In the new issue of Inside: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 can be the most advanced tablet on the market; OPPO A9 will receive two 48 megapixel cameras; Redmi is preparing a smartphone with NFC and a top chipset; Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 will bring 5G in budget smartphones; tablet for the kitchen Samsung Galaxy View 2 shown on the renderer.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 can be the most advanced tablet on the market
The TechRadar publication has published information about all the significant features, the date of the announcement and the cost of the new flagship tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S5. It will occupy a dominant position in the Galaxy Tab line, surpassing last year’s Galaxy Tab S4 and the recently announced mid-budget Galaxy Tab S5e.
According to rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 will get an 11.5-inch screen in the same package as the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S5e, but with smaller frames around the touch area. There is no information about the fingerprint scanner, although the company can integrate it into the display. Super AMOLED-matrix will support the standards HDR10 + or Dolby Vision. Performance will be answered by the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, thanks to which support is expected including Wi-Fi 6 and, perhaps, even 5G networks – in this case, Samsung will become the world's first vendor with a similar tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 will be equipped with a stylus of the new generation S Pen, as in the Galaxy Note 9, or a newer model with an integrated camera. Such a stylus can be equipped with the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 phablet. In addition, we are waiting for the return of the DeX function – activation of a full desktop when the tablet is connected to an external monitor. Thanks to the capacious battery, Samsung will introduce a reversible charging function in the body of the tablet – Wireless PowerShare. Thus, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 will turn into a huge external battery for other devices.
Presumably, Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 will be presented in August of this year, while the lower limit of the cost will be $ 650.
OPPO A9 will receive two 48 megapixel cameras
April 30, the company OPPO can present a new low-cost smartphone A9 with a breakthrough function – two rear cameras at once, the resolution of which is 48 megapixels. In the case there will be no sliding elements for the selfie-camera, only a small cutout in the screen for a single front-end. Fingerprint scanner located on the back.
Battery capacity will be 4020 mAh with support for fast charging VOOC 3.0 with a capacity of 20 watts. Three body colors will be available to choose from: green, white and purple. OPPO A9 debuts in a single configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. Expected cost – $ 250 / € 225.
Flagship Redmi will get NFC support and top chipset
Redmi CEO Liu Weibing spoke with fans of the brand on his page on the social network Weibo. According to him, the new flagship smartphone is in the active development stage and will soon see the light. Distinctive features of the nameless so far that the device will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, frameless screen and support for contactless communication NFC. Support for 5G networks is not mentioned.
The top-end Redmi will receive support for wireless battery charging, a triple rear camera system and an optical fingerprint scanner on the back panel. Owners of headphones with a standard 3.5-mm plug will find a jack for connecting audio accessories.
The exact date of the announcement is not disclosed, although sources report the release before the end of June.
Snapdragon 735 will bring 5G in budget smartphones
Qualcomm intends to actively develop the Snapdragon 730 medium-power processor line. According to the Suggest Phone resource, the Snapdragon 735 processor will soon be included. Despite its distance from the top Snapdragon 855, they are united by the ability to integrate the latest generation 5G-modem. This will allow Qualcomm to be the first to enter the market with inexpensive 5G smartphones.
Snapdragon 735 will be built on the 7-nm process technology with eight cores: one Cortex-A76 core with a clock frequency of 2.4 and 2.9 GHz, and six energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of 1.6 GHz. Graphics processing will deal with Adreno 620.
The chip is 20% more productive and 50% more energy efficient compared to Snapdragon 710. Snapdragon 735 supports up to 12 GB of RAM, displays with an aspect ratio of 21: 9 and a resolution of 3360×1440 pixels, as well as shooting video in 4K with 60 frames / s. The processor will receive an integrated machine learning unit and an integrated modem to reduce the thickness of the gadgets.
Most likely the first smartphones on the Snapdragon 735 will be available in the first half of 2020. Meanwhile, the emergence of 5G in Russia may be delayed until 2024 .
Tablet for the kitchen Samsung Galaxy View 2 shown on the renderers
Resource SamMobile confirmed plans Samsung will launch a Galaxy View 2 home tablet with an updated platform and a large 17.5-inch Full HD-screen. The tablet will acquire a USB Type-C connector and will again receive a folding stand for installing the tablet on the table at an angle of 30 °. A hole will appear in the lid to conveniently move Galaxy View 2 through the kitchen with one hand.
Samsung Galaxy View 2 will receive an eight-core Samsung Exynos 7885 processor with an operating frequency of 2.2 GHz, a Mali-G71 MP2 graphics accelerator, 3 GB of RAM and the Android Oreo operating system. Declared versions of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + LTE. The cost of the tablet is not disclosed.