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According to Vedomosti, citing data contained on the public procurement portal, the Russian state telecommunications operator Rostelecom has made several purchases to test the Russian mobile operating system Sailfish. The information was confirmed to Vedomosti by the representative of the operator Andrey Polyakov. According to him, testing will be in real conditions.

For them, Rostelecom purchased a little more than 8,000 Inoi R7 smartphones and 1,200 Inoi T8 tablets for a total of 110.3 million rubles from the Distribution Center, follows from materials from the public procurement website. The Distribution Center (operating under the VVP Group brand) is one of the partners of the Inoy company, which developed the Inoi smartphone. VVP Group was a distributor of Nokia, and in November 2014 helped Jolla with the organization of an online store in Russia, delivery of orders and user support.

Let's see what testing and subsequent implementation of devices based on the Sailfish OS into the public sector will lead to. Today, the office of the company "Other" is probably a holiday, nevertheless, already selling devices for 110.3 million rubles for a small local company is impressive.

Google is shutting down Google+

Google announced that as part of its Project Strobe project, which is radically redefining the way third-party access to Google accounts and Android device data and designed to improve data privacy and security, it has decided to close its Google+ social network for ordinary users. In addition, another factor that pushed the search giant to take this step was the low popularity of Google+ among ordinary users.

To give people the full opportunity to transition, Google will be implementing this transition over a 10-month period, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of next August. In the coming months, the company will provide regular users with additional information, including how to download and transfer their data.

Google has a fairly large number of failed projects, and the Google+ network is one of them. Almost from the very start of G+, it was clear that the network would not work, users were already used to Facebook and other services, and another social network, albeit integrated into the Google ecosystem, was useless. And recently, the corporation has not even been engaged in its development, so I think none of the users will miss Google+.

Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone

U.S. professional gaming company Razer has officially unveiled its new gaming smartphone Razer Phone 2, which received significant upgrades compared to the previous smartphone, including an updated processor with a vapor chamber cooling system, support for wireless charging, Waterproof case with illuminated Razer Chroma logo on the back.

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The manufacturer emphasizes that his brainchild is the only smartphone in the world today, the image output on which comes with a full frame scan of 120 Hz - both for reading touch touches on it and for updating the image on the screen. All this should have the most positive effect when playing on it - a smooth picture without twitching and instant responsiveness to touch.

I don't understand the niche of gaming smartphones - for whom are they produced, who buys them? In my opinion, these are products in a vacuum that journalists will write about with pleasure, and readers will read, but that's all. The presented Razer Phone 2 differs from similar smartphones from other manufacturers only in a 120 Hz screen, otherwise it is an ordinary device on top-end hardware.

New flagship smartphone from ZTE presented

The Chinese company ZTE introduced its new flagship smartphone ZTE Axon 9 Pro this week. The device is built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, expandable using microSD memory cards. The device has a 6.21-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels, a dual main camera of 20 + 12 MP, and a full range of modern wireless interfaces. We have already published a detailed review of the novelty on our website, I recommend that you read it:

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According to the specifications, ZTE Axon 9 Pro is a full-fledged flagship in the spirit of the times, even the “bangs” are in place, only the price of the device, which is 47,000 rubles, is surprising. In my opinion, the Chinese company ZTE does not have such a strong position in Russia to sell a smartphone for this money. It is clear that they need to restore resources after US sanctions and millions in fines, but it is doubtful that a queue will line up for the novelty. On our market, you can buy Samsung and Huawei smartphones for the same price, and for 30,000 rubles you can buy Xiaomi Mi8, so I think the buyer is unlikely to be interested in ZTE Axon 9 Pro for 47,000 rubles in this case.

Google showed Pixel 3 and other new items

Last week, Google held a presentation of its new devices. Despite the fact that she did her best to attract an audience and somehow surprise us all, in fact, those new smartphones were presented that two months before the presentation fell into the hands of journalists. Back in August, our site released a first look at the new Pixel 3 XL:

Saturday Coffee #23

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In the end, nothing surprising was shown in terms of smartphones. Yes, these are good smartphones by modern standards with powerful hardware to be in trend, the older model has a big “king bang”, which, however, can be hidden from the developer section. The RAM is still the same 4 GB, here Google decided that this is enough, and there is only one main camera module. The number of cameras in the Google device is clearly not in trend, although the photo capabilities of the device were given quite a lot of time at the presentation. Unlike competitors, the search giant does not rely on increasing the number of camera modules, but on software post-processing, in this regard they are leaders, and the last Pixel 2 is proof of this. About cameras in mobile devices, I recommend an article by Eldar Murtazin, which was published last week, but suddenly you missed it:

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In addition to smartphones, the company introduced the Home Hub home assistant tablet. For me, this is an absolutely incomprehensible format of devices, since a bunch of smartphone / tablet + smart speaker, in my opinion, looks like the best option. Although you have to look, perhaps this class of devices will shoot.

Saturday coffee #23

Google also introduced the new Pixel Slate tablet, a device that runs on Chrome OS. This company's attempt to board a long-gone train is hilarious. Having suffered with Android tablets, the company decided to release a product on its other operating system. In my opinion, this will no longer help Google. Apple with multifunctional iPad tablets and Microsoft with Surface work devices have long and successfully divided the market, and there is no place for a new player here. The cost of the cheapest Pixel Slate modification on Intel Celeron with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM is $599. The top version of the tablet on Intel i7 with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory will cost $1,699.

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You can read more about the presentation and novelties of Google in a separate article:

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New Honor 8X

The week turned out to be hot at presentations and new items, and the Chinese company Huawei did not stand aside, which introduced its new smartphone under the Honor sub-brand, model 8X. A good balanced device at a very reasonable price, which in Russia will be 18,000 rubles. Roman Belykh prepared a first look at Honor 8X, I recommend reading:

Saturday Coffee #23

I would like to dwell on the color schemes in which the novelty comes out, these are black, blue and red. About 8 years ago, devices in bright colors were of interest to buyers, and manufacturers produced models in various versions, then somehow the demand for color devices disappeared, at least in Russia, manufacturers began to bring their new products only in black and white colors. A small push here occurred when Apple showed the iPhone in gold color, after which such a solution began to be added to the palette of presented devices.The cardinal change, in my opinion, occurred after the presentation of Huawei P20 Pro, where the company presented the model in a gradient version, small manufacturers even began to copy it, and later large players realized that it was already difficult to sell the same black rectangles and buyers want variety. Today we see that smartphone manufacturers are trying to offer users not only standard colors, but also models in unusual bright colors. For example, Honor 8X looks very interesting in red, a little less in blue, but only because Huawei has previously used this color in its models. The Koreans also showed their novelty in blue and red, we will talk about the Samsung Galaxy A9 below.

