Android users wondering how Samsung will react to the success of the iPhone X’s Face ID technology may be happy to hear about the latest rumored Samsung Galaxy S9 feature.Called “Intelligent Scan,” the feature seems to be a new way of unlocking your phone that combines existing iris scan and face recognition technology.The new feature was initially reported by Max Weinbach over at SamCentral (via Android Police) who claims to have found it in Samsung’s settings app.On their own, both iris scan and face recognition have faced criticism over how useful and secure they are.For example, people have been able to trick certain face recognition implementations by simply using a picture of the phone’s owner.Read: What’s the safest way to lock your smartphone?
Once again some new details of the Galaxy S10 have leaked, and once again we're wondering whether there'll be anything left to reveal on the 20th of February.Thanks to an epic Twitter thread by Max Weinbach from XDA, we have some new specs and details about Samsung's new flagships.Read the whole thread if you want minor details like whether the charger is glossy or matte (hey, you do you), but these are the key points:S10+ is triple camera with a super wide, wide, and telephoto.Flash on the left and heart rate on the right instead of stacked.— Max Weinbach (@mweinbachXDA) January 13, 2019
Once again some new details of the Galaxy S10 have leaked, and once again we're wondering whether there'll be anything left to reveal on the 20th of February.Thanks to an epic Twitter thread by Max Weinbach from XDA, we have some new specs and details about Samsung's new flagships.Read the whole thread if you want minor details like whether the charger is glossy or matte (hey, you do you), but these are the key points:S10+ is triple camera with a super wide, wide, and telephoto.Flash on the left and heart rate on the right instead of stacked.— Max Weinbach (@mweinbachXDA) January 13, 2019
We’re now very close to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 range, but at this rate there might not be many surprises, as the phones have been heavily leaked, and today several more sources have filled in some of the gaps in our knowledge.The bulk of today’s rumors come from Max Weinbach (a contributor to XDA Developers) on Twitter, who says among other things that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and the standard Galaxy S10 will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage.The foldable Samsung Galaxy X, which looks to be landing at the same event, supposedly has 12GB of RAM and 512GB or 1TB of storage, though Weinbach notes that he’s not 100% sure of the folding phone’s specs.Weinbach also has some information on the cameras, saying that all three phones (the S10 Lite, S10 and S10 Plus) have an ultra-wide 16MP f/1.9 lens with a 123-degree field of view but no optical image stabilization (OIS).Apparently they also have a 12MP standard lens with a variable aperture that can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4.Interestingly though, reliable leaker @UniverseIce slightly disagrees, saying that the standard S10 will also have three lenses.
Once again some new details of the Galaxy S10 have leaked, and once again we're wondering whether there'll be anything left to reveal on the 20th of February.Thanks to an epic Twitter thread by Max Weinbach from XDA, we have some new specs and details about Samsung's new flagships.Read the whole thread if you want minor details like whether the charger is glossy or matte (hey, you do you), but these are the key points:S10+ is triple camera with a super wide, wide, and telephoto.Flash on the left and heart rate on the right instead of stacked.— Max Weinbach (@mweinbachXDA) January 13, 2019
The Samsung Galaxy S10 launches next month, and all signs point to a 5G version of the phone being there, too.But it might not come to all US carriers at first.It's the bigger Galaxy S10 Plus we're talking about today, and it's set to get faster 5G speeds with 'maxed out' specs – if you're using Verizon, says Max Weinbach of XDA Developers.We covered his tweets about key Galaxy S10 specs, including the RAM, storage, and camera leaks, but Weinbach also goes into a little more detail about the 5G version.He notes Verizon won Samsung's bidding war for the 5G Galaxy S10 Plus, though he adds "not sure how long this lasts."Other carriers like AT surely want in too.
Although Google has never really been known for its expertise in photography, it is starting to make a name for itself in that area, particularly on mobile.Its work on software-based photography with the Pixel phones’ lone camera has been impressive and its recent Night Sight turns night into day.Not everyone has a Pixel phone though so it’s mildly reassuring to find out that Google might be working on something similar for its Google Duo video chat app.Plus, it’s also working on something for lovers this month.XDA’s Max Weinbach enabled two upcoming features in the Google Duo app that isn’t yet available for anyone else.One of them is a low light mode that does exactly what it says.
