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What are Android instant apps and how do you use them?

Have you ever wanted to try an app without actually installing it? If so, then instant apps are exactly what you’ve been searching for. Many times even when a service has a website and app, it is often easier and more convenient to use the app interface when on a mobile device.

However, just because you want to use that app, doesn’t mean you want it cluttering up your home screen or app drawer. Instant apps are perfect for these such occasions.

What are instant apps?

Essentially, these are a way for you to use an app or game without installing it or try it out before deciding to install. When an instant app is launched the resources for the app are downloaded and you can begin. Be forewarned, this can take a minute or two as you wait for the resources to be downloaded.

This is perfect for times when you only need an app for one specific task such as searching for a place to stay, checking out local monuments, or comparing airline ticket prices. Unfortunately, instant apps don’t come enabled by default but don’t worry, it’s a simple and easy process to enable access.

Read More: What are Android Go apps?

How do you enable instant apps?

First of all, you’ll need an Android device running Android 5 Marshmallow or greater. Instant apps won’t work on devices running anything below Android Marshmallow. As long as you have Android Marshmallow then follow these steps and you’ll be ready to go in no time.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your phone.
  2. Locate and tap on Google settings
  3. Tap on Google Play Instant
  4. Tap YES, I’M IN to agree to terms

How to use instant apps

Now, that you have them enabled you’ll need some instant apps to use. Not every app has an instant app counterpart. Developers have to specifically create instant versions of their apps or games.

Google has a section on the Play Store where you can find some of the available instant apps or games to try out. However, most times you’ll most likely find them by accident while doing a search on Google or the Play Store. When you find an instant app there will be a try now button, and that’s how you’ll know the app has an instant version available.

There are a couple of ways to tell if you’re currently using an instant app. First off, many of them will have an install button located in the instant app itself. Making it easy to get the full app if you were just trying it out, or need extra features not available in the instant app. Another way to tell is by checking your notification tray, where a permanent notification resides alerting you that one may be running.

Are there any downsides?

As mentioned above, sometimes there are extra features not included in the instant app itself. Most times the basic functionality is available but the full app provides much more. Another downside is, if you leave the app, you won’t be able to return to it. That makes multitasking quite difficult.

In the end, instant apps are great if you’re looking to do one specific task or want to play a quick game without taking up much space on your phone. However, they will never offer the entire experience so you might be better off installing the full app.

Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone gets official

Samsung Galaxy A51

As well as the new Samsung Galaxy A71, Samsung also announced another new handset, the Samsung Galaxy A51.

The Galaxy A51 comes with a 6.5 inch display with a FHD+ resolution and it is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9611 mobile processor.

The handset comes with a choice of 4GB or 6GB of RAM and it also comes with a choice of 64GB or 128GB of storage, and it has a 4000 mAh battery and fast charging.

The device comes with quad rear cameras which include a 48 megapixel sensor, a 12 megapixel sensor and two 5 megapixel sensors. It also comes with a 32 megapixel front facing camera for video calls and Selfies.

The handset comes with Android 10 and it will go on sale in Vietnam on the 27th of December of the equivalent of $350.

Source Sammobile

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Black Desert Mobile MMORPG game launches

Black Desert Mobile

Black Desert Mobile has now launched on iOS and Android devices allowing mobile gamers to enjoy the MMOPRG on their smartphones and tablets. Check out the launch trailer below to learn more about what you can expect from the highly rated MMO with players from over 150 countries around the world.

Black Desert Mobile game

Jump over to the official Apple or Google Play stores to download the new Black Desert Mobile game onto your mobile devices. Features of the Black Desert Mobile game include :

– The critically-acclaimed – Breathtaking Action – Play as 5 unique classes with dynamic skills. Indulge in unparalled, fast-paced action and combat found only on Black Desert Mobile!
– The Best Graphics on Mobile – Immersive world with sophisticated, high-fidelity graphics! Take the original quality experience anywhere you go on mobile.
– Express Yourself with Extreme Character Customization – Simple tools allow for high degree of freedom in character customization Become your true self with customization options that push the boundaries of gaming.
– An Endless Amount of Content to Create the World – Vast life content, including fishing and taming, along with the your own Camp to manage and expand. Trustworthy pets and horses to keep you company on your adventures.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone gets official

Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung has launched a new Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A761 and the device comes with a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 mobile processor and it comes with a choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM, it also comes with 128GB of storage.

The device also features a 4500 mAh battery and it comes with 25w fast charging, plus it has a range of high end cameras.

The cameras include a 64 megapixel main camera, plus a 12 megapixel camera and two 5 megapixel cameras.

The handset also features a 32 megapixel camera on the front for Selfies and video calls and ut comes with Android 10, as yet there are nio details on pricing.

Source Sammobile

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What’s the difference between Google Pay and Samsung Pay?

Over 80% of Americans now own a smartphone with the number continuing to grow. With this trend towards mobile computing, carrying our entire lives inside a single, pocketable device is also becoming the norm. Something that’s inherently affected by this is how we pay for things. There’s been a race between the big 3 mobile giants to dominate that market as well as the handset you carry.

And since we are an Android site, we will take a shot at shedding some light on the two that apply to our OS of choice: Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Yes, both are a form of mobile payment apps and perform very similarly in their results. However, the underlying technology is actually different.

Google Pay

This one is pretty well known to those of us in the world of Android. The tech behind it is also the more common of the two. Google Pay uses a combination of software and hardware to produce a payment option while using nothing but your smartphone. It uses Near-Field Communication (NFC) to pass the encrypted information of your credit card to a payment reader in the store.

NFC is akin to other technologies such as RFID badges that get many of us inside our workplace on a daily basis. With Google Pay, your credit card is loaded onto the app and is then stored under a virtual number to keep the real number safer. Then, when you prompt it at the cash register, NFC passes the information from the phone to the card reader via electromagnetic induction.

Google Pay is a robust payment platform, but it is hindered by the hardware compatibility. If your local store doesn’t have a card reader with the additional NFC capabilities, then you are simply out of luck.

Samsung Pay

The overall concept for Samsung Pay is almost identical, and its app even supports NFC-powered transactions as well. However, the main reason Samsung has a separate branded version is that they support a different technology called MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) to power most of its transactions.

This tech was originally born of a company called LoopPay. LoopPay was an independent company that made mobile payment cases with MST built inside of them. Paired with an app the devices would allow for mobile payments on devices and predates other apps like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

So what makes it so different than NFC and Google Pay? MST doesn’t require the card reader at the point of sale to have any additional technology like NFC. It’s magnetic pass off mimics the magnetic strip already found on every debit and credit card on the planet. This gives you instant compatibility with 90% of the world’s credit card machines.

Conclusion

Both payment platforms are more than capable of allowing you to make a payment without the need for a physical card. We’ve come a long way in mobile payments with our phones. However, Google Pay and Samsung Pay simply go about in a slightly different manner. We’d love to hear which one you prefer, and why, in the comments.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Star Wars Edition launching in the UK tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung has announced that it is launching its new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Star Wars Edition smartphone in the UK.

The handset is launching ahead of the new Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker movie which launches in the UK on the 19th of December, the device will go on sale in the UK tomorrow the 13th of December.

The Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars™ Special Edition which will be available at Samsung.com from 10th December and in selected Samsung Experience Stores from 13th December is one of several collaborations that Samsung and Lucasfilm have planned to bring a joyous colliding of two Galaxies. As Lucasfilm announced in early October, Samsung has joined forces with Star Wars to engage its passionate users with its best devices and the Galaxy brand in a new and exciting way. The special edition device adds to the collaboration between Samsung and Lucasfilm, which includes the recently launched holiday campaign film, celebrating the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

You can find out more details about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Star Wars Edition over at Samsung at the link below.

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Optical versus ultrasonic: The difference between in-display fingerprint scanners

When it comes to securing your phone using biometrics, we currently have several different options. Face ID, iris scanning, and fingerprint scanning are among some of the most common. with fingerprint scanning the most widely used. Recently, we’ve seen it move from physical buttons and readers to below the glass.

Currently, there are two different technologies used to scan your fingerprint through the display. One, an optical scanner, uses light and the other, ultrasonic, uses inaudible sound waves. While these ultimately achieve the same goal they both do it in very different ways.

Let’s take a look at each.

Optical

For now, this is the most commonly used, having shown up in phones from Oppo, OnePlus, Vivo, and others. In order to scan your fingerprint, an optical scanner must first reflect light off of your finger. This is why you’ll notice the screen light up when you touch your finger to the display to unlock.

There are some inherent drawbacks, though. For one, it is easier to fool which makes it less secure. Optical scanners have been shown to be tricked by high resolution photos of fingerprints. If your finger happens to be wet, a little oily, or dirty, it can interfere with the scanning.

Optical scanners can also be slower than the capacitive fingerprint scanners we have seen over the years. They can also be generally less accurate, sometimes leading to a less than ideal experience.

Ultrasonic

This newer method, first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S10 family of phones, uses inaudible sound waves instead of light. When you touch your finger to the screen these waves travel through the display and make a 3D map of your fingerprint.

Using sound waves to map the actual ridges of your fingerprint makes this technology much more secure than optical. What’s more, it is also faster and works through dirt, oil, grime, or water.

One apparent drawback to this technology is that you must be careful about what screen protector you buy. In order for it to function, there can be no air gap between the screen protector and the screen.

Plastic screen protectors are supposedly safe but if you want tempered glass there could be an issue. At the moment the only official tempered glass screen protector that is certified to work with the Galaxy S10 is from Whitestone Dome. Otherwise, you’ll have to get a glass screen protector with an unsightly precut hole or forgo the reader altogether.

Whitestone uses a Liquid Optical Clear Adhesive to ensure there is no gap between the screen protector and the display itself. This is both good news and bad news. Personally, I find that Whitestone makes fantastic screen protectors. The bad news is that they are not cheap, starting at $50 for one and $70 for a 2-pack.

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Which is better?

As you can see, both in-display fingerprint technologies have their strengths and weaknesses. Optical scanners are more common and will most likely be your first experience with an in display fingerprint scanner. They’re getting increasingly faster and more accurate with each generation and also work with any screen protector.

Save for protecting the screen, Ultrasonic scanners seem to win in most categories. Hopefully, in the future, we will see more affordable tempered glass screen protectors compatible with the faster, more secure technology. Until then you’re going to pay extra for that smooth glass feeling — or use a plastic protector.

Fairphone 3 is now available from Vodafone

Fairphone 3

Vodafone has revealed that the Fairphone 3 is now available on their range of contracts in the UK, the handset is available for £32 a month with a £49 up front payment.

The handset is also available on Vodafone’s unlimited plans and you can see details on these and how much they cost below.

  • Vodafone Unlimited Lite: – for £40 per month (£9 upfront cost), offers speeds of up to 2 Mbps. This service is aimed at users who want to chat on social apps, browse the internet and stream music.
  • Vodafone Unlimited – for £43 per month (£9 upfront cost), offers speeds of up to 10 Mbps, making it ideal for customers who want to video stream over Standard Definition or High Definition without worrying about their data usage.
  • Vodafone Unlimited Max – for £47 per month (£9 upfront cost), gives users unlimited data at speeds as fast as the device and the network will allow. It is perfect for people wanting to take advantage of the latest technology – such as live virtual reality – watching live TV and sport in 4K with ultra-high definition (HD), real-time multiplayer gaming on the go or downloading boxsets in super quick time.

You can find out more details about the Fairphone 3 and the various contracts on offer over at Vodafone at the link below.

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How to make your Google Home devices sound better

Whether you consider yourself an audiophile or not, everyone wants the best sound from their speakers.

