The New Year brings fresh expectations and in tech, that means looking forward to seeing innovative new products.
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Huawei CEO Richard Yu teased in a report that the Mate X, which made its debut in China last November, will be released in more countries with an improved processor, tougher screen and better hinge.
The Mate X is a revolutionary smartphone that has a foldable screen that wraps around the outside of the device.
When folded, the front screen is 6.6in in size and when unfolded, it becomes an 8in screen that’s great for work (think multitasking) and play.
It goes for US$2,400 (RM9,850) in China.
Electronics giant Samsung is likely to start the year with the A series, namely the A51 and A71.
The A51 and A71 have a 6.5in and 6.7in screen, respectively, with the same full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,400 pixels).
Both phones feature quad cameras on the back – 48-megapixel main camera (64-megapixel on the A71), 5-megapixel depth camera, 5-megapixel macro camera and 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.
Remember the Razr flip phone that was released in 2004? Motorola is attempting to “revive” it with a foldable version.
The new device has the same name and retains the clamshell design, giving users two screens: a 2.7in display on the front and when flipped open, a 6.2in display on the inside.
It’s expected to go on sale in the United States in January with a US$1,500 (RM6,150) price tag.
Mi Mix Alpha
On Dec 23, Xiaomi posted a teaser on Weibo for the Mi Mix Alpha, an almost all-display device boasting a 180.6% screen-to-body ratio.
Yes, you read that right – the screen wraps around the device, with only a thin strip for the camera.
This strip houses three cameras, including a 108-megapixel sensor with Samsung HMX lens. The phone is expected to cost more than RM10,000.
If you are a fan of the Netflix TV series Narcos, you will no doubt get a kick out of this – there is now an Escobar branded phone.
It’s owned by the actual Pablo Escobar family and the new phone – Fold 1 – is an Android device with a 7.8in flexible display.
Available online, the device is priced at US$349 (RM1,400) for the 128GB model and US$499 (RM2,050) for the 512GB version.
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