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Galaxy Fold 2 punch-hole camera may have an odd but reasonable location

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Most eyes might be on the Galaxy Note 20 in August but it won’t be the only one on Samsung’s stage. Some might actually be more interested in seeing what’s changed in Samsung’s third foldable phone which leaks suggest has undergone quite a transformation. In addition to a larger screen and narrower bezels, Samsung has reportedly switched to using a punch-hold camera cutout for the Galaxy Fold 2. The catch, it might look rather strange on the face of a nearly unbroken flexible screen.

The first Galaxy Fold had a notch to house its front-facing sensors but it only chopped off a corner of the screen to minimize the disruption on the display. It may admittedly be less distracting than having a bucket right in the middle of the screen or on one side of the screen. Ironically, that’s where the circular cutout for the Galaxy Fold 2 will be located.

Ice universe shared a render of what the foldable screen would look like with a small punch-hole similar to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S20. Visually, it looks unbalanced but so did the corner notch on the first Galaxy Fold. The leaker, however, also explained that it may actually be the only suitable position for it anyway.

The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to have three camera areas. The main camera on the back would occupy a large chunk near the side edge while the front camera outside would be smack in the middle. In other words, there is really no other location to insert that inside front-facing camera.

Much of the Galaxy Fold 2’s specs are still in flux but the biggest news has been the new screens. In addition to a larger flexible screen on the inside, the secondary screen on the outside is also believed to cover the whole surface. That would make it more usable as a normal phone in situations where it might be too cumbersome to use a larger tablet-like device.

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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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