In this issue of the Insider: Gionee M7 Plus with a large display passed the test in AnTuTu; Asia Optical technology has created a five times optical zoom for smartphones; Samsung is working on 4-inch flagship; the processor Apple A11X will double the number of cores.
Gionee M7 Plus with a large display passed the test in AnTuTu
Recently, the company Gionee introduced in China smartphone M7 and M7 Power. This week it became known that it will soon join SmartPad M7 Plus. Key “trick”, according to rumors, will be 6,43-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and resolution 2160×1080 pixels.
Responsible for the performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 660, a graphics accelerator Adreno 512 and 6 GB of RAM. For comparison, Gionee M7 installed MediaTek Helio P30 and M7 Power — Snapdragon 435. Out of the box available Android OS 7.1.1 Nougat. New scored in AnTuTu 103 367 points, which corresponds to the title of the device average.
Asia Optical technology has created a five times optical zoom for smartphones
Asia Optical and Coreophotonics has developed a new system of optical lenses, which will implement a five-fold zoom to smartphones without any additional modules and slim body. Certification of the development will be completed by the end of the year and shipped to manufacturers starting next year. It is known that the lens consists of glass and four aspheric plastic lenses.
The company will be able to put 12 million copies in a month.
Samsung is working on 4-inch flagship
The South Korean giant may release next year a 4-inch smartphone with top specifications. As reported by insiders, the flagship of the Samsung Galaxy S9 will get a mini-version, which has not happened in 2014, when Samsung debuted the Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini.
S9 Galaxy Mini will get the same Infinity Display, that Galaxy Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The announcement will take place in February-March 2018. Camera, as you might guess, will compete with the extremely popular iPhone SE. But will the Apple 4-inch line is still an open question.
In the Apple A11X will double the number of cores
In September of this year, Apple announced the newest processor A11 Bionic, which is installed in iPhone X and 8. According to tradition, after six months, the company may submit A11X for the new iPad. Industrial spies report that the chip sample 2018 could be the first chipset manufacturer with eight cores. Moreover, A11X built on a totally new 7-nm process technology from TSMC.
The new chip is equipped with three powerful core Monsoon and five energy-efficient cores Mistral. Shipment will begin in the first quarter of next year, just before the release of the iPad Pro (2018). Later, in September 2018, TSMC will release for Apple’s 7-nm processor A12.
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