Just recently Samsung pushed out the One UI 2.5 update, the latest iteration of its software to the S20 series shortly after the software debuted on/with the Note 20 Line Up. Samsung has now started rolling out same update to the Galaxy Z Flip, although currently to the United States for now. The update brings along several new features for example, you can now request for the password to a Wi-fi’s connection from a saved contact. The update now enables you to search results from YouTube in the Samsung Keyboard search function, and you can now use split keyboard in landscape mode. Changelog Other cool features include support for using Bitmoji stickers in Always On Display, which might be exclusive to the Galaxy Z Flip as we don’t see it on our Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. There is also an enhanced Pro video mode, which now lets you select which on-device microphone is used for audio recording, enables recording via Bluetooth and USB microphones, and includes an option to record videos in 21:9 aspect ratio. The update for the Z Flip also includes the August security patch, and its download size is about 1.1GB. You can get the update if you head to Settings > Software update > download and install. One UI 2.5 update is currently available only in the US region for now, but users in other regions should expect the update in coming days. Source. Via.
Google is expected to release its next batch of Pixel smartphones – Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 – anytime soon. And as we have it, the images of both phones along with their specifications have recently been spotted via a Reddit post. Based on the post, both devices placed side by side takes on a striking resemblance to the regular Pixel 4 design; with a punch-hole cutout in the top left corner, square camera bumps, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB-C port at the bottom and a headphone jack on top. Google Pixel 5 (Left) and Pixel 4a 5G (Right)SpecificationsGoogle Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G With Specifications Above that, both the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 also share few similarities in certain (major) specs with the key differences evident only in their sizes and some other features. For example, both devices would supposedly run on the Snapdragon 765G chipset, and would also have the same camera set up including a 12.2 MP main shooter with additional lenses in the rear and a 8MP front camera. However, while the Pixel 5 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch 90Hz AMOLED display, 8GB RAM, and a 4,000 mAh battery. Pixel 4a 5G leaks point to a 60Hz AMOLED display in the 6.1 to 6.2-inch range, with 6GB RAM and a smaller 3,800 mAh battery. Both models are expected to come with 128GB storage with the same processor as stated earlier.The Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are tipped to launch sometime on the 30th of September. Source
Samsung has just launched an affordable, dual sim entry level smartphone - Samsung Galaxy A01 Core - a low variant of the Samsung A01. For those that have been in search of a low budget smartphone from Samsung, here's a very good option to go for. The device comes with a HD display, 3000mAh battery, single camera and Android Go Edition OS. Unfortunately the device is currently made available only in Indonesia. So unless you reside in the region and what not, otherwise, it would be out of reach. Samsung Galaxy A01 Core runs on Android (Go Edition). The device features a 5.3-inch HD+ (720×1480 pixels) TFT LCD. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 quad-core SoC, 1 GB RAM coupled with 16/32 GB storage expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD card, and a 3 000mAh battery that will supposedly offer up to 17 hours of 4G talk time, 14 hours of LTE or Wi-Fi Internet usage, 11 hours of video playback, and up to 70 hours of video playback. As for the camera, the device sports a single 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, auto focus support and digital zoom. And for selfies and video calls, you get a 5MP camera. For connectivity, the Samsung galaxy A01 core features a micro USB port, Bluetooth v5, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, GLONASS, and more. For now the device is only available in Indonesia Market in black, blue and red colours. Source.
Redmi's true wireless earbuds is followed up by a new model which was recently launched in China through a crowd funding campaign. Tagged Redmi Airdots 2, the wireless device is about the same design as the previous Redmi Airdots - it comes in 3 different sizes but in a single black colour variant, and is about as lightweight as any regular buds. Powered by a 7.2 drivers, the device features a DSP digital noise reduction technology and comes with a Bluetooth connectivity at v5.0. Redmi Airdots 2 has one-key control that can be used to perform multiple tasks such as taking and rejecting calls, controlling your music player, activating voice assistance and more. The new earbuds is said to provide 4 hours of audio on a single charge and with its charging case which comes with 300mAh battery, you get about 12 hours of battery life. The charging case uses a micro USB for charging and it takes about 2 hours to complete a full charge, while the buds themselves charge fully for about 1.5 hours. There's currently no word concerning the international availability of the Redmi Airdots 2, but If you've had a sweet experience with Redmi's previous true wireless earbuds, then upgrading to the newest edition shouldn't be an issue.
Infinix smart 4 plus has just been launched in the Indonesian market. The device succeeds the smart 3 plus which was introduced to the market back in 2019. It comes with incredible specifications and features with the camera being the most alluring attribute. Let's take a look at what the phone holds in store. The infinix smart 4 plus runs the Android 10-based XOS 6.2. It is built around a 6.82-inch HD+ (720×1640 pixels) IPS display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and a 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood runs the MediaTek Helio A25 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable to 256GB via microSD). The dual sim (Nano) device sports a 6,000mAh battery which, is claimed to provide 15 hours of gaming time, 23 hours video playback, 38 hours talk time etc. https://twitter.com/InfinixIndia/status/1285464859639984128?s=19 The camera segment houses a dual camera setup at the rear featuring a 13MP main camera and a depth sensor, and an 8MP selfie camera embedded in the waterdrop notched screen. The rear cameras also support features like Auto Scene detection, AI HDR, AI 3D Beauty, Panorama, and AR Animoji. There is no word regarding the availability of the device in global markets, however the device is currently only available in India in 3 colour variants - Ocean Wave, Midnight Black, and Violet. Source. Source.
