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Galaxy A42 5G could boost Samsung’s mid-range portfolio

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If you haven’t yet heard by now, Samsung’s best selling 5G phone in the past six months isn’t the Galaxy S20. Sure, the company’s high-end phone does have its fair share of buyers but even Samsung has practically admitted defeat in making its sales numbers not sound so terrible. The 5G-enabled Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 are, instead, some of its more popular handsets this year so far. And that may be giving Samsung the confidence to further push that mid-range series with what could be its most affordable 5G phone yet.

The Galaxy A41, which was launched just last month, is a rather odd phone for a single reason. It runs on a MediaTek Helio P65 instead of any Qualcomm Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos chip. Its successor might be equally unique in that it will be offering 5G support, perhaps using one of MediaTek’s new Dimensity chips as well.

SamMobile reports the existence of a certain SM-A426b which it suspects is an international model of a Galaxy A42 5G. Its mere existence is already significant since there is almost no 5G-enabled phone in existence on this lower run of the mid-range ladder. If Samsung follows its pricing trend, this phone could be even cheaper than the nearly $500 Galaxy A51 5G.

Not much else is known about this phone though it is rumored to boast of 128GB of internal storage. That’s two times more than this year’s Galaxy A41 and definitely a step up as far as entry-level phones go. Given its target market and price, a MediaTek Dimensity 800 might not be that far-fetched, unless MediaTek announces and even “lower” 5G chip in the next few months.

The Galaxy A42 5G might not be available until early 2021 at earliest, which gives plenty of time for other manufacturers to try and beat Samsung to the punch. Presuming Samsung won’t even launch a 4G-only version of this phone, it could mark the start of the company’s more aggressive push to put 5G in all its phones, no matter the tier.

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Motorola Moto X30 Pro Will Have An Unusual Camera System

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This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Moto X30 Pro. The strangest thing about the model won’t be its unusually large camera sensor, especially since Xiaomi already claimed that crown. Instead, it will be the use of three focal lengths in the camera system that could mean the removal of one traditional part of that group.

Motorola’s Weibo account revealed that the Moto X30 Pro will have a 35mm focal point at its widest. This will be joined by a 50mm telephoto that could have a 2x magnification, as well as an 80mm longer telephoto option. If this is an accurate description, it would suggest that the phone will ditch the ultra-wide shooter in favor of two telephoto cameras when some of its peers opt to eschew telephoto cameras to make way for a macro alternative.

Whether this will give the Moto X30 Pro an actual advantage over other high-end phones this year remains to be seen, literally. It sounds almost like a mixed bag, at least in the camera department, though the rest of the rumored specs are on par for a 2022 flagship. The Moto X30 Pro, which could go by the name Motorola Frontier in global markets, is expected to run on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bear a 6.67-inch 144Hz OLED screen, and boast 125W super-fast charging for its modest 4,500mAh battery.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE First Drive: Electrified Luxury Gets A Sports Upgrade

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AMG promises performance magic, upgrading the EQE EV sedan with supercar-rivaling power to go with a lavish, tech-filled cabin. Can it deliver soul with speed?

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How To Fix Amazon Prime Video Not Streaming In 4K

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Not all Amazon Prime Video titles are available in 4K quality. Older movies and shows often do not support that format, and even some newer flicks will still be unavailable for a variety of reasons ranging from licensing to technical difficulties. As a result, your title of choice might look less-than-perfect, not due to a fault on Amazon’s end, but simply because that title may not support 4K in the first place. 

Amazon has a list of titles available in 4K, so checking whether the one you’re trying to watch is, is fairly easy. You can see all the 4K offerings by heading over to the official Amazon website. The list is not very intuitive in the sense that you can’t check for specifics within the results as this is already a narrowed-down list. However, you can also simply type in the title of your movie or show into the search bar above to check whether it’s available on Prime Video and in 4K.

You can also search directly on Amazon Prime Video. Any variation of “4K,” “4K movies ultra HD,” “4K film,” or even something more specific like “4K romantic comedies” should produce a list of titles that you can watch right now. If you managed to locate your title on one of these lists and yet it still looks underwhelming, there may be other issues at hand.

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