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Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 690, which will bring support for 5G networks to smartphones with a lower price range. The SD 690 is the third Qualcomm chipset to support 5G right after SD 865 and SD765, and with ARM Cortex-A77 cores coming in SD 690. This integrated 5G modem can deliver up to 2.5Gbps download and 660Mbps upload speeds under the 5G network.
In addition to the 5G support, this processor will introduce a new WiFi standard, WiFi 6 which is also a great addition to the snapdragon processor and future devices that will use it. This chipset also provides support for the NAVIC GPS tracking system developed by ISRO.
The Snapdragon 690 brings for the first time to the 6 series many of the most in-demand premium mobile experiences including 4K HDR (true 10-bit) support to capture over a billion shades of color and snapshots at up to 192 Megapixels. It also supports displays with 120hz for quick refresh rates and smooth UI experiences.
Periscope Module with Continuous Zoom
O-Film demonstrated a smartphone periscope lens module that provides continuous magnification rather than being fixed at a set focal length as existing periscopes are. And that module is just 5.9 mm thick. Most of the other market’s periscope camera modules allow a fixed amount of optical zoom (up to 5x), hybrid zoom, and digital zoom that lets you take pictures of the moon. Here the lenses are set at a given focal length.
This periscope module can work smoothly between 85mm and 170mm (35mm equivalent) with the lens aperture changing from f/3.1 to f/5.1. O-Film ‘s module can have magnification from 3x to 7x relative to a typical wide camera. The company claims to be able to produce periscope designs with zoom ranges of 3-5x, 5-8x, and 3.5-9.5x as well.
OnePlus and Samsung TV in India
Samsung and OnePlus, two of the country’s largest tech giants are said to formulate plans to manufacture most of their televisions in India as opposed to importing manufactured sets from outside India. Their decision is allegedly motivated by zero import duty on open cell TV panel, an important component in the manufacture of television.
The Economic Times report also states that the open cell panel contributes 70 percent of the manufacturing cost of a TV. Both OnePlus and Samsung manufacturing such panels in India alone can save a great deal of money.
The report further adds that the companies however have partnered with Chinese electronics manufacturer Skyworth to produce their TVs in its Hyderabad facility. Skyworth will make 32- and 43-inches TV sets two of the most popular sizes to sell in India.
Apple AR Glasses with Vision Correction
Apple has patented a design for its upcoming AR glasses in which it resolves the problem of wearing power glasses by the people who have vision problems. These AR glasses will have an in-built feature that will rectify the vision of the person according to the original power of the eye.
As Patently Apple spotted, the USPTO granted a patent to the Cupertino company for an in-headset vision correction system that bypasses the need to wear prescription lenses under an augmented reality device. The patent proposes built-in optics that rectify issues of vision such as astigmatism and nearsighted.
This will surely become a killer in the market if released as nearly 75% population wears glasses either with high power or negligence power. Wearing both normal glasses and AR glasses becomes completely uncomfortable and hence comes up with such a great idea.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 leaks
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 is supposed to launch by next month and now we are getting lots of leaks regarding this watch features including the product info, charging dock, and many more.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has now, for the first time, leaked into the daylight telling us exactly what to expect from it. A listing from the NRRA certification site in South Korea, identical to an earlier FCC listing, unintentionally gave us our first proper look at the forthcoming smartwatch (via MySmartPrice).
Furthermore, the Galaxy Watch 3 will apparently give 8 GB of storage, supports LTE and GPS, and offer water resistance and durability ratings of both IP68 and MIL-STD-810G. As previously mentioned, perhaps this time around Samsung is making a return to the revolving physical bezel.
The Galaxy Watch 3 will offer plenty of sensors like its predecessor This watch would effectively match the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which provides ECG support, blood pressure monitoring, and of course the regular heart rate sensor.
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