Rumors surrounding the launch date for Apple's AirPods 2 have been coming in so thick and fast that it’s been hard to keep up with them all.The latest suggests that it could hit shelves as early as March 29, just days after Apple is rumored to announce its subscription news service.The launch date isn’t the only rumor making the rounds, though.XDA writer and TV host Max Weinbach has revealed a few more interesting tidbits on Twitter, the most significant being that Apple’s true wireless headphones will reportedly charge from empty to full juice in just 15 minutes.If this is true, it will be a huge improvement over the current AirPods’ three-hour playback from a 15-minute charge.AirPods wireless charging will happen.
Your current iPhone may already be water-resistant, but that doesn't mean it's easy to use when rain is dripping down the screen.Apple may have come up with a solution for that with its rumored upcoming iPhone 11 series.This is according to information provided by Max Weinbach of XDA Developers in the tweet you can see below.The tweet is over two weeks old now, but is now beginning to gain attention in the aftermath of the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch and MWC 2019.Weinbach's source claims the next iPhone range will be able to understand where your fingers are tapping even when the display is entirely submerged in water.We can't vouch for the source of this information - Weinbach hasn't revealed it - but Apple has a patent for the technology and is experimenting with devices in the prototype stage, according to the tweet.
We’re not expecting the iPhone 11 series to land until September, but a number of leaks have already rolled in and we’re hearing a number of new things today, with a particular focus on the camera.According to YouTube channel EverythingApplePro in collaboration with Apple leaker Max Weinbach, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will have three camera lenses, with the third being a 12MP wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view.That would join the 12MP main and telephoto lenses found on the iPhone XS range.Apparently the third lens won’t have optical image stabilization (OIS), but the two lenses inherited from the iPhone XS range will.The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will apparently also have an improved flash, set to be the same size as the flash module on their predecessors, but brighter.The camera bump meanwhile will apparently be less thick, and the image signaling processor is apparently being upgraded, to allow for better general photography.
Given that the last few Galaxy Note phones all landed in August it was always likely the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 would too, but we now have an idea of the exact date, as a source points to August 10.That date comes from ETNews, but we’d take it with a side of salt, as it has a mixed track record and it’s not clear where it got the information from.That’s also a Saturday, which seems an odd choice.However, ETNews is a South Korean site, so depending on what country Samsung announces the Note 10 range in, it’s possible the announcement could come on August 9 for much of the world, but August 10 for South Korea, due to the time difference.And the Galaxy Note 9 landed on August 9 last year, so that could well be the case.The iPhone 11 is also landing later this year
The rumors and leaks about the Galaxy Noe 10 just keep on coming and they’re painting an unflattering picture of Samsung’s next flagship.Samsung phones do have quick charging support, both for its Fast Adaptive Charging and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.Instead, XDA’s Max Weinbach says that his sources deliver the disappointing news of 25-watt charging on the already controversial tablet.It’s a deceptively compact SUV, at least from the outside.Audi has eschewed its usual Premium entry-level trim, in favor of only offering Premium Plus and Prestige trims.That means you get power leather seats with heating and ventilation as standard, along with a Bang & Olufsen 3D audio system, navigation on the twin-touchscreen infotainment system, a power tailgate, Virtual Cockpit instrumentation, 360-degree camera, four-zone climate control, wireless CarPlay with wireless phone charging, and a panoramic sunroof.
Not long to go now until the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 sees the light of day – an August launch is expected – and the latest from the rumour mill suggests at least one Note 10 model is ditching expandable storage.Max Weinbach from XDA Developers took to Twitter to reveal a few Note 10 tidbits from a source who's played with two of the upcoming phones.Apparently a microSD card slot is only present on the Pro model.That would be a break with tradition for Samsung, as expandable storage support has long been a mainstay of its flagship phones.The Galaxy S10 phones can take up to 512GB of the stuff.Admittedly the standard Note 10 will no doubt come with plenty of internal storage on board, but having the option to expand it is always useful.
