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Bruce Garland 2019-08-13

There is currently a trend for OEMs to seek for thin and light devices.

This is affecting the 3.5 mm headphone jack because it is currently the “scapegoat”.

Presently, flagship smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and P30 Pro have canceled the 3.5mm headphone jack.

This is a helpless move by major manufacturers who are trying to create a balance between battery life and thickness.

However, Vivo does not seem to be ready to follow the trend to cancel the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

It appears that the upcoming Vivo NEX new flagship will retain this feature.

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Carol England 2019-08-07
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Gen Con is a massive board game convention that takes place every year in Indianapolis.

This year's show, which ran from from Aug. 1 through Aug. 4, brought out all kinds of interesting costumes from board games, pop culture, movies, video games and more.

We've compiled our favorites here.

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony agree to show you loot box odds

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus unveiled starting at $949: Everything Unpacked so far

Note 10 Plus and Note 9: How to choose

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Billy Haigh 2019-08-13
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Cameras were pointed skyward around the world Monday night as the 2019 Perseid meteor shower peaked.

The Perseids are one of the most consistently spectacular showers of the year, producing dozens of meteoroid trails, like this one captured from Tucson, Arizona, by photographer Eliot Herman.

Keep clicking through the gallery for more pretty Perseids from around the globe.

Twitter is testing a way to let you follow topics

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus unveiled starting at $949: Everything Unpacked

8chan owner says site will stay down until he talks with Congress

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Brandon Gaither 2019-08-07
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Samsung's Unpacked event is finally done, with the company reiterating everything we already know thanks to a ton of leaks, but the price of the handsets managed to elude everyone.

Not down to any sleuthing, mind you.

Samsung confirmed the prices at the event, as you'd expect, with the Galaxy Note 10 starting at $949/£899 and the Galaxy Note 10+ price beginning at $1,099/£999, and from $1,049/ 1,099 for the Note 10+ 5G.

The prices were thought to have leaked ahead of the event but they were in Euros and it's never a straight conversion, so we took it with a pinch of salt.

But now we know for sure.

Pre-orders are live now, and the handsets launch on August 23rd.

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Duane Harrison 2019-09-26

Samsung has already launched two Galaxy Note 10 models, which is one more than is typical of the company.

But there might be a third on the way if a model number is any indication.

The Samsung model number SM-N770F has been spotted by SamMobile, and it almost certainly belongs to a Galaxy Note handset as those are the only ones that start with the letter ‘N’ (the ‘SM’ bit being a prefix found on all Samsung phone model numbers).

Now, it seems far too early for us to be seeing a model number for the Samsung Galaxy Note 11.

Not only that, but the main Note range follows the N with a 9, not a 7 as seen here.

The clue is in the number

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help flypped 2019-08-08
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Blue Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: For the first time, Samsung unveiled 2 devices in the Note series.

There are a bunch of different things that are different between the Note 10 and 10+ that push you towards the 10+.

Since the Note 10+ is the bigger phone, it gets the bigger battery (4300 mAH).

Note 10 comes in 3 different colors but there is an extra 4th fancy blue color just for the Note 10+.

You max out at 8GB RAM on the Note 10 whereas you can get up to 12 GB RAM on the bigger model.

Note 10 comes with a 256GB internal storage whereas the Note 10+ has an internal storage of up to 512 GB.

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David Reilly 2019-08-07

Most eyes may be on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, which is set to launch today (August 7), but that’s not the only major phone on the horizon.

The Huawei Mate 30 range is also in the works, and leaked case renders have given us a good look at the possible design.

Shared by SlashLeaks, renders showing both the Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro in cases show a large circular camera block on the back.

Most phones go for a square or oblong camera block, so this is a bit different if accurate – which it might well be, as we’ve seen a similar design leaked previously, although the actual layout of the lenses differs here, and some earlier leaks show a more rectangular shape.

Huawei - HuaweiMate30Pro - Huawei Mate 30 Pro rendered by case maker https://t.co/PbrgtqjBSO pic.twitter.com/SLLkfL6NlSAugust 6, 2019

Regardless, both the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro as shown here appear to have three rear lenses and a flash, though oddly the flash is circular on the Mate 30 and square on the Mate 30 Pro.

