January 6

Arnold is right

first_imgRe: “Governor stuns Hispanic journalists” (June 15): I applaud Gov. Schwarzenegger for his bold statement that immigrants should avoid Spanish-language media if they want to learn English quickly. It has been proven that immersion into a new language is one of the best ways for a person to learn. I was told by the Spanish instructors I had in college that the best way for us to learn the language was to watch Spanish television each day, especially the newscast. Our governor said nothing wrong in his comment. The only thing that I took exception with were the comments of Pilar Marrero, political editor of La Opi ion, when she said that many Hispanics didn’t have time to learn English as “they’re too busy working.” Hispanics are too busy to learn the dominant language in the country where they are permanently living? – John Horn Glendale Unjust enrichment Re: “DWP’s greatest rip-off” (June 13): When the city purchased its water system from the private water company in 1902, Angeleno ratepayers/taxpayers became the system’s shareholders. Under control of the City Council, rates could be, and have been, lower than the private sector and instead of dividends, profits from a reasonable return could be, and have been, transferred to the city’s general fund and used to lessen the city’s other taxes. The court’s ruling essentially holds that the various governmental entity plaintiffs, using taxpayer funds, overpaid the DWP. It must follow that the taxpayers of those entities are entitled to any refunds. To allow the entities to retain the funds plainly would be as much of an unjust enrichment as the DWP overcharges. If the decision is upheld on appeal, taxpayers should be prepared to file the appropriate claims. – David J. Oliphant Granada Hills It’s a no-brainer Re: “Los Angeles may vote for change” (June 14): Los Angeles has the opportunity to make its elections more efficient, more effective and more democratic with instant runoff voting (IRV). IRV allows voters the freedom to rank candidates, 1-2-3. No more worrying about vote-splitting or forcing a multimillion-dollar runoff. If a candidate receives a majority of first preferences, s/he wins, just like now. Otherwise, subsequent preferences are used to determine the majority winner – instantly. IRV consolidates two elections into one, meaning only one round of campaign mailers and annoying phone calls at dinnertime. Just think: IRV saves money and saves trees. It’s a no-brainer. – Lynne Serpe Los Angeles Unhealthy hospital Re: “Molina says health officials risking lives” (June 13): I read the story about Edith Rodriguez two days ago, and am still furious. One of the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard of. King-Drew Hospital is an abomination. It needs to be closed down – now. Everyone on duty in the emergency room at the time this happened, from doctors to janitors, should be banned from ever working in any kind of medical facility again. They should all be held accountable, both criminally and financially. The 911 operators should be held accountable as well. Edith Rodriguez didn’t die at King-Drew, she was murdered. – Bill Insley Canyon Country An LAUSD priority Re: “Culture shock for LAUSD” (June 15): Let me suggest one more thing to Superintendent Brewer’s plan to fix LAUSD: Correct the payroll system so people actually get paid for their work. – Venida Korda Van Nuys160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Granada Hills Golden pants Re: “Pants suit: Judge asks $54 million for pair” (News Lite, June 14): How much would Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson sue for if he felt he got a wrong suit back? Perhaps an immediate and thorough review of the required qualifications for his position should take place. – Everett P. Harrington last_img read more

