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Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 and Advanced2 XL Tablets Show Up in Live Pictures

By Claudiu Sima

If you’re still interested in buying a new tablet then today’s news might bring you some kind of joy. We get to know that Samsung plans to unveil 4 new tablets this year as follows: updated Galaxy Tab S 8.0 (low-end), Galaxy Tab S4 (flagship), and Tab Advanced2 and Advanced2 XL as mid-range products.

Today we get to see some of the first live images with these two Advanced2 tablets thanks to a leak. Apparently, the regular model will offer 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage and an Exynos 7870 on board. There’s no physical home button anymore and unfortunately the bezel size remains the same as in the 2016 Galaxy Tab A.

As for the XL model, this is expected to bring more upgrades like a 10.5 inch panel similar to the upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 and some slimmer bezels. No home button here as well and apparently the tablet will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The launch might happen in September at IFA 2018.

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LG Foldable Phone Gets Patented, Folding Right Down the Middle

By Radu Iorga

LG joins the party of device makers with foldable design, as shown by the patents below. We’ve got the Microsoft Andromeda, Samsung Galaxy X, Huawei and Oppo’s similar projects too. LG has the usual way of going its own direction, by folding its new phone right down the middle, but in a vertical fashion.

This seems like a narrow bezel machine, actually ultra narrow and we’ve got a sort of “acordion” mechanism right in the middle of the handset. A small gap in the hinge also appears and LG uses a hinge design with an outer side that extends and slides as the device closes. This is supposed to reduce the stress and pressure on the screen panel. The biggest problem with foldable phones is how resilient they are to the stress.

If you fold it too many times it could fail at some point. LG prefers to go with a simpler way to avoid that. When it’s folded in, the LG phone feels and looks like the Samsung patent that left a gap in the hinge. However, LG uses a design that involves magnets on the two ends of the smartphone, in order to keep the device closed and prevent it from opening up by mistake.

 

The patent also shows two antennae, two speakers, two mics and there’s a possibility you can use the device in two types of orientation. There’s no front camera here, at least not a visible one. We also see the device in a sort of stand/tent format, which may make it ideal to be placed in a pocket as some sort of webcam in your breast pocket. In the end it’s all just a patent, so let’s not read too much into it.

It still feels too fragile for me.

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This Morning’s Video Worth Sharing: MX6453 Follow Up, Yes You Can Use it For Video Editing!

By Tim

Today, well actually yesterday, I learned that an AMD Turion X2 64 processor can be quite powerful! I did not bring my tablet PC to work for the short morning and therefore I was using the MX6453 that I had installed Linux on a short time ago.

So I decided to see what I could truly do with this dinosaur…

Yeah, I was blown away with the fact this thing still could run Openshot and run Blender! So, yes, it does do video editing. WOW!

Bottom line here folks, if you have a laptop laying about the house and it has a 64 bit CPU, get Linux on it! Face it, it is the far superior platform versus handing your child an iPad/smartphone which they will drop, spill soda on, etc.

Below is the video I shot this evening, but the wireframe logo/intro for work was created on the 13 year old Gateway MX 6453 laptop in Linux.

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: Innovation Versus Stagnation – The Vivo NEX S Smartphone

By Tim

Tonight’s Video is about engineering and innovation, versus stagnation and copycatting! As we all know the notch, while not introduced by Apple, has certainly become popular due to their use of it. It is one of the worst ideas ever to make a smartphone larger because of the loss of a full 1/3 section of the middle of the top of the screen.
Enter Vivo, one of several companies doing engineering and innovating and not being a follower but rather a leader.
So watch the videos I mentioned in the video here and reach your own conclusions. (They will be linked a few paragraphs down.)

The Vivo NEX S gives us proof that with a bit of engineering and innovation we can lose the notch, have super small bezels and not follow the path of Crapple, err, Apple. The phone has bleeding edge tech and great specs and the list below covers only the basics. Suffice to say the in-screen fingerprint reader and the screen that acts as an earpiece are very slick. As is the pop-up selfie camera!

Basic specs:

Vivo NEX 4G Phablet 6.59 inch Android 8.1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHz 8GB RAM 128GB ROM 12.0MP + 5.0MP Rear Camera Screen Fingerprint Sensor Built-in, 4000mAh battery
Display: 6.59 inch 2316 x 1080 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHz
System: Android 8.1
Storage: 8GB RAM 128GB ROM
Cameras: 12.0MP + 5.0MP rear camera and 8.0MP front camera
Sensors:E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Screen fingerprint sensor, Gyro, G-sensor, Light sensor
Features:GPS
Bluetooth:5.0
SIM Card: dual Nano SIM, dual standby

This phone is currently available for $709 at Gearbest.

Below are the videos I mentioned in the video you will be seeing below:

TechTablets.com
UnBox Therapy 
Mrwhosetheboss

So this is tonight’s video, watch, learn, go to our channel and leave comments!

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Microsoft Affordable Surface Tablet Pops Up in OpenCL Benchmark; Rumored to be Priced at $400

By Radu Iorga

We knew for a while now that Microsoft was preparing an affordable Surface Tablet and now we learn more about it. Apparently, the device will cost $400 and it’s going to be launched later this month. It has also leaked in a benchmark known as OpenCL.

The results were shared by a Twitter user, which is also an ex Microsoft employee, known as Mouni Reddy. They show that the device goes against the last year Apple MacBook. We’re dealing with a Surface device that runs on an Intel Pentium 4415Y. The MacBook 2017 ran on a Core i5-7Y54 CPU, by the way. The results are quite surprising, as the Microsoft machine gave a 15.992 point score, while the MacBook was at 17.647.

Of course this is a prototype we’re talking about. The tweet with the info we just mentioned could maybe have the price wrong, so don’t bet on it. The new Surface device is said to come with a variety of CPU options and the Pentium 4415Y is going to be on the higher end of the spectrum. A $400 price tag for the model mentioned above means a lower price for the Pentium Silver processor units.

The rumored Surface Tablet has appeared much less in the news compared to the Andromeda for example. And that one is even supposedly cancelled at this point. We’re expecting that the Microsoft fall lineup will include maybe a Surface Pro model, the budget Surface unit mentioned above and also a Surface Book new generation machine with a newer CPU. Always expect bigger prices…

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