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Budget smartphone from OnePlus

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, owned by BBK Group, has introduced a "budget" smartphone OnePlus Nord. The model is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, supports 5G networks, is equipped with 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 permanent memory, there is no support for memory cards. The display in the device is 6.44 inches 90 Hz AMOLED with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels, and the fingerprint scanner screen. The main camera with four modules, the main Sony IMX586 at 48 MP, there is an ultra-wide lens, a macro camera and a depth sensor. The battery in the device is 4115 mAh, there is support for fast charging, and a 30 W Warp Charge power supply is already included with the smartphone.

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The OnePlus Nord smartphone is interesting, with OnePlus branded features like a lever for quickly switching the sound profile and its own Oxygen OS shell, for the latest devices of the company are very fond of brand fans. In general, it may well become quite popular in the market, yet it is not as expensive as OnePlus 8, and its capabilities will be enough for most users.

The OnePlus Nord is set to launch in Europe on August 4, with the 8/128 GB model priced at €399 and the 12/256 GB version priced at €499. The 6GB/64GB version will only be available in India.

By the way, we have published a material about just such middle peasants, who are becoming more and more popular on the market:

And I recommend that you read the full reviews of Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones, models that can also be recorded as strong middlings:

In addition to the smartphone, OnePlus also introduced the OnePlus Buds fully wireless headphones. The headset provides up to 7 hours of continuous use, and with the case, the total time is already 30 hours. Declared support for fast charging, 10-minute recharging will provide up to 10 hours of work. The headphones have 13.4 mm drivers, support for Bluetooth 5.0 and Dolby Atmos, and are also claimed to be waterproof according to the IPX4 standard. The price of OnePlus Buds in Europe will be 89 euros.

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OnePlus Buds TWS headphones have good characteristics, quite reasonable price, interesting color schemes, but I personally don’t like the earbud format at all. And does the market need another Apple AirPods clone?!

And we have published a material about the Motorola Verve Buds 100 TWS headphones on our website, read:

It should be said that OnePlus held its presentation in augmented reality format. To access the latter, you had to download the OnePlus Nord AR app, which was released for the Android platform, after which you could watch the event in a new unusual format. The application is available for download now, and by running it, you can virtually unpack the new device. The AR presentation format is interesting and unusual, but still inferior to the classic presentation in terms of information content, and the smartphone gets very hot while viewing this format, and the battery flies before our eyes.

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Amazfit PowerBuds in Russia

On July 25, sales of PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, which is well known in our market as a manufacturer of smart watches, will start in Russia. The new headphones are focused more on athletes, they are protected from moisture and dust according to the IP55 standard, equipped with a heart rate sensor, and detachable behind-the-ear hooks are included to securely fix the headset during exercise.

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Amazfit PowerBuds can work from one charge up to 8 hours, another 16 hours of battery life will provide a compact case with a built-in 450 mAh battery. A 15-minute charge allows the headphones to work up to 3 hours. To charge the case, a modern Type-C connector is used, which currently looks like the most relevant solution. The headphones support Bluetooth 5.0, there is a convenient application for the Android and iOS platforms.

The fully wireless Amazfit PowerBuds will be available in Russia for a suggested retail price of RUB 7,999 and can be purchased on Tmall. And with the promo code TMALL1000 you can get a discount of 1,000 rubles on them.

We have already released a detailed review of the new PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, read:

New Gorilla Glass

Corning has unveiled a new generation of tempered glass, Gorilla Glass Victus, which can withstand drops from two meters and even better resist scratches. It will be used not only in smartphones, but also in tablets, laptops and wearable devices. The manufacturer claims that competitors' solutions are able to withstand drops from a height of no more than 0.8 m. However, dirt, sand and metal can still quickly damage the Victus.

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According to The Verge, the first device with Gorilla Glass Victus will be released in the coming months, and the Korean company Samsung will be the first company to use it. In all likelihood, the first device with Victus will be the Samsung Galaxy Note20, the presentation of which should take place on August 5.

And on our website there was a material on a new product from Samsung, Eldar Murtazin, having collected all the rumors and leaks related to the new Galaxy Note20, tried to tell what the new product of the Korean company will be like:

Yes, an image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 surfaced online this week, rumored to be the name of the new Galaxy Fold. Although the picture is of poor quality, it shows that the main camera unit of the device will be similar to that of the new, not yet announced Galaxy Note20, and the display on the front panel will occupy the entire available area.

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realme will release a clone of Honor

Chinese manufacturer realme has revealed the design of its new realme V5 5G smartphone, and it is very similar to the recently released Honor 30 Pro+ smartphone. It is expected that the device will receive a 6.5-inch IPS display, a main camera with four modules and a main one with 48 MP, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with support for 5th generation networks will be used as a processor. The European premiere of the smartphone is scheduled for September and will be held as part of the IFA exhibition, although the announcement for the local market should take place in the near future.

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If earlier Chinese companies copied the Apple iPhone en masse, and then got to Samsung, now they have already begun to circle the models of direct competitors. Well, really, to lick off the Honor 30 Pro + so impudently, what was realme thinking?! Moreover, the company borrowed not only the design of the smartphone itself, but even the color scheme and layout design of official images.

