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I Purple You: Introducing Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G, S20+ and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Editions

A new iconic purple heart design for the Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy Buds+ reflecting the strong connection between BTS and their global fans.

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Samsung Electronics, in collaboration with global pop music and cultural sensation, BTS, today revealed the Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS Edition, Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition, giving an exclusive opportunity for fans worldwide to connect more closely than ever with their favorite band.

The new design of the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition features a purple glass and metal exterior. The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition and Buds+ charging case, also available in purple, carry the band’s logo and purple heart iconography, allowing fans all over the world to show their devotion through their smartphone and wearables.

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Available in both 5G and LTE variants, the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition comes with pre-installed BTS-inspired themes and a fan community platform, Weverse. Right in the box, the device comes with decorative stickers to allow fans to further personalize their devices, and photo cards featuring pictures of the band members for fans to keep. Featuring the same great pro-grade camera that Galaxy S20+ owners around the world use to capture their lives and tell their stories, the device provides new ways for BTS and their global fans to feel more closely connected than ever before, and share their creative content with each other.

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he Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition bring fans even closer to their music, not just through the device’s design, but through its superb sound quality. With sound by AKG, Galaxy Buds+ deliver balanced, detailed and spacious sound. And an industry-leading two-way speaker fully immerses fans in the layers of BTS’s music. The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition also comes with the photo cards of the band right in the box as a keepsake for fans.

“Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition are the result of a collaboration between BTS, whose members spread messages of love and harmony through music, and Samsung, which is creating a better future with meaningful innovation,” said Stephanie Choi, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing Team of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We hope it will be a source of joy and entertainment for fans and consumers around the world.”

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Fans can pre-order the Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition from June 15th exclusively from Weverse. From June 19th, the Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS Edition, Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition will also be available for pre-order online from Samsung.com. The devices will become widely available from July 9th, which marks the seventh anniversary of the BTS fan collective.

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Upcoming Android 11 Promises Magnificent Updates to OPPO ColorOS

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Android 11 was officially announced and OPPO Find X2 Series will be one of the first devices to adopt it!

Android 11 Beta 1 will soon be available on OPPO Find X2 Series – expected to include potent updates to features like enhanced privacy, smart home controls, and notification management.

Here’s some of the features we are looking forward to in Android 11 Beta

  • Dedicated Conversations section in the notification shade where you can easily view, engage and prioritise chats from various apps.
  • New floating Bubbles UI for messaging apps that enables users to create floating windows for individual chats to improve multitasking.
  • Improved privacy protection with additional one-time permission, permission auto reset*, and background location preferences for more control over sensitive permissions.

ColorOS will incorporate additional features from Android 11 Beta in its future beta releases.

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Some Favorite ColorOS 7.1 Features

We expect many developments upon these features in future ColorOS iterations. In the meantime, here are some unmissable features of our Android based operating system.

ColorOS 7.1 includes many cutting-edge features that will continue to be iterated upon moving forward. There are several exciting inclusions on ColorOS, such as its beautiful design aesthetics, smart 5G capabilities, and enhanced image processing.

ColorOS 7 Design & Style

Lightweight Icons – icons feature a stylized design with thinner lines for increased legibility.
Icon Styles – offers 3 sets of exclusively designed icon styles to choose from – rectangle, pebble, and default.

Redesigned & Customizable Third-Party App Icons – users may adjust the size, shape, and arrangement of apps on the Home screen.

Artistic Wallpaper Designs – Our design philosophy has been implemented in ColorOS 7 through our artist wallpaper project, which brings stunning nature, purity, geometry, culture, life, and future themes to the forefront.

Live Wallpapers – With the help of computer graphics algorithms, technology and art converge to offer a wide variety of dynamically interactive live wallpapers.

ColorOS 7 Ultra Vision & Enhanced Image Processing

Video Motion Compensation – Find X2 Pro is able to boost video frame rate from 30fps to as high as 120fps, for greatly enhanced stability, less blur, and improved resolution. Especially useful for sports, action cinema, and scenes with quick cuts!

HDR Video Enhancement – Find X2 Pro can convert SDR video to HDR quality, which increases clarity, brightness, color display, and dynamic range for your viewing pleasure.

AI Adaptive Eye Protection System – Automatically adjusts color temperature and brightness according to ambient lighting, making it much easier on the eyes.

Ultra Steady 2.0 – One of the best steady-video processing technologies in the industry, bringing phone cameras up to the level of professional motion picture cameras. Steady videos on the go are more possible now than ever, even during bumpy vehicle rides.

Ultra Night Mode 3.0 – Enables users to shoot in darkness with daytime-quality zoom. All three rear cameras on OPPO Find X2 Pro support Ultra Night Mode with up to 20x zoom.

ColorOS 7 Smart 5G

Power Consumption Optimization – ColorOS 7.1 can automatically and seamlessly switch between 4G and 5G depending on the temperature, battery level, network speeds, and usage scenarios – ensuring optimal use of your device’s battery.

Smart Cell Selection – AI-enabled modeling algorithms allow your devices to more quickly search for and connect to 5G networks.

