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oneplus 8 pro

 

The recent leak comes from the website RootMyGalaxy, courtesy of leaker @Thedroidleaks, who has been active for some time in the tech industry. Although the leak isn't confirmed officially, still it sounds pretty surprising. While the OnePlus 8 Pro is one of the most popular smartphones recently, but it might not be as biggest as we might expect. As per leaks, the device is going to even smaller than its predecessor. There isn't much information on the specs of the device so far, but we are not expecting a huge change from the OnePlus 7 Pro in terms of screen resolution, features, or hardware specs like the camera.


The leak suggests that the OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 6.5-inch screen, making it smaller than the OnePlus 7T Pro or Pro, both of which had a 6.67-inch display. Usually, smartphone manufacturers are aiming for a bigger screen every year and going backward seems strange. For the lite version, the phone could be even smaller than this. Other reports suggest that there will be 8GB of RAM and 12GB RAM variants. This is the same as OnePlus 7T Pro. The 12GB of RAM was in the McLaren Edition phone though, so the standard 7T Pro had the same 8GB of RAM. But since other companies are integrating into even 16GB at this point, 8GB of RAM feels a little less than the required memory.


Another leak suggests that the phone is going to have a 4,500mAh power pack. That's higher than the 4,085mAh of the OnePlusl 7T Pro. Other rumors are claiming a much higher display refresh rate that goes up to 120HZ. The device will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 processing chip, 4,500mAh battery, and 50W fast charging. We can expect some delay in the release of the phone due to coronavirus spread in China. But hopefully, we will see it in the second quarter of this year.


Huawei's downfall started back in 2019 when the Trump administration sees the company as a threat to American national security and put it under a ban. The company was placed on an Entity list banning it from doing any business with US companies.

 

With the recent change of the Government in America, everyone saw it as a glimpse of hope, especially for Chinese smartphone maker Huawei. But Joe Biden's administration didn't prove to be as gentle as expected. Now that President has picked Gina Raimondo as a Commerce Secretary, she said, that she sees no reason why Huawei and other Chinese companies shouldn't remain under the trade sanctions.

 

She further added, "I understand that parties are placed on the Entity List and the Military End-User List generally because they pose a risk to US national security or foreign policy interests. I currently have no reason to believe that entities on those lists should not be there. If confirmed, I look forward to a briefing on these entities and others of concern".

 

Chinese Government sees the whole agenda as oppression and an attempt to stop Chinese companies from leading the industry. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman reacted to President Biden's administration's stance, and said, "We urge you to stop this wanton oppression against Chinese companies". Meanwhile, Huawei is witnessing a significant drop in its global smartphone market share.

 

The company has already lost its position in the list of top 5 smartphone vendor list, with an almost 35% drop in shipments for the fourth quarter of the last year. With these statements from the US officials, it looks unlikely that Huawei will get any relief from the US administration anytime soon.

Huawei meantime is developing its own operating system to replace Android and Google Mobile Services. However, the majority of users believe that it might not be enough. We have to wait and see what the future holds for Huawei and other Chinese companies.

 


xiaomi

 

Earlier this year, Xiaomi teased a foldable smartphone prototype but since then we haven't heard much about the foldable phone, neither from the official source nor from there were any unofficial leaks. Maybe the company was simply waiting for the right time to unveil their foldable. Meanwhile, the company filed for a patent of a foldable phone. The patent has already been approved and made its way into the world intellectual property office database.


The internet magazine LetsGoDigital spotted the patent filed by the Xiaomi that shows a Moto Razr like clamshell foldable phone. The device has a large display panel which folds in half from the middle, protecting the screen as a result. This is unlike the previous double-fold design we have seen on Xiaomi foldable design. It is entirely different from Samsung or Huwaei which opens up in the middle to become a tablet.


However, unlike the Moto Razr, this new foldable smartphone patent has a visible pop-up camera for taking selfies. The front camera system includes a camera, a flash, and a sensor to detect the face. There is a separate camera system on the rear side with a tiny display above it. It has a sensor alongside the flash. The secondary display at the rear side looks to be dedicated screen for the notifications of messages, or emails when the phone is folded and closed. This will help to keep track of incoming calls and messages even without having to open the fold every time to see who is calling.


From the looks of it, the patented foldable phone does have a somewhere realistic design. However, companies file many patents and it doesn't necessarily mean Xiaomi will launch this phone. The company could just be covering its bases as far as foldable phones go, trying to find the right design it can eventually bring to the market. Apart from Xiaomi, Samsung is also working on a clamshell foldable phone design.


Xiaomi 10 Pro 5G

 

Xiaomi is expected to announce its next Mi series flagship smartphone by February or March at max. Even though we don\'t have a confirmed official date or specs but there are recent amount of leaks that keep popping up here and there. A recent leak suggests that the phone is going to be called Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G and will likely to be unveiled on Feb 11. Now, a reputable leaker Weibo (via FoneArena) has uploaded some interesting images of possible Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G, revealing few exciting details about specifications.


The images reveal the upcoming flagship smartphone with High-resolution branding of the company and it will have a quad-camera setup at the rear side of the phone. As per the tipster on the same website Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro will feature a high-resolution camera lens up to 108MP for the primary camera, just like the Mi Note 10 that Xiaomi launched last year. The surfaced images of the Mi 10 Pro show a curved display with a hole-punch cutout for the front camera. There is a speaker grille at the top and bottom. As you can see from the images, there is no pop-up camera this time. We don\'t know from the images if the phone has an IR blaster or not, but we don\'t see any headphone port.


One of the images shows a 65W charger that means the Xiomi Mi 10 Pro 5G would be using the Oppo Reno Ace for the fast charging solution on Paper. There are no leaks about the battery size so far but we can assume that it could be around 3500mAh to 4000mAh. In the recent Snapdragon tech summit last month Xiamoi confirmed that the Mi 10 will be using the Snapdragon 865 chipset. So we can assume that the Mi 10 Pro 5G will be using the same chip. The images haven\'t been confirmed by official sources, so we can take these as another leak and wait for the day when it is finally released.


xiamoi

 

Although no many people find expandable storage of any use, a lot of people prefer to have a MicroSD card slot on a phone. Unfortunately, a lot of phones nowadays don't use this extra storage space. These manufacturers choose not to include the MicroSD card slot merely because it takes up precious space that could be filled by more important components.


