Weekly poll results: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip excites, but price scares people off

Apple iPhone 11 review Based on last week’s poll most people are not interested in a foldable clamshell phone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – it’s too expensive, nearly half of the voters think so. And that’s even though the Z Flip is significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Fold (it is expected to cost €1,400, down from the hair-raising price of €2,020 for the Fold).
Even though clamshells won a poll as the best foldable form factor, there’s a large contingent of voters who want a larger foldable like the Galaxy Fold, not a small one like the Z Flip. The lack of 5G connectivity or Snapdragon 865 chipset was a relatively minor concern all things considered.
Of those that do want a Galaxy Z Flip, most will only part with their money after reading reviews. And a significant fraction of those will wait for long-term reviews. Some issues with the Galaxy Fold were immediately obvious, but it took months to find all problems.
The good news is that while bleeding-edge tec..

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Samsung Galaxy A41 with Helio P65 chipset visits Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy A41 has been spotted on Geekbench. The listing tips key specifications of the handset. It scored 1684 points and 5043 points in single-core and multi-core tests respectively.

The Galaxy A41 is listed on Geekbench with model number SM-A415F. According to the listing, it will have 4GB of RAM, run Android 10 and will be powered by the MediaTek Helio P65 SoC. It is expected to come with 64GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy A41 is said to sport a triple rear camera setup. The primary sensor is tipped to be 48MP. It could be accompanied by a 25MP secondary sensor and a 2MP lens. To recall, the predecessor, Galaxy A40 had dual rear cameras.

Samsung has launched Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 to expand its Galaxy A lineup this year. The Galaxy A41 is expected to launch soon.

Source: Geekbench

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Samsung trademarks “UTG”, could mean Ultra Thin Glass for Z Flip and future Samsung foldables

Apple iPhone 11 review Foldable smartphones are certainly gaining a lot of attention as the new form factor challenges smartphone design as we know it. While we saw foldable smartphones and displays over the last year or so, they were all made with fragile plastic lenses atop the display panels. These are very easy to scratch and can easily cause damage to an otherwise expensive device.
Rumors suggested that Samsung’s upcoming Z Flip smartphone will use a new ultra-thin type of glass. The latest report from LetsGoDigital suggests a new patent from Samsung’s lawyers submitted to the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) indirectly confirms the rumor about foldable glass.
The UTG trademark logo may stand for “Ultra Thin Glass” and could be Samsung’s branding to market the foldable display glass against its competitors. The trademark would be used for Samsung’s foldable devices, and the design in the “G” reflects that.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 series live images spotted in the wild

Samsung has been pretty generous with leaks regarding the Galaxy S20 series that is expected to go official on February 11. Almost everything is practically known about the series and more still keep coming. The latest is a photo of the three Galaxy S20 models lying side by side.

The image which is said to be making the rounds on Twitter shows the rear aspect of all three Galaxy S20 models. Even though the rear cameras were blurred in this image, we can make out the fact that the three models will differ slightly in sizes. Also, we also get to see how much of a camera bump the Galaxy S20 models would have.

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The series is made up of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. Samsung will be confirming the pricing of the S20 models at the launch event on Feb. 11. Rumors have it that the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will be costing $1,300. In the Europe, the Galaxy S20 4G will cost 899 euros and its 5G varia..

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Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone sales for 2019, trailing Samsung

Samsung lead the pack with nearly 300 million units sold.

What you need to know

Huawei took the second-place spot in the smartphone market from Apple in 2019.
It raked in sales of 238.5 million units, compared to Apple's 196.2 million.
The biggest winner, though, was Samsung, with 296.5 million shipments during the year.

Despite overwhelming pressure by the U.S., Huawei says it can handle anything else the Trump administration throws its way. And the numbers seem to bear that out.

Earlier estimates of Huawei's unit sales during 2019 pegged the number to an impressive 240 million. That estimate has now been corroborated by Counterpoint Research, one of the leading market research firms in the tech world.

The Hong Kong-based firm estimates that Huawei sold 238.5 million phones during 2019. Not only is that much better than the Chinese giant's own expectations following its addition to the U.S. Entity List, but the number also marks the first time Huawei has surpassed ..

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