Weekly digest - 2019.42
Google announced, or I should say remembered us, the Pixel 4 and 4XL. Here is the spec:
- 5.7-inch display (FHD+ resolution) in Pixel 4,
- 6.3-inch display (QHD+ resolution) in Pixel 4XL,
- 90Hz screen's refresh rate,
- Snapdragon 855 CPU,
- 6GB of RAM,
- 64GB or 128GB of storage,
- 12.2-megapixel rear camera,
- 6-megapixel telephoto rear camera,
- 2800mAh battery in Pixel 4 and 3700mAh in 4XL,
- Face unlock and motion sense radar.
Both versions are available in "Just Black", "Clearly White" and "Oh so Orange" colors. Pixel 4 and 4 XL start at $799 and $899 respectively.
This year Google decided to focus on face and motion recognition. They removed fingerprint reader to equivalent of FaceID called "Face unlock". What's even more interesting, Google added Motion Sense radar that can detect movement around the phone. For example, when sensors detect reaching hand, they can increase the brightness of always-on display, or silence the alarm clock. Also, user can also control the music using gestures.
Ming-Chi Kuo shared some new details regarding new iPhone SE:
- planned to be released in Q1 2020,
- pricing starting at $399,
- form factor similar to iPhone 8,
- A13 CPU (same as iPhone 11)
- 3GB of RAM,
- 64GB and 128GB of storage,
- Space Gray, Silver and Red color options.
For the first time, we have some information about the design, and the iPhone 8 size became very controversial topic. Although I like the size of iPhone 8, I'm wondering why would Apple release a new phone, with the same size, when they still selling iPhone 8?
- iPhone 11, iPadOS and iOS 13 for PWAs and web development
- The Ultimate Guide to In-App Purchase in iOS Application Development: Part 1
- Visual Studio for Nintendo Switch? - FUZE4 Nintendo Switch is an amazing coding app
- Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: A first look at camera photo samples
- Microsoft Flight Simulator In-Depth Preview
- Photorealistic storm in Unreal Engine 4
Image credits: Google