Apple 2019 iPhone has to bring some design makeover as compared to recent gen iPhone as expected that Apple will bring Triple Camera set up to iPhone which really raises the question that how Apple will manage to put these three cameras together.
A recent leak from a Chinese social media showing the rear of the device that resembles a housing of three camera lenses. The above image and mockup (below), shared via Weibo and later tweeted by Ben Geskin, tally with rumors that the next-generation iPhone will feature a rear triple-lens camera system in a triangular configuration.
Renowned analysts Ming-Chi Kuo also suggest that Apple will bring triple camera setup to iPhone way back October last year. According to rumor, Apple will put 3 different camera setup which includes a wide lens, a telescopic lens with up to 5x Optical Zoom and Depth sensing or any other type of sensor.
In January, serial mobile leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer A.k.a @OnLeaks also released a rendered image of 2019 iPhone models, with three lenses, a flash, and a mic in a triangular arrangement.
Major news firm like Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg also reported about this triple camera setup. But how Apple will implement this setup seems more amazing as leaks look a little bit off. It is also expected that Apple may introduce the third camera on the ring of the flash and trim down the flash so that recent design will remain intact for 2019 iPhone.
A triple lens camera may bring a more professional touch to iPhone as there is a various expectation that Apple may bring some improvement to the camera set up as a competitor like Samsung, Google, and Huawei already made their leap above from Apple.
Apple iPhone lineup now becoming old as we have seen many other smartphones with a more better camera, better screen size, no notch display and much more features which make iPhone look pretty outdated. Apple iPhone Notch is always have a mixed reaction as after the release of iPhone X every smartphone copies it then, some smartphone makers are a step ahead to bring much more creativity to their design as they introduce pop up camera, punch hole design and various other things. But Apple is trying to diminish the notch from the starting but technology hasn’t been advanced yet.
Apple 2020 iPhone lineup may bring much better value and improved hand to hand as Apple is trying to stop LCD display on their 2020 iPhone, according to the sources Apple will bring OLED display to every 2020 iPhone models. Apple also brings 3 smartphones in 2020 and also include a smaller form factor as compared to iPhone X.
According to a report from DigiTimes this morning that Apple will release three OLED iPhones in 2020 available in 5.42, 6.06- and 6.67-inch sizes. This means that Apple will make some trim down version of their current lineup as 5.8-inch for iPhone X or XS, 6.5-inch for iPhone XS Max and 6.1-inch for iPhone XR.
In 2020 Apple may produce thinner OLED which allow them to trim the size of the device much more. Apple may purchase display from LG and Samsung, as their current OLED providers are Samsung. Apple may also bring the price of the device low which may result in the price drop of the device.
Additionally, the 5.42-inch model to be released in 2020 may come with either Samsung Display’s Y-Octa or LG Display’s TOE touch technology, indicated the sources, noting that both touch solutions promise to trim down the display cost.
Y-Octa is an advanced flexible AMOLED display technology that removes the film substrate and allows the touch circuit to be directly patterned on the film’s encapsulation layer, making the display thinner, indicated the sources.
According to DigiTimes’ sources, Samsung will maintain its dominance as the main OLED panel supplier for Apple next year, while it remains to be seen whether LG or BOE Technology can gain OLED panel orders from the company.
2020 iPhone may see more improvement we could imagine as Apple may feature Triple Camera setup for capturing more stunning and lifelike shots better AR reception and much more. Apple also brings 5nm process chipset in 2020 iPhone which will make the iPhone more fast beast than ever.
Apple Watch is the most personal smart device user wear as it helps the user to show their day to day whereabouts from Health to other stuff. So how could Apple not try to bring more refinement to upcoming Apple Watch. Apple is preparing for the 5th Gen Apple Watch as they recently made an order for newer OLED’s to Japan Display Inc.
Japan Display Inc will begin to supply organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for the Apple Watch later this year, two sources said, a breakthrough for the cash-strapped company whose late shift to OLED has cost it orders from Apple.
The supply deal would mark Japan Display’s foray into the OLED display market, the two sources familiar with the matter said, declining to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
Japan Display was providing the display for iPhone XR, which uses LCD. But Apple is planning to drop LCD from their iPhone completely by 2020 in favor of all-OLED. As a result, Japan Display has been seeking investor help that will put it on firmer ground before the switch takes place.
According to reports the company has aimed to raise as much as $990 million in new financing as easily as this week.
Samsung might be the supplier of OLEDs for recent gen Apple iPhone XS and XS Max. It has been reported that LG is also building a facility for the production of OLED display so that Apple may switch from Samsung to LG as the main supplier.
Today’s report offers little clue as to what the switch to Japan Display OLED screens could mean a lot for the next Apple Watch, save for a note that newer OLED technology is generally thinner and allows more flexibility than LCD screens. For the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple upgraded the display panel to a larger LTPO (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) OLED Retina Display, which means it is more efficient and consumes less power for better battery life.
Apple will make Apple Watch Series 5 introduction in September Event alongside with 2019 iPhone.
Apple may bring much improvement to upcoming Apple Watch which includes new Materials, Solid State Button which don’t click but feels like it clicks, faster processor, sleep tracking and more.
Apple Special March event is finally completed and Apple has shows us lots of possibilities that Apple is not only about iPhone but more than that. Apple has shifted their strategy from hardware to services, Apple services also been the core attraction for Apple users as services like iMessage, FaceTime, Find my Friend, iTunes, Apple Music, and various other services makes Apple ecosystem. Apple tries to add more core services like News Subscription, Game Subscription, tv channels and Video Streaming service these new content may attract more customer than ever as we haven’t seen any tech giants like this have all these service in one place. So let understand what these services are about.
Apple new naming scheme seems very bit off as Apple always been a trendsetter in the naming department as product names like Mac, iPhone, and various others make much more impact.
Apple News+ is subscription is one pack to go service for all the magazines and premium content from bigger publishing house, Apple has made much easier way to subscribe to all the best magazines at once without having to pay each magazine separately and user don’t have to pay publisher separately as this step reduces more cumbersome process of subscription and more attraction on reading. Apple joins hand with a bigger publication like the Wall Street Journal, Vox Media and various other to bring their content for a wider audience.
As compare this with other News application like Google News which still struggle with separate purchase for each publication to read premium which cost the user more than ever. Apple News+ subscription just starts at $9.99 and the Family Sharing feature also works without any extra cost.
Apple News also seems to expand in European countries during 2019, Apple News+ subscription service will be available in the U.S and Canada.
