Last week, Redmi confirmed that the Redmi K40 series will be unveiled in February. Initially, it was expected that the Redmi K40 will use the Snapdragon 888 SoC, while the company has promised to release the cheapest flagship on this platform at a price of about $ 460.
Later, it was reported that Snapdragon 888 will be used in the older model Redmi K40 Pro, and the standard model Redmi K40 will get the new flagship MediaTek platform, which should be called Dimensity 1200. Now sources claim that Redmi K40 will also be available on Dimensity 1200, and Snapdragon 888.
Redmi versions with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, as well as with 8/128 GB will be based on Dimensity 1200 and cost about $ 350 and 385 respectively, while the Redmi K40 version with 12/256 GB of flash will receive Snapdragon 888 and the price is 460 dollars.
As for the Redmi K40 Pro, users will be offered three versions based on Snapdragon 888. They will be equipped with 8/128, 8/256 and 12/256 GB of memory at the price of 510, 555 and 615 dollars, respectively.
Yesterday, Redmi Director of New Products Wang Teng Thomas announced on his Weibo page that the company will release at least two Redmi K40 smartphones based on the Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Enthusiast replaced the numeric keypad with a disk from an old phone
It would seem that it is almost impossible to change such a thing as a keyboard in any original way. However, the user under the nickname Squidgeefish succeeded. He added a real disk from an old wired telephone to a regular keyboard and made it all work.
The disk is placed on the right and performs the functions of a digital block – only numbers need to be entered by turning the dialer. And here a problem arises – such a system is analog, and any modern keyboard is digital. The enthusiast was able to connect the drive from the phone using the DFRobot Beetle Board based on the ATmega32U4 chip. This board is able to work with analog signals and at the same time supports a standard USB port.
I also had to experiment with the keyboard itself, because I had to cut the printed circuit board. And for aesthetics, the enthusiast added 3D-printed makers. The result is a rather strange and quirky, but fully functional keyboard. According to the source, the cost of the project was no more than $30.
At the same time, using the disk, you can enter not only numbers, but also special characters, such as the percent sign, brackets, and so on. And instead of the standard digital buttons, the enthusiast put a stub.
All leaders will lose, but Apple will strengthen. TrendForce published a forecast for the smartphone market
According to TrendForce analysts, in the third quarter of this year, the smartphone market sank by 11%, to 289 million units.
The market leaders were Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, but the current quarter will temporarily change the balance of power. According to analysts, Apple will increase its share from 17.6% to 24.6%, overtaking Samsung, which will occupy 20.2% against the current 22.2%. This is not the first time that Apple has become a market leader in the fourth quarter, which is explained by the release of a new generation of iPhone.
At the same time, it can be seen that the source predicts a decrease in market share for all leaders, except for Apple. It is worth noting that in this case, the source considers the sales of Oppo as sales including Realme, which is not typical. It also counts OnePlus sales, but that’s normal after a merger.
All Snapdragon Pro Series gamers will now be forced to use Samsung smartphones
Qualcomm has chosen Samsung as an official partner of the Snapdragon Pro series of smartphones.
Among other things, this means that gamers who compete in the Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge and Mobile Masters will only use Snapdragon SoC-based Samsung Galaxy devices from the Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge Finals at DreamHack Valencia. That is, we are talking about one of the largest leagues in mobile eSports.
We are committed to bringing high-performance Snapdragon processor-based Samsung Galaxy devices to billions of gamers around the world to keep the spirit of camaraderie and competition going.
Which Samsung smartphones will be used by gamers is still unclear, but in recent years, the company’s devices have gained not the best fame among gamers, which is due to gaming services and related features.
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