The second piece of news for today, which concerns DxOMark and smartphone camera quality assessments. The thing is that the guys from DxO again decided to remake their rating system (once again) and now they saw through their entire rating, awarding new numbers on tests to old smartphones. In the laboratory, these changes to the assessment system are called protocols. And this protocol has become the fourth in a row. Now all new smartphones are tested using this method, and when there is a free minute, those models that have already passed tests before are re-evaluated.
One of these older smartphones was the iPhone 11. And its results, according to the new rating system, were much better than they were last time. Moreover, the changes for the better have become quite significant. And the score seems to have improved noticeably, but the testers’ conclusions remained absolutely the same. Everyone continues to praise the ultra-wide-angle sensor and resent the flash in night mode. In general, the operation of the iPhone 11 camera has not changed, the tests were also carried out the same, and the experts noted all the same pros and cons. However, the final result has grown by 10 points at once! That’s quite a lot if you’re not in the know. How did it happen? Apple put the money in the cashier, or what’s going on here?
As a result, it turns out that the iPhone 11 jumped to 21st place in the overall ranking. And if the old models, which will be further tested, cannot show the same good results, for example, the OnePlus 8 Pro does not rise anywhere higher, then it will look strange. They also reviewed the results of the iPhone 11 Pro Max a little earlier. The smartphone turned out to be not so good in terms of changing the assessment and was able to score only 7 extra points, but it takes 11th place. And that’s already good.
Samsung has released a smartphone that neither Xiaomi, nor Huawei, nor Realme offers the likes of. Introduced secure Galaxy XCover6 Pro with a removable battery
Samsung has introduced a secure smartphone Galaxy XCover6 Pro. The manufacturer has not yet revealed the price, but earlier there were rumors about 600 euros. The device will go on sale in July.
Unlike many of its predecessors, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro offers far from the most basic specs. The heart here is the Snapdragon 778G, which means that the XCover6 Pro is more productive than most Samsung smartphones in the Galaxy A line.
The device has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of flash memory that can be expanded with microSD cards, a 50-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide resolution, a 13-megapixel front camera, and a 6.6-inch IPS screen with a resolution of Full HD + with support for 120 Hz. The display is covered with the latest Glass Victus + glass, but probably a film is glued on top, as is usually the case with secure smartphones.
The battery capacity is small by today’s standards and amounts to 4050 mAh, but the device’s battery is removable, that is, you can replace it yourself by simply opening the back cover. Moreover, hot swapping is supported.
Also worth noting is a USB-C 3.2 port, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, two customizable buttons, and DeX support. As for protection, we are talking about IP68 and the MIL-STD-810H standard.
Chieftec introduced a new cartridge CRD-908H with support for fast charging smartphones
Chieftec has introduced a new CRD-908H card reader, which the manufacturer positions as a multifunctional device.
The novelty is made in the form factor of 3.5 inches and is installed in a conventional case of the system unit. The device supports PD3.0 and QC3.0 fast charging standards, data transfer at speeds up to 5 Gb / s, as well as reading data from SD / microSD memory cards.
The novelty is equipped with USB 3.2 Gen1, USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors. To connect to the motherboard, a USB 3.2 Gen1 connector is used, and additional power is supplied through the Molex port.
The dimensions of the device are 135.2 x 102.0 x 25.3 mm, the kit comes with the card reader itself, as well as a set of bolts for mounting. Warranty – 24 months.
“Reinvent the telephone”. iPhone went on sale exactly 15 years ago
On this day, fifteen years ago, the new iPhone smartphone, created by Apple under the leadership of the late Steve Jobs, officially went on sale.
The first iPhone was announced by Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007 and went on sale on June 29, 2007. “iPod, phone, mobile internet communicator…these are not three separate devices,” Jobs said at the time. “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.”
Since its introduction, the iPhone has changed the world and the mobile technology industry. It was only 74 days after launch before Apple announced that it had sold over 1 million smartphones. At that time, the device was offered at a price of $500.
The iPhone has evolved a lot over the years, with advanced features, top performance, great cameras, and an App Store that the first iPhone didn’t have. Moreover, the original iPhone did not have one of the most popular features in history – copy and paste.
In an interview published ahead of the anniversary, Apple CMO Greg Joswiak said that Samsung copied the iPhone and simply added a larger screen.
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