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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 leak reveals three big upgrades – Tom’s Guide

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  • A new series of official renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 reveal what is likely the foldable phone’s final design.
  • The biggest changes include a punch hole camera that eliminates the notch, a larger external display and a more seamless hinge.
  • The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is expected to debut at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked on August 5.

A new set of awesome new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 renders just leaked online, giving us our best look yet at the highly anticipated upcoming foldable.

These images come from MySmartPrice, (via Ishan Agarwal), who received them from “a trusted source.”

The two colors we can see here, named Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black by Samsung, both really suit the phone. Samsung certainly seems keen on them, as they are offering the same colors on the Galaxy Note 20

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The phone’s front cover sports a 6.23-inch display, significantly larger than the 4.6-inch external display on the original Galaxy Fold. In order to keep a camera on the front of the phone without needing a huge bezel, the Z Fold 2 uses a punch-hole notch.

From the back, we can see the power button on the side of the phone, which looks to host another capacitive fingerprint sensor. Given the difficulty of making folding phones, it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see an under-display fingerprint sensor for this device.

The rear camera block looks to contain three sensors and a flash. Other rumors tell us that these cameras will be a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor and a 64MP telephoto sensor. That’s the same set of cameras you’d find on the Galaxy S20, which is a solid phone for photos, but not as good as an iPhone 11, or Samsung’s more expensive Galaxy S20 Plus.

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Connecting these two halves looks to be a curved hinge, which looks much smoother than the angular hinge on the Galaxy Fold. Since the original Fold struggled to keep debris out of its internal mechanisms, causing significant damage to the phone, it looks like Samsung’s gone some way to fixing this problem with a different hinge design.

Inside the phone, there’s a punch-hole selfie camera on the right side of the display. It’s a little hard to spot, but if anything that’s a good thing. Compared to the huge notch the first Galaxy Fold had, the punch-hole makes the Z Fold 2 look more in line with other modern Android phones.

The bezels of the internal display look to have been shrunk compared to the first Fold also. That’s likely what has allowed Samsung to increase the display from 7.3 inches to 7.7 inches. Samsung is also giving this enlarged display a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, according to rumors.

There is no sign of an S Pen in these renders. Despite some rumors suggesting the Fold 2 could get a Note-style pen, the fact there’s no S Pen visible in these renders seems to confirm that Samsung won’t be offering a stylus with the Z Fold 2.

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Internally, we’re expecting the Z Fold 2 to be armed with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and 12GB RAM, with either 256GB or 512GB of storage. It should have a total battery capacity of 4,356mAh, split across two individual batteries, and have 5G compatibility, thanks to the Snapdragon silicon. Expect a price tag of around $2,000, like the first Galaxy Fold.

While it feels like we’ve seen almost everything the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has to offer, you can watch the official reveal of this foldable on August 5, the day of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event. That’s the time we’ll also be seeing the Galaxy Note 20 series debut, in addition to the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Tab S7.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 leak shows off hole-punch cameras and a bigger external display – Circuit Breaker

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2 has just gotten its biggest leak yet, showing off the revamped design for the company’s flagship foldable successor, which it’s expected to announce at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5th alongside the Galaxy Note 20, via MySmartPrice.

The new renders show off a vastly improved design, with a hole-punch camera replacing the large corner notch for the internal camera and a new, full-size display on the outside of the phone (instead of the tiny screen on the original). Earlier rumors put those displays at 7.7 inches for the internal, foldable display and 6.23 inches for the outside panel (compared to 7.3-inch and 4.6-inch displays on the original). Visible on the back of the phone is a new triple camera system that matches the design on the leaked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is also expected to upgrade the internal processor to the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, along with a 4,356mAh battery and 15W wireless charging. The leaks also match a blurry image of the Z Fold 2 that Twitter user @hwangmh01 posted on July 28th.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 looks gorgeous in these leaked renders – SamMobile

It’s time for the Galaxy Watch 3 to get the same treatment as the Galaxy Note 20 / Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy Tab S7 series ahead of Galaxy Unpacked 2020. In other words, both the 41mm and 45mm Galaxy Watch 3 have been subjected to a massive leak with high-resolution renders in tow.

It’s not like the Galaxy Watch 3 holds many secrets at this point. After all, the 41mm model was showcased in a live video earlier today, but the renders recently shared by WinFuture also offer a much closer look at the 45mm model, particularly the Titanium flavors that we were able to confirm exclusively a couple of months ago.

Meanwhile, two flavors of the 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 have been exposed in renders, namely the ubiquitous bronze color as well as the Titanium Silver option, as seen in the gallery below.