Xiaomi though might have a different approach for this. Every smartphone uses a SIM card slot for the SIM, so why not have a SIM card that is also a microSD card. This will save the extra spaced needed for a microSD card slot taking up on your phone.
A patent found by IT Home shows how Xiaomi is working on the revolutionary storage technology that may end up the need for separate slots altogether. The card would have the usual SIM technology on one side and then storage technology on the other side. This would, of course, require a specialized SIM tray that can read both ends. The only drawback here is that only Xiamoi phones could use this kind of technology. As this technology is patent by the company.


It may seem like a brilliant idea but it might be too late. Since eSIM technology is going to be a more popular form of technology in smartphones, and there might not be even a space for a physical SIM tray the card in the upcoming few years. However, between now and then Xiamoi could entice people looking for expandable storage to buy its products.



The next flagship smartphone from Huawei is coming and if the rumors have any truth to them, it's going to be a very capable device. Leaks on Weibo seem to be indicating that the Huawei Mate 9 will be powered by the manufacturer's in-house HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core 64-bit processor and six gigabytes of RAM. There will allegedly be different versions of the Mate 9 and the 6GB RAM version will sport 256GB of internal storage to go with all that memory and processing power. There could also be a more modest version of the smartphone that will sport the same chipset, but 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. All versions might also be powered by a big 4,000mAh battery.


Camera has been the highlight of the Mate 9 in all recent rumors since they have partnered up with Leica, the German camera maker for providing a rumoured dual camera setup at the back. The two 20-megapixel sensors from Leica will supposedly work together to provide stunning details even in low light, thanks to the f/2.0 aperture. The 5.9-inch (QHD resolution) metal-clad phablet will run on Android 7.0 and the OEM will make sure that customers get a LOT of colors to choose from while buying the smartphone. Apart from the 256GB/6GB version ($700/4700 yuan) and the 128GB/4GB version ($580/3899 yuan), there will also be a more affordable 64GB/4GB version ($480/3199 yuan) as well.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


huawei

 

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is testing a smartphone with a new operating system Hongmeng, the company's OS developed in-house. This device can go on sale by the end of this year, as Chinese state-media Global times reported. Earlier this year, Huawei had to face trade sanctions from Trump administration which forces to cancel all trades with the company. This led to an international crisis for the Chinese company. While the Huawei band only came into effect this year. The company choose to develop its own operating system after Google refused to continue its license for Android OS. The company has also contributed to develop Android operating system.


We don't have much information about the new OS - Hongmeng. But Huawei executives has referred it as an operating system designed for interconnecting the internet-of-things products. An upcoming Honor TVs is expect to have the Hongmeng as its operating system. The company is using Android as its preferred operating system in the mobile devices so far, but the switch could happen in the near future, bringing Hongmeng to more devices.


In the past, no smartphone manufacturer has attempted such a bold attempt. Android has been the best alternative for non-iPhone users. People are not sure about the future of the company or its operating system but still they are excited to see something strong as Android's rival. It will take a lots of research, support of open-source community and devlopers by the world's second-largest smartphone manufacturer to be able to break-in to the system. Even with this global crisis, Huawei managed to grow by 23% in the first half of 2019. Another information was about the price. The device is expected to be priced around 2,000 yuan ($288). The company hasn't refer any name for this device so far.


huawei

 

Last year, the Trump administration decided to put Huawei and its subsidiaries on the U.S Commerce department's entity list to prevent any security risk. This prevented Huawei to have any kind of trade including the licensing from Google for its new devices. For the first few months, Huawei rebranded its existing pre-certified devices to release in the international smartphone market. Even before the ban, Huawei was working on AppGallery which is the alternate app of Google Play store and Huawei mobile services are alternative to Google Play services.


The company is about to launch its next flagship series - Huawei P40 and customers still need to be convinced that they can survive without Google apps. One of the highlighted app as an alternate of Google app is the native Huawei search app, which is in the beta phase right now. Redditor /u/being null informed us that Huawei is recruiting users in the UAE to test the new Huawei Search application.


Google not only gives you access to the search engine but also has Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google podcasts, and many more. Currently, Huawei search is a basic search engine but we may see other features in the future as well. Huawei search allows you to input a basic query to search the internet for web pages, news, blogs, articles, or videos. There is also a weather widget that displays current 24-hour weather forecast data from the China meteorological administration.

In settings, you can have a peek into the search history or can turn it off, give feedback, change the search region or language, toggle safe search or change the app's search scope. The search service is provided by Aspigel limited. There is no information on which search engine Huawei is currently using as the search results from Huawei didn't match results from Google or Yahoo. This service may seem in its early phases but hopefully, it will evolve into something better and who knows might compete with Google in the near future.


huawei p30 pro new edition

 

This is not new to anyone in the industry, but the Trump Administration has intentionally tried to hurt Chinese manufacturers and their business by placing these and its subsidiaries on the country's Entity list. That means that Chinese manufacturers like Huawei can't import products from US-based companies. This restriction was also imposed on software-based products as well. The immediate side effects of this trade ban are that many new Huawei and Honor smartphones can't use the Google Mobile Services, which includes the Google Play Store and Google Play Services.


This trade ban starts to imply on the smartphones being launched in late 2019 and early 202 flagship devices. Which includes the Huawei Mate 30 series and the Huawei P40 series. However, Huawei has found some unique way around this trade ban, which involves tweaking an existing already-certified model and then re-releasing it to the market. That's what the company seems to be working on right now with the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro New Edition. The smartphone in question was promoted on Huawei's consumer page in Germany. It previously launched a P30 Lite new Edition with Google Mobile Services.


This removes the limitation on Huawei - that can't get GMS certification for new phone models and can use the certification for only the existing model. Huawei can re-release and rebrand their existing phones as many times as they like. This is a quite flexible probation for them, too. They can add a few upgrades such as RAM, storage, and different variants of the camera module without trying to ship a new SoC. They can even change the final design of the finished product to make it look brand new. Based on the existing SoC, the phone will have a HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC since that will allow the company to retain the original P30 Pro's GMS certification. And we may have to see some new upgrades in terms of more storage, RAM, and design options.


asus

 

Asus ROG phone 3 was launched the previous month in India with a single model that comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model. The company is planning to launch another variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage starting from August 21. This configuration is exclusively offered via Flipkart. The phone comes with a 144Hz display refresh rate and is powered by the Snapdragon 865 + SoC. Asus took the Twitter to announce that the Asus ROG phone 3 upcoming variants will go on sale in India for the first time on August 21. The device is slightly more expensive than the existing one and will be available via Flipkart. The phone is available in a black color option alone that looks pretty rock-style for its specific audience.

