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Monday, 2 April 2018


Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumors: Everything You Need to Know

It's hard to believe that just weeks after Samsung released its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, we're already talking about the Galaxy S10. But such is the technology world we live in.

In truth, the Galaxy S10 and, presumably, the S10+ promise to be the most important Samsung releases in years. The handsets will go up against three new iPhones from Apple that are expected to debut this fall, and the new Galaxies could be the first from Samsung to offer 3D face scanners.

Of course, things very well could change dramatically in the coming months. Regardless, here's what we've heard about the Galaxy S10 so far.

A 3D face scanner

Samsung has been criticized for not having a 3D face scanner to compete with the Face ID in Apple's iPhone X. But a report from The Investor says that Samsung has partnered with 3D camera firm Mantis Vision to finally get a 3D scanner into the Galaxy S10. 

Not much is known about the feature yet, but it's believed that the Mantis Vision technology will be able to compete on the same level as the Face ID feature on the iPhone X.

True bezel-free design, in-screen fingerprint reader

Samsung is clearly a believer in a bezel-less design and will likely remain so in 2019. In fact, according to a report in The Indian Express, the World Intellectual Property Organization recently published a Samsung patent filing that describes a new smartphone design featuring a completely bezel-less design.

Better yet, the patent shows a fingerprint scanner under the display, suggesting that this feature could also make its way to a Galaxy handset. While it's unclear whether the patent design will appear in the Galaxy S10, there's a good chance we'll see some sort of design overhaul in 2019.

Sticking with Qualcomm

In a move that could inform what happens in the Galaxy S10, Samsung in February announced that it had invested $5.6 billion in a new factory to build 7-nanometer chipsets. Not only would that allow for a smaller chip, but it would also pave the way for the company to make a variety of design changes with the extra room it'll have inside the handset.

According to a report from Phone Arena, Samsung will begin testing the chip later this year and get it ready for mass production in early 2019 — perfect timing for the Galaxy S10.

We should also note that Samsung will work on the chip technology with Qualcomm, which the phone maker has done with the last few Snapdragon processors. The Snapdragon 855, then, should be coming to the Galaxy S10, at least for U.S.-bound versions of the phone.
Name change on the way?

Samsung is said to be working on a foldable smartphone that could be known as the Galaxy X. And although that won't infringe on the company's Galaxy S schedule, it could cause a naming problem. After all, if one smartphone is called the Galaxy X, naming another phone the Galaxy S10 might cause confusion.

A report in February from The Investor cited an interview with Samsung mobile chief Dongjin Koh, who hinted that Samsung might move away from the numbered branding on the Galaxy S line. So, rather than calling its next smartphone the Galaxy S10, Samsung might opt for an alternative name. It might also choose, simply, the Galaxy S.

"Although Samsung will stick to Galaxy, we have been thinking about whether we need to maintain the S moniker or the numbering system," Koh said in that interview.

Release date

It's too soon to predict the exact release date for the Galaxy S10, but if history is any guide, Samsung will likely stick to a similar timetable in 2019 as in other years. That means you should expect to see the new handset announced at next year's Mobile World Congress show, which gets underway Feb. 25. If Samsung follows a similar pattern for the S10 as did for the S9, the new phone would hit shelves by mid-March 2019.

Sunday, 1 April 2018


Canon launches new cameras for those who want to level up from smartphones

MANILA -- Japan's Canon Inc. is confident that there is still a large market for cameras independent of smartphones as it introduced a new line of cameras, including two entry level DSLRs, a mid- to high-range digital camera, and a high-end point and shoot.

“With smartphones, there came a good culture of taking pictures. But after that, people look for quality and shoot better pictures," the company said at a recent press launch. 

"If you want a long shoot, a mobile phone can’t help you. If you want a low light shoot, a mobile phone cannot help you. And also, when you want to use manual features, a mobile phone can help you but there are limitations.” 

Canon said it's new cameras are meant for people who want to graduate from smartphone photography.

One of the main tech features introduced is real-time transmission to the mobile phone the moment the shutter is clicked through a Canon app available on iOS and Android. A photographer can get a cheaper phone with a lower quality camera but can still post high quality images on his or her social media platform of choice.

The 1500D and 3000D are entry-level digital cameras meant for students, beginners and those who wish to move from smartphone photography. The advantage of using these DSLRs is the ability to mount Canon’s extensive EF-S and EF-L lenses for any shooting requirements. These DSLRs also have creative filters built in.

