Why Samsung and Xiaomi are talking UWB, and more tech news you need to know today

Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Monday, 12 October 2020.

1. UWB is ultra, it’s wideband, and Apple’s announcing it tomorrow?

Here’s a little preview of the future via Samsung, which said today in a blog post that says it expects UWB to be one of the “next big wireless technologies”.

What’s UWB?

  • UWB, or ultra-wideband, looks like the next big thing as it allows for fast data transfer over longer ranges, with precision location services baked in.
  • UWB chips are now present in several new smartphones, like the iPhone 11 series and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
  • And the reason is that the technology looks intensely useful. Better Bluetooth is a simple mostly right answer, but another example would be much better NFC, as well, given accuracies can be down to centimeters.
  • So, what does it mean? Samsung’s examples of using
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While the German Smartphone Market Plunged 27% in Q2 due to COVID-19, Apple and Xiaomi bucked the Trend with Solid Growth

 

Germany smartphone sales saw a big fall of 27% in Q2 2020 compared to a year ago. Europe’s largest economy went into a nationwide lockdown in mid-March in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. But this drastic measure ended up pushing the economy into a recession in the second quarter. The nation’s GDP decreased sharply to 10.1% while consumer spending shrank by 10.9%. Smartphone market tumbled due to closures of almost all physical shops and many consumers putting off their next smartphone purchase due to the prevailing economic uncertainty.

 

Apple saw growth with an increase in share to 23% from 16% a year ago. Apple’s growth in the second quarter was due to strong demand for the new iPhone SE 2020.

 

The affordable iPhone with new hardware caters to more price-conscious buyers amid a COVID-19-driven recession.

 

2 X chart  Germany smartphone market by brand

 

As Huawei begins to lose ground in Germany, Xiaomi is taking up the

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Dual SIM Smartphone Market: 3 Bold Projections for 2020 | Emerging Players- HTC, Motorola, Xiaomi

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Sep 22, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
(New Jersey) Latest Market intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Dual SIM Smartphone Industry Market Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive Landscape in 2020” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Dual SIM Smartphone Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Meizu Telecom Equipment, HTC Corporation, Coolpad, Motorola, Xiaomi, Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd., Lenovo, G’Five International Limited, Asustek Computer Inc., OPPO Electronics, Asustek Computer, Sony Mobile Communications, Huawei Technologies & Samsung Electronics.

What’s keeping Meizu Telecom Equipment, HTC

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Smartphone Series Will Launch On September 30

Xiaomi will launch three new smartphones on September 30, the Mi 10T series. Xiaomi announced the news via its official social media channels. They will be announced during an online-only event.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro launch event kicks off at 2 PM CET / 5 AM PST

This press event will kick off at 2 PM CET / 1 PM BST / 5 AM PST / 8 AM EST. The devices in question are almost certainly the Xiaomi Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro, and Mi 10T Lite.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is expected to be a premium offering from the company. The ‘Lite’ model, on the other hand, will be a compelling budget option, if rumors are to be believed. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite is expected to cost less than €300, in fact.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro did leak quite recently. Well, the phone’s partial spec

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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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Xiaomi could soon launch a cheaper smartphone with a 108-megapixel camera



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In July, there was a rumor about two cheap Xiaomi smartphones equipped with 64-megapixel and 108-megapixel cameras, but there has been no news since. Now, a well-known Weibo leaker has revealed the codenames of the two phones along with the model number of the 108-megapixel camera.

Last year, Xiaomi launched a trend for smartphone cameras with a high number of Megapixels. The first device, the Redmi Note 8 Pro, came with Samsung’s first 64-megapixel image sensor. A few months later, the company launched the Mi Note 10 with an impressive 108-megapixel camera. This huge sensor has already consolidated itself among the major manufacturers. And the 64-megapixel has even become common among mid-range devices.

OnePlus 8T 5G launch happening “soon”, promises faster performance

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