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This is why Xiaomi is very interested in Ultra Wide Band technology

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Recently, Xiaomi has announced its intention to exploit the technology Ultra Wide Band (UWB). This makes it possible to spatially locate and control different kinds of compatible smart devices; reason why the Chinese Apple is very interested in it.

Ultra Wide Band technology originated in the 1990s. Yet it wasn’t until 2020 that it began to be part of our daily lives. It is now integrated into our smartphones, smart homes, etc. In fact, Xiaomi seems to want to invest more in this protocol. In any case, this is what the fact that it bought shares in the company Ultraception, which specializes in UWB, suggests.

This is why Xiaomi is very interested in Ultra Wide
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UWB is dedicated to short range communication. It is a data transmission technology using ultra wide band. The goal ? Enable connected objects to transmit information faster and more stably.

For Xiaomi, what could UWB technology be used for?

Compared to infrared technology and Bluetooth, UWB consumes less power. In addition, thanks to the spatial signature, it can offer very precise positioning of connected objects that are nearby.

In fact, Xiaomi plans to further integrate UWB into its products. This could be used to control different kinds of smart home devices. According to the calculations and tests carried out by the manufacturer, it would be possible to know the position of an object to the nearest centimeter thanks to the UWB. With this standard, Xiaomi smartphone users could thus detect and control other devices precisely via their screens.

For now, Xiaomi still only offers this option on the Mix 4. But with this acquisition of Ultraception, we can expect the technology to become a standard for future products from the firm.

Other mobile giants are also interested in the Ultra Wide Band standard

Xiaomi isn’t the only brand taking an interest in UWB. As an example, Samsung has already incorporated the same technology in two of its smartphones, namely the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. For its part, Apple has already added it to its iPhone 11 and plans to integrate it into the iPhone 12.

Indeed, Xiaomi has only been present in the European market since 2018. However, it quickly found its place there, becoming one of the most well-known brands in Europe and around the world. Its success is based on its commercial policy which relies on the supply of products at the best quality/price ratio.

This allowed it to dethrone the American giant Apple in terms of smartphone sales in 2020. Moreover, the American embargo imposed on its compatriot Huawei also benefits the firm. The least we can say is that Xiaomi does not want to rest on its laurels yet by investing more in UWB technology.

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Smart watches Google Pixel Watch can surprise you with the amount of memory: there will be more flash memory than in some smartphones

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Google announced the smart watch ten days ago, but kept silent about the technical characteristics of the novelty. Therefore, details about the device have to be collected bit by bit. A previous leak said the watch would get Samsung’s rather old Exynos 9110 SoC, but the new data is encouraging: the Pixel Watch may have a fresher SoC.

Smart watches Google Pixel Watch can surprise you with the amount of memory: there will be more flash memory than in some smartphones

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But even this is not interesting: Pixel Watch is credited with a lot of flash memory – as much as 32 GB. Such a volume for applications is clearly redundant, so it is suggested that Google will focus on the ability to download and store a large amount of music right on the watch. Which is good for sports. However, it will be possible to store podcasts right in the watch, for example. The amount of RAM will be “slightly more than the Galaxy Watch 4”. Samsung smartwatches have 1.5 GB of RAM, so it’s logical to assume 2 GB of RAM in Pixel Watch.

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This concludes the new batch of details about the Google Pixel Watch. Recall that the novelty will go on sale in the fall.

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You can dial a number and make a call directly from the watch. Fire-Bolt Tornado introduced

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You can dial a number and make a call directly

Fire-Boltt, which has already climbed into second place in the smartwatch market in India, introduced the Tornado model.

You can dial a number and make a call directly from the watch.  Fire-Bolt Tornado introduced

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You can dial a number and make a call directly from the watch.  Fire-Bolt Tornado introduced

Also, the device received a large LCD screen with a diagonal of 1.72 inches with a resolution of 320 x 380 pixels. As for the rest, we can distinguish water and dust protection (IP67), 30 sports modes, a pulse oximeter function and autonomy of up to seven days in normal mode and up to two weeks in standby mode.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 7 with NFC is already available for order. Named price

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According to the source, the latest Xiaomi Mi Band 7 fitness bracelet is already available for pre-order in China, where it is priced at about $40.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 7 with NFC is already available for order.  Named price

According to preliminary information, Xiaomi Mi Band 7 will be available in two versions: standard and with NFC module. It will be equipped with a 1.56-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 490×192 pixels, a 250 mAh rechargeable battery, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, and a GPS module.

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