Saturday coffee №19

September 12 was the annual presentation of Apple, which presented new smartphones, as well as a new generation of smartwatches. We have published three articles on the website dedicated to new products from Cupertino, I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

The new Apple smartphones are interesting, but something has happened with the names, as well as the model range. The model names are iPhone Xs, a logical continuation of the “tens”, Xs Max, why not Xs Plus, it’s not entirely clear, Xr, sort of like a “budget” iPhone. At the same time, the company completely removed the previous iPhone X, it is no longer produced, which is strange, since previous models have always remained in the lineup, only becoming cheaper and receiving modifications with a limited amount of memory. In addition, the company removed the most affordable iPhone SE smartphone in the line, thereby raising the price of entry into the Apple world, now the most affordable smartphone from the apple company is the iPhone 7 with 32 GB of memory, the price of which is 38,990 rubles. New items have also become more expensive, the price for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max starts at 87,990 rubles and 96,990 rubles, respectively, and the “budget” Xr will cost from 64,990 rubles. Despite the increased price, the company removed the adapter for regular headphones from the delivery set and did not complete smartphones with fast charging, despite the fact that it is supported in devices.

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Do you remember how Apple at last year's presentation promised to release its AirPower wireless charger? So, all information about this product was removed from the company's website, it seems that the project was completely curtailed, despite the fact that wireless charging support is still present in new products.

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Of course, the jump in prices upsets me the most. I myself used Apple smartphones for a long time and usually somehow didn’t think about how to replace my old iPhone, I always remained devoted to the apple company. But now the thought is that it might be worth considering the option of the flagship model on Android, yet it will save decent money. For example, Huawei P20 Pro will cost 54,990 rubles, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - 69,990 rubles, Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium - 79,990 rubles. These are not all models that can be considered, but the prices are recommended retail, in fact, any of the smartphones can now be bought cheaper. By the way, if you want to save money, then on our website there is an article “Promotions and Discounts Guide” with all current promotions, if you suddenly missed the latest issue, then I recommend that you read:

Saturday Coffee #19

If you remain loyal to Apple and if you have, for example, an iPhone 7 and below, then it's time to buy the iPhone X, prices for which start at 69,990 rubles, while the model is still on sale. You will not lose much in terms of opportunities, but you will save money.

But I liked the new Apple Watch, the screen of the 4th generation of the most popular smart watches has increased in size, the watch has become thinner and has received a number of interesting features, however, not all of them will be relevant in Russia. Apple has turned its watch into a personalized gadget that is even used for medical purposes, but it's worth saying that this only works in the company's home market. And what other watch, besides the latest generation of Apple Watch, is able to take an electrocardiogram or recognize the owner’s fall and call the rescue service, as well as detect arrhythmia? There are simply no more such mass products on the market.

Saturday coffee #19

Russian smartphones ousted the Chinese

According to Vedomosti, citing materials from a partner of several electronics manufacturers, confirmed by employees of two retailers, in June and July of this year, the BQ brand, owned by the Russian company Novaya Liniya, received 2.8% of the Russian smartphone market in units, ranked fifth in sales. BQ smartphones entered the top five in sales for the first time.

In my opinion, the growth of BQ's market share is associated with a rather aggressive advertising campaign on TV, a video with Sergey Zhukov (the lead singer of the Ruki Vverkh group) was shown on several channels in prime time, so it is quite expected that sales of smartphones grew up.

Qualcomm's new smartwatch platform unveiled

U.S. mobile chipset maker Qualcomm has announced the next-generation smartwatch platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100, which is based on a new low-power architecture and is designed, according to the manufacturer, to provide rich interactive experience, new personal experience and extended battery life.

Saturday Coffee #19

A full review of Huawei MateBook X Pro is already available on our website:

Saturday Coffee #19

I watched this laptop at MWC 2018, a nice model with the original location of the webcam, which is hidden in the key located between F6 and F7. But, to be honest, for 100,000 rubles, I would probably choose a model from a company that specializes in the production of laptops, especially since there is a choice in this price range.

Saturday Coffee #19

VR market - rise or fall?

Eldar Murtazin this week told what is happening with the VR market now and what will happen to him in the future, I recommend reading:

Saturday Coffee #19

I haven't been immersed in VR yet, everything I've seen is nothing more than entertainment for a couple of days. But if you look at the market, you can see that it lives its unhurried life, new devices for consuming VR content are coming out, content itself is appearing, albeit not as fast as we would like. It looks like the VR market needs some kind of stimulus for a qualitative leap, maybe a breakthrough in technology or new unique content that will be in demand by mass users.

