It’s official – Samsung Unpacked will be on August 11, and we’re expecting a slew of devices to be revealed thanks to months of rumors, including the eagerly-awaited Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. But a new leak has given us a fascinating list of info we haven’t heard before: what each device will supposedly cost.
Redditor u/FragmentedChicken posted a list of the prices they found on LambdaTek for a few supposed Samsung products that are expected to launch at the event on August 11. Obviously, this leak may not be accurate – either because the listings could be faulty or simply out of date, as Samsung could tweak prices in the weeks left until Unpacked.
First is the most eagerly-awaited device, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, which the LambdaTek listings suggest will be priced at €1673.21 (around $1,970 / £1,439 / AU$2,680) for 256GB of storage and €1777.47 (around $2,095 / £1,529 / AU$2,849) for 512GB of storage. It will supposedly come in phantom black, phantom silver, and phantom green colors.
This price would be around what the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 cost when it launched ($1,999 / £1,799 / AU$2,999), though we had heard rumors that it would be cheaper. One thing to keep in mind – for this and all Samsung devices – is that the company tends to round off its prices to a nice, clean number, so we’d expect the final price tags to get nudged to the nearest 50 or 100 denomination in all currencies.
The clamshell foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3’s price will supposedly start at €975.04 (around $1,150 / £839 / AU$1,560) for 128GB of storage and cost €1025.95 (around $1,210 / £880 / AU$1,645) for 256GB storage. It will have a more varied color palette, coming in black, white, light pink, dark blue, grey, lavender, cream, and green, according to this leak.
Those prices are far below the original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip ($1,380 / £1,300 AU$1,800), and even the slightly costlier Z Flip 5G ($1,449 / £1,399 / AU$2,599), so we’re eager to see if the Z Flip 3 could have a price tag closer to that of a flagship phone – which could conceivably increase its adoption.
Price predictions: wearables and audio
The other devices are an interesting grab bag of gadgets that we nonetheless wouldn’t be surprised to see launch at Unpacked, given the rumors.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, for instance, referred to as the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic on LambdaTek and come in 42mm with a starting price tag of €256.46 (around $425 / £309 / AU$575) for the GPS only model and €298.17 (around $470 / £344 / AU$640) for 4G LTE. The much larger 46mm model, if these listings are right, will start at €379.02 (around $447 / £326 / AU$608) for the GPS only version, while the 4G LTE model will cost €419.46 (around $495 / £360 / AU$672). This model will only come in black and silver, the leak suggests.
What the leaker refers to as the Galaxy Watch 4 but which will likely be a sportier version (what we know as Active, as in the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2) starts at €256.46 (around $300 / £220 / AU$410) for a smaller 40mm model in GPS only and €298.17 (around $350 / £255 / AU$479) for 4G LTE. The larger 44mm model, on the other hand, will start at €277.97 (around $327 / £239 / AU$445) for the GPS only version, while the 4G LTE model will cost (around $375 / £275 / AU$510). The leak suggests it will come in black, silver, green, and pink gold.
The leaked info claims the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will cost €149.64 (around $176 / £129 / AU$240), and come in black, violet, white, and green. That’s smack in between the launch prices of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus ($149.99 / £159 / AU$299) and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro ($199 / £219 / AU$349), so we wouldn’t be shocked if this price was close to being true.
Even if the pricing doesn’t turn out to be accurate, it still hints at which devices we could see revealed at Unpacked on August 11.
Chatelaine Is Now Available On Apple News+ – Chatelaine
Current and back issues of Chatelaine and all SJC Media titles are available on this premium, all-you-can-read app
If you love magazines, you should get to know Apple News+. Think of it as a digital journalism buffet, an all-access pass to all your favourite magazine and newspaper titles for a subscription of $12.99 a month for the whole family.
What is Apple News+?
