Apr 30, 2021

Google Assistant Now Can Say Difficult Names

Google Assistant Now Can Say Difficult Names

Google Assistant Now Can Say Difficult Names
Technology-Portfolio.Net - The use of Google Assistant is increasingly being used by users, because there are more and more things that can be done, such as playing music or calling contacts.

However, it is not uncommon for obstacles to arise in the pronunciation of difficult names to contact. As a result, Google Assistant doesn't recognize him or mispronounces his name.

In response to that problem, now Google Assistant has added the latest update for the pronunciation of names that are difficult or require special pronunciation.

"We want Google Assistant to recognize and pronounce people's names as accurately as possible, especially the less common ones," the company wrote in a blog post.

This feature will later allow users to provide examples of the pronunciation of names that the Google Assistant system will accept. That way, the system will be better able to recognize names that are quite difficult to pronounce.

This feature will be released in the next few days, with the temporary support language is English.

"We hope to expand into more languages soon," he said.

Smart Speaker

The next update regarding Google Assistant is the capability in Google's Smart Speaker.

This smart speaker is recorded as the most frequently commanded to set an alarm. Then, the user sometimes assigns multiple tasks in one command. This is what sometimes becomes a problem and the alarms are not loaded properly.

With the updates currently included, Google Assistant will be able to better understand the context that what its users are speaking. For example, after activating two alarms, the user wants to turn off one of them. The system will understand when the user orders even with sentences that are not exactly the same.

"Please turn off the second alarm," for example.

With this capability, Google Assistant is predicted to be 100 percent accurate in understanding the context of the alarm command.

BERT Technology

Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) machine learning capabilities are behind the development of the feature.

To complement it, the company redesigned the NLU Assistant model to better understand context. That is, this model can find out empirically what the user commands mean.

BERT was first discovered in 2018 and is used in Search which allows the processing of various but related words.

Thus, the BERT capability will make the conversation between Google Assistant and its users appear more natural. The system is able to understand what the user is doing when opening the smartphone.

Oct 26, 2020

Huawei Officially Launches Smartphone Mate 30E Pro

Huawei Officially Launches Smartphone Mate 30E Pro

Huawei Officially Launches Smartphone Mate 30E Pro
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Huawei apparently also launched Mate 30E Pro together with Mate 40 through an event held in China. As the name implies, this smartphone is an update from the Mate 30 which was released last year.

So, what makes it different from last year's model?

The main difference from this model is the Kirin 990E chipset.

This chipset is the latest version of the Kirin 990 on the Mate 30 Pro, which has improved performance. This chipset is built on 7nm + architecture.

Mate 30E Pro will later run EMUI 11, but based on Android 10. It is planned that this smartphone will be available in China starting November 1, 2020. As for other specifications, Huawei has not revealed in detail whether it will be the same as the Mate 30 Pro version released last year, including the price issue.

However, from a number of information, the Mate 30E Pro comes with LPDDR5 memory and UFS flash memory, 4K HDR video recording capabilities, and HiFi audio quality.

Huawei Mate 30E Pro Full Specifications

Brand: Huawei
Model: Mate 30E Pro
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 158.10 x 73.10 x 8.80
Weight (g): 198.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 4500
Fast charging: Proprietary
Wireless charging: Yes
Colours: Space Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, Black, Vegan Forest Green, Vegan Orange

Screen size (inches): 6.53
Touchscreen: Yes
Resolution: 1176x2400 pixels
Aspect ratio: 20:9

Processor: 1.95GHz octa-core
Processor make: HiSilicon Kirin 990E
Internal storage: 128GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to: 256 GB

Rear camera: 40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) + ToF
Rear autofocus: Yes
Rear flash: Yes
Front camera: 32-megapixel (f/2.0) + 3D Depth

Operating system: Android 10
Skin: EMUI 11

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.10
NFC: Yes
USB Type-C: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2

SIM Type: Nano-SIM
3G: Yes
4G/ LTE: Yes
5G: Yes

SIM Type::: Nano-SIM
3G: Yes
4G/ LTE: Yes

Face unlock: Yes
3D face recognition: Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Barometer: Yes

Oct 20, 2020

7 Website Places To Check Internet Speed

7 Website Places To Check Internet Speed

7 Website Places To Check Internet Speed

Technology-Portfolio.Net - Fast internet is a basic requirement in this day and age. Fast internet is needed in all walks of life, from the teaching and learning process, job needs, to entertainment needs such as streaming movies or playing online games.

