Update: We received some info from our tipsters that the M2109119DG phone has appeared on certification websites under the name Mi 11 Lite NE and isn’t a successor of the CC/Note lineup. That would explain the similarity with the current Mi 11 Lite smartphones.
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The Xiaomi CC11 smartphone has been listed on TENAA with its full specs, but the listing was missing the usual accompanying photos. Now the images are up, and the design looks familiar. The Xiaomi CC11 has a square camera island similar to several Mi 11 series phones.
The CC brand is exclusively Chinese, but we may see the same device in global markets under a different name, just like the Mi Note 10 was based on the CC9 Pro.
Xiaomi CC11/Note 11
The image quality isn’t great but we can see there’s no periscope lens on board. We can also see all keys on the right side and a single LED flash.
Xiaomi has scheduled an in two weeks in two weeks, but the CC11 will likely not be a part of that with the Mi 11T series taking the scene.
Nokia has announced the Android 12 developer preview program for the X20, allowing users to get a taste of the upcoming version of Android with the first beta build.
Interested users can participate in the developer preview program through the My Phone app installed on their X20. Once registered, you’ll receive the OTA within 12 hours on your device, and if you want it sooner, you can try checking it manually by navigating to the phone’s Settings > About Phone > System Updates menu 20 minutes after participating in the developer preview program.
But before you proceed, it’s worth noting that this Android 12 beta build won’t be as stable as the official build, which may hamper the user experience, so it’s best avoided on your primary device. If you still want to try Android 12 on your X20, you can head to the source link below for more details about the registration and installation process.
RED today announced its newest flagship cinema camera — the V-Raptor ST. The V-Raptor ST is the first member of the company’s new DSMC3 generation of cameras and the company’s best spec’d cameras to date.
The V-Raptor ST features the 8K VV 35.4 megapixel CMOS sensor. With a diagonal size of 46.31mm, the 8K VV sensor is larger than standard 35mm full-frame sensors. RED claims this sensor has a dynamic range of over 17 stops, which is the highest in its range.
The V-Raptor ST is capable of recording in high resolutions and high frame rates at the same time. It can shoot in full 8K resolution at 120fps, 4K at 240fps, and 2K at 480fps.
The V-Raptor ST features an integrated RF mount, which means it is compatible with Canon RF lenses out of the box and Canon EF lenses with an adapter.
The body of the camera is made out of aluminum alloy that has 1/4 inch mounts drilled all over. The side has a small built-in display for camera operation and the back has SDI outputs. The left side features port for storage; the V-Raptor ST takes standard CFexpress cards like the Komodo, eschewing the proprietary storage cards of previous models.
The V-Raptor ST does not feature a built-in display for video preview like the Komodo so you’ll have to attach an external display. The camera can, however, send a 1080p feed wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network to an external monitor. You can also control the camera and get a live preview from an iOS or Android device using the RED Control app.
The V-Raptor ST is priced at $24,500 but all you’ll get for that price is the camera body and a power adapter to run the camera off the mains.
If you spring for the starter pack, you additionally get a DSMC3 RED Touch 7-inch LCD, 660GB RED PRO CFexpress card, RED CFexpress card reader, 2x REDVOLT MICRO-V battery packs, RED battery charger, 2x V-Raptor wing grip, and RED EXT-to-Timecode Cable. All of this will set you back by $29,580.
Two batteries from Samsung SDI received 3C certifications and judging by their model numbers, they are headed for the upcoming Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra. Their capacities are almost a perfect match for the ones reported by Ice Universe a couple of weeks ago.
The EB-BS906ABY battery for the Galaxy S22+ has a rated capacity of 4,370 mAh, meaning the typical capacity should be 4,500 mAh. This is a small downgrade from the S21+, which has a 4,800 mAh battery.
The EB-BS908ABY for the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a rated capacity of 4,855 mAh, meaning a typical capacity of 5,000 mAh. This is an exact match for the S21 Ultra battery.
Samsung Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra battery details
The battery for the vanilla Galaxy S22 is yet to be seen in the certification lists, but according to Ice Universe, it will have a capacity of 3,800 mAh, which is smaller than the 4,000 mAh battery of the current vanilla S21.
Samsung is reportedly testing 65W charging support for the S22 series. The company has never gone above 45W and even then it’s reluctant to use it – the S21 generation all top out at 25W (even though older models like, say, the S20 Ultra did support 45W).
A 65W USB-C charger for Samsung (EP-TA865)
If 65W charging does make it into the S22 phones, the EP-TA865 is probably the adapter for the job. It can output 20V at 3.25A, though it supports lower levels for older gadgets too (as well as PPS for configurable voltage between 5 and 20 Volts).
Realme will soon enter the Android tablet market with its Realme Pad and now Realme India and Europe CEO Madhav Sheth shared an official look at the slate’s slim side profile. This will be the first tablet from the young brand which also launched its first laptop this past month. Realme Pad is confirmed to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, 10.4-inch FHD+ IPS LCD and a 7,100 mAh battery.
Tablets can easily be carried anywhere for work or entertainment. However, holding them for too long can be a challenge. There is a need for a real-ly light & slim ones for your ease and we might just have a solution!
In related news, a new report from realmetimes suggests we might see the debut of the Realme Pad and a few other new devices next Thursday on September 9. The slate is said to launch alongside the Realme 8i and 8s as well as a few IoT products and speakers.
67% of the world’s population, some 5.3 billion people, owned a mobile phone in July, according to data by Stock Apps. Compared to July of last year, this means 117 million new users.
