Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Samsung's Foldable Phones will come to reality this year

Samsung is seeing it's growth in Foldable display gadgets and Bixby Assistant
 
 
Samsung made a huge a profit last year due it's business in OLED displays and chip manufacturing. It supplied it's  OLED displays to many smartphone makers some of which are also present on iPhone X. Also it has left behind the largest chip maker Intel in revenue. Due to all this Samsung has gained a lot of profit last year.
 
So now the company has decided that it will make the foldable display gadgets a reality this year. In 2014 the company touted a lot about it's foldable displays which was a concept. But company want to make it reality. By the end of this year we can expect foldable display smartphones or tablets from the company. Actually many companies like LG and Microsoft are rumored to work on foldable display tablets from a long time, but no company has made it to reality.
 
 Now the Samsung is seeing a great profit in these foldable screens. So Samsung will surely launch some devices with foldable displays this year. These are expected to launch in the Q4 of 2018. These phones will totally change the market of smartphones as there is no such phone available till date.
 
Now let's talk about Bixby, the personal assistant just like Google Assistant which the company has put in it's latest devices Samsung Galaxy S8 ad Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung is planning to install this assistant in many other devices. Samsung says it will enter new businesses related to Artificial Intelligence. So we can expect other companies using Bixby Assistant in their smartphones or they can make it available for every smartphone with an app.
 
Also the company is expecting that it's revenue will also increase this year with launch of it's mew flagship smartphones that is Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. The sales of it's large screen TVs will also go up due to sporting events in winter Olympics.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Samsung is working to fight against Apple's Face ID

Samsung may use combination of iris scanner and face recognition for u locking phone
 
 
 
We all know about super secure Apple's Face ID which the company implemented in Apple iPhone X. For this to work, Apple is having many sensors in iPhone X which work together to unlock the smartphone. This Face ID comes in place of Apple's previous unlocking technology Touch ID and company is claiming that this Face ID is more secure than Touch ID.
 
Now Samsung is also working on it's unlocking system and is planning to put some new unlocking system in it's new flagship. Earlier Samsung has Iris scanner, Face recognition and fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device which works individually for unlocking. But now according to the reports Samsung will use Iris scanner and face recognition in combination to unlock the phone.
 
Face ID actually detects the face with the help of infrared rays which it through on the user's face with the help of different sensors. That's why Apple iPhone X can also unlock the phone in dark as well. But the face recognition on Samsung's Note 8 don't work in dark. So company is planning to use iris scanner and face recognition in combination so that phone can be unlocked in dark as well.
 
Samsung is planning to use this technology in it's new flagship that is Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. This new feature will bring the unlocking system of Samsung pretty close to Apple's Face ID.
Samsung S9 will be launched at the MWC 2018. Samsung has already reveled the date of the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S9 that is February 25th.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Xiaomi opened Mi Home Store in Kolkata

Xiaomi opened Mi Home Store in Kolkata
 
 
Xiaomi has opened a new Mi Home Store in Kolkata on January 26th. The location of this store is South City Mall. After opening 19 of Mi Home Stores all across India, Xiaomi opened 20th Mi Store at South City Mall in Kolkata.
 
In these stores customer can go and have a look at the smartphones and have an in-hand feel of phones. Also they can buy these smartphones at these stores. The best thing of these stores is that we can have a look at smartphones and check their weight and other features. We can also buy other products like headphones, earphones, power banks, fitness bands, air purifiers and other mi products which have launched in the country.
 
Before this, across the country there were five stores in Bangalore, two stores in New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and one store in Noida, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Thane. This store is the first Mi Home Store in Kolkata.
 
The store is taking pre bookings at 500 INR and is offering Mi Earphone Basic Matte worth 599 INR with every pre booking which can be collected at the Mi store along with the smartphone.
 
Xiaomi has planned to open 100 such Mi Home Stores all across India.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Reddit enables two factor authentification

Reddit Enables 2FA
 
 
Reddit has enabled a two factor authentication (2FA) after testing it with lot of beta testers and moderators. This feature is really important feature as it adds an extra layer of protection in your account. This type of feature is enabled by Google in Gmail accounts. And today here we will discuss about this Two Factor Authentication and how to enable this in your Reddit account.
 
First of all how does this work? When you login to your Reddit account, then you have to fill a 6 digit PIN to have access to your account. This 6 digit PIN is generated by your phone. After all this, you can have access to your account. This feature works in mobile apps as well as pc but you have to download an authenticator app like Google Authenticator to generate the OTP. This app generates these OTPs itself in certain time period after which the OTP expires and another OTP generates. And once an OTP has been generated you have to enter that OTP in the required field before it expires.
 
 
To enable 2FA, log in to your Reddit account, click on preferences in the top menu, then select password/email. Select the option to enable two-factor authentication, then follow the prompts to complete set-up.
 
This feature is required so that someone can't log in to your account even if he knows you password. So this feature is really helpful. Also it has 10 backup codes, which helps when you lose your phone or you have some issues with your authentication app. So you.
 
