Analyst firm IDC released a report on the state of the smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017. All vendors put 347.4 million smartphones globally, representing an increase of 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year.
The main intrigue unfolded in the fight for first place. In the fourth quarter of 2016 analytical companies, including to IDC, awarded Apple a victory that is not much, but was able to overtake the Samsung, putting 78.3 against 77.5 million smartphones. In the first quarter of 2017, the Samsung came in first place, and confident – it sold 79.2 million smartphones, while only 51.6 million accounted for the share of Apple.
The third, fourth and fifth places are occupied by three Chinese companies – Huawei with 34.2 million, the OPPO with 25.6 million and 18.1 million vivo, And when compared to the first quarter of last year, Samsung and Apple have shown an increase of 0% and. 0.8%, respectively, the Huawei, OPPO vivo and developed intensively – 21.7%, 29.8% and 23.6%.
At their core resource WinFuture published detailed specifications unannounced state employees and E4 Moto Moto E4 Plus.
What is inside
With dimensions of 144.7 × 72.3 × 8.99 mm and a weight of 151 grams, Moto E4 receives HD-display 5 inches, 4-core processor MediaTek MT6737M, 2 gigabytes of memory and 16GB of internal memory. Summary smartphone camera module equipped with 8 megapixels, and provided with a front sensor 5 Mn. In addition, the device has received two SIM-cards and 4G / LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS-modules. During Moto E4 battery life ensures battery 2800 mAh battery. Work is performed under the control of the operating system Android 7.1.1.
Moto E4 Plus has dimensions of 155 × 72.3 × 9.55 mm and weighs 198 grams. The device is equipped HD-TV by 5.5 inches, 4-core chip MT6737M, 2 or 3 gigabytes of RAM and a 16 GB internal memory. Main camera new items received sensor 13 Mn, and is provided with a front sensor 5 Mn. 4G / LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS-modules are attached. During the work meets the battery at 5000 mAh capacity. Smartphone also runs Android 7.1.1 OS
Release date and price
The exact release date of new products is still unknown. But it is reported that it will be very soon. But the price is known. Moto E4 will cost 150 euros (163 dollars), and Moto E4 Plus was estimated at 190 euros (206 dollars). Both devices will be available in golden, silver and blue colors.
Apple Authorized Service Centers in Russia began to repair the damaged iPhone displays. This was reported by the publication “Vedomosti”, with reference to a source from the company’s partner for some of them.
According to a source in Russia there are several dozens of such centers. Smartphones with the required display repair will be delivered to one repair shop, where the screen and will change. That is, now the iPhone with a damaged screen will not be able to easily change with a surcharge on the new, but can be repaired.
Thus, Apple has fulfilled the FAS Russia (Federal Antimonopoly Service) for the opening of a single service center and the territory of the Russian Federation until 1 May 2017.
Recall requirement of FAS was made following a complaint by Dmitry Petrov, MegaFon top manager. In September 2016, he filed a lawsuit after damaging the screen would not change it for the additional service. Repair smartphone with the original display was not possible, since Apple does not supply the screens in Russia, and to change the iPhone service centers offered only subject to a surcharge of 25 990-29 300 rubles, which did not suit the user. Petrov demanded to force Apple to import displays in Russian service centers, but the court rejected his claim.
Director of the annual Berlin exhibition IFA Jens Heytheker said that their future is the September event will be an excellent option for the presentation of Samsung’s fresh new flagship Galaxy Note 8.
Back to the roots
Samsung Galaxy Note, Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4 is represented during the IFA, but the presentation of Galaxy Note 5 and 7 in 2015 and 2016, the company has chosen a different time and made some massive announcements. In the case of Note 5 this move to increase sales, as well as with the Galaxy Note 7. But the latest model to become megaprodavaemoy prevented completely different circumstances. Jens Heytheker hinted that this year, Samsung is not just a return to basics and to announce a new flagship at the IFA 2017 exhibition, but also present the biggest booth among all the participants.
HTC in mid-May will show its new flagship, codenamed Ocean for a long time. Proven is the fact that the main feature of the smartphone technology becomes sensitive edges Edge Sense, and he device will belong to the family of HTC U. publication Venture Beat, associated with @evleaks, reported that the device will go on sale with a commercial name HTC U11, thereby simultaneously continuing the tradition of HTC 10 and started at the beginning of the year HTC U. The line in addition, according to the source, the smartphone will be represented by five colors – black, white, blue, red and silver, but they are presented in accordance with regional and the company’s plans. Confirm and HTC U11 format – a smartphone with a 5.5 “display. Other characteristics while at rumors and are as follows: 4 GB RAM, 128GB ROM 12 and main-Mn Mn-16 front camera finger print scanner at the front panel 3000 mAh battery and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Announcement will take place on 16 May.
A dream that one day cars can soar into the sky, is haunted so many engineers, and entrepreneurs. And though such vehicles are unlikely to be available to any interested person in the next 5-10 years, some companies have already achieved some success in this area. Get at least the Munich Lilium Aviation, which yesterday successfully tested the first ever two-seater electric vehicle with vertical takeoff.
