Foldable phones are infamously expensive, even by premium phone standards, and it sounds as if the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be continuing that trend.
According to Twitter leaker FrontTron, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will start at $1,249 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. While that’s cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s original price of $1,449, it’s far from affordable.
Obviously there’s no guarantee that FrontTron’s information is correct. We know that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is coming, but it could wind up with a totally different price tag once launch day (rumored to be August 11) actually arrives.
It’s also yet to be revealed whether there will be a more expensive Z Flip 3 model; it’s conceivable that there could be a version with more RAM, storage, or both on the way, and that would naturally have a still higher cost.
Either way, if true this rumor suggests that the price of foldable phones is not going to drop significantly any time soon. Obviously, that’s a major barrier to entry for most people, even those that do split the cost of their phones over a two- or three-year plan.
Plus, even the best and most expensive non-folding devices cost less than this rumored price. Why spend close to $1,300 on a foldable Samsung Galaxy when you can get a 256GB iPhone 12 Pro Max for $1,200 or a 256GB Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra for the same $1,249? The 128GB S21 Ultra is $1,199.
Both phones are top of their respective classes, and have proven themselves to work exactly as people would hope.
As interesting as foldable displays are, and as handy as it may be to be able to store a phone screen in half the normal size, they’re still not at that stage yet. It definitely doesn’t help that Samsung is one of only two phone makers that sells foldable phones in the U.S.; most people have yet to use one and plenty won’t even have seen one in the flesh. Unfamiliarity breeds caution, in this case, and foldables aren’t yet at the stage where people necessarily trust them.
This news also suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which has a lot more to offer than the Z Flip 3, will be even more expensive than this. How much more expensive isn’t clear right now, but hopefully it won’t be more than the $1,800 it cost to buy a Galaxy Z Fold 2 when it was new.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is rumored to be coming with an upgraded 120Hz interior display, a dual-lens 12MP camera, an enlarged cover display on the outside, a 10MP selfie camera that may or may not be under the display, and the more powerful Snapdragon 88 processor.
These are pretty hefty upgrades, and we should give credit to Samsung for supposedly including it all while also reportedly lowering the price. But that doesn’t change the fact that foldable phones are too expensive, and if Samsung wants people to start buying them in greater numbers, it’s going to have to do something about it.
Maybe this latest rumor will prove to be unfounded and the Z Flip 3 will arrive with a far more palatable price tag. But if that’s not the case, foldables are unlikely to become truly mainstream devices just yet.
OnePlus 10RT camera specs leaked: New value flagship from OnePlus? – Android Authority
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- A reliable tipster has outed the camera specs of the OnePlus 10RT.
- The phone may feature an identical setup as the OnePlus 10R.
- This is the fourth rumored OnePlus 10 series phone.
Leaker Yogesh Brar has outed the alleged camera specs of the OnePlus 10RT. While we haven’t heard any other leaks and rumors about the phone, this latest tip suggests that the device could launch in the next few months.
Nevertheless, the camera setup on the so-called OnePlus 10RT is expected to feature a primary 50MP IMX 766 sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). This is the same camera sensor used on the OnePlus 10R and OnePlus 9RT. It also served as the ultrawide sensor on the OnePlus 9.
The other two rear camera sensors on the phone are also expected to be the same as those found on the OnePlus 10R. This means you may get an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro shooter.
The selfie snapper is tipped to be a 16MP sensor, albeit from Samsung, not Sony, as is the case on the 10R.
OnePlus 10RT (CPH2413) Camera Specs
– 50MP (Sony IMX766), OIS, (f/1.88) (84.4°)
– 8MP Ultra-wide (ƒ/2.25) (119.7°)
– 2MP Macro (f/2.4) (88.8°)
16MP (Samsung S5K3P9) (f/2.45) (82.3°), EIS
There’s no word on when OnePlus would launch the 10RT. If the company sticks to its previous timeline, we may see the device in October. The device could also be available in select markets, just like its predecessor and the OnePlus 10R. That means it might not launch in the US.
For now, OnePlus’s next big launch is shaping up to be the OnePlus 10T. Although, the device might end up being called the OnePlus 10. There’s also talk of a OnePlus 10 Ultra on the horizon. Of course, we don’t have confirmation about any of this since all the information about the possible OnePlus 10 series variants is based on leaks.
Java News Roundup: Classfile API Draft, Spring Boot, GlassFish, Project Reactor, Micronaut – InfoQ.com
This week’s Java roundup for June 20th, 2022 features news from OpenJDK, JDK 19, JDK 20, Spring point releases, GlassFish 7.0.0-M6, GraalVM Native Build Tools 0.9.12, Micronaut 3.5.2, Quarkus 2.10.0, Project Reactor 2022.0.0-M3, Apache Camel Quarkus 2.10.0, and Apache Tika versions 2.4.1 and 1.28.4.
Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle, recently updated JEP Draft 828039, Classfile API, to provide background information on how this draft will evolve and ultimately replace the Java bytecode manipulation and analysis framework, ASM, that Goetz characterizes as “an old codebase with plenty of legacy baggage.” This JEP proposes to provide an API for parsing, generating, and transforming Java class files. This JEP will initially serve as an internal replacement for ASM in the JDK with plans to have it opened as a public API.
Spring Boot 2.7.1 has been released featuring 66 bug fixes, improvements in documentation and dependency upgrades such as: Spring Framework 5.3.21, Spring Data 2021.2.1, Spring Security 5.7.2, Reactive Streams 1.0.4, Groovy 3.0.11, Hazelcast 5.1.2 and Kotlin Coroutines 1.6.3. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
Spring Boot 2.6.9 has been released featuring 44 bug fixes, improvements in documentation and dependency upgrades similar to Spring Boot 2.7.1. Further details on this release may be found in the release notes.
VMware has published CVE-2022-22980, Spring Data MongoDB SpEL Expression Injection Vulnerability, a vulnerability in which a “Spring Data MongoDB application is vulnerable to SpEL Injection when using
@Aggregation-annotated query methods with SpEL expressions that contain query parameter placeholders for value binding if the input is not sanitized.” Spring Data MongoDB versions 3.4.1 and 3.3.5 have resolved this vulnerability.
Spring Data versions 2021.2.1 and 2021.1.5 have been released featuring upgrades to all of the Spring Data sub projects such as: Spring Data MongoDB, Spring Data Cassandra, Spring Data JDBC and Spring Data Commons. These releases will also be consumed by Spring Boot 2.7.1 and 2.6.9, respectively, and address the aforementioned CVE-2022-22980.
Spring Authorization Server 0.3.1 has been released featuring some enhancements and bug fixes. However, the team decided to downgrade from JDK 11 to JDK 8 to maintain compatibility and consistency with Spring Framework, Spring Security 5.x and Spring Boot 2.x. As a result, the HyperSQL (HSQLDB) dependency was also downgraded to version 2.5.2 because HSQLDB 2.6.0 and above require JDK 11. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
Spring Security versions 5.7.2 and 5.6.6 have been released featuring bug fixes and dependency upgrades. Both versions share a new feature in which testing examples have been updated to use JUnit Jupiter, an integral part of JUnit 5. Further details on these releases may be found in the release notes for version 5.7.2 and version 5.6.6.
On the road to GlassFish 7.0.0, the sixth milestone release was made available by the Eclipse Foundation that delivers a number of changes related to passing the Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) for the Jakarta Contexts and Dependency Injection 4.0 and Jakarta Concurrency 3.0 specifications. However, this milestone release has not yet passed the full Jakarta EE 10 TCK. GlassFish 7.0.0-M6, considered a beta release, compiles and runs on JDK 11 through JDK 18. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
GraalVM Native Build Tools
On the road to version 1.0, Oracle Labs has released version 0.9.12 of Native Build Tools, a GraalVM project consisting of plugins for interoperability with GraalVM Native Image. This latest release provides: support documentation for Mockito and Byte Buddy; prevent builds from failing if no test list has been provided; support different agent modes in the
native-image Gradle plugin, a breaking change; and support for JVM Reachability Metadata in Maven. Further details on this release may be found in the release notes.
The Micronaut Foundation has released Micronaut 3.5.2 featuring bug fixes and point releases of the Micronaut Oracle Cloud 2.1.4, Micronaut Email 1.2.3, and Micronaut Spring 4.1.1 projects. Documentation for the
ApplicationContextConfigurer interface was also updated to include a recommendation on how to define a default Micronaut environment. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
Red Hat has released Quarkus 2.10.0.Final featuring: preliminary work on virtual threads (JEP 425) from Project Loom; support non-blocking workloads in GraphQL extensions; a dependency upgrade to SmallRye Reactive Messaging 3.16.0; support for Kubernetes service binding for Reactive SQL Clients extensions; and a new contract
CacheKeyGenerator to allow for customizing generated cache keys from method parameters.
On the road to Project Reactor 2022.0.0, the third milestone release was made available featuring dependency upgrades to
reactor-addons 3.5.0-M3 and
Apache Camel Quarkus
Maintaining alignment with Quarkus, The Apache Software Foundation has released Camel Quarkus 2.10.0 containing Camel 3.17.0 and Quarkus 2.10.0.Final. New features include: new extensions, Azure Key Vault and DataSonnet; and removal of deprecated extensions in Camel 3.17.0. Further details on this release may be found in the list of issues.
The Apache Tika team has released version 2.4.1 of their metadata extraction toolkit. Formerly a subproject of Apache Lucene, this latest version ships with improved customization and configuration such as: add a
stop() method to the
TikaServerCli class so that it can be executed with Apache Commons Daemon; allow pass-through of
Content-Length header to metadata in the
TikaResource class; and support for users to expand system properties from the forking process into forked
Apache Tika 1.28.4 was also released featuring security fixes and dependency upgrades. More details in this release may be found in the changelog. The 1.x release train will reach end-of-life on September 30, 2022.
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