Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4: Finally, Samsung reveals why they exist

Samsung’s years-long quest to inspire legions of smartphone users to adopt foldable Android phones has turned a major corner with a pair of powerful, if not redesigned updates – the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. And with partners offering so many wild deals that there’s an above-average chance your next Android smartphone will be foldable.

Samsung’s breakneck paced Unpacked event went through five devices and in a pretty specific order:

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (Image credit: Future / Lance Ulanoff)

If you didn’t get the message before, you now know that Samsung is positioning the $999 / £999 / AU$1,499 Galaxy Z Flip 4 as a foldable for everyone, it’s half the price of the $1,799.99 Galaxy Z / £1,649 / AU$2,499 Fold 4 (In the US, AT&T is offering $1,000 in bill discounts if you trade in any old Galaxy phone for a Z Flip 4).

Tried Vizio’s Cheap 4K TV and It Does 4 Things Besides Expensive Devices

vizio recently announced their MQX series 4K TVs, the new second-tier models in the budget appliance maker’s lineup. The MQX series is aggressively priced, with a 50-inch model selling for $629, followed by 65-inch and 75-inch displays for $849 and $1,199, respectively.

For that money, you’re looking at a pretty generous feature set, including Quantum Dots for enhanced color reproduction, a 32-zone full-array local dimming LED backlight, and support for Dolby Vision and high dynamic range formats. HDR10+. These features are commonly found in some of the the best 4K TVsso getting them at these prices is a good advantage, although competing low-end TV makers like Hisense and TCL build similar ones into their sets.

Prey Just Set New World Records on Hulu and Disney Plus

Prey, the latest film in the Predator franchise, has just set two new world records – one on Hulu and one on Disney Plus.

Revealed by 20th Century Studios, the company that produced the sci-fi action horror movie, Prey – be sure to read our spoiler-free review of Prey if you haven’t already – has become the biggest debut on Hulu since launch. from the streaming service in October 2007. This makes Prey the most-watched Hulu project of all time, meaning no other movie or TV series can hold a candle.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Last-minute leaks reveal all about the phone

We expect Samsung to officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in just a few hours at the time of this writing, with the company holding a grand launch at 9am ET / 6pm PT / 2pm BST / 11pm AEST on August 10 (and no no be sure to follow our Samsung Unpacked live blog).

But before that, almost everything about the Z Flip 4 has apparently been leaked – including a hands-on video of a dummy unit.

Yes, The Sandman on Netflix should be like this

Does the aspect ratio of Netflix’s new fantasy series The Sandman seem a little strange to you? If yes, you are not alone.

Multiple viewers of the long-awaited comic book adaptation taken to the internet (opens in new tab) to express concerns about the show’s distorted — or “stretched up” — picture format, which makes characters in certain scenes appear elongated and unnatural (see the title image above for an example).

Finally, Google Stadia is getting a feature that’s actually pretty cool

Google Stadia has started rolling out a new Party Stream feature that will let you stream to a tight-knit group of friends.

The new feature allows Google Stadia subscribers to stream their games with up to nine of their friends, the tech giant confirmed in twitter (opens in new tab). Additionally, Google has gotten even better by allowing stream members to switch from viewer to player in real-time.

Deverakonda’s new film will be streamed on OTT from August 19

Forgive the headline with a little click. The Deverakonda in him is Anand, not his older brother Vijay. The latter has a big budget, high profile bilingual Hindi and Telugu liger slated for a theatrical release on August 25. Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, liger also features Ananya Pandey, and a cameo by former heavyweight boxing world champion Mike Tyson.

But before that, Vijay’s brother Anand Deverakonda who is a rising talent in the Telugu film industry has his own movie. Highway set for release.

Realme is now the second best-selling smartphone brand in India

Realme has been climbing the ladder in the Indian smartphone market slowly and steadily. And now it has killed off giant Samsung and become the second best-selling smartphone maker in India, according to IDC.

These are the data for the second quarter of 2022. According to the IDC report (opens in new tab)Smartphone shipments for Q2 2022 grew 3% year-over-year compared to Q2 2021.

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Realme’s market share in Q2 2022 stood at 17.5%, up from 14.5% in Q2 2021. And shipments went from 4.9 million units to 6.1 million units for the year previous to this year.

Xiaomi is still the #1 smartphone brand in India, a position it has held for years. Xiaomi has a market share of 20.4%, which is actually lower than the same period last year. Xiaomi was having a market share of 29.2% last year but has seen a decline although the brand still holds the number 1 position.

idc india report 2022 q2

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Vivo also advanced in the market like Realme, it went from number 4 in the market to number 3, overtaking Samsung. Vivo now commands a market share of 16.9%, up from 14.8% last year.

You’ll never need to carry these new wireless headphones – at least not with cables

Swedish audio maker Urbanista has lifted the lid on a new pair of true wireless headphones with a charging case that can only run on solar power.

Following the launch of Urbanista Los Angeles in-ear headphones last year, the brand has applied a similar design philosophy to its new wireless Phoenix headphones, which promise to do away with the need for restrictive cords and charging cables thanks to a case that continuously recharges when exposed to all forms of external or internal light.

AMD’s fastest Ryzen 7000 CPUs may have a fancy box, but they can get more expensive

AMD’s packaging for its faster Ryzen 7000 processors has reportedly been leaked and it looks pretty smart – plus there’s some pricing news, though that does suggest that these high-end models might be more expensive than the existing Ryzen 5000 heavyweights.

The box image for the next-gen Ryzen 9 processors was shown by VideoCardz (opens in new tab), with the tech site noting that it is allegedly taken from an internal presentation held by AMD. Add your own skepticism at this point, and indeed VideoCardz notes that it hasn’t been able to confirm with other sources that the photo is genuine, so keep that in mind – although the image is a good fake if it’s not real.

Also keep in mind that this is for Ryzen 9 models, the more premium chips for Ryzen 7000 (Zen 4), and cases for lower spec CPUs will likely look different (often some considerable effort goes into the packaging to expensive silicon, to make buyers feel like they’re getting something special – just look at Intel’s simulated gold wafer for the Alder Lake flagship).

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More interesting here is that the leaked image source provides gossip about the potential price of Zen 4 processors, although this should be handled with extra care. The theory is that the Ryzen 7 7700X will launch at the same recommended price as the Ryzen 7 5700X and that, overall, AMD will look to keep prices at the same level as the Ryzen 5000, with a few exceptions.