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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus won’t get under-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus could be announced at MWC 2018 in February. The smartphones will not get the highly-anticipated under-display fingerprint scanner.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus could be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in February of next year, according to latest intelligence report. The firmware development for the Galaxy S9 has already begun, according to a report from SamMobile. The Samsung Galaxy S9’s has a SM-G960 model number, while the Galaxy S9+ will rumored to be the SM-G965.

The current iterations Galaxy S8 and S8+ had SM-G950 and SM-G955 model numbers, respectively. SamMobile also claims that the Galaxy S9 firmware development is starting early, nearly a couple of weeks prior tot the South Korea company’s process for Galaxy S8 series back in 2016.

A Twitter post by Eldar Murtazin added weight indicating that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones will continue to have first right on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip SoC processor and the rest of the smartphone manufacturers, mostly Android phone makers, will get it later. The analyst also said that the Galaxy S9 will be officially announced a month earlier than the past few years, which is being considered as a February launch, contemplating the Galaxy S8 was made public towards the end of March 2017.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships were the first smartphones to obtain access to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU. So if that happens again for the next year, it won’t be shockingly surprising and this could mean other flagship handset devices from competing rivals might unveil a little later.

Meanwhile, the South Korean news agency The Investor claims that Samsung will stick with the same 5.77-inch and 6.2-inch edge-less screen display for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, respectively. Both the upcoming Galaxy S series will carry on the Infinity Display without the physical home button.

Reports have also claimed the South Korean OEM would try and integrate a under-display fingerprint scanner with Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones, though there is an evidence that this cutting-edge technology is still in progress. Analysts Ming Chi-Kuo of the KGI Securities claimed that a commercially implemented fingerprint sensor under the Super AMOLED display won’t be equipped on the Samsung flagships until the Galaxy Note 9.

Earlier this month, a report on XDA Developers suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC CPU and Android 8.0 Oreo mobile operating system. Additionally, the report said that an under display fingerprint sensor will not be included to the handset.

Moreover, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will purportedly sport the dual rear camera sensors.

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New video of Apple’s iPhone X in silver colorway emerges online

A new video clip of a silver colorway iPhone X in the wild materializes online.

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The pre-orders for Apple’s much-awaited iPhone X is just around the corner and it will finally kicks off this coming Friday, October 27th, with shipping scheduled to commence just a week later, November 3. With the Apple’s iPhone X release now less than a couple of weeks away, the general public are starting to see more photographs and video clips of Apple’s first $1000 premium smartphone out online. Most notably, a 10-second video uploaded to Reddit over the weekend showing a silver colorway of an iPhone X in all its adoration.

The near bezel-less edge-to-edge OLED screen — which the Cupertino tech giant calls it Super Retina Display — looks stunningly beautiful, but the video is also noteworthy to watch because it gives us an idea what a third-party app looks like with the controversial notch design of the iPhone X — and in this case Instagram app. To be honestly fair, APpple’s iPhone X’s notch on the uppermost of the front panel appears like an scar on the beautiful display of the device in the video here, but we’ve heard from a number notes that it’s far less irritating when using the handset as opposed to looking at photos and videos of it.

The Instagram user interface appears quite a little unrefined, but it stands to a mere fact that it will be far less of a problem once third-party app developers update their respective apps suitably.

As a number of Redditors commented:

I have been making iPhone apps for 8 years now. Testing my app on iPhone X produces a handful of problems in Portrait and about a million problems in Landscape.

Even if you do everything exactly as Apple wants, there’s going to be issues. The API to handle the notch “correctly” (safe area) is new in iOS 11. There’s no way to have preemptively written to support it. Readable layout guides get you some of the way there, but only in landscape and not really.

Day 1 iPhone X users are in for problems in most apps.

Thank you. We’ve coded Halide, our camera app, completely with auto layout. It completely conforms to Apple’s ‘way of doing things’ – we still need to do work to get the UI looking right for the X.

Most apps that use standard, system-provided UI elements like navigation bars, tables, and collections automatically adapt to the device’s new form factor..
Even my own app that I did not optimize for iPhone X has space on the top (automatically) because I used Apple’s UINavigationBar and did not give it any hardcoded values for space.

With all that being said, seeing as how the Apple iPhone X marks the first radical redesign to its smartphone line’s design since way back in 2014 (iPhone 6 ans 6 Plus), it’s a safe to say that early birds will happily experience a few developing discomforts using the iPhone X with its edgeless OLED display.

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Apple’s iPhone X has a new and more affordable Sharp’s Aquos R Compact

The Sharp Aquos R Compact is an Android 8.1 Oreo midrange smartphone. It has an Apple’s iPhone X-esque design with the prominent notch on the topmost screen.

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Apple’s current flagship iPhone X may not be featuring a very slim bezels similar the competing rivals from the Android ecosystem like that of the Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 but it’s still has a very attractive aesthetic design however. The only point at issue so far is that if you want to purchase the iPhone X, you will need to shell out a thousand dollar from you savings. Or even if you have the funds of the money isn’t your problem, still, you may not be able to secure an iPhone X unit during the launch because of the limited supply. Lucky you if you get one. So, good luck.

Meanwhile, you can now get some of the bezel-less hype with that notch on the top of the screen of the iPhone X without shelling out a four figure from your bank, thanks to the Japanese multinational corporation — Sharp.

Sharp P stylized as SHARP — has been in the glare of publicity recently for making a considerably great appearing of smartphones with bezel-less screen display designs and the manufacturer have now ventured to bring this new design trend to the the wild with the SHARP Aquos R Compact smartphone. The handset phone has a manufacturer suggested retail price tag of $372, the smartphone has an aesthetic design quire similar to that of the iPhone X including the notch at the top of the latter.
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The SHARP Aquos R Compact has tiny roundy notch at the very top of the front that houses the selfie camera. The main difference is that there’s no cutting-edge 3D facial recognition rivaling technology situated at the very top. Additionally, the device has a notably thick bottom chin with a home button that also accommodates the fingerprint biometric sensor.

Specification side, the Sharp Aquos R Compact handset unit in between the low- and mid-end range smartphone with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core system-on-chip processor sitting at the very core of it, which is paired by 3GB worth of RAM alongside a 32GB of internal storage. The narrow-bezel screen has a 4.9-inch LCP display with Full HD+ resolution and the prominent notch you notice above the front panel is an eight-megapixel camera. There’s also a whopping 16.4MP shooter on the rear. The device will be shipped an Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, which is a plus factor. The main disadvantage of this phone is that it has a relatively smaller 2500mAh battery, but thanks to the Quick Charging 3.0 handset supports fast charging.

While it may not have public attention to details on par with Apple’s very own flagship iPhone X, it’s definitely a good device for those consumers who are looking to get a fancy advanced screen display at the price of feature-rich midrange handset.

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