December 28

AIG to pay $1.64 billion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The settlement does not cover Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the company’s former chairman and chief executive who was named in the suit but who has pledged to fight it in court. While acknowledging the civil misconduct and facing a huge fine, AIG at the same time escapes the threat that a criminal case could have been brought. The Justice Department said AIG’s agreement spares the company criminal prosecution in exchange for its cooperation with the ongoing federal criminal investigation. Shareholders welcomed the announcement, sending AIG shares up 74 cents, or 1.1 percent, to close at $67.12 Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. AIG said that under the settlement it will pay $800 million for investors who were deceived by AIG’s accounting tactics, including a $100 million penalty to the SEC. In addition, it will pay $375 million to AIG policyholders, $344 million to states harmed by AIG’s practices from 1986 to 1995 involving state workers’ compensation funds, and fines of $100 million to the state of New York and $25 million to the U.S. Justice Department. NEW YORK – American International Group Inc., one of the world’s largest insurance companies, has agreed to pay $1.64 billion to resolve allegations that it used deceptive accounting practices to mislead investors and regulatory agencies. The deal – believed to be the biggest concluded by regulators with a single company – also requires the New York-based firm to adopt changes in its business practices that will ensure proper accounting procedures in the future. AIG said in a statement that the settlement was approved by its board “in the best interest of the company.” The pact announced Thursday settles a civil lawsuit filed last May by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer with backing from the New York State Insurance Department and the U.S. Justice Department. The Securities and Exchange Commission, which also worked with Spitzer on the investigation, filed and settled allegations of accounting fraud with the company simultaneously. AIG said it would take a $1.15 billion after-tax charge in its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings report to cover the settlement. It also announced that it would take a $1.1 billion after-tax charge to increase its reserves to reflect the completion of a recently concluded internal risk study. AIG said that as part of the deal, it also has agreed “to retain for a period of three years an independent consultant who will conduct a review” of the company’s accounting and internal controls. Donald Light, senior insurance analyst with Celent, a Boston-based research and consulting company, said the settlement “means AIG’s board and management is off the hook for anything worse … such as a criminal case.” He added: “They’re paying a lot of money for that, but AIG is huge and this amounts to less than 2 percent of shareholders’ equity.” Spitzer told The Associated Press in an interview, “This is a company that didn’t have to cheat. But once they began, they found it hard to stop. And like an addict, they grew dependent on financial gamesmanship that could ultimately destroy the company.” He said that the new business practices AIG was adopting would improve the market for property and casualty insurance in the United States by creating “a new level of transparency in the market that all consumers will benefit from. The SEC’s enforcement director, Linda Thomsen, noted that the investigation looked at the entire industry and centered on misuse of specialized insurance vehicles, such as reinsurance. “While this settlement concludes our investigation of AIG, our investigation continues with respect to others who may have participated in AIG’s securities-laws violations,” she said. The settlement with AIG exceeds many of the fines the SEC imposed following a wave of corporate scandals in 2002, including civil fines and restitution of $750 million for WorldCom Inc., $715 million for Adelphia Communications Corp. and $300 million for Time Warner Inc. It also surpasses the $850 million settlement Spitzer reached last year with New York-based Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., the nation’s largest property and casualty brokerage, over allegations of bid rigging and price fixing as well as hidden commissions. AIG was among the companies that allegedly participated in the bid-rigging scheme, and four former AIG executives were among 20 insurance executives and officers who have pleaded guilty to charges, Spitzer’s office said. Besides naming AIG, Spitzer’s suit alleged that Greenberg and former chief financial officer, Howard I. Smith, orchestrated the scheme. Greenberg, who resigned from AIG in March, has repeatedly insisted that he followed proper accounting procedures during his 38 years at the helm of AIG. Smith, too, has denied wrongdoing, and neither of the men was involved in the negotiations with the SEC and Spitzer. In a statement issued late Thursday, Greenberg’s spokesman Howard Opinsky said a “white paper” issued by Greenberg’s legal team last summer “debunked many of the allegations” of the regulators. He added: “The suggestion in the attorney general’s public comments that Mr. Greenberg may have been involved in any wrongdoing is false. We are confident that when the debate moves from the newspaper to the courts, Mr. Greenberg will be vindicated.” The accounting scandal centered on transactions that AIG under Greenberg concluded with Berkshire Hathaway’s General Re. insurance group. In its filing, the SEC said the $500 million transactions in 2000 and 2001 “were designed to inflate falsely AIG’s loss reserves … in order to quell analyst criticism that AIG’s reserves had been declining.” Three former Gen Re executives and one former AIG executive were indicted last week in connection with the deceptive accounting scheme. Greenberg was replaced as chief executive by Martin Sullivan, who oversaw the restatement of AIG’s earnings back to 2000. The revisions knocked some $2 billion off shareholders’ equity and nearly $4 billion off its profits. Sullivan said in a statement Thursday that the settlement marked “a major step forward in resolving the legal and regulatory issues facing AIG.” He said the company was “committed to business practices that provide transparency and fairness in the insurance market.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 27