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Geekz Snow 2019-08-08
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Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the 10 Plus have begun, and Walmart is offering a great deal on them.

Now through August 12, if you pre-order either device through Walmart , you’ll receive up to $150 in credit to spend at the Samsung Store.

Pre-ordering the Note 10 nets you $100 in store credit, while either the Note 10 Plus or Note 10 Plus 5G offers $150 in credit.

The design of the Note 10 series phones is distinctly different from its predecessor.

Dazzling new “Aura” colors that shimmer in the light are available, including Aura White, Aura Black, and a stunning Aura Glow (the latter two are shown in the picture above).

The edges are more rounded, and the device is thinner overall — so thin that Samsung has joined Apple in eliminating the 3.5-inch headphone jack.

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Lillian Barnwell 2019-07-29

We know Samsung is announcing its next Galaxy Note handsets on August 7, and while the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was certainly going to be among them, Samsung hadn’t confirmed the rumored Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

But now it seemingly has, albeit accidentally.

Support pages for Samsung Romania, Samsung Slovakia and others, spotted by Phone Arena and Roland Quandt (a reliable leaker), supposedly mention the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ as they word it) by name.

We say supposedly, because at the time of writing the pages aren’t loading, but that’s no surprise as we’d expect Samsung would quickly take them down.

Still, this seemingly confirms both the existence of the high-end Note 10 and the 'Note 10 Plus' name, the latter of which was in slight doubt, with some rumors pointing to it being called the Galaxy Note 10 Pro instead.

Additionally, these links apparently mentioned models with both 256GB and 512GB of storage, and mentioned that they’re unsurprisingly running Android 9 Pie.

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Wayne Strickland 2019-08-07

Samsung’s latest iteration of the S Pen stylus has a new trick: it can be used to perform air gestures, effectively turning it into a Bluetooth wand.

The S Pen, bundled with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10, is a Low-Energy Bluetooth stylus that now communicates gesture commands with its paired smartphone wirelessly.

The stylus now has a six-axis motion sensor, including an accelerometer and gyroscope, that lets it determine how its being held and in what direction in space its being moved.

That allows Samsung to create some interesting features, like switching between remote camera modes with swipes of your hand while setting up a self-portrait with the Note 10.

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Trisha Lewis 2019-07-29
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So we know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is on the way, and that there will be a bigger version of the phone arriving on some shape or form.

The question has been whether we'll be getting a Note 10+ (which is just bigger) or a Note 10 Pro (which would be more powerful).

Now Samsung has answered this question for us by throwing up a support page for the Note 10+.

The page was spotted by WinFuture's Roland Quandt, and with a 256GB base model listed it suggests that Samsung is sticking with the high-capacity storage it's been doing for the past few flagships.

So it's safe to expect 512GB and 1TB models of the Note 10+.

Here's Samsung's own support site confirming the 256GB base model for the Galaxy Note10+ in Silver aka "Aura Glow" (see URL of the embedded, non-working device pic thumbnail) https://t.co/UnSlbBgbbC

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Ed Furnace 2019-08-19

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 duo is still yet to become available for purchase, despite this, the company is already seeding a software update for the flagship lineup.

According to a report, the early units in Europe and India are being contemplated with a new software update that brings performance and fingerprint improvements to the table.

The update in question bears the N975FXXU1ASH5 and weighs in at 307.64MB.

It also introduces enhancements to the camera’s overall stabilization and the quality of pictures has been further improved.

Moreover, the new firmware boosts the touchscreen input performance, and as aforementioned, the fingerprint scanner should work better after this update.

Interesting enough, Samsung also provided an early update for the Galaxy S10 series.

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George Summers 2019-08-26

What will Samsung bring to the phone market with the Galaxy A90 series?

Fast charging and 5G, if we can believe a listing that has popped up on Samsung's Hungarian site.

The listing is actually for a fast 45W charger for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, but if you look close enough you'll see that it says 45W charging is supported on the Galaxy A91, and that 25W charging is supported on the Galaxy A90 5G.

