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Google Map vs Apple Map – Apple Map is Improving to Beat Google Map

Google Map vs Apple Map - Apple Map is Improving to Beat Google Map

Google Map vs Apple Map – Apple Map is Improving to Beat Google Map

Google Map vs Apple Map - Apple Map is Improving to Beat Google Map

Apple is trying to get more people to use Apple Maps. Despite being available on every Apple device, Maps has never quite garnered the popularity of Google Maps or CityMapper. So developers are rebuilding the app from the ground up. The new Apple Maps, debuting later this year, will be faster to respond to roadblocks and delays, whether users are walking, driving or using public transportation, Macworld reports. New satellite imagery will allow Apple to map out trails (currently available on Google, but not Apple Maps).

Maps will send users in cars information about traffic. If you’re walking or cycling, Maps could recommend shortcuts through parks or trails.

Search results are also under improvement. The new search will prioritize local results, so the map will show the restaurant that’s closet, not one that’s two continents away.

The old version of Maps relied on data from deo data brokers like OpenStreetMap and TomTom. When new Maps premieres, it will have its own map, developed with “first-party data gathered by iPhones with a privacy-first methodology and its own fleet of cars packed with sensors and cameras,” according to TechCrunch. Apple Maps vans started circulating the streets in 2015. The data collected by the vans will make its debut in this new version of Maps.

Apple has gone to great lengths to preserve privacy while collecting travel data from iOS devices. Basically, the beginning and end points of each trip will never be sent to Apple (so the company will not be able to tell where you’re coming from and where you’re going to), and all data transmitted will be anonymized. This will allow the company to tell how many people are in transit, but not who is traveling.

The new Maps app will launch in San Francisco with iOS 12, and then expand around northern California in the fall.


Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: The Comparision


For nearly seven years, Google Maps was the de facto mapping service on iOS and macOS devices — until Apple decided to release a competing version of the software in 2012. However, what seemed like a smart move for the tech giant on paper ended up turning into a PR nightmare. Apple Maps received tons of criticism for incorrect directions, a lack of support for public transportation, and various other glitches and bugs that made the service nearly unusable.

Shortly after being removed as a default installation on Apple products, Google Maps became available as a free download in the App Store. For a time, Google Maps was the most popular free app on the platform. While both apps are similar in terms of function and cost, there are a few key differences that might influence which mapping service you use. We’ll lay them out for you here.

Interface

Before you’ve even entered a location or begun navigating, you’ll notice a few differences in the way maps are represented. On Apple Maps, the surfaces are flatter and show more default locations. The user interface is also clean and simple. You can search for a specific location using the search bar at the bottom of the screen and change the map settings (map, satellite, or transit) by tapping the information button in the upper right. Apple also has custom icons for landmarks such as the Empire State Building, and you can see the current weather at whatever location you’re looking at in the lower right.

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As for Google Maps, there are fewer icons initially presented on the screen, but more options to change your map: Explore, driving, transit, satellite, terrain, traffic, and biking. Google also has 3D models of most buildings (i.e. The Empire State Building actually looks like the building and not just like a flat rectangle). Apple has these in some locations, but not as often as Google Maps. Both apps have a current location button on the screen — the arrow on Apple Maps and the bull’s-eye on Google Maps. Google also has a Google Assistant button, quick access to input an address, and settings for your Google account and map (Apple has these functions as well, but they are built into your device’s OS).

When it comes to the actual navigation screen, Apple’s is once again very simple (particularly if you choose driving as your mode of transportation). There are not a lot of icons on the screen, which limits distractions if you’re using the app while driving. If you zoom in or choose the walking option, you’ll see more locations. Google has slightly more icons, but most of them are gas stations and parking lots; places you’d likely stop at if you were driving. Similarly, if you choose the walking mode, you’ll see more general locations.

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Both base their arrival estimations on current traffic conditions. Red sections along your route indicate heavy traffic, yellow is moderate traffic, and blue is no or little traffic. You may also see various alerts, from accidents to road closures. Google is a bit clearer when it comes to how traffic will impact your commute by showing the travel time in red to indicate there is heavy traffic. Other than the differences mentioned above, this section is very similar for both versions. Google has a few more options on the main screen, such as sound, compass, and quick search, making it easier to tweak your settings on the fly. This information is available on Apple Maps as well, but you have to pull up from the bottom portion of the screen and press the corresponding category, which makes it a bit trickier.

Standout features

There are some standout features for Apple Maps, such as is its integration with iOS. Tell Siri where you want to go, and she’ll start the process for you. You can also open maps, cancel an in-progress route, and make other small adjustments using just your voice. Apple Maps also uses vector graphics, which means you’ll end up using slightly less data than if you were using Google Maps. One of the coolest features for Apple Maps, though, is Flyover Mode. This feature enables you to explore densely populated urban centers in 3D landscapes composed of models of buildings and structures. Flyover also has what are known as City Tours, which guide you around various landmarks in a city. There is no real equivalent in Google Maps (although Google Tour Creator comes close).

Google Map vs Apple Map - Apple Map is Improving to Beat Google Map

As for Google, there is a lot that stands out for this service. Where Apple has Flyover mode, Google has Street View, which provides panoramic views of many streets around the world. Google also lets you customize your routes by adding stops and avoiding tolls. But two of the biggest draws for Google Maps are Google’s bicycle maps and offline accessibility. In a bike-friendly city, this is really handy, and Apple Maps simply doesn’t have that functionality. Apple Maps recently added bike-sharing stations to its list of places, but that’s not really the same, is it? Google also has primo offline planning for those with limited access to WiFi or data. While Apple Maps uses slightly less data than Google Maps, Google makes up for that by allowing you to download entire sections of maps for offline use.

Other differences

Another (and obvious) difference between Apple and Google’s mapping services is that one is owned by Google and the other is owned by Apple. This is worth considering when it comes to how your data is stored and when your app will be updated. Google has different policies when it comes to how much of your data is collected and what it can do with it. Google’s app has received criticism over the location history tracking page, and if you’re concerned about privacy, Apple Maps may be a better choice. On the other hand, Apple Maps is only updated when you update iOS, whereas Google rolls updates into Google Maps whenever it feels like it. It’s also worth noting that while both apps are currently available on Apple devices, you won’t be finding Apple Maps on your Android phone or Windows computer anytime soon, which could be problematic for users who don’t exclusively own Apple products.

Google Map vs Apple Map - Apple Map is Improving to Beat Google Map

On the software side of things, Google tends to have better small city mapping data than Apple. This might just be because Google Maps has been around for longer, but for people who don’t live in a big city, or don’t rely on a car for their primary mode of transportation, it can make a big difference. Google also has information regarding opening times of businesses, descriptions, photos, and user-generated star ratings. Apple has this as well, but less often. Apple does also include TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other third-party app ratings.

So while Apple Maps has made a lot of improvements over the last six years, and works well in major cities, Google Maps is still years ahead of the competition and definitely our top pick. Check out our Google Maps tips and tricks to get even more out of it.