Apple also jumped into banking service as they now provide Credit Card, iPhone user can easily open their Credit Card account by simply applying in wallet app Apple partnered with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard to bring this service. Apple also providing a physical Credit Card which is made from Titanium.
Apple Credit Card also promises various things which include No Charges on late submission, Lowest Interest Rate and Reward Money rather than points. Apple Reward scheme includes real money rather than companies point system which literally don’t make any sense. The user can earn cash-back on each purchase up to 2% if they are paying from Apple Pay, 1% if paying from the physical card and 3% if they pay in Apple stores.
Apple Credit Card service will be made its introduction around may and will be delivered to the user with an update. Apple Credit Card feature will only available in the U.S during its launch and wide adoption not mentioned yet.
Apple Wallet app also got some refresh as now it tracks Apple Credit Card purchases, also gives your glimpse of what you earn and how could you save in easy to use an interface rather than cryptic mail from bank companies.
Apple Arcade seems more revolutionary step to bring the biggest creator under one house it doesn’t mean that companies make gaming like a console, Apple Arcade is Apple’s own production solution for creators in which they can collaborate to make an amazing game under one roof. Apple has signed with major game studios like Disney, Sega and various other to bring their game to Apple platform.
Apple Arcade is a subscription service which comes in one time month payment method and user can play games curated from Apple free without having to purchase each game separately and one more amazing thing is that Apple Arcade won’t support any in-game Ad and in-App purchase so user can play game without have to interrupted each time with Ad and In-App purchase. The user can play the same game in each platform which includes iOS, Mac and Apple TV devices. Each game data save online so the user can play the game where they left on the previous device.
Pricing of the service is not announced yet as service may make its introduction in the fall.
Apple TV app now got updated with a new interface which now recommends user to what to watch now, what’s hot according to your taste and feature program. Apple hasn’t solved the problem of different subscription issue as a user have to buy the subscription from each company like Amazon, Hulu, HBO and others to watch your favorite show. As people are expecting that Apple may merge each company show into one easy to pay subscription service rather than buying each service individually.
Apple TV also brings new Channels subscription so now user can choose their channel they want to see and pay for each channel individually rather than paying for the bundle which includes channel you may don’t want to watch. More subscription details will be more clear in this fall.
Apple TV+ is Apple’s originals show subscription which includes in house production shows from the biggest creative minds around the world tries to bring the bigger and more diverse cinematic experience to Apple TV.
Apple TV+ service may show that Apple is very late to this industry but Apple has signed with bigger stars like Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, and various other creative minds to one place to produce something bigger. But originals from Amazon like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or Netflix originals like Strangers Things, House Of Cards, Daredevil or Orange is New Black has already made marvelous image among user so it may seem more interesting than how Apple will appeal user to buy Apple TV+ subscription rather than these originals.
Pricing and other details of Apple TV+ will be introduced in fall. Apple also brings Apple TV app in various other platforms like Streaming Box like Fire TV and Roku, Smart TV’s like Samsung, Sony, LG and others, Mac also receive a different app for this streaming service.
So these are the new services Apple have to introduce in their special event we have to see how Apple stand in the services sector as Apple has already shown its dominance in the product department.
Apple’s “Show Time” event is not a hidden game as Apple already show us a glimpse of the event in its theme invitation. Apple is preparing for the launch of their own streaming service as like Netflix or Prime Video. Apple is no new player to coming late to the game and succeed it as for example Apple Music which comes very late after Spotify and other online music streaming service but becomes top user base in the US. So it is expected that Apple may nail this competition also as according to rumor Apple has already partnered with biggest production companies and also specific artists to play a major role in Apple streaming service.
So this event is all about Apple streaming service as Apple has made earlier rollout for their product which includes AirPods (2nd gen), iPad Air, iPad mini and iMac’s updates. But there is still room for Apple other product which not release yet. So let’s see which products and services Apple going to roll out in the event.
Apple Video Service
Apple Video is the main focus of the event as Apple has invested around $1 Billion to make this service happen. Apple has invested this money in joining other media streaming service and also joining hands to partners to bring its content natively to Apple Video.
Apple earlier approach to bring original content may be forgotten by the users as shows like Carpool Karaoke by James Corden’s or Planets of the Apps but these show won’t able to make a dent to the mainstream user. The user can see these shows free if they have Apple Music subscription. Apple may bring some new content genres like Drama, Comedy or other to attract more user with this new service.
Apple Video service may include inside the Video app on iOS and TV devices and may inside iTunes on Mac. Apple may focus to bring this service more user accessible by making their apps for Windows and Android ecosystem just like Apple Music App. Apple may bring their app for other set-top boxes like Amazon Fire TV, Roku and various other.
Pricing of this service will be the same as competition like Prime Video or Netflix at around $10.99 to $12.99.
Apple News Subscription
Apple will bring subscriptions in their news apps so bigger publishing media like Wall Street Journal or various other can publish their best content to Apple news and earn from a subscriber. Apple may include magazines subscription also so magazines publishing companies can easily use Apple service for selling their magazine.
Other small hardware
It is expected that Apple may bring a new iteration of its iPod Touch. Which feature a new processor, new display, new design, and a headphone jack. Apple brings this device because kids love this device as it is small and also cheaper as compared to Apple expensive iPhones.
Apple may also bring AirPower as recent leaks suggest that Apple has already made arrangement in their website to show AirPower so AirPower may finally show its usability. It’s about 1 and half year Apple gives us the glimpse of AirPower but they won’t able to make it to the mainstream as they also have to remove its picture from their website.
So these are services and products we are expecting from Apple to bring in the event. So let see how these services will make its introduction to the mainstream audience or not?
Apple iPhone XS hasn’t made many features upgrade as compared with iPhone X but upcoming 2019 iPhone may come with better features as compared to iPhone XS. Apple is pushing its development team to build something better as we get some glimpse of iPhone XI over the internet. Apple may adopt some features from recent gen smartphones like Galaxy S10 and others.
According to a leak from Macotakara, the Japanese Apple news blog has shared new information about the iPhone 11 and its rumored bidirectional wireless charging feature. The site also has new details about what wired charging solution to expect with the next flagship iPhones. This feature works the same as Samsung’s Galaxy S10’s Wireless PowerShare feature.
This leak was first cited to the mainstream before Galaxy S10’s days from Ming-Chi Kuo. Bidirectional wireless charging is an amazing and useful concept as it helps to power up your wearables on the go.
This leaks also show its validation from recent Apple’s AirPods update which includes a new Wireless Charging feature. The user can now wirelessly charge their AirPods from any Qi Charging base. But Apple’s AirPower yet made to the mainstream as it is expected that Apple may introduce AirPower in March 25th special event.
