Monday, July 13, 2020

Insider # 274: Apple AR Glass, affordable 5G iQOO smartphone, unusual LG monitor

In the new Insider release: Foxconn launched the first batch of Apple AR glasses; iQOO will release the most affordable 5G smartphone on the market; LG is developing a monitor with speakers in the display.
Foxconn launches first batch of Apple AR glasses

Rumors about the upcoming release of the augmented reality headset Apple continued. According to Chinese insiders, the Foxconn plant, where the lion's share of the American company's assortment is going, has already begun production of a pilot batch of the accessory, working name Apple Glass, which has successfully passed the prototype stage.

It is expected that Apple AR glasses will use special transparent displays on which the user can see various notifications and other visual elements. The source notes that Apple and Foxconn have been developing the device for the past three years, but the exact date of the announcement of the new product and its estimated price are still unknown.

iQOO will release the most affordable 5G-smartphone on the market

The database of the Chinese regulator TENAA has information on the registration of a previously unannounced smartphone iQOO V2019A. A feature of the gadget is support for fifth-generation 5G networks. According to rumors, the device may be the most inexpensive commercial device with a 5G modem.

The dimensions of the model, according to the documents of the department, are 162.07 x 76.61 x 8.46 mm. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.53-inch display and a battery capacity of 4500 mAh. It is noted that the novelty will support fast charging with a power of 18 watts. According to leaks, the cost of the iQOO gadget will be lower than the previously presented Redmi K30i 5G, which the manufacturer estimated at $ 214.

LG is developing a monitor with speakers in the display

LG's portfolio includes the original Crystal Sound Display technology, which turns the screen surface of various devices into a speaker membrane, but it has not yet become widespread. Soon, the list of branded devices with its support may expand - a new patent of the company describes a computer monitor, the display of which is a multi-channel speaker system.

According to documentation published by network sources, the device’s concept includes a set of vibration modules embedded under the surface of the screen to create a surround sound effect. In addition, due to the rejection of traditional acoustics, the manufacturer will be able to minimize the thickness of the screen itself and the frames around it.

A possible release date and cost of an unusual monitor is not reported.