Galaxy S10 secret function, huge Pixel 3XL leaks, Samsung cancels a Galaxy S9




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Looking back at seven days of news and headlines in the world of Android, this week's Android Circuit includes the secret feature of the Galaxy S10, good news for the Note 9 that hides a hazard, Samsung confirms folding smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 leaks, updates Nokia's new handsets have canceled the gigantic Pixel 3XL, a Galaxy S9 variant, and Google publishes the source code of the I / O app.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that have happened around Android this past week (and you can find the weekly news overview from Apple here).

The secret function of the Galaxy S10 is green

With the Note 9 ready to reach retail, the slow build-up of tension over the specifications of the Galaxy S10 family is gaining in intensity. As the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S, the S10 should look forward and backward at the same time. How can the South Korean flagship honor the past and remain attractive? By becoming green:

Although black, white and silver are expected (although Samsung expects the names to be polished (such as the Sunrise Gold or Ocean Blue of the S9), the curious one is a green one.It has been a while since Samsung had a green flagship (such as the Emerald Green choice of the S6 Edge).

With the Galaxy S10 not only as a vanguard for new technology, but also as a ten-year jubilee for dual service, it is perhaps not surprising that the South Korean company is looking back to faded glories to promote the new wave.

More about Forbes here.

DJ Koh, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, introduces the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone & nbsp; (Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

The Danger hides in the good news from Note 9

According to mobile providers, the interest in the Galaxy Note 9 is higher than that of the Galaxy S9 and S9 plus. Pre-orders for the South Korean phablet exceed the S9 and S9 Plus acceptance numbers from earlier in the year, & nbsp;as I reported earlier this week, The only turn is that in comparison with 2017 the interest is lost:

Adnan Farooqui from SamMobile suggests that the increase in pre-order is around 30 to 50 percent. That is good news given the performance of Samsung Mobile in the first half of the year, but a look back in history suggests that this success is limited to 2018, and there is a danger that the 2018 from Samsung will remain weak compared to last year.

The question now is whether the initial rush of sales in the next few months will continue and break through in public space, or that the appeal of the Note 9 will be limited to a core of supporters. As the first, Samsung has a good second half of the year. If the latter is the case, then the Galaxy Note 9 can easily be seen as the last note of the South Korean manufacturer, because the focus is on the Galaxy S10.

More information about the pre-order dates here.

The flip-up phone from Samsung has been confirmed & nbsp;

With the Note range probably in the last year, what will Samsung's testbed for innovation take over? The geekerati expect a folding phone and now the CEO has confirmed that the intention is not to have a folding Galaxy, but to have the first folding phone. & Nbsp;Forbes & Gordon Kelly reports:

Speaking of the so-called & # 39; Galaxy F & # 39;, Koh emphasized that Samsung is "focused on developing innovations that are truly accepted and what consumers love". What's more, the company recognizes that rivals are trying to get started with this technology and that of Samsung "did not want to lose the first title of the world".

Furthermore, Koh explained that the Galaxy F is not a one-off concept, but the beginning of a long-term new range, with the emphasis on: "We would not have started [the project] if it were a one-off thing. "

More about Forbes here.

More details On the Huawei Mate 20 leaks

Huawei's successor to the Mate 10 last year (and the cousin of the P20 that was launched earlier this year) will be the Mate 20. Looking at the design and the leaked specifications, the Mate 20 series is seriously challenging the Galaxys and iPhones of 2018. & Nbsp;George Burduli reports on the latest developments:

Last month we were able to obtain firmware files for the Huawei Mate 20, code-named "Hima". Based on these firmware files we were able to provide some of the basic hardware specifications of the Huawei Mate 20, including the presence of the HiSilicon Kirin 980 system-on-chip, a 4,200 mAh battery, a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen, wireless charging and a variant with 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage. We have also confirmed that the software built on the Huawei Mate 20 is an EMUI 9-based Android Pie. Now we can share the re-created views of the Huawei Mate 20 based on photos from the original device.

You can view the renders on XDA developers.

A really big pixel 3XL leak

Also on deck for the back half of 2018 are Google & # 39; s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. And thanks to a pre-release handset in Ukraine, it is possible to view all the details of the & # 39; reference & # 39; smartphone from Google. That includes the upgrade that your hands will need to hold it. Gordon Kelly reports on the oversized phablet that might finally put the question on & # 39;when is too big ""

In the end, however, it is less certain whether the pressure on Google's lost Pixels will decrease, it is less certain whether customers will take the decision of the company to fit a 6.7-inch display. The news has also drawn attention to the battery of the Pixel 3XL, which seems to be heavy for such a large phone.

