28 – Samsung has a Foldable Phone and it’s Awesome! Tech Time Podcast


Everything announced at Samsung’s Event

  • Galaxy S10
    • Infinity O screen.  Is it a notch?
      • S10 one small hole, S10+ long hole for two selfie cameras.
    • UltraSonic Fingerprint reader
      • Uses sound waves to measure depth of creases.
      • Mixed reviews – 50% of time…
      • Need an “airless” screen protector like White Stone (resin).
      • No face unlock (iris scan???)
    • Wireless Powershare (Qi).
      • Yes, it charges iPhones.
      • Galaxy Budds
      • Won’t go below 30% of galaxy battery.
    • Bixby Routines
      • Auto change phone settings. – Used to have hacks – Car mode, night…
    • Highest Dx0Mark – Beats iPhone & Pixel.
      • Rear = 114 (same as P20 Pro)
      • Selfie = 96 (P20 Pro 75)
      • Pixel still wins on Night Sight.
    • Headphone Jack, Water resistant & lots of colors.
    • S10e
      • 5.8”, same price as iPhone XR.
      • 3,100 mAh, 512GB, 6 or 8GB RAM, Expandable
      • Fingerprint reader on power button.
      • 1 selfie (10mp), 2 back (16mp wide, 12 mp ultra wide)
      • Flat screen
      • $750 USD
    • S10
      • 6.1”
      • 3,400 mAh, 128gb or 512GB, 8 GB RAM. Expandable
      • 1 selfie (10 mp), 3 back (12 mp telephoto 2x zoom)
      • Sonic Fingerprint reader
      • $900 USD
    • S10+
      • 6.4”
      • 4,100 mAh 256 – 1 TB, 8 & 12 gb RAM. Expandable
      • 2 selfie (8mp), 3 back
      • Sonic Fingerprint reader
      • $1,000 USD
    • S10 5G
      • 6.7”
      • 4500 mAh, 256mb storage, 8gb RAM, no external
      • 5G
      • 3 selfie (3d depth sensing), 4 back (3d depth sensing)
      • $ ??? USD
  • Galaxy Buds
    • Wireless charging
    • Always on Bixby – Can switch it to Google Voice or Alexa.
    • 5-6 hours, 7 hours in case.
    • AKG sound + outer and inner mike (for noisy backgrounds).
    • BT5 & connects to multiple devices.
    • Tap Controls (can use only one like AirPods)
    • Black, white or yellow.
    • $130 USD (cheaper than AirPods)
  • Galaxy Fold
    • One small screen on outside 6.4” & one large screen on inside 7.3”
      • Folds on the inside.
    • Six cameras (2 selfie, 3 rear & 1 on cover.)  Selfie Notch
    • 4G & 5G variants.
    • Fold Hinge won’t lay completely flat (when folded).
    • $1,980 USD

Huawei Mate X

  • Summer
  • 5G only – Networks won’t be ready in Summer.
  • Folds on the outside into “three screens”
    • Large outside screen 8”
    • Small front 6.6”, small back 6.38”
    • Lit-up screen turns on and off depending on how you hold it.
  • Bezel-less, 4 cameras, no notch.
  • Will lay flat when folded but has a “Wing” that the screen nests into.  
    • To be used as a handle.  Bezel-less could be hard to hold.
    • Polymer screens (plastic)
  • $2,600 USD

Xiaomi – Double folding Phone

  • Xiaomi released a video last week with a double folding phone.

HoloLens 2

  • Smaller, Sleeker, lighter.
  • Intended for Enterprise Use.
    • Fixing equipment – Guides how to build things.
  • Slides over the head like a cap
  • Can flip the screen up.
  • Bigger field of view than V1.  30 degrees vs 52 degrees (deck of cards vs paperback book).
  • Eye tracking – be able to track your interest and emotion.  Glance at objects and use your voice on what you are looking at.
    • Study engagement and focus.
  • No physical controls but can detect more hand movements.
  • Developed to be more collaborative – other hololens, phones

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