Huawei rolls out its foldable P50 Pocket with a circular external display | Tic Tech Toe

Huawei has officially announced the P50 Pocket, a collapsible shell-style smartphone with an external display for quick access to notifications and widgets. The device is launching in China, although US sanctions mean the P50 Pocket will have no impact in the West. Huawei teased the handset earlier in December with a photoshoot focused on the P50 Pocket Premium Edition. This version of the device was created with the Dutch designer Iris Herpen. It has a gold or silver finish and a 3D pattern on the exterior surface typical of Herpen’s work, resembling feathers or leaves. When unfolded, the Pocket’s OLED screen measures 6.9 inches, with a 21: 9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. The P50 Pocket’s main camera array includes a 40-megapixel main sensor, a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 32-megapixel “super spectrum” lens that Huawei says captures a greater range of colors. There’s a punch-hole camera built into the main screen, but Huawei notes that the phone’s foldable design makes it more convenient to use the main camera for taking selfies, with the 1-inch cover screen doubling as a viewfinder. .

Samsung launches its first HDR10 + gaming displays

Samsung has announced its first displays that will support HDR10 + Gaming, an expanded gaming-focused version of HDR10 that can also self-calibrate. HDR10 + Gaming was originally announced in October, but Samsung is now revealing that its new 2022 line of QLED TVs (Q70 and above) and gaming monitors will be the first to support the standard. Samsung has partnered with Saber Interactive to bring HDR10 + support to Redout 2 and Pinball FX, both of which will be showcased at CES 2022 (as long as the game developer doesn’t give up). The games that Samsung touts contrast with the main games available on the competitor’s standard. HDR10 + Gaming has more visual metadata than standard HDR10 (targets four times its maximum brightness), supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for better looking and more gaming visuals efficient. Samsung also says the standard will operate “above 120Hz” but doesn’t go into details. The competing standard, the Dolby Vision set, already does all of this (with the exception of the 120Hz plus claim).

New Covid-19 home test kits launched by former Google and Meta executive

A new medical testing startup called Detect began selling Covid-19 home molecular tests through its website earlier in December. smartphones and virtual reality. The timing was sadly fortuitous – the launch coincided with an almost unprecedented increase in Covid-19 cases in the United States, driven by the omicron variant. It is almost impossible to find a home test for the virus. Detect’s website shows its tests have run out and notes that “limited quantities” will be available at noon each day. “During those kind of times of high pressure and high tension, where people really need these tests, we operate just in time – we get the inventory, we put it up for sale, and literally ship it to the door.” , said Barra. Detect’s multipurpose test platform and a single-use test sell for $ 75. The company joins a handful of other groups performing similar molecular tests at home.

Shirlene J. Manley