Lenovo introduced a gaming smartphone

The Chinese company Lenovo has announced a gaming smartphone Legion Phone Duel, equipped with the latest top-end Snapdragon 865 Plus processor from Qualcomm and "sharpened" for use in landscape orientation. For this purpose, the engineers placed the main elements in the center, including a pop-up 20 MP front camera, which is located on the side. The main dual camera (64 MP + 16 MP) is also in the center of the design on the back. The novelty is equipped with two batteries at once, located at the edges. To charge them, the smartphone has two connectors at once: one is located as standard at the bottom, and the second is on the side - on the opposite side of the camera, so that you can comfortably play while charging. The total capacity of the batteries is 5000 mAh, and with the help of a 90 W charger, they are charged in half an hour. The device has a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with FHD + resolution and a 144Hz scan.

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The cost of the Legion Phone Duel model on the local market will be 3,499 yuan (about $500) for the 8/128 GB version, 3,899 yuan (about $ 557) for the 12/128 GB modification, and the top configuration with 12 /256 GB will cost 4,199 yuan (about $600).

A very strange smartphone and very narrowly focused due to the optimization of elements for use in landscape orientation. To be honest, I still don’t understand the niche of gaming smartphones, which, in my opinion, serve more as some kind of marketing products for companies, and Legion Phone Duel turned out to be a completely pure exhibition product.

ASUS releases ROG Phone 3

Right after Lenovo, the Taiwanese company ASUS introduced a new generation of gaming smartphone ROG Phone 3. The novelty has become the second device on the market with a Snapdragon 865 Plus single-chip system. The smartphone has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch layer polling rate, HDR10+ support and 18ms response time. The amount of LPDDR5 RAM can be up to 16 GB, and internal, UFS 3.1, up to 512 GB. A new cooling system has been installed, which includes an enlarged radiator, an evaporation chamber and a graphite plate. The battery capacity is 6000 mAh, there is support for fast charging with a power of 30 watts. There are 3 cameras on the back cover: Sony IMX686 at 64 MP, wide-angle at 13 MP with a viewing angle of 125 degrees and macro at 5 MP. The front camera is one, 24 MP.

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ASUS ROG Phone 3 in 12/512 GB version costs 999 euros, and 16/512 GB costs 1,100 euros. And also the manufacturer offers a more affordable version with Snapdragon 865 on board and with 8/256 GB for 800 euros.

Here, of course, everything is much nicer than Lenovo: a classic smartphone with flagship hardware, additional chips for games and a bunch of accessories that can be purchased separately. But, again, I don't see buyers of this product. What will make people buy ASUS when for the same money they can buy almost any flagship of more famous companies, including even Apple products? Are there owners of gaming smartphones among readers? Write in the comments why you chose this particular product and how satisfied you are with it.

Self-isolation through the eyes of an operator

The Beeline operator, following the results of the first 100 days of self-isolation, made a large analytical report “The Great Self-Isolation Through the Eyes of a Telecom Operator”, and Vladimir Nimin briefly spoke about it in a separate article:

In short, during the period of self-isolation, and in general during the pandemic, which is still ongoing, remote formats of work, education, and leisure have become in demand. Video conferences, video tutorials, and just meeting friends through the same Zoom. The demand for remote services has grown, namely online shopping, which, in turn, has led to an increase in the staff of company couriers, although at first there was clearly a shortage of them, and at this moment new technologies would be very useful: drones, drones and others automated processes related to logistics.

There was also a question related to the remote identification of users, which is especially important in the banking sector. So Beeline believes that at this moment it is worth developing biometrics, which will facilitate remote user identification. The demand for telemedicine has increased, this sector has long been developing in Russia, but somehow slowly, and the pandemic has allowed this segment to make a leap. And, of course, the acute issue of robotization of production arose, and, in general, the introduction of such systems, even at the household level. Who had to disinfect the same entrances during the lockdown? Ordinary people who endangered their health, but if robots did it, the processes would go faster and better, and a person would not have to put himself at risk of infection.

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All the points raised in the report allow us to say that we need the development of current networks and the transition to 5G, since the new standard will allow us to develop areas that are in demand by people. Drones, robotization of production, telemedicine, which includes not only video consultations, but even remote operations, and even remote work and entertainment require high network bandwidth.

Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair

Logitech has teamed up with Herman Miller to unveil the Embody Gaming Chair. The price of such a chair is rather big, they ask for it 1495 US dollars, and this is higher than the cost of most gaming chairs. But Herman Miller has a 115-year history behind them, and some models of their office chairs have become very popular and in demand on the market. The Embody Gaming Chair looks just fantastic, and knowing the reputation of Herman Miller, we can say with confidence that there is a complete order with ergonomics and comfort.

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. and dessert

Ukrainian studio GSC Game World presented the first trailer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The developers report that for the first time in the history of the series, the Zone will be available for exploration as one of the largest open worlds in the post-apocalyptic setting. The player's decisions will affect what is happening around - both on a small and global scale. And a lot of options for the development of events makes each passage unique. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be released on Xbox Series X as a console exclusive at launch.

And the CTB film company has published a new trailer for the Russian science fiction film Goalkeeper of the Galaxy, which is scheduled to premiere on August 27. The Russian film is based on the 2006 French animated series Galactic Football.

Saturday coffee №113

Hooray, "Saturday Coffee" is now not only on our website every Saturday, but every weekday in the morning on our Telegram channel. A selection of the latest news from the world of mobile technology and technology and not only - right to your breakfast. Subscribe!

