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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Android 9.0 Beta now rolling out to India



Samsung is slowly rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie Beta update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 devices globally. The update was initially pushed across the users in Germany and now, it has finally begun rolling out to the Indian users.

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As seen in the image above, the update measures around 1.6GB and brings about the company’s latest One UI. The update will roll out Over the Air and chances are that you would have already received it on your device (head to the device settings to find it out).

The update brings about a refreshing look to the stock UI, apps, Unicode 11.0 emojis, new clock styles, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Full specifications

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  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’ giving out a resolution of 2,960×1440 pixels resolution, an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, and a pixel density of 514ppi
  • Body: Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back), IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.
  • Color variants: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple.
  • Rear camera: Dual camera (12MP, Type 1/2.55″ sensor, f/1.5-2.4 aperture, dual pixel PDAF, OIS + 12MP, Type 1/3.4″ sensor, f/2.4 aperture, autofocus, OIS, 2x zoom.) 2160p/60fps, 1080p/240fps slow motion, 720p/960fps super slow-motion video recording.
  • Front camera: 8MP, f/1.7 aperture, autofocus, 1440p/30fps video recording.
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Samsung Experience 9.0 on top of it.
  • Other features: Bixby virtual assistant; Smart Connect, Smart Connect Home, Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen stylus with 4096 pressure levels and multimedia controls, Fingerprint/iris/face recognition, stereo speakers tune by AKG, 3.5mm jack, bundled AKG headphones, DeX dock compatibility.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU coupled with Adreno 630 GPU or Exynos 9810 octa-core CPU coupled with Mali-G72 MP18 GPU.
  • Memory: 6/8GB of RAM and 128/512GB of storage with further scope of expansion via a microSD slot for cards up to 512GB.
  • Battery: 4,000mAh Li-Po battery with support for Adaptive Fast Charging, QuickCharge 2.0 support, WPC(Qi) & PMA wireless charging.
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C (v3.1); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MU-MIMO; GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0.

What are your thoughts on the latest Android Pie update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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Nokia X71 (8.1 Plus) to launch on April 2, specifications revealed



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HMG Global has started sending out press invites for the launch of the upcoming Nokia X71 or the Nokia 8.1 Plus. The launch event will take place in Taiwan on April 2.

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The device will reportedly feature a 48MP primary camera and will be the company’s first device to feature an under-display camera.

Nokia 8.1 Plus: Leaked specifications

  • 6.22-inch display (no notch)
  • Dimensions: 156.9 x 76.2 x 7.9mm
  • Under display front camera
  • 48MP primary camera
  • Punch hole selfie camera
  • Dual rear camera
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C charging port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset (not confirmed yet)
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB/128GB of internal storage (expandable)

As of now, this is all we know about the device, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold to go on pre-order in Europe on April 26, available on May 3



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Last month, Samsung announced its first-ever foldable smartphone dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The device is finally going to reach our hands starting from April 26.

The company will make the Galaxy Fold official in the United States and Korea on the same date and will set the device on pre-orders in 15 countries – UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Romania, and Switzerland.

samsung galaxy fold launch date in india

As far as the price of the device is concerned, we already know that the Galaxy Fold is not going to be a cheap device by any means as it is going to cross the $2K price tag.

If you are courageous (and rich) enough to buy the device, you will get a free pair of the new wireless Galaxy Buds, as well as a slim-design protective Kevlar case and one-year damage cover through Samsung Care+.

To know more about the Galaxy Fold, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 will not take too long to be launched, patents leaked



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Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphones a little while ago and it is surprising to see that the company is already in works to launch its successor, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3.

If the report from Letsgodigital has to be believed, the company has already filed the patent for the same.

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After the Black Shark Helo, which was launched in October last year, this is already the third gaming smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. It looks like it won’t be the last model in the series either because Xiaomi has recently patented a series of new gaming models.

The design patent was applied for by Xiaomi in December 2018 at the Global Design Database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) and was published on 19 March 2019. No fewer than 48 sketches have been added.

A design patent is always very brief in terms of information, it is about the design that is recorded. It is therefore remarkable that Xaomi has stated in the description: ‘the name of this design product: mobile phone (Sky)’. It is possible that the name Sky refers here to the model name of the mobile gaming device. Finally, the name Black Shark Sky is very much in line with Black Shark Helo.

In total, the patent shows eight different models. We follow them one by one. The first model is a kind of combination of the models that have already been introduced. The front is reminiscent of the original Black Shark, this device was equipped with a physical home button. On the back, however, we see a double camera that is positioned vertically apart, similar to the Black Shark 2.

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Xiaomi has patented another variant of this model, which has an extra camera at the rear. Based on the size of the lens, this could be a ToF camera, meant for 3D photography and AR applications, such as AR gaming. A ToF 3D camera seems to be becoming increasingly popular. Last year the Oppo RX17 Pro was introduced with a ToF camera. The Honor View 20 and the LG G8 ThinQ, introduced earlier this year, also have a ToF 3D camera.

Next, we see two models with a small notch. It is again the back that differs from each other. One model shows a dual camera, the other variant shows a triple camera. Xiaomi also had two phone designs recorded with a wide notch, in which the receiver is placed in addition to the selfie camera. Finally, we see two models that are very similar to the recently launched Black Shark 2. A variant with two and three cameras is also patented for this model.

As of now, this is all we know about the device.

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