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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series might come in these colors

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The Galaxy Watch 5 is the next anticipated smartwatch to launch in the coming months. The upcoming watches are tipped to feature new color variants, and reliable tipster Evan Blass took to Twitter to reveal the Watch 5 models and their respective color options.

According to Evan, the Galaxy Watch 5 series will include colorways comprising Black Titanium, Gray Titanium, Graphite, and Pink Gold, to name a few, although the options will vary by model.

From Android Central

Prices for Motorola Moto Edge 30 Fusion, Edge 30 Lite, Moto G32 and Moto E12 leak

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The Motorola Razr 3 is going to be pricey, but at least it is expected to cost less than its predecessor. The prices for several other yet to be announced Motorola phones have leaked and the same can’t be said about them.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion will sell for €680 in Europe, according to CompareDial and OnLeaks. That’s a hefty surcharge over the €450 Edge 30. The Fusion will reportedly feature a Dimensity 900 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage, but that is all that is known about the phone.

The Motorola Edge 30 Lite will sell for €400 (the Edge 20 Lite was €350 at launch). This phone will have a Snapdragon 695 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. On the front, a 6.28” OLED panel (FHD+, 120Hz) and 32MP selfie camera, on the back a 64MP main and 13MP ultra wide cameras. It will have a 4,020mAh battery with 30W fast charging as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Motorola Moto G32 goes lower down the pricing ladder, it will be €230 for a 3/32GB unit (there should be larger memory capacities as well). This will be a 4G phone with a Unisoc T606 chipset, a 6.5” IPS LCD (HD+, 90Hz) and an 8MP selfie camera, plus 16+2MP rear cameras. This one will have a larger, 5000mAh battery, plus a 3.5mm jack and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. This doesn’t sound far off the Moto E32, which only costs €150 (it launched last month).

From Gsmarena

Fairphone’s Subscription Plan Breaks Every Smartphone Norm

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Many smartphone companies and carriers offer subscriptions to get you a new phone. But they all have a few things in common. Sooner or later, those plans will go up in price, and the goal is to replace your phone often (two years or sooner!). Fairphone’s new subscription plan bucks both those trends.

Fairphone, which makes a “sustainable” smartphone, prides itself on being environmentally friendly. The Fairphone 4 is modular, and you can replace the cameras, the USB-C port, the battery, and even the display. You won’t find glue or other tactics that make repair difficult. Fairphone even uses Fairtrade-certified gold, ethically sourced aluminum, tungsten, recycled tin, rare earth minerals, and plastics.

Now Fairphone is bucking tradition with its new subscription plan. Like most subscription plans, you pay a small amount up front and then more every month that you use the phone. But most smartphone plans offer upgrades to a new model every year or two, leading to more potential e-waste. Your year-old phone probably had plenty of life left, but now it’s out of your hands to who knows where.

The new Fairphone Easy plans still charge you a small monthly fee, €21.00. But the longer you keep the phone, the more that price decreases. After year one, you get a €1 discount, followed by €2 in year two and €8 in year three. The subscription plan also includes free repairs for anything other than water damage or abuse, including one free screen replacement a year.

From Fairphone

Samsung finally brings eSIM support on the U.S. Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3

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Gone are the days of fumbling about with a tiny piece of plastic and trying to put it in your phone for the sake of cellular connectivity. Thanks to the eSIM technology, you can simply scan and download the SIM card information onto your device. While it’s definitely more convenient than handling physical SIMs, many phones in the U.S. still don’t have eSIM support, even though some of them actually have the eSIM hardware. The newest updates for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are, however, bringing support for eSIM and Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS).

From XDA

Tecno Pova 3 launches in India on June 20

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Last week Tecno started its teaser campaign for the upcoming launch of the Pova 3 smartphone in India, revealing that the handset would be sold through Amazon. And today it’s given us a date to mark in our calendars for the momentous occasion: June 20.

