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Samsung Releases Official Invitation For Presumed Galaxy Note 9

The presumed Galaxy Note 9 is expected to come with a 6.4-inch screen, which is slightly bigger than its predecessor's 6.3-inch display

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Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday sent out an official invitation for the showcase event for its upcoming flagship phablet, presumably the Galaxy Note 9.

The South Korean tech giant said it will host an “Unpacked” gathering on August 9, at New York’s Barclays Centre.

The date is some two weeks earlier compared with the predecessor Galaxy Note 8, which was unveiled on August 23, 2017.

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Industry watchers said Samsung decided to showcase the new flagship smartphone earlier than expected to compete with Apple, which is also set to launch a new iPhone later this year, Yonhap news agency reported.

While the tech giant used the slogan “Do bigger things” for the Galaxy Note 8, the latest teaser poster and video only came with the schedule.

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The presumed Galaxy Note 9 is expected to come with a 6.4-inch screen, which is slightly bigger than its predecessor’s 6.3-inch display.

Other watchers have also claimed that the new phablet may come with an ample battery capacity of 4,000 mAh, compared with the Galaxy Note 8’s smaller 3,300 mAh. (IANS)

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Samsung Galaxy M40 Tech Review: Stunning Display, Better Chipset

The 16MP front-facing camera also has wide-angle and regular modes to choose from

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The new Samsung S10 phones are displayed Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Samsung is hailing the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone with three new models that it hopes reverses a sales slump in an industry recycling the same ideas. VOA

In a bid to eat into Xiaomi’s mid-segment market share in India, South Korean tech giant Samsung has brought the fourth smartphone in its “Galaxy M” series to the country.

Galaxy M40 is the first M-series device to come with a punch-hole display and Android 9.0 out of the box.

Priced at Rs 19,990 and goes on sale next week, this is also the first “Galaxy M” phone powered by a Qualcomm 675 chipset which makes it more up-to-date as far as the software is concerned.

The M40 sports 6.3-inch FHD+ LCD display with a tiny circular cutout to house the selfie camera. The overall quality of the display was beyond expectation.

This is the first Galaxy M phone to house an Infinity-O display and the most affordable device with a punch-hole display camera (or in-display camera) in the Indian market, which makes the phone stand apart from its competitors.

In addition, the device has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection.

The rear panel is made up of a 3D-curved plastic with a glossy finish, which made the device look decent.

The power and volume buttons are placed on the right of device. To the left of the device is SIM tray which has two Nano-SIM slots while USB Type-C port and loudspeaker are placed at the bottom.

The triple-camera setup is vertically placed on the top left corner, giving the back of the smartphone a subtle look.

Under the hood, Galaxy M40 gets Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC with Adreno 612 GPU and 6GB RAM – the first Galaxy M-series smartphone to get a Qualcomm chipset instead of an indigenous Exynos processor.

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Arvin Baalu, vice president of product management at Harman International, talks about the Samsung Digital Cockpit during a Samsung news conference at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2019. VOA

There is 128GB internal memory onboard which can be further expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card.

With these combinations, the performance of the device was better then its predecessor. While performing day-to-day tasks, the smartphone showed no sign of slowing down or any hassles while playing games like PUBG Mobile.

The fingerprint scanner is placed at the back of the phone which acts quick to unlock the smartphone and there’s also face recognition which uses the selfie camera to unlock the phone.

Going ahead with the trend of triple camera set up, Samsung has used the very same formula out here. The camera set-up includes a 32MP telephoto, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor. Up front, the M40 gets a 16MP selfie camera housed within the cutout.

In addition, the rear camera is backed by Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based auto scene recognition.

The colours and brightness captured by rear cameras were appreciable. They worked well in presence of good-lighting conditions but faced difficulties to produce same results in the absence of natural light.

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The 16MP front-facing camera also has wide-angle and regular modes to choose from.

The device houses 3,500 mAh battery – around 1,500mAh less in capacity than M30. Despite smaller battery, the smartphone delivered a decent battery time of around eight to 10 hours on normal usage.

Conclusion: The Galaxy M40 is a power-packed device with a fresh look and good performance. At the Rs 19,990 price point, the device is set to further challenge rivals like Xiaomi. (IANS)