Presenting your attention the 164 th edition of our weekly project “Android news”! Today we talk about the OnePlus 6T, ZTE, and more. Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.
OnePlus has confirmed that it will release the successor to the OnePlus 6 this year
OnePlus will continue to adhere to the adopted schedule of release of the smartphones and will present OnePlus 6T after a few months. The representatives of the company wrote on the official support forum, answering the question of the consumer about the plans for further development.
“At the moment we have no plans to change the strategy of producing brand smartphones],” said a company representative. This could mean that OnePlus is already working on the creation of a successor OnePlus 6, which will be even more productive and attractive to the consumer.
If OnePlus does not compromise its own release schedule of smartphones, with high probability the release of the OnePlus 6T will be held in the second half of 2018. The new model will allow the manufacturer to compete with the solutions of other vendors, traditionally coming in the fall. These typically include Apple, Google, and LG.
Despite the fact that before the release of OnePlus 6T is enough time, we can assume that the filling will remain virtually unchanged. The hardware basis smartphone will be the same Snapdragon processor 845 and 8 GB of RAM. As the main innovations expected fingerprint scanner built into the display.
Popular smartphone manufacturer will return to the market
Chinese smartphone maker ZTE some time ago forced to suspend all business operations, may soon return to the market, found out by Bloomberg. According to the newspaper, the return of the company into operation has contributed to the leadership of the PRC agreed with the United States about the easing of sanctions.
Talks about the future ZTE was conducted at the highest level. One of the panelists was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. He accepted the arguments of the Chinese side, agreeing that the United States should not withdraw from ZTE business, but required significant concessions from the company.
In particular, in order to return the right to trade products in the U.S. and cooperate with American suppliers, ZTE will have to change the composition of the Board of the company and to pay the U.S. government a multimillion-dollar fine. The specific conditions of the return of Chinese vendor on the market is still being debated.
ZTE is the fourth largest supplier of mobile devices in the United States. A ban on the sale of branded products and purchase components from American manufacturers could seriously undermine the position of the company in the long term, negatively affect the economic state of China.
The world’s first truly frameless smartphone will introduce on June 12
The first commercial smartphone with display and all front panel will not Lenovo Z5, as previously assumed, and Vivo Apex. This writes phoneArena with reference to the official representatives of the brand. According to them, innovative conception presented earlier this year, is fully completed and ready to conquer the market.
The display of the Vivo concept Apex, which Vivo brought to the exhibition MWC, held 98% of the area of the front panel. At least this pushed the representatives of the company. Reason not to trust them practically was not, because of the display size, engineers had to abandon the physical dynamics and to integrate the front camera in the upper end in the manner of a periscope.
It is expected that the sample will not differ much from the engineering version. The smartphone will get a 6-inch display with a built-in fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB of RAM. Surprisingly, the manufacturer has not followed the General fashion and left on the body of the device 3.5 mm plug.
Presentation of the new product, according to some reports, will take place on 12 June. The release of the smartphone is planned to coincide with the opening of the world championship on football which will pass in 13 cities of Russia in the period from 14 June to 15 July inclusive. Given that Vivo is an official sponsor of the world Cup, we can expect that in the domestic retail, the smartphone will be first.
MediaTek introduced the Helio P22
Employees MediaTek has announced a new generation of chips. Helio P22 is designed for devices average price category and was created at 12-nanometer process technology. This makes it the first representative of the segment with this feature.
The chip consists of eight cores Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 2 GHz. P22 supports dual main camera at 13 and 8 megapixels and provides video recording at 30 frames per second. Employees promise a quality background blur photos. It is reported by GSMarena.
The maximum supported display resolution — 1600 x 720 pixels, aspect ratio will not exceed 20:9. There is also support for two SIM cards with LTE connection on each of them. Other parameters are 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and GLONASS.
The company talked about the possibilities of artificial intelligence including guarantees high speed camera, the presence of “smart albums” and controls the depth of field in cameras.
Helio P22 is already produced. Roughly the chip will appear in devices by the end of June.