Saturday coffee #152

Since the official May holidays are in Russia, the release will be as easy as possible so as not to burden you too much. The week, in my opinion, as a whole was boring for news, but there was still something interesting. Thus, the leader of A Just Russia, State Duma deputy Sergei Mironov, proposed voluntarily abandoning the SWIFT payment system.

Japanese company Sony announced that its Xperia PRO smartphone, which it positions as a professional 5G communication device aimed at content creators, videographers and photographers, is on sale for 2,500 euros.

Saturday coffee #152

After 27 years of marriage, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced on his Twitter account that he is divorcing his wife, Melinda Gates.

The creators of Clubhouse reported that they are already testing their application for the Android platform with might and main and promise an early release of the program. But, true, the social network has already ceased to be popular, and it is doubtful that the support of the new OS will be able to revive it.

And the Federal Antimonopoly Service announced that it was considering a petition from PJSC Rostelecom, PJSC Bashinformsvyaz, PJSC VimpelCom and PJSC MegaFon to give preliminary consent to the conclusion by mobile operators of an agreement on joint activities in the Russian Federation to build networks 5G standard. The agreement on joint activities, if implemented, contains the conditions for equal access to radio frequencies for all participants in the mobile radiotelephone communications market.

Content

New foldable Galaxy leak

Images of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 clamshell have leaked to the network. According to SamMobile, which published them, the older model will receive a sub-screen camera on the main display and support for the S Pen stylus, while the younger one will be equipped with two 12 MP cameras and 10 MP front camera. The official presentation of the models should take place in June.

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A day later, LetsGoDigital published a series of high-quality renderings of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone, based on leaked images of the device.

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Of course, it will be interesting if Samsung really removes the camera under the main display screen and adds stylus support. Only with the latter there is one question - will it be stored in the case, as in the Galaxy Note series, or will it be a separate accessory, the second is clearly not very convenient. As for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, judging by the images, Samsung is aiming to attract a new youth audience with this device, and in general, the smartphone looks quite interesting and fresh.

A little about Samsung, namely about their new laptops, we had this week in Echo:

And also about the new laser projector of the company was told in "Spikers":

Xiaomi is number one in Russia

According to the report of the analytical company Canalys for the first quarter of 2021, the Chinese company Xiaomi topped the ranking of the leading smartphone manufacturers in Russia for the first time in history. The share of Xiaomi in the total volume of smartphones delivered during the reporting period was 32%. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the growth was 125% - the most significant growth among the top three companies. In the same quarter, Xiaomi's share in the Russian market was 24%. A year ago, Xiaomi ranked third in the Canalys ranking, and in the third quarter it moved to second place. In the global market, the company still ranks second in terms of the number of smartphones shipped.

Saturday coffee #152

Well, Xiaomi is to be congratulated. With the smooth exit from the Huawei / Honor smartphone market, the Chinese are occupying the vacated market share. Only, as far as I understand, Canalys gives data on shipments, and not on sales, but still, this is a good indicator for the Russian office of Xiaomi.

Also this week, Xiaomi announced that the Russian presentation of the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 11 will take place on May 13 in an online format. Along with the presentation of the device, the company will present some other novelty from its ecosystem. Let's wait for the event, as it is interesting to look at the ruble price of Mi 11.

Saturday coffee #152

And we released a review of the POCO X3 Pro smartphone this week. Despite the fact that the brand no longer formally belongs to the parent company, in fact, it is still Xiaomi:

Skoda Fabia officially presented

Skoda has officially unveiled the fourth generation of its Fabia hatchback. The car has become much larger than its predecessor and is now comparable in size to the VW Golf. The novelty can be equipped with a media system with screens of 6.5, 8.0 or 9.2 inches, the top version will have built-in navigation and a modem with eSIM support. And also in the car, a virtual dashboard and a panoramic roof are optionally available.

The new Fabia received only gasoline engines of the Evo series. This is a three-cylinder aspirated 1.0 MPI (65 or 80 hp), a turbocharged three-cylinder engine 1.0 TSI (95 or 110 hp), as well as a 1.5 TSI turbo four with 150 hp. The model will be equipped with a manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG robotic box. Nothing is known about the fate of Fabia in our market, the model was officially removed from Russia back in 2015.

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A week with Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

At the end of March, the Chinese company Xiaomi introduced the sixth version of its most popular fitness bracelet Mi Smart Band. It is not yet clear when the device will be officially presented on our market, perhaps this will happen as early as May 13, but so far it has not officially been delivered to our market, although it has already gone on sale in China. But our friends from the Big Geek store already have the new Mi Smart Band 6 on sale, and I could not resist and took it for a test.