How do I test internet speed? Use the 7 websites below to find out. Let's try!

1. FAST.com
FAST.com is a website that can provide an estimate of your current internet speed. FAST.com's main focus is download speed as this is the most relevant thing for people enjoying content on the internet.

It's very easy to find out, just go to https://fast.com then this site will automatically calculate your internet speed. FAST.com can test internet speed globally on any device, from mobile phones to laptops to smart TVs with a browser.

If you click the "Show more info" button, you can see the upload speed and connection latency (ping). If your internet speed is lower than what your internet service provider (ISP) or internet service provider promises, then you should ask them.

2. SpeedOf.Me
The official website explains that SpeedOf.Me was born in December 2011. At that time, the developer made the first HTML5 broadband speed test. SpeedOf.Me is designed to work on all browsers that support HTML5, from iPhone, Android and Windows devices, as well as desktop browsers.

To test your internet speed, just go to https://speedof.me and wait a few moments. The advantage is, you don't need to use Flash / Java, just use HTML5 technology. SpeedOf.Me also has a high degree of accuracy and can be run without installing any application.

3. HighSpeedInternet.com
HighSpeedInternet.com is a website to test internet speed. To be accurate, they recommend testing 3-4 times. There's no need to download or install anything, just visit https://www.highspeedinternet.com/tools/speed-test and click "Start Speed Test".

After that, HighSpeedInternet.com will automatically calculate the average download and upload speed. On the same page, the latency, internet provider name, IP address, and server location will also appear. Easy, fast and practical!

4. Speed.io
Speed.io is a modern DSL speed test for analyzing broadband internet access. Speed.io has nearly 5000 servers worldwide. This website will test your download speed, upload speed, maximum number of connections per minute, and ping (response time between your computer and the internet).

All tests are performed in the browser via HTTP (TCP), without installing software. The trick is to click https://www.speed.io and wait a moment. The results will appear a few moments later. It's easy, right?

5. METER.net
First established in 2001 under the zacatek.cz domain and is addressed at https://www.zacatek.cz/web/rychlost. Then, in 2004 it has its own domain and is addressed at Rychlost.cz. In 2005 it changed the address to Bandwidth-test.net and changed again to https://Meter.net in 2014.

Just like other websites, to test internet speed simply click "Start test". Then, the results will appear in seconds. For more detailed results, click "Shows Detail of This Test".

6. SpeedCheck.org
With SpeedCheck, you can test your internet speed accurately and automatically. Devices that can be tested are cellphones, tablets, and computers, via a browser available on each device. To display accurate results on mobile devices, it is recommended to download the app which is available for both iOS and Android.

Why is that? This is because the browser on mobile devices has poor performance. For the results, you can find out the download and upload speeds, as well as the latency, IP address, and provider used. You can access it via a browser by visiting https://www.speedcheck.org.

7. AT&T Speed Test
Who doesn't know AT&T? It is the largest telecommunications company in the world as well as the largest cellular telephone service provider in the United States through AT&T Communications.

To test internet speed, simply visit https://www.att.com/support/speedtest and click the "Start" button. In a moment, the results will come out. You can find out the speed of download, upload, and ping and jitter data. Internet speed test on the AT&T website provided by Ookla, LLC.

Well, that's 7 ways to test internet speed via a website. Simple, practical, and free of charge.

Oct 17, 2020

Snapchat Users Can Now Include Music In Uploads

Snapchat Users Can Now Include Music In Uploads

Snapchat Users Can Now Include Music In Uploads
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Snapchat has just announced a new feature called Sounds. With this feature, users of the iOS version of Snapchat can add music to their Snaps.

The music can be added before or after taking the Snap. The music catalog available is varied and has been curated.

