The iPhone 16 series is expected to feature an additional capacitive Capture button, codenamed Project Nova. It will become one of the main innovations of the iPhone 16 line if it successfully passes the testing stage. Insider information was provided by MacRumors.
The Capture button will be located on the same side as the power button, just a little lower. It is currently unknown what the new capacitive button will be used for.
The Capture button is expected to be capacitive rather than the standard mechanical one. Capacitive buttons, unlike mechanical buttons, do not move when pressed. Instead, the button responds to pressure and touch, providing haptic feedback. The Capture button is expected to work similarly to the iPhone SE’s Home button, which simulates pressing a physical button via the built-in Taptic Engine. According to MacRumors, the capacitive button will be able to detect the force of pressing.
Early in the development of the iPhone 15 Pro, Apple experimented with capacitive buttons as part of the recently canceled Bongo project. The Bongo module, unlike the Capture button, consisted of capacitive power and volume buttons and did not include any additional buttons. According to MacRumors, the Bongo project was canceled during the development phase due to unsatisfactory test results and a significant number of hardware problems. The cancellation gave Apple engineers ample opportunity to rethink capacitive buttons for the iPhone 16 series, this time with a new twist.
Unlike Project Bongo, the Capture button will appear across the entire iPhone 16 lineup, including the base iPhone 16 and 16 Plus. It’s worth noting, however, that Apple also created a hardware configuration without the Capture button, perhaps as a fallback if problems crop up during testing.
Along with the new Capture button, the iPhone 16 lineup is expected to get a new capacitive action button. The haptic action button, known as Project Atlas, has a similar design to the Capture button, using load cells and a motor to provide the necessary haptic feedback.
The base iPhone 16 model is expected to have an updated camera bump with a vertical camera arrangement similar to the iPhone 12. The Pro models will also have an increased screen size, from 6.1 and 6.7 inches to 6.3 and 6.9 inches, respectively. .
Nubia Z60 Ultra will refute the thesis about the uselessness of ultra-wide-angle cameras in smartphones
The Nubia brand today published details about the camera of the future flagship Nubia Z60 Ultra. In particular, we are talking about its module with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
With its new flagship, Nubia will try to “refute the theory that wide-angle cameras are useless.” This refers to photo quality: modules with ultra-wide-angle lenses are equipped with low-quality optics, low-resolution sensors and small optical formats, and all this naturally leads to the fact that the photo quality of the ultra-wide-angle camera is much inferior to the photo quality of the main camera.
But this will not happen in the Nubia Z60 Ultra: the corresponding module will have a fast (F/1.8) 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch optical format sensor, complemented by an eight-element lens and an optical stabilization system. In general, this model will have triple OIS – in each of the three modules.
The official premiere of Nubia Z60 Ultra will take place on December 19. The smartphone will receive Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a 6000 mAh battery and IP68 protection.
One UI 6.0 on Android 14 released for Galaxy S21 FE in Europe
At the beginning of the week, One UI 6.0 firmware based on Android 14 was released for the Galaxy S21 FE version for the North American market, and now a similar version of the software has been released for the European Galaxy S21 FE.
Update number G990B2XXU5FWK3, is already being distributed in Europe (particularly in Germany). The software is 2.4 GB in size and includes the November Android security updates.
Let’s remember that the Galaxy S21 FE came out in January 2022 with Android 12 out of the box. Android 14 is not the last for it – Samsung promises to release Android 15 for this model.
A truly unique smartphone design. Nubia Z60 Ultra turned out to be extremely unusual
The Nubia brand cannot boast of a large assortment of smartphones or good sales, but what cannot be taken away from Nubia devices is the design. Recently, everyone was surprised by the gaming Red Magic 9 Pro with cameras without any protrusion and a flat, minimalistic design, but now images of the flagship Z60 Ultra have appeared on the Internet, which does not look like Red Magic, but at the same time looks no less unusual, if not more.
As you can see, the device does not have any separate block of cameras, while three cameras are placed in an unusual way and each is designed in its own way.
Thanks to this design, the Z60 Ultra does not look like any other smartphone at all, and not even close. Plus, it has the most angular shapes and a screen without any cutouts, since the front camera is sub-screen.
The new Nubia should receive SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a battery with a capacity of 6000 mAh and cameras with a resolution of 50, 50 and 64 megapixels, including a periscope module.
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