One of my biggest complaints since the launch of the original Google Home was the sound quality. It had tons of bass and that can be great for certain songs or situations. Unfortunately, that overwhelming bass makes music sound muffled and drowns out the high notes in songs.

Read More: How to set your default music service for Google Assistant

The good news is, Google has addressed this issue with an equalizer you can access through the Google Home app. All you have to do is follow the steps below and your Google Home speakers will be sounding better than ever.

Open the Google Home app and locate your Google Home speaker

Select the configuration icon in the top right

Play with the Bass and Treble settings until you find what sounds best to you

Above is an example of my favorite settings for the Google Home speaker. As you can see, I had to crank up the treble and lower the bass to combat the extreme bass on my Google Home speaker. Afterward, the music sounded much more balanced bringing some of the highs back into the mix with the deep thumping bass.

Regardless of the adjustments, the Google Home will never sound as nice and clear as a speaker that was designed and tuned to be more balanced such as the JBL Link series.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Google Home speakers be sure to check out our list of Google Assistant speakers.

How to hide Android lock screen notifications

Android has matured into a great mobile operating system over the years. It excels at a lot of things, but one of the things it does best is notifications. They are rich, interactive, and well responsive. However, there are times that you want your notifications to be a little more incognito.

What’s the Problem?

One such time when we want notifications to be a little less obvious is the lock screen. There are times you may want to be discreet. Or maybe you just don’t want to be interrupted while in a meeting. Well, it’s a good thing Google thought about that and offered you some options to turn off your notifications.

Inside the Settings is a section that allows for you to manage what notifications you will get on your Android phones lock screen.

What’s the Fix?

In a just a few screens we will have this all set to hide some or all of your notifications.

  • Find Settings in your app drawer
  • Select Security & location
  • Lock screen preferences (Show all notification content)
  • Tap On lock screen option at the top of the screen
  • You should now get a popup screen
  • Select the hidden option you want: Hide sensitive content or Don’t show notifications at all

That’s It, No More Notifications

Now you should have an added veil of security while using your phone on the go. If you choose the Hide Sensitive Notifications then you’ll still get notifications, but they will hide the normal previews with snippets of the content. No more sneak peeks of emails or text messages. Just a bubble of the app pop up on the lock screen.

If you choose the last option of Don’t show notifications at all, then it’s pretty self-explanatory. Once selected, you’ll stop getting any push notifications on your lock screen. Your device will essentially be in Do Not Disturb mode until you unlock the device.

Android Auto missing on your phone? Here’s how to get it back

Google has been on a campaign of late to make Android Auto less an app and more of a background process. They announced the demise of the standalone app for phones (and then back off that idea a bit). More recently, they’ve made the app icon for Android Auto for cars hidden in some versions of Android 10.

What Do We Want to Happen?

Fortunately, there’s a way to bring it back to your launcher if you find it missing. This one’s a little confusing as it’s not visible on our OnePlus 7T but is visible on the Pixel 4 XL. Either way, we want to give you the directions to find the app level settings again for you to be able to edit the options you need when driving with Android Auto.

How to Get There

The good thing is this is possible even if you don’t have the Android Auto app readily available in your launcher. Follow the steps below to navigate the Android Settings app and locate the needed menus.

  • Open Settings app
  • Locate Apps & notifications and select it
  • Tap See all # of apps
  • Find and choose Android Auto from this list
  • Click Advanced at the bottom of the screen
  • Choose the final option of Additional settings in the app
  • Customize your Android Auto options from this menu

Safe Driving!

Success! You should now be in the settings options of your Android Auto experience. From here, you can modify things like using the latest UI options from the older versions. Or maybe you want to stop your audio apps from auto resuming the previous songs you played the last time you were driving (this is my personal favorite).

Rumors of even more granular controls are possibly in the works from Google. Some recent code additions seem to point to my biggest peeve of every possible audio app being shown on Auto without the option to shorten this list may soon get a toggle menu to shorten this list.

Google has shown a pretty decent dedication to improving Android Auto and you now have full access to it’s sometimes hidden settings.

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Samsung Galaxy S11 will feature 4500 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S11

It looks like we have some more details about next years Samsung Galaxy S11, details have been revealed about the handsets battery.

According to a recent report the new Samsung Galaxy S11 will come with a 4500 mAh battery, the battery for the device was recently spotted at SafetyKorea which is the certification authority and its size was revealed.

The battery on the new Galaxy S11 is expected to support 25W fast charging, Samsung’s new handsets will also get a number of other upgrades over the Galaxy S10.

This will include a new design, plus the latest mobile processors like the Snapdragon 865 and Samsung’s new flagship Exynos processor.

We are expecting the new Galaxy S11 range of handsets to launch in either February or March, as soon as we get some more details on when it will land we will let you guys know.

Source GSM Arena

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Redmi K30 smartphone gets official

Redmi K30

The Redmi K30 smartphone is now official and the device will be available in 4G and 5G versions and it features a 6.67 inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor and it comes with a choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

For storage you can choose either 64GB< 128GB or 256GB and the handset comes with a microSD card slot for extra storage. There is also a 4500 mAh battery and fast charging with 30W charging on the 5G model and 27W charging on the 4G model.

The new Redmi K30comes with a range of high end cameras which include a 20 megapixel and 2 megapixel camera on the front and four cameras on the back.

On the back of the device there is a 64 megapixel camera, an 8 megapixel wide angle camera, a 2 megapixel Depth sensor and on the 5G model there is a 5 megapixel macro camera, on the 4G model there is a 2 megapixel macro camera.

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Nokia 7.1 smartphone gets Android 10

Nokia 7.1

Nokia has announced that they are releasing the Android 10 software update for the Nokia 7.,1 smartphone.

The update is being released as an over the air update in India, you can see the tweet from Nokia below.

The update is around 1275 MB in size and so far it has been made available in India, it should also land in more countries soon.

Source NPU

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What are Android Go apps?

Android Go Apps

Android Go apps are lightweight versions of apps created specifically to run smoother on lower end hardware. These come bundled in by default on phones running Android Go and can even be installed on other Android phones.

For those unfamiliar with Android Go, it is a version of Android engineered to use less resources for entry-level phones.

Read More: What is Android Go and what phones run it?

While Android Go apps offer lightweight versions of Android apps, that is not the end of the story. In order to make the apps more streamlined, they often strip out features or design elements. This results in a snappier performing version of the app which features less eye candy such as animations and often only the essential functions.

Even though Android Go apps are stripped down to the essentials sometimes they provide added benefits the original may not. Considering these apps are designed specifically for phones in emerging markets they often come with valuable data saving features.

YouTube Go, for example, allows you to download videos for offline viewing and Files Go lets you share files without a Wi-Fi connection.

Those aren’t the only Go apps, many of your favorite Google apps have an Android Go counterpart as do several other popular apps on the Play Store. Google has provided guidelines for developers such as size restrictions of 40MB for apps and 65MB for games. However, they are often much smaller. For example, the current Google app weighs in at 64mb while the Android Go version is a meager 5.1MB.

There are also other guidelines for developers to follow such as low memory usage, no Android not responding errors or crashes, and a start-up time of under five seconds.

Below is a list of the Google specific Android Go apps. Special mention goes to Chrome, Gboard, and Google Play. Even though they are not a separate app Google still considers them part of the Go family due to their size and optimization.

Google’s Android Go Apps

Besides the aforementioned Google Go apps, there are also several other lite apps available on the Play Store. Several of these consist of social media and messaging apps including Facebook Lite, Facebook Messenger Lite, and Twitter Lite.

The great news is, you aren’t required to have an Android Go phone to use most of these apps. At least, not the third party ones. Some of the Google ones might be region locked preventing you from using them, as is the case with YouTube Go for example.

Whether you’re using an Android Go phone, entry-level phone, or older phone this can be incredibly beneficial. Even if you’re not using one of these phones, you might just enjoy having a snappier version of an app you need without all the extra bloat.

Redmi K30 to come in four colors

Redmi K30

The Redmi K30 Android smartphone will be made official tomorrow and now some press shots of the handset has been revealed.

The photos confirm that the K30 will be available in a choice of four different colors at launch, these will include, Blue, Purple, Red and White.

The handset is rumored to feature a 6.66 inch LCD display with a Full HD resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio, the device will come with a Snapdragon 730 processor and 6GB of RAM.

Other rumored specifications on the device include a 20 megapixel front camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, on the back there will be four cameras, one 64 megapixel, one 8 megapixel, one 13 megapixel and one 2 megapixel camera.

Source Playfuldroid

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Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite pricing revealed

Galaxy S10 Lite

It looks like we have some details on how much the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite will cost.

The two new budget friendly versions of Samsung’s flagships are expected to launch this month and now we have details on their European pricing.

A retailer has revealed that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will retail for €609 and the Galaxy S10 Lite will retail for €669.

We also have some pricing on two other new handsets that are expected this month, the Samsung Galaxy A71 will retail for €469 and the Galaxy A51 will retail for €375.

All of these four Samsung Galaxy smartphones are expected to launch some time this month, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.

Source Sammobile

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Vivo V17 smartphone launching in India

Vivo V17

Vivo have announced that they are launching a new smartphone in India, the Vivo V17 and the handset comes with a 6.44 inch AMOLED display.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 mobile processor and it also comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of included storage.

The Vivo V17 comes with a 4500 mAh battery and Android 9.0 Pie, the handset comes with high end cameras.

On the front of the device there is a 32 megapixel camera for Selfies, on the back there is a 48 megapixel camera, an 8 megapixel camera and two 2 megapixel cameras. The device will go on sale on the 17th of December and be available for the equivalent of $323.

Source Android Central

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Samsung Galaxy A51 leaked ahead of this weeks launch

Samsung Galaxy A51

Some press photos of the new Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone have leaked ahead of this week launch, the handset will apparently be revealed on the 12th of December.

The new Galaxy A51 will come with a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED display and it will have a HFD+ resolution.

The handset will come with a Samsung Exynos 9611 processor and it will feature a choice of 4GB or 6GB of RAM or 64GB or 128GB of storage.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 will also come with a microSD card for extra storage and it will feature a 4000 mAh battery and a range of cameras.

On the front there will be a 32 megapixel camera for Selfies and on the back there will be four cameras, this will include a 4 megapixel camera, a 12 megapixel camera and two 5 megapixel cameras. We will have more details about the device when it gets official later this week.

Source Sammobile

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Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR launching tomorrow

Apple Mac Pro

Apple previously said that their new Mac Pro would launch in December and now we have a release date for Apple’s new high end Mac, it will go on sale tomorrow the 10th of December.

Apple has sent out emails to its customers letting them know that the new Apple Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR will be available to order from tomorrow.

Apple’s Mac Pro starts at $6,000 and it comes with some high end specifications the top model with all of the upgrades is expected to cost considerably more.

Apple’s new high end display, the Pro Display XDR comes with a 6K resolution and this device strats at $5,000.

It will be interesting to see just how much the top version of the new Mac Pro sells for, we will have more details tomorrow when they go on sale.

Source MacRumors

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Enterprise Edition tablet launched in the UK

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro

Samsung has announced the launch of a new Android tablet in the UK, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Enterprise Edition.

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro Enterprise Edition is based on the Galaxy Tab Active2 and it comes with an IP68 rating and a LIM-STD-810G certification.

Joe Walsh, B2B Director for Samsung Electronics UK commented: “We’re delighted to announce the Tab Active Pro, a natural evolution from the Tab Active 2 which builds on the heritage of our Rugged portfolio. Its rugged design and features allow for broader implementation of the transformational digital solutions that were previously out of reach for many companies. With the Tab Active Pro, employees can be more productive in challenging environments and companies can ensure their data stays secure with Samsung Knox. We’re excited to share the benefits of Enterprise Edition too, where businesses will get even more choice, control and protection over how they set up and run their enterprise mobile ecosystem.”

