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Redmi 10X to have 30x zoom and OIS; camera sample from Pro version arrives - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
The product director of Redmi demonstrated the Star track mode of the phone.
The Redmi 10X lineup will arrive in China on May 26. We expect to see three different phones, and apparently at least one of them will have 30x zoom. This could mean one of the cameras could be 3x telephoto, unless Redmi has something else up its sleeve. The official Redmi page on Weibo shared the teaser about the 30x zoom and the OIS capabilities of one of the cameras, but it also revealed there will be some AI features for creative inspiration. Aside from the fancy background blur and artificial coloring of some images and night shots, we are wondering what is Redmi going to present. In a separate post on Weibo, the product director Thomas Wang revealed that snapping a long-exposure photo during the night will be a simple procedure with the Redmi 10X Pro (yes, there is a Pro incoming) without extra equipment required thanks to the Star track mode. Redmi 10X Pro camera sample The executive said that Redmi 10X Pro can take a stunning photo with just one click - there is no need for professional SLR camera, manual adjustments of ISO, shutter, aperture, or any kind of post-stacking or coloring. Everything will be done by the chipset to provide users an easier way to express their creativity. Given there are four more days until the event, more teasers are likely to come. Source 1 Source 2 (both in Chinese) | Via
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 alleged CAD renders leak with Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera setup - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
Its dimensions make it about the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note10+.
A new set of renders and a short video clip show what the Samsung Galaxy Note20 will look like. The renders come from Pigtou in collaboration with who claims that these renders are based on drawings obtained by the outlets sources and not conceptual. The report mentions some elements of the render cannot be confirmed at this time. The device (unsurprisingly) looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. It appears to have a similar camera module to the S20 Ultra. As typically is with the Note series, the Galaxy Note20 has a boxier appearance with more squarish corners. The devices dimensions are 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.5mm, which is roughly the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note10+. The dimensions of the camera module are even reported as well: 38.1mm by 21.9mm. Were expecting to see an even larger Samsung Galaxy Note20+ as well, which should be interesting. With the dimensions mentioned above (of the Note20), the report suggests it might be 6.7-inches diagonally, and the renders show the display is totally flat. We enjoy the idea that a Note device will no longer have curved edges. Itll make it easier to use the S-Pen with. The S Pen location has changed from the right to the left, which is likely what Samsung needed to do to get all the physical buttons over to the right side. The SIM tray is at the top of the handset Were glad to see the power button make its return to the right side of the phone, since the Note10 and Note10+ weirdly had it on the left side beneath the volume rocker. With the Note20, were seeing the volume and power keys on the right (and correct) side. The Galaxy Note20 and Note20+ are expected to arrive with the same internals as the Galaxy S20 lineup, running either the Snapdragon 865 or the Exynos 990. The Galaxy Note20 and Note20+ have previously been rumored to come with 4000 mAh and 4500 mAh batteries, respectively. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 is expected sometime in August during Samsung's bi-annual Unpacked event. Only this time, we can expect an online-only launch event. Source
Samsung announces Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
The handset is coming sometime in Q3, but available through select IT channels. It isnt intended for consumers.
Today, Samsung is announcing its Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition. The company calls it a mission-ready solution tailored to the unique needs of operators in the federal government and Department of Defense. The Galaxy S20 TE has highly customized software to work in unison with existing tactical equipment along with DualDAR architecture, offering two layers of encryption. Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition specs:
- Display: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 3200 x 1440 px QHD+; 60Hz or 120Hz
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- Memory: 12GB/128GB; expandable up to 1TB via microSD
- Network: LTE Cat 20 w/ support for sub-6 5G
- Software: Android 10 with One UI 2.0
- Dimensions and weight: 68.6 x 152.4 x 7.6mm; 162g
- Camera: 12MP f/1.8 mina camera; 64MP 3X zoom, f/2.0; 12MP ultra wide f/2.2
- Front camera: 10MP f/2.2
- Video recording: 4K up to 60fps front and rear; 8K @ 24fps
- Battery: 4,000 mAh; "super-fast" charging and wireless fast charging
Kuo: Apple may not bundle earbuds with iPhone 12 - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
Apple could be aiming to bolster AirPods sales this holiday season.
According to the latest report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could be looking to altogether remove the wired EarPods from the upcoming iPhone 12 retail package. This move would no doubt be an inconvenience for many buyers, as many people default to their in-box earbuds for music and hands-free talking. However such a move will also undoubtedly lead to a boost of the AirPods' sales, which ties-in nicely with Kuo's earlier report that Apple won't unveil new AirPods nor AirPods Pro this year. Apple bundles EarPods (costing $29 on their own) with its iPhones and up until the iPhone XS/XR in 2018 also bundled a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter (worth $10). Since the iPhone 11 series the Lightning to 3.5mm dongle is no longer bundled in the iPhone retail package. Some sources have suggested that Apple may offer some sort of iPhone and AirPod bundle in the future. Removing the wired EarPods from the retail box wouldn't hurt such an offer. Via
OnePlus 8 Pro color filter sensor will be disabled in upcoming software update - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
The company issued an official apology on Weibo after the "X-Ray" controversy from last week.
Last week we came across a rather strange development with the OnePlus 8 Pros 5MP color filter camera. It turned out it's capable of seeing through some solid objects and some clothing. Naturally, this quickly raised some questions which have now been answered by OnePlus as it will reportedly disable the controversial color filter feature in an upcoming update. OnePlus official statement from Weibo (machine translated) The lengthy statement comes from the brands official Weibo profile but does not specify when this update is coming exactly. To recap, the 5MP Color Filter module was able to see through materials as it lacks an IR filter making it highly sensitive to that type of light. Still this only worked on certain materials in certain light conditions and users had to be at a specific distance from the subject. OnePlus' Color Filter mode OnePlus is also confident that it will be able to bring back the color filter camera functionality in the future once the underlying issue is resolved. Source (in Chinese) | Via
Ross Young: Galaxy Note20 duo will have a larger ultrasonic fingerprint readers from Qualcomm - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
They cover a 17 times larger area than a typical reader and can scan two fingers simultaneously for extra security.
Ross Young is back with more on Samsungs upcoming Galaxy Note20 phones. He already covered some screen details (including the 120Hz refresh rate), now he says that the two Notes may be the first phones to adopt Qualcomms new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint reading technology. It creates a sensing area 17x larger than before, covering 20mm x 30mm (a typical reader is only 4mm x 9mm). Max can even scan two fingerprints simultaneously, which increases the level of security offered by the system. Young and his team believe that Samsung will stick with the center punch hole design for the selfie camera. He explains that the LTPO tech that will be used is good because it saves 5-15% power, but since it requires an extra transistor for each pixel, its tricky to create high DPI displays (indeed, the first LTPO panels had relatively low resolution and were used on smartwatches). The Galaxy Note20 will come with 16GB of RAM as standard, according to the analyst, up from 12GB on the previous generation. The battery capacity will be between 4,000mAh and 5,000mAh (so slightly higher than the Note10 generation). In the previous interview, Young focused on Galaxy Fold 2 rumors. In this video he does touch on that again, saying that other companies will adopt Samsungs approach of having a lower-priced clamshell foldable (like the Z Flip) and a premium tablet-sized model (like the Fold). Huawei is expected to create one of each, but is currently stuck trying to figure out an Ultra Thing Glass solution for the larger device. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note20 and Fold 2 in early August and put them on sale later that same month, thats the prediction anyway.