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iPhone 12 will return to the original design with a 5.4-inch screen

Despite the great success of the latest iPhone 2019, it seems that Apple would be considering making a new and notable change for its next generation of iPhone 12 . And it is that according to the ET News website, the company is considering adding Samsung as a new display provider.

In this way, it seeks to make the complete jump to the OLED panels, replacing the smaller model with a new terminal of only 5.4 inches, maintaining a second 6.1-inch model, and the third option of the iPhone 12 Max, which would increase to 6.7 inches.

In addition, as they say from this website, the new iPhone will use a new touch system called Y-OCTA, which in addition to offering better performance, will significantly reduce the thickness of the terminals and their production costs.

Although the real design change comes with the alleged recovery of the iPhone 4, yes, with notable improvements: « a more complex segmentation design, new trenching and injection moulding procedures, in addition to a glass or sapphire cover set for protecting the trench injection moulding structure «.

But we will also have internal changes, with the total adoption of the new 5G networks and the inclusion of a modem from the recently recovered relationship with Qualcomm. In addition, it is also expected to see an increase in RAM, one of Apple’s pending subjects, which would finally reach 6GB in the Pro model.

So, taking into account that the iPhone 4 made its debut during the month of June 2010, everything indicates that Tim Cook’s company will present this new family of phones during the same month, thus seeking the greatest emotional and nostalgic pull Among his fans.

However, the new iPhone 12 is expected to arrive without the thick frames of the original phone, although the option of having the classic central physical button is considered again.


The Volla Phone is another Linux smartphone focused on privacy

If there is something that worries certain smartphone users it is privacy, hence projects as Volla Phone arises in order to offer a more user-friendly and more transparent alternative thanks to the use of Open Source software, starting, as almost Always, with Linux.

To make the Volla Phone a reality, the project managers have decided to launch a campaign on Kickstarter whose goal is to reach a minimum of 350,000 euros, currently carrying only about 14,000 euros when the campaign only has 16 days left.

On the resulting smartphone in case the crowdfunding campaign was successful, it would work with its own operating system based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) called Volla OS, of which the project managers are already working on a prototype. It will not include by default Google applications or services, whose privacy is highly questioned from many fronts.

But the Volla Phone does not want to be another closed device with several barriers to the replacement of the operating system, but it will also be able to support other alternative Linux such as Memo Mobile and UBPorts (successor of Ubuntu Touch). The inclusion of this characteristic by those responsible for the project would only come in case of reaching 490,000 euros of the collection in the Kickstarter campaign, so, for now, it seems rather a goal quite difficult to achieve at the moment.

With a set price of 359 euros in the Kickstarter campaign, the Volla Phone includes, at least with its own operating system, a VPN service with free and paid options. Regarding the use of the smartphone, it will include among its features a call Springboard (trampoline) that allows you to start writing on the home screen to get predictions of the actions you want to complete, such as starting to write the name of a contact and then appear the contact itself and the actions it supports, among which obviously is to call. If you enter a term, a web browser will open displaying the results obtained in an Internet search engine.

At the hardware level, it will have a 6.3-inch screen, a MediaTek Helio P23 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal data storage, a 5,000mAh battery, a dual-camera configuration in the back with a 16 another of 2 megapixels and a front camera of 16 megapixels. In addition, it will include a fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C for data transmission and battery recharge, 3.5 mm jack for “lifelong” headphones, a microSD card reader and support to recharge the battery wirelessly

Despite pointing against a colossus like Android, the Volla Phone will compete primarily with more or less similar alternatives such as the PinePhone and the Librem 5. Those who are interested in having Volla Phone get ahead can support it by contributing money in the crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, although it seems that they will need to add a lot of support in a very short time to achieve their goals.