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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 appears on Geekbench with key specs

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, expected to go official on August 10, was spotted on Geekbench last month with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, Android 12, and 8GB RAM. Now, the Galaxy Z Fold4 that will be unveiled alongside the Flip4 has also passed through Geekbench, confirming key specs in the process.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 that got benchmarked has model designation SM-F936U, suggesting it’s the US version. The unit runs Android 12 and has the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip at the helm with 12GB RAM. That could be the only RAM option since the Galaxy Fold3 also came with a single 12GB RAM option, and we don’t think Samsung will launch a 16GB RAM model.

From Gsmarena

Galaxy S22 tops 3Gbps download speeds on T-Mobile’s mid-band 5G network in the US

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After becoming the first smartphone to offer VoNR calls in the US, the Galaxy S22 has recorded another achievement. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone achieved record download speeds over the mid-band 5G network in the US.

T-Mobile has announced that it achieved download speeds over 3Gbps on its mid-band 5G using the Galaxy S22. The cellular network operator used carrier aggregation to combine three 5G bands to accomplish this result. The test was performed on commercial hardware and the retail unit of the Galaxy S22.

The company used two bands on its 2.5GHz spectrum (n41) and one band using the 1.9GHz spectrum (n25) to achieve speeds previously only seen on mmWave 5G networks. A total of 210MHz of the spectrum was used. Since the test was performed on the mid-band spectrum, it was free from mmWave-related connectivity and range issues.

T-Mobile has deployed only two 5G bands in the US, and the third band is yet to be officially launched. The company will slowly expand carrier aggregation of three bands across the US so more devices can enjoy improved speeds.

From Sammobile

Tecno Camon 19 series official, Camon 19 Pro brings RGBW sensor

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Tecno introduced its latest Camon 19 series with an event at Rockefeller Center in New York. One member of the family is the Tecno Camon 19 Pro, which is the first phone in the world with a 64 MP RGBW sensor, manufactured by Samsung.

The company also claimed the new phone has the “industry’s slimmest bezel” at just 0.98 mm.

From Gsmarena

Motorola Moto G32 gets NBTC certified

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Motorola launched the Moto G30 and Moto G31 last year, and the next smartphone to join the company’s G3x lineup is the Moto G32, which has been certified by Thailand’s NBTC.

The Motorola Moto G32 is listed on the Thai authority’s website with model designation XT2235-3. It confirms that the smartphone will work with 4G networks but won’t have 5G connectivity. The listing doesn’t reveal any specs of the Moto G32. However, previous rumors claim the Moto G32 will launch in India in July as a rebranded Moto E32, announced last month in Europe.

From Gsmarena

Indian government finally approves 5G spectrum auctions

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The government of India has finally approved a proposal from the Department of Telecommunications for 5G spectrum auctions directly to enterprises, laying the foundation for upcoming 5G networks in the region. In an official statement, the government said it would auction a total of 72097.85 MHz of spectrum with a validity period of 20 years by the end of July 2022.

The 5G spectrum auction will include spectrum across various Low (600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz), Mid (3300 MHz), and High (26 GHz) frequency bands. The government expects telecom service providers to utilize the available Mid and High band spectrum to offer 5G-based services in the region.

From XDA

You can now transfer WhatsApp data from your Android phone to iPhone

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WhatsApp will now let you transfer app data from your Android phone to an iPhone. Users will be able to export chat history, media files, and voice messages from Android to iPhone via the Move to iOS app. The new feature is rolling out in beta right now and will reach all users of the chat app in about a week.

WhatsApp already offers a way to transfer its data from iPhone to Android. The feature initially worked for Samsung phones but was consecutively made available on other devices. The new method will work the other way around and allow Android users to switch to an iPhone along with their WhatsApp history.

“We’re adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement on Facebook. “This is a top requested feature. We launched the ability switch from iPhone–>Android last year and now adding Android–>iPhone as well.”

According to WhatsApp, the transfer will only work on factory reset or new iPhones. This is the same restriction the process has when transferring from iPhone to Android.