Budget smartphone from OnePlus

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, owned by BBK Group, has introduced a "budget" smartphone OnePlus Nord. The model is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, supports 5G networks, is equipped with 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 permanent memory, there is no support for memory cards. The display in the device is 6.44 inches 90 Hz AMOLED with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels, and the fingerprint scanner screen. The main camera with four modules, the main Sony IMX586 is 48 MP, there is an ultra-wide lens, a macro camera and a depth sensor. The battery in the device is 4115 mAh, there is support for fast charging, and a 30 W Warp Charge power supply is already included with the smartphone.

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The OnePlus Nord smartphone is interesting, with OnePlus branded features like a lever for quickly switching the sound profile and its own Oxygen OS shell, for the latest devices of the company are very fond of brand fans. In general, it may well become quite popular in the market, yet it is not as expensive as OnePlus 8, and its capabilities will be enough for most users.

The OnePlus Nord is set to launch in Europe on August 4, with the 8/128 GB model priced at €399 and the 12/256 GB version priced at €499. The 6GB/64GB version will only be available in India.

By the way, we have published a material about just such middle peasants, who are becoming more and more popular on the market:

And I recommend that you read the full reviews of Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones, models that can also be recorded as strong middlings:

In addition to the smartphone, OnePlus also introduced the OnePlus Buds fully wireless headphones. The headset provides up to 7 hours of continuous use, and with the case the total time is already 30 hours. Declared support for fast charging, 10-minute recharging will provide up to 10 hours of work. The headphones have 13.4 mm drivers, support for Bluetooth 5.0 and Dolby Atmos, and are also claimed to be waterproof according to the IPX4 standard. The price of OnePlus Buds in Europe will be 89 euros.

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The OnePlus Buds TWS headphones have good characteristics, quite reasonable price, interesting color schemes, but I personally don’t like the earbud format at all. And does the market need another Apple AirPods clone?!

And we have published a material about Motorola Verve Buds 100 TWS headphones on our website, read:

It should be said that OnePlus held its presentation in augmented reality format. To access the latter, you had to download the OnePlus Nord AR app, which was released for the Android platform, after which you could watch the event in a new unusual format. The application is available for download now, and by running it, you can virtually unpack the new device. The AR presentation format is interesting and unusual, but still inferior to the classic presentation in terms of information content, and the smartphone gets very hot while viewing this format, and the battery flies before our eyes.

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Amazfit PowerBuds in Russia

On July 25, sales of PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, which is well known in our market as a manufacturer of smart watches, will start in Russia. The new headphones are focused more on athletes, they are protected from moisture and dust according to the IP55 standard, equipped with a heart rate sensor, and detachable behind-the-ear hooks are included to securely fix the headset during exercise.

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Amazfit PowerBuds can work from one charge up to 8 hours, another 16 hours of battery life will provide a compact case with a built-in 450 mAh battery. A 15-minute charge allows the headphones to work up to 3 hours. To charge the case, a modern Type-C connector is used, which currently looks like the most relevant solution. The headphones support Bluetooth 5.0, there is a convenient application for the Android and iOS platforms.

The fully wireless Amazfit PowerBuds will be available in Russia for a suggested retail price of RUB 7,999 and can be purchased on Tmall. And with the promo code TMALL1000 you can get a discount of 1,000 rubles on them.

We have already released a detailed review of the new PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, read:

New Gorilla Glass

Corning has unveiled a new generation of tempered glass, Gorilla Glass Victus, which can withstand drops from two meters and even better resist scratches. It will be used not only in smartphones, but also in tablets, laptops and wearable devices. The manufacturer claims that competitors' solutions are able to withstand drops from a height of no more than 0.8 m. However, dirt, sand and metal can still quickly damage Victus.

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According to The Verge, the first device with Gorilla Glass Victus will be released in the coming months, and the Korean company Samsung will be the first company to use it. In all likelihood, the first device with Victus will be the Samsung Galaxy Note20, the presentation of which should take place on August 5.

And on our website there was a material on a new product from Samsung, Eldar Murtazin, having collected all the rumors and leaks related to the new Galaxy Note20, tried to tell what the new product of the Korean company will be like:

Yes, an image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 surfaced online this week, rumored to be the name of the new Galaxy Fold. Although the picture is of poor quality, it shows that the main camera unit of the device will be similar to that of the new, not yet announced Galaxy Note20, and the display on the front panel will occupy the entire available area.

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realme will release a clone of Honor

Chinese manufacturer realme has revealed the design of its new realme V5 5G smartphone, and it is very similar to the recently released Honor 30 Pro+ smartphone. It is expected that the device will receive a 6.5-inch IPS display, a main camera with four modules and a main one with 48 MP, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with support for 5th generation networks will be used as a processor. The European premiere of the smartphone is scheduled for September and will be held as part of the IFA exhibition, although the announcement for the local market should take place in the near future.

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If earlier Chinese companies copied the Apple iPhone en masse, and then got to Samsung, now they have already begun to circle the models of direct competitors. Well, really, to lick off the Honor 30 Pro + so impudently, what was realme thinking?! Moreover, the company borrowed not only the design of the smartphone itself, but even the color scheme and layout design of official images.

