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Chromebooks May Go 4K Pretty Soon, Leak Shows

By Radu Iorga

The definition of Chromebooks has changed quite a bit over the past year or so, as we’ve seen them getting new features. We’ve seen them get Google Play Store support, Android apps and also Chromebooks have been bumped up to higher specs and CPUs. Now they’re going 4K, it seems.

The Google Pixelbook already seemed to have plenty of pixels, at 2400 x 1600 pixels in resolution. Well, you can always do better and it seems that we’re about to see a 4K Chromebook. The info is revealed by the Chromium OS source code, which is the on that Chrome OS is based on. It just got updated with a reference to a machine that’s codenamed “Atlas” and comes with a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution screen.

XDA Developers has the scoop on it. The file that mentions the 4K stuff is called “boards/yaml” and also lists different hardware configs for Chromium OS supports. The Google Pixelbook appears there as “eve”, while Samsung’s Chromebook Plus is “kevin”. The Atlas doesn’t seem to have an SD card slot and other than that and the resolution specs are unknown. The code mentions a keyboard, touchpad and touchscreen, too.

A 4K Chromebook means two things: video editing and gaming, which is something that the Chromebooks haven’t tackled till now. Interestingly the 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution means a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is wider than the Pixelbook 3:2 display. Sounds like full screen Netflix and split screen multitasking to me. We’ll learn more at I/O next month.

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Surface Phone Components and Detailed Renders Show a New Face of the Hinge, USB Port

By James A.

The past few days have brought new hope for the few Windows Mobile and Surface Phone fans, with numerous renders and patents popping up. They all show the same thing: a dual display smartphone, that gets turned into a tablet, with a minimal hinge action. Today we have even more detailed patent aspects, through the renders shown below.

These are actually an extended leak from the previous patent image cache, but this time in more minute details. We see a special USB Type-C port variety, a low profile one, that would fit on a slimmer device. The level of detail is quite impressive here and it’s meant to keep the device as slim as possible when folded. Then there’s a Surflink connector, also with a low profile and it’s supposed to connect the ribbon cables of each device half.

A closer look reveals mentions of OLED panels, flat glass edge rotations and translations, plus cable routing through hinges. We can even see a section of the mechanism and small cogs that make the whole thing fold. While the two screens have flat edges, that really join together with zero seam, there are intricate mechanisms below that let you “part the seas” and use the two screens separately after splitting them.

 

It seems that Microsoft really went out of its way to make this device foldable, but without using flexible panels or materials, just cogs. I have a feeling this device won’t be ready for CES 2018, or MWC 2018, but rather for BUILD 2018 in Spring. I’m sure that we’ll also see hands on leaks by then. Still, are people still enthusiastic about this product?

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New Surface Pro: No USB-C port, minor design refresh revealed in leaked images

By Sebastian Anthony

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Images of the next Surface Pro leaked out yesterday—and it seems Surface chief Panos Panay wasn’t lying when he said “there’s no such thing as the Surface Pro 5“: Microsoft’s next lappable tablet will simply be called Surface Pro without a descriptive numeral.

The Surface Pro images leaked by @evleaks show a device that is slimmer and has slightly more rounded edges than the Surface Pro 4, but otherwise it seems mostly unchanged. Just like the new Surface Laptop, there’s still no USB-C connector. The leaked images suggest there will be some new keyboard and pen colours, though.

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Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging

By Romain Dillet

Slowly but surely, we’re getting hints about the next iPhone from multiple leaks. Today’s new image from @OnLeaks shows that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging. In this iPhone schematic, it’s easy to spot a rounded surface at the back of the device, indicating that there should be a conductive surface to charge the device. I know what you’re thinking… Read More

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