HarmonyOS (known in China as Hongmeng OS)

HarmonyOS, which smartphones, tablets and wearables will receive it?

As we know Huawei , forced by international events , is developing its own smartphone operating system, HarmonyOS (known in China as Hongmeng OS) . In fact, defining it “for smartphones” is an understatement: the Chinese giant’s goal is to reach any class of device and any type of interface, from IoT to smart TVs, from smartwatches to computers.

Some products equipped with the system are already available on the market, but the next two years should be crucial for the smartphone segment. The official roadmap, in fact, provides that initially HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with a maximum of 128 MB of RAM, therefore IoT devices such as wearables and speakers. In 2021, support will be extended to 4 GB of RAM, so it will begin to include entry level tablets and smartphones; and by the end of the year the RAM limit will be completely removed, paving the way for more powerful devices.

HarmonyOS (known in China as Hongmeng OS)

We still don’t have official details on which models exactly will receive the upgrade from Android to HarmonyOS, but Huawei Central colleagues have compiled a list based on forecasts, rumors and official information. The list below came out, which, given the premises, should not be taken at face value.

Huawei smartphones:

Mate 40, 40 Pro, 40 Pro +, 40 RS Porsche Design
Mate X, Mate Xs
P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro +
Mate 30 4G, Mate 30 Pro 4G, Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Nova 8, 8 Pro (not released yet)
Nova 7 Pro 5G, Nova 7 5G, Nova 7 SE
P30, P30 Pro
Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X 4G, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate 20 RS
Nova 6 5G, Nova 6 SE

Honor smartphone:

V40 (not released yet)
30, 30S, 30 Pro, 30 Pro +
V30, V30 Pro
Play 4 Pro
X10 5G
20, 20 Pro
9X, 9X Pro

Wearable:

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (native HarmonyOS in the Chinese edition)
Huawei Watch GT 2e
Huawei Watch GT 2
Tablet:
Huawei MatePad Pro
Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
Honor Tablet V6

Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71, mid-range smartphone with 148 euros discount on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy A71 is a mid-range smartphone with a 6.7-inch Full HD + OLED display, 6 GB of RAM and a 4500 mAh battery, which can be purchased on Amazon for 333 euros instead of 479 thanks to a 31% discount that saves 148 euros.

Samsung Galaxy A71

On Amazon today you can buy the Samsung Galaxy A71 for 331 euros instead of 479 thanks to a 31% discount that saves 148 euros . It is a mid-range smartphone, characterized by a large 6.7-inch OLED display and a good quality hardware platform, with octa-core processor, 6 GB of RAM and 4500 mAh battery, therefore particularly attractive at that price.

The design of the smartphone is very nice, with pleasant lines, good materials, a front characterized by frames of content and 32 Mpixel front camera integrated into a small hole in the center, at the top of the display. All measures that, together with the 20: 9 aspect ratio and the huge 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) display , combine to offer a large surface for viewing content.

As for the configuration instead, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor, flanked by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space , further expandable via microSD cards. All this is then joined by a generous 4500 mAh battery with 25W ultra-fast charging support.

Finally, we close with the photographic sector, which includes four sensors, the main camera from 64 Mpixel, wide angle from 12 Mpixel, macro from 5 Mpixel and further sensor, also from 5 Mpixel, for the collection of data on the depth of field.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in eBay offers

340 € discount on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in eBay offers

There is no better way to close this explosive week than with the unmissable discounts of eBay, which as usual offers many products at truly unbeatable prices, including the much desired top-of-the-range smartphones along with the whole family of appliances and some surprises also on the clothing of the best brands.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in eBay offers
Among the many offers available, we have also decided today to point out a smartphone but, unlike the Huawei P40 Lite of yesterday, today we offer you a high-end model, indeed very high, since we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 , sold right now. at only € 624.90 , a price that is certainly difficult to beat at present, as it is complicated (not to use the word impossible) to find a better device.

While Samsung’s Galaxy S series is the most popular and often considered the best, the Note range actually sits on the next level. What particularly characterizes this series compared to all the others is the S Pen , a small pen that allows you to take advantage of all the power and features of this incredible smartphone. An example? With a simple touch you can align your writing for legible and organized notes or even turn it into text to copy and paste, export your notes as Word files and much more. Basically, we are faced with a PC that can be carried in your pocket. Obviously, to handle all of this you need a lot of power and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 it has enough, thanks to the proprietary Exynos 990 chip , 8GB of RAM and a 256GB storage space.

eBay offers

The stock, unfortunately, is very limited so we suggest you do not waste time if you are interested in buying this smartphone, also because we do not know when it will be possible to buy it again at this low price. Finally, we want to remind you once again to subscribe to our four Telegram channels dedicated to offers , where you will be constantly updated on the latest offers relating to technology , hardware , smartphones and Chinese products , such as Huawei and Xiaomi. If you are looking for discount coupons to use for your purchases, take a look at our special Discount Codes page .

