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Samsung is trying to become a 5G chipset supplier for Chinese OEMs

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Samsung has reportedly supplied two of China's biggest smartphone OEMs with 5G chipsets for testing purposes. Both OPPO and Vivo are said to have received sample units from Samsung, anticipating that Qualcomm and MediaTek alone won't be able to meet their 5G demands in 2020.Interestingly, Huawei wasn't mentioned alongside Qualcomm and MediaTek. This could mean that even Chinese OEMs might be starting to shy away from using the company's 5G solutions, out of fear of not being able to sell their smartphones overseas. Huawei has been banned by the United States and its reputation took a hit as a result. Meanwhile, Samsung has pounced on the opportunity and continues to win more ground in the 5G race.In light of this recent report, it's possible that the Exynos Modem 5100, Exynos RF 5500, and Exynos SM 5800 chips will become more prevalent next year. These solutions could be employed by an increasing number of smartphone manufacturers from China, where Samsung doesn…

Galaxy A50 camera gets Night mode and Super Slow-mo with June update

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The Galaxy A50 got the June security update in India earlier this week, promising the usual stability improvements along with a variety of security patches. But as we've been tipped by one of our readers via Twitter, the update appears to include a couple of extra features that go by unmentioned in the changelog. Specifically, firmware version A505FDDU2ASF2 seems to bring along Night mode and Super Slow-mo video recording. In addition to that, the phone can now scan QR codes from the camera app without requiring Bixby Vision, a feature that recently came to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S10 as well.Galaxy A50 owners in India who have updated to the June security patch but don't have access to these two new camera features should try resetting their camera settings. This was also the case for the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A40, which received a regular slow-motion camera mode through a software update and required a reset of the camera settings before the mode was actu…

Breaking: This is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2!

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We recently revealed that Samsung is working on the Galaxy Watch Active 2, just four months after the first one was made official, and now we have pictures of the new smartwatch in the flesh. When we first found out that Samsung is developing a new smartwatch, we thought it would be the successor to the Galaxy Watch, but it's actually the Watch Active 2 the company is working on as we discuss in our SamMobile TV show in the video embedded below. Don't let the Active moniker fool you into thinking this will be another fitness-focused watch in the vein of the first Galaxy Watch Active and the Gear Sport. First off, the Watch Active 2 will come in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm. Sadly, the rotating bezel ring is not going to make the cut. It remains to be seen if this means the bezel ring is out for good and won't be seen on any future smartwatch from Samsung, but that could certainly be the case.So as far as the design is concerned, the Watch Active 2 will look similar to its prede…

Behind closed doors: Our Galaxy Note 10 wishlist

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As we get closer to the Galaxy Note 10 launch, there's been a lot of discussion in the SamMobile team about what we'd like to see on on the next Note flagship. Quite a few of us are ardent Note fans, so a new Note device gets us more excited than a Galaxy S flagship, and the Note 10 has been especially interesting because of how there have been so many conflicting leaks and rumors that make it hard to be sure exactly what Samsung has in store for us.As we wait for some conclusive information on what the Galaxy Note 10 will bring–or not bring–to the table, we decided to make a wishlist about what it is we're looking forward to on Samsung's upcoming flagship and share it with you, our readers. And we'd love to know what you are hoping to see on the Galaxy Note 10, so don't forget to share your thoughts down in the comments section!Adnan FarooquiSince I didn't switch to the Galaxy S10 from my Galaxy Note 9, even the evolutionary changes in the Galaxy Note 10 w…

June security patch now available for the Galaxy A8+ and Tab S4

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Just a couple of days before July, Samsung has released the June 2019 security patch for the Galaxy A8+ and Tab S4. The update doesn't seem to include anything more than security fixes, but that shouldn't be a problem as these devices received the Android Pie update with One UI not very long ago.As of now, the update for the Galaxy Tab S4 appears to be available only in Canada and the US. The Galaxy A8+, on the other hand, is receiving the update in Columbia, Brazil, Panama, and a couple of other regions. At this pace, Samsung may very well be rolling out the July security update for other devices before the June release reaches the Galaxy A8+ and Tab S4 in all the markets.Like every Security Maintenance Release (SMR), the June patch also includes fixes for both Android and Samsung-specific vulnerabilities. According to the company's June security bulletin, the update patches eight critical and more than a dozen high-risk Android vulnerabilities and 11 Samsung Vulnerabilit…

Galaxy Note 10+, not Pro, will be the larger model, images leaked

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We exclusively confirmed three months ago that Samsung will be launching two models of the Galaxy Note 10. It was later rumored that the larger model will be called the Galaxy Note 10 Pro. The very first live images of the larger model have now leaked online. They show that Samsung will stick with its conventional naming scheme and call it Galaxy Note 10+ instead.The images also confirm some design changes that we had only seen in the leaked renders so far. The display hole is in the center, not the right corner like it is on the Galaxy S10. While the Galaxy S10+ features a dual front camera, it appears that the Galaxy Note 10+ will only get one.Leaked images show the Galaxy Note 10+ in the fleshThe first Galaxy Note 10+ live images have been leaked through a video from YouTuber TechTalkTV, who apparently received them from a subscriber on Instagram. The device we see here is not that different in terms of design compared to the renders that have surfaced online so far.Earlier reports…

Galaxy A10s release approaches as it picks up Wi-Fi certification

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Samsung still has a few Galaxy A handsets in the pipeline and it seems that the Galaxy A10s release may not be that far off now. The device has picked up its Wi-Fi certification, which is usually a good indication that the launch is just around the corner.The Galaxy A10s made its way through the FCC just last week. The filing revealed the overall dimensions of this device and some additional details. As you'd expect, the Galaxy A10s is going to be a slightly upgraded variant of the Galaxy A10.Galaxy A10s release could take place soonThe Galaxy A10 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor so customers who want one will have to purchase the Galaxy A10s instead. The FCC filing had revealed that the Galaxy A10s is going to have a fingerprint sensor at the back in addition to a dual camera system. The Galaxy A10 only has a single rear camera.The differences may also extend to battery capacity. The Galaxy A10s is said to feature a 3,900mAh battery compared to the 3,400mAh on the existing d…

Samsung has $40,000 to give for new accessory designs for Galaxy devices

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Samsung is hosting the Samsung Mobile Design Competition in partnership with Deezen, a leading design magazine. It wants contestants to submit designs for new accessories for Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The winners in each category will win cash prizes from a pool of $40,000.The company launched a similar competition with Deezen two years ago. Samsung invited designers to submit designs for new QLED TV stands. This latest competition has two categories – Next Mobile + and Next Mobile Wallpaper.Prizes worth $40,000 are up for grabsThe Next Mobile + category is for those who want to submit accessory designs for Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables. The accessories can include smartphone cases, tablet covers, watch straps or cases for earbuds. The designs should enhance the device and also provide value for the user. Contestants are free to design any kind of accessory that they want for Galaxy devices. Samsung will be particularly interested in those that interact digitally wit…

Who Is 'Really' Leading In Mobile 5G, Part 3: 5G Mobile Handsets - Forbes

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Who Is 'Really' Leading In Mobile 5G, Part 3: 5G Mobile HandsetsForbesAnalysts Patrick Moorhead and Anshel Sag analyze the leaders in 5G handsets.
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Huawei P30 series sales hit 10 million units globally; company ships 100 million smartphones - BGR India

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Huawei P30 series sales hit 10 million units globally; company ships 100 million smartphonesBGR IndiaHuawei P30 Series sales has hit 10 million units globally since launch. The Chinese smartphone maker has confirmed that it shipped 10 million of P30 series in ...
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Huawei US ban prompts Indian Government to build its own “Sarkari” WhatsApp for official communications - Digit

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Huawei US ban prompts Indian Government to build its own "Sarkari" WhatsApp for official communicationsDigitGovernment of India is reportedly planning to build its own WhatsApp-like chat platform to facilitate secure communications for government agencies citing ...
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Over one quarter of phones on sale in Ireland fail to meet recognised quality standards for data - Irish Mirror

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Over one quarter of phones on sale in Ireland fail to meet recognised quality standards for dataIrish MirrorMore than one-in-four modern mobile phones on sale here failed to meet internationally-recognised quality standards for downloading data, the telecoms ...
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Honor pledges Android Q for flagships, as first 5G phone looms - TrustedReviews

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Honor pledges Android Q for flagships, as first 5G phone loomsTrustedReviewsHonor UK has promised that its most popular devices will still receive the Android Q operating system update, despite the uncertainty over Huawei's access.
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Honor will debut a 5G flagship by the end of the year - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com

