Samsung Just Launched Galaxy J7 Duo With Dual Cameras And Selfie Flash

In order to compete with Xiaomi and Motorola’s upcoming Moto G6, the South Korean Smartphone giant today launched a new phone called Galaxy J7 Duo while not as flashy as its top-tier family members, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, the new phone has some upgrades and a price tag that is much more attractive.

The phone has a 5.5 inch 780p AMOLED display and it runs on an Exynos 7 series octa-core SoC which is clocked at 1.6 GHz, the phone comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM.

Aside from that, the back of the phone contains a dual camera system much like the flagships one of which is a 13-megapixel sensor and the other one is a 5-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture. The back camera supports autofocus, flash and FHD video recording. On the front of the phone, Samsung has added an 8-megapixel secondary camera with a f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash.

Apart from the above, the phone supports Face unlock, Selfie focus and beauty mode features. Connectivity wise, the phone supports LTE, 802.11 Wifi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and Glonass. The power pack of the phone is an average 3000 mAh and the phone weights 174 grams.

The phone will cost roughly 260 USD which is fairly competitive for the specs. However, Only time will tell if the phone manages to beath Xiaomi, Oppo, and Moto in the market.

NEXT STORY: Leaks Suggest That Galaxy Note 9 Will Come With A Huge Battery

Leaks Suggest That Galaxy Note 9 Will Come With A Huge Battery

Samsung phones are hardly doing great when it comes to battery performance these days, the latest Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have an average performance and the Note 8 has had some battery related issues as well. Aside from that the Note 7 caught fire because of faulty battery and had to be recalled two times.

It looks like the company is finally working on improving battery performance on its new phone, Leaks suggest that Galaxy Note 9 will come with a bigger 4000 mAh battery which would be the largest on any Samsung Note phone yet.

The information came from a popular tipster on Twitter. It is worth noting that Note 8 came with a 3300 mAh battery which barely lasted a day with high to moderated use.

Aside from the battery, the phone is supposed to come with a 6.4-inch display and it will come running on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Note 9 will probably be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC and 6 GB of RAM.

It will be interesting to see how the phone performance in the market.

NEXT STORY: Samsung Just Launched Galaxy J2 Prime 2 To Compete With Motorola and Xiaomi

Samsung Just Launched Galaxy J2 Prime 2 To Compete With Motorola and Xiaomi

While Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are doing great in the market, it looks like the South Korean smartphone giant has not forgotten about the budget Android phone segment.

Just recently, the company launched an updated version of its J2 Prime in the county with some spec improvement and newer software. The phone has a 5.5-inch full high definition display and the subtle design changes make it easy to hold the phone in one hand.

Aside from that, the phone runs on a 1.6 GHz Exynos octa-core processor. The SoC is paired with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card like most Samsung made phones in the market. The phone has a metal unibody design and the front of the phone contains a fingerprint sensor alongside with 2.5D glass.

In the shooter department, the phone has a 13-megapixel camera on both front and rear. These cameras have f/1.9 aperture and the back camera supports Full HD video recording. Probably unique feature of the phone is Samsung’s Pay Mini which is designed for cashless payments in the country for entry-level smartphones.

The phone will sell for Rs 13,999 which is roughly $214.  Considering the Moto G5 also got a price cut just a week ago, it will be interesting to see how J2 Prime 2 does in the market.

NEXT STORY: The Upcoming Galaxy Note 9 Has Leaked, And it Looks Good

The Upcoming Galaxy Note 9 Has Leaked, And it Looks Good

If you are in the smartphone industry, leaks are inevitable. Right after Samsung was done launching the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Corners of the internet have started talking about the Galaxy Note 9 which should be months away from now.

As ibtimes covered in its report. Samsung’s next Note device should be launching within this years third quarter. The phone will likely come with a 6.3-inch display and will probably be curved on the sides just like the current Note flagship. Apart from that, the phone is also expected to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which is also the SoC used on current Samsung flagships. Apart from that, the company will ship the phone with 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal storage.

One of the more interesting spec bumps will be in the battery department as the phone will come with 4000 mAh which is plenty more than current Galaxy lineup phones. 

In the camera, you can expect the company to stick with Galaxy S9’s dual aperture system as it has been doing well in tests.

The phone launch will likely be happening in the August of 2018 and considering Samsung’s pricing tactics, the phone should cost anywhere around $900 to $1000.

NEXT STORY: Galaxy S9 Users Are Reporting Serious Touchscreen Issues

Galaxy S9 Users Are Reporting Serious Touchscreen Issues

While Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus started performing good in the market after their launch in the MWC 2018. It looks like all is not going well for Samsung. As some users reported, some Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus handsets have a display defect that means touches are not detected.

As many users reported, it looks like the problem does not affect the entire display, instead, there are some affected portions of the display called “Dead Zones” which are affected. In these areas, taps and swipes are not registered which simply means any button or link underneath the area is inaccessible.

Obviously, if the dead zone is in an often used area such as the back button or notification tray, it may get really annoying for the users.

While increasing display sensitivity may be helpful in reducing the issue in some phones, it is definitely an issue Samsung may want to fix as soon as possible. In case you have faced a similar problem with your unit, you should probably contact Samsung’s customer support for a device replacement or a repair instead of waiting for a fix because it looks like the problem may not be fixable with a software update.

Considering Galaxy Note 8 had users reporting about its battery performance, Samsung definitely won’t want this problem to increase.

