Samsung released its yearly Galaxy S and Galaxy Note successors this year, with a family of devices in the Galaxy S10 range as well as a family of handsets in the new Galaxy Note 10 range.
But according to the latest rumors the company could merge the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines in 2020, while separating its newer Galaxy Fold -- which will grow into its own family next year following the just-released fixed version of the Galaxy Fold smartphone.
Evan 'evleaks' Blass is back again with the leak according to a "solid source" of his Samsung will "eliminate the distinction" between the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones. We don't know what this means exactly, but we should expect the phones to maybe join forces in 2020 in a big way.
Google will be launching its next-gen Pixel 4 family of smartphones on October 15 according to media invites going around, with Google changing things up with its first 90Hz display on the new Pixel 4 phones.
The first member of the new Pixel 4 family will be the regular Pixel 4 with a 5.6-inch AMOLED screen and 2280 x 1080 resolution, while the larger Pixel 4 XL should rise up with a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen and 2960 x 1440p resolution. Both of these displays should feature a smooth 90Hz refresh rate.
Google will ship the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (and any other members of the Pixel 4 family) with Android 10 as well as 6GB of RAM, and what should be a kick ass camera system. We're being told to expect a dual-camera rig with a 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel snapper on the back and Google's usual camera software magic on top.
OnePlus has teased that it will unveil its new OnePlus 7T smartphone on September 26, with a simultaneous India-based event and then off to Europe on October 10.
The new OnePlus 7T will have a 90Hz display, but other than that the event invitation is quiet. Inside, we should expect Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855+ chip, out-of-the-box Android 10, faster charging, and more -- all gravy on that 90Hz display.
Around the back, the new OnePlus 7T is expected to catch up in the triple-camera department, a 3800mAh battery on the regular 7T while a larger 4085mAh battery is expected for the 7T Pro.
A super-hot new rumor -- if true, could change things in a big way. Microsoft is reportedly eyeing off custom AMD silicon for its next-gen Surface devices, after years of exclusively using Intel hardware in its Surface devices.
The next-gen Surface Laptop 2 could have AMD hardware inside, and would mark a large change for both Microsoft (to shift away from Intel) and for AMD (to have its tech good enough that Microsoft wants to use it in their products). It makes sense given that AMD is providing hardware to Microsoft for its next-gen Xbox Scarlett, too.
All of AMD's products it will provide Microsoft, be it for the Xbox Scarlett or next-gen Surface products, will be 7nm and use the Zen 2 CPU architecture and Navi GPU architecture.
ASUS announced its new ROG Phone II and then succeeded it before it was in gamers' hands with the even-better ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition... both with 120Hz displays. But what games can you run at 120FPS on it?
The list is continuously expanding, and as I went to get a final list for this from the ASUS forums -- an update on September 12 added a few new games. These new games include DOTA Underlords (can do 60-120FPS), The Wolf Among Us, Bomb Squad, Smashing Rush, Brawl Stars (around 90FPS) and even Google Earth now supports 120FPS.
ASUS does note that you might require "a change in the game settings" in order to enable higher FPS. ASUS is also asking anyone that finds a game that works at 120FPS to let them know, and they'll add it to the ever-growing list of 120FPS-capable games that will make full use of the ROG Phone II.
Nintendo has been selling boat loads of its Switch handheld for a few years now, and it looks like Razer is about to get in on the gaming handheld market with what appears to be a Nintendo Switch-like device.
According to a new patent discovered by LetsGoDigital, a new mobile gaming device is being created by Razer -- a company that isn't a stranger to tablets and gaming. Razer released its Edge pro with its optional Edge Gamepad controller some 7 years ago now, turning a tablet into a gaming handheld.
But this new patent is for a "gaming controller for mobile device and method of operating a gaming controller" and published on the 1st of August 2019.
Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone, moving away from roman numerals and making a move to one-up Samsung by naming the new iPhone as iPhone 11.
The new iPhone 11 family includes three variants: the normal iPhone 11, the higher-end iPhone 11 Pro, and the flagship iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 rocks a 6.1-inch display with the "toughest glass" on an iPhone yet, joined by a new dual-camera system on the back split into a 12MP wide-angle snapper and 12MP ultra-wide.
Apple says that the flash is 36% brighter, while it has a new night mode that taps adaptive bracketing for improved low-light shots. Front-facing camera wise the new iPhone 11 has a 12MP snapper (up from the 7MP snapper in previous-gen iPhones) which is capable of a crazy 4K 60FPS and slow-motion video.
Razer has just unveiled its new iPhone case that will keep the just-announced iPhone 11 line of smartphones cool when gaming, as well as supporting its own in-house Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone.
The new Arctech and Arctech Slim phone cases use a custom-developed Thermaprene material and perforations that keep 2018 and newer iPhones cool, inclduing the new iPhone 11 series.
Razer compares its new Arctech cases against the competition saying that the iPhone stays in its recommended temperature limits even after a huge two-hour gaming session, versus the competition case which gets hot after 20 minutes.
Samsung is close to re-launching its first foldable smartphone in the revised Galaxy Fold in the coming weeks, and now news is breaking that the company worked with Google on foldable apps for the Galaxy Fold.
Samsung worked with both Google and Android developers in order for "hundreds" of apps to be optimized for the Galaxy Fold, with the likes of Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Spotify and Twitter all joining the fray. They are some of the largest apps in the world, so it's a big deal that they'll work on Samsung's new halo smartphone.
Also remember that Google has released Android 10 (formerly named Android Q) which has improved foldable phone support, but the Galaxy Fold won't launch with Android 10. We should expect a solid launch that will hopefully only improve moving into Android 10 and the Galaxy Fold 2 in 2020.
We are getting very close to the official reveal of Google's new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, with another leak in video form below:
The new video has the larger Pixel 4 XL being shown off in the quick hands-on, showing that the Pixel loses its notch replacing it with a large bezel at the top for the front-facing camera and sensors.
Google will ship its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones with its just-released Android 10 operating system, and be powered by Qualcomm's super-fast Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and faster 90Hz refresh displays.