"Music can make video creation and communication more expressive, and offer another way to personally recommend music to your closest friends," wrote Snapchat in the caption.

When users receive a Snap equipped with Sound, they can immediately swipe up to find out the album, song title, to the musician.

Then, via the 'Play This Song' link, users can listen to the song in full on music streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud.

Not only does it include music in Snaps, Snapchat also claims to be testing a feature that allows users to create their own sounds and add them to their Snaps.

Together with this feature, Snapchat also announced Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco's newest song, 'Lonely; will be available exclusively in the Sound feature.

Snapchat Opens Office in Singapore, Strengthens Presence in Southeast Asia

Previously, Snap announced the recruitment of its first employee in Singapore. This step also strengthens the commitment of the company that owns Snapchat in the Southeast Asian market.

As a first step, Anubhav Nayyar will be part of the International Markets team led by Nana Murugesan as Managing Director. The International Markets team itself is known to be responsible for a number of Snap's growth strategies.

These strategies typically include expanding the company's operations in key global markets, promoting cultural relevance and building community, including rolling out a series of programs and local partnerships with telecom providers and OEMs.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to grow our business in Southeast Asia. This region is one of the most dynamic and culturally diverse parts of the world," said Snap's Chief Strategy Officer, Jared Grusd.

Apart from that, Snap also plans to open an office in Singapore this year. Hence, the company is currently monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and once the situation has subsided, Snap will establish its presence in the country.

Snap Plans in Southeast Asia

"Snap wants to celebrate and support diversity in Southeast Asia, and I can't wait to start building and fostering strategic partnerships, local content and communities across the region," said Director of Southeast Asia Market Development, Anubhav Nayyar.

In the future, the Singapore office will also strengthen Snap's support for multinational brand advertising partnerships based in the Asia Pacific region. For Snap, Southeast Asia has become increasingly important to the company in the last 12 years.

This is evidenced by several initiatives undertaken in a number of countries, including Indonesia. Some of the initiatives are localizing Augmented Reality Lens and creative tools called Kartini Day and Java Jazz Festival.

Photo Credit: Snapchat
Zoom Presents Marketplace Service to Host Virtual Events

Zoom Presents Marketplace Service to Host Virtual Events

Zoom Presents Marketplace Service to Host Virtual Events
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Zoom continues to add new features to its platform. Most recently, the video conference platform has launched a marketplace called OnZoom.

OnZoom is a marketplace that users can use to hold and monetize virtual events they create.

OnZoom can be used for various virtual events, from cooking classes to stand-up comedy. This platform is supported by a number of features, such as ticket sales, event scheduling, to promotions.

Users who are interested in holding events via OnZoom are required to have a paid Zoom account first. But anyone can watch the program.

Later, the organizers can also determine the number of participants attending the event. The maximum number that can be accommodated is 1,000 participants.

For now, OnZoom is only available in beta for users in the United States. However, Zoom plans to bring it to the global market next year.

In addition, Zoom has announced that the platform supports integration with 35 third-party applications. Through this integration, users can access other application functions directly through Zoom.

Zoom Mobile and Desktop Applications are Now Strengthened by 2FA Features

Previously, Zoom recently added two-factor authentication support (two-factor authentication / 2FA) for mobile applications and desktop versions.

This step of course gives users the option to add an extra layer of security to their accounts beyond the standard password.

In the company's official blog, Zoom says users can enable extra security via Zoom Dashboard.

This isn't the first time Zoom has offered support for 2FA. Previously this feature was presented for the web version.

Zoom confirmed that all users will be able to access the new security features, including those using the free service.

In addition to bringing 2FA to more platforms, Zoom also provides users with more ways to receive one-time login codes.

Code via SMS

Previously, users only had the option of using an authentication app like Google Authenticator to generate codes.

Now users can choose to receive them via SMS. However, texting is generally considered to be less secure than using apps on your device because codes are more likely to be intercepted.

Zoom has also added support for recovery codes, which can be used to regain access to the account if a user's mobile device is lost.