In the defense of Google, Samsung will surpass the Galaxy S10 in early 2019 and in September Apple will launch a greatly enlarged iPhone X. But these screens are still smaller and are surrounded by much thinner edges compared to the deep notch and chin of the Pixel 3XL.

More about the 3XL dimensions here.

More Nokia handsets that come from China

Announced as the Nokia X5 and X6 in China, the Android-powered handsets from HMD Global range from China to other markets, including India, but not yet on a global scale. The international variants of the handsets will be known as the Nokia 5.1 Plus and the Nokia 6.1 Plus. GSM Arena contains details about specifications of the rebranding handsets:

The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8 "LCD and Full HD + resolution. Because of the notch, the ratio of the screen is the ultra-high 19: 9. There is Gorilla Glass 3 on top to protect the front panel. setup of the dual camera is interesting – the main feature is 16 MP with f / 2.0 aperture, while the secondary shooter is 5 MP, but unlike other midrangers, this is a monochrome sensor.

… The nickel screen of the Nokia 5.1 Plus is 5.86 "diagonal with HD + resolution .The main camera setting is dual with a 13 MP shooter with PDAF and a 5 MP sensor for artificial background blur. but has a field of view of 80 degrees to get all your friends and surroundings in the picture.

More at GSM Arena.

Samsung cancels Galaxy S9 variant

Has the long-planned Galaxy S9 Active been canceled? Although the previous years a robust version of the smaller & # 39; S & # 39; handset has seen, in 2018 missing a S9 Active in the release list. According to SamMobile, that is deliberate. In the year in which the note range & nbsp; endangered with & # 39; end line & # 39 ;, the active handset & # 39; is mysteriously gone & # 39 ;:

And, of course, the biggest indication of the non-existence of a Galaxy S9 Active is the fact that we have not seen any rumors or leaks in recent months. All we saw was a rather fake leak that claimed to show the specifications of the S9 Active. There is also no firmware for the device under development, as far as we know. Too many indications that a Galaxy S9 Active is not coming, so if you have even the slightest hope, it might be time to let it go.

More information about the cancellation here.

And finally…

Following the Google I / O event, Google has opened the code that was used to create the I / O app used by participants during the event. More on Google's own blog on the topic& nbsp; and how it shows the new elements in the Android coding world:

We made an early decision to rewrite the app completely to bring it into line with the modern Android architecture. The use of Kotlin for rewriting was an easy choice: we loved the expressive, concise and powerful syntax of Kotlin; we discovered that Kotlin's support for security features, including incompatibility and immutability, made our code more resilient; and we have used the improved functionality of Android Ktx extensions.

At I / O 2018, the Material Design team announced Material Theming, giving apps many more opportunities to customize Material Design to get more of their brand. Because we launched the app before Material Theming, we were not able to use all new components, but we managed to sneak in a few, just like the new Bottom app bar with in-line floating action button and we were able to from the branding of the conference to integrate elements.

More on the blog of Android developers.

Android Circuit rounds up the news of the Android world every weekend here on Forbes. Do not forget to follow me so that you will not miss any coverage in the future, and of course read the sister column in Apple Loop! The Android Circuit from last week can be found here, and if you have news and links that you would like to see in Android Circuit, please contact us!

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Looking back at seven days of news and headlines in the world of Android, this week's Android Circuit includes the secret feature of the Galaxy S10, good news for the Note 9 that hides a hazard, Samsung confirms folding smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 leaks, updates Nokia's new handsets have canceled the gigantic Pixel 3XL, a Galaxy S9 variant, and Google publishes the source code of the I / O app.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that have happened around Android in the past week (and you can find the weekly Apple news summary here).

The secret function of the Galaxy S10 is green

With the Note 9 ready to reach retail, the slow build-up of tension over the specifications of the Galaxy S10 family is gaining in intensity. As the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S, the S10 should look forward and backward at the same time. How can the South Korean flagship honor the past and remain attractive? By going green:

Although black, white and silver are expected (although Samsung expects the names to be polished (such as the Sunrise Gold or Ocean Blue of the S9), the curious one is a green one.It has been a while since Samsung had a green flagship (such as the Emerald Green choice of the S6 Edge).

