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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series: Some Details Emerge from the Kernel Code of Galaxy S20

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It may appear a bit too early to talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series phones now. There are at least six months to go before their launch. However, developers have stumbled upon certain references in the kernel source code which Samsung has released for the recently launched Galaxy S20 series models. The purpose of the kernel source code release is to help developers work in creating apps for the flagship phones. The revelations from the kernel source throw some light on Samsung’s plans for Galaxy Note 20 series flagships later in the year.

Information Available in Coded Language

It must be noted that as of now the details within the kernel source are coded clearly and in readable language. They are written in codes and the information could be gathered only through some understanding of the previous codes. For example, there is Project XYZ and Project Canvas. There is a third Project Winner 2 as well. The last one is the easiest one since Project Winner was for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Samsung’s plans to release a successor to the Galaxy Fold model in the same form and design possibly carrying a Galaxy Fold 2 moniker has been rumored for some time.

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Now, experts say Project XYZ refers to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series with each of these models being identified with a code like x1 being the Galaxy S20 and so on. Project Canvas, according to them, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series. Yes, there is very little doubt now that the next Galaxy Note series flagships will follow the same model numbering as the Galaxy S series models.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors are Mentioned

Samsung has been following the practice of fitting its Exynos chipsets in as many of its smartphones as possible and the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets are usually meant for markets like the US and Canada. The kernel source code indicates that at least two models, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. There’s nothing surprising here except that this is a confirmation of sorts.

There is also a mention of the markets where these smartphone models are headed. The United States, South Korea, Canada, Japan, and China are the countries figuring against the Samsung Galaxy S20. When it comes to the “canvas” model, only the United Statesis mentioned indicating that the Snapdragon chipset fitted Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will be available only in the US market.

As mentioned, it may be too early to consider these as final and there could be many more developments before the actual launch of these devices.

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Apple iPhone 9 – New Leaks Claim the Device is Already in Production and Might Launch Soon

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  • Fresh rumors claim mass production of Apple’s iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus has commenced
  • The device could probably be announced online by April if we don’t see an update on or before March 31
  • iPhone 9 will most likely have the same design and form factor as iPhone 8
  • The Facial ID feature won’t be part of the iPhone 9

Ending months and even years of speculation, it is now being claimed that Apple’s successor to the iPhone 8, the iPhone 9, will start shipping very soon. The device is under mass production currently and you should not be surprised if the company makes the announcement before March 31, 2020. At best, it could be April, not beyond that. It is also suggested that there is now no confusion on the name of the model either, it’s going to be the iPhone 9.

See also –iPhone SE2 or iPhone 9? Apple’s Budget Phone is Just Weeks Away from Launch

Are There Any Fresh Rumors on the Specifications?

There are no new revelations on the specifications of the iPhone 9.

The phone will follow the external design and form factor of the iPhone 8. The display will be 4.7-inches in size and the bezels will all be there. Bezel sizes have not been reduced as was anticipated by fans. There will be the physical home button which will also function as the fingerprint sensor. The Touch ID technology will be very much in action. There won’t be any Facial ID feature on this device.

The camera section on the iPhone 9 is tipped to have just a single 12MP shooter. Rumors say an identical 12MP sensor will come fitted as the front camera as well. The A13 Bionic chipset is going to be a game-changer along with 3GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Another 128GB variant is also expected to be launched along with this.


There is no definite information on the battery size and whether there will be fast charging support to it. The general expectation is that the battery size will be bumped to handle the increasing power requirement with the new and improved processor. The operating system is likely to be the iOS 13.4 version and will get upgraded to the iOS 14 when the new software version is released later in the year.

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Will There Be iPhone 9 Plus As Well?

The rumors go on to predict that while all the attention has been on the iPhone 9, Apple is going to launch an iPhone 9 Plus model as well. There have been very little by way of rumors and leaks on this model. If it is going to be the successor to the iPhone 8 Plus, then the display size could be 5.5-inches. The camera setup in the rear could see a dual-sensor arrangement. There should be no doubt that the A13 Bionic chipset will be fitted on this model too. There is a case for increasing the RAM to 4GB or at least add a 4GB variant with the 256GB onboard storage. The battery will have to be larger than the 2,700mAh unit found on the iPhone 8 Plus.

 

Read Also – iPhone 9 Plus: iOS 14 Code Reveals its Existence; May Release Alongside the iPhone 9

What is the Launch Date of the iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus?

There are no official release dates for these models but we can expect them to be announced before the end of April.

The only debate that’s going around is when Apple will be releasing the device in the market, particularly since it is being confirmed that its mass production has commenced. The company just announced its iPad Pro models without any fanfare. It was just a media release and the pre-orders started immediately. Will it follow the same pattern with the iPhone 9 too? You will have to wait to know the answer to this.

What Could Be The Price of the iPhone 9 and 9 Plus?