Our selection of products

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 | 624,90 € (€ 979.00)
Kappa Muriel 7 unisex sneakers | € 34.99 (€ 79.00)
Samsung UE43TU8070U 43 ? Smart TV – LED, 4K | € 349.99 (€ 449.99)
Smartway Woow electric scooter – Autonomy 18 km and 25 km / h | € 199.99 (€ 298.99)
Beko WTXS61032WIT Slim 6 Kg Washing Machine | € 199.99 (€ 399.99)
Intel i7 10700 Desktop PC, 16GB RAM, M2 256GB SSD | € 719.00
Twig Winter Jacket P200G / L201 | € 29.99 (€ 120.00)
Stella pellet stove with 8.87 kW ventilated air | € 549.99 (€ 999.99)
Hoops Prestige Vintage Ladies Watch | € 14.99 (€ 54.99)

Offers still available

Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB | € 419.99 (€ 499.99)
Oppo Find X2 Neo | € 489.99 (€ 727.99)
Oppo Reno 4Z | € 329.99 (€ 662.99)
Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones | € 17.90 (€ 34.99)
Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K | € 56.99 (€ 100.00)
Canon Powershot SX740 Camera | € 369.98 (€ 486.99)
Toshiba 32 ? DBVT2 Smart TV – Full HD LED | € 199.90 (€ 459.90)
43 ? LG 43UN73006LC Smart TV – LED, 4K | € 296.90 (€ 428.99)
49 ? LG 49UN73006LA Smart TV – LED, 4K | € 339.99 (€ 479.99)
Samsung UE50TU8500U 50 ? Smart TV – LED, 4K, HDR | € 522.99 (€ 628.99)
43 ? LG 43UN74006LB Smart TV – LED, 4K, HDR | € 346.99 (€ 449.90)
Philips 43PFS5505 43 “Smart TV – Full HD LED | € 209.00 (€ 349.00)
Philips 50PUS7505 50 ? Smart TV – 4K LED | € 349.00 (€ 499.00)
Philips 65PUS7855 65 ? Smart TV – 4K LED | € 629.00 (€ 899.00)
Google Nest Mini 2 Hub | € 32.99 (€ 59.90)
Geographical Norway sweatshirt | € 34.99 (€ 79.00)
Twig P200G down jacket with hood – unisex | € 24.99 (€ 120.00)
Boafeng UV-5R transceiver – VHF / UHF | € 22.50 (€ 59.99)
PES 2021 Video Game – PlayStation4 | € 29.90 (€ 59.90)
Watch Dogs Legion – PlayStation4 | € 54.50 (€ 69.90)
Assassins’ Creed Valhalla – PS4 | € 57.90 (€ 69.90)
F1 2020 – Seventy Edition – PS4 | € 44.99 (€ 69.99)
Xiaomi Wireless Portable Instant Photo Printer | € 49.99 (€ 120.00)
Nintendo Switch lite | € 189.99 (€ 259.98)
USB wireless keyboard and mouse kit | € 11.99 (€ 29.99)
Braun BT5240 Cordless Beard Trimmer | € 39.90 (€ 63.99)
Gillette Fusion razor with 11 blades | € 35.49 (€ 79.99)
Ninebot electric scooter by Segway ES2 | € 399.00 (€ 499.00)
Smartway Woow electric scooter | € 199.99 (€ 298.99)
Xiaomi Essential electric scooter | € 259.99 (€ 299.99)
Twig bonheur women’s bag | € 24.99 (€ 70.00)
Puma Reset V2 silicone watch | € 24.99 (€ 69.00)

Samsung Galaxy S20 wireless charging

Wireless charging problems for the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 20

Some wireless charging problems recorded on Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 20 specimens are not to be considered negligible. Although this is not a very widespread anomaly, on the official Samsung forum and on others relating to the smartphone world, there are specific testimonials to about. Precisely the charging procedure would not be successful at all or in any case in fits and starts, with a series of continuous resumes and pauses.

