Apple iPhone XS a été déçu de la vente, Apple avait décidé de renouveler votre téléphone iPhone.

REVERSE – Selon le Wall Street Journal, Apple a l'intention de poursuivre la production de l'iPhone X afin de vendre l'écran OLED, une marque californienne dédiée à l'achat chez Samsun.

L'iPhone X a été lancé l'année dernière en raison de la faible quantité d'écran OLED. Cette année, Apple a le problème opposé. Selon le Wall Street Journal, cité par The Verge , la marque californienne a décidé de relancer la production de son anniversaire iPhone pour compenser l'insuffisance des ventes des modèles suivants, l'iPhone XS et XS Max. Elle a notamment pris la décision de vendre des fournitures d’écrans OLED qu’elle avait achetés à Samsung, son principal fournisseur.

Malgré son énorme succès, la production de l'iPhone X s'est arrêtée il y a plusieurs mois pour laisser la place à ses successeurs. Depuis la présentation principale en septembre, l'iPhone X ne vend plus d'Apple. Seuls les modèles les plus récents peuvent être obtenus auprès de l'opérateur ou du revendeur.

Pour le Wall Street Journal , les composants iPhone plus anciens sont moins chers à produire pour Cupertino, ce qui peut permettre de respecter les quotas promis en OLED. Vendant toujours 800 euros dans certains magasins (au lieu de 1 159 euros par lancement), le X iPhone pourrait enfin être l'entrée de gamme qui manque à Apple pour augmenter les ventes de ses produits avec un nouveau design ( dans l'iPhone XR avec Liquid Retina / écran LCD à partir de 855 euros ) .

Également lancés en 2017, l'iPhone 8 et l'iPhone 8 Plus continuent de connaître un certain succès, et leurs prix plus bas en sont probablement l'une des explications. Verge rappelle qu'Apple a révisé la production de la quantité d'iPhone XR, XS et XS Max, qui fait face à des besoins moins importants que prévu, en particulier pour le modèle LCD. Au Japon, Apple a même décidé de subventionner la vente de son iPhone XR pour le rendre plus abordable pour les consommateurs.

Samsung julkisti Galaxy S10+:sta Tokion olympialaisia ennakoivan erikoisversion

Samsung jatkaa olympialaisten sponsorina ja on nyt esitellyt Japanissa tulevia vuoden 2020 Tokion olympialaisia ennakkoon juhlistavan erikoisversion Galaxy S10+ -lippulaivaälypuhelimestaan.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Olympic Games Edition on varustettu kisojen logolla takapinnassaan. Puhelimen väri on tuttu Prism White. Erikoismallia valmistetaan 10 000 kappaletta.

Takapinnan olympiateeman lisäksi puhelin toimitetaan erikoispakkauksessa ja mukana on myös samoin merkityt Galaxy Buds -kuulokkeet.

Teknisiltä ominaisuuksiltaan olympialaisversio Galaxy S10+:sta vastaa perusversiota. Tarjolla on siis esimerkiksi 6,4 tuuman Dynamic AMOLED -näyttö, kaksi etukameraa, kolme takakameraa sekä 4 100 milliampeeritunnin akku.

Galaxy S10+ Olympic Games Edition tulee Japanissa myyntiin NTT DoCoMo -operaattorin kautta heinäkuussa 110 000 jenin eli noin 900 euron hintaan.

Mitä todennäköisimmin Samsung tulee esittelemään myöhemmin lähempänä tulevia olympialaisia vielä lisää erikoisversioita. Olympialaiset järjestetään Tokiossa vasta 24. heinäkuuta – 9. elokuuta 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 might feature a 4,500mAh battery

“Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will supposedly bring S-Pen improvements, quad-rear camera setup and a massive 4,500mAh battery.”

Samsung Galaxy Note10 launch is still months away, but that isn’t stopping the rumour mill from sharing details of the upcoming Note flagship. It is already reported that Samsung might be launching two Galaxy Note10 variants along with a 5G variant of each later this year. Now, a 4,500mAh battery unit with model number EB-BN975ABU has appeared on a Korea certification. Though not confirmed, the battery unit’s model number could be linked to the Galaxy Note10 model number SM-N975.

The current Galaxy S10 5G model also boasts the same 4,500mAh unit and it could serve as a cost-saving measure for Samsung to use the same capacity battery for its upcoming flagship as well. A recent report from South Korea claims the Galaxy Note10 might sport 6.28-inch and 6.75-inch display sizes and pack triple and quad camera setups, consisting of a 12-megapixel standard sensor, 12-megapixel telephoto unit, 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 3D TOF sensor.

Rumours suggest the Galaxy Note10 might not feature any physical buttons, meaning the new design might not include a power button. Instead, the handset might use an alternate interface like squeeze-enabled sides and gestures for user interaction. As for the specifications, the Galaxy Note10 is likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 855 for the variant that sells in the USA and Exynos 9 Series 9820 8nm processor in India. The phone is also expected to pack an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and come in new colour options that were introduced with the Galaxy S10 series. Lastly, there might be S-Pen improvements as well. Since the official launch is still months away, it remains to be seen how many of these rumours turn out to be true.

