Many have been waiting for this smartphone, and today it is officially presented. Vivo X Fold is the latest model in the segment of smartphones with a flexible screen. There are two of them, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Huawei Mate X2 and Oppo Find N, but there is one fundamental point (at least for Vivo marketers): both displays, both external and flexible internal, support 120 Hz frame rate.
The outer screen is characterized by a diagonal of 6.53 inches and a resolution of Full HD +, the internal flexible one – with a diagonal of 8.03 inches and a resolution of 2160 x 1916 pixels. Both screens are based on OLED panels, both support HDR10+.
Another feature of the Vivo X Fold is the presence of two fingerprint scanners at once. One is placed under the outer screen, and the other – under the inner one. Moreover, the system is configured so that by unlocking the smartphone with one sensor, you can immediately switch to the second screen – no re-authorization is required.
The developers say that the Vivo X Fold can easily withstand 300,000 folding and unfolding cycles. A smartphone can be folded and unfolded 80 times a day every day for 10 years. Of course, the smartphone will become obsolete faster than it will break.
The inner screen can be installed like a laptop screen – with an opening angle of 60° or 120°. Vivo emphasizes that no crease appears on the screen when unfolded. And on the example of Oppo Find N, we know that this is really possible.
Vivo X Fold is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, equipped with a 4600mAh battery supporting 66W wired charging, 50W wireless power and 10W reverse wireless power.
The Zeiss-branded main camera is the highlight of the Vivo X Fold. Perhaps, this model has the best set of modules from all models in the segment. The main sensor is a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 that debuted last fall (it has an OIS system). There is also a 48-megapixel sensor module with an ultra wide-angle lens, a module with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX663 sensor and a portrait lens, and an 8-megapixel periscope module with 5x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. There are two front cameras – each embedded 16-megapixel in the outer and inner screens.
Vivo X Fold runs Android 12 with a proprietary OriginOS interface. The smartphone has two color options (black and blue) and two memory configurations: the base one with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for $1415 and the top one with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage for $1570. Sales in China will start on April 15.
These new features will initially be limited to the Galaxy S23 line of smartphones. There are details about the One UI 5.1 shell
Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones will be presented in a few days, but only now information about the new features of the One UI 5.1 shell, which is just debuting on new flagships, has appeared on the Web.
Apparently, there will be a lot of changes. The current One UI 5.0, recall, could not boast of a rich list of innovations.
So, the list includes the following features:
- Faster access to Expert RAW in-camera mode
- An easier way to change skin tone for selfies
- Shared family photo and video album
- Improved automatic photo processing with shadow and reflection removal
- Swiping up on a photo opens a panel with detailed information about the photo
- Gallery search will become better and more functional
- Ability to select a folder for storing screenshots
- You can use AR Emoji Camera for three people in photo and video
- Brushes for AR Doodles are available on the main screen
- New battery widget
- New weather widget
- Ability to set different desktop wallpapers for different modes of operation
- Additional conditions when creating scripts
- Sharing Samsung Notes
- More convenient interface for adding users to the sharing list for albums, notes, calendar, and so on
- Advanced Pairing Options for Samsung Smartphone and Laptops
- Improved DeX multitasking
- Improved native browser search
- Faster initial smartphone setup
- Bixby text calls
$170 ZTE Blade V40 spotted in Bangladesh
The ZTE V40 family of smartphones will soon be replenished with the Blade V40 model – it has already lit up in Bangladesh, and immediately with a price: a version with 4 GB of RAM (expandable by 2 GB) and 128 GB of flash memory is estimated at the equivalent of $ 170.
The Blade V40 hardware platform is based on a 12nm Unisoc Tiger T616 single-chip system with 2 Cortex-A75 cores and 6 Cortex-A55 cores. OS – Android 12 with MyOS 12 interface.
The configuration of the device is a triple main camera (with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels), a 6.6-inch IPS screen and a 4500 mAh battery. A full premiere of the device is expected in early February.
Why overpay for smartphones with 5G? On the example of the Samsung Galaxy A14, you can see that we are talking about a huge difference in performance.
The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G smartphone was introduced at the beginning of the month, but the company is preparing a more affordable version with 4G support. And today we have all the main characteristics of this model and images.
The design of the younger version will be the same, except that instead of brown it will be silver. Many characteristics will also not change, although there will still be differences.
The main thing, of course, is the platform. Instead of the latest Exynos 1330, MediaTek Helio G80 is used. Compared to the Exynos 850 in the Galaxy A13 4G, this is certainly a very significant improvement. For comparison, the Exynos 850 scores about 145,000 points in AnTuTu 9, while the Helio G80 scores 230,000 points. True, the same Exynos 1330 is gaining more than 410,000 points, so the difference between the A14 4G and 5G versions in performance is enormous.
The screen of the Galaxy A14 4G will retain the size of 6.6 inches, Full HD + resolution, but there will be no increased frame rate, like the A14 5G. The battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh, the main 50-megapixel camera, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of flash memory will also remain, but charging will be only 10-watt. But the smartphone will receive stereo speakers.
The novelty will be released at the end of March. In Eastern Europe, they will ask for 200 euros for it.
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