Here are the Samsung smartphones that will be entitled to their three major updates


Samsung has just published the list of Galaxy smartphones that will be able to receive three major updates to their operating system.

So that we can access an increasingly richer mobile experience, Samsung has adopted a strategy that consists of allowing owners of certain Galaxy devices to benefit from three generations of Android updates. We now know the names of the devices eligible for this program. It is through a press release published on its website that the manufacturer provided the information. For the Galaxy S series, in addition to the upcoming series, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 + 5G, S20 +, S20 5G and S20 can thus be updated to three versions of the Google OS.

Samsung smartphones

What about the South Korean giant’s other Android devices?

Galaxy Note devices of Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10 + 5G, Note10 +, Note10 5G, Note10 and Note10 Lite complete the list. Obviously, the next smartphones in this range will be compatible with the three versions of Android deployed after their release. For example, the Galaxy Note 10 announced in August 2019 running Android 9 will benefit from support for three upgrades of its operating system from Android 10.

Samsung’s foldable terminals are also on the list. Owners of Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Galaxy Fold 5G and Galaxy Fold can therefore expect to taste the experiences provided by the three major versions of Android following their release. For the Galaxy A range, the Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51 and A90 5G are supported in addition to future devices in this range.

A decision that also concerns tablets

Samsung’s new update schedule is not just for Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy A smartphones. The list also includes Galaxy Tab S tablets. Galaxy Tab S7 + 5G, Tab S7 +, Tab S7 5G 3, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G 4, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite and the next slates of the Tab S series will thus be entitled to their three major updates.

How about the variable refresh rate of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra?


The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra differs from the standard model with its variable refresh rate display. But how does this technology work and what are its advantages?

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 20 series just over a week ago. The premium variant, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, promises exemplary performance. A particularity which obviously affects the price. Indeed, the terminal costs more than 1300 €. In terms of features, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G offers new features that make it a smartphone that does not have to be ashamed of the competition. One of them is VRR (Variable refresh rate) technology. As the name suggests, this is a feature that concerns the AMOLED panel of the flagship. According to Sam Mobile, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first phone to feature Samsung’s new variable refresh rate Super AMOLED display.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Energy savings of up to 22%

According to Samsung Display, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G has a new display technology that saves more power compared to previous models. The device’s OLED panel uses adaptive frequency technology to reduce screen power consumption by up to 22%.

Said technology allows the display panel to use variable refresh rates that consume “as little power as possible” for each type of application. When playing, the screen automatically switches to 120 Hz. For streaming, the frequency drops to 60 Hz, to 30 Hz for reading emails and down to 10 Hz when viewing still images and navigation on social networks.

Variable rates

Prior to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, smartphones with high refresh rates used fixed rates. That is, users were forced to have a 90Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz display depending on the smartphone and the setting. In any case, the frequency generally could not drop below 60 Hz.

Varying refresh rate may cause noticeable image flicker due to differences in luminance. A problem that Samsung apparently managed to solve.

Although the manufacturer claims that the Note 20 Ultra offers a VRR display, this display mode is not quite the same as what some gaming monitors and flat-screen TVs enjoy. These effectively offer a wider frequency range.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra made official by its manufacturer


Expected on a firm footing for some time, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is now official. With its muscular technical configuration, this new Android smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer has something to impress us.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

Xiaomi’s list of high-end smartphones is growing. Promising to perform better than the Mi 10 Pro 5G launched last February, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has multiple advantages that will certainly delight fans. Equipped with a curved OLED panel of 6.67 inches, the beast offers a Full HD + display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The touch sampling frequency of 240 Hz ensures smooth and intuitive navigation in all circumstances. In the field of photography, the Mi 10 Ultra relies on a quadruple back module consisting of a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 48-megapixel periscopic lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a large sensor. 20-megapixel angle.

Up to 16 GB of RAM

For selfies, we are entitled to a 20 megapixel camera with an f / 2.3 aperture. Note that the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra screen has a punch to house the front photo sensor. The fingerprint reader is also integrated into the display.

Under the hood, the terminal sports a Snapdragon 865 processor associated with 8, 12 or 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128, 256 or 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. To keep components cool, the manufacturer opted for LiquidCool 2.0 vapor chamber cooling.

