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Marques Brownlee explains why Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip phone is growing on him

Published: 21/Feb/2020 17:12 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 11:58

by Kamil Malinowski

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Tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee has been checking out Samsung’s latest mobile phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, and explained why it’s starting to grow on him. 

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip marks the return of flip-phones into the current mobile market, giving people both the nostalgic element of being able to compact their phones, as well as current technology.

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The design is fairly unique so it’s no surprise that Marques was all over it as soon as he could get his hands on one. Initially, he stated that it may not be worth the cost – but has now revealed that it is growing on him.

YouTube: Marques Brownlee
The Galaxy Z Flip may just be bringing flip phones back into fashion.

In a video released on Feb 19, the American unboxed the phone and talked about its advantages and disadvantages, before giving his final verdict on it.

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He began with an overview of the phone, before jumping into the little details. He said: “Despite the little indent by the selfie camera and an obvious crease [on the fold], this Z Flip is the most complete and well-made folding phone yet.

“The taller aspect ratio is a mixed bag – 21:9 is pretty cool as far as keeping it slim, but it’s too tall to reach anything in the top corner with one hand. [But] it is easier to open with one hand.”

Brownlee then spoke about the size of the phone once you fold it, stating: “Having a phone that folds down to being so much smaller and fitting in my pocket better, the idea is growing on me. Even though it’s not ideal right now.”

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He then revealed he would be testing out the phone in his day-to-day life and reporting back to share how well it handles.

Fans of the Galaxy Z Flip and tech will likely not have to wait long to hear more from Marques, who is incredibly interested in the technology and idea behind this, and other, mobile phones – as his regular viewers will already know.

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How to watch Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event: livestream, what to expect

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:27

by David Purcell

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Apple have finally confirmed that an iPhone 12 launch event will be taking place in October, and here’s how to watch along. 

With iOS 14 now up and running for users, it was only a matter of time before Apple would pull the trigger on their next series of smartphone. Now, they have confirmed the time and place we can expect to see it for the very first time.

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Their last event, in September, focused mostly on the next evolution of Apple Watches.

The iPhone 11 released back in September 2019, so there’s been quite the gap since we’ve seen new phone technology from Apple. So, let’s take a look at when it will start and what to expect now that we know it’s finally being unveiled.

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iPhone 12 event

Apple iPhone 12 event start time

Screenshots of online invitations have been flooding the internet since they first started appearing, seen below from Tech Radar’s David Lumb.

As seen in the post, the iPhone event starts up on October 13 at 10am PDT (1pm ET, 6pm BST, 7pm CEST).

How to watch iPhone 12 Apple stream

The broadcast will be going live at the aforementioned time on Apple.com, so all you need to do is visit their website to get a glimpse. The events are also be streamed on YouTube, embedded below.

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No doubt, however, thousands of people will be posting images of it onto your timelines during the event. You can also add the date and time to your calendar on your current device, using the invitation itself – if you received the alert.

What to expect from iPhone 12 event

According to TechRadar, there could be four phones revealed during the course of the event. This would break the trend of recent years, where it’s all been centered around a single flagship with a Plus or Pro version to boot. Though, we don’t have long to wait to find out if this is accurate.

The title of the event is actually “Hi, Speed” so we should expect to see a first look at Apple’s integration of 5G.

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There’s also been reports – such as that of The Verge – which notes the tech giants are working towards the release of self-healing screen technology, where it smoothens out cracks in high heat scenarios. While not confirmed for this event, potentially we may also get a sneak peek at that as well.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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