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Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Leak Reveals More Secrets About The Smartphone Device

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been the latest buzz among the interested users. Many leaks and rumors are being released frequently about the device stating the specification, features and other fundamental details. The latest leak suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 device is including some techniques and the secrets which will be seen in the smartphone device soon.

Some leaked report has recently pointed out that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 device will be launched publicly by the end of August. Samsung, the South-Korean giant phone maker has already unveiled the specification and design of the device via a tweeter post.

One of the trusted leak source named OnLeaks has provided much more secrets about the most anticipated Galaxy Note 8. The photo posted by this trusted leak site shows that there will be 3 different types of tempered glass screen protector for the Galaxy Note 8 device. Samsung has also started revealing more details about the device as its launching date is approaching. These three-tempered glass screen protectors will vary based on the cutouts present at the top bezel.

The first tempered screen protector has 4 cutouts but the leaks by OnLeaks suggest that there will be 6 cutouts. The third tempered screen protector will have 6 cutouts but they vary in their sizes. The predecessor of the Galaxy Note 8 device called Galaxy Note 7 had one opening for the ear phone and three additional cutouts for the front camera, iris scanner and one for the light sensor.

Hence it seems that the Galaxy Note 8 device being the improvement over the Galaxy Note 7 will have 6 cutouts, the additional two for the iris detection LED and one meant for the proximity sensor.

All the leaked information will not remain unknown to the interested user as the Galaxy Note 8 device is expected to be launch on August 23. The launch of the device will also resolve the debate related to the location of the fingerprint sensor and the price of the device.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Users Can Now Disable The Ads Received Via Push Notifications

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones which were launched in March 2017 are now annoying the users with ads via push notifications. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones are popular smartphones hitting the market showing off its sleek design along with top features providing the smoother user experience.Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Users Can Now Disable The Ads Received Via Push Notifications

As the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones do not come at a budget-friendly cost the unwanted ads popping up on the device are bombarding the users with ads push notifications.

Many Galaxy S8 and S8+ have reported to Reddit and asked about the Samsung’s business practices as the users are constantly receiving the ads push notifications. The ads are hitting the devices through Samsung’s Game Launcher app which includes game management and optimizing service bloatware.

The Game Launcher app also send push notifications which are spamming the smartphone users with game related ads. The app is basically meant to improve the performance and reduce the battery usage during gaming sessions. One of the annoying ads is for the mobile game called Load Runner Classic which is available for Samsung’s Galaxy Apps and Google Play.

Samsung has yet not released any notification to stop the unwanted ads but some of the annoyed users have managed to disable the ads through Game Launcher. The users who wish to disable the game-related ads can follow the below steps:

First Open the Game Launcher app, view the main menu listing showing the playable titles, then click on the three-dot icon and view the settings. Here unselect the “Receiving Marketing Information” to disable the unwanted ads.

For the users who cannot find Game Launcher in their app list, they can enable it from game optimization and management by tapping Settings-> Advanced->Features->Games and then Enable Game Launcher. Then again follow the same steps which were mentioned earlier to disable ads received via Push notifications.

Game Launcher app is by default present in smartphones and tablets but now the Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can also apply similar steps to disable the ads notifications.

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Motorola’s New E4 Plus Smartphone Has A Battery Life Which Can Extend Upto 2 Days Without Charging

Motorola which is owned by Lenovo has announced the new series of smartphones namely Moto E4 series which differs from the models which were released by the company in 2016.Motorola’s New E4 Plus Smartphone Has A Battery Life Which Can Extend Upto 2 Days Without Charging

The E series smartphones by Motorola or Lenovo are basically budget-friendly phones namely E4 and E4 Plus. The modifications coming out to E4 series are that Lenovo is announcing larger model in E4 Plus. Apart from the large display screen, the most notable difference between E4 and E4 Plus is that the latter one has large battery life. The E4 phone has a battery of 2,800-mAh and its later version has a large 5,000-mAh battery. Hence the E4 Plus smartphone can last upto 2 days without charging. But the large battery does not indicate that the phone will have enhanced battery life.

Both the smartphones will support quick charging even is the battery reaches the lowest limit. These 2 phones resemble each other in terms of hardware. Both the phones have 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. But the storage capacity can be extended using SD cards.

E4 and E4 Plus are powered by Android Nougat 7 OS and the Android O will soon hit the phones in coming months. The E4 smartphone has a 5-megapixel front camera and only 8-megapixel rear camera whereas the E4 Plus has a 5-megapixel front camera and 13-megapixels rear camera to capture high-resolution images.

