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Tech Insider: Lenovo Z5, Vivo X21i, Moto Z3 Play, HTC U12 Plus, Google Watch

Today in Tech Insider: Lenovo will unveil an absolutely frameless flagship in mid-June; Vivo re-releases the advanced smartphone with a MediaTek processor; Moto Z3 Play will get a frameless screen without cutout; HTC U12 Plus debuts in the high price segment; Google works immediately on three “smart” watch.

Lenovo will unveil an absolutely frameless flagship in mid-June

Lenovo has “buried” future ZUK smartphones to focus on two major brands: Motorola and Lenovo. Meanwhile, the latter will soon introduce a new flagship, the hallmark of which will be a screen that occupies 100% of the front panel. Schematic image of the smartphone has already appeared on the network and looks promising.

Lenovo will unveil an absolutely frameless flagship in mid-June

Previously, Weibo already flashed a partial image of the smartphone. While it isn’t clear where the front camera, sensors and speaker are located.

Lenovo will unveil an absolutely frameless flagship in mid-June

Lenovo Z5 will be presented in China on June 14.

Vivo re-releases the advanced smartphone with a MediaTek processor

In early spring, Vivo introduced two X21 smartphones: a conventional fingerprint scanner and a fingerprint integrated with the display. Vivo X21 is built on the basis of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with coprocessor for Qualcomm AIE machine learning. The other day in China was certified smartphone X21i, which differs from the spring device only a processor. This time, Vivo decided to use the eight-core MediaTek Helio P60 with a node size of 12 nm and ARM Mali-G72 MP3 graphics accelerator. Helio P60 contains four cores Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 with a maximum clock frequency of 2.0 GHz in each cluster.

Vivo re-releases the advanced smartphone with a MediaTek processor

Vivo re-releases the advanced smartphone with a MediaTek processor

Vivo re-releases the advanced smartphone with a MediaTek processor

Other characteristics are well known: Vivo X21i will get 6.28-inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 2280×1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio, 6 GB of RAM, an expandable 64 GB drive, 3,200 mAh battery, 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture and 5 Mp auxiliary sensor with f/2.4 aperture for blurring the background. A 12 megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture is supplemented with an infrared emitter for quick unlock using Face Wake 2.0 face scanning technology. At the model registered in TENAA the fingerprint scanner is located on the back side.

The announcement date of Vivo X21i isn’t reported.

Moto Z3 Play will get a frameless screen without cutout

In pursuit of fashion trends it seems strange that some manufacturers remain faithful to traditional technologies. So, on Moto Z3 Play renderings by Evan Blass it’s clearly noticeable that the screen 18:9 doesn’t have cutouts at the top edge, and the frames at the top and bottom are thin enough.

Moto Z3 Play will get a frameless screen without cutout

Separate attention deserves the area on the right edge – presumably, there is a fingerprint scanner, combined with the power button. Other characteristics and the date of announcement aren’t yet reported.

HTC U12 Plus debuts in the high price segment

Taiwanese sources published preliminary prices for the upcoming flagship HTC U12 Plus. According to unofficial data, a smartphone with 64 GB of internal memory will cost $ 734 – $ 768, the device with 128 GB of ROM will cost to customers $ 800 – $ 834.

HTC U12 Plus debuts in the high price segment

According to available information, the new product from HTC will get 6-inch Super LCD-display with a resolution of Quad HD +, an eight-core Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB drive, 3,500 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ support, and wireless charging, HTC BoomSound stereo speakers, NFC module, two SIM card slots and IP68 water protection.

HTC U12 Plus will be presented on May 23.

Google works immediately on three “smart” watch

The conference of Google I/O 2018 wasn’t over, as there were rumors about Google’s work on its own smart clock. The first to report this was Evleaks, and a day later the information confirmed by WinFuture. According to their, the American giant is working immediately on three models: Ling, Sardine and Triton.

Google works immediately on three "smart" watch

Details on the technical equipment of the watch, but each model has Bluetooth modules with support for aptX, GPS and LTE-VoLTE. The functions of the pedometer and heart rate monitor will be offered. As a computational platform, developers will choose a new chip from Qualcomm – Snapdragon Wear 3100. Compared to the previous chip Wear 2100, it focuses on energy savings, although it’s based on the outdated 28-nm technology. The chipset contains four ARM Cortex-A7 cores and an Adreno 304 graphics accelerator.

The announcement of at least one model of the watch should take place this fall.