You can find out more details about the new  Galaxy Tab Active Pro Enterprise Edition over at Samsung at the link below.

Source Samsung

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition available to pre-order

Samsung Galaxy Note10+

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition smartphone was made official last month and now the handset is available to pre-order in the US.

If you want the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition then it is going to cost you $1039.99.

The Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars™ Special Edition will be available in select markets* beginning December 10, 2019 which is one of several interactions that Samsung and Lucasfilm have planned to bring a joyous colliding of two Galaxies. As Lucasfilm announced in early October, Samsung has joined forces with Star Wars to engage its passionate users with its best devices and the Galaxy brand in a new and exciting way. The special edition device adds to the collaboration between Samsung and Lucasfilm, which includes the recently launched holiday campaign film, celebrating the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

You can find out more details about this Star Wars special edition version of the Galaxy Note 10 over at Samsung at the link below.

Source Samsung

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Nokia 2.3 Android One smartphone gets official

Nokia 2.3

HMD Global has announced their latest Android smartphone, the Nokia 2.3 and the handset is an Android One device.

The Nokia 2.3 comes with a 6.2 inch display that features a HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio, the handset is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM.

A phone that just keeps getting better. Nokia 2.3 is certified Android One, which means you get a pure software experience with a streamlined interface and no bloatware. Plus, with 2 years of software upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates, it will stay safe and act as good as new.

The handset comes with 32GB of storage built in and there is also a microSD card slot which will take up to a 512GB card.

The device comes with a front facing 5 megapixel camera with a f/2.4 lens for Selfies and video chat, on the back there is a dual camera setup with a 13 megapixel f/2.2 camera and a 2 megapixel depth sensing camera.

You can find out more details about the new Nokia 2,3 Android One smartphone over at Nokia at the link below.

Source Nokia

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Huawei Nova 6 SE smartphone had quad cameras

Huawei Nova 6 SE

Earlier today we saw the new Huawei Niva 6 and now we have the Huawei Nova 6 SE, this handset is a little different as it comes with quad rear cameras.

The handset comes with a 6.4 inch IPS LCD display and it is powered by a Kirin 810 processor it will also come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

If you need some extra storage then there is a microSD card slot for expansion and the handset features  a 4200 mAh battery and EMUI 10.

The device comes with a 16 megapixel camera on the front for selfies and quad rear cameras, these include one 48 megapixel sensor, one 8 megapixel sensor and two 2 megapixel sensors. The device  will be available in three colors, Black, Pink-Blue Gradient and Green, it will retail for 2,199 yuan which is about $312 at the current exchange rare.

Source Playfuldroid

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Nokia Android Smart TV launched in India

Nokia Android Smart TV

Nokia is branching out its android devices into TVs, with the launch of the Nokia Android Smart TV in India.

The Nokia Android Smart TV will go on sale in India this month and it will be sold through Flipkart, the device will retail for RS 41,999 this is about $588 at the current exchange rate.

The device will come with a 55 inch display and will have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixel, ti will also come with a PureX quad-core processor and will have 2.25GB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage.

The new Nokia Android TV will run TV OS based on Android 9, it will come with WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, three HDMI ports and more. As yet there are no details on whether Nokia will launch their new Android TV in other countries.

Source Flipkart, FirstPost

Filed Under: Android News, Displays News, Top News

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite get Bluetooth certification

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

The Samsung Galaxy  S10 Lite and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite are expected to be launching some time this month, one of the handsets recently appeared on Samsung’s website.

Now both the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite have received their Bluetooth certification which is another indication that the handsets will be launching some time soon.

The Galaxy S10 Lite is listed with the model number SM-G770F and the Note 10 Lite is listed with the model number SM-N770F.

The Galaxy S10 Lite is rumored to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile processor and 8GB of RAM, plus a 4500 mAh battery.

Both of these new handsets will be cheaper versions of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10, the two new devices are expected to launch some time this month, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.

Source GSM Arena

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Huawei Nova 6 smartphone revealed, features Kirin 990 processor

Huawei Nova 6

The new Huawei Nova 6 smartphone is now official and the handset comes with a Kirin 990 mobile processor.

The device is equipped with a 6.57 inch IPS LCD display that has a FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.

The new Nova 6 comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of included storage and there will be a 4G version of the handset and a 5G version of the handset.

The 4G handset will come with a 4100 mAh battery, the 5G version of the Huawei Nova 6 will have a slightly larger 4200 mAh battery.

The device will come with  dual camera setup on the front with one 32 megapixel camera and one 8 megapixel camera, on the back there will be a triple camera setup with two 8 megapixel cameras and one 40 megapixel camera.

Pricing go the handset will start at 3,199 Yuan which is about $454 at the current exchange rate, it will go on sale in China on the 12th of December.

Source Playfuldroid

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Googles Android 9 and 10  gets new Focus Mode, a digital wellbeing tool

Android Focus Mode

Google has announced a new feature for its Android OS, Focus Mode which the company says is a new digital wellbeing tool.

This new tool will let you temporarily pause  things like apps and notifications so you can focus on what you are doing without any interruptions.

Focus mode is a new Digital Wellbeing tool on Android, now out of beta, that helps you get things done by temporarily pausing apps so you can focus on the task at hand. You can select apps you currently find distracting (like social media or games) and if you try to open them, Focus mode will remind you that app is paused. Focus mode will also silence those apps’ notifications until you’re ready to switch out of the mode. This means you can use your phone without interruptions from apps you don’t need right away.

This new feature is being added to Android 9 and Android 10, you can find out more details about it over at Google at the link below.

Source Google

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Motorola One Hyper smartphone gets official

Motorola One Hyper

Motorola has launched its latest Androiud smartphone, the Motorola One Hyper and the handset comes with a popup Selfie camera.

The Motorola One Hyper is equipped with a 6.5 inch edge to edge display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and 4GB of RAM.

The innovative pop-up selfie camera eliminates the need for a bezel and maximizes screen real estate like never before. Say goodbye to notches and bezels and say hello to Motorola’s first truly edge-to-edge screen that gives you favorite content the viewing experience it deserves. Immerse yourself in the action and let your photos and videos come to life on motorola one hyper’s stunning 6.5” Total Vision display.

The handset comes with a 4000 mAh battery and 45W fast charging which will apparently give you a full days worth of charge in just 10 minutes.

The handset comes with a range of high end cameras including a 32 megapixel popup camera for Selfies and dual rear cameras which includes one 64 megapixel camera and one 8 megapixel camera.

The handset will retail for $399 and you can find out more dteails about the device over at Motorola at the link below.

Source Motorola

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Huawei Nova 6 specifications revealed

Huawei Nova 6

The Huawei Nova 6 will be made official this week, the handset ill be made official on the 5th of December and now we have some specifications on the device.

The handset will come with a 6.57 inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, the device will be powered by a Kirin 990 mobile processor.

The Huawei Nova 6 will also come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and it will feature a 4100 mAh battery with fast charging.

On top of that the handset will feature a dual camera setup on the front with one 32 megapixel camera and one 8 megapixel camera. On the back of the device there will be three cameras, one 40 megapixel camera and two 8 megapixel cameras. We will have more details on the handset when it get official later this week.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to cost less than $1,000

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an expensive smartphone, it retails for around $2,000 and now it looks like the Galaxy Fold 2 will cost less than $1,000.

Sa,sung recently teased the design of their Galaxy Fold 2 smartphone, the handset has a clamshell design similar to the new Motorola Razr.

It looks like the new Galaxy Fold 2 will retail for 1 million won in Korea, this is about $845 at the current exchange rate, so we can expect the handset to cost less than $1,000 in the US.

The new Galaxy Fold smartphone is rumored to launch next year, we are possibly going to see the device in March of 2020. Samsung has big plans for its folding smartphones and we are expecting to see a number of new models next year.

Source Korea Herald

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2020 Samsung Galaxy A smartphones coming December 12th

Samsung Galaxy A

It looks like the 2020 Samsung Galaxy A range of smartphones will be made official this month, the new handsets will be made official on the 12th of December.

The news comes from Samsung Vietnam who have released a new teaser video for the handsets, this can bee seen below.

As yet there are no details on how many devices will be launching in the Galaxy A range this month, there are also no details on any specifications.

As soon as we get some more information on the new Samsung Galaxy A range of smartphones for 2020, we will let you guys know.

Source Android Authority

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Android 10 starts rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung recently released their Android 10 software for their Galaxy S10 to some of their beta testers and now the update has also started to roll out to non beta users.

The Samsung One UI 2.0 update which includes Android 10 has now started to roll out to the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10+.

The update brings a wide range of new features to the Galaxy S10 smartphones and it also comes with Google’s security patch for the month of December.

So far the update has been released in a number of countries, this includes the UK, Ireland, Spain, Poland, the UAE, Vietnam and more. the update is expected to be rolled out to more countries shortly.

You can check to see if the Android 10 update is available for your Galaxy S10 smartphone from the settings menu. To install it go to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

Source Tizenhelp, Sammobile

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 sales hit 10 Million

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 launched back in August and now it has been revealed that sales of the handset have reached 10 million in just three months.

Xiaomia has decided to discount the handset in China to celebrate the sales, the device comes with a 6.3 inch display that has a Full HD+ resolution.

It also features a Snapdragon 665 mobile processor and a choice of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The handset is equipped with a range of cameras, these include a 8 megapixel camera, one 8 megapixel camera and two 2 megapixel cameras on the back and a 13 megapixel camera up front

Source GSM Arena

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Stable Android 10 lands on Samsung Galaxy S10 in more countries

Samsung Galaxy S10

Last week we heard that the stable Android 10 build was rolled out to beta testers on the Samsung Galaxy S10 in Germany.

Now it would appear that Samsung has also started to roll out the stable build of Android 10 in more countries.

This includes the UK and Poland, the update has been released for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e.

Samsung should be rolling the update out to more countries shortly, as soon as we get some more details on this we will let you guys know.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G tablet pops up again

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G

Back in October heard about a new 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and now the devie has been spotted again.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G was recently spotted at the National Radio Agency on Korea, the device is listed with the model number SM-T866N.

Hardware wide the tablet is rumored to come with a Snapdragon 855 and it has a choice of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

We are also expecting it to have a 10.5 inch Super AMOLED display that has a WQXGA resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

As yet we do not have any details on exactly when this 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 will launch, as soon as we get some more details, we will let you guys know.

Source Sammobile

Filed Under: Android News, Tablet News

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite spotted on Samsungs website

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

We have been hearing  more and more about the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite recently and now the handset has appeared on Samsung’s own website. The handset recently receuived its WiFi certification.

Samsung now has a support page for  the new Galaxy S10 Lite, the device is listed with the model number SM-GFF0F/DS, this can be seen in the picture below.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

The handset will share many specifications with the Galaxy S10, although ti will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile processor and 8GB of RAM. The device is also rumored to come with a 4500 mAh battery.

Previous rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite would launch in December, we suspect that we will be getting some sort of official announcement from Samsung some time soon.

As soon as we get some more information on exactly when the new Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite will launch, we will let you guys know.

Source Sammobile

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Samsung Galaxy S11 may come with a Bright Night Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S11

We already know that one of the major features on next years Samsung galaxy S11 smartphones will be the handsets cameras.

The device is expected to come with four rear cameras and one of these will be an 108 megapixel camera, now we have some details about some the features.

