What’s New? Weekly Update Week 31st Aug – 8th Sept

Google Announces Android 11 Rollout for Select Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme Smartphones

Google has announced Android 11 roll out for select Pixel phones, as well as flagship smartphone models from Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme. The manufacturers are releasing final beta ROMs based on Android 11 for their individual UIs. The development was shared by Google in its blog which adds that more manufacturers will be launching Android 11 for their devices over the coming months. Some of the phones getting the beta include the Mi 10 series, Oppo Find X2 series, OnePlus 8 series, and more.

Google said that the update brings changes to improve multitasking, and give users more control over their privacy with one-time app permissions. It also brings built-in screen recording to Android.

Xiaomi will be pushing out its global stable beta ROM based on Android 11 to the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and the Poco F2 Pro. Oppo is releasing a new beta version of Colour OS based on Android 11 for the Oppo Find X2, Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo Reno Ace 2 series in China. In India and other regions, Oppo Find X2 series will be getting the same. OnePlus has announced OxygenOS 11 beta based on Android 11 for OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. Lastly, Realme X50 Pro users will also be getting an Android 11 preview release

OnePlus Clover appears on GeekBench with Snapdragon 460 and 4GB RAM

Last week, we began to hear reports about a new OnePlus smartphone that the company is going to release called the OnePlus Clover. This happened not after the launch of the OnePlus Nord – a €349 smartphone with plenty of features and 5G support.

The latest news regarding the Clover is the phone’s Geekbench results have appeared on the benchmarking app’s website as per MySmartPrice. The device carries the model number “OnePlus BE2012” running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM as determined by fact that the phone is running an 8-core CPU clocked at 1.80GHz with the “bengal” codename. The OnePlus device scores 245 in the single core test and 1174 in the multi-core test.

OnePlus Clover appears on GeekBench with Snapdragon 460 and 4GB RAM

The OnePlus Clover will reportedly come with a 6.52-inch display with HD+ resolution and 64GB of expandable storage. A triple-camera setup is expected with a 13MP main camera and two auxiliary 2MP cameras. There’s also word of a 6,000 mAh battery and 18W fast-charge support. There’s also word of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a headphone jack.

Although the Nord isn’t coming to the US market, reports claim the cheaper Clover will be. We wonder how well OnePlus can pull off a smartphone in the entry-level segment. There are many competitors in this budget segment, but will OnePlus be able to deliver a product good enough to out do entry-level offerings from Samsung, LG, and Motorola?


Wait for AMD to make its Big Navi move before you buy the Nvidia RTX 3080 (Could be Revealed Tommorow)

Earlier this week, Nvidia unveiled its Ampere GeForce cards, led by the RTX 3080 and accompanied by the Titan replacement RTX 3090 and the RTX 3070. All three of these graphics cards are bringing major generational improvements over the 2018 Turing lineup, without another price increase like we saw last time around. 

And, while it’s definitely exciting seeing the promise of such improved performance, it’s important to note that Nvidia isn’t the only company that’s going to be releasing new graphics cards this fall – AMD Big Navi is coming soon, too. 

Beyond claims made on behalf of the PS5 and Xbox Series X – that those consoles will be capable of 4K 60 fps gameplay with ray tracing – we don’t really know what RDNA will be capable of, or where exactly it will be competing within this new Nvidia lineup – but you should still wait to see the hand AMD has to play before you jump in. 

AMD RDNA 2 could also slap

The GPUs in the PS5 and Xbox Series X are super impressive. 

For a console. 

It is kind of ludicrous to believe that the GPUs being included in the consoles are not going to be cut down versions of whatever ends up in actual AMD graphics cards, in order to fit the cooling and power requirements that a console has. Think about it – there’s no way that Microsoft and Sony are going to be stuffing a 750W+ power supply in a console, so we’re going to get a way less powerful GPU. 

