Insides #1140: Samsung Galaxy S9, Microsoft’s Surface Pen, OPPO A79
In concluding this week’s issue of Insights: Samsung Galaxy S9 will receive a record-breaking slim frame; OPPO A79 — frameless SmartPad in slim; Microsoft was working on a stylus for smartphones Lumia, old device Samsung has officially updated up to Android 8.0.
Samsung Galaxy S9 will receive a record-breaking slim frame
According to rumors, the next flagship Samsung Galaxy S9 can set a new standard for frameless all smartphones. Most FullScreen devices that were introduced this year, have the ratio of the area of the screen to the front of 78-82%. For example, the iPhone X display is 81.4% of the front side. The Galaxy S9 this figure will reach 89-90% by further reducing the thickness of the frames around the display.
The above concept from PhoneArena has compared the Galaxy S8 Plus with an index of 84%. How true are the rumors about the thinnest part — will know in a couple of months.
OPPO A79 — frameless SmartPad in a thin casing
On 30 November, the company OPPO may represent a new SmartPad A79, which resembles the new items display, 18:9. The gadget will get 6,01-inch screen with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. Another distinctive feature of the smartphone will be the minimum shell thickness.
Presumably, the “under the hood” hiding MediaTek processor MT6763T known as Helio P23, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. On the back and front panels installed one camera at 16 MP. Due to the small thickness, the battery capacity is 2900 mAh. OPPO A79 is running on ColorOS based on Android 3.2 Nougat. The expected value is $363.
Microsoft was working on a stylus for smartphones Lumia
It’s been over two years since the announcement of the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. Now the company does not advertise its work on new smartphones, but in those days, when Windows-backgrounds were active in the market, Microsoft has considered the idea of implementing support for the stylus in the device. Videotelefonie this accessory a couple of days ago hit the Internet.
The video presented a prototype that was being developed by a company to acquire technology N-Trig and create a Surface Pen based on it. As can be seen, the stylus and smartphones are not the best way, but it is worth remembering that before us is an early prototype that never entered the market.
The old flagship of Samsung can be officially updated up to Android 8.0
Samsung has already launched a beta version Android 8.0 Oreo for owners of the flagships of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. In the future, a similar test program starts for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, fresh rumors say the company plans to officially bring Android 8.0 Oreo and Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in 2015.
The news has been spread by one of the users of the website Reddit, who allegedly spoke with a certain top Manager of Samsung. He confirmed that the Galaxy S6 will get a firmware based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Recall that the original Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge debuted on Android 5.0 Lollipop.