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Galaxy S10, Samsung’s new premium series

Samsung’s answer to the latest iPhone, the S10 series is available in three models with prices ranging from 759 to 1,609 euros! At that price, it’s very high-end with an innovative wireless charging system, the most potent Wi-Fi or a promising photo part.

The promise: an ultra wide angle sensor

On the camera side, the S10e features a dual 12-megapixel wide angle sensor and a 16-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor. The S10 and S10+ also feature a 12-megapixel telephoto lens sensor. On the selfie side, the S10 and S10e have a 10-megapixel sensor on board, while the S10+ has an additional 8-megapixel RGB photosensor, which takes up a little more space in the corner of the screen. For the battery, count from 3,100 mAh to 4,100 mAh depending on the model.

No 5G but Wi-Fi 6

The 5G is not yet up to date, at least on the S10, S10e, and S10+ models. Indeed, Samsung presented the latest model in the range, the S10 5G reserved for the United States for the moment. In addition to the 5G, it stands out from the other models thanks to a 6.7-inch display, a quad lens camera and a 4,500 mAh battery. It will have 8 gigabytes of RAM, as well as 256 gigabytes of storage, but will not contain a microSD port. It will be launched exclusively with Verizon Wireless until this summer, and should then be available from other US operators.

The killer function: shared wireless charging

Operators are trying, by all means, to stand out, and Samsung has chosen to fight on all fronts. In addition to the under-screen fingerprint reader and an ultra-wide angle lens, the manufacturer has integrated a new feature into the wireless charging system, called Wireless PowerShare. It is not new since Huawei already offers a similar option, but it is still sporadic on the market. It turns the smartphone into a charging station for any Qi-compatible device. It is enough to help out another smartphone that has no battery, but above all, it is a function that allows you to recharge your wireless headphones or other accessories. Besides, it remains accessible while the mobile phone is connected to a wired charger. It can, therefore, be recharged and at the same time, charge another device.

From 6 to 12 GB of RAM!

For memory, it varies between 6 and 12 GB, and it’s very comfortable since some computers don’t even have as much RAM. It is yet a record for the most expensive model, which will, of course, be equipped with 1TB of storage capacity. There is also the screen to differentiate the models. The Lite goes back with a 5.8-inch angular edge screen. For the S10, the screen will be 6.1 inches with curved edges. For the S10 Plus, two models with a diagonal of 6.4 inches, and the last, always the most expensive, which reaches 6.7 inches. We’re closer to the tablet than the phablet!

THE PHOTO ALBUM: A FAMILY STORY….

Officially, photography was invented on January 7, 1839. On that day, Arago presented the daguerreotype to the Academy of Sciences, named after its inventor Louis Daguerre. The latter improved Niepce’s invention, who was the first in 1826 to succeed in fixing a heliography (photograph) entitled Point de Vue du Gras and taken from his window.

The very first photo albums appeared quickly around 1840, mainly created to catalog photographic essays: a kind of research notebook of the early explorers of photographic technology.

The creation of the first photo studios at the end of the 19th century quickly led the photo album to its still important vocation: to give a showcase to family memories. Well-off families make it a decorative, living room object, made available to visitors to tell the family story. The blankets are made fancier, sometimes in leather or mother-of-pearl. We often embed photographs in decorative cardboard.

At the same time, albums of post-mortem or funeral photographs developed. Commissioned by grieving families, these albums bring together images of the dead staged, sometimes with their eyes open, with their loved ones. This type of albums and photography will not continue although it still exists in some Eastern European countries.

Photographic technology is evolving rapidly. Colour photography was born in 1861, with a first image presented by Thomas Sutton. In 1869, Louis Ducos du Hauron and Charles Cros produced the first images based on trichromy; a process making possible the reproduction of a large number of colors from three primary colors.

In 1888, Georges Eastman marketed the Kodak, the first portable camera. He thus paved the way for the advent of amateur photography. At the beginning of 1900, the possibility of creating images and collecting them in the form of photo albums was open to everyone. The first extensible albums appeared, and pages were added at will to complete the family history as it came into being.

The first use of the photo album is also throughout the 20th century, the wedding album. Families who can afford it use a professional photographer for the day of the ceremony and the couple’s photos. Depending on the service offered by the photographer, they can purchase a wedding photo album featuring the most beautiful images of the big day.

The beginning of the 19th century marked the triumph of digital photography and with it the printing of prints, posters, and the online photo album.

Scrapbooking is also developing, a favorite leisure activity, which consists in creating a unique photo album, in its image, using multiple accessories: stamps, stencils, fabrics, patterned paper, glitter, etc.

And for those who don’t feel like a scrapbooker’s soul, the offer of photo albums on the Internet is exploding. Everyone can then easily compose their album, choosing from hundreds of customizable templates to illustrate all the important moments of family life: birth, wedding, family celebrations, holidays, etc.
The album becomes a real photo book that takes its place in the family library.

Over the centuries, the photo album transformed according to the fashions and developments of photographic and printing techniques. But whatever the age, the vocation remains unchanged: to retrace, tell the family history and keep its memory for future generations. And given the rapid evolutions of IT, which switches from one storage medium to another in a few years (who can still read a floppy disk or a ZIP?), isn’t paper finally the safest way to protect and highlight this family history?

iPhone 2019 : 3 photosensors according to an analyst for stereoscopic vision

Rumors around the next iPhone are starting to multiply, and some are already imagining a smartphone with three photosensors in the back. An idea that is not unlike the Huawei P20 Pro, but for a different use.

 

Logically, the brand’s next Apple smartphone won’t be introduced until July, but the “rumor mill” has already set its sights on what the 2019 iPhone should look like. Some evoke in particular the generalization of the OLED screen on the whole range of this year whereas it was reserved for the iPhone X last year. Others, however, see even further ahead.

 

Jialin Lu, a Deutsche Securities analyst, quoted by the Economic Daily News, says that at least one of the 2019 iPhones would be entitled to a triple photosensor, similar to what Huawei proposes on its P20 Pro. However, the utility would be quite different since this device would make advanced 3D detection possible. One can imagine that the portrait mode (bokeh effect) could only be improved, but the possibility of creating a 3D image of the environment is especially mentioned.

This approach would strengthen Apple in the field of augmented reality, an area that the firm has been trying to push since the launch of ARKit. Tim Cook himself expressed an interest in augmented reality.

 

Marketing arguments?

 

Moreover, a triple camera is a marketing argument. While Huawei already offers a smartphone equipped with 3 sensors, we imagine that the competition will overbid and at least match this figure quickly enough. After taking time to switch to the dual sensor, Apple could jump at the opportunity to be among the first to embark such technology. For many, 3 will always be better than 2…

 

Also, the 2017 iPhone X justified its high price with its OLED screen and borderless design, elements that should be found throughout the range this year. If Apple wants to continue to offer an iPhone at a very high price and high margin, it will have to find new technological arguments to justify such a price. He’s found everything here!

 

Remember, however, that this is still only an analyst’s estimate based on knowledge of some aspects of the design chains, but that this is by no means a certainty. Even if such a prototype is indeed being tested, it could never pass the rigorous quality control of the Cupertino firm.