At the start of August, Samsung announced the Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus, two Android tablets designed to take on Apple’s iPad Pro. Now Lenovo is taking aim at the iPad Air with its new Tab P11 Pro tablet.
Lenovo is positioning the P11 Pro — which starts at $499, the same price as the iPad Air — less as a productivity device and more as something you’ll use to consume content while traveling. Granted, not that of many of us are doing that at the moment. All the same, the highlight of the device is an 11.5-inch OLED display that has a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and maximum automatic brightness of 500 nits. With 6.9mm bezels, the tablet features an 87% screen-to-body ratio. It also comes with four JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos built-in.
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro: An iPad Air alternative
Internally, the P11 Pro features the Snapdragon 730G — that’s the same chipset you’ll find inside the Google Pixel 4a — with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Powering the entire setup is an 8,600mAh battery that Lenovo says will get you through 15 hours of “normal” productivity usage or video watching on a single charge.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro includes four cameras altogether, but the main highlight here is that you can use one of the front-facing cameras to unlock the tablet without touching the fingerprint sensor built into the power button. For connectivity, you have Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and LTE support. Lenovo will also sell both keyboard and stylus accessories for the P11 Pro.
All those features make the P11 Pro mostly comparable with the iPad Air. In some cases, the P11 Pro even has an edge on Apple’s tablet. Of course, the overall sad state of Android on tablet devices means the iPad Air still has an edge in the software department. However, if you’re mostly looking for a high-quality screen, then the P11 Pro looks like it will be a compelling option.
Lenovo Tab M10 HD Gen 2: Perfect for kids
Alongside the P11 Pro, Lenovo announced the Tab M10 HD Gen 2. It’s the first Android tablet to feature Google’s new Kids Space software, which the search giant detailed today in a separate announcement. The software builds on the Kids tab Google added to the Play Store in April. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, the Kids tab collects all of the “teacher-approved” apps you can download to an Android device in one place.
Kids Space goes a step further by highlighting books and videos as well. After sharing their interests with the software, it will generate daily content recommendations. In the case of reading material, there are currently 400 free children’s books with more to come. Meanwhile, when it comes to videos the app will point them to YouTube Kids. Google designed the tool to complement its Family Link software, which lets parents set screen time limits on their kids’ devices, as well as manage their privacy and content settings.
From a hardware perspective, the M10 HD Gen 2 is about what you would expect from a tablet designed with kids in mind. It features a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution, 400 nits of max brightness, and a blue light filter. It also includes stereo speakers that come with Dolby Atmos software built-in, and there’s a 5MP front-facing camera to let your kid snap selfies, on top of an 8MP camera for everything else.
Powering the M10 HD Gen 2 is an octa-core MediaTek P22T chipset with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM depending on whether you buy the 32GB or 64GB storage configuration. Outside of China, the M10 HD Gen 2 will feature a 5,000mAh capacity battery, which Lenovo says should let your kid watch up to eight hours of video on a single charge. And rounding out the package is WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with the option for an LTE connection through a single SIM slot.
Lenovo’s new tablets: Availability
The Tab M10 HD Gen 2 will be available to buy sometime in September starting at $129.99. Meanwhile, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro will launch two months later in November.
LG WING: THE PRICE TAG OF THE NEW ROTATING-SCREEN PHONE HAS BEEN REVEALED
Earlier last week, the South Korean company unveiled its wild smartphone LG Wing. We learned everything about the device except for the most important thing – its price tag. Today, the company finally decided to announce the price of the smartphone.
LG WING: THE PRICE TAG OF THE NEW ROTATING-SCREEN PHONE HAS BEEN REVEALED
As suggested by many publications, the device will cost almost $1000, or more precisely, $940. LG Wing will launch in South Korea next month, with other markets to follow, according to new information.
It is interesting that some publications, including Korean ones, considered that the price tag is quite “budgetary”, given that we have a product that has no alternatives. By the way, the manufacturer decided not to accept pre-orders for the device.
LG plans to run an active promotional campaign throughout October, which will allow customers to receive a 70% discount coupon for screen replacement within two years of purchase.
The main feature of the LG Wing is its secondary screen. The main display is hinged and can be rotated 90 degrees, opening, if necessary, a second screen. The second display, in turn, is fixed in one place and hidden behind the first screen.
To reinforce the design of the smartphone, the company used a special design using hydraulic dampers for greater strength.
Recall that LG Wing is the first smartphone from the new line of LG Explorer. The company decided to spend more effort and money on expanding the number of unusual smartphones.
LG WING SPECIFICATIONS
- 6.8-inch (2440 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20.5: 9 aspect ratio P-OLED display, 3.9-inch (1240 x 1080 pixels) 1.15:1 G-OLED second screen
- Octa Core (1 x 2.4GHz + 1 x 2.2GHz + 6 x 1.8GHz Kryo 475 CPUs) Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Adreno 620 GPU
- 8GB RAM, 128GB / 256GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 10
- 64MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 13MP 117° ultra-wide lens with f/1.9 aperture, 12MP 120° ultra-wide Gimbal mode Camera with f/2.2 aperture
- 32MP pop-up front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- USB Type-C audio
- Dimensions: 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm; Weight: 260g
- MIL-STD 810G Compliance, Water and Dust Resistance (IP54)
- 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
- 4000mAh (Typical) battery with Quick Charge 4.0+ 25W fast charging, 10w wireless charging
The LG WING comes in Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky colors and will roll out in South Korea starting from October followed by key markets in North America and Europe.
