Zeiss’ ZX1 Android camera is now available on pre-order.
It was first announced in 2018.
The digital camera runs a custom version of Android.
We’ve seen Android phones cough up multiple camera systems for years now. What we haven’t seen in a while is a camera that runs Android. It’s not a new concept. Light’s 16-lens L16 camera was perhaps the last major Android-based camera to launch in 2017. We’ve also seen other companies experiment with the concept resulting in cameras like the Samsung Galaxy Camera, Galaxy NX, Yongnuo YN450, and Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. Now, Zeiss is launching one that costs a whopping $6,000.
The Zeiss ZX1 full-frame camera was first announced back in 2018 but is only now going on pre-order. It was spotted on B&H Photo by folks over at DP Review.
The compact camera is Zeiss’ first entry into the digital camera space and runs a
Although the Pixel 5 had been announced earlier this year when Google unveiled the low-cost Pixel 4a phone, consumers are now being given their first look at the device and its specs.
The new handset’s stand-out feature isn’t its 6″ screen or 90Hz OLED display, but its significantly reduced price tag – coming in at £599 ($699), well below the £669 ($799) that the last generation Pixel 4 retailed at.
Affordability seems to have been the key factor for Google when developing the new device, with 5G connectivity allowing users to connect to services off
Ahead of Apple’s rumored October event that will see the unveiling of the new iPhone 12 lineup, Google today held a virtual event to unveil its latest flagship smartphones, the 5G-enabled Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a with 5G.
Priced starting at $699, the Pixel 5 features a 6-inch OLED display, 8GB RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4080mAh battery, an aluminum body, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip with 5G connectivity. Google is not using the latest Qualcomm chip technology, likely in order to keep the price down.
The Pixel 5 also includes a two-lens camera setup with a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens, and it supports bilateral wireless charging for charging Qi-based accessories like headphones.
The more affordable Pixel 4a with 5G is priced starting at $499. It features a 6.2-inch OLED display, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip, a dual-lens camera, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage,
The global smartphone average selling price (ASP) rose by 10% during the second quarter as lower sales of cheaper handsets, the resilience of the premium segment, and demand for 5G devices helped offset the wider issues caused by thecCoronavirus pandemic.
Lockdown measures have limited economic activity worldwide, with consumers unable or unwilling to make certain purchases. Sales of mid-range and low-range handsets were hit particularly hard as a large proportion of these take place on the high street.
Counterpoint Research says the industry recorded its lowest ever quarterly shipment decline of 23% however total revenues only fell by 15% as consumers bought more expensive devices.
Smartphone price rise
Industry ASP has been rising over the past few years due to market saturation and the increasing cost of flagship devices, but Covid-19 has added additional variables that have accelerated this trend.
Shipments of premium smartphones only fell by 8% with Apple