120W wired fast charge

Its compatibility with the Mi Turbo Charge 120W standard is one of the strengths of the Mi 10 Ultra. According to Xiaomi, this technology allows a 0 to 100% charge level to be reached in just 40 minutes. Speaking of power, know that the new flagship incorporates a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is compatible with 50W wireless charging. This protocol allows the battery to be fully charged in 40 minutes.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is already available for pre-order in China at a price of 5,299 yuan (646 €) for the basic 8 GB / 128 GB version. The 8/256 GB variant is priced at 5,599 yuan (680 €), against 5,999. yuan (€ 730) for the 12/256 GB model. Finally, the 16/512 GB version costs 6,999 yuan (€ 853). The phone will arrive in stores on August 16.

An iPhone 13 with a screen stretching over its edges


A conceptual video of the iPhone 13 shows a design without physical buttons thanks to a screen that stretches on the edges, even all the way to the back for the Pro model.

Apple is expected to announce four iPhone models shortly, but what will it announce next year? The iPhone 12 designs and renders we’ve seen lately are based on leaks and rumors. In any case, the device seems promising in terms of design, but it is nothing compared to this concept of the iPhone 13. Having been developed by the dreaded ConceptsiPhone, the latter presents an unprecedented aspect for the iOS smartphone whose presentation should normally take place in September 2021. With its curved panel that stretches on all four sides, it would be a must in terms of technology, especially as the physical keys have been replaced by tactile keys.

A screen that extends to the back for the Pro model

Notch-free, this iPhone 13 concept features a back-mounted camera module made up of three cameras and what appears to be an infrared sensor. The selfie camera has been integrated into the panel. We will also note the resistance to water. Suffice to say that ConceptsiPhone has been creative in imagining this futuristic design.

However, the iPhone 13 Pro goes even further by adopting a screen that extends to the back. Only a band housing the back sensors separates the two ends of the display area. Unlike the photosensors of the standard model which are arranged in a conventional way, those of this so-called iPhone 13 Pro are arranged linearly. The module contains three cameras, an LED flash, and a LiDAR sensor. AirPower compatible

To top it off, these ConceptsiPhone iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro concepts are compatible with wireless charging. Sure, the designer has come up with some pretty cool looks, but there’s no indication that the 2021 iPhones will actually look like these concept devices. In short, don’t expect these designs to become a reality anytime soon! However, this kind of creation can be a source of inspiration for Apple.

iPhone 12: a presentation on October 12?


Since 2012, Apple has made a habit of presenting its new products in September. The Coronavirus pandemic, however, forced the Cupertino company to review its plans for this year. In July, the company warned that its new products would be presented later than planned.

iPhone 12

Indeed if we are to believe the leaker Jon Prosser, the date of October 12, 2020 could be marked with a cross for those who are impatiently waiting for the iPhone 12. He recently indicated in a tweet that Apple would consider presenting its new line of smartphones on that date.

A Keynote for the week of October 12?

In his tweet, Jon Prosser indicated that Apple would plan to organize the Keynote presentation of its iPhone 12 during the week of October 12. As with every event of this kind, the Apple brand will unveil all the characteristics and specifics of its new phone.

On the program, 4 variants will be presented to the public that day: a 5.4-inch iPhone 12, another 6.1-inch model, but also two 6.1 and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro.

Jon Prosser also indicated that it will be immediately possible to reserve your iPhone 12 on the official Apple website as soon as the Keynote is finished. He didn’t say whether pre-orders will be open for everyone, however, or just for a few countries.

Apple has planned several launch dates

The official marketing of smartphones would be scheduled as early as the week following the iPhone 12 presentation Keynote: October 19, 2020. Note, however, that only the classic 5.4 and 6.1 inch iPhone 12s will be affected by this date launch.

Those who plan to afford an iPhone 12 Pro will still have to wait in November before this variant finally hits the market. Apple would indeed prefer that its stocks are sufficiently supplied before marketing the pro versions of its new Smartphone.

Otherwise, for those who really want something new from Apple as early as next month, there are rumors that the brand will launch a new Apple Watch and a new iPad in September.

The iPhone 12 4G postponed to 2021?


According to a new report, the iPhone 12 4G may not be released this year. Instead, Apple reportedly plans to launch it in 2021.

As September quickly approaches, we expect to see the next generation iPhone. Indeed, the Apple should hold its back-to-school keynote next month. In all likelihood, the iPhone 12 will be available in several versions. There are rumors of four variants measuring between 5.4 inches and 6.7 inches. These diagonals would relate to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max, respectively, while just like the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Max is supposed to be 6.1 inches in size. Regarding the marketing of its new flaships, Apple could divide this phase into two stages. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max would thus reach the market before the other two models.

iPhone 12 4G

A release in February 2021 for the iPhone 12 4G?

