Garmin Vivoactive resembles a classic wristwatch and is a fitness tracker too

Company Garmin very soon will present its new creation called Vivoactive, which is a wearable device – wristwatch with built-in fitness tracker. The gadget’s gadgets have already leaked into the network (of course, absolutely randomly), and it looks, to put it mildly, not bad.

Garmin Vivoactive

Garmin Vivoactive resembles a classic wristwatch, but instead of a dial it has a round-shaped screen. The device’s capabilities include the ability to count the steps taken and the calories consumed, the number of steps that have been overcome, and track all the indicators followed by 99% of the other trackers. The kit includes a built-in heart rate sensor, so that the tracker is very useful, for example, during cardio.

It should be noted that after the release of the watch will be called Garmin Vivoactive 3. Tracker features include protection from water and dust, a touch screen and the ability to synchronize with the smartphone to transfer data received by sensors and receive information about calls and messages. The company itself Garmin initially engaged in GPS-navigators and software for them, But after the arrival of smartphones with GPS-receivers, the main line of business has chosen to wear portable devices. The cost of Garmin Vivoactive (3) is still unknown.

SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 8 soon to hit European market with 6 GB of RAM and the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system

In the database benchmark Geekbench revealed the results of testing the upcoming release of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, yet not officially submitted by the manufacturer.

In the benchmark is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with the model number SM-N950F, it is designed for the European market and supports one SIM-card. Judging by the benchmark data, it is based on the Exynos 8895 processor, 6 GB of RAM and the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.

According to earlier leaks, the smartphone will receive protection from water and dust at the level of IP68 and design is, in fact, a double of the flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 +, debuted in the spring. Even with a 6.3-inch display, Galaxy Note 8 is barely larger than the S8 +. However, it has a touch of style, typical of the Note series, with more square corners. The dimensions are 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm.

Super AMOLED-display has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and a parity of 18.5: 9, like the Galaxy S8. The hardware base was the Exynos 8895 processor for all regions except the US, where the smartphone will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6 GB of operative and 64 GB of internal flash memory with the ability to expand microSD cards.

Dual main camera will receive two 12-megapixel modules, one wide-angle with aperture f1.7 and autofocusing system Dual Pixel, the second – telephoto f2.4, they provide double optical zoom. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and aperture f1.7. The battery has a capacity of 3300 mAh, recharging is via the USB Type-C port or wirelessly.

The official debut is due August 23 at an event in New York, which has already been confirmed by the manufacturer. According to rumors Galaxy Note 8 will be the most expensive smartphone Samsung. The price will reach about a thousand dollars in South Korea and more than 1100 dollars in Europe, South and North America.


Samsung working on Galaxy C7 next generation smartphone

Samsung is working on the next generation of smartphone Galaxy C7, in which very significant and not all positive changes are expected. The new device will no longer have a processor from Qualcomm, and even the CPU from Samsung itself will not be there – the choice was made in favor of single-chip systems from the Chinese MediaTek.

Samsung Galaxy C7

Recall that the processors from MediaTek are 99% less productive compared to Qualcomm’s analogs, especially in games, but they heat more and consume more power, so it’s not entirely clear why Samsung needed to use them in the next Galaxy C7. According to rumors, this will be last year’s 8-core Helio P20, whereas in the current generation we use the well-proven Qualcomm 625.

Thus, the new generation of the Korean mobile phone will hardly boast of a performance gain – in some applications it does, No one is going to increase, and he will make all the same 4 gigabytes. However, everything can change, and so far it is possible to operate only with data provided by the GeekBench database. The date of the announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy C7 is not reported

Moto X4 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, 5.5 inches full HD resolution with 3 GB RAM

After a string of leaks of “live” photos of the smartphone Moto X4 in the network was finally laid out its high-quality press-render. Now you can not doubt the presence or absence of certain elements of appearance, in particular, a double chamber.

