iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Announced, Apple’s First 5G-Enabled Smartphones

Apple has announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, its first 5G-enabled smartphones. They will be available for starting prices of $699 and $799, respectively, and both will offer capacities of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.The iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order on October 16, and will be released on October 23. The iPhone Mini’s pre-orders will go live on November 6, and will release a week later on November 13.

It’s also important to note that the iPhone 12 Mini will feature everything included in the iPhone 12, just in a smaller form-factor.

Apple Hi Speed Event

The iPhone 12 models feature a Super Retina XDR OLED display that has 2x the pixels of the iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 has a 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi and the iPhone 12 Mini has a 2340-by-1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi.

The 5G network also supports speeds

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Live Apple iPhone Event Tracker: The 5G Smartphones

Oct. 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m. ET

Credit…Frederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Many of us are eagerly anticipating Apple’s new iPhones on Tuesday because they are expected to include a major new feature: 5G, for the fifth-generation cellular network.

Phones with 5G capability have been positioned as far better than our current devices. That’s because carriers like AT&T and Verizon have hyped 5G as a life-changing technology capable of delivering data speeds so fast that you can download a feature-length movie in seconds.

But tamp down your expectations, at least for now. In the near term, the new cellular technology probably won’t be a big leap forward from its predecessor, 4G. Instead, in most cases, 5G will only be incrementally faster, if at all.

Here’s

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The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter

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Apple’s new iPhones are set to be the first consumer gadget powered by 5nm chip technology

When Apple unveils its new iPhones, expect it to make a big deal of the fact they’re the first in the world to be powered by a new type of chip.

This, we’ll likely be told, will let owners do things like edit 4K video, enhance high-resolution photos and play graphically-intensive video games more smoothly than was possible before while using less battery power.

The “five nanometre process” involved refers to the fact that the chip’s transistors have been shrunk down – the tiny on-off switches are now only about 25 atoms wide – allowing billions more to be packed in.

Effectively it means more brain power.

Travel back just four years, and many industry insiders doubted the advance could be delivered so soon.

That it has been, is in large part down to

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Graphite sheets to help next-gen smartphones to keep their cool

Next-gen smartphones to keep their cool
Model for NGF growth with respect to the Ni surface topography. The variable number of graphene layers correlates with the orientation, size and boundaries of the Ni grains at the surface of the polycrystalline metal foil. Credit: KAUST; Xavier Pita

It can be a significant challenge to cool the powerful electronics packed inside the latest smartphones. KAUST researchers have developed a fast and efficient way to make a carbon material that could be ideally suited to dissipating heat in electronic devices. This versatile material could also have additional uses ranging from gas sensors to solar cells.


Many electronic devices use graphite films to draw away and dissipate the heat generated by their electronic components. Although graphite is a naturally occurring form of carbon, heat management of electronics is a demanding application and usually relies on use of high-quality micrometer-thick manufactured graphite films. “However, the method used to make these graphite

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Smartphone Market will Showcase Neutral Impact during 2020-2024|Growing Adoption of AI in Smartphones to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the smartphone market and it is poised to grow by 64.05 mn units during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 1% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Smartphone Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market

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Low- to Mid-Range Smartphones Dominate Worldwide Smartphone Forecast with the Fastest Growth Expected in $400-600 Price Band, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Economic uncertainties have increased the downward pressure on smartphone prices globally with 73% of shipments in 2020 expected to be priced below $400, according to a new price band forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Worldwide smartphone value is expected to decline 7.9% in 2020 to $422.4 billion, down from $458.5 billion in 2019. The downward trend is intensified by consumers turning to devices priced in the low-to-mid range as they prioritize spending on essentials.

Overall, the low-to-mid end segment ($100 to less than $400) dominated global smartphone shipments with 60% market share in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20) and is expected to grow in the short term to 63% by next year. The mid-to-high end segment ($400 to less than $600) grew its share of the market by almost 4 points to 11.6% in 2Q20. Devices from Samsung,

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Instagram bug opened a path for hackers to hijack app, turn smartphones into spies

Facebook has patched a critical vulnerability in Instagram that could lead to remote code execution and the hijack of smartphone cameras, microphones, and more. 

Privately disclosed to Facebook, the owner of Instagram, by Check Point, the security flaw is described as “a critical vulnerability in Instagram’s image processing.”

Tracked as CVE-2020-1895 and issued a CVSS score of 7.8, Facebook’s security advisory says the vulnerability is a heap overflow problem.

See also: Adobe out-of-band patch released to tackle Media Encoder vulnerabilities

“A large heap overflow could occur in Instagram for Android when attempting to upload an image with specially crafted dimensions. This affects versions prior to 128.0.0.26.128,” the advisory says. 

In a blog post on Thursday, Check Point cybersecurity researchers said sending a single malicious image was enough to take over Instagram. An attack can be triggered once a crafted image is sent — via email, WhatsApp, SMS, or any other

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Xiaomi to make under-display camera smartphones next year

The technology disguises the front camera under the phone screen without ruining the display effect.

Xiaomi said on Friday that it will start mass producing third generation smartphones with under-display camera technology next year even as the first two generations are yet to get well established in mass markets.

The Chinese phone maker claims that the third generation has improved full-screen effect offered via self-developed pixel arrangement.

In addition, Xiaomi has optimised the camera algorithm to match the performance with the conventional camera. The technology disguises the front camera under the phone screen without ruining the display effect, which the company said helps improve the technology and put it in mass production.

The latest technology “allows the screen to pass light through the gap area of ​​sub-pixels, allowing each single pixel to retain a complete RGB subpixel layout without sacrificing pixel density,” Xiaomi said in a statement.

It has achieved

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