Samsung has just finished up with its Unpacked 2019 event where the company unveiled one of the most ambitious and game changing phones since the original iPhone with its first foldable smartphone in the Galaxy Fold, but the company also unleashed a trio of new Galaxy S10 handsets that are sure to impress, too.
The new Galaxy S10 family of phones are the first to feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chip, which is an 8-core beast that will find its way into the US variants of the Galaxy S10 phones. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 is made on the 7nm node, while the Exynos 8920 will find its way into the international versions of the Galaxy S10 phones and is made on the 8nm process.
Samsung's new smartphones come in the entry-level Galaxy S10s, the normal Galaxy S10, and the flagship Galaxy S10+ smartphone.
- Galaxy S10e - 5.8-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED (2280 x 1440 - 438 PPI)
- Galaxy S10 - 6.1-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED (3040 x 1440 - 550 PPI)
- Galaxy S10+ - 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED (3040 x 1440 - 522 PPI)
Samsung has finally made its foldable smartphone official with the announcement of the Galaxy Fold, which the company teases it a "one-of-a-kind luxury device" and it sure is with its technical prowess and massive price.
The new Galaxy Fold smartphone is a foldable smartphone with two displays, the primary display is the flexible display inside of the device which when flexed out is a huge 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display with a native 2152 x 1536 resolution (4.2:3 aspect ratio), while the secondary display is a 4.6-inch (21:9) panel with a resolution of 1960 x 840. Not too bad at all, as the large 7.3-inch panel will act as a tablet.
Samsung is making the flexible display work with an interesting hinge mechanism that features a bunch of interlocking gears, showing that Samsung is putting some serious engineering effort into the Galaxy Fold.
Huawei is preparing for its next-gen P30 smartphone launch, tweeting out the official launch date of March 26 and by the tweet it seems that the company will be taking to France for the unveil.
The company showed off images of Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre-Dame de Paris and also teased "rules were made to be rewritten", which seems like bad timing considering the turmoil Huawei is having with the US and President Trump. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has called Trump a "great president" in between all of this hoopla, but I don't think it'll water down the P30 announcement next month.
Now, what we do know is that Huawei will be showing off some crazy camera advancements th at the P30 should have since the tweet included a video of some hotspots in France that it zoomed into. This leads us to believe that the Huawei P30 should have some ridiculous zooming abilities, an area that the company has been pounding with its phones for a while now: camera advancements.
Samsung is hosting is massive Unpacked 2019 event tomorrow, where we will be formally introduced to the new family of Galaxy S10 smartphones as well as as few surprises.
Samsung Galaxy Fold— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 19, 2019
One of which should be Samusng's first foldable smartphone which according to Evan 'evleaks' Blass will be called the Galaxy Fold. Blass took to Twitter with a simple tweet that read "Samsung Galaxy Fold" which is enough on its own. Samsung has been teasing it in various advertising spots on the internet, on TV and even at the movies (I saw it teased yesterday at the cinema when I saw Cold Pursuit).
I prefer the name Galaxy Fold over Galaxy F, as it lines up with the Galaxy Note (which is a Note-style phone) like the Galaxy Fold is a foldable phone. Whatever happens, we'll know for sure tomorrow. I'll be picking one up no matter what because I'm a technology and smartphone addict, and I can't wait.
We all know that Samsung will be revealing its next-gen Galaxy S10 family of smartphones soon, and the company isn't even trying to hide it with a live page that lets you reserve your own Galaxy S10.
Signing up to reserve Samsung's new Galaxy S10 will see delivery guaranteed by March 8 while supplies last, up to $550 worth of savings when you trade-in an eligible device. You'll also 'get it first with early access to pre-order' and $50 instant credit on accessories.
Samsung will be celebrating in a big, big way with its next-gen Galaxy S10 family of smartphones that will feature a 'Limited Edition' model of the flagship Galaxy S10+ that will roll out with a huge 12GB of RAM and even larger 1TB of storage.
