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With 48 MP, Xiaomi CC9e uses Sony's IMX582 sensor instead of IMX586; know the difference

Announced on Tuesday (02), the new line of Xiaomi smartphones was presented with neat design, triple rear camera and an interesting main photo sensor with incredible resolution of 48 MP, but as the most powerful brothers CC9 and CC9 Meitu Edition adopt the model Sony IMX586, the cheap CC9e is with the IMX582. But what's the difference, anyway?

Both IMX586 and IMX582 sensors offer extremely similar specifications: the resolution is 48MP in both, the size is 1/2 ", offer the pixels of the same size 0.8μm and the possibility to join four pixels in only one to offer the size of 1.6 μm and improve the experience in low light.

The only difference, however, remains for video recording: while the IMX586 is more powerful and can rely on 4K to 60fps video recording, the IMX582 also offers the same 4K resolution but with frames limited to 30fps.

As the processor limitation that equips the Xiaomi CC9e, Snapdragon 665, is also 4K to 30fps, then the union of the chipset with the sensor set for such a definition provides better and more stable final quality.

In addition to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 665 chipset with an eight-core processor up to 2.0 GHz, the Xiaomi CC9e features the previously mentioned triple camera with 48MP Sony IMX582 main sensor, 8MP secondary sensor with ultra-wide lens and more a 2 MP sensor for depth of field data.

The intermediate also offers 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM alongside 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage depending on which version you choose. The battery is 4,030 mAh with fast charge and the AMOLED screen of 6 inches has HD + resolution, drop notch and ratio 19.5: 9.

The Xiaomi CC9e will be sold in variants of 4 GB + 64 GB for 1,299 yuan (about $ 719), 6 GB + 64 GB for 1,399 yuan (~ $ 775) and the most powerful version of 6 GB + 128 GB for 1,599 yuan (~ R $ 889).

Sony packs noise cancellation into the new WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds

Today, Sony announced a new set of truly wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3. The highlight of the new buds is the noise cancellation technology that's been found on many over-ear or on-ear headphones.

For the new truly wireless buds, Sony built in a new noise-canceling chip called QN1e, which should not only be good at blocking out external noise, it should also do so while saving power - an important factor for small wireless earbuds. The buds use Dual Noise Sensor technology, so there are two microphones capturing sound so that the chip can cancel it out.

Aside from that, Sony is also promising great audio quality with a 24-bit audio signal processor and digital-to-analog converter (DAC). They also use Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) to upscale compressed digital audio files, such as MP3, so you should get quality closer to that of high-resolution audio.

As you'd expect, the buds use Bluetooth 5.0 to communicate with your devices, and Sony says there's a new chip inside, so both of the buds sync with your phone, rather than having one of them sync and relay the data to the other one. Sony also says the antenna design was improved so there are no interruptions while listening. The WF-1000XM3 still support customizable touch controls, including the ability to temporarily disable noise cancelation by holding down on the left-side bud.

Finally, as far as battery life goes, the buds alone should last six hours on a charge, with the case being able to hold up to three additional charges. If you disable noise canceling, you should get eight hours per charge. Charging is also relatively quick, with 10 minutes of charging time adding 90 minutes of listening time.

The WF-1000XM3 will be available in mid-August and cost around €250/£220/$230. You can already pre-order them on Amazon in Europe. In America, Sony's website should give you a list of retailers to buy them based on your location.


Microsoft patents live picture overlays for mixed reality systems

Microsoft has patented some interesting ideas in the past, some of which might surface in the future. These include an artificial speech-generating system, personalized travel diary automation, a multi-functional Surface pen - perhaps one that turns into an earpiece -, and more.

Now, a patent recently granted to Microsoft has emerged, featuring live picture overlays for mixed reality systems. In essence, the system in question would recognize the people present in pictures being viewed by a user and automatically display information associated with these people in real time.

