Football legend Lionel Messi has ordered 35 gold iPhones for every member of the Argentina national team and support staff who participated in the historic victory over France in the Qatar 2022 final, it has been revealed.
Valued at £175,000, the 24-carat gold-plated smartphones are engraved with player names, numbers and the Argentina national team logo. The source says that Messi wanted to do something special and colorful to celebrate the moment. He contacted entrepreneur Ben Lyons and they developed the design together.
He said that he would like to give a special gift to all the players and staff to celebrate the amazing victory, but did not want the usual gift of a watch. I suggested golden iPhones with their names and he liked the idea.
Argentina defeated France in the 2022 World Cup final. For Messi, this was the fifth championship in his career, but only this time he managed to take first place.
14 inches, 120 Hz, 32 GB/1 TB, works with smartphones and very long battery life, from $700. Redmi Book Pro 2024 laptops presented
Xiaomi has introduced Redmi Book Pro laptops for the 2024 model year, which differ in processors and screen diagonal.
The battery capacity of the 14-inch Redmi Book Pro 14 2024 laptop has been reduced to 80 Wh, although the developers promise that the laptop will still work for a very long time. The included charger has a power of 100 W. The screen has a resolution of 2.8K and supports a frequency of 120 Hz. Prices:
- Intel Ultra 5 125H/16 GB/512 GB – $700;
- Intel Ultra 5 125H/32GB/1TB – $765;
- Intel Ultra 7 155H/32GB/1TB – $900;
Let us remind you that the Redmi Book Pro 16 2024, which we have already written about, is equipped with an Intel Core Ultra processor and uses two fans and three heat pipes to dissipate heat. The laptop received 32 GB of LPDDR5X RAM. Last year’s model had 16 GB. Redmi Book Pro 16 has a 3.1K resolution screen with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, it covers 100% of the P3 color space, offers a brightness of 500 cd/m2 and supports Dolby Vision.
The screens of both devices feature low blue light levels at the hardware level and are certified by TUV Rheinland. Redmi Book Pro 16 is equipped with a 99 Wh battery that is said to “challenge thin and light Windows laptops with the longest battery life.”
The laptops feature a Thunderbolt 4 port, full USB-C, dual USB-A, HDMI 2.1, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They support HyperOS Connect features for collaboration with tablets and smartphones.
The most advanced Leica camera with inch sensor, 5300 mAh, OLED 2K screen, aluminum and ceramic, IP68. The flagship camera phone Xiaomi 14 Ultra was presented
Today Xiaomi officially unveiled its new flagship smartphone Xiaomi 14 Ultra. It is intended to replace the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and compete with the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Oppo Find X7 Ultra and other flagship camera phones.
As befits a flagship, Xiaomi 14 Ultra is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 single-chip platform. A large vapor chamber with an efficiency three times greater than traditional solutions is responsible for cooling the SoC.
The battery capacity is 5300 mAh (plus 300 mAh relative to its predecessor), and supports 90 W wired charging and 80 W wireless charging. A corresponding wireless charger is offered as an accessory for the smartphone.
Xiaomi 14 Ultra has once again received an improved Leica camera. It has four modules, all 50-megapixel. The main sensor is a top-end Sony LYT-900; the module with it uses a Leica Summilux lens with a variable aperture F/1.63-4.0. It captures 205% more light than the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s main lens.
Optical zoom of 3.2x and 5x is provided by lenses with focal lengths of 75 and 120 mm (the latter is periscope). The smartphone features Ultra Zoom technology, which allows you to take photos with up to 30x zoom. Ultra Zoom uses AI in its work: artificial intelligence can significantly improve pictures. The optical zoom and ultra-wide-angle modules use Sony IMX858 sensors. That is, this model has one Sony LYT-900 sensor and three Sony IMX858.
The camera allows you to record 4K video at 120 fps and 8K at 30 fps.
Contrary to rumors, Xiaomi 14 Ultra did not receive a titanium frame – the side frame in this model is aluminum and reinforced (both on its own and in the corners). An alternative to a leather-look lid is a ceramic lid. The dimensions of the smartphone are 161.4 x 75.3 x 9.2 mm, weight – 224.4 grams.
Xiaomi 14 Ultra has an OLED screen with a diagonal of 6.73 inches, a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels, a frame rate of 120 Hz and a maximum brightness of 3000 cd/sq.m.
Xiaomi 14 Ultra became the manufacturer’s first smartphone with support for satellite communications.
Supply and sales are not the same thing. In the top 10 best-selling smartphones of 2023, the first seven places were taken by iPhone
Research organization Counterpoint Research has published a ranking of the best-selling smartphones last year. It differs from the ranking of smartphones with the largest shipments, which was published by Canalys.
According to the ranking, Apple’s iPhone 14 was the best-selling model last year, accounting for 3.9% of global sales. The US and China together account for half of total sales. The iPhone 14 accounted for 19% of all line sales last year, while the iPhone 13 accounted for 28% in 2022.
The slight difference between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 has led to less adoption of the base model and increased sales of the iPhone Pro models, which offer more features. The first 7 places are occupied by Apple smartphones.
It is also reported that the iPhone 15 series took the top three positions on the global bestseller list in the fourth quarter of 2023, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max became the best-selling smartphone.
Samsung’s list features three Galaxy A series models occupying the bottom three spots: Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, Samsung Galaxy A04e, and A14 4G.
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