Sounds like we can expect two new phones in the near future then.

We'd already heard a few whispers about the upcoming A90 – like the lack of a pop-up, rotating camera – but this makes their existence (almost) official.

The phones are expected to act as follow-ups to the Samsung Galaxy A80, which did have a pop-up, rotating camera as one of its selling points.

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Joseph Wiles 2019-08-15
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What will the iPhone 11 look like?

Though Apple hasn't sent out invitations out yet, we expect the next iPhone launch to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Nothing official is known about the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max (or whatever they'll be called) but rumors are circulating about the devices.

Read on to see the most compelling speculations being floated so far.

Aston Martin will design a home just for your car collection

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus unveiled starting at $949: Everything Unpacked

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William Mulcahy 2019-08-22

It has recently been rumored that one or more handsets in the iPhone 11 range might support the Apple Pencil, and now there’s more evidence of that, thanks to a case-maker.

MobileFun is letting people pre-order an iPhone 11 Pro case crafted by Olixar which has a sleeve on the back to house an Apple Pencil, as you can see in the image below.

Case-makers - and especially big names like Olixar - do sometimes have information ahead of time, so it’s possible that this is accurate, but there are some issues with it.

The iPhone 11R is likely to land alongside the rest of the range in September

For one thing, the current Apple Pencil is bigger than even the largest upcoming iPhone is likely to be, and certainly bigger than the slot pictured on this case.

So Apple would potentially need to release a smaller Pencil for your iPhone.

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Randy Rowald 2019-09-13
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With previous Google Pixel 4 leaks taking a look at the phone’s camera software and features, we now have a first look at its video recording performance from YouTuber ReLab.

The video compares the Pixel 4’s camera performance with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus’, with the two phones trading blows.

On one hand, the Pixel 4’s images appear more true-to-life and detailed than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’ output is relatively warmer and the bokeh appears more natural.

Video performance is where things get ugly, with the Pixel 4’s output decidedly unimpressive.

Audio quality from the Pixel 4 video is markedly worse than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus video, with the former’s color science strongly leaning toward the warmer part of the spectrum.

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Bruce Garland 2019-08-13

There is currently a trend for OEMs to seek for thin and light devices.

This is affecting the 3.5 mm headphone jack because it is currently the “scapegoat”.

Presently, flagship smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and P30 Pro have canceled the 3.5mm headphone jack.

This is a helpless move by major manufacturers who are trying to create a balance between battery life and thickness.

However, Vivo does not seem to be ready to follow the trend to cancel the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

It appears that the upcoming Vivo NEX new flagship will retain this feature.

Billy Haigh 2019-08-13
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Cameras were pointed skyward around the world Monday night as the 2019 Perseid meteor shower peaked.

The Perseids are one of the most consistently spectacular showers of the year, producing dozens of meteoroid trails, like this one captured from Tucson, Arizona, by photographer Eliot Herman.

Keep clicking through the gallery for more pretty Perseids from around the globe.

Twitter is testing a way to let you follow topics

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus unveiled starting at $949: Everything Unpacked

8chan owner says site will stay down until he talks with Congress

Duane Harrison 2019-09-26

Samsung has already launched two Galaxy Note 10 models, which is one more than is typical of the company.

But there might be a third on the way if a model number is any indication.

The Samsung model number SM-N770F has been spotted by SamMobile, and it almost certainly belongs to a Galaxy Note handset as those are the only ones that start with the letter ‘N’ (the ‘SM’ bit being a prefix found on all Samsung phone model numbers).

Now, it seems far too early for us to be seeing a model number for the Samsung Galaxy Note 11.

Not only that, but the main Note range follows the N with a 9, not a 7 as seen here.

The clue is in the number

David Reilly 2019-08-07

Most eyes may be on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, which is set to launch today (August 7), but that’s not the only major phone on the horizon.

The Huawei Mate 30 range is also in the works, and leaked case renders have given us a good look at the possible design.

Shared by SlashLeaks, renders showing both the Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro in cases show a large circular camera block on the back.

Most phones go for a square or oblong camera block, so this is a bit different if accurate – which it might well be, as we’ve seen a similar design leaked previously, although the actual layout of the lenses differs here, and some earlier leaks show a more rectangular shape.

