25 Oct

Galaxy S10’s iPhone-beating features leak: 1TB storage, 12GB RAM, headphone jack and more

first_img Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 14:09 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe 5.8-inch S10 will be “just be the smallest Galaxy S10.”The standard S10 with a 6.1-inch display will only have a single selfie punch-hole camera.The 6.4-inch S10 Plus limited edition model will feature 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage.After an almost forgettable year last year in terms of its flagship models, Samsung is pushing all boundaries to regain the lead in the smartphone space. The next generation Galaxy S10 models, scheduled to be unveiled on February 20, is already shaping up to be an exciting range of flagship Samsung smartphones. As of now, it’s known that Samsung will have three models under the Galaxy S10 moniker. A triple camera setup will be standard for the top-end models while the “entry-level” S10 will feature a dual camera setup for the rear. However, a new leak from GSMArena now gives us more exciting information about the next generation Galaxy S10 models.The headlining feature that the new leak brings is the presence of 12GB RAM and 1TB storage for the top-end model of the Galaxy S10. The 6.4-inch S10 Plus will have a limited edition model that will feature 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage. Previously, the Galaxy Note 9 could only hold 1TB of data with an additional 512GB micro SD card. The S10 Plus limited edition will feature 1TB storage out-of-the-box, which indicates users could pack in more data with expandable storage. Maybe the S10 Plus could hold up to 1.5TB of data in total.The S10 Plus will also sport a dual selfie camera setup. The dual selfie camera will be present in the form of a punch hole design towards the corner of the display. The rear camera will sport a three-camera setup. The standard S10 with a 6.1-inch display will only have a single selfie punch-hole camera and a triple camera setup at the back. The 5.8-inch S10 will also have a single selfie camera but will be limited to a dual camera setup for the rear.advertisementAs for the 5.8-inch S10 Lite, the insiders have said Samsung won’t be giving the “Lite” moniker to the entry-level S10. The 5.8-inch S10 will be “just be the smallest S10” and feature the same specifications, including the same Exynos chipset and RAM options as the more expensive S10 models. However, what will remain uniform to all the S10 variants will be Samsung’s OneUI. All the Galaxy S10 models will come preloaded with Samsung’s OneUI with Android 9 Pie. The OneUI is Samsung’s latest custom skin for its premium smartphones and focuses on improving the single-handed usage on its bigger Galaxy smartphones.Another important feature that will make it to the S10 series is the 3.5mm headphone jack. The 3.5mm headphone jack is now extremely rare in premium smartphones these days and Samsung seems to be the only manufacturer to retain the headphone jack on its flagship models. This will make the S10 a favourite with those who prefer the old-school headphone jack.Galaxy S10 launch dateThe Galaxy S10 will be unveiled on February 20, just before the MWC Barcelona begins. The device will go on sale from March 8, 2019 in international markets.Do note that these are still leaks and rumours. Therefore you should take this with a pinch of salt. Samsung will unveil the S10 at the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20 and is also expected to unveil the much-awaited Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone alongside the S10 series.ALSO READ | Galaxy S10 launch set for February 20 as Samsung sends invite for Unpacked eventALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10+: Punch hole display, smaller chin and all the rumours so far While Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and SamALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite case render shows Infinity-O display, wireless charging supportGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow SamsungFollow androidFollow smartphones Galaxy S10’s iPhone-beating features leak: 1TB storage, 12GB RAM, headphone jack and moreThe Galaxy S10 series will spawn three models. The 5.8-inch model won’t be called S10 Lite and all three models will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.advertisementlast_img read more

8 Oct

Local monitors note change in political culture

Local election monitors today noted a positive change in Sri Lanka’s political culture which was having an impact on the Parliamentary elections.The Peoples Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said that collective action had led to the positive change and this should now be maintained. He said there were less reports of State resources being used ahead of election day and Government vehicles which were used, had been returned following the intervention of the Elections Commissioner. Hettiarachi also hailed the measures taken by the police and the Elections Commissioner to prevent violations of elections laws.He said the powers with the Elections Commissioner has been boosted as a result of the 19th Amendment to the constitution and so those who backed the 19th Amendment must also be commended. PAFFREL meanwhile urged the public to select suitable candidates to represent them in Parliament when they go to vote on Monday.Hettiarachi also said that simply because someone had a bad past record does not mean he is clean now when contesting the election. (Colombo Gazette) The Executive Director of PAFFREL, Rohana Hettiarachi said that when compared to past elections there has been a considerable drop in pre election violations reported ahead of the August 17 polls. read more

2 Oct

UN food relief agency extremely worried about missing staff in volatile South

“We are extremely worried about the fate of our missing colleagues and are working hard for their safe return,” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said in a press release issued today. “Our staff take enormous risks every day to bring vital aid to people in critical need.”According to WFP, their disappearance comes after another WFP staff member was abducted at gunpoint in October 2014 from the airport in Malakal in South Sudan and hasn’t been heard from since. WFP fears that worsening insecurity in some parts of South Sudan will make it harder for humanitarian agencies to reach conflict-affected communities with badly needed assistance, just as the lean season is set to begin.The three WFP staff members disappeared on April 1 en route to a food distribution in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. They were traveling in a convoy from Malakal to Melut, carrying food intended for thousands of conflict-affected people, when witnesses say intercommunal fighting erupted along the road on which they were traveling. WFP lost contact with the three men and has not heard from them since, despite intense efforts to reach them.The agency also noted that because of increasing concerns about staff safety, it is re-assessing its ability to work in some parts of Upper Nile state. According to the press release, WFP plans to temporarily reduce its operations in those areas where it no longer believes it’s safe to work. “We regret that we must temporarily suspend food assistance in Akoka and Fashoda counties,” said WFP Deputy Country Director Eddie Rowe, in Juba, South Sudan. “We hope to resume as soon as we have the necessary assurances that our staff and partners can work safely.”The UN says that 10 humanitarian workers have been killed in Upper Nile state since the start of South Sudan’s conflict more than 16 months ago. “We are equally concerned about the welfare of innocent people, particularly women and children, who are suffering the consequences of this conflict,” Ms. Cousin said. “We are committed to assisting the South Sudanese people the best we can, but we cannot do our lifesaving work unless national and local authorities are willing and able to safeguard humanitarian staff.”According to WFP, 2.5 million people in South Sudan started this year unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Food security analysts believe this number will increase with the start of the lean season in May. WFP aims to assist roughly 3 million people throughout the country in 2015.The WFP has raised its most recent concerns as the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reports that fighting erupted in Malakal on Tuesday evening and continued throughout most of the morning and early afternoon. The residence of the Upper Nile state governor was reportedly shelled by mortar rounds and two of his security officers were also wounded.At least 1,500 unarmed civilians have arrived at the UN protection site outside Malakal, which brings the total numbers of civilians being protected there to that particular site to 28,000 people. read more