Android news #184: Questionable presentation of the Google and Galaxy with four cameras

We present to your attention the 184th edition of our weekly project “Android news”! Today we tell about novelties presented by Google this week and the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy with four cameras. Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.

Main features of Pixel 3. Version Of Google

you can hide, however, from criticism of the designers is not saved. Representatives of the company decided to reduce the degree and focused on the strengths of the model.

Google has listed the advantages in the format of video, according to Android Community. First, the authors showed the peculiarities of the design, which practically does not differ from last year’s models. The emphasis is on the striking side buttons.

The first feature is the camera. Using it and Google Lens users can quickly find desired products and then to buy them. Then the focus turned out to be software functions. For example, Top Shot allows you to select the best shot and get rid of the images with closed eyes or other defects.

Photobooth automatically determines the characteristics of facial expressions and posed pictures at the right time. You can show the language, lighten up or suddenly to get into someone’s frame- the smartphone will see everything. Without attention did not remain wide selfie which will fit all friends. Fun will also help augmented reality.

The authors of the movie showed the functionality of the Call Screen and wireless charging. But if the notification becomes too much, enough to put the phone on a surface face down.

The staff, however, comments under the video of the same type. Most of the audience did not appreciate the size of the recess in the top of the display. Some commentators have recommended Google to use the space for embedding a 3.5 mm headphone output. Another author said that if you want could land a plane inside the “chin”.

Why Pixel 3 XL turned out so ugly

On 9 October, Google presented novelties, among which much attention was paid to new smartphones Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The main focus during the presentation was placed on the camera. The company has omitted the demonstration of hardware design, assuming that it is in the case of Pixel the consumer will not be important, but it is not. People are still in disbelief from the fringe at the Pixel 3 XL. And if until now the situation is not fully clear, today everything fell into place. In this article we will explain why Pixel 3 XL turned out so ugly.

All past times development Nexus and Pixel devices was a third-party company, among which all known Motorola, LG, Samsung and HTC. Last year Pixel 2 designed and manufactured by HTC, and the development and production of 2 XL has been the company LG.

This year, Google believed in themselves and decided to refuse the help of third-party companies. Google engineers — namely, the Pixel team is engaged in designing machinery, while the production has been entrusted to Foxconn. By the way, the party of 3 XL smartphones, which were sold to Ukrainian and Russian bloggers have been stolen, according to colleagues from androidheadlines, Foxconn.

For this reason, Pixel 3 XL got so ridiculous the cut-out in the display, which is not recognized designers even HTC. The situation looks strange because previously, Google bought a division of HTC, which focused on smartphones Pixel, so it is logical to assume that the development will exactly designers HTC, but something did not grow together.

According to rumors, Google will charge bought the HTC team of developers and designers design to the Pixel 4.

According to the materials of androidheadlines

The best Google product in 2018?

Google is the presentation of 9 October presented the Slate Pixel. This tablet-based operating system Chrome OS. The device has a 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 3000×2000 pixels. Their density amounted to 293 ppi, a brightness of 400 nits. The display itself supports touch and pen Pixelbook Pen. There are two front-facing speakers, 2 microphones. There is also a camera of 8 MP, and from a single battery charge the device can work for 12 hours.

Pixel Slate has a lot of modifications:

The cheapest version with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash memory on the Intel Celeron will cost consumers $ 599 (40 thousand rubles). The most expensive version on the Core i7 of the eighth generation with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB ROM estimated at 1599 USD (106 thousand).

Output Pixelbook Google hit on Apple which not so long ago, well improved tablet version of iOS. Chrome OS is a great replacement of Android. This system in Slate Pixel automatically adjusts to the mode of use. For example, if the user uses the keyboard case, the interface is familiar to Chrome OS, but as soon as he takes his keyboard to the side, Chrome OS is adapted to use in tablet mode.

All this tablet happy, if not for the high price. The new iPad officially can be bought for 25 thousand rubles. In the case of even Pixel gray version costs almost 2 times more expensive. In this case, the iPad is much more correct choice, and to produce Pixel Slate in order to show off good skills to adapt Chrome OS for different modes of usage, a questionable thing. What people think about you?

Before Samsung Galaxy A9 with four cameras

As expected, 11 October, Samsung introduced a smartphone Galaxy A9 with four cameras. About the purpose of each of them became known the day before the presentation, but some technical features are still kept secret. It turned out that the novelty may attract the attention of not only fans of mobile photography, but also people wanting from a smartphone high performance and beautiful appearance.

The first thing that caught the eye of customers, Galaxy A9 — this colorful case. The black version is unremarkable, but the gradient options worthy of attention. Thus, in the color “Bubblegum Pink” yellow blends in with the pink. In a variant of “Blue Lemonade” yellow hue gradually turns to blue.

Diagonal Super AMOLED display is equal to 6.3 inches with Full HD+ resolution. The role of the processor performs OCTA-core chipset Snapdragon 660. The RAM is 6 GB, and for file storage is available with 128 GB of space.

Four main camera module are arranged in the following order:

  • 24-megapixel camera with autofocus and aperture of f1.7
  • 10 megapixel telephoto camera with double zoom
  • 8-megapixel camera with a viewing angle of 120 degree
  • 5-megapixel camera to blur backgrounds on portraits

Front mounted single selfie camera 24 megapixel.

Among other features, the Samsung Galaxy A9 is allocated to the battery capacity of 3800 mAh and fast charging, support MicroSD card up to 512 GB and NFC-module for payments via Samsung or Google. The fingerprint scanner is also there — it is located in the middle of the back cover near the vertical camera module.

The start of sales of Samsung Galaxy A9 is scheduled for November 16 at a price of 39 990 rubles.

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