Nowadays many smartphone manufacturers prefer glass bodies over the metal bodies since it gives an appealing look to the phone. But the glass bodies are less durable hence the company have launched the Moto E4 series phones with metal bodies instead of glass bodies.

As E4 Plus has been equipped with slightly higher functionality the price of this phone will be higher compared to the E4 smartphone. The E4 Plus model comes with a price tag of $179.99 and the E4 smartphone has a price tag of $129.99. If you are looking for budget-friendly phones with good functionalities you can add these two smartphones to your Wishlist.

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OnePlus 5 Will Be Shipped With 8GB RAM, Displays Amazon India’s Page Code

One Plus, the China-based smartphone manufacturer formed in 2013 have successfully acquired a large customer base with its best smartphones. OnePlus has successfully launched five smartphones until now namely OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.OnePlus 5 Will Be Shipped With 8GB RAM, Displays Amazon India’s Page Code

The company is about to launch OnePlus 5 smartphone which will be released this year that will feature Snapdragon 835 processor which is confirmed by the company in the month of May.  The Amazon India’s teaser page has also disclosed that the phone will have 8GB RAM. The Amazon India Landing page was also checked by other people just to confirm whether the leak is true or not.

Famous tipster Evan Blass has already said that OnePlus 5 featuring 2.35GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB RAM will be launched on 22 June 2017 on Amazon.in website. Also, the phone will be launched exclusively in Mumbai on 22 June at 2 pm. There’s a lot of information below the hidden source code present on Amazon India landing page. The smartphone will be the slimmest smartphone ever launched as per Weibo’s post. OnePlus has also released invites on Wednesday and the invite image shows a tagline saying “Focus on what matters.” The tagline indicates that phone will have the best camera technology. The phone will be listed in a small number of the device which has 8GB RAM.

The Snapdragon 835 SoC will have a clock speed of 2.35GHz. OnePlus 5 will flaunt its full 5.5-inch HD display which was seen in the earlier version of the phone. According to the images revealed by Android Police, OnePlus 5 displays horizontal stacked dual rear camera setup at the backside and front display having Never Settle wallpaper. Another leaked image was disclosed by Weibo in which the phone design from back and sides was displayed showing its slim design and horizontal dual rear camera fine-tuned by DxO.

It is seen that OnePlus 5 resembles iPhone 7 in terms of design. OnePlus 3 had a price tag of Rs 27,999 and the price of OnePlus 5 in India is not yet known and the price is expected to rise.

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LG G7 Is Expected To Run On Snapdragon 845 Processor

The LG G6 flagship phone with was announced this year was shipped with Snapdragon 821 processor instead of Snapdragon 835.  LG was forced to ship its device with this processor because the company was facing supply issues with Snapdragon 835 processor. Hence the upcoming LG G7 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor which is yet to be announced.LG G7 Is Expected To Run On Snapdragon 845 Processor

Now LG is working on the next flagship phone dubbed as LG G7 which will be powered by Snapdragon 845 processor. According to Aju Business Daily reports, Samsung and LG have joined hands with Qualcomm to design its CPUs.

The reports provided by The Investor says that LG and Qualcomm have started their respective developments in their fields and Snapdragon 845 will feature 7nm chip manufacturing technology and it is 30% more powerful than its predecessor Snapdragon 835 processor.

Also, there are rumors claiming that Snapdragon 845 processor will be launched in first half of 2018. Some reports also say that the processor will be assembled and manufactured till October end. The Snapdragon 845 processor is developed using Samsung’s 10nm technology which is present in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones. But, in India Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus processors are powered using Exynos processor may be due to the shortage of stock. In near future, many smartphones are expected to be built using Snapdragon 845 processor.

LG has also decided to focus on innovation more than on stability to compete with its rivals like Samsung and Apple. LG has some positive feedback for its latest smartphone device G7 which will be powered using latest processor and LG missed the inclusion of Snapdragon 835 processor in its LG G7.

The adoption of Snapdragon processors in expected now a day since the virtual reality and augmented reality requires powerful data processing ability.

Along with LG G7, the smartphone manufacturer is also expected to announce the affordable version of LG G6 which will be launched in India in next 8 to 10 weeks.

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The Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Smartphones May Be Equipped With Curved Screen On All Four Sides

The South Korean firm called Samsung Electronics is currently working on a smartphone technology that will cover the smartphone with curved edges from all four sides. The news comes from ETNews, the Seoul, South Korean-based company’s next generation display. The reports state that Samsung will ship it’s all futuristic Samsung Galaxy phones with curved screen edges on all four sides including top and bottom.The Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Smartphones May Be Equipped With Curved Screen On All Four Sides

The smartphone device with curved edges was first released by Samsung for its Galaxy S8 phone. Also, the reports claim that Samsung and LG are working together on this technology to create a clearly bezel-less display for smartphones.