What has changed in the new product compared to its predecessor? The first thing that immediately catches your eye, of course, is the enlarged display, which began to occupy almost the entire front panel of the device. Screen size - 1.56 inches, dot density - 326 ppi. For comparison, the Mi Smart Band 5 had 1.1 inches. This is, as before, a high-quality AMOLED display, from which information is easy to read, and thanks to the increased size it fits on the screen even more.

The second important point is that the device has learned to measure the level of oxygen in the blood, which is a demanded function in a pandemic. Compared to Apple Watch, Mi Smart Band 6 usually shows slightly different results, but the difference is no more than 2%. Thus, when measuring the level of oxygen in the blood using a bracelet from Xiaomi, I would recommend taking a couple of measurements in a row.

Saturday Coffee #152

Another innovation is the normal watch mode while charging, so now the entire screen area is used, and the information from it is well read. Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 lives with all active functions for about a week, a little less than Mi Smart Band 5.

Saturday coffee #152

And also in Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 added additional types of training and automatic recognition of several types of activity. In the latter case, when you start exercising, the bracelet can independently learn this and suggest that you start recording your workout.

In terms of compatibility with accessories, Mi Smart Band 6 uses exactly the same magnetic charging as in the fifth version of the device, so there is complete interchangeability. Wristbands from the previous model are also suitable, but the capsule of the device is inserted into them tightly, as the dimensions of the novelty have increased slightly.

The Russian language is already available on the device out of the box, so there will be no difficulties in working with the bracelet. Unfortunately, when activating the bracelet in Russia, the wallpapers from SpongeBob promised during the presentation are not available in it , and in general, the set of images is different for our region.

Saturday coffee #152

If someone is wondering if it is worth changing the fifth version of the bracelet to the sixth, then, in my opinion, it is worth doing. Large full-face display, blood oxygen measurement, advanced workouts and automatic activity recognition. For the sake of these innovations, it is worth upgrading, given that Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 is also relatively inexpensive.

. and dessert

START Studio has released a new detective-mystical series "Vampires of the Middle Band", starring Yuri Stoyanov. I have already seen some positive reviews about the series from my friends, so I will have to try to watch it. If you have already watched the series, share your opinion about it in the comments.

Saturday coffee #152

By the way, I will watch the series in one of the online cinemas that I subscribe to. But we had an interesting material about piracy published this week, so I have a question for you - are you pirating content now or using legal services?

And as a bonus, a cool ad from the power tool manufacturer BauKer.

Saturday coffee â„–152

Since the official May holidays are in Russia, the release will be as easy as possible so as not to burden you too much. The week, in my opinion, as a whole was boring for news, but there was still something interesting. Thus, the leader of A Just Russia, State Duma deputy Sergei Mironov, proposed voluntarily abandoning the SWIFT payment system.

Japanese company Sony announced that its Xperia PRO smartphone, which it positions as a professional 5G communication device aimed at content creators, videographers and photographers, is on sale for 2,500 euros.

Saturday Coffee #152

After 27 years of marriage, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced his divorce from his wife Melinda Gates on his Twitter account.

The creators of Clubhouse reported that they are already testing their application for the Android platform with might and main and promise an early release of the program. But, true, the social network has already ceased to be popular, and it is doubtful that the support of the new OS will be able to revive it.

And the Federal Antimonopoly Service announced that it was considering a petition from PJSC Rostelecom, PJSC Bashinformsvyaz, PJSC VimpelCom and PJSC MegaFon to give preliminary consent to the conclusion by mobile operators of an agreement on joint activities in the Russian Federation to build networks 5G standard. The agreement on joint activities, if implemented, contains the conditions for equal access to radio frequencies for all participants in the mobile radiotelephone communications market.

Content

New foldable Galaxy leak

Images of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 clamshell have leaked to the network. According to SamMobile, which published them, the older model will receive a sub-screen camera on the main display and support for the S Pen stylus, while the younger one will be equipped with two 12 MP cameras and 10 MP front camera. The official presentation of the models should take place in June.

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A day later, LetsGoDigital published a series of high-quality renderings of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone, based on leaked images of the device.

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Of course, it will be interesting if Samsung really removes the camera under the main display screen and adds stylus support. Only with the latter there is one question - will it be stored in the case, as in the Galaxy Note series, or will it be a separate accessory, the second is clearly not very convenient. As for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, judging by the images, Samsung is aiming to attract a new youth audience with this device, and in general, the smartphone looks quite interesting and fresh.

