Android news #166: Galaxy Note 9 and unlock smartphone with the power of thought

We present to your attention the 166th edition of our weekly project “Android news”! Today we talk about unlocking a smartphone with the power of thought, the Huawei smartphones that will receive the breakthrough innovation, and more. Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.

Qualcomm will release Snapdragon 429 and 439 series for Android Go

Android Go the version of the operating system for devices with limited characteristics. First smartphones designed for developing countries like India. The initiative will develop. This will contribute to Qualcomm.

The company will release updated versions of processors — Snapdragon 429 and 439. The device will replace the models 425 and 435, respectively, and are intended for devices on Android Go. This was told by an insider Roland Quandt on his page on Twitter, reports GizmoChina.

Data on the chip under the number 429 at the source there, but Roland has shared information about 439. The latter would be a kind of MSM8953 (Snapdragon 625), so will get eight cores ARM Cortex-A53. To create the new product will be on 14-nanometer process technology. CPU frequency and other characteristics are unknown.

While Snapdragon 429 and 439 will be available for models with a different version of the system. Journalists believe that new items will appear in the devices ASUS, Xiaomi and Meizu.

Android Go and its benefits traditionally discussed in telegram channel AndroidInsider.

Scientists have learned how to unlock this smartphone with the power of thought

Scientists of the School of engineering and applied Sciences at the University of Buffalo have learned to use brain waves to unlock smartphones. According to them, this identification method is significantly more reliable and efficient compared to traditional biometric scanners.

The essence of the new method of identification is to quickly show the user a series of images and scan the reactionary brain signals that are unique to each person, to establish the identity of the owner. In 95% of cases this set of signals does not change even after several months.

Now, when technology is at an early stage of development, to unlock the phone with the power of thought requires an external headset. Being essentially a very simplified analogue of the electroencephalograph, it reads the generated brain signals, and then releases the lock.

According to Wenyao Xu, the author of the idea, this method of identification has the potential to eradicate the technology of facial recognition and fingerprint sensing because of their imperfections. Forge brain waves, as well as to make a mask or reproduce imprint, is simply unthinkable, he says.

What kind of nexus device owners will receive the support of GPU accelerator Turbo

GPU Turbo from Honor, the presentation of which took place a few days ago, will soon be available for the existing smartphones of the brand. About it TechRadar learned from official representatives of the company, who, however, refused to announce a timeframe for the emergence of new apps on corporate devices.

GPU Turbo is guaranteed to earn at least four models: Honor 10, View Honor 10, Honor Honor 9 Lite and 7X. Another two smartphones — Honor Play Honor and 9i, whose release was also held yesterday — already have support for GPU Turbo, out of the box offering performance comparable to some of the top solutions on the market.

Flagship smartphone Huawei, whose sub-brand is to Honor, support, graphics accelerator, obviously not getting it. This add-on is designed for vehicles of the middle price segment, driving their computing power to the level of more expensive and productive devices.

GPU Turbo is a software technology that improves the efficiency of the graphics accelerator up to 60% and saving up to 30% more energy compared to solutions without it. Thanks to the smart phones that support the new add-in can run “heavy” game with lots of special effects without much damage for offline work.

How it will look Galaxy Note 9. Renders of the smartphone

Galaxy Note 9 will become the main novelty of the summer. From phablet traditionally expect improved features and possible enhancement of the capacity of the battery. If you believe the insiders, the release device may be held the ninth of August. However, his renderings are available now.

Images shared known user of Twitter under the name OnLeaks, reports Phone Arena. Galaxy Note 9 has shown from all angles. The design echoes the appearance of the previous generation.

Images confirm the presence of a stylus S Pen and a 3.5 mm headphone output. Preliminary dimensions of the case Galaxy Note 9 — 161,9 x 76,3 x 8.8 mm. Super AMOLED display, likely to be a 6.3-inch with the same resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels.

Sources also allow for the increase in battery capacity from 3300 to 3850 mAh battery, improved camera and processor upgrade.

Wait for the presentation of the smartphone is a little more than two months? and while we can only guess what will happen in reality.

OnePlus Bullets Wireless in Europe sold out in 3 minutes.

Yesterday, OnePlus launched the sale of limited-edition versions of the new flagship in white and gold color. Also joined by wireless headphones, and the demand for Wireless Bullets was huge. In Europe for sale the whole lot took only three minutes.

Information was confirmed by the co-founder of OnePlus, reports GSMarena. Carl Pei data was published in “Twitter”.

The popularity of the model is guaranteed to a combination of good specifications and competitive prices. The headphones sell for 69 euros.

For this money, buyers get a aluminum hull, protection from sweat and rain, as well as the function of fast charging. 10 minutes of use last enough for 5 hours of music playback.

In addition, OnePlus Bullets Wireless support voice assistant Google Assistant and are easily fixed to the neck using magnets. Representatives of the company promised to resume sales as soon as possible, but the approximate timing is not called. The model and its features discussed in telegram channel AndroidInsider.

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