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Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED: much more than just a punch-hole

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The new Samsung Galaxy S10 range marks a number of firsts for the company, one of the most important firsts is the debut of the company’s new Dynamic AMOLED display technology. The panel grabbed our attention with its Infinity-O cut-out, but there’s a lot more to the new Galaxy S10 display than meets the eye.Before diving deeper into some more technical features, let’s start with an overview of the panel specifications. The display hits a new high for peak brightness, offering a whopping 1,200 nits of retina-scorching light. That’s up 13 percent from the Samsung Galaxy S9 and ensures that outdoor viewing, even in bright sunlight, shouldn’t be a problem.The panel also sports a deep 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for detailed blacks and highlights. Samsung measures this from the highest to lowest possible brightness that a single LED can output (without turning off). This is a boon for the panel’s 10-bit HDR10+ playback support – a first for the mobile industry.Bold, vivid color reproductio…

Best foldables phones at MWC 2019

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For years smartphone manufacturers have promised flexible, foldable displays would lead to dramatically different mobile experiences. At MWC 2019 we’re starting to see this vision come to fruition.Samsung and Huawei are the clear leaders of the foldable revolution, but they’re not alone. TCL had several foldable phone concepts on display during the show, and Royole was back showing off the FlexPai. Not wanting to be left out, Oppo got in on the action by informally announcing its own foldable phone over Weibo.Let’s take a closer some of the foldable phones shown off during MWC 2019.Samsung Galaxy FoldSamsungWe got our first (very brief) glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Fold last year during Samsung’s Developer Conference. Now Samsung has finally announced the official name and plans to launch it in April for a price of $1980.The Galaxy Fold has two different displays. In phone form, there’s a small 4.6-inch display with a 21:9 aspect ratio on the front of the device. When you want more s…

Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker: March 1, 2019

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Welcome to our Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker. Following its public release in August 2017, Oreo is steadily finding its way to more and more Android smartphones.You’re probably wondering “When will my phone get Oreo?” This tracker will help with that question. We’re collecting all the information we can find on the rollout of Android 8, including past OTAs and upcoming releases.Without further ado, here’s what we know so far about the Android 8.0 Oreo update.Android 9 Pie is here! Check out our Android Pie update trackerWhat’s new in Android 8.0 Oreo? We have all the features hereAndroid Wear update trackerGot Oreo? Before we startAs with older versions, the update to Android 8.0 Oreo has been released by Google, but many factors influence its actual availability. First and foremost, your manufacturer and carrier (in case you own a carrier version) control when your phone will get Oreo. Other factors are your specific model, your location in the world, and whether you bought the devi…