‘I wanted to do more’ – Arsene Wenger unhappy with Arsenal transfer dealings

first_img1 Arsene Wenger admitted he is not completely satisfied with Arsenal’s transfer business and wanted more defensive reinforcements. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived in a club-record £56 million move on deadline day, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapped places at Manchester United with Alexis Sanchez.However, a late move for West Brom Jonny Evans fell through and Wenger lamented the lack of defensive options at his disposal.“I couldn’t do everything. I wanted to do more,” he said.“I believe we have to find an internal solution to our defensive problems, and that means everyone putting more effort in. But overall I am happy with the way things went in the transfer market.”The Gunners were stunned by a rampant Swansea City side on Tuesday night as they were thrashed 3-1 in South Wales.Asked if he regretted not signing a defender, the Frenchman conceded: “Yes, because our defensive numbers are not good enough.“That’s where we needed some possible strengthening as well.“We have to improve our defensive numbers.“We want to go in the top four. We have to improve our offensive numbers and defensive numbers.” Wenger wanted to bring in Jonny Evans from West Brom on deadline day last_img read more

December 25

WWII vet doesn’t need movie; he lived it

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“But I’m thinking about going to see this one,” the 83-year-old Woodland Hills resident said Wednesday. “I’ve read excerpts from the book. This one is different.” The movie he’s talking about is “Flags of Our Fathers,” a best-selling book that has been made into a movie directed by Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood. It depicts the lives of the six Marines who raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima, a moment captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal and recorded forever in history. From what he’s read, the movie is not so much about death and war as it is about life and the curse of forced fame, McCaffrey says. Not exactly a war movie. More a human tragedy. He was there that day in 1945 – a 21-year-old 2nd lieutenant sitting in a foxhole, a quarter-mile from where Easy Company erected the flag on Mount Suribachi. “You could feel everyone’s spirits rise, and a surge of pride come out of every foxhole,” says McCaffrey, who coached football and track at Van Nuys, Canoga Park and Taft High schools before he retired in 1980. “Everyone cheered, and the battleships at sea blew their horns. We were all filled with pride, but none of us thought it would be such a monumental moment in history.” During his 30-year career as an educator, he never talked about war with the boys he coached, McCaffrey said. He just couldn’t. “What was to talk about?” McCaffrey asked. “How you survived and your friends didn’t? How you got lucky, and they didn’t? A lot of us have carried that guilt around.” The history books say that more than 6,800 Americans died in the 36-day battle for that eight-square-mile island in February and March 1945. In less than a week on Iwo Jima, McCaffrey went from a rookie replacement officer to commander of Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines. It wasn’t that he was so good. It was that he was still alive. “There were nine or 10 officers in the company,” he says. “I was the last one who hadn’t been killed or wounded. My command lasted exactly one day.” With his gunnery sergeant standing next to him, company commander McCaffrey looked through a pair of binoculars on a dark night when a shell exploded in the sky above, silhouetting his body to a sniper. “The bullet went through my hand, shattered the binoculars, and it went into my left eye,” McCaffrey says. At dawn, he was airlifted to a hospital on Guam before being sent home to a naval hospital in Long Beach. World War II was over for McCaffrey, but he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves and was later sent to Korea for a year. Two wars in a span of eight years. McCaffrey had seen enough of the real thing. He didn’t need to see the movie. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The former coach has never seen a war movie. When you’ve seen the real thing, why would you want to? He doesn’t need to sit in a darkened movie theater to be reminded of the buddies he lost in World War II and Korea, Jack McCaffrey says. Guys who never got to raise a family, have a career, retire and go fishing. Guys who never got the chance to grow old. No, when you’ve seen the real thing, you don’t need to see a war movie. last_img read more

