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Huawei Mate 20 Pro appears in full body renders, shows off three colors

Just launch the phone already!

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Following the case render leaks, we now have bare Mate 20 Pro renders that show us how Huawei‘s upcoming flagship phone will look. With countless leaks coming left and right, is there’s anything we still don’t know about this phone?

The Mate 20 Pro will virtually look like an offspring of the iPhone XS and Galaxy S9 with an AMOLED display sporting a wide notch on top and curved edges on the sides. Huawei made sure that they will offer the thinnest side bezels possible, but they didn’t bother working on the small chin.

The notch will most likely house the front-facing camera, earpiece speaker, and a new Face ID-like technology. If facial recognition isn’t enough, there will also be an in-display fingerprint sensor according to rumors.

Moreover, the rear glass appears to be curved on the sides as well to provide a more comfortable holding position.

What can’t go unnoticed though is the large square-shaped camera module in the middle. This has three camera sensors and a dual-tone LED flash. Leica branding is present too, just like with previous premium Huawei phones.

Interestingly, the Mate 20 Pro will have a distinct red-colored power button. A nice touch that we saw on the P10 series before.

Color options, based on the leaked renders, will include black, blue, and a gradient model.

As for the internals of the Mate 20 Pro, it’s said to have the new Kirin 980 processor with at least 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. Battery capacity is pretty large at 4200mAh and it supports wireless charging. Lastly, Android 9 Pie will be available out of the box.

Huawei already confirmed that the Mate 20 Pro will be official next month.

Source: WinFuture.de

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Mi MIX Alpha could launch for commercial sale soon

Any guesses on the price?

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Xiaomi’s Mi MIX Alpha is a concept phone that the brand has shown off quite a few times. It means the phone isn’t ready for commercial production yet but we could see a similar offering soon in the coming future. There are hints and reports that Xiaomi could launch the Mi MIX Alpha soon.

The brand has maintained that the phone can be mass-produced today if needed. Xiaomi Product PR, Agatha Tang, shared a short video of the phone on Twitter. The phone has a 180 percent screen-to-body ratio thanks to a wraparound Flexible OLED screen.

Furthermore, pictures teardown pictures of the phone have been posted on Xianyu second-hand platform in China. The pictures clearly sh0w the motherboard, screen, cameras, and other modules. While the battery is missing, the post suggests that the Mi MIX Alpha could indeed be close to commercial launch.

The leak says Xiaomi is opting for the latest Snapdragon 865 processor with “Draco” as its codename. If true, Xiaomi will have a very unique offering in a market that’s currently dominated by foldable phones.

Coming to the other internals of the phone, it’ll have a 7.9-inch Flexible OLED display. So far, the concept sports a Snapdragon 855 processor, 12GB RAM, and 512GB internal storage. On the rear is a 108-megapixel primary lens, 20-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. On the front is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 4050mAh battery with 40W fast charging.

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Facebook employees walk out to protest against Trump

Some have threatened to resign

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Besides other battles happening concurrently, US President Donald Trump is currently spearheading a war against the country’s most popular social media networks. After Twitter’s landmark moderation over Trump’s factually ambiguous tweets, the president signed an executive order to eventually regulate and control what social media can do for moderation in America. Naturally, Twitter went on the defensive, calling out the measure’s implications for liberty. However, Facebook is taking a different approach.

Though Mark Zuckerberg ultimately expressed wariness towards the executive order, he still called out Twitter as an unnecessary “arbiter of truth.” His stance naturally implies Facebook’s passivity towards potential false news posted on his platform. However, despite his stance, Facebook’s employees are much more divided.

On Monday, Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout in protest of Zuckerberg’s stance on Trump’s misleading information, as reported by The New York Times. Because the company is still working remotely, the protesting employees simply refused to work or automated email responses to indicate that they were protesting. Some have even considered resignation amidst internal turmoil.

Lately, Trump has posted antagonistic messages on his social media platforms regarding the brewing protests against George Floyd’s murder. Whereas Twitter has moderated Trump’s tweets fairly, Facebook has allowed Trump’s posts to slide. Facebook’s internal protests are targeting this lackadaisical approach to moderation.

If anything, the network’s protests marks a good change coming for the social media network in terms of moderation.

SEE ALSO: Facebook is adding a new care reaction to the Like button

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Microsoft replaces journalists with AI for its news service

Part of the company’s push towards using AI for its services

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These days, we often hear of AI or artificial intelligence and computers taking over the jobs of people. The latest company to join the party is Microsoft. The Redmond-based company is now replacing its hired journalists with AI to curate news for MSN and Microsoft News.

The move comes after a company-wide reshuffling this month. Microsoft is slowly building its artificial intelligence capabilities like other Silicon Valley companies. As such, MSN and Microsoft News will increasingly rely on AI for news curation and recommendation. This doesn’t mean, however, that Microsoft will stop dependence on human curators and editors. Currently, it employs more than 800 editors around the world.

The layoffs are not only affecting those based in the US. There are also reports that Microsoft is also letting go of people in the UK as part of the broader push towards AI.

Microsoft is no stranger towards using its own AI for its services. As a matter of fact, it is already using AI to scan news content and process it. It is also using AI to suggest photos that a human editor can pair with another one. The company has also been pushing for the use of AI to news publishers and journalists.

Source: The Verge

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