Lenovo introduced a gaming smartphone

The Chinese company Lenovo has announced a gaming smartphone Legion Phone Duel, equipped with the latest top-end Snapdragon 865 Plus processor from Qualcomm and "sharpened" for use in landscape orientation. For this purpose, the engineers placed the main elements in the center, including a pop-up 20 MP front camera, which is located on the side. The main dual camera (64 MP + 16 MP) is also in the center of the design on the back. The novelty is equipped with two batteries at once, located at the edges. To charge them, the smartphone has two connectors at once: one is located as standard at the bottom, and the second is on the side - on the opposite side of the camera, so that you can comfortably play while charging. The total capacity of the batteries is 5000 mAh, and with the help of a 90 W charger, they are charged in half an hour. The device has a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with FHD + resolution and a 144Hz scan.

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The cost of the Legion Phone Duel model on the local market will be 3,499 yuan (about $500) for the 8/128 GB version, 3,899 yuan (about $ 557) for the 12/128 GB modification, and the top configuration with 12 /256 GB will cost 4,199 yuan (about $600).

A very strange smartphone and very narrowly focused due to the optimization of elements for use in landscape orientation. To be honest, I still don’t understand the niche of gaming smartphones, which, in my opinion, serve more as some kind of marketing products for companies, and Legion Phone Duel turned out to be a completely pure exhibition product.

ASUS releases ROG Phone 3

Right after Lenovo, the Taiwanese company ASUS introduced a new generation of gaming smartphone ROG Phone 3. The novelty has become the second device on the market with a Snapdragon 865 Plus single-chip system. The smartphone has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch layer polling rate, HDR10+ support and 18ms response time. The amount of LPDDR5 RAM can be up to 16 GB, and internal, UFS 3.1, up to 512 GB. A new cooling system has been installed, which includes an enlarged radiator, an evaporation chamber and a graphite plate. The battery capacity is 6000 mAh, there is support for fast charging with a power of 30 watts. There are 3 cameras on the back cover: Sony IMX686 at 64 MP, wide-angle at 13 MP with a viewing angle of 125 degrees and macro at 5 MP. The front camera is one, 24 MP.

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ASUS ROG Phone 3 in 12/512 GB version costs 999 euros, and 16/512 GB costs 1,100 euros. And also the manufacturer offers a more affordable version with Snapdragon 865 on board and with 8/256 GB for 800 euros.

Here, of course, everything is much nicer than Lenovo: a classic smartphone with flagship hardware, additional chips for games and a bunch of accessories that can be purchased separately. But, again, I don't see buyers of this product. What will make people buy ASUS when for the same money they can buy almost any flagship of more famous companies, including even Apple products? Are there owners of gaming smartphones among readers? Write in the comments why you chose this particular product and how satisfied you are with it.

Self-isolation through the eyes of an operator

The Beeline operator, following the results of the first 100 days of self-isolation, made a large analytical report “The Great Self-Isolation Through the Eyes of a Telecom Operator”, and Vladimir Nimin briefly spoke about it in a separate article:

In short, during the period of self-isolation, and in general during the pandemic, which is still ongoing, remote formats of work, education, and leisure have become in demand. Video conferences, video tutorials, and just meeting friends through the same Zoom. The demand for remote services has grown, namely online shopping, which, in turn, has led to an increase in the staff of company couriers, although at first there was clearly a shortage of them, and at this moment new technologies would be very useful: drones, drones and others automated processes related to logistics.

There was also a question related to the remote identification of users, which is especially important in the banking sector. So Beeline believes that at this moment it is worth developing biometrics, which will facilitate remote user identification. The demand for telemedicine has increased, this sector has long been developing in Russia, but somehow slowly, and the pandemic has allowed this segment to make a leap. And, of course, the acute issue of robotization of production arose, and, in general, the introduction of such systems, even at the household level. Who had to disinfect the same entrances during the lockdown? Ordinary people who endangered their health, but if robots did it, the processes would go faster and better, and a person would not have to put himself at risk of infection.

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All the points raised in the report allow us to say that we need the development of current networks and the transition to 5G, since the new standard will allow us to develop areas that are in demand by people. Drones, robotization of production, telemedicine, which includes not only video consultations, but even remote operations, and even remote work and entertainment require high network bandwidth.

Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair

Logitech has teamed up with Herman Miller to unveil the Embody Gaming Chair. The price of such a chair is rather big, they ask for 1,495 US dollars, and this is higher than the cost of most gaming chairs. But Herman Miller has a 115-year history behind them, and some models of their office chairs have become very popular and in demand on the market. The Embody Gaming Chair looks simply fantastic, and knowing the reputation of Herman Miller, we can say with confidence that there is a complete order with ergonomics and comfort.

Saturday coffee #113

. and dessert

Ukrainian studio GSC Game World presented the first trailer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The developers report that for the first time in the history of the series, the Zone will be available for exploration as one of the largest open worlds in the post-apocalyptic setting. The player's decisions will affect what is happening around - both on a small and global scale. And a lot of options for the development of events makes each passage unique. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be released on Xbox Series X as a console exclusive at launch.

And the CTB film company has published a new trailer for the Russian science fiction film Goalkeeper of the Galaxy, which is scheduled to premiere on August 27. The Russian film is based on the 2006 French animated series Galactic Football.

Saturday coffee №113

Hooray, "Saturday Coffee" is now not only on our website every Saturday, but every weekday in the morning on our Telegram channel. A selection of the latest news from the world of mobile technology and technology, and not only - right to your breakfast. Subscribe!