December 22

Scott County Inmate Roster – 3.20.17

first_imgBooking #:SCJAIL:2017-000368 Booking Date:03-20-2017 – 1:57 am View Profile >>> Release Date:03-20-2017 – 4:32 am JESSUP, DAVID THARP, SHIANNA View Profile >>> Booking Date:03-19-2017 – 5:48 pm Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000366 Charges:FAILURE TO COMPLY ~ FAILURE TO COMPLYFAILURE TO COMPLY ~ FAILURE TO COMPLY Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> Booking Date:03-20-2017 – 2:09 am Booking Date:03-20-2017 – 2:09 am BEGLEY, KASEY Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCEIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIAIC 7.1-5-7-7 ~ ILLEGAL POSSESSION, CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-48-4-13(A)MB ~ VISITING A COMMON NUISANCEIC 35-48-4-11(A)MB ~ POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIAIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA Charges:IC 35-48-4-13(A)MB ~ VISITING A COMMON NUISANCEIC 35-48-4-11(A)MB ~ POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIAIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA Release Date:03-20-2017 – 4:32 am BURTON, JACOB Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000367 Booking Date:03-18-2017 – 10:39 pm Charges:IC 35-43-4-2(A)MA ~ THEFT — LESS THAN $750IC 35-43-2-2(B)MA ~ CRIMINAL TRESPASSIC 35-48-4-7(A)MA ~ POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEIC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEOUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000370 Booking Date:03-19-2017 – 7:40 pm Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000369 THARP, SHIANNA Release Date:03-19-2017 – 1:02 pm Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000370 Booking Date:03-19-2017 – 8:21 pm Charges:OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT View Profile >>> ALLEN, DARION CARTER, SETH Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000365 Charges:OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANTlast_img read more

December 22

Cars off road and ‘back of Errigal’ ‘very difficult’ after morning snowfall

first_imgMOTORISTS are being urged to drive with extreme care on the R252 ‘Back of Errigal’ road this morning.Following snowfall this morning, the road, which links Letterkenny and Gweedpore, is said to be ‘really slippy’.A number of cars have gone off the road and driving conditions on the road are ‘very difficult’, one motorist said.  Cars off road and ‘back of Errigal’ ‘very difficult’ after morning snowfall was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

November 22

Going Nowhere In Your Job Search? 6 Reasons To Hire A Career Coach

first_imgThe job search process can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even downright depressing. In a slow job market, some job seekers will wait months before their efforts produce any results.So, do you keep plugging away, hoping for an interview, an offer…anything? Or do you consult a career coach to help you land a job faster?What is a career coach? According to the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, career coaching helps people find jobs, advance in their present jobs, find a career after college graduation, transition to a new field or start a business. A career coach can help you in many other ways, too, such as:Education. Many job seekers, no matter what their level of formal education, have not been educated about proper job search tactics. Hiring managers and HR personnel expect job seekers to understand all aspects of the hiring process—even though they haven’t been educated. In turn, many job seekers figure it out as they go, aimlessly applying for jobs or combing job boards, and end up disappointed. A career coach can let you in on new strategies to impress potential employers.Identifying strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps your resume is outstanding, but your cover letter leaves something to be desired. Or, you’re impressive on paper, only to disappoint in the interview. Unless you’re asking for feedback every time you are passed up for a job (which you should), you likely don’t know what your pitfalls and strengths are. A career coach can help you identify these things and improve upon weaknesses that may be costing you job offers.Helping you network. You know that networking is still one of the main ways to land a job, right? Although many job seekers realize this, it can be difficult to approach new people or reach out when you need help. A career coach can help you identify key contacts to connect with and focus your networking efforts to produce results.Creating a job search plan. Instead of aimlessly applying for jobs you qualify for, a career coach can help you identify your ideal work environment, position, location, etc. From there, your coach will help you identify organizations you can reach out to and different strategies for landing your ideal job.Strengthening your job search documents. Your resume and cover letter may leave something to be desired, but it’s hard to know as a job seeker. Career coaches specialize in reviewing these documents and making suggestions for how to make yours stand out among the rest.Landing a job in less time. With all of the services a career coach can help you with, you’re more likely to have a better focus on your search and land a job faster. Although a career coach requires an initial investment, it can definitely pay off in the long run.Have you ever considered hiring a career coach? Why or why not?last_img read more