The 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 has a 1.2-inch circular display, while the 45mm model has a 1.4-inch panel. The smaller model is driven by a 247mAh battery, while the larger one relies on a 340mAh unit.

Aside from these discrepancies in size, battery capacity, and slight differences in design, both Galaxy Watch 3 models share the same components and software, including an Exynos 9110 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, and Tizen OS 5.5. The screens are of the Super AMOLED variety with a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels, and they’re covered in Gorilla Glass DX.

The physical rotating bezel finally returns with the Galaxy Watch 3

Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy Watch 3 benefits from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC. They also boast a built-in heart-rate monitor, a MIL-STD-810G body with an IP68 rating, and software features for fitness enthusiasts, including 39 different sport modes.

But more importantly for some prospective buyers, the Galaxy Watch 3 marks the long-awaited return of the rotating bezel. Both variants look absolutely stunning in our eyes, but take a look for yourself and share your thoughts below.

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Major Galaxy Tab S7 leak hints at a smaller model without AMOLED – Engadget

Performance, at least, would be similar. Both Tab S7 models reportedly boast Snapdragon 865 Plus processors, optional 5G models, a minimum 6GB of RAM and 128GB or more of expandable storage. You could also expect 13MP main and 5MP ultra-wide rear cameras and very low latency S-Pens much like those rumored for the Galaxy Note 20.

Samsung may also be closer to fulfilling its dreams of turning the Galaxy Tab into a PC replacement. Both tablets might support a Wireless DeX feature that saves you from having to plug in for desktop use. If you don’t need external peripherals, the keyboard cover will supposedly have a larger trackpad and full-size keys.

Images of the tablet suggest the design won’t change. Both slates would have flat metal edges and screens that hug the bezels.

It’s not certain how much the new tablets would cost or how soon they might be available after Unpacked. The Tab S6 started at $649, but it also came with a 10.5-inch AMOLED screen. The switch to LCD could affect the pricing, although we wouldn’t count on a price drop.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 breaks cover w/ flat display, modest camera module [Video] – 9to5Google

We’ve seen a lot of Samsung’s Note 20 Ultra to date, but there haven’t been any notable appearances of the smaller model. Today, a detailed 3D render of the Galaxy Note 20 has hit the web, giving us a clear look at this phone and what sets it apart.

Following a huge leak of the Note 20 Ultra on Samsung’s own website, today’s Note 20 render comes courtesy of Evan Blass via Patreon. Instead of just a still image, too, this leak gives us a full 360-degree look at the Galaxy Note 20 which really doesn’t leave much to the imagination.

What do we learn? For one, the smaller Note 20 has a completely flat display. It’s a bit hard to tell if the edges will taper off like on the Galaxy S20 series, but clearly there are no massive curves like what we saw on the Galaxy Note 10 series. The display, too, has slim bezels and a centered punch-hole.

Beyond that, we can also see that Samsung opted for a modest camera module on this device. Unlike the Note 20 Ultra which has a huge camera, this one seems basically the same size as what the S20 and S20+ offered earlier this year.

To better share it with you, we mirrored the massive GIF file that Blass shared as a video on YouTube above, but you can see the full 57MB image here.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10, revisited 10 months later – Android Central

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Galaxy Note 20, Fold 2, Tab S7 rumored to ship with Snapdragon 865+ – SamMobile

Samsung may want to equip the Galaxy Note 20 series, the Galaxy Fold 2, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and the Galaxy Tab S7 duo with the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset in some markets after all. This is true at least according to a fresh rumor passed along the Twitter leaker sphere despite the claims of earlier reports on the matter.

A couple of months ago, the head of Meizu Technology Marketing claimed that Qualcomm has no intentions to push the Snapdragon 865+ into mass production this year, meaning that, in turn, Samsung’s upcoming flagships will use the existing Snapdragon 865 chipset in some markets. Only time will tell if this will indeed be the case in regards to Qualcomm’s manufacturing plans for the near future, but so far, there hasn’t been much evidence to support a 2020 launch for the Snapdragon 865+.

Snapdragon 865+ was seemingly spotted in a benchmark

The Snapdragon 865+ was apparently benchmarked in AnTuTu a few weeks ago, at first glance signaling that Qualcomm may be preparing it for the masses. However, an early benchmark listing doesn’t really say much about the manufacturer’s exact plans for the silicon’s market release, so a 2020 debut may very well still be off the table even if the SoC is undergoing testing.