This is the latest security feature that Zoom has added this year, after repeated bombardments of intense privacy and security issues following its boom in popularity.

Photo Credit: Zoom

Oct 14, 2020

Apple Officially Launches iPhone 12 and Iphone 12 Mini, Provides 5G Support

Apple Officially Launches iPhone 12 and Iphone 12 Mini, Provides 5G Support

Apple Officially Launches iPhone 12 and Iphone 12 Mini, Provides 5G Support

Photo: Apple,com

Technology-Portfolio.net - Apple finally officially launched the iPhone 12 as the latest smartphone series for this year. The presence of this new iPhone is even more interesting because it is the first series to support 5G cellular technology.

By design, the iPhone 12 still carries a similar design to its predecessor. But Apple made improvements to make it 11 percent thinner and 15 percent smaller than the iPhone 11, even with the same 6.1-inch screen size.

Apple buried the Super Retina XDR screen on this brand-new iPhone. As protection, this smartphone screen is protected with a protection called the ceramic shield.

The performance of this new device is supported by the A14 Bionic chipset. Armed with this new chip, Apple said the iPhone 12 would be the first smartphone with a chip using the 5nm architecture.

iPhone 12 Camera
The need for iPhone 12 photography is left to two rear cameras with 12MP (wide) and 12MP (ultra-wide) resolution lenses respectively.

Apple also provides smartphones with the latest charging technology that is given by MagSafe. There are five color options available, namely black, white, red, green and blue.

iPhone 12 Mini
Apart from the iPhone 12, Apple has also introduced a variant with a smaller screen size, namely 5.4 inches. Despite having a smaller screen, the specifications and capabilities are the same as the iPhone 12.

Please note, in this product Apple no longer includes a charger or earphones for reasons that are more environmentally friendly. However, consumers still get a lightning to USB Type-C port data cable.

Price of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini
Apple sells the iPhone 12 with prices starting at USD 799 and for the iPhone 12 mini, it starts at USD 699.

Oct 10, 2020

11 Hidden Features in Android 11

11 Hidden Features in Android 11

11 Hidden Features in Android 11

Photo: Blog Google

Technology-Portfolio.net - Google recently launched Android 11, which was not exclusively released for Google Pixel devices.

Android 11 can also be downloaded for OnePlus, Oppo X2, and Reno 3 smartphones through their respective open beta programs.

This latest release focuses on making it easier for you to do important things on your phone, such as managing conversations, connected devices, privacy, and more. To introduce you to it, here are 11 new capabilities that are coming with Android 11.

Google informs that Android 11 will roll out to more partner vendors and smartphones in the next few months. But unfortunately, the technology giant did not reveal the exact date when Android 11 will slide more widely globally.

This latest release focuses on making it easier for users to do various important things on smartphones, such as managing conversations, connected devices, privacy, and more.

For more details, here are 11 hidden Android 11 features that you must know.

The advantages of Android 11

1. Many of us have to frequently switch applications when communicating using text messages. In Android 11, the conversations from the various messaging apps that you have will be provided in a special room in the notification section, so you can manage the conversation more easily. You can also prioritize the conversations of the people who matter most so you don't miss their messages.

2. The balloon feature allows you to seamlessly perform multiple activities at once on your device. Now you can respond to important conversations without having to switch back and forth between the applications you are currently open, including the messaging application.

3. The default setting for screen recording is finally available. Now you can record and share what's happening on your smartphone. Record with the included sound from the microphone, device, or both (no extra app required).

4. You can now access all your smart devices in one place, simply by pressing and holding the power button. Control connected devices such as smart TVs and smart speakers with one tap without having to open multiple applications.

5. The media control design has been updated and now makes it much easier. You can also switch media-playing devices, so you can transfer music from headphones to speakers without missing a single note.

6. Android Auto now works wirelessly for all phones running Android 11, provided you have a compatible vehicle. This way, you can continue to use the best features of your phone without annoying cables while driving, such as activating directions with one tap, having your smartphone send text messages via voice commands, playing your favorite media, and getting help from the Google Assistant.

