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What is the Apple iPhone 12 mini camera capable of? DxOMark verdict

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Apple has released four iPhone 12 models in the past years, including the compact iPhone 12 mini. The device is equipped with a dual camera that has been thoroughly tested in the DxOMark laboratory.

Laboratory experts rated the iPhone 12 mini camera at 122 points, while the smartphone received 132 points for photo quality, 112 points for video quality and only 41 points for zoom capabilities. The smartphone did not make it into the top ten, but it scored the same as the iPhone 12. For comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are in the top 10, receiving 128 and 130 points, respectively.

The article states that the iPhone 12 mini is nearly identical to the iPhone 12 in camera capabilities, and performs excellently with the correct exposure in most scenarios. The smartphone received two 12-megapixel cameras, one of which is equipped with an optical image stabilization system.

The pluses include the correct exposure when shooting photos and videos, fast autofocus, good video stabilization and support for Dolby Vision HDR. Speaking of cons, they note glare due to limited dynamic range, a bluish tint in photos and videos, as well as various artifacts in low light and indoors.

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The world’s first smartphone in Pantone Color of the Year 2023. Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Viva Magenta unveiled

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The worlds first smartphone in Pantone Color of the Year

Motorola decided to be in trend and introduced the Edge 30 Fusion smartphone in Viva Magenta color.

Viva Magenta has been named Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023. The company’s specialists explained their choice by the fact that it is “an unusual red for an unusual time.”

The world's first smartphone in Pantone Color of the Year 2023.  Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Viva Magenta unveiled

It is worth noting that the Viva Magenta color has never been seen in smartphones before. Motorola’s novelty in this color, unfortunately, will be exclusive to the US market, but the company may well release its new flagship in the same color. It is also worth noting that the specified version of the smartphone will come with Moto Buds 600 ANC TWS headphones. True, the headphones will be of a different color, but even here Motorola decided to approach the issue from an unusual angle. The fact is that the headphones will be painted in Winetasting color, which was chosen by Pantone as an addition to Viva Magenta.

The world's first smartphone in Pantone Color of the Year 2023.  Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Viva Magenta unveiled

The Edge 30 Fusion Viva Magenta will be released in the US for $800. Technically, the smartphone does not differ from the original version, that is, it offers a Snapdragon 888 Plus, a 50-megapixel main camera, 68-watt charging and a 144-Hz screen.

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Lost in Alaska: iPhone 14’s ‘satellite SOS’ feature helped save a man

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Lost in Alaska iPhone 14s satellite SOS feature helped save

Recently, the Alaska State Police received a message about a man stuck in the snow between the cities of Nurvik and Kotzebue. This is a remote area above the Arctic Circle where there is no cell service, so the man had to activate the emergency satellite service on his iPhone 14 to call for help. The Apple Emergency Response Center, along with local search and rescue teams and the US Arctic Northwest Rescue Coordinator, sent volunteer searchers to GPS coordinates transmitted by a smartphone. Rescuers arrived at the scene and successfully helped the stranded man, fortunately he was not injured.

Lost in Alaska: iPhone 14's 'satellite SOS' feature helped save a man

It is worth noting that Apple honestly warns users about possible failures in the operation of satellite communications in some places above the 62nd parallel of the north latitude. Nurvik and Kotzebue are already closer to the 69th parallel of the northern latitude, but nevertheless, the “satellite SOS” worked perfectly: the rescuers were impressed by the accuracy and completeness of the information provided. Recall that an emergency message via satellite on the iPhone 14 includes not only coordinates, but also a small questionnaire, by filling out which the victim can briefly report what happened and what help he needs. This makes it easier for the rescue services. In mid-November, the function started working in the US and Canada, it will be available for free for two years, Apple has not yet announced anything about its cost in the future. The service should be launched in some European countries soon.

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Future Samsung smartphones will be 2.5 billion times safer than current smartphones thanks to a new fingerprint scanner

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Future Samsung smartphones will be 25 billion times safer than

Samsung is working to ensure that in the near future its smartphones will be equipped with under-screen fingerprint scanners that can scan three fingerprints at once.

Future Samsung smartphones will be 2.5 billion times safer than current smartphones thanks to a new fingerprint scanner

This is useful for enhancing protection. According to Samsung itself, this solution is 2.5 billion times safer than using a single fingerprint. In addition, Samsung’s new screens will be able to scan fingerprints across their entire area, which will make the use of such scanners simply more convenient.

ISORG has announced that its own OPD (Organic Photo Diode) multi-fingerprint scanning technology is ready. The company believes that Samsung is likely to use similar materials and processes for its OLED 2.0 all-in-one fingerprint scanner.

The head of ISORG believes that Samsung can release relevant products as early as 2025. That is, perhaps such scanners will receive the flagship smartphones of the Galaxy S25 line.

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