News from Nothing Phone 1, the fall of the UST worries cryptocurrency firms, Xiaomi lifts the veil on smartphones eligible for its MIUI 13.5 update, this is the recap of the week.
As the collapse of the UST shakes up the cryptocurrency world, Bitdefender worries that 35% of Android smartphones could soon be deprived of security patches, and Nothing lifts the veil on its first transparent smartphone, the Nothing Phone 1. If you own a Xiaomi smartphone, this recap of the week will let you know whether or not your device is eligible for the MIUI 13.5 update which will soon be rolled out by the Chinese manufacturer.
The design of the Nothing Phone 1 is revealed
If the data sheet of the Nothing Phone 1 has not yet been officially unveiled, the English manufacturer has however just shared a first image which finally allows us to discover this first transparent smartphone and some of its characteristics. The video shared on YouTube shows that the device could be equipped with an LED system on the back, wireless charging and two cameras.
Read: Nothing Phone 1: discover the amazing design of the first transparent smartphone
Repairing your Samsung screen at a lower cost is possible… in the United States
Samsung has decided to offer broken screen repair for only $50. Unfortunately for us, this is simply a promotional operation open from June 13 to July 27 and reserved for US residents. It remains to be seen whether the Seoul giant plans to launch similar operations in France one day…
Read: Samsung fixes broken smartphones for less than 50 euros, but not for everyone
Cryptocurrency platforms could run out of funds…
Since the fall of the UST in May, all digital currencies in the market have been trembling in the face of this new liquidity crisis. Indeed, while Bitcoin has fallen below the $20,000 mark and the NFT sector is at half mast, the Celcius, for example, is worried about not being able to reimburse its users in the event of a massive withdrawal. The firm also shared a press release to warn that it was forced to interrupt withdrawals and transfers “to stabilize liquidity and operations while it takes steps to preserve and protect assets”.
Read: Several cryptocurrency platforms may run out of money
Soon 35% of Android smartphones vulnerable to hackers
The Bitdefender antivirus has just shared in a report dedicated to the security of Android devices, the risks incurred when using an old version of Android and the negligence of buyers in the face of these risks. Indeed, when a smartphone is equipped with an obsolete version of Android, it is then deprived of security patches and becomes vulnerable to hacks. The firm explains that 20% of Android smartphones are already at the mercy of hackers and that we could increase to 35% from September 2022 if consumers continue to obtain devices with insufficient software support.
Read: 35% of Android smartphones will soon be at the mercy of hackers
The list of Xiaomi smartphones eligible for the MIUI 13.5 update revealed
Xiaomi is preparing to deploy its new update, dubbed MIUI 13.5, which promises great improvements, both in terms of performance, battery and interface. Some smartphones will unfortunately not be affected by the new version of Xiaomi’s overlay. Go to our dedicated news to discover the complete list of eligible smartphones that will receive the MIUI 13.5 update as soon as it is officially launched.
Read: MIUI 13.5: here is the list of Xiaomi smartphones that will receive the update
Our tests of the week
Many positives for the Vivo X80 Pro
Besides a tendency to overheat from time to time, an automatically activated night mode and pre-installed commercial applications, the X80 Pro offers an excellent experience. We love its design and its quality materials, its beautiful screen, its performance and its stability. Without forgetting that the Vivo X80 Pro is probably one of the best photophones of the 1st half of the year.
Read: Vivo X80 Pro test: damn it works well this smartphone!
We tested the unique LYNK&CO 01
The LYNK&CO 01 is the first plug-in hybrid SUV from the young brand, sold for 41,500 euros or available for rental for only 550 euros per month. This iconoclastic vehicle stands out from other SUVs thanks to its innovative method of distribution and use. Be careful, braking can be difficult to dose and we regret that the silhouette of the car is ultimately quite close to that of a classic SUV.
Read: What is the Lynk&Co 01 worth, the car that does nothing like the others?