Samsung has made another major decision recently, according to a report by The Investor. In a business which is seeing even the biggest names in the entry level shooting equipment business waver due to a lack of demand, Samsung has decided to call it quits. The last digital camera manufactured and released by Samsung was the NX500 and that was back in the year 2015! Therefore, this decision doesn't really come as a surprise, but more as a confirmation to what we already expected.
If you are thinking that this is a direct result of smartphone cameras being more popular than entry level digital cameras, you are thinking right. The quality of smartphone cameras have improved dramatically over the years, particularly in case of flagship handsets from Samsung, Apple and LG. That doesn't necessarily mean that Samsung will not be producing ANY standalone cameras though. The Gear 360 line-up is in full flow and it is expected that Samsung will continue to explore the imaging capabilities of a 360-degree camera with the Gear 360 cameras well into the future.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Spotted by SamMobile and leaked through Samsung ‘by mistake,' we now have the official Korean promo of the Galaxy Note 9, ahead of time. As you can see in the video, "the new super powerful Note" appears at the end of the promo, with the new golden S-Pen, a bigger battery and support for 1TB memory cards being the main highlight.
To be honest, there wasn't much left to the imagination to begin with, since leaks and renders had already showed the Note 9 from every angle, but even then, this video is a confirmation of the form factor and a few features nonetheless. Take a look at the video above and tell us what you think of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 and if you are interested in buying it.
Check Point is a security farm that has recently unveiled the alarming fact that over 900 million smartphones around the world are susceptible to hacker attacks due to what is known as the QuadRooter vulnerability. If you are wondering what is QuadRooter, it is actually a short name for four vulnerabilities that are currently plaguing Android handsets that have Qualcomm chipsets inside. Through exploitation of the susceptibilities, hackers can gain root access to these devices, if the user is tricked into installing a malware onto his/her phone that does not require any apparently visible permissions to do the harm.
On reporting this issue to Qualcomm in April, 2016, the company acknowledged the high risk threat and has since developed and provided the necessary software patches to the smartphone manufacturers. The potentially affected devices include the biggest brands and their flagships in the market, like the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, HTC 10, OnePlus 3, LG G5, Lenovo Moto X 2016 and BlackBerry DTEK50. All handsets that have the August security patches from Google installed on them are protected against three of the susceptibilities, but the fourth one is still to be addressed in the upcoming September patch. Check if your device is a part of the 900 million club by downloading and running the QuadRooter Scanner application from the Play Store.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Apple's next iPhone might still be months from release, but the latest render video has left nothing to the imagination! The video has been created via the joint effort of Concept Creator and OnLeaks, both of whom are among the best render artists and leaksters respectively, in the smartphone industry. Check it out first before we talk about it further.
Whether they decide to call it iPhone 11, XI or XR2, almost everyone in the industry is sure that this is exactly how the next premium iPhone will look. Although a video says it better than anything I can possibly write, here are some of the highlight points of the new design by Apple, that we found in the video.
· Ugly tri-camera setup, indicating huge camera performance boost hopefully
· Adoption of the iPad's vertical slider to incorporate the mute button
· The infamous notch is here to stay, although you may miss it due to the wallpaper
· The quality of the video is absolutely stunning in 60fps!