It’s time to be well-informed about everything that’s happened in the last few days in another edition of Duty TC, our weekly “newspaper” where you can be on top of everything in one place where we separate the best news of the week.
In this week’s edition we talked about the introduction of the POCO C40, the rumors about POCO F4, Moto G Go and Edge 2022, the launch of the Mega Drive Mini 2, the highlights of WWDC22 and the arrival of new Motorola mobile phones in Brazil.
Did you miss any of this news? Then keep scrolling down to see what happened.
POCO C40 revealed and F4 coming soon
Xiaomi unexpectedly unveiled the POCO C40, a new entry-level model with a hitherto unknown platform, large battery, and distinctive line look. The chipset is a JR510, which according to the released data sheet should have a similar performance to a MediaTek Helio G35 or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480.
It also has a 13-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, a high-resolution HD display and an even larger 6,000 mAh battery with an 18 W charge. The weirdest point, in addition to the hardware, is the software, which comes with Android 11 for the MIUI POCO, instead of the current version.
As expected, at least the price is low, the POCO C40 is currently being sold in Vietnam for around 750 reals for direct conversion. It should be launched worldwide in the coming days.
In addition to the POCO C40, Xiaomi is expected to introduce the POCO F4 soon. The device has been getting some pictures in recent days, showing that it needs to come with a 64-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization.
The images also show a circular module inside a rectangle, similar to the one used in the Redmi K40S, indicating that it may be another version of the renamed.
The POCO F4 does not have a release date, but it should be introduced soon by Xiaomi.
Motorola Edge 2022 and Moto G Go have leaked details
In addition to the various models unveiled in Brazil, as we’ll talk about in a moment, Motorola Edge is also preparing for the arrival of the 2022 and Moto G Goren, both of which are likely to be limited to the U.S. market.
Edge 2022 is expected to be a variant of the Edge 30 for North American carriers, with a 144 Hz OLED display, a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide, and 32-megapixel selfies. The battery should be 5,000 mAh.
The Moto G Go should be an unprecedented entry-level phone with a simple look, two rear cameras, a front-facing camera drop, and large edges around the screen, especially the bottom. The model is expected to have a 6.5-inch screen and a Unisoc processor as its Android Go operating system.
Neither of them has confirmed a release date so far.
Sega has announced the Mega Drive Mini 2
Anyone born before the 2000s is likely to play Sonic, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon and other Sega classics on Mega Drive. In a bid for nostalgia, Sega announced the arrival of the Mega Drive Mini 2, as the name suggests, which aims to be a more compact version of the classic console.
The biggest novelty here is the ability to use not only tapes compared to other reissues, but also CDs from another classic console: the Sega CD — or the Mega CD, as it was also known in some places.
The new console will feature about 50 classic games, including arcade ports. Some of the most iconic are Sonic CD, Shining in the Darkness, Thunder Force 4 and Bonanza Bros., but there was also a new port of the iconic Fantasy Zone, which was not originally released for Mega Drive.
Due to the short-lived joy of the poor, Sega has only confirmed the launch of Mega Drive Mini 2 in Japan, where it will be sold for around 360 reals for live conversion.
Apple held its annual WWDC22 Developers Conference on Monday evening. As expected, we had the announcement of new versions of iOS, iPadOS, MacOS and WatchOS, in addition to the introduction of the already speculated Apple M2, the brand new proprietary chipset, which arrives first on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
Starting with the systems, probably the most eye-catching feature of iOS was the complete redesign of the lock screen, which is now much more customizable. You can change the layout of shortcuts, apply effects to photos that automatically change the font style, and the entire color palette.
The notification section also focused on improving the grouping, starting from the bottom up and introducing a new concept of live activities, especially useful for real-time event notifications, such as football matches.
Other new features in iOS 16 include the ability to share albums with iCloud, the ability to edit messages sent by iMessage, more freedom to organize email messages, and enhanced visual search.
iPadOS, on the other hand, eventually got the concept of windows applications, something that has been required since the first version of the software. It’s not as free as you’d expect, but it should significantly increase productivity when using Apple tablets, even if a “Apple DeX” is available when connected to an external iPad monitor.
MacOS also got new productivity-focused features, with a special focus on Stage Manager, which automatically organizes open applications on the side of the screen so that users always have quick access to them, focusing on what’s central.
The biggest feature presented to Apple computers, however, was the ability to use the iPhone as a webcam in a simple and integrated way, just open it with an iPhone close to FaceTime, to use your mobile phone as a call camera.
Apple also unveiled a MagSafe-enabled accessory that connects the iPhone to the body of the MacBook, something that partner manufacturers like Belkin should look into.
In terms of services, the big news was the new form of Apple Pay that Brazilians are very familiar with. Basically, it is possible to pay for your purchases in a maximum of four installments, spread over the next six weeks after the purchase is made. It’s not yet known what our “12 interest-free fee” is, but they finally get it.
In terms of hardware, the star was the Apple M2, which supplies the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The first of the notebooks is completely new, it gets a revamped look with straight lines, an indent at the top of the screen and an even thinner body, while the second one is the same as last year, but with an updated chip.
Apple’s new components have not commented on so many technical details so far, but it is already known that it has the same manufacturing process as its predecessor, made at 5 nanometers. However, Apple promises to improve performance on the 18% CPU, 35% GPU, and 40% neural engine.
Other enhancements include 50% more bandwidth and up to 24 GIG of built-in memory, which will give the brand’s rugged notebooks more options. The new CPU has 8 cores, and the GPU can upgrade to 10.
The systems already have a beta phase available for developers, and should reach the public in September, in time for the brand’s next event. The new MacBooks do not yet have a date for arrival in Brazil, but will start selling abroad next month.
Motorola has renewed its portfolio in Brazil
And we will close another edition of Duty TC with some news from Motorola for the Brazilian market. The brand announced the arrival of the already well-known Edge 30 and Moto G82, and also commented on models that had not appeared abroad before: Moto G42 and G62.
From the moment it actually hits stores, the Edge 30 completes the range that started with the Edge 30 Pro, bringing some of the points seen in the more expensive model at a cheaper price. It has a 144 Hertz OLED display with 1 billion colors, a Snapdragon 778G Plus processor and two 50-megapixel main sensors and two ultra-wide triple rear cameras, as well as a 32-megapixel front-facing camera.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessor and presented as the thinnest 5G phone in the world, measuring only 6.8 mm, the Edge 30 has a very small battery by current standards, offering only 4,020 mAh with a charge of 33 W. It comes in a single version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
The Moto G82 is slightly less powerful, looking the same as the others in the Moto G family, with a Snapdragon 695 processor, 120 Hz OLED display, 50 megapixel main camera and 5,000 mAh battery with a 30W charge. The model has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Speaking of news, the Moto G62 comes with a cheaper option compatible with 5G, which still offers differentials such as a Full HD 120Hz screen, stereo sound with Dolby Atmos, a triple camera with a 50 megapixel main sensor and 5,000 mAh battery.
The Moto G42, on the other hand, focuses on multimedia quality, something that usually stands out at lower prices. It has a Full HD OLED display and stereo audio with Dolby Atmos, a Snapdragon 680 processor, a triple camera with a 50 megapixel main sensor and a 5,000 mAh battery.
The Edge 30 and Moto G82 are on sale in Brazil at values above R $ 3 thousand, and the G42 and G62 will arrive in the coming weeks.