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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro's battery runtimes fail to impress when compared to the iPhone 11 Pro - Notebookcheck.net
A battery life test by Arun Maini of the YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss found that the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max had significant leads in battery runtimes compared to the newer iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have a 2,815 mAh battery, which …
Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 series recently with added functionality and a new A14 Bionic SoC. However, details of the battery capacities of these phones were not obvious from the official spec sheets apart from the usual video and audio playback runtimes. Arun Maini of the YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss compared the battery life of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro with older models such as the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, and the 2020 iPhone SE. In his tests, which had all the test iPhones running at the same brightness, battery health, and other settings without the SIM card installed, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro fell behind the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro in terms of offering long runtimes. In Arun's testing, the iPhone 11 Pro still had about 18% battery remaining at the end of 6 hours and 35 minutes whereas the iPhone 12 Pro had already run out of juice by then. The phone that trailed behind all others was the iPhone SE 2020. His battery results ranked the iPhone models as follows:
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: 8 hours 29 minutes
- iPhone 11 Pro: 7 hours 36 minutes
- iPhone 12: 6 hours 41 minutes
- iPhone 12 Pro: 6 hours 35 minutes
- iPhone 11: 5 hours 8 minutes
- iPhone XR: 4 hours 31 minutes
- iPhone SE (2020): 3 hours 59 minutes
The iPhone 12 series' battery sizes are listed in full - Notebookcheck.net
Unlike most Android OEMs, Apple does not include battery capacities in its spec lists for iPhones. However, it may be a particularly pressing issue this year, as the new 12 series has gone 5G, something that may eat screen-on time. A Dutch carrier has listed …
Apple never releases the actual capacities of its flagship iPhone mobile devices on its own site, preferring to make claims for their longevity instead. However, a Dutch carrier claims to have found out more concrete specs for every variant of the new 12 series. According to it, none of them exceeds its predecessor in this respect. Vodafone NL now lists the iPhone 12 series ahead of its pre-order event. It has also taken it upon itself to outline each new model in detail - battery stats included. According to this page, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will have the same 2,775mAh battery, while the largest Pro Max variant will have one rated for 3,687mAh. The iPhone 12 Mini, a novel base model, will have a paltry 2,227mAh battery. The Dutch network does not specify where these specs have come from, however: it is possible they are derived from some pre-launch leaks. Then again, should they prove accurate, they indicate that none of these new iPhones exceeds its 2019 counterpart in this respect. The battery sizes as set out may also be disappointing for some consumers, especially as it may now be more clear than ever why 120Hz displays have been left out of this 2020 line. Furthermore, 5G phones to date tend towards largerbatteries, possibly so as to address the demands of the new radio standard. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how eventual real-life iPhone 12s hold up in review and in real-world use.
MIUI 12 is coming to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T this month as reports of a wider rollout for the Redmi Note 7 Pro mount - Notebookcheck.net
MIUI 12 will be arriving on the Redmi Note 8T later this month, according to an official Xiaomi timeline. The commencement of the update may coincide with the release of MIUI 12 to the likes of the Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 8 and the global version of the Redm…
The Redmi Note 8T will start receiving MIUI 12 this month, according to Xiaomi Russia. The news comes from the company's Russian-language MIUI 12 update tracker page, which also revealed the expected release dates of Xiaomi's OS update for the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8. The Redmi Note 8T is yet to receive even Android 10, having been released on Android 9.0 Pie, so MIUI 12 could be a big update for the device. Currently, all is known is to expect the update in October, but Xiaomi has apparently scheduled a new raft of MIUI 12 upgrades from October 20. These devices include the global versions of the Redmi 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro, which are not to be confused with their Indian namesakes that have already received MIUI 12. While the Redmi Note 8T may have to wait until the end of the month before it receives MIUI 12, there are multiple reports of more Redmi Note 7 Pro handsets being upgraded to Xiaomi's latest OS. The inaugural MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 7 Pro had been kept on a tight leash, but it seems that the update is now hitting more devices - not just those that have participated in Xiaomi's beta program. The update is still called V188.8.131.52.QFHINXM and should be arriving as a 722 MB over-the-air (OTA) upgrade in the next few days if it has not already.
Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro rumored to be coming with 108 MP main camera - Notebookcheck.net
More rumored details about the expected Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro have surfaced online. According to a well-known tech tipster, the upcoming Redmi Note 10 series smartphones will boast of having a 108 MP main sensor in the camera setup. It’s possibl…
The Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro may be released later this month, and there are still plenty of conflicting rumors about the devices. One of the latest rumors to appear is that at least one of the Redmi Note 10 series, the one that bears the model number M2007J17C, will pack a 108 MP sensor in its main camera setup. The Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro are believed to be based on the recently released Xiaomi Mi 10T series, which makes sense when you look at the model numbers. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite has the model number M2007J17G, with the G standing for Global. If the C in the model number above stands for China, then shoppers in that country will be getting a rebranded and reworked variant of the Mi 10T Lite. A 108 MP sensor is a serious step up for Redmi, and it will bring the Redmi Note 10 series alongside luminaries such as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and the Mi 10T Pro. With Redmi smartphones generally being much more affordable than their Xiaomi counterparts, it looks like fans of the brand could be in for a special treat with the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro.
