Duty TC is on the air with the main news and highlights from the technology universe. If you missed something new, didn’t have time to follow the news or are just looking for a “summary” of everything that happened in the market, here you can see all that and much more.
In this week’s edition, we’re going to talk about the launches of the POCO X5 and X5 Pro, in addition to the Galaxy A34 5G and A54 5G here in Europe. In addition, we will also echo the request of deputies and senators for the government to fight “digital smuggling” via Chinese retailers.
Other highlights worth mentioning include the Moto G Power 2023 in official images, Sony planning a PlayStation 5 Pro for 2024, and Huawei preparing to launch the P60 lineup next week.
Without further ado, check out the top highlights by scrolling down!
This week, deputies and senators asked the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, to act for the end of what they call “digital smuggling”.
According to these parliamentarians, retailers like Shein, AliExpress and Shopee sell products without taxation or underpriced in the country, something that makes competition difficult for national companies.
The president of the FPE even cited some examples of how Chinese companies circumvent the Europeian tax authorities.
“You buy five T-shirts from Shein. She sends five packages, one with each T-shirt to be below the amount that is taxed, which is US $50.
It is worth remembering that this is an old complaint from Europeian businessmen, since most pay taxes along the production chain and even in distribution.
Recently, TechSmart already addressed in the column Detetive TC, that the CFO of Renner revealed that the Federal Revenue published a regulation that requires the sharing of information on goods arriving by international shipments.
In practice, this should facilitate the collection of taxes, since it will be done automatically and without the need for a tax auditor to inspect manually.
Samsung has denied that the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its devices tamper with Moon photos within the Space Zoom feature. The company has also made it very clear that there is no image overlay of any kind.
The company’s note was published after several complaints about the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s ability to take clear pictures of the Moon. Users even speculated that computer processing was what made the image look better and more realistic.
According to Samsung, when a user takes a photo of the Moon, the artificial intelligence-based scene optimization technology recognizes the Moon as the main object and takes multiple photos to compose multiple frames.
In addition, the Korean still recommended that anyone who feels uncomfortable with the results can simply disable the automatic enhancement feature.
Apparently, Samsung may end up canceling the launch of the most affordable flagship Galaxy S23 FE. According to leaker Roland Quandt, this device is practically discarded.
He did not go into detail about the reason behind this untimely death of the Galaxy S23 FE, but many market analysts already say that the Galaxy S FE line was never a good idea from Samsung.
This is because the amount that the user spends buying a Galaxy S FE can very well be used to buy a flagship from last year, even more so with the support of up to 5 years that Samsung currently offers.
For now, the Korean remains silent on the matter.
A leak published this week revealed that Sony is developing a new PlayStation 5 Pro. Reporter Tom Henderson, who is known for getting his predictions right about the Japanese company, predicted that the launch will take place in 2024.
He also said that Sony is expected to release the PS5 with a removable disk reader by the end of this year. For the time being, the company has not commented on the matter.
Therefore, I emphasize that everything should be considered as just another market rumor.
The Moto G Power 2023 won new official renders this week. The material was shared by the well-known and trusted Evan Blass, and it will be used to promote the device in different parts of the world.
The Moto G Power 2023 will be sold in black and white, and the design is simple and brings that affordable smartphone face.
In addition, according to leaked information, the basic intermediary should have a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution and a rate of 90 Hz.
On the rear set of cameras, sources claim that the Moto G Power 2023 should be announced with a 50 MP main sensor and this can be confirmed by noting that the information is on the device’s module.
Finally, everything indicates that the Moto G Power 2023 should also have a 5,000 mAh battery and support for charging at around 15W, in addition to native Android 13.
For now, Motorola does not confirm when the device will be launched and the processor remains unknown.
Huawei is due to hold a major conference on March 23 to launch a series of products in the Chinese market. The manufacturer itself has already made it clear that the Huawei P60 line, the Huawei Mate X3 foldable and the Huawei Watch Ultimate watch should be officially announced.
Making a brief summary about the Huawei P60 smartphones, the manufacturer should use the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor in the standard P60 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the P60 Pro, both of which should also share the 50 MP main sensor.
In addition, we should also have XMAGE technology, batteries around 5,000 mAh and support for fast charging up to 100W.
The foldable Mate X3 promises an improved hinge, an attractive design and also a Snapdragon processor. On the other hand, the Huawei Watch Ultimate watch should be the first in the world to have a native satellite connection.
Samsung launched the new Galaxy A54 5G and A34 5G on Europeian soil. Intermediaries bring important changes, various attractions and special launch promotions.
Starting with the Galaxy A54 5G, the device was announced with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen that has a rate of up to 120 Hz, Exynos 1380 processor, 50 MP main camera, 5,000 mAh battery with 25W charging and native Android 13.
Its price starts at R$ 2,900 in the most basic variant, which has its memory doubled for those who buy it until April 9th. Samsung also offers the Galaxy Buds Live headphones as a gift option.
The Galaxy A34 5G was announced with a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with a rate of 120 Hz, MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor, 48 MP main camera and 5,000 mAh battery with 25W charging.
The starting price for this model is BRL 2,600, but it should only go on sale in April.
The new POCO X5 and X5 Pro were announced in Europe and can now be purchased officially. The devices arrive in the country with a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD Plus resolution and a rate of 120 Hz.
The POCO X5 processor is the Snapdragon 695, while the X5 Pro features the Snapdragon 778G. In the field of cameras, the main sensor of the X5 has 48 MP and that of the X5 Pro has 108 MP.
Finally, both share Android 12 and the 5,000mAh battery, but the X5 supports 33-watt charging and the X5 Pro tops out at 67 watts.
The POCO X5 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory costs BRL 2,900. The POCO X5 Pro, in the same configuration, starts at R$ 3,500.
As gifts, POCO offers a Bluetooth headset for those who buy the POCO X5 and a smart watch for those who choose the Pro variant.