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In this week’s edition, the Xiaomi family 13, MIUI 14 and the first Chinese mini PC were released, as well as the Motorola Moto X40.
On another note, Huawei is preparing to return to normal with its P60 and Mate 60 lines, while Apple has finally confirmed that it is using Sony image sensors in its iPhones.
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The Huawei P60 and Mate 60 both have Snapdragon chipsets, but there’s a catch
According to information revealed by Chinese sources, Huawei should return to a relative normal scenario in 2023. That is, we will have Launch of the P60 and Mate 60 linesand the leaked Digital Chat Station nail that both should use Qualcomm processors.
In the case of the P60, we’re talking about the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, while the Mate 60 uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. But we’ve got a big advantage here: the chipset won’t yet be 5G-enabled.
Commenting on the matter, a Huawei executive recently admitted that the company Facing difficulties in launching advanced smart phoneswith the continuing impact of US sanctions.
However, he also said that Huawei continues to work to gain more independence from Western technologies and that despite only using 4G, the brand’s mobiles have a development in technology.
That is, it is faster than 4G. Richard Yu also commented that the use of Wi-Fi 6 helps bridge the 5G network gap. However, there is still no expectation that Huawei will get a break from the US.
The US Trade Commission prohibits the purchase of Blizzard
The US Federal Trade Commission has initiated proceedings against Microsoft for Try to stop the acquisition of Activision Blizzard on charges that the purchase would lead to a monopoly in the gaming sector, hurting competition in the console category.
In a document released to the press, the FTC also clarified that the decision takes into account Microsoft’s history of acquiring studios to suppress competition from competing video games.
Finally, the agency says that Activision Blizzard is currently one of the few developers producing quality games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo and Overwatch, many of which support different platforms, something that could end if Microsoft completes the purchase..
At the moment, the case has not been considered.
Tim Cook confirms that Apple uses Sony sensors in the iPhone
Apple CEO Tim Cook finally confirmed what everyone already knows: iPhone uses Sony image sensors🇧🇷 On a visit to a Japanese factory, Cook posted a picture alongside the company’s CEO and commented that Apple and Sony have had a partnership of more than a decade in this sector.
Also, Apple can go ahead and start Allow installation of third party stores on iPhones and iPadsbefore European legislation required sideloading.
If the change takes effect, iOS users should have the same level of freedom as Android users. That is, it will be possible to download applications from outside the App Store and install them manually.
Initially, Apple intends to only open third-party stores in Europe, as EU Digital Markets Law requires companies to open their ecosystem to other companies and third-party solutions.
Market analysts believe that should the change be announced in 2023 in conjunction with iOS 17, third parties will also be able to use NFC and other iPhone features in their solutions.
Apple has not commented on the matter, but the company has been rushing to introduce the change because the fine for non-compliance could be as high as $80 billion.
Anatel line identical Galaxy S23 with charger in the box
The Galaxy S23 line in all its fullness, Anatel approved🇧🇷 Certificate papers were published last week.
That is, despite only launching in 2023, the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra can already be officially sold in Brazil. And there’s more: For the general happiness of the nation, everything must be marketed with a charger in the box.
Apparently, the actions of Senacon and Procon had an effect and the manufacturers gave up on the idea of removing the charger from the box here in Brazil.
Xiaomi 13, 13 Pro and MIUI 14 are now official
You are The new Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are officially released in a new design language, with the standard model gaining iPhone-style flat sides. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a curved screen, but they both use the same camera module format.
In common, the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro share the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and MIUI 14 running on top of Android 13, but the standard model uses a 6.36-inch OLED panel, while the Pro has a 6.73-inch. Both still have a 120Hz refresh rate.
In cameras, the main sensor of the two is 50MP, but only the Pro has ultrawide and telephoto options with 50MP each. Fast charging on the standard Xiaomi 13 is 67W and the Pro model bumps that figure up to 120W.
The Xiaomi 13 will sell in China for around R$3,000 and the base Pro model costs around R$4,700.
The Xiaomi event is still special With the display of MIUI 14, which promises to be more flexible than the current generation. Moreover, the brand has finally abandoned the idea of shipping its software with a slew of pre-installed apps.
Another related novelty is Xiaomi’s first mini PC launched🇧🇷 Featuring an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, the mini PC allows for RAM expansion, has an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU and features a series of connections, such as a port Thunderbolt 4.0. The price is equivalent to 2800 Brazilian reals in direct transfer.
Motorola Moto X40 officially launched in China
a Motorola Moto X40 is finally presented to the Chinese audience at an event on Thursday morning. The smartphone here in the West should be known as Motorola Edge 40 Pro and it features Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor as its main highlight.
In addition, we also have a glossy design and a 6.67-inch curved OLED display. The panel has an FHD+ resolution, supports a 165Hz refresh rate and has a hole for the 60MP front camera. The main rear lens is 50MP accompanied by a 50MP wide angle and 12MP telephoto.
The Moto X40 is also distinguished by obtaining the IP68 certification, that is, something that the public has been waiting for a lot, in addition to stereo sound, a 4,600 mAh battery, 125W fast charging, and the original Android 13 system.
The smartphone costs around R$2,550 to convert straight to the version that has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For now, there are no expectations of a smartphone launch here in the West.
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