 


The Asus ROG phone 3 runs on Android 10 with ROG UI on the top. It features a 6.59-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC, paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. Asus has provided up to 256GB of onboard UFS 3.1 storage that doesn't support expansion through a microSD card. ROG phone 3 features a triple camera system on the rear side including a 64MP as a primary camera, a 13MP secondary sensor, and a 5MP tertiary sensor with a macro lens. For selfie images, it features a 24MP sensor at the front of the camera.

 


The phone is powered by a massive 6,000mAh battery that also supports 30W fast charging. For Connectivity it uses 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, USB Type-C, and a 48-pin side port. There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone further offers ultrasonic sensors for the Airtrigger 3 and grip press features.



Samsung had to kill the Note 7 after a second worldwide recall was initiated and that has cost the South Korean giant quite dearly. Apart from the billions of dollars that Samsung had to shell out in order to recall all the Note 7 smartphones and refund its customers, there is no telling how much this incident will hamper Samsung's business in the long run. According to Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Market analyst firm, Samsung may lose as much as 5 to 7 million customers to Apple's iPhone 7 in the remainder of this year alone.


About 12 million units of the Note 7 were ordered and since each and every one of those customers will now have to opt for another smartphone, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are lucrative alternatives for them. The iPhone 7 Plus in particular will appeal to most of the ex-Note 7 customers, due to its large display, dual rear camera setup and a price tag that's quite similar to the Note 7. A portion of the remaining customers will of course stay loyal to Samsung by choosing the Galaxy S7 Edge or some other Samsung device. Other contenders for the sales gap created by the untimely death of the Note 7 are mainly the Google Pixel XL and the LG V20. We are not entirely sure about the report, but only time will tell if the Note 7 disaster is enough to make so many people change loyalties.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



While Samsung had hoped to bring the world's first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner with the Galaxy S8, that plan didn't work out as the technology just wasn't ready in time. As a result, the Galaxy S8 ended up with the world's weirdest fingerprint scanner ever! Nevertheless, Samsung tried to incorporate it once again with the upcoming Note 8 and this time by working with a different company. However, reports are indicating that it didn't work out either and the Note 8 will sport a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, but in the middle thankfully! As it turns out, Apple themselves were not finding it easy to incorporate the next-gen fingerprint scanners either and rumor has it that there's no guarantee as to how the iPhone 8 OLED will be sporting its fingerprint scanner when it comes out later in the year.


Strangely enough, it's the Chinese manufacturer Vivo who is reportedly ahead of both the big guns and has already implemented the technology in one of their upcoming smartphones, which they are going to unveil in this very month (June 28) at the MWC Shanghai. I am really looking forward to this one, what about you?


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


 

Unknown to many, Sharp was the original company who introduced the world's first bezel-less or borderless Android smartphone with the Aquos Crystal. Although the credit has to go to Xiaomi for refining it further with the Mi Mix and giving us the world's most advanced bezel-less smartphone at the time. However, Sharp is not about to go out of the game it seems as the latest leak on Weibo is pointing towards another borderless smartphone from the Japanese company. From what we can see, it may resemble the Essential Phone in the way that it has a hole near the top of the display to allow for the front camera.

 

Rumored to be the FS8010, this one won't be packing flagship specs like the upcoming Mi Mix 2 or any other borderless smartphone. Check it out below (based on what the rumors have provided us with so far).

 

5.5-inch 1080 x 2040 flat, borderless LCD display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
Single 12-mp camera
8-mp front camera
Android 7.1.1 Nougat

 

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


realme

 

Just after a day when Xiamoi unveils details about its 64-megapixel camera phone, Realme also had details to tell about its upcoming smartphone. At its camera innovation press conference in New Delhi on Thursday, the company revealed that it will be launching a smartphone equip with a quad-camera 64-megapixel lens in India before Diwali, which means before October 27.


Realme didn't share any specs but the Chinese smartphone company did reveal that it is using Samsung's ISOCELL bright GW1 sensor for the upcoming 64-MP camera phone. The upcoming Realme 5 and Realme5 Pro will also feature the quad-camera setup with a 64-MP primary shooting lens. There are reports of Realme working together with Samsung for a long time, even before ISOCELL bright GW1 went into production.


The company said, "We have been working closely with Samsung ISOCELL and created prototypes to start our development and testing work before GW1 was manufactured. Our goal was to make a camera with the highest resolution in the market,"


Realme further announced that the quad-camera setup will include a super wide-angle, 2x telephoto lens, ultra macro photography and expert m "The new Full-Function Quad Camera System on our smartphones will be packed with various features like Ultra Resolution, Super Wide Angle, Ultra Macro and Ultra Nightscape to provide our users an excellent camera experience," Meanwhile, Xiaomoi on Wednesday announced that it will launch a 64-MP camera phone under the Redmi brand in India. The company is also planning to bring a 100-MP camera phone under the MI-brand.


x3

 

We already know that Realme X3 SuperZoom will be launching in India but there isn't any official announcement yet. However, we don't have to wait as recently, an Indian blog, 91Mobiles, has revealed that the Realme X3 superzoom will be announced on June 26. This information was provided by a realtor. The device has already launched in Europe and the launch date in India is exactly a month after its first debut. There is no mention if the phone is launched in an unveiling event with any other phone or not, but we may expect at least one more mobile with it.


Another product that may launch on this event is the Realme Buds Q. The TWS earbuds were already launched in Europe and China last month, and will also be available in India as well. The device is set to be sold under $30. The Realme X3 SuperZoom launch event will be the perfect chance to announce the earbuds.


The Realme X3 SuperZoom has a price tag of INR 42,738 in Europe. While the Indian market gets the discounted price due to the difference in price. It may be around INR 40,000 when launches. It may have a slightly different processor as hinted by the company's CMO. The phone has a 6.6-inch Full HD display with a staggering 120Hz refresh rate. The display has a punch hole camera for two selfie cameras - a 32MP primary camera lens and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera lens.


The device is powered by Snapdragon 855+ processor under the hood along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Realme X3 SuperZoom also has a 64Mp quad-camera with a 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. Its battery is 4200mAh and there is support for 30W fast wired charging. The Phone comes with Android 10.