A little about Samsung, namely about their new laptops, we had this week in Echo:

And also about the new laser projector of the company was told in "Spikers":

Xiaomi is number one in Russia

According to the report of the analytical company Canalys for the first quarter of 2021, the Chinese company Xiaomi topped the ranking of the leading smartphone manufacturers in Russia for the first time in history. Xiaomi's share of the total volume of smartphones shipped during the reporting period was 32%. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the growth was 125% - the most significant growth among the top three companies. In the same quarter, Xiaomi's share in the Russian market was 24%. A year ago, Xiaomi ranked third in the Canalys ranking, and in the third quarter it moved to second place. In the global market, the company still ranks second in terms of the number of smartphones shipped.

Saturday coffee #152

Well, Xiaomi is to be congratulated. With the smooth exit from the Huawei / Honor smartphone market, the Chinese are occupying the vacant market share. Only, as far as I understand, Canalys gives data on shipments, and not on sales, but still, this is a good indicator for the Russian office of Xiaomi.

The new Fabia received only gasoline engines of the Evo series. This is a three-cylinder aspirated 1.0 MPI (65 or 80 hp), a turbocharged three-cylinder engine 1.0 TSI (95 or 110 hp), as well as a 1.5 TSI turbo four with 150 hp. The model will be equipped with a manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG robotic box. Nothing is known about the fate of Fabia in our market, the model was officially removed from Russia back in 2015.

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A week with Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

At the end of March, the Chinese company Xiaomi introduced the sixth version of its most popular Mi Smart Band fitness bracelet. It is not yet clear when the device will be officially presented on our market, perhaps this will happen as early as May 13, but so far it has not officially been delivered to our market, although it has already gone on sale in China. But our friends from the Big Geek store already have the new Mi Smart Band 6 on sale, and I could not resist and took it for a test.

What has changed in the new product compared to its predecessor? The first thing that immediately catches your eye, of course, is the enlarged display, which began to occupy almost the entire front panel of the device. Screen size - 1.56 inches, dot density - 326 ppi. For comparison, the Mi Smart Band 5 had 1.1 inches. This is, as before, a high-quality AMOLED display, from which information is easy to read, and thanks to the increased size it fits on the screen even more.

The second important point is that the device has learned to measure the level of oxygen in the blood, which is a demanded function in a pandemic. Compared to Apple Watch, Mi Smart Band 6 usually shows slightly different results, but the difference is no more than 2%. Thus, when measuring the level of oxygen in the blood using a bracelet from Xiaomi, I would recommend taking a couple of measurements in a row.

Saturday Coffee #152

Another innovation is the normal watch mode while charging, so now the entire screen area is used, and the information from it is well read. Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 lives with all active functions for about a week, a little less than Mi Smart Band 5.

Saturday coffee #152

And also in Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 added additional types of training and automatic recognition of several types of activity. In the latter case, when you start exercising, the bracelet can independently learn this and suggest that you start recording your workout.

In terms of compatibility with accessories, Mi Smart Band 6 uses exactly the same magnetic charging as in the fifth version of the device, so there is complete interchangeability. Wristbands from the previous model are also suitable, but the capsule of the device is inserted into them tightly, as the dimensions of the novelty have increased slightly.

The Russian language is already available on the device out of the box, so there will be no difficulties in working with the bracelet. Unfortunately, when activating the bracelet in Russia, the wallpapers from SpongeBob promised during the presentation are not available in it , and in general, the set of images is different for our region.

Saturday coffee #152

If someone is wondering if it is worth changing the fifth version of the bracelet to the sixth, then, in my opinion, it is worth doing. Large full-face display, blood oxygen measurement, advanced workouts and automatic activity recognition. For the sake of these innovations, it is worth upgrading, given that Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 is also relatively inexpensive.

. and dessert

START Studio has released a new detective-mystical series "Vampires of the Middle Band", starring Yuri Stoyanov. I have already seen some positive reviews about the series from my friends, so I will have to try to watch it. If you have already watched the series, share your opinion about it in the comments.

Saturday coffee #152

By the way, I will watch the series in one of the online cinemas that I subscribe to. But we had an interesting material about piracy published this week, so I have a question for you - are you pirating content now or using legal services?

And as a bonus - a cool ad from the manufacturer of power tools BauKer.