We must be getting close to the iPhone 11 launch, because we have not one but two big new leaks hit in one go, detailing many of the possible specs and features of the range.First up there’s a video from EverythingApplePro, which – citing Max Weinbach (a reliable leaker) - states that the iPhone 11 will come in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage capacities.Apparently, some models may also come with a ‘rainbow’ finish, but this would supposedly be very subtle, likely showing colors that shift at different angles or lighting, rather than a full rainbow visible all the time.They also say that all of the phones will have improved microphones.Moving on to the iPhone 11R specifically, this will apparently still have an LCD (rather than OLED) display, but with some improvements, including better anti-aliasing.Apple has apparently also been prototyping models of this phone without a mute switch, but it’s unknown whether this design will make it to the final handset.
Several smartphone companies use advanced facial recognition as a way to unlock a smartphone, among them Apple and Google, and it seems Samsung is set to get in on the fun too, as new information about the Samsung Galaxy S11 points to it toting the feature.That news comes from Max Weinbach (a writer for XDADevelopers), who noticed lines of code in a facial unlocking app, which points to the Samsung Galaxy S11 using the tech as a fundamental part of the device.Picasso is a code-name for Galaxy S11 – we've heard this from many leaks, and it makes sense given Samsung's tendency to name its devices after painters and artists (da Vinci was the code-name for the Galaxy Note 10).On top of that, the artist Pablo Picasso was particularly known for his portraits, so the use of face unlocking – of positioning your face in front of the camera – is thematically apt.In reality, it doesn't say much about anything besides Samsung is actively working on facial recognition.Previous phones from Apple and Google, like the iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4, have relied on an advanced face unlock, doing away with the physical or in-screen fingerprint sensors that most other handsets use.
Apart from the major and minor tweaks made to the software, images of the Galaxy Watch 3 were also posted on social media.
Samsung is expected to announce its next Galaxy Note phone at an upcoming event on August 5. The phone is rumored to come in two variants and will likely come in a new bronze color. Other rumors suggest it could include a triple-lens camera, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865+ processor, and a new S Pen with a pointer feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Samsung is holding a virtual event on August 5, where it's expected to unveil its next major addition to its smartphone lineup: the Galaxy Note 20. Samsung typically announces its new Galaxy Note devices in the August and September time frame, and recent rumors and reports are suggesting this year will be no different. The main difference between the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S phones is the Note's included S Pen stylus, which has been a hallmark of the lineup since the first Note launched in 2011. In their earlier years, Samsung's Note phones also stood out for their larger screens and longer battery life — and a higher price tag to go along with those benefits — but the Note has grown increasingly similar to the Galaxy S line in recent years. The next Galaxy Note phone, likely to be called the Galaxy Note 20, is expected to come in a new bronze color, may feature a larger design, and could come with a new S Pen feature, according to various leaks. The launch of a new high-end phone like the Note would come as Samsung and other smartphone makers have been focusing on more affordable devices recently to combat slowing sales across the industry. The International Data Corporation reported in June that it expects the worldwide smartphone market to plummet 11.9% year-over-year in 2020 as the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic influence consumer spending. Here's a closer look at everything we're expecting to see. SEE ALSO: OnePlus, the small tech company taking on Apple and Samsung, is about to launch a super-cheap 5G smartphone — here's everything we know about it so far It may have a larger design that resembles the Galaxy S20. The Galaxy Note has always been known for having a larger than usual screen, and it looks like Samsung is focusing on size again this year. The Galaxy Note 20 is said to be noticeably larger than last year's Note 10, according to leaks from YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo and tech accessory maker Pigtou. The design will also look familiar to anyone who's seen the Galaxy S20, according to the leaks, as the phone is expected to have a borderless screen with a hole punch cutout from the camera.    The phone is expected to launch in two versions: the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or Plus. Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the Note 20 in two variants, marking a departure from last year when it debuted three versions of the Galaxy Note 10. But reports vary on what the high-end version of the phone might be called. Frequent leaker Ice Universe has referred to the more premium model as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, while other media reports such as the one translated story from Korea Joongang Daily have called it the Note 20 Plus.  