Among the most prominent smart devices that have appeared recently is the Pova 5 Pro phone, which Tecno introduced to compete with Samsung’s mid-range phones.
The new phone has a moisture- and dust-resistant body that is distinguished by the unique and elegant design of its back interface. The dimensions of this body are (168.5/76.5/9) mm, and its weight is 220 g.
As for its screen, it was IPS LCD, measuring 6.78 inches, with a display resolution of (2460/1080) pixels, a frequency of 120 Hz, and a brightness rate of approximately 396 cd/m.
The phone runs on Android 13 with HIOS 13 interfaces, a Mediatek Dimensity 6080 processor, a Mali-G57 MC2 graphics processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128/256 GB of internal memory that can be expanded via microSDXC chips.
Its primary camera came with a resolution of 50 megapixels and had a sensor to determine the depth of the image and a lens for wide photography, while its front camera came with a resolution of 16 megapixels.
The phone is equipped with two SIM ports, a USB Type-C 2.0 port, an NFC chip, an FM radio signal receiver, and a 5000 mAh battery that works with a 68-watt fast charger. The price of its version in global markets starts at approximately $180.
Washington : America is investigating the Chinese company Huawei’s use of advanced chips in its latest phones
The US authorities have begun an official investigation into the presence of advanced electronic chips made in China in the latest smartphone launched by the Chinese electronics company Huawei Technologies, at a time when the conflict between China and the United States over technological superiority is escalating.
The US Department of Commerce, which has already imposed numerous sanctions on Huawei and a number of Chinese chip makers over the past two years, said that it is conducting an investigation to obtain more information regarding the discovery of advanced 7-nanometer chips in the Huawei Mate 60 Pro phone. These chips are produced by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., which is also subject, along with Huawei, to US sanctions that prohibit it from obtaining advanced American technology.
Bloomberg News Agency reported that the discovery of these chips in the Chinese phone sparked a debate in Washington about the feasibility of US sanctions aimed at containing a geopolitical competitor to the United States, coinciding with moves in China to expand the scope of the ban on the use of American iPhones to include government institutions and state-affiliated companies.
The United States has been trying for years to stifle China’s technology sector due to American fears of exploiting it for military superiority. On the other hand, China has concerns about the use of foreign technology in sensitive industries and has sought to reduce its dependence on American companies to obtain advanced hardware and software.
Earlier today, Huawei Technologies revealed a new mobile phone added to the controversial “Mate 60” smartphone family, as the company put the “Mate 60 Pro Plus” phone on sale in the Chinese mainland, according to Bloomberg.
The Shenzhen-based company is offering the improved phone, equipped with satellite messaging technology and more memory space than the Mate 60 Pro, online for a deposit of 1,000 yuan ($140) and has pledged to deliver it no later than October 9.
The “Pro Plus” model has a storage space of up to a terabyte and 4GB more memory than the “Mate 60 Pro” model, which has a retail price of 6,999 yuan. Shares of Huawei suppliers rose by 10% on the Chinese Stock Exchange after the latest model was launched in its electronic stores.
The Mate 60 Pro phone attracted international attention due to its made-in-China application processor and other locally made components, an indication of the country’s progress in the field of local technological capabilities.
Last month, the Washington-based Semiconductor Industry Association said Chinese electronics giant Huawei Technologies was building a secret group of chip and semiconductor manufacturing facilities across China as a shadow network that would allow the company to avoid US sanctions and pursue China’s technological ambitions.
Huawei, which is on the blacklist of Chinese technology companies in the United States, turned last year to manufacturing chips and received funding estimated at about $30 billion from the Chinese government and the government of the Chinese city of Shenzhen, where it is based, according to the Semiconductor Industry Federation, adding that the company owns two semiconductor factories. The connectors are at least currently and are building at least 3 more.
For its part, the Office of Industry and Security of the US Department of Commerce said in response to a question from Bloomberg about the Semiconductor Industry Association report that it is monitoring the situation and is ready to act if necessary. The office has already listed dozens of Chinese companies other than Huawei, including two companies that the association says are part of the Huawei network, namely Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit and Ping Xinwei IC Manufacturing (BXW).
The Bureau of Industry and Security said, “In light of the strict (American) restrictions imposed on Huawei, Fujian Jinhuo, BXW, and others, it is not surprising that these companies are seeking significant support from the government in an attempt on their part to develop original technologies that dispense with Western technology that is used by them.” It faces difficulties in obtaining it as a result of the restrictions imposed by Western countries on exporting technology to China.