Samsung Galaxy S20 wireless charging

The well-known site SamMobile reports a sort of overall report relating to the problems of wireless charging with the two top of the range. In particular, it would seem that only the Ultra models of the current flagships are affected precisely by the difficulties. The anomalies would then manifest themselves when third-party accessories are used for the charging procedure: however, the latter have always worked in the past but, on the contrary, not at this time.

What could be the causes attributable to the malfunctions? It would seem that the wireless charging problems have arisen following some software updates, identified as the security patches of the months of September and October. The builds of the packages reported in the testimonials of the users are many and correspond to different models of the devices, distinguished by country of belonging and operator’s brand. If so, the difficulties would certainly be overcome with a new intervention by the developers but we do not know exactly when this will arrive.

For the moment, the anomalies described so far do not seem to have particularly affected the Italian users. However, the situation is constantly evolving and it is by no means certain that there are also reports of owners of European devices with the same difficulties. Probably in the coming days we will get new details on this, perhaps an official feedback from the same manufacturer through its channels. Any new news will be reported as soon as it is available.

Xiaomi video uploaded to Weibo, the lens is shown protruding from the phone's body like a classic digital camera zoom lens

Xiaomi launches a new physically telescopic lens for smartphones

The cameras of future Xiaomi smartphones could receive a huge improvement in quality and versatility. The company today presented a new telescopic lens for cameras intended for smartphones, with a large aperture.

According to the insider Digital Chat Station and a post on Xiaomi’s Weibo social network, the telescopic lens features a super-wide aperture capable of increasing light input by 300% , along with a new image stabilization technology. According to reports, clarity also benefits from a 20% improvement , again thanks to the wide lens aperture and image stabilization technology.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

However, the company has not yet specified the focal value of the lens in question, so it is not currently possible to know when the aperture is actually large. What is interesting, however, is the fact that you can have an optical zoom through the physical telescopicity of the lens .

In the Xiaomi video uploaded to Weibo, the lens is shown protruding from the phone’s body like a classic digital camera zoom lens. This allows for physical movement in and out of the case, just like on the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. However, the company has not yet specified a zoom range, so there is no idea of ??the magnification capacity.

Most modern mid to high-end smartphones are equipped with fixed telephoto lenses that cannot physically adjust the zoom length. Xiaomi’s goal to potentially solve this problem and also allow more options for users . This could also lead the company to propose smartphones with a single lens in the back .

Xiaomi video uploaded to Weibo, the lens is shown protruding from the phone's body like a classic digital camera zoom lens

Thanks to the large aperture, a large sensor, an optical and physically telescopic zoom together with adequate software, it is possible to take advantage of an excellent rather bad photographic sector, without the need for additional sensors .

It is not clear when when this interesting telescopic camera, presented by Xiaomi, will make its debut on a future smartphone to be launched in global markets. However, if the company turns out to be able, and so it seems, to be able to bring this solution to the market, it could already mortgage a position of reference for cameras on smartphones.

Decide how you want to change the background in the video call By clicking on "Change background", a right side menu will open with all the options to change the wallpaper. First, you can choose between the images that Google offers you . Just by clicking on the one you like the most, the background will be applied and you can see how it looks when you stand in front of it. Second, you can add your own wallpaper by clicking on the "+" button . Choose the image stored on your computer and add it to become the new virtual background for your video call on Google Meet. Finally, you can blur the background behind you to protect your privacy. To do this you have two options: blur slightly , represented by the icon of a person surrounded by small dots, and blur the entire background , represented by the same icon surrounded by larger dots. Change Google Meet virtual background on computer On the right you can find all the options to change the background in a video call. As we said, when selecting the chosen fund exchange rate, it will be applied directly to the video call you are in. We encourage you to try all the available possibilities so that you can find the one you like the most, be it the blurring of the background or the configuration of a virtual background that adds a fun touch to your meetings. Thanks to this function, you can travel wherever you want without leaving home , even to space. In addition, and as a most important detail, you can remove distractions during video calls, especially when they are of a work or educational nature. This tool follows the line adopted by Google to allow users to reduce visual and auditory noise around them. In fact, there is also a function to cancel the background noise that helps you focus 100% on the meeting you are having.

How to change the background in a Google Meet video call

Step by step, we will tell you how to change the background in a Google Meet video call for a virtual one on your computer, Android, iPhone and iPad.

Google has managed to position Google Meet, its video conferencing platform, as one of the most preferred by users , along with others such as Zoom or Discord.

