Samsung Electronics is introducing its latest 108-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices, the Samsung ISOCELL HM3. This sensor will produce sharper, brighter images in ultra-high resolution with support for even faster autofocus and wider dynamic range.
It is a 1 / 1.33 inch optical format sensor with 0.8 μm pixels. Super PD Plus technology uses microlenses that are optimized for autofocus to improve accuracy by 50%.
An advanced phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) solution helps keep you in sharp focus even on moving subjects and also performs well in low light conditions.
In mixed lighting situations, such as when shooting at the end of a tunnel, the HM3 uses Smart ISO Pro high dynamic range image processing technology. Smart ISO Pro technology allows you to capture both high and low ISO images at the same time, and then combine them into one image with 12-bit color depth and reduced noise. Since this technology does not require capturing multiple frames, as is done when building a standard HDR image, it significantly reduces artifacts when shooting moving objects. Low noise mode improves light sensitivity by 50% over previous models.
Pixels in this sensor are grouped in blocks of 9. The 108-megapixel HM3 sensor simulates a 12-megapixel image sensor with oversized 2.4μm pixels for increased light sensitivity when shooting in dark environments. The HM3 sensor supports smooth transitions between 108 and 12MP resolutions. The power consumption of the new sensor is reduced by 6.5% in preview mode.
Samsung ISOCELL HM3 sensors have already entered mass production.
Apple launches self-repair program in Europe: everything you need to fix your iPhone and MacBook
Apple today announced the launch of the Self Service Repair Program in Europe.
Now, users not only in the US, but also in a number of European countries will be able to repair their Apple devices on their own.
Users in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK can now get the tools they need, purchase genuine Apple parts, and access repair guides from the Apple Repair Store.
As Apple notes, customers will be able to perform many of the most common repairs for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series, as well as laptops based on Apple’s SoC.
The program was announced last year, became available to iPhone owners in the US in the spring, and MacBooks joined in August.
World leaders in performance among Android smartphones – from flagships to low-cost according to AnTuTu
The popular AnTuTu benchmark team has updated its monthly ranking of the most productive smartphones based on the Android operating system in three categories for the international market.
As noted by AnTuTu experts, in November with the release of MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen for smartphones MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen, the era of ray tracing. However, this has not yet been reflected in the international ratings of AnTuTu.
Among flagships, Asus ROG Phone 6, Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro and Asus ZenFone 9 became the performance leaders in November. The latter displaced Xiaomi 12T Pro from third place to fourth. Red Magic 7, Black Shark 5 Pro, Motorola Edge 30 Pro, Vivo X80, Motorola Edge X30 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G round out the flagship rankings.
In the ranking of sub-flagship models, the leader has changed – Xiaomi 12T came out on top, pushing Realme GT Neo 3 to second place. And from second to fourth place, Poco X4 GT replaced Redmi K50i.
Among low-cost models, iQoo Z5 and Honor 70 and Realme GT Master are in the lead, the former leader of Nothing Phone 1 generally flew out of the Top 10.
Statistics collected from November 1 to November 30, 2022. The AnTuTu ranking uses averages, not the highest scores. For each smartphone, the results of at least 1000 tests were taken into account – models with fewer tests are not included in the rating.
“Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, high-quality screen and 600 hours of standby time. ZTE Yuanhang 40 Pro+ smartphone introduced
According to official news from ZTE, the company introduced the new ZTE Yuanhang 40 Pro + smartphone, which immediately became available for order in a version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory for $ 315.
The smartphone received an unusual design of the back panel, during the creation of which the designers were inspired by the painting “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh.
The smartphone received a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and peak brightness can reach 770 cd / m2. The screen is certified for maximum eye protection for users.
The ZTE Yuanhang 40 Pro+ Star Edition is equipped with a Dimensity 810 single-chip system, a 64-megapixel main camera, which is complemented by a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 5-megapixel macro camera. The front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, as well as 11 built-in templates for vlogging.
The mobile phone received a built-in battery with a capacity of 4510 mAh, supports 66 W fast charging. The maximum standby time measured by ZTE is about 600 hours.
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