According to people familiar with the matter, LG Electronics may simply shut down its mobile phone division rather than sell it. The fact is that so far no one wants to buy this unit.
According to DongA Ilbo, talks with the South Korean tech giant to sell its mobile phone business fell through. The list of potential buyers included Volkswagen AG and Vietnamese Vingroup JSC, but the negotiations stopped.
Earlier this year, the CEO of LG’s consumer electronics division said the company was considering all options for growing its unprofitable business. Since then, it has been reported that LG Electronics may sell the smartphone division.
The company previously halted development of its sliding-screen smartphone. Now it is also reported that the brand has also canceled its plans to launch any new smartphones. The company is expected to announce the closure of the smartphone division to the public and its employees as early as early April.
Published the first picture taken on the camera of a clamshell smartphone Moto RAZR 2022
Motorola has published on the Weibo social network a picture taken with the main camera of the Moto RARZ 2022 clamshell smartphone, which is expected to premiere on August 11. Typically, mobile device manufacturers try to take bright and memorable photos, or vice versa, they take photos in difficult conditions (for example, with a lack of light) in order to demonstrate the quality capabilities of the camera. But in this case, there is neither one nor the other – the frame is far from the most revealing.
Let’s hope that one of these days more clear photos from the RAZR 2022 camera will appear on the Web. The smartphone, we recall, will be the first in the world in its category (folding smartphones with a vertical screen), the display frame rate of which will be 144 Hz. The main screen of the device is characterized by a diagonal of 6.7 inches, the diagonal of the additional front screen is 2.7 inches. The hardware platform of the smartphone is based on SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. All these data have already been officially confirmed.
MIUI 13 based on Android 13 has been released for 10 Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones. Among them are Xiaomi Mi 11 and Redmi K40 (Poco F3)
According to the source, today Xiaomi began distributing firmware with MIUI 13 based on the third beta version of Android 13 for nine smartphones: Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11 LE (aka Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE), Xiaomi Mi 10S, Xiaomi Civi, MIX 4, Redmi K40 (aka Poco F3) and Redmi Note 10 JE (Japanese market model).
Update for these models is under the number 22.8.7. The source notes that some models from this list will receive Android 14, but for some (including Xiaomi Civi, Xiaomi Mi 10S and Redmi K40), the update to Android 13 will be the last. However, all these models can still receive both MIUI 13.1 and MIUI 14. As for the final version of Android 13 for these smartphones, it will be released only next year.
No simplified version of Nothing Phone (1): Carl Pei denied the preparation of such a model
The founder of Nothing, Carl Pei, commented on the social network rumors about the release of the budget version of Nothing Phone (1). According to them, the new version will lose the Glyph LED backlight.
Pei stated that no simplified Nothing Phone (1) without LEDs is planned. He briefly called it “fake news”.
Previously, the Nothing Phone (1) smartphone was tested in the AnTuTu benchmark, where it unexpectedly showed the best result in its class. At the same time, the smartphone endured the drop test worse. It is noteworthy that the screen can withstand drops in the presence of a film, but the back panel suffers much more.
The price of the smartphone is from 469 euros for the basic memory configuration.
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