Huawei’s 7nm Kirin 985 SoC tipped to offer 10-20 percent performance improvement, launch in Q3

“Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 985 7nm chipset is said to be built on the 7nm FinFet node and make its debut on the Mate 30 series”

Huawei’s current flagship mobile chipset – the Kirin 980 was announced back in August 2018 and was first used on the Mate 20 series. Now, according to a user on Weibo, citing supply chain as the source, the Chinese brand is planning to introduce the Kirin 985 SoC in Q3 2019. The chipset is said to debut on the upcoming Mate 30 series, which likely to debut in the last quarter of the year. Though it confirmed to be built on the new 7nm FinFet node, in-depth details about the chipset aren’t available at the moment.

Previous leaks suggest the chipset would be built using the EUV-based (Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography) 7nm process, similar to Apple’s A13 chip to power this year’s iPhones. Unlike the Kirin 985 chipset that will be built on TSMC’s 7nm N7 processor, the A13 will reportedly use enhanced N7 Pro process. The Kirin 985 is expected to offer 10-20 percent performance improvement over last year’s Kirin 980 SoC. To recall, the Kirin 980 was the first chipset to rock Cortex-A76 cores and Mali G76 GPU. The octa-core SoC comes with three clusters and utilises the Flex-scheduling tech, which allocates the right cores for the corresponding tasks to deliver efficient performance.

Separately, at the Huawei Global Analyst Conference, the company has mentioned that the Huawei Mate X will be released sometime during July 2019. It also revealed that it’s working on a new 5G smartphone and the same would be launched later this year around October. When released, this will be the third 5G-enabled device from the brand after Huawei Mate X and Huawei Mate 20 X. There have been speculations that Huawei might launch a 5G-enabled smartphone in its upcoming Mate 30 series or Nova series. In a roadmap, Huawei has also revealed that the first Huawei wireless CPE will be launched in June this year followed by mobile Wi-Fi router around September.

Samsung Galaxy S10 models outsell Galaxy S9 series in the US during launch week

The latest flagship smartphones from Samsung feature the Snapdragon 855 chipset and a punch-hole display

A new report from research firm Counterpoint states that the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series managed to sell 16 percent more units in the first week of sales in the US, compared with the Galaxy S9 series in 2018. Out of the latest S10 trio, the Galaxy S10+ sold the highest number of units, whereas the standard S10 came in second and the S10e sold the least. However, it was thanks to the S10e sales that Samsung managed the 16 percent overall increase.

According to Counterpoint, the total sales of the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ weren’t that much higher compared to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Most of the increase comes due to the addition of the smaller Galaxy S10e, which is probably one of the best small-sized phones available in the market today. The firm believes that the Galaxy S10 sales could help Samsung gain the number one spot in the US since 2017. It expects Samsung to ship over 40 million units of the S10 series this year.

Galaxy S10e

The premium smartphone market in the US is currently led by Apple but that might change soon. Apple’s latest iPhones haven’t been doing well in the country, with predicted sales to be much below expectations. Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research stated:

“The US is a key market for Samsung as this is where the majority of its premium smartphones are sold. The Galaxy S10e is not cannibalizing older models like the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S9. It is actually helping Samsung gain share.”

Counterpoint research is also working on a report to see if the new Galaxy S10 sales were due to customers switching over from Apple devices. This report should be ready once Apple releases its Q2 earnings report later this month. The new Galaxy S10 series offers a lot more than what Apple has to offer with the iPhone XS and XR. You get more cameras, more screen estate with slimmer bezels, better displays, larger battery and a lot more. 

HP Chromebook 15 with IPS display and full-sized keyboard goes official

The new HP Chromebook 15 is the first from the brand in this display size and comes with Intel Pentium Gold 4417U and Core i5 processor options

Leading computing brand HP has expanded its Chromebook lineup with the launch of its latest product, the Chromebook 15. The company has recently announced the Chromebook 15, which comes packing a decent spec sheet for its price tag. The newest laptop flaunts backlit IPS touchscreen display, fullscreen keyboard with number pad and Chrome OS as its highlights.

HP Chromebook 15 specifications

The HP Chromebook 15 comes with 15.6-inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED backlit touchscreen featuring a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The 1.8kg chassis of the new laptop is also home to a full-sized backlit keyboard with a number pad on the side. The base variant of the Chromebook 15 is equipped with Intel Pentium Gold 4417U processor, paired with 4GB of DDR4 RAM, whereas, the high-end model features Intel Core i5 chipset. For graphics, both variants get the Intel HD Graphics 610. HP also claims that the Chromebook 15 can deliver up to 13 hours of backup on a single full charge.