To summarize the procedure through which this would work, initially, a monitoring process would continuously attempt to detect pictures of faces in a mixed reality environment. Once a face is detected, its edges or borders will be identified, with a canvas object then being generated, coinciding directly with the face. Facial recognition could then be used to discover its identity. Finally, information associated with the recognized person will then be applied to the canvas, appearing as an overlay or replacement for the actual picture being viewed in mixed reality.

Notably, although augmented and virtual reality systems do allow for annotation of information with objects, the scope of this technology does not yet extend to pictures of real people. Furthermore, the already present information augmentation techniques do not take into account the user's personal connection with any recognized subject in the photo. Through this patent, implementation of both these ideas has been taken into consideration.

Sources from which the information could be attained may include social media applications, instant messaging services, and more. Similarly, facial recognition searches may either be limited to comparisons with contacts present in the user's local database or be extended to utilize search engines and social networks.

Microsoft unveiled the second generation of its mixed reality headset, the HoloLens 2, in February. Perhaps a future iteration of HoloLens might feature the above-described system. However, as always is the case with patents, there is no guarantee as to that. You can listen to our views regarding the HoloLens 2 Development Edition here.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will reportedly include an ECG feature

The Apple Watch series 4 was a ground-breaking device in a couple of ways. In addition to the design and software improvements, it was the first smartwatch to come with an electrical heart rate sensor that could perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) on its own. Given the health-related benefits of this capability, it's no surprise that Samsung is reportedly working to include it in its own upcoming smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active 2.

The information comes from SamMobile, which also recently reported that the device is in development. According to the report, ECG isn't the only feature Samsung is taking from the latest Apple Watch. The watch will also be able to detect signs of atrial fibrillation by checking the user's heart rate periodically in the background and let them know if there's any health risk.

Additionally, fall detection, another feature that was included in the Apple Watch series 4, will also be included in the Galaxy Watch Active 2. This means the watch can detect when the user has fallen, and ask them to either call emergency services or dismiss the notification. Just like the product from Cupertino, emergency services will be called automatically if the user doesn't respond to the notification.

There's no information regarding whether or not these features will also be on the successor to the original Galaxy Watch, which was released last year.

The Galaxy Watch Active was released just a few months ago, so it is interesting that these details are already being discovered about its successor. According to previous reports, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will feature a very similar design to the original but will come in two sizes - 40mm and 44mm - and have a new version of the One UI interface.


Apple plans new iPhone exclusive for China without Face ID and with biometrics on the screen

Amid the rumors and leaks of the new iPhone XI , XI Max and XIR , something unexpected came up earlier this week. According to information from Chinese website Mashdigi , Apple may be considering manufacturing a completely new iPhone for the Chinese market, aiming to compete more heavily with already established markets such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.

After growing in the last quarter of 2018 with a 12% share in China, Apple saw a 3% decline in the first quarter of 2019 and accounted for 9% of smartphone sales in the country. To turn the game into one of the most important markets in the world, the company may already be preparing.

Concept of an iPhone with Touch ID on display (image: playback)

Although the information is not completely guaranteed, it is said that Apple is still studying to bring a special iPhone model to China. The device would not have facial recognition authentication, Face ID, but would bring back the Touch ID, fingerprint authentication, only this time under the display.

The alternative is extremely popular in China and even the cheapest smartphones intermediate begin to adopt the novelty without raising the cost of the device there.

It is important to remember that Apple has already made specific changes to the Chinese market: worldwide the new iPhone XS and XR have dual-SIM drawer, but a slot is already occupied by an eSIM. For China, Apple removed the eSIM and allowed both slots to be used freely by users.

There are no other details and information about product design, price, ad estimate or even launch. Was Apple planning to announce it this year during its big September event in 2020 or some at a different time in China itself?

More news should come in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to Health and Android because we will be following closely any new information!


Honor 9X to debut on July 23 with the 7nm-based Kirin 810 SoC

Huawei's sub-brand, Honor, has teased the upcoming debut of its next mid-range phone on July 23 in China. The Honor 9X will be the successor to the legacy Honor 8X and it will be powered by a Kirin 810 SoC.