Apple’s iPhone 11 come with a Night Mode feature that lets you take great photos at night time and now details on Samsung’s equivalent for the Galaxy S11 have been revealed.

Samsung has recently filed a trademark for a ‘Bright Night Sensor’ for the handset, so it looks like this will be Samsung’s equivalent of Night Mode.

The company is planning to launch a number of different versions of the Galaxy S11, the handsets are rumored to launch some time in either February or March.

Source Sammobile

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New Android 10 beta lands on the Galaxy Note 10

Galaxy Note 10

Samsung has released a new Android beta for their Galaxy Note 10 smartphone and this one apparently fixes a number of bugs that were present in the previous beta.

The new beta of Android 10 is now available to test out for the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+, and it comes with the build number N97*FXXU1ZSKN. The software also included the December security patch for Android.

The new Android 10 beta is now available to download for both the Note 10 and Note 10+, you will need to sign up for the Samsung beta program on your device from the Samsung members app.

Once you have signed up you can then download the update, this can be done from the settings app on your device by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

Source Sammobile

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Here are some of Vodafones Black Friday Deals on the latest smartphones

iPhone 11

Vodafone is offering a number of Black Friday deals on the latest smartphones in the UK. This includes a deal on the Samsung Galaxy S10 , the Galaxxy S9, Huawei P30 Pro and more.

They are also offering a deal where you will get a free pair of Apple AirPods when you order iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is available for £48 a month with £29 up front, it previously cost £75 a month with £49 up front.

The iPhone 11 is available with unlimited data on Vodafone’s new unlimited plans:

  • Vodafone Unlimited Lite: £60 per month (£29 upfront cost)
  • Vodafone Unlimited: £63 per month (£29 upfront cost)
  • Vodafone Unlimited Max: £67 per month (£9 upfront cost)

You can find out details on all of the Black Friday Deals with Vodafone over at their website at the link below.

Source Vodafone

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Samsung Galaxy A50 update includes December security patch

Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung has released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy A50 smartphone, the update comes with the December security patch which patches a range of vulnerabilities in Google’s Android OS.

The update comes with the version number A505FDDU3ASKA and as well as the fixes for Google’s software it also comes with some security fixes in Samsung’s own software.

As yet there are no details on any new features that are including in the update, if you notice anything, leave a comment below and let us know.

So far the software update has been released for the Samsung Galaxy A50 in Israel, it is also expected to be released in more countries shortly.

Source Sammobile

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Stable version of Android 10 released for the Samsung Galaxy S10 in Germany

Samsung Galaxy S10

Android 10 has been available as a beta for the Samsung Galaxy S10 for a while now and it looks like we are close to the release of the final version of the software.

A stable version of Android 10 has been released for the galaxy S10 in Germany, it has been released to people who were participating in the Samsung One UI 2.0 Beta.

The stable release of Android 10 comes with the software version G97**XXU3BSKO it is about 140MB and it also includes the December security patch for Android.

If you are currently testing out the beta of Android 10 then you can download the stable version to your device, it is apparently only available in Germany so far.

Source Sammobile

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Motorola One Hyper smartphone is launching next week

Motorola One Hyper

Motorola is teasing a new smartphone that will be launching next week, the Motorola One Hyper and the handset will be made official at a press event in Brazil.

Motorola are holding a press event in Brazil on the 3rd of December and they will make the new One Hyper smartphone official at this event.

The device will comes with a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display that will feature a FHD+ resolution and it will be powered by a Snapdragon 675 mobile processor.

The handset will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and it will feature a pop up Selfie camera with a 32 megapixel sensor. On the back there will be a 64 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel camera.

We will have full details on this new Motorola One Hyper smartphone when it is made official at Motorola’s press event next week.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite gets benchmarked

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

We have been hearing rumors about a new Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and also a new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

Now the Galaxy Note 10 Lite has appeared in some benchmarks and this has revealed some of the specifications on the device.

The new Note 10 Lite recently got benchmarked on Geekbench and the listing, which you can see here, revealed that the handset will be powered by a Samsung Exynos 9810 mobile processor.

It also reveals that the device will come with 6GB of RAM and it is also listed with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 10.

The rest of the specifications on the handset are expected to be similar to the Galaxy Note 10 and should include a 6.3 inch display with a FHD+ resolution and the same cameras as the exsting handset.

Samsung are expected to make their new Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite handsets official next month, as soon as we get some more details on these two devices we will let you guys know.

Source Sammobile

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OnePlus 7T Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ speed test (Video)

OnePlus 7T Pro

OnePlus launched their new  more powerful 7T Pro smartphone recently and now we have a speed test of the OnePlus 7T Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.

In the video below from PhoneBuff the same apps are run side by side on the Galaxy Note 10+ and the OnePlus 7T Pro, lets see which of the two handsets is the fastest.

The handsets have similar specifications both come with 12GB of RAM, the Note 10+ has a Snapdragon 855 and the OnePlus 7T Pro has the newer Snapdragon 855+.

As we can see from the video in the first round the Note 10+ was 2 seconds faster than the OnePlus 7T in the first round. In the final round the OnePlus 7T Pro was one second slower than the Note 1-0+ so there really was nothing between the two handsets in the test.

Source & Image Credit: PhoneBuff

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Samsung Galaxy A80 gets taken apart (Video)

Samsung Galaxy A80

The Samsung Galaxy A80 comes with a unique design, the handset features a camera that flips between the front and back of the device.

This means that the camera can be used for both the front Selfie camera and the rear camera for photos and videos.

Now we get to have a look inside the Galaxy A80 and find out exactly how this camera works in a new video from JerryRigEverything.

The handset also comes with a 6.7 inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, it is powered by an octa core processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

There are three different cameras in the rorating camera system, the main one has a 48 megapixel sensor, the secondary camera features an 8 megapixel camera and there is also a 3D depth camera.

Source & Image Credit: JerryRigEverything

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Samsung Galaxy S9 One UI 2.0 beta launched in South Korea and India

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung has launched their new One UI 2.0 beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S9 range of smartphones.

So far the program which brings Android 10 to the Galaxy S9 smartphones is live in Samsung’s home country of South Korea and also in India.

The software is now available to test out in both India and South Korea and you can test it out from the Samsung Members app on your device.

Samsung is also expected to make their android 10 beta program available in the USA and UK for the Galaxy S9 some time soon, exactly when this will happen is not known as yet.

Source Sammobile

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta coming soon the the US

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will soon be getting the Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta in the US, it has now been launching in India and is headed to the USA shortly.

The new Android 10 beta is now live for the Galaxy Note 9 in Samsung’s home country of South Kore and also in India and the UK.

The software comes with the build number N960FXXU4ZSK7 and it is around 1930 MB in size, the updated version is also now available in the UK and South Korea.

The latest Android 10 beta for the Galaxy Note 9 also includes Google’s security patch for the month of November. The software should land in the US very soon, as soon as we get details on exactly when we will let you guys know.

Source Sammobile

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Redmi K30 Android smartphone leaked

Redmi K30

Some specifications and photos of the new Redmi K30 Android smartphone have appeared online, there will apparently be different versions of the device including a 5G model.

The handset will come with a 6.66 inch LCD display with a Full HD resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio, the device will come with a Snapdragon 730 processor and 6GB of RAM.

There will also be 64GB of storage, a 4500 mAh battery and fast charging, plus it will come with high end cameras on the front and back.

On the front of the Redmi K30 there will be a 20 megapixel front camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, on the back there will be four cameras, one 64 megapixel, one 8 megapixel, one 13 megapixel and one 2 megapixel camera.

The handset will apparently be made official in December, as yet there are no details on how much it will retail for.

Source Twitter, Playfuldroid

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 launching in India soon

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 launched recently, the handset comes with some impressive specifications including a 108 megapixel camera.

No the company has revealed on Twitter that the handset is coming to India soon, although exavtly when has not bee revealed.

As a reminder the device comes with a 6.47 inch display that has a FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and it also comes with a Snapdragon 730 processor and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

It also features five cameras on the rear, these include the 108 megapixel main camera, a 12 megapixel telephoto camera, a 5 megapixel camera, a 20 megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung PlayGalaxy Link launching in beta on more devices next month (Video)

Samsung PlayGalaxy Link

Samsung has announced that the Samsung PlayGalaxy Link will be launching in beta on more devices in December.

The devices will include  the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy A90 and Galaxy Fold, this will let you play games with your device remotely from your PC.

When accuracy matters most, lag and latency will be less of a problem as PlayGalaxy Link is designed with a P2P connection which provides you with simplicity for better performance without a relay server. The service also uses Adaptive FPS to ensure better connectivity even in poor network environments. However, it should be noted that speeds are dependent on your network connection and reliability will vary depending on local network providers and regional stability. You will also find major improvements to the longevity of their gaming sessions and device performance.

The PlayGalaxy Link Beta has launched and is now available in South Korea, US, UK, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Singapore, and Russia. In addition to the Galaxy Note10, Galaxy S10 owners can now download the MR software update to access PlayGalaxy Link. The update will be coming to the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note9, and Galaxy A90 in early December 2019.

You can find out more details about the Samsung PlayGalaxy Link over at Samsung at the link below.

Source Samsung, Sammobile

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New NVIDIA Shield TV remote available seperately for $29

New NVIDIA Shield TV remote

NVIDIA Shield TV users that are not thinking of upgrading to the latest Shield TV (2019) and Shield TV Pro but would like to upgrade the remote control may be interested to know that NVIDIA will be making the new controller available to purchase separately.

Features of the new Shield remote include :

– Motion-activated, backlit buttons
– Mic for voice search and control
– Bluetooth connectivity
– IR for TV control
– Built-in lost remote locator

The new Shield TV remote will be compatible with older models And will be officially launching during January 2020 priced at $29. A future firmware update will add support for the remote which is powered by AAA batteries, and is equipped with more physical buttons than previous remote controls for the Shield TV hardware.

– NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) w/ new ‘tube’ design, Dolby Vision starts from $149
– NVIDIA Shield TV Pro w/ Android TV, AI upscaling, Tegra X1+ starts from $199

Jump over to the official NVIDIA website by following the link below for more details on the new hardware and features.

NVIDIA shield TV remote 2020

Source: NVIDIA

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G up for pre-order at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G smartphone is now available to pre-order from US mobile carrier AT&T, the handset will cost $1,299.99 for the 256GB model.

The 512GB version of the device will retail for $1,399.99 and AT&T will offer the devices on their AT&T Next monthly payment plans.

The 256GB model will be available for $34.34 a month and the 512GB model for $46.67 a month and AT&T will deliver the device to customers who have pre-ordered it by the 17th of Decmber.

You can find out more information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on AT&T over at their website at the link below, they are offering a range of deals for people moving to the carrier.

Source AT&T, Sammobile

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Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone 11 (Video)

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone 11

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is Samsung’s affordable version of their S10 and the iPhone 11 is Apple’s affordable version of this years new iPhones and now we get to compare the Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone 11 in a new video.

In the video below from Nick Ackerman we get to see the Galaxy S10e and the iPhone 11 side by side and compare the features of the two devices.

The iPhone appears to be quicker at loading some of the apps than the S10e, including many of the games.

As we can see from the video both handsets are great devices, the iPhone 11 retails for $699 and the Galaxy S10e retails for $749, although Samsung is offering it for $549 in the US at the moment.

Source & Image Credit: Nick Ackerman

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Here are Samsungs Black Friday Deals in the UK

Samsungs Black Friday Deals

Samsung has revealed that it will be offering a range of Black Friday Deals in the UK and these will be available until the 3rd of December.