Pigtou reports that the standard Note 20 will have a 6.7-inch screen, while the larger Note 20 could have a 6.9-inch curved screen.  Ice Universe also suggests the bigger variant could have a "more fine-tuned" version of the S20's 120GHz refresh rate technology for its screen.  The Note 20 and Note 20 Plus will reportedly have triple-lens cameras, but won't have 100x zoom like the Galaxy S20 Ultra. According to Ice Universe, which claims to have shared details about the Note 20 Plus' camera on the Chinese social network Weibo, the Galaxy Note 20 Plus will have a triple camera with a 108-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel periscope camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. It will also reportedly have improvements when it comes to focusing.  The standard Galaxy Note 20, comparatively, could have a 12-megapixel main camera, a 64-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, reports CNET citing Korea Joongang Daily and Ice Universe. The Note 20 Plus, however, is not expected to have the same 100x zoom feature as the Galaxy S20 Ultra, according to Ice Universe. When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 Ultra in February, it touted the high-end model's ability to zoom in up to 100x as a standout feature. But in practice, many reviewers, including Insider's Antonio Villas-Boas, found that photos zoomed in to that degree were often too blurry to be useful.    It may also come in a new bronze color. Samsung may have accidentally posted a picture of the Galaxy Note 20 in a new bronze color, as multiple outlets, such as Android Authority, CNET, and others, reported. XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach also posted the image on Twitter, which Samsung has since taken down. In one of the biggest clues of all, Samsung has featured this same bronze color in its event invite for August 5. The color looks similar to the pinkish gold color available for some of Apple's products, such as the MacBook Air and iPhone 11 Pro. Tweet Embed: // Samsung accidentally posted the Note20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze on their Russian website. It looks great!   The S Pen may get a new feature that lets it act as a pointer. The Note 20's S Pen may be able to serve as a pointer for selecting content on screen, according to Jimmy Is Promo. A leaked screenshot posted by Jimmy Is Promo shows how Galaxy Note 20 owners may be able to choose the size of the pointer as well as its color and speed. It looks like users will be able to activate the feature by pressing the S Pen's button and moving the stylus. Samsung already offers a similar feature on the Note 10 called Air Actions, which makes it possible to control the phone's camera, volume, and certain apps. It looks like the Note 20 could include some type of expansion of this feature. Tweet Embed: // S Pen can now act as a Pointer. Select your color and select icons on the screen, navigate around. Also can highlight an area. #Note20 #GalaxyNote20Ultra ps.. Subscribe to my channel for more   It'll likely be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865+ processor. The Galaxy Note 20 will reportedly run on Qualcomm's new processor: The Snapdragon 865+. That's again according to Ice Universe, which tweeted near the end of June that the Note 20 as well as other rumored Samsung products, like its next-generation versions of the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, will run on this processor. Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 865+ in early July, and the company says the processor is designed with 5G, artificial intelligence, and gaming in mind. We'll learn more on August 5, when Samsung is expected to debut the device.
Another possible delay for another Samsung foldable phone?
OnePlus Buds in case. | Max Weinbach (Twitter) A new leak has given us the best look yet at the soon to be launched true wireless earbuds from OnePlus. Several images were extracted from the OnePlus Buds APK by both 9to5Google and Max Weinbach of XDA Developers. While we don’t have a price yet, OnePlus did tease the buds on Instagram for “$XX.XX” suggesting they’ll retail for less than $100. The APK has images of the OnePlus Buds in black, blue, and white. These appear to be the same earbuds worn by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei when discussing the new Nord handset design with Marques Brownlee.— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) July 19, 2020 9to5Google also discovered code that suggests they’ll support Dolby Atmos, as well as the ability to locate your lost... Continue reading…
Photo by Brennan King / The Verg Samsung’s Find My Mobile feature is a handy tool to help you find a lost phone. With the latest app update, Find My Mobile will now work for Galaxy devices that aren’t connected to Wi-Fi or cellular. Max Weinbach of XDA Developers spotted the feature on Saturday. The “Offline finding” function will leverage a network of nearby Galaxy devices — it looks similar to the “Community Find” feature that Tile trackers use when they’re out of Bluetooth range. If your phone can’t be found by Wi-Fi or cellular connection, nearby Galaxy devices might be able to locate it. If you have offline finding enabled, your phone will also be able to scan for other devices, meaning you’ll be able to help others find their lost phones if you’re in range of the... Continue reading…