The newest Chromebook from the company features a front-facing, wide-angle webcam with dual microphones, and built-in speakers courtesy of Bang & Olufsen. The Chrome OS-powered laptop features  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity.

Xiaomi Mi TV E series with full-frame display and Dolby audio announced, alongside 65-inch Mural TV

Xiaomi has launched a ‘full-screen’ Mi TV series and a 65-inch Mural TV or ART TV at an event in China. The latest full-frame Mi TV E series models come in 32-inch, 43-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch display sizes and feature ultra-narrow bezels, full-screen design, and a Bluetooth-powered remote control that can also be operated using voice commands. The 65-inch Mural TV comes with a 4K display, far-field microphones for better voice controls, and is just 13.9mm in thickness. 

Xiaomi Mi TV E series, Mural TV specifications

The Mi TV E32, as the name suggests, sports a 32-inch display with 1,366 × 768 pixels resolutions, 178-degree viewing angles, and 60Hz refresh rate. The TV is powered by the quad-core 64-bit processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 4GB flash storage. It has support for 2.4GHZ Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared, and comes with two 6W speakers. The 43-inch model comes with full-HD (1,920 × 1,080 pixels) resolution display with 1GB RAM and 8GB flash storage. It features double 8W stereo speakers and DTS- HD audio decoding. 

The 55-inch and 65-inch Mi TVs come with a 4K display with HDR support, 3,840 × 2,160 pixels resolution, and 178-degree viewing angles. Both the TVs are powered by the 64-bit quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage. These have support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and infrared. The TV comes with two 8W speakers and support for Dolby Audio, DTS-HD audio double decoding. All the TVs run on Patchwall OS, the company’s custom skin for televisions built on top of Android.

Lastly, the 65-inch Mural TV features a picture frame mode and AI voice assistant for hands-free voice controls. Similar to Samsung’s The Wall, this TV is being promoted as a television that can be used as a piece of art thanks to its inconspicuous design and thickness of just 13.9mm. It can show not only artwork but also personal photos, family portraits, etc. The Xiaomi ART TV sports a 65-inch 4K display with HDR support and 3,840×2,160 pixels resolution. It comes with a soundbar and subwoofer bundle and far-field microphones for better voice controls. The TV is powered by the 1.8GHz quad-core processor with Mali-T830 750MHz, 2GB RAM, and 32GB onboard storage. There is support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and infrared onboard. The TV comes with two 12W speakers and support for Dolby Audio, DTS- HD audio double decoding.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus: This Gaming Laptop Is Barely Thicker Than The MacBook Pro

It looks like a run-of-the-mill ultraportable. And you can use it like one if you prefer. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus, however, is a full-fledged gaming laptop that you can use to play the latest AAA games without having to be chained to a desk at home.

Measuring 16.9 mm thick, the laptop is barely bulkier than the MacBook Pro’s 15.5 mm enclosure, giving you a proper gaming PC that won’t burden you with neither heft nor bulk. No, ASUS didn’t pull off any magic tricks here to achieve the slim frame. Instead, it comes courtesy of Nvidia’s new Max-Q version of the GTX 1080 GPU, whose 50 percent better efficiency allows it to require minimal cooling (basically, fewer heatsinks and fans) compared to a standard graphics card.

Aside from the redesigned GPU, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus houses an Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 24GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. It comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB coverage, along with an RGB-backlit keyboard that sports a 30-key rollover and 1.4mm of travel. ASUS, by the way, has moved the keyboard way out front in the laptop while the track pad gets moved to the right hand side – a setup that better mimics the way we play games on a desktop rig, all while allowing them to put the cooling units on the upper half of the panel.

Logitech Powerplay Mouse Pad Wirelessly Charges Your Gaming Mouse During Use

Back in the day, gamers chose wired mouse peripherals over wireless counterparts due to latency concerns. While most latency problems are now adequately handled by high-end gaming mice, the issue of battery life is the only remaining concern. Simply put, no one wants to find their mouse bereft of battery charge in the middle of a heated contest. The Logitech Powerplay wants to end that for good.

A mouse pad with an integrated wireless charging hardware, the setup is designed to keep charging your mouse the entire time you’re playing. That way, there’s zero chance of ever finding your mouse battery drained, ensuring you will never be left defenseless in the middle of battle.

The Logitech Powerplay mouse pad measures 10.8 x 12.6 inches, which should be spacious enough for most people’s gaming needs. It uses a custom electromagnetic resonance system that’s built into the mouse pad, which keeps sending power any time a compatible Logitech Powercore receiver is detected. With a compatible mouse, charging becomes a largely seamless affair – one that you won’t need to consciously think about, as the mouse stays charged through everyday use.

The mouse pad, by the way, comes with both soft and hard surfaces that you can swap at will, depending on your gaming preferences. As of now, only two mouse products will support the proprietary wireless charging tech, namely the Logitech G903 and the Logitech G703, although more will likely to come if the mouse pad finds a decent adoption rate.