There are savings on a range of Samsung smartphones, including £150 off the Galaxy S10 plus savings off the Galaxy Watch Active and Samsung’s tablets.

Here are some of the deals:

Samsung are also offering deals on a wide range of other devcie including their TVs and home appliances, you can find out more details at the link below.

Source Samsung

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How to Set Up and Optimize Your Wireless Router for the Best Wi-Fi Performance

Setting your Wi-Fi is relatively easy and can be done within a couple of minutes from the moment you plug it and turn it on. Sure, most routers are preconfigured from the get-go, and you will be able to start surfing and watching videos online without any hitch. But did you know that the preconfigured settings can further be optimized to squeeze every bit of that bandwidth for the best possible Wi-Fi performance? 

If you want to maximize your home internet experience, I highly recommend you check out this guideline on how to tweak your Wi-Fi router to deliver the best possible performance it can. The great thing about this is that you don’t even need to be well-versed in this particular technology to achieve optimization. Follow our tips below on how to jack up your internet speeds and enjoy the blisteringly fast connection. Say goodbye to pixilation and buffering when binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows!

Reason Why Your Wi-Fi is Dragging

Before we continue with the guide, I think it is best to be aware of the factors that can throttle your Wi-Fi. By knowing the cause, we can effectively zone in on the best solution for the problem. Here are the primary factors that can slow down your Wi-Fi signal at home:

Placement of the Router– If your router is situated in an area that is surrounded by walls and other large furniture, then expect the signal range to be significantly reduced. Since the router is emitting a radio frequency, place it higher off the ground to help improve its overall reach. Putting it low will only stifle the signal. 

The Number of Devices Connected – Routers have limited capacity when it comes to the number of clients connected to its network. Going past its limits will substantially slow down connection and lower stability for everyone. Consider the number of devices that will connect to the router when choosing an ISP package. Speaking of ISPs… 

ISP – Make sure to pick the best IP package that will cover all your basic needs. All ISPs (Internet Service Providers) offer clients several packages that provide varying internet speeds. Faster packages will be more expensive. If you stream videos and play multiplayer online a lot, then inquire your ISP as to which package will best suit your internet connectivity needs. 

In summary, the three significant factors that will affect your internet connectivity experience are the placement of the router, the number of devices that will need to connect, and the overall internet speed of the package you chose from your ISP. 

How to Optimize Router for Faster Wi-Fi Speed


Now that we have gone through the three significant factors that affect Wi-Fi performance, it is time to go through the steps on how you can fully optimize your internet connectivity. 

Pick the Best Location for your Router

First and foremost, we need to optimize the placement of the router to ensure that it will be able to send out the Wi-Fi signal accurately. The router produces the frequency in a radius, so placing the router in the middle of your residence will help deliver the Wi-Fi signal throughout evenly. 

If placing your router in the middle of your house is not a viable option, then you should make sure it is not in the corner, low to the ground, or beside large furniture. The critical thing to remember here is to make sure the signal does not get blocked as much as possible. 

Picking the Best Router Antenna Type

There are two variations of router antennas: the omnidirectional and the directional antenna. You should also be aware of your antenna’s dbi (decibel isotropic) rating. The dbi rating connotes the overall signal range of a particular router. The higher the dbi – the stronger the router signal. 

Other than the antenna’s dbi rating, you will also need to choose between omnidirectional and directional antenna types. An omnidirectional antenna spreads the Wi-Fi signal in a radius, which is best installed in the middle of your home. A directional antenna is an alternative if your router will be placed on the edges of your house. This type of antenna can be adjusted to boost the signal in a particular direction.

Checkout: Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk R7000 Review

Updating the Router’s Firmware

Now let’s dive into some of the more technical sides of things. The firmware of your router is its operating system. Like all OS, a firmware will go through updates and patches that will iron out all the little kinks in its program. While firmware updates don’t necessarily deliver “game-changing” upgrades to your router, it is still best to ensure that the firmware is updated for security reasons. 

In most cases, routers will have the step-by-step guide on how to update its firmware on the admin panel. For older models, however, you will be required to manually check the manufacturer’s official website to look for the necessary firmware. 

For experienced users, you can also opt to install third-party firmware such as OpenWRT or DD-WRT, which provides extra features such as real-time network monitoring and enhanced security protocols. Another important reminder is ALWAYS to update your firmware via Ethernet cable rather than wireless. Updating your router’s firmware using your Wi-Fi can cause damages to the unit. 

Use the Best Wireless Channel for Your Router

Wi-Fi signal from other networks can affect yours, and vice versa. There is a simple and easy way to scan for Wi-Fi channels within your vicinity, which is the first step in helping you determine the best Wi-Fi channel to use. First, you will need to download a Wi-Fi diagnostic tool. 

For Android users, you can download the Wi-Fi Analyzer software. Once installed, run the diagnostic to scan for other networks in your area and pick the channel that is not used by the other systems in your vicinity. 

Utilizing Quality of Service (QoS) Settings

The QoS allows you to prioritize specific devices connected to your network. Prioritized clients will be offered higher bandwidth to help reduce latency which will help improve overall stability and speeds.

Final Thoughts

Optimizing your Wi-Fi speeds is relatively easy as long as you follow the guideline above. One of the most effective ways to boost your Wi-Fi performance is by using the QoS setting. This allows you to allocate bandwidth to specific devices in your network, giving the said device a considerable boost in performance. Other than that, strategic placement of your router and the speed that your ISP will provide are the other two major elements to consider when optimizing your Wi-Fi performance.

Nokia 8.2 could launch December 5th

Nokia 8.2

We have been hearing rumors about some new Nokia smartphones, one of these in the new Nokia 8.2 and it may launch next month.

Nokia has announced that it will be launching a new smartphone on the 5th of December, although the company has not revealed exactly what device it will be.

The Nokia 8.2 is rumored to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 processor and it will be available with a choice of 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

The handset will also come with a choice of 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of storage and it will havea range of high end cameras including one 64 megapixel camera.

It is not clear as yet on whether it will be the new Nokia 8.2 at the press event on the 5th of December or another device.

Source Nokia

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Huawei MatePad Pro tablet launched

Huawei MatePad Pro

We saw a leaked press render of the new Huawei MatePad Pro tablet earlier this month and now the device is official.

The Huawei MatePad Pro comes with a 10.8 inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and it features a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Huawei MatePad Pro

The device comes with a Kirin 990 mobile processor and you can choose from 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The tablets features a front facing 8 megapixel camera for Selfies and video calls, on the back of the device there is a 13 megapixel camera for photos and videos. It also comes with a 7,250 mAh battery and has fast charging.

Prices for the new Huawei MatePad Pro start at CNY 3,299 which is about $470 at the current exchange rate, there will also be LTE version available which will start at around $540, It will go on sale in China on the 12th of December.

Source GSM Arena

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This is what the Samsung Galaxy S11e could look like

Samsung Galaxy S11e

Earlier we heard some details on the new Galaxy S11 5G and now we have some renders of what the new Samsung Galaxy S11e smartphone may look like.

The renders were created by @Onleaks and they are based on information on what the handset will look like.

Samsung Galaxy S11e

As we can see from the renders there is a oblong section on the back for the camera, this shows four cameras, one of which is rumored to be a 108 megapixel camera for the S11 and S11 5G, we presume the S11e which is a more affordable version of the handset will use the same camera.

On the front there is a cut out Selfie camera that is featured in the middle of the handsets display, the S11 and S11 Plus may come with dual Selfie cameras.

Samsung Galaxy S11e

the display on the handset will apparently either be a 6.2 or 6.3 inch display and we heard previously that the new S11 handsets would come with a 120Hz display.

We are looking forward to finding out more details about Samsung’s new Galaxy S11 range of devices, they are rumored to launch in either February or March.

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Samsung Galaxy S11 5G with Exynos 990 processor gets benchmarked

Samsung Galaxy S11 5G

We are expecting to see a number of new Samsung Galaxy S11 handsets next year and now the Samsung Galaxy S11 5G has been benchmarked.

The 5G version of next years Galaxy S11 was recently spotted on Geekbench and this has revealed some more details about the handset. The device has the model number SM-G986B.

The device was listed with a Samsung Exynos 990 mobile processor and also 12GB of RAM, we are also expecting to see another version of the handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. We also heard that the handset would come with a 120Hz display.

Samsung Galaxy S11 5G

We also have information on what storage options will be available on the device, you will be able to choose from 128GB, 256GB, 512G and 1TB of storage and the handset will come with some high end cameras.

We are expecting the Galaxy S11 5G to come with a quad camera setup and the main camera is expected to come with a massive 108 megapixel camera. The camera will be a major selling point for the device and we are interested to find out more details on the other cameras and also the Selfie camera on the handset.

Samsung are expected to launch their Galaxy S11 range of smartphones in the first quarter of 2019, we ae expecting them to either land in February or early March.

Source Geekbench, Sammobile

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Huawei Nova 5T specifications revealed

Huawei Nova 5T

Details have been revealed on a new Android handset from Huawei, the Huawei Nova 5T and the device and its specifications were revealed by an enterprise listing.

The new Huawei Nova 5T will come with a 5.5 inch display and it will also come Kirin 980 mobile processor and 8GB of RAM.

The handset will apparently comes with a choice of 128GB and 256GB of storage and it will feature a 4000 mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging.

It will also come with Android 9 and will feature a finger print sensor and it will come with a range of high end cameras. The cameras will include a quad camera setup with a 48 megapixel main camera.

As yet there are no details on when the new Huawei Nova 5T smartphone will launch, as soon as we get some more information, including pricing and full specifications we will let you guys know.

Source Android, GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy Fold lands in Canada December 6th

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been available in the US for some time and now Samsung is launching the handset in Canada.

Samsung’s folding smartphone will go on sale in Canada on the 6th of December and the device will retail for $2,600 CAD.

The category-defining Galaxy Fold represents the biggest leap forward in smartphone design and engineering since the first smartphones launched more than a decade ago. Engineered with new materials and technologies, it reimagines everything you can do with a device that fits in your pocket and inspires a new mobile experience. When closed, you can access all of your apps comfortably in one hand on the cover display. When opened, you can explore new ways to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more on an immersive 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display.

“Canadians’ have overwhelmingly shared their excitement for the Galaxy Fold, and we’re thrilled to now be offering it at our Samsung Experiences Stores across Canada,” said Jennifer Safruk, VP Sales and Product Management.

You can find out more details about the Samsung Galaxy Fold folding smartphone over at Samsung at the link below.

Source Samsung

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Vivo S5 Android smartphone goes on sale

Vivo S5

The Vivo S5 was made official earlier this month and now the handset is available to buy, it has launched in China an prices start at CNY 2,698 which is about $385 at the current exchange rate.

The handset comes with a .44 inch display that features a FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and is has a Snapdragon 712 processor.

The device comes with 8GB of RAM and a choice of 128 GB or 256GB of storage, it features a 4100 mAh battery and fast charging plus a fingerprint scanner.

The Vivo S5 has a 32 megapixel camera on the front for Selfies, on the back of the device there is a quad camera setup which includes a 48 megapixel main camera, an 8 megapixel ultrawide camera, a 5 megapixel depth camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite gets Wi-Fi certification

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Yesterday we heard that the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite should be launching next month and now the handset has appeared again.

The new Lite version of the S10 has recently received its WiFi certification from the Wi-Fi alliance, this adds weight to the rumor that the handsets launch is imminent.

The handset will come with similar specifications to the Galaxy S10, although it will get some changes, the handset is rumored to come with a Snapdragon 855 processor and 8GB of RAM.

