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While companies such as Apple and Xiaomi are on the verge of releasing smartphones with thin bezels, Huawei is also getting ready to unveil their bezel-less smartphone called the Mate 10 on the 16th of October, 2017. Huawei officially released a teaser confirming the dates and also that the device will be using the new Kirin 970 processor. The new chip is said to be faster than most of the mobile SoCs currently available in the market and also features a new AI Neural Processing Unit that carries out most of the AI-related jobs of the main CPU. Huawei Mate 10 comes with support for LPDDR4X RAM, so it is easy to guess that the device will come with 4-6GB RAM or more. The smartphone is rumored to run on Android 7.1.1 OS out of the box with Emotion UI 6.0 skin, so it is evident that there will be an update to Android 8.0 in the future. The Mate 10 is expected to also sport Leica branded dual-lens cameras. Click here to read more about Huawei Mate 10 teaser launch.
As a part of Google’s efforts to expand the Android One program, the Mountain View company joined with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to launch the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone with stock Android. It’s the first time ever that Xiaomi has released a smartphone with stock Android and it’s also the first Android One device to come with high-end specifications and dual-lens camera. The camera features 12MP+12MP image sensor combination for telephoto and wide-angle shots and is meant to compete with the likes of Apple iPhones. The smartphone also consists of 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Xiaomi also confirms that the A1 will be one of the first smartphones to receive Android P update, a new unannounced version that’s supposed to succeed the current Android 8.0 Oreo update. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is expected to reach the UAE stores soon and may be priced at AED 859. Click here to read more.
Google is expected to unveil the latest version of their Pixel series smartphones and the latest rumors suggest that the new devices are said to come with IP68 water and dust resistance, something that was missing on the first-generation Google Pixel. It’s also reported that the smartphone will come with 64GB storage as the base model and there will be a 128GB variant. Apparently, there will also be two dedicated gaps under the camera for the “send” and “receive” sensors of the laser AF system. The second-generation Google Pixel is said to feature a 4.97-inch display with 1920 x 1080 as the resolution and will reportedly come with Android 8.1 OS. The smartphone. There is no word if Google will be calling the new smartphone as Pixel 2, or just Google Pixel (2017). Get to know more here.
As a part of the IFA announcements, Lenovo had announced two new convertible Windows laptops called the Yoga 920 and the Miix 520. These new devices are now powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation processors. The new CPUs come in quad-core configurations, a first in Intel’s ultra-low power series processors. The Lenovo Yoga 920 features a thickness of 13.95mm and has a hinge that rotates the display smoothly. The 13.9-inch IPS display will come in FHD or UHD screen resolutions. The Miix 520 is designed with a kick-stand that resembles the Microsoft Surface tablet and is also powered by Intel’s 8th generation processors and runs on Windows 10 Pro out of the box. The tablet holds a full-sized USB 3.0 port and a USB 3.0 Type-C port and also features 5MP cameras on the front and rear side. The size of the display on the Miix 520 is 12.2-inch and features Full HD+ screen resolution. Read more here on our report.
While Sony already announced the new Xperia smartphones, the company also launched three new noise-canceling headphones that succeed the Sony MDR-1000X: the headband style Sony WH-1000XM2, the behind the neck Sony WI-1000X and the wireless Sony WF-1000X. The three new headphones now come with a new feature called Adaptive Sound Control, that is said to recognize the user’s actions and then automatically turn on or off the NC feature accordingly. Sony’s new smart speaker called the LF-S50G is the company’s newest product to come with Google Assistant installed. The speaker also supports gesture based controls so users can just wave their hand to adjust the volume to skip to the next music track. Sony’s new speaker is also IPX3 certified, confirming that it can resist accidental water splashes. Sony also confirms that their latest BRAVIA 4K TVs will also receive the update for Google Assistant by the end of the year. Get more information on the new products here.
Lenovo also unveiled a new smartphone called Moto X4, and while it features a mid-range Snapdragon 630 CPU and 3GB RAM, the smartphone consists of a dual-lens camera on the rear side. One of the lens holds up a 12MP for normal shots and the other uses an 8MP camera for wide-angle shots. The camera module features a ring around itself and makes it look like an aperture ring. The display has a screen size of 5-inches and the IPS display offers Full HD resolution. The internal storage of the Moto X4 is 32GB and can be expanded by using a MicroSD card. There is also a 3000 mAh battery built-in the device and the smartphone supports Dual-SIM functionality. Read more here.