7. The one-time permission feature allows you to grant one-time access to the device's most sensitive sensor features such as: microphone, camera and location. If in the future you need access to the device sensors again, an app must re-ask you for permission.

8. When it has not been used for a long time, we recommend that an application is not allowed to continue to access data. Now, Android will "auto reset" permissions for long-unused apps and notify you about this. You can always give the app permission again when you want to use it.

9. With the additional Google Play system update module, there will be more security and privacy fixes that can be delivered to your phone immediately from Google Play, in the same way as the app updating process. Once a fix is ​​available, you'll get it without waiting for a full OS update.

10. For Android Enterprise users, Android 11 provides the company-owned devices you use with the privacy protections typically available on personal devices. IT departments can use a set of tools to manage your devices through your work profile, without monitoring any data or activity that you do on your personal profile.

11. If you're using the Pixel 2 or later, you'll get a number of additional tools for organizing and managing your phone, such as app suggestions based on your daily routine. Also new actions that let you select text or an image, or take a screenshot of an app, and so on.

Sep 15, 2020

LG Wing Officially Announced, Here Are The Specifications

LG Wing Officially Announced, Here Are The Specifications

LG Wing Officially Announced, Here Are The Specifications

Photo: LG

Technology-Portfolio.net - LG finally officially announced an innovative smartphone with a screen that can be rotated 90 degrees horizontally, namely the LG Wing.

In a live streaming event that was held Monday, September 14, 2020, this Taiwanese company revealed in detail about the capabilities and specifications of this LG Wing .

LG explained that this first rotary screen smartphone carries a 6.8-inch FHD + POLED screen.

Meanwhile, when in "Swivel Mode", this phone will display a secondary display of 3.9 inches, with the main screen changing its horizontal position.

Interestingly, each of these LG Wing screens can display different content from one another or as additional controls for an application.

What does it mean? Take for example when watching videos on YouTube. When in normal mode, the display on the screen will be interrupted by a number of notifications that appear.

In Swivel mode, users can still watch videos without having to be disturbed because notifications will appear automatically on the second screen of the LG Wing .

Hardware LG Wing

Then what about this LG Wing hardware ? The company has installed a Snapdragon 765G processor which already has 5G support.

To boost performance, LG has also included 8GB RAM with 128GB of internal memory and a 4.00mAh capable battery.

Camera LG Wing

In the camera sector, the LG Wing comes with a configuration of three camera lenses capable of 64MP (wide), 13MP (ultra wide), and 12 MP Gimbal Motion Camera (ultra wide).

As the name implies, this camera lens has the ability and control like using a Gimbal when recording video.

With this capability, LG Wing users can record videos without worrying about the results being shaky.

LG is also brave enough not to install a selfie camera on the screen like some of the premium cellphone series on the market.

The company decided to adopt pop-up camera technology - such as the Oppo and Asus series - which is capable of 32MP.

LG Wing Price

Unfortunately, the company still hasn't provided further information about when this phone will go on sale and at what price.

Currently, LG has only confirmed that its new cellphone will be sold in the United States through its exclusive telecommunications service provider partner, Verizon.
Motorola Announces Razr 5G, Its Latest Foldable Smartphone

Motorola Announces Razr 5G, Its Latest Foldable Smartphone

Motorola Announces Razr 5G, Its Latest Foldable Smartphone

Photo: The Verge

Technology-Portfolio.net - Earlier this year the legendary Motorola smartphone vendor released its folding smartphone, Razr. This is a rejuvenation of Motorola's iconic line of flip phones.

The main problems with this folding smartphone are quite a lot, starting from the squeaky hinge, the camera that is not very good, and the small battery size.

But in the end, Motorola revealed the second generation of this foldable smartphone, and gave several updates to fix a series of flaws in the first generation Razr.

In this latest Motorola Razr, there is 5G connectivity, a better camera, and also very useful software.

By design, there is not much difference between the old and new Razr. This is because many changes are occurring inside. Starting from the Snapdragon 765G processor combined with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. With this processor, this smartphone is capable of sub-6GHz 5G connections.