The actual graphics cards that come out of RDNA 2 will likely be way more powerful than what ends up going into the gaming consoles. AMD has already said that it’s going to be competing with Nvidia at the high end – maybe not as high end as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 – so it’s very possible that whatever top-end graphics card AMD launches will actually put some pressure on Nvidia. 

If AMD can launch a graphics cards that tackles the the RTX 3080 at 4K, or even outperforms it at the same price, anyone who buys an RTX 3080 might feel a little burned. 

It’s also important to note that AMD didn’t knock Intel out in the CPU race right away, either. The first generation of Ryzen was impressive, but didn’t really threaten Intel too much – similar to the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT in July 2019. 

However, if AMD takes the same approach with RDNA that it did with Zen, this generation we could see AMD really start to hit Nvidia hard – though it does remain to be seen. Nvidia isn’t Intel, after all, and it looks like Ampere is the biggest jump in GPU performance in years, something that can’t really be said about, say, Coffee Lake. 

Only three Nvidia cards to start

At its GeForce Special Event, Nvidia only had three cards to show, and while it’s likely that those will be the only Nvidia cards we get this year, the gaps in performance and price between the three are pretty huge. Nvidia is claiming that the GeForce RTX 3070 is slightly faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, whereas the RTX 3080 is apparently nearly twice as fast as the RTX 2080 – that’s a huge gap in performance, and is clearly open for Nvidia to slide in another graphics card. 

Now, for the sake of argument let’s say that AMD launches a card that comes close to beating the RTX 3080 at the same price point. We already saw a Lenovo leak a little while back that showed an RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of VRAM that was conspicuously absent from Nvidia’s showcase. 

It’s important to keep in mind that graphics card lineups never all come out at the same time. While the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 all got announced and launched at the same time at Gamescom 2018, we didn’t see the RTX 2060 until CES 2019, which was then followed up by the GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660 and GTX 1650. And then, we got yet another refresh in middle of 2019 with the Super cards. 

With its RTX 30 series, Nvidia likely has a whole cavalcade of graphics cards, that it can likely launch whenever. Advertisementhttps://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

If AMD undercuts one of the RTX 30 series cards without absolutely dominating it, Nvidia can easily launch a new GPU that can just steal AMD’s thunder. So, especially if you have your eyes on the RTX 3070 – and you definitely should – it’s super prudent to wait for AMD to show its hand. If Nvidia is going to react to any of AMD’s launches, this is the card that will be most significantly impacted.

Patience will pay off

Even if you’re a die-hard Nvidia loyalist, waiting a few months before adopting a new generation of graphics card is just a good idea. Over the course of the first few months of this generation of graphics cards, both AMD and Nvidia will have a bunch of kinks to work out through driver and firmware updates. 

It’s not like your graphics card is going to explode or anything before the drivers mature, but you might get degraded performance and game crashes out of nowhere – on top of some possible visual glitches. 

But beyond that, we’re about to enter into one of the most competitive graphics card battles in years, and until AMD shows its hand, we can’t really proclaim Nvidia as the victor yet. 

And even if Nvidia does win, grabbing a graphics card a few months down the line when availability stabilizes after the early adoption rush and drivers have a chance to mature is just a good idea – mashing F5 on Newegg or Nvidia’s store page is never fun, and with the reception Nvidia’s announcement had, you can bet that these graphics cards are going to sell out fast. 

AMD Teases Radeon 6000 ‘Big Navi’ Graphics Cards With Fortnite Easter Egg


Samsung to remain number one smartphone manufacturer in 2020

The latest quarterly report from Strategy Analytics is out and it gives a little bit more insight on how the market moved this year and what to expect in the next year or so. The key takeaway is that the market is recovering faster than expected, so instead of the previously forecasted 15.6% decline in global smartphone sales, the market will suffer around 11% loss instead. The US, European and Indian markets are the driving factors.

Samsung to remain number one smartphone manufacturer in 2020

Amidst the declining smartphone sales, Samsung once again stands out with solid smartphone sales ahead of the pack. It is projected that the company will finish off the year with a total of 265.5 million smartphone shipments taking 21% market share, followed by Huawei with 192.7 million sales surpassing Apple by just a little, which in turn will sell 190.1 million units and take 15.3% of the market.

