Comparison between iPhone XI, and Galaxy A80
Cellphone with a 108-megapixel camera, Galaxy A80's price, the end of international roaming in Mercosul and a new RG in Brazil, these are just a few of the highlights of this week's TC breaking news.
Excited? So stick around because I will explain everything to you! The Galaxy A80 was announced in April as Samsung's first device with the new Infinity Display, which is nothing more than the greatest use of the screen without cutouts or holes thanks to the rotating camera system.
Even today, however, we do not have an official date for its arrival in stores in Brazil but, at least, we already figured out the price that will be asked for it.
In contact with sources within the company, we found that the Galaxy A80 will be sold for R$ 3500 in Brazil, making it even more expensive than the Galaxy A9 from last year, the most expensive model of the series until now.
For comparison purposes, its official price in India revolves around R$ 2300 indirect conversion, which shows that overseas Samsung decided to put a very high cost for anyone who wants to acquire its conceptual midrange device with a rotating camera and Snapdragon 730G.
After many weeks of rumors and uncertainties, Xiaomi finally officialized the Mi A3 in Europe, being confirmed as an international version of the CC9e.
The new model with Android One disappointed those who expected a bigger advance compared to the A2, but at least we have larger capacity batteries and a promising set of cameras correcting two not very good points of the 2018 model.
The Mi A3 has already been homologated here in Brazil, as we mentioned in the last breaking news, but we still do not know for how much or when it will be sold in our country - its price in Europe is 249 euros.
A supposed prototype of the iPhone 11 already in the final was spotted this week, Reiterating we have seen in several rumors and leaks.
Apparently, those who did not like the square with misaligned cameras on the back Will need to get used to it or get to another model - because everything points that this will be the same look adopted by Apple in its new flagship.
The look was further reaffirmed by the famous YouTuber Marques Brownlee which received dummies of all versions of Apple's new smartphone.
Are you scared by the size of the images created with the new 48 MP cameras that have "spread like flu" in the winter and recent months? Well, it's better to prepare, because it's just the beginning! According to the famous leaker IceUniverse, by 2020 we will have the first models with cameras of no less than 108 megapixels, plus the popularization often-times optical zoom.
This is in line with what Qualcomm itself said in March, but at the time, the prediction was that the first model with a camera of 100 megapixels would arrive already in 2019.
The upside is that top-of-the-line chips today are already able to process images above 190 MP, but do we really need it all on a smartphone? Speaking of Qualcomm, the company announced this week the Snapdragon 855 Plus, which is nothing more than a version with slightly better performance on GPU and CPU of the traditional Snapdragon 855 found in almost every top line of this year.
The company confirmed that the first model to reach the market will be the ROG Phone 2 from Asus, but we already have company moves like Redmi, Black Shark, Realme, Lenovo is alive - which implies that most of the models of this second semester arrive with the new platform.
Who should not like it too much is Samsung since apparently, the Galaxy Note 10 will not include the novelty because its sales start already in August.
The RG is new and much more complete - the new version of the ID card brings together 12 documents and even has a QR code to assist in proving authenticity, and should be implemented throughout the country until March of next year.
We currently have the issuance of the new ID in eight states and the federal district.
Do not worry, your RG is still valid, being the new version focused on who needs to re-issue or is issuing the identification card for the first time.
It is also possible to issue the new RG in plastic cards, but then, the fees go up.
The situation is not good for Netflix these days.
With the announcement of Disney Plus and the arrival of other heavyweight competitors, the platform saw many users rethink whether its worth to pay the amount asked for the subscription, especially after Netflix's increase at the end of March.
And well, the answer seems to have been negative, because in the last balance released by Netflix the loss of 130,000 signatures was verified only in the United States.
In a global plan, the company saw its number of subscribers rise, with a positive balance of 2.7 million because it is still below the 5 million forecasts made by the company.
Netflix tries to reassure investors by reaffirming itself as the largest paid platform of the world in video streaming, with just over 151 million subscribers and revenues close to 5 billion dollars.
In any case, we will see how this continues with the arrival of services like Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus in the market.
Ever had trouble traveling to neighbor countries and having to buy a new SIM or pay absurd fees for international roaming? Then rejoice, because this will be over soon! An agreement was signed this week to end international roaming in Mercosul's member countries - which means you can use your cell phone without extra fees on trips to Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.