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Also, as an example, Sony Mobile, probably for the first time, began to test its new smartphone not only in black, but to offer a choice of four color solutions in which the device enters the market. By the way, I conducted a poll on my Twitter, and according to the results, the most popular color for the Xperia XZ3 was green (“Emerald Forest”), the second one was burgundy, which I actually chose, the third one was silver, and only the last one was black. Buyers' preferences are changing, and if they cannot get a smartphone in some new design, then they will choose the most interesting color scheme for themselves, manufacturers understand this, and in the near future we will see more and more new products in unusual and interesting color schemes.< /p>

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Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first with 4 main camera modules

The Korean company Samsung held a presentation of its new smartphone Samsung Galaxy A9 in Malaysia, this is the first commercial device that is equipped with four main camera modules. Eldar Murtazin shared his impressions and spoke about the market prospects of the model in his article:

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No matter how hard the company tried, the Galaxy A9 surprised only by the presence of 4 camera modules and the fact that it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, not from Samsung. at first glance, this is just a run-in of technology and there will be no noticeable breakthrough in photography yet, apparently, for this reason, Samsung chose the A-series for the experiment, and not the flagship S-series or Note.

Saturday Coffee #23

When pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy A9, Russian customers will receive a useful gift in the form of a 128 GB memory card, and you can find out about other promotions and discounts from manufacturers and retail chains in our material:

Saturday Coffee #23

watchOS 5 Overview

For Apple Watch owners, and those who are just interested in mobile devices, I recommend reading the review of watchOS 5, which was released on the site last week:

Saturday Coffee #23

Ten things

Vladimir Nimin has selected for you the ten most interesting things of September - smartphones, cars, movies and other interesting things. I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

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For myself in "Things" I discovered the series "American Vandal", I had not heard anything about it before, and since Vladimir recommends watching it, I probably know what I will do this evening.

Mobile Almanac 2018

Now let's move on to the portion of rumors.

Huawei has leaked official images of its new Mate 20 Pro model, which will be presented on October 16 in London. Evan Blass shared official press renders of the flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 20 Pro on his Twitter, so now we know exactly what the device will look like and that it will receive three main camera modules, as well as an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

Saturday coffee #23

Xiaomi is preparing to release a BlackShark 2 gaming smartphone. A video has appeared on the /LEAKS portal, which, according to its authors, captures a new gaming smartphone from the Chinese company Xiaomi live. As you can see in the video above, Xiaomi's upcoming gaming novelty has a multi-colored illumination of its logo located on the rear panel. In addition, you can notice similar special effects on the sides.

A week with Bose SoundLink Revolve+

I already talked about my impressions of the Bose speaker, the SoundLink Color II model, today I will tell you about a week with the older model of the SoundLink line - Revolve +. In general, in a good way, the Revolve series consists of two models, a smaller and cheaper regular one and a model with the “plus” prefix, it is larger and, accordingly, more expensive. Both models are made in the same design and from the side they resemble either a thermos or a vase, but they look at least unusual. This appearance was chosen for a reason, but so that the speaker could distribute the sound 360 °, no matter how you put it, the sound will be equally good in any case.

Saturday coffee #23

The SoundLink Revolve+ and lower-end Revolve are made of metal and have no seams, as Bose specifically notes. The upper part is made of rubberized plastic, pleasant to the touch, but it seems to me that, like in the younger model, it will wear out faster than the user would like. The speakers are protected from moisture according to the IPX4 standard, so you can put it in the bath if necessary, and it is not afraid of rain. In addition, the manufacturer says that the column is not afraid of light blows, so it will survive the transportation quite calmly. Yes, the older model has a carrying handle, which is handy when you take it with you on a trip.

A full battery charge of the speaker, according to the manufacturer, is enough for 16 hours, the youngest one provides 12 hours of work, it worked out about the same for me. It’s a pity, but in its flagship speaker, the manufacturer again used the microUSB connector for charging, although it would have been time to switch to Type-C for a long time, yet the user purchases the speaker for more than one year. As options for Revolve / Revolve +, you can purchase a charger on which the device is placed, similar to the station for electric kettles, so as not to constantly connect the cable. Such a charging cradle costs 1,990 rubles, but I would probably refrain from buying it, it’s easier to connect the charger with a cable if necessary.

Saturday coffee #23

As with the SoundLink Color II, the Revolve+ can be connected to a smartphone via the Bose Connect app. Through this application, you can update the firmware of the speaker, as well as combine two Bose speakers into party mode to simultaneously stream sound to two devices or enable them to work in stereo mode. In addition, Revolve+ can be controlled via voice assistants Siri and Google Assistant, when a smartphone is connected to it, just press and hold the multifunction button on the speaker.

The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ sounds good, the sound is rich with the necessary amount of bass, the SoundLink Color II somehow pales in comparison, but here, of course, one must take into account the size and cost of the devices.

Saturday coffee #23

Yes, some may not like the design of the SoundLink Revolve+, some may say that the price of 18,990 rubles is high. But if you liked this model from Bose and like its appearance, then you will not lose if you get it for yourself. Quality materials, interesting design, long battery life and, of course, good sound. Yes, SoundLink Revolve+ is not an affordable solution, but Bose never was.

. and dessert

In 1992, Disney released the animated film Aladdin, which grossed $500 million on a $28 million budget. In 1993, Virgin Interactive released a wonderful computer game "Aladdin" based on the cartoon of the same name. Oh, how many sleepless nights were spent on its passage. In the spring of 2019, the Disney film studio plans to release on the big screens a film version of the animation classic Aladdin, and Guy Ritchie himself is directing the film. The first trailer for the film was released last week, check it out:

Saturday coffee №23

According to Vedomosti, citing data contained on the public procurement portal, the Russian state telecommunications operator Rostelecom has made several purchases to test the Russian mobile operating system Sailfish. The information was confirmed to Vedomosti by the representative of the operator Andrey Polyakov. According to him, testing will be in real conditions.

