The New Galaxy S10

The Galaxy S10 5G was unveiled during the same keynote as the other handsets in the product line and, as the name suggests, the device is capable of delivering incredibly fast internet speeds.

The device comes with a huge 6.7-inch display and has an added time-of-flight (TOF) camera on its rear.

A TOF sensor should allow the S10 5G to deliver more capable augmented reality (AR) and 3D scanning.

One of the other most notable specifications about the flagship is its monstrous 4,500mAh battery that should deliver a full day of usage on a single charge.

While Samsung had initially declared the Galaxy S10 5G would release towards the end of March, the OEM has now confirmed a debut date of April 5 for it, according to a new report from Yonhap News.

The outlet declared the hardware will arrive first in South Korea and will not be subject to a pre-order programme beforehand.

Moreover, it was speculated the S10 5G could cost around 1.5 million South Korean won which is equivalent to around £999.88 at the time of writing.

Those that purchase the product and register it between April 5 and 16 will receive a free pair of Galaxy Buds, a wireless charger and a 50 percent discount for screen replacements valid for a year, Yonhap quoted Samsung as saying.

It is assumed the Galaxy S10 5G will debut in the UK once carriers have launched their respective next-generation networks.

18,000 mAh Power Bank Phone?

I told you MWC 2019 would be a a a show where things got weird, but even I oidn’t anticipate a company being wild enough to build a phone with an 18,000mAh battery. But here I am, in awe of the mighty girth of the Energizer Power Max P18 K Pop.

According to France’s Avenir Telecom’s spec sheet, this dark blue unit measures in at 18 mm thickness, but stacking it side by side with a more conventional smartphone, I would say about 3.5 iPhones would be a more accurate articulation of its thickness. This is a huge phone. Or is it a battery with a phone in it, technically?

Such an epic battery had better last a long time, and Avenir promises to use continuous video playback for a week, or two full days, 48 hours. That sounds conservative since we got about half as large a week from a phone with a battery.

The Power Max P18 K Pop’s 6.2-inch LCD display surprised me: it’s not really terrible, it has minimal bezels and no notches or cutouts, and I’d be glad to use it. Where is the camera of selfie, you ask? There’s a two selfie cams pop-up module, although I was only able to activate it occasionally. Other people trying the phone were apparently pushing down that camera, so its mechanism was dysfunctional as soon as I got to it. A MediaTek processor, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and Android 9 complete the spec sheet of this device. Oh, and it has fast charging, because with a battery of its proportions it would be better to charge quickly. I’m told it would take eight hours for a full charge.

If you’re starting to be tempted by a phone whose size can compete with the power brick of your gaming console, let me assure you that this isn’t the one you’re after. Performance is glitchy and stuttery, and it is not a particularly enjoyable experience to have one of these in your pocket or next to your face. In the summer, the Energizer Power Max P18 K Pop will launch, at which point it will be the phone with the world’s largest battery.

I would love to hear your guys’ thoughts and feelings about this device. Is it worth buying? Let me know what you think in the comment section.

The Best Tech Innovations Of The Last Three Years

Technology moves extremely quickly. It seems like there is a new innovation produced nearly every day. Technology has changed the way business is done and has enabled many people to reach goals and try new things that they’ve never done before.

So which recent technological innovations are the most impressive? Eleven members of Forbes Technology Council shared their responses. The answers varied, but there is a consensus that high technology has transformed our lives and made many new businesses and achievements possible. 

1. Practical Augmented Reality 

Augmented reality stands to be the most immediate tech development that will affect our lives in the near term. With microdisplays becoming reasonably priced, we will see personal wearables becoming available to the masses. This will provide us with a whole new avenue of information retrieval use on a daily, minute-by-minute basis. – George HeimelSquare360

2. Generative Adversarial Networks 

Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are a new type of neural network that is semi-supervised and enables companies to learn more from less labeled data. Let’s say you would like to identify customers who are likely to churn but only have labels of actual churn after X days for a handful of customers. GANs enable this and succeed where other fully supervised neural networks fail. – Anand SampatDatmo 

3. Real-Time Language Translation 

Driven by voice recognition technology coupled with AI, real-time language translators allow single-language speakers to have real-time conversations. It’s impressive both on the usability front (earphones) and on the level of complexity insofar as getting both the language and accent right. – Michael GurauThe Beacon Group 

4. Chatbots 

I love the idea of chatbots and what they can do to take on some of the time-consuming work companies have while making businesses look good in terms of their customer experiences. Plus, chatbots are good at collecting information and analyzing it for further insights. It’s just a great way to cover tech support and service questions. – Muhammed OthmanCalendar 

5. Artificial Intelligence In Mobile Apps 

A year ago, building AI into mobile apps would have been extremely difficult and costly. Today, it’s a lot less expensive, and we can incorporate Microsoft Cognitive Services, Google services, or Amazon services that use AI to make a mobile experience more intelligent, anticipate users’ desire and needs,
and present information in context. Artificial intelligence, particularly in mobile devices, has transformed the user experience in the last few years as cognitive services have advanced exponentially. – Sanjay MalhotraClearbridge Mobile 

6. Inexpensive, Fast Storage 

The cloud, AI, VR and other buzzwords are often considered the hottest tech trends. However, the rapidly declining cost and increasing performance of flash-based storage powers these trends. Without the modern, low-cost solid-state drive (SSD), VR and AI would still be inaccessible to most businesses. Cloud providers rely on SSDs. Innovation in the storage industry builds a foundation for new tech. – Jason GillAttracta

7. Deep Learning-Based Predictive Analytics 

The biggest technology innovation of the last three years just might be predictive analytics using AI-based deep learning. The ability of a computer to learn by just analyzing data without having to let the algorithm know what variables are important is unprecedented. This form of unsupervised learning is drastically changing the role of technology. –   Carlos Melendez,  Wovenware

8. Serverless Computing

Today, developers have to worry not only about building their application but deploying and hosting it as well. It is a large portion of their workflow and requires them to commit resources in time and money up front. Serverless computing makes launching applications cheaper and faster by letting companies focus on the customer value without having to worry about deployment and scaling. The possibilities this will unlock are endless. – Nikhil HasijaAzuqua 

9. Brain-Computer Interfaces

Brain scanners can translate your thoughts into textual words. Discussions about these devices have been around for some time; however, they could only map a handful of commands. Imagine if only by wearing a ball cap you could think, “How deep is that river?” and have the answer read back into an earpiece. The next step is to get the information back directly into your brain. – Jere SimpsonKITEWIRE/Steel-Talon 

10. AI And Machine Learning Applications 

The most impressive piece of tech that has come out in recent years is the practical application of AI and machine learning. Whether it is modeling data, analyzing speech or driving a car, we are starting to see real-world applications of these technologies. It may have taken a few of decades, but the field is making good on the promises that were made back in the 1980s. – Chris Kirby, 

11. The Cloud

No doubt that the cloud service is one of the great technologies that happened in the last three years. SMBs that need to concentrate on the business do not have the right knowledge or the teams in place to maintain their systems or are not willing to spend the money in that direction. The cloud offers a unique and flexible option for them to make sure they will be able to concentrate on business execution. – Ofer LaksmanCorrelata Solutions