It's not easy launching a foldable phone in 2019, as Samsung is quickly finding out: the latest reports from Asia suggest that its innovative Galaxy Fold handset won't be going on sale until August.That means the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 might be out and available to buy before the folding handset that we first saw demoed back in February.The bad news for folding phone fans comes from the Korea Herald, which says Samsung itself has denied the handset is going to be appearing in July (that was a prediction based on comments from a Samsung Electronics official).Treat yourself to a Galaxy FitHuawei removes its lock screen adsApparently "little progress" seems to have been made on sorting out the folding hinge on the device, which has been the cause of numerous breakdowns in early review units.
If the tale of the tortoise and the hare applies to foldable phones, Samsung and Huawei are learning the hard way that being first still won't guarantee the prize.Instead, we got a lot of flash and -- so far -- little substance.Foldable phones were meant to be the future, but delays to the $2,600 Mate X and $1,980 Galaxy Fold threaten to make the new designs DOA.Samsung delayed the Fold when the screens on some reviewers' test phones kept breaking (ours did not).A foldable phone has to employ flexible plastic, which make them especially vulnerable to nicks and gouges, pressure damage and bulges formed by debris tunneling under the display.The delays don't come as a total surprise.
But there are also plenty of less-expensive options for about half the price or less.Here are the best cheap smartphones you can buy.While the priciest version of Apple's newest iPhone would have started at $770 in 2016, today's top-of-the-line model begins at $1,100.Android alternatives aren't much cheaper if you're looking at flagship smartphones from companies like Samsung, LG, and Google.Samsung's Galaxy S10 started at $900 when it debuted, for example, while Google's Pixel 3 was priced at $800 at launch.If you don't mind sacrificing certain features and opting for an older model, there are several noteworthy options that will only cost about half the price of the $1,000 iPhone XS, or even less.
In May, Samsung said it fixed the screen issues some reviewers were experiencing with preproduction units, but that's the last update the company announced.If the Fold falls through, however, Samsung fans waiting for a large-screen phone may have to shift their sights on the successor to the Note 9.Though Samsung has a couple of premium phones under its belt (the Fold, for example, will cost $2,000 if and when it's eventually released), Note phones stand out as part of Samsung's ultra-luxe line.For that reason, it's no surprise there has been plenty of anticipation and curiosity surrounding the phone.Could it have 5G connectivity like the Galaxy S10 5G, or will it feature a swivel selfie camera like the Galaxy A80?Until Samsung officially says something though, we've rounded up the most intriguing, probable and compelling rumors we've heard about the Note 10 so far.
Conversations will make creating skills possible with fewer lines of code.[…] I think a year or two ago I would have said we didn’t see a way out of that tunnel, but now I think the science is showing us that [although] it will take us years to get more and more conversational, […] this breakthrough is very big for us, tip of the iceberg,” Limp said.(Samsung acquired Viv in October 2016 to enhance their Bixby AI assistant.)“I don’t want to have to remember what a car assistant can do, the TV system do, the Alexa versus Cortana versus … too much.Last fall, Amazon introduced Follow-Up Mode, so you can engage in multiple interactions but only have to say the “Alexa” wake word once.Duplex for the Web and deep connections between Android apps and Google Assistant made their debut last month.
The hold up is done! AT&T is going to dispatch Samsung Galaxy S10 5G minor departure from 17 June. In any case, for the present, it will available for originators and business customers.
Not so long ago, companies that cracked personal devices on behalf of governments did so in secret, closely guarding even the descriptions of their capabilities.Now, it seems, they proudly tweet about their updated abilities to hack into new iPhones, like a videogame firm offering an expansion pack.In marketing that update, it says that the tool can now unlock any iOS device cops can lay their hands on, including those running iOS 12.3, released just a month ago.Cellebrite claims UFED Premium can extract files from many recent Android phones as well, including the Samsung Galaxy S9.The move signals not only another step in the cat and mouse game between smartphone makers and the government-sponsored firms that seek to defeat their security, but also a more unabashedly public phase of that security face-off.An exclusive solution for law enforcement to unlock and extract data from all iOS and high-end Android devices," the company wrote on its Twitter feed for the UFED product.