Of course, this is not evenly distributed around the globe – for example, Europe was the leading region last year with 86% of its population having a mobile phone. However, the market is essentially saturated as the forecast for 2025 is 87%, so barely any growth is expected in the next few years.
North America is very close, just a few percentage points behind. China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan combined are at basically the same level too with 83% of the population owning a phone. The market with the smallest share of mobile phone ownership is sub-Saharan Africa, where less than half of the people have a mobile phone.
Mind you, 5.3 billion is just the number of people who own at least one phone, some of them have additional devices connected to a cell network. 79% of all mobile connections are smartphones (6.4 billion of them) and they account for 73% of the total traffic. Other connected devices like tablets, laptops and routers have a tiny 3.8% market share (310 million devices).
The pandemic caused a massive 68% surge in mobile traffic year over year, which hit 66 exabytes in Q1 of 2021 (that’s 66 million terabytes). Android devices accounted for 73% of that traffic, iOS devices 26.3%.
The global average for 1 GB of mobile data is $4.07. Greeks pay the most, double the average or $8.16. Users in the UAE and New Zealand don’t fare much better with $7.62 and $6.99 per gigabyte, respectively. Israel has by far the cheapest data with 1 GB costing just $0.05. It is followed by Italy ($0.27) and Russia ($0.29). Users in the US and the UK pay $3.33 and $1.42 per gig on average.
The Nokia 5.3 got updated to Android 11 in early August, the 3.4 followed a few weeks later, the lowly 2.4 got it as early as April. So, where’s the update for the Nokia 5.4? Here it is – users are finally reporting that the new software, V2.120, is starting to arrive over the air.
It is a 1.77 GB update and includes features like chat bubbles, one time permissions and updates to the Google Play ecosystem that increase security and privacy. The security patch is boosted to August 2021, up from June.
Android 11 for the Nokia 5.4 has finally arrived
According to the official timeline published in early May, the Nokia 5.4 was supposed to get Android 11 in Q2, alongside the Nokia 3.4 and 5.3. Clearly there was a delay along the way as we’re at the end of Q3. Still, better late than never, right?
DIZO is launching a pair of TWS headsets in India along with a beard trimmer and a hair dryer. These will sold through Flipkart online as well as select physical retail stores.
The we’ve been waiting for the DIZO GoPods for a while (don’t confuse them with the GoPods D). This headset appears to be based on the Realme Buds Air 2 and feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) that reduces unwanted sounds by up to 25 dB. A Transparency mode is available, which lets speech go through so you can hear people around you.
The DIZO GoPods are coming in Smoky Grey and Creme White • DIZO GoPods highlights
The buds feature 10 mm drivers and a diamond-like carbon diaphragm, as well as Bass Boost+. The GoPods are powered by the R2 chip, which supports Bluetooth 5.2 and Game Mode that drops the latency to 88 ms.
Each bud weighs 4.1g, the case is 34.5g. The batteries in the buds plus the 400 mAh battery in the case combined can last up to 25 hours of listening time. Charging is quick, a 10 minute top-up is enough for 2 hours of play time. The buds are IPX5 rated for protection against water and sweat.
The DIZO GoPods will be available from September 6 for INR 3,000 during the first sale on Flipkart, later going up to their MSRP of INR 3,300 (which is how much the Buds Air 2 cost).
The DIZO GoPods Neo (which are based on the Buds Q2) have a different design but a very similar feature set, including ANC with up to 25 dB reduction of noise. They have the 88 ms low-latency Gaming Mode as well.
These do get better battery life, however, with the buds alone lasting up to 7 hours, which is extended to a total of 28 hours with the case. A 10 minute charge is enough for 3 hours of playback.
The DIZO GoPods Neo are coming in Deep Blue and Aurora • DIZO GoPods Neo highlights
Physically, the Neo buds weigh 4.5g (they have a bigger battery, 40 mAh vs. 30 mAh), the case is 36g. The buds are IPX5 sweat and water resistant as well.
The DIZO GoPods Neo will be available from September 10. During the first Flipkart sale they will go for INR 2,300, but their regular price is INR 2,500.
The DIZO Beard Trimmer Plus is made long-lasting 420J2 stainless steel and has self-sharpening blades. The trim length can be adjusted from 0.5 mm to 20 mm in 40 half millimeter steps. The trimmer is rated IPX7 so you can take it in the shower. It has an 800 mAh battery for 2 hours of cordless use, after that you can charge it via USB-C using a phone charger.
The DIZO Beard Trimmer Plus is IPX7 water resistant
The DIZO Hair Dryer is rated at 1,400W power and has a high-performance fan that is relatively quiet (relative to hair dryers) at 80 dB. The dryer can blow 50-55ºC air, which goes gentle on your hair, but if you are in a hurry, you can crank it up to 55-60ºC and your hair should be dry in about 5 minutes.
The DIZO Hair Dryer can dry your hair in 5 minutes
The DIZO Beard Trimmer Plus and Hair Dryer will both launch on September 4 and during their first Flipkart sale they will cost INR 1,700 and INR 1,500, respectively. After that they will be INR 2,000 each. These two are based on the Realme trimmer and hair dryer.
Exactly two weeks after its global debut, Samsung brought its entry-level Galaxy A03s to the UK. The phone will retail for £139 and will be available for purchase via Samsung and all partner retailers from September 24.
Galaxy A03s in black and blue (source: Samsung)
The A03s brings a 6.5-inch LCD with HD+ resolution, a Helio P35 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery. There’s a 13MP main shooter around the back next to a 2MP macro cam and 2MP depth module. The selfie shooter comes in at 5MP. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, headphone jack and One UI 3.1 Core on top of Android 11 covering the software side.