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TechnikNews Weekly #036: New iPads and MacBooks, TicWatch Pro and OnePlus 6T

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Almost two months until New Year's Eve. However, this is not a reason to TechnikNews to skip weekly. Up-to-date this week: The test report for the TicWatch Pro, the presentation of the OnePlus 6T and the new ones Proproducts from Apple.

Ticwatch Pro review

The ticwatch Pro is a special kind of smartwatch with Wear OS. In addition to a normal LCD touchscreen, the watch also has an FSTN display. If this is activated, only the time, the date and the steps taken are displayed. Then the smartwatch only has to be connected to the power again after 30 days, as this display is very economical. Even if the ticwatch Pro is not the prettiest smartwatch, my colleague and editor-in-chief David Wurm was quite enthusiastic about the watch. His full conclusion and all important information about the watch can be found review report.

OnePlus 6T presented

Even before the OnePlus 6T was presented, it was clear that the manufacturer would be raising the bar for the competition with this smartphone. And so it happened. The AMOLED display is 6,41 inches and has a resolution of 1080p. A special feature here: There is a fingerprint sensor in the display, which should unlock the device within 0,34 seconds. Another highlight is the improved camera, which should now be able to record better low-light scenes. as Processor, OnePlus installed the Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 128 or 256 gigabytes of internal memory. All further information about the new smartphone can be found in the article.

New Proproducts from Apple

On Tuesday, Apple introduced the new iPads Pro-Also introduces an updated MacBook Air and a revamped Mac mini. The MacBook Air now looks very similar to the other MacBooks with the new colors. In addition to a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Apple installed Intels Proeighth generation processors. The Mac mini is now also available in Space Gray. With up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, up to two terabytes of SSD and the Intel ProXNUMXth generation processors, this PC is now much more powerful than its predecessor. The new iPads Pros is now available with an 11-inch and a 12,9-inch display. Both models now also have Face ID due to the very small display edges. Of the Prozessor A12X Bionic with multiple computing and graphics cores ensures that you can enjoy even the most complex games without stuttering. Further details on the innovations can be found in the summary of the keynote.

First impression of the HTC U12 +

The HTC U12 + has been available for sale for some time now, which didn't stop us from testing the smartphone anyway. The first impression of editor-in-chief David Wurm is quite positive. Immediately after the setup, he received the first software update, which, in his opinion, made the operating speed even faster. In general, he likes the barely overloaded software very much. All further details can be found in his article.

Honor Magic 2 now officially presented

This week, Huawei's subsidiary Honor, unveiled the Honor Magic 2 at an event in China. The smartphone's display takes up the entire front, there is no notch, which was made possible by a camera slider. Inside works the topProprocessor Kirin 980 in cooperation with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 128 or 256 gigabytes of memory. The battery is 3500mAh in size. For the time being, the Honor Magic 2 will only be available in China. If there is enough interest, a market launch in Germany will also be considered.

Android Pie for Honor 10, Honor View 10 and Honor Play

In addition to the new Honor Magic 2, the pie update for the company's smartphones was also discussed at the event in China. Accordingly, the Honor 10, the Honor View 10 and the Honor Play Android 10 Pie with the EMUI 9 should get from November 9.0th. There are still no exact update plans for smartphones like the Honor 8X. Because this smartphone is still very new, this device will also get Android Pie.

Honor 8X review

Good smartphones are getting cheaper and cheaper. Honor also wants to prove this with its X-series devices. The smartphone has an edge-to-edge display that is 6,5 inches in size and has full HD resolution. Inside is the HiSilicon Kirin 710, which performs very well in everyday life. The battery has a capacity of 3750mAh, which means that I was able to achieve 7 hours of screen-on-time in most cases. There were some things I didn't like that much about the smartphone. Which exactly these are, I stated review report.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro breaks records

Just a few weeks ago, Huawei introduced the Mate 20 Pro before. And already this new flagship is breaking records. So it was in Western Europe (i.e. in countries like Germany, Austria or Switzerland) in the first few days around 40 Procent more often than the Huawei P20 Pro preordered. Especially the color Twilight seems to be very popular. All further details about this record can be found in the article.

WhatsApp alternatives at a glance

WhatsApp announced this week that from 2019 onwards, more advertisements will be displayed in the status tab. In the further course, pop-up advertisements should appear in chats, which is already the case for some users. For many, this is an occasion to switch messengers. I have summarized in an article which common alternatives you can use here.

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David Haydl

David lives in Graz and has been there for around half a decade TechnikNews, also editor-in-chief for some time. He regularly provides the site with news, test reports and the like TechnikNews Weekly, which was his idea to launch. He likes to spend his free time outdoors, listening to a lot of music (and clearly too loud) and some podcasts on all kinds of topics, and also likes to go running. He enjoys the time that remains with his charming girlfriend or in front of the TV.

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