A list of the best gadgets of the expiring 2018 is quite diverse. It involves devices of various form factors and classes, ranging from simple fitness trackers and finishing with an incredibly expensive tablet. Not all of them managed to gain popularity, however this does not negate their uniqueness. Some of these devices have demonstrated original technical solutions or even ahead of its time.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
According to statistics of the International Data Corporation (IDC), due to Band Mi 3, Xiaomi moved into first place on sales volumes in the segment of wearable electronics. It best characterizes the success of the fitness tracker, presented in July of this year. Even with the official price of about 3,000 rubles, now it is the best offer on the market. The bracelet combines an optimal set of features and a high autonomy. The main difference from previous models was the large informative display, which allows you to read messages and letters are not even pulling from his pocket a smartphone. With such functionality on a single charge Mi Band 3 working for about two weeks.
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple this year introduced a new generation brand of smart watches which have received a fresh design and several new features. They are available in two sizes, 40 and 44 mm. Screen in both cases was one-third more, and the frame is already noticeable. Now inside of a new processor, improved heart rate sensor and better quality microphones. Also, there are advanced Digital Crown scroll wheel with tactile feedback and an ECG sensor. On the autonomy of the Apple Watch Series 4 does not beat the record, but in full daylight the battery lasts. It is worth noting that the watch is compatible with straps for the models of the previous generation. It all makes the gadget a desired gift for all owners of iPhone and not only.
LG Watch W7
LG this year has surprised hybrid accessory Watch W7, which combines functions of analog and digital clocks. The device has the traditional arrows, which are placed on top of the 1.2-inch display with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels. For readability, the information provided a quick translation of the arrows to position at 9 and 3 hours, so they do not obscure the text on the screen. Inside of the gadget is Snapdragon Wear 2100 is paired with 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB internal. Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth LE 4.2. On a single charge LG Watch W7 can work up to two days in the mode of the smart watch and then another 3-4 days in the mode of an analog clock. If you only use analog gear, the period of Autonomous operation up to 100 days.
At the end of may the company “Yandex” has presented a long-awaited speakers with built-in “Alice”. This device, named “Yandex. Station”, combines the functions of home audio and voice assistant. You can use it for communication, finding answers to questions, listening to the music with a remote control and playback of movies. All that she can perform after the voice commands, which must start with a treatment, that is, with the word “Alice”. When connecting speakers to the TV via HDMI, you can enjoy the video services, including YouTube, “Amediateka” and IVI. These features make the device quite versatile media center that can, if necessary, and the dialogue, and about the bad weather warning. The Launch Of “Yandex. Station” — a landmark event for the field of smart gadgets in Russia.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
The segment of gaming smartphones this year went to a whole new level, which contributed to the launch of mobile versions of PUBG and Fortninte. Now gaming smartphones are allocated in a separate segment, the competition which is gaining momentum. These devices are now produced many well-known manufacturers, including Asus, Huawei, Razer and of course, Xiaomi. It is the latter created one of the most interesting games of the flagship, called the Black Shark Helo. This is the second model in the series, which received a powerful Snapdragon 845 liquid cooled, up to 10 GB of RAM, AMOLED screen with support for HDR, stereo speakers, a battery of 4,000 mAh and the illumination on the body. No less important advantage — possibility of connection of mechanical controller that allows you to play without touching the screen. With all this the price of the smartphone is relatively inexpensive — from $460, which makes it one of the best offerings in its class.
Apple iPad Pro
At this year’s last presentation, Apple announced two new models of iPad Pro, which turned out to be incredibly powerful and incredibly expensive. The manufacturer has completely revised the design, making them lighter, thinner and more comfortable. The tablet equipped with Retina screens Liquid with minimal frames and rounded corners. The traditional Home button with integrated fingerprint scanner is gone, replaced by a more modern security system technology-Face ID, familiar from the latest iPhone. A powerful brand Apple processor A12X Bionic provides a level of performance comparable with top-end laptops. Thus in the maximum configuration, the tablets are equipped with memory modules of 1 TB. This equipment results in prohibitive for tablet cost in Russia is from 137 990 rubles for the version with SIM card. The amount is impressive, but scared she not all.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
20 Pro Mate from Huawei was one of the most interesting of the flagships of this year. It combines a powerful stuffing on a proprietary processor, stylish design, frameless curved screen and one of the best mobile cameras. Apparatus equipped with three sensors with Leica optics and optical image stabilization. The smartphone supports a triple optical zoom and a ten-fold hybrid. For the autonomy of the devices responsible battery 4 200 mAh battery with support for fast charging, allowing only half an hour to fill 70% charge. Also provides a bidirectional wireless charging, with which a smartphone can charge other devices compatible with Qi technology.
The trend on bendable displays is gaining momentum, but the first full-fledged smartphone with such a screen already. They became FlexPai from Rouyu Technology. Fold it in half, you can not fully is a small gap, but the seam between the display can not be traced. The bending is due to special sections, binding the two AMOLED panels, and can withstand at least 200 thousand of flexion. The interface of such a device adaptable to any situation, turning a picture on the entire display area or only on one part of it. At the price of $1 300 FlexPai is unlikely to be a hit, but the fact that the full release of the new device form factor will remain on the pages of the history of the development of mobile gadgets. Most likely, these devices will become the new trend of 2019.
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