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Now that Samsung has experimented with Galaxy Z Flip’s screen that folds down to become compact, and it was (more or less) a success. Thanks to a leak, we’ve learned that the Korean giant is keeping its phablet-to-tablet form factor from its original Galaxy Fold going with the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.

The leak comes from the courtesy of an XDA Developers member, Max Weinbach. As per his tweet, the Galaxy Fold 2 will debut with a redesigned S-pen (similar to the kind Samsung ships with its Galaxy Note series) and possibly an under-display primary camera.

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After the Samsung Galaxy Fold debacle and the success of the Galaxy Z Flip, Fold 2 has a lot to prove and big shoes to fill. And from the looks of it, Samsung is taking a fresh and more innovative approach to ensure that. It’s not difficult to see how the introduction of a stylus with Fold 2’s tablet-like form factor will enhance user experience and boost functionality. 

The tweet doesn’t confirm the under-display main camera, but its either that or a punch-hole. At any rate, you can say goodbye to the ugly camera notch that sat in the top-left corner of the original Fold.

Max Weinbach has an excellent track record for Samsung-related leaks, so you’d likely see these details in the finalized product. He also points at an Infinity-V display mounted on the front panel out front. 

Further, the phone will borrow its camera setup from Galaxy S20+, which means a quad-camera structure, featuring a 12-megapixel primary lens, a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor, a 12-megapixel ultrawide angle shooter and finally a 3D Time-of-Flight camera.

Samsung is also ditching the popular ‘glass slab’ look, and going for an old-school ceramic and stainless steel build that will be available in Blue, Silver, Gold, Pink, Black hues. The Galaxy Fold 2 is shaping up to be an exciting device at an ultra-premium Samsung price, but will it suffer the same fate as the Galaxy Fold? Let us know what you think.

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The Rs. 1.10 lakh Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone went out of stock within minutes during its first pre-orders sale in India on Friday. Samsung India’s online store put up a ‘sold out’ message for Galaxy Z Flip, less than an hour after the smartphone went up for pre-orders at 11am IST. Leading retail outlets, accepting pre-bookings for Galaxy Z Flip, have also run out of stock.

Samsung’s online store and leading retail outlets are accepting pre-bookings against full payment for Galaxy Z Flip, which is priced at Rs. 1,09,999. Consumers, who managed to pre-book the Galaxy Z Flip in India, will start getting deliveries on February 26, Samsung India said in a statement.

Buyers from Samsung online store will be offered premium “white glove” delivery, the company said. According to sources, Galaxy Z Flip which is available in two colours — Mirror Purple and Mirror Black — will be up for pre-bookings again from February 28 and subsequent deliveries will begin in March.

The Galaxy Z Flip comes with a first-of-its-kind foldable glass that features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a stylish and compact form factor. It’s a dual-SIM smartphone, with one eSIM and one Nano-SIM card slot. E-sim services are currently available on Airtel and Jio networks. In India, the device comes with Snapdrgon 855+ SoC and 8GB + 256GB combination.

Galaxy Z Flip comes with accidental damage coverage, which includes one-time screen protection and a 24×7 dedicated call centre support in India.

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Google recently released its first Developer Preview (DP) of Android 11 for Pixel phones and we’ve already seen some of the new features that we can expect in the final build. XDA Developers have also uncovered a new hidden app called Personal Safety, which comes pre-installed in the DP for the Pixel 4. The team has managed to extract it and sideload it onto older Pixel phones too, which worked successfully. One of the new features of the app include car crash detection, which has the ability to detect if you’re in an accident and will automatically call for help or your emergency contact. This feature is currently restricted to Pixel users in the US, but it seems to be working on the older Pixel phones too.

In a report published on XDA Developers’ website, the team managed to successfully sideload the Personal Safety app on a Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL, and were able to enable the car crash detection feature. This feature was first spotted in Android Q or Android 10 as its now called, back in May last year, followed by an appearance on the Google Play store too.

