Realme today unveiled the GT Neo smartphone, the world’s first model based on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 single-chip platform. This SoC resembles the recently presented Snapdragon 780G in its configuration: the CPU includes one Cortex-A78 core with a high frequency of 3.0 GHz, three more such the same cores with a lower frequency and four Cortex-A55 cores. The Dimensity 1200 is manufactured using a 6 nm process technology and has a built-in 5G modem. In terms of performance, it roughly matches the performance of the Snapdragon 870 SoC.
Realme GT Neo is another smartphone with Samsung’s Super AMOLED screen. It features 6.43 inches diagonal, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 120 Hz frame rate and 360 Hz touch layer response. The screen with an embedded 16-megapixel front camera occupies 91.7% of the front panel area. The device turned out to be compact: the thickness is 8.4 mm, the weight is 179 grams.
Realme GT Neo received up to 12 GB of RAM, as well as UFS 3.1 flash memory up to 256 GB. For better cooling, an evaporation chamber is used: the manufacturer claims that it is able to reduce the heating of the SoC by up to 15 ° C.
The main camera of the model is represented by three sensors: the main Sony IMX682 with a resolution of 64 megapixels, an 8-megapixel one connected to an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119 ° viewing angle and a 2-megapixel one for macro shooting. Also in the configuration of the smartphone is a 5G modem, Wi-Fi 6 adapters, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC, stereo speakers, a standard headphone jack and a USB-C port. But there is no possibility of using memory cards.
The Realme GT Neo runs Android 11 with the Realme UI 2.0 interface. The capacity of the rechargeable battery is 4500 mAh. Interestingly, despite support for 50W wired charging, a 65W charger is included in the box. This is despite the fact that much more expensive flagships have recently been deprived of a complete charging unit. There is also a transparent silicone case in the box with the GT Neo.
Taking into account the characteristics, the smartphone turned out to be inexpensive: in China, for the basic version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, they ask the equivalent of $ 175. The 8/128 and 12/256 GB variants cost $ 305 and $ 365, respectively. Sales start on April 8th.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the first smartphone with Android 12L
Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold4, was unveiled this week and is immediately available for pre-order. According to Samsung, the new foldable flagship comes with One UI 4.1.1 out of the box and has a host of new features for optimal multitasking that have been developed “together with partners.”
The main attention during the announcement was given to design, screens and cameras, but an important novelty went unnoticed. The fact is that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the first smartphone that will ship out of the box with the Android 12L operating system.
Google initially introduced the L version of Android 12 back in October 2021, and then reminded about it six months later. L stands for large screens, meaning this operating system is designed for foldable smartphones, tablets, and Chrome OS devices. Android 12L can be installed on any device, but it’s optimized for multitasking and apps have been redesigned for larger screens.
Google apps are arranged in two columns, making it easier to navigate on the square display, while productivity and social media apps also know when the device is folded, so they switch to their normal orientation.
Android 12L will only be in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 for now, the small Flip4 clamshell has received the standard version of Android 12.
In the morning we published a comparison of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2.
The smartphone market is declining, but Apple does not expect demand for the iPhone to fall and has ordered 90 million units of the iPhone 14
According to Bloomberg, Apple does not expect iPhone sales to fall in 2022 amid a general slowdown in the smartphone market. The Cupertino-based company expects iPhone demand to continue strong and has asked suppliers to produce 90 million iPhone 14 models, which is the same as the iPhone 13 production in the same period last year.
Apple expects to release about 220 million iPhones in 2022, which is the same level as 2021 production. Bloomberg sources said that Apple could weather the downturn in the smartphone market because Apple’s customer base is still willing to spend money on premium devices.
Until 2021, Apple released about 75 million new smartphones. In 2021, that number increased to 90 million as the company anticipated high demand for iPhone 13 models, and Apple is now sticking to that bar for 2022.
Earlier, Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst at Tianfeng International, said that the current supply chain of the iPhone 14 line of smartphones has not been affected, so the smartphones will be released as scheduled.
In the morning we published a comparison of the screens of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro.
iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro screens compared
For the first time in five years, Apple is due to radically change the design of its flagship smartphones: judging by the available data, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will lose the notch that appeared in the iPhone X and will receive screens with two cutouts. Some people call these cutouts an exclamation point, others think they look like the letter i.
While this change has been met with mixed reception, according to user feedback on social media, it does allow for more effective screen real estate. This note provides a comparison of the screens of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro.
This design, in theory, will allow more icons and other information to be displayed in the status bar on either side of the cutouts.
This week, Apple released another beta version of iOS 16 to developers, which returned the battery percentage icon to the top right of the screen. However, not everyone liked this decision.
The presentation of the iPhone 14 line is expected in September. The minimum amount of flash memory iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be 256 GB, so smartphones will rise in price.
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