 

 



Samsung is all set to add a new member to its family of Galaxy A series and it would be known as Galaxy A9. This will be the flagship product of the mid-tier A series.


Till now the new phone has been seen in two benchmarks and there-by revealing its specs. Recently it was spotted in an Indian listing and now it has obtained the first certification.


Galaxy A9 now appeared on the Bluetooth SIG validating that it has been certified. After this certification we can expect the final approvals in the near future. It won't be actually surprising to see Galaxy A9 (Model number SM-A9000) become official by the end of this year.


According to the specs leaked previously, A9 will be featuring a 5.5"/6" 1080p touch screen, 32GB internal memory, 3GB RAM. Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 64-bit octa-core processor along with Adreno 510 GPU for graphics. Moreover Samsung's TouchWiz will also be available on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The SoC will have support for Cat.7 LTE, which can propel top speed download of 300Mbps and uploads of maximum 100Mbps.It is expected that the phone will be made up of metal and the rear-facing snapper will be of 13MP.


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Users that chose AT&T as their carrier while buying the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9 were left a little disappointed in the fact that they had not yet received the Android M update on their smartphones. Given that Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint had already released the update for their respective versions of the two phones, the disappointment is understandable. However, this was expected as HTC had earlier made it public that Marshmallow will reach the M8 and the M9 on AT&T, later than their counterparts on other carriers.


Nonetheless, we have good news for you because Mo Versi (VP of Product Management, HTC) just confirmed on Twitter that both the smartphones will begin receiving the much awaited upgrade, starting today. Although the OTA update package won't reach every phone at the same instance, it is only a matter of time before it does reach all the HTC One M8 and One M9 handsets that are on AT&T. If you are impatient, check right now to see if the update has arrived on your smartphone yet by going to Settings >About device > Check for updates.


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)



In their own words, if you are a Verizon customer who consumes an "extraordinary amount" of data while using their unlimited data plans, the company will force you to switch over to The Verizon Plan by August 31. If you decide not to change your plan even after the warning and the deadline, your connection will be cut off from the network. After the connection has been shut down, the customer will be able to activate their connection back within fifty days, on switching over to some other Verizon plan than before.


It should be noted that Verizon Wireless had stopped with the unlimited plans a long time ago and this is a ploy to bring the remaining subscribers into one of their new data plans. Although they did mention that they will only contact customers who are using too much data on a monthly basis, no exact number was revealed. However, this makes one wonder, how one can possibly use too much data in a plan that's been marketed as "unlimited?" Whatever the logic at work over here might be, this is how the situation is right now, as reported by Droid-Life.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


sense 7


We already posted some leaked screenshots of HTC's Sense 7 UI earlier last month. Today, Android developer @LlabTooFeR said on Twitter that the Android 5.0 update for the HTC One M8 and M7 won't bring Sense 7.0. Both phones will still have essentially the same Sense 6 as on the KitKat ROM.

 

Sense 7.0

 

The Sense 7.0 update is said to arrive first on the upcoming HTC "Hima" flagship arriving by early next year. The 2014 gen devices are said to get the 7.0 update by the middle of next year, around May,2015. Still No official confirmation from HTC, yet.

 

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Do you like the curved displays on the S6 Edge, S7 Edge or the "hot" new Note 7? If you do, we have good news for you. If you don't, well, you better start developing a taste for them, because Samsung is all for curves now and the flat screen flagship variants might soon be a thing of the past. According to the Korea Herald, Samsung will not only be ditching the flat screen displays, but also the term "Edge" altogether in 2017. They further state that those curved displays will come in the same 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch size variants, as seen in the last two years. The dual-edge displays are already being manufactured by Samsung Display as per the report.


Allegedly, this decision was taken by the OEM after the S7 Edge outsold the S7 by a significant margin, in spite of being the more expensive one among the two. If you are not familiar with other rumors about the Galaxy S8, know that they are there and they all sound good (as they usually do!). A 4K display for amazing VR experience, a significantly more powerful Exynos 8895 SoC and a dual rear camera setup are all part of the rumor mill, but it's way too early to consider them anything more than that yet.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Recently, there have been a lot of rumors about the Galaxy S7 and its possible screen size. Some sources hinted at a mammoth 6 inch screen while others "confirmed" a more standard 5.5 inch device. Some even fuelled our imagination with the lures of a curved Super AMOLED UHD display!


We decided to clear up the confusion as best as we could and according to ITSKINS, the rumors are mostly true. There will be three size variants; a 5.1 inch version, a 5.5 inch version and a gigantic 6 inch version. In order to make things less confusing for its customers, Samsung will not provide a curved display with the 5.1 inch Galaxy S7. The 5.5 inch phone in the meanwhile will only sport a curved display. The 6 inch Galaxy S7, which is bordering on tablet category, will be available both in curved as well as flat display options.


After experimenting with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Note Edge, it looks like the Korean Electronics giant might be shuffling its designs once again. Whether the curved displays will see more success than the "Edged" screens, we will find out in a few months' time.


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Unlike a lot of the western nations, India did not have to face too many issues with the faulty and hazardous Galaxy Note 7 batteries because of the plain fact that it wasn't even launched then. In fact, Samsung decided to halt the sales and recall all the Note 7s that had already been sold, on the exact day that the smartphones were supposed to go on sale in India (September 2). This means that Samsung Mobiles India did not have to recall any Note 7 back to them and will simply start selling the "safe" and revised smartphones once they have a stock.


According to Business-Standard, the South Korean company will relaunch the Note 7 in India on October 7 and the previous stock won't be sold as refurbished products this time around. Even though they did not have to face the embarrassing recall procedure unlike their western counterparts, it is expected that Samsung will try their best to leave the disaster behind them with a relaunch of the product, complete with a full-fledged media campaign. The fact that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will also go on sale on the same date definitely doesn't seem like a coincident either.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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Just when it was almost confirmed that there will be no flat screen versions of the Note 7 this year, but only a single device that will sport a dual Edge display, new photos have surfaced that suggest otherwise. The photos show the device to have a flat back as well, unlike the Galaxy S7 regular, which has a curved back. We can also see the USB Type-C port, connected to a USB Type-C cable. If you look carefully, you can actually see the iris scanner too.



