As usual, leakster Evan Blass has more to show us. This time, it comes in a rather complete look at what each of the five cameras (!) on the V40 ThinQ does.
Take a look:
About those five cameras on the LG V40 ThinQ… pic.twitter.com/DzC9aJnlFT
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 1, 2018
As expected, LG will stick to its guns and have each camera focus on a different focal length. The three shooters on the rear will own regular, wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, while the front will go for a standard lens and wide-angle.
This would effectively make the V40 ThinQ the most versatile camera phone to date if these leaks hold true. Smartphones have already shown off wide-angle and telephoto lenses before, but never at the same time.
The quintuple-camera setup may seem a little much at first, but considering that several other brands are in a race to jam as many cameras on their phones as possible, it’s nice to see LG implement a versatile design that isn’t purely for show.
Its official launch date is set for October 3 (or the next day depending on which time zone you reside in), so we won’t have to wait much longer to learn more about the next step in LG’s smartphone plans.
Finally! Grab users may now pay directly using GCash
Starting February, users will be able to add GCash as a direct payment method on the Grab app, making cashless transactions on food and grocery deliveries, car transport, and other services cashless.
Prior to the collaboration, GCash users could only send money from their account to their GrabPay wallet, and vice-versa, causing a bit of hassle switching in between apps on one’s phone screen.
The partnership also means there will be no more transaction fees unlike before when Grab users have to cash in using their credit or debit cards or linked bank accounts.
Grab customers may also avail of GCash exclusive deals, and even get treats when they pay using the e-wallet.
Samsung offers $100 for Galaxy S23 preorders
Or the upcoming Galaxy Book
The Galaxy S23 series is coming. Samsung has officially scheduled the first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year for early February, heralding the coming of the Galaxy S23 series. While the flagship series will certainly wow a lot of users, buying one might crumple bank accounts so soon after the holidays. Luckily, Samsung is holding an early reservation promo ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event.
If you reserve either the new Galaxy S23 or the new Galaxy Book now, Samsung is giving away US$ 50 worth of Samsung Credit. Additionally, users can reserve both devices and get US$ 100 worth of credit for use on any eligible products in the store.
Simply by signing up with your email address, you can use this link to save up to US$ 100 when you shop with Samsung.
The promo ends next Wednesday, February 1, by 11:59pm EST.
Apple halts development of in-house chip
Broadcom is still in
Apple is currently on a quest to reduce its reliance on third-party components for its devices. For the most part, the company is successful in doing so. Apple Silicon is already an important part of the brand’s identity — with work on more in-house components ongoing. Now, Apple is reportedly pausing development on one of its upcoming chips.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will delay the development of its in-house connectivity chip. In the meantime, the brand will keep relying on Broadcom for the same components, going into the iPhone 15 series.
To be clear, the paused component only deals with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Apple is still developing its in-house modem for 5G connectivity — according to outside reports, at least. While the Broadcom deal will still continue, Qualcomm might still get the axe after Apple develops its replacement chip.
Given the positive response to Apple Silicon, building more in-house components might ultimately work well for the brand. If anything, the company can rest easier by controlling how one of its components is produced.
Besides Apple, other brands are also developing their in-house chipsets to rival component makers like Qualcomm. Google, for instance, is doing relatively well with the Tensor lineup. Additionally, though the upcoming series will rely on Qualcomm, Samsung is currently working to bring the Exynos lineup to match current standards.
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