Yesterday, Xiaomi pleased the flagships Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, this afternoon announced the production of its own electric vehicles, and a little later presented its first smartphone with a folding screen. The novelty is called MI Mix Fold and is the most affordable model among its kind. But, before moving on to prices, let’s consider the characteristics of the model.
The big advantage of the new product is that it is built on a single-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 platform – neither the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 nor the Huawei Mate X2 can boast of such high performance. But as for the principle of folding (or unfolding), it is the same for all three models. Xiaomi claims that the main display can withstand a million fold-unfold cycles.
At the heart of the internal screen is an 8.01-inch AMOLED panel – and this gives the right Xiaomi to call the Mi Mix Fold the smartphone with the largest internal screen. After all, the Huawei Mate X2 has a diagonal of exactly 8 inches, and the Samsung model has even less. The screen has a resolution of 2480 x 1860 pixels, supports HDR10 + and Dolby Vision, and provides 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. The declared brightness is 600 cd / m2, the contrast is 4,300,000: 1.
During the announcement, the head of Xiaomi Lei Jun emphasized many times that it is convenient to watch movies and play games on such a large screen. The top manager even noted that he, who does not like games, enjoys playing them on Mi Mix Fold. But for those present in the hall, a much greater surprise was a specialized interface mode called Desktop Mode – in it Android on the Mi Mix Fold screen acquires … the look of Windows! With a peculiar Start menu in the left corner and a characteristic arrangement of other elements.
Of course, Xiaomi has thoroughly worked on the multi-window mode – so that the user can make the most of the entire area of the internal screen to suit his needs. The display can be divided in half between the two applications, or you can place several open programs in arbitrary places.
If the aspect ratio of the inner screen is 4: 3, then the outer screen is stretched out narrow and long: its aspect ratio is 27: 9 (resolution is 2520 x 840 pixels). It also uses an AMOLED panel, but its diagonal is already much smaller – 6.52 inches. The outdoor display also supports HDR10 +, with a maximum brightness of 700 cd / m2 and a frame rate of 90 Hz.
Mi Mix Fold is equipped with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash memory. The fingerprint scanner is located on the side and is built into the power key; there are NFC, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 adapters.
Mi Mix Fold became the world’s first smartphone with four loudspeakers, and here, as in the Mi 10S, as well as the new MI 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, Harman Kardon speakers are used.
From one innovation to another: Mi Mix Fold received a lens camera, which we have already written about in detail. The camera of this model is much simpler than in the same Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, but it has a place for three sensors with a resolution of 108, 13 and 8 megapixels, as well as a 30x zoom. The module, which uses a lens-lens, is responsible for both optical zoom and macro photography.
Mi Mix Fold received two rechargeable batteries with a total capacity of 5020 mAh, charging with a capacity of 67 watts is supported.
Prices are announced. The base Mi Mix Fold with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory costs $ 1,520, which is at least one and a half times cheaper than competitors Samsung and Huawei. The version with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of flash is priced at $ 1,675. The third option is the exclusive Ceramic Special Edition with a carbon-look ceramic back. It has 16GB of RAM, 512GB of flash storage and a price tag of $ 1,975. Pre-orders for Mi Mix Fold are already being accepted in China, with real sales starting on April 16. This model will not be sold on the global market yet.
“There are a lot of technical problems that we are slowly coping with.” Evgeny Kaspersky spoke about a branded secure smartphone, which does not yet have a camera and performance problems
On the sidelines of the Army-2022 forum, Kaspersky Lab CEO Evgeny Kaspersky announced that the company is finalizing the functionality of its hack-proof mobile phone to work with critical infrastructure.
“We wrote everything from scratch, so we still need to finish it. Camera does not work. We do, but it takes time. Plus performance – there is still work to make it work at the same speed that we are used to. There are a lot of technical problems that we are slowly coping with. When we show it and say it’s ready, I don’t know“Kaspersky said.
According to him, the device will be something between a regular smartphone and a push-button phone. “However, we do not consider it as a replacement for a regular smartphone. Still, this is more for working with critical infrastructure. … Modernity requires that infrastructure can be managed remotely. Therefore, a device is required that will be guaranteed unhackable. Therefore, we are making a device that will have a fairly limited functionality. There will be no App Store, there will be no chips that everyone loves on smartphones, but it will be a thing that can be safely controlled by a conditional turbine“Kaspersky added.
For the first time, Kaspersky announced work on creating smartphones under its own brand with protection against hackers in December 2020, then it was assumed that they would appear in 2021.
Folding smartphones Samsung Galaxy Z actively poach users of other brands. Also, buyers of such devices are more loyal.
Samsung has once again confirmed that it has big plans for the foldable smartphone market.
The head of the mobile division said that foldable Galaxy Z smartphones attract new customers three times more often than the flagship Galaxy S models. In this case, we mean users who previously owned smartphones from other brands, that is, Samsung foldable smartphones attract people who have not previously chosen regular smartphones Samsung.
The company also says that the Galaxy Z lineup does an excellent job of maintaining loyalty: these smartphones have a corresponding rate of 10% higher than the Galaxy S.
Given all this, the claim that by 2025 Galaxy Z smartphones will outsell the Galaxy S line does not seem like something strange.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max feels like a brick, and the 48-megapixel camera shoots worse at night than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Appeared the first review of the upcoming updates Apple
An unknown source’s impressions of using the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have appeared on the Web.
The information was shared by insider LeaksApplePro, who, among other things, shared the correct images of the iPhone 13 before the announcement last year. The insider does not disclose who exactly shared his impressions, but this is not so important.
So, the new shape of the notch in the screen does not affect the user experience. Physically, the new notch is smaller than the current one, but it works pretty much the same. That is, apparently, Apple has not figured out how to effectively use the freed up screen area.
The new camera also has nuances. The source says that during the day the new 48-megapixel sensor turns out to be the best among smartphone cameras, but at night everything is not so good, and the same iPhone 13 Pro takes better pictures and less noisy. But Apple may well fix this with a software update.
The source also says that according to his feelings, autonomy has grown by a couple of hours, but he can’t say for sure. But the speakers definitely got better.
The screens of new products are about the same as in the current generation, as well as the huge mass of the top model. The source writes that the iPhone 14 Pro Max feels like a brick.
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