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Mobile news: what happened this week?

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TM NEWS 2018.08.16

Its mobile news time again at The Hub! This week we’re looking into the launch of the iOS 12 public beta and checking out rumours that the 2018 iPhones will cost less. We’re investigating the new leaks revealing a triple lens camera for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and taking a quick glance at the new Microsoft app that can connect your phone to your Windows 10 computer.

iOS 12 beta is back on track

The eighth edition of iOS 12 has been launched as a public beta only two days after the previous version was removed due to issues with app load times. This edition brings bug fixes and a number of usage monitoring and control options, but not major cosmetic changes.

The official release is scheduled for September, but some key features, such as Group FaceTime, will not be available until later in the year.

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Triple lens camera specs leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy A series

Specs have been leaked from industry sources claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will have a triple lens camera with a 16MP super wide-angle lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens, and a 13MP telephoto lens. This triple lens design is also rumoured to extend to the A series using 32MP, 8MP and 5MP lenses.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 9 has been named the best screen available by specialists at DisplayMate. The president of DisplayMate Technologies, Dr Raymond M. Soneira, the Note 9’s display has “raised the bar significantly higher”.

Analysists claim 2018 iPhones will cost less than expected

According to analysts from TrendForce, the 2018 iPhone S will come at a lower than expected price due to competition from Chinese mobile manufacturers, like Huawei and OnePlus. This seems likely, as it backs up previous analysis that claimed a lower cost phone is on the way designed to help boost stagnating sales.

We’re incredibly excited to see a more affordable offering from Apple this year and a newly leaked video of dummy models shows that Apple has lost none of their style.

Microsoft launches Your Phone to connect Android devices to Windows 10

After a successful trial, Microsoft has started rolling out Your Phone to all Windows 10 users running the latest version. The program can be paired with a Google Play app which allows users to drag and drop photos between their phone and computer as well as get your phone notifications on your desktop.

This should hopefully bring windows more in line with macOS which has allowed for easy file transfer between it and iOS for the last few years.

That’s our mobile news roundup for this week! Remember to check back in to the Hub next time so you can keep up to date with all our industry news and rumours.

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