The rumors have continued to hold that Apple will fix a price of $399 for the 64GB variant of the iPhone 9. The 128GB variant may be sold at $449. There are no indications of what the prices of the iPhone 9 Plus would be.

 

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The Sims 5: Fresh Excitement Over Release as March Update for The Sims 4 is Skipped ,COVID-19 Virus Situation Could Be The Reason

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  • Maxis Studios has not sent the updates for The Sims 4 for the month of March
  • The ongoing situation caused by the COVID-19 virus could be the reason
  • The pause in updates could also mean that the next version, The Sims 5, could be in the works

The gaming community is unique in the sense that they become desperate to cling on to the faintest of hints from the developing studio to jump to a conclusion. The Sims 4 game is very popular among all age groups and there has been widespread expectation that Maxis

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, the developer of the game, will be launching the successor, The Sims 5, soon. This time, the hint came from a tweet by SimGuruFrost, a global community manager associated with the Sims games series. He said there will be no March update for the Sims 4 game.

Why Do Fans Feel The Sims 5 is Up for Release?

Usually, if the developer stops sending updates, the sense conveyed is that the next version is in line. The withholding of the March update has given the impression that it may be the end of the road for the Sims4. The buzz got around that The Sims 5 release could be around the corner. There is no official word from Maxis on this. For all you know, the reason for the update of March not being released could be the ongoing situation caused by the COVID-19 virus.

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There may be an April update released later; however, that will have to wait. For now, the expectations among the fans have been aroused. The ideal situation would be if Maxis can put out a clear statement on the status of the release of The Sims 5. Going by the past practice, developing studios engage in a huge buildup before a new game or its updated version is released for gameplay. They would first make a formal announcement and then start releasing some teasers or trailers and then a beta version. Only after all these the stable version of the game will be released in the market. This process may even take a whole year.

Rumors suggest that not even the first step in this process has begun so far. The overall message for the Sims series game fans would be that you will have to wait for some more time before more credible information on the release date for the Sims 5 is known. Till that time, you will have to continue enjoying the Sims 4 game with all its interesting features and characters.

On Which Platforms Can You Expect The Sims 5 Game to be Available?

As and when Maxis decides to release the Sims 5 game, you can expect that it will be available on several new-age platforms. You can play the game on your PC, the PlayStation console or Xbox One. When the console makers Sony and Microsoft release their next versions, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X consoles, the Sims 5 can be played on them as well.

Can the COVID-19 Situation Delay the Release of The Sims 5?

Even if one were to go with the premise that The Sims 5 is ready for release and EA and Maxis decide to go ahead with its release, this might be the wrong time to hold an event. Having a gathering is out of the question. Everything has to be done online. You won’t get the same mileage of releasing a new game through an online event as you would get by showing a live demonstration to a large audience in a theater-like setting. Given these challenges, it can only a thin hope that the fans will live on for now. The Sims 5 release may happen only in the next year.

 

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GTA 6 – Fresh Rumor with Elaborate Details on Project Americas Causes Excitement

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The frequency with which the rumors and predictions on the release of GTA 6 are hitting the online forums and other sites has suddenly increased. In a new lengthy post on Reddit, an individual has claimed that Project Americas is the code given to the GTA 6 development work going on at Rockstar. The name may be relevant since GTA 6 is supposed to be based out of Vice City, which is a fictional city based in the United States. An additional story is being wound around Rio De Janeiro, the South American city; hence Project Americas. Until now, all these have been written about on several occasions and it’s nothing new. The only unique aspect is that the person giving out this post claims this is authentic information since he got it from some very reliable sources, which may or may not be true.

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In Development Since 2012

If this source is to be believed, Rockstar studios started working on the successor to the GTA 5 even before it was officially released. GTA 5 was out in 2013 and according to this post, the work on GTA 6 stared in 2012. It is claimed that the progress on the game’s development was tardy in patches especially since the other popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 was also being worked upon. It is also asserted all the studios of Rockstar are working on GTA 6. You can recall the repeated information coming out of the Rockstar unit in the UK.

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Some Claims on the Gameplay Settings

The new rumors go on to claim that there will not be a female protagonist but only one male character. Now, this is contradicting the flood of rumors sometime earlier asserting that there is bound to be a female character in GTA 6. The other mention that the game’s setting will be in the 1970s or the 1980s is also not new. One significant claim is that drug running will be a predominant story base and it is even being suggested that there will be many situations inspired by the Netflix show Narcos. There are a number of other predictions on the gameplay included in the rumors.

One prediction is that since a lot of trips to South America are involved, the local language may figure and the screen will have subtitles in English so that the gamers can follow. There is the assertion that the GTA 6 will be released only in the next generation gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5.

The most important part, on the exact release date, the leakster doesn’t have any input. The die-hard fans are still hoping it will happen in 2021 and that Rockstar will make the announcement before the end of 2020.

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