Insides #1007: Moto X4, Samsung Galaxy Note8, “smart” column with the assistant Bixby
In the new issue of Insights: Samsung is preparing a column with a virtual assistant; disclosed key parameters of the new smartphone Moto M protective case Galaxy Note8 confirms the main feature of the device; Moto X4 supports Google Project Fi.
Samsung is preparing a column with a virtual assistant
Edition of the Wall Street Journal said that Samsung is working on project Vega “smart” column with mounted assistant Bixby. The device must adequately compete with Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft. The exact features and specifications of speakers has not yet been determined.
Curiously, the news comes shortly after the publication of the report by eMarketer, which States that the number of Americans using voice speakers, this year will reach 36 million people (more than double a year earlier).
Revealed the key parameters of the new smartphone Moto M
Lenovo introduced the Moto M (XT1662) with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen in the last quarter of 2016. In GFXBench, the smartphone was spotted again with slightly changed characteristics. The most interesting detail concerns the diagonal measurement of the screen: it decreased to 4.6 per inch at the same resolution. Mentioned 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and two types of processors: MediaTek MT6755 (Helio P10) and MT6755T (Helio P15). Version with Helio P10 runs on Android Marshmallow, smartphone with Helio P15 presented on the latest version of Android Nougat.
Probably, Motorola is testing some new smartphones for the international market. It is not excluded that the benchmark incorrectly detected screen size, what happens to him quite often.
Protective case Galaxy Note8 confirms the main feature of the device
On Weibo appeared several photos protective case for smartpeda Samsung Galaxy Note8. At first sight visible the main feature of the case — and also for whom it is intended. As predicted, Galaxy Note8 will get dual rear camera cutout which is provided on the back cover of the case.
Aside from the cutouts for cameras, there are two vertical cut different sizes — one for the LED flash and the other for the fingerprint scanner. Obviously, the long-awaited move dactyloscopy under the glass screen this year will not take place. On the body will be present a dedicated button to launch the assistant Bixby. At the bottom end visible cutouts for the stylus, the USB Type-C and a 3.5 mm audio Jack.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be equipped with a 6.3-inch screen with 2K resolution, Exynos or Snapdragon 836 8895 depending on version, 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory.
Moto X4 supports Google Project Fi
In may it became known that Lenovo is preparing a new smartphone Moto X4, enclosed in a metal housing. It will have dual rear camera, water and dust protection IP68, support Always-on Voice and fast charging Turbo Charging. Expect Snapdragon processor 630 and a battery of 3,000 mAh. The resolution of the camera will be 12 MP and 8 MP, the front will house a 16-megapixel “frontalka”. Also debuts a fingerprint scanner with gesture support.
Last week, the Network appeared rumors that the Moto X4 will be the first device not employed by Nexus or the Pixel with virtual cellular network Project Fi. The service is available in USA and allows you to make calls, send text messages and surf the Internet within the coverage area of other operators. A trial run was carried out in 2015, and currently the service is active in the country. The cost of your plan is $20 a month, for which the user gets unlimited talk within the country’s borders and unlimited SMS, including international. Another $10 will have to pay for each Gigabyte of data usage.
The debut of the Moto X4 is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017. The expected cost of $330.