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Galaxy Note 10 to skip physical buttons: Report

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FILE - The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, Feb. 20, 2019. Samsung says it will look into some reports of flickering or cracking screens. VOA

Samsung is likely to skip the standard 3.5-mm headphone jack and even physical keys for functions like volume and power on its upcoming Galaxy Note 10.

“The Note 10 will have no 3.5mm connector, and exterior buttons (power, volume, Bixby) will be replaced by capacitive or pressure-sensitive areas, likely highlighted by some kind of raised ‘bump’ and/or texture along the edge (i.e. a faux button),” the Android Authority reported late on Thursday.

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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

Removing the headphone jack would almost certainly result in criticism from some of those fans who have long held that Samsung’s steadfast adherence to the 3.5-mm jack is one of their big reasons for sticking with the smartphone player.

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“But in 2019, Samsung virtually stands alone in the high-end phone space in this regard. Google, OnePlus, Huawei and Apple have all abandoned the headphone jack on their premium devices. Even many budget phone-makers have started to purge it,” the report added. (IANS)

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But the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (Wi-Fi only) will be available for sales only on Amazon.in and Samsung e-Shop starting June 26. Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (Wi-Fi + LTE) will be available starting July 1, said the company

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Samsung also opened up its own voice-based assistant Bixby, allowing third party developers to build functionalities for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant.

Strengthening its product portfolio in the stagnant tablet segment in India, Samsung on Monday launched Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 which start at Rs 35,999 and Rs 14,999, respectively.

The Wi-Fi-only variant of Galaxy Tab S5e is priced at Rs 35,999, while the Wi-Fi +LTE variant is priced at Rs 39,999.

Galaxy Tab A 10.1’s Wi-Fi variant is priced at Rs 14,999, while the Wi-Fi +LTE variant is priced at Rs 19,999.

“Galaxy Tab S5e provides a PC-like environment on-the-go, thanks to DeX. It is a workstation and tablet rolled into one,” said Aditya Babbar, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India.

“We’ve also redefined the entertainment experience with an immersive Super AMOLED display and perfectly-tuned, true-to-life quad speakers,” he added in a statement.

With 5.5mm sleek metal body, and weighing only 400g, Galaxy Tab S5e is not only ultra-portable, its battery life can support up to 14.5 hours of video streaming, Samsung said.

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia

Armed with Samsung DeX mode, Galaxy Tab S5e acts as a pop-up office for users. It allows the user to easily switch between DeX mode and Android mode by connecting the tablet to its dedicated POGO Keyboard which is sold separately.

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 comes with a metal unibody design and offers Full HD corner-to-corner display. The device weighs less than 470g and measures only 7.5 mm thick.

Galaxy Tab S5e will go on sale from Monday across all leading retail stores, Samsung e-Shop and Samsung Opera House.

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Galaxy Tab S5e’s Wi-Fi variant will also be available on Amazon.in, while the Wi-Fi +LTE variant will also be available on Flipkart, it added.

But the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (Wi-Fi only) will be available for sales only on Amazon.in and Samsung e-Shop starting June 26. Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (Wi-Fi + LTE) will be available starting July 1, said the company. (IANS)