For them, Rostelecom purchased a little more than 8,000 Inoi R7 smartphones and 1,200 Inoi T8 tablets for a total of 110.3 million rubles from the Distribution Center, follows from materials from the public procurement website. The Distribution Center (operating under the VVP Group brand) is one of the partners of the Other company, which developed the Inoi smartphone. VVP Group was a distributor of Nokia, and in November 2014 helped Jolla with the organization of an online store in Russia, delivery of orders and user support.

Let's see what testing and subsequent implementation of devices based on the Sailfish OS into the public sector will lead to. Today, in the office of the company "Other" is probably a holiday, nevertheless, already selling devices for 110.3 million rubles for a small local company is impressive.

Google is shutting down Google+

Google announced that as part of its Project Strobe project, which is radically redefining the way third-party access to Google accounts and Android device data and designed to improve data privacy and security, it has decided to close its Google+ social network for ordinary users. In addition, another factor that pushed the search giant to take this step was the low popularity of Google+ among ordinary users.

To give people the full opportunity to transition, Google will be implementing this transition over a 10-month period, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of next August. In the coming months, the company will provide regular users with additional information, including how to download and transfer their data.

Google has a fairly large number of failed projects, and the Google+ network is one of them. Almost from the very start of G+, it was clear that the network would not work, users were already used to Facebook and other services, and another social network, albeit integrated into the Google ecosystem, was useless. And recently, the corporation has not even been engaged in its development, so I think none of the users will miss Google+.

Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone

U.S. professional gaming company Razer has officially unveiled its new gaming smartphone Razer Phone 2, which received significant upgrades compared to the previous smartphone, including an updated processor with a vapor chamber cooling system, support for wireless charging, Waterproof case with illuminated Razer Chroma logo on the back.

Saturday coffee #23

The manufacturer emphasizes that his brainchild is the only smartphone in the world today, the image output on which comes with a full frame scan of 120 Hz - both for reading touch touches on it and for updating the image on the screen. All this should have the most positive effect when playing on it - a smooth picture without twitching and instant responsiveness to touch.

I don't understand the niche of gaming smartphones - for whom are they produced, who buys them? In my opinion, these are products in a vacuum that journalists will write about with pleasure, and readers will read, but that's all. The presented Razer Phone 2 differs from similar smartphones from other manufacturers only in a 120 Hz screen, otherwise it is a regular device on top-end hardware.

New flagship smartphone from ZTE presented

The Chinese company ZTE introduced its new flagship smartphone ZTE Axon 9 Pro this week. The device is built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, expandable using microSD memory cards. The device has a 6.21-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels, a dual main camera of 20 + 12 MP, and a full range of modern wireless interfaces. We have already published a detailed review of the novelty on our website, I recommend that you read it:

Saturday Coffee #23

According to the specifications, ZTE Axon 9 Pro is a full-fledged flagship in the spirit of the times, even the “bangs” are in place, only the price of the device, which is 47,000 rubles, is surprising. In my opinion, the Chinese company ZTE does not have such a strong position in Russia to sell a smartphone for this money. It is clear that they need to restore resources after US sanctions and millions in fines, but it is doubtful that a queue will line up for the novelty. On our market, you can buy Samsung and Huawei smartphones for the same price, and for 30,000 rubles you can buy Xiaomi Mi8, so I think the buyer is unlikely to be interested in ZTE Axon 9 Pro for 47,000 rubles in this case.

Google showed Pixel 3 and other new items

Last week, Google held a presentation of its new devices. Despite the fact that she did her best to attract an audience and somehow surprise us all, in fact, those new smartphones were presented that two months before the presentation fell into the hands of journalists. Back in August, our site released a first look at the new Pixel 3 XL:

Saturday Coffee #23

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In the end, nothing surprising was shown in terms of smartphones. Yes, these are good smartphones by modern standards with powerful hardware to be in trend, the older model has a big “king bang”, which, however, can be hidden from the developer section. The RAM is still the same 4 GB, here Google decided that this is enough, and there is only one main camera module. The number of cameras in the Google device is clearly not in trend, although the photo capabilities of the device were given quite a lot of time at the presentation. Unlike competitors, the search giant does not rely on increasing the number of camera modules, but on software post-processing, in this regard they are leaders, and the last Pixel 2 is proof of this. About cameras in mobile devices, I recommend an article by Eldar Murtazin, which was published last week, but suddenly you missed it:

Saturday Coffee #23

In addition to smartphones, the company introduced the Home Hub home assistant tablet. For me, this is an absolutely incomprehensible format of devices, since a bunch of smartphone / tablet + smart speaker, in my opinion, looks like the best option. Although you have to look, perhaps this class of devices will shoot.

Saturday coffee #23

Google also introduced the new Pixel Slate tablet, a device that runs on Chrome OS. This company's attempt to board a long-gone train is hilarious. Having suffered with Android tablets, the company decided to release a product on its other operating system. In my opinion, this will no longer help Google. Apple with iPad multifunctional tablets and Microsoft with Surface work devices have long and successfully divided the market, and there is no place for a new player here. The cost of the cheapest Pixel Slate modification on Intel Celeron with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM is $599. The top version of the tablet on Intel i7 with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory will cost $1,699.

