Sony’s latest smartphone packs a 120 Hz OLED display, three rear cameras with Zeiss optics, and support for slow-motion HDR video capture, among other camera tricks. The Sony Xperia 5 II also packs a $950 price tag, because flagships are expensive these days. At least it has a headphone jack.
If you’re looking for something a little more bendy, Royole plans to begin selling the follow-up to its disappointing 1st-gen FlexPai smartphone with a foldable display soon – the Royole Flexpai 2 is set to launch next week.
And the developers of the open source KDE desktop environment are getting ready to release a major update that brings changes to the user interface, task manager, system tray, workspace behavior, system settings, and Wayland display server.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
- KDE Plasma 5.20 Beta released [KDE]
The latest version of this open source desktop environment is a major update that brings an icon-only task manager (by default), updated volume and brightness on-screen displays, middle-click to paste, adjustable scroll speeds, and much more.
- Royole FlexPai 2 launching next week [GSM Arena]
The first company to release a (lousy) smartphone with a foldable display is back for round two. The Royole FlexPai 2 is set to launch on September 22. It has a new screen that should be brighter and fold flatter with a less visible crease.
- Google Drive will take out the trash after 30 days [G Suite Updates]
Google Drive will begin automatically deleting items that are in your trash bin after 30 days starting Oct 13, 2020.
- Sony Xperia 5 II [Sony]
Sony’s new 6.1 inch phone has a 120 Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. It has three 3 rear cameras (16mm, 70mm, and 24mm equivalents), and a 4,000 mAh battery. Coming in December for $950.
- How to Install Android 11 on a PinePhone [HomebrewXS]
Video: How to install Android 11 on a PinePhone (via GloDroid). Note that there are issues with standby and audio, among other things.
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