With the Galaxy S10 not only as a vanguard for new technology, but also as a ten-year jubilee for dual service, it is perhaps not surprising that the South Korean company is looking back to faded glories to promote the new wave.

More about Forbes here.

DJ Koh, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, introduces the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone (Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

The Danger hides in the good news from Note 9

According to mobile providers, the interest in the Galaxy Note 9 is higher than that of the Galaxy S9 and S9 plus. Pre-orders for the South Korean phablet exceed the S9 and S9 Plus acceptance numbers from earlier in the year, as I reported earlier this week. The only change is that the interest is lost compared to 2017:

Adnan Farooqui from SamMobile suggests that the increase in pre-order is around 30 to 50 percent. That is good news given the performance of Samsung Mobile in the first half of the year, but a look back in history suggests that this success is limited to 2018, and there is a danger that the 2018 from Samsung will remain weak compared to last year.

The question now is whether the initial rush of sales in the next few months will continue and break through in public space, or that the appeal of the Note 9 will be limited to a core of supporters. As the first, Samsung has a good second half of the year. If the latter is the case, then the Galaxy Note 9 can easily be seen as the last note of the South Korean manufacturer, because the focus is on the Galaxy S10.

More information about the pre-order dates here.

The flip-up phone from Samsung has been confirmed

With the Note range probably in the last year, what will Samsung's testbed for innovation take over? The geekerati expect a folding phone and now the CEO has confirmed that it is not the intention to have not only a folding Galaxy, but also the first folding phone. Forbes & # 39; Gordon Kelly reports:

About the so called & # 39; Galaxy F & # 39; spoken, Koh emphasized that Samsung "focuses on developing innovations that will be truly accepted and loved by consumers". In addition, the company recognizes that rivals are trying to beat Samsung with this technology and "did not want to lose the first title of the world".

Furthermore, Koh explained that the Galaxy F is not a one-off concept, but the beginning of a long-term new range, with the emphasis on: "We would not have started [the project] if it were a one-off thing. "

More about Forbes here.

More details On the Huawei Mate 20 leaks

Huawei's successor to the Mate 10 of last year (and the nephew of the P20 launched earlier this year) will be the Mate 20. Looking at the design and the leaked specifications, the Mate 20 series will take the Galaxys and iPhones seriously challenge from 2018. George Burduli reports on the latest developments:

Last month we were able to obtain firmware files for the Huawei Mate 20, code-named "Hima". Based on these firmware files we were able to provide some of the basic hardware specifications of the Huawei Mate 20, including the presence of the HiSilicon Kirin 980 system-on-chip, a 4,200 mAh battery, a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen, wireless charging and a variant with 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage. We have also confirmed that the software built on the Huawei Mate 20 is an EMUI 9-based Android Pie. Now we can share the re-created views of the Huawei Mate 20 based on photos from the original device.

You can view the renders on XDA developers.

A really big pixel 3XL leak

Also on deck for the back half of 2018 are Google & # 39; s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. And thanks to a pre-release handset in Ukraine, it is possible to view all the details of the & # 39; reference & # 39; smartphone from Google. That includes the upgrade that your hands will need to hold it. Gordon Kelly reports on the oversized phablet that may have finally answered the question about & # 39; when is big too big & # 39; "

In the end, however, it is less certain whether the pressure on Google's lost Pixels will decrease, it is less certain whether customers will take the decision of the company to fit a 6.7-inch display. The news has also drawn attention to the battery of the Pixel 3XL, which seems to be heavy for such a large phone.

In the defense of Google, Samsung will surpass the Galaxy S10 in early 2019 and in September Apple will launch a greatly enlarged iPhone X. But these screens are still smaller and are surrounded by much thinner edges compared to the deep notch and chin of the Pixel 3XL.

More about the 3XL dimensions here.

More Nokia handsets that come from China

Announced as the Nokia X5 and X6 in China, the Android-powered handsets from HMD Global range from China to other markets, including India, but not yet on a global scale. The international variants of the handsets will be known as the Nokia 5.1 Plus and the Nokia 6.1 Plus. GSM Arena has details about specifications of the rebrand handsets:

The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8 "LCD and Full HD + resolution. Because of the notch, the ratio of the screen is the ultra-high 19: 9. There is Gorilla Glass 3 on top to protect the front panel. setup of the dual camera is interesting – the main feature is 16 MP with f / 2.0 aperture, while the secondary shooter is 5 MP, but unlike other midrangers, this is a monochrome sensor.

