Initially it was rumoured that Galaxy S10 to be launched next year will be Samsung’s first device with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Now according to a new report, the South Korean giant may launch a couple of smartphones with the in-screen fingerprint sensor before the Galaxy S10. The upcoming P-series Galaxy P30 and P30+ devices are said to carry a cheaper version of an under display fingerprint sensor.
The handset will be exclusive to the Chinese smartphone market bearing model number SM-G6200. According to reliable tipster @MMDDJ on twitter, the Galaxy P30 and P30+ will be coming with LCD panels. It was reported earlier that this phone would be coming with in-display fingerprint scanner by SamMobile. But LCD panels are incompatible with in-screen fingerprint sensor tech currently available.
If the next tweet from @MMDDJ is to be believed, the Galaxy P30 might not be the first phones from Samsung to come with in display fingerprint scanners.
No,P30 is not the indisplay fingerprint sensor mid-end
Samsung smartphone I heard. https://t.co/ow8S0U1gO5
— 萌萌的电教 (@MMDDJ_) September 24, 2018
The Galaxy P30 and Galaxy P30+ are expected to be launched as early as next month. It looks like the company is in hurry to launch these smartphones as Galaxy S10 will launch early next year at CES 2019 in January. But this will not lessen the hype of the Galaxy S10 as there will be more new technologies in the device. It is also speculated to come with a triple rear camera setup and an in display fingerprint scanner.
We don’t know much about the phone, but we can surely expect the triple camera setup we saw in the recently launched the Galaxy A7 with triple camera setup on the rear. This new strategy of giving premium features in a mid-range segment might work for Samsung in the long run.
All Samsung Galaxy S10 variants to Support Reverse Wireless Charging!
Earlier this week, a report surfaced online disclosing the price of the Samsung Galaxy S10 trio in the UK. The source also revealed the possibility of Samsung implementing a reverse wireless charger like the one on Huawei Mate 20 Pro and now an independent source confirms it to be true.
The new leak claims that the reverse wireless charging will feature on all the three variants of Galaxy S10, including the Lite version. The technology will be called “Powershare” but we are not so sure about its usability. The standard wireless charging is pretty slow and charging another smartphone with your smartphone will be even less effective. However, its still early to comment on it and the South Korean may have a better solution than Huawei’s Mate Pro reverse charging or it could be just another marketing gimmick.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in three variants: a regular version, a Plus version and a flat variant. It is expected to come with a Infinity-O display with a cut-out notch containing the selfie camera. The device is also touted to come with a new in-screen fingerprint scanner that uses ultrasound to read the ridges in the finger in 3D but the iris scanner is likely to be shelved.
The Lite variant of the smartphone featuring a 5.8 inch display will have 128GB storage and priced at £669. The regular curved variant of the S10 with 6.1 inch display will be offered in 128GB and 512GB RAM and will cost £799 and £999 respectively. The third model is offered in a 128GB, 512GB and 1TB storage variant costing £899, £1099 and £1399 respectively. The 1TB storage variant may be the rumoured 5G supported 6.7 inch model with six cameras considering the high price tag. From previous reports, the device will be available in 4GB, 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM and sport triple camera setup at the rear.
Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S10 series ahead of the Mobile World Congress on February 20. It will be available for pre-order from that day and will go on sale from March 8.
New Xiaomi Smartphones clears 3C certification, might be the Redmi 7 Series!
Three new Xiaomi smartphones has been certified by 3C authority in China. The variants are numbered as M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C. The phone are equipped with 5V/2A charging, and it’s speculated that it is the Redmi 7 series for next year, the successor for Redmi 6 series.
The 3C doesn’t offer much information other than the charging rate. The M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C comes with support for 10W charging hinting that it will be affordable smartphone from the company.
Last month two Xiaomi smartphone with model number M1901F9T and M1901F9E smartphones passed 3C certification. The two smartphones were revealed to have support for the 10W charging. The Chinese manufacturer is yet to launch the Redmi 6 Pro in China. Hence, it is speculated that the M1901F9T and M1901F9E might be the Redmi 6 Pro. However, like its predecessor, Redmi Note 5, it is expected to launch under the Redmi Note 6 moniker. Like the global variant, the Redmi Note 6 pro will include a 10W charge but may carry support for 18W fast charging.
The recently appeared Xiaomi M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C models are expected to launch after the Note 6. So there is a strong possibility that it is one of the phones from the Redmi 7 series, which includes further divisions like Redmi 7 and Redmi 7 Pro. Currently, there is not any information available about the handset.
All the handsets Xiaomi released this year had a “M18” in the start of their model numbers while the above mentioned devices have “M19” in their names indicating that they will be launched next year. So we can expect the company to launch the Redmi Note 6 and the Redmi 7 series in the first quarter of 2019. Though the phones have not yet cleared any other certification they are expected to appear soon into benchmarking websites and other certifications revealing more details about the handsets.
Lenovo Z5s Teasers Suggest 8GB & 10GB RAM Versions! Camera Samples Released.
Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo is all set to launch the Z5s in China. The device will be launched on December 18th in China. There had been some leaks regarding the external design of the device like the in-display camera and minimal bezels.
Today, Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng has shared an interesting fact about the device on Weibo. The teaser contains some Chinese text which translates to the presence of more than 8 GB RAM on the device. Now that the device is confirmed to have more than 8 GB RAM, we expect the handset to ship with a whopping 10 GB of RAM.
The teaser video shows a Formula 1 racing car which symbolizes the swift and fluid performance of the handset. We have heard rumours regarding the processor used in the handset. If the rumours turn out to be true, the device will feature Snapdragon 710 chipset which is a mid-range processor. This might turn out to be fake as the handset is now confirmed to come with more than 8 GB of RAM. There is a possibility that Lenovo might feature the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor to the device.chipset. Take a look at the ad below.
According to the TENAA listing, the Lenovo Z5s will feature a triple rear camera setup similar to the one seen on the Huawei’s P20 Pro but the sensors used and their respective apertures are still unknown. The handset measures 156.7 x 74.5 x 7.8 mm and is expected to feature a large 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ pixel resolution.
Also look at the camera samples released:
The handset might come with 3,210 mAh battery. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear side of the device. In terms of software, the device will run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie with ZUI on top. We’ll get to know more once the device gets launched which is only a couple of days away from now. Till then, stay tuned for updates.
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