IPHONE 12 MINI COMING WITH A 5.4-INCH OLED DISPLAY
If you’re an Apple enthusiast, then you’ll maybe living the strangest of September. It’s a very unusual month for a very unusual year in light of the ongoing pandemic. The fact is, that all fans waiting for an iPhone release this month will have to wait until October as the company couldn’t finish the new smartphones in time for the usual schedule. We have been waiting for a new set of iPhone 12 devices and now, there’s some light for the upcoming small model with 5.4-inch.
According to a new leaker (via), the smallest iPhone will be called the “iPhone 12 Mini”. Interestingly enough, the leakster states that the device previously called “iPhone 12 Max” will now launch as “iPhone 12”. As we can see, Apple is moving down the smartphones by introducing a new naming scheme for the smallest device. It’s not a big surprise, after all, the company is planning four new devices for this year’s release. For that reason the company is introducing the fourth device with a new name.
Worth noting that the “Mini” naming is not entirely new for the Cupertino-based firm. It already uses the Mini in the iPad and Mac computer lineups. The company even unveiled iPod Mini models in the past. So it’s not so shocking to see an iPhone 12 Mini, even though this suffix has taken several years to reach the smartphone lineup. The company will likely keep the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max suffixes for the upcoming models with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inches. These names were introduced last year with the iPhone 11 lineup.
A14 BIONIC, 5G CONNECTIVITY, 60HZ REFRESH RATE AND SMALLER NOTCH
All the new iPhone will debut with the company’s first 5nm chipset the Apple A14 Bionic. The gains in performance are incremental, but we can expect a massive boost in energy consumption. Apart from the power-efficient chipset, they will also be the first iPhones to surf on the blazing fast speeds of 5G networks.
Unfortunately, Apple will not surf on recent trends like that one asking for high-refresh rate displays. All the new iPhones will pack 60Hz refresh rate OLED screens. However, they are said to sport smaller notches to allow more status icon at the display’s top. It will be the first time we see the company making adjustments in the wide notch introduced with the iPhone X. Unfortunately, the new devices are said to not come with a charging brick. This certainly will enrage some users.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Price, Release Date, and Specs
The 5G-ready Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s third attempt at a foldable smartphone since the release of the Galaxy Fold in the spring of 2019 and the Galaxy Z Flip in February of 2020.
- The foldable smartphone starts shipping on September 18 with a $1999 price tag.
- The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is available for pre-order from Samsung’s website.
- It comes in two colors: bronze and black. The hinge is available in metallic red, silver, gold, and blue.
- A stylish Thom Browne Edition is available.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 Features
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 offers an array of improvements compared to the original Galaxy Fold. Here’s what you need to know.
- Glass screen folds like a book.
- The camera has a hands-free option, where you can wave your hand to take a picture.
- The screen emits reduced blue light, so its easier on your eyes.
- No notch and slim bezels—just a tiny punch hole for the camera—make for more screen real estate.
- Has a Hideaway Hinge for a streamlined look.
- 120 Hz refresh rate on the main screen.
- Samsung’s improved AI saves battery life.
- Wireless charging support.
- Comes with an array of VIP benefits (scroll down to learn more).
Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specs and Hardware
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 improves upon its predecessor in many ways, including upgrading from a plastic to a glass display, adding a more reliable hinge, and removing the thumb-shaped notch.
The glass display should be more conducive to folding and unfolding than the original Fold’s plastic one. Speaking of folding, Samsung’s Flex mode lets you fold the smartphone and lock the screen at any angle. The hinge is strong enough to stay open at a variety of angles so you can stand it up to watch a movie, have a video chat, or take photos using a hand gesture, for example.
This smartphone has app continuity when folding and unfolding, so your work or play isn’t interrupted. You can use two apps on the smaller cover screen, and three on the main screen using the split-screen feature.
Users can launch up to 3 supported apps simultaneously and save the layout, so those apps will appear just like that every time you start up the phone.
There are two cool camera features too. Photo-takers can use the Cover screen to show a preview of camera shots to their subjects. Auto framing keeps your subjects centered and in focus, and widens and narrows the view as people enter and leave the scene.
Finally, its larger, 7.6-inch main screen has a 120 Hz refresh rate, which is excellent for gaming.
|Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specs-at-a-glance|
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Dimensions (Folded)||6.26 by 2.67 by 0.6 inches|
|Dimensions (Unfolded)||6.26 by 5.04 by 0.27 inches|
|Screen Size (Folded)||6.2 inches|
|Screen Size (Unfolded)||7.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||2260 by 816 pixels (inner); 2208 by 1768 (outer)|
|Camera (Front)||Dual 10-megapixel lenses|
|Camera (Rear)||Triple 12 megapixel lenses|
|Hardware/chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 12GB RAM|
|Battery Size||4500 mAh|
Galaxy Z Premier Perks
Galaxy Z Premier is Samsung’s VIP club for foldable phones. The smartphone includes Galaxy Z Concierge, which offers 24/7 support and a discounted screen replacement if you damage it within a year of purchase.
Other benefits include a membership to Founders Card, an organization for entrepreneurs, a prepared meal from a Michelin starred restaurant, access to participating golf and country clubs across the U.S., and more. Samsung continually adds benefits to the program.
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