Saturday coffee #152

Since the official May holidays are in Russia, the release will be as easy as possible so as not to burden you too much. The week, in my opinion, as a whole was boring for news, but there was still something interesting. Thus, the leader of A Just Russia, State Duma deputy Sergei Mironov, proposed voluntarily abandoning the SWIFT payment system.

Japanese company Sony announced that its Xperia PRO smartphone, which it positions as a professional 5G communication device aimed at content creators, videographers and photographers, is on sale for 2,500 euros.

Saturday coffee #152

After 27 years of marriage, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced on his Twitter account that he is divorcing his wife, Melinda Gates.

The creators of Clubhouse reported that they are already testing their application for the Android platform with might and main and promise an early release of the program. But, true, the social network has already ceased to be popular, and it is doubtful that the support of the new OS will be able to revive it.

And the Federal Antimonopoly Service announced that it was considering a petition from PJSC Rostelecom, PJSC Bashinformsvyaz, PJSC VimpelCom and PJSC MegaFon to give preliminary consent to the conclusion by mobile operators of an agreement on joint activities in the Russian Federation to build networks 5G standard. The agreement on joint activities, if implemented, contains the conditions for equal access to radio frequencies for all participants in the mobile radiotelephone communications market.

Content

New foldable Galaxy leak

Images of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 clamshell have leaked to the network. According to SamMobile, which published them, the older model will receive a sub-screen camera on the main display and support for the S Pen stylus, while the younger one will be equipped with two 12 MP cameras and 10 MP front camera. The official presentation of the models should take place in June.

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A day later, LetsGoDigital published a series of high-quality renderings of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone, based on leaked images of the device.

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Of course, it will be interesting if Samsung really removes the camera under the main display screen and adds stylus support. Only with the latter there is one question - will it be stored in the case, as in the Galaxy Note series, or will it be a separate accessory, the second is clearly not very convenient. As for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, judging by the images, Samsung is aiming to attract a new youth audience with this device, and in general, the smartphone looks quite interesting and fresh.

A little about Samsung, namely about their new laptops, we had this week in Echo:

And also about the new laser projector of the company was told in "Spikers":

Xiaomi is number one in Russia

According to the report of the analytical company Canalys for the first quarter of 2021, the Chinese company Xiaomi topped the ranking of the leading smartphone manufacturers in Russia for the first time in history. Xiaomi's share of the total volume of smartphones shipped during the reporting period was 32%. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the growth was 125% - the most significant growth among the top three companies. In the same quarter, Xiaomi's share in the Russian market was 24%. A year ago, Xiaomi ranked third in the Canalys ranking, and in the third quarter it moved to second place. In the global market, the company still ranks second in terms of the number of smartphones shipped.

Saturday coffee #152

Well, Xiaomi is to be congratulated. With the smooth exit from the Huawei / Honor smartphone market, the Chinese are occupying the vacant market share. Only, as far as I understand, Canalys gives data on shipments, and not on sales, but still, this is a good indicator for the Russian office of Xiaomi.

Also this week, Xiaomi announced that the Russian presentation of the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 11 will take place on May 13 in an online format. Along with the presentation of the device, the company will present some other novelty from its ecosystem. Let's wait for the event, as it is interesting to look at the ruble price of Mi 11.

Saturday coffee #152

And we released a review of the POCO X3 Pro smartphone this week. Despite the fact that the brand no longer formally belongs to the parent company, in fact, it is still Xiaomi:

Skoda Fabia officially presented

Skoda has officially unveiled the fourth generation of its Fabia hatchback. The car has become much larger than its predecessor and is now comparable in size to the VW Golf. The novelty can be equipped with a media system with screens of 6.5, 8.0 or 9.2 inches, the top version will have built-in navigation and a modem with eSIM support. And also in the car, a virtual dashboard and a panoramic roof are optionally available.

The new Fabia received only gasoline engines of the Evo series. This is a three-cylinder aspirated 1.0 MPI (65 or 80 hp), a turbocharged three-cylinder engine 1.0 TSI (95 or 110 hp), as well as a 1.5 TSI turbo four with 150 hp. The model will be equipped with a manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG robotic box. Nothing is known about the fate of Fabia in our market, the model was officially removed from Russia back in 2015.

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A week with Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

At the end of March, the Chinese company Xiaomi introduced the sixth version of its most popular fitness bracelet Mi Smart Band. It is not yet clear when the device will be officially presented on our market, perhaps this will happen as early as May 13, but so far it has not officially been delivered to our market, although it has already gone on sale in China. But our friends from the Big Geek store already have the new Mi Smart Band 6 on sale, and I could not resist and took it for a test.