Source: digitaltrends.com, travelandleisure.com

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5 New iPad, Mac Models Spotted in Eurasian Database, Launch Expected Soon

5 New iPad, Mac Models Spotted in Eurasian Database, Launch Expected Soon

5 New iPad, Mac Models Spotted in Eurasian Database, Launch Expected Soon

5 New iPad, Mac Models Spotted : In another improvement, five new iPad models and five new Mac models have showed up on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database, recommending a dispatch soon. Generally, after Apple items appear on the Eurasian database, they get propelled about multi month later, and if these models were to take after a similar example, we can expect a dispatch at some point in August or September. All the iPads keep running on iOS 11, while all the five Mac models keep running on macOS 10.13, which is peculiar as the new models ought to be in a perfect world running on iOS 12 and macOS Mojave that have just been reported.

5 New iPad, Mac Models Spotted in Eurasian Database, Launch Expected Soon

The posting, found by Consomac, proposes that there will be five Mac PCs with demonstrate numbers A1931, A1932, A1988, A1989, A1990 and five new iPads with display numbers A1876, A2013, A1934, A1979, A2014. The Mac display numbers propose that the last three might be MacBook Pro SKUs, which are independently anticipated that would get a revive with Intel Coffee Lake CPUs on board. There’s additionally a section level MacBook anticipated from Apple that has been reputed for a long time now. The iPad display numbers are in no string position and are extremely irregular. As the new iPad (2018) was at that point propelled in March, we anticipate that an invigorate will the iPad Pros.

Prior in the year, new iPhone models, actually eleven of them, were spotted on the Eurasian database, showing the dispatch of the iPhone SE 2, however that didn’t occur. Truth be told, the organization is currently reputed to have racked that variation by and large.

Be that as it may, preceding this, all Eurasian database spottings have prompted discharges around multi month later. A valid example being the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods; every one of them were recorded on the database in August 2016, only multi month before the official arrival of the considerable number of gadgets. In February this year too, the new iPad (2018) with Pencil bolster was recorded on EEC, and we saw it divulge at the training occasion in March.

In any case, the iPhone posting in April was a missed shot by Apple, and it had never floundered on this convention until at that point. Perhaps it was a consider move by the tech goliath to break the anticipated example, or possibly the iPhone SE 2 saw a last minute wiping out because of differed creation challenges. The genuine truth is something we may never know.

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Apple’s New Privacy Rules – Privacy is Fundamental Human Rights

Apple's New Privacy Rules - Privacy is Fundamental Human Rights

Apple’s New Privacy Rules – Privacy is Fundamental Human Rights

Apple Announces Great Privacy Protections. Apple Limits Control over Personal Data.

  • Users will have to “opt-in” to allowing websites to track their browsing behavior on Safari, including sites with a “share” button usually provided by companies like Facebook or Google.
  • Apple will also limit “fingerprinting,” or the ability companies to follow specific device activity.
  • There will also be higher level protections against outside companies accessing information on a users’ contacts, photos, calendars, and reminders.
Apple's New Privacy Rules - Privacy is Fundamental Human Rights
Apple’s New Privacy Rules – Privacy is Fundamental Human Rights

Apple is introducing more controls to allow Safari users to control who gets their personal information online, including limiting data tracking across websites, the company announced on Monday at Apple’s annual conference for software developers, WWDC.

The move helps Apple respond to increasing user concerns about privacy online but could make it harder for websites and advertisers to target ads efficiently.

One advertising agency executive told CNBC Apple’s new limits on tracking put Facebook and Google in a “precarious place” because it would block their ability to follow users across the web as well as attribute how many individual users were clicking on links or what kinds of people were looking at ads.

One of the main updates asks users to opt-in to allow websites to track their browsing behavior on Safari, including sites with a “share” button or comments section provided by companies like Facebook or Google.

To demo the new feature, Federighi showed how Safari showed a pop-up notice asking a user to allow Facebook to have access to cookie and website data before they were allowed to comment on a website. Though the website was not run by Facebook, its comments section allowed people to use Facebook Login to post their thoughts.

Apple's New Privacy Rules - Privacy is Fundamental Human Rights

In most cases, users previously had to opt-out if they did not want to be tracked like this.

Apple will also limit “fingerprinting,” or the ability for companies to pinpoint precisely which device is visiting a website. That will make it “dramatically more difficult” for data companies to collect user information, Federighi explained, but could also make it harder for websites advertisers to measure how many people saw a particular piece of content.

Other protections include adding higher level protections against outside companies accessing information on a user’s contacts, photos, calendars, and reminders.

“There can be a lot of sensitive data on your devices, and we think you should be in control of who sees it,” Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said.

“We believe your private data should remain private,” Federighi said.

The changes will have the most dramatic effect on mobile usage and tracking. Safari is the second most popular web browser with about a quarter of U.S. internet users using the browser on mobile and desktop according to the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program. It is also the default web browser on Apple’s massively popular iPhone. The company sold 52 million iPhones in the quarter ended March 31.

Apple found itself embroiled in privacy issues after a New York Times report alleged Facebook shared its user data with Apple and other device makers without explicit consent. Facebook made deals with these companies to allow them access to user account information and activities. In exchange, the device makers included its Messenger, “like” buttons and other Facebook features in their products.

While Facebook blocked developers from accessing friends’ user information in 2015, it did not stop hardware companies from receiving the information. Facebook defended the decision, saying the contracts with device makers only gave limited use of user information for different versions “the Facebook experience” as opposed to third-party applications.

Apple is taking active steps to block Facebook’s data collection practices.

The Safari-maker said Monday that it will give users the ability to stop Facebook, Google and other platforms from tracking them across the web through “like” and “share” buttons.

The announcement is Apple’s most significant counter yet to Facebook’s data collection practices and comes after years in which Apple executives have criticized Facebook as reckless with user privacy.

“We’ve all seen these like buttons and share buttons,” Apple software VP Craig Federighi said at the company’s annual developer conference. “Well it turns out, these can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not. So this year, we’re shutting that down.”

Apple's New Privacy Rules - Privacy is Fundamental Human RightsWhen Safari users arrive at a page with a Facebook like, a pop-up window will appear that asks: “Do you want to allow ‘facebook.com’ to use cookies and website data while browsing [this site]? This will allow ‘facebook.com’ to track your activity.”

Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos immediately took issue with the move, questioning on Twitter whether it was a serious effort to protect privacy or “just cute virtue signaling.”

Apple has put a premium on user privacy for years. In 2010, then-CEO Steve Jobs said Apple had “always had a very different view of privacy than some of our colleagues in the Valley.”

“Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for, in plain English and repeatedly,” Jobs said. “I believe people are smart and some people want to share more data than other people do. Ask them. Ask them every time. … Let them know precisely what you’re going to do with their data.”

Current Apple CEO Tim Cook has returned to this theme in recent months as Facebook has come under fire for its collection of a huge amount of user data and its failure to protect that data from abuse by third parties — most notably Cambridge Analytica.

In an interview with CNN’s Laurie Segall on Monday, Cook said, “I think that the privacy thing has gotten totally out of control and I think most people are not aware of who is tracking them, how much they’re being tracked and the large amounts of detailed data that are out there about them … We think privacy is a fundamental human right.”

Facebook has made itself vulnerable to Apple’s criticism. Less than 24 hours before Apple’s conference, the New York Times reported that Facebook’s data-sharing partnerships with device makers, including Apple, were still in effect despite Facebook’s claim that they’d cut off such data sharing in 2015.