In addition, what has changed is the battery, which this time has a capacity of 2,800mAh.

Another change in hardware is the fingerprint scanner that has been moved to the back of the smartphone. Previously, the fingerprint sensor was on the chin. Not only that, the shape of the camera was completely overhauled.

About the camera, Razr previously only had a 16MP camera and a 5MP selfie camera. This is certainly a very limited camera, with only good guarantees when shooting in the sun.

Well, this time the Razr provides an update with a 48MP main camera equipped with laser autofocus, and combined with a Time-of-Flight sensor, as well as optical stabilization.

In addition, the front camera is also 20MP, although this sensor is actually a 5MP sensor that applies pixel-binning technology.

Finally, it is about software whose functionality is extended to external screens. This makes the front screen when closed can be used for various features.

Motorola itself has not updated its hinge capabilities, so that deficiencies in the hinge system are still maintained.

Regarding the price, this latest Razr is pegged at a cheaper price, which is US$ 1,399 dollars
Google Releases Android 11 Go, A Powerful OS For Small RAM Smartphones

Google Releases Android 11 Go, A Powerful OS For Small RAM Smartphones

Google Releases Android 11 Go, A Powerful OS For Small RAM Smartphones

Photo: Google

Technology-Portfolio.net - After announcing a few days ago the stable version of the latest Android 11, Google again announced the Android 11 Go Edition, which is intended for devices with 2GB RAM or less.

This new version of Android for entry level devices brings several performance improvements and the latest privacy features.

Google says that Android 11 Go Edition can increase app launch times by 20 percent compared to Android 10 Go Edition.

Not only that, Gi's Android device will also get the same security and privacy features as those available on regular Android 11 devices. It includes one-time permissions, and auto-reset for apps that haven't been used for a long time.

Android 11 Go Edition also includes support for gesture navigation. This makes sense considering that the Android Go device is getting bigger and bigger.

In addition, there is also a conversations application that allows you to reply to messages directly from the notification.

Google itself has upgraded Android 11 Go support to devices with up to 2GB RAM, from the previous limit of 1.5GB. Additional RAM is said to provide up to 900MB of space, and also an additional 270MB of free memory. This will allow users to run more applications without lag, even for playing games.

Android 11 Go Edition will be available starting next month. It is confirmed that if your device is a Nokia made by HMD Global, the update will be available immediately.

In addition, smartphones with Android 11 Go Edition will also appear on the market as soon as possible.

Jul 1, 2020

Samsung Patents Smartphone Camera 6 Lens and Can Move

Samsung Patents Smartphone Camera 6 Lens and Can Move

Samsung Patents Smartphone Camera 6 Lens and Can Move

Photo: Youtube.com

Technology-Portfolio.net - Samsung has just patented a technology that features a configuration of six camera lenses.

Not only that, each camera lens sensor that is believed to be embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S30, can move and tilt separately.

This capability is based on a patent entitled "Apparatus and methods for operating multiple cameras for digital photography".

Based on the rendering design made by LetsGoDigital, there are five wide-angle lenses and one telephoto paired with an LED flash.

But it is not the number of Galaxy S30 lenses that are of concern, but the ability of the mobile camera sensor to move / tilt.

Can Focus in Different Directions

This means that each camera on the Galaxy S30 can look in a different direction from the others, or where the user directs the focus of his smartphone.

Not only that, the camera capability on the Galaxy S30 is also predicted to have a number of improvements in various ways compared to the Galaxy S series that are already on the market today.

Some believe, the lens of the Galaxy S30 camera will have a higher focal length, the ability to take low light photos better, HDR is more enhanced, and the ability to add bokeh effects to panoramic photos.
Rumors of Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite Will Be Released Next Year

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite Will Be Released Next Year

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite Will Be Released Next Year

Photo: techradar.com

Technology-Portfolio.net - After last year becoming a pioneer with the release of the Galaxy Fold smartphone followed by the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung is ready to release another folding device.

Samsung has prepared a folding device, but that is just the 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip, and most likely the Galaxy Fold 2.