A steep decline in 2021 is expected for Huawei going as low as 59 million units with Apple and Samsung stepping up their game. Still, the 2019 global market sales of 1.41 billion units in total will be matched in the rather distant 2022, mainly due to strong 5G and foldable smartphone market growth.


OnePlus 8T with 6.55-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865+, 48MP quad rear cameras surface

Possible OnePlus 8T image with a flat punch-hole display surfaced in OnePlus 8 Android 11 Developer Preview 4 a few days back, now alleged specifications of the smartphone has surfaced. It is said to feature 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, compared to 90Hz refresh rate in the predecessor, and is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 865+.

The phone is expected to come with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, but there should be a 12GB + 256GB version as well. It is not clear if the company will move to LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It will run Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 on top out of the box.

Coming to the optics, it is expected to pack a 48MP rear camera, but with a newer imaging sensor, which could be IMX689 that is present in the OnePlus 8 Pro. It is said to retain the 16MP wide-angle sensor, but feature an upgraded 5MP macro, and an additional 2MP portrait camera.

It will likely retain the 16MP front-facing camera. There are not details if there will be an increase in battery capacity compared to 4300mAh battery in the predecessor.

The OnePlus 8T in expected to be introduced in late September or early October. We should know more details in the coming weeks.


Rare AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS runs as fast as some 10th gen Core i9-10980HK laptops and at a lower TDP

Rare AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS runs as fast as some 10th gen Core i9-10980HK laptops and at a lower TDP (Image source: Asus)

Much like how the 35 W Ryzen 9 4900HS is the slightly slower version of the 45 W Ryzen 9 4900H, the 35 W Ryzen 7 4800HS is the slightly slower version of the 45 W Ryzen 7 4800H. AMD introduced the HS series specifically for smaller chassis designs like the Asus Zephyrus G14 while larger laptops like the Asus ROG G703 can utilize the full-power H series.

Based on our time with one of the first Ryzen 7 4800HS laptops available (Asus ROG G15 GA502IU), raw processor performance is impressive at only about 10 to 12 percent slower than the average Ryzen 7 4800H in multi-threaded loads. When considering that the 4800H is already outstanding, this puts the 4800HS on an equal footing to many pricier 10th gen Comet Lake-H laptops running on the Core i9-10980HK like the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS or MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS. The performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar advantages of the 7 nm Zen 2 HS series against 14 nm Comet Lake-H shouldn’t be overlooked.

As great as the Ryzen 7 4800HS may be, however, its main drawback is that it’s a drop in the bucket when compared to the handful of Core i7 and Core i9 laptops users can already choose from. OEMs have been slow to adopt AMD Ryzen CPUs for their gaming laptops likely because to create such SKUs would require major internal changes to existing motherboards and software. In contrast, updating existing SKUs running on 9th gen Intel CPUs to 10th gen Intel CPUs would be a more straightforward process.

For now, users don’t have much of an option outside of the mid-range Asus GA502IU if they want a Ryzen 7 4800HS laptop.


Samsung announces Galaxy Book Flex 5G with 11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7, dual-camera, and more

A few hours ago, Intel announced its 11th Gen Tiger Laker chipsets. Followed by that, partner OEMs also unveiled their laptops with the newly introduced processors. One of those new notebooks is Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G whose branding was trademarked by the company last month, followed by a video ad leak earlier this week.

Unlike the original Galaxy Book Flex, the new 5G model does not seem to feature QLED display. In the press release, Samsung merely mentions it to sport a 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 108 pixels) touch screen panel. Anyway, it still comes with a built-in S Pen stylus like the Galaxy Notes.

It is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor paired with up to 16GB LPDDR4x RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD. Whereas, the graphics are taken care of by the brand-new Intel Iris Xe GPU. As for software, it comes in both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro versions.