Smartphones on Android One

This week we have published two reviews of new Xiaomi models on pure Android One OS, these are Mi A2 and A2 Lite. As I already wrote after the presentation of these new products, they turned out to be not ideal, the company should have combined all the best from them into one model, then it would have turned out to be an excellent smartphone on Android One. However, you can read the reviews and draw your own conclusions:

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

And HMD Global has opened pre-orders for its new Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone running pure Android One. The model is equipped with a 5.86-inch screen with HD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:9, runs on a MediaTek Helio P60 processor with 3 GB of RAM, a dual main camera, and a battery capacity of 3060 mAh. The model was estimated at 15,990 rubles.

Saturday Coffee #19

Ten things

Vladimir Nimin prepared the article "Ten things in August" this week. Although this time I did not discover anything new in it, I still recommend that you read the article, it is easy and interesting to read, and maybe some of the features will be new to you:

Saturday Coffee #19

Honor Play gaming smartphone

A full review of the Honor Play gaming smartphone, a large-screen model built on the most powerful chipset from Huawei and with GPU Turbo technology, has been released on our website. Roman Belykh understood the features of the model in detail and wrote a detailed material with numbers, graphs, in general, everything you like:

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

Operator news

Sergey Potresov released two materials at once, dedicated to the news of operators this week, the first about changes in the Smart tariff from MTS, and the second about unlimited Internet from Tele2.

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

Mobile Almanac 2018

Let's move on to some new product rumors this week.

LG has sent out invitations to the media for its event, which is scheduled to take place on October 4 this year at 10 am local time, where it is going to present the new model of the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone. In its invitation, the company hints that its novelty will be equipped with three main cameras - with a standard lens, wide-angle and telephoto.

Saturday Coffee #19

Samsung has officially announced that it is scheduled to launch another new Samsung Galaxy product launch on October 11, which it anticipates with the words "Let the fun times begin" and a poster that reads "4X fun ” (four times fun). This is a clear hint that smartphones with four cameras are expected on this day and, most likely, these will be devices from the Galaxy A line. on Samsung's website, where it says: "The latest Samsung Galaxy device offers more ways to express yourself than ever before."

Saturday coffee #19

A week with Sony Xperia XZ2

Only at the beginning of the year, as part of the MWC 2018 exhibition, Sony introduced its new flagship Xperia XZ2, and already in September, as part of IFA 2018, it showed its successor Xperia XZ3. But, despite this, the XZ2 is still on the market, and with the release of new items, the price should fall a little.

Saturday Coffee #19

The Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone is such a puffy product in a glossy case that has its own unique design and is not similar to products from other companies. Someone scolded the company for a radical change in design, someone, on the contrary, praised it. In my opinion, Sony did the right thing, the previous angular design has already become boring for users, its minimal changes would not have saved the situation, so the Japanese manufacturer went for its complete replacement.

The Xperia XZ2 is quite the flagship product for today, built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4 GB of RAM, equipped with a high-quality 5.7-inch IPS display with FullHD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution. And also the device has a full set of modern wireless interfaces, including NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz).

Saturday Coffee #19

The main camera in the device is 19 megapixels with the ability to record video in 4K and 960 fps super slow motion in FHD. As with the Xperia XZ2 Compact, it's worth saying that the quality of the photos taken by the camera is not ideal, despite the fact that Sony is one of the main suppliers of camera modules for other manufacturers. By the way, the company says that in the Xperia XZ3, which uses the same module, they screwed up the camera and the device shoots better than its predecessor, but this remains to be verified. Now I suggest you look at examples of pictures taken by Sony Xperia XZ2:

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The device will be of interest to fans of the Sony brand, as well as to those who want a smartphone that would stand out among the mass of similar products. Today, you can buy the Sony Xperia XZ2 for 59,990 rubles or even cheaper, with the release of the XZ3, the price of the previous model should still sink.

. and dessert

The Russian studio Evil Pirate Studio presented last week the trailer for the new animated film Cyberslav. Here is what its creators write about the project:

“Neon domes, digital psaltery and carbon sandals — this is what we call ancient Slavic cyberpunk. "Kiberslav" is not for you to tuck your fur coat into your shorts, it is an epic teenage epic with an abundance of action and in the most unusual setting that you can remember.