… The nickel screen of the Nokia 5.1 Plus is 5.86 "diagonal with HD + resolution .The main camera setting is dual with a 13 MP shooter with PDAF and a 5 MP sensor for artificial background blur. but has a field of view of 80 degrees to get all your friends and surroundings in the picture.

More at GSM Arena.

Samsung cancels Galaxy S9 variant

Has the long-planned Galaxy S9 Active been canceled? Although the previous years a robust version of the smaller & # 39; S & # 39; handset has seen, in 2018 missing a S9 Active in the release list. According to SamMobile, that is deliberate. In the year in which the Note series is threatened with & # 39; end or line & # 39 ;, the Active Handset & # 39; mysteriously disappeared & # 39 ;:

And, of course, the biggest indication of the non-existence of a Galaxy S9 Active is the fact that we have not seen any rumors or leaks in recent months. All we saw was a rather fake leak that claimed to show the specifications of the S9 Active. There is also no firmware for the device under development, as far as we know. Too many indications that a Galaxy S9 Active is not coming, so if you have even the slightest hope, it might be time to let it go.

More information about the cancellation here.

And finally…

Following the Google I / O event, Google has opened the code that was used to create the I / O app used by participants during the event. More on Google's own blog on the subject and how it shows the new elements in the coding world of Android:

We made an early decision to rewrite the app completely to bring it into line with the modern Android architecture. The use of Kotlin for rewriting was an easy choice: we loved the expressive, concise and powerful syntax of Kotlin; we discovered that Kotlin's support for security features, including incompatibility and immutability, made our code more resilient; and we have used the improved functionality of Android Ktx extensions.

At I / O 2018, the Material Design team announced Material Theming, giving apps many more opportunities to customize Material Design to get more of their brand. Because we launched the app before Material Theming, we were not able to use all new components, but we managed to sneak in a few, just like the new Bottom app bar with in-line floating action button and we were able to from the branding of the conference to integrate elements.

More on the blog of Android developers.

Android Circuit rounds up the news of the Android world every weekend here on Forbes. Do not forget to follow me so you do not miss a message in the future and of course you read the sister column in Apple Loop! The Android Circuit of last week can be found here, and if you have news and links that you would like to see in Android Circuit, please contact us!


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Looking back at seven days of news and headlines in the world of Android, this week's Android Circuit includes the secret feature of the Galaxy S10, good news for the Note 9 that hides a hazard, Samsung confirms folding smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 leaks, updates Nokia's new handsets have canceled the gigantic Pixel 3XL, a Galaxy S9 variant, and Google publishes the source code of the I / O app.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that have happened around Android this past week (and you can find the weekly news overview from Apple here).

The secret function of the Galaxy S10 is green

With the Note 9 ready to reach retail, the slow build-up of tension over the specifications of the Galaxy S10 family is gaining in intensity. As the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S, the S10 should look forward and backward at the same time. How can the South Korean flagship honor the past and remain attractive? By becoming green:

Although black, white and silver are expected (although Samsung expects the names to be polished (such as the Sunrise Gold or Ocean Blue of the S9), the curious one is a green one.It has been a while since Samsung had a green flagship (such as the Emerald Green choice of the S6 Edge).

With the Galaxy S10 not only as a vanguard for new technology, but also as a ten-year jubilee for dual service, it is perhaps not surprising that the South Korean company is looking back to faded glories to promote the new wave.

More about Forbes here.

DJ Koh, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, introduces the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone & nbsp; (Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

The Danger hides in the good news from Note 9

According to mobile providers, the interest in the Galaxy Note 9 is higher than that of the Galaxy S9 and S9 plus. Pre-orders for the South Korean phablet exceed the S9 and S9 Plus acceptance numbers from earlier in the year, & nbsp;as I reported earlier this week, The only turn is that in comparison with 2017 the interest is lost:

Adnan Farooqui from SamMobile suggests that the increase in pre-order is around 30 to 50 percent. That is good news given the performance of Samsung Mobile in the first half of the year, but a look back in history suggests that this success is limited to 2018, and there is a danger that the 2018 from Samsung will remain weak compared to last year.