Honor CEO George Zhao posted on Weibo the teaser photo for the upcoming phone. It is worth noting that the Honor 9X will be the firm's first mid-range handset to be powered by a 7nm-based chipset, as per Android Central. Huawei unveiled the Kirin 810 mobile platform late last month with an octa-core CPU comprising two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz.

Key specs and features of the Honor 9X remain a mystery for now. Nonetheless, Honor's confirmation of its unveiling later this month is a piece of welcome news for fans of the Chinese tech firm amid the recent challenges faced by Huawei. Fortunately for Huawei, though, the Trump administration said late last week during the G20 summit held in Japan that it would allow the company to purchase products from U.S. companies again.


Samsung has reportedly fixed the protective film on the Galaxy Fold

Since Samsung introduced its foldable Galaxy Fold phone back in February, it still hasn't been released. Reviewers started receiving units in April, and those units started breaking. Moreover, pre-orders have been canceled, and there's no new release date in sight.

The main issue was that there was a protective film on the display that people were removing. According to a new report from Bloomberg, that issue has been fixed. The film will now "wrap around the entire screen and flow into the outer bezels", so customers won't be able to remove it.

The hinge has also changed. It's pushed upward now, so it's flush with the screen; that's meant to stretch the film, making it feel more like it's built into it. Apparently, the new hinge will help to reduce the crease in the display.

Unfortunately, there's still no new release date for the ill-fated $1,980 foldable smartphone. According to the report, it won't even make an appearance at Samsung's August 7 Galaxy Unpacked event. The new components will be shipping soon to Samsung's manufacturing facilities, so it's possible that we may see an actual release later on this year.


LG unveils the G8S ThinQ, to be available across global markets later this month

The LG G8 ThinQ, which debuted at this year's Mobile World Congress, is getting a more affordable version. LG Electronics announced today the G8S ThinQ, its newest premium smartphone that packs mostly the same hardware and features as the flagship model.

Among the familiar specs is the Z Camera which uses LG's Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor technology for a biometric recognition option called Hand ID. It basically uses infrared in order to scan the circulatory pattern in either your left or right hand as you hover it over the phone's display. The device's face unlock feature also uses the same system. In addition, you can make several gestures to send commands to the G8S ThinQ, no hand contact necessary, thanks to the Air Motion feature which still uses the Z Camera.

Apart from its biometric application, the Z Camera also largely contributes to the bokeh effect of the handset's front camera in portrait mode. Speaking of the camera, the G8S ThinQ bumps up the number of lenses on the back from two on its original version to three. That means the new device has a 13MP Super Wide shooter, 12MP standard camera, and 12MP telephoto camera. The selfie camera is still an 8MP sensor. What's interesting about the ultra-wide angle lens is its 137˚field of view, the industry's widest according to LG.

Even though it's being marketed as the cheaper version of the G8 ThinQ, the new device is still powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Also, it's slightly bigger than its more expensive sibling, sporting a 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision OLED display. Quite interestingly, it still adopts a large display notch at a time when many phone manufacturers are switching to alternative solutions like the water-drop notch such as the one on the Huawei P30 series, pop-up camera pioneered by Vivo, or flip camera introduced by ASUS in May.

Nevertheless, another welcome feature of the phone is its 3.5mm headphone jack. It runs Android 9.0 Pie and packs a 3,550mAh battery, a slight upgrade from the original version which has a 3,500mAh battery.

The G8S ThinQ will be available in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and other markets this month for €769 (~$870), as per NDTV. It will come in Mirror Black, Mirror Teal, and Mirror White color variants.


Samsung sends out invites for Galaxy Note10 event on August 7

Today, Samsung announced that the next Galaxy Unpacked event will be held on August 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Invitations were sent out to the press without any additional details. The press release, however, promised that the firm will "unveil new devices designed to take the Galaxy ecosystem’s connectivity to the next level."