According to preliminary data, the Snapdragon 865+ chipset is said to be equipped with a single main CPU core clocked at up to 3.1GHz, three high-performance cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four low-energy cores operating at a frequency of up to 1.8GHz. In other markets where the Galaxy Note 20 lineup won’t be powered by the Snapdragon 865+ or other Qualcomm solutions, the series is expected to feature an Exynos 992 chipset. Like the Snapdragon 865+, the Exynos 992 has yet to be officially unveiled and its specifications are largely unknown.

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Is 128GB enough for Galaxy S20? Is a 256GB or 512GB Galaxy S20 worth it? – PhoneArena

Is 128GB enough for Galaxy S2src? Is a 256GB or 512GB Galaxy S2src worth it?

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Samsung Galaxy S20 is the

Korean giant‘s current flagship smartphone, and all three of its variants – the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra offer 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options. The phones come with gorgeous AMOLED displays, capable of 120Hz refresh rate, and solid cameras, performance and battery life. If you’re set on buying a model in the S20 line, you may be wondering if the base storage option of 128GB would be enough for you. Lets find out!

How much free storage does the Galaxy S20 actually come with?

You never get the exact amount of free storage on your smartphone as advertised. The phone’s operating system and core (undeletable) apps will have taken some storage as soon as you first turn it on, and need to remain there for it to function properly.

On the Galaxy S20, the Android operating system along with potential carrier pre-installed software may take well over 19GB of storage. The exact number can vary and will increase over time as the phone is being used, but out the box, the system-taken storage on a Galaxy S20 would normally be between 19GB and 29GB. It’s safe to assume that whatever storage option you choose, your phone will likely come with at least 20GB less free storage than advertised. Taking this in consideration, your Galaxy S20 128GB variant is likely to come with about 108GB or less free storage, while the 256GB and 512GB variants – with about 236GB and 492GB respectively.

How much space do apps and games take on the Galaxy S20?



How many apps can a 128GB Galaxy S20 hold?

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular apps most people are likely to install, and see how much space they would take on your Galaxy S20. YouTube takes about 110MB of storage, while TikTok takes 61MB. Facebook takes about 42MB, while Messenger – another 38MB. WhatsApp takes a mere 22MB, Zoom – 31MB, Snapchat – 55MB and Netflix – about 15MB when first installed.

Although those are minute numbers that won’t make a dent on your 128GB of storage, do keep in mind that some of those apps gradually take up more space as you continue using them, as they will automatically store photos, videos and other data locally on your Galaxy S20. In any case, what we have so far amounts to about 374MB of storage being taken, which is a mere 0.37GB. Obviously, it depends on your usage, but even the 128GB Samsung Galaxy S20 should easily be able to fit all the apps you would ever need.

How many games can a 128GB Galaxy S20 hold?

Games understandably take more storage than the average app, as they often contain plenty of music, sounds, high-resolution images and other large data. Minecraft is an exception, as it only takes just under 100MB, while Call of Duty: Mobile will take about 2GB of storage, PubG Mobile – another 1.6GB, Blizzard’s Hearthstone – 45MB at download and about 1.3GB after installation, Pokemon GO – about 330MB. If you also want some console games on your phone – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas takes 2,4GB of storage, while Max Payne Mobile – 1,1GB. Even if you download all that, it amounts to 8,83GB, so the base 128GB Galaxy S20 option should be more than enough for all of your favorite games.

How much space do videos, photos, and music take up on the Galaxy S20?



Videos

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 108MP main camera, while the S20 and S20+ have 12MP ones. The average person will likely shoot videos at the most common resolution of 1080p at 30 frames-per-second (FPS), which equates to around 1,75 megabytes being taken per second of recording.

With that in mind, even the 128GB Galaxy S20 has enough storage for 1200 minutes or 20 hours of video recordings – more than most people would film during a phone’s lifespan. Of course, power users who may want to shoot at 4K 60FPS will be able to fit less camera footage – a bit over 240 minutes or 4 hours before the phone fills up. This is still a solid amount of clips, and likely enough even for professional YouTubers and vloggers, who don’t mind backing up or deleting older videos once every few months.

Photos

A photo taken with any of the Samsung Galaxy S20 variants will commonly range between 3 and 6 megabytes in size. Most of the photos in our usage were close to 4MB, so taking that number in mind, you can comfortably take up to 31,900 photographs on the base 128GB model before it fills up. In turn, the 256GB Galaxy S20 will fit up to 63,900 photos, and the 512GB model – up to 127,900 photos. You may choose to take higher or lower resolution photos than the default, but even then, the base Galaxy S20 should have enough storage for the average user’s photo needs, at least for a couple of years.