If you like the flat version seen in these pics and would like to buy one, we have bad news for you unfortunately. In all probability, the Note 7 will only sport a dual Edge display this year. While these images prove that the flat screen version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 does exist, it will possibly not be marketed to the public. In fact, this is actually a prototype and will remain only at that stage for now. The curved Note 7 however, is going to be unveiled on August 2, equipped with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB/6GB of RAM and the same camera setup (12-megapixel/5-megapixel) as the S7 series.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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It has just recently come to public attention that the upcoming Galaxy S8 is codenamed Project Dream. The moniker may have a lot to do with VR and the next steps that Samsung will take to enhance the technology. Even though it is just too early in the day to know in details about the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone for 2017, sources are pointing towards a 4K Ultra High Definition display (3840 × 2160) on a 5.5-inch panel. They are also pointing towards an independent VR device named Odyssey that will compete with the likes of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.


It is rumoured that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 SoC to power everything, with an Exynos equivalent for the international version of course. However, we are pretty sure that the chipset would have to be extremely powerful to run VR apps at 4K resolution! Considering that the Oculus Rift with a lower resolution (2160 × 1200) requires a minimum of a GTX 970 (high end GPU for desktops) to be used properly with a fully fledged desktop, the chipset will have to be significantly more powerful than what we have seen so far on smartphones.


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According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), in spite of Samsung's best efforts to retain its customer base in light of the Note 7 disaster, many of the customers who have returned or will return their hazardous Note 7 would likely opt for an iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus. However, keep in mind that this conclusion was drawn after the firm conducted the survey on a very limited number of people. Nevertheless, here is what they found in a nutshell.


The survey was conducted after four days had passed since Samsung officially killed the Note 7. The group consisted of 1082 people in total and only 24 of them were actually using a Note 7. The rest consisted of people who are using a Samsung smartphone right now (483 + 24), people who used to in the past (347) and people who had no experience in using a Samsung smartphone whatsoever.


Roughly half the Note 7 population stated that they will opt for an iPhone, while most of them stated that they will go for a refund. About 17% of the 24 people carrying a Note 7 stated their wish to stay loyal to Samsung by simply opting for another Samsung device in exchange for the Note. In our opinion, the number of people with an actual Galaxy Note 7 involved in the survey is far too low to draw any reliable conclusions. While it is true that Samsung will lose a percentage of its customer base, this survey isn't inclusive enough to be taken seriously.


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According to Mel Wells, who is popular as a writer for fitness and health in the UK, the selfies taken from a Samsung Galaxy S7 may make you prettier by removing original blemishes from your face in the photo. It removed her freckles from the selfie she took as the S7 has the Beauty mode turned on by default. Apparently, she did not appreciate the little airbrushing that the camera app did automatically and had this to say.


"This means everyone who gets a new Samsung phone and flicks the front camera on is automatically being told ‘Hi, we're Samsung and we think you look way better when we automatically airbrush your selfies for you."


This have hurt the sentiments of a few who are against the worldwide marketing ploy to trap customers into thinking that they don't look good enough and need some sort of a product to look better. However, since it is just a setting that you can turn off at will, many may fail to see the point of turning such trivial matters into issues. What do you think? Do you like it when selfies look prettier than you actually are or do you think it's just better if they reflect your original self as closely as possible?


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The latest piece of information comes straight from Russia as Eldar Murtazin states that the battery life on the Galaxy S7 will be excellent. According to the Russian blogger, after a single full charge, the S7 will be able to function for two days straight. If this is true then the S7 will definitely see a significant battery upgrade compared to the S6, which was often criticized for poor battery life in an otherwise perfect phone.


This piece of information or "leak" is a follow up from Murtazin's last update regarding his pre-release review of the Galaxy S7 series. Just a few days ago, he declared that the S7 was able to play videos for 17 hours at a stretch with screen brightness set to maximum. On the 3rd of February, he tweeted more about the battery, complete with screenshots of the dual-SIM S7 variant's battery manager. He also mentioned that he was able to get two full days of usage on the his Galaxy S7 with the brightness at 75% and 4G LTE connection activated and used throughout the test.


In spite of being very convincing, we cannot confirm Murtazin's words unless we hear something official or see something more concrete. As far
as we know, the S7 will feature a 3000mAh battery, while the S7 Edge will be powered by 3500mAh of juice. Whether the larger battery is actually able to serve the S7 as well as claimed by the blogger, we will found out in roughly two weeks on February 21 at the Samsung Unpacked 2016.

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Samsung may not only shift its headquarters from London, but it may just leave the United Kingdom altogether. As you can probably guess, if this happens, it would be a direct result of the UK leaving the European Union (aka Brexit). Of course, Europe as a market has not lately been as profitable as it used to be for Samsung. In the year 2013, Samsung boasted of a 21% share in the total mobile sales number throughout the entire continent. Things however, went downhill from there as that share stands at only 12.8% right now. Samsung also did not release the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe last year and had stopped selling cameras, camcorders and associated accessories in there altogether.


It is evident that Samsung isn't exactly making any headway in Europe to speak of, but couple that with the fact that Britain may now impose heavier import taxes on them and the decision to leave the UK starts to seem like an inevitable course for the Korean company. As the United Kingdom will no longer have to follow the tariff regulations and import duty models laid out by the Union, the general consensus is that taxes will now increase for all foreign companies operating within the nation.


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Lately, we have been hearing a lot about OLED panels for future iPhones and from what we have heard, Apple will make the switch to OLED from IPS somewhere around 2018. While that date may seem far away, preparations have probably started as we are talking about the iPhone here!


The truth is that as far as OLED panels are concerned, there aren't a lot of manufacturers that can produce these displays on massive scales. It was thought before that although Samsung is the biggest name in OLED production, Apple might approach JDI or Japan Display Inc. for the supply. The rumors were based on the fact that Apple and Samsung are not exactly on "friendly" terms anymore.


A new set of rumors however, point out that the Korean giant is going to invest anywhere between $6.64 billion to $7.47 billion very soon into their panel production wing. Furthermore, the rumors also state that in 2016 itself, a sum of $2.49 billion to $3.32 billion is going into Samsung's OLED production process. Supposedly, this would bump up the production rate to 30,000 - 40,000 sheets on a monthly basis. An additional $4.17 billion will be invested next year for ensuring 45,000 units are manufactured monthly.


As far as rumors go, these massive numbers are the results of a contract between Samsung and Apple that has already been signed. This is what we have heard so far, but as always, take the "leaks" and "findings" with a pinch of salt as nothing has yet been officially declared.