Other rumored specifications on the handset will include a 4500 mAh battery, these are the only specifications we know about the device so far.

Samsung is also rumored to be launching other devices next month, these should include the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and the Samsung Galaxy A51. as soon as w get some details on the launch date of these handsets, we will let you guys know.

Source MySmartprice

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Samsung Galaxy S11 5G to come with 25W fast charing

Samsung Galaxy S11 5G

Yesterday we heard some more details about the new Samsung flagships and now we have information on the Samsung Galaxy S11 5G.

The Galaxy S11 5G recently cleared 3C certification in China and the listing, which can be seen below gives us some information on the handset.

Samsung Galaxy S11 5G

The device will come with 5G and it will feature 25W fast charging, we also heard yesterday that Samsung’s new flagships would come with a a 120Hz display.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S11 smartphones will come with a wide raneg of updated, this will include the latest Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, we are also expecting the handsets to come with up to 12GB of RAM.

Cameras will be a major focus for the new Galaxy S11 handsets and we heard previously that the device will come with a 108 megapixel main camera. There will also be other cameras and the handsets are rumored to feature four rear cameras. The device is rumored to be capable of recording 8K video which certainly would be impressive.

Samsung is expected to make its Galaxy S11 range of handsets official in either February or March of 2020, as soon s we get some more details about the devices, we will let you guys know.

Source Droid Shout

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Honor V30 smartphone spotted on Geekbench

Honor V30

The new Honor V30 smartphone has recently been spotted on Geek bench, the handset is listed with the model number HUAWEI OXF-AN10.

The device is running Android 10 and it posted some impressive scores on Geekbench with 3856 for the single core and 12221 for the multi-core score.

Honor V30

The device is al;so listed with 8GB of RAM and a Kirin 990 processor, it will come with two storage options 128GB and 256GB.

The new Honor V30 will feature a 6.4 inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2310 x 1080 pixels and it will come with a range of high end cameras.

On the front of the device there will be a 24 megapixel camera, on the back there will be four cameras, one with 60 megapixel, one with 16 megapixels and two 2 megapixel cameras, it is also rumored to come with a 4,000 mAh battery.

As soon as we get some more information on the new Honor V30 smartphone and some information on how much it will cost, we will let you guys know.

Source Playfuldroid

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Samsung Galaxy S11 will feature 120Hz display

Samsung Galaxy S11

We have already heard a number of rumors about the new Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphones and now we have some more details about the handsets.

According to a recent report the Galaxy S11 will feature a 120Hz display, the news comes from Ice Universe and the details about the new display were discovered in the recent One UI Beta 2.0 that Samsung released.

It was also revealed that you will be able to turn the 120 Hz refresh rate on and off and switch to a 60 Hz refresh rate if you want, you can see how this will work in the tweet below.

The Samsung Galaxy S11 is expected to come with a range of high end upgrades, we previously heard it would feature a 108 megapixel camera, the camera will be a major focus of Samsung’s next flagship and it is rumored to be capable of recording 8K video. The handset will also come with a Snapdragon 865 or a Samsung Exynos 990 processor.

We are expecting a number of different models in next years Samsung Galaxy S11 range, possibly three or maybe four handsets at launch. It is not clear as yet on whether all models of next years Samsung flagship smartphones will be 5G.

Source Ice Universe / Twitter, GSM Arena

Image Credit: Wikipedia

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite coming next month

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

We have heard lots of rumors about the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and according to a recent report they will be launching in December.

We have also heard rumors about the new Samsung Galaxy A51, which was expected to launch early next year, this may also go on sale in December.

Both the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite are designed to be more affordable versions of Samsung’s flagship smartphones.

We previously heard that the Galaxy S10 Lite would come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile processor and 8GB of RAM, the handset is also rumored to come with a 4500 mAh battery.

So it looks like Samsung may launch three new smartphones in December, the S10 Lite, the Galaxy A51 and the Note 10 Lite. As soon as we get some details on the various release dates of the three handsets we will let you guys know.

Source 91 Mobiles, Sammobile

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Google Play Points: Answers to your common questions

Google in November 2019 announced that US users would see a new feature in the Google Play Store which acts as a reward system of sorts. Called Google Play Points, it’s a way of giving customers a chance to earn credits on purchases they make in the Play Store.

Given that it’s new to the US there are likely plenty of questions about what is, how it works, and more. Here, we address those and other questions.

What are Google Play Points?

Google Play Points is rewards program where users earn points on anything they might buy through Google Play, including in-app purchases.

Points earned can be used for discounts, Google Play Credits, or special items and content in apps and games. What’s more, one can also use the points to support a cause.

Where are Google Play Points offered?

As of today Google Play Points are available to customers in the United States, Japan, and Korea. Other countries are expected to offer the program in due time.

How are Google Play Points calculated?

Google has four levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) in which customers fall. Each has a set number of points which must be earned in order to qualify for and comes with additional benefits.

Level and Points Needed

  • Bronze – 0 to 149 points
  • Silver – 150 to 599 points
  • Gold – 600 to 2,999 points
  • Platinum – 3,000+ points

How do I earn Google Play Points?

After joining, customers automatically earn points on Google Play purchases made using the enrolled Google account. Previous purchases do not qualify.

Points can be earned on apps, games, in-app purchases, subscriptions, books, movies, TV shows, and music. Google Play Music subscriptions and individual purchases of TV shows also qualify.

Points are earned on ever dollar spent in the Play Store; each level comes with an gradually increasing rate at which they accumulate.

Points Earning Rate

  • Bronze – 1 point per dollar
  • Silver – 1.1 points per dollar
  • Gold – 1.2 points per dollar
  • Platinum – 1.4 points per dollar

Google also offers users a chance to earn points for simply installing select apps and games. Note, that should you return a purchase you will lose the earned Google Play Points.

How do I check my Play Points?

From any Android phone, simply open the Google Play Store and look for the menu. In there you’ll find a dedicated “Play Points” section.

This is where you’ll find your points, level, and ways to earn and use points and perks. If interested, you can also check the expiration data and history.

What are the benefits of different levels?

Google provides weekly events where customers can earn additional points. Further, there are monthly events on movie rentals and books which earn more points. The higher your level, the better the rate at which you earn points.

The Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels also have weekly prizes available to users who fall under the them.

Bronze

  • Up to 4x points in games during weekly events
  • Up to 2x points on movie rentals and books during monthly events

Silver

  • Up to 4x points in games during weekly events
  • Up to 3x points on movie rentals and books during monthly events
  • Weekly Silver level prize up to 50 points

Gold

  • Up to 4x points in games during weekly events
  • Up to 4x points on movie rentals and books during monthly events
  • Weekly Gold level prize up to 200 points

Platinum

  • Up to 4x points in games during weekly events
  • Up to 5x points on movie rentals and books during monthly events
  • Weekly Platinum level prize up to 500 points
  • Premium support from dedicated agents

Where can I spend my Google Play Points?

There are a variety of ways customers can use their points, including in-app items such as special characters, gems, skins, and more. Select developers have partnered with Google to allow for coupons which can be used directly in apps and games. Among the early developers are Niantic, Rovio, and King.

Additionally, points can be used toward renting movies, buying books, or supporting causes like Doctors Without Borders USA.

Will my Google Play Points ever expire?

Points will expire one year after the last activity with points, either by earning or using them.

Will my Play Points level expire?

In a word, yes. Once you reach a new level, you stay there until the of the next calendar year. At the start of each calendar year, your level could change based on points earned in the previous year.

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OnePlus 8 Pro design leaked, features 4 rear cameras

OnePlus 8 Pro

It looks like we may have some information on next years OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone, the handset will apparently come with four rear cameras.

The picture below is apparently an official design sketch for the handset and it shows four cameras on the ear of the device.

OnePlus 8 Pro

The device will apparently also comes with dual front cameras as well as the four cameras on the back of the handset.

There are no details on other hardware although we would expect the handset to come with the new Snapdragon 865 processor from Qualcomm and probably up to 12GB of RAM.

As soon as we get some more information on next years new OnePlus 8 range of smartphones, we will let you guys know.

Source True Tech, GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone gets Bluetooth certification

Samsung Galaxy A51

It looks like we are getting closer to the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone, we heard more information about the device earlier this week and now it has received its Bluetooth certification.

This suggests that it will not be long before the new Galaxy A51 smartphone is launched, exactly when it will be revealed is not know as yet.

The new device will apparently come with a 6,5 inch display with a FHD+ resolution and it will feature an octa core Samsung Exynos processor.

The handset is also expected to have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and it will most likely come with Android Pie or possibly Android 10 and will feature a 4000 mAh battery.

There are a range of high end cameras on the device which will include a 32 megapixel front facing camera and four rear cameras. The four rear cameras will come with a 48 megapixel camera, two 12 megapixel cameras and one 5 megapixel camera.

Samsung is expected to launch their new Galaxy A51 smartphone some time in early 2020, as soon as we get some details on the exact launch date, we will let you guys know.

Source Sammobile

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with 108 megapixel camera shown off on video

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi recently launched their new Xiaomi Mi Note 10 smartphone, the handset comes with some impressive specifications which include  a 108 megapixel camera.

Now we get to have a look at the new Mi Note 10 in a video from Marques Brownlee, we also get to find out more about the handsets high end cameras.

The handset comes with a 6.47 inch display that has a FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and it also comes with a Snapdragon 730 processor and 6GB of RAM.

For storage there is 128GB built in and it comes with Android 9.0 and a 5260 mAh battery, the handsets top feature is its cameras.

There are am total of five cameras on the back of the device, this includes the 108 megapixel main camera, a 12 megapixel telephoto camera, a 5 megapixel camera, a 20 megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera.

It certainly looks impressive from the video, this ios one of the first 108 megapixel cameras on the market, Samsung are rumors to use one in next years Samsung Galaxy S11.

Source & Image Credit: Marques Brownlee

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Realme 5S smartphone features a 48 megapixel camera

Realme 5S

The Realme 5S smartphone is now official and the handset comes with a range of high end cameras, the device gets a number of upgrades over the Realme 5.

The handset is equipped with a 6.5 inch display that features a HD+ resolution and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 mobile processor.

The device will come with 4GB of RAM and a choice of two storage options, 64GB and 128GB and it will also feature a 5000 mAh battery.

The new Realme 5S smartphones comes with four rear cameras, the main camera is a 48 megapixel Samsung GM1 and then there is also one 12 megapixel camera and two 2 megapixel cameras. The handset will be available in a choice of colors which include Purple, Blue and Crystal Red.

Pricing for the handset will start at INR 9,999 which is about $139 for the 64GB model and INR 10,999 which is about $153 for the 128GB model.

Source GSM Arena

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Google Pixel 4 XL gets taken apart (Video)

Google Pixel 4 XL

Recently a durability test of the the new Google Pixel 4 XL, unfortunately the handset did not survive the bend test.

Now we have another video from Zack at JerryRigEverything, this one gives us a look at what is inside the new Pixel 4 XL and how the handset is out together.

The Pixel 4 XL comes with a 6.3 inch OLED display that has a QHD+ resolution of 3040 x 1440 pixels,plus a Snapdragon 855 and 6GB of RAM.

The handset comes with a choice of 64GB or 128GB of included storage and it has an 8 megapixel front camera for Selfies and dual rear cameras, these include one 12 megapixel camera and one 16 megapixel camera.

Source & Image Credit: JerryRigEverything

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition smartphone announced

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition

Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker hits the theaters next month and now Samsung has announced a new Star Wars themed smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition .

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition will go on sale on the 10th of December, it will be available in select countries which includes Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.

The Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars™ Special Edition will be available in select markets* beginning December 10, 2019 which is one of several interactions that Samsung and Lucasfilm have planned to bring a joyous colliding of two Galaxies. As Lucasfilm announced in early October, Samsung has joined forces with Star Wars to engage its passionate users with its best devices and the Galaxy brand in a new and exciting way. The special edition device adds to the collaboration between Samsung and Lucasfilm, which includes the recently launched holiday campaign film, celebrating the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

You can find out more details about the new Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition smartphone over at Samsung at the link below.

Source Samsung

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Samsung Galaxy W20 5G folding smartphone gets official

Samsung Galaxy W20 5G

Samsung has launched its new folding smartphone in China, the Samsung Galaxy W20 5G, the handset is basically an upgraded version of the Galaxy Fold.

The device comes with a 7.3 inch folding display that has a Full HD+ resolution and it also comes with a secondary 4.6 inch HD+ display.

The new Samsung Galaxy W20 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor which also has the X50 LTE 5G modem and it comes with a 4235 mAh battery.

The handset is equipped with a triple rear cameras that include two 12 megapixel cameras and one 16 megapixel camera. On the front of the handset there is a dual camera setup with one 10 megapixel camera and one 8 megapixel camera.

As yet there are no details on how much the new Samsung Galaxy W20 5G smartphone will retail for in China, there are also no details on whether it is headed to more countries.

Source Playfuldroid

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Samsung Galaxy A51 to come with 4,000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A51

We have heard a number of rumors about the new Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone and now we have some more details about the handset.

The new Galaxy A51 smartphone recent.y popped up in South Korea as the handset was certified before its launch, this has revealed that the device will feature a 4000 mAh battery.

Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy A51 will include a 6.5 inch display with a Full HD+ resolution, the handset will also comes with a Samsung Exynos processor and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The new Galaxy A51 will feature a range of high end cameras, this will include a a 32 megapixel front facing camera and four rear cameras. The four rear cameras will come with a 48 megapixel camera, two 12 megapixel cameras and one 5 megapixel camera. The handset is also expected to come with Android Pie, the device should launch some time soon.

Source Dealntech, GSM Arena

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New Motorola Razr to cost €1,680 in Europe

Motorola Razr

Motorola unveiled their new folding smartphone last week, the Motorola Razr and now it looks like we have some details on how much it will cost.

According to a recent report the new Razr will retail for €1,680 in Europe, the handset will go on sale in Europe in January 2020.

The handset comes with a 6.18 inch display folding that feature a resolution of 876 x 2142 pixels, there is also a secondary 2.7 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.

The secondary display is designed to be used when the handset is folded in half, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and it come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

There will also be another version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and it comes with a 2730 mAh battery and Android 9.0 Pie. The device will feature a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front facing camera.

As yet there are no details on the UK pricing for the handset, as soon as we get some more information on how much it will cost, we will let you guys know.

Source Lets Go Digital

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 support page spotted on Samsung’s website

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

Samsung recently teased their new Galaxy Fold 2 smartphone, the handset folds vertically and has a different design to the existing Galaxy Fold.

Now it would appear that Samsung has added a support page for the new Galaxy Fold smartphone to ots website.

This may suggest that Samsung is planning to launch the handset some time soon, the device is listed with the model number SM-F700F.

The new Galaxy Fold 2 smartphone is expected to launch after the new Samsung Galaxy S11, we are expecting this handset in February of March of next year so we could possibly see the new folding Samsung device around March of 2020.

As yet we do not have any specifications omn the handset, all we know is that it folds vertically rather than horizontally like the existing device. The new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone can be seen in the teaser video below.

Source Galaxy Club, Sammobile

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Samsung Galaxy S11 could offer 8K video recording and 108MP camera

Samsung Galaxy S11

We previously heard a rumor that the new Samsung Galaxy S11 would come with a 108 megapixel camera and now we have some more details about the handsets cameras. We previously heard that the camera would have a ‘Space Zoom‘ feature.

According to a recent report by the XDA Developers, the new camera on the Galaxy S11 will be capable or recording 8K video.

The guys over at the XDA have discovered details about the 108 megapixel camera and also the 8K video recording in the latest One UI 2.0 beta.

They also discovered some new camera features for the Galaxy S11 which include Director’s View, Single Take Photo, Night Hyperlapse.

Samsung will be using their new Exynos 990 processor in next years Galaxy S11 handsets, it will also be using the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, the company is expected to use different processors in different regions.

We are expecting the new Samsung Galaxy S11 handsets early in 2020, the devices will either launch at Mobile World Congress in February or possibly at a separate press event in early March. It is not clear as yet how much the design will change over the existing Galaxy S10 devices.

It sounds like the cameras will be a major part of Samsung’s Galaxy S11 devices next year, we are looking forward to find out more details about these handsets.

Source XDA Developers

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 gets new Android 10 beta

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung has released a new Android 10 beta software for their Galaxy Noye 10 smartphone, this is the second beta of One UI 2.0.

The second beta of Android 10 brings a range of new features to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and it comes with the version number N97*FXXU1ZSK8.

The new Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta 2 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is being made available in South Korea first and also the US and it looks like users in Germany will also be able to get their hands on the software.

In order to try out the software you will need to sign up to Samsung’s beta program from the Samsung Members app, if you already have the first beta installed then you can updaye to yhe new one by going to Settings > Software Update on your device.

Source Sammobile

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro gets unboxed (Video)

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

The new Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphones launched recently and now we get to have a look at the handsets in a new video.

The video from Unbox Therapy gives us a look at the design and also some of the features on the new Mate 30 smartphones.

The Mate 30 Pro comes with some high end specifications that include 6.53 inch OLED display with a FHD+ resolution, a Kirin 990 processor and 8GB of RAM.

The handset features four cameras on the back, this include two 40 megapixel cameras, one 8 megapixel camera and a 3D TOF camera.

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Android 10 beta to land on Galaxy Note 9 this week

Android 10 beta

Samsung recently released their second beta of Android 10 for their Galaxy NOte 10 smartphone and now we have some details on when the beta is headed to the Note 9.

According to a recent report the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be getting the One UI 2.0 Beta with Android 10 this week.

The news that the update was coming this week was confirmed by the Beta Operation Manager for the Samsung Community South Korea. Samsung did not reveal exactly when the update will be released.

All we know is that the Android 10 One UI 2.0 is coming to the Galaxy Note 9 before the end of the week, we suspect that this new software will be released in Korea first.

As soon as we get some details on exactly when the new One UI 2.0 beta is coming to the Galaxy Note 9 we will let you guys know.

Source Tizen Help

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New Motorola Razr folding smartphone shown off on video

Motorola Razr

Motorola New Motorola Razr folding smartphone shown off on video their new folding smartphone, the Motorola Razr and now we get to have a look at it in a new video from Android Central.

The handset comes with a 6.18 inch display that feature a resolution of 876 x 2142 pixels and it also has a secondary display that is 2.7 inches and has a 600 x 800 pixel resolution.

The device comes with Snapdragon 710 processor and it comes with a choice of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Plus a front facing megapixel camera for Selfies, on the back of the device there is a 12 megapixel camera for photos and videos.

As we can see from the video the handset comes with an impressive design and features, it even had a secret mode that will make it look like the old Motorola Razr from 2004.

Source Android Central

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Samsung Galaxy 10th Anniversary Premium package announced

Samsung Galaxy 10th

Samsung has announced a new package for its smartphoens to celebrate 10 years of its Galaxy devices, the company is launching the Samsung Galaxy 10th Anniversary Premium package

The Samsung Galaxy 10th Anniversary Premium package comes with a Galaxy Note 10, a Galaxy Watch Active 2 and some Samsung Galaxy Buds, you also gets some Galaxy Watch Active2 straps and a Galaxy Note 10 silicone cover.

Over the last decade, Samsung’s has broken new ground in design, engineering, and innovation. We’ve launched game-changing products and created entirely new categories of devices. The result is that, today, you can enjoy a connected ecosystem that offers a seamless experience across phones, wearables, tablets and more. No matter which device, or devices, you use, Samsung makes it easy to stay connected to the people and things that matter most.

Celebrating ten years of Galaxy innovation, the Galaxy Note10 is packed with features and technologies that help consumers do more of what they love. With Wireless PowerShare, you can charge your Galaxy Buds on-the-go. With Link to Windows, you to connect seamlessly to your Windows 10 PC right from the control panel. And with Samsung Health on both the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Watch Active2, you can easily track your progress towards your health and wellness goals.

You can find out more information about the new Samsung Galaxy 10th Anniversary  package over at Samsung at the link below.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro gets taken apart by iFixit

huawei mate 30 pro

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone launched recently and now the guys from iFixit have decided to take one apart to see what is inside the device.

The Mate 30 Pro comes with a 6.53 inch OLED display with a FHD+ resolution and it features a Kirin 990 processor and it also comes wit 8GB of RAM.

huawei mate 30 pro

The handset has a range of high end cameras that include a 32 megapixel Selfie camera, plus four rear cameras. The four rear cameras include two 40 megapixel cameras, one 8 megapixel camera and one 3D TOF camera.

huawei mate 30 pro

When iFixit take a device apart they give it a score of between 1 and 10, 1 is very difficult to repair and 10 is very easy to repair. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro managed to score 5 out of 10 which means that it is moderately difficult to repair. You can see the full teardown over at iFixit at the link below.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Android 10 update expected soon

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung has been testing out the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10 in beta and now it looks like it should land on the S10 handsets soon.

Samsung has now closed beta registrations for Android 10 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in South Korea, this suggests that the final version will be released to everyone shortly.

The Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta was launched in South Korea first, so we suspect that they will be the first to gets the Android 10 update.

As yet we do not have any specific details on exactly when the Android 10 software update will be release for the Galaxy S10 smartphone, as soon as we get some information, we will let you guys know.

Source Sammobile

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Huawei Mate X folding smartphone goes on sale

Huawei Mate X

The Huawei Mate X folding smartphone has gone on sale in a flash sale and it appears to be a popular device, the handset appears to have already sold out.

The device retails for $2,400 and it will be made available again on an other flash sale on the 22nd of November.

The device comes with a foldable 8 inch OLED display and it also comes with a Kirin 980 processor and the device comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It has a 4500 mAh battery with a fast charging and high end cameras.

The cameras include one 40 megapixel camera, one 16 megapixel camera and one 8 megapixel camer, it will be made available again on the 22nd of November.

Source GSM Arena

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What age should children get their first phone?

One of the most popular questions we get from friends, family, and readers is, “how old should my child be before I get them a phone?”

Given that smartphones have been around more than a decade you’d think we would have that answer by now. Alas, there’s no age that we can point to that says a child is ready to have a phone.

A recent study finds that more than half of all kids have a smartphone by the time the age of 12, but it’s not uncommon to see children much younger who have their own device. In fact, according to Common Sense, about one in five kids have a phone by age eight.

The more we entertain the topic of children and phones, the more we realize there is an answer. It’s just not related to a specific age.

Maturity should dictate whether your child can handle a phone, not age.

Why does my child need a phone?

A lot of first-time parents assume that they’re having the conversation because their kid wants a phone. This might be the case; however, there are times when it might a phone makes practical sense.

There are plenty of people who believe that their son or daughter needs a phone “because they’re in school now.” The same can be said of children in extracurricular activities or when they begin to stay overnight at a friend’s home.

Here are a number of factors to consider as to why it might be easier if your child has a phone.

  • Does your child regularly get rides on the bus or from others?
  • Is your child involved in after-school activities?
  • Do the child’s parents live in separate locations?
  • Does your son or daughter stay home for small periods of time?