For the more advanced cameras, Canon introduced the Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (DAF-CMOS), a proprietary technology which has trickled down to the consumer cameras from the professional Cinema EOS line. They likened the old sensor to focusing with one eye and this new sensor is like focusing with two eyes. The result is faster and more accurate focusing when moving from one subject to another.

The Canon m50 (SRP P44,998) is the mid- to high-level camera that fills the space in between the beginner level m100 and the best-in-class m3. With a special adapter, these can also use the Canon’s extensive range of EF-S and EF-L lenses, though the EF-M line that’s exclusively designed for the Canon mirrorless cameras are still recommended. 

Vloggers are the target market for this camera as filmmaker EJ Mijares set up with a boom mike on top of the m50 for his demo. The ability to shoot 30 minutes of 4K video on such a small form factor puts this at par with the Fuji XT20 and the Sony a6300 which are a little more expensive than the m50.

In the point-and-shoot camera arena, Canon has focused on the high-end range with the Powershot G1X Mark III (SRP P64,998). What is impressive about this camera is that it has a 1-inch APS-C image sensor more commonly found on Canon’s DSLR-s. With the DAF-CMOS sensor, the G1X Mark III is a beast of a video camera in a compact camera. 

Canon brand ambassador Jun De Leon showed how to use the G1X Mark III in its waterproof case to shoot photos underwater. The G1X Mark III was able to shoot sharp pictures of multiple subjects like a group of fish with ease. While more expensive than similar cameras from Olympus, Fuji, and Sony, the 1” APS-C sensor gives the G1X Mark III the edge. As with all point-and-shoots, the limitation is that it only has a single lens.

The gadget that got the loudest reactions from the audience, however, was not a camera but the EX470-AI flash.

Samsung has launched its latest Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 laptops

Both the laptops are powered by latest Intel eighth generation i7 processors.

Samsung Notebook 5 laptop.

Samsung has launched its latest Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 laptops. Both weigh around 19.6mm and 19.9mm respectively. Samsung Notebook 3 is available in 15 inches and 14 inches, as well as, in four colour variants – Misty Gray, Night Charcoal, Deep Peach, and Pure White, The Samsung Notebook 5 is available in 15 inches and comes in a Light Titan colour, wrapped in a metal body.

Samsung Notebook 3 laptop.

Notebook 13-inch laptop features Intel eighth generation quad core and seventh generation dual core i7 processors. It features default integrated graphics. The laptop is powered by a 43Wh battery.

Samsung Notebook 5 laptop.

Notebook 3 15-inch and Notebook 5 15-inch both share same processors as the 13-inch model. But, they are additionally equipped with Nvidia graphics, Notebook 3 features integrated Nvidia MX110 (2 GB) graphics while Notebook 5 features Nvidia MX150 (2 GB) graphics accordingly. These sport 15.6-inch 1080p displays. Both the laptops are powered by a 43Wh battery.

The Samsung Notebook 3 and 5 will be available first in Korea (this April) and will then launch globally later.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Reportedly the First Smartphone to Get April Security Patch Update

Similar to the March Android security update for Pixel and Nexus smartphones that Google announced last month, the company rolls out monthly security updates for Android smartphones. But a new report suggests that a Samsung smartphone has already received the April security patch. While Samsung is already seemingly pushing out the April security update on just one of its handsets, we can expect a wider rollout soon.

All Galaxy S8s, Note 8s to receive Oreo update within 3 weeks

As per a report by SamMobile, the Galaxy J3 (2017) is the first (and only) smartphone to have received the Android security patch for April. Samsung had launched the smartphone back in June last year. While the company launched two different variants in the US and in the European markets, the handset did not arrive in India. As of now, it remains unclear why Samsung chose this budget-smartphone to roll out the April Android security update instead of some flagship model.

Meanwhile, there is no clarity on what the April Android security patch brings as there is no changelog available. These security patches are rolled out by Google every month, alongside official information on what that patch entails. This means we will get to know more about the changes and bug fixes when Google officially announces on its website.

Notably, the update is currently available in only a few European countries like Luxembourg and the Netherlands, but it's likely to roll out to other regions in the coming days. You can download the update, when it is available, from Settings > Software update. Alternatively, there are OTA zip files that can be installed on devices with an unlocked bootloader. OTA zip files can also be sideloaded on top of the existing software version.