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Unveiling Elegance: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Thom Browne Edition and Galaxy Watch 6

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Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Watch 6 Thom Browne Edition. In limited numbers, the Thom Browne variants will be available from September 12 in select markets including South Korea. Notably, sales will start on September 12 on Samsung.com.

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Watch 6 Thom Browne Edition offering brings together sartorial style and cutting-edge tech, demonstrating a tireless commitment to quality and design as well as additional accessories that bring a level of sophistication fit for a table at the most exclusive gala.

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Galaxy Z Fold 5

The special edition of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 features both Samsung’s latest foldable technology and an homage to Thom Browne’s signature design elements with its black pebble leather and grosgrain details.

The sleek exterior has been enhanced with a bevy of design elements: Thom Browne’s signature Red, White and Blue stripes; fabric texture etched on the back glass; an accentuating black frame and gold hinge; and gold rings around the camera lenses.

The limited edition Galaxy Z Fold 5 also comes with two distinct leather pouch cases and a special edition of the S Pen, a noteworthy addition.

The packaging of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 Thom Browne Edition boasts the iconic Thom Browne briefcase. The stylish packaging turns a typical unboxing into the upgraded experience of opening a briefcase, while also being designed for long-term use as a memento.

Galaxy Watch 6

Complete with the unique Thom Browne aesthetic, the design of Galaxy Watch 6 features a graceful gold-tone body, a special complementary watch face, and the Thom Browne logo engraved on the side.

Thom Browne’s Red, White and Blue colors have also been applied to the buckle, showcasing sophisticated attention to detail. This limited edition comes with two leather straps: one with black pebble leather and the other with red, white and blue striped leather.

These colors are also used on the 25W travel adapter, the coin-style watch charger and an exclusive fabric USB-C to USB-C cable — all brimming with Thom Browne’s trademark influence.

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Samsung’s new 5G modem fuels satellite connectivity in Google Pixel 9 series

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Google‘s Pixel 9 series is ready to introduce a significant upgrade with emergency satellite connectivity and new Samsung modem. This series aims to solve the persistent connectivity problems seen in previous Pixel models.

According to the information via AndroidAuthority, Samsung Modem 5400 will be integrated with Tensor G4 chips for the Pixel 9 series to bring significant improvements in terms of speed, power efficiency, and stability

The Pixel 9’s modem will support 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN), which means it will enable satellite-based communication. This is particularly important for emergencies where standard network coverage is unavailable.

Moreover, this innovative feature is not exclusive to the Pixel 9. The next-generation Pixel Fold and a 5G tablet, currently under development, will also be equipped with the same modem.

One of the most notable features of this upgrade is the ability to connect with emergency services via satellite, which is crucial for users in areas without cellular coverage. To facilitate this, Google has implemented a system that guides users through a set of questions, allowing for quick communication with emergency responders. For example,

  • What happened?
  • [Are you/Are they/Is everyone] breathing?
  • In total, how many people are [missing/trapped]?
  • What best describes your situation?
  • What is on fire?
  • Are there weapons involved?

Although the release details for the 5G tablet are still unclear, the Pixel 9 series is expected to lead the way in mobile communication technology, ensuring users can remain connected in any location.

Google Pixel 9 renders reveal design overhaul, telephoto camera

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Samsung’s Variable Aperture Camera makes surprise return with Leica Leitz Phone 3

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Leica Leitz Phone 3 Variable Aperture Camera

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S10 were equipped with variable aperture Camera tech, which could be revived with the next Leica phone. World-know camera manufacturer Leica also has a dedicated smartphone segment, which focuses on stunning camera specifications.

Latest inputs indicate that the upcoming Leitz Phone 3 by Leica will feature a variable aperture camera tech – the same as Samsung’s legendary Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S10. The company is reportedly working on the Leitz Phone 3 which will be launched in Japan only.

Camera Specs

Leica Leitz Phone 3 is said to have a 47.2MP primary 1-inch sensor with an aperture of f/1.9, a depth sensor with 1.9MP, plus a 12.6MP sensor for the front camera. The specs are the same as Phone 2, but the variable aperture feature sets the Leitz Phone 3 apart.

The company itself confirmed that the Leitz Phone 3 is equipped with variable aperture camera tech. This high-profile camera feature will allow users to adjust the opening to the sensor to improve photography in different lighting conditions.

Leica is also said to have optimized software with Noctilux-M 1:1.2/50 mm, Summilux-M 1:1.4/28 mm, and Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 mm sensors. As a result, the smartphone will allow users to choose between f/1.2, f/1.4, and f/8 aperture levels to better shoot in sunlight and low-light conditions.

Leica Leitz Phone 3

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Xiaomi Mix Fold 4 targets Samsung Fold’s Achilles heel w/ dual zoom camera

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Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 might not get any camera upgrades. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4 is expected to be equipped with dual zoom camera sensors, which will leave the next Samsung Fold in the dust.

AndroidHeadlines spotted in HyperOS code that the upcoming Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4 features two telephoto cameras: a 60MP 2x camera (OV60A40) and a 10MP 5x periscope lens (S5K3K1).

Dual telephoto isn’t happening for the first time in foldable phones as vivo X Fold and X Fold Plus already offer the feature. However, dual zoom cameras are still difficult to see in regular phones and rare in foldables.

While Xiaomi is uplifting the foldable zoom camera game with MIX FOLD 4, Samsung might continue to bring a 10-megapixel 3x telephoto camera to its next-generation Galaxy Z Fold smartphones.

Apart from this, Xiaomi’s next Fold boasts a 50MP main camera (OVX8000), a 13MP ultrawide rear lens (OV13B10), and a 16MP selfie camera on each panel. The rated battery capacity and charging speed of 100W is also rumored.

Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4

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