From Android Authority

New entry-level iPad’s big specs bump to include USB-C connectivity

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The cheapest iPad in Apple’s lineup is the entry-level 9th-gen iPad, which received a significant upgrade last year. The device rocks specs that are equivalent to the 2019 iPhone 11. The handset is still available in Apple’s lineup, and it’s a great bargain for anyone looking for an affordable, brand-new iPhone with a large screen. But Apple plans to upgrade the entry-level iPad this year, with the new model expected to receive a big specs bump.

That’s according to a new report that teases a potential redesign for the 10th-gen iPad, which includes the upgrade from Lightning to USB-C connectivity.

The entry-level iPad starts at just $329 for the 64GB version, a price that buys a tablet experience unavailable from any entry-level Android tablet. But considering Apple’s various moves with the rest of the iPad family, the entry-level iPad is currently an exception from Apple’s new iPad standards.

The entry-level iPad is the only one to feature a traditional design, with a home button still present on the front. The iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini have all ditched the home button and have the same overall design. We’re looking at large displays and uniform bezels.

Similarly, the entry-level iPad is the only iPad in Apple’s lineup not to have switched from Lightning to USB-C. All other models have the same standard charging port found on most Android handsets and tablets.

Finally, the entry-level iPad is the only model not to support 5G connectivity.

From BGR

Nothing phone (1) design reveal gives us our best look yet at the device

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Nothing CEO Carl Pei recognizes that leaks are difficult to stop, so he’s giving us a sneak peek at the upcoming phone (1). The phone’s rear panel design has been revealed in all its glory today, courtesy of Nothing itself.

The back of the phone is consistent with earlier teasers from Nothing and leaks from reliable sources. You’ll notice the exact lines and shapes that Nothing teased back in March, when it revealed that the Nothing phone (1) would make its debut this summer.

“Leaks are harder to contain nowadays and many of you have been waiting for a long time. So here it is. This is phone (1) design,” Pei tweeted.

The transparent back, through which you can see the phone’s circular wireless charging coil in the center, is perhaps the most noticeable feature. It’s also hard to miss its illuminating light strips, which have previously been teased.

What’s easy to miss is Nothing’s logo, which sits timidly in the bottom left corner. Design-wise, the phone is reminiscent of the iPhone, what with its boxy appearance. There are two cameras in the top left corner as well, giving us some iPhone X vibes.

While the back looks transparent, you really can’t see the phone’s internals through it. The tech startup shared the phone’s image via Twitter and Instagram.

From Android Central

M2 versus M1 Pro/Max/Ultra: The older chips still (mostly) win over the base M2

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Apple’s M2 is here…or it will be shortly, when the 13-inch MacBook begins shipping on June 24. As expected, the M2 is a nice upgrade over the M1, but not revolutionary. There are improvements in every part of the system-on-chip; the CPU, GPU, memory system, Neural Engine, and media engine.

Clearly the M2 is superior to the M1, but it now begs the question: Is it worth buying a Mac with the M1 Pro, M1 Max, or M1 Ultra anymore? Just because the second generation of Apple silicon is here, does that mean the first generation has reached the end of the line?

We don’t have benchmarks yet, but in general, the answer to that is going to be yes, with the differences becoming more stark as you move up the performance stack. If anything, it’s those considering the M1 Pro simply to get more memory or GPU performance that might be tempted by the M2. Here’s how the products stack up.

From Macworld

YouTube’s Corrections feature gives creators a new way to highlight errors in their videos

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YouTube today introduced a new feature called “Corrections” to help creators easily highlight mistakes in their videos. The feature lets creators add information cards in the top-right corner of a video with relevant timestamps to list all corrections made to the video after it went live.

YouTube creators currently have to edit and re-upload a video if they wish to make any corrections. Alternatively, they can highlight the corrections in the video description or as a pinned comment. All of these options are less than ideal and have significant drawbacks. YouTube’s new Corrections feature offers a standard solution that makes life easy for creators and also helps viewers find all updates in one convenient location.

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