Saturday coffee #23

You can read more about the presentation and novelties of Google in a separate article:

Saturday Coffee #23

New Honor 8X

The week turned out to be hot at presentations and new items, and the Chinese company Huawei did not stand aside, which introduced its new smartphone under the Honor sub-brand, model 8X. A good balanced device at a very reasonable price, which in Russia will be 18,000 rubles. Roman Belykh prepared a first look at Honor 8X, I recommend reading:

Saturday Coffee #23

I would like to dwell on the color schemes in which the novelty comes out, these are black, blue and red. About 8 years ago, devices in bright colors were of interest to buyers, and manufacturers produced models in various versions, then somehow the demand for color devices disappeared, at least in Russia, manufacturers began to bring their new products only in black and white colors. A small push here occurred when Apple showed the iPhone in gold color, after which such a solution began to be added to the palette of presented devices.The cardinal change, in my opinion, occurred after the presentation of Huawei P20 Pro, where the company presented the model in a gradient version, small manufacturers even began to copy it, and later large players realized that it was already difficult to sell the same black rectangles and buyers want variety. Today we see that smartphone manufacturers are trying to offer users not only standard colors, but also models in unusual bright colors. For example, Honor 8X looks very interesting in red, a little less in blue, but only because Huawei has previously used this color in its models. The Koreans also showed their novelty in blue and red, we will talk about the Samsung Galaxy A9 below.

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Also, as an example, Sony Mobile, probably for the first time, began to test its new smartphone not only in black, but to offer a choice of four color solutions in which the device enters the market. By the way, I conducted a poll on my Twitter, and according to the results, the most popular color for the Xperia XZ3 was green (“Emerald Forest”), the second one was burgundy, which I actually chose, the third one was silver, and only the last one was black. Buyers' preferences are changing, and if they cannot get a smartphone in some new design, then they will choose the most interesting color scheme for themselves, manufacturers understand this, and in the near future we will see more and more new products in unusual and interesting color schemes.< /p>

Saturday coffee #23

Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first with 4 main camera modules

The Korean company Samsung held a presentation of its new smartphone Samsung Galaxy A9 in Malaysia, this is the first commercial device that is equipped with four main camera modules. Eldar Murtazin shared his impressions and spoke about the market prospects of the model in his article:

Saturday Coffee #23

No matter how hard the company tried, the Galaxy A9 surprised only by the presence of 4 camera modules and the fact that it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, not from Samsung. at first glance, this is just a run-in of technology and there will be no noticeable breakthrough in photography yet, apparently, for this reason, Samsung chose the A-series for the experiment, and not the flagship S-series or Note.

Saturday Coffee #23

When pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy A9, Russian customers will receive a useful gift in the form of a 128 GB memory card, and you can find out about other promotions and discounts from manufacturers and retail chains in our material:

Saturday Coffee #23

watchOS 5 Overview

For Apple Watch owners, and those who are just interested in mobile devices, I recommend reading the review of watchOS 5, which was released on the site last week:

Saturday Coffee #23

Ten things

Vladimir Nimin has selected for you the ten most interesting things of September - smartphones, cars, movies and other interesting things. I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

Saturday Coffee #23

For myself in "Things" I discovered the series "American Vandal", I had not heard anything about it before, and since Vladimir recommends watching it, I probably know what I will do this evening.

Mobile Almanac 2018

Now let's move on to the portion of rumors.

Huawei has leaked official images of its new Mate 20 Pro model, which will be presented on October 16 in London. Evan Blass shared official press renders of the flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 20 Pro on his Twitter, so now we know exactly what the device will look like and that it will receive three main camera modules, as well as an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

Saturday coffee #23

Xiaomi is preparing to release a BlackShark 2 gaming smartphone. A video has appeared on the /LEAKS portal, which, according to its authors, captures a new gaming smartphone from the Chinese company Xiaomi live. As you can see in the video above, Xiaomi's upcoming gaming novelty has a multi-colored illumination of its logo located on the rear panel. In addition, you can notice similar special effects on the sides.

A week with Bose SoundLink Revolve+

I already talked about my impressions of the Bose speaker, the SoundLink Color II model, today I will tell you about a week with the older model of the SoundLink line - Revolve +. In general, in a good way, the Revolve series consists of two models, a smaller and cheaper regular one and a model with the “plus” prefix, it is larger and, accordingly, more expensive. Both models are made in the same design and from the side they resemble either a thermos or a vase, but they look at least unusual. This appearance was chosen for a reason, but so that the speaker could distribute the sound 360 °, no matter how you put it, the sound will be equally good in any case.

Saturday coffee #23

The SoundLink Revolve+ and lower-end Revolve are made of metal and have no seams, as Bose specifically notes. The upper part is made of rubberized plastic, pleasant to the touch, but it seems to me that, like in the younger model, it will wear out faster than the user would like. The speakers are protected from moisture according to the IPX4 standard, so you can put it in the bath if necessary, and it is not afraid of rain. In addition, the manufacturer says that the column is not afraid of light blows, so it will survive the transportation quite calmly. Yes, the older model has a carrying handle, which is handy when you take it with you on a trip.

A full battery charge of the speaker, according to the manufacturer, is enough for 16 hours, the youngest one provides 12 hours of work, it worked out about the same for me. It’s a pity, but in its flagship speaker, the manufacturer again used the microUSB connector for charging, although it would have been time to switch to Type-C for a long time, yet the user purchases the speaker for more than one year. As options for Revolve / Revolve +, you can purchase a charger on which the device is placed, similar to the station for electric kettles, so as not to constantly connect the cable. Such a charging cradle costs 1,990 rubles, but I would probably refrain from buying it, it’s easier to connect the charger with a cable if necessary.

Saturday coffee #23

As with the SoundLink Color II, the Revolve+ can be connected to a smartphone via the Bose Connect app. Through this application, you can update the firmware of the speaker, as well as combine two Bose speakers into party mode to simultaneously stream sound to two devices or enable them to work in stereo mode. In addition, Revolve+ can be controlled via voice assistants Siri and Google Assistant, when a smartphone is connected to it, just press and hold the multifunction button on the speaker.

The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ sounds good, the sound is rich with the necessary amount of bass, the SoundLink Color II somehow pales in comparison, but here, of course, one must take into account the size and cost of the devices.

Saturday coffee #23

Yes, some may not like the design of the SoundLink Revolve+, some may say that the price of 18,990 rubles is high. But if you liked this model from Bose and like its appearance, then you will not lose if you get it for yourself. Quality materials, interesting design, long battery life and, of course, good sound. Yes, SoundLink Revolve+ is not an affordable solution, but Bose never was.