Previously, Samsung was expected to release the Galaxy Fold Lite version, but this will be saved for next year. This is because Samsung already has the smartphone option 'Lite', the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition which will be released together with Note 20.

The good news, the price of Fold Lite might be priced cheaper because of the flagship-style specifications 1.5 years before, as well as R&D costs that don't need to be budgeted.

Samsung itself must only have one smartphone option "Lite" or affordable. This is because the type of smartphone Lite relies heavily on the number of purchases. So, Samsung should focus on just one Lite smartphone.

What's more, folding smartphones are far more difficult to produce than conventional smartphones.

However, Samsung is said to have mass-produced Galaxy Fold 2 smartphones, a premium variant of Galaxy Fold. This was revealed by a South Korean media publication.

The successor to the Galaxy Fold smartphone is expected to launch on the market in August 2020. The first information on the smartphone's specifications will probably be announced as soon as next month.

Galaxy Fold 2 is believed to be using the same Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) screen as used in the Galaxy Z Flip.

Different from the previous Fold series, Samsung's second generation folding screen smartphone will be priced cheaper though it is said to be carrying a 120Hz screen.

Jun 2, 2020

Nokia 5.1 Plus Finally Can Update Android 10

Nokia 5.1 Plus Finally Can Update Android 10

Nokia 5.1 Plus Finally Can Update Android 10

Photo: GSMarena

Technology-Portfolio.net - Android 10 is now available for Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphones. This availability was originally only for India, but other countries will get it as soon as possible.

Reporting from GSM Arena, the presence of Android 10 for Nokia 5.1 Plus is increasingly adding to Nokia smartphones that get an update to the OS.

In total, HMD Global has released Android 10 for 15 Nokia smartphones.

HMD Global has previously committed to provide OS updates for two years for Nokia 5.1 Plus, which was released in December 2018.

However, the company has not yet confirmed the presence of Android 11 for the smartphone.

Nokia 5.1 Plus will also continue to receive monthly security updates until the end of 2021. HMD Global will reportedly release Android 10 for five other Nokia smartphones by the end of this quarter.
Samsung Will Launch Galaxy Note 20 Virtually

Samsung Will Launch Galaxy Note 20 Virtually

Samsung Will Launch Galaxy Note 20 Virtually

Photo: Phonearena.com

Technology-Portfolio.net - The Covid-19 pandemic has not yet come to light in various countries. This makes a number of smartphone vendors willing to cancel or delay the launch of the latest gadgets.

However, some companies have also decided to continue launching their newest products via live streaming.

Based on The Korea Herald's report, Samsung confirmed that it would launch the Galaxy Note 20 online or live streaming.

Information, this will be Samsung's first time holding an online event for its product launch.

Previously, the South Korean company held a launch event for the Galaxy Note 10 series in New York City around August 2019.

This year, Samsung will also launch the Galaxy Note 20 in the same month, but it will not be held in New York City.

Furthermore, most of these decisions are made based on how big the Samsung product launch event has been in previous years.

The launch of the Galaxy S20 or Galaxy Z in February is Samsung's last major product launch and is able to attract 3,000 people from all over the world.

Given the current situation the Covid-19 pandemic has not subsided and its influence in New York City, we can be sure Samsung will not hold events in the city.

The plan, product launch via live streaming is believed to be showing the Galaxy Note 20 series, Note 20 Plus, and the second generation Galaxy Fold.

Apr 29, 2020

Apple Officially Releases Global iPhone SE 2020, This List Prices In Various Countries

Apple Officially Releases Global iPhone SE 2020, This List Prices In Various Countries

Apple Officially Releases Global iPhone SE 2020, This List Prices In Various Countries

Photo: Apple.com

Technology-Portfolio.net - Apple has officially launched their cheap iPhone , the iPhone SE 2020 . Following the release in the United States, the iPhone also slid to a number of countries.

Apple has also launched the iPhone SE 2020 globally to 40 countries.

In addition to the US, this cheap iPhone also went to the UK, France, Germany, Canada and Taiwan. Then what is the price of the iPhone SE 2020 in these countries?

