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Galaxy Note 20 reportedly fixes one major Galaxy S20 flaw

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It is increasingly apparent that the Galaxy Note 20 is Samsung’s “mea culpa” over the Galaxy S20, at least when it comes to its features. While the price will most likely be just as high as the Galaxy S20, thanks to the S Pen, but it might be cutting down on some of the more excessive features of its predecessor. It will also be addressing some of the complaints with the Galaxy S20′ supposedly great camera, particularly that sensor’s biggest flaw when it comes to staying focused.

The Galaxy S20, particularly the Galaxy S20 Ultra, is pretty much a showcase of Samsung’s imaging sensors, from the 108 megapixel ISOCELL Bright HM1 to its 100X “Space Zoom” telephoto technology. In practice, however, the Galaxy S20 ultimately failed to get the top scores and was especially criticized for its poor autofocus performance.

According to Ice universe, Samsung has already fixed that in the Galaxy Note 20 but doesn’t exactly explain how. The ISOCELL Bright HM1 is noted to have sacrificed AF for pixel count by doing away with Samsung Dual-Pixel AF technology. At this point, Samsung has many potential ISOCELL sensors that can be used on the Galaxy Note 20, including a recent ISOCELL GN1 that does halve the pixel count in exchange for larger pixel sizes and better AF.

It’s not all good news, though. The same leak source is still uncertain if the Galaxy Note 20 will be able to do 120 Hz using a WQHD+ resolution. While technically possible, the drain on performance pretty much outweighs the practical benefits of the higher refresh rate. It also requires Samsung to include additional hardware for managing this combination.

Ice universe also mentions that the Galaxy Note 20 could run on a still-unannounced Snapdragon 865+. In fact, he claims that all of Samsung’s upcoming high-end devices, including the Galaxy Tab S7, will run on this chip. Of course, other markets will use an Exynos processor instead and Samsung has also yet to announce a slight bump to its current Exynos 990.

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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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