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Xiaomi Shows Wireless AR Glasses
Xiaomi announced and demonstrated the Xiaomi Wireless AR Glasses Explorer Edition at MWC 2023. The device is designed to be lightweight at 126g and features a pair of Micro-OLED screens that support 1200 nits brightness and provide full HD FHD visuals. There are three forward-facing cameras on the front of the glasses to map the environment directly in front of the wearer. Performance is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 chip with no onboard storage. It is delivered in the form of small, one-handed pure gestures for more natural operation and allows support for the large-screen application ecosystem through Xiaomi MiuXiang’s application flow capabilities. Currently the Xiaomi Wireless AR Eyewear Explorer Edition supports Xiaomi 13 series models, 3 sizes of nosepiece, and nearsighted clips. The software ecology supports Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces, OpenXR and Microsoft MRTK development framework.
TCL Announces NXTPAPER 11 Tablet PC
TCL announced its new NXTPAPER series tablet at MWC 2023: NXTPAPER 11, which features a 10.95-inch NXTPAPER 2.0 display for a paper-like viewing experience and reduced eye fatigue, a screen lit by natural light through a coating on the LCD, no LED backlighting, and a higher refresh rate than ink screens. Refresh rate is higher, brightness can reach 500 nits and can automatically adjust the color temperature, hardware performance, the tablet uses the MediaTek Helio P60T processor, 4GB memory + 128GB storage. The device is equipped with four speakers, dual microphones, microSD card slot, 8MP front and rear cameras, WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, and Android 13. Optional accessories include an active pen (with 4096 pressure sensitivity) and Bluetooth keyboard. A similarly configured Tab 11 tablet with a regular 10.95-inch 2000 x 1200 resolution IPS LCD display will be released at the same time, starting at $179, with a 4G LTE version priced at $209.
Multiple Handset Manufacturers to Adopt Qualcomm Satellite Communications Technology
Qualcomm announced at MWC that a number of handset manufacturers, including Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Nothing, Honor and others, will introduce satellite communications support on their handsets. Last month at CES, Qualcomm unveiled Snapdragon Satellite, a collaboration with satellite service provider Iridium, and said it would be coming soon with RF modems and multiple 8-series and 4-series processors on the scene. At the moment, no cell phone manufacturer has clearly indicated the models and timing of the introduction of this feature.
HMD Announces Nokia G22 and Other Phones
Before MWC started, HMD Global announced the G22, C32 and C22 phones. Among them, the G22 was designed with “repairability” in mind in collaboration with iFixit. The phones offer official repair instructions and related accessories are also available on iFixit. The G22 features a plastic back cover made from recyclable materials, ships with Android 12, a three-year warranty and at least two years of Android updates, and three years of security patch updates. Priced at 150 euros. The C32 and C22 were released at the same time with Android 13, focusing on photo effects and long battery life at a low price point, respectively, and HMD also said it has the idea of bringing mobile manufacturing back to Europe, where it will produce more 5G Nokia devices.
Distinguish Outsourced Consumer Electronics – NOKIA Replaced the New LOGO
On February 26, NOKIA updated its logo, which has been in use for over 40 years. According to HMD Global, they still have the old logo and the new logo only applies to Nokia, all Nokia licensed brands of consumer electronics (including cell phones, tablets, TVs, laptops, audio devices) will continue to use the old logo, while Nokia’s own main business will use the new logo to differentiate.
Apple has restarted the manufacturing of the iPhone SE 4 and will use a self-developed 4nm 5G baseband chip, which is expected to support only Sub-6GHz, according to Tianfeng International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Reports from the Korean supply chain say that the screen of the new iPad Pro in 2023 will cost more than the current model because of the OLED display. In contrast, the current screen modules cost about $100 to $150, respectively.