Samsung Galaxy S10 – What do we know so far

Samsung Galaxy S10 – What do we know so far

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According to recent information, in September this year Apple will launch three new iPhone models: a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.1-inch affordable LCD iPhone and a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Plus. But the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kua says that these will be the dimensions we will probably see in the new Galaxy S10. Thus, there is a high probability for Samsung to release three Samsung Galaxy S10 models: a 5.8-inch version, a 6.1 inch and another of 6.4 inches. All this information can be found in Kuo's report for TF International Securities. Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner built into the display The 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 models will feature an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen, writes MacRumors. Just like Apple, Samsung will also launch a cheaper version of the Galaxy…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch date

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch date

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Samsung has sent press invitations to the release presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The official Unpacked event will take place on August 9th at the Barclay Center in New York. By choosing this date, Samsung is trying to get as close as possible to its main rival Apple. Let's not forget that this year Apple will be introducing the new iPhone models in September. According to the information we have about Note 9, we know that the screen will be larger than the previous model, it will have a Snapdragon 845 processor, and the launch show will focus on improvements made to the camera. Note 9 will have a glass case, headphone jack and it will look a lot like Galaxy Note 8. An important change could…
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Oppo Find X – an expensive smartphone with class

Oppo Find X – an expensive smartphone with class

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This summer, a new smartphone manufacturer from China will officially enter the European market. We are not talking about a small company, but one that has over 200 million users globally. If you have not figured out yet, we are talking about Oppo. They will introduce a new device to the market, the Oppo Find X. This smartphone has interesting features, including complex facial unlocking through 3D scanning. Also, there is a sliding mechanism that hides the three cameras (the dual on the back and the front). It opens in just 0.5 seconds, it automatically activates the camera application and is built to withstand at least 300,000 slide movements. Oppo Find X has a display-to-body ratio of 92.25%. Full specifications for Oppo Find X: 6.4 inch Full HD + (2340…
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The first images with Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The first images with Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

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Images with the screens that are designed for the new Pixel just leaked and they depict interesting design changes. The new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL models will have a different design. If these images are correct, then we are witnessing an important change made by Google. The larger model, Pixel 3 XL, will have the famous notch at the top of the screen, just like the iPhone X. The smaller version, Pixel 3, will have margins at the top and bottom of the screen, even though they will be a bit thinner than the previous model. If we pay a close attention to these images, we can see other important details: both models keep the stereo speakers. Also, this year they will also feature dual front cameras. Unfortunately,…
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Qualcomm will launch a special chipset for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications

Qualcomm will launch a special chipset for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications

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Qualcomm has just introduced Snapdragon XR1, designed specifically for VR and AR applications. XR1 is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 800, but it can play 4K resolution at 60 frames per second while being battery efficient. At the same time, the new platform is compatible with Artificial Intelligence algorithms that allow Augmented Reality applications and recognition of objects in the image. Snapdragon XR1 also supports OpenGL, OpenCL and Vulkan, making it a good choice for game developers. The XR1 is also compatible with the 3D Audio Suite, Qualcomm Aqstic Audio, Qualcomm aptX Audio, which offers great hi-fi experiences and "always-listening" for digital assistance.
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LG G7 ThinQ – First impressions

LG G7 ThinQ – First impressions

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Finally, it's time to upgrade my old LG G4 with a new smartphone. Folks at LG have finally manage to come up with a new and attractive design. Let's be honest. The LG G6 and especially the LG G5 struggled a bit. But I do believe that the company learned and they've returned with a flagship that's definitely a win: the LG G7. What's to like about this smartphone? Well, I should probably begin with the main dual camera system with artificial intelligence and image stabilization. Then, I should continue with the powerful processor, the large display with custom notch, the 7.1 surround and "Boom Box" stereo speakers. LG claims that LG G7 ThinQ has the best multimedia speaker on the market today. LG G7 uses the same processor that's…
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Sony introduced the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Here’s what’s cool about it

Sony introduced the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Here’s what’s cool about it

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Just two months after launching the Xperia XZ2, Sony is introducing the premium version of this device with even better specifications. Xperia XZ2 Premium has one of the best screens that you will find on a smartphone in terms of screen resolution: it features a 4K HDR display. In addition, the smartphone features a dual camera system and lens with superior sensitivity, so it can shoot pictures even in the dark. The videos can be recorded up to 4K HDR resolution. Unlike the Xperia XZ2 model, the Premium version comes with a slightly larger 5.8-inch screen, 3.450 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and more powerful cameras. We find a 19MP + 12MP dual camera module on the back, the first sensor being used for shooting color images and the second…
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Smartphones with the best battery life in 2018

Smartphones with the best battery life in 2018

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Let's forget about the specs for a minute and talk about a topic that's sometimes crucial for us: the battery life. If you want to buy smartphone with good battery, you should know that there are few choices available. Let's face it! One of the biggest issues of today smartphones is low battery life. Thus, most smartphones need to be loaded once a day or even several times a day. In order to have a device that will last you through the day, you need to understand that there are many factors involved. It is not always about battery size. There are other factors involved: screen quality, software and various optimizations that can quickly protect or consume the battery. PhoneArena tested most smartphones in 2018 in order to find top…
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How tough is Samsung Galaxy S9+

How tough is Samsung Galaxy S9+

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The release of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ created a real buzz on the Internet. To tell you the truth, this is probably the first time when I want to get a Samsung phone so badly. But leaving all hardware specs aside, how tough is the Galaxy S9+ in terms of physical endurance? The TechRax vlogger subjected a Galaxy S9+ to an extreme resistance test. In the following video we can see how a Galaxy S9+ behaves when it is hit with a dagger, then with a hammer. Even though the screen resists pretty well when it is hit with the tip of a knife, the paint on the edge goes off very fast. The back resists pretty well when the dagger strikes, but it cracks completely when…
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Is Nokia 9 the best flagship of 2018?

Is Nokia 9 the best flagship of 2018?

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Nokia is back in business! This year, HMD Global will launch two other premium smartphones: Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 Pro. After introducing several gadgets to MWC 2018, including a premium smartphone, Nokia 8 Sirocco, HMD will launch a new flagship. According to Pocket Lint, this is Nokia 9, a flagship that has been expected since last year. The smartphone will be introduced this year, and according to Nokia Power User experts it will be the hottest flagship of 2018. Nokia 9 will feature a Snapdragon 845 processor, a five-lens camera, and other innovations. The smartphone could have a fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen. The new smartphone will have a screen of 5.7 inches and will probably be released in September. Besides Nokia 9, the fans of the brand…
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