It’s time to see everything that happened in the world of technology in another edition of TC . duty. If you’ve missed any news, don’t have time to read or want a ‘summary’ of the week, just scroll down the page to be well informed.
And in this week’s edition, we’ll reflect on Secretary Paulo Guedes’ speech, check out what Motorola is preparing for the global market, and also see what transportation apps are doing to combat the latest rise in fuel prices.
Also, there are new Galaxy A models on the market. Want to know more? come with us!
More iPhones than residents of Brazil
Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said this week that Brazil already has more iPhones than the population. The announcement came during the launch of the National Fertilizer Plan and had major repercussions in the world of technology.
Our president was already digital and we are the fourth largest digital marketplace in the world. There are more iPhones in Brazil than the population. Brazilians own one or two iPhones, sometimes – Paulo Guedes.
The speech drew attention because Brazil is not a strong market for Apple and the number of Android smartphones is much higher than iPhones.
This is mainly due to the high prices that the Cupertino company charges in the local market, since the iPhone SE is the “cheapest” model, but it costs R$4199.
On the other hand, Guedes may have confused iPhones with smartphones. In this case, there are actually more cell phones than Brazilians: 242 million against 212.6 million.
iPhone 12 and 12 Pro refurbished
Apple has started selling the refurbished iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in the US. The novelty is already available on the company’s official website, and these devices were Returned by the original buyers And I got a new battery and other necessary parts for proper operation.
According to Apple, anyone who buys a refurbished iPhone gets a one-year warranty, but it doesn’t take the original box home. Prices are as follows:
- iPhone 12 64 GB: $719 to $619 (about BRL 3178.81): $110 savings
- iPhone 12 128GB: $779 to $659 (~$3,384.23): $120 savings
- iPhone 12 Pro 128 GB: $899 to $759 (approx R$3897.77): $140 savings
- iPhone 12 Pro 256GB: $999 to $849 (~R$4367.43): $150 savings
- iPhone 12 Pro 512GB: $1,199 to $1,019 (~R$5241.94): $180 savings
Motorola Edge 30, G52, and E32 appear in certifications
Motorola is expected to release a series of new smartphones very soon. Secondly Information obtained from certifications with WiFi Alliance and FCCthe new ones Motorola Edge 30And the Moto G52 And the E32 ready to enter the market.
The Motorola Edge 30 should be an outstanding mid-ranger and that’s why it’s there Processor could be Snapdragon 778G Plus. This model can still get a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, as well as a 108MP main camera.
On the other hand, the lower-cost Moto G52 and E32 models, related specifications have not been revealed. At the moment, we only know the numbers for each device.
Pixel 7 line may be launched soon
According to the latest rumors, Google may end up releasing the font Pixel 7 A little earlier than expected. Information has been exchanged By well-known analyst Ross Young, the standard model may have a smaller screen than its predecessor.
Thus, the Pixel 7’s screen will change from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches. It’s a slight miniaturization, but it should be reflected in the height and width of the device.
On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro It should maintain 6.7 inches. Either way, the processor will be the second generation Google Tensor.
Finally, the launch is scheduled for mid-September, and Google has already ordered the amount of displays needed to produce the devices.
Uber, 99 and iFood with measures to increase fuel prices
After Petrobras announced a Fuel price increaseMajor delivery and transportation apps are starting to move in search of reducing impacts on the pockets of their employees.
iFood announced Partnership with a virtual operator Which will give phone plans unlimited use of WhatsApp, Waze, calls and SMS, as well as additional internet rewards.
Partners can also be part of the Delivery of Advantages program to get discounts in various sectors such as education, motorcycle maintenance, health and more.
Uber and 99 announced a Increase the profits of partner drivers. 99 has increased traffic by 5%, and this should not affect the final price of the trip for the app user.
On the other hand, Uber confirmed a temporary 6.5% adjustment in the value of trips. However, the National Support Front for Independent Drivers (Fanma) released a file Notice asking for clarification from the app.
Samsung releases the list of phones that will receive One UI 4.1
Samsung confirmed this week which Smartphones should receive the update With One UI 4.1 interface. This release brings the main news of the Galaxy S22 line.
You can check out the eligible models in the list below:
In addition to Samsung has already started rolling out the update For Galaxy S21 family with Snapdragon in Canada.
Xiaomi 12, 12 X and 12 Pro released globally
The new Xiaomi 12, 12 X and 12 Pro phones were Released worldwide this week. The devices strive to offer powerful specifications, and the flagship models have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Additionally, the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro phones share an OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, with only the most powerful of them using a variable rate and 2K resolution.
In the camera array, Xiaomi 12 has a 50 MP main sensor, but it adopts 13 MP ultrawide and 5 MP telemacro. On the other hand, the 12 Pro offers 50MP resolution on all three lenses.
In terms of autonomy, the Xiaomi 12 has a 4,500mAh battery and supports 67W charging, while the 12 Pro has 4,600mAh and supports 120W. Finally, they both bring Android 12 with MIUI 13 and It should receive updates up to android 15.
Xiaomi 12X is the 12th model with Snapdragon 870 processor and seeks to offer a more affordable price. see values:
- Xiaomi 12
- 8 GB + 128 GB – $ 749 (about 3,815 R$)
- Xiaomi 12 Pro –
- 8 GB + 128 GB – $999 (about R$5,039)
- Xiaomi 12X
- 8 GB + 128 GB – $ 649 (about 3,273 R$)
Samsung launched the new Galaxy A33 5G, A53 5G, and A73 5G phones
at Thursday morning event (17), Samsung announced to the world that Its latest bets in the mid-range smartphone market. We are talking about Galaxy A33 5GAnd the A53 5G And the A73 5G.
This year’s devices feature a 6.4-inch and 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display at 90Hz and 120Hz respectively. Additionally, they share a Samsung Exynos 1280 processor and come on the market in versions with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage by default.
In the camera matrix, they are slightly apart. The Galaxy A33 5G has a 48MP main sensor accompanied by an 8MP wide angle lens, 5MP macro lens, and 2MP depth.
The A53 5G, on the other hand, offers a 64MP main sensor, while the 12MP ultra-wide lens and macro and depth lenses share a 5MP resolution.
Samsung took the charger out of the smartphone box, but it’s supposed to offer five years of support to everyone.
Finally, there’s a 5,000mAh battery on both 25W charging and Android 12 with the latest One UI 4.1.
a Galaxy A73 5G It was also announced, but without the same importance Because it is supposed to be released on the market at the end of April only. Its specifications include a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 778G processor, and a 108MP main camera.
Battery, fast charging, and Android version are shared with smaller models.
Prices you can see below, and the other two should only gain prices in Brazil in April.
- Galaxy A53 5G
- 6 GB + 128 GB – 3,499 R$ or 2429 R$ in cash
- Galaxy A33 5G
- 6 GB + 128 GB – 390 euros (about 2,204 R$)
- Galaxy A73 5G
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