Are you ready to shoot Russian folk vermin with plasma guns? Hold on to your chair, it's coming!"

Belatedly, just two years after the global release, Niantic released the once very popular Pokemon Go game in Russia. I wonder if anyone else plays it?

Saturday coffee №19

September 12 was the annual presentation of Apple, which presented new smartphones, as well as a new generation of smartwatches. We have published three articles on the website dedicated to new products from Cupertino, I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

The new Apple smartphones are interesting, but something has happened with the names, as well as the model range. The model names are iPhone Xs, a logical continuation of the “tens”, Xs Max, why not Xs Plus, it’s not entirely clear, Xr, sort of like a “budget” iPhone. At the same time, the company completely removed the previous iPhone X, it is no longer produced, which is strange, since previous models have always remained in the lineup, only becoming cheaper and receiving modifications with a limited amount of memory. In addition, the company removed the most affordable iPhone SE smartphone in the line, thereby raising the price of entry into the Apple world, now the most affordable smartphone from the apple company is the iPhone 7 with 32 GB of memory, the price of which is 38,990 rubles. New items have also become more expensive, the price for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max starts at 87,990 rubles and 96,990 rubles, respectively, and the “budget” Xr will cost from 64,990 rubles. Despite the increased price, the company removed the adapter for regular headphones from the delivery set and did not complete smartphones with fast charging, despite the fact that it is supported in devices.

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Do you remember how Apple at last year's presentation promised to release its AirPower wireless charger? So, all information about this product was removed from the company's website, it seems that the project was completely curtailed, despite the fact that wireless charging support is still present in new products.

Saturday Coffee #19

Of course, the jump in prices upsets me the most. I myself used Apple smartphones for a long time and usually somehow didn’t think about how to replace my old iPhone, I always remained devoted to the apple company. But now the thought is that it might be worth considering the option of the flagship model on Android, yet it will save decent money. For example, Huawei P20 Pro will cost 54,990 rubles, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - 69,990 rubles, Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium - 79,990 rubles. These are not all models that can be considered, but the prices are recommended retail, in fact, any of the smartphones can now be bought cheaper. By the way, if you want to save money, then on our website there is an article “Promotions and Discounts Guide” with all current promotions, if you suddenly missed the latest issue, then I recommend that you read:

Saturday Coffee #19

If you remain loyal to Apple and if you have, for example, an iPhone 7 and below, then it's time to buy the iPhone X, prices for which start at 69,990 rubles, while the model is still on sale. You will not lose much in terms of opportunities, but you will save money.

But I liked the new Apple Watch, the screen of the 4th generation of the most popular smart watches has increased in size, the watch has become thinner and has received a number of interesting features, however, not all of them will be relevant in Russia. Apple has turned its watch into a personalized gadget that is even used for medical purposes, but it's worth saying that this only works in the company's home market. And what other watch, besides the latest generation of Apple Watch, is able to take an electrocardiogram or recognize the owner’s fall and call the rescue service, as well as detect arrhythmia? There are simply no more such mass products on the market.

Saturday coffee #19

Russian smartphones ousted the Chinese

According to Vedomosti, citing materials from a partner of several electronics manufacturers, confirmed by employees of two retailers, in June and July of this year, the BQ brand, owned by the Russian company Novaya Liniya, received 2.8% of the Russian smartphone market in units, ranked fifth in sales. BQ smartphones entered the top five in sales for the first time.

In my opinion, the growth of BQ's market share is associated with a rather aggressive advertising campaign on TV, a video with Sergey Zhukov (the lead singer of the Ruki Vverkh group) was shown on several channels in prime time, so it is quite expected that sales of smartphones grew up.

Qualcomm's new smartwatch platform unveiled

U.S. mobile chipset maker Qualcomm has announced the next-generation smartwatch platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100, which is based on a new low-power architecture and is designed, according to the manufacturer, to provide rich interactive experience, new personal experience and extended battery life.

The new platform for smartwatches is presented, but everything is somehow not very good with products, I don’t think that Snapdragon Wear 3100 will spur manufacturers to release more smartwatches. Perhaps we will see watches on the new platform from Fossil, probably the only mass manufacturer of these solutions on the market today, albeit in the Fashion segment.

Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop in Russia

On Thursday, Huawei held an event in Russia dedicated to the launch of the MateBook X Pro laptop in our market. The model is equipped with a 13.9-inch 3K FullView touch screen (3000x2000), a new eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250 processor and support for high-speed Wi-Fi, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2 GB GDDR5. In addition, Huawei MateBook X Pro laptops are equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe PCle SSDs.