Dual Mode 5G – Find X2 Series can automatically switch between NSA and SA 5G networks.

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Samsung A01 core appears on Google Play Console with specifications

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A new phone has been spotted on the Google Play Console. The phone produced by Samsung Electronics, the South Korea giant tech company, has appeared with the name Galaxy A01 Core. Samsung Galaxy A01 core is set to be launched anytime from now. The Galaxy A01 core is reported to be the lower version of the Galaxy A01 released in December 2019. Unlike Samsung’s regular phones, the Galaxy A01 core is going to be ultra-affordable, a budget model of Samsung. The new phone has surfaced on Google Play Console with its key specifications. It is certified with Bluetooth 5.0 at Bluetooth SIG with the model number SM-A013F_DS. This model number is similar to SM-A013F, which appeared on Geekbench listing. This new phone may be the same phone that appeared as Galaxy A01e. It is rumored that if it is the same phone, then Galaxy A01 Core will be the official and final product name of the phone.

Expected Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A01 Core

The phone appears to have 720 x 1480 pixels display with 320ppi pixel density. The chipset is a 3-year old MT6739WW, which is surprising as it is a rare platform. Although it is a modern smartphone SoC that provides a great Android experience, it is cost-effective, which seems to buttress the fact that the phone’s price is going to be a budget-friendly model, which might be the cheapest smartphone produced by the giant tech company. The new phone seems to have run on 1GB of RAM and the latest Android 10.0 version. What is unsure is whether it will run on the full version of Android 10 or the Go edition. But it will most likely run on the lightweight Go edition as it is precisely for low-cost devices. More so, the specs of the new Samsung phone appear to be similar to that of Nokia 1 plus, which also has a chipset of MT6739. Nokia 1 Plus runs on the Android 10 Go edition too. 

The model number of the new phone that appeared on the SIG listing has also appeared on the Wi-Fi alliance site. It seems to have a Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n dual-band.

These are the specifications that have been released for now. Specifications such as physical appearance, camera quality, processor frequency, battery capacity, screen type, and other features are yet to be known. But this will be known soon enough, once the phone is unveiled.

Capability

Although there will be limitations to the ability of the Galaxy A01 Core, however, it will not be classed as obsolete. As said earlier, some of the specs are similar to that of Nokia 1 plus, and we know what the Nokia Phone is capable of. With the specs, it’s going to be able to run android apps and games. Users will also be able to play casino online and other games or software that require Flash or Java Technology. The display also appears with good graphics quality that will be good for media and games like slots, RPG and other games. With the Wi-Fi version of the phone, the connection to diverse wireless networks is guaranteed. The connection can range from mobile hotspots to mobile Wi-Fi, even to the modern Wi-Fi routers

Conclusion

Many people, especially the producing company fans, have their fingers crossed for the launching of the phone. With the approval from Bluetooth SIG and certification received from the Wi-Fi Alliance, it is an indication that Samsung will unveil the phone in a few weeks. Samsung products are always a big fish in the mobile phone market. Of a certainty, when this new product hits the mobile market, it will cause significant competition among devices of its cadre.

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ColorOS makes Android 11 Beta preview available on OPPO Find X2 Series

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ColorOS announced the availability of Android 11 Beta update for the recently launched flagship, OPPO Find X2 Series. The Find X2 Series is amongst the first smartphones in the world, which will have Android 11 Beta available for early adopters. Available starting today, the Android 11 Beta update on Find X2 Series is a testament to the close partnership of ColorOS and Google to deliver a highly customized, efficient, intelligent, and a richly designed Android-based mobile OS.

Announcing the Android 11 Beta update, Manoj Kumar, Senior Principal Engineer, ColorOS, OPPO, said, “With over 350 million users, OPPO is one of the key partners for Google globally that interacts with a huge and diverse user base. Working closely with the Android team, ColorOS will accumulate first-hand feedback on Android 11 Beta to identify, fix and enhance features for Android developers and end-users.”

Several features announced by Google on the Android 11 Beta are already present in ColorOS, such as a time scheduled system-wide Dark-mode and built-in screen recorder. The first preview of Android 11 Beta on the Find X2 Series will include these along with the following new features from stock Android:

  1. A dedicated Conversations section in the notification shade where you can easily view, engage and prioritise chats from various apps.
  2. A new floating Bubbles UI for messaging apps that enables users to create floating windows for individual chats to improve multitasking
  3. Improved privacy protection with additional one-time permission, permission auto reset, and background location preferences for more control over sensitive permissions

ColorOS will incorporate additional features from Android 11 Beta in its future beta releases.

Apart from the stock Android 11 features, the customizations ColorOS made for the Find X2 Series will continue to be available, including All Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF camera focus, HDR video Enhancement, AI Nature Tone Display, and OPPO Share, among the rest.

Developers and early adopters can download the update here starting today across all Find X2 Series phones. Please note that the beta release may contain bugs and uncertainties; it is only for developer use and not for use as an everyday driver.

About ColorOS

ColorOS is a highly customized, efficient, intelligent, and richly designed Android-based mobile OS from OPPO. With over 350 million global users, ColorOS supports more than 80 languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, and Indonesian.

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