Meanwhile, Apple has seized the opportunity to cast itself as the best-behaved player in tech. In addition to the new privacy measures, Apple also introduced new features that will encourage users to limit the amount of time they spend on their phones.

“[Apps] try to draw us in for fear of missing out,” Federighi said. “We may not even recognize how distracted we’ve become.”

Source: money.cnn.com, cnbc.com

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Apple’s WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

Apple’s WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

At WWDC 2018, Apple has to convince us to have faith in iOS and macOS

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018Apple is trying to make us love our iPhones a little less.

Helping consumers and parents combat addiction and encourage healthier relationships with technology was on Apple’s agenda at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

How is Apple addressing smartphone addiction?

Well, Apple executives didn’t exactly call it “addiction.” But Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi used a variety of euphemisms for it: “We might not realize just how distracted we’ve become,” he said.

He introduced three iOS 12 features to help limit distraction and help people understand how they’re using their iPhone and iPads:

1) An updated “do not disturb” mode lets you snooze notifications and other distractions for a window of time that you choose. And when you use “do not disturb” during bed time, your iPhone shows a mostly black screen until you tap the screen in the morning to dive in. No more midnight peeking!

2) There are new ways to tame the flurry of notifications from apps that want your attention. Pressing on a notification, you can tune how often you’ll get them in the future from the app that sent it. Notifications are now grouped by type, app or topic. And iOS 12 will also recommend curtailing notifications from apps you don’t often use.

Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

3) The biggest change is a new activity report that lets you see how long you spend using each app, and let you set limits. If you go over your own limit, iOS 12 will pop up a reminder and block the app, though you can grant yourself an extension. Parents can also use this system to monitor and remotely place limits on how their children use their own devices.

What else is new in iOS 12?

Apple said its biggest focus was on reliability and speed, promising apps would load twice as fast in high-performance situations. There was no mention of the impact on battery life.

There’s also some new fun to … get you to spend even more time on your iPhone:
-Users of the iPhone X will be able to make personalized animated emojis, called MeMojis.
-Augmented reality apps using Apple’s new AR Kit 2 software let multiple people play games or enjoy experiences simultaneously.
-The Facetime video calling app now supports group conversations.

What’s new with Apple Watch?

It’s a walkie-talkie now. Yup, Watch users will be able to send short audio messages to each other with a tap. Each message is preceded by a double beep, so you can live out your movie commando dreams. Watch also got smarter about workouts, and can sense when they start and stop. Watch will also show some simple web pages, such as a restaurant menu or the text of an article, on your wrist.

When can I get the new software?

Tim Cook said the updates were coming “this fall.” In the past, iOS updates have arrived in September at the same time as new iPhones.

Apple is making beta versions of its software available to developers, but download them at your own risk — and certainly don’t put them on devices you rely on for daily use.

Wait, was there really no new hardware?

That’s right. No sign of new iPads, MacBooks — or even the AirPower wireless charger Apple first promised last fall but has yet to deliver.

Apple software has never been more important. As we learned just last week, 2017 was the first year since the introduction of the iPhone that smartphone sales were basically flat year over year, according to venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends report. For Apple, its future depends on finding a business that doesn’t rely solely on achieving record-breaking smartphone sales year after year. The iPhone cannot last forever, and CEO Tim Cook has often positioned Apple’s growing services business as a core pillar of the company going forward.

Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

But to find that way out of its iPhone dependence, Apple needs to figure out how to sell more consumers on its software and the broader Apple ecosystem, from Apple Music to Apple Pay to iCloud. Plus, the more you use and rely on Apple software, the more likely you might be to buy the new HomePod speaker, the latest version of the AirPods and Apple Watch, or even Apple’s rumored augmented reality device.

Unlike companies that live and breathe internet services, like Google and Amazon, Apple is in a tougher spot here. That’s because, for the longest time, the iPhone maker could trust its dominant hardware to sell consumers on its software. You bought an iPhone or a MacBook Pro, and you settled with iOS, macOS, and the many native apps and peripheral products that came with those platforms. For the longest time, that was just fine. Both operating systems have historically run very well, been updated neatly year after year, and provided for Apple a strong argument for why its integration of hardware and software was the superior approach to mobile and desktop computing.

That’s begun to change over the years, and it felt like 2017 was a bit of a breaking point. Coming off the disappointing reception of its new MacBook Pro line in fall 2016, Apple apparently rushed out iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra the following year without smoothing over all of the rough edges. In a four-month period starting in September, Apple faced a torrent of negative press about bugs, critical security flaws, and performance problems plaguing its phones and laptops. Since then, Apple has released 14 software updates for iOS addressing 67 bugs, a 46 percent increase from the 46 software issues addressed over the same period a year earlier, according to data tabulated by The Wall Street Journal.

The apparent disregard for quality and consistency tarnished those platforms’ good names among some of Apple’s most critical and vocal users. It also started to feel like not only was the Apple hardware you were buying misguided in design — with its lack of accessible ports and less-than-stellar keyboards — but so was the software that ran on it. It’s paramount that consumers still look to Apple software as dependable and high-quality. If users abandon the Mac and the iPhone (which contributes two-thirds of Apple revenue), they also abandon the company’s increasingly lucrative services business that underpins those platforms.

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Everything important Apple just announced

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today with one of its big product-unveiling keynotes. Here are the most important announcements Apple made, in roughly chronological order.

The big picture

As Apple’s iPhone App Store approaches its 10th birthday next month, and Apple’s Services business — including the App Store — represents one of its fastest-growing businesses, app developers remain one of the company’s most important constituencies. There are 20 million developers around the world, and only a few thousand are in attendance today. Apple CEO Tim Cook says cumulative developer earnings will pass $100 billion next week.

iOS 12

Apple uses WWDC each year to unveil the year’s major update to iOS, which powers iPhones and iPads. This year, Apple is “doubling down on performance,” said SVP Craig Federighi, focusing on improvements that make devices faster — especially Apple’s oldest devices.

AR and ARKit

Augmented reality, or AR, is “transformational technology,” Federighi said. This is a potentially important technology for Apple’s future, so it’s telling that it’s the first new feature Apple is touting. Apple announced a new AR file format, USDZ, that big creative-software company like Adobe are supporting, and a new AR-driven app called Measure.

Apple also announced a new version of its ARKit software developers tool with improved face tracking, 3-D object section and “shared experiences” — so people around you can share the same AR experience on their iOS devices.

Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

Siri

Apple continues to open Siri, its voice/AI assistant, to developer apps, adding new features in the process. A new developer tool called “Shortcuts” will let app developers add more personalized cues to Siri — and users can create their own Siri workflows via a new Shortcuts app. For example, you can create a “Heading home” Shortcut that pulls up your GPS directions, sets your home thermostat, alerts someone you’re headed home via iMessage and even sets your iPhone to the NPR app.

Apps, etc.

Apple is improving Photo search and sharing. There’s a new Stocks app. Voice memos is launching for iPad. iBooks has been redesigned and is now called Apple Books. CarKit will support third-party apps for navigation.