In Russia, the Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop will be available in space gray for a suggested retail price of 99,990 rubles. The novelty will go on sale on September 21 in the manufacturer's official online store and in M.Video stores.

Saturday Coffee #19

A full review of Huawei MateBook X Pro is already available on our website:

Saturday Coffee #19

I watched this laptop at MWC 2018, a nice model with the original location of the webcam, which is hidden in the key located between F6 and F7. But, to be honest, for 100,000 rubles, I would probably choose a model from a company that specializes in the production of laptops, especially since there is a choice in this price range.

Saturday Coffee #19

VR market - rise or fall?

Eldar Murtazin this week told what is happening with the VR market now and what will happen to him in the future, I recommend reading:

Saturday Coffee #19

I haven't been immersed in VR yet, everything I've seen is nothing more than entertainment for a couple of days. But if you look at the market, you can see that it lives its unhurried life, new devices for consuming VR content are coming out, content itself is appearing, albeit not as fast as we would like. It looks like the VR market needs some kind of stimulus for a qualitative leap, maybe a breakthrough in technology or new unique content that will be in demand by mass users.

Android One smartphones

This week we have published two reviews of new Xiaomi models on pure Android One OS, these are Mi A2 and A2 Lite. As I already wrote after the presentation of these new products, they turned out to be not ideal, the company should have combined all the best from them into one model, then it would have turned out to be an excellent smartphone on Android One. However, you can read the reviews and draw your own conclusions:

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

And HMD Global has opened pre-orders for its new Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone running pure Android One. The model is equipped with a 5.86-inch screen with HD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:9, runs on a MediaTek Helio P60 processor with 3 GB of RAM, a dual main camera, and a battery capacity of 3060 mAh. The model was estimated at 15,990 rubles.

Saturday Coffee #19

Ten things

Vladimir Nimin prepared the article "Ten things in August" this week. Although this time I did not discover anything new in it, I still recommend that you read the article, it is easy and interesting to read, and maybe some of the features will be new to you:

Saturday Coffee #19

Honor Play gaming smartphone

A full review of the Honor Play gaming smartphone, a large-screen model built on the most powerful chipset from Huawei and with GPU Turbo technology, has been released on our website. Roman Belykh understood the features of the model in detail and wrote a detailed material with numbers, graphs, in general, everything you like:

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

Operator news

Sergey Potresov released two materials at once, dedicated to the news of operators this week, the first about changes in the Smart tariff from MTS, and the second about unlimited Internet from Tele2.

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

Mobile Almanac 2018

Let's move on to some new product rumors this week.

LG has sent out invitations to the media for its event, which is scheduled to take place on October 4 this year at 10 am local time, where it is going to present the new model of the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone. In its invitation, the company hints that its novelty will be equipped with three main cameras - with a standard lens, wide-angle and telephoto.

Saturday Coffee #19

Samsung has officially announced that it is scheduled to launch another new Samsung Galaxy product launch on October 11, which it anticipates with the words "Let the fun times begin" and a poster that reads "4X fun ” (four times fun). This is a clear hint that smartphones with four cameras are expected on this day and, most likely, these will be devices from the Galaxy A line. on Samsung's website, where it says: "The latest Samsung Galaxy device offers more ways to express yourself than ever before."

Saturday coffee #19

A week with Sony Xperia XZ2

Only at the beginning of the year, as part of the MWC 2018 exhibition, Sony introduced its new flagship Xperia XZ2, and already in September, as part of IFA 2018, it showed its successor Xperia XZ3. But, despite this, the XZ2 is still on the market, and with the release of new items, the price should fall a little.

Saturday Coffee #19

The Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone is such a puffy product in a glossy case that has its own unique design and is not similar to products from other companies. Someone scolded the company for a radical change in design, someone, on the contrary, praised it. In my opinion, Sony did the right thing, the previous angular design has already become boring for users, its minimal changes would not have saved the situation, so the Japanese manufacturer went for its complete replacement.

The Xperia XZ2 is quite the flagship product for today, built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4 GB of RAM, equipped with a high-quality 5.7-inch IPS display with FullHD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution. And also the device has a full set of modern wireless interfaces, including NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz).

