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Xiaomi 12S will be the last compact flagship? Fans must vote

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Xiaomi founder Lei Jun reposted a post from a Weibo social media user saying that there aren’t really that many compact flagships on the market.

The user said that the new Xiaomi 12S is really good, and if the fans do not support this model, then Xiaomi may abandon the idea of ​​releasing compact flagships in the future. Just like Apple did: all insiders confirm that there will be no mini model in the iPhone 14 line. The fact that the leader of Xiaomi duplicated this message suggests that the user’s assumption is close to reality.

There are only a few small screen flagships on the market this year, including the Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi Mi 12X, Samsung Galaxy S22, iPhone SE, and the upcoming Asus Zenfone 9.

Xiaomi 12S will be the last compact flagship?  Fans must vote

Lei Jun said that it is not easy to create a high-end compact flagship. It is not only expensive, but also technically difficult. Taking Xiaomi Mi 12 as an example, he stated that compared to the previous generation, the total cost of Xiaomi Mi 12 has increased by 61%.

To make a full-fledged compact flagship, Xiaomi redesigned the motherboard and made it in the form of a “sandwich”, which increased the cost by 25%. The cost of the new cooling system increased by 22%. To increase the capacity of the battery in a small package, a new generation of lithium-cobalt-oxide batteries is used, which are 14% more expensive.

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Moto X30 Pro received the fastest wireless charging in the history of the brand. Its power is 50 W

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Moto X30 Pro received the fastest wireless charging in the

Chen Jin, general manager of Lenovo’s Chinese smartphone division, said that the upcoming flagship Moto X30 Pro will feature the fastest wireless charging in the brand’s history. Its power will be 50 watts.

Moto X30 Pro received the fastest wireless charging in the history of the brand.  Its power is 50 W

The Moto X30 Pro charger with 125W output was previously shown on the Web, so the Moto X30 Pro will quickly charge both wired and wirelessly.

Other features of the smartphone are already known. This is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a frame rate of 144 Hz, an embedded 60-megapixel front camera and a main camera with a 200-megapixel main sensor. The official premiere of the Moto X30 Pro is expected on August 10 or 11. Moto X30 Pro was supposed to be presented earlier, but due to tensions between China and Taiwan, the premiere was postponed.

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TP-Link Unveils $90 TL-SL31 Lite Smart & Fully Automatic Door Lock

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TP Link Unveils 90 TL SL31 Lite Smart Fully Automatic Door

TP-Link introduced a $90 smart door lock in China. The device, designated TL-SL31 Lite, can already be ordered in China

TP-Link Unveils $90 TL-SL31 Lite Smart & Fully Automatic Door Lock

The creators emphasize that the lock is fully automatic – no additional actions are required with it after opening or closing the door. So, for example, when the door is closed, the lock is blocked automatically (relatively speaking, the “night latch” is automatically activated). You can unlock the device in five different ways: for example, by using a code on the digital panel, by scanning your fingerprint (response speed – 0.369 s) or from a smartphone. Naturally, the TL-SL31 Lite supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

TP-Link Unveils $90 TL-SL31 Lite Smart & Fully Automatic Door Lock

A feature of the external design is a digital panel that rotates to the top at an angle of 15 °. The creators assure that the battery life of the lock is at the level of top solutions on the market. Well, in case of discharge, you can recharge the battery through the USB-C port.

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Unlimited by power limits, the Core i9-13900K shows incredible performance, but also consumes more than a HEDT-class CPU

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Unlimited by power limits the Core i9 13900K shows incredible performance

The Core i9-13900K processor, in the absence of a power limit, can compete with the monstrous Ryzen Threadripper.

Unlimited by power limits, the Core i9-13900K shows incredible performance, but also consumes more than a HEDT-class CPU

Testing showed that in Cinebech R23 in multi-threaded mode, the upcoming Intel flagship in the regular version out of the box is gaining almost 35,700 points. And this result is already very good, since, for example, the Core i9-12900K scores 27,500 points, and the 32-core Threadripper 2990X scores 30,000 points.

Unlimited by power limits, the Core i9-13900K shows incredible performance, but also consumes more than a HEDT-class CPU

But if you remove the power limit, then the Core i9-13900K is already gaining more than 40,600 points! And this already correlates with the capabilities of the modern 24-core Threadripper 5965WX, and the 32-core Threadripper 5975WX is not catastrophically faster.

The price to pay for this performance will be power consumption. The CPU consumes more than 250 W under load even without any modifications, and in the absence of restrictions, the figure soars up to 345 W! This is more than the same Threadripper 5000 requires.

Recall that the Core i9-13900K will still have only eight large cores, although there will already be 16 small ones.

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