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Samsung removes ad that mocked Apple for charger-less iPhone 12 and we know why

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Samsung seems to have a habit of poking fun at its direct competitor Apple for whatever the latter does. This happened when Apple removed the 3.5mm audio jack or when it introduced the notch in the iPhone X, and even recently when Apple stopped selling a charger with the new iPhone 12 series and more to follow. But now, the South Korean tech major has removed the recent ad that mocked Apple for this reason and we may know why.

Samsung gets rid of ad that mocked Apple

The company has removed the advert that its Caribbean subsidiary posted after Apple launched the iPhone 12. The ad threw a jab at Apple’s decision to not include the charger and the EarPods with the iPhone 12 series and more iPhones to follow.



The ad posted on Facebook with a black charger, which no longer exists, by the way, read, “Your #Galaxy does give you what you are looking for. From the most basic as a charger to the best camera, battery, performance, memory, and even 120Hz screen on a phone.

While Samsung hasn’t revealed why it removed the ad, the reason is deemed pretty simple. Much like earlier, the company will also follow Apple and remove the charger and earphones with the upcoming Samsung devices.

For those who don’t know, Samsung has taken jabs at Apple on several occasions. It mocked Apple for the removal of headphones jacks, inclusion of notches, non-inclusion of fast charging, and even for the apparent lower download speeds.

While the company leaves no stone unturned to poke fun at Apple and keeps on coming up with indirect ways to do it, the company eventually ends up following what Apple has done. This leaves us wondering why the mockery in the first place.



For the uninitiated, Samsung is also expected to remove the in-box charger and earphones with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which is scheduled to launch in January 2021. The decision, which is for environmental reasons (at least on the surface) will take shape in Europe and eventually extend to more regions.

However, we still don’t have a confirmation on the same and need to wait until the launch to take place.

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OnePlus 9 borrows from OnePlus 8 Pro a lot, hints latest leak

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OnePlus 9 borrows from OnePlus 8 Pro a lot, hints latest leak

What do we know about OnePlus 9? For starters, it is bound to run on the Snapdragon 888 chip and is most likely to be an evolution of the OnePlus 8T. That’s it! Most of the leaks on the OnePlus 9 series are related to the OnePlus 9 Lite, a new addition to the lineup that’s speculated to keep the flagship range fairly accessible to consumers. For those not caring about accessibility, the vanilla model may be the sweet one to choose since it borrows from the OnePlus 8 Pro a lot if the latest leaks are anything to believe.



A report from 91Mobiles has leaked some of the details on the upcoming OnePlus 9 and while the main details are yet to come out, there’s enough to get OnePlus fans excited. The regular model is likely to get borrow some features from the OnePlus 8 Pro, such as wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and a 65W fast-charging system charging the 4500mAh battery. For power users, these additions should be enough to consider the next-gen upgrade.

OnePlus 9 going high on its wireless ambitions

In 2020, OnePlus introduced the concept of wireless charging to its Pro variant of the OnePlus 8. The phone grabbed headlines for its 30W fast wireless chargings system, which promised a full top-up in almost an hour. OnePlus retained the feature for the Pro model as the newer OnePlus 8T skipped the wireless charging feature entirely and focused on the 65W fast charging system. With Apple embracing wireless charging better with the iPhone 12, OnePlus seems to be following the same for most of its devices.



Another notable upgrade seems to be the 4500mAh battery over the 4300mAh unit from the OnePlus 8. Surely, it’s not drastically bigger but even a minor increase in battery capacity is always helpful. The phone is also said to retain the flat display from the OnePlus 8T, complete with a punch-hole cutout in the corner.

Previous leaks and rumors hinted at a possible upgrade to the main camera system on the regular OnePlus 9 since it last saw an upgrade in 2019 with the OnePlus 7. The main camera is said to use the 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor that just debuted on the Oppo Reno 5 Pro+. This could be accompanied by a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera system. After the OnePlus 7T, this is the first time since the cameras would be upgraded on the regular model if these rumors are true.

What remains to be seen is what will the OnePlus 9 Pro bring to the table? Speculations suggest the same curved edge display design mated to a new camera system, the new Snapdragon 888 chip, an even bigger battery, and possibly, the 120W fast wired charging from those Oppo flagships.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 Specifications Leaked : Check Details

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There are only a couple of companies that sell Android tablets in 2020. The notable two brands are Samsung and Huawei. The South Korean tech giant had only recently launched Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ as its flagship tablet devices. Now, it seems the corporate will soon release Galaxy Tab Active 3 whose entire specs are now leaked.



The upcoming Galaxy Tab Active 3 will be the successor to Galaxy Tab Active 2 from late 2017. Samsung’s Active series of tablets are targeted at industries, hence the long interval of 3 years between the launch of every new model. For those unaware, the primary one in the series was unveiled back in December 2014.

That said, the 2020 model was first spotted on Geekbench with model number SM-T575 in July powered by Exynos 9810 paired with 4GB RAM and Android 10 operating system. Just in case you’re wondering, this chipset made its debut inside Galaxy S9 in 2018.



Now, an exclusive leak by SamMobile reveals the other remaining specs of this forthcoming Galaxy Tab Active 3. As per the publication, it’ll be MIL-STD 810 certified for durability and can be available in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. Customers will also have a choice to get it with LTE connectivity.