While Samsung didn't explicitly say so, the headlining device announcement will be the Galaxy Note10. The Note always gets announced at the Unpacked event that happens later in the year, and the image with the S Pen kind of gives it away. There will likely be some other devices announced.

Perhaps we'll finally get a release date for the Galaxy Home, which was last said to be coming in April but still hasn't shown up. It's also possible that the company might provide an update on the ill-fated Galaxy Fold. And of course, other devices like wearables might show up.

The Galaxy Note10 will likely use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset, at least for the ones that get released in the U.S. The rumors for the Note10 have been pretty diverse, and it's possible that Samsung could even remove all physical buttons. It might come in two sizes for the first time, and there could be a 5G variant like with the Galaxy S10.


Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 8 will no longer get app updates as of today - upgrade now

If you've got a Windows phone that's running Windows Phone 8 or 8.1, there's some bad news. As of today, Microsoft won't be distributing app updates through the Microsoft Store on those platforms, as was announced last August. On those versions of the OS, the Store is pretty much dead. Not distributing app updates should also mean that you can't download apps at all.

There's good news and there's bad news here. The good news is that if you're on Windows 10 Mobile, you'll still get app updates that are supported for your build. Every Windows Phone 8.1 device that was eligible for an upgrade is now officially unsupported, with the Lumia 640 and 640 XL getting Windows 10 version 1703 and everything else getting 1607, so the apps will need to support Windows 10 builds 15063 and 14393, respectively, to get the update.

The bad news is that to get to Windows 10 Mobile, you actually need to install an app from the Microsoft Store. At the time of publishing this article, that's still possible. You'll need to get the Upgrade Advisor app, which will let you activate your phone for Windows 10 Mobile.

Also ending today is the distribution of app updates on Windows 8; however, Windows 8.1 apps will still get updates through July 2023. Once again though, you'll need to use the Microsoft Store to jump from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

If you want to continue to receive any kind of app support through the Microsoft Store, you'll need to upgrade your devices now if you're on Windows Phone 8.x or Windows 8. The reason it has to be now is because the only upgrade paths are through the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft plans Surface with ARM-based Snapdragon platform

And it looks like Microsoft's Surface line fans will be presented with good processing power in the next issue of the product as rumors are pointing to a possible use of the ARM-based Snapdragon platform in that product.

The information was shared by Zac Bowden, WC, on his Twitter, leaking even the possible name of the product, which may be "Excalibur." This may be the foldable device that has been the subject of several speculations in recent months , which will still feature Always-Connected feature.

Still in the post, Zac makes it clear that this will be the first device to come with Qualcomm's 8cx series platform, which is called SCX8180. This chipset features Cortex-A76 from ARM, eight cores and a clock rate of 3 GHz to give a good speed to the equipment.

By the way, that processing unit that can be chosen to equip the Surface Excalibur performs similarly to the Intel Core i5 processor, so buyers will have no problems with the delivered speed.

There is not much information yet about price and availability in the market, but it is believed that it should hit the market by 2020.


Xiaomi CC9 has box images revealed confirming 48 MP and 32 MP cameras

After introducing new teasers showing the potential of the cameras of the company's new smartphone, now a Xiaomi executive returns to publish more official information about the company's next line of handsets.

Lao Cici Wei, Product Manager of the new CC line of Xiaomi, revealed in a publication in the Chinese social network Weibo two new images that show in detail the box of the common model of the company: the Xiaomi CC9 , confirming the nomenclature of the line and not displaying plus the Meitu brand that had been appearing on other teasers.

In the first image we can see the front and side cover of the CC9 box displaying two large C-letters with vibrant gradient colors that had already been highlighted in the very invitation that confirmed the release date for July 2.

Already in the second image the back cover displays some details in Chinese, but you can read words like "carry", "cool" and "chic" (carry / carry - intended to be portable, probably - cool and of confirming the resolution of 48 MP for the rear camera and 32 MP for the front camera.