The latest leaks come from GSM Arena that are reporting most of the details on the Galaxy S10+ and they are tasty. We are expecting a large 6.3-inch 'Infinity-O' display with a native 3040 x 1440 resolution, up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The difference between the normal Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ are small, but significant. The Galaxy S10 will feature an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the display, and not one, not two, but three rear-facing cameras.
Samsung's limited edition Galaxy S10+ will include the standard 10-megapixel f/1.9 sensor up front as well as a second 8-megapixel f/2.2 Live Focus, Dual Pixel 4K sensor. Around the back, we're looking at a triple camera rig that will consist of 12-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto, 12-megapixel f/1.5 DA, 16-megapixel f/2.2 UW. Alrighty then, Samsung.
Google seem to be experimenting with adding the 'dark mode' feature to Android devices on the Google Chrome app, screenshots have revealed the feature in beta form.
In the latest beta testing for Chrome (Chrome 74 beta), Google seem to have added the start of the extremely popular night mode to Android devices. For users that don't know what 'night mode' is, it's an option that browsers and many websites have picked up recently to ease eye strain for their user-base. Websites such as Twitter and Reddit have already adopted this feature and it has proven quite popular among its users, with some users just leaving the feature on even when its day time.
9to5Google has found that Chrome 73 beta now comes with this feature, but it's still in its quite early stages. The above image shows a side-by-side comparison between the mode being turned off and turned on. According to 9to5Google, this feature is only available when Android Pie's 'night mode' setting in the 'developer options' is set to 'always on'. It should also be noted that this feature has only been spotted in menus, and as shown in the above image is it's lack of completion for the time being, as the text still appears black even though it should be white to contrast the effect.
Samsung has been reportedly building an exclusive gaming smartphone for a while now, but new reports suggest the company could unveil its first foldable smartphone at its Unpacked 2019 event on February 20 alongside the new Galaxy S10 handset.
The new reports show a patent from Samsung that was filed in the end of 2017, which would see the world of a hybrid smartphone/tablet with hidden, but physical controllers. Yeah, you are reading that right - a physical D-Pad and six trigger buttons that would be used for playing games. When the phone isn't being used for gaming, that part of the device flips over. The buttons don't need to be gaming exclusive, but if they're designed for gaming use and then usable with other apps and functions, it would be a game changer... pun intended.
Samsung has just teased its next-gen Galaxy S10 smartphone with its unveiling at the Samsung UNPACKED 2019 event on February 20, but what will we find inside that'll be completely new? A cryptocurrency wallet would be one of those things, and that's what the Galaxy S10 is rumored to have.
The Korea Herald is reporting that Samsung will unveil a new version of Samsung Pay that will feature blockchain technology and support for cryptocurrencies, so that you can use crypto to pay for things with ease - all on your new Galaxy S10. An industry official was quoted: "The arrival of the new Samsung phones could start popularization of the cryptocurrency wallet system in Korea".
Samsung will reportedly have a hardware wallet (cold wallet) that will store Bitcoin, Ethereum and other coins there will be an internet-conneccted wallet for transactions.
The world of foldable smartphones will begin this year in a battle between Samsung and Huawei but the real champion would be Microsoft if it were able to strike lightning with the release of a Surface Phone that looks like this:
These photos are courtesy of LegsGoDigital that found a patent filed in 2017 by Intel that shows a phone-like device (a large phone, small tablet, or something new) that folds out into a large tablet, or more importantly, a PC. The single device would start off small and chunky, but would later fold out into a phone that is twice as wide (where you could have another app, chat app, calculator, live stats, etc) or into a larger almost 3-screen phone or tablet.
You can see here that some of the designs would be slick, especially if the bottom display that is touching the ground was disabled and so too the back display - it would be a built-in kickstand for your phone. I think we'd definitely need some super scratch resistant screens at that point, though.