Right now via eBay, there’s a Samsung Galaxy S10e deal that gets you a brand new device for just $500.That’s a whopping $150 off the list price of $750!There are a few caveats to this deal so don’t rush off to buy quite yet.First, let’s talk about why you definitely should take advantage of this deal!As stated, this Samsung Galaxy S10e deal is for a brand new device, not a used or refurbished one.You can choose from a selection of four colors, which as of publishing this article include Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, and Canary Yellow.
In the wake of Huawei’s US export ban, its easy to forget that the company was due to launch one of the first folding phones to hit the market.The $2,600 Mate X was set to go head-to-head with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, but after the Korean giant delayed the device due to mishaps with early review units, Huawei says it wants to avoid the same mistakes.The Mate X was originally announced in February and rumored to launch in June, but a Huawei spokesperson told CNBC the launch will now take place in September.It’s worth noting Huawei had not announced an official release date, but the spokesperson did note the company was doing extra testing to make sure apps work when the device is fully unfolded.The company is being “cautious” after multiple build-quality issues surfaced around initial review units of the Galaxy Fold.The spokesperson said Huawei doesn’t “want to launch a product to destroy our reputation.”
The Samsung Galaxy Fold was originally supposed to go on sale on 26 April, but after some early struggles and concerns about durability, Samsung postponed the Galaxy Fold’s launch in an attempt to fix those issues.But now, the Fold’s biggest bendy competitor—the Huawei Mate X—has been delayed, and somehow, it’s Samsung’s fault.Back at Mobile World Congress in February, Huawei said the Mate X would go on sale this June.However, after seeing the response to the Galaxy Fold’s failed launch, in interviews with the Wall Street Journal and CNBC, Huawei said that it has now decided to take a more “cautious” approach.A spokesperson for Huawei told CNBC, “We don’t want to launch a product to destroy our reputation.” Instead, Senior Vice President Vincent Peng told WSJ, Huawei will release the Mate X “as early as we can.”For a phone that’s slated to start at 2,300 euros (around £2,408) and come with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, support for 5G, and that all-important 8-inch foldable screen, postponing the Mate X’s launch to make sure any kinks have been addressed before it goes on sale is certainly a prudent decision.
Huawei says the disastrous launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is giving it pause in releasing its own foldable screen smartphone, the Huawei Mate X, which has officially been delayed from June to September.Multiple Samsung Galaxy Fold review units broke after just days of use, leading Samsung to delay the release as it worked to address issues with the folding smartphone.Huawei has been blacklisted by Trump's US trade ban, complicating the question of whether the Mate X will be able to run Google's Android operating system.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Huawei has officially delayed the launch of its foldable smartphone, the Mate X, from June to September.This could interfere with Huawei's previous plan to have the Mate X run on Google's Android operating system.
Samsung is reportedly denying rumors that the Galaxy Fold will be released in July, with the Korean tech giant's foldable phone launch date still up in the air.Samsung had initially planned to launch the Galaxy Fold in April, but review units suffered from problems including bubbling under the screen and displays breaking.The company then postponed the release of the device.The denial arrived despite Samsung's president of mobile communications Koh Dong Jin telling Korean media last week that the phone would be arriving before July, Korea Herald reported Friday."Nothing has progressed since the April delay," the report quoted a Samsung official saying.Samsung said in May that the Galaxy Fold will get a new release date in the "coming weeks."
According to an unnamed Samsung official speaking with The Korea Herald, there haven’t been any formal preparations for the relaunch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold since April, when the company announced the delay of the foldable phone’s launch.“If we are running such a media event this month, we should be doing something by now,” said the unnamed Samsung employee.“Nothing has progressed since the April delay.”The official is likely referring to the planning of a launch event for the device.These events usually take weeks or months to plan and organize.If Samsung isn’t already working towards a launch event, it’s very unlikely there will be such an event in June or even July.