Macotakara also suggested that Apple may bundle 18W USB brick alongside iPhone XI bundle. The back side of the adapter includes USB C port for the lightning connector to USB-C wires. Apple currently ships 5W USB-A brick alongside iPhone XS as this must seem Apple still don’t care for the user as competitions now try to bring a 27W adapter for a smartphone but Apple still stuck there.
Based on Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions, we’re more confident in the rumor that next-gen iPhones will be able to wireless charge other Apple devices and not just feature wireless charging input.
Rumors about power cables and bricks always less concrete as last year leaks are speculating that Apple will bring an 18W charger for iPhone but they don’t ship it. So this leak may become invalid until Apple really thinks about it.
We have seen the transition in cables in 2012 when Apple release iPhone 5s since then Apple use the Lightning port for iPhone.
Apple has finally updated its iPad lineup this time by including 2 new version of iPad which called as iPad Air (3rd Gen) and iPad Mini (5th Gen). New iPad was recently updated on Apple website without any event as it is expected that Apple may announce these two iPads at the March 25th Special Event.
New iPad is affordable and rightly sits between iPad Pro and iPad 2018. New iPad Air costs around $499 which is the really perfect price for iPad as compared to its feature, one and only competitor remain in tablet industry of Apple is Samsung as Samsung’s latest Tab S5e which is also less price and more feature packed. On the other hand iPad mini also made its appearance after around 3 and a half year, Apple also provide same power and quality as like iPad Air in a more smaller form factor so let see what these devices are capable of.
Powerful but underrated
Both new iPad’s packed Apple’s latest A12 Bionic Chipset which was introduced in iPhone XS, as this chip is capable of faster response, better multitasking, better AI handling, and AR. This new selection of chipset may seem like Apple has really something under their sleeves for June event as A12 Bionic chipset isn’t at peak performance yet so we may see more software update at Apple’s June Event.
Apple Pencil is mandatory
Apple has finally adopted Pencil trends as they disregard this concept earlier back in days of iPhone. But Apple Pencil has really changed the way people use their iPad, Apple Pencil helps many students, artist, editor, writer, and much more professionals. Apple made Apple Pencil compatibility on both iPad but only support 1st Gen Apple Pencil.
Apple drops iPad Air naming from 2015 as in 2016 they have introduces iPad Pro lineup which is more feature-packed rather than usable and cheaper but this time Apple brings back the glory of iPad Air to its 3rd iteration. Display of iPad Air (3rd Gen) also increased to 10.5-inch rather than 9.7-inch in iPad Air 2.
iPad Air features the latest iPad display technology like laminated display, P3 color gamut support, true tone and much more. iPad 2018 is most cost-saving iPad Apple has ever made as they cut off mandatory feature from iPad and made it cheaper but Air (3rd Gen) has really shown how the price and feature come hand in hand.
iPad Air feature support for a smart keyboard with a smart connector which really provides a better typing experience. Apple has made some setbacks like no Type C port as iPad Pro 11-inch really changes Apple future for connectivity this iPad still shows Apple’s stubborn approach, Apple also cuts off quad speaker setup rather than they only provide stereo.
Both iPad feature latest Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi with MIMO and support for Sim connectivity. Both iPad’s has the same Apple retinal display, they also have 7MP front camera and 8MP rear camera. Storage on both device feature 64GB for the base model and 256GB for a higher one.
So these are some new changes Apple made with their iPad lineup while the device is not available for order. Pricing device starts from $399 for iPad Mini and $499 for iPad Air (3rd Gen).
Apple has finally announced their special event of March as the event theme suggests “Its show time” we will probably expect that Apple will launch their video streaming service which will compete with Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Videos and many more. We still not get any glimpse of what we could expect the shows Apple would launch. As we have heard many rumors about big stars are signing with Apple for their own exclusive Apple series but the shows are still not clear.
But the event not only focuses on Video streaming service Apple may also introduce the next gen. AirPods and iPad 7th gen. According to rumors we would not able to see much improvement to the next gen. iPad, as a device may introduce a new screen size, may introduce 10.2-inch display rather than a 9.7-inch display. Display of the device may also get an update as Apple may use laminated fused display rather gap display in recent iPad. Regardless of display size, Apple will stick to a Headphone jack and TouchID for next gen. iPad which is really so relaxing for people. Apple has recently omitted Headphone jack from the iPad Pro 11” and 12.9” – second gen. Apple also updates the processor of the device and include A11 Bionic Chipset rather than A10 in 6th gen. iPad. Other internal updates will also may the device fast and fluid. Mac Otakara says that it’s likely both new iPads will debut at the same time, but the site did not provide any prospective launch timelines beyond mentioning that suppliers are preparing for a launch. Apple’s current sixth-generation iPad sells for $329, and the new model is expected to be available at the same price point. A further update of the device will get more clear when Apple will introduce this device on 25th March at Cupertino.
Rumors are over the internet for Apple’s upcoming event as speculation about what Apple will release next. As it is expected that Apple will introduce its new streaming service but alongside this, they will also introduce the next-gen iPad and also rumored iPod touch.
Talking about iPad which really taken all the market for tablet industry, Apple’s cheap iPad like 6th gen iPad is a best seller for Apple as it has ample amount of features that a user would want. So, now Apple makes this lineup more interesting by the introduction of their next gen. iPad. A Twitter account CoinX today claimed that Apple plans to release not only a 10.2-inch seventh-generation iPad but also an entirely new 10.5-inch iPad without Pro branding. The tablets will not be released simultaneously, according to the tweet.
If this rumor will true Apple will have filler iPad which could fill the gap between existing $329 lower-end iPad and $799 and up for 2018 iPad Pro model. Apple may bring this device somewhat under $600 and provide more feature as compared to lower-end iPad.
Apple may bring a better display, camera, faster processor and faster ram. The device will have a larger 10.5-inch display which gives the user a better view of content as it is easier for multitasking. Talking about our CoinX they also have suggested about iPhone 3 model names, in addition, some details about iPad Pro 11-inch, they provide minor but sufficient details about the product. So it is expected that Apple may bring these new screen sizes.
The iPad 10.2-inch will replace the existing 9.7-inch iPad will little bit improvement in the internals. It’s unclear if any of the products will be unveiled at Apple’s services-focused March 25 event.