But with such four-facet curved screen, the screen-to-body ratio will be more than 98%. The latest Galaxy S8 phone that has curved edges on 2 sides have the screen-to-body ratio as 83%. Due to this reason, the company may not launch its four-sided curved smartphone this year.

However, designing such bezel-less screen is a challenging task. The main hurdle lies within the lamination process that is used by the company. The OLED panels on the display undergo a lamination process, but if the screen is curved from all four sides the display will become ineffective. This is because the corners of the screen which are laminated using present display will not allow a touch of users.

Hence, the Samsung’s competitor Apple have decided to use a flat OLED panel for its upcoming iPhone 8 devices and not the curved OLED screen.

In order to ship the upcoming Galaxy device with four-side curved edges, the company needs to enhance its lamination process and improve the durability of the screen.

Samsung is currently working on its Galaxy S9 smartphone but users are trying to make most out of the Galaxy S8 device.

Some rumors state that the design challenges for Galaxy S9 device may force Samsung to move towards the flexible display. The patent was also granted to the company for its concept of the flexible display in February 2017.

Samsung also made sure that the Galaxy S8 is safe from exploding batteries, as the company looks to move away from the stigma left by the controversial Galaxy Note 7.

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Apple’s new iPad is 44% brighter as compared to first-gen iPad Air, reports iFixit

Apple, the American firm has rolled out new 9.7-inch iPad couple of days ago having a price tag of $329 that would replace iPad Air 2.Apple's new iPad is 44% brighter as compared to first-gen iPad Air, reports iFixit

The new iPad revealed by Apple has a considerably brighter display as compared to the earlier iPad Air. The latest iPad by Apple features a brighter 9.7-inch retina display along with cost efficiency.

The Cupertino-based company’s assertion of a brighter display was taken as an assumption until the actual test were performed. According to some claims, the latest iPad is largely similar to its first-generation iPad Air. The iFixit has put to test these claims by disassembling the new 9.7-inch iPad.

iPad will boast off its 44 percent brighter screen

During the test, the iFixit has dismantled the new iPad to check some features like reparability and whole design specification, internal settings of the tablet. After the test iFixit concluded that the device is similar to iPad air and has only small differences.

The differences between new iPad and first-gen iPad Air

  • The new tablet does not have lock switch which was there in the earlier tablet. It also features single row speaker holes along with the headphone jack
  • During investigation, Apple did not notice any significant differences between the two but as company claims about the “brightness”, so further investigation was carried out
  • Later on, after the investigation, iFixit noticed that the display was 44 %brighter than first-gen iPad Air

In terms of repairability, the new 9.7-inch iPad was rated 2 out of 10 which was very low. However, the company said that the front panel of the device is linked to the tablet and battery removal during repair can cause certain issues.

The people hoping to purchase the new iPad can visit the Apple’s online store, the device has a price tag of $329.

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If You Want To Look Spunky And Young, A Glittery Phone Case Is A Solid Choice

If You Want To Look Spunky And Young, A Glittery Phone Case Is A Solid ChoiceAwful Phone Case of the Month is a monthly series in which we live with, and subsequently review, our time with a phone case. Phone cases are one of our ways to express personality with our smartphones, so what do our phone case taste say about us? I first bought a green glittery phone case. After that a purple one. I’m sticking with the purple. When I switched my phone from Samsung to Apple, part of my reasoning hinged on the fact that iPhones often have better case choices than Android devices. I wanted more phone case options, so there you go. Initially, I picked out a cerulean gemstone-covered case when I got my iPhone. It shimmered whenever it caught the light and was over-the-top in every way. Finally, the gems got crusty and lost their luster, so I began hunting for the next best phone case.

I happened upon my green glitter-filled phone case in Flushing, New York. It was a magical moment. I had wandered into a random electronics store, and while I mainly was taken by all the bauble they had lying around, I also looked at their cases of cases. They kept my green glitter guy under the glass.

The case is filled with glitter and water and has reflective confetti that falls whichever way the phone tilts. My purple one, which I got in LA along with my furry case, is essentially the same, except it’s more of a gel than a plastic. The gel is infinitely preferable because it feels nicer in my hand and is also easier to take off, although I’m not taking this case off very often.

Glitter phone cases look great at first. Who doesn’t love some sparkle? But after using it for few weeks, you’re probably going to get an air bubble. Those air bubbles are bad. I haven’t figure out a solution for getting rid of them, either. As far as its uses, this case is by far the handiest distraction. My commute to work is over an hour, and I often find myself playing with the case while listening to a music or podcast. The glitter falling back and forth while I bob along on the subway is calming. I recommend trying this if you buy a glitter phone case.