The new Xiaomi CC line models will be announced on July 2 in just 7 days and are expected to adopt the Snapdragon 7xx mid-range chipset, as well as offering three rear cameras and a high-quality front camera to honor Meitu's legacy , who always focused a lot on selfies before being acquired by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi CC9: possible specifications

6.39-inch AMOLED screen with FHD resolution

Snapdragon 730 Processor

6 GB or 8 GB of RAM

256 GB internal storage

Three rear cameras:
48 MP main sensor (Sony IMX586)
16 MP secondary sensor
Tertiary 12 MP sensor

32MP front camera

4,000 mAh battery

Android 9.0 Foot

Xiaomi CC9e

5.7-inch AMOLED screen, FHD +

Snapdragon 710 Processor

6 GB or 8 GB of RAM

64 GB or 128 GB of storage

Triple Rear Camera:
48 MP main sensor (Sony IMX582)
8MP secondary sensor
5 MP tertiary sensor

32MP front camera

3500 mAh battery with 18W quick charging

Android 9.0 Foot

Success! Galaxy S10 5G reaches 1 million units sold only in South Korea

Launched on March 5 in South Korea, Samsung's birthplace, the Galaxy S10 5G is definitely a milestone in the history of today's largest smartphone maker by offering the best components that Samsung can deliver to consumers and have support for the next generation of mobile networks.

Although the company and some users have had some drawbacks during the first week of release (such as the model that exploded and some other complaints ), it seems that this was not enough to prevent the growth and popularity of the S10 5G in South Korea, seen which now the device has just attained an impressive brand.

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S10 5G has already surpassed the 1 million mark sold in 80 days of availability in the country. That would be equivalent to the company selling approximately 15 thousand units per day since its launch in the South Korean market!

Sold for the initial price of 1.3 million won, about $ 4,600 , the smartphone is more expensive in the local market when compared to other models of the Galaxy S10 line, but stands out by offering faster charging, more battery life, it greater and, of course, the capacity of existing 5G networks in South Korea.

And beyond its native country, Samsung also already offers the Galaxy S10 5G to markets like the United Kingdom through the EE and Vodafone operators, in addition to the United States with partners of the operators Sprint and Verizon.
                                Samsung Galaxy S10 5G77.1 x 162.6 x 7.9 mm 6.7 inches - 3040x1440 px
6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with notch in pill form

Infinity-O panel with 19: 9 aspect ratio and Quad HD +

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset

8 GB or 10 GB of RAM

256 GB or 512 GB internal storage (without microSD)

Main camera with four sensors

12 MP main sensor with f / 1.5 or f / 2.4 variable aperture, 77 degree lens, Dual Pixel AF and OIS

16 MP sub sensor with f / 2.2, 123 degree ultra-wide lens

12 MP tertiary sensor with f / 2.4, 45 degree telephoto / zoom lens with Dual Pixel AF and OIS

ToF 3D quaternary sensor for depth of field detection

Two front cameras
10 MP main sensor with f / 1.9 aperture and Dual Pixel AF
ToF 3D secondary sensor for depth of field detection

Ultrasonic fingerprint reader under the screen
Compatible with mmWave and sub-6 GHz

Support for Wi-Fi 6 standard and 5G networks
IP68 Certification

2500 mAh battery with Super Fast Charging 25W

Android 9 Pie under exclusive interface of the Samsung Galaxy family (One UI) as operating system 

Passing the front? CEO of RealMe posts first 64MP photo taken with smartphones

The year 2019 has been marked in the world of smartphones among other aspects by the increasing offer of devices with cameras with 48MP, aiming to meet the increasingly demanding smartphone audience however, in recent weeks we began to see that this limit tends to be fast exceeded.

Practical examples of this are the Samsung presentation of the ISOCELL GW1 sensor , capable of making captures in up to 64MP as well as rumors that this could soon be seen in a handset of the brand itself and evidence within MIUI that Xiaomi also intends to bet in the new resolution.

