Android news #150: what’s new in Android P from Google and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

We offer to your attention the 150th edition of our weekly “News Android”. Tonight we talk about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Galaxy S9 and more! Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.

Samsung has released a series of videos on the functions of the Galaxy S9

Samsung Electronics has published a series of short videos, allowing you to form quite a clear idea about the features of the flagship Galaxy S9. Despite its brevity, the rollers literally in the forehead confronted the viewer with the functionality of a future smartphone.

The first video clearly indicates the predisposition of the Galaxy camera S9 for shooting even in low light conditions. AC indicator aperture and powerful led flash allows you not to compromise, sacrificing detail or color reproduction frame.

The second video is aimed at the demonstration of high frame rate, so that the objects captured in motion will get blurred. Especially for this, according to data on the package Galaxy S9, Samsung has developed a new shooting mode called Super Speed.

The third short film talks about the front camera Galaxy S9 and can serve as a hint to support a smartphone – animazeimitating the facial expressions of the user. According to reports, animaze from Samsung will surpass analogue from Apple, offering far more opportunities.

The final video was published by the Director General of the Italian “daughter” Samsung. This entry lasts twice as each previous one, leaving no doubt wish to talk about their plans to equip the Galaxy S9 camera with a variable aperture indicator.

Xiaomi launches a official forum MIUI

As part of the ongoing expansion of the domestic market Xiaomi launches a forum user support MIUI. About it told company representatives. Russian platform was the third in the list of official platforms, dedicated to branded chiptuning of Chinese manufacturer.

The Russian version of MIUI forum has only just started, but already managed to get their own app (so far only in the form of an APK-file) and several dozens of discussions. Here users can not only learn important information about firmware, but also participate in contests and even debates.

The most active and knowledgeable users can try yourself in the role of moderators. At the moment forum needed a creative and communicative people who are not familiar with MIUI and are willing to share their knowledge with others. To see the requirements for the candidates are at this link.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro presented officially

Company Xiaomi presented Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro. Earlier in the Network appeared renderings and specifications of smartphones, which turned out to be true. So, the Redmi Note 5 has become a complete copy of the Redmi 5 Plus. The device is equipped with Snapdragon 625, 12-Megapixel main and 8-Megapixel front camera, 5,99-inch display with FHD resolution+, 3/4 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of flash memory and battery on 4000 mAh. The cost of Redmi Note 5 amounted to $ 155, which is slightly more expensive than the Redmi 5 Plus a version with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of flash memory. But we are more interested in Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The smartphone has a completely different appearance. Of course, externally, the device still adheres to the style of Xiaomi, however, there is a clear similarity with the iPhone X, but not much. Still, Xiaomi doesn’t forget about its design features. The device is equipped with Snapdragon processor 636, 4/6 GB of RAM and 64 gigabytes of flash memory, of 5.99-inch display with FHD resolution+, battery 4000 mAh, double main camera (12 MP + 5 MP) and a 20 MP front. In addition, the 5 Pro, you can select unlock in the face.

The cost of Redmi Note 5 Pro with 4 GB of RAM amounted to $ 218, while the version with 6 gigabytes will cost consumers $ 265, which, in my opinion, pretty good. For 15 thousand rubles you get a device with 6 GB of RAM, dual camera, good display, which is also similar to the flagship iPhone X. And that’s fine. According to rumors, the smartphone sales will start on February 22.

Andy Rubin sold less than 90 thousand Essential Phone for 2017

Essential PH-1 is the debut smartphone of the same name startups Andy Rubin. Model got a flashy design and good performance. She was 5.71-inch high resolution display, OCTA core Snapdragon 835, 4 GB RAM and dual camera. The device bad buy. For five months of sales the number of sales has not reached 90 thousand.

Problems with the implementation became apparent shortly after the start, which took place in August. In late September, the sources said about five thousand units sold. A month later, the management reduced the price from 699 to 499 dollars. The first buyers are offered a discount of $ 200 on the purchase of a new model.

Concessions companies has not helped to achieve significant results, according to Android Authority. According to research firm IDC, in 2017 Essential shipped 88 thousand smartphones.

With the beginning of sales of smartphone users complained about the low quality photos, poor communication and problems with software. While the manufacturer continues to support the model and prepares the update to Android 8.1.

Google adapting Android for smartphones with the notch in the display

Google wants to adapt P for Android smartphones with a cutout in the display. About it reports Bloomberg with reference to informed sources. According to interlocutors of the edition, so the search giant plans to lure iPhone owners X by playing on their affection for design and technology.

“According to people familiar with the situation, Google is working on an adaptation of the mobile software for the new generation of smartphones with a distinctive insert at the top of the display, — writes Bloomberg. — This step will allow Android to increase its influence in the market, ensuring wide distribution of sensors identification.”

Teaching the Android interface automatically to adapt to technical “island” in the display, Google will eliminate the need for manufacturers and thereby providing them with a denser approach to the issue of technology development. The most promising three-dimensional identification of the user by a digital “snapshot” of his face.

The world’s first smartphone with round display has become Essential Phone Andy Rubin, not iPhone X, as we assumed. Unlike Apple, which has placed in the “island” a set of sensors, the company Essential prefer to state only the front camera, making on-screen cutout is much more elegant than the competitor.

Well, that’s all, see you next week!

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