If you answer yes to a few of these questions, it might be time to consider giving them a phone. Even if on a part-time or “check out” basis, it could give parents peace of mind knowing that their child is a call or text away.

Likewise, it gives the kid a quick way to contact someone in an emergency or to check in from time to time.

Is my child ready for a phone?

Instead of considering age we should look to responsibility to determine if they’re ready. Ask yourself the following questions. These qualifiers are where you might start when considering the idea of giving your child their first phone.

  • Does my child understand that phones cost (a lot of) money?
  • Does my child keep track of their belongings?
  • Does my child respect other people’s property?
  • Can I trust my child?

If you find yourself struggling with a few of these, it might be time to have a chat or two. On the other hand, if you’re confident in answering yes to the questions, we suggest trialing a phone.

As long as your child has a basic understanding of value and respects people and their property, it could be worth exploring the notion.

Start small

You’ve decided that it makes sense to introduce another phone to the house, now what? You don’t need to add a new line of service or open a new account. Start small and figure out what the natural boundary is for your child.

Surely, you have an old phone lying around. Consider formatting it and using it as a Wi-Fi device with messaging applications. Observe how your child handles it in the home, in the car, or when out and about.

There are plenty of low-cost prepaid and MVNO carriers who offer service with minimal minutes or data needs. If your phone is unlocked, or can be unlocked, it may be advisable to start with one of these carriers. You can likely find a plan that costs less than $20 that doesn’t require a long-term commitment.

Set rules

Another way to keep things in line is to limit the amount of usage. Rather than giving your child a phone that’s available at all hours of the day, maybe you want to start with 60 minutes. Perhaps extra time can be earned with homework, chores, reading goals, or other means.

There are a number of great Wi-Fi solutions which give parents the ability to control when a particular device can access the network. Take Eero, Amplifi Instant, or Google Wi-Fi, for instance. These are excellent ways to ensure your son or daughter isn’t up at all hours of the night playing games when they should be sleeping.

Amplifi Instant

Likewise, there are some great apps (Digital Wellbeing) and parental controls (Family Link, Google Play Store settings) that can be enabled which can be used to limit access to specific apps. Maybe you start with unlimited access to reading apps and only 60 minutes of games per day.

Continued conversations

This is just the beginning. Both you and your child are new to this and may not always get it right. Be sure to keep an open line of communication between each other.

Every situation is different so don’t try to keep up with others or feel pressured. You might find that your son or daughter ultimately wanted a phone to play games or read. On the other hand, if it’s Instagram, Snapchat or social media that they’re after… well, that’s a whole other topic.

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Vivo S5 smartphone gets official

Vivo S5

The new Vivo S5 smartphone is now official, the handset comes with a 6.44 inch display that features a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, it features a 20:9 aspect ratio.

The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile processor and it also comes with 8GB of RAM, there is also a choice of two different storage options, 128GB and 256GB.

The S5 comes with an under display fingerprint scanner and there is a hole punch Selfie camera on the front that features a 32 megapixel sensor.

On the rear of the Vivo S5 smartphone there is a quad camera setup which includes a 48 megapixel main camera, an 8 megapixel ultrawide camera, a 5 megapixel depth camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera.

The handset features a 4100 mAh battery and 22.5W fast charging, it will be available in a choice of three different colors, Icelandic Blue, Phantom Blue and Star Black.

Pricing for the devie starts at CNY 2,698 for the 128GB model, this is about $385, the 256GB storage model will set you back CNY 2,998 which is about $430.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy A70s launched in China

Samsung Galaxy A70s

The Samsung Galaxy A70s was made official in September and now the handset is also launching in China.

The device will be available in China for CNY 2,699 which is about $385 at the current exchange rate.

As a reminder the device comes with a 6.7 inch display that has a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, the handset is powered by a Snapdragon 675 processor.

There is 8GB of RAM and 128GB of included storage, if you need some extra storage then there is a microSD card slot.

The handset has a front facing 32 megapixel camera for Selfies and video calls, on the back there is a  one 64 megapixel camera, one 8 megapixel camera and one 5 megapixel camera.

Source GSM Arena

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HTC Desire 19s Android smartphone unveiled

HTC Desire 19S

HTC has announced a new Android smartphone, the HTC Desire 19s and the device comes with a 6.2 inch IPS display that has a HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ration.

The  handset is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

If you need some additional storage then there is also a microSD card slot, it comes with a range of cameras which include a 16 megapixel camera on the front for Selfies and on the back there is a triple camera setup.

The triple rear cameras include one 13 megapixel camera and two 5 megapixel cameras, it also comes with Android Pie and a 3850 mAh battery.

The new HTC Desire 19s will retail for TWD 5,990 which is about $195 at the current exchange rate, it is available in Taiwan, there are no details on when it will land in other countries.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung teams up with Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker

Samsung Star Wars

It won’t be long before the new Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker movie hits theaters and Samsung has announced that it is teaming up with Star Wars for the holiday season.

Samsung hasn’t revealed exactly what its partnership with Star Wars will mean, although they have released a video which you can see below.

Samsung and Star Wars are aiming to create a joyous holiday season as part of its special holiday collaboration. To kick off the campaign, Samsung and Star Wars will release a campaign video centered on a dog with a striking resemblance to iconic Star Wars character, Chewbacca, as well as another character that Star Wars superfans will recognize toward the end of the video. The story of the campaign film is about a family using Galaxy devices to communicate seamlessly across their devices to make their Holiday dreams come true. With the connected ecosystem amongst Galaxy Note10, Note10+, Watch Active2 and Tab S6, the film tells that amazing things are possible. The film features a number of references to the Star Wars universe for superfans to enjoy. It will be a fun challenge to find how many hidden items are featured in the film.

You can find out more details about Samsung’s partnership with Star Wars over at their website at the link below.

Source Star Wars

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Honor 9X smartphone with its 48 megapixel camera launched in the UK

Honor 9X

The Honor 9X is launching in the UK, the handset will retail for £249.99 in the UK and the handset comes with a 48 megapixel triple camera system.

The device also has a 6.59 inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and it also comes with a Kirin 710 processor and up to 6GB of RAM.

“At HONOR, we believe in staying at the forefront of technological innovation and smartphone design in order to provide the best experiences for our users,” said Olivier Dobo, Marketing Director HONOR UK. “The introduction of new technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how people lead their lives. The HONOR 9X with its stellar camera capabilities, stylish design and powerful software performance was designed from the ground up for our young and dynamic audience.”

Get more from HONOR Band 5 with free SpO2 upgrade
With the proliferation of connected and smart devices, HONOR is paving the way for greater adoption of wearable technology with its suite of wireless headphones and fitness trackers. HONOR recently upgraded its HONOR Band 5 with an all-new feature that allows users to track their oxygen saturation levels in their blood (SpO2). When coupled with the tracker’s Heart Rate Monitor, the HONOR Band 5 will help everyone achieve a more optimal and safer workout.

You can find out more information about the new Honor 9X over at Honor’s website at the link below, the handset will be available from a range of retailers which include Argos, Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, Mobilephonesdirect, AO Mobile and more.

Source Honor

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New Motorola Razr has a foldable display

New Motorola Razr

Motorola has reinvented one of their most popular mobile phones, the Motorola Razr and the new handset comes with a foldable display.

The new Motorola Razr is a flip phone with a folding display, the handset has a 6.18 inch display that feature a resolution of 876 x 2142 pixels, the display can be folded vertically.

New Motorola Razr

The device also comes with a secondary display which is used when the handset is folded, the secondary display measures 2.7 inches and it has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.

The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and it comes with a choice of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

On the front of the handset there is an 8 megapixel camera for Selfies, on the back of the device there is a 12 megapixel camera for photos and videos, the handset will come with android 9.0 Pie and it will have a 2730 mAh battery. The handset will go on sale in December, as yet there are no details on how much it will cost.

Source Motorola

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Unlocked LG G8X ThinQ now available in the US

LG G8X ThinQ

The LG G8X ThinQ is available with both Sprint and AT&T in the US and now the unlocked version of the handset is also available.

The unlocked version of the G8X ThinQ is available from B&H and the device is available for $699.99, it looks like this price may be for a limited time.

As a reminder the handset comes with a 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision  display with a FHD+ resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels.

The handset comes with a Snapdragon 855 and it features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, there is also a microSD card slot for expansion and a 4000 mAh battery.

The new LG G8X ThinQ comes with a 32 megapixel camera on the front for Selfies, on the back there is a dual camera setup with one 12 megapixel camera and one 13 megapixel camera. You can find out more details about the unlocked handset at the link below.

Source B&H, Phone Arena

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Samsung Galaxy W20 5G spotted on TENAA

Samsung Galaxy W20 5G

The Samsung Galaxy W20 5G is expected to launch in China this month,  the handset will apparently be a 5G version of the Galaxy Fold.

Now the device has appeared at TENAA which is China’s equivalent to the FCC, Samsung will make the device official at a press conference on the 19th of November.

The handset with similar specifications to the Galaxy Fold, although it will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor and 12GB of RAM, it will also come with 512GB of storage.

The device will have  a 7.3 inch folding AMOLED display with a resolution of 2152 x 1536 pixels, it will also come with a secondary 4.6 inch display.

We will have more details about the new Samsung Galaxy W20 5G when it is made official at Samsung’s event on the 19th of November.

Source Playfuldroid

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Realme X2 Pro is now available in Europe

Realme X2 Pro

The Realme X2 Pro went up for pre-order in Europe recently and now the handset is available to buy in a number of European countries.

The handset is available in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and The Netherlands.

The device comes with a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED 90Hz display with a FHD+ resolution and a Snapdragon 855+ processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

There is also a choice or RAM and storage from 6GB to 12GB and 64GB to 256GB of storage, it also comes with a 64 megapixel main camera on the back, a 13 megapixel camera, plus an 8 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera, plus a front facing 16 megapixel camera.r Selfies and video calls.

The Realme X2 Pro is now available in Europe for €399 for the 6GB model, €449 for the 8GB model and €499 for the 12GB model.

Source GSM Arena

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Samsung Galaxy Fold sold out in China

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold went on sale in China last week and the handset is already sold out, it took just five minutes for the device to be sold out.

The handset is available for 15,999 Yuan in China, this is about $2,990 at the current exchange rate the device could end up being popular in the country.

There are no official figures on how many units of the Galaxy Fold were made available for launch in China, although it is estimated that Samsung has 20,000 units of the device available in China.

Samsung is working on a range of new foldable smartphones and we are expecting to see a number of these new devices next year.

Source Sammobile

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Samsung Galaxy S11 to have 6.4 inch, 6.7 inch and 6.9 inch displays

Samsung Galaxy S11

It looks like we have some details about next years Samsung Galaxy S11 handsets, according to Evan Blass there will be three screen sizes for the handsets.

The first screen size will be 6.4 inches, although it may be slightly smaller at 6.2 inches, there is apparently conflicting information on the exact size of the smallest S11 display.

The other two handsets will come with a 6.7 inch display and a 6.9 inch display and ythere will be 5G and LTE versions with the 6.9 inch model being 5G only. You can see exactly what Evan had to say below.

Preliminary Galaxy S11 Details – 3 screen sizes (6.4″, 6.7″, 6.9″). – Smaller two will come in both 5G and LTE variants. Only 5G for the largest. – All 5 variants will have curved-edge displays, i.e., no more S10e-style flat panels. – Traditional mid-to-late February launch.

Samsung are expected to make their new Galaxy S11 range of smartphone official at Mobile World Congress in February of next year, as soon as we get some more details about the handsets we will let you guys know.

Source Evan Blass

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