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Galaxy S6

 


Samsung is working on the Galaxy S6 codenamed "Project Zero" to make a complete design overhaul to its upcoming flagship. An analyst tipped how Samsung could utilize its YOUM brand of flexible displays for the S6, and have it curved to the sides, just like the Galaxy Note Edge, but on both right and left sides this time.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a dual-edged flexible display panel, tips screen analyst Jerry Kang, a senior analyst at IHD Technology, has mentioned at the IHS Display Analyst conference on Thursday, that "the Galaxy S6 to be released next year will feature a dual-edged screen which is curved on the right and left sides." In fact, the source mentions that this has been the initial Note Edge concept all along, but Samsung decided to slope the screen to the right only, after all.

 

S6

 

An early look at the Galaxy S6 Project Zero undertaking pegs it as having a Quad HD display, Snapdragon 810 processor, a 16 MP or 20 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, and an upgraded 5 MP front-facing shooter. In fact, the flexible display rumor about the Galaxy S6 has been bandied about before, and it also included the Note 5 in the whisper, so next year might be when Samsung's bendy screens really take off in production volumes.

 

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Samsung

 

Samsung was struggling lately with the profit and market share. In other hands, Motorola, which shipped over 10 million smartphones last quarter, up a whopping 118% compared to the same period of 2013, has said that Samsung might lose its position as the world's top smartphone vendor, just like Nokia and BlackBerry.

 

During an interview with Forbes, Motorola COO Rick Osterloh said, "Every seven years, the person who's been on top of the market has gone away, we are going through one of those fascinating shifts where people are starting to realize that you don't need to pay $600 for a top-tier phone to get a top-tier experience."

 

samsung

 

He also said that the Lenovo-owned company, which focused on just 10 countries in North America, Europe and Latin America while being owned by Google, has its presence in around 50 countries now, and has plans to enter 10 or 15 more countries this year.

 

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According to a recent report, the Galaxy S8 will not feature the well loved 3.5mm audio jack. It will instead, sport a single USB Type-C port with audio transmitting capabilities. This will basically mean two things; all your current headphones will become incompatible and you won't be able to use even your compatible headphones while charging. One can argue that a converter/adapter can make the "old" 3.5mm headphones useable on the Galaxy S8, but the audio quality from what we have experienced so far, doesn't remain the same.


It was hardly a few months ago that Justin Denison (Marketing VP, Samsung) mocked Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack, while introducing the Galaxy Note 7.


"Want to know what else it comes with?"
"An audio jack. I'm just saying,"


If they really go through with the decision, one cannot help but feel that even after the joke and all, Samsung is indeed going to do tomorrow what Apple did yesterday. Take note though, that LeEco moved on to Lossless Digital Audio even before Apple did it with the iPhone 7 and so did some of the Lenovo Moto phones. Personally, I would hate to see the headphone jack go, what about you?


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy 


Just two days ago, Synaptics had announced their next gen fingerprint scanner (FS9100) which works even when placed under a millimetre of glass or when operated with a wet finger. Most of the world was almost sure at this point that the Galaxy S8 will feature this optical fingerprint scanner under its dual curved edge-to-edge display. However, a new report has surfaced on the internet recently which has forced the tech-enthusiasts around the world to reconsider that conclusion. According to this report, the "under the glass" optical fingerprint scanner did not work well with the S8 and therefore, Samsung is opting for a physical rear mounted scanner instead. If you are wondering why the scanner won't be a part of the Home button as usual, it's because there won't be a Home button on the Galaxy S8, as far as all reports, rumors and leaks are concerned.


Amidst all the confusion regarding the fingerprint scanner, let us not forget about the iris scanner which is also rumoured to be on the S8. Although we saw the iris scanner briefly on the Note 7 before it was shut down, the chances are pretty high that an enhanced version of the same sensor will be seen on the upcoming flagship from Samsung.


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Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner 


No we are not joking and this isn't a self-assigned term either as Samsung has actually applied recently for patenting the exact phrase, "Beast Mode." The application for having the name as their licensed copyright material was filed in the European Union. If you have any doubt as to where Samsung is going to use it, be informed that they plan to use it for naming something that's related to a future version of Samsung's smartphone UI. This is what has led us and many others to believe that the S8 may have an option called Beast Mode.


Although the trademark doesn't explain how Samsung plans to use it, it doesn't take a genius to guess that it will perhaps be an enhanced version of the Performance Mode already used by plenty of smartphone User Interfaces to increase the raw processing power of the device for better results in benchmarks and 3D games. Some are speculating that the Beast Mode may also have something to do with VR. We will find out more before the Galaxy S8 is made official in April.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode 


Much to the dismay of a majority of users, companies are starting to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. LeEco, Apple, HTC and Moto have already removed the long-standard from most of their recent smartphones and Samsung is rumoured to do the same, starting with the Galaxy S8. However, images of a conceptual Galaxy S8 case have surfaced on the internet, which claims that is not quite the "case" yet (pardon the pun).


The leaked render comes from Slashleaks, and it shows us quite a few details about the upcoming flagship from Samsung. A piece of warning though, it is quite common for renders and so called "leaks" to come out claiming a lot before a major handset is revealed to the public. The problem is a lot of them turn out to be just hoax.


1. The 3.5mm jack is retained at the bottom, slightly to the left from the middle.
2. Both the volume keys and the power button can be seen at the left side, differing from what we have seen so far with Samsung.
3. The single rear camera sensor is in its usual position, with the (possible) heart-rate monitor placed just above it.
4. The micro-SD card slot is retained as expected.
5. A USB Type-C port at the bottom right and a speaker grill at the bottom left.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode galaxy may retain 3.5mm port 


In what was quite a shocking revelation, it has been speculated that the LG G6 won't feature this year's flagship chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Keep in mind that this is just a rumor at this point of time and may not hold true. However, the implications of such an event are devastating for LG, should it turn out to be true. The LG G-series of smartphones have traditionally been a rival of Samsung's Galaxy S-series every year. If it misses out on the most powerful upcoming smartphone chip for Android phones which its arch-rival will be sporting, LG will lose the competition even before the sales begin.


