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1. What is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G anyway?
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Samsung continues to let the cat out of its pocket early and with new leaks in the past few days we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G.
But what the hell is that anyway? Some kind of device only for fans or x BTS collaboration or an indescribably nuanced Galaxy S20? None of that: in short, it's a new lite version of the S20.
- More and more manufacturers are releasing medium-sized alternatives to their flagship smartphones with a range of ~ 400 US dollars in the US are now more competitive than in recent years.
- As innovations that you really need stall, people are finding that $ 1,000 flagships have it all, great phones with cameras, battery life, and performance that all have the right criteria not be that expensive.
- Samsung tried this last year with the S10 and Note 10 Lite models.
- But in 2020 what was Lite is now Fan Edition, we think.
What do you get?
These representations come directly from Evan Blass & # 39; Leckkanal this morning:
- Which is not particularly exciting : It's a remarkable 2 020 looking smartphone that doesn't try to break shape. The full leaks show six colors including blue, red, white, light green, and pink.
- Important specs include a 6.5-inch Samsung-style screen and the Infinity-O-Hole.
- A Snapdragon 865 SoC in the USA and an Exynos processor in the global edition are expected in at least the 5G models, possibly with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
- Cameras are a downgrade – we are looking at a simpler setup if the renderings are correct. It's still a triple camera, but leaks suggest a 12-megapixel primary snapper, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x zoom, not the higher-megapixel options.
- Early June reports suggested an October launch date for the device and super early reports suggested a price of $ 750.
- Yes, the S20 Fan Edition would be cheaper than the Galaxy S20's $ 999 when it debuted, but a significant increase over the Galaxy S10 Lite's $ 650 when launched and ~ $ 450 Galaxy A71.
- In any case, it's still a month and a half, and if Samsung is really looking to bring a scaled-down flagship into the mainstream, it may have to be aggressive.
- Samsung has confirmed which of its smartphones will receive three generations of Android updates and lists the flagship Galaxy S and Note. Galaxy A series tablets, leaflets, and phones.
- The Samsung Galax y The S20 line will be the first to receive Android 11 this year.
- This is important in order to reduce planned obsolescence, make people safer with their devices and give people more reason to buy a device from a manufacturer that will last.
- More about all Samsung devices listed here.
2. Apple and Epic Games escalate their feud over Fortnite. Apple has essentially threatened to remove Epic's developer accounts and access unless it complies with the in-app purchase limit set by Apple, and Epic has issued an injunction to prevent it (Android Authority). Also: Apple strikes back on Epic: "We make no exception" (The Verge).
3. The next Samsung phone you buy could be made in India: it could also help Samsung compete with Apple for value for money. Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, any phone you buy soon could be made in India or Vietnam as production falls in China (Android Authority).
4. Secret Service pays for location data from phone apps: The US government is faced with more allegations of buying location data to track down people without the usual arrest warrants (Android Authority).
5. Google is trying to test a secret 6 GHz network in 17 different states. A new breed of wireless broadband? (The Verge).
6. The Chrome label "Fast page" shows which websites have fast loading times (Engadget).
7. A patent for Apple Cloud Gaming was published and found online. It is very similar to Apple's own Xbox xCloud competitor. This would explain why Apple refused to allow Microsoft's service on its platforms (obviously Apple).
8. Oracle is reportedly in talks to buy TikTok's US business. Oracle! The database company! (The Verge).
9. Apple expands its independent repair program (Reuters) to include Macs so that mom and pop stores can repair Macs again. However, Gizmodo points out that Apple is still Apple: these stores have to agree to draconian terms like unannounced inspections, potential fines for owning "prohibited" repair parts, NDAs, and more.
10. Also: There are just not enough laptops, and that could be doomed to fail for many students (Gizmodo).
11. Nintendo is showing 20 minutes of indie switch games at 12 noon ET: Indie World (Engadget) today.
12. TestFlight Forever: Developers use Apple's TestFlight tool to build and distribute apps outside of the App Store. This avoids rejections from Apple and creates tiny communities (protocol).
13. This cobalt-free battery is good for the planet – and it actually works (wired).
14. The 100th SpaceX mission will begin today at 10:13 am CET and will be full of more Starlink Sats (CNET).
15. ELI5: “Why is Death Valley the hottest place on earth? I thought it was somewhere on the equator. “(R / EXPLAINIMIMIVE)
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