What’s New – Weekly Tech Update Week 17-23 Aug 2020

What’s New is Series of blogs that will be posted weekly.

This is a great week for tech enthusiasts as new tech and rumors are flying everywhere

Motorola Moto G9 specifications and features

The polycarbonate bodied Motorola Moto G9 measures 165.2 1 x 75.73 x 9.18mm. The smartphone comes with a water-repellent construction and it has a waterdrop notch IPS LCD of 6.5 inches. The Max Vision screen offers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The Lenovo-owned smartphone offers a screen space of 87 percent.

The Snapdragon 662 that went official in January 2020 drives the phone with 4 GB of RAM. For storage, the handset offers an internal storage of 128 GB and a microSD card slot.

The front notch of the Moto G9 houses an f/2.2 aperture 8-megapixel selfie camera. The square-shaped module on the back has an LED flash, an f/1.7 aperture 48-megapixel main camera, an f/2.2 aperture 2-megapixel Macro Vision lens, and an f/2.2 aperture 2-megapixel sensor for depth effects. The rear cameras of the Moto G9 offer plenty of features like quad pixel technology, Night Vision, smart composition, auto smile capture, shot optimization, spot color, hyper-lapse, high-resolution zoom, and Google lens integration.

The Android 10 OS along with Motorola’s My UX runs on the Moto G9. The company claims that the Moto G9 is free from bloatware and adware and it delivers stock Android experience. Also, there are no duplicate apps on the device. The phone features a dedicated button for summoning Google Assistant. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery that can last for up to 2 days on a single charge. The massive battery can offer streaming music for 83 hours, streaming video for 16 hours, and web browsing for 13 hours. The phone supports 20W Turbo Power rapid charging technology

A fingerprint scanner is embedded under the rear-positioned batwing logo of the company. The device also supports face recognition. The connectivity features available on the smartphone include dual SIM support for 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, NFC for contactless payments, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Motorola Moto G9 price in India

The Moto G9 has landed in India with a price tag of Rs. 11,499 (~$153). It comes in two colors such as Sapphire Blue and Forest Green. The first sales of the smartphone will be carried out at noon on Aug. 31 through Flipkart.

What’s your take on the Motorola Moto G9? Share your views on the phone’s specs and pricing by adding your comments below.


Samsung M51 

Samsung Galaxy M51 will launch in India in September, according to a report, which also tips its price. The new smartphone, which is so far a part of the rumor mill, is said to pack a massive, 7,000mAh battery. Some previous rumors suggested that the Samsung Galaxy M51 will come with quad rear camera setup and feature an AMOLED display with a hole-punch design. The handset is also likely to come with Samsung’s latest One UI.

Samsung Galaxy M51 price in India, launch date (rumored)

Citing people familiar with the development, local news agency Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reports, the Samsung Galaxy M51 will be the company’s latest ‘Make in India’ offering and will debut in the country as early as the second week of September. It is said to be priced between Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 30,000.

The Galaxy M51 was initially rumored to launch in July, though Samsung reportedly pushed the original plan to September due to production issues. A support page suggesting the Galaxy M51 also surfaced on the Samsung Russia site just earlier this month. It carried a model number SM-M515F that is believed to be associated with the latest M-series phone.

Samsung Galaxy M51 specifications (expected)

The Samsung Galaxy M51 is rumored to have a 6.67-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display and include an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. It could also include at least 8GB RAM and feature a triple rear camera setup that may include a 64-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens. Furthermore, the phone is likely to come with 25W fast charging.

In July, the Samsung Galaxy M51 was spotted on the US FCC and Bluetooth SIG certification sites with the model number SM-M515F. The listings suggested LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, and NFC on the part of its connectivity options. Also, the phone is likely to run on Android 10 with One UI 2.5 on top. The IANS report adds that it will sport a 7,000mAh battery.


Realme X7 pro

The Dimensity 1000+ supports 1080p+ displays with refresh rates of up to 144 Hz. It’s equipped with four Cortex-A77 cores and four A55 cores, plus a fairly powerful Mali G77 MP9 GPU. And a 5G modem, of course, the defining feature of the Dimensity lineup.

This Realme X7 Pro unit packed 8 GB of RAM, which is the higher-spec – base models will come with 6 GB. With processing power covered, here’s a quick overview of the phone: a bright 6.55” OLED display with 1080p+ resolution, 64MP main camera, 8MP secondary, 4,500mAh battery with 65W charging.

The Realme X7 series will launch in India on September 1. The Pro will be joined by a vanilla Realme X7 and there could be others, we’ll find out in a week.


XIAOMI IS DEVELOPING A SMARTPHONE WITH A MOVABLE CAMERA MODULE

LetsGoDigital announces that Xiaomi is working on an innovative camera system for smartphones based on patent images.

This time we are talking about a movable camera that allows you to get an image with a wide viewing angle using a system of two modules. In theory, this system will allow you to take high-quality wide-angle images without distortion.

The patent was filed by Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in October 2019. On July 30, 2020, the patent was approved and also published in the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database.

Modern phone models are equipped with wide-angle lenses, the disadvantage of which is that distortion often occurs in photographs, which is why the pictures do not correspond to reality. Xiaomi’s patented technology should solve this problem.

The extensive documentation talks about using two low angle cameras. Cameras can move in sync with each other, which greatly expands the effective range of viewing angles. This allows high-quality wide-angle photos to be taken without the need for a wide-angle lens that distorts reality.

In patent images, the cameras are horizontally spaced apart, but the description states that this technology can also be used with a vertically placed camera system.


Ryzen 5000

Tantalizing new leaks about the next-generation AMD Ryzen APUs have recently surfaced. AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs have only just become available from retailers while the desktop versions haven’t even hit the streets. Yet, there are already leaks surrounding the AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs. 

Thanks to twitter user Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_), we’re now getting an idea of what to expect from the “Van Gogh” line, which is geared towards low-powered devices like notebooks.

While we already reported on their possible existence earlier this summer, there wasn’t much info beyond that. The APU line was already expected to use Zen 2 architecture, for energy efficiency, as well as Navi GPU cores for a bump in graphics performance. 

The tweet seems to back this up, also suggesting that the APUs can use LPDDR5 memory. This will provide not only a boost in data transfer speeds but also better energy efficiency over LPDDR4, which the Ryzen 4000 line utilizes to great effect.

Of course, the TDP on the APUs – listed at a range of 7.5-18 watt – would be a boon for any lower-powered devices using something from the Van Gogh line. For comparison, the Ryzen 4000’s base model, the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U draws 10-25 watts.

AMD Ryzen 5000 “Van Gogh” APU release date

We don’t know when to expect the Ryzen 5000 “Van Gogh” APUs – or their “Cezanne” desktop siblings, for that matter – since AMD has not made any official announcements. Considering AMD only announced their Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs in late July, we likely won’t get concrete information on the Ryzen 5000 from the company until just right before their release.

We are, however, starting to see leaks suggesting that the APUs are further along in the process than we may have guessed. Still, AMD has only just released their Ryzen 4000 line, so it’s reasonable to expect these new APUs to not see daylight until the current line has had a chance to shine. 


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