. and dessert

In 1992, Disney released the animated film Aladdin, which grossed $500 million on a $28 million budget. In 1993, Virgin Interactive released a wonderful computer game "Aladdin" based on the cartoon of the same name. Oh, how many sleepless nights were spent on its passage. In the spring of 2019, the Disney film studio plans to release on the big screens a film version of the animation classic Aladdin, and Guy Ritchie himself is directing the film. The first trailer for the film was released last week, check it out:

Saturday coffee №23

According to Vedomosti, citing data contained on the public procurement portal, the Russian state telecommunications operator Rostelecom has made several purchases to test the Russian mobile operating system Sailfish. The information was confirmed to Vedomosti by the representative of the operator Andrey Polyakov. According to him, testing will be in real conditions.

For them, Rostelecom purchased a little more than 8,000 Inoi R7 smartphones and 1,200 Inoi T8 tablets for a total of 110.3 million rubles from the Distribution Center, follows from materials from the public procurement website. The Distribution Center (operating under the VVP Group brand) is one of the partners of the Inoy company, which developed the Inoi smartphone. VVP Group was a distributor of Nokia, and in November 2014 helped Jolla with the organization of an online store in Russia, delivery of orders and user support.

Let's see what testing and subsequent implementation of devices based on the Sailfish OS into the public sector will lead to. Today, in the office of the company "Other" is probably a holiday, nevertheless, already selling devices for 110.3 million rubles for a small local company is impressive.

Google is shutting down Google+

Google announced that as part of its Project Strobe project, which is radically redefining the way third-party access to Google accounts and Android device data and designed to improve data privacy and security, it has decided to close its Google+ social network for ordinary users. In addition, another factor that pushed the search giant to take this step was the low popularity of Google+ among ordinary users.

To give people the full opportunity to transition, Google will be implementing this transition over a 10-month period, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of next August. In the coming months, the company will provide regular users with additional information, including how to download and transfer their data.

Google has a fairly large number of failed projects, and the Google+ network is one of them. Almost from the very start of G+, it was clear that the network would not work, users were already used to Facebook and other services, and another social network, albeit integrated into the Google ecosystem, was useless. And recently, the corporation has not even been engaged in its development, so I think none of the users will miss Google+.

Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone

U.S. professional gaming company Razer has officially unveiled its new gaming smartphone Razer Phone 2, which received significant upgrades compared to the previous smartphone, including an updated processor with a vapor chamber cooling system, support for wireless charging, Waterproof case with illuminated Razer Chroma logo on the back.

Saturday coffee #23

The manufacturer emphasizes that his brainchild is the only smartphone in the world today, the image output on which comes with a full frame scan of 120 Hz - both for reading touch touches on it and for updating the image on the screen. All this should have the most positive effect when playing on it - a smooth picture without twitching and instant responsiveness to touch.

I don't understand the niche of gaming smartphones - for whom are they produced, who buys them? In my opinion, these are products in a vacuum that journalists will write about with pleasure, and readers will read, but that's all. The presented Razer Phone 2 differs from similar smartphones from other manufacturers only in a 120 Hz screen, otherwise it is a regular device on top-end hardware.

New flagship smartphone from ZTE presented

The Chinese company ZTE introduced its new flagship smartphone ZTE Axon 9 Pro this week. The device is built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, expandable using microSD memory cards. The device has a 6.21-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels, a dual main camera of 20 + 12 MP, and a full range of modern wireless interfaces. We have already published a detailed review of the novelty on our website, I recommend that you read it:

Saturday Coffee #23

According to the specifications, ZTE Axon 9 Pro is a full-fledged flagship in the spirit of the times, even the “bangs” are in place, only the price of the device, which is 47,000 rubles, is surprising. In my opinion, the Chinese company ZTE does not have such a strong position in Russia to sell a smartphone for this money. It is clear that they need to restore resources after US sanctions and millions in fines, but it is doubtful that a queue will line up for the novelty. On our market, you can buy Samsung and Huawei smartphones for the same price, and for 30,000 rubles you can buy Xiaomi Mi8, so I think the buyer is unlikely to be interested in ZTE Axon 9 Pro for 47,000 rubles in this case.

Google showed Pixel 3 and other new items

Last week, Google held a presentation of its new devices. Despite the fact that she did her best to attract an audience and somehow surprise us all, in fact, those new smartphones were presented that two months before the presentation fell into the hands of journalists. Back in August, our site released a first look at the new Pixel 3 XL:

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In the end, nothing surprising was shown in terms of smartphones. Yes, these are good smartphones by modern standards with powerful hardware to be in trend, the older model has a big “king bang”, which, however, can be hidden from the developer section. The RAM is still the same 4 GB, here Google decided that this is enough, and there is only one main camera module. The number of cameras in the Google device is clearly not in trend, although the photo capabilities of the device were given quite a lot of time at the presentation. Unlike competitors, the search giant does not rely on increasing the number of camera modules, but on software post-processing, in this regard they are leaders, and the last Pixel 2 is proof of this. About cameras in mobile devices, I recommend an article by Eldar Murtazin, which was published last week, but suddenly you missed it:

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In addition to smartphones, the company introduced the Home Hub home assistant tablet. For me, this is an absolutely incomprehensible format of devices, since a bunch of smartphone / tablet + smart speaker, in my opinion, looks like the best option. Although you have to look, perhaps this class of devices will shoot.

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Google also introduced the new Pixel Slate tablet, a device that runs on Chrome OS. This company's attempt to board a long-gone train is hilarious. Having suffered with Android tablets, the company decided to release a product on its other operating system. In my opinion, this will no longer help Google. Apple with multifunctional iPad tablets and Microsoft with Surface work devices have long and successfully divided the market, and there is no place for a new player here. The cost of the cheapest Pixel Slate modification on Intel Celeron with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM is $599. The top version of the tablet on Intel i7 with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory will cost $1,699.

