Did not have time to follow the news yesterday? Here’s what stood out on Friday January 8: the announcement of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T, the massive adoption of Signal and a new infotainment display at Mercedes. To not miss any news, consider subscribing to the Frandroid newsletter.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T made official: “the cheapest 5G smartphone on the market”
Xiaomi officially presented this Friday its new smartphones from the Redmi range, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T and Xiaomi Redmi 9T. These are two smartphones launched at rather affordable prices, but fairly convincing technical sheets. For the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T, we will thus find a 6.53-inch Full HD + screen and a Mediatek Dimensity 800U processor for a price of 250 euros. For its part, the Xiaomi Redmi 9T has a 6.53-inch Full HD + screen and a Snapdragon 662, backed by a 6000 mAh battery. It will be offered at 170 euros.
Angry with WhatsApp, users are migrating en masse to Signal
As of this week, it’s berezina for WhatsApp. It must be said that the service is getting closer and closer to its owner, Facebook, and that users – outside of Europe – will share their information with the social network. To escape this stranglehold of the Zuckerberg firm, many users, including in Europe, began to look for an alternative: Signal. As a result, the service collapsed under requests for new registrations and suffered a slight breakdown on Friday.
Mercedes EQS: discover its gigantic curved screen boosted with artificial intelligence
A few days before the opening of CES, Mercedes unveiled a major novelty for its vehicles. This is not a new station wagon or an SUV, but the Hyperscreen MBUX, a gigantic curved screen 55 inches long, or 141 centimeters from one end of the dashboard to the other. . This screen, which will be integrated into the brand’s Mercedes EQS, allows you to visualize the speed or the remaining range as well as to take advantage of infotainment functions thanks to a dedicated eight-core processor.