As you know already, this year's SD 835 chip is made on Samsung's 10nm process. Rumor has it that any phone which comes out before April will not be sporting the flagship SoC as the chips will all be used in the Galaxy S8 first, before being delivered to any other smartphones in 2017. What this means is that the S8 will be the first phone to have the Snapdragon 835 inside. As the LG G6 is scheduled to be showcased at the MWC next month and the S8 has been confirmed to be delayed indefinitely, facts are suggesting that the G6 will be sporting the Snapdragon 821 SoC from 2016. Make no mistake though, the SD 821 is still the most powerful chip for Android phones right now, but by the time the G6 is released, it may just be playing second fiddle to the more powerful and power-efficient SD 835.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode galaxy may retain 3.5mm port samsung may have killed off 


When it comes to news on the internet, they are often based on rumors, leaks and sometimes even pure speculation. According to such an unconfirmed report by Reuters, Samsung could be considering the idea of building a manufacturing unit in the United States. The plant would be used to manufacture home appliances for the local market. Experts have cited the idea as a result of the new US President's plans to impose heavy import taxes on all products manufactured outside the country. Although Samsung has not confirmed the news, the President has already thanked Samsung for their decision on Twitter!


The tweet read, "Thank you, @Samsung! We would love to have you!"



According to The Investor, an unnamed Samsung official has expressed that the tweet puts a lot of unwarranted pressure on the company. Firstly, it gives the public an impression that the decision has already been made by Samsung. Secondly, it could be viewed as an indirect way of forcing the Korean company into building a manufacturing plant over here in the US.


It remains to be seen if Samsung really does invest more into building manufacturing plants in the US, especially since its recent semiconductor business in Texas has just received a $17 billion investment.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode galaxy may retain 3.5mm port samsung may have killed off president trump’s “thank you” tweet may force samsung invest 


Although most of us were expecting the S8 series to get an upgrade in terms of battery size, it's not happening, according to a report from South Korea, brought forward by The Android Soul. The battery capacity of the regular S8 will remain at 3,000mAh, which is the same as the Lithium ion cell currently powering the Galaxy S7. More surprisingly, the S8 Plus will feature an even smaller 3,500mAh battery than the S7 Edge's 3,600mAh cell. It should be noted that this puts the battery capacity of the S8 Plus at exactly the same size as the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The batteries will be manufactured and supplied mainly by Samsung SDI with supplemental supplies from Murata.


It is being guessed that Samsung probably opted out of choosing a bigger battery in order to ensure safety. If this news is indeed true and you are worried about battery life on the S8 smartphones, it might help to know that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip which will be powering the handset is going to be the most power-efficient one yet. Nevertheless, we admit that it is a bit disappointing to know that the batteries are not getting an upgrade.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode galaxy may retain 3.5mm port samsung may have killed off president trump’s “thank you” tweet may force samsung invest galaxy plus may get battery upgrade 


Apple may take a page out of Samsung's book as the iPhone 8 is rumoured to sport an iris scanner for security. If you remember, the Galaxy Note 7 was the first phone to come with an in-built iris scanner and as of now, there has been no other release from any company which sports similar technology. If the rumors are true then the most expensive version of the iPhone 8 with an OLED display will be Apple's first phone with an iris scanner.


Rumors also indicate that the Galaxy S8, which will be launched next month, could sport the same iris scanner as the one we briefly saw on the Note 7, before it was discontinued. It will be interesting to see what changes Apple brings to the scanner to make it stand out from the competition. If they do indeed bundle in the iris scanner, will that justify the $1000 rumored price tag for the iPhone 8? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode galaxy may retain 3.5mm port samsung may have killed off president trump’s “thank you” tweet may force samsung invest galaxy plus may get battery upgrade apple iphone may have iris scanner 


Many of us were disappointed when the Galaxy S8 was launched with just 4GB of RAM instead of the 6GB that the series has been definitely overdue for. As it turns out, Samsung may indeed launch a 6 gigabyte RAM variant of the S8+ in near future. In addition to 6GB RAM, the device will also sport 128GB of internal storage. This is confirmed news as the handset has received TENAA certification already, as you can see in the screenshot.


However, before you get all excited about Samsung finally launching a 6GB/128GB variant of the Galaxy S8, consider the two following points first.


1. It is probably going to be a China-exclusive initially.


2. The price of the device is expected to be KRW 1,155,000/$1,027


Unless you are in China and you are willing to shell that amount of cash out for the extra RAM and storage, you will just have to settle with the regular S8 and S8+ for now with 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage. Would this version be making its way to the US and other regions as well? It might, but we will have to wait on that.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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The Project Valley or the Galaxy X is no secret now, especially since rumors have been predicting a release every year for the last few years. Whether or not this is another one of those rumors that doesn't really mean much is something that we will have to wait and find out.


The prototype will not see more than two to three thousand units being manufactured before being released during the first half of the year, according to the report. While that is a remarkably low number for a smartphone to reach public hands, it is quite a high number for a prototype as well. It will possibly be released only to test groups in order to see how the public reacts to the smartphone, before going into mass production with dual-screen devices. The reports of the test or survey will probably determine whether or not most of us will ever see a dual-display touting phone from the Korean giant.


The prototype allegedly has two OLED (Super AMOLED probably) panels that connect with the help of a hinge in-between them. The 180-degree rotation will allow the phone to be carried like a portable smartphone and used like a medium sized tablet. We have heard these things before, so let's just hope it's true this time around.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode galaxy may retain 3.5mm port samsung may have killed off president trump’s “thank you” tweet may force samsung invest galaxy plus may get battery upgrade apple iphone may have iris scanner galaxy s8+ with 6gb ram may burn hole your pocket samsung’s first dual screen smartphone may debut 2017 with prototype 


Although the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have not been released to the public yet, they are apparently receiving their first OTA updates. The updates contain the Android security patch for the month, but more interestingly, has the "fix" which takes away the ability to remap the Bixby hardware button from both devices. It wasn't easy to begin with as you had to install a third party app to get it done, but post the update, it just won't be possible anymore unless you decide to root your brand new device. The build numbe on the two updates are G950FXXU1AQDD (S8) and G955FXXU1AQDD (S8+) .


As of now, the update is only hitting the review units and pre-release handsets probably, since the two smartphones are not yet available for purchase anywhere. However, what this does mean is that if you do decide to buy any of the two handsets or if you have pre-ordered any one of them, the April security patch will be waiting for you, along with the Bixby Button reprogramming limitation patch as soon as you switch on your phone for the first time. Get that Wi-Fi ready and start getting to know Bixby I guess!