Moto X4

The smartphone Moto X4 has not yet been officially introduced – Lenovo will show it before the end of this month, but the date of the event is not reported. The device belongs to the average level, but is much more expensive than its Chinese counterparts, although he himself now also refers to the Chinese. The price for the new Moto X4 starts from 350 euros, and immediately the question arises – what for? The smartphone, in fact, stands out only with its dual camera, and no more – all the other parameters are similar to the devices for $ 200.

The Moto X4 screen is an IPS matrix with a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a Full HD resolution, and it is covered with Gorilla Glass. The resolution of the front camera is 16 Mp, and the main one consists of 8 and 12 Mp modules. The smartphone is based on Qualcomm 630 processor with built-in video card Adreno 508, And it will be sold with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB ROM – this version costs 350 euros. Also on sale comes the option with 4 + 64 GB, but its cost is not reported. The Moto X4 is powered by a weak 3000 mAh battery, but is protected by the IP68 standard, has two SIM card slots, support for VoLTE and Android 7.1. The announcement of the smartphone can be held on August 24.

The company LG Electronics unfold the details about the LG V30, it had Crystal Clear Lens glass camera

The company LG Electronics has told details about the dual camera of the forthcoming flagship smartphone LG V30 , which has not yet been officially presented.

According to the manufacturer, the camera will become the owner of the most transparent and clean optics, which only was used in smartphones. In addition, one of the camera modules will receive an F1.6 lens with the largest aperture among existing smartphones, providing 25% more light to the sensor compared to the F1.8 optics. Also, the manufacturer promises that Crystal Clear Lens glass provides a higher ability to collect light compared to plastic optics and improved color reproduction.

Compared to the predecessor, the LG V20, the camera in the LG V30 will reduce the edge distortion by a third when shooting wide-angle shots, which will please fans of group self and extended landscapes. With all these changes, the rear camera module in the LG V30 turned out to be 30% smaller than the camera in the LG V20.

The official debut of LG V30 is expected on August 31, on the “zero day” before the opening of the IFA 2017 for the public, which will be held from September 1 to 6 in Berlin.

Galaxy A5 smartphone (2017) updated latest version of the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system in Russia

Following the Galaxy A7 (2017 ), Samsung began distributing the firmware update to the latest version of the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system for the Galaxy A5 smartphone (2017) in Russia.

Thus, the update with Nougat has already become available for all three models of the Galaxy A in 2017. The firmware weighs more than 1 GB. In addition to the standard innovations of Android 7.0 Nougat, it contains the updated Multi Window multitasking mode, the advanced “Always On Display” feature, as well as the Samsung Pass and improved alerts

Honor 9 in a new color, the company Huawei introduced the smartphone with 4 GB of RAM

The company Huawei officially introduced the smartphone Honor 9 in a new color, blue (probably the name of the coloring Blue Bird).

Recall that yesterday we wrote that, according to rumors, Honor 9 in the future will receive three more color options – yellow, pink and orange.

In Russia, Honor 9 is offered in the standard version with 4 GB of RAM + 64 GB ROM at the recommended retail price of 26,990 rubles.

Huawei Honor 9 is equipped with a 5.15-inch display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), a dual main camera 20 + 12 megapixel camera and a front camera at 8 megapixels. The hardware base was the Kirin 960 processor, 4 or 6 GB of operating and 64 or 128 GB of internal flash memory.

The battery has a capacity of 3200 mAh. The work is performed under the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat with the proprietary EMUI 5.1.

IPhone 8 Home button will turn into a virtual one, and will receive a touch screen in the entire front panel

As we already mentioned, last week Apple released an early firmware for the HomePod smart-column, which will not go on sale until December 2017. Developers continue to find in the firmware interesting hints of the function of the future iPhone 8 . This time, the details about the features of the virtual home button became known. They shared the developer Steven Trowton-Smith (Steve Troughton-Smith), through his Twitter-account.