But in real life, is this feature really helpful? Google has also enabled this 2FA feature for it's Gmail accounts. But according to the report around 90% of the Gmail users don't use this feature. So will Reddit users also use this or not?

Thursday, 25 January 2018

MWC 2018: What We Know So Far

MWC 2018: What We Know So Far

 
 MWC is the largest smartphone festival which held every year in Barcelona during the end of February and MWC stands for Mobile World Congress. In this festival various smartphone or non smartphone companies held their events in which they launch their tech related products or show some other technology to world. In these events many concept products of technology are also revealed to the world.  But basically this event is about smartphones and related technology. This year also MWC is going to start on 25th of February.
Today in this we will discuss about what we know so far  about MWC 2018.
 
Samsung

 
 We know that every year Samsung launch it's flagship phone in the MWC. But last year due to the miss happening with the Samsung Note 7 in 2016, Samsung decided to not launch Samsung galaxy S8 in MWC 2017. So Samsung held it's separate event after MWC in March where it launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in that event. But this year Samsung has confirmed that it will launch Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the MWC 2018. Samsung is holding an event on February 25th where it will launch these smartphones. So the first thing we know about this smartphone is that it will powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 845 chipset and other Exynos model will be there. Next we know that the design of the smartphone will be more or less same that is glass design at front and back with 18:9 aspect ratio display.
 
But there are many rumors about the camera of the smartphone, the camera of Samsung Galaxy S9 will be really enhanced. It will come with some technology ISOCELL which was announced in last October which actually improves the image quality in low light. Also there is some three stack fast readout sensor called ISOCELL fast which will enable the full HD video recording at as high as 480fps. Also there will be improvement in the autofocus of the camera with enhanced Phase Detection Autofocus System. So these are some of the rumors we know so far about the latest flagship phone from Samsung.
 
Xiaomi

 
Xiaomi is going to launch it's self made chipset Surge S2 at it's MWC event. Last year Xiaomi announced it's first self made chipset Surge S1 which powers the device Xiaomi Mi 5c. Surge S1 was a budget oriented chip which powers a budget phone.
But looking at the specs of Surge S2 it is not looking like the previous one. Surge S2 will be based on an octa core processor with eight cortex A-73 cores among which four cores are 2.2GHz each and other four are of 1.8GHz each. It will be helped by Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.
The first device to be powered by this cheapest is rumored be Xiaomi Mi 6x. So there are rumors that this mobile will be announced along side Surge S2. Xiaomi Mi 5x is known as Xiaomi A1 globally. So Xiaomi Mi 6x may be called Xiaomi Mi A2.
But Xiaomi Mi A1 is based on Google Android One program but there is no news about the another android one smartphone.
 
Nokia

 
 HMD is also going to hold an event at MWC 2018. HMD actually launch phones with the famous brand Nokia. HMD is the company which creates an android future for Nokia. Last week the chief officer of HMD Global revealed a major showcase plans for MWC 2018 but he didn't reveal about the specific device. From some reports we came to know that HMD will launch Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 at the event. And Nokia 9 will be the flagship form the company of 2018. Rumors also suggest that Nokia 9 will have a dual selfie camera, a bezel less designed 5.5" display and a combination of 12MP and 13MP cameras at the back. Also the first smartphone of Android Go that is Nokia 1 is going to lunch on the same day.

Also there are rumors that HMD will showcase a smartphone with five cameras at the back. This type of phone is same as Nokia OZO lens that was debuted back in 2015. But in this phone actually seven holes are shown in the prototype which are in the form of circle and among these seven holes five are cameras and other two are flash. But producing a phone with five cameras at back is not an easy task, it is not like putting a dual camera setup. So I think this type of phone will launch somewhat late in 2018.

LG and Huawei


LG and Huawei are silent on MWC 2018. LG and Huawei have withdrawn their flagships launch from MWC 2018 because Samsung is launching it's new flagship Samsung S9 and Samsung S9+. LG withdrawal from the MWC 2018 is obvious as company has already declared that it's flagship lineup need to be reworked. So LG won't launch any of the flagship phone at MWC this year. But still LG is holding it's event at the MWC, so what will it show there? Maybe it shows some higher version of it's previous flagship that is LG V30. Also it can show some other concept phones like foldable phones at MWC event.

Now let's talk about Huawei, it is still quiet on it's flagship launch at MWC 2018. But if company will hold an event at MWC it will launch it's new flagship that is Huawei P11 or some say Huawei P20. Whatever company calls it, it will remain the flagship of the company. Some rumors also suggest that Huawei will hold an event just after the MWC for this device.

So these are some of the rumors about the smartphones which are going to launch at MWC 2018 event. You will be updated about all the rumors of MWC 2018 in future at www.foneswag.com. Also MWC 2018 is going to held at Barcelona from  February 25th to March 1st.
 
 

 
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