France-based website known for their camera reviews – DxOMark – just released their rating for the latest Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G. A device very similar to the Mate 30 Pro previously reviewed on the site. As a matter of fact, the only difference between the two handsets is the lithography technology used on their SoCs: 7nm on the Kirin 990 and 7nm+ EUV for the Kirin 990 5G; the latter also comes with a built-in 5G modem, of course.
DxOMark: Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is the New Camera King
That said, as we can see in the image representing the score, the 5G version of the phone did do better than the predecessor; most likely due to better camera software optimization. Making it the best camera phone on the chart with a final score of 123.
Either way, let’s get to the camera review, starting with photos. Here the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G showed high levels of detail and accurate target exposure in most tested conditions. The smartphone also captured pleasant colors when shooting outdoors and low noise.
In bokeh mode, it had an accurate depth estimation and good dynamic range. Meanwhile in zoomed in photos, it kept good details from close to medium range.
Moving onto the cons. Huawei’s flagship had some highlight clipping in bright light and occasional color shading in indoor conditions. Colors lacked saturation in bokeh mode in some cases and the smartphone did not behave too well in exposure and white balance when the LED flash was involved.
All the factors above earned the Huawei phone a score of 134 as far as photos were concerned.
In videos, the smartphone got instead a score of 102, which is still the highest on the platform. The Mate 30 Pro 5G achieved the score by showing good detail rendering in most conditions and accurate target exposure. Also here noise was well-controlled, it had good color outdoors and indoors and effective stabilization. Finally, autofocus was fast, accurate and repeatable.
As for the negatives, the handset had some temporal blinking noise in most conditions and occasional slight color instabilities.
So, once again, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is the new leader of DxOMark’s ranking system. Not that it ever lost the crown as the Mate 30 Pro still sits in second place, along with the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro.
You can learn more about specific aspects of the review on DxOMark‘s official website.
MDA gets $35.3 million contract from Canadian Space Agency for Canadarm 3 components – CTV News
The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a contract worth $35.3 million to MDA Ltd. to design a key component of Canadarm 3.
The funds will be used to design Gateway External Robotics Interfaces or grapple fixtures for Canadarm 3, which is Canada’s contribution to the United States-led Lunar Gateway, a small space station that will orbit the moon.
The contract is a follow-on to the first phase of interface work awarded in August 2019. A construction phase will likely be awarded in about a year.
The first elements of Gateway will launch in 2024, with Canadarm 3 scheduled to launch two years later.
The contract is the third awarded to MDA for the multi-phase Canadarm 3 program valued at more than $1 billion.
Canadarm flew on 90 space shuttle missions after debuting in 1981. Canadarm 2 has been operating on the International Space Station for more than 20 years.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 26, 2021.
Motorola's next Edge flagship phone might drop the curved display – Yahoo Canada Shine On
Motorola might soon release a sequel to its flagship Edge phones — albeit without their signature feature. OnLeaks and Pricebaba have shared what they say are CAD-based renders of the standard Edge 20, and Motorola appears to have dropped the highly curved “endless” display in favor of a 6.7-inch flat screen. It would be just another phone on the outside, even if the 120Hz,1080p panel could make it feel extra-responsive.
You’d also get a triple rear camera system that reportedly includes a 108MP primary sensor, a 16MP secondary cam and an 8MP tertiary sensor (likely for telephoto and wide-angle shots). This regular Edge 20 model would be an upper mid-tier device on the inside between a Snapdragon 778G chip, up to 8GB of RAM, a peak 256GB of storage and a 4,000mAh battery.
There is a chance the rumored Edge 20 Pro would keep the curved screen, and it might offer improved performance from the Snapdragon 870. An Edge 20 Lite is supposedly in the works as well. If Motorola does use this design for the mainstream Edge 20, though, it signals a change of tack. Rather than relying on an eye-catching (if somewhat impractical) design for the entire Edge line, it would focus on delivering value for the money. It’s just a question of whether or not the price will be low enough to draw you away from rivals.
Oppo Watch 2 leaks ahead of July 27 launch, but will it get the new Wear OS 3? – Android Authority
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- Renders of the Oppo Watch 2 have leaked.
- Successor to the Wear OS-powered Oppo Watch, the new wearable will launch on July 27.
In the four images of the Oppo Watch 2 leaked by Blass, we see a square-shaped device that looks akin to its predecessor. It’s got two buttons on the right side and the renders depict blue, red, and black colorways for the straps.
One of the leaked images of the Oppo Watch 2 shows that it’ll have the ability to receive calls, something we also saw on the original Oppo Watch. A retail listing of the smartwatch on China’s JD.com confirms that it’ll feature eSIM support in its home market. This was also the case with the previous Oppo Watch. However, it remains to be seen if the second-gen Oppo Watch will come with eSIM capabilities globally.
Meanwhile, another render of the Oppo Watch 2 shows map directions on display. This suggests the device could come with built-in GPS like the first-gen Oppo Watch.
Oppo Watch 2 specs
Under the hood, the Oppo Watch 2 could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus SoC coupled with the Ambiq Apollo 4s coprocessor. The second chip is expected to help the smartwatch run a low-powered RTOS in addition to the main operating system.
As for the latter, it’s unclear if the Oppo Watch 2 will feature Wear OS this time around. With the Snapdragon 4100 Plus at its core, the wearable should technically be able to run Google’s new Wear OS 3. However, Google recently shared a list of current and future supported devices for the software and the Oppo Watch 2 wasn’t on it. That said, things could change by the time the Oppo Watch 2 steps out of China.
Elsewhere, the Oppo Watch 2 is rumored to have seven models divided into 42mm and 46mm sizes. It might get 16GB of storage, up from 8GB on the current model. It is also tipped to feature stress detection, remote camera control, a tweaked UI, and a new Relax app. However, these findings only pertain to the Chinese model of the smartwatch.
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