The question now is whether the initial rush of sales in the next few months will continue and break through in public space, or that the appeal of the Note 9 will be limited to a core of supporters. As the first, Samsung has a good second half of the year. If the latter is the case, then the Galaxy Note 9 can easily be seen as the last note of the South Korean manufacturer, because the focus is on the Galaxy S10.

More information about the pre-order dates here.

The flip-up phone from Samsung has been confirmed & nbsp;

With the Note range probably in the last year, what will Samsung's testbed for innovation take over? The geekerati expect a folding phone and now the CEO has confirmed that the intention is not to have a folding Galaxy, but to have the first folding phone. & Nbsp;Forbes & Gordon Kelly reports:

Speaking of the so-called & # 39; Galaxy F & # 39;, Koh emphasized that Samsung is "focused on developing innovations that are truly accepted and what consumers love". What's more, the company recognizes that rivals are trying to get started with this technology and that of Samsung "did not want to lose the first title of the world".

Furthermore, Koh explained that the Galaxy F is not a one-off concept, but the beginning of a long-term new range, with the emphasis on: "We would not have started [the project] if it were a one-off thing. "

More about Forbes here.

More details On the Huawei Mate 20 leaks

Huawei's successor to the Mate 10 last year (and the cousin of the P20 that was launched earlier this year) will be the Mate 20. Looking at the design and the leaked specifications, the Mate 20 series is seriously challenging the Galaxys and iPhones of 2018. & Nbsp;George Burduli reports on the latest developments:

Last month we were able to obtain firmware files for the Huawei Mate 20, code-named "Hima". Based on these firmware files we were able to provide some of the basic hardware specifications of the Huawei Mate 20, including the presence of the HiSilicon Kirin 980 system-on-chip, a 4,200 mAh battery, a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen, wireless charging and a variant with 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage. We have also confirmed that the software built on the Huawei Mate 20 is an EMUI 9-based Android Pie. Now we can share the re-created views of the Huawei Mate 20 based on photos from the original device.

You can view the renders on XDA developers.

A really big pixel 3XL leak

Also on deck for the back half of 2018 are Google & # 39; s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. And thanks to a pre-release handset in Ukraine, it is possible to view all the details of the & # 39; reference & # 39; smartphone from Google. That includes the upgrade that your hands will need to hold it. Gordon Kelly reports on the oversized phablet that might finally put the question on & # 39;when is too big ""

In the end, however, it is less certain whether the pressure on Google's lost Pixels will decrease, it is less certain whether customers will take the decision of the company to fit a 6.7-inch display. The news has also drawn attention to the battery of the Pixel 3XL, which seems to be heavy for such a large phone.

In the defense of Google, Samsung will surpass the Galaxy S10 in early 2019 and in September Apple will launch a greatly enlarged iPhone X. But these screens are still smaller and are surrounded by much thinner edges compared to the deep notch and chin of the Pixel 3XL.

More about the 3XL dimensions here.

More Nokia handsets that come from China

Announced as the Nokia X5 and X6 in China, the Android-powered handsets from HMD Global range from China to other markets, including India, but not yet on a global scale. The international variants of the handsets will be known as the Nokia 5.1 Plus and the Nokia 6.1 Plus. GSM Arena contains details about specifications of the rebranding handsets:

The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8 "LCD and Full HD + resolution. Because of the notch, the ratio of the screen is the ultra-high 19: 9. There is Gorilla Glass 3 on top to protect the front panel. setup of the dual camera is interesting – the main feature is 16 MP with f / 2.0 aperture, while the secondary shooter is 5 MP, but unlike other midrangers, this is a monochrome sensor.

… The nickel screen of the Nokia 5.1 Plus is 5.86 "diagonal with HD + resolution .The main camera setting is dual with a 13 MP shooter with PDAF and a 5 MP sensor for artificial background blur. but has a field of view of 80 degrees to get all your friends and surroundings in the picture.

More at GSM Arena.

Samsung cancels Galaxy S9 variant

Has the long-planned Galaxy S9 Active been canceled? Although the previous years a robust version of the smaller & # 39; S & # 39; handset has seen, in 2018 missing a S9 Active in the release list. According to SamMobile, that is deliberate. In the year in which the note range & nbsp; endangered with & # 39; end line & # 39 ;, the active handset & # 39; is mysteriously gone & # 39 ;:

And, of course, the biggest indication of the non-existence of a Galaxy S9 Active is the fact that we have not seen any rumors or leaks in recent months. All we saw was a rather fake leak that claimed to show the specifications of the S9 Active. There is also no firmware for the device under development, as far as we know. Too many indications that a Galaxy S9 Active is not coming, so if you have even the slightest hope, it might be time to let it go.

