For years, Samsung’s flagship smartphones have come in either a Qualcomm or Exynos variant depending on the market it is being sold in. However, according to a new rumor, it seems that Samsung could be ditching Qualcomm’s chipsets for its 2021 Galaxy S21 handset and could instead be relying on its own Exynos chipsets.
It has been several iPhone generations since Apple removed Touch ID on their iPhones and introduced Face ID. However, as potentially more secure Face ID is over Touch ID, it’s hard to deny how much more convenient Touch ID is, especially in this day and age where we’re wearing masks which makes authenticating with Face ID a bit more difficult.
As the smartphone market matures, it means that in terms of performance gains, it isn’t quite leaps and bounds like it used to be. This means that handset makers need to find new ways to improve on their devices, and for the upcoming iPhone 12, it seems that Apple will be focusing on the camera.
There seems to be a rumor making its rounds that claims that for the iPhone 12, Apple will not be bundling accessories with the device. This means that the iPhone 12 might not ship with both the EarPods and the charger, both of which are very common accessories that we see bundled with pretty much all smartphones.
We carry our phones with us all the time which makes it the perfect vessel for storing certain documents and cards, like credit/debit cards, loyalty cards, boarding passes, and more. However, it seems that Apple is envisioning a future in which the iPhone could potentially replace other documents like our passports or driver’s license.
The notch design in smartphones has been a fiercely debated topic, where there are some who hate the design, while others don’t seem too bothered. Companies have tried various workarounds, such as using hole-punch cutouts, or popup cameras, but neither of these are necessarily ideal.
Despite Google’s Android platform having a much larger market share, it seems that when it comes to earning money from apps, it’s hard to deny how much more lucrative Apple’s iOS platform is. A new report from Sensor Tower seems to confirm that, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
If you were to think about it, would a toilet seat be cleaner than your smartphone? Given what we do in the toilet, it would be reasonable to think so, but the reality is that studies have found that our phones are actually dirtier due to our hands touching it, and our hands touch just about anything and everything.
When you buy a smartphone, you can reasonably expect that it will come with a pair of earphones and also a charger. These are the basic accessories that are typically bundled with the majority of smartphones, but Apple is expected to turn things on their head by doing away with them completely.
Apple typically launches new iPhones in September. However, this year there have been rumors suggesting that the iPhone 12 could be delayed to either October or November, but there have also been reports to suggest that the phone’s launch is apparently still on track for a launch in September.
If the rumors are to be believed, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max could come with 120Hz displays. This is certainly pretty exciting if the rumors are true, but according to Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants, he claims to have heard from his contacts that this is not true.
While wired controllers on home consoles is acceptable, it is a bit strange when it comes to mobile because it means that it makes it less portable and a bit more clunky when setting it up. Oddly enough, wireless support for Google’s Stadia controller for Android devices was not available at launch, but that has changed.
Mobile games these days tend to adopt the free-to-play model where the game is free to download and play, but if players want to advance in the game or if they want certain features or boosts, they’ll have to pay for it. This can be a bit annoying as gamers just want to play without necessarily paying more for it.
If you were to take a look at video recordings you made either on your phone or camera from back in the day and play it back on a display with a higher resolution, it might look a bit fuzzy or grainy. This is because back in the day, videos on our phones were captured at a lower resolution.