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Xiaomi Mi 11 first night scene video released – outputs a smooth video – Gizchina.com

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Xiaomi will officially release the Xiaomi Mi 11 series on December 28th. While most of the features of this phone are already public, salient information regarding this series is still hitting the web. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is the company’s 2021 flagship and it will be the first to launch the Snapdragon 888 SoC. This device is already on appointment on JD.com. A recent official warm-up (merry christmas) video shows the first-night scene performance of the Mi 11. This smartphone incorporates a new computing photography technology for a very smooth video even at night.

According to Xiaomi, the Mi 11 computational photography will bring new breakthroughs in high-end imaging. Computational Photography uses artificial intelligence to break through the physical limitations of optics. It also uses powerful computing power to create a brand new visual imagination. Furthermore, it employs learning to surpass the details visible to the human eye.

Xiaomi Mi 11 speculations

There have been numerous leaks and speculations regarding the Xiaomi Mi 11 series. For starters, this series will have at least two versions – Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. Both smartphones will continue to use a punch-hole design. However, while the Mi 11 uses a hyperboloid screen, the Mi 11 Pro comes with a 2K quad-curved screen. The displays support up to 120Hz refresh rate as well as the native 10bit color depth.

Judging from the leaked real images of the Mi 11, it uses a blue gradient back shell. Furthermore, the rear camera layout has a square design. This compartment holds two large sensors and a small sensor above the LED light. However, the Mi 11 Pro is expected to adopt a horizontal matrix camera design.

In addition, the Mi 11 Pro will support up to 100W super-fast charging. Recall that this is the specification of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Edition. Nevertheless, there are speculations that the Mi 11 Pro charging power may be up to 120W fast charging. The basic version of the series will receive a battery with a capacity of 4780mAh, and the larger variant with a 4970mAh battery. The standard version camera will have three lenses (108 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP), while the Mi 11 Pro will have a more interesting set of sensors: 50 MP + 48 MP + 20 MP + 12 MP.

Also, the Mi 11 appeared on Geekbench today. As expected, this smartphone comes with Qualcomm’s latest 5G flagship SoC, Snapdragon 888. It also has up to 12GB of RAM and runs Android 11. This device recorded a single core of 1135 points and a multi-core of 3790 points. This obviously meets Qualcomm’s official standard for the Snapdragon 888 SoC.

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Britain in talks with 6 firms about building gigafactories for EV batteries

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Britain is in talks with six companies about building gigafactories to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV), the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the discussions.

Car makers Ford Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co Ltd, conglomerates LG Corp and Samsung, and start-ups Britishvolt and InoBat Auto are in talks with the British government or local authorities about locations for potential factories and financial support, the report added .

 

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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EBay to sell South Korean unit for about $3.6 billion to Shinsegae, Naver

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EBay will sell its South Korean business to retailer Shinsegae Group and e-commerce firm Naver for about 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion), local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

EBay Korea is the country’s third-largest e-commerce firm with market share of about 12.8% in 2020, according to Euromonitor. It operates the platforms Gmarket, Auction and G9.

Shinsegae, Naver and eBay Korea declined to comment.

Lotte Shopping had also been in the running, the Korea Economic Daily and other newspapers said, citing unnamed investment banking sources.

South Korea represents the world’s fourth largest e-commerce market. Driven by the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce has soared to account for 35.8% of the retail market in 2020 compared with 28.6% in 2019, according to Euromonitor data.

Shinsegae and Naver formed a retail and e-commerce partnership in March by taking stakes worth 250 billion won in each other’s affiliates.

($1 = 1,117.7000 won)

 

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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Canada launches long-awaited auction of 5G spectrum

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Canada is set to begin a hotly anticipated auction of the mobile telecommunications bandwidth necessary for 5G rollout, one that was delayed more than a year by the pandemic.

The 3,500 MHz is a spectrum companies need to provide 5G, which requires more bandwidth to expand internet capabilities.The auction, initially scheduled for June 2020, is expected to take several weeks with Canadian government selling off 1,504 licenses in 172 service areas.

Smaller operators are going into the auction complaining that recent regulatory rulings have further tilted the scales in the favour of the country’s three biggest telecoms companies – BCE, Telus and Rogers Communications Inc – which together control around 90% of the market as a share of revenue.

Canadian mobile and internet consumers, meanwhile, have complained for years that their bills are among the world’s steepest. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has threatened to take action if the providers did not cut bills by 25%.

The last auction of the 600 MHz spectrum raised C$3.5 billion ($2.87 billion) for the government.

The companies have defended themselves, saying the prices they charge are falling.

Some 23 bidders including regional players such as Cogeco and Quebec’s Videotron are participating in the process. Shaw Communications did not apply to participate due to a $16 billion takeover bid from Rogers. Lawmakers and analysts have warned that market concentration will intensify if that acquisition proceeds.

In May, after Canada‘s telecoms regulator issued a ruling largely in favour of the big three on pricing for smaller companies’ access to broadband networks, internet service provider TekSavvy Inc withdrew from the auction, citing the decision.

Some experts say the government has been trying to level the playing field with its decision to set aside a proportion of spectrum in certain areas for smaller companies.

Gregory Taylor, a spectrum expert and associate professor at the University of Calgary, said he was pleased the government was auctioning off smaller geographic areas of coverage.

In previous auctions where the license covered whole provinces, “small providers could not participate because they could not hope to cover the range that was required in the license,” Taylor said.

Smaller geographic areas mean they have a better chance of fulfilling the requirements for the license, such as providing service to 90% of the population within five years of the issuance date.

The auction has no scheduled end date, although the federal ministry in charge of the spectrum auction has said winners would be announced within five days of bidding completion.

($1 = 1.2181 Canadian dollars)

 

(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Vancouver; Editing by David Gregorio)

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