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The world’s most maintainable smartphone gets a new Android five years after its debut

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The developers of the most repairable smartphone in the world, Fairphone 2, have released a long-awaited software update with the latest version of Android for the phone.

Fairphone modular smartphones are not well known. However, it was Fairphone 2 and Fairphone 3 that were able to get 10 points out of 10 possible on the iFixit maintainability scale. No other smartphone has been able to achieve this. Thus, Fairphone 2 and Fairphone 3 can still be considered the most maintainable smartphones in the world.

Debuted at the end of 2015, Fairphone 2 originally ran Android 5. Now Android 9 Pie is available to users. Of course, Android 9 Pie isn’t the newest version of the OS either, but it’s noticeably better than the lack of updates.

This delay is due to the main feature of Fairphone 2. Adapting Android 9 Pie to the modular structure was not easy at all.

A total of 115,000 Fairphone 2 smartphones have been sold worldwide since their release five years ago. For FairPhone 3 and 3+ models, the developers have promised to release Android 11 in the second half of 2021.

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AMOLED screen 6.44 inches, 64 MP and 4000 mAh. Vivo has prepared a smartphone X60t Pro

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The line of smartphones Vivo X60 has six models, but the company, apparently, believes that six is ​​not so many. Therefore, Vivo has prepared another smartphone – X60t Pro, and it is already certified in China. Consequently, the official premiere and sales are just around the corner.

AMOLED screen 6.44 inches, 64 MP and 4000 mAh.  Vivo has prepared a smartphone X60t Pro

Vivo X60t Pro is built on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 single-chip platform and is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution. The front camera uses a 16 megapixel sensor, the main camera uses 64 and 2 megapixel sensors. The smartphone also received a 4000 mAh battery.

There are three memory configurations for Vivo X60t Pro: 6/64, 8/128 and 12/256 GB. The thickness of the smartphone is 7.79 mm, the weight is 167.9 grams. The OS is Android 11 with a proprietary FunTouch OS interface.

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Sony has also removed the charger from the Xperia smartphone box. The first was the Sony Xperia 10 III

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The last company to remove the charger from the smartphone box was Sony. So far, the new strategy applies only to the Sony Xperia 10 III.

Sony Germany has announced that the Xperia 10 III will be offered without a charger in some retailers at an MSRP of € 10. Through other channels, however, the phone will still ship with a charger at the regular price.

On the part of Sony, a pleasant step was a slight decrease in the price of a smartphone without a charger in the kit. Sony does not explain the reasons for the rejection of the charger, but other companies usually tie this decision to concern for the environment.

It will be interesting to see which other countries as well as models will be covered by this Sony policy in the future.

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For opponents of OLED: instead of the new Redmi Note 11, the head of Redmi recommends buying Redmi Note 10 Pro

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Xiaomi is actively promoting the upcoming Redmi Note 11 series of smartphones with several teasers. This device will be the first Redmi Note smartphone with an AMOLED display.

Redmi has admitted that not all fans are happy with the AMOLED display in this device. In this regard, the general manager of Redmi Lu Weibing posted a post on the social network Weibo in which he recommended an alternative device for those who do not like the AMOLED screen. Lu Weibing recommends that they get the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which is still a fairly current device.

According to Lu Weibing, developing a smartphone is a “difficult task.” No matter which solution you use, there is a group of people who think you could do better: “If you like the LCD display, you can choose our Note10Pro, which also has durable Victus Gorilla glass.”

The Redmi Note 11 Pro will feature colors like Mysterious Blackland, Shallow Dream Galaxy, Time Quiet Purple and Misty Forest. The Note 11 Pro + will offer all the same colors except for the Shallow Dream Galaxy. The Redmi Note 11 5G will have a 120Hz LCD screen, a 13MP selfie camera, a 50MP rear camera, a Dimensity 810 and a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. Note 11 Pro + 5G will offer a 120Hz OLED screen, 16MP front and 108MP main cameras, Dimensity 920 and 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charge

Redmi will hold a press conference for the announcement of this smartphone on October 28th.

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