Interestingly, it houses two cameras, one 720p unit on the top bezel of the display for video calls and another 13MP sensor above the backlit keyboard. The latter can be used to take pictures of the surroundings when the notebook is used in tablet mode.

On the connectivity front, it supports WiFi 6, 4G LTE, sub-6GHz 5G, and Bluetooth 5.0. As for ports, it includes 1 x Thunderbolt 4, 1 x USB, Type-C, 1 x USB 30, 1 x HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card slot, and SIM card slot.

Other features include a fingerprint sensor, 2 x 5W AKG speakers, and a 69.7Whr battery. Last but not least, it measures 304.9 x 202.3 x 13.9~14.9mm in dimensions, weighs 1.26kg in weight, and is only available in a single Royal Silver color option.

Samsung is yet to reveal the pricing and availability of Galaxy Book Flex 5G.


First Nokia 2.4 images show off a new fingerprint reader on the back

The Nokia 2.4 (aka Wolverine) may be unveiled at IFA later this week, along with the 3.4 and several mid-rangers. The 2-series model will have a design very similar to that of its predecessor, the Nokia 2.3 as you can see in the render below shared by @evleaks.

The back does show one new feature – the fingerprint reader. The 2.3 phone had only basic face unlock. The model number, TA-1270, has appeared in FCC docs, which revealed that a battery upgrade is in order too – from 4,000 mAh to 4,800 mAh. The phone will still come with a 10W charger, though.

The dual camera looks unchanged and indeed according to rumors, it will have the same 13MP main and 2MP depth sensors. The 5MP cam in the teardrop notch on the front should remain unchanged as well.

Based on those same rumors, the Nokia 2.4 will have a larger display than its predecessor, going from 6.2” up to 6.5”. And we’ve seen Geekbench result, which show a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. The phone will allegedly be available in a 3/32 GB configuration as well.

Besides the 2.4, HMD is expected to unveil the Nokia 3.4 as well as the Nokia 6.3 and 7.3. However, the company is yet to officially confirm its attendance at IFA or set a date for its event so this may happen at a separate event.


ONEPLUS LEMONADE APPEARS ONLINE – ANOTHER NON-FLAGSHIP DEVICE

Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus, has been positioned as a flagship brand that released a few phones annually. However, with the current market trends, the company is now registering its presence in the mid-range market. Its first mid-range smartphone, OnePlus Nord, is already official outside China. There have been reports that the company is working on another mid-range smartphone (OnePlus Clover). However, it appears that the company is working on a plethora of smartphones, ranging from entry-level to high-end.

Now, it seems that OnePlus is preparing to launch a new smartphone whose internal code is “Lemonade”. This is not the first time that OnePlus will be using codenames for its upcoming devices. We have seen the likes of OnePlus Clover, OnePlus Billie, and OnePlus Kebab. While Kebab refers to the OnePlus 8T, Billie is a mid-range device with Snapdragon 690 chip. As for OnePlus Clover, it will be the company’s first-ever entry-level smartphone

According to a twitter user OneNormalUser, there seems to be a total of five variants of OnePlus Lemonade. They include lemonade, lemonadep, lemonadept, lemonade, and lemonadev. As of now, this is about all that is available on the OnePlus Lemonade. There is no way of knowing if this device is an entry-level, mid-range, or high-end smartphone.

However, we expect to hear more about this smartphone (or smartphones) in the coming weeks. Do well to keep a tab with us.

OnePlus Clover

According to reports, the OnePlus Clover will the company’s first-ever entry-level smartphone. This device will come with a 6.52-inch HD+ screen and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip. It will also have 4GB of RAM as well as 64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, there will be a triple rear camera setup. The main sensor will be a 13MP shooter. As for the price, there are reports that the OnePlus clover will sell for about $200. 

