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Moto E4 launch date tipped for July 17, specs and price leaks

first_imgWe already know that Moto E4 and E4 Plus are in works. Both the smartphones have been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past, which did give us a partial glimpse of the devices. Now, in the latest leak, a popular tipster – Ronald Quandt shares the complete specs sheet of the Moto E4. Apart from the specs, the new leak also reveals the launch date and price as well.Also Read: Moto and Lenovo brands to co-exist only in India as Lenovo set to revamp phone businessRonald Quandt’s tweet reads as follows: “Motorola Moto E4: more detailed specs, Canada MSRP is 249,99 CAD, interesting to see NFC (certain markets) and GG3, supposedly ships July 17”. The shared tweet clearly indicates that the upcoming Moto E4 is set to launch on July 17. That being said, rumours making rounds on the web revealed that Moto E4 Plus will also be announced alongside the Moto E4. So, if Moto E4 is launching on July 17, probably, so is the Moto E4 Plus.If the new leak is to be believed, Moto E4 will be priced at CAD 249.99, which is roughly around Rs. 12,000. To recall, previously leaked rumours suggested that the upcoming Moto E series phones will fall under the mid-range categories. That being said, there are high chances that the price range tipped by Ronald can be almost accurate. However, as the company is yet to confirm the price of any of its upcoming devices, this bit of information should be taken with a pinch of salt.advertisementMotorola Moto E4: more detailed specs, Canada MSRP is 249,99 CAD, interesting to see NFC (certain markets) and GG3, supposedly ships July 17 pic.twitter.com/IOCddU3o6L- Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 28, 2017Furthermore, Roland Quandt also shares the entire specification sheet of the Moto E4. The listing reveals almost everything about the upcoming Motorola smartphone. As per the listing, Moto E4 will sport a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD display and run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Further, the upcoming Moto E4 will be powered by a 1.25GHz MediaTek MT6737M Cortex-A53 quad-core chipset which comes along with Mali-T720MP2 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The listing also states that that the storage memory can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.Also Read: New Moto G5S Plus leaks again, shows phone in Midnight blue colourOn the optics front, the Moto E4 is expected to come equipped with an 8-megapixel camera sensor of the rear. The back camera will come with an autofocus and LED flash feature as well. On the front, the Moto E4 will sport a 5-megapixel selfie sensor. Moto E4 is also tipped to come with a 2800mAh battery and will be announced in Lunar Grey colour variant. However, the company may announce several other colour options as well.The leaked listing further suggests that the upcoming Moto E4 will come with several connectivity options like — 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11n, FM radio, Micro-USB, and GPS.last_img read more

Ontario government introduces bill aimed at enhanced elevator reliability

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario aims to reduce elevator outages under legislation introduced Thursday that would make the province one of the first jurisdictions in the world to establish standards for elevator repair times.The new law, if passed, would improve user access to elevators by, among other things, beefing up enforcement of maintenance requirements.It would also allow publication of information about elevator performance to inform consumers before they rent or buy an apartment or condo.The legislation, introduced by Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles, is part of a broader bill that also aims to enhance consumer control over credit information.“Access to reliable elevators is a necessity and, in some instances, a lifeline,” MacCharles said in a statement. “Our proposed new rules for consumer reporting agencies and elevators would, if passed, help give Ontario consumers more information about things that we rely on in our daily lives.”Other proposed measures include creating standards for new high-rise buildings to ensure they have enough elevators to adequately serve residents. If the bill is passed, Ontario would consult with the public and businesses in development of these standards, the government said.The Canadian Press has found growing issues with elevator outages across the country that leave thousands of people trapped each year or essentially stranded on upper floors of their homes. Latest figures obtained show firefighters in Ontario responded to 4,577 calls by people trapped in elevators in 2016.Ontario’s 20,000 elevators in residential and institutional buildings, including long-term care and retirement homes, were the subject of an in-depth study last year led by retired justice Douglas Cunningham, who made 19 recommendations in his final report released last month. The government said it planned to follow up on all of them.In his 57-page report, Cunningham found Ontario has no minimum preventive maintenance standards and that only one in five elevators in the province are in compliance with safety standards. Cunningham blamed poor preventive maintenance as the key cause of unscheduled breakdowns.According to his study, one in five respondents said they had an elevator out of service for 18 days or more in any given year. Condominiums reported the biggest availability problem.Cunningham recommended forcing contractors to report outages over 48 hours or when half the elevators in a building are out of service — 80 per cent of buildings have only one or two lifts. His report also identified a shortage of elevator mechanics, something the government said it intended to tackle.Rob Isabelle, an elevator consultant, said contractor participation would be vital in ensuring the proposed measures succeed.“However there are little to no benefits to the contractors, thus why support?” Isabelle said recently.Doug Guderian, president of Elevator One based in Barrie, Ont., has noted Cunningham’s report found the big four elevator contractors — Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp — own about 75 per cent of the market but employ only about 40 per cent of mechanics. His own surveys, he said, confirm the big four typically are unable to do the necessary work.last_img read more