Apple has several products lineups on their which include a self-driving car, foldable iPhone but the most promising effort into these is AR Glasses. AR has really changed the way we interact with our environment, we use AR for playing games, measuring or create some Animoji but the potential of AR is way more than it is. Microsoft has recently launched the second iteration of their amazing AR headset called as HoloLens 2, but the HoloLens is yet not the product for the normal consumer as it costs around $3,500 and it also features app which includes industry and professional so HoloLens for public will take time.
Apple’s first rumored head-mounted augmented reality device could be ready by the middle of next year, According to Apple renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo AR Glasses will be marketed as an iPhone accessory just like Apple Watch. Apple Watch recent cellular models really cut connection from iPhone as you can travel with Apple Watch without any issues but International Roaming will not be possible. Apple Watch also has very little battery life but soon it may improve in its latest iterations.
iPhone’s role in AR glasses provides networking, positioning, wirelessly offloading computing, Bluetooth, Siri, FaceTime and much more stuff we could think off. Apple AR glasses will work simply work as a display device.
Designing the AR glasses to work as an iPhone may reduce the size of the device significantly just like Google’s Glasses. Kuo believes Apple is aiming to begin mass-producing the glasses as early as the fourth quarter of this year, although he admits the timeframe could be pushed back to the second quarter of 2020.
AR glasses may bring a better approach as compared to recent iPhone integration in which user is bounded with a small screen, AR glasses may become the next wearable approach for future rather than recent smartwatches.
Back in November 2017, Bloomberg reported that Apple was developing an AR headset and aimed to have it ready by 2019, although the company could ship a product in 2020. The report said the headset would run on a new custom operating system, based on iOS, and dubbed “rOS” for “real operating system.”
Apple has made a significant work in the field of AR as they already develop tools for the developer which is fairly easy to use, many industries also trying to bring more from AR as soon as possible. Apple has explored the AR world since 10 years ago according to patent filings. The company also has secret wing employees working on AR and VR, exploring ways the emerging technologies could be used in future Apple products.
Apple CEO Tim Cook or “Tim Apple” also talked about the prospect of AR several times. So we have to see how Apple will bring this technology to more common people in the easiest way possible.
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Apple AirPod’s is an innovative tech from Apple which they produce after iPad, AirPod was release in Apple September 2016 event alongside with iPhone 7. As Apple wanted people to forcibly purchase AirPod as they have shown their “Courage” to remove Headphone jack. But it turns out Apple is right about wireless future, “but not for removing headphone jack” as today major tech giants release their wireless solution but no one really matches the potential of AirPod’s.
Some of the great facts about AirPod which include Apple W1 Chipset which gives this tiny piece of tech power to super-seeds other competitors. W1 Chipset provide a seamless paring technique to Apple device which uses the same iCloud ID you can pair the device within an instance, W1 Chipset also provides some taps gestures which user can program according to their need basically you can use Siri which is the default for user initially but the user can change it. The AirPod also includes a charger which also works as a carrying case user can charge the AirPods for 3-5 times from 0-100% which is really amazing as we compared with recently launching Galaxy Buds which only provides 1-time charge but a user can wirelessly charge the device from Galaxy S10 reverse charge feature. So these are some of the amazing features which make AirPod’s more amazing than it is but as time passes and competition also raise their quality Apple also has to improve their AirPods so they can match competitor easily.
AirPods 2 is expected to give its glimpse this month as according to rumors from various sources. So let see what we could expect from next gen. AirPods 2,
Apple W3 chipset was an earlier feature in Apple Watch Series 4 which bring Bluetooth 5.0, Apple may bring more advancement to this wireless technology add more feature that we think of. Apple may bring different gesture to response effect with this chipset, they could also bring some user head motion gesture which will bring more advancement to AirPods 2.
Apple may bring stability to connect Apple device easily may also feature 1 source 2 output support in which the user can use a single device and output two different AirPods 2 easily without any issue.
Bluetooth 5.0 brings faster and stable quality
Recent gen AirPods has Bluetooth 4.2 which a good Bluetooth iteration also features longer range, high-quality bandwidth and consumes less battery. But Bluetooth 5 may exceed the capability of AirPods 2 more than ever as according to Bluetooth 5 technology devices which feature this will have 2x more range than Bluetooth 4.2 device, Bluetooth 5 also consumes less battery and give more high-quality output possible.
The Bluetooth 5 also provides AirPods to receive audio separately from two different AirPods rather than one which we find in recent gen AirPods so it will give better audio receiving capability rather than recent gen AirPods.
Wireless charging is coming
Wireless charging is really future for our tech devices as we have seen many of the major devices which we use have wireless charging which includes smartwatch, smartphones and other smart wearables. Recent gen. Galaxy Buds has introduced wireless charging case which also comes handy when it reverse charge with Galaxy S10’s devices. Apple may also seem to jump in this domain and bring wireless charging to AirPods 2, they may also bring fast charging as possible.
It’s been confirmed that Apple’s upcoming AirPower wireless charging pad will work with a new case for the AirPods.
Images of the wireless charging case were spotted in iOS 12 beta 5. While the AirPods don’t actually look any different the model identifier ‘AirPods1,2’ appears – which is different from the original AirPods 1,1. Here’s a still from a 9to5Mac video of the case:
The new AirPods images showing that a new case will include are an indicator which shows the charging status of the device. Charging light will install on the front of the device just down under the lid rather than having inside the device which is pretty inconvenient for a user if they charging the device with wire as they always have to open the lid each time to check device charging.
Design change bring improvement rather than complaining
Recent gen. AirPods looks like Tampons as user says about it, but now it becomes usual around as it does not look weird. AirPod 2 headphones will feature a special grip coating similar to the glass used on the Google Pixel phone.
According to leak, Apple may introduce a black color option alongside a white version.
Water resistant also becomes the norm for recent Ear Buds Apple also bring waterproofing to AirPods so that people can use it in rain or gym and the device will not be harm.
Feature which makes you love AirPods 2
New feature is always expected with an iteration of products as it will help to gives the user more choice option among other devices.
According to leak AirPods, 2 will bring Noice cancellation, according to a report from Barclays (predicting a delay until 2019 for the AirPods 2 launch) names noise cancellation as the flagship feature for the new headphones. This will be achieved via changes to the physical design, rather than active noise cancellation. Noice cancellation adds more comfort for the user who wants to use small headphones as compared with Large Headsets like Beats Studio 3, Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II, Sony Noice Cancellation Headphone and more.
Apple may also bring some biometric sensors for measuring heart rate, Apple has changed the health industry by the introduction of Apple Watch Series 4 which feature blood pressure measurement with a tiny small device which is really breakthrough, Apple will surely made a new breakthrough with AirPods 2 by the inclusion of Heart Rate Sensor.
