite made a $ 452 in Europe. It can be to buy by the end of the month.
Sony has announced the prices for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact
Domestic office Sony held a presentation, during which announced the beginning of Russian sales Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. To pre-order the new vendor allows already now at the price of 49 990 rubles for a younger model and 59 990 rubles for the older.
The older Xperia XZ2 is equipped with a 5.7-inch display with Full HD resolution+. In the current generation of flagship smartphones, the manufacturer has decided to abandon the 4K matrices, focusing not on picture clarity and color quality, which was improved with support for HDR.
Hardware base of smartphone is trendy Snapdragon 845, providing him an incredible gaming performance and the ability to shoot video in HDR in Ultra HD resolution. Also note the support Hi-Res Audio and built-in stereo speakers, creating a beautiful soundscape.
Junior XZ2 Xperia Compact has a smaller display diagonal, which is only 5 inches. Despite this, the manufacturer did not reduce the resolution of the matrix, leaving it at level with the older model. Due to this, the pixel density of the display XZ2 Compact is even higher than the more expensive version.
Gradation of RAM and internal memory XZ2 XZ2 Compact identical and equal 4/64 GB. Obviously the manufacturer has optimized the hardware flagships such a way that for stable operation it will be enough and 4 GB of RAM. Mindful of the smooth original firmware Sony, we have no reason to think otherwise.
Galaxy S9+ fought with your iPhone X in the drop test
Apple called the iPhone glass X the most robust of all that is ever used in smartphones. While Samsung talked about the thicker display and enhanced aluminium in the line of Galaxy S9. Employee PhoneBuff have compared the strength of the housings of both devices in a drop-test.
The journalists spent three mandatory rounds. The first smartphones dropped to the back surface. Both devices remained in working condition, however the Galaxy S9+ burst glass. iPhone X is not much affected externally.
In the second round of smart phones fell on the corner of the case. Ten maximum points again got iPhone X and S9+ showed itself a little worse. In the third round, the situation was reversed: the front glass of the smartphone Samsung remained intact, and the flagship Apple cracked.
After three stages the authors of the video have decided to hold further. Originally planned to throw the device ten times. iPhone X ceased to recognize the gesture “Home” after the fifth falling. Galaxy S9+ reached the finish line and earned the victory at one point.
In Android will appear native support for sensors, face recognition
Native support for sensors, face recognition can appear in the Android in the foreseeable future. This is evidenced by the Android Open Source contents, indirectly confirming the plans by Google for the development of a new method of identification. Support system of face recognition technology will allow manufacturers of smartphones do not waste time writing software that enables the scanner operation, focusing on something abstract.
Despite the fact that the reference found in the code of AOSP, does not guarantee the advent of smartphones with face detection function, it shows the clear interest of the industry new technology. It is possible that Google has some secret knowledge and thus prepares a proprietary OS to a massive influx of devices with three-dimensional sensors to identify users from their faces.
However, as reported by Reuters, the first smartphone with the scanner face recognition will appear on the market no earlier than 2019. At the moment, none of the producers of the first echelon does not have access to appropriate technology. For this reason, there is every reason to believe that the first Android smartphone with 3D sensors that identify will be a jubilee Galaxy S10, the release of which is scheduled just for the spring of next year.
Lenovo introduced a smart watch with a sapphire crystal for $ 20
Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo has introduced their smart watch cost only $ 20. Unlike most competing solutions, the new product has a touch screen, which replaces the analog dial. Despite this, the device has a wide range of “smart” functions from pedometer to the sleep tracker and it has 12 months on a single charge.
Lenovo Watch 9 (so the manufacturer has dubbed his creation) comes in stainless steel two colors: silver and graphite. Dial, who was not destined to become touch-sensitive, protected a sapphire crystal glass with the degree of hardness of 9H, and not only prevents scratching, but also the ingestion of moisture when diving to a depth of 50 meters.
No electronic display not stopping the clock to act as a receiver of incoming messages. After synchronization with a smartphone Lenovo 9 Watch will vibrate, notifying you of incoming message or call. In addition, users of hours will have the option to remotely release the shutter of your smartphone camera with a simple gesture of shaking.
All the data about the user, receive clock, including a number taken during the day steps, calories burned and quality of sleep, sync via Bluetooth with a smartphone. The manufacturer has declared support not only smartphones running Android, but iPhone. Buy Lenovo Watch 9 in China will be March 23. The timing of release of new products outside the country have not yet been reported.
Well, that’s all, see you next week!