Quality of life

Along the lines of the “time well spent” movement: Do Not Disturb has some new features to reduce notifications when you don’t want them, Apple is making the process of receiving and dealing with Notifications less noisy, and a new feature called Screen Time helps you understand, control and limit how much time you spend on your device. Parents can also monitor their kids’ usage and set “allowances” by app category or individual apps.

Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

Messages

Animoji now has “tongue detection.” But this is cool: You can create your own “Memoji” — Animoji that look like “you … or the real you.” (Sort of Apple’s version of the Nintendo Mii avatars.) And the Messages app now has a collection of Snapchat-like camera filters.

FaceTime

Apple’s video-calling app now supports group FaceTime with up to 32 simultaneous participants — including an integration to Messaging that makes it easy to launch group calls. You can now also use Animoji or photo filters within FaceTime calls. FaceTime Audio calls now work on Apple Watch.

Apple Watch and watchOS 5

Apple continues to move watchOS toward fitness and communication features:

  • In watchOS 5, you can challenge friends to fitness competitions. Apple Watch now tracks yoga sessions, has better support for hiking and supports paces for runners. Forgot to start your workout? The watch should now detect and suggest starting and stopping workouts.
  • A new “Walkie Talkie” mode lets you send and receive push-to-talk audio messages via Apple Watch.
  • The Siri watch face now supports Shortcuts and content from third-party apps.
  • You don’t have to say “Hey, Siri” anymore — just raise your watch toward your face and it’ll start listening for cues.
  • Apple Watch apps are also getting more sophisticated, including the ability to play background audio.
  • Notifications are now more interactive — you can even do things like manage restaurant reservations or pay for something via Apple Pay.

Apple Watch will now support some web content — recall that it didn’t launch with Safari — via a tiny-screen browser. The Apple Podcasts app is coming to Apple Watch — finally. And Apple is launching the ability to use your iPhone and Apple Watch as a student ID for access and payments, starting as a trial at a few schools, including Duke.

Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad

Apple TV and tvOS

Apple is adding Dolby Atmos audio support for smart surround sound.

It’s also starting to work with more TV providers to use Apple TV as a primary viewing device for live, on-demand and cloud DVR, including — later this year — Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable and Charter) in the U.S.

A new “Zero Sign-on” feature will unlock supported apps included with your TV service if you’re on the provider’s broadband network — no more fumbling with that awkward sign-in process. Charter Spectrum will be the first to support this feature.

Crucially, you’ll also now be able to see the location information for Apple’s amazing screen-saver drone videos. Apple will also start including space footage in those reels, thanks to a collaboration with the international space station.

Mac and macOS Mojave

Some new Mac features: A new “dark mode” — which drew huge cheers from the WWDC audience — is launching in Mojave. This should be particularly useful for photo or video editors and software developers. “Desktop stacks” are a new way to organize documents on the desktop. “Gallery view” is a new way to preview documents in a folder, including a big preview, metadata and “quick actions” like rotating photos. And a cool new Continuity feature will let you use the photo you just took on your iPhone on your Mac.

Apple is redesigning the Mac App Store to make it look and work more like the new (good) iOS store. Microsoft and Adobe are among the companies that will be participating. Apple News, Stocks, Home and Voice Memos are also launching on the Mac — including syncing your voice memos across devices.

A new feature in Safari is shutting down third-party tracking by default — you’ll have to opt in for services like Facebook to track you on third-party sites.

 

Is Apple merging macOS and iOS?

“No,” Federighi says. “Of course not.” But Apple is launching a multi-year project that would allow iOS apps to run on Macs. This year, it’s testing it in-house with some of the new previously iOS-only apps it’s launching for Mac. But next year, developers will get access to some of these tools, too.

Now, as WWDC 2018 is set to kick off, Apple has one mission to accomplish: to regain the trust of its loyal fans, developers included. The company’s annual developer conference isn’t just when Apple reminds the public that it owns and operates the most lucrative and carefully curated mobile app store. It’s also the time of the year when Apple charts a path for the next 12 months of iOS and macOS.

According to reports that have been coming out periodically since the beginning of the year, that path is going to look a bit different going forward. According to Axios, Apple is reportedly focusing primarily on performance improvements and reliability with the upcoming iOS 12 instead of visual overhauls or flashy new features. In January, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that a number of high-profile changes — like a redesign of the iOS home screen and a long-rumored merger of the third-party apps running across iOS and macOS — will not arrive with iOS 12’s launch, but instead, they will be released in a staggered fashion throughout the following year. If this course of events plays out, it would mark both a drastic change in approach for Apple and a recognition from the company that it’s made big mistakes of late.

There are a number of other issues that affect both consumer trust in Apple products and faith that those products will work at the level of offerings from Google, Amazon, and other competitors. Addressing those at WWDC might go a long way in helping Apple repair its image.

Take, for instance, the company’s admission late last year that it slows down older iPhones to prevent spontaneous restart issues those devices suffer from degrading batteries. The moment — seemingly confirming long-held conspiracy theories around planned obsolescence — was a sloppy affair for a company so adept at massaging public opinion. Though it was ultimately a matter of a lack of transparency, it made Apple look disdainful of its customers and willing to obscure critical information from them about how its products actually function. Apple apologized, launched an affordable repair program, and updated iOS 11 to include a new software setting to manage an iPhone’s battery use. But by then, the damage had largely been done, and trust in Apple has suffered as a result.

As for faith in the quality of Apple software, it’s never been more important as the company shifts away from a business primarily propped up by iPhone sales to one revolving more around a software and services ecosystem. Apple is currently battling Amazon in the smart home, Spotify in the music streaming business, and both Microsoft and Google in the laptop market, not to mention its ongoing rivalry with Samsung in the phone market and Google over mobile OS market share.

Yet Apple isn’t dominant in any of those areas, and it often lags far behind the competition due to its high prices. (Granted, high prices are why Apple enjoys better profit margins.) Still, it’s clear one of Apple’s biggest opportunities for growth reside not in selling a number of expensive hardware products to a small base of loyal users, but in convincing more people to use its software and live in the Apple ecosystem.

The new HomePod speaker suffered worse-than-expected sales, one can imagine in part because of the device’s locked down design that keeps it from working well with services other than Apple Music. And Siri is nowhere the ubiquity of Amazon’s Alexa or the quality of Google Assistant. That’s largely because Apple’s approach to artificial intelligence research and data collection put it at a severe disadvantage against the formidable AI organizations of other Silicon Valley giants. In a grander sense, Siri has felt stagnant for years and is often the butt of jokes regarding AI’s lack of sophistication. To help Siri get on equal footing with the competition, Apple needs to overhaul the software and encourage its users to think of it as more than a subpar side project.

Of course, it’s not all doom and gloom at Apple. The company remains the most valuable on the planet, and the iPhone remains one of the most lucrative products in the entire technology industry. And recent successes, like the excellent first-generation AirPods, prove Apple is capable of designing a best-in-class product out of the gate that completely redefines a category. But as Apple software becomes ever more important to its business, those apps, services, and operating systems will face deeper scrutiny and inevitably carry more weight. At WWDC, Apple needs to be willing to show that it’s taken the criticism it’s endured to heart, or else it faces losing more consumers to Android, Chrome, and Windows.

How to Watch Apple’s WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad, and Even Windows PCs

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote is just hours away. And if you want to watch it, you can watch a livestream at the top of this post when it starts at 1 p.m. ET. But if that doesn’t suit you, here are several options.