A report from Digitimes in January 2019 also suggested health monitoring features in the AirPods 2.
It seems that Apple plans to incorporate wellness sensors in future AirPods. Apple has updated the trademark includes the following, according to Patently Apple in November 2018: “General wellness instruments, namely, health, fitness, exercise, and wellness sensors, monitors, speakers and displays for measuring, displaying, tracking, reporting, monitoring, storing, and transmitting biometric data, heart rate, body movement, and calories burned.”
With the inclusion of Noise cancellation Apple may also increase the sound quality of AirPods they may feature deeper bass, more treble stability with an increase in audio decibel so AirPods could reach higher frequencies better.
Apple has teased this feature during the iPhone event in 2018 so it may be possible that Apple will bring Hey Siri to AirPods 2.
Now the above seems to have been confirmed by the beta for iOS 12.2. The next version of iOS 12 will include Hey Siri as one of the steps when setting up a new pair of AirPods. The new setup screen offers to help the user set up Hey Siri for use with the new AirPods. Once set up the AirPods will be able to recognize the user’s voice and act on commands, as per this 9to5 Mac report
Pricing to the device still not clear as inclusion of these new features may increase the base price of AirPods as compared to $159 for recent gen. AirPods.
So these are some feature which we could see in upcoming AidPods 2, we’ll surely see AirPods 2 in Apple March event which is expected to happen 25th.
Thunderbolt has really changed the industry as a user can now use GPU’s which portable and user can carry around anywhere. Thunderbolt USB C also adds charging, display output, faster data transfer and much more.
USB latest iteration of USB 3.2 which announced earlier this week but recently the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has today announced USB 4, as USB 4 will bring 40 Gbps over the 20 Gbps as compared with the current version of USB. This may sound similar to Thunderbolt 3 offers way back in 2015, but the mass adoption of Thunderbolt 3 will happen in 2017. Now we can find lots of device support Thunderbolt 3 ranging from Apple’s MacBook Pro, Razer’s Blade and much more. Dongle life also now coming to an end as USB-C is now becoming the norm for recent gen. devices we can find many hard drives, display cables like HDMI, Display-port whose input is USB-C.
Power becoming more powerful
USB 4 will able to connect two 4K displays simultaneously without any issues as we can see in Thunderbolt 3. USB 4 is capable of delivering 100W of power which really able to run most of the devices. You can also attach a single 5K display with this cable.
USB 4 tries to bring 3-year-old technology for mainstream as Thunderbolt 3 device cost more than normal USB C devices we have to see how companies will bring this technology more cheaper than Thunderbolt 3.
USB-IF also trying to standardize the latest USB technology for more area possible which includes features such as display out and audio out (although the exact features are yet to be determined).
Naming becoming more confusing
This simplification sounds like a sensible approach, but the problem is that USB is an open standard, and so the implementation of any of these recommendations will be voluntary. Companies will be able to have their devices certified by the USB-IF, but this is entirely optional. The spokesperson of the organization said they ever consider imposing mandatory requirements on their manufacturing partners, they suggested it would be almost impossible to police because of the number of companies using USB.
Previous gen. USB Type A ports have a color marker which represents the gen. of the USB but Type C has made it even worse as we won’t able to understand Type C version pretty easily, companies also try to name the device with speed but this convention not looks much easy.
USB 4 tries to close the gap between Thunderbolt 3, the latest iteration of Thunderbolt is yet not rumored about but we may see a new feature added to Thunderbolt soon. USB 4 might have the same specs, but Intel provides other Thunderbolt 3 services that go beyond the hardware itself.
The publication of the full USB 4 specification is currently due to arrive in the second half of this year, after which point the USB-IF said that it expects it to be another year and a half before manufacturers start producing devices. So there is some chance for the Thunderbolt 3 to expand its region or bring some latest changes to the device so that people can able to benefit more advanced technology.
As foldable smartphone become future compatible now Apple also tries to get in this domain as recent approach from Apple give clear indication about future of iPhone. As Samsung offers flexible display for Google and Apple so they can produce new smartphone from this product.
With foldable smartphone like Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei, creates a new lucrative market for future smartphone product. As Foldable smartphone fulfills both tablet and smartphone this new category of device really have something new to offer. Apple is seeing this new domain of devices so that they can capture some other product rather than depending upon iPhones sales.
Apple has recently patented a new foldable design iPhone which really looks amazing but we have look real product how Apple will approach this. One innovation in particular that Apple could be holding out for is foldable glass. Early folding phone manufacturers have been relying on plastic polymers to make their flexible displays, but unlike glass, plastic creases and crinkles over time. Using plastic may provide strength to device as glass have more brittle shape rather than flexible like plastic. But plastic may easily get scratched.
Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, is also working for new gen flexible glass technology which provide foldable smartphone more robust and attractive feel. According to Corning in a interview in Wired, GM of Corning told that they are trying to break some new challenges they face during manufacturing flexible Glass.
According to Wired, Corning is combining its experience with Willow Glass, which can roll up like a sheet of paper, and Gorilla Glass, which gets its strength from an ion-exchange process. Unfortunately, that process involves dipping glass into a molten salt solution, and salt corrodes the transistors found in display applications, which makes Willow Glass unsuitable for phones. Corning’s work is currently focused on overcoming this challenge.
Apple has invested around $200 million for this technology which they tries to manufacture this technology as flexible glass technology is still far away from reality and only time will tell how Apple will prepare for this competition.
As the world is evolving so our way of using it does, as technology advances we go smaller world as Smartphone makes our world closer, now Mixed Reality really closes these gaps more. Mixed Reality (MR) is a combination of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, MR has to make non-achievable more achievable as we can now physically interact with the virtual world.
MR came into reality by the effort of Microsoft and their hard-working team who put forward this technology into Human Hands. Microsoft HoloLens is an ambitious project to bring Virtual thing in people’s hand their new iteration toward this project just announced in MWC event at Barcelona. HoloLens 2 create more achievable and human approach toward first HoloLens as it now becomes lighter, easier to wear and increase in field of view (FOV).
But as the device more advance of its time so does its price Microsoft priced their HoloLens 2 for $3500, yes $3500 sounds pretty much but this device is not made for the consumer as the technology which runs this device is premium which gives its user immersive experience outside the box. As creating VR or AR is now easy as companies like Samsung, HTC or Facebook already build their VR headset or Apple who implements AR into their own iPhone, Microsoft puts their effort into the best part of these two technologies.
