Apple can try to evaporate all the headphone jacks in existence, but people still use traditional headphones.Face ID is bold technology, and undoubtedly the future of where all biometrics end up across all products.If Apple's selling services, the razor needs to cost less so people can afford the blades.Reports of subscription news and maybe even apps, plus the company's expected TV service.Maybe Apple will hit a sweet spot in a monthly package that includes a bunch of things, like Amazon Prime does.The entry-level iPad has served this purpose pretty well, and become one of the best products in Apple's current lineup.
Apple can try to evaporate all the headphone jacks in existence, but people still use traditional headphones.Face ID is bold technology, and undoubtedly the future of where all biometrics end up across all products.If Apple's selling services, the razor needs to cost less so people can afford the blades.Reports of subscription news and maybe even apps, plus the company's expected TV service.Maybe Apple will hit a sweet spot in a monthly package that includes a bunch of things, like Amazon Prime does.The entry-level iPad has served this purpose pretty well, and become one of the best products in Apple's current lineup.
Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market.CEO Tim Cook seems to be trying to replicate Apple's Chinese strategy in India, which has a completely different economic landscape.Apple, meanwhile, has kicked off the trend of the $1,000 smartphone, a sum of money that would be life-changing for some of India's most deprived.A recent family trip to India highlighted how far Apple is from solving its problems in India, and a closer study of the numbers suggests the comparison with China is naive at best.The graph below is from a Credit Suisse report about wealth, and shows how wealth is distributed across different regions in the world.Look at the dark green coloured area for China.
Next week Samsung will announce a handful of new products -- and if the rumors and leaks we've seen are correct, there's plenty to look forward to.Nothing has been officially confirmed, but we expect a new Galaxy S10 with a hole-punch notched screen and a Galaxy S10 Plus with three-rear cameras.There should also be a budget Galaxy S10E to rival Apple's iPhone XR and Galaxy Buds to rival Apple's AirPods.And, for good measure, there's the 5G Galaxy phone and a sneak peek at the Samsung's foldable Galaxy X phone.However, we won't know for certain about any product until Samsung's Unpacked event on Wednesday Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. PT in San Francisco, CA.You can watch Samsung's livestream here:
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Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro use triple rear cameras; the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 have mechanical dual-aperture; the Pixel 3 is equipped with AI muscle and the iPhone XR and XS wowed us.But video shot on phones still lags dramatically behind in terms of image quality, dynamic range and low-light performance.It's time for video from our phones to reach the same level of quality as the photos we take.Here are some ways companies can improve the way phones record video and a few video features that might be nice add-ons, too.CNET tested the new chip and found it was 45 percent faster than last year's Snapdragon 845 processor.It's only a matter of time before phones wrangle enough power to record and optimize video via AI and machine learning.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e is set to launch on February 20 alongside its more powerful - and more expensive - flagship siblings, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus.You have to go all the way back to 2014, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, to find the last time it blatantly used the flagship moniker on a less high-end phone.However now, in 2019, the proposition of the Galaxy S10e is likely to be very different, as it's tipped to maintain a premium look and feel, while cutting out some of the bigger features of the S10 to keep the cost down.The main Samsung Galaxy S10e release date rumor so far points to a March 8 release date, in South Korea at least.We've also heard it could land in Italy on the same day, while another source also talks of a March 8 release, so this sounds like a global launch date.Samsung Galaxy S10e design and display
At the very least it's a concession to a possible direction for Apple where iPhones stay well under $1,000, but are still great phones.Apple can try to evaporate all the headphone jacks in existence, but people still use traditional headphones.Face ID is bold technology, and undoubtedly the future of where all biometrics end up across all products.If Apple's selling services, the razor needs to cost less so people can afford the blades.Reports of subscription news and maybe even apps, plus the company's expected TV service.Maybe Apple will hit a sweet spot in a monthly package that includes a bunch of things, like Amazon Prime does.
Not a fan of a color that will make your phone look like an oversized candy lemon candy?Fortunately, Samsung is going to offer the Galaxy S10e in more color options.It’s not as many as the iPhone XR, sadly, but if you prefer a more subdued but still eye-catching hue, then the Blue color option might be your best bet.But what if you want something better and more expensive than the Galaxy S10e?Good thing, then, that the Galaxy S10 will come in blue as well.Smartphone colors are almost a game of chance, not knowing which ones a company will use each year.