Samsung’s newest activity tracker, the Galaxy Fit, is now available through Samsung’s website for $99.99.The device comes in two colors, black or silver, and features a 0.95-inch AMOLED display; a 120mAh battery; 2MB of RAM; 32MB of storage; and pairs with phones over Bluetooth.It’s water resistant, too, and tracks heart rate.While Samsung has focused on its smartwatches recently, the idea behind the Fit is to bring more robust tracking to the minimal fitness band.The Fit can track up to 90 exercises, including six that it can automatically detect, like walking, running, elliptical, cycling, rowing, and dynamic workouts.It’ll also track sleep and other heath goals through Samsung’s Health app and should last up to a week on a single charge.
Samsung reportedly may be missing a July ship date for the delayed Galaxy Fold, according to a company official speaking to The Korea Herald, seemingly denying rumors from earlier in June that the company was looking at a July release.“If we are running such a media event this month, we should be doing something by now,” said a Samsung official.“Nothing has progressed since the April delay.”If true, that would put the earliest release date for the Fold sometime in August, at which point Samsung could just hold off the announcement to allow the Fold to launch alongside the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 (assuming the company isn’t worried that the two big-screened phones could cannibalize each other’s sales.)The Galaxy Fold was originally set to release on April 26th, but Samsung indefinitely delayed the device after multiple review units (including that of The Verge’s Dieter Bohn) experienced issues.Since then, AT, Best Buy, and even Samsung have canceled preorders for the foldable phone.
The Huawei export ban has claimed another victim.The embattled Chinese company told CNBC that it is now delaying perhaps its most anticipated product, the $2,600 Mate X foldable smartphone.Huawei cancelled a laptop launch just a few days ago, in fact.The Mate X was originally scheduled for the middle of the year, with a rumored launch this month, but now CNBC reports that the Mate X launch will be delayed until September.Huawei has not shown the capability to launch anything since the export ban went into effect."Huawei’s spokesperson said that even with the blacklisting, it is 'confident' it can deliver this device to consumers," the report states.
They say good things come in threes.Well, at the moment, good things come in threes from Three.It has just unleashed some incredible new deals on Samsung's trio of 2019 handsets, taking an instant first place in the ongoing search for the very best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals.The discounts come on the network's 100GB tariff across each of the flagship Galaxy S10, bigger brother S10 Plus, and budget-friendly S10e.So you immediately know that you're not going to be found wanting when it comes to Netflix binging and Spotify streaming away from the Wi-Fi.But the prices that Three is offering aren't just good value for so much data, they're actually the outright best contract prices for these phones full stop.
But with brands like Fitbit and Apple diving into the fitness aspect of these watches, they have become one of the most popular tech gadgets around.Activity tracking, calorie counting, and heart rate monitoring allow you to collect real-time data on your workouts to help you reach your fitness goals.Samsung Gear Sport— $125 offThe Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch came out about two years ago.If you’re a Samsung phone user, you’ll find all their smartwatch needs in this fitness watch.It includes GPS, heart rate monitoring, calorie counting, personal fitness coaching, and more.
Update, June 14, 2019 (11:34 AM ET): According to Canadian news site Mobile Syrup, the originally planned date for the launch of the foldable Huawei Mate X in Canada is still on.However, this does not mean Canada will see the device in June or even before the rest of the world.Back in May, Mobile Syrup reported that the Mate X would land in the country in “Q4 2019” without giving a specific release date.A Huawei Canada spokesperson confirmed today that the worldwide delay of the Mate X as described below will not affect the as-yet-unknown Canadian date.In other words, the worldwide delay of the Mate X to September likely means that the release in Canada will be closer to the global release instead of months ahead.Originally set to launch this month, a Huawei spokesperson told Android Authority the phone has been pushed back until September, but the spokesperson was unable to provide additional information.
Leaks about Google’s forthcoming Pixel 4 smartphone are abound, even though the phone isn’t due to land until October.The company recently gave up on secrecy by tweeting a picture of the design.It shows the back, which appears to be black glass with a square camera module at the top left (with two cameras) and no rear fingerprint sensor.I was a big fan of the Pixel 3, but it certainly had its flaws and the Pixel 3 XL was marred by that ugly, deep notch.The Pixel 3a and 3a XL have far more stamina than the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, so it’s obviously on the radar for the company.Smartphone photography has soared to new heights in recent years and we expect each new model to offer improvements.