Microsoft targeted industry professional to use this product for more productivity. As Microsoft shows in their event professional like Doctor who learns a process of surgery using HoloLens, Architect who can create a 3D architecture of building in real time, engineers who can implement this device in any way they want like maintenance engineer in the plant or much more. These are just initial attempt to increase the productivity of this device more application is made when this product comes in the hand of an ordinary individual.
Where the natural gesture begins
HoloLens project was started from days of Xbox as Microsoft invented Xbox Kinect which is first human sensing input device which recognizes human accurately without any sensor attach to human which really building path for HoloLens as controlling HoloLens won’t require wearing controller human can actually control this device with natural input like your finger. HoloLens 2 advances these gestures as the device can recognize more gesture than previous HoloLens. The human can actually control this device with natural human hand gesture no need to learn specific gesture to perform the task.
Tracking eyes with your identification
As our eyes are inborn identification HoloLens 2 uses you Iris to recognize its you so that the device will remain secure, but they don’t stop their HoloLens 2 can actually track your eyes so that they can shift interface according to your comfort user can keep things near them or send some apps far away if they don’t want.
HoloLens has very small FOV which create discomfort for the user to maintain their eyesight into that little area, but HoloLens 2 double the FOV which helps the user to actually see more comfortably.
More FOV helps the user to accurately and comfortably react with Holograms easily, more FOV helps the user to perform multitasking in Hologram more easily.
HoloLens 2 now have a new design approach as they include new flip-up visor which makes Glasses accepted for the user who wears glass. The user can also flip the visor upside so that they can react to the real world without taking off HoloLens.
Microsoft also makes the device lighter as they use Carbon fiber design, this design approach makes the device more sturdy while the weight of the device reduces significantly. HoloLens also shifted the center of mass of the device to center of user’s head rather than user’s forehead as in HoloLens, adjustable strap help user to fit HoloLens 2 in different shapes and size of heads pretty easily.
Apps which helps to create more harmony
Apps are necessary for any system to justify its existence and HoloLens already shows a better approach towards it, as HoloLens already have hundreds of apps you can find on Microsoft Store. Microsoft own apps already present in the device. Microsoft introduces a video calling apps for the device so that user can interact with other users in real time or they can share a recent scenario with the help of the front camera.
How it runs
According to Microsoft device can able to endure up to 3 hours during single charge, this is enough for the user who uses this device for working purpose for now, but when this device more aggressively use for real-world cases it needs more juice.
Future of HoloLens 2 is already on the track as Microsoft executive suggests they already working on HoloLens 3, but they still not clear this device for the normal consumer as the device has still to do more.
HoloLens 3 may arrive earlier than we think as Microsoft executive says the device may reach to it release around 3 years.
CPU: Qualcomm 850 with 2nd Gen. custom-built Holographic Processing Unit.
Display: 2k display, with 47 pixels per degree, 52-degree FOV
Audio Input: 5-channel microphone array
Audio Output: Built-in “spatial audio”
Connectivity: USB Type-C, 802.11ac 2×2, no cellular connectivity
Weight: 566 grams or 1.25 pounds. (The original HoloLens weighed 579 grams, or 1.28 pounds)
HoloLens 2 will be available in Q2 of 2019 for $3500 any one who is interested can buy this device.
So these are the new feature which made new HoloLens 2 more advance over its predecessor. There is a long path we have to cover in terms of MR but it seems we are in the future more earlier than we thought.
The Matebook X Pro released by Huawei is the outstanding mix of portability, performance, ports, and cost-effective which is better than anything else available in the market. In regard to the Matebook X Pro features Huawei launch was not up to mark coz it still has the same design and ports as compared to older versions with just faster processor and upgraded graphics card and Thunderbolt 3 port and storage capacity up to 1TB. With the Matebook X Pro, Huawei also announced the Matebook 14, the model of which was less attractive with again the same designs and lower resolution display and a bump in weight with some other concessions. The pricing information of the Matebook 14 is pending to be announced later this year. The only difference between the new Matebook X Pro and the one that came in last year was the logo on the laptop’s lid which now just Huawei wordmark instead of full logo mark as compared to the older versions. The features of the laptop is same with 13.9 inches, 3000* 2000 Pixel touchscreen with a full-size keyboard and 1.2mm key travel with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. The weight of the laptop is 2.93lb. the 2 USB ports remain same through the Thunderbolt port has been upgraded to a full four lanes of bandwidth.
Huawei also said that it is capable of supporting external GPUs like Nvidia’s RTX2080. Inside, the processor options are a Core i5-8265U or Core i7-8565U, which Huawei claims are 10 percent faster than last year’s. The X Pro has either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and between 256GB and 1TB of storage. The Core i7 version comes with Nvidia’s MX250 discrete graphics, a slight bump over last year’s MX150 GPU. The MateBook 14 is visually very similar to the X Pro, but it has a 14-inch, 2160 x 1440 pixel touchscreen, and a slightly larger body.
It weighs a little more, at 3.28 lbs, and trades the Thunderbolt 3 port of the Pro for one USB-C, one HDMI, one USB-A 3.0, and one USB-A 2.0 ports. Whereas it has the same fingerprint scanner, keyboard, trackpad, and pop-up webcam. Talking about the pop-up webcam, Huawei has kept it the same by embedding it in its keyboard’s function row as usual. The most controversial feature of Matebook X Pro was this pop-up webcam which was really unwelcoming for the shots for video calls but Huawei apparently doesn’t feel it needed to change it for this year’s model. Instead of the quad-speaker system found on the Pro, the MateBook 14 has two speakers on its underside. The MateBook 14 shares the same processor and GPU options of the X Pro, though it will top out at 512GB of storage. Huawei says the 57.4Wh battery is good for 15 hours of video playback or 10.5 hours of web browsing, which is slightly longer than the X Pro’s battery life. `Both models have a new software feature called Huawei Share that makes it easier to transfer images and other files between a Huawei phone and laptop. It can transfer data at up to 30Mbps, and the feature is triggered by the NFC chips in both the laptop and phone. If it seems to be a lot like Apple’s Airdrop feature, that means yes guys it is much similar to it. Both models should be more compelling than the Matebook 13 released this year, which had weird limitations in its USB ports and disappointing battery life. The MateBook X Pro and MateBook 14 will be available in global markets first, before coming to the US. The MateBook X Pro will cost 1,599 euro for the Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage; the Core i7 model with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage will sell for 1,999 euro.