Facebook Messenger has expanded its video call service with the screen share feature, available for both Android and iOS devices, and also accessible via desktop apps and web version. This new screen feature works just like zoom as it allows you to instantly share your screen with friends and family, either one-on-one, with up to 8 people in a group call or with up to 16 people in Rooms. Through the screen share feature, you can share a live view of whatever you're doing with your loved ones. The company maintains that this provides better ways to engage and stay connected since majority of people still socialize virtually due to Covid-19. Here's how to use the screen share feature: Open the Messenger app on your iPhone or Android.Start a video call by selecting one or more contacts and tapping the camera icon.Once on the call, swipe up on the toolbar at the bottom (where you find the icons for hanging up or turning your mic off).From the expanded menu, tap Share your screen. When you initiate screen sharing, the other people on the video chat will be able to see a live view of whatever is on your phone screen. The video chat interface will move to the upper right hand corner of your phone, so you'll still be able to see your friends on camera while you show them what's on your phone. Facebook also reveals its plan to expand the number of people you can share your screen with to 50. The company will also be adding control features for Room creators, with this, you'll be able to limit the ability to screen share to just yourself or allow other participants to do the same. What do you think about Facebook's Screen Share feature? Have a chat with us in the comment section. Source Source
Given that today July 17th is World emoji day, Apple decided to mark this occasion by showcasing the new emojis coming in the iOS 14 update to iPhones, iPads and Macs users later this year. As detailed by Emojipedia, the new emojis coming include symbols for the Dodo bird, Nesting Dolls, Piñata, Tamale, "Italian Hand" gesture Pinched Fingers, Boomerang, Ninja, Bubble Tea, and a Coin that reads “The Crazy Ones” with a 2020 denomination and a Bald eagle in the middle. There is also the Beaver emoji, emoji for lungs, a transgender symbol and one for Anatomical Heart. In addition, Apple is bringing a number of new Memoji options for various headwear and colored face masks, which can be used as stickers in iOS messaging apps. Additional Emojis that were not previewed today but are expected to come to iOS later this year include a Smiling Face with Tear emoji, Disguised Face, and People Hugging.
Imagine having your phone charged from 0 - 100% within 15 minutes or less. Seems impossible doesn't it? Well, probably not. Oppo has been working on a tech that breaks the norm and surpasses the regular level of fast charging support we're currently used to. This is not the first time Oppo would be leaving the world in awe as regards its fast charging tech capabilities, as it has been introducing fast charging technologies for years - tech high enough and durable enough to function without causing harm to your device. At the moment phones come with fast charging tech with ratings ranging from 15W, 25W, 30W, 45W and so on, and with Oppo's 65W which is currently the highest in the tech industry. But as we have it, Oppo via twitter teased the announcement of the next level of its fast charging tech, rating at 125W - and it is to debut on the 15th of July to be precise.Tips point to the fact that the technology can charge a smartphone with a 4,000mAh battery in roughly 10 minutes. However, this high-speed technology could result in reduced battery lifespan. Last year, Oppo unveiled OPPO Reno Ace with the 65W fast charging support feature, but as of now, it is unclear if Oppo will be announcing its 125W tech alongside a smartphone.
Thanks to previous leaks, we already know what shape the next iteration of the Galaxy Buds will come in. But today, a new set of renders shared by Evan Blass (American blogger and phone leaker) have revealed 3 interesting coloured charging cases of the bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live TWS Earphones. The leaked renders show the earphones in Mystic Bronze color with a glossy exterior. The compact design of the earbuds which will supposedly measure in 2.8cm will fit in easily and comfortably in user's ears without poking out much. However, based on previous leaks, the earbuds won't come with silicon tips which could affect sound isolation. The earbuds will have two microphone holes along with a grille opening, two LED charging indicators - one can be found inside the slots for the two Buds and the other is on the outside on the front - and a rubber strip lid. Samsung TWS Buds are expected to come with Active Noise Cancellation, so these could be for enabling an Ambient Sound mode. Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are expected to be unveiled at Samsung Unpacked on August 5, 2020, alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Tab S7, and the Galaxy Watch 3.
WhatsApp for iPhone, Android, KaiOS, and the Web based Version will be getting a bunch of new features and improvements. Most of these features are already being widely used in apps like Telegram, iMessage, and WeChat. So it was right about time for the Facebook owned app to finally adapt the upgrades. For Android and iPhone, WhatsApp will be rolling out animated stickers along with Qr Codes and group video call improvements. The Web version will be getting a dark mode while WhatsApp for KaiOS will finally be receiving the status feature. With the Qr code feature, users will now be able to quickly add a new contact to their phone book. For this all you'll need to do is to scan the other device's Qr code, this eliminates the need, or saves the stress of having to manually enter the phone number as previously done. Group video calls have also been improved to allow you to maximize (enlarge) the feed of any participant during a group call. Apart from that, a new icon will be added to group chats with up to 8 participants, so with a click on this icon, you will be able to start a video call directly with all 8 participants at once instead of having them dialed individually, since that is the maximum limit of participants for a group video call anyway. Another feature is the stickers for WhatsApp which, will now be animated as WhatsApp will soon be rolling out its own animated sticker packs within the app. The Web based Version of WhatsApp will also be getting its dark mode while WhatsApp for KaiOS will now feature the story support that will allow users to share status updates. Dark mode for desktop, group video call improvements, and status in KaiOS are currently rolling out while animates stickers and QR codes for profiles will be coming in a few weeks. Head to this source for more details