The term still needs to be approved at the national congress to take effect, which can take a few weeks.
iPhone 11: Why you might have to upgradeLET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT NEW FEATURES TO EXPECT AND ANSWER THE BURNING QUESTION: WILL THE IPHONE 11 BE THE 5-G iPhone? STICK AROUND.
SO IT’S RUMORED APPLE’S FALL EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 10.
WE DON’T KNOW THE EXACT DATE FOR SURE, BUT THAT’S THE WORD ON THE STREET.
APPLE MIGHT TOUCH ON UPDATES TO SOME OF ITS SERVICES PRODUCTS IT ROLLED OUT EARLIER THIS YEAR AND WE’LL PROBABLY SEE A NEW APPLE WATCH AT THE EVENT.
BUT THENEW IPHONE--PEOPLE ARE CALLING IT IPHONE 11--WILL DEFINITELY BE A FOCUS.
HERE’S WHAT WE'RE EXPECTING TO SEE.
FIRST OF ALL, WE WILL PROBABLY SEE A FEW NEW IPHONES AT THE SPECIAL EVENT IN SEPTEMBER.
LAST YEAR WE HAD THE IPHONE TEN S, THE TENS MAX AND THE TEN R.
SO THERE WILL LIKELY BE THE IPHONE 11, A-MAX VERSION, AND SOME UPDATE TO THE TEN R.
NOT SURE HOW EXACTLY APPLE WILL NAME THE iPhones.
WE EXPECT TOSEE SOME NOTICEABLY NEW UPGRADES, INCLUDING A NEW TRIPLE LENS CAMERA ON THE IPHONE 11AND A TWO LENS CAMERA ON THE NEXT EDITION OF THE TEN R.
AND THERE MIGHT BE A SMALLERNOTCH--I KNOW HOW MUCH EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE SMARTPHONE NOTCHES.
AND SOMETHING I THINK IS COOL IS A POTENTIAL FOR TWO-WAY WIRELESS CHARGING.
SO IF YOUR AIRPODS ARE DYING, YOU COULD PLACE THEM ON TOP OF YOUR IPHONE TO GIVE THEM A CHARGE.
THESE ARE OF COURSE ONLYRUMORS, AND ONLY SOME OF THE FEATURES WE EXPECT TO SEE WITH THE NEW IPHONE.
WE’LL ALSO PROBABLY GET A PEAK AT I-O-S 13 AT THE EVENT.
NOW LET’S TALK 5-G.
AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, WILL THE IPHONE 11 BE THE LONG-AWAITED 5-G iPhone? IN SHORT… NO.
OR, PROBABLY NOT.
APPLE IS PROBABLY GOING TO ROLL OUT A FULLY 5-G CAPABLE IPHONE NEXT YEAR IN 2020.
THAT’SBECAUSE MOST PLACES ARE LACKING THE NECESSARY NETWORKS NEEDED TO 5-G.
SO EVEN IF YOU BUYA 5-G PHONE TODAY, YOU’LL SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME USING PLAIN OLD 4-G LIKE THE REST OF US.
SO YEAH, WE WON’T SEE 5-G CAPABILITIES IN THIS NEW IPHONE.
WE WILL PROBABLY SEE SOME HARDWARE AND AESTHETIC CHANGES.
BUT THE MAIN REASON TO UPGRADE TO THE IPHONE 11 IS MAYBE LITTLE LESS EXCITING… AND IT’S ALL ABOUT I-O-S SUPPORT.
SO WHEN I-O-S 13 ROLLS OUT TO EXISTING IPHONE DEVICES IT WILL MISS ONE OF APPLE’S MOST POPULAR MODELS, THE IPHONE 6.
SO THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE USING THOSE DEVICES MAY BE LOOKING TO UPGRADE.
MAYBE TO A 7 OR 8, BUT ALSO MAYBETO ONE OF THESE NEW iPhones.
AND MAYBE SOME WILL BE SCARED OFF AND FLEE TO ANDROID DUE TO REPORTS APPLE CONTRACTORS HAVE LISTENED TO SOME SIRI RECORDINGS… BUT AMAZON AND GOOGLE HAVE DONE THE SAME WITH THEIR VOICE ASSISTANTS.
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RUMORS SURROUND THE IPHONE 11, CHECK OUT OUR TECH TALK WITH COMPUTERWORLD’S KEN MINGISAND MACWORLD’S MICHAEL SIMON.