Although The MateBook 14 will start at 1,199 euro for a Core i5 model, while the Core i7 version will cost 1,499 euro. Overall the features comparison between new and the old launch of Huawei are pretty much same with slightly better upgrades but the launch isn’t that attractive as expected except when it comes to price at which the product can be purchased with the exemplary features. Therefore, the product is good at the offered price.
Sony has launched its Xperia phones for 2019, as this year it shows that Sony has taken a new path rather than copying Notch or Tear Drop design. Sony has announced 3 new smartphone range after ditching their previous naming as XZ and XA names. The new flagship is now called simply the Sony Xperia 1, while the two new mid-range phones are called the Sony Xperia 10 and Sony Xperia 10 Plus.
Sony has rebooted their smartphone from the ground up from new design to appealing new internals which gives people the option to choose from so without further ado let see all these devices one by one.
Sony Xperia 1 is the flagship device as it features a full 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with 21:9 aspect ration, yes 21:9 this smartphone has longer than you have expected. Due to its larger aspect ratio you can see immersive content from its beautiful display, some apps support this new design but all apps won’t able to run as expected. This taller device will have more room for Split apps so the user can comfortably work easily.
For powering this device it features Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage with expansion option. The camera on the device has 3 rear cameras all 3 camera has 12MP sensor along with one wide-lens, one telephoto and one super wide. On the from the side, it has an 8MP camera.
The sound system on the device is really amazing it features Stereo speaker with Stereo sound recording. Also, feature Dolby Atoms Hi-res Audio. The device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 along with IP 68 dust and waterproofing. On the software part device feature Android 9 Pie with Sony skin on the top.
Sony has added 3,330 mAh of a battery as the device has a thin design. Price of Xperia 1 is not mentioned yet but according to price, it may cost around $700-800 device will be available from late spring of 2019.
Xperia 10 Plus
Sony also introduces high midrange smartphone which features same 21:9 aspect ratio but it has 6.5-inch LCD FHD+ display which is good, it powers with Snapdragon 636 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. On the rear side, the device has dual camera setup one is 12MP wide angle while other is 8MP telescopic. The device is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 but no water or dust proofing. The device has 3,000 mAh with fast charging capability. For the user, Sony has given headphone jack on the device. The device is priced at $430 and goes on sale in Mid-March.
Xperia 10 has a cheaper approach to grab more useful as the device is priced at $350 for unlocking version which really good head to head with many mid-range devices. This device also follows the same 21:9 aspect ratio trend but the device has a smaller footprint as device feature 6.1-inch LCD HD+ display. The device is powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage with expandability option.
The camera on the rear side of the device has dual setup one 13MP wide angle and one 5MP wide angle lens. On the front, the side device features an 8MP camera lens.
The fingerprint sensor on all of these devices are on the side, all these devices support fast charging, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB-C support.
So these are the announcement from Sony at MWC event hope these devices will like by user when it comes out in the market as this device has a really unique design approach. For more MWC coverage please stay connected to Tech Awareness.
As MWC started companies around the world start showing the majority by introducing thier products. There are many categories of devices launching every hour here from smartphones, tablets, foldable, mixed reality headsets and much more.
Today HMD Global, the company which buys Nokia has launch 5 different range of smartphone from budget device to flagship. Nokia is trying to set the bar of photography in smartphone industry to above any one, as they have launched a smartphone which have 5 camera at the rear side as 2019 is the year of 3 camera setup Nokia has done a wonderful task. While other budget model of smartphone which include Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 1 and Nokia 210.
Nokia 4.2 is the new segment introduce in the Nokia lineup, as this device lies between pricier Nokia 5 line and the cheaper Nokia 3. The smartphone is well made and feel premium, the device features 5.71-inch notch display and a fingerprint sensor while the price of the device is under $200.
Powering this device has Snapdragon 439 processor as it has very good capacity to manage multi-tasking and run apps and games flawlessly. Device sports 3,000 mAh battery and option for 2GB RAM with 16GB storage or 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage
The Nokia 4.2 will cost either $169 or $199 depending on the storage configuration, although Nokia isn’t sure yet which configurations will come to the US when the phone launches in April.
Nokia 3.2 is updated version of last year 3.1. It feature 6.26-inch notched display, and a gigantic 4,000 mAh battey that last upto two days under normal usage
The device feature smart Snapdragon 439 processor and 2GB RAM 16GB storage and 3GB RAM 32GB storage. As compared with Nokia 4.2 it lacks glass design instead it has plastic back which feels cheaper but it help to reduce the cost of the device for under $169 and $139 depending upon models. The Nokia 3.2 will launch in May.
Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia 1 Plus is a updated version of Nokia 1 which announced last year. Device is priced at $99, it creates a new segment for entry level smartphone for folks who are looking for cheaper smartphone option.
Price of the device won’t trims its functionality It features a 5.45-inch 18:9 display, removable back cover with replaceable battery, and is thinner than last year’s model. Crucially, it’ll also run Android 9 Pie Go, instead of the larger Android 9 Pie, and will be available in mid-March.
As year by year passes by Nokia trying to keep their retro lineup of feature phones up to date as they announced Nokia 210, a cheaper feature phone which cost $35. As you might expect, the specs here are nothing to be amazed by a 2.4-inch QVGA display and 16MB of memory. But, it also does have Snake, physical keys, a removable 1,020mAh battery, an FM radio, and even an app store (for apps designed for Nokia’s proprietary, Java-based feature phone OS).
From decades Nokia is showing that their phones are feature which ahead of time like advance camera system in Nokia Lumia 1020 which feature 41MP camera. Nokia now fundamentally changes camera perception again as they have introduces 5 rear camera lens smartphone called Nokia 9.
Nokia 9 sets a new bar for Nokia flagship ranges as this device feature Snapdragon 845 SoC as this choice option will help Nokia to keep this device price down. The Device has an in-display fingerprint sensor and a face unlock system. The Device also features 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage.
The Device also protect by IP67 water and dust proofing. Display of this device is really amazing 5.99-inch 2K OLED panel in which picture looks amazing. Font and back glass is protected with Gorilla Glass.
Camera on the device rear side, each one has a 12 megapixel sensor and an f/1.8 lens. But only two of those five cameras shoot in color — the other three are monochrome. When you capture the image the image captures by all the camera and process which result in super detailed image.
HMD Mobile has announced that the Nokia 9 PureView will be available starting in March. Price will depend on the market, but it’ll sell in the US for $699.
So these are the product launches by HMD Global in MWC 2019 we are looking ahead of more product launch until then stay connected.