OnePlus Nord

What about OnePlus’s recently official mid-range smartphone, OnePlus Nord? This device uses a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 90Hz refresh rate. This smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. In the camera department, this device has a 48MP (Sony IMX586) + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP(macro) quad-camera system. This phone also uses a 4,115mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. Other features include NFC support and an on-screen fingerprint sensor.


Tiger Lake Core i7 CPU could be a headache for AMD as Intel threatens to take the lead in laptop gaming

Core i7-1185G7 processor also promises speedy performance outside of gaming

Intel’s Tiger Lake laptop CPUs will be launched later today, and we’ve just witnessed some fresh leaks which show just how much AMD might have to worry about when it comes to these mobile chips.

So upfront, we should make it clear that these are just leaks from the rumor mill, albeit reportedly from Intel itself, with the chip giant having run some comparative benchmarks showing the Core i7-1185G7 (Tiger Lake) processor beating AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U in a number of different ways.

Two videos of these apparent Intel tests – and we further have to bear in mind that any such internal testing should be treated with caution anyway, outside of the fact that this is an unconfirmed leak – were posted on Twitter yesterday by WalkingCat. Sadly (and not surprisingly) the video clips have since been yanked down, so we can’t embed them for you; but Tom’s Hardware reported on the results before they were removed.

The first video shows the Core i7-1185G7 using its integrated Xe Graphics (with 96 Execution Units, rumor has it) to beat out the Ryzen 7 4800U over a number of games – though the benchmarks may have been carefully picked by Intel, of course.

Furthermore, we don’t know the details of the system specs involved or how the tests were conducted (though the relative power consumption of the chips was apparently 28W for the Core i7 versus 25W for the 4800U).

Killing it on the video front

In the second video (bearing the same caveats in mind), the Tiger Lake CPU beat the Ryzen mobile chip across a whole range of general computing benchmarks, including video editing and 4K video playback. Tom’s notes that some of the victories in terms of video tests were major ones too, with Intel being up to twice as fast.

So it’s no wonder that the chatter online is that AMD should be worried about Intel’s imminent 11th-generation Tiger Lake (10nm SuperFin) silicon (which is about to launch, as we’ve mentioned, but note that chips won’t actually be in laptops on shelves until the end of the year).

Of course, if all this pans out, the winner will ultimately be the consumer, given that AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U is already a powerful mobile chip – remember it’s an 8-core (16-thread) CPU with boost to 4.2GHz, compared to the Core i7-1185G7 which is rumored to be a quad-core (8-thread) chip with a boost clock that could reach 4.8GHz, if other recent GeekBench leaks are on the money.

We’ve seen promising leaks in the past, too, showing that the Core i7-1165G7 (the alleged model down from the 1185G7, clocked slightly slower) destroyed AMD’s 4800U in single-threaded performance (although the Ryzen chip did easily best the Tiger Lake CPU in PassMark PerformanceTest, what with AMD’s major advantage in terms of the core count).

In short, Intel looks like it’s about to take a major step forward in terms of laptop CPU performance, with the full details set to be revealed later today.


Asus’ latest ZenBook laptops feature Intel’s 11th Gen CPUs and Thunderbolt 4 ports

Asus announced its next wave of Zenbook laptops for release later this fall that will run on Intel’s 11th Gen processors — only days after it announced similar versions that run on Intel’s 10th Gen processors. In addition, most of the upcoming laptops will feature Thunderbolt 4 ports rather than Thunderbolt 3 ports. It didn’t share pricing for any of the models.

ZENBOOK S

The flagship ZenBook S is 15mm thick and weighs 2.9 pounds. It has a 13.9-inch IPS touchscreen (3300 x 2200) with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 500 nits at peak brightness, and 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

The ZenBook S (and as a matter of fact, almost all of Asus’ new laptops announced today) is, as mentioned, powered with Intel’s 11th Gen processors, starting with a Core i5 variant and working up to a Core i7 variant with Iris Xe architecture graphics. You’ll be able to configure this model with up to 16GB of RAM. And speaking of RAM, Asus is using super-fast LPDDR4x memory clocked at 4,266MHz in this and a few of its other models.