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You can read more about the presentation and novelties of Google in a separate article:

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New Honor 8X

The week turned out to be hot at presentations and new items, and the Chinese company Huawei did not stand aside, which introduced its new smartphone under the Honor sub-brand, model 8X. A good balanced device at a quite reasonable price, which in Russia will be 18,000 rubles. Roman Belykh prepared a first look at Honor 8X, I recommend reading:

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I would like to dwell on the color schemes in which the novelty comes out, these are black, blue and red. About 8 years ago, devices in bright colors were of interest to buyers, and manufacturers produced models in various versions, then somehow the demand for color devices disappeared, at least in Russia, manufacturers began to bring their new products only in black and white colors. A small push here occurred when Apple showed the iPhone in gold color, after which such a solution began to be added to the palette of presented devices.The cardinal change, in my opinion, occurred after the presentation of Huawei P20 Pro, where the company presented the model in a gradient version, small manufacturers even began to copy it, and later large players realized that it was already difficult to sell the same black rectangles and buyers want variety. Today we see that smartphone manufacturers are trying to offer users not only standard colors, but also models in unusual bright colors. For example, Honor 8X looks very interesting in red, a little less in blue, but only because Huawei has previously used this color in its models. The Koreans also showed their novelty in blue and red, we will talk about the Samsung Galaxy A9 below.

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Also, as an example, Sony Mobile, probably for the first time, began to test its new smartphone not only in black, but to offer a choice of four color solutions in which the device enters the market. By the way, I conducted a poll on my Twitter, and according to the results, the most popular color for the Xperia XZ3 was green (“Emerald Forest”), the second one was burgundy, which I actually chose, the third one was silver, and only the last one was black. Buyers' preferences are changing, and if they cannot get a smartphone in some new design, then they will choose the most interesting color scheme for themselves, manufacturers understand this, and in the near future we will see more and more new products in unusual and interesting color schemes.< /p>

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Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first with 4 main camera modules

The Korean company Samsung held a presentation of its new smartphone Samsung Galaxy A9 in Malaysia, this is the first commercial device that is equipped with four main camera modules. Eldar Murtazin shared his impressions and spoke about the market prospects of the model in his article:

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No matter how hard the company tried, the Galaxy A9 surprised only by the presence of 4 camera modules and the fact that it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, not Samsung. It is still difficult to draw any conclusions about the camera, we must wait for detailed tests, but at first glance, this is just a run-in of technology and there will be no noticeable breakthrough in photography yet, apparently, for this reason, Samsung chose the A-series for the experiment, and not the flagship S-series or Note.

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When pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy A9, Russian customers will receive a useful gift in the form of a 128 GB memory card, and you can find out about other promotions and discounts from manufacturers and retail chains in our material:

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watchOS 5 Overview

For Apple Watch owners, and those who are just interested in mobile devices, I recommend reading the review of watchOS 5, which was released on the site last week:

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Ten things

Vladimir Nimin has selected for you the ten most interesting things of September - smartphones, cars, movies and other interesting things. I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

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For myself in "Things" I discovered the series "American Vandal", I had not heard anything about it before, and since Vladimir recommends watching it, I probably know what I will do this evening.

Mobile Almanac 2018

Now let's move on to the portion of rumors.

Huawei has leaked official images of its new Mate 20 Pro model, which will be presented on October 16 in London. Evan Blass shared official press renders of the flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 20 Pro on his Twitter, so now we know exactly what the device will look like and that it will receive three main camera modules, as well as an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

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Xiaomi is preparing to release a BlackShark 2 gaming smartphone. A video has appeared on the /LEAKS portal, which, according to its authors, captures a new gaming smartphone from the Chinese company Xiaomi live. As you can see in the video above, Xiaomi's upcoming gaming novelty has a multi-colored illumination of its logo located on the rear panel. In addition, you can notice similar special effects on the sides.

A week with Bose SoundLink Revolve+

I already talked about my impressions of the Bose speaker, the SoundLink Color II model, today I will tell you about a week with the older model of the SoundLink line - Revolve +. In general, in a good way, the Revolve series consists of two models, a smaller and cheaper regular one and a model with the “plus” prefix, it is larger and, accordingly, more expensive. Both models are made in the same design and from the side they resemble either a thermos or a vase, but they look at least unusual. This appearance was chosen for a reason, but so that the speaker could distribute the sound 360 °, no matter how you put it, the sound will be equally good in any case.

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The SoundLink Revolve+ and lower-end Revolve are made of metal and have no seams, as Bose specifically notes. The upper part is made of rubberized plastic, pleasant to the touch, but it seems to me that, like in the younger model, it will wear out faster than the user would like. The speakers are protected from moisture according to the IPX4 standard, so you can put it in the bath if necessary, and it is not afraid of rain. In addition, the manufacturer says that the column is not afraid of light blows, so it will survive the transportation quite calmly. Yes, the older model has a carrying handle, which is handy when you take it with you on a trip.

A full battery charge of the speaker, according to the manufacturer, is enough for 16 hours, the youngest one provides 12 hours of work, it worked out about the same for me. It’s a pity, but in its flagship speaker, the manufacturer again used the microUSB connector for charging, although it would have been time to switch to Type-C for a long time, yet the user purchases the speaker for more than one year. As options for Revolve / Revolve +, you can purchase a charger on which the device is placed, similar to the station for electric kettles, so as not to constantly connect the cable. Such a charging cradle costs 1,990 rubles, but I would probably refrain from buying it, it’s easier to connect the charger with a cable if necessary.

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As with the SoundLink Color II, the Revolve+ can be connected to a smartphone via the Bose Connect app. Through this application, you can update the firmware of the speaker, as well as combine two Bose speakers into party mode to simultaneously stream sound to two devices or enable them to work in stereo mode. In addition, Revolve+ can be controlled via voice assistants Siri and Google Assistant, when a smartphone is connected to it, just press and hold the multifunction button on the speaker.

The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ sounds good, the sound is rich with the necessary amount of bass, the SoundLink Color II somehow pales in comparison, but here, of course, one must take into account the size and cost of the devices.

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Yes, some may not like the design of the SoundLink Revolve+, some may say that the price of 18,990 rubles is high. But if you liked this model from Bose and like its appearance, then you will not lose if you get it for yourself. Quality materials, interesting design, long battery life and, of course, good sound. Yes, SoundLink Revolve+ is not an affordable solution, but Bose never was.