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In other words only one SIM could be activated at a time.If this rumor pans out -- and keep in mind it's just a rumor at this point; Google didn't immediately reply to a request for comment -- the updated SIM capabilities would offer even more flexibility to Pixel users.As the recipient of CNET's Editor's Choice, the Pixel 3 is one of the best phones you can buy.The Pixel's lack of expandable storage is a bummer, and it complicates its overall value.If the Pixel 3 XL is out of your budget, consider the OnePlus 6T.If you're open to iOS, the iPhone XR is $150 cheaper than the Pixel 3 XL and is worth looking into as well.
UK phone retailers Buymobiles and Affordable Mobiles were missing just one suit in their pack of network playing cards.Already holding EE, Vodafone and Three, they now have the full house after adding O2 tariffs to their range.That means a whole host of new iPhone XR deals (from £48 per month), Samsung Galaxy S8 (from £23 per month) and S9 deals (from £28 per month), Huawei P20 Pro deals (from £30 per month) and loads more.To see all of the new tariffs, head straight to:Today's announcement means that Affordable and Buymobiles - both part of the A1 Comms group - are the only major UK retailers to have deals on O2, EE, Vodafone and Three online and instore.The likes of Carphone Warehouse, Mobiles.co.uk and Fonehouse currently only feature a combination of up to three of those networks each.
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Xiaomi has improved the imaging performance on a lot of its smartphones in the past one year.A part of this is due to the dedicated camera department that was established by Xiaomi last year and continues to research and develop new features and improve the overall post-processing of pictures.On Monday, Lei Jun, CEO at Xiaomi posted on Weibo that he expects the quality of the pictures to improve a lot as the camera department has been swiftly advancing with testing new features and improving the existing ones.In his post, Lei Jun listed a few of the breakthroughs that Xiaomi has achieved in the camera department.The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was awarded 103 points by DxOMark for its camera performance which is more than the score of phones like the iPhone XR, Pixel 3, Galaxy S9 Plus and OnePlus 6T, to name a few.A couple of features like the night mode and slow-motion video recording at 960fps improved the overall photography experience on the Mix 3.
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There has been an influx of rumours and leaks around the 2019 Apple iPhones that are expected to break cover sometime around September.Earlier, it had been reported that the Cupertino giant was readying three new iPhone's for 2019 and one of them was leaked quite early in the year.The leaked variant was allegedly reported to be in the EVT (Engineering Validation Test) phase and hence came with a cautionary note.Now, according to a report by DroidShout, the 2019 iPhone lineup may not see an increase in the prices and they would largely remain the same.The report also revealed that Apple will be switching the next iPhones to USB Type-C from the company's proprietary Lightning solution.However, the source wasn't too sure about this happening.
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Despite flat — if not modestly declining — sales in 2018, Apple will continue its tradition of iterative rather than major improvements for 2019 devices, including the iPad mini 5, iPhones, and AirPods 2, according to a trio of reports this morning from Asia.While there will reportedly be processor bumps and other small tweaks to the tablet, phones, and wireless earphones, customers hoping for a big reason to upgrade aren’t likely to find one this year.According to Japanese Apple blog MacOtakara, which has a generally positive but not infallible track record on upcoming Apple product releases, the iPad mini 5 will keep the same dimensions and basic features as the iPad mini 4 — like the 9.7-inch iPad, the changes will be almost exclusively internal.Most notably, the processor will shift to an A10 or A10X Fusion, while iPad Pro features such as USB-C. Face ID, and Apple Pencil 2 support will be absent.The only expected external change will be relocation of the rear microphone to a top-center location, and it’s unclear whether Apple Pencil 1 support will be added.Similarly, the site claims that iPhones will not make the switch to USB-C this year, instead continuing to include Apple’s USB-A to Lightning cables, 5W wall chargers, and EarPods with Lightning connectors.
Meanwhile, the FaceTime bug refuses to go away.Multiple rumors point to a very similar design to last year's lineup, with a smaller notch on the screen, and a possible switch to USB-C as its port of choice rather than Lightning.But until now, we weren't exactly sure what that third camera was going to be used for.And even though it's an entire year older, the 256GB model is the exact same price as the equivalent iPhone XR.Apple's Group FaceTime bug gets flagged by US lawmakersApple can't seem to shake off the ongoing negative criticism surrounding its FaceTime bug.