However, it seems that a third hitherto silent mark on the novelty has decided to put itself as a possible candidate to present a new device with this sensor, bringing up the maximum ceiling, Realme.

This evidence is made clear by the publication of Madhav Sheth , CEO of the brand in India, through her Twitter account today.

In the publication (which can be checked above), it is evidenced that the device is classified by the brand as "Flagship Killer" and will bring as main sensor the Samsung ISOCELL GW1 shipped, with the promise of good images even in low lumensity.

Still in the image, it is possible to observe that the watermark alludes to the availability of a device with 4 sensors with artificial intelligence, being this the first one of the brand to bet on more sensors, skipping the inclusion of three cameras at least initially.

Another point cited by Madhav in his account is that this device will be seen first in the Indian market, showing the focus of gaining breath in the fierce competition with Samsung and Xiaomi in the market in question.

So, what do you think of the idea of ​​having a device with 64MP still coming on the market in 2019? Tell us in the comments!


Xiaomi CEO confirms that no Mi Max 4 or Mi Note 4 will be released this year

Xiaomi has a wide range of smartphones, and this year in particular has promoted some radical changes in its line. In addition to having officialized the Pocophone line under its sub-brand Poco, it decided to create another subsidiary to take care of its series of entry models , the Redmi, which went on to offer even premium devices like the Redmi K20 Pro.

The CEO of China recently revealed that the company's smartphone series will now be split between Xiaomi and Redmi, essentially leaving the future of Pocophone uncertain. In addition, it has hinted that while the Xiaomi brand will take care of devices with new technologies, aiming to offer products to new markets around the world, Redmi will have the cost-effective devices.

He then went on to identify which devices were planned for the future of both, and in the case of the main brand, we find Mi 9 , Mi 9 SE , Mi Mix and the new Xiaomi CC family. However, he has not made clear whether there are plans to officialize any new model of the Max and Note series, stating that they should not win successors, without stating categorically that it disrupted the development of those lines.

Just for remembrance, Mi Max 3 was released last year, so it's hard to guarantee that a new generation will not show up next year, for example. On the other hand, Mi Note 3 was unveiled in 2017, and since then has had no new model being shown. Anyway, we can only wait to see the future of both.


LG W: new smartphone family has confirmed launch in India

Since the beginning of the month of this month, we have seen rumors regarding a new line of smartphones called LG W , which include leaks related to the device's visual that will feature screen with notch and P2 to renderings on Amazon India revealing a set with three cameras, modern colors and customizable notch.

However, it seems that the wait to know more about the new device is about to end, and the brand has told the Indian press that next Wednesday, 26/06, an event will be held in New Delhi to introduce the family of smartphones.

A presence that is taken for granted for this release is that of the LG W10 , which was seen recently in photos that showed more details of the device, being very close to the renderings seen on Amazon.

For now, little is known about the hardware of the new device, and has only been revealed through images that will have a 2.0GHz octa-core with 12nm lithography, which would put the MediaTek Helio P22 and P60, as well as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439.

In addition, it is certain that the new device will feature a battery of 4,000 mAh, Boombox technology (seen in more expensive handsets) and Android 9.0 Pie already shipped in the device, possibly accompanied by the proprietary interface of LG.

So, what are your guesses for the brand's new smartphone? Tell us in the comments! 


iQOO Neo: new live gamer smartphone should have liquid cooling and more

At the beginning of March , Vivo presented to the international market iQOO , the brand's first device focused on serving the public delivering advanced hardware and price considered satisfactory for what it delivers overall.

Following the line, the brand began releasing teasers related to the new release focused on the public gamer, having this was christened iQOO Neo , this being a "more account" version of the older brother.

In the latest teaser released on its website in Chinese social network Weibo, the brand reveals that the device will feature the 4D Game Shock 2.0, new version of game vibration, with no information on possible additional implementations related to the function in question.