Intel announces IoT-specific variants of Tiger Lake Core i3, i5 and i7 processors - Notebookcheck.net
Intel's Industrial Summit 2020 revealed that the OEM now believes that data and its processing will migrate to the edge in the future. To that end, it has announced 11th-gen Core processor versions aimed at Internet of Things (IoT) applications. They are extr…
Intel has introduced new processors dedicated to IoT applications at its latest Industrial Summit (September 2020). The chipsets are 11th-gen and have Xe graphics with a maximum of 4 cores/8 threads each and TDPs of up to 28W. Nevertheless, they are still capable of supporting up to 4 4K/60fps HDR (or dual 8K/60fps SDR) monitors. Therefore, they may be more able to drive modern, demanding display rigs or machine vision, both of which may be informed by AI. To this end, the Tiger Lake derivatives are also enhanced with features such as Intel Deep Learning Boost and Time Coordinated Computing. They are geared toward reduced latency and improved cycles, which may benefit robotics or next-gen edge. The new Intel Core for IoT processors are, accordingly, essentially E-variants of previously-announced 11th-gen chipsets. They are the i7-1185G7E, i5-1145G7E and i3-1115G4E. There are also industry-specific SKUs: the i7-1185GRE, i5-1145GRE and i3-1115GRE. They clock up to 4.4GHz, have integrated GPUS with up to 96 execute units (EUs) and up to 12MB caches (in the i7s).
The HP Omen 30L gaming desktop now comes with Nvidia's RTX 3000 series graphics cards - Notebookcheck.net
HP's Omen 30L gaming desktop is now available with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070. Everything else, including the CPU options, memory/storage configurations, and features, remain the same. The desktop will be available for purchase starti…
Following Dell's footsteps, HP has refreshed its Omen line of gaming desktops with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards. However, only the HP Omen 30L is configurable with Nvidia's newest hardware. HP will likely refresh the lower-end Omen 25L at a later point. The desktops will be up for grabs later this year. While HP hasn't mentioned how much the new HP Omen 30L will cost, it is reasonable to assume that the base variant will go for at least US$1,500. The new HP Omen 30L gaming desktop can be customized with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 graphics cards. Additional options like the rumored GeForce RTX 3060 Ti should be available too, once they're official. Everything else about the desktops is pretty much the same. You still get a liquid-cooled CPU, a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 5.0 card, and an HP-branded case. It should make for an impressive gaming experience when paired with HP's latest x24i and x24h monitors. CPU options range on the refreshed HP Omen 30L gaming desktops between the Intel Core i9-10900K and Core i5-10600K. Team Red enthusiasts can choose an AMD Ryzen 9 3900, Ryzen 7 3700x, or a Ryzen 5 3600. However, it shouldn't be long before HP offers more CPU options, as AMD's Ryzen 4000 series is due for launch soon. Memory and storage options max out at 2TB of solid-state storage and 64GB of DDR4 RAM.
Alleged AMD Radeon RX 6000 "Big Navi" GPU benchmarks leak, trade blows with stock Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti - Notebookcheck.net
A recent leak of benchmark scores from an unnamed AMD Radeon GPU in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation may point to how well AMD's upcoming RDNA 2 "Big Navi" graphics cards will perform. While this leak should be taken with a grain of salt, the AMD GPU is a…
AMD is set to release its next generation of GPUs at the end of October, but we may already have the first glimpse of how the RDNA 2 graphics cards will perform. Noted leaker rogame and a hardware tipster known as APISAK both posted results from the Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation benchmark. These results showcase various flavors of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, but tucked away in the list is an unnamed AMD Radeon GPU that trades blows with the stock RTX 2080 Ti. The AMD Radeon GPU scored 63.9 FPS in the games benchmark at 4K with Crazy (highest) settings. This puts it about 35% ahead of a stock Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 and roughly on par with a stock Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Overclocked 2080 Ti cards still have a sizeable lead (~15-20%) over the AMD GPU. It is unknown whether or not the AMD card was overclocked in this benchmark. The unnamed GPU scored about 20-25% higher than AMDs current flagship GPU, the Radeon RX 5700 XT. If this is indeed Big Navi, this performance is a double-edged sword for AMD. On one hand, AMDs Radeon cards are typically priced lower than Nvidias; the Radeon RX 5700 XT was priced at US$400 at launch. A GPU with the performance of an RTX 2080 Ti (which started at $1000 upon release) but the price of a Radeon RX 5700 XT would likely sell well, especially with the upper mid-range crowd and value hunters. On the other hand, a recent leak showed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 hitting 98 FPS in the same benchmark (Ashes of the Singularity, 4K, Crazy), which would put it about 55% ahead of the alleged AMD Radeon 6000 GPU. If this is indeed AMDs top-of-the-line GPU, the gap between the two rivals flagship cards will be wider. AMD will need to focus on price-to-performance to win any part of the market. That seems to AMDs forte. Of course, take these numbers with a quarrys worth of salt. These are leaks, and they are unverified. At this time, we dont even know where this alleged Radeon GPU sits in AMDs stack. Its equally likely for this GPU to be either AMDs top-tier card or bottom-of-the-barrel entry-level GPU. The point is that we dont know yet. Judgement should be reserved until October 28, when AMD officially releases its RDNA 2 GPUs.