This laptop — and again, most of the other ones announced today — has two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Asus says that, beyond being used to charge the laptop (even non-PD wall adapter and power banks will work, according to the company), the ports can connect to two 4K monitors or a 4K monitor and an 8K resolution monitor.

The ZenBook S has a four-cell 67Wh battery, and according to the company, it can be quick charged up to 60 percent in 49 minutes. Asus left out the headphone jack, but it’s including a 3.5mm-to-USB-C dongle that has an ESS DAC built into it. The HD webcam has infrared for Windows Hello support.

ZENBOOK FLIP S

Asus claims that the ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest 2-in-1 laptop that has support for an OLED screen. The styling of this model is similar to the ZenBook S, though the Flip is slightly lighter at 2.6 pounds and has a more compressed 16:9 aspect ratio display. It also supports Intel’s 11th Gen processors, but Asus will use a single Core i7 variant with Iris Xe graphics for the Flip S. It has a four-cell 67Wh battery.

The Flip S can be configured with a 4K OLED 500-nit touchscreen or a 1080p IPS touchscreen. It has an interesting power-saving setting that enables its panel’s consumption to drop to just one watt, while retaining 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut and a peak brightness of 450 nits.

This model will be available starting in October.

ZENBOOK 14

Asus is technically making three versions of the new ZenBook 14. One puts a second 5.6-inch ScreenPad display into the trackpad section, so you can use it to multitask by watching a YouTube video or some other app down there, or just use it as a standard trackpad. This is an optional upgrade, and there will be a configuration available without it. Both configurations have 14-inch IPS displays, are 16.9mm thick, and weigh about 2.6 pounds. Like the other models mentioned, they’ll support Intel’s 11th Gen processors with Iris Xe graphics, fast RAM, and Thunderbolt 4 ports, along with Nvidia’s MX250 graphics.

Asus is also making a lighter version of the ZenBook 14 called the ZenBook 14 Ultralight, weighing in at 2.2 pounds. It will be configurable with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe-based SSD storage, and it will include Intel’s 11th Gen processor. But instead of having Xe architecture graphics, it will feature Nvidia’s MX450 graphics chip. This laptop will have Thunderbolt 4 ports and a Windows Hello-ready camera.

The ZenBook 14 models are planned to launch in November 2020.

ZENBOOK PRO 15

The last machine to debut actually won’t be making the jump to Intel’s next-generation processor, but it may still seem interesting for creators. Asus claims it’s one of the smallest 15-inch laptops that features an OLED display, weighing 3.9 pounds and measuring 17.8mm thick. This model will be configurable with a 4K OLED HDR touchscreen (though its standard is a 1080p panel). The high-end model has a six-cell 96Wh battery.

As for specs, it will support up to Intel’s Core i7-10750H processor with one Thunderbolt 3 port (though it won’t support USB-C charging), and it comes standard with the Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics chip with support for up to the GTX 1650 Ti. It will also feature the ScreenPad. Unlike the other models announced today, this model has a full-sized SD card reader.

Asus says the ZenBook Pro 15 will launch in late October.

Motorola Moto One 5G goes official w/ Snapdragon 765G, sub $500 price

The Motorola Moto One 5G has now been quietly unveiled in the United States, with the smartphone essentially being a rebrand of the Motorola G 5G Plus that was released in European markets earlier this month.

We don’t know the explicit US dollar pricing, but we do know that this smartphone will come under $500. The rest of the hardware is literally what we’ve seen already but with more freedom for US buyers.

So that means a 6.7-inch FHD+ 90Hz LCD display powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G-enabled chipset. You’ll have mmWave 5G for Verizon, while it will support AT&T’s sub-6 5G, giving you plenty of options for connectivity on your favorite or most affordable carriers.