The report states that the car crash detection feature works using your phone’s location, accelerometer, and microphone to try and detect when you’ve been in an accident. If it does detect it, the phone will play a loud sound and ask you if you need help. If you don’t respond in a stipulated time, it will automatically call 911 (emergency hotline in the US) and share your current location.

The app currently won’t work on non-Pixel devices, according to the report, which means it makes sense to try it out only if you’re in the US. The report states that in case you have issues getting past the page where it asks you for your emergency contact, simply grant the app all the permissions in the Settings app and it should work.

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Apple has always had its own apps set as defaults in cases like the music player and the browser, Apple Music and Safari respectively. But, this might change soon. Reportedly, Apple is considering allowing third party apps to be set as defaults on iOS. Apple is also debating whether to allow third-party music apps on the HomePod speaker, something would mean allowing users to stream music via Spotify, which is one of Apple Music’s rivals. No decision has been made by the company as of now.

When a user opens a browser or clicks on a link on an iOS device, it opens Safari even if the user wants to use a different browser. If a user wants to send out a mail or share something through an email, iOS directs the user to Apple’s Mail app. This has been the case since 2008 when Apple launched the App Store as noted by Bloomberg. Reportedly, this locked ecosystem has made it difficult for some developers to promote their apps. We previously reported that Apple was recently sued for allegedly suppressing apps by competitors in the App Store.

On macOS, even though you do not have complete freedom, you can still set a default browser to something other than Safari.

Apple seems to have been forced to reconsider its default app strategy after it was criticised for giving unfair advantage to its own apps on iOS. Last year, the company was questioned by the US House of Representatives antitrust panel citing competition problems in digital markets and anti-competitive conduct.

Talking about music streaming services, the Bloomberg report also suggests that Apple is considering allowing music services like Spotify and Pandora to be set as default with Siri. If this happens, users will be able to ask Siri to play a song and it would automatically use the default app to do so, which in this case would not be Apple Music.

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Tecno has launched a pair of new smartphones – Tecno Camon 15 and Tecno Camon 15 Pro – in India. Both the new Tecno Camon-series phones pack a quad rear camera setup and are priced competitively to take against budget phones from Xiaomi, Realme, and other Chinese smartphone makers. The Tecno Camon 15 Pro sports a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, while the Tecno Camon 15 comes with a 16-megapixel selfie snapper housed in a hole-punch. The company claims the Tecno Camon 15 is the most affordable phone that features a hole-punch display.

Tecno Camon 15, Camon 15 Pro price, availability

The Tecno Camon 15 is priced at Rs. 9,999 and comes in Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple, and Dark Jade colour options. On the other hand, the Tecno Camon 15 Pro carries a price tag of Rs. 14,999 and will be up for grabs in Ice Jadeite and Opal White colours. The company is also offering free wireless speakers worth Rs. 3,499 as a freebie to Tecno Camon 15 Pro buyers. The two phones will go on sale starting February 25 from over 35,000 authorised retail outlets across the country.

Tecno Camon 15, Camon 15 Pro specifications

Taking about specifications, the dual-SIM Tecno Camon 15 Pro runs Android 10 with HiOS 6.1 custom skin on top. It features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) display with 91.2 percent screen-to-body ratio and 480 nits peak brightness. It is powered by the quad-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Tecno phone features a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel main camera. It is accompanied by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with a 115-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel tertiary camera, and a fourth QVGA sensor. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. It comes equipped with a 4,000mAh battery and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.

As for the Tecno Camon 15, it also a dual-SIM phone and runs Android 10 with the HiOS 6.1 custom skin. The Tecno offering features a 6.55-inch HD+ display with a hole-punch. There is no word on the processor at its heart, but it is accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

Tecno Camon 15 also features a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel main camera, but details about the rest of the sensors are not known. It has a 16-megapixel front camera housed in a hole-punch. The Tecno Camon 15 comes equipped with a larger 5,000mAh battery and has a rear-mounted fingerprint snapper with an oleophobic coating on top. Connectivity options include GPS, Wi-Fi, and 4G VoLTE.

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