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Forget Samsung’s Galaxy S10 And Note 10, This Is The Smartphone To Buy

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 are among the top smartphones of 2019 (for good reasons). But now new Galaxy S11 leaks are starting to show users exactly what they will miss.  

Samsung's Galaxy S11 (concept render)

Samsung’s Galaxy S11 (concept render) PHONEARENA

Building on several recent exciting revelations, The Elec (who revealed Apple’s new iPhone displays) has revealed that Samsung will give the Galaxy S11 a massive in-display fingerprint reader upgrade. And it could transform the tech. 

“For better performance, the Active Area Dimension (AAD) that recognizes the fingerprints is expected to get much bigger,” said The Elec. “Samsung Electronics first adopted FOD [fingerprint on display] for its Galaxy S10, and then the Galaxy Note 10. The AAD in the two phones both measure 36 square millimeters wide. The next Galaxy S phone, dubbed the Galaxy S11, is likely to be fitted with the 64 square millimeters AAD, according to sources close to the matter.”

Yes, doubling the size of the Galaxy S11 in-display fingerprint reader is massive but why does it count as a massive upgrade? Because in-display readers have no tactile guide like a physical reader which means they are far less intuitive to use. The upgrade means users will be able to place their finger anywhere in the bottom third of their phone to unlock it. For something we do 52x to 150x a day, that’s a big deal. 

Samsung's in-display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy Note 10 is hard to hit intuitively

Samsung’s in-display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy Note 10 is hard to hit intuitively SAMSUNG

It’s also far from the only Galaxy S11 improvement. We already know Samsung’s next-gen smartphone will have an upgraded designmajor performance increasesnext-gen memory, (potentially radical) new battery tech and a groundbreaking camera which has a heavy focus on AI. In fact, so sizeable is the camera upgrade it is being dubbed “a new beginning” for Samsung. 

Fears do still remain that Samsung will merge the Galaxy S11 and Note 11 into an all-new Galaxy One smartphone but, either way, the future is rushing towards us. And I suspect Galaxy S10 and Note 10 buyers will feel out of date a lot sooner than they imagined

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/09/24/samsung-galaxy-s11-fingerprint-reader-upgrade-design-battery-release-galaxy-s10-note10-plus/#62ec1b844acb

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MediaTek planning to introduce 5G chipsets for midrangers in 2020

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MediaTek introduced its Helio M70 5G modem back in May, but we are still waiting for an official unveiling of the whole chipset. It will be built on the 7nm FinFET process and will be for Oppo and vivo flagships.

Today, a report from China said the Taiwanese manufacturer is planning to have another 7 nm SoC, but this time it will be at a more affordable price and should go into midrangers.

MediaTek planning to introduce 5G chipsets for midrangers in 2020

According to MyDrivers, a website that is usually on point with most reports from China and the region, the architecture should be the same as the MT6885 (that’s the chipset with the Helio M70 modem), but the chip size will be smaller and the cost will be reduced. Mass production is expected in Q2 2020, meaning market availability sits at the third quarter of next year.

When MediaTek is done with developing those two platforms, it is expected to switch to TSMC’s 6nm EUV process, which would be the first EUV product for the Taiwanese company. There are four designs in total, all of them with an upgrade of the CPU and the GPU.

Research and development should be done by Q3 2020 in order to start mass production in twelve months’ time. MediaTek is aiming to ramp up about 100 million sold chips in 2020, half of them being the MT6885 and MT6873, mentioned above.

Source: https://www.gsmarena.com/mediatek_planning_to_introduce_5g_chipsets_for_midrangers_in_2020-news-39739.php

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Google Streaming Game Service Stadia To Be Launched November 19

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Google on Tuesday said it will launch its Stadia streaming game service on November 19, hoping to launch console-quality play into the cloud.

The announcement came at a Google event in New York where the tech giant was unveiling an array of new hardware products.

Stadia allows video gameplay on any internet-connected device, eliminating the need for games consoles.

It will be priced at $9.99 per month and compete against Apple Arcade, which is being offered at half that price.

Streaming real-time gameplay from the cloud promised to shake up a mushrooming market worth an estimated $135 billion globally last year, according to analysts — with mobile platforms accounting for about half.

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iPhone SE 2 and Apple AR headset landing in 2020, says noted analyst

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Last month, we reported that an iPhone SE successor could be released in early 2020. Now, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is getting in on that sweet iPhone SE prognostication action, with his latest Chinese-language report suggesting that very same thing, as reported by 9to5Google.

Along with a second generation mini Apple handset, Kuo had a couple of additional 2020-based predictions to make, forecasting the arrival of a new iPad Pro and Apple’s long-rumored AR headset for good measure.

As per previous reports, iPhone SE 2 is expected to be similar in design and hardware specification to 2017’s iPhone 8, only with the upgraded A13 Bionic chipset found in the iPhone 11 instead of an A11 Bionic, and will likely be released sometime in Q1 2020.

As for a new iPad Pro, Kuo believes that’ll also drop in the first quarter of next year, sporting a rear-facing 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera sensor for increased accuracy in depth-of-field photography and (presumably) for use with augmented reality.

Speaking of augmented reality, Kuo also believes that hotly anticipated Apple AR glasses may finally be unveiled next year, with the analyst predicting a release during the second quarter of 2020. Kuo’s projection comes only a month after Apple’s AR headset was seemingly leaked in the iOS 13 code.

As always, it’s best to take any analyst’s report on future tech products with a grain of salt. However, it’s worth noting that Kuo’s predictions have proven accurate in the past.

Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/iphone-se-2-and-apple-ar-headset-landing-in-2020-says-noted-analyst

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