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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Samsung only managed to secure a meagre 13% of the global smartphone market's total operating profit, while Apple managed to scoop up 83.4% in Q1 2017! In spite of Samsung outselling Apple globally by millions of handsets in the quarter, they only managed to show an operating profit of $1.57 billion, while Apple posted a figure of $10.1 billion for the same. Samsung experienced a 21.9% decline while Apple saw a 79.8% increase in their respective operating profits.


If you are wondering how it's possible, well, the answer is quite simple really; higher profit margins. Apple enjoys insane profit margins in the range of 30.7%; something that can only be pulled off by Apple because of its brand name. No other company, including Samsung can afford to sell their smartphones with a profit margin that high because no one would buy them. Apple on the other hand knows that people will continue to buy them, irrespective of the price. Samsung is having trouble holding onto even a 9.7% average profit margin due to steep competition from Chinese manufacturers in the low-mid end segment.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: may 2017 samsung firmware daily updates oneplus pro may surprisingly smaller than huawei may get any relaxation ban under joe biden administration xiaomi may copy razr’s design its foldable phone xiaomi pro may support supper fast charging 108mp camera xiaomi may release sim card that can also used microsd huawei mate may come with dual cameras leica 6gb ram 256gb internal storage huawei may launch smartphone with its own operating system google may like this but huawei working its own search app may find missing google apps huawei p30 pro new edition asus rog phone variant may sale august india samsung may lose million customers apple due failure galaxy note vivo may beat both samsung apple with world’s first under-the-glass fingerprint scanner sharp’s upcoming borderless smartphone may have hole display realme may launch 64mp camera phone eve diwali realme superzoom may launched june india samsung galaxy gets bluetooth certification may launch soon android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may verizon may now force give your unlimited data plan htc one get sense 7.0 update may 2015 samsung flagships future may only come with curved dual-edge displays phone sizes: galaxy may come three size variants samsung may relaunch galaxy note october india samsung galaxy note flat screen version exists but may able buy samsung galaxy may feature uhd display idc reports that half samsung galaxy note owners may opt iphone samsung smartphones may make prettier! latest galaxy leak: battery that may last two days? samsung may shift its headquarters london somewhere else result brexit iphones future may use oled panels supplied samsung! samsung galaxy may pack dual-edged curved displays samsung may lose its leadership position smartphone market 3.5mm audio jack may make samsung galaxy galaxy may feature rear-mounted fingerprint scanner samsung galaxy may feature beast mode galaxy may retain 3.5mm port samsung may have killed off president trump’s “thank you” tweet may force samsung invest galaxy plus may get battery upgrade apple iphone may have iris scanner galaxy s8+ with 6gb ram may burn hole your pocket samsung’s first dual screen smartphone may debut 2017 with prototype may have even seen one yet person but s8+ already receiving first ota update apple tops global smartphone market profit list but it’s what may think 


If anyone who has used the Galaxy S8 was asked to point out a single flaw in the S8's design, it would be the fingerprint scanner's placement. Of course the Bixby button could be up for argument as well, but it will more likely lose to that awkwardly placed sensor by far. If you have been following us, then you probably already know that the design choice in this regard wasn't really a "choice" for Samsung. After putting in the necessary money into developing a fingerprint scanning tech that could be placed below the glass, Samsung found that it wouldn't be ready before the beginning of the Galaxy S8's mass production process. They literally had no space left at this point to implement the fingerprint scanner, except where you see it right now.


Sadly enough, it seems that the Note 8 will not be able to sport the tech either as Samsung and even Apple is facing some serious issues with implementing the technology into their respective upcoming flagship smartphones. In the words of a Samsung representative (according to the report), "We made every effort to install a display-integrated fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 8, but we decided not to install it on this strategic phone due to various technical limitations such as security." Samsung will continue to work with CrucialTec and others in the field to develop and integrate the technology, but it doesn't seem like something which could happen before the Galaxy Note 8 is released.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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While most of us know by this point that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note 8 at an exclusive event, instead of introduciing it at the IFA like it did with the previous gen Note smartphones, the exact launch date has been quite dubious so far. What we do know is that the launch event will be held in New York City and the date is likely to be set in the last week of August. In spite of all previous rumors pointing towards a an August 26 launch date, the latest report from The Bell is stating that the launch date will be even sooner and is set on August 23.

 

This news falls in line with the speculation which another South Korean source had made at nearly the same time, but they did not mention the date specifically as August 23 though. While all these are only rumors at this point of time, there is no denying that rumors have been surprisingly accurate in the recent history, especially when it comes to Samsung smartphones. Would you be happy if Samsung showcased the Galaxy Note 8 in August or it would be all the same for you if they did so in September? Let us know in the comments.

 

Via: SamMobile

 

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If the latest report by The Bell is to be believed then Samsung has already placed orders for next year's flagship panels with their display division; Samsung Display. In addition to the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch QHD+ panels for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, The Bell reports that 6.3-inch QHD+ panels are also going into production in the future for the Galaxy Note 9! Of course, it's just a rumor at this point, but this does mean a couple of things if it turns out to be true. Firstly, we are not going to see a 4K display like the one on the Xperia XZ Premium on any Samsung smartphone in the near future and secondly, Samsung is sticking with the 18.5:9 aspect ratio.


Additionally, the report also states that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will feature the elusive fingerprint scanner which is not even going to make it onto the iPhone 8 this year. It would be interesting to see how much of this actually turns out to be true, although it's going to be a long wait from now for things to become more obvious.


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Samsung has so far managed to stay away from the notch by sticking to its tried and tested low-bezel displays but they might actually introduce the infamous notch after all, albeit in a completely different way. Instead of opting for the hated notch on top to accommodate the sensors, mic and cameras, Samsung's future flagship smartphone in 2019 may just sport a side-notch on the Edge display! Cool as the idea may sound, the practicality of it doesn't make too much sense now, but the patent has indeed been filed by Samsung under the name, "Electronic Device Including Bended Display and Image Displaying Method Therethrough."




This could help Samsung eliminate the bezels altogether but even then, the design doesn't seem to be too practical at the moment. May be the patent will be discarded or maybe they will find a better way to implement the technology, but there's no denying that the Vivo Nex is a live example of the fact that a better alternative to the notch does indeed exist for truly bezel-less smartphones.




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Saikat Kar

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