The iPhone maker on Monday will kick off its annual developers confab with a keynote address that is expected to focus on improvements to Apple’s software, including iOS and macOS, and could see the company focus far more on stability and reliability improvements than feature and design upgrades, according to reports. Apple is also expected to discuss its plans for pairing its devices with healthcare initiatives and could at least discuss some long-awaited hardware, like a new iPad Pro.

But like anything else in Apple’s world, this is all speculation based on rumors and comments from a slew of unidentified sources who claim to have knowledge of the company’s plans. Apple, meanwhile, remains silent, content to do all of its talking at the actual show.

So, if you really want to know what Apple has planned, you’ll need to watch the keynote.

On a Mac, you’ll need to load up Apple’s Safari browser on a macOS Sierra or later machine and head over to this page to stream the event live. You’ll go to the same link on a Windows PC, but will need to watch the show on a Windows 10 computer running Microsoft’s Edge browser.

Don’t want to be tied to your computer? Boot up Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to the link to watch the show. Over on the Apple TV, you can simply access the company’s Events app and stream the show live.

While those are the official ways to watch the show, Apple also says that if you’re on “other platforms,” which were not individually identified, you can stream the event live on either the Google Chrome or Firefox browsers

Source: theverge.com, washingtonpost.com, fortune.com, recode.net

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Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

Apple unveils iOS 12 with better photo sharing and tools to cure your iPhone addiction

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

  • Top software executive Craig Federighi said Apple is “doubling down on performance” in the latest update to make devices faster and more responsive.
  • Users will soon see photos suggestions based on key places or categories. You can also search for catch-all criteria like “sporting events.”
  • The new software also includes greater augmented reality capabilities and custom Siri shortcuts

Top software executive Craig Federighi said Apple is “doubling down on performance” in the latest update to make devices faster and more responsive.
Users will soon see photos suggestions based on key places or categories. You can also search for catch-all criteria like “sporting events.”
The new software also includes greater augmented reality capabilities and custom Siri shortcuts.

“For iOS 12, we’re doubling down on performance,” Federighi said. iOS 12 is going to be available on all devices that currently support iOS 11.

It’s interesting the Federighi talked about iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 Plus. Apps launch 40 percent faster, the keyboard comes up 50 percent faster and opening the camera is 70 percent faster.

You get the idea, the big new feature of iOS 12 is performance and optimization.

But it doesn’t mean that Apple didn’t think about new features. Apple has created a new file format for augmented reality called USDZ. Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis talked for a couple of minutes to announce that Adobe apps are going to support USDZ.

Apple showcased its latest software for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 12, Monday at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, California.

Top software executive Craig Federighi said Apple is “doubling down on performance” in the latest update to make devices faster and more responsive.

It’s also making some pretty serious changes:

  • Keyboards and cameras will respond faster, and devices will work more reliably under greater demand.
  • Augmented reality will be integrated into utility apps for the first time, with a new Measure app for digitally measuring real-world dimensions.
  • A Siri update called Shortcuts will let you create custom commands for your device.
  • An update to the stocks app will add interactive charts and business news headlines.
  • Apple users can customize their own personal animated emoji with Memoji.
  • Apple is introducing a series of tools to combat tech addiction and “fear of missing out.”
  • FaceTime will allow group video chats of up to 32 people.

The photos app will also get an overhaul. Users will soon see photos suggestions based on key places or categories. You can also search for catch-all criteria like “sporting events.”

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018
Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

Biggest New iPhone Features Apple Just Announced Screentime and Do Not Disturb

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018Apple’s new Screentime app will allow users to see detailed reports about how often they use their iPhone and which apps they use most frequently. Users can also find out which apps most often make them pick up their iPhones. Time limits for particular apps will also be available to users, and parents can set those time limits for their children.

“We think this is going to be helpful for many people, but especially for some kids,” said Federighi while unveiling the app. “We think this will help families achieve a balance that’s right for them.”

Along similar lines, the iPhone’s Do Not Disturb will now let users mute incoming notifications overnight, for an hour, or while at a specific location. Taken together, these new features are an effort by Apple to address concerns about smartphone overuse.

Siri Shortcuts

Using the new Siri Shortcuts app, iPhone owners can build customized actions for Siri to perform upon hearing a given command. For instance, you might program Siri to pull up a live traffic report and your favorite driving music after saying “Siri, I’m heading home.” The feature appears similar to Workflow, an app Apple acquired last year. It’s also reminiscent of IFTTT, an app that connects various digital services with automated “recipes.”

New Animoji and Memoji

Apple is adding a handful of animated “animoji” with iOS 12, including a koala, T-rex and more. It’s also letting iPhone users create their own personal animoji avatars called “Memoji,” similar to Snap’s Bitmoji or Nintendo’s Mii. Animoji can be designed to look similar to users’ real-world appearance, or with a variety of digital accouterments like hats and costumes.

Group FaceTime

Apple’s FaceTime app is for the first time allowing more than two people join a call simultaneously. “Group FaceTime,” as it’s called, will support up to 32 users in the same conversation. Participants can use Memoji and other creative features, while Group FaceTime’s interface will automatically expand whichever user is currently speaking in the call.

Measure

Apple’s aptly-named Measure app takes advantage of the company’s developments in augmented reality to let users measure real-world objects, like furniture, picture frames and more. It’s a simple but potentially useful addition to the iPhone’s toolkit, particularly for crafters, builders, DIYers and so on.

Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay

Third-party mapping and navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze are coming to CarPlay, Apple’s in-car interface for using apps while driving.

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

DETAILS DISCUSSION

Apple is launching a new app to educate people about augmented reality. This app is called Measure and works pretty much like popular third-party app MeasureKit. While Apple says USDZ is a file format for augmented reality, Federighi also showed a USDZ 3D file in the middle of an Apple News article.

And the company is also updating ARKit with multiplayer augmented reality. You can get the same augmented reality experience with multiple devices. The company invited Martin Sanders from Lego to talk about ARKit. You can point an iPad at a Lego set to add virtual buildings and objects, and recreate a tiny little city.

“Over a trillion photos are captured on the iPhone each year,” Federighi said. Apple is updating search with iOS 12. While you’ve been able tp search for objects or categories, such as cars, dogs, beach and hiking, it’s been hard to find. Apple is going to add suggestions to improve discovery.

Apple is reusing an Apple Music idea and adding a “For You” tab. It’ll show you old albums, memories, photos with people you care about and more. For You can also suggest you to share photos with friends and family members. When you share them, it looks like it creates a link that you can send in iMessage. The other person will also get a suggestion to share photos back. It’s like shared albums, but a bit refined.

As for Siri, Apple is introducing shortcuts. It’s not just for voice, Apple is also adding shortcuts on the lock screen or in the search screen for instance. If you’re running late for a meeting, you’ll get a suggestion to send a text to the other person. Shortcuts on the lock screen are like app suggestions, but with more specific actions.

Apple will open up shortcuts to third-party developers to store information or set up shortcuts. Developers will be able to put an “Add to Siri” button in their apps. For instance, you can store your flight details under the “flight to Portland” shortcut. So if you ask Siri that phrase, you’ll get your flight details.