Unfortunately the availability of cheap iPhone is still limited. For those who pre-order 17 April 2020 in the US, only get it later in May.

It is reported that the iPhone SE 2020 in the US is only sent to those who pre-order between May 1 to May 5 and some on May 6, 2020.

Unfortunately there is no news how much the price of the iPhone SE 2020 in Indonesia. And there is no information on when to officially attend the country.

But we can make the price of the iPhone SE 2020 in a number of countries as a reference or estimate of the price of this cheap iPhone.

Here is the price of the iPhone SE 2020 in the US:

  • iPhone SE 2020 64 GB: US$ 399
  • iPhone SE 2020 128GB: US$ 449
  • iPhone SE 2020 256 GB: US$ 549

The following prices for the iPhone SE 2020 in Hong Kong:

  • iPhone SE 2020 64 GB: 3,399 Hong Kong dollars
  • iPhone SE 2020 128 GB: 3,899 Hong Kong dollars
  • iPhone SE 2020 256 GB: 4,699 Hong Kong dollars

More details, the following list of prices for the iPhone SE 2020 in several countries:

Apple Officially Releases Global iPhone SE 2020, This List Prices In Various Countries

That's the list price of the iPhone SE 2020 in a number of countries. Do you join in waiting for the existence of this cheap iPhone from Apple?

Mar 10, 2020

Mass Production, Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Now Use Snapdragon 865 Chipset

Mass Production, Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Now Use Snapdragon 865 Chipset

Mass Production, Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Now Use Snapdragon 865 Chipset

Photo: mi.com

Technology-Portfolio.Net - Last September, Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix Alpha concept smartphone. This device is so interesting, the article Mi Mix Alpha became the first smartphone with almost the entire surface covered with a screen.

In early January, it was revealed that Mi Mix Alpha was ready for mass production. Now, Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix Alpha smartphone will be given several upgrades.

A number of upgrades that will be on Mi Mix Alpha include support for dual-mode 5G with stand alone (SA) or non stand alone (NSA) connectivity.

Mi Mix Alpha on the market will also use Qualcomm's latest chipset, the Snapdragon 865. The reason is that when it was first introduced, the Mi Mix Alpha used the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset.

Mi Mix Alpha 5G connected comes with a 7.92-inch S-AMOLED flexible screen with a resolution of 2,250 x 2,088 pixels. Mi Mix Alpha uses a screen fingerprint scanner.

This device runs MIUI 11 which is based on the Android 10 operating system. Mi Mix Alpha uses 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal memory.

Although the surface is almost completely covered by the screen, Mi Mix Alpha is equipped with several cameras arranged vertically.

As for the camera, there is a 108MP main camera, a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support, dual pixel PDAF, and laser autofocus, and a 20MP ultrawide lens with laser autofocus support.

This smartphone is reinforced with a battery capacity of 4050mAh with support for fast charging 40 watts.

Feb 21, 2020

Full Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra

Full Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra

Full Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra

Photo: Samsung.com

Technology-Portfolio.Net - Samsung has announced its latest smartphone flagship, the Galaxy S20 series. Three Galaxy S20s released include the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Samsung has also mentioned, increasing the ability of the camera to focus on this Galaxy S20 series.

However, what are the full specifications of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra?

Specifications Galaxy S20

Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 is the youngest model in the latest Galaxy S series in 2020. This smartphone has a 6.2-inch Quad AM + Dynamic AMOLED screen measuring 6.2 inches. Galaxy S20 supported a 120Hz screen frame rate.

Its small size makes this device comfortable to hold in one hand. Samsung provides three color options for the Galaxy S20, namely Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink.

This device has three main cameras, each of which is ultra-wide 12MP with a wide angle of 120 degrees and f2.2 aperture.

Next there is a 79-degree wide-angle camera with f1.8 aperture. Then, there is a 64MP telephoto camera with 76 degree angle and f2.0 aperture. Then, the Galaxy S20 has a 10MP selfie camera with a wide angle of 80 degrees and f2.2 aperture.

The camera in this device has the ability of Space Zoom, Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x, and Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x.

Galaