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Recently, a couple in the UK found a security bug in the Samsung Galaxy fingerprint scanning. It allows anyone to bypass the fingerprint security to unlock the phone. Even if someone hasn't registered his fingerprint to unlock the device, the silicone case somehow gets confused and lets the user access the phone.


This wasn't the first time when a flaw was detected in the security mechanism of the smartphone. Hackers and security specialists have unlocked the devices using the 3D prints of the fingerprint but to hack the phone, one had access to the phone and fingerprints. In this case, you need only one inexpensive protective case.


Samsung suggests that users should only use the recommended accessories by the company but this doesn't apply to non-authentic users with bad intentions. Galaxy S10 is the first phone to use ultrasonic technology for fingerprint scanning. It creates a 3D map of the fingerprint using ultrasounds, with the reader being embedded under the display panel. Samsung declared for an internal investigation and is working on a fix to be patched as a security patch.


This seems an unbelievable story, but now the word has gotten out. There are videos on YouTube showcasing people shattering the in-display ultrasound technology using just care. This is a major concern for the phones planning to use ultrasonic technology as most of the phones use the optical in-screen fingerprint sensor, which places a CMOS chip under the display and takes a 2D picture of fingerprint. Samsung's biometric solution has failed before with Galaxy S8 in 2017. It was a facial recognition system that had flaws. Anyone could unlock the phone with the picture of the person instead of being an actual person in front of the device camera.


Galaxy Fold

 

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Fold in the US, and so far there are no big complaints. The company is also offering free screen replacement within the guarantee validation time period for the consumer which is rare offer for such an expensive device. The device was due on April earlier this year, but since the company had to review the design due to its complete PR disaster.


The phone was handover to some of the reputed journalists to review the phone but instead the phone broke and couldn't even survive for two days. Samsung spend all this time to repair and revise the design to integrity of the foldable screen. The phone has a 4.6-inch external display when folded and a 7.3-inch screen revealed when it is unfolded like a tablet. In other words, it's a smartphone tablet hybrid and onus is on Samsung to convince potential customers to convince that the Galaxy Fold justify its price tag.


The first thing you see when you unbox the Fold is a care instruction manual which among other warnings, alerts you to not to put excessive pressure to the screen. After some time of using the fold, you may see some crease at the center of the screen when watching the video but it is not too much distracting and may take some time for you to get used to it. Samsung is also offering the special support at no extra charge. You can contact the Samsung experts through a phone call or video chat. They will come to your home or your office according to your convenience. Even if there is no problem so far, the phone is expensive and it will be hard to sell.


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The Galaxy Fold is all set to be released soon in Korea (September 6) and if leakster @evleaks has it right, then the Fold will be released in US on September 27. The question is, will you be looking forward to owning the foldable wonder?


For the uninitiated, the Galaxy Fold will cost a whopping $2000 or above, depending on which variant you decide to get. Also, T-Mobile has backed out from selling the Galaxy Fold with a contract on its networks, which means that AT&T is your only hope of getting one from a carrier in the United States.


It remains to be seen whether Samsung has managed to iron out the various issues which had made the initial unveiling, quite a disappointment for a lot of fans who had been waiting for the first foldable smartphone from Samsung for years. Some of the observed problems with the prototype were as follows.


Bulky, hefty design


The huge fold gap


The high price which asks the question, why shouldn't you buy a phone and a tablet instead?


Those that will buy the phone will most likely be the ones looking to enjoy the novelty factor, because if what we saw back in February is any indication of what's to come this month, the Galaxy Fold is still not a practical device and will need a few iterations, before the issues can be ironed out.


Saikat

 


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Even 5,000mAh batteries in smartphones are not that uncommon these days, but they are fairly rare and mostly cater to the niche gaming community. However, I do not recall any smartphone available in the current market that has a 6,000mAh battery! That's a tablet-grade battery we are talking about here!