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

The Workflow team has been working on the Shortcuts app. It’s just like the automation app Workflow that Apple acquired a couple of years ago. But you can also configure connected devices using Shortcuts, and trigger shortcuts using the HomePod. So there you go, Apple is back in the voice assistant game with this new ecosystem of shortcuts.

Apple is also redesigning Apple News and the Stocks app. There’s a new sidebar in the News app to improve navigation. You’ll also get a sort of Yahoo Finance in the Stocks app with share prices, headlines, after-hour pricing. The Stocks app is coming to the iPad too.

As for iBooks, rumors were right. Apple is adding audio books to iBooks (and removing them from the Music app). And the company is also rebranding iBooks to Apple Books. Finally, Apple is adding support for third-party navigation apps in CarPlay.

After this quick rundown of Apple’s new apps, Federighi presented the other pillar of iOS 12 — smarter notifications, do not disturb improvements. If you turn on Do Not Disturb at night, you won’t get a wall of notifications if you want to check the time in the middle of the night. You can also set Do Not Disturb until you move to another place.

And developers cheered like crazy when Federighi presented grouped notifications. It’s a good way to stack similar notifications from the same app. You’ll be able to configure your notifications directly from the home screen.

Many accused Apple of not paying attention to the addictive aspect of smartphones. With Screen Time, your phone can give you an overview of things you do with your phone so that you waste less time mindlessly scrolling through feeds. You can also set up a time limit to receive a notification when you’ve been on Instagram for a while for instance. Obviously, Screen Tim means better parental controls. You can limit some apps, track your kid’s usage and more.

Apple Announces iOS 12 At WWDC 2018

But let’s talk about the most important feature of iOS — animojis. Apple is adding new characters — a ghost, a koala, a tiger, a T-rex. Your phone will now track your tongue.

More importantly, you’ll be able to create your own Memoji. Apple is basically copying Snap’s Bitmoji (or the Xbox avatars or Nintendo’s Miis…). You can create your own avatar, add accessories and change clothes.

In Messages, there are new camera effects that work a bit like Instagram’s or Messenger’s filters, blending your Memoji on top of your face.

Switching gear a bit, Apple is overhauling FaceTime. You can now create a FaceTime group with 32 people. You can now switch from an iMessage conversation to a video chat without having to open another app. This is long overdue, and Houseparty is not going to be happy. It’ll also work on macOS and on the Apple Watch for the audio part.

Source: techcrunch.com, cnbc.com, time.com

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Xiaomi’s New Launch – MI 8 Flagship Smartphone

Xiaomi's New Launch - MI 8 Flagship Smartphone

Xiaomi’s New Launch – MI 8 Flagship Smartphone

The company also launched another special variant, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which has additional features such as in-display fingerprint sensor, transparent back and 3D face recognition – Xiaomi’s New Launch – MI 8 Flagship Smartphone

Xiaomi's New Launch - MI 8 Flagship Smartphone
Xiaomi’s New Launch – MI 8 Flagship Smartphone

Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagship phone Mi 8 in China. The launch took place at an event held in Shenzhen, where the company also unveiled its latest AI-powered MIUI 10 OS along with a host of other products. This year’s annual launch event was special as it also commemorated the company’s 8th year anniversary.

The phone comes in three RAM/storage variants – 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 6GB/256GB which are priced at Yuan 2699 (about Rs 28,500), Yuan 2999 (about Rs 31,600) and Yuan 3299 (about Rs 34,800).

In addition to the regular Mi 8 smartphone, the company also launched a special variant, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which has additional features such as in-display fingerprint sensor, transparent back and 3D face recognition.

Specification At a glance:

Xiaomi Mi 8 sports a 6.21 inch Full HD+ AMOLED notched display with a resolution of 2248 x 1080p and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The phone sports a glass and metal design, with a 2.5D curved glass. It is available in white, blue, gold and black colour options. The phone runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is supported by LPDDR4X RAM.

Xiaomi's New Launch - MI 8 Flagship Smartphone
Xiaomi’s New Launch – MI 8 Explorer

The notch on the front has a 20MP camera, proximity sensor, earpiece, an Infrared Lighting and an Infrared lens. The phone supports Face Unlock feature thanks to the Infrared sensor and the Infrared lens. According to Xiaomi, the phone can detect a face even in darkness and cannot be fooled by a photo or a video of the person.

On the camera front, the device comes with 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with 1.4 micron pixel, 4-axis OIS. The camera setup consists of wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture rate respectively and an LED flash. The phone packs in a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture rate on the front notch.

For connectivity, the device supports Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, dual-frequency GPS, USB Type-C, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, A-GPS, GLONASS among others. The phone is powered by a 3400 mAh battery.

In addition to the regular variants, the company has also unveiled a special Explorer edition of the Mi 8 phone. The phone is available in 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant and is priced at CNY 3,699 (about Rs. 39,000).

The event also witnessed Xiaomi launching AI-powered OS MIUI 10 along with Mi 8SE smartphone, 75-inch Mi TV 4, Mi VR Standalone and Mi Band 3 smartband.

Xiaomi has announced the Mi 8 as its latest flagship that boasts of being the company’s first-ever notch display offering

Xiaomi has officially launched its latest flagship smartphone as the all-new Mi 8 at an event in China today. The Xiaomi Mi 8 launch comes as the 8th year anniversary celebration of the Chinese technology major. Alongside the regular variant of the smartphone, a limited edition by the name of ‘Explorer Edition’ has also been introduced at the launch event.

As for its specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 8 sports a 6.21-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display by Samsung that comes with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and a 2248X1080 pixels resolution. The Mi 8 is also the first smartphone by Xiaomi to come with a notch display which can also be hidden by the user. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and carries a 6GB RAM and three different storage options, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The Mi 8 comes with a USB Type-C port and a Dual GPS support, binding together the L1 frequency with L5 frequency used in the aeronautical industry.

The smartphone will start retailing in China from June 5 on online and offline stores

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi 8 carries a dual camera setup at the back with two 12-megapixel sensors with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture, the former being a Sony IMX363 sensor and the latter being a Samsung S5K3M3 telephoto sensor. At the front, the device houses a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and offers features like AI portrait selfies and AI Beautitfy.

Xiaomi's New Launch - MI 8 Flagship Smartphone
Xiaomi’s New Launch – MI 8 Explorer

Security options on the Mi 8 include 3D Face detection and a fingerprint sensor. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with a Vivo X21 like an in-display fingerprint sensor and also a see through back panel.

Xiaomi claims that the Mi 8 received a 99 points overall rating on the DxOMark, a better score than Xiaomi’s own Mi Mix 2S and the Apple iPhone X, both of which scored a 97. On AnTuTu, the device scored a whopping 301,472 as per Xiaomi, a highest ever score on the testing platform.

Xiaomi Mi 8 will start retailing at CNY 2,699 for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage version. The 128GB storage option is priced at CNY 2,999, while the most expensive 256GB version will retail at CNY 3,299.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition will have only one variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage which is priced at CNY3,799.