According to the source, the button can change its size if necessary. Also, the indicator can be hidden altogether, so that it can not be seen, for example, if the user is watching the video in full-screen mode. The API for changing the color of the functional area is not provided. Tab panels are also marked, which will be located under the area with controls.

Recall that in 2017, most analysts expect a great redesign, since Apple will celebrate 10 years with the release of the first iPhone. As one of the upcoming innovations most often mentioned OLED-display. IPhone 8 will receive a touch screen in the entire front panel, the hardware Home button will turn into a virtual one, in fact, its functions, including fingerprint recognition of the Touch ID, will execute the screen section. Also reported on advanced biometric capabilities, improved mechanism of tactile feedback Taptic engine and wireless charging.

The latest leaks, predict the appearance in 2017 of three versions of the iPhone. The flagship will be a luxury iPhone 8 or iPhone X with 5.8-inch OLED-screen and a double vertical camera is more expensive than 1000 US dollars. The simpler 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus with LCD-displays will get fewer differences from the current generation of smartphones Apple, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The main innovations should be the A11 processor, the glass rear panel and wireless charging.

Since the release of the  original iPhone  in 2007, Apple is releasing the next generation once a year. With the release of the  iPhone 3GS  in 2009, the company has established the tradition of even-numbered years to produce a noticeable update with the next figure in the model name and a new design of the case, and on odd – a model with a suffix “s” in the title and changes, mainly relating to “under-hood” And program components.

Based on this tradition, the appearance in 2017 of models of iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus looks logical. Nevertheless, given the anniversary release and analyst reports on low sales of the iPhone 7, experts tend to expect a significantly improved iPhone 8 for next year, not in 2018.

The current generation of smartphones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company introduced to the public on September 7, 2016. The main innovations were the design with the plastic inserts for antennas shifted to the edges, the protection against water according to the IP67 standard, the touch, not the mechanical one, the Home button and the powerful quad-core Apple A10 processor. In addition to everything else, the large 7 Plus version uses a dual camera with an optical zoom and blurring of the background of pictures in the style of SLR cameras. In addition, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus lost 3.5-mm audio jack mini-jack, but in the kit with the smartphone is supplied a cable adapter for connecting ordinary headphones to the port Lightning. At the time of release, the  iPhone 7 was the most powerful smartphone in the world .


Sony Xperia XZ1 with an 8-core Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM seen in GFX Bench

The first information about the Sony Xperia XZ1. It is now reported that the novelty has been tested in GFX Bench.

The results of the benchmark say that the device runs on Android 8.0, is equipped with an 8-core Snapdragon 835 processor with an Adreno 540 graphics chip and 4 GB of RAM. It is indicated that the display is 5.1-inch with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, and the cameras are 18- and 12-megapixel with support for recording video in 4K resolution. The built-in memory of this smartphone Sony is 64 GB.

Of the sensors indicated in the presence of a gyroscope, barometer, pedometer, NFC, GPS, WiFi-module, compass and more.


Microsoft creating a new platform called Andromeda OS

Mobile OS Windows 10 Mobile , and failed to compete neither iOS, nor even Android , is in the background and does not attract interest from potential buyers due to lack of involvement of application developers. Microsoft understands all this, and so today was determined the date of termination of support for this OS, after which a new and, most importantly, universal system will be introduced to the market.

Windows Mobile 10

New rumors point to the fact that in the depths of Microsoft the work on creating a new platform called Andromeda OS is boiling, which should replace the outdated Windows Mobile 10 . This is very interesting, since previous insider leaks speak of a mobile OS with exactly the same name over which the Internet giant Google is working. It should immediately be noted that all currently existing devices based on Windows 10 Mobile will not be able to upgrade to Andromeda for two quite logical and obvious reasons: firstly, it will be a completely new OS incompatible with the “Ten”, and secondly, all Win-smart phones are hopelessly behind in the hardware plan from their competitors on Android for the same price.