Further, on the front, the tablet will sport an 8-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and three physical buttons below it for navigation as per the SafetyKorea certification bureau. It might come with Bluetooth 5.0 and can also support S Pen with remote control option.

Last but not least, it’ll be backed by a 5,050mAh battery and its launch date is not known at this point. Anyway, since its a niche product, we expect Samsung to announce it via press release within the coming days just like the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition.

Source:- SamMobile

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Apple Online Store in India: 7 Advantages to Consumers

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Did you know Apple has had a presence in India for over 20 years? after all that time, the corporate is finally launching its online store in India on September 23. However, thus far we’ve been purchasing Apple devices through e-commerce websites and authorized resellers in brick and mortar stores. So why does it matter that Apple will soon have an authorized retail presence within the country? Well, let’s take a glance at the benefits offered by an authorized Apple online store as compared to an e-commerce website, or an offline reseller.

1. User Experience and Interface

If Apple’s online store for the US is any indication, the online store in India will offer an extremely nice interface and experience. You don’t need to look for products nearly as much as you’d on, say, Amazon. Simply head over to the merchandise category you’re searching for, and begin configuring your device per your needs. Personally, that sounds great to me.

Speaking of not having to look for products, one of the most important issues with buying Apple devices (or the other devices, actually) online is the proven fact that there are just way too many listings for the same device from different sellers, repeatedly at different prices. Plus, there are nearly always some fake listings, or knockoff products listed to make them look real.

2. Fully Configure Your Device



 

This is very important to me, and I suppose plenty of shoppers. While Apple has offered configuration options within the US and other countries where it’s its retail presence for years, India has been left behind.

Apple Online Store in India

This is an especially big issue if you’re buying a MacBook or an iMac. You can only buy pre-configured models of these devices in India. This suggests even if Apple probably sells a configuration more suited to your needs, chances are you wouldn’t find it in India.

However, with the Apple online store, the corporate is bringing configuration options to India also. So the next time you purchase a brand new Mac, you’ll be able to configure it along with your preferred amount of RAM and storage.

3. Customise Your Device with Engraving



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Apple also will offer to engrave in India now. So, you’ll be able to get text or emoji engravings on your AirPods, iPad, or Apple Pencil. In fact, on AirPods, you might get text engravings in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.

4. Better Trade-in Value

Also offered on the official Apple Store are trade-ins for eligible products. This isn’t something new, exactly. As such, you could get exchange offers on Amazon and Flipkart. However, with Apple’s trade-in, you always get a far better deal if you’re exchanging an Apple product for a brand new Apple product.

For example, I checked on the US Apple Store what my MacBook Pro would fetch me in trade-in for a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Turns out, $410. That’s quite a lot. In India, on Amazon, I’m getting ₹16,000 for it. Now i know, the conversion makes a difference, after all, we can’t make certain what trade-in Apple will offer on its Indian online store, but chances are it will be good. Or at the very least, you may have more options to seem at. Either way, it’s a win-win for us.

(Note: Once the Apple Store launches in India, I will check on this and update the article.)



5. Get Student Discounts Easily

Buying an Apple device as a student entitles you to a student discount. In most cases in India, you could only avail of this at a physical retail store. However, with Apple’s online store, you may be able to apply for a student discount and acquire your preferred Apple devices at a discounted rate.

This applies to current students, their parents, lecturers, and staff. So the likelihood is that you’ll be able to get a pleasant discount anyway.

6. Extend Your Warranty with AppleCare+

I’m sure you’re all aware of Apple Care. It’s the warranty that comes with your Apple device. However, it doesn’t cover things like accidental damage and believe me, you may need it at some point in your device’s life. Fortunately, Apple provides Apple Care+ for an extra price which covers accidental damage and extends your warranty to 3 years (two years in India).

Up so far, you couldn’t get Apple Care+ in India. However, you’ll now directly buy Apple Care+ when you shop for your next Apple device from the official online store.

It’s optional, obviously, but it’s usually recommended to urge it so you don’t end up paying way too much money for an accidental crack on your screen or something of that kind.

7. More Trustworthy than Online Sellers



Remember how I acknowledged that plenty of times listings on online websites are of fake products, and sometimes from fraudulent sellers? Heck, you need to remember all those stories about people buying iPhones or other devices and getting bricks and bars of soaps in their packages, right?

With the official Apple store, you wouldn’t get to worry about that. After all, you’re buying directly from the brand that makes the product, and it doesn’t depend upon third-party resellers to sell the product to you anymore. This means you’ll be able to shop online with more confidence, which is great.

Apple’s Official Online Store will Make Buying Apple Products Easier and Safer

While Apple’s online store is currently not live in India, these are the advantages that Apple itself claims it’ll offer in the country, plus, some of these opinions are based on how the US online store works. Obviously, once the online store officially launches on September 23, I will be taking an honest check out how it works and all the options it offers and updating this data accordingly, so make sure you check back for more details.

That said, it’s certain that an authorized online store will certainly make it easier to buy for Apple products in India. As customers, we’ll get more choices, more configuration options, and in fact, customization options also, with engraving choices and gift wrapping.

So, are you excited about Apple’s official entry into the retail space in India? allow us to know within the comments.

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