What has changed in the new product compared to its predecessor? The first thing that immediately catches your eye, of course, is the enlarged display, which began to occupy almost the entire front panel of the device. Screen size - 1.56 inches, dot density - 326 ppi. For comparison, the Mi Smart Band 5 had 1.1 inches. This is, as before, a high-quality AMOLED display, from which information is easy to read, and thanks to the increased size it fits on the screen even more.

The second important point is that the device has learned to measure the level of oxygen in the blood, which is a demanded function in a pandemic. Compared to Apple Watch, Mi Smart Band 6 usually shows slightly different results, but the difference is no more than 2%. Thus, when measuring the level of oxygen in the blood using a bracelet from Xiaomi, I would recommend taking a couple of measurements in a row.

Saturday Coffee #152

Another innovation is the normal watch mode while charging, so now the entire screen area is used, and the information from it is well read. Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 lives with all active functions for about a week, a little less than Mi Smart Band 5.

Saturday coffee #152

And also in Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 added additional types of training and automatic recognition of several types of activity. In the latter case, when you start exercising, the bracelet can independently learn this and suggest that you start recording your workout.

In terms of compatibility with accessories, Mi Smart Band 6 uses exactly the same magnetic charging as in the fifth version of the device, so there is complete interchangeability. Wristbands from the previous model are also suitable, but the capsule of the device is inserted into them tightly, as the dimensions of the novelty have increased slightly.

The Russian language is already available on the device out of the box, so there will be no difficulties in working with the bracelet. Unfortunately, when activating the bracelet in Russia, the wallpapers from SpongeBob promised during the presentation are not available in it , and in general, the set of images is different for our region.

And as a bonus - a cool ad from the manufacturer of power tools BauKer.

Saturday coffee #152

Since the official May holidays are in Russia, the release will be as easy as possible so as not to burden you too much. The week, in my opinion, as a whole was boring for news, but there was still something interesting. Thus, the leader of A Just Russia, State Duma deputy Sergei Mironov, proposed voluntarily abandoning the SWIFT payment system.

Japanese company Sony announced that its Xperia PRO smartphone, which it positions as a professional 5G communication device aimed at content creators, videographers and photographers, is on sale for 2,500 euros.

After 27 years of marriage, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced on his Twitter account that he is divorcing his wife, Melinda Gates.

The creators of Clubhouse reported that they are already testing their application for the Android platform with might and main and promise an early release of the program. But, true, the social network has already ceased to be popular, and it is doubtful that the support of the new OS will be able to revive it.

And the Federal Antimonopoly Service announced that it was considering a petition from PJSC Rostelecom, PJSC Bashinformsvyaz, PJSC VimpelCom and PJSC MegaFon to give preliminary consent to the conclusion by mobile operators of an agreement on joint activities in the Russian Federation to build networks 5G standard. The agreement on joint activities, if implemented, contains the conditions for equal access to radio frequencies for all participants in the mobile radiotelephone communications market.

Content

New foldable Galaxy leak

Images of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 clamshell have leaked to the network. According to SamMobile, which published them, the older model will receive a sub-screen camera on the main display and support for the S Pen stylus, while the younger one will be equipped with two 12 MP cameras and 10 MP front camera. The official presentation of the models should take place in June.

A day later, LetsGoDigital published a series of high-quality renderings of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone, based on leaked images of the device.

Of course, it will be interesting if Samsung really removes the camera under the main display screen and adds stylus support. Only with the latter there is one question - will it be stored in the case, as in the Galaxy Note series, or will it be a separate accessory, the second is clearly not very convenient. As for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, judging by the images, Samsung is aiming to attract a new youth audience with this device, and in general, the smartphone looks quite interesting and fresh.

A little about Samsung, namely about their new laptops, we had this week in Echo:

And also about the new laser projector of the company was told in "Spikers":

Xiaomi is number one in Russia

According to the report of the analytical company Canalys for the first quarter of 2021, the Chinese company Xiaomi topped the ranking of the leading smartphone manufacturers in Russia for the first time in history. The share of Xiaomi in the total volume of smartphones delivered during the reporting period was 32%. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the growth was 125% - the most significant growth among the top three companies. In the same quarter, Xiaomi's share in the Russian market was 24%. A year ago, Xiaomi ranked third in the Canalys ranking, and in the third quarter it moved to second place. In the global market, the company still ranks second in terms of the number of smartphones shipped.