Music

Some people like saving their music on-device, rather than streaming it, so it can be enjoyed offline. As songs can vary greatly in length and quality, thus in file size, we’ll use an average as an example – a 4-minute high-quality 320mbps song off of Spotify, 9.6 megabytes in size. More than 13,300 such songs can fit in the base Galaxy S20 128GB variant. Respectively, over 26,600 and 53,300 high-quality MP3 songs can fit in the 256GB and 512GB Galaxy S20 models.

So, which Samsung Galaxy S20 model should I get: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB?

The Galaxy S20 128GB already has enough storage for most users. 128 gigabytes are more than enough for all of your apps and games, and you’ll be able to record up to 20 hours of video clips before it fills up. Even if you plan on keeping your phone for the next 3-to-4 years, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever need to worry about storage during that period. Going with this option over the more expensive ones is likely the best choice, so long as you’re not planning to always shoot videos at the highest possible resolution, or to build a huge offline movie and music library on the phone.

The Galaxy S20 256GB is a sweet middle option, but unnecessary for almost anyone. Power users would likely go for the 512GB option, while the average user should be more than comfortable with 128GB. Regardless, having 256GB of storage on your phone means you can easily store all of your favorite movies, music, and everything else on it, and comfortably use your S20 for at least 4-to-5 years before it’s time to upgrade or start freeing up storage.

The Galaxy S20 512GB is overkill for most people, but a great option for power users planning to constantly record videos in 4K or even 8K. 512GB is more than enough even for the average laptop user, so on a phone, you really should have a plan for all that storage in order to justify the price it will cost you. If unsure, the previous two options are probably going to fit your needs more than well.


Does the Galaxy S20 have a microSD card?

Yes, all Galaxy S20 models, except for the limited edition Verizon S20 5G UW, have a microSD card slot, and support microSD cards of up to 1 terabyte, which equates to 1000 gigabytes! So even if you’re on the fence about whether the 128GB Galaxy S20 option will be enough for you, you’ll be happy to know that you can always extend that storage via a microSD card.

Be advised that the S20 does not allow for recording 8K videos or 4K 60FPS videos directly onto a microSD card, and the same goes for burst photos. But you can still manually move those from the phone’s internal storage to the connected microSD card later if you wish to. If interested in getting a microSD card, see our picks

for best micro SD cards for Samsung Galaxy phones.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ start receiving their One UI 2.1 update – Android Central

Samsung began rolling out the One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy Note 9 last week, bringing a few new Galaxy S20 features to its 2018 flagship. Just as expected, the company has now started pushing the One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy S9 series. As per the folks at SamMobile, the One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus arrives as version G96xNKSU3ETF4 in Korea and G96FXXU9ETF5 in Germany.

Since the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have already received two major OS upgrades, One UI 2.1 is the last major update for the two phones. It introduces quite a few new features, including Quick Share, Music Share, Single Take, Pro video recording, My Filters, and a new AR Zone app. Along with these new features, the One UI 2.1 update also comes with an updated Samsung Keyboard with support for multilingual translation, quick crop feature in the Gallery app, and the June 2020 Android security patch.

While the update is currently rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in just two markets, it is expected to expand to a few more countries in the coming days. As with any other software update, you will receive a notification once One UI 2.1 becomes available to download in your country. You can also check for the update manually by opening the Settings app on your phone and heading over to Software update > Download and install.

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Samsung to launch limited edition Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Buds+ in July – PhoneArena

Samsung to launch limited edition Galaxy S2src+ and Galaxy Buds+ in July

Samsung has been trying to boost sales of its most recent flagships since their launch on the market. Besides lowering prices through limited deals and promotions, Samsung has been using one other marketing weapon that never fails to attract new buyers: new color options.

The South Korean giant launched last month

a brand new Galaxy S20+ color option in the United States – Aura Blue. Today, the company

teased yet another Galaxy S20+ variant that will be introduced next month.

The new so-called Mirror Purple Galaxy S20+ tipped by

Max Weinbach will be launched alongside a pair of Galaxy Buds+ in the same color on July 9. The purple Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Buds+ are limited edition devices and a tribute to Korean Pop band BTS.

The images that you see have been discovered in the newest Galaxy Buds+ plugin from the Google Play Store, which we’ve already reported about

earlier today. One other important thing worth mentioning is that Samsung will open up pre-orders for the limited edition

Galaxy S20+ on June 19.

The Mirror Purple Samsung Galaxy S20+ and

Galaxy Buds+ will be initially launched in South Korea, but we know for certain they will be released across several European countries. We do not know if they will be available for purchase in the United States as well though.

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