Weekly digest - 2019.39
Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha
Xiaomi is not afraid experimenting. Xiaomi Mi Mix series is a perfect example. This time Chinese manufacturer presented new phone from this line - Mi Mix Alpha. This phone is almost entirely made of screen. Display wraps entirely around the device to the point where it meets the camera on the back. Here is the full specification:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+,
- 12GB of RAM,
- 512GB of storage
- 108-megapixel camera,
- support for 5G
- 4050 mAh battery
This phone will be available for about $2800.
This phone is really cool concept. Everyone is so focused on foldable phones, that Xiaomi surprised us with something simpler yet still interesting, and maybe even functional.
OnePlus has presented the budget phone for people who are tired of flagship and expensive devices. Here is the specification
- 6,55-innch Fluid AMOLED display (2400×1080px)
- 90Hz screen's refresh rate,
- Fingerprint reader built into the screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+,
- 8 GB of RAM
- 128 or 256GB of storage
- 48-megapixel tripple camera
- 3800 mAh battery
- OxygenOS based on Android 10
OnePlus 7T will be available from $599.
Google Play Pass
One week after premiere of Apple Arcade, Google announced their own game service. Google Play Pass will cost $4.99 per month and will give access to 350 games and apps. All games/apps will be free and without any in-app purchases. For now service is available only in US, but Google says that it is planning to extend service to other countries.
This is interesting move from Google. If the games/apps in the bundle are good then it is win-win scenario for Android users. The only question I have is, how developers are getting paid? So far, Google didn't share any details on that topic.
iOS 13.1 & iPadOS 13.1
This week Apple released iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1. The later is the first official release of the dedicated operating system for tablets. iOS 13.1 has been released in less than a week after the premiere of the new iOS, and is the fastest released major update so far.
iPhone 12 design
According to newest rumors, next year iPhone will get major redesign. New frame will be similar to one from iPhone 4. Also, new iPhone will not have notch. All Face Id sensors will be hidden in the upper bezel.
There was plenty of news related with Disney. Here is tl;dr:
- Marvel's Kevin Feige to develop Star Wars movie
- Spider-Man returns back to MCU
- Deborah Chow will direct Obi-Wan Kenobi series
- Announcing .NET Core 3.0
- Web Design in 4 minutes
- Stop Infinite Scrolling on Your Website - Now!
- How to learn D3.js
- NES Emulator Part #4: PPU - Background Rendering
- How Sid Meier Almost Made Civilization a Real-Time Strategy Game
- How one NASA image tells dozens of stories
- Top 15 Biggest Companies by Market Capitalization 1993 - 2019
Image credits: Xiaomi