Well, Xiaomi is to be congratulated. With the smooth exit from the Huawei / Honor smartphone market, the Chinese are occupying the vacated market share. Only, as far as I understand, Canalys gives data on shipments, and not on sales, but still, this is a good indicator for the Russian office of Xiaomi.

Also this week, Xiaomi announced that the Russian presentation of the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 11 will take place on May 13 in an online format. Along with the presentation of the device, the company will present some other novelty from its ecosystem. Let's wait for the event, as it is interesting to look at the ruble price of Mi 11.

And we released a review of the POCO X3 Pro smartphone this week. Despite the fact that the brand no longer formally belongs to the parent company, in fact, it is still Xiaomi:

Skoda Fabia officially presented

Skoda has officially unveiled the fourth generation of its Fabia hatchback. The car has become much larger than its predecessor and is now comparable in size to the VW Golf. The novelty can be equipped with a media system with screens of 6.5, 8.0 or 9.2 inches, the top version will have built-in navigation and a modem with eSIM support. And also in the car, a virtual dashboard and a panoramic roof are optionally available.

The new Fabia received only gasoline engines of the Evo series. This is a three-cylinder aspirated 1.0 MPI (65 or 80 hp), a turbocharged three-cylinder engine 1.0 TSI (95 or 110 hp), as well as a 1.5 TSI turbo four with 150 hp. The model will be equipped with a manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG robotic box. Nothing is known about the fate of Fabia in our market, the model was officially removed from Russia back in 2015.

A week with Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

At the end of March, the Chinese company Xiaomi introduced the sixth version of its most popular fitness bracelet Mi Smart Band. It is not yet clear when the device will be officially presented on our market, perhaps this will happen as early as May 13, but so far it has not officially been delivered to our market, although it has already gone on sale in China. But our friends from the Big Geek store already have the new Mi Smart Band 6 on sale, and I could not resist and took it for a test.

What has changed in the new product compared to its predecessor? The first thing that immediately catches your eye, of course, is the enlarged display, which began to occupy almost the entire front panel of the device. Screen size - 1.56 inches, dot density - 326 ppi. For comparison, the Mi Smart Band 5 had 1.1 inches. This is, as before, a high-quality AMOLED display, from which information is easy to read, and thanks to the increased size it fits on the screen even more.

The second important point is that the device has learned to measure the level of oxygen in the blood, which is a demanded function in a pandemic. Compared to Apple Watch, Mi Smart Band 6 usually shows slightly different results, but the difference is no more than 2%. Thus, when measuring the level of oxygen in the blood using a bracelet from Xiaomi, I would recommend taking a couple of measurements in a row.

Another innovation is the normal watch mode while charging, so now the entire screen area is used, and the information from it is well read. Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 lives with all active functions for about a week, a little less than Mi Smart Band 5.

And also in Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 added additional types of training and automatic recognition of several types of activity. In the latter case, when you start exercising, the bracelet can independently learn this and suggest that you start recording your workout.

In terms of compatibility with accessories, Mi Smart Band 6 uses exactly the same magnetic charging as in the fifth version of the device, so there is complete interchangeability. Wristbands from the previous model are also suitable, but the capsule of the device is inserted into them tightly, as the dimensions of the novelty have increased slightly.

The Russian language is already available on the device out of the box, so there will be no difficulties in working with the bracelet. Unfortunately, when activating the bracelet in Russia, the SpongeBob wallpapers promised during the presentation are not available in it, and in general, the set of images is different for our region.

The Russian language is already available on the device out of the box, so there will be no difficulties in working with the bracelet. Unfortunately, upon activation bracelet in Russia, the SpongeBob wallpapers promised during the presentation are not available in it, and in general, the set of images is different for our region.

If someone is wondering if it is worth changing the fifth version of the bracelet to the sixth, then, in my opinion, it is worth doing. Large full-face display, blood oxygen measurement, advanced workouts and automatic activity recognition. For the sake of these innovations, it is worth upgrading, given that Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 is also relatively inexpensive.

. and dessert

START Studio has released a new detective-mystical series "Vampires of the Middle Band", starring Yuri Stoyanov. I have already seen some positive reviews about the series from my friends, so I will have to try to watch it. If you have already watched the series, share your opinion about it in the comments.

By the way, I will watch the series in one of the online cinemas that I subscribe to. But we had an interesting material about piracy published this week, so I have a question for you - are you pirating content now or using legal services?

And as a bonus - a cool ad from the manufacturer of power tools BauKer.