NEXT STORY: Nokia Launches Crazy Cheap Nokia 1 With Android Go And Xpress Covers

Get Ready: OnePlus 6 Might Be The Most Expensive Phone From The Company

OnePlus has made a name for itself by launching powerful phones at a price much lower than other Android flagship makers. Original OnePlus One was priced at almost the half of the price of Samsung’s flagship offering and while the company has been increasing prices of its phone slightly every year, the company has always made its phone available at much lower prices compared to the competition.

Well, it looks like the came may not be the same in future. A recent leak suggested that company’s next phone, the OnePlus 6 will cost around $749 for its top-tier model.

The top model will come with 256 GB Storage which and some of the top-tier Android phone specs possible, but it would still be a large jump over the OnePlus 5T which costs $559 for its top-tier model.

As a leak recently suggested, the phone might also look a lot like the iPhone X and for the money, you can expect 8 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC which just started shipping with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

The phone will probably look like this Oppo phone

The report came out from CNMO with a leaked screenshot. Keep in mind that the pricing of $749 is probably for Canada considering other phones in the screenshot are with their Canadian pricing. Converted to US currency, the OnePlus 6 should cost around $575.

NEXT STORY: Nokia Launches Crazy Cheap Nokia 1 With Android Go And Xpress Covers

Nokia Launches Crazy Cheap Nokia 1 With Android Go And Xpress Covers

Nokia has been launching many budget phones in the past since its return from the dead in 2016. In that process and to join the ranks with Nokia 2 and Nokia 3, the company recently launched its cheapest android phone to date.

The phone is named Nokia 1 and unlike all other phones in Nokia lineup, the phone comes with Android Go which is made especially for devices with low-powered specs.

The phone has a 1.1 GHz MediaTek SoC and 1 GB of RAM and it will come with just 8 GB of storage. The camera department is not impressive either, the phone has a basic 5-megapixel camera and the front of the phone has a 4.5-inch low-res screen.

To match with its specs, the company will sell the phone for $85 and the phones back cover can be replaced easily, although these will cost extra.

Considering Android Go is an interesting ongoing Google project, we will have to wait to see if the phone does great in terms of sales in the market.

NEXT STORY: This is What OnePlus 6 Will Look Like (And it’s a lot Like iPhone X)

This is What OnePlus 6 Will Look Like (And it’s a lot Like iPhone X)

OnePlus has been producing some of most powerful Android phones in the recent years, and the company has made itself a good brand recognition thanks to its very aggressive pricing which is almost always cheaper than other flagship phones. With OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T released, it looks like the company is working on the next version of the phone.

The company has been using Oppo phone designs to create its own phones in past and with the launch of Oppos newest flagship, we may finally know how OnePlus’ next phone will look like.

As the picture below shows, the Oppo R15, and most probably the OnePlus 6 will have an iPhone X like notch at the top. Apart from that, the screen of the phone will stretch very much to its edges and the phone will have a larger display for the same phone size.

The OP6 will also come with a 6.2 inch OLED display with a display resolution of 1080 x 2280 with a 19:9 aspect ratio.

OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo all fall under BBK electronics and the phone generally share a lot of design similarities with each other. Considering the OnePlus phones have taken almost all design cues from Oppo in past, we can expect the same to happen with OnePlus 6 too.

Considering the Galaxy S9 has been launched recently and the phone has top tier specs, it will be interesting to see what OnePlus does with its phone in future.

NEXT STORY: Feast Your Eyes On These Nokia 9 Concept Renders

Feast Your Eyes On These Nokia 9 Concept Renders

Nokia 9 is Nokia’s most awaited phone at the moment. We have had leaks about phones specs and we have even seen some leaked photos of the phone in past, but the company has been keeping mum on the phone and its design.

Recently though, some concept renders of Nokia’s upcoming flagship started surfacing around the internet. These renders imagine the phone in two designs one with a normal, Nokia standard thin bezel around the phone while the other one thinks of a phone as a bezel-less phone with an iPhone X like Notch on the phone’s top.

Considering the Nokia 8 Scirocco which was launched on the MWC 2018 has a curved display, it can be assumed that Nokia will try to go with the same with on the Nokia 9 paired with an on-display fingerprint sensor if rumors are to be believed.

The phone is expected to come with Snapdragon 845 SoC and 6 GB or RAM which will put the phone into the top end of the modern Android flagship phone lineup. The phone will also have a dual ZEISS camera setup and it will have 128GB of storage which should be expandable with the use of a microSD card.

NEXT STORY: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Are Finally Here: Easily The Best At The Moment

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Survives Vicious Knife And Fire Attack Like A Champ

Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are already dust and water resistant up to a degree. But that doesn’t stop YouTubers from torturing the phone with knife tests, drop tests and even from exposing the phone to fire. And, it looks like Samsung has done a fairly good job of making the phone stronger.

Stress test from a popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything shows that the phone is actually tougher than Galaxy S8 and while there were some scratches on the phone’s outer shell, the camera was quite tough showing no scratches at all.

Apart from that. phone’s super AMOLED screen responded very well to fire. Returning to its original state ones the heat was taken away and while there were some marks on the screen, it fared better than many other flagships.

Having a stronger phone for Samsung is definitely a win, considering last year’s Pixel 2 did poorly in the same stress tests.

Here is the complete video:

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