According to a leak, one or more models with a 6,000maH battery will be released soon and most reports are suggesting that it will be either the Galaxy M20s or M30s. There's even opinion that both of the upcoming phones will feature the 6,000mAh battery, but I have my doubts about that one though. Most likely, if it is a genuine leak, the M30s will sport the huge battery, while the M20s may not even exist.


The #GoMonster hashtag accompanying the image might suggest that Samsung is targeting this one towards the power users. The media buttons embedded in the image most likely indicates long video and music playback capabilities, which is very likely if the phone really does have a 6,000mAh battery.


Keep in mind that the photo is supposed to be a leaked teaser, rather than being an official one, so the Galaxy M with its mythical 6,000mAh battery may not ever come out. Then again, rumors and leaks are surprisingly accurate these days.


Saikat Kar

 


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The "Samsung Unpacked" event is over and as expected, it revealed the much awaited and rumored Galaxy Note 10 series of smartphones with their rainbow colored backs to us.


Unlike ever before, Samsung has unveiled two Galaxy Notes this year; the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. As they are finally here, we have a brief summary for you to get yourself acquainted with the highlight differences between the two devices. Samsung may not have a similar design, but they have certainly taken the full on Apple route to launching devices!


Internal Storage Options and Price

 

The Galaxy Note 10 is limited to only one RAM/storage option, the 8GB RAM/256 GB internal storage version, which has been priced at $949. The Note 10 Plus on the other hand starts at $1,099 for the 12GB RAM/256GB storage variant. There will also be a 512GB variant, but we are not clear on the price yet.


The Note 10 Plus 5G will have similar specifications as the Note 10 Plus, but with a 5G modem inside. It will also be about $200 more expensive at $1,299.


Display Size and Resolution

 

Not only is the Galaxy Note 10 sporting a smaller Super AMOLED display, it's also just FHD+ (2280 x 1080) resolution. The Note 10 Plus on the other hand, is blessed with the expectedly huge, 6.8-inch, QHD+ (1440 x 3040) Super AMOLED displays. Both displays are HDR 10+ compatible though.


They Share Similarity in Excluding the Headphone Jack

 

Yes, all the rumors and leaks were right, Samsung has finally abandoned the headphone jack, although there really is enough room on both phones to put one in. They also will not include an USB Type-C to 3.5mm jack adapter in the box, like they should have, but will sell you one for $10. Samsung has gone full on Apple apparently!


Cameras and Micro-SD Slots

 

Both devices have a punch hole notch in front for the single 10-mp selfie cameras, but the Note 10 Plus is the only one with the quad camera module and a micro-SD card slot for those huge image files. The specs for both camera modules are as follows are as below.


Note 10 Plus (Quad Camera Setup)

 

12 MP, 27mm, wide angle lens with f/1.5-1.8-2.4 variable aperture and OIS.


12 MP, 52mm telephoto lens with f/2.1 aperture and 2x optical zoom.


16 MP, 12mm, ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture.


ToF 3D VGA camera.


LED Flash


Note 10 (Triple Camera Setup)

 

12 MP, 27mm, wide angle lens with f/1.5-1.8-2.4 variable aperture and OIS.


12 MP, 52mm telephoto lens with f/2.1 aperture and 2x optical zoom.


16 MP, 12mm, ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture.


LED Flash


Battery Size and Color Options

 

The Note 10 has a significantly smaller 3500mAh battery (25W fast charging), as compared to the Note Plus's 4300mAh battery (45W fast charging).


Both the smartphones will come in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black colors, although the rainbow colors of the Aura Glow will likely be the favorite this year.

All said and done, the Galaxy Note 10 should have been called Note 10 Lite, while the Note 10 Plus should have simply been named as Note 10. Samsung is trying to stay away from the cheaper "lite" tag apparently, but the Note 10 is essentially a watered down version of what we all expected the Note 10 to be, while the Note 10 Plus is for all intents and purposes, exactly the Note 10 should be.


Saikat


 

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