More information about the cancellation here.

And finally…

Following the Google I / O event, Google has opened the code that was used to create the I / O app used by participants during the event. More on Google's own blog on the topic& nbsp; and how it shows the new elements in the Android coding world:

We made an early decision to rewrite the app completely to bring it into line with the modern Android architecture. The use of Kotlin for rewriting was an easy choice: we loved the expressive, concise and powerful syntax of Kotlin; we discovered that Kotlin's support for security features, including incompatibility and immutability, made our code more resilient; and we have used the improved functionality of Android Ktx extensions.

At I / O 2018, the Material Design team announced Material Theming, giving apps many more opportunities to customize Material Design to get more of their brand. Because we launched the app before Material Theming, we were not able to use all new components, but we managed to sneak in a few, just like the new Bottom app bar with in-line floating action button and we were able to from the branding of the conference to integrate elements.

More on the blog of Android developers.

Android Circuit rounds up the news of the Android world every weekend here on Forbes. Do not forget to follow me so that you will not miss any coverage in the future, and of course read the sister column in Apple Loop! The Android Circuit from last week can be found here, and if you have news and links that you would like to see in Android Circuit, please contact us!

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Looking back at seven days of news and headlines in the world of Android, this week's Android Circuit includes the secret feature of the Galaxy S10, good news for the Note 9 that hides a hazard, Samsung confirms folding smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 leaks, updates Nokia's new handsets have canceled the gigantic Pixel 3XL, a Galaxy S9 variant, and Google publishes the source code of the I / O app.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that have happened around Android in the past week (and you can find the weekly Apple news summary here).

The secret function of the Galaxy S10 is green

With the Note 9 ready to reach retail, the slow build-up of tension over the specifications of the Galaxy S10 family is gaining in intensity. As the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S, the S10 should look forward and backward at the same time. How can the South Korean flagship honor the past and remain attractive? By going green:

Although black, white and silver are expected (although Samsung expects the names to be polished (such as the Sunrise Gold or Ocean Blue of the S9), the curious one is a green one.It has been a while since Samsung had a green flagship (such as the Emerald Green choice of the S6 Edge).

With the Galaxy S10 not only as a vanguard for new technology, but also as a ten-year jubilee for dual service, it is perhaps not surprising that the South Korean company is looking back to faded glories to promote the new wave.

More about Forbes here.

DJ Koh, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, introduces the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone (Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

The Danger hides in the good news from Note 9

According to mobile providers, the interest in the Galaxy Note 9 is higher than that of the Galaxy S9 and S9 plus. Pre-orders for the South Korean phablet exceed the S9 and S9 Plus acceptance numbers from earlier in the year, as I reported earlier this week. The only change is that the interest is lost compared to 2017:

Adnan Farooqui from SamMobile suggests that the increase in pre-order is around 30 to 50 percent. That is good news given the performance of Samsung Mobile in the first half of the year, but a look back in history suggests that this success is limited to 2018, and there is a danger that the 2018 from Samsung will remain weak compared to last year.

The question now is whether the initial rush of sales in the next few months will continue and break through in public space, or that the appeal of the Note 9 will be limited to a core of supporters. As the first, Samsung has a good second half of the year. If the latter is the case, then the Galaxy Note 9 can easily be seen as the last note of the South Korean manufacturer, because the focus is on the Galaxy S10.

More information about the pre-order dates here.

The flip-up phone from Samsung has been confirmed

With the Note range probably in the last year, what will Samsung's testbed for innovation take over? The geekerati expect a folding phone and now the CEO has confirmed that it is not the intention to have not only a folding Galaxy, but also the first folding phone. Forbes & # 39; Gordon Kelly reports:

About the so called & # 39; Galaxy F & # 39; spoken, Koh emphasized that Samsung "focuses on developing innovations that will be truly accepted and loved by consumers". In addition, the company recognizes that rivals are trying to beat Samsung with this technology and "did not want to lose the first title of the world".

Furthermore, Koh explained that the Galaxy F is not a one-off concept, but the beginning of a long-term new range, with the emphasis on: "We would not have started [the project] if it were a one-off thing. "

More about Forbes here.