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In 1992, Disney released the animated film Aladdin, which grossed $500 million on a $28 million budget. In 1993, Virgin Interactive released a wonderful computer game "Aladdin" based on the cartoon of the same name. Oh, how many sleepless nights were spent on its passage. In the spring of 2019, the Disney film studio plans to release on the big screens a film version of the animation classic Aladdin, and Guy Ritchie himself is directing the film. The first trailer for the film was released last week, check it out:

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According to Vedomosti, citing data contained on the public procurement portal, the Russian state telecommunications operator Rostelecom has made several purchases to test the Russian mobile operating system Sailfish. The information was confirmed to Vedomosti by the representative of the operator Andrey Polyakov. According to him, testing will be in real conditions.

For them, Rostelecom purchased a little more than 8,000 Inoi R7 smartphones and 1,200 Inoi T8 tablets for a total of 110.3 million rubles from the Distribution Center, follows from materials from the public procurement website. The Distribution Center (operating under the VVP Group brand) is one of the partners of the Other company, which developed the Inoi smartphone. VVP Group was a distributor of Nokia, and in November 2014 helped Jolla with the organization of an online store in Russia, delivery of orders and user support.

Let's see what testing and subsequent implementation of devices based on the Sailfish OS into the public sector will lead to. Today, in the office of the company "Other" is probably a holiday, nevertheless, already selling devices for 110.3 million rubles for a small local company is impressive.

Google is shutting down Google+

Google announced that as part of its Project Strobe project, which is radically redefining the way third-party access to Google accounts and Android device data and designed to improve data privacy and security, it has decided to close its Google+ social network for ordinary users. In addition, another factor that pushed the search giant to take this step was the low popularity of Google+ among ordinary users.

To give people the full opportunity to transition, Google will be implementing this transition over a 10-month period, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of next August. In the coming months, the company will provide regular users with additional information, including how to download and transfer their data.

Google has a fairly large number of failed projects, and the Google+ network is one of them. Almost from the very start of G+, it was clear that the network would not work, users were already used to Facebook and other services, and another social network, albeit integrated into the Google ecosystem, was useless. And recently, the corporation has not even been engaged in its development, so I think none of the users will miss Google+.

Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone

U.S. professional gaming company Razer has officially unveiled its new gaming smartphone Razer Phone 2, which received significant upgrades compared to the previous smartphone, including an updated processor with a vapor chamber cooling system, support for wireless charging, Waterproof case with illuminated Razer Chroma logo on the back.

The manufacturer emphasizes that his brainchild is the only smartphone in the world today, the image output on which comes with a full frame scan of 120 Hz - both for reading touch touches on it and for updating the image on the screen. All this should have the most positive effect when playing on it - a smooth picture without twitching and instant responsiveness to touch.

I don't understand the niche of gaming smartphones - for whom are they produced, who buys them? In my opinion, these are products in a vacuum that journalists will write about with pleasure, and readers will read, but that's all. The presented Razer Phone 2 differs from similar smartphones from other manufacturers only in a 120 Hz screen, otherwise it is a regular device on top-end hardware.

New flagship smartphone from ZTE presented

The Chinese company ZTE introduced its new flagship smartphone ZTE Axon 9 Pro this week. The device is built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, expandable using microSD memory cards. The device has a 6.21-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels, a dual main camera of 20 + 12 MP, and a full range of modern wireless interfaces. We have already published a detailed review of the novelty on our website, I recommend that you read it:

According to the specifications, ZTE Axon 9 Pro is a full-fledged flagship in the spirit of the times, even the “bangs” are in place, only the price of the device, which is 47,000 rubles, is surprising. In my opinion, the Chinese company ZTE does not have such a strong position in Russia to sell a smartphone for this money. It is clear that they need to restore resources after US sanctions and millions in fines, but it is doubtful that a queue will line up for the novelty. On our market, you can buy Samsung and Huawei smartphones for the same price, and for 30,000 rubles you can buy Xiaomi Mi8, so I think the buyer is unlikely to be interested in ZTE Axon 9 Pro for 47,000 rubles in this case.

Google showed Pixel 3 and other new items

Last week, Google held a presentation of its new devices. Despite the fact that she did her best to attract an audience and somehow surprise us all, in fact, those new smartphones were presented that two months before the presentation fell into the hands of journalists. Back in August, our site released a first look at the new Pixel 3 XL:

In the end, nothing surprising was shown in terms of smartphones. Yes, these are good smartphones by modern standards with powerful hardware to be in trend, the older model has a big “king bang”, which, however, can be hidden from the developer section. The RAM is still the same 4 GB, here Google decided that this is enough, and there is only one main camera module. The number of cameras in the Google device is clearly not in trend, although the photo capabilities of the device were given quite a lot of time at the presentation. Unlike competitors, the search giant does not rely on increasing the number of camera modules, but on software post-processing, in this regard they are leaders, and the last Pixel 2 is proof of this. About cameras in mobile devices, I recommend an article by Eldar Murtazin, which was published last week, but suddenly you missed it:

In addition to smartphones, the company introduced the Home Hub home assistant tablet. For me, this is an absolutely incomprehensible format of devices, since a bunch of smartphone / tablet + smart speaker, in my opinion, looks like the best option. Although you have to look, perhaps this class of devices will shoot.

Google also introduced the new Pixel Slate tablet, a device that runs on Chrome OS. This company's attempt to board a long-gone train is hilarious. Having suffered with Android tablets, the company decided to release a product on its other operating system. In my opinion, this will no longer help Google. Apple with iPad multifunctional tablets and Microsoft with Surface work devices have long and successfully divided the market, and there is no place for a new player here. The cost of the cheapest Pixel Slate modification on Intel Celeron with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM is $599. The top version of the tablet on Intel i7 with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory will cost $1,699.

You can read more about the presentation and novelties of Google in a separate article:

New Honor 8X

The week turned out to be hot at presentations and new items, and the Chinese company Huawei did not stand aside, which introduced its new smartphone under the Honor sub-brand, model 8X. A good balanced device at a quite reasonable price, which in Russia will be 18,000 rubles. Roman Belykh prepared a first look at Honor 8X, I recommend reading:

I would like to dwell on the color schemes in which the novelty comes out, these are black, blue and red. About 8 years ago, devices in bright colors were of interest to buyers, and manufacturers produced models in various versions, then somehow the demand for color devices disappeared, at least in Russia, manufacturers began to bring their new products only in black and white colors. A small push here occurred when Apple showed the iPhone in gold color, after which such a solution began to be added to the palette of presented devices. The cardinal change, in my opinion, occurred after the presentation of Huawei P20 Pro, where the company presented the model in a gradient version, small manufacturers even began to copy it, and later large players realized that it was already difficult to sell the same black rectangles and buyers want variety. Today we see that smartphone manufacturers are trying to offer users not only standard colors, but also models in unusual bright colors. For example, Honor 8X looks very interesting in red, a little less in blue, but only because Huawei has previously used this color in its models. The Koreans also showed their novelty in blue and red, we will talk about the Samsung Galaxy A9 below.

