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Surprisingly, the top-end Leica camera is not the most expensive component of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra to repair. In the event of a motherboard failure, you will have to pay twice as much for it as for the camera

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Xiaomi has published a price list for the replacement of individual components of the flagship smartphone Xiaomi 12S Ultra. A cursory study of it suggests that it is better not to break the device, and even better to get insurance – this is provided in China (and Xiaomi 12S Ultra is not sold anywhere else).

Surprisingly, the top-end Leica camera is not the most expensive component of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra to repair.  In the event of a motherboard failure, you will have to pay twice as much for it as for the camera

So, non-warranty repair of the motherboard will cost $370. Screen replacement is cheaper, but also hits the pocket – $ 265. But the top-end Leica camera, which Xiaomi is so proud of, is only the third most expensive component: only $ 180 will be asked for its replacement. Based on this, one can imagine that in fact the cost of camera components is not as high as one might think. But it includes a 1-inch optical sensor. Another interesting thing: a non-warranty battery replacement will cost $23.5, and a back cover replacement is almost twice as expensive – $44.5.

The cost of replacing any component, regardless of complexity and its location, is quite low – only 6 dollars.

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“The sale of SIM cards is really becoming more expensive and meaningless,” MTS will reduce sales of SIM cards and the number of communication stores

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MTS President Vyacheslav Nikolaev said that the company plans to move towards reducing sales of SIM-cards, as well as reducing their points of sale.

It seems to me that now, when the cost of SIM cards has increased by an order of magnitude, it’s time to heal this market. Therefore, from the point of view of sales of SIM cards, it seems to me that the sales volume can now be reduced, especially since for us, ecosystem effects provide very serious advantages in reducing the outflow – this also allows us to take sales more calmly.

“The sale of SIM cards is really becoming more expensive and meaningless,” MTS will reduce sales of SIM cards and the number of communication stores

Nikolaev noted that an increasing number of customers are also moving online, which also allows, in terms of telecom, to reduce the number of their own points of sale.

From the point of view of telecom, it seems to me that this is a very timely issue, and perhaps the right actions will be taken by the entire market. At least we will go in this direction. We hope that colleagues will not be far behind, because selling SIM cards is indeed becoming more expensive and pointless.

As we have already reported, MTS may sell its tower business.

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Samsung is preparing an “ultimate” SSD. The company teases with a promotional video with a new drive

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Samsung has started teasing Twitter users with an advertisement for a new SSD. The company does not specify the details, calling the new Ultimate SSD.

Samsung is preparing an

Third-party sources expect this to be a new SSD (or a whole series) with a PCIe 5.0 interface. These may well be models of the Samsung 990 SSD line, which were previously lit up in the databases of regulators.

Samsung previously released the PM1743 PCIe 5.0 SSD for the data center, and it offers data transfer speeds of up to 14GB/s, so you can expect similar numbers from the 990 Pro.

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Some motherboards will turn the Core i9-13900K into a power consumption monster. The power limit will increase to 350W

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Some motherboards will turn the Core i9 13900K into a power

Intel can make the Core i9-13900K even more attractive with a new auto-overclocking mode.

Some motherboards will turn the Core i9-13900K into a power consumption monster.  The power limit will increase to 350W

The source reports that some motherboards based on 700-series chipsets will allow you to activate an increased power limit. In this case, we are talking about a value of 350 watts. For comparison, Alder Lake has a maximum of 241 watts.

The values ​​of PL1 and PL2 for the new CPUs will hardly change and will amount to 125 and 253 W, respectively. But there will also be an opportunity to remove the limit, thanks to which the Core i9-13900K will be able to consume up to 350 watts. In this case, of course, the motherboard will need a powerful power supply subsystem, and the processor will need a productive CO.

CPU performance in this mode can increase by 15%, although this will depend on the tasks. Whether the Core i9-13900KS, which was previously assigned a frequency of up to 6 GHz, will be released under such conditions is now unclear.

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