Saturday Coffee #19

The main camera in the device is 19 megapixels with the ability to record video in 4K and 960 fps super slow motion in FHD. As with the Xperia XZ2 Compact, it's worth saying that the quality of the photos taken by the camera is not ideal, despite the fact that Sony is one of the main suppliers of camera modules for other manufacturers. By the way, the company says that in the Xperia XZ3, which uses the same module, they screwed up the camera and the device shoots better than its predecessor, but this remains to be verified. Now I suggest you look at examples of pictures taken by Sony Xperia XZ2:

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The device will be of interest to fans of the Sony brand, as well as to those who want a smartphone that would stand out among the mass of similar products. Today you can buy the Sony Xperia XZ2 for 59,990 rubles and even cheaper, with the release of the XZ3, the price of the previous model should still sink.

. and dessert

The Russian studio Evil Pirate Studio presented last week the trailer for the new animated film Cyberslav. Here is what its creators write about the project:

“Neon domes, digital psaltery and carbon sandals — this is what we call ancient Slavic cyberpunk. "Kiberslav" is not for you to tuck a fur coat into your underpants, it is an epic teenage epic with an abundance of action and in the most unusual setting that you can remember.

Are you ready to shoot Russian folk vermin with plasma guns? Hold on to your chair, it's coming!"

Slightly belatedly, just two years after the world release, Niantic released the once very popular Pokemon Go game in Russia. I wonder if anyone else plays it?

Saturday coffee №19

September 12 was the annual presentation of Apple, which presented new smartphones, as well as a new generation of smartwatches. We have published three articles on the website dedicated to new products from Cupertino, I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

The new Apple smartphones are interesting, but something has happened with the names, as well as the model range. The model names are iPhone Xs, a logical continuation of the “tens”, Xs Max, why not Xs Plus, it’s not entirely clear, Xr, sort of like a “budget” iPhone. At the same time, the company completely removed the previous iPhone X, it is no longer produced, which is strange, since previous models have always remained in the lineup, only becoming cheaper and receiving modifications with a limited amount of memory. In addition, the company removed the most affordable iPhone SE smartphone in the line, thereby raising the price of entry into the Apple world, now the most affordable smartphone from the apple company is the iPhone 7 with 32 GB of memory, the price of which is 38,990 rubles. New items have also become more expensive, the price for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max starts at 87,990 rubles and 96,990 rubles, respectively, and the “budget” Xr will cost from 64,990 rubles. Despite the increased price, the company removed the adapter for regular headphones from the delivery set and did not complete smartphones with fast charging, despite the fact that it is supported in devices.

Saturday Coffee #19

If you remain loyal to Apple and if you have, for example, an iPhone 7 and below, then it's time to buy the iPhone X, prices for which start at 69,990 rubles, while the model is still on sale. You will not lose much in terms of opportunities, but you will save money.

But I liked the new Apple Watch, the screen of the 4th generation of the most popular smart watches has increased in size, the watch has become thinner and has received a number of interesting features, however, not all of them will be relevant in Russia. Apple has turned its watch into a personalized gadget that is even used for medical purposes, but it's worth saying that this only works in the company's home market. And what other watch, besides the latest generation of Apple Watch, is able to take an electrocardiogram or recognize the owner’s fall and call the rescue service, as well as detect arrhythmia? There are simply no more such mass products on the market.

Saturday coffee #19

Russian smartphones ousted the Chinese

According to Vedomosti, citing materials from a partner of several electronics manufacturers, confirmed by employees of two retailers, in June and July of this year, the BQ brand, owned by the Russian company Novaya Liniya, received 2.8% of the Russian smartphone market in units, ranked fifth in sales. BQ smartphones entered the top five in sales for the first time.

In my opinion, the growth of BQ's market share is associated with a rather aggressive advertising campaign on TV, a video with Sergey Zhukov (the lead singer of the Ruki Vverkh group) was shown on several channels in prime time, so it is quite expected that sales of smartphones grew up.

Qualcomm's new smartwatch platform unveiled

U.S. mobile chipset maker Qualcomm has announced the next-generation smartwatch platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100, which is based on a new low-power architecture and is designed, according to the manufacturer, to provide rich interactive experience, new personal experience and extended battery life.

The new platform for smartwatches is presented, but everything is somehow not very good with products, I don’t think that Snapdragon Wear 3100 will spur manufacturers to release more smartwatches. Perhaps we will see watches on the new platform from Fossil, probably the only mass manufacturer of these solutions on the market today, albeit in the Fashion segment.

Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop in Russia

On Thursday, Huawei held an event in Russia dedicated to the launch of the MateBook X Pro laptop in our market. The model is equipped with a 13.9-inch 3K FullView touch screen (3000x2000), a new eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250 processor and support for high-speed Wi-Fi, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2 GB GDDR5. In addition, Huawei MateBook X Pro laptops are equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe PCle SSDs.

In Russia, the Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop will be available in space gray for a suggested retail price of 99,990 rubles. The novelty will go on sale on September 21 in the manufacturer's official online store and in M.Video stores.

Smartphones on Android One

This week we have published two reviews of new Xiaomi models on pure Android One OS, these are Mi A2 and A2 Lite. As I already wrote after the presentation of these new products, they turned out to be not ideal, the company should have combined all the best from them into one model, then it would have turned out to be an excellent smartphone on Android One. However, you can read the reviews and draw your own conclusions:

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

And HMD Global has opened pre-orders for its new Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone running pure Android One. The model is equipped with a 5.86-inch screen with HD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:9, runs on a MediaTek Helio P60 processor with 3 GB of RAM, a dual main camera, and a battery capacity of 3060 mAh. The model was estimated at 15,990 rubles.

Saturday Coffee #19

Ten things

Vladimir Nimin prepared the article "Ten things in August" this week. Although this time I did not discover anything new in it, I still recommend that you read the article, it is easy and interesting to read, and maybe some of the features will be new to you:

Saturday Coffee #19

Honor Play gaming smartphone

A full review of the Honor Play gaming smartphone, a large-screen model built on the most powerful chipset from Huawei and with GPU Turbo technology, has been released on our website. Roman Belykh understood the features of the model in detail and wrote a detailed material with numbers, graphs, in general, everything you like:

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

Operator news

Sergey Potresov released two materials at once, dedicated to the news of operators this week, the first about changes in the Smart tariff from MTS, and the second about unlimited Internet from Tele2.

Saturday Coffee #19

Saturday Coffee #19

Mobile Almanac 2018

Let's move on to some new product rumors this week.

LG has sent out invitations to the media for its event scheduled to take place on October 4 this year at 10 am local time, where it is going to unveil the new LG V40 ThinQ smartphone model. In its invitation, the company hints that its novelty will be equipped with three main cameras - with a standard lens, wide-angle and telephoto.

Saturday Coffee #19

Samsung has officially announced that it is scheduled to launch another new Samsung Galaxy product launch on October 11, which it anticipates with the words "Let the fun times begin" and a poster that reads "4X fun ” (fourfold fun). This is a clear hint that smartphones with four cameras are expected this day and, most likely, these will be devices from the Galaxy A line. on Samsung's website, where it says: "The latest Samsung Galaxy device offers more ways to express yourself than ever before."

Saturday coffee #19

A week with Sony Xperia XZ2

Only at the beginning of the year, as part of the MWC 2018 exhibition, Sony introduced its new flagship Xperia XZ2, and already in September, as part of IFA 2018, it showed its successor Xperia XZ3. But, despite this, the XZ2 is still on the market, and with the release of new items, the price should fall a little.

Saturday Coffee #19

The Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone is such a puffy product in a glossy case that has its own unique design and is not similar to products from other companies. Someone scolded the company for a radical change in design, someone, on the contrary, praised it. In my opinion, Sony did the right thing, the previous angular design has already become boring for users, its minimal changes would not have saved the situation, so the Japanese manufacturer went for its complete replacement.

The Xperia XZ2 is quite the flagship product for today, built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4 GB of RAM, equipped with a high-quality 5.7-inch IPS display with FullHD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution. And also the device has a full set of modern wireless interfaces, including NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz).

Saturday Coffee #19

The main camera in the device is 19 megapixels with the ability to record video in 4K and 960 fps super slow motion in FHD. As with the Xperia XZ2 Compact, it's worth saying that the quality of the photos taken by the camera is not ideal, despite the fact that Sony is one of the main suppliers of camera modules for other manufacturers. By the way, the company says that in the Xperia XZ3, which uses the same module, they screwed up the camera and the device shoots better than its predecessor, but this remains to be verified. Now I suggest you look at examples of pictures taken by Sony Xperia XZ2:

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The device will be of interest to fans of the Sony brand, as well as to those who want a smartphone that would stand out among the mass of similar products. Today, you can buy the Sony Xperia XZ2 for 59,990 rubles or even cheaper, with the release of the XZ3, the price of the previous model should still sink.