Budget smartphone from OnePlus

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, owned by BBK Group, has introduced a "budget" smartphone OnePlus Nord. The model is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, supports 5G networks, is equipped with 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 permanent memory, there is no support for memory cards. The display in the device is 6.44 inches 90 Hz AMOLED with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels, and the fingerprint scanner screen. The main camera with four modules, the main Sony IMX586 is 48 MP, there is an ultra-wide lens, a macro camera and a depth sensor. The battery in the device is 4115 mAh, there is support for fast charging, and a 30 W Warp Charge power supply is already included with the smartphone.

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The OnePlus Nord smartphone is interesting, with OnePlus branded features like a lever for quickly switching the sound profile and its own Oxygen OS shell, for the latest devices of the company are very fond of brand fans. In general, it may well become quite popular in the market, yet it is not as expensive as OnePlus 8, and its capabilities will be enough for most users.

The OnePlus Nord is set to launch in Europe on August 4, with the 8/128 GB model priced at €399 and the 12/256 GB version priced at €499. The 6GB/64GB version will only be available in India.

By the way, we have published a material about just such middle peasants, who are becoming more and more popular on the market:

And I recommend that you read the full reviews of Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones, models that can also be recorded as strong middlings:

In addition to the smartphone, OnePlus also introduced the OnePlus Buds fully wireless headphones. The headset provides up to 7 hours of continuous use, and with the case the total time is already 30 hours. Declared support for fast charging, 10-minute recharging will provide up to 10 hours of work. The headphones have 13.4 mm drivers, support for Bluetooth 5.0 and Dolby Atmos, and are also claimed to be waterproof according to the IPX4 standard. The price of OnePlus Buds in Europe will be 89 euros.

Saturday coffee #113

OnePlus Buds TWS headphones have good characteristics, quite reasonable price, interesting color schemes, but I personally don’t like the earbud format at all. And does the market need another Apple AirPods clone?!

And we have published a material about the Motorola Verve Buds 100 TWS headphones on our website, read:

It should be said that OnePlus held its presentation in augmented reality format. To access the latter, you had to download the OnePlus Nord AR app, which was released for the Android platform, after which you could watch the event in a new unusual format. The application is available for download now, and by running it, you can virtually unpack the new device. The AR presentation format is interesting and unusual, but still inferior to the classic presentation in terms of information content, and the smartphone gets very hot while viewing this format, and the battery flies before our eyes.

Saturday coffee #113

Amazfit PowerBuds in Russia

On July 25, sales of PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, which is well known in our market as a manufacturer of smart watches, will start in Russia. The new headphones are focused more on athletes, they are protected from moisture and dust according to the IP55 standard, equipped with a heart rate sensor, and detachable behind-the-ear hooks are included to securely fix the headset during exercise.

Saturday Coffee #113

Amazfit PowerBuds can work from one charge up to 8 hours, another 16 hours of battery life will provide a compact case with a built-in 450 mAh battery. A 15-minute charge allows the headphones to work up to 3 hours. To charge the case, a modern Type-C connector is used, which currently looks like the most relevant solution. The headphones support Bluetooth 5.0, there is a convenient application for the Android and iOS platforms.

The fully wireless Amazfit PowerBuds will be available in Russia for a suggested retail price of RUB 7,999 and can be purchased on Tmall. And with the promo code TMALL1000 you can get a discount of 1,000 rubles on them.

We have already released a detailed review of the new PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, read:

New Gorilla Glass

Corning has unveiled a new generation of tempered glass, Gorilla Glass Victus, which can withstand drops from two meters and even better resist scratches. It will be used not only in smartphones, but also in tablets, laptops and wearable devices. The manufacturer claims that competitors' solutions are able to withstand drops from a height of no more than 0.8 m. However, dirt, sand and metal can still quickly damage Victus.

Saturday coffee #113

According to The Verge, the first device with Gorilla Glass Victus will be released in the coming months, and the Korean company Samsung will be the first company to use it. In all likelihood, the first device with Victus will be the Samsung Galaxy Note20, the presentation of which should take place on August 5.

And on our website there was a material on a new product from Samsung, Eldar Murtazin, having collected all the rumors and leaks related to the new Galaxy Note20, tried to tell what the new product of the Korean company will be like:

Yes, an image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 surfaced online this week, rumored to be the name of the new Galaxy Fold. Although the picture is of poor quality, it shows that the main camera unit of the device will be similar to that of the new, not yet announced Galaxy Note20, and the display on the front panel will occupy the entire available area.

Saturday coffee #113

realme will release a clone of Honor

Chinese manufacturer realme has revealed the design of its new realme V5 5G smartphone, and it is very similar to the recently released Honor 30 Pro+ smartphone. It is expected that the device will receive a 6.5-inch IPS display, a main camera with four modules and a main one with 48 MP, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with support for 5th generation networks will be used as a processor. The European premiere of the smartphone is scheduled for September and will be held as part of the IFA exhibition, although the announcement for the local market should take place in the near future.

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If earlier Chinese companies copied the Apple iPhone en masse, and then got to Samsung, now they have already begun to circle the models of direct competitors. Well, really, to lick off the Honor 30 Pro + so impudently, what was realme thinking?! Moreover, the company borrowed not only the design of the smartphone itself, but even the color scheme and layout design of official images.

