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Apple iPad Mini 5 Unveiled: Apple A12 CPU, Same Format, Apple Pencil Support

By James A.

Apple’s latest hardware products are iPads, it seems. The Cupertino giant unveiled a new iPad Mini after 4 years of no successor and also an iPad Air 10.5 inch today. We’ve covered the iPad Air already and now let’s see the iPad Mini 5. The newcomer has been so long overdue, that it was considered basically cancelled at some point.

The iPad Mini 5 keeps the format of the predecessor, with an unibody metal shell and thick bezels. It’s got a powerful CPU this time, the Apple A12, from the iPhone XS Max and XS. Apple claims that the performance is 3 times greater than the predecessors and 9 times higher in the graphical department. The screen is expected to be 25% brighter than the iPad Mini 4 and it also offers True Tone tech.

Apple Pencil is supported as well, at least the first gen model. The screen is said to offer 500 nits of brightness and the full specs list looks like this:

  • Display: 7.9 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Processor: Apple A12
  • Storage: 64 GB, 256 GB
  • Camera: 8 MP back, 7 MP front
  • Battery: 19.1 Wh
  • Connectivity: audio jack, Lightning, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G, WiFi ac
  • Others: Touch ID fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers

 

We don’t have info about the RAM quantity, but my guess is around 2 or 3 GB. The iPad Mini 5 is going to be priced at $399 and the preorders start today. You’ll find it in shops next week, in Silver, Gray and Rose Gold, starting at $399. The highest end 4G model with 256 GB of storage goes to $679.

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iPad Air 10.5 inch 2019 Tablet Unveiled, With Apple A12 CPU

By James A.

Apple couldn’t wait till March 25 when it has a special event scheduled and debuted two new iPads today. One is the iPad Mini 5 and the other is the iPad Air 10.5 (2019) model. Both have an Apple A12 CPU inside and this piece focuses more on the bigger version. Let’s see what it has to offer.

This device is priced at $499 and up and it comes with a chassis that’s slimmer and lighter than the previous affordable iPads. It’s got the same Apple A12 CPU from the iPad Mini 5 and iPhone XS Max, by the way. The device uses an unibody metal case and keeps the Home button and fingerprint scanner. It packs a 10.5 inch True Tone display, plus it comes in gold, silver and space gray.

Apple also debuted a special Smart Keyboard accessory for the device, which is also compatible with a stylus. The product weighs 456 grams and measures 6.1 mm in thickness. It doesn’t have the rumored USB Type-C port, by the way, sticking with Lightning instead.

The screen on board is fully laminated and the full specs of the machine go like this:

  • Display: 10.5 inch, LED, 2224 x 1668 pixels, 500 nits
  • CPU: Apple A12
  • Storage: 64 GB, 256 GB
  • Battery: 30.2 Whr, 10 hours of usage
  • Camera: 8 MP back, 7 MP front
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G
  • Others: Touch ID, stereo speakers, audio jack

The 64 GB version of the device is priced at $499 and the highest priced model is the 4G 256 GB one, at $779. The Smart Keyboard is $159 and the Apple Pencil first gen is compatible with this slate, at $99. The new iPad Air is already up for preorder and reaches shops next week.

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This Evening’s Video Worth Sharing: OontZ Angle 3 Final Conclusions After 2 Weeks

By Tim

Final conclusions on the OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth speaker. This is after 2+ weeks of everyday use. Make sure to check out the links below to find out where to buy one!

Videos or Links Mentioned in the video:
OontZ Angle 3 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/GBM0HcLtvAU
Oontz Angle 3 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GQHaJx

In this one I sort of go over all the things I have learned using this speaker for 2 weeks plus.

I also provide a review of the controls and some sound samles.

So let us proceed at once to that video.

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New Xiaomi Mi Notebook 2019 Leaked in GeekBench, With Intel Core i5 CPU

By Radu Iorga

Xiaomi is always expanding its product lineup and for the past years, they’ve become a trustworthy name, even in the laptop area. Now they seem to be prepping a brand new laptop, part of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook series. It has just leaked in GeekBench, so let’s check it out.

We don’t know much about the size or other specs, not even the diagonals. What we do know is that it’s going to rely on the current gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor, a 2018 quad core CPU, accompanied by 8 GB of RAM. The device runs Windows 10, which is no surprise and we expect the usual MacBook-style or Huawei MateBook-style design.

One thing that would be nice this time around would be an European keyboard. The scores in GeekBench look pretty solid, between the 4412 points of the single core sub test and the 12.414 of the multi core one. In 2018 Xiaomi launched a bunch of notebooks, including Core i3 cheaper versions. They even have gaming laptops out and also Core i7 alternatives.

They’re covering all bases, except for maybe business laptops. Expect metal cases, silver, rose gold and gold versions, perhaps even some more solid graphics cards as time passes.

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Xiaomi Foldable Phone Rumored to Cost Half of the Galaxy Fold; Debut Expected in Q2 2019

By Radu Iorga

Samsung and Huawei already brought foldable phones into the mainstream, but their prices are very high. We’re talking about $2000 for the Galaxy Fold and $2600 for the Huawei Mate X. Xiaomi is now said to seriously undercut them by prepping a $1000 foldable phone.

A recent report by iGyaan mentions that Xiaomi’s foldable smartphone, dubbed Mi Fold or Mi Flex right now is going to be priced at $999 in USA or 999 euros in Europe. In India it should cost around $1087. The debut of the product is scheduled for sometime between April and June and it’ll first happen in China, followed by separate launches in other global markets.

The device will cost half of the Galaxy Fold because it uses OLED panels made by Visionox Technology, a company I must admit I haven’t heard of. We’ll see if the panels are half as good as the Galaxy Fold and Mate X ones. The source also mentions flagship specs for the device, including a Snapdragon 855 CPU, 10 GB of RAM and I also expect a dual or triple camera on board.

There was a video surfaced online for the device back in January, that revealed its dual folding nature. It’s not very clear if that format is still on the table, since it would make the device pretty pricey.

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