. and dessert

The Russian studio Evil Pirate Studio presented last week the trailer for the new animated film Cyberslav. Here is what its creators write about the project:

“Neon domes, digital psaltery and carbon sandals — this is what we call ancient Slavic cyberpunk. "Kiberslav" is not for you to tuck your fur coat into your shorts, it is an epic teenage epic with an abundance of action and in the most unusual setting that you can remember.

Are you ready to shoot Russian folk vermin with plasma guns? Hold on to your chair, it's coming!"

Belatedly, just two years after the global release, Niantic released the once very popular Pokemon Go game in Russia. I wonder if anyone else plays it?

Saturday coffee №19

September 12 was the annual presentation of Apple, which presented new smartphones, as well as a new generation of smartwatches. We have published three articles on the website dedicated to new products from Cupertino, I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

The new Apple smartphones are interesting, but something has happened with the names, as well as the model range. The model names are iPhone Xs, a logical continuation of the “tens”, Xs Max, why not Xs Plus, it’s not entirely clear, Xr, sort of like a “budget” iPhone. At the same time, the company completely removed the previous iPhone X, it is no longer produced, which is strange, since previous models have always remained in the lineup, only becoming cheaper and receiving modifications with a limited amount of memory. In addition, the company removed the most affordable iPhone SE smartphone in the line, thereby raising the price of entry into the Apple world, now the most affordable smartphone from the apple company is the iPhone 7 with 32 GB of memory, the price of which is 38,990 rubles. New items have also become more expensive, the price for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max starts at 87,990 rubles and 96,990 rubles, respectively, and the “budget” Xr will cost from 64,990 rubles. Despite the increased price, the company removed the adapter for regular headphones from the delivery set and did not complete smartphones with fast charging, despite the fact that it is supported in devices.

If you remain loyal to Apple and if you have, for example, an iPhone 7 and below, then it's time to buy the iPhone X, prices for which start at 69,990 rubles, while the model is still on sale. You will not lose much in terms of opportunities, but you will save money.

But I liked the new Apple Watch, the screen of the 4th generation of the most popular smart watches has increased in size, the watch has become thinner and has received a number of interesting features, however, not all of them will be relevant in Russia. Apple has turned its watch into a personalized gadget that is even used for medical purposes, but it's worth saying that this only works in the company's home market. And what other watch, besides the latest generation of Apple Watch, is able to take an electrocardiogram or recognize the owner’s fall and call the rescue service, as well as detect arrhythmia? There are simply no more such mass products on the market.

Russian smartphones ousted the Chinese

According to Vedomosti, citing materials from a partner of several electronics manufacturers, confirmed by employees of two retailers, in June and July of this year, the BQ brand, owned by the Russian company Novaya Liniya, received 2.8% of the Russian smartphone market in units, ranked fifth in sales. BQ smartphones entered the top five in sales for the first time.

New platform for smart watches is presented, but with products everything is somehow not very good, I don’t think Snapdragon Wear 3100 will spur manufacturers to release more smart watches. Perhaps we will see watches on the new platform from Fossil, probably the only mass manufacturer of these solutions on the market today, albeit in the Fashion segment.

Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop in Russia

On Thursday, Huawei held an event in Russia dedicated to the launch of the MateBook X Pro laptop in our market. The model is equipped with a 13.9-inch 3K FullView touch screen (3000x2000), a new eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250 processor and support for high-speed Wi-Fi, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2 GB GDDR5. In addition, Huawei MateBook X Pro laptops are equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe PCle SSDs.

In Russia, the Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop will be available in space gray for a suggested retail price of 99,990 rubles. The novelty will go on sale on September 21 in the manufacturer's official online store and in M.Video stores.

A full review of Huawei MateBook X Pro is already available on our website:

I watched this laptop at MWC 2018, a nice model with the original location of the webcam, which is hidden in the key located between F6 and F7. But, to be honest, for 100,000 rubles, I would probably choose a model from a company that specializes in the production of laptops, especially since there is a choice in this price range.

VR market - rise or fall?

Eldar Murtazin this week told what is happening with the VR market now and what will happen to him in the future, I recommend reading:

I haven't been immersed in VR yet, everything I've seen is nothing more than entertainment for a couple of days. But if you look at the market, you can see that it lives its unhurried life, new devices for consuming VR content are coming out, content itself is appearing, albeit not as fast as we would like. It looks like the VR market needs some kind of stimulus for a qualitative leap, maybe a breakthrough in technology or new unique content that will be in demand by mass users.