In general, glittery phone cases seem to always catch my friends’ eyes. People comment on it almost immediately after seeing it, and everyone wants to play with it, too. I have found that lots of my friends are getting these cases now. I don’t think it’s related to me having one, but more like Urban Outfitters is carrying them. A glitter phone case communicates to the world that you’re spunky, fun and enjoy a shiny distraction once in a while. There’s no shame in that.

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T-Mobile launches new tools that will assist users to automatically block and avoid scam calls

Recently, T-Mobile has launched additional data plans for its users. Furthermore, the company is widening the scope of its services, by introducing a new preventive measure which will block scam calls.T-Mobile launches new tools that will assist users to automatically block and avoid scam calls

New service by T-Mobile will fight against scammer calls

It is seen that every year, three out of four people in the US faces at least one scam call. And, fraudsters cheat customers out of more than half a billion dollars every year! It’s really an irritating thing and we have to take measures to protect our customers!” says Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s chief technology officer.

During an initial stage, U.S. Carrier will warn its subscribers if an incoming call seems to be from a scammer. If it is a scam call, the user’s smartphone will show the caller ID as “Scam Likely,” alerting the subscribers just before they answer the calls promptly.

Secondly, T-Mobile will provide the user an option to block calls from scammers, preventing scammers from reaching the user’s phone. In order to avail all these features, subscribers need to manually select such a service, as there’s the risk of T-Mobile tagging legitimate numbers as scams, thereby blocking them inaccurately.

Preventing and filtering out calls from scammers is something that the Federal Communications Commission has been asking phone companies to do, The Verge states.

Many mobile network providers in U.S. are poised to receive a broader drift to combat spam calls. On March 23, the FCC passed a proposal that would help network providers to block some spam robocalls and Ajit Pai, FCC’s new chairman, has said that under his leadership, he plans to widen the toolkit, as robocalls support atop the ranking of most complained-about problems the FCC receives annually.

T-Mobile scam ID launch

T-Mobile’s scam ID feature will initiate from April 5. This feature will come with no additional installation of any software or any extra cost. When a call arrives on T-mobile it will be checked automatically for its authenticity.

How to activate the new T-Mobile scam block feature

The scam block feature will begin from April 5 and call be activates with a dialer code. The two new anti-scammer features will be available for all T-Mobile customers. Starting from April 5, users may manually choose in out using these codes:

Enable Scam ID: #ONI# (#664#)

Enable Scam Block: #ONB# (#662#)

Disable Scam Block: #OFB# (#632#)

Check Scam Block status: #STS# (#787#)

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Latest patent granted for Apple provides clues on shape-changing mobile devices

Apple Inc. has recently been granted a patent which may change the shape of future mobile devices. The company has acquired rights to a mobile device that will have the ability to change its shape, screen dimensions. This will help the company to capture the market with a dynamic product.Latest patent granted for Apple provides clues on shape changing mobile devices

As stated earlier, Apple has also been granted a patent for facial recognition integration for its iPhone locking mechanism.

The dynamic shape technology

According to the U.S. Patent number 9,600,070, that was filed by the Cupertino-based company is entitled to “User interface having changeable topography” and details a unique feature.

The patent reveals that the user’s device can change its shape and dimensions to adjust according to the user’s requirement. The credit of this new technology goes to Quin C. Hoellwarth and Shuvo Chatterjee.

The patent sheds light on the user interface (UI), for example, an iPhone screen can be used for tangible feeling by integrating secondary display elements. This will aid to pull or push against a flexible surface. For example, the iPhone screen could be flexible enough to include digital push buttons at raised or lowered heights.

Apart from providing just aesthetic delight, the shape-changing technology can prove to be a boon for the visually challenged people. Due to this technology, they can feel the distortions on the screen and also the decipher words and sentences very easily.

How can Apple accomplish this?

To include shape-changing screen, Apple needs to embed one or more nodes in the display. It is necessary to laid out in a matrix and then combat the stretchable surface, to achieve the desired shape.

Interaction with the UI is mandatory to produce designs, textures and patterns as per the need.

Based on the material, the stimuli and touch, these shape-changing nodes will be able to modify their structure and transform themselves. The nodes could elongate, raise, extend, and stretch from its original position.

MacBooks and iPods can also benefit from this technology. The MacBook’s touchpad can be transformed in the same way, as the iPod’s interface.

Apple has filed the patent for this technology in 2008 and, therefore, it is not likely that it will use this technology anytime soon. The patent, however, provides an insight into the company’s current research to develop alternate interfaces for customers.