Green light for £137m Midland Metro eastside extension

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has given the green light to build to the £137m the Birmingham Eastside Extension of the Midland Metro. The Birmingham extension to Digbeth will serve the planned HS2 station at Curzon Street, separating from the existing West Midlands Metro line at Bull Street. Around 1.7km of new twin-track will run from Bull Street to a new terminus at High Street Deritend. The scheme includes four additional West Midlands Metro stops serving the east of Birmingham City Centre. This new service will connect the Eastside regeneration area offering connections with New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill Railway Stations, in addition to the planned HS2 station. The scheme also includes a new bus interchange adjacent to Clayton …

2020 Audi S4 Is Slightly Prettier Than Before, and Slightly Less Expensive (!)

Audi is updating it entire A4 lineup for 2020, and that includes the entry-luxury nameplate’s sporty S4 variant. The 2020 Audi S4 features the same potent turbocharged V-6 engine under its hood as before, so the task of keeping the sedan fresh falls to the more expressive exterior design and the sharper infotainment system stuffed into its dashboard. Given how most modern Audis’ style emanates from their fancy headlights and taillights, as well as the few other breaks in their clean, minimalist sheetmetal (such as the grille), the new S4’s visual updates, unsurprisingly, are limited to those areas. The 2020 S4’s headlights are now available with a matrix design featuring light animations (the headlight beam will dance around during engine startup), …

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro leak in a bunch of dark renders

Huawei is launching the P40 and P40 Pro this coming March without Google services, according to Richard Yu himself, the head of the company’s consumer business group. If you were wondering what to expect from these handsets, design-wise, we now have our first glimpse at them, courtesy of the leaked renders below. They’re less detailed than the usual CAD-based creations we’ve seen of other phones in the past, but they’ll make do for now. Huawei P40 renders As you can see, the design of the rear camera islands looks really familiar, and that’s because we’ve already seen it on the… Read more: gsmarena.com

Watch the Honor V30 announcement live here

Today is the day – Honor is announcing the new flagship of the company – the Honor V30. The keynote is already live and you can follow it on Honor’s website. The phone is expected to have a Kirin 990 chipset and the price will be around CNY4,999, which is about $710/€645. Other specs leaked through benchmark websites – we should see it with 8 GB RAM and 256 gigs of storage, Android 10-based UI and Full HD+ screen. We already know the phone will follow with the punch-hole design of the Honor V20, but now there are two selfie cameras, instead of one. All other details are being… Read more: gsmarena.com