Android One smartphones

This week we have published two reviews of new Xiaomi models on pure Android One OS, these are Mi A2 and A2 Lite. As I already wrote after the presentation of these new products, they turned out to be not ideal, the company should have combined all the best from them into one model, then it would have turned out to be an excellent smartphone on Android One. However, you can read the reviews and draw your own conclusions:

And HMD Global has opened pre-orders for its new Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone running pure Android One. The model is equipped with a 5.86-inch screen with HD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:9, runs on a MediaTek Helio P60 processor with 3 GB of RAM, a dual main camera, and a battery capacity of 3060 mAh. The model was estimated at 15,990 rubles.

Ten things

Vladimir Nimin prepared the article "Ten things in August" this week. Although this time I did not discover anything new in it, I still recommend that you read the article, it is easy and interesting to read, and maybe some of the features will be new to you:

Honor Play gaming smartphone

A full review of the Honor Play gaming smartphone, a large-screen model built on the most powerful chipset from Huawei and with GPU Turbo technology, has been released on our website. Roman Belykh understood the features of the model in detail and wrote a detailed material with numbers, graphs, in general, everything you like:

Operator news

Sergey Potresov released two materials at once, dedicated to the news of operators this week, the first about changes in the Smart tariff from MTS, and the second about unlimited Internet from Tele2.

Mobile Almanac 2018

Let's move on to some new product rumors this week.

LG has sent out invitations to the media for its event scheduled to take place on October 4 this year at 10 am local time, where it is going to unveil the new LG V40 ThinQ smartphone model. In its invitation, the company hints that its novelty will be equipped with three main cameras - with a standard lens, wide-angle and telephoto.

Samsung has officially announced that it is scheduled to launch another new Samsung Galaxy product launch on October 11, which it anticipates with the words "Let the fun times begin" and a poster that reads "4X fun ” (fourfold fun). This is a clear hint that smartphones with four cameras are expected this day and, most likely, these will be devices from the Galaxy A line. on Samsung's website, where it says: "The latest Samsung Galaxy device offers more ways to express yourself than ever before."

A week with Sony Xperia XZ2

Only at the beginning of the year, as part of the MWC 2018 exhibition, Sony introduced its new flagship Xperia XZ2, and already in September, as part of IFA 2018, it showed its successor Xperia XZ3. But, despite this, the XZ2 is still on the market, and with the release of new items, the price should fall a little.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone is such a puffy product in a glossy case that has its own unique design and is not similar to products from other companies. Someone scolded the company for a radical change in design, someone, on the contrary, praised it. In my opinion, Sony did the right thing, the previous angular design has already become boring for users, its minimal changes would not have saved the situation, so the Japanese manufacturer went for its complete replacement.

The Xperia XZ2 is quite the flagship product for today, built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4 GB of RAM, equipped with a high-quality 5.7-inch IPS display with FullHD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution. And also the device has a full set of modern wireless interfaces, including NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz).

The main camera in the device is 19 megapixels with the ability to record video in 4K and 960 fps super slow motion in FHD. As with the Xperia XZ2 Compact, it's worth saying that the quality of the photos taken by the camera is not ideal, despite the fact that Sony is one of the main suppliers of camera modules for other manufacturers. By the way, the company says that in the Xperia XZ3, which uses the same module, they screwed up the camera and the device shoots better than its predecessor, but this remains to be verified. Now I suggest you look at examples of pictures taken by Sony Xperia XZ2:

The device will be of interest to fans of the Sony brand, as well as to those who want a smartphone that would stand out among the mass of similar products. Today, you can buy the Sony Xperia XZ2 for 59,990 rubles or even cheaper, with the release of the XZ3, the price of the previous model should still sink.

. and dessert

The Russian studio Evil Pirate Studio presented last week the trailer for the new animated film Cyberslav. Here is what its creators write about the project:

“Neon domes, digital psaltery and carbon sandals — this is what we call ancient Slavic cyberpunk. "Kiberslav" is not for you to tuck your fur coat into your shorts, it is an epic teenage epic with an abundance of action and in the most unusual setting that you can remember.

Are you ready to shoot Russian folk vermin with plasma guns? Hold on to your chair, it's coming!"

Belatedly, just two years after the global release, Niantic released the once very popular Pokemon Go game in Russia. I wonder if anyone else plays it?