November 19

Chautala offers to resign if IOC disapproves his elevation

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) Under intense pressure from various quarters, embattled Abhay Singh Chautala today offered to relinquish the life presidency of the Indian Olympic Association, but only if the International Olympic Committee has reservations about his elevation to the position. Chautala, who has been chargesheeted in a disproportionate assets case, and 2010 CWG corruption scandal tainted Suresh Kalmadi were made Life Presidents at the IOAs Annual General Meeting in Chennai on December 27, stunning the Indian sporting fraternity and leaving the Sports Ministry fuming. Kalmadi chose to step aside yesterday and Chautala said he was ready to do so but with a rider that IOA President N Ramachandran should take up the matter with the IOC and he will resign only after the international parent body disapproves of him taking up the honourary position. “I wish to thank the IOA for nominating me to the ceremonial position of Lifetime President and I have already informed the President IOA, through a separate letter, that if IOC is not favourably inclined to my taking over as Hon. Life President after the (IOA) President has had an opportunity of discussing this matter personally with IOC, I will be pleased to sacrifice my position in the best interest of Indian sports, sportspersons, good Governance, transparency and cleanliness in India sports,” Chautala said in a statement. He took a swipe at Sports Minister Vijay Goel, who has issued a show-cause notice to the IOA, threatening to derecognise it for the controversial decision. “I am surprised at the reaction of the Minister of Sports Shri Vijay Goel and the media attention which was given to this ceremonial recognition for my humble contribution to sports. I have made sacrifice in 2013 by resigning from the post of President, although I was elected President in accordance with IOA Constitution, Indian Constitution and in a most transparent manner in an election conducted by three eminent Judges,” said Chautala. “Even my presence to witness Rio Olympics has been questioned. I am personally aware of the conduct of Minister of Sports at Rio where IOC had questioned the behaviour of the Minister and his associates and threatened to withdraw his accreditation. I do not wish to dwell more on this subject as I do not want to embarrass the Minister. If necessary, I will brief the Honble Prime Minister on this issue of Rio Olympics.” PTI PDS AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

November 18

Moto X4 with dual cameras, Amazon Alexa support & Snapdragon 630 launched at IFA 2017

first_imgMotorola is back with its X line-up. The company announces a long time rumoured Moto X4 at a special event in IFA which is happening in Berlin. The new X series fourth generation Moto phone aka Moto X4 seems to vary a lot from the old Moto X phones. Be it camera, or any other hardware set-up, Moto X4 comes with a lot of refreshment on the specification front. Moto X4 comes with a dual camera set-up at the back which is also paired up with a range of camera modes. The new Moto smartphone also comes with supports Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant support which let users have a hands-free control on their smartphone.Moto X4 bridges the gap between the premium and the budget phones. The smartphone is a upper-tier mid-range and will retail at 399 Euros, which translates to Rs 30,000 approx. About the availability, Moto X4 will be made available in the European market in September. The smartphone is expected to hit the US this fall. There are no details on the India availability of the Moto X4 as of yet. The smartphone is launched in two colour options — super black and sterling blue.Despite being a mid-range phone, Moto X4 seems to have a lot of features common on par with most of the premium phones available in the market already. Moto X4 sports with a metal and glass design which overall gives a very sleek touch to the device. It comes with a 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution. The display is further protected with a Gorilla Glass 4 layer on top. Moto X4 comes with a contoured back panel design.advertisementMost of the Moto phones that have been announced recently like the high-end Moto Z2 Play comes with a shatter-proof feature. But, Moto X4 isn’t one of them. Instead, the new device comes with an IP68 certification, which means that the new Moto X phone is water and dust resistant. Moto X4 is a little different from the recently announced Motorola phones. First it doesn’t include a shatter-proof display, second, it doesn’t come with the support of Moto Mods.Despite being a mid-range phone, Moto X4 camera seems to be much better than that some of the premium phones by the company like the recently announced Moto Z2 Play. Moto X4 comes with two cameras at the back. Out of the two, one includes a 12-megapixel sensor, which is the main camera, while the second one includes an 8-megapixel sensor which focuses on capturing wide-angle shots mainly. Both the cameras come with the ability to capture full-color pictures. The 12-megapixel camera comes with dual-pixel autofocus, a f/2.0 lens, and 1.4nm pixels. On the other hand, the secondary camera, with an 8-megapixel sensor which is mainly focused at clicking wide-angle shots comes with a f/2.2 lens and 1.12nm pixels and offers a 120-degree field of view.Also Read: Moto G5S, G5S Plus: 10 key features of Motorola’s new all-metal phonesMoto X4 comes with several other camera features. The smartphone comes with a phase-detection feature and a dual-tone LED flash which sits right next to the back camera set-up. The camera is also capable of shooting bokeh shots, ultra-wide angle shot, selective black and white, background replacement, and record 4K videos. On the front, Moto X4 includes a 16-megapixel selfie shooter which comes along with an adaptive low-light mode that offers better low light performance.Motorola seems to be building more intelligence into its camera app for the Moto X4, much like Samsung’s Bixby or Google’s very own Google Goggles. The smartphone camera comes with the feature to recognize landmarks or objects and provide more information about the same.Like rumoured, Moto X4 doesn’t come with Qualcomm’s latest processor. Instead, it is powered by Snapdragon 630 chip coupled with 3 gigs of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is also expandable via a microSD card. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which as claimed by Motorola delivers a power backup for one single day (24 hours). It also comes along with a 15-watt TurboPower charger which in 15 minutes of charge provides enough battery like for the phone to last for almost 6 hours.Another big feature that Moto X4 comes along is the Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. With this, Moto X4 can be used in hand-free mode. Motorola also says that the new Moto X4 will respond to Alexa even when the device is locked. Although it includes Alexa, Moto X4 still includes Google Assistant, which is built into Android. At the launch event, Motorola confirmed that Alexa integration will come with all the other Motorola phones that will be announced in the days to come.advertisementlast_img read more

November 18

Huawei P20 Pro triple rear cameras to include 40MP sensor, super slow motion support and more

first_imgWe are just a week away from Huawei’s Paris event where the company will unveil its P20 lineup that will include the P20 Lite, P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. We have seen plenty of leaks in the past in the form of rumours, live images, press renders and even teasers from the company itself that have given us a pretty good look at what we can expect from the phones. While all three phones are expected to sport a notch, the P20 Pro will likely steal the show with a triple rear camera setup. We now have some details on what the cameras on the P20 Pro will offer.WinFuture’s Roland Quandt, who previously revealed a whole bunch of renders of the upcoming P20 devices, recently explained the triple Leica-branded cameras on the rear of the P20 Pro. Notably, one of the lenses will comes with a whopping 40-megapixel sensor while the other two will sport a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with 5X hybrid zoom. Additionally, the triple camera setup will offer apertures of f/1.6 and f/2.4, although it isn’t clear which sensor works with which aperture.Both the P20 and the P20 Pro will offer a 24-megapixel sensor on the front. WinFuture notes a feature called Light Fusion for the front and the rear cameras, although there is still some uncertainty as to what this feature does. Meanwhile, XDA Developers have also found (via firmware files) that the P20 and P20 Pro will offer super slow motion recording of 960fps at 720p resolution, similar to the Galaxy S9 series.advertisementWinFuture’s report also details some other aspects about the P20 Pro, specifically that it will come with a 6.1-inch OLED (2240×1080) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. While the iPhone X featured a notch that housed various sensors for Face ID tech among other things, the notch on the P20 will only house the front camera, earpiece, and distance and brightness sensors. The P20 and P20 Pro will also see the fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button on the front while the P20 Lite will keep the fingerprint sensor on the back.ALSO READ: Huawei P20, P20 Lite, P20 Pro renders leak ahead of March 27 launch, reveal new colour optionsThe Huawei P20 Pro will rock the company’s Kirin 970 chipset which comes with Neural Processing Unit for AI capabilities. The flagship will be offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and some markets may also get 64GB and 256GB storage options as well. WinFuture previously reported that the P20 Pro will house a 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge support while the P20 will get a smaller 3,400mAh battery. Additionally, the P20 Pro will be IP67 certified for water resistance, will support USB Type-C, but will not come with a headphone jack.Lastly, the P20 Pro is expected to carry a super premium price tag of EUR 899 (approx Rs 72,300). The P20 Lite and P20, meanwhile, will start at EUR 369 (approx Rs 29,700) and EUR 679 (approx Rs 54,700), respectively. With pretty much everything out in the open, we only await an official confirmation from Huawei on March 27.last_img read more