The Pova 3 was initially announced back in May in the Philippines, and so we know all there is to know about it, spec-wise. The only piece of the puzzle of its launch in India that’s still a mystery is the price. We’re only three days away from the official reveal, though. And if you consider the specs on offer, it stands to reason that it would be on the affordable side.

The Tecno Pova 3 has a huge 6.9″ 1080×2460 90 Hz LCD touchscreen, the MediaTek Helio G88 chipset running things, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, a 50 MP main rear camera, an 8 MP selfie shooter, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a gigantic 7,000 mAh battery with support for 25W charging and 10W reverse charging. It runs Android 11 and comes in Tech Silver, Electric Blue, and Eco Black.

From Gsmarena

Why Zoom is shutting down its Chromebook app

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Zoom has plans to shut down its Chrome app in August, to enable it to focus on its other applications.

9to5Google recently discovered a notice in the Zoom app detailing that the brand is directing users to begin using the Chrome PWA (progressive web app) ahead of its discontinuation of the Zoom app for Chromebooks.

“This app will no longer be officially supported after August 2022. Please use the new Zoom for Chrome PWA to join meetings on ChromeOS,” Zoom said in the notice.

The Zoom video conferencing platform, which became popular during the pandemic in 2020 has been compatible with most computing systems. Chromebooks have been especially popular with schools and universities due to their low cost and compatibility with Google’s ChromeOS, TechRadar noted.

However, Google has had plans since August 2020 to discontinue its Chrome apps on all platforms across the board, culminating with the end of support for Chrome apps on ChromeOS in June 2022.

From Digital Trends

The Galaxy S22 FE getting canceled could be a blessing in disguise

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You may have heard the news that the Galaxy S22 FE may get canceled, but if true, will this be a tragedy for the company and its fans? Or a blessing in disguise? We can never be too sure, but here’s our current stance on the matter.

The more we think about the role FE smartphones (and tablets) play in Samsung’s portfolio, the more we realize that recent Galaxy FE devices didn’t make a whole lot of sense from a brand recognition perspective or pricing.

In other words, we can think of a couple of good reasons why Samsung and its customers could be better off if the FE line got canceled, but we can’t find as many saving graces in favor of keeping the series around.

From Sammobile

Realme TechLife Watch R100 is launching on June 23 with Bluetooth calling

Realme will unveil the C30 on June 20 in India, but that’s not the only product the company will launch next week in the country because a few days later – on June 23 – Realme will introduce the TechLife Watch R100.

From Gsmarena

The Amazfit Bip 3 Pro is just $70 and has something the pricier Garmin Vivosmart 5 doesn’t

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It’s been a busy time for Amazfit, we saw the launch of the all-new T-Rex 2 smartwatch at the end of May. Now, the company is back with two new wearables courtesy of the Amazfit Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro. 

When comparing these two new smartwatches, there’s only one key difference. They both feature a 1.69-inch color display, can last up to 14 days on a single charge, and offer a 5ATM water resistance rating. 

From Android Central

Bitcoin Tumbles Below $20,000 for the First Time Since 2020

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Bitcoin dropped below $20,000 for the first time since December 2020 as evidence of deepening stress within the crypto industry keeps piling up against a backdrop of monetary tightening. 

The largest digital token by market value tumbled as much as 9.2% to $18,740 on Saturday, marking a record-breaking 12th consecutive daily decline according to Bloomberg data. Ether breached $1,000 and dropped almost 11% to $975.24, the lowest since January 2021. The two bellwethers of the crypto market are both down around 70% from all-time highs set in early November. 

“Global macro uncertainty combined with spectacular blow-ups in the crypto ecosystem has caused prices to fall at a rate that has surprised investors,” said Kunal Goel, a research analyst at Messari. 

Altcoins were no exception to soured investor appetite in the wake of Bitcoin’s fall, with every token on Bloomberg’s cryptocurrency monitor trading in the red. Cardano, Solana, Dogecoin and Polkadot recorded 24-hour falls of between 7% and 10% on Saturday, while privacy tokens such as Monero and Zcash lost as much as 9%. 

From Bloomberg

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