Also, as an example, Sony Mobile, probably for the first time, began to test its new smartphone not only in black, but to offer a choice of four color solutions in which the device enters the market. By the way, I conducted a poll on my Twitter, and according to the results, the most popular color for the Xperia XZ3 was green (“Emerald Forest”), the second one was burgundy, which I actually chose, the third one was silver, and only the last one was black. Buyers' preferences are changing, and if they cannot get a smartphone in some new design, then they will choose the most interesting color scheme for themselves, manufacturers understand this, and in the near future we will see more and more new products in unusual and interesting color schemes.< /p>

Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first with 4 main camera modules

The Korean company Samsung held a presentation of its new smartphone Samsung Galaxy A9 in Malaysia, this is the first commercial device that is equipped with four main camera modules. Eldar Murtazin shared his impressions and spoke about the market prospects of the model in his article:

No matter how hard the company tried, the Galaxy A9 surprised only by the presence of 4 camera modules and the fact that it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, not Samsung. It is still difficult to draw any conclusions about the camera, we must wait for detailed tests, but at first glance, this is just a run-in of technology and there will be no noticeable breakthrough in photography yet, apparently, for this reason, Samsung chose the A-series for the experiment, and not the flagship S-series or Note.

When pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy A9, Russian customers will receive a useful gift in the form of a 128 GB memory card, and you can find out about other promotions and discounts from manufacturers and retail chains in our material:

watchOS 5 Overview

For Apple Watch owners, and those who are just interested in mobile devices, I recommend reading the review of watchOS 5, which was released on the site last week:

Ten things

Vladimir Nimin has selected for you the ten most interesting things of September - smartphones, cars, movies and other interesting things. I recommend that you read it if you suddenly missed it:

For myself in "Things" I discovered the series "American Vandal", I had not heard anything about it before, and since Vladimir recommends watching it, I probably know what I will do this evening.

Mobile Almanac 2018

Now let's move on to the portion of rumors.

Huawei has leaked official images of its new Mate 20 Pro model, which will be presented on October 16 in London. Evan Blass shared official press renders of the flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 20 Pro on his Twitter, so now we know exactly what the device will look like and that it will receive three main camera modules, as well as an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

Xiaomi is preparing to release a BlackShark 2 gaming smartphone. A video has appeared on the /LEAKS portal, which, according to its authors, captures a new gaming smartphone from the Chinese company Xiaomi live. As you can see in the video above, Xiaomi's upcoming gaming novelty has a multi-colored illumination of its logo located on the rear panel. In addition, you can notice similar special effects on the sides.

A week with Bose SoundLink Revolve+

I already talked about my impressions of the Bose speaker, the SoundLink Color II model, today I will tell you about a week with the older model of the SoundLink line - Revolve +. In general, in a good way, the Revolve series consists of two models, a smaller and cheaper regular one and a model with the “plus” prefix, it is larger and, accordingly, more expensive. Both models are made in the same design and from the side they resemble either a thermos or a vase, but they look at least unusual. This appearance was chosen for a reason, but so that the speaker could distribute the sound 360 °, no matter how you put it, the sound will be equally good in any case.

The SoundLink Revolve+ and lower-end Revolve are made of metal and have no seams, as Bose specifically notes. The upper part is made of rubberized plastic, pleasant to the touch, but it seems to me that, like in the younger model, it will wear out faster than the user would like. The speakers are protected from moisture according to the IPX4 standard, so you can put it in the bath if necessary, and it is not afraid of rain. In addition, the manufacturer says that the column is not afraid of light blows, so it will survive the transportation quite calmly. Yes, the older model has a carrying handle, which is handy when you take it with you on a trip.

A full battery charge of the speaker, according to the manufacturer, is enough for 16 hours, the youngest one provides 12 hours of work, it worked out about the same for me. It’s a pity, but in its flagship speaker, the manufacturer again used the microUSB connector for charging, although it would have been time to switch to Type-C for a long time, yet the user purchases the speaker for more than one year. As options for Revolve / Revolve +, you can purchase a charger on which the device is placed, similar to the station for electric kettles, so as not to constantly connect the cable. Such a charging cradle costs 1,990 rubles, but I would probably refrain from buying it, it’s easier to connect the charger with a cable if necessary.

As with the SoundLink Color II, the Revolve+ can be connected to a smartphone via the Bose Connect app. Through this application, you can update the firmware of the speaker, as well as combine two Bose speakers into party mode to simultaneously stream sound to two devices or enable them to work in stereo mode. In addition, Revolve+ can be controlled via voice assistants Siri and Google Assistant, when a smartphone is connected to it, just press and hold the multifunction button on the speaker.

The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ sounds good, the sound is rich with the necessary amount of bass, the SoundLink Color II somehow pales in comparison, but here, of course, one must take into account the size and cost of the devices.

Yes, some may not like the design of the SoundLink Revolve+, some may say that the price of 18,990 rubles is high. But if you liked this model from Bose and like its appearance, then you will not lose if you get it for yourself. Quality materials, interesting design, long battery life and, of course, good sound. Yes, SoundLink Revolve+ is not an affordable solution, but Bose never was.

. and dessert

In 1992, Disney released the animated film Aladdin, which grossed $500 million on a $28 million budget. In 1993, Virgin Interactive released a wonderful computer game "Aladdin" based on the cartoon of the same name. Oh, how many sleepless nights were spent on its passage. In the spring of 2019, the Disney film studio plans to release on the big screens a film version of the animation classic Aladdin, and Guy Ritchie himself is directing the film. The first trailer for the film was released last week, check it out: