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First Galaxy Fold 5G firmware update adds Link to Windows

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Samsung has started rolling out the first firmware update for the Galaxy Fold 5G. It's a minor update that doesn't bring much in the way of new features. It's certainly not like the significant update released for the Galaxy S10 recently which brought over many of the new features introduced with the Galaxy Note 10.What this update does bring is the Link to Windows feature that debuted on the Galaxy Note 10 as well. No additional features have been ported over to Samsung's foldable smartphone as yet but many would hope that Samsung does that soon.Samsung rolls out firmware Galaxy Fold 5G firmware updateSamsung recently brought over camera features like AR Doodle and Night mode for the front camera to the Galaxy S10 from the Galaxy Note 10. A new Live focus effect has been ported over as well. This update does none of that for the Galaxy Fold 5G.What the first Galaxy Fold 5G firmware update does bring is the Link to Windows feature. As we've explained before, this i…

How to set up and customize Galaxy Note 10 Air Actions

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Air Actions is the latest addition to the Galaxy Note family. The feature was introduced along with the new S Pen version paired with the Galaxy Note 10. For the first time in the series, the latest S Pen features an internal gyroscope. The hardware is being put to practical use through what Samsung calls Air Actions; or to be more specific, a sub-section of Air Actions which covers gestures.Galaxy Note 10 Air Actions allows users to remotely-control certain apps through the S Pen physical button and internal gyroscope. Supported apps allow you to control various aspects by pressing or double-pressing the S Pen button, or through so-called 'air gestures' by holding the button pressed and swiping the S Pen left, right, up, and down in the air. (If you're having trouble with gesture recognition, this story might help).This guide will explain all you need to know about setting up Air Actions.How to set up Air ActionsStep 1 – Accessing the Air Actions Menu: Open Settings and a…

Daily Deal: 60% off Samsung Active InEar Headphones

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In-ear headphones are versatile. They're perfect to use during your commute, in the office or while working out. The design makes sure they stay in your ear so you can move freely. They also have a built-in microphone (compatible with Samsung smartphones) so you can take calls with them too. At 60% off, this is a great opportunity to get a couple of headphones in so you'll never have to go without them.Hit the Buy Now button below and order them before they're out of stock!The post Daily Deal: 60% off Samsung Active InEar Headphones appeared first on SamMobile.
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Japan’s KDDI signs contract for Samsung 5G network equipment

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Samsung will supply Japan's second-largest mobile carrier, KDDI, with 5G network equipment. According to a Samsung official cited by The Korea Times, the company "[…] won a contract to supply its 5G network equipment to KDDI," however, the value of the contract was not disclosed.KDDI and Samsung have been testing 5G equipment over the past few years. In 2018 the companies showcased the power of 5G by successfully conducting a real-time free-viewpoint video stream test. Therefore, KDDI's decision to acquire 5G network equipment from Samsung isn't unexpected, especially since Huawei was banned from official contracts last year by the Japanese government.Nevertheless, Samsung will not be the only company responsible for building KDDI's 5G infrastructure. The Korean tech giant will work alongside Ericsson and Nokia to complete the contract over the next five years.2020 is the year of 5GJapan is reportedly making a greater effort towards implementing 5G before the…

Where to find the AR Doodle camera feature on the Galaxy S10

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AR Doodle is a camera feature that debuted on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, but it didn't stay exclusive to the two Notes for long as Samsung brought it over to the Galaxy S10 lineup with a software update starting September 23. AR Doodle is a fun little video recording feature that allows you to draw on top of whatever it is you're recording with the phone's camera. These drawings — doodles, to be more precise — maintain their original position, so if you doodle something on a person's face, the doodle will follow the face as the camera moves around and will show up every time that's person's face is in the frame.AR Doodle also works for videos without people in them. In such videos, each doodle will stay fixed in the place where you drew them, and the doodle will show up every time the camera is aimed at that place. AR Doodle is loads of fun, and while the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 10/10+ makes for sharper doodles, the feature works pretty well on the Galax…

Samsung opens a showcase venue for ‘The Wall’ displays in Korea

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Samsung has opened a new showcase venue for 'The Wall' displays in Korea today. The 'experience space' is set up at ODEPort, a high-end audio store in Seoul's Gangnam district. This is the first such showcase in Korea and the third one globally. The other two venues are the Harrods department store and the Samsung KX experience center – both of which are in London.The Korean tech giant is displaying the 146-inch 'The Wall Luxury' screen at the new outlet. The company has collaborated with the Danish audio brand ODE for the showcase, enabling Visitors to experience 'The Wall Luxury' modular display combined with ODE's high-end Steinway Lyngdorf audio system 'Model O.'The Wall showcase will operate on a 1: 1 reservation basis, whereby the company's representatives will provide visitors with customized concierge services such as consulting, experience, purchasing, installation, etc.The Wall lineup is currently Samsung's most premium…

Samsung Q3 2019 operating profit may fall by 60%

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Samsung has been facing a challenging business environment for the past few quarters. That was reflected in the company's bottom line. Its profit plunged by 56 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year.The primary reason is the supply glut of NAND flash and DRAM chips. Semiconductors account for a significant chunk of the company's revenues and as prices have declined, so have its profits. Analysts now predict a 60.2 percent decline in Samsung's Q3 2019 operating profit compared to Q3 2018. The projected figures will actually be an improvement compared to the second quarter of this year.Samsung Q3 2019 operating profit shows slight improvementQ3 2018 was a particularly good quarter for Samsung. It posted over $15.5 billion in operating profit on revenues of over $57.5 billion. It actually smashed its own record for the highest profit ever in a single quarter. It was driven to this peak due to the stellar performance of the semiconduct…

Flipkart India offering huge discount on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

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As part of its ongoing Big Billion Days sale, Indian retailer Flipkart is selling the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at a considerable discount. The regular Galaxy S9 is available from Flipkart for Rs. 29,999 (~$425), nearly 52% off its maximum retail price, while the S9+ can be purchased for Rs. 34,999 (~$495), or 50% less than its maximum retail price. It's worth noting that Flipkart has jacked up the list price to make the discounts seem bigger than they actually are, but both phones are nonetheless available for very attractive prices as part of the promotion.Samsung India has the same discount for the Galaxy S9 on its official store but is selling the S9+ for Rs. 61,900; combined with faster delivery times, Flipkart is where those interested in either phone should make the purchase. The Galaxy S9+ in particular is a very attractive option here. It may be more than a year old at this point, but its specs are still solid and include many of the same features as the Galaxy S10, like p…

Get free Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit with Galaxy Note 10+ in the US

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As a limited time offer, Samsung is giving away a Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Buds for free with every Galaxy Note 10+ purchase in the US. Bought separately, the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit would set you back by $229.98, making this is a pretty impressive deal for what is Samsung's most impressive Galaxy Note flagship yet. And the free Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit make sense when you consider that the Note 10+ does not have either a 3.5mm headphone jack or a heart rate sensor, two features that were once taken for granted on Samsung's flagship phones.Samsung isn't limiting the deal to any particular storage, color, or carrier variant of the Note 10+. You can go with any carrier of your choice or select the unlocked variant – you can also grab the 5G Galaxy Note 10+ from Verizon if you like. The free Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit will be added to your order automatically once you've made your storage, carrier, and color choices, but if you don't want these wearables, you ca…

October security update rolling out for the Galaxy A50

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Galaxy A50 owners who have been wondering why Samsung hasn't yet sent out the September security update for their device are in for a surprise: The Korean giant has decided to skip ahead to the October security patch for the Galaxy A50 and is rolling out an update with the next month's patch in some countries. The update, carrying software version A505FNXXS2ASJ1, is out in Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and a few countries in Southeast Europe.For now, we don't know if the update also brings something of note other than a security patch from the future. And, as it's not October yet, neither Google nor Samsung has posted details of the vulnerabilities that have been fixed in the October patch, so we're currently in the dark as to what is included in the newest Galaxy A50 update. But if you own the device and have received the update, you can tell us if you see something in the changelog about new features or improvements by leaving a comment down below…

Exclusive Galaxy Fold themes now available on the Galaxy Store

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A dedicated section for Galaxy Fold themes has gone live on the Galaxy Store. Samsung's foldable phone-cum-tablet is, at long last, available for purchase and has been making its way into the hands of consumers in the last week or so, and while it may have a unique form factor, a lot of the software experience is going to be the same as on other Galaxy devices. That includes support for themes, and exclusive options that are designed for the Galaxy Fold are now available for download.As you would expect, these themes apply to both the 4.6-inch cover screen and the 7.3-inch main display, but there's nothing else here that can be considered special or unique. Also, none of the themes available right now are, well, attractive. However, the quality and variety of the themes should improve as time goes by and more theme makers jump onboard. It's also worth noting that these exclusive themes are all free options – paid themes will no doubt start showing up in the coming weeks, a…

Huawei's First HarmonyOS device is a Smart TV - SoyaCincau.com

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Huawei's First HarmonyOS device is a Smart TVSoyaCincau.com
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The future of Huawei without Google apps - CNA

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The future of Huawei without Google appsCNA
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The Lepow 15.6-inch portable monitor works perfectly with your smartphone - XDA Developers

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The Lepow 15.6-inch portable monitor works perfectly with your smartphoneXDA Developers
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The Honor 9X series may be coming to Europe soon, if not exactly as we know them - Notebookcheck.net

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The Honor 9X series may be coming to Europe soon, if not exactly as we know themNotebookcheck.net
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The Great Indian Smartphone Survey 2019 - 91mobiles

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The Great Indian Smartphone Survey 201991mobiles
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Oppo Reno Z review - TechRadar

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Oppo Reno Z reviewTechRadar
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ICYMI #178: Honor Vision Pro Smart TV, Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera, Apple Arcade & more! - SoyaCincau.com

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ICYMI #178: Honor Vision Pro Smart TV, Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera, Apple Arcade & more!SoyaCincau.com
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Amazon Great Indian Festival 2019 sale lists discount on OnePlus 7 Pro, iPhone XR, and other phones; Check offers - The Financial Express

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Amazon Great Indian Festival 2019 sale lists discount on OnePlus 7 Pro, iPhone XR, and other phones; Check offersThe Financial Express
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Huawei Mate 10 and Honor V20 (View 20) family get another beta recruitment before EMUI 10 rollout - PiunikaWeb

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Huawei Mate 10 and Honor V20 (View 20) family get another beta recruitment before EMUI 10 rolloutPiunikaWeb
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Honor Band 5 to receive SPO2 and music control feature in India soon - Gadgets Now

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Honor Band 5 to receive SPO2 and music control feature in India soonGadgets Now
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Galaxy M30s is now available for purchase in India

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy M30s in India last week as a mid-year refresh to the existing M30. It was scheduled to go on sale on September 29, but Amazon India has now revealed that Prime subscribers can buy the online-exclusive device a day early (i.e., starting today) on its website. Those without a Prime subscription can purchase the M30s from September 29 onwards as announced on both Amazon.in and the Samsung India online store.The Galaxy M30s is priced at Rs. 13,999 (~$200) for the 4GB/64GB version and Rs. 16,999 (~$240) for the 6GB/128GB configuration. You can probably score additional discounts and mobile data benefits during Amazon's Great Indian Festival Sale. The device will be available in Opal Black, Pearl White, and Sapphire Blue color options.The Galaxy M30s boasts some significant upgrades over the M30. It packs a massive 6,000mAh battery and a new Exynos 9611 processor. Samsung has also bumped the resolution of the primary camera to 48 MP and ultrawide lens to 8 MP…