5G is one of the main novelties offered by the iPhone 12 range. However, in order to better meet the needs in certain markets, there would be a 4G variant. While most netizens expect it to be available sometime after the September conference, that obviously won’t be the case.

Business Insider recently published an article covering information from a report by analysts at Wedbush Securities. In their note, Daniel Ives, Strecker Backe and Ahmad Khalil claimed according to this media outlet that Apple has changed its mind regarding the launch of the iPhone 12 4G. Instead of marketing the latter this year, the manufacturer has decided to postpone its launch next year, more precisely to February 2021.

A higher selling price than the iPhone 11?

Also according to this new report from Wedbush Securities, the iPhone 12 4G could cost $ 800. A price that would make it more expensive than the iPhone XR and iPhone 11.

Although it comes from a reference source, this information should of course be taken with a pinch of salt. After all, Apple has so far not provided any other clues other than the fact that the iPhone 12s will be released later than expected.

Huawei may run out of chips


Due to new pressure from the US Department of Commerce, Huawei may no longer be able to use even its own Kirin processors. A decision that will not fail to exacerbate tensions between Washington and Beijing.

The Chinese high-tech giant faces a major new problem. According to The Associated Press, the US government has updated the list of bans on Huawei. And unfortunately, rather than easing sanctions, the Trump administration has only stepped up. The Chinese firm is now prohibited from purchasing products containing American technologies, even if the manufacturer is a foreign company. A change that will have a significant impact on chip supply. Huawei has already been using its own Kirin chips only for several months due to pressure from the United States government on US-based companies.


However, the manufacturer will have to cancel its contracts with TSMC, the founder in charge of supplying Kirin processors.

Huawei on the brink?

While a few weeks ago, we reported to you the feat achieved by the Chinese giant which for the first time reached the position of leader in the mobile telephony market, the situation is therefore likely to change quickly. Since TSMC uses predominantly American technologies, it will have to stop making Kirin chips. That said, in addition to being deprived of Snapdragon processors, Huawei will have to give up its own.

“Unfortunately, in the second round of US sanctions, our chip makers only accepted orders until May 15th. Production will be shut down on September 15, ” said Richard Yu.

Obviously, this new decision taken by the Americans will have major consequences on the functioning and health of Huawei. Especially since the US Department of Commerce now encourages partner countries of the United States to adopt similar measures.

Towards sharper tensions between China and the United States

This relentlessness against Huawei will undoubtedly impact the already precarious relationship between the United States and China. Recall that the sanctions against the Chinese technology giant stem from a suspicion of espionage due to the close links between the company and certain political leaders of the Middle Empire.

In addition to Huawei, Tik Tok is also suspected of illegally exploiting user data. This Chinese application, which is very popular in the United States, is currently in the sights of the Trump administration.

The Galaxy S20 will be entitled to a new update with a fix for the autofocus


The new generation of smartphones from Samsung has been available for a few days. Recently, the South Korean firm launched a series of updates involving improvements to the camera of smartphones.

According to the SamMobile site, the new update includes among other things the correction of the problems encountered with the autofocus of the Galaxy S20s running with the Exynos 990 processor.

Galaxy S20

As a reminder, the Galaxy S20, S20 +, and S20 Ultra have been available in all over the world since March 13. Their prices vary between 909 euros and 1,359 euros depending on the model and capacity.

The update improves the smartphone photo app

Note first that the smartphone manufacturer had already deployed an update to correct the autofocus of Galaxy S20s equipped with a Snapdragon 865 at the beginning of March. This time around, the update is for devices running Exynos 990.

The problem with the camera’s autofocus was more obvious on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. According to users, this one was way too slow. The new update corrects this problem. After its deployment, the Galaxy S20 photo application should upgrade to version And with this version, the autofocus should be much faster.

The update will bring improvements to the Galaxy S20 lineup, including camera systems. Samsung will continue to provide continuous software updates to improve the overall experience of devices, ”said the South Korean firm questioned by the American press.

Another update on the way

This update is expected to be rolled out to users’ smartphones soon. To check if it is already available, just go to the “Settings” and “Software Update” of the device. Note that it is strongly recommended to connect the latter to a power source before starting the installation.

Another update is also expected to roll out to the Galaxy S20s. This should be offered in the coming weeks. It should fix four important bugs reported by users, including an overheating issue encountered during wireless charging and an issue with battery life management.