Samsung and LG confirm they will no longer ship display panels to Huawei - Notebookcheck.net
Earlier, the prominent chipset manufacturer TSMC announced that it would comply with US trade regulations preventing it from doing business with the OEM Huawei from mid-September 2020 onward. Similarly, LG and Samsung have stated that they will stop supplying…
Huawei is on the US administration's Entity List, which means companies are largely barred from selling their products or services to the company as normal. This means it can no longer source crucial components for the electronics it sells, the Kirin mobile processors fabricated by the top-end foundry TSMC included. That chip-maker has stated that it will not contravene the revised trade regulations that extends Huawei's blacklisting to non-US companies. Now, Samsung's display division and LG have joined the list. These Korean bodies are deviceOEMs in their own right, and also supply OLED panels to other companies. Huawei has been one of those companies, mainly so as to enhance its recent flagshipphones with this spec. However, neither LG nor Samsung can continue to do so after September 14, 2020. The former has released a reaction statement in which it claims this loss of business will have a "minimal" effect on its operations, even though it is creditedwith a contribution to the screens on many P30 Pro and P40 Pro units. Samsung, on the other hand, has not released further comment on the situation. Huawei may find this situation yet another hurdle to overcome should it still plan to launch new phones; then again, it may not be a blow as potentially crucial as that resulting from its loss of TSMC as a trading partner. It could switch exclusively to panels from BOE (which made the rest of the P40 Pro's displays) or TCL's CSOT, for example.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020): Official renders of cheap 10.4-inch tablet leaked - Notebookcheck.net
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) is almost here, and will be available in at least two colours. The budget tablet is thought to be based on the Snapdragon 662, which will power a 10.4-inch display. The mid-range SoC will be complemented by 3 GB of RAM and up …
After the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus comes the Galaxy Tab A7. MyFixGuide spotted the budget tablet on Geekbench last month, but it is Evan Blass that has offered a first look at the device. Samsung released the Galaxy Tab A (2020) in March with an 8.4-inch display, so the Tab A7 is probably the successor to the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (SM-T590N). The two renders that Blass has published show the Tab A7 in two colours. Both have black display bezels, which are relatively large by modern standards. Samsung has positioned the tablet's front-facing camera on one of its long sides, along with power and volume buttons. There is a single rear-facing camera too. According to a Dutch retailer, the Tab A7 will have a 10.4-inch display. Hence, Samsung will probably officially market the tablet as the Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020). The tablet is expected to have a 2,000 x 1,200-pixel display, along with a Snapdragon 662 SoC and 3 GB of RAM. 32 GB and 64 GB storage options should be available, as will LTE and Wi-Fi only models. The same retailer indicated that Samsung would release the Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) on September 13, too. The tablet is expected to start at 230 and US$250 in the US. Sale off - Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 now on Amazon
New leak suggests a return of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Samsung Galaxy S21 series - Notebookcheck.net
Word on the grapevine claims that Samsung could be set to bring back the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy S21 series, after ditching it for the Note 10, S20, and Note 20 lineups. Apparently, the company may do that to gauge how much it influences sales.
Samsung finally joined the crowd by removing the headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 series last year, and on with succeeding flagships. It appears, however, that the company is mulling a decision to bring back the headphone jack, and as soon as next year. According to tipster @MauriQHD, Samsung is contemplating bringing back the headphone jack on next year's Galaxy S21 series. The source tweet implies that the company is willing to do so for at its 2021 flagships at least, starting with the S21 series, to gauge how much influence it has on sales. While there's no concrete evidence as to how true this isit's mere hearsay at this pointthis would be a sound decision by the company. Samsung received plenty of flak for removing the headphone jack from the Note 10 last year, and bringing it back would ensure plenty of media goodwill. This isn't the first time something like this is happening either; Sony just brought back the jack on the new Xperia 1 II after ignoring it for two years, for instance. Samsung removed the SD Card slot from the Galaxy S6 in 2015 and brought it back the following year, too. Would a 3.5mm headphone jack make you buy the Galaxy S21 if you wouldn't otherwise? Let us know in the comments below.