If you have an Apple device, you’re likely familiar with Apple News, a news aggregator app designed for the Apple ecosystem, accessible on iPhone, iPad or Mac. While it offers many articles for free—particularly breaking, trending and local news—Apple News also carries paywalled content that requires an Apple News+ subscription to access. Remember Texture? Apple acquired it in 2018 and evolved it into News+, giving readers access to an unprecedented volume of magazine issues, including back issues from 2018 on. Dubbed the “Netflix of magazines,” Apple News+ offers unlimited access to more than 300 magazines, newspapers and publications for a subscription fee of $12.99 per month after a free one-month trial. The subscription can be shared among a family of up to six people with the Family Sharing feature.
What are the benefits of reading Chatelaine on Apple News+?
Apple News+ reflects the ongoing evolution of digital magazines and the enduring value of consuming content in the packaged issue format, created to provide an immersive, premium-content experience. The Apple News+ platform makes a strong case for consuming magazine issues digitally, with proprietary formatting and ease-of-use features like a simple, ubiquitous table of contents that takes you right to a story, the ability to share and save individual stories, and thumb-scrolling design—no zooming necessary (though font settings are provided if you need it). Titles can also be downloaded to read offline—perfect for disconnected plane rides or mobile data savers. Issues usually drop on Apple News+ first (before print subscribers and newsstand) and sometimes include exclusive “live covers,” where video, animations and other interactive elements level up the reading experience.
How can I find Chatelaine on Apple News+?
Open the Apple News app on your Apple device. Hit the search tool, search for Chatelaine and then hit the plus sign on the right to add it to your library. A pop-up will let you opt in to notifications so you’ll be in the know when new stories or issues are published.
To access the landing page for Chatelaine, go to the Following tab at the bottom and navigate to your title. There you’ll see the latest news and stories from the brand, the past few issues as well as the topics we cover. You can also activate Family Sharing via the Following tab.
Continue to add other titles to your News+ library via the search or Following screens; all titles you’ve selected will automatically download when a new issue is ready. Hit the three dots at the bottom of the cover image to download the issue or browse back issues. Happy reading!
'Update Immediately': Govt Issues Vulnerability Warning for iPhones, iPads – The Quint
This vulnerability exists in IOMobileFrameBuffer of Apple iOS and iPadOS due to memory corruption issues with inadequate memory handling. “A remote attacker with kernel privileges can exploit this vulnerability using a maliciously crafted application,” the agency explained.
Not updating to the latest software versions may allow attackers to gain elevated privileges on a targeted system.
Apple had also warned users that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Meanwhile, the new iOS 14.7.1 also fixes an issue where iPhone models with Touch ID cannot unlock a paired Apple Watch using the ‘Unlock with iPhone’ feature.
(With input from The Times of India)
PS5 Firmware Update Will Improve Create Mode Functionality – Push Square
This PlayStation 5 firmware update that’s currently in beta testing sure has a lot of enhancements to look forward to. As well as allowing us to upgrade SSD storage, making improvements to the operating system, and displaying Trophy lists the way God intended, PS5’s Create functionality is set to receive some nice quality of life updates too.
The firmware’s extensive patch notes have been typed out in full, and they list some relatively small but notable improvements to Create mode. Firstly, when you take screenshots, you’ll be able to disable the on-screen confirmation notification that appears in the top right. This will stop it from appearing in later captures if you’re taking multiple at once.
When you’re recording a video, an on-screen timer remains at the bottom of the screen. With this update, the timer will disappear after three seconds and will reappear when needed, which is nice. If you want to save recent gameplay, Sony is adding more video length options. Next up, when you’re editing screenshots before sharing them, the number of fonts for adding text has been expanded.
Finally, the update will include more options for enabling or disabling certain audio from video clips or when broadcasting. You’ll be able to toggle your personal mic audio and party audio on or off, depending on what you want.
Again, nothing monumental here, but certainly some nice improvements for when you’re creating and sharing screens and videos. Will you be making use of these new improvements? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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