Lenovo introduced a gaming smartphone

The Chinese company Lenovo has announced a gaming smartphone Legion Phone Duel, equipped with the latest top-end Snapdragon 865 Plus processor from Qualcomm and "sharpened" for use in landscape orientation. For this purpose, the engineers placed the main elements in the center, including a pop-up 20 MP front camera, which is located on the side. The main dual camera (64 MP + 16 MP) is also in the center of the design on the back. The novelty is equipped with two batteries at once, located at the edges. To charge them, the smartphone has two connectors at once: one is located as standard at the bottom, and the second is on the side - on the opposite side of the camera, so that you can comfortably play while charging. The total capacity of the batteries is 5000 mAh, and with the help of a 90 W charger, they are charged in half an hour. The device has a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with FHD + resolution and a 144Hz scan.

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The cost of the Legion Phone Duel model on the local market will be 3,499 yuan (about $500) for the 8/128 GB version, 3,899 yuan (about $ 557) for the 12/128 GB modification, and the top configuration with 12 /256 GB will cost 4,199 yuan (about $600).

A very strange smartphone and very narrowly focused due to the optimization of elements for use in landscape orientation. To be honest, I still don’t understand the niche of gaming smartphones, which, in my opinion, serve more as some kind of marketing products for companies, and Legion Phone Duel turned out to be a completely pure exhibition product.

ASUS releases ROG Phone 3

Right after Lenovo, the Taiwanese company ASUS introduced a new generation of gaming smartphone ROG Phone 3. The novelty has become the second device on the market with a Snapdragon 865 Plus single-chip system. The smartphone has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch layer polling rate, HDR10+ support and 18ms response time. The amount of LPDDR5 RAM can be up to 16 GB, and internal, UFS 3.1, up to 512 GB. A new cooling system has been installed, which includes an enlarged radiator, an evaporation chamber and a graphite plate. The battery capacity is 6000 mAh, there is support for fast charging with a power of 30 watts. There are 3 cameras on the back cover: Sony IMX686 at 64 MP, wide-angle at 13 MP with a viewing angle of 125 degrees and macro at 5 MP. The front camera is one, 24 MP.

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ASUS ROG Phone 3 in 12/512 GB version costs 999 euros, and 16/512 GB costs 1,100 euros. And also the manufacturer offers a more affordable version with Snapdragon 865 on board and with 8/256 GB for 800 euros.

Here, of course, everything is much nicer than Lenovo: a classic smartphone with flagship hardware, additional chips for games and a bunch of accessories that can be purchased separately. But, again, I don't see buyers of this product. What will make people buy ASUS when for the same money they can buy almost any flagship of more famous companies, including even Apple products? Are there owners of gaming smartphones among readers? Write in the comments why you chose this particular product and how satisfied you are with it.

Self-isolation through the eyes of an operator

The Beeline operator, following the results of the first 100 days of self-isolation, made a large analytical report “The Great Self-Isolation Through the Eyes of a Telecom Operator”, and Vladimir Nimin briefly spoke about it in a separate article:

In short, during the period of self-isolation, and in general during the pandemic, which is still ongoing, remote formats of work, education, and leisure have become in demand. Video conferences, video tutorials, and just meeting friends through the same Zoom. The demand for remote services has grown, namely online shopping, which, in turn, has led to an increase in the staff of company couriers, although at first there was clearly a shortage of them, and at this moment new technologies would be very useful: drones, drones and others automated processes related to logistics.

There was also a question related to the remote identification of users, which is especially important in the banking sector. So Beeline believes that at this moment it is worth developing biometrics, which will facilitate remote user identification. The demand for telemedicine has increased, this sector has long been developing in Russia, but somehow slowly, and the pandemic has allowed this segment to make a leap. And, of course, the acute issue of robotization of production arose, and, in general, the introduction of such systems, even at the household level. Who had to disinfect the same entrances during the lockdown? Ordinary people who endangered their health, but if robots did it, the processes would go faster and better, and a person would not have to put himself at risk of infection.

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All the points raised in the report allow us to say that we need the development of current networks and the transition to 5G, since the new standard will allow us to develop areas that are in demand by people. Drones, robotization of production, telemedicine, which includes not only video consultations, but even remote operations, and even remote work and entertainment require high network bandwidth.

Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair

Logitech has teamed up with Herman Miller to unveil the Embody Gaming Chair. The price of such a chair is rather big, they ask for it 1495 US dollars, and this is higher than the cost of most gaming chairs. But Herman Miller has a 115-year history behind them, and some models of their office chairs have become very popular and in demand on the market. The Embody Gaming Chair looks just fantastic, and knowing the reputation of Herman Miller, we can say with confidence that there is a complete order with ergonomics and comfort.

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Ukrainian studio GSC Game World presented the first trailer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The developers report that for the first time in the history of the series, the Zone will be available for exploration as one of the largest open worlds in the post-apocalyptic setting. The player's decisions will affect what is happening around - both on a small and global scale. And a lot of options for the development of events makes each passage unique. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be released on Xbox Series X as a console exclusive at launch.

And the CTB film company has published a new trailer for the Russian science fiction film Goalkeeper of the Galaxy, which is scheduled to premiere on August 27. The Russian film is based on the 2006 French animated series Galactic Football.

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Budget smartphone from OnePlus

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, owned by BBK Group, has introduced a "budget" smartphone OnePlus Nord. The model is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, supports 5G networks, is equipped with 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 permanent memory, there is no support for memory cards. The display in the device is 6.44 inches 90 Hz AMOLED with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels, and the fingerprint scanner is located under the screen. The main camera with four modules, the main Sony IMX586 at 48 MP, there is an ultra-wide lens, a macro camera and a depth sensor. The battery in the device is 4115 mAh, there is support for fast charging, and a 30 W Warp Charge power supply is already included with the smartphone.

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, owned by BBK Group, has introduced a "budget" smartphone OnePlus Nord. The model is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, supports 5G networks, is equipped with 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 permanent memory, there is no support for memory cards. The display in the device is 6.44 inches 90 Hz AMOLED with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels, and a fingerprint scanner is below the screen. The main camera with four modules, the main Sony IMX586 is 48 MP, there is an ultra-wide lens, a macro camera and a depth sensor. The battery in the device is 4115 mAh, there is support for fast charging, and a 30 W Warp Charge power supply is already included with the smartphone.

The OnePlus Nord smartphone is interesting, with OnePlus branded features like a lever for quickly switching the sound profile and its own Oxygen OS shell, for the latest devices of the company are very fond of brand fans. In general, it may well become quite popular in the market, yet it is not as expensive as OnePlus 8, and its capabilities will be enough for most users.

The OnePlus Nord is set to launch in Europe on August 4, with the 8/128 GB model priced at €399 and the 12/256 GB version priced at €499. The 6GB/64GB version will only be available in India.

By the way, we have published a material about just such middle peasants, who are becoming more and more popular on the market:

And I recommend that you read the full reviews of Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones, models that can also be recorded as strong middlings:

In addition to the smartphone, OnePlus also introduced the OnePlus Buds fully wireless headphones. The headset provides up to 7 hours of continuous use, and with the case the total time is already 30 hours. Declared support for fast charging, 10-minute recharging will provide up to 10 hours of work. The headphones have 13.4 mm drivers, support for Bluetooth 5.0 and Dolby Atmos, and are also claimed to be waterproof according to the IPX4 standard. The price of OnePlus Buds in Europe will be 89 euros.

The OnePlus Buds TWS headphones have good characteristics, quite reasonable price, interesting color schemes, but I personally don’t like the earbud format at all. And does the market need another Apple AirPods clone?!

And we have published a material about Motorola Verve Buds 100 TWS headphones on our website, read:

It should be said that OnePlus held its presentation in augmented reality format. To access the latter, you had to download the OnePlus Nord AR app, which was released for the Android platform, after which you could watch the event in a new unusual format. The application is available for download now, and by running it, you can virtually unpack the new device. The AR presentation format is interesting and unusual, but still inferior to the classic presentation in terms of information content, and the smartphone gets very hot while viewing this format, and the battery flies before our eyes.

Amazfit PowerBuds in Russia

On July 25, sales of PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, which is well known in our market as a manufacturer of smart watches, will start in Russia. The new headphones are focused more on athletes, they are protected from moisture and dust according to the IP55 standard, equipped with a heart rate sensor, and detachable behind-the-ear hooks are included to securely fix the headset during exercise.

Amazfit PowerBuds can work from one charge up to 8 hours, another 16 hours of battery life will provide a compact case with a built-in 450 mAh battery. A 15-minute charge allows the headphones to work up to 3 hours. To charge the case, a modern Type-C connector is used, which currently looks like the most relevant solution. The headphones support Bluetooth 5.0, there is a convenient application for the Android and iOS platforms.

The fully wireless Amazfit PowerBuds will be available in Russia for a suggested retail price of RUB 7,999 and can be purchased on Tmall. And with the promo code TMALL1000 you can get a discount of 1,000 rubles on them.

We have already released a detailed review of the new PowerBuds TWS headphones from the Amazfit brand, read:

New Gorilla Glass

Corning has unveiled a new generation of tempered glass, Gorilla Glass Victus, which can withstand drops from two meters and even better resist scratches. It will be used not only in smartphones, but also in tablets, laptops and wearable devices. The manufacturer claims that competitors' solutions are able to withstand drops from a height of no more than 0.8 m. However, dirt, sand and metal can still quickly damage Victus.

According to The Verge, the first device with Gorilla Glass Victus will be released in the coming months, and the Korean company Samsung will be the first company to use it. In all likelihood, the first device with Victus will be the Samsung Galaxy Note20, the presentation of which should take place on August 5.

And on our website there was a material on a new product from Samsung, Eldar Murtazin, having collected all the rumors and leaks related to the new Galaxy Note20, tried to tell what the new product of the Korean company will be like:

Yes, an image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 surfaced online this week, rumored to be the name of the new Galaxy Fold. Although the picture is of poor quality, it shows that the main camera unit of the device will be similar to that of the new, not yet announced Galaxy Note20, and the display on the front panel will occupy the entire available area.

realme will release a clone of Honor

Chinese manufacturer realme has revealed the design of its new realme V5 5G smartphone, and it is very similar to the recently released Honor 30 Pro+ smartphone. It is expected that the device will receive a 6.5-inch IPS display, a main camera with four modules and a main one with 48 MP, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with support for 5th generation networks will be used as a processor. The European premiere of the smartphone is scheduled for September and will be held as part of the IFA exhibition, although the announcement for the local market should take place in the near future.

If earlier Chinese companies copied the Apple iPhone en masse, and then got to Samsung, now they have already begun to circle the models of direct competitors. Well, really, to lick off the Honor 30 Pro + so impudently, what was realme thinking?! Moreover, the company borrowed not only the design of the smartphone itself, but even the color scheme and layout design of official images.