One of the most requested functions in this type of application is to change or blur the background in a video call , since it allows you to give a different and personal touch to your meetings, in addition to hiding the real background that surrounds you.

Did you think that changing the background is something you could only do in Zoom ? Well, you were wrong.

In this article, we explain step by step how to change the background in a Google Meet video call .

Step by step, we will tell you how to change the background in a Google Meet video call for a virtual one on your computer, Android, iPhone and iPad.

How to change the background of Google Meet on computer

As Google announced , changing the background in a Google Meet video call is currently only available on ChromeOS and the Chrome browser for Windows and Mac.

To enjoy this function on Android and iOS you have to wait a few more weeks.

It is a highly anticipated tool on the video conferencing platform, as it was already present in direct rivals such as Zoom.

The background change in a Google Meet video call comes with three different options : you can add your own image, choose one from the Google gallery, or blur the background so that you can be seen clearly, but everything you have is hidden behind.

After testing all three possibilities during a Meet meeting in Google Chrome, we can confirm that this new feature has been successfully integrated .

The main subject is always seen clearly, differentiated from the virtual background, and changes are applied quickly.

Now, it’s up to you to take advantage of this tool that Google Meet makes available to you, clearly useful if you want to maintain the privacy of the place where you are.

Step by step, we explain how to change the background of Google Meet on your computer.

Open the options menu

Once you are in a meeting, whether created by you or by another user, you must open the video call options menu.

To do this, click on the button with three vertical dots located in the lower right corner.

Enter the section “Change background”

After displaying the options menu on the right side, you will find that it gives you access to change the design, enter full screen or activate subtitles.

In addition, in this menu there is the option “Change background”, in which you must click to change or blur the background in the video call.

Decide how you want to change the background in the video call

By clicking on “Change background”, a right side menu will open with all the options to change the wallpaper.

First, you can choose between the images that Google offers you . Just by clicking on the one you like the most, the background will be applied and you can see how it looks when you stand in front of it.

Second, you can add your own wallpaper by clicking on the “+” button . Choose the image stored on your computer and add it to become the new virtual background for your video call on Google Meet.

Finally, you can blur the background behind you to protect your privacy. To do this you have two options: blur slightly , represented by the icon of a person surrounded by small dots, and blur the entire background , represented by the same icon surrounded by larger dots.

Change Google Meet virtual background on computer

On the right you can find all the options to change the background in a video call.

As we said, when selecting the chosen fund exchange rate, it will be applied directly to the video call you are in.

We encourage you to try all the available possibilities so that you can find the one you like the most, be it the blurring of the background or the configuration of a virtual background that adds a fun touch to your meetings.

Thanks to this function, you can travel wherever you want without leaving home , even to space. In addition, and as a most important detail, you can remove distractions during video calls, especially when they are of a work or educational nature.

This tool follows the line adopted by Google to allow users to reduce visual and auditory noise around them.

In fact, there is also a function to cancel the background noise that helps you focus 100% on the meeting you are having.

Samsung Galaxy M smartphone

The next Samsung Galaxy M smartphone may have a 7000mAh battery

Samsung has unveiled several budget smartphones with large batteries in the last 12 months, coming to offer capacities up to 5,000 mAh or even 6,000 mAh, capacities that can easily guarantee a solid and generic autonomy of two days.

It seems that now Samsung is even upping the ante even more , as according to 91mobiles newspaper , the company is working on an affordable phone with a 7,000 mAh battery . The battery is also larger than some tablets produced by the house, such as Galaxy Tab Active 3 and Galaxy Tab A 8.4.

Samsung Galaxy M smartphone

This size of the battery translates into two or even three days of autonomy , thus allowing it to be independent for quite a while from a charger or any powerbank.

91mobiles also got some pictures, which we post below, showing what the device’s case is, revealing the model numbers SM-M127F / SM-F127G , along with what looks like a configuration with four rear cameras.

There is also the absence of space for a possible fingerprint reader on the back, which suggests that Samsung has most likely opted to place it on the side of the body or incorporate it into the power button .

The report suggests that the device is likely the upcoming Galaxy M12 or Galaxy F12 . To get an idea of ??the possible features, let’s remember the Galaxy M12, which was equipped with Snapdragon 450, triple rear camera (13mpx + 5mpx ultra-wide and 2 mpx for depth) and a 5,000 mAh battery with 15W charging support. . Considering the Snapdragon platform a bit dated it is hoped to see specifications more in line with current times, regarding the CPU.

All that remains is to wait for a complete picture of the specifications of the new Samsung smartphone.