Images of the Canary Yellow version Samsung Galaxy S10e have been leaked, and the device looks every bit as dazzling as the name suggests.Front and rear renders of the device were acquired by mysmartprice, and as well as showing off the yellow finish they corroborate previously leaked details about the device.The Samsung Galaxy S10e is set to be the Samsung Galaxy S10’s affordable alternative, offering a pared-down version of the flagship device at a lower price point.Find out everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10 flagshipAs with the previous leaked batch of renders, these new images show the Samsung Galaxy S10e with a single-lens ‘punch-hole’ front camera and dual-lens selfie snapper, an Infinity-O display, and no fingerprint sensor – reports suggest this will be incorporated in the power button on the side of the handset.Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the render is the color itself – few manufacturers choose to create phones in bright or bold colours, instead opting for subtler tones, with one notable exception being the iPhone XR, which also has a yellow variant.
The 2019 iPhones are rumored to have three camera lenses on their backs, but what they could be used for?Meanwhile, the FaceTime bug refuses to go away.Apple stopped selling the iPhone X shortly after releasing last year's iPhone lineup: the iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR, presumably to prevent the X from cannibalizing sales of its new phones.And even though it's an entire year older, the 256GB model is the exact same price as the equivalent iPhone XR.iPhone X is smaller than the XR -- if that's what you're into -- and is has a dual rear camera and an OLED screen, compared to the XR's single rear camera and LCD screen.Apple's Group FaceTime bug gets flagged by US lawmakers
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We're just a few months out from the dawn of 5G, the next generation of cellular technology, which has the potential to increase connectivity speeds by an order of magnitude (or two).Despite signs of slumping performance at the end of 2018, it still made $37 billion in revenue from selling nearly 50 million phones from July through September last year.On Jan. 10, prominent leaker Ben Geskin tweeted his personal wishlist of features for the next-generation iPhone, which included a ProMotion Display, triple camera array, 4,000-mAh battery and wireless charging.The tweet, transmogrified by the internet, became the source of a handful of articles about potential specs for the forthcoming iPhone 11.We expect the new models to generally follow the format of the current generation: a "budget" successor to the iPhone XR, a midrange flagship following in the footsteps of the iPhone XS and a supersized model like the iPhone XS Max.Last year, the company introduced three new phones on Thursday, Sept. 13 and released the first two, the iPhone XS and XS Max, on Friday, Sept. 21, with the iPhone XR shipping about a month later, on Oct. 26.
Buy one, get one deals can offer a lot of value for people shopping for family plans, but for lone shoppers, BOGO offers on the iPhone XS and iPhone XR generally aren’t that enticing.Which is why this Apple sale is worth a peek.If all you’re looking for is a single new phone and you want the freedom to choose your carrier, then trade-in offers like the one Apple is running right now are much more appealing: For a limited time, you can save up to $400 on a new iPhone XS or up to $300 on the more affordable iPhone XR if you have an eligible device you’re looking to get rid of.Read on to find out how.Apple’s iPhones are premium devices with price tags to match.The iPhone X turned heads in 2017 when it shipped with a steep $1,000 MSRP, and the refreshed iPhone XS – while an excellent device in its own right – is even more expensive at $1,099.
Images claiming to show the Samsung Galaxy S10e have leaked, giving us a clearer picture of the handset also known as the Galaxy S10 Lite.The device is to be a cheaper alternative to the flagship Galaxy S10, in the same way the iPhone XR is to the iPhone XS.According to press images found by WinFuture, the device will vary in many ways from the bigger flagship.However one feature it appears to share with the rumored S10 and S10 Plus is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.There’s no sign of a digit reader on the front or rear of these S10e renders, and it’s unlikely Samsung will omit the technology altogether.This will increase ease of accessing the phone and will free up space below the screen, although the display is said to be smaller than the Galaxy S10 with current predictions pegging it at 5.8 inches.
It looks like there will be more Animoji coming our way.In the second developer beta version of iOS 12.2, Apple included four new animals: an owl, a warthog, a shark and a giraffe.The Animoji feature is found on newer iPhones and iPads, including the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR.It uses the device's front-facing camera and 3D face-mapping sensor to animate your face into adorable, colorful animals.If none of the characters please you, you can also design a customized emoji of your own face, called Memoji.
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