Lenovo introduced a gaming smartphone

The Chinese company Lenovo has announced a gaming smartphone Legion Phone Duel, equipped with the latest top-end Snapdragon 865 Plus processor from Qualcomm and "sharpened" for use in landscape orientation. For this purpose, the engineers placed the main elements in the center, including a pop-up 20 MP front camera, which is located on the side. The main dual camera (64 MP + 16 MP) is also in the center of the design on the back. The novelty is equipped with two batteries at once, located at the edges. To charge them, the smartphone has two connectors at once: one is located as standard at the bottom, and the second is on the side - on the opposite side of the camera, so that you can comfortably play while charging. The total capacity of the batteries is 5000 mAh, and with the help of a 90 W charger, they are charged in half an hour. The device has a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with FHD + resolution and a 144Hz scan.

The cost of the Legion Phone Duel model on the local market will be 3,499 yuan (about $500) for the 8/128 GB version, 3,899 yuan (about $ 557) for the 12/128 GB modification, and the top configuration with 12 /256 GB will cost 4,199 yuan (about $600).

A very strange smartphone and very narrowly focused due to the optimization of elements for use in landscape orientation. To be honest, I still don’t understand the niche of gaming smartphones, which, in my opinion, serve more as some kind of marketing products for companies, and Legion Phone Duel turned out to be a completely pure exhibition product.

ASUS releases ROG Phone 3

Right after Lenovo, the Taiwanese company ASUS introduced a new generation of gaming smartphone ROG Phone 3. The novelty has become the second device on the market with a Snapdragon 865 Plus single-chip system. The smartphone has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch layer polling rate, HDR10+ support and 18ms response time. The amount of LPDDR5 RAM can be up to 16 GB, and internal, UFS 3.1, up to 512 GB. A new cooling system has been installed, which includes an enlarged radiator, an evaporation chamber and a graphite plate. The battery capacity is 6000 mAh, there is support for fast charging with a power of 30 watts. There are 3 cameras on the back cover: Sony IMX686 at 64 MP, wide-angle at 13 MP with a viewing angle of 125 degrees and macro at 5 MP. The front camera is one, 24 MP.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 in 12/512 GB version costs 999 euros, and 16/512 GB costs 1,100 euros. And also the manufacturer offers a more affordable version with Snapdragon 865 on board and with 8/256 GB for 800 euros.

Here, of course, everything is much nicer than Lenovo: a classic smartphone with flagship hardware, additional chips for games and a bunch of accessories that can be purchased separately. But, again, I don't see buyers of this product. What will make people buy ASUS when for the same money they can buy almost any flagship of more famous companies, including even Apple products? Are there owners of gaming smartphones among readers? Write in the comments why you chose this particular product and how satisfied you are with it.

Self-isolation through the eyes of an operator

The Beeline operator, following the results of the first 100 days of self-isolation, made a large analytical report “The Great Self-Isolation Through the Eyes of a Telecom Operator”, and Vladimir Nimin briefly spoke about it in a separate article:

In short, during the period of self-isolation, and in general during the pandemic, which is still ongoing, remote formats of work, education, and leisure have become in demand. Video conferences, video tutorials, and just meeting friends through the same Zoom. The demand for remote services has grown, namely online shopping, which, in turn, has led to an increase in the staff of company couriers, although at first there was clearly a shortage of them, and at this moment new technologies would be very useful: drones, drones and others automated processes related to logistics.

There was also a question related to the remote identification of users, which is especially important in the banking sector. So Beeline believes that at this moment it is worth developing biometrics, which will facilitate remote user identification. The demand for telemedicine has increased, this sector has long been developing in Russia, but somehow slowly, and the pandemic has allowed this segment to make a leap. And, of course, the acute issue of robotization of production arose, and, in general, the introduction of such systems, even at the household level. Who had to disinfect the same entrances during the lockdown? Ordinary people who endangered their health, but if robots did it, the processes would go faster and better, and a person would not have to put himself at risk of infection.

All the points raised in the report allow us to say that we need the development of current networks and the transition to 5G, since the new standard will allow us to develop areas that are in demand by people. Drones, robotization of production, telemedicine, which includes not only video consultations, but even remote operations, and even remote work and entertainment require high network bandwidth.

Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair

Logitech has teamed up with Herman Miller to unveil the Embody Gaming Chair. The price of such a chair is rather big, they ask for it 1495 US dollars, and this is higher than the cost of most gaming chairs. But Herman Miller has a 115-year history behind them, and some models of their office chairs have become very popular and in demand on the market. The Embody Gaming Chair looks just fantastic, and knowing the reputation of Herman Miller, we can say with confidence that there is a complete order with ergonomics and comfort.

. and dessert

Ukrainian studio GSC Game World presented the first trailer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The developers report that for the first time in the history of the series, the Zone will be available for exploration as one of the largest open worlds in the post-apocalyptic setting. The player's decisions will affect what is happening around - both on a small and global scale. And a lot of options for the development of events makes each passage unique. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be released on Xbox Series X as a console exclusive at launch.

And the CTB film company has published a new trailer for the Russian science fiction film Goalkeeper of the Galaxy, which is scheduled to premiere on August 27. The Russian film is based on the 2006 French animated series Galactic Football.