In addition, it also confirms that the iQOO Neo live will feature Super Cool Cooling, the liquid cooling system responsible for helping the device not to overheat and thus allow players to not have to worry about the internal temperature of the device.

Closing the round of revealed news, the material also cites the availability of ringing acceleration in the device.

Previously the live iQOO Neo has already confirmed that it will feature a 6.38 "screen with drop-shaped notch, under-the-display digital player, a set of three cameras in the rear and a 4.420mAh battery with fast charging up to 22.5 W. In hardware, the device is expected to bring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 to replace the 855 seen in the more robust brother.

So, what do you think of what has been released so far? Tell us in the comments! 


Vivo demonstrates its new supercharger of 120W; Watch video

Chinese manufacturer Vivo gave a small demonstration of its new technology for fast loading. In a video posted today (20), the company showed off its 120W supercharger, which claims to be able to fully charge a 4,000 mAh battery - that is, from 0% to 100% - in just 13 minutes.

A teaser for Vivo's Super FlashCharge was posted on the Chinese social network Weibo and replicated by various channels around the world. In it, you can see a phone being stocked from 10% to 14% in impressive 16 seconds. Earlier this year, Xiaomi, in turn, revealed its monstrous 100W recharge technology supposedly capable of completing a 4,000 mAh battery in 17 minutes. The Oppo, a OnePlus and the Huawei are also other players who are continuously working on solutions for superfast charging.

One of the biggest challenges with this fast charging level is not to overcharge the battery. Although the USB-C already supports 100W of power consumption, pumping that amount of power into a small battery at one time can be dangerous. That's why some phones are splitting their batteries into separate cells, which can be charged faster and without generating as much heat.

Vivo, however, does not confirm the commercial launch of this equipment for its smartphones in the near future.


LG Stylo 5 has leaked image indicating small design changes

There are few companies that invest in smartphones with pen support. While Samsung owns the models of the line Galaxy Note, line tops, LG owns the Stylo, entrance intermediates. Last year in June we saw it unveil the LG Stylo 4 , with 6.2-inch screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. Now the first information on its successor, the Stylo 5 , begin to appear.

In fact, a rendering was announced, showing what the design of this new South Korean device should look like. Apparently, it should not make use of the notch, counting with slightly thicker edges around the screen, away from the current pattern.

In addition, the main difference is in the back, with a slight change in the positioning of the camera. Now the LED flash and the photo sensor are inside a module, which is positioned in the center, different from the Stylo 4, where they were separated.


LG Stylo 5

Like its predecessor, the Stylo 5 should feature a fingerprint reader positioned on the back with the power button on the right side, and the plus and minus volume ones are on the right side.

Unfortunately, there are no details on the top and bottom of the smartphone, but the bottom is expected to be the USB-C input, with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, and a pen side.

There is still no information on the launch date of the new LG smartphone, but it is expected to happen next July 15th.


Sony: rumor indicates launch of two new Xperia in Japan in July

Sony is not doing very well in the smartphone market in general, withdrawing from various markets around the world. However, investments in its home territory do not seem to have ceased, as rumors indicate that two new handsets should be announced there in July. The speculations speak about devices that can be called Xperia 1S / Xperia S and Xperia 1V / Xperia V.

The source is a Japanese leaker known as Zackbuks, who used the Sumahoinfo blog to disseminate the information. According to him, Sony should introduce new products on July 9 in Tokyo, citing the letters "S" and "V", referring to possible names.

There are rumors that the Japanese giant is working on a top-of-the-line handset unique to its home market. It would bring an IPS LCD panel, not an OLED, as found in Xperia 1 . Still, it's supposed to have an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. However, it is not clear whether either of these two will be this curious model.

Also worth noting that there were renderings of a Sony smartphone with three rear cameras , with them positioned in the upper left corner, not in the middle, as seen in Xperia 1. It was believed that it would be the supposed Xperia 2 , but they are large the chances of being one of these two new devices to be presented. In any case, we'll need to wait for more information about them in the coming days.