IN DETAILS SPECIFICATION : Xiaomi MI 8 Explorer Edition

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight 177 g (6.24 oz)
Build Front/rear glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– HDR10 display
– DCI-P3
– MIUI 10
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128 GB, 8 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@30/240fps
Secondary 20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm), 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Face ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black (transparent back)

Source: moneycontrol.com, news18.com, gsmarena.com

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UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES
Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

Even though October is still months away, rumours of the upcoming Pixel smartphones are currently stronger than ever. UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

The Google Pixel 3Pixel 3XL will be the next in line of the company’s flagship devices. And while they are still to see the light of day, speculations about the devices have already started making their way online.

To begin with, we expect to see a lot of HTC expertise in the new Pixel smartphones, considering Google’s acquisition of HTC’s smartphone division last year. Google so far teamed up with various OEMs to make its Nexus and Pixel devices. This year, however, it has its own hardware division and it should make the Pixel 3 in-house.

UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL
UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

In line with that expectation, a very recent report by Bloomberg claims that Foxconn, which also builds for Apple, will be the manufacturer for the Pixel 3 smartphones.

From hardware to software, here’s taking a look at every aspect of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that has been rumoured and speculated so far.

UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL
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Display

The above mentioned Bloomberg report also claims that the Google Pixel 3 XL will be designed with a nearly edge-to-edge screen, except for a thicker bezel known as a chin at the bottom of the phone. The display will also have a notch at the top.

Though, according to reports, the notch on the Pixel 3 XL won’t be as wide as the one we see on the Apple iPhone X.

The Google Pixel 3, on the other hand, will apparently look similar to the Pixel 2 and won’t include the notch or edge-to-edge look.

In line with this report, a recent Phone Designer renders also hinted at a similar design.

Facial recognition

According to a recent Android Police report, Google is working to develop iris scanner support that could compete with Apple’s 3D scanning Face ID feature, that has been seen on the iPhone X.

Chipset

Like the original Pixel and Pixel 2, Google is likely to use the latest chipset available for the Pixel 3 smartphone as well. In 2018, it’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is currently found in all the flagships and the same chipset is believed to power the new Pixel phones too.

No information is currently available regarding the amount of RAM or the storage tiers of the Pixel 3 smartphones, but there should be notable upgrades from Google’s current flagships. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of storage, but the Pixel 3 could pack 6 GB of RAM, as is seen on most flagships of the year.

UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL
UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

Camera

The Google Pixel 3 XL is reported to include a dual-camera setup on the front, that will sit on the notch.

At the rear, however, both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will have upgraded, but single-lens cameras. Apparently, the Google phones will be able to offer features like sharper zooming in and the portrait bokeh effect in pictures with a single lens and optimised software.

Operating System

Each year, Google’s devices serve as launch vehicles for the company’s latest Android version. This year, the Pixel 3 lineup will boast Android P on board out of the box, with various new features and improvements to battery life, user experience, and more.

UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL
UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

Android P is also expected to sport deeper integration with Google Assistant, and it could also support devices with multiple form factors.

Since Android P has native support for screen notches, it’s long been assumed that Google would adopt the latest trend in the mobile world with its next-gen Pixels. Today a leak purporting to show screen protectors for both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL confirms that, partially.

If this is legit (and that’s a big “if”), then only the bigger model will sport a notch, as you can see from the images below. The smaller Pixel 3 will have a different design, basically emulating what happened last year with the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, which, from the front, looked nothing alike.

Both third-generation Pixels are getting stereo front-facing speakers, and both have smaller bezels than their predecessors. That said, their bezels are still in no way comparable to the tiniest out there. Reminiscent of the vivo Apex these are certainly not.

The new Pixels should become official this fall, running Android P and with the Snapdragon 845 SoC at the helm.

Source: firstpost.com, gsmarena.com

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A : Leaks on TENAA

Xiaomi-Launching Redmi 6A

A new Xiaomi phone has been approved by TENAA and chance are it’s the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 6A. Just days ago we saw the Xiaomi Redmi 6 for the first time, sporting the model number M1804C3DE but it didn’t come with a full specs sheet.

The new listing spans three model numbers – the M1804C3CT and the M1804C3DT/M1804C3DC with the only difference between them seemingly being the fact that the M1804C3CT has a single 8MP camera, while the M1804C3DT/M1804C3DC have dual cameras, possibly a 12MP+8MP combos.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A (M1804C3CT, M1804C3DT, M1804C3DC) : Features

Before we move ahead, we would like to clarify that all the three models offer the same specifications, design, and battery capacity like each other, except they come bearing with a different model number and camera configuration.

Xiaomi M1804C3CT Front
Xiaomi M1804C3CT Front
Xiaomi M1804C3CT Back
Xiaomi M1804C3CT Back

Firstly speaking about the display of the smartphones, they will sport a 5.45-inch display with HD+ 1440×720 resolution, offering 18:9 aspect ratio. All the three models measure 147.46×71.49×8.3mm in terms of dimensions and weigh in at 146 grams. Under the hood, they are supposed to be powered by an octa-core 2GHz processor, possibly the Snapdragon 625. Moving on further, the devices will ship with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM that will combine with 16GB/32GB and 64GB of internal storage. The devices will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box that will be customised with either MIUI 9 or the upcoming MIUI 10 user interface.

As far as the imaging aspect goes, the M1804C3CT will feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. While on the other hand, the M1804C3DCand M1804C3DT will sport a dual rear-facing camera that might consist of 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors. At the front, each of them will offer a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. All three variants are listed to pack a battery capacity of 3000mAh. All the three variants will come in almost ten colour options that include: Blue, Black, Gold, Rose gold, Silver Grey, White, Red, Pink, Purple, and Yellow.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A (M1804C3CT, M1804C3DT, M1804C3DC) : Specifications

Xiaomi M1804C3DT-M1804C3DC Front
Xiaomi M1804C3DT-M1804C3DC Front
Xiaomi M1804C3DT-M1804C3DC - Back
Xiaomi M1804C3DT-M1804C3DC – Back

OVERVIEW – IN SORT

Display: 5.45-inch display, HD+1440×720 resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio
Processor: 2.0GHz octa-core SoC
RAM: 2GB/3GB/4GB
Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB (expandable via microSD card)
Rear-facing camera: 8-megapixel (M1804C3CT), 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel (M1804C3DC and M1804C3DT), LED flash
Front-facing camera: 5-megapixel
Connectivity: Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB port, 3.5mm audio port, 4G LTE + VoLTE
Dimensions: 147.46×71.49×8.3mm
Weight: 146 grams
Battery: 3000mAh
Colours: Blue, Black, Gold, Rose gold, Silver Grey, White, Red, Pink, Purple, Yellow

 

SPECIFICATION IN DETAILS

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced Not announced yet
Status Rumored
BODY Dimensions 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm (5.81 x 2.81 x 0.33 in)
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.45 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~72.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
– MIUI 9.0
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16/32/64 GB, 2/3/4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 13 MP + 8 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
8 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Blue, Red, Pink, Purple, Yellow, White, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver grey
Price About 120 EUR

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Source: tenna, gsmarena, androidauthority

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NOKIA NEWS: HMD Unveiled a Trio – Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 & Nokia 2.1

Nokia new Release

Nokia 5.1 and 3.1 unveiled with tall screens, new chipsets, Nokia 2.1 tags along.

