Xiaomi premium high-end smartphones design move: it will start producing the third generation of its low-screen camera technology in 2021
Xiaomi is a company that is characterized by offering a wide portfolio, good performance and competitive prices. Thus, the Chinese brand usually distributes a wide range of devices, which makes it reach all kinds of consumers. Precisely for this reason, it has never been associated with the highest segment of the market.
However, with its latest novelty in smartphones, the technology is approaching the most demanding specifications. The company announced Wednesday that it will start "large-scale" production of mobile phones equipped with third-generation low-screen cameras in 2021.
What does this mean? That the lenses become invisible, without interrupting the glass. "This innovation represents the brand's last strategic step towards the high-end smartphone segment," the firm said in a statement.
"This new technology is able to perfectly hide the front camera under the phone screen. Thus, by avoiding drilling holes and drop-type notch, this technology makes the full-screen effect a reality, " he explains.
The new front lens location does not interfere with image quality, pixel layout, or camera algorithm optimization.
Xiaomi premium high-end smartphones design move
This new configuration allows the screen to pass light to the lens, as in traditional designs, so that the performance of the photographs is the same. As for the glass, the same density has been achieved as the rest of the screen and the display area is homogeneous throughout the front surface.
That is, that the camera is hidden does not affect either the resolution or the screen. Just 2 weeks ago, its competitor, ZTE announced that it will manufacture the first mobile with that technology, as collected Europa Press.
According to data from the consulting company Canalys cited by the company, it has increased its sales to distributors by 64.9% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 in Europe.
And, in the segment of premium smartphones-prices from 300 euros—, the brand has distributed 99.2% more from April to June this year, compared to the previous year.
Meanwhile, in Spain, for 6 months is the number 1 brand in market share, according to the same data.
There is no doubt that the firm convinces by their motives. Nevertheless, the effects of the pandemic have reduced its net profit by 7.2 per cent in the second quarter of the year on a year-on-year basis.
End of Xiaomi premium high-end smartphones design move
41% of Spanish millennials believe they are "too boring" to be victims of a cyber attack: 4 reasons why cybercriminals want to come after you
A recent study by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky reveals that 41% of Spanish millennials consider themselves "too boring" to be victims of a cyber attack.
The study is called More Connected than Ever before: How we Build our Digital Comfort Zones and explores how users 'habits change to feel" comfortable with the role technology plays in their lives, " the company said in a statement.
It also concludes that 31% of millennials in Spain recognize the need to "do more to strengthen digital security." However, "the fact is that in his day to day they relegate him to the last place".
To think that you have a "too boring" profile for a cybercriminal is to incur one of the biggest mistakes that can be made in the field of computer security. However, the argument is not new and several cybersecurity experts consulted by Business Insider Spain equate this phrase with others also heard in front of those who want to preserve a secure environment on the net.
For this reason, Business Insider Spain brings together in this article several reasons why cybercriminals would be interested in having access to your email account or your private network. From the most basic —having access to bank credentials to steal from your bank account - to more sophisticated models by which even your devices could become part of a botnet, a network in which 'bots' are engaged in cyber attacks right-handed and sinister.
The attack surfaces for a cybercriminal are endless. Your purposes, too.
Of course, you always have to make the difference between cybercriminal, hacker or hacktivist. The first is a criminal who uses knowledge and technological tools to perpetrate his attacks. Hacker is, simply, a person who seeks to take technology further. A hacktivist is a hacker who executes actions of some kind with an ideological purpose.
In this regard, the director of Telefónica and Spanish hacker Chema Alonso summed up in a recent web seminar what many may find an obvious, but at the same time a non-expert public needs to understand: "cybercriminals are cybercriminals and what they are going to seek is to achieve their goal: to make money through cybercrime".
It follows that one of the main purposes that move cybercriminals is to illegally obtain money.
Even if a user has "nothing to hide" , it is safe to imagine that the PIN code of your bank will want to keep it safe. People's devices are often an attack surface with which cybercriminals try to storm the current accounts of their targets.
From trying to get an email credential to trying to install a banking trojan on your victim's Mobile for the purpose of obtaining the bank password or, directly, using sophisticated phising techniques, trying to find out what is the password that the user uses in payment services. They are all real formulas that occur day by day by which cybercriminals try to achieve their goal.
Having an insecure WiFi network and not taking the computer security of the environment too seriously can also contribute to a computer owned by you or any type of device —from a webcam to a printer, not leaving the home environment— can end up being controlled by cybercriminals.
The aim would be to use such systems to include them, for example, in a botnet that tomorrow can trigger attacks simultaneously against specific targets traced by a collective of cybercriminals.
Marc Almeida is a programmer and a passionate about computer security. In the Spanish cybersecurity community he responds to the nick of Cybernicola, and is leading a project called Obelix Teh Honeypot. A honeypot is a sort of digital 'probe' that is able to detect and prevent bot attacks on the internet, thus Marc and his colleagues have a great ability to diagnose the state of the internet in, at least, Spain.
For this reason, Almeida himself reminds Business Insider Spain that a key by which cybercriminals could turn ordinary people into their goals is the ability to conquer" resources", in this case computer.
Although IoT Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly essential, as an ElevenPaths expert advanced to this medium. It's been 10 years since the famous Stuxnet campaign,
And everything, with a future that is more today than tomorrow. "With the issue of cars, we will stop seeing what displacement they have to ask what firmware it carries," says Almeida.
Diego Miranda-Saavedra is a collaborating professor of the master of Business Intelligence and Big DataAnalytics of the UOC and has published several articles in media such as the Retina supplement, of the country, on some rules to follow to leave as little trace as possible on the internet, or on the inconveniences of being monitored on the net.
In the face of 41% of Spanish millennials who consider themselves "bored" to be victims of cyberattacks, Miranda-Saavedra recalls how in the US thefts of health insurance data have become a real problem. A document from Philips details how the information contained in such policies is "highly attractive" for identity theft.
As boring as you may be, " credit card and bank account information has a limited shelf life, as the victim can easily cancel, change, or replace accounts and cards."
"However, health data cannot be changed so easily." From extortion to the collection of fraudulent bills, these are some of the reasons why cybercriminal collectives take on this sector.
Even if you have nothing to hide, cybercriminals will always find an attack vector that you'll be vulnerable to. Not only to access you or your data, but also to extort you with what they discover. From your state of Health to your sexual relations.
Therefore, Miranda-Saavedra notes that this may even be a matter of mental health. "The fear of being watched is your own prison," he recalls. "Having the right to personal privacy and safeguarding it is also a matter of mental health."
Miranda-Saavedra recalls that during the coronavirus crisis the world of work has changed radically. Telework is now a much more common constant, with the problem that employees do not have the same guarantee and security that they enjoy in their offices.
It is no longer just that the stress generated by the health situation has led to more fatal accidents, as a recent study found.