We have already seen Huawei nova 10 and nova 10 Pro smartphones both on official renders and on unofficial ones, and now live photos of nova 10 Pro have been published on the Web. At the same time, a complete list of features for the nova 10 and nova 10 Pro was released. At the same time, we note that the official premiere of smartphones will take place only on July 4.
I must say that in live photos, the main camera block looks more massive than in renders, but in general the design is typical for Huawei.
The platform – fortunately or unfortunately – is also typical of Huawei and Honor smartphones: it’s Snapdragon 778G 4G. Both models will be presented in two versions – 8/128 and 8/256 GB. You should not count on the presence of 12 GB of RAM in these devices.
nova 10 Pro will receive a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2652 x 1200 pixels and a frame rate of 120 Hz. The display of the younger model corresponds in size and frame rate, but its resolution is slightly lower – 2400 x 1080 pixels.
The screen of the nova 10 Pro has a stretched oval notch that will house two sensors: the main one with a 60-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide angle lens and an additional 8-megapixel one with a portrait lens. The embedded front camera in nova 10 has a familiar look, since it has only one module – with a 60-megapixel sensor.
The main camera in these models is represented by three modules: the main one with a 50-megapixel sensor with an RYYB pixel layout and two additional ones – an 8-megapixel one with an ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel one for analyzing the depth of the scene. Apparently, there will be no optical stabilization system.
The battery capacity of Huawei nova 10 Pro is 4500 mAh, the device will support 100 W charging. nova 10 will receive a 4000 mAh battery with support for 66 W fast charging. The thickness and weight of the nova 10 Pro is 7.88 mm and 191 grams, while the nova 10 is more compact and lighter at 6.88 mm and 168 grams. Both models will run HarmonyOS 2.0.1.
Google releases urgent Chrome update
Google has released an extraordinary update to its proprietary Chrome browser for Windows, macOS and Linux.
Chrome update number 104.0.5112.101 (for macOS and Linux) and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows is intended to fix a serious zero-day vulnerability CVE-2022-2856, which was used by attackers in attacks.
Vulnerabilities have been assigned a high severity level. It was discovered by Ashley Shen and Christian Resell of the Threat Intelligence team at Google. The vulnerability allows malicious sites to execute arbitrary code on a user’s computer. This is the fifth zero-day vulnerability in Chrome discovered in 2022.
In addition, the update fixes 10 more security vulnerabilities ranging from “critical” to “medium”.
Google notes that the Chrome update will automatically roll out to users in the coming days/weeks. However, you can install the update manually right away by simply going to the Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome.
Android 13 fixes over 150 bugs on Pixel smartphones
Recently, Google unexpectedly released the final version of the Android 13 OS, which became available for Pixel smartphones. And, it seems, the owners of such devices should install it now.
It turned out that in Android 13, the search giant fixed a huge number of bugs that existed in Pixel smartphones. More specifically, the list includes 151 issues that Google has fixed in the update.
In particular, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have a much better in-display fingerprint scanner, the slowness of which many have complained about. We also fixed the issue with double-tap to wake up the screen, Always-On Display, auto-brightness, auto-rotate the screen, and more. Users of the new Pixels say that smartphones have simply become faster and more stable.
As a reminder, Android 13 is available for Google models starting with the Pixel 4 line.
iOS has a VPN issue that Apple is aware of but won’t fix
Network security specialist Michael Horowitz reported problems with VPN on iOS. As it turns out, the operating system does not completely pass network traffic through the virtual private network, which is a potential security issue. The manufacturer has known about this for years, but does nothing.
According to the expert, it seems that everything is working, because the third-party VPN provides a new IP address, DNS servers and a tunnel for traffic. However, sessions and connections established before the VPN is enabled do not switch to the encrypted channel, but function in parallel with it.
The problem is confirmed by a report from May 2020, when specialists discovered the same situation. As evidence, Horowitz cited a screenshot where an iPad connected to a VPN transmits data to both its main VPN provider (188.8.131.52) and Apple Push (184.108.40.206). Thus, there is a potential leak that will reveal the user’s real network address, which can lead to problems. Horowitz tested the system with several types of VPNs, including WireGuard, but the problem remained there.
According to Swiss-based Proton, this problem occurred at least in iOS 13.3.1 and remained in newer versions of the system. In theory, connecting through a VPN should close existing connections, but this does not happen.
Later it became known that Apple added a Kill Switch feature to block existing connections, but this feature does not seem to work or only partially works. According to the source, the problem is relevant for those users who live in conditions of total surveillance.
By the way, Proton offered a solution – to manually close all connections before connecting to the VPN, using the “flight mode”. However, it is unlikely that many users do this. But Horowitz has not yet named any specific solution to the problem.
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