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Honor will debut a 5G flagship by the end of the year - GSMArena.com newsGSMArena.comHuawei's sub-brand Honor will release its first 5G smartphone in Q4 of 2019, said George Zhao, company president, during a talk at the Mobile World Congress ...
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Here's when your Huawei and Honor smartphones are getting EMUI 9.1 update - SoyaCincau.com

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[Update: Rollout has started] Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 is set to head to a further 49 devices soon - 9to5Google

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[Update: Rollout has started] Huawei's EMUI 9.1 is set to head to a further 49 devices soon9to5GoogleHuawei's EMUI 9.1 skin atop Android Pie is now expected to reach a massive list of 49 devices in future, bringing with it heaps of new features and tweaks.
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Honor 20 review: A really solid mid-ranger but with OS question marks [Video] - 9to5Google

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Honor 20 review: A really solid mid-ranger but with OS question marks [Video]9to5GoogleThe Honor 20 is a mid-range device that should challenge just about every other on the market but questions remain over Huawei making it hard to recommend.
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Huawei to enter tablet market in India: Report - Gadgets Now

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Huawei to enter tablet market in India: ReportGadgets NowChinese smartphone maker Huawei is reportedly expanding its product lineup in India. According to a post shared by tipster Ishan Agarwal, the company may ...
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Honor 9X Tipped to Sport Kirin 810 SoC, Other Specifications Leaked - NDTV News

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Honor 9X Tipped to Sport Kirin 810 SoC, Other Specifications LeakedNDTV NewsHonor 9X has leaked out revealing key specifications about the smartphone.
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5 premium yet affordable phones worth buying in mid-2019: OnePlus 7, Asus 6z, Honor 20 and two more - India Today

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5 premium yet affordable phones worth buying in mid-2019: OnePlus 7, Asus 6z, Honor 20 and two moreIndia TodayFor less than Rs 40000, you can get some amazing phones right now. Each of these differ in their appeal and will keep you going with all the style as well as the ...
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Ark Compiler Explained: How Huawei’s App Compiler May Improve Android App Performance - XDA Developers

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Ark Compiler Explained: How Huawei's App Compiler May Improve Android App PerformanceXDA DevelopersHuawei has released key details regarding the working of its new Ark Compiler, promising to drastically enahnce app performance on Android. Read on for ...
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Huawei Nova 5i Price in India, Specifications, Comparison (27th June 2019) - NDTV

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Huawei Nova 5i Price in India, Specifications, Comparison (27th June 2019)NDTVHuawei Nova 5i smartphone was launched on 21st June 2019. The phone comes with a 6.40-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2310 pixels at ...
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Huawei confirms big sales drop due to ban (Update: US firms want ban reduced) - Android Authority

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Huawei confirms big sales drop due to ban (Update: US firms want ban reduced)Android AuthorityHuawei is apparently expecting international smartphone sales to drop by 40 to 60 million units, as the U.S. trade ban continues against it.
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Bixby Marketplace opens up for developers and their Bixby Capsules

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The Bixby Marketplace announced by Samsung along with Bixby Capsules last year appears to be open for developers. With the Marketplace going live, third-party Bixby Studio developers finally have a way of submitting their Bixby Capsules before they'll reach the users.Described by the company as "a central repository for Bixby's Capsules," Bixby Marketplace is the gateway connecting third-party developers with end users, but it is not the actual storefront for Capsules.Developers will need to go through a submission process on the Bixby Marketplace. They can also opt for private submissions in order to perform on-device testing before their Capsules go live. Once a Capsule is approved in the public channel, it will become available for download by Bixby users.What are Bixby Capsules?Bixby Capsules are skills for Samsung's smart assistant, and you can think of Amazon Alexa skills as a direct comparison. For third-party developers, they open up new possibilities to …

Beta Channel Update for Desktop

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The beta channel has been updated to76.0.3809.46for Windows, Mac, and, Linux.
A full list of changes in this build is available in thelog. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out howhere. If you find a new issue, please let us know byfiling a bug.Thecommunity help forumis also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.


Abdul Syed
Google Chrome
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US Galaxy S10 June update doesn’t include dedicated Night mode

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Samsung rolled out a big Galaxy S10 update last month which brought a dedicated Night mode for the camera. What the update basically did is allow manual access to the Night mode which would previously only trigger automatically. The results remained more or less the same, but at least you could now choose when you wanted the Night mode to work its magic.The feature has since trickled down to devices like the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 with the June 2019 update. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S10 didn't get the feature in last month's update, and it's not getting the dedicated Night mode with this month's update either.US Galaxy S10 isn't getting a couple of new featuresT-Mobile today started rolling out the June 2019 security update for the Galaxy S10 on its network. While the update firmware version G973USQS2ASF7 does bring the latest security patch for the month of June 2019, it doesn't bring the dedicated Night mode. This is hardly surprising. The June updat…

Galaxy Tab S5e and more Galaxy A phones now support ARCore

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The Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 were certified with ARCore support by Google a few months back. Now the tech giant is expanding the list of supported Samsung devices with the addition of the Galaxy A40, A60, A70, and the Galaxy Tab S5e. The Galaxy A80 has also been added to the list, even though the smartphone only recently became available for pre-order and isn't out just yet. But it's good to know that once released, it should support ARCore out of the box.Adding ARCore support means that all of the aforementioned Galaxy devices should now be compatible with Augmented Reality-based applications that rely on the ARCore API. This includes Google's own Playground (previously known as AR Stickers), which adds a new camera mode that allows users to drop AR characters called Playmoji into the viewfinder. There's also Google's Measure app, which works similarly to Samsung's Quick Measure. With it, you can measure the length and height of objects in the real world usin…

Fresh Galaxy Note 10 case renders give a better view on the cutouts

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A couple of fresh images showcasing a clear protective case for the alleged Galaxy Note 10 have emerged. They feature the rendered device at an angle and thus they give a better idea of what the purpose of all the cutouts might be.According to these images, the bottom edge of the device will accommodate the S Pen slot, a loudspeaker, along with a USB Type-C port and microphone. Two additional cutouts are to be found on the top edge of the device – one of them should be for a microphone, but it's unclear what the other one is for. At the back, the upper-left corner has a vertically-aligned cutout which is large enough for three cameras, as well as a small circular cutout for the LED flash.This configuration suggests that the case renders at hand depict the standard Galaxy Note 10 because the Pro variant is rumored to feature two additional ToF sensors next to the LED flash. These types of sensors are capable of depth mapping in 3D space and can unlock more Augmented Reality possibi…

Daily Deal: $0.99 for this Micro USB Mobile Phone Mini Fan

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Summer is around the corner and that means temperatures are rising. To cool down, you could jump into a pool or sit in front of the air conditioner all day. However, if you're commuting or happen to be someplace where neither of those options is possible, you could take care of yourself by using a mini fan, powered by your smartphone. You can plug this in and it will start to blow a cooling breeze at you right away. For just under $1, this could be a cool gadget for this summer season!Use the Buy Now button below to claim your discounted fan, but hurry up as prices could go up again!The post Daily Deal: $0.99 for this Micro USB Mobile Phone Mini Fan appeared first on SamMobile.
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Samsung may launch Mate X-like out-folding smartphone before Huawei

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It became evident soon after the Galaxy Fold was sent to reviewers that the device needed more work if Samsung wanted it to survive the rigors of daily use. Nobody would buy a $2,000 device just to use it sparingly. Many think that Samsung simply rushed the April 26 launch of the Galaxy Fold because it wanted to beat Huawei to become the first company with a proper foldable smartphone on the market.Samsung has made some changes to the Galaxy Fold to address the reliability issues. However, it hasn't confirmed when the device will be released. A lot has changed for Huawei in the meantime. The company has been banned by the United States so releasing a foldable smartphone before Samsung is the least of its problems right now. A new report from South Korea claims that Samsung is going to capitalize on this by releasing a Huawei Mate X-like out-folding smartphone before its Chinese rival this year.Samsung wants to beat Huawei to another titleSamsung and Huawei went in different direct…

Chrome Beta for Android Update

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Hi everyone! We've just released Chrome Beta 76 (76.0.3809.45) for Android: it's now available on Google Play.

You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. For details on new features, check out the Chromium blog, and for details on web platform updates, check here.

If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Krishna Govind
Google Chrome
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Developer Newsletter: Improve your app quality, 16 reasons to start using the Android App Bundle

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What's new on Android and Google Play, Featured Medium postsView as webpage  »June 2019Tips to improve your app qualityImprove discovery on Google Play by ensuring your app or game has strong technical performance and engaging content. READ MOREFEATURED MEDIUM POSTS