Microsoft Windows 10 has revolutionizes Windows thinking for future, but living in the future means constantly building something new can better and think about future needs. As foldable device now become a reality like Samsung recently announced Galaxy Fold, we are dipping into the future of mobility and Microsoft has to prepare for it as soon as possible.
Microsoft Windows has recently gain modern changes like support for ARM processor which means that your smartphone will able to run full Windows 10 without any lag or hiccups, but Windows is much heavier OS in terms of overall system requirement as it requires heavier RAM, more storage and boot time is slow against other mobile OS like Android, iOS or ChromeOS. ChromeOS set a bar for future of computing by introduction of Chrome Books as they light, lightening fast, thin and get job done pretty easily.
Chrome Book is suitable for people who work in light kind of environment where people require to write articles or browse internet these light task won’t require much effort. Last year, reports of a new Microsoft OS called “Windows Lite” began to emerge, and they detailed an OS built on Windows Core OS, as this OS is aims to take over ChromeOS, Microsoft will trim down the experience of Windows 10 make it light and suitable for light base user which don’t like to perform heavier task.
Microsoft called this project as a codename of “Santorini” is being used to talk about Windows Lite. As Windows Lite is not likable name as it sounds trim down version of Windows 10, but it is not Microsoft has pretty much different approach to this design. Santorini is one of the Greek Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea.
Microsoft internally working on many different Windows Core OS like Aruba which we have seen in Surface Hub 2, Oasis which probably coming in next-gen HaloLens 2, Santorini which is a codename for Windows 10 Lite.
Rumors are suggesting that Microsoft will take of this project as soon as possible could be around Build developer conference in May which is their own developers event. It hopes as Microsoft will build this OS for their own foldable smartphone Surface Phone which surely not able to see any green signal but hope is still alive.
Microsoft HaloLens 2 also expected to launch in MWC 2019 as device is ready for user use now and people will love to use it.
Apple iPhone has become not much-anticipated smartphone of the year as time passes by as the other manufacturers are taking its place and building a better smartphone in terms of design, performance, and endurance (battery life). Apple is trying to build their own components for next gen. iPhone like Cellular Modem which helps them to drop legal battle against Qualcomm.
Apple A12 Bionic is one of the fastest smartphone chipsets in the world, as this chipset powers Apple recent gen smartphones like iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. After the introduction of A12X Bionic in iPad Pro 11’, Apple broke all the records in the benchmark and make the industry-leading chipset. But Apple has to make more chipset improvement so they can be ahead in the competition more.
Apple chipmaker TSMC will announce that next-gen architecture for the 2020 iPhone as they reach to a 5nm manufacturing process, according to industry sources cited in a DigiTimes report.
5nm will the end of miniaturization of the chipset as according to Moore’s law. TSMC has recently confirmed that it plans to invest $25 billion towards volume production of 5nm chips by 2020, and recent report back expectation that those chips are likely headed for Apple’s smartphones next year.
The smartphone market has come to its saturation as people around the world are having phones or smartphones for connectivity this leads poor business for the manufacturers. TSMC claimed it is making progress in the development of sub-7nm process technologies with plans to move a newer 5nm EUV process to volume production by 2020 well on track.
TSMC has been a major supplier for iPhone since iPhone 7 after Apple’s set back from Samsung they produce A10 Fusion chip which features in iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and continuing building A11 Bionic and A12 Bionic chipset.
Apple A13 chipset which is likely to feature in 2019 iPhone will be based on 7nm process, but it is expected to be the first chip to use extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), which allows for a more microscopic chip layering process.
TSMC has really made its reputation of making chipset around the world and fulfilling Apple demand is not enough but TSMC somehow to manage it, which make TSMC attraction for other companies wanted to build their chipset or other parts.
The Next-gen chipset will help our device to run faster, perform better and become more energy efficient. So let see how these new chipsets will impact on next iPhone.
Xiaomi one of the biggest smartphone manufactures form China bring their newest edition flagship which has been announced recently. In just 10 month after Xiaomi Mi 8 Xiaomi release their flagship Mi 9. As compared with previous gen Mi 9 has made a little bit tweaks here and there to make this smartphone to stand against the competition. Some meaningful addition includes triple camera setup, new charging improvement.
Let let see how Xiaomi made this device stand apart from competition.
Design of new Mi 9 has added new colorful glass body which we have seeing in new Chinese smartphones these days. Back panel of the device is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 which made this device a little bit sturdy and also add little bit color attraction to device. On the font side device feature teardrop notch design, display is protected with Gorilla Glass 5.
On the bottom side device features Type-C port, sorry but not headphone jack but USB-C to 3.5mm adapter included in the box. There’s no fingerprint scanner on the back this year because all Mi 9 versions now use a Goodix in-display fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi has also added three shortcuts when you long-press the scanner. For now, these shortcuts are locked to scanning a QR code, performing a web search, and adding a calendar event, but Xiaomi says a future update will allow you to remap them.
Display on the device have 6.39-inchAMOLEDpanel with Full-HD+ (2,340×1,080) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Device has 430 nits of brightness which is optimal of outdoor usage but not under direct sunlight. The device support always on display and AI-face unlocking.
Camera on the device feature 3 camera setup on the rear, a 12MP 2x optical zoom, a 16MP ultra wide angle lens with 117 degree field of view and 48MP Sony IMX586 lens which is the main camera and it help to capture detailed shots. All three rear cameras are covered by Sapphire Glass.
On the front Side device has a single 20MP camera with AI bokeh effect.
Battery on the device account up to 3,300mAh which is pretty decent battery life for a smartphone but long hour of usage may cause issue so user used to carry power bank or charger with them. Charging on this device has made improvement as it support 27W wired and 20W wireless charging. Full charging with wire takes about a hour and 40 min.
Device has been powered with Snapdragon 855 SoC which is truly a powerhouse of 2019 flagship smartphone. Storage and RAM option is really wonderful for user to choose device start form64GB Storage and 6GB RAMup to 256GB Storage and 12GB of RAM. 12GB RAM model will be available only in China and Transparent Edition of MI 9 also support this configuration.
For connectivity device support dual 4G, Bluetooth 5 and NFC. There is no option for expandability for storage in this device and also no IPX rating.
So here are the some great feature which Xiaomi announce in their event but some of these feature may see off but the price of the device really compensate for these feature. Device will be start shipping from 3,299 yuan ($499) for 8GB/128GB model and Transparent Edition costs around 3,999 yuan ($599) for 12GB/256GB model. Stay tuned for more as global release for this device at MWC 2019 in which Xiaomi more clear about price and 5G model also.