An international team of over 40 designers, engineers and enthusiasts just worked on the creation of the car The Lilium Jet for several years. The vehicle is able to move through the air at up to 300 kilometers per hour, and the battery charge is enough to cover the distance just prior to 300 kilometers. The Lilium Jet has a 10-meter wingspan and equipped 36th movable jet engines. Very important issues in the design of the car is the safety of passengers, as well as the possibility of autonomous flight under the control of the autopilot system.
“Inside our car you will find the exact same battery as in Tesla. At the same time, thanks to the unusual device of wings The Lilium Jet and location of jet engines, the vehicle becomes much more efficient when compared with other aerial vehicles. It consumes extremely little energy, “- he said in an interview with CEO Patrick Naten.
At first, it is planned that The Lilium Jet will manage people, but in the future they can be turned into unmanned taxi (something similar already long planned company Uber). Also in the nearest future the company plans to create a flying electric vehicle that can accommodate up to five passengers instead of two. All cars will be equipped with Lilium Aviation parachute system and Flight Envelope Protection System, preventing strong deviations beyond a safe flight parameters.
Company AeroMobil demonstrated, finally, a flying car that can also ride on conventional municipal roads. The developers said that the car is already available for pre-order. The first cars will be delivered to customers in early 2020.
Previously, no one fly will not work. To the owners there were no problems, the company will have to resolve some of the questions and complete the registration of all documents, because the machine will register the car and aerial vehicles simultaneously.
The car is equipped with two engines. One – combustion, the other – the screw aircraft. AeroMobil stock of progress on the ground is about 700 kilometers, the maximum speed – 160 kilometers per hour. By air unit can fly at about the same rate up to 360 kilometers per hour. Switch to flight mode the car can be a few minutes – for this it is enough to stretch folding wings. For takeoff need a small runway about 500 meters long.
Reuters reports that control this vehicle owner will be able to pilot’s license and driver’s license. Price beauty ranges from one to one and a half million dollars.
After a large leak images of future smartphones Lenovo – though now be truer to say Motorola – the network appeared the official renderings heir Moto Z Play. New Moto Z2 Play follows the design of the flagship model, but instead of a dual camera on the rear panel using a conventional module. The projection is still here, as well as terminals for connection of modular accessories Moto Mods.
What else do we know?
Image Source is nothing about the characteristics of Motorola Moto Z2 Play. For compatibility with modules of the device should not be different from the size of its predecessor, which means that the display diagonal is unlikely to change significantly and will be about 5.5 inches. Last year’s model worked for eight-SoC Snapdragon 625, and, most likely, the new chipset will also receive from the “six” series. In our review of Moto Z Play showed excellent battery life, but Moto Z2 Play noticeably thinner, and the battery capacity may be reduced. The smartphone will get a flash and a front button-fingerprint screen under the fingers. And you can see, where is preserved 3.5-mm audio jack.
When to expect?
Moto Z2 Play on the lock screen indicated the probable date of the announcement – June 8, 2017, a year after the debut of Moto Z. Lenovo smartphone lineup may submit, together with the new generation flagship Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force.
In October last year, the company Samsung Electronics start mass production of the first single-chip systems for the 10-nanometer process technology FinFET, which are used in the 8895 Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 lying in the Galaxy S8 basis. Now, Samsung announced the next achievement – the technical process 10-nm FinFET of the second generation has passed the necessary certification and is ready for production.
As the developer, tehprotsess 10LPP (Low Power Plus) with improved structure allows 3D FinFET 10% increase productivity by 15% and reduce device power consumption compared with the first generation 10LPE (Low-Power Early).
Also, Samsung promises to launch a new line for the production of 10-nm processors new generation, running the line S3 plant in the Korean city of Hwaseong (Hwaseong) in the fourth quarter of the year, it should be noted that according to rumors a number of flagships in 2017, was detained because of the insufficient output Snapdragon 835, the first batch of which Samsung has reserved for your needs, in other words, provided the Galaxy S8 exclusive.
Lenovo announced the start of sales on the Ukrainian market Motorola Moto G5 smartphone, announced at the exhibition MWC 2017 in Barcelona. A mainstream model has a body with “aluminum finish” the back and is available in three colors: silver, gold and blue. Novelty also boasts a splash guard.
Motorola Moto G5 has a 5-inch Full HD-display (1920×1080) and working on the eight-processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430. RAM 2 GB built – 16 GB plus slot microSD cards up to 128 GB, and the users do not have to sacrifice the second SIM -map. Main camera 13 megapixel with phase atofokusom. Front 5-megapixel module has received wide-angle optics. For autonomy is responsible removable battery 2800 mAh battery. Like all Motorola devices, the model runs on virtually “pure» Android 7.0 Nougat with signature gestures. Under the screen is a fingerprint reader that can be used for navigation instead of the system buttons.
Price and alternatives
In Ukraine, the Motorola Moto G5 worth 5995 hryvnia . It’s a bit cheaper than glass Huawei P8 Lite 2017 (his review can be read on our website) and slightly more expensive plastic LG K10 2017 with HD-display. Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Meizu M5s in the version of 32 GB offer a more interesting characteristics and cost even less. On the side of Moto G5 – known brand and almost untouched Android interface.