More details On the Huawei Mate 20 leaks

Huawei's successor to the Mate 10 of last year (and the nephew of the P20 launched earlier this year) will be the Mate 20. Looking at the design and the leaked specifications, the Mate 20 series will take the Galaxys and iPhones seriously challenge from 2018. George Burduli reports on the latest developments:

Last month we were able to obtain firmware files for the Huawei Mate 20, code-named "Hima". Based on these firmware files we were able to provide some of the basic hardware specifications of the Huawei Mate 20, including the presence of the HiSilicon Kirin 980 system-on-chip, a 4,200 mAh battery, a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen, wireless charging and a variant with 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage. We have also confirmed that the software built on the Huawei Mate 20 is an EMUI 9-based Android Pie. Now we can share the re-created views of the Huawei Mate 20 based on photos from the original device.

You can view the renders on XDA developers.

A really big pixel 3XL leak

Also on deck for the back half of 2018 are Google & # 39; s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. And thanks to a pre-release handset in Ukraine, it is possible to view all the details of the & # 39; reference & # 39; smartphone from Google. That includes the upgrade that your hands will need to hold it. Gordon Kelly reports on the oversized phablet that may have finally answered the question about & # 39; when is big too big & # 39; "

In the end, however, it is less certain whether the pressure on Google's lost Pixels will decrease, it is less certain whether customers will take the decision of the company to fit a 6.7-inch display. The news has also drawn attention to the battery of the Pixel 3XL, which seems to be heavy for such a large phone.

In the defense of Google, Samsung will surpass the Galaxy S10 in early 2019 and in September Apple will launch a greatly enlarged iPhone X. But these screens are still smaller and are surrounded by much thinner edges compared to the deep notch and chin of the Pixel 3XL.

More about the 3XL dimensions here.

More Nokia handsets that come from China

Announced as the Nokia X5 and X6 in China, the Android-powered handsets from HMD Global range from China to other markets, including India, but not yet on a global scale. The international variants of the handsets will be known as the Nokia 5.1 Plus and the Nokia 6.1 Plus. GSM Arena has details about specifications of the rebrand handsets:

The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8 "LCD and Full HD + resolution. Because of the notch, the ratio of the screen is the ultra-high 19: 9. There is Gorilla Glass 3 on top to protect the front panel. setup of the dual camera is interesting – the main feature is 16 MP with f / 2.0 aperture, while the secondary shooter is 5 MP, but unlike other midrangers, this is a monochrome sensor.

… The nickel screen of the Nokia 5.1 Plus is 5.86 "diagonal with HD + resolution .The main camera setting is dual with a 13 MP shooter with PDAF and a 5 MP sensor for artificial background blur. but has a field of view of 80 degrees to get all your friends and surroundings in the picture.

More at GSM Arena.

Samsung cancels Galaxy S9 variant

Has the long-planned Galaxy S9 Active been canceled? Although the previous years a robust version of the smaller & # 39; S & # 39; handset has seen, in 2018 missing a S9 Active in the release list. According to SamMobile, that is deliberate. In the year in which the Note series is threatened with & # 39; end or line & # 39 ;, the Active Handset & # 39; mysteriously disappeared & # 39 ;:

And, of course, the biggest indication of the non-existence of a Galaxy S9 Active is the fact that we have not seen any rumors or leaks in recent months. All we saw was a rather fake leak that claimed to show the specifications of the S9 Active. There is also no firmware for the device under development, as far as we know. Too many indications that a Galaxy S9 Active is not coming, so if you have even the slightest hope, it might be time to let it go.

More information about the cancellation here.

And finally…

Following the Google I / O event, Google has opened the code that was used to create the I / O app used by participants during the event. More on Google's own blog on the subject and how it shows the new elements in the coding world of Android:

We made an early decision to rewrite the app completely to bring it into line with the modern Android architecture. The use of Kotlin for rewriting was an easy choice: we loved the expressive, concise and powerful syntax of Kotlin; we discovered that Kotlin's support for security features, including incompatibility and immutability, made our code more resilient; and we have used the improved functionality of Android Ktx extensions.

At I / O 2018, the Material Design team announced Material Theming, giving apps many more opportunities to customize Material Design to get more of their brand. Because we launched the app before Material Theming, we were not able to use all new components, but we managed to sneak in a few, just like the new Bottom app bar with in-line floating action button and we were able to from the branding of the conference to integrate elements.

More on the blog of Android developers.

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