Leagoo S10: amazingly fast phone with in-screen fingerprint reader

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I preordered the Leagoo S10 and it finally came in. The specs on this phone are absolutely incredible:

  • Helio P60 octa core CPU
  • ARM G72 MP3 GPU
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB ROM
  • 6.21″ AMOLED display (1080×2248)
  • Dual SIM w/ MicroSD card slot
  • Lots of frequency coverage for US carriers
  • In-Screen fingerprint reader
  • 4050 mAh battery

The phone is super fast. For the price, I can’t imagine a better phone. I can’t believe how fast apps and games run. The screen is very bright, and I believe the 128GB of memory will last me a very long time.

Some specs are optimal. The camera can only record 1080p video. There’s no headphone jack (it does come with a USB-C headphone and USB-C headphone jack adaptor.

I’ve run into a couple problems. First: I couldn’t use mobile data. Calls worked, but web sites didn’t. I spent quite a bit of time going through mobile networks figuring out how to get mobile data working. I’ve seen where switching from 4G to 3G enable different antennas. Nothing worked. I couldn’t get a single bit of data on the phone. I turned on roaming and moved around trying to get better antenna signal. Nothing.

Finally, I went into settings -> network and internet -> data usage, where I saw that Mobile Data was turned off from the factory. As soon I switched that on, I was good to go with 4G on T-Mobile.

I also have a problem with my in-screen fingerprint reader. I was able to register a fingerprint as I set up the phone, but I’ve never once been able to unlock the phone with my fingerprint. Sometimes I get a red warning that “Fingerprint reader is dirty. Please clean and try again.” When I’m able to get the bluish-green glow that the phone is trying to read my fingerprint, but it never reads anything.

I went to add additional fingerprints, but when I do the phone says “Enrollment was not completed. Fingerprint enrollment didn’t work. Try again or use a different finger.” That message shows up immediately as the fingerprint registration screen scrolls into view. This implies my fingerprint reader is dead. I haven’t heard back from Leagoo yet.

I turned on facial recognition. It gave me tons of warnings that this really is t a very secure feature. It said that someone could hack my phone with a photo or some other device. I’m not too worried about it, and the facial recognition is pretty fast and easy.

I’m very happy with my purchase. I’m looking forward to using this phone for a long time.

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Google IoT news

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We spent part of today sitting down with Google in San Francisco discussing their IoT and GCP (Google Cloud Platform). We learned some exciting news about their new platform: Google IoT Edge TPU. Edge TPU is Google’s purpose-built ASIC designed to run AI at the edge.

TPU stands for Tensor Processing Units and the Edge TPUs are Google’s custom-developed MCUs used to accelerate machine-learning workloads in edge-connected IoT devices. It uses a custom ID chip on each board which enables customers to securely access and manage their devices.

Sound familiar? It’s very similar to the Azure Sphere platform. Google is about ready to take preorders in their first Edge TPU devices in October (hopefully). The first devices will run a custom Linux kernel or Android Things. We think that sounds like an exciting new system that we just heard about today. The Google guys implied that it’s a confidential system, but we found Google’s Android Things site in their Android development site.

More information, please visit Google’s IoT Edge site. You need to request access, and I think they’ll be happy to work with you.

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Unboxing the first Azure Sphere development kit

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Last week we received our prototype of the first Azure Sphere development kit, the MediaTek MT3620. Its an exciting moment in the world of IoT! We were the first site to post an unboxing video of the kit. Please check it out on YouTube!

We’ve recorded a video showing how to register the device in Azure and creating every IoT devices favorite first program, Blinky. We have not finished editing this video, so please look for that video soon.

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Microsoft doubles down on IoT: Azure Sphere

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On April 16, 2018, Microsoft made a major announcement in the IoT space with the introduction of their Azure Sphere platform. Microsoft has been supporting IoT for a long time, including Windows 10 IoT Core, which can run on devices like the Raspberry Pi. Now, they’ve taken their interest in IoT to a whole new level, or should we say a whole new platform: Azure Sphere. Read More

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Welcome to UnoKits

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Welcome to the site dedicated to all things IoT and SBC. The purpose of this site is to educate consumers and hobbyists on small computer projects that they can use to enhance their lives and their homes. We post technology news articles we feel will interest the community and we plan o building and selling simple kits to allow people to build their own IoT devices. Read More

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