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05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Samsung Galaxy S30 series could skip the in-display selfie camera

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  • Samsung has reportedly decided against offering an in-display selfie camera on the Galaxy S30 series.
  • It’s believed that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the first Samsung device with this tech instead.

We’ve already seen the first couple of phones with an in-display selfie camera launching this year, with the ZTE Axon 20 leading the charge. The technology allows for a proper full-screen display, as the camera is hidden below the screen.

Now, Korean outlet The Elec reports that Samsung has decided against offering an in-display selfie camera on the Galaxy S30 series (aka the Galaxy S21 family). The publication reports that Samsung has suffered from low production yields of the technology.

Instead, the Galaxy S30 phones will reportedly pack a center-mounted punch-hole cutout once again, as we saw with the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, and Galaxy Note 10 family. We won’t have to wait too long after the S30 series to see a Samsung device with the tech though.

The Elec reports that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 — scheduled for release in the second half of 2021 — will be the first Samsung phone to be equipped with the technology.

Samsung and ZTE wouldn’t be the only manufacturers offering in-display selfie cameras in 2021, as Xiaomi has already confirmed its intention to mass-produce phones with the tech next year. However, Samsung might have major bragging rights if it’s able to offer an in-display selfie camera on a foldable phone.

Next: The best foldable phones you can get

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03
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Samsung Galaxy Buds vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung has become a top contender in the true wireless earbuds space with the Galaxy Buds Live and Buds Plus. The Buds Live are designed with ergonomics in mind, presenting a bean-shaped design that fits in almost any ear. The Buds Plus share a design more akin to what most are used to in earbuds; both designs have something for everyone.

In this guide, we consider design, audio, features, battery life, and price to give you an idea of which will work best for you.

Design

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The difference in design between these two products is dramatic, to say the least. The Buds Live feature a bean-shaped design that fits into the concha of the ear — one of the most ergonomically shaped products in Samsung’s lineup. They have a glossy finish on the exterior and a matte finish on the underside. The Buds Live also feature air vents to keep your ears cool during long listening sessions.

The Galaxy Buds Plus are similar to their predecessor, the Galaxy Buds. They take the traditional approach for earbud design, with the tip filling up most of the ear canal. You do, however, get three adjustable tips in the packaging to fit your comfort. These earbuds have a glossy finish on the top part of the bud, and the inner portions are made out of matte plastic, similar to the Buds Live. With a stylish, ergonomic design, the winner here seems obvious.

Winner: Galaxy Buds Live

Audio performance

Speakers in both the Galaxy Buds Live and the Galaxy Buds Plus are powered by AKG, part of Samsung-owned Harman Kardon, for high-quality performance. The Buds Plus use a two-way dual dynamic speaker for sound, while the Buds Live have 12mm speakers. The air vents in the Buds Live create a spacious