Huawei - HuaweiMate30Pro - Huawei Mate 30 Pro rendered by case maker https://t.co/PbrgtqjBSO pic.twitter.com/SLLkfL6NlSAugust 6, 2019

Regardless, both the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro as shown here appear to have three rear lenses and a flash, though oddly the flash is circular on the Mate 30 and square on the Mate 30 Pro.

Lillian Barnwell 2019-07-29

We know Samsung is announcing its next Galaxy Note handsets on August 7, and while the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was certainly going to be among them, Samsung hadn’t confirmed the rumored Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

But now it seemingly has, albeit accidentally.

Support pages for Samsung Romania, Samsung Slovakia and others, spotted by Phone Arena and Roland Quandt (a reliable leaker), supposedly mention the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ as they word it) by name.

We say supposedly, because at the time of writing the pages aren’t loading, but that’s no surprise as we’d expect Samsung would quickly take them down.

Still, this seemingly confirms both the existence of the high-end Note 10 and the 'Note 10 Plus' name, the latter of which was in slight doubt, with some rumors pointing to it being called the Galaxy Note 10 Pro instead.

Additionally, these links apparently mentioned models with both 256GB and 512GB of storage, and mentioned that they’re unsurprisingly running Android 9 Pie.

Trisha Lewis 2019-07-29
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So we know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is on the way, and that there will be a bigger version of the phone arriving on some shape or form.

The question has been whether we'll be getting a Note 10+ (which is just bigger) or a Note 10 Pro (which would be more powerful).

Now Samsung has answered this question for us by throwing up a support page for the Note 10+.

The page was spotted by WinFuture's Roland Quandt, and with a 256GB base model listed it suggests that Samsung is sticking with the high-capacity storage it's been doing for the past few flagships.

So it's safe to expect 512GB and 1TB models of the Note 10+.

Here's Samsung's own support site confirming the 256GB base model for the Galaxy Note10+ in Silver aka "Aura Glow" (see URL of the embedded, non-working device pic thumbnail) https://t.co/UnSlbBgbbC

George Summers 2019-08-26

What will Samsung bring to the phone market with the Galaxy A90 series?

Fast charging and 5G, if we can believe a listing that has popped up on Samsung's Hungarian site.

The listing is actually for a fast 45W charger for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, but if you look close enough you'll see that it says 45W charging is supported on the Galaxy A91, and that 25W charging is supported on the Galaxy A90 5G.

Sounds like we can expect two new phones in the near future then.

We'd already heard a few whispers about the upcoming A90 – like the lack of a pop-up, rotating camera – but this makes their existence (almost) official.

The phones are expected to act as follow-ups to the Samsung Galaxy A80, which did have a pop-up, rotating camera as one of its selling points.

William Mulcahy 2019-08-22

It has recently been rumored that one or more handsets in the iPhone 11 range might support the Apple Pencil, and now there’s more evidence of that, thanks to a case-maker.

MobileFun is letting people pre-order an iPhone 11 Pro case crafted by Olixar which has a sleeve on the back to house an Apple Pencil, as you can see in the image below.

Case-makers - and especially big names like Olixar - do sometimes have information ahead of time, so it’s possible that this is accurate, but there are some issues with it.

The iPhone 11R is likely to land alongside the rest of the range in September

For one thing, the current Apple Pencil is bigger than even the largest upcoming iPhone is likely to be, and certainly bigger than the slot pictured on this case.

So Apple would potentially need to release a smaller Pencil for your iPhone.

Carol England 2019-08-07
img

Gen Con is a massive board game convention that takes place every year in Indianapolis.

This year's show, which ran from from Aug. 1 through Aug. 4, brought out all kinds of interesting costumes from board games, pop culture, movies, video games and more.

We've compiled our favorites here.

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony agree to show you loot box odds

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus unveiled starting at $949: Everything Unpacked so far

Note 10 Plus and Note 9: How to choose

Brandon Gaither 2019-08-07
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Samsung's Unpacked event is finally done, with the company reiterating everything we already know thanks to a ton of leaks, but the price of the handsets managed to elude everyone.

Not down to any sleuthing, mind you.

Samsung confirmed the prices at the event, as you'd expect, with the Galaxy Note 10 starting at $949/£899 and the Galaxy Note 10+ price beginning at $1,099/£999, and from $1,049/ 1,099 for the Note 10+ 5G.

The prices were thought to have leaked ahead of the event but they were in Euros and it's never a straight conversion, so we took it with a pinch of salt.

But now we know for sure.

Pre-orders are live now, and the handsets launch on August 23rd.

help flypped 2019-08-08
img

Blue Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: For the first time, Samsung unveiled 2 devices in the Note series.

There are a bunch of different things that are different between the Note 10 and 10+ that push you towards the 10+.

Since the Note 10+ is the bigger phone, it gets the bigger battery (4300 mAH).

Note 10 comes in 3 different colors but there is an extra 4th fancy blue color just for the Note 10+.

You max out at 8GB RAM on the Note 10 whereas you can get up to 12 GB RAM on the bigger model.

Note 10 comes with a 256GB internal storage whereas the Note 10+ has an internal storage of up to 512 GB.

Geekz Snow 2019-08-08
img

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the 10 Plus have begun, and Walmart is offering a great deal on them.

Now through August 12, if you pre-order either device through Walmart , you’ll receive up to $150 in credit to spend at the Samsung Store.

Pre-ordering the Note 10 nets you $100 in store credit, while either the Note 10 Plus or Note 10 Plus 5G offers $150 in credit.

The design of the Note 10 series phones is distinctly different from its predecessor.

Dazzling new “Aura” colors that shimmer in the light are available, including Aura White, Aura Black, and a stunning Aura Glow (the latter two are shown in the picture above).

The edges are more rounded, and the device is thinner overall — so thin that Samsung has joined Apple in eliminating the 3.5-inch headphone jack.

Wayne Strickland 2019-08-07

Samsung’s latest iteration of the S Pen stylus has a new trick: it can be used to perform air gestures, effectively turning it into a Bluetooth wand.

The S Pen, bundled with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10, is a Low-Energy Bluetooth stylus that now communicates gesture commands with its paired smartphone wirelessly.

The stylus now has a six-axis motion sensor, including an accelerometer and gyroscope, that lets it determine how its being held and in what direction in space its being moved.

That allows Samsung to create some interesting features, like switching between remote camera modes with swipes of your hand while setting up a self-portrait with the Note 10.

Ed Furnace 2019-08-19

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 duo is still yet to become available for purchase, despite this, the company is already seeding a software update for the flagship lineup.

According to a report, the early units in Europe and India are being contemplated with a new software update that brings performance and fingerprint improvements to the table.

The update in question bears the N975FXXU1ASH5 and weighs in at 307.64MB.

It also introduces enhancements to the camera’s overall stabilization and the quality of pictures has been further improved.

Moreover, the new firmware boosts the touchscreen input performance, and as aforementioned, the fingerprint scanner should work better after this update.

Interesting enough, Samsung also provided an early update for the Galaxy S10 series.

Joseph Wiles 2019-08-15
img

What will the iPhone 11 look like?

Though Apple hasn't sent out invitations out yet, we expect the next iPhone launch to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Nothing official is known about the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max (or whatever they'll be called) but rumors are circulating about the devices.

Read on to see the most compelling speculations being floated so far.

Aston Martin will design a home just for your car collection

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus unveiled starting at $949: Everything Unpacked

Randy Rowald 2019-09-13
img

With previous Google Pixel 4 leaks taking a look at the phone’s camera software and features, we now have a first look at its video recording performance from YouTuber ReLab.

The video compares the Pixel 4’s camera performance with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus’, with the two phones trading blows.

On one hand, the Pixel 4’s images appear more true-to-life and detailed than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’ output is relatively warmer and the bokeh appears more natural.

Video performance is where things get ugly, with the Pixel 4’s output decidedly unimpressive.

Audio quality from the Pixel 4 video is markedly worse than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus video, with the former’s color science strongly leaning toward the warmer part of the spectrum.