HMD unveiled a trio of new devices today, upgrading its entry-level and mid-range offerings. Two are Android One phones, the third runs the lightweight Oreo Go edition. The Android One models will receive software updates for two years and security updates for three years – that’s as much as most flagships get. Except these are budget-friendly phones.

Nokia 2.1

Nokia 2.1 release
Nokia 2.1 release

 

The Nokia 2.1 runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) and will cost just €99/$115.

Keep that in mind while we tell you that the screen has grown to 5.5” in diagonal (16:9, 720p) and it is flanked by front-facing stereo speakers.

Also, while the chipset is a modest Snapdragon 425, it sill represents a tangible 50% improvement in speed – remember that the 2017 model had Cortex-A7 cores, this one is upgraded to A53.

RAM and storage are the same – 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage (thankfully, expandable via the microSD slot). Good think that the Go edition OS and apps don’t need much.

The Nokia 2.1 still comes with a large battery – 4,000 mAh for 2-day battery life. And the camera department is the same, 8 MP camera with autofocus on the back plus a 5 MP selfie camera on the front.

The phone will be available globally in July. Its polycarbonate body will be painted in Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver and Gray/Silver color schemes.

 

Nokia 2.1 Expected full Specification:

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
GSM 900 / 1800 – India
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – APAC, EMEA, India
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – LATAM, USA
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – APAC, EMEA
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 66(1700/2100) – LATAM, USA
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500) – India
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 153.6 x 77.6 x 9.7 mm (6.05 x 3.06 x 0.38 in)
Weight 174 g (6.14 oz)
Build Aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~70.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~267 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition); Android One
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
Video 720p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– 10W charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 19 h (3G)
Music play Up to 128 h
MISC Colors Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver
Price About 100 EUR

Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the specification information or price on this page is 100% correct. These are Expected to be. This information is published here according to the sources. These pieces of information are changeable.

Nokia 3.1

Nokia 3.1 Release
Nokia 3.1 Release

 

Did you know that the Nokia 3 was the most successful phone in HMD’s initial lineup?

The new model could be even more successful thanks to a number of improvements. We start with the screen, which also went taller – a 5.2” IPS with 720p+ resolution.

The Nokia 3.1 features an anodized metal chassis with a polycarbonate back like its predecessor.

Unlike it, however, it uses a MediaTek 6750 chipset, which has double the number of Cortex-A53 cores – eight. Also, besides the 2 GB / 16 GB version there’s now a model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage.

The main camera on the back has been bumped up to 13 MP while the selfie cam is again an 8 MP shooter with 84.6° lens.

The Nokia 3.1 will be available in June starting at €139/$159. The choice of colors include Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron.

Nokia 3.1 Expected Full Specification:

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
GSM 900 / 1800 – India
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – APAC, EMEA, India
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – LATAM, NAM
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – APAC, EMEA
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) – LATAM, NAM
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500) – India
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June
BODY Dimensions 146.3 x 68.7 x 8.7 mm (5.76 x 2.70 x 0.34 in)
Weight 138.3 g (4.87 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 69.8 cm2 (~69.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~310 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One
Chipset Mediatek MT6750
CPU Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T860MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP (f/2.0), autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
Video 720p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP (f/2.0)
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes (APAC & EMEA only)
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2990 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 18 h (3G)
Music play Up to 84 h
MISC Colors Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, White/Iron
Price About 150 EUR

Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the specification information or price on this page is 100% correct. These are Expected to be. This information is published here according to the sources. These pieces of information are changeable.

 

Nokia 5.1

Nokia 5.1 Release
Nokia 5.1 Release

A huge upgrade over its predecessor, the Nokia 5.1 now features a FullHD+ (1,080 x 2,160 px) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 40% faster chipset. The IPS LCD measures 5.5” in diagonal and is covered with 2.5D Gorilla Glass for protection. All that and the phone is 2 mm narrower than its predecessor.

The body is milled out of a single block of 6000-series anodized aluminum. The capacitive keys have gone on-screen and the fingerprint reader has migrated to the back of the phone after the screen expansion. It works for unlocking the phone and securing Google Pay.

The Nokia 5.1 has a new 16 MP camera on its back with Phase detection AF and a dual-tone flash. The selfie camera has an 8 MP sensor and an 84.6° lens.

Connectivity includes a microUSB port to charge the 2,970 mAh battery, a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio and the expected Wi-Fi and Bluetooth goodies.

The phone will come in two versions – 2 GB of RAM plus 16 GB storage or 3 GB / 32 GB (both have a microSD slot). It will be available globally from July starting at €189/$219. Color options are Coper, Tempered Blue and (a few weeks later) Black.

Nokia 5.1 Expected Full Specification:

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
GSM 900 / 1800 – India
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – APAC, EMEA, HK
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – LATAM, AU, TW
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – APAC, EMEA, HK
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) – LATAM, AU, TW
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500) – India
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm (5.95 x 2.78 x 0.32 in)
Weight
Build Front glass, aluminum body (6000 series)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, 78.1 cm2 (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~439 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One
Chipset MediaTek Helio P18
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2970 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 19 h (3G)
Music play Up to 53 h
MISC Colors Copper, Tempered Blue, Black
Price About 200 EUR

Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the specification information or price on this page is 100% correct. These are Expected to be. This information is published here according to the sources. These pieces of information are changeable.

 

Source: gsmarena.com

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Meizu 6T : Setup Launched: Stunning Featrures, Price, Specifications

Meizu 6T has been launched in China
The new smartphone features a 5.7-inch display
It comes with a starting price of CNY 799 (around Rs. 8,500)

Meizu 6T
                                            Meizu 6T

Meizu 6T has been launched at an event in China. The new smartphone comes in three variants and is available in Black, Gold, and Red colour options. It features a thin-bezel display and a dual camera setup on the back. The Meizu 6T price in the Chinese market has been set at CNY 799 (approximately Rs. 8,500) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage variant, while its 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage variant is available at CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 10,600) and the one with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage is priced at CNY 1,099 (approximately Rs. 11,600). All these variants will go on sale in the country starting Friday, June 1. However, details about the price and availability of these variants in other markets are yet to be revealed.

Meizu 6T specifications

Meizu 6T Launched
Meizu 6T Launched

The dual-SIM (Nano) Meizu 6T runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Flyme OS 6.2 on top and features a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) In-Cell display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 450 nits of brightness. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC, coupled with Mali T860 GPU and up to 4GB RAM. The dual rear camera setup on the smartphone includes a 13-megapixel primary Sony IMX278 RGB sensor along with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone also has Face AE technology and ArcSoft Beauty algorithm.

Meizu has provided 32GB and 64GB of onboard storage options that are expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid configuration. The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a Micro-USB. Sensors on board include an ambient light sensor, digital compass, gravity sensor, and gyroscope. Also, there is a rear-facing mTouch fingerprint sensor that is rated to recognise up to five fingers and has a response time of 0.2 seconds. The smartphone packs a 3300mAh battery. Besides, it measures 152.3x73x8.4mm and weighs 145 grams.

 

Full technical Specifications at a glance:

GENERAL

Release date May 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 152.30 x 73.00 x 8.40
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Colours Black, Gold, Red

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1440 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282

HARDWARE

Processor 1.5GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6750
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 8-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.0
Skin Flyme OS 6.2

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

 

Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

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