The latest enhancements have started to be released from the technology giants in the first months of 2019. This blog will clarify the future of smartphones. Basically, the new phones of both Samsung and Huawei will be the subject for this blog.
1. Samsung Galaxy Fold
The first release of the new Samsung Galaxy Fold happened last week in San Francisco, but the company will start selling in April 2019. The price of the new Samsung is $1,980 in the United State. The new Galaxy Fold has two screens consisting of a 4.6-inch Infinity Flex screen outside and a 7.3-inch massive panel on the inside of the phone. With a feature of App Continuity, if people wish to see the screen with a bigger look when you open the inside screen, the display immediately moves to the bigger screen. The new innovative device has six combined cameras, 12GB ram and 512GB of storage capacity.
2. Huawei Mate X
This situation is proof that the Foldable phone race has started between the technology giants. Mate X by Huawei was announced in Barcelona. Compared to Samsung Galaxy Fold, Mate X has a single display. Corner to corner, Mate X has an 8-inch display (dual screen) and triple lens camera. It shows us that there will be high competition between Huawei and Samsung in 2019. It is expected that consumers can buy the new Mate X in Summer 2019. Huawei featured the new phone as a world's first foldable 5G phone.
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Google finally officially launched the Pixel 3 flagship duo, at an event in New York, USA. The visible difference is in the screen sector. The Pixel 3 Android phone carries a wider screen than its predecessor, which is 5.5 inches in sequence.
Google managed to trim the Pixel 3 mobile frame with a bezel less design Still the same as its predecessor, Pixel 3 relies on the advantages of camera components. The results of the photos are promised sharp with natural colors in various conditions.
But the Pixel 3 rear camera hasn't adopted a dual-camera trend. Google actually installed this feature for the front camera (selfie), each of which has 8 megapixel resolution. One front camera lens is useful for shooting 97-degree wide-angle. That way, users can aim for a group of selfies with maximum or easier selfies in front of the scene.
The core specifications of Pixel 3 include Snapdragon 845 chipsets, the best chips on the market today, 4GB RAM capacity, Bluetooth 5.0, and stereo speakers in the front for ferocious audio.
In addition, there is also a new security chip called "Titan M", claimed to be the best virtual security guard. The protection includes the confidentiality of login data, encryption of all partitions, application data security, and maintaining the integrity of the operating system.
A battery with a capacity of 2,915 mAh for Pixel 3. Google completes the Pixel 3 and features wireless charging up to 10 watts. With various specifications and features, Pixel 3 is sell at prices starting around $799 for variants with 64 GB of memory.
When it comes to 5G, the most classic and intuitive statement: Users can download a high-definition movie in just a few seconds, and now the 4G LTE network takes ten or even dozens of minutes. The role of 5G is far more than that. As the transmission rate increases, other emerging applications will also emerge, such as the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles.
There are three typical scenarios for 5G. These three scenarios reflect that the 5G requirement also reflects the difference between 5G and 4G. As shown in the figure above, the three major scenarios are: eMBB, eMTC, uRLLC.
eMBB provides higher transmission rate and user experience. The peak transmission rate of 5G and downlink rates will reach 20Gb/s, while the downlink peak rate of 4G is only 1Gb/s. The ultra-high rate will make virtual reality, augmented reality, etc. possible. eMTC will realize the Internet of Everything, smart home, smart power grid, etc.; uRLLC can reduce the communication delay to less than milliseconds, realize tactile interconnection, and the delay in 4G is about 70ms, 5G ultra-low communication delay and high reliability can realize automatic driving of the car.
For example, 5G network provides foundation for automatic driving.
During the automatic driving process, the vehicle collects a large amount of data through a large number of cameras and sensors, and needs to interact with transportation facilities and other traffic participants. The communication of these data requires a sufficiently wide channel to operate.