The Moto One 5G comes with a disappointing 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage. However, you can slap in a microSD card up to 1TB in size for added space. This should easily be a two-day phone for most people with a sizeable 5,000mAh battery inside too. It also supports 15W TurboPower charge speeds, which although is by no means the fastest, should be reasonably quick.

Other notables on the Moto One 5G include a headphone jack, mainly plastic design, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. That display also comes with a dual-punch hole notch, but rather than a pill shape, it’s two distinct holes. Yes, it’s weird looking but it’s an interesting design, to say the least.

At the rear, you’ll get a quad-camera setup that consists of a 48-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, 5-megapixel macro sensor, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The dual punch-hole consists of a 16-megapixel shooter and 8-megapixel ultra-wide.

The Moto One 5G will ship with Android 10 pre-installed, but Motorola has only promised one full OS upgrade. That might be a dealbreaker, and in many ways, rightfully so. With Android 11 launching very soon, the Moto One 5G should realistically get at least two updates given how close we are to the full rollout. You will get two years of security patches though for whatever that is worth.

As we have mentioned, no detailed pricing information has been revealed but Motorola has stated that the One 5G will come in under $500 in the United States. Your purchase decision shouldn’t be too difficult as it’s only available in blue.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
MORE PICTURES
DISPLAY
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size10.4 inches, 307.9 cm2 (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1200 x 2000 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~224 ppi density)
PLATFORM
OSAndroid 10, One UI 2.1
ChipsetQualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
MEMORY
Card slotmicroSDXC
Internal32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Single8 MP, AF
Video[email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA
Single5 MP
Video[email protected]
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
3.5mm jackYes
COMMS
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY
TypeLi-Po 7040 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging
MISC
ColorsDark Gray, Silver, Gold
ModelsSM-T500, SM-T505
PriceAbout 240 EUR

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GIGABYTE Unveils its First SuperSpeed IPS Gaming Monitor FI25F

Glamorous color with 0.4ms fast response time and a 240Hz refresh rate

September 7, 2020 –GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today has announced their first SuperSpeed tactical gaming monitor, AORUS FI25F. It uses GIGABYTE SuperSpeed IPS technology to achieve a 0.4ms (MPRT) response time with a 240Hz refresh rate, allowing gamers to acquire sharp picture quality with high refresh rates at the same time. Before long, the pursuit of speed limits at the TN panel but the lack of image quality had been criticized for some time. With the presence of SuperSpeed IPS, gamers can finally enjoy the speed while having detailed image quality. A screen size of 24.5 inches with fast response time and refresh rate, the AORUS FI25F is ideal for FPS gamers to upgrade their monitors.

Besides having a fast response time, the AORUS FI25F has a decent color performance of native 8-bit panels with 100% sRGB standards, so the monitor can provide users astonishingly beautiful pictures. Moreover, the monitor has passed VESA certified DisplayHDR 400 standards which gives gamers spectacular display quality. With AMD Radeon FreeSync​™ technology, the monitor can provide the most fluent gaming experience that allows you to enjoy gaming without picture stripping.

The AORUS FI25F shares a symbolic AORUS series monitor appearance and a fully-functional stand that allows gamers to adjust it to any angle they desire. The built-in power board design gives gamers a great deal of flexibility that makes it easier to carry around and maintain a tidy desk. On the back of the monitor is digital RGB LED lighting which can be customized with glamorous lighting effects through the GIGABYTE RGB fusion software and synced with other RGB LED lighting PC components. Moreover, the well-loved OSD SideKick software allows gamers to directly adjust monitor settings using the keyboard and mouse. The new function Auto-Update provides gamers the easiest way to update both firmware and software to enjoy the finest gaming experience effortlessly. On top of that, gamers can also set their most desired FPS game features such as Aim stabilizer, Black Equalizer, and customized crosshairs or exclusive Active Noise Cancelling with a hotkey in the software. When other gamers are searching for the feature in the OSD menu, only AORUS gamers can quickly switch the feature on and off!

AORUS FI25F: https://www.gigabyte.com/Monitor/AORUS-FI25F#kf

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