Sony today unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 IV, which features a telephoto lens that offers continuous optical zoom thanks to a new design. The new range is from 85mm to 125mm, providing 3.5x to 5x optical zoom.
All three image sensors retained a resolution of 12 megapixels. The main camera is equipped with a 1/1.7-inch optical format sensor and a 24mm lens with optical image stabilization. The ultra wide-angle camera has a 1/2.5″ optical format sensor with a 16mm autofocus lens. The telephoto lens received a 1 / 3.5-inch optical format sensor, with optical image stabilization and autofocus. On the side is a two-stage shutter button.
All three cameras have the same set of features, including 4K video recording at 120fps. They all offer eye AF as well as real-time object tracking and autofocus. It also upgraded the selfie camera this year with a 12-megapixel 1/2.9-inch ExmorRS sensor. It allows you to record 4K video with HDR at 30 fps. But still no autofocus.
The smartphone received a 6.5-inch 4K AMOLED display, which is 50% brighter than its predecessor. It supports 120Hz image refresh rate. The smartphone is built on the basis of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 single-chip system, it received 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory. There is a microSD slot. The phone runs on pure Android 12.
Battery capacity increased by 500 mAh to 5000 mAh. The phone supports 30W fast charging, which allows you to charge it up to 50% in half an hour. There will be no charger included this year. Sony has also made sure that the packaging is free of plastic.
The smartphone has retained the 3.5 mm jack, in addition, the stereo speaker drivers have been improved and sound 10% louder, while providing 20-50% more bass. It’s one of the first phones to support the new Bluetooth LE Audio technology as well as regular LDAC. The phone is covered with Gorilla Glass Victus front and back. The device complies with the degree of protection IP68.
As with the Xperia Pro and Pro-I, you can stream content live using your phone’s cameras, or stream video from your Sony Alpha camera and send it over 5G. Sony made a deal with YouTube so you can create a new channel and start streaming right away (usually you need 1,000 subscribers and a verified account for this).
The Sony Xperia 1 IV will cost €1,400 or £1,330 in Europe.
The Wall Street Journal: Apple wants more iPhone and MacBook components made outside of China
The Wall Street Journal, citing well-informed anonymous sources, reported that Apple wants to increase the production of components for its devices – iPhone and MacBook – outside of China. The company expressed this desire to a number of its contractors.
Sources of The Wall Street Journal say that India and Vietnam are mentioned among the most likely applicants for the expansion of production. The publication notes that Apple’s desire to reduce the production of components in China is caused by strict anti-virus measures, which are introduced by the PRC authorities from time to time, sometimes completely closing entire cities.
Currently, more than 90% of components for the same iPhone, iPad and MacBook are made in China. At the same time, according to analysts cited by The Wall Street Journal, “such a high degree of dependence on one particular country carries potential risks due to the authoritarianism of the communist government in Beijing and its difficult relationship with the United States“.
In April, it became known that about half of Apple’s top 200 suppliers have manufacturing facilities in areas ordered by Chinese authorities to be placed under strict quarantine following a new outbreak of COVID-19. Apple CFO Luca Maestri later said the company could lose between $4 billion and $8 billion in the second quarter due to supply chain disruptions.
WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. From autumn, the messenger will not be supported on iOS 10 and iOS 11
According to the WABetaInfo resource, which tracks all the innovations in the messenger, the application developers will stop supporting devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11 this year. This will happen on October 24th.
Thus, in the fall, WhatsApp will stop working on smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. This data is confirmed by the WhatsApp Help Center, which indicates that the application requires iOS 12 (and higher) and Android 4.1 (and higher) to work.
Apple is expected to unveil iOS 16 at WWDC 2022 in June. It will introduce many new features, but at the same time, the new OS will not be supported by a number of the company’s popular phones – iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and first generation iPhone SE.
Smartphones of the Xiaomi 12 line will soon cease to be the newest flagships of the company. Production of Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro has already begun
According to recent data, Xiaomi has already begun production of a new line of smartphones. We are talking about the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro models.
The source says that production has started in several countries at once, so the announcement is just around the corner.
Unfortunately, the insider did not add anything about the parameters of the devices. Previously, there was information that Xiaomi 12T Pro will be a copy of Redmi K50S Pro for the global market, and Xiaomi 12T will be a renamed Redmi K50S. By the way, these Redmi models have also not been presented yet, so we don’t really know anything about them. The older one is supposed to get Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, and the younger one will be based on one of the MediaTek platforms. Quite possibly on the Dimensity 8100.
As for the source, it is the insider Mukul Sharma, who, for example, was the first to talk about Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with a 108-megapixel camera.
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