There was some fuzzy news about the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra brand name, as there wasn't much information and a few other sources suggest that there won't be any phone with ‘ultra' name. But it sure looks real in a new leak coming from a reputable leaker. Anyone interested in mobile phone leaks and rumors knows Twitter handler @UniverseIce. He has a leaker with a good track record on Twitter, and as you can see the image above, it shows off the alleged Note 20 Ultra's all-screen look.
As per the rumors, the devices are powered by a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset (the chip hasn't been released yet), and a screen that supports a QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate at the same time. That's an upgrade on the Samsung Galaxy S20 range, as you can only have one of those things at once there. The tweet also claims that there are new camera features and a brand-new S Pen, but didn't mention any further details.
Another leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has bezels that are 0.29mm thinner than on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Additionally, the forehead and chin are in total narrowed by 0.4mm compared to the Note 10 Plus, the punch-hole camera is said to be 0.1mm smaller, and the "fuselage" (presumably the body) is supposedly 0.3mm thinner. That would mean the Note 20 Ultra is 7.6mm thick. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 range likely landing in August, we might not know for sure whether there's a Note 20 Ultra for a while yet, but if there is we'd expect plenty more leaks to emerge soon.
Biometric authentication seems like a norm these days. According to a survey conducted in 2016 of 4000 consumers across the US and UK by Gigya revealed that almost 52$ of the users prefer biometric authentication solution over a traditional login and password. Biometric authentication provides a more convenient and powerful alternative to the traditional ways, the user doesn't have to remember weird passwords. The Biometric measurement is reliable, repeatable, convenient, and stable but is it as secure as well think or assume?
In the recent era of smartphones, companies feel proud to integrate security measures like in-display fingerprint scanning and 3D face recognition in their devices. A new report suggests that Samsung's recent flagship smartphone Galaxy S10 can be easily fooled a fake 3D print of a fingerprint. At imgur.com a user darkshark explained how he managed to fool the new Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner by using 3d printing. He took a snapshot of his fingerprint on a wineglass, processed it in Adobe Photoshop and made a model using 3Ds Max that extrudes the lines in the picture into a 3D version.
After a 13 minute print and 3 attempts, he was able to print out a final product of his fingerprints which fooled the phone's ultrasonic sensors. This isn't the first time, someone tried to ditch the security measures. In 2016, police officers used a 3D printer to get into a murder victim's phone. The concern is that if someone stole your phone, chances are your fingerprints are already on it. This isn't just about phone unlocking. Many banking apps also use this mechanism to secure the user's authentication to its bank account. But if Samsung Galaxy S10's security system can be fooled, what else is secure? You can read more about this experiment here.
Patent drawing for a Samsung device with a 3-sided flexible display go as far back as April but now a parts supplier for Samsung reports that the unique screen has entered production.
This sounds like a good time to start making these if they'll end up on the Galaxy Note 4, which is to be unveiled in a month. However, the screen is reportedly built on a plastic substrate that's difficult to work with and only limited numbers will be available at first.
And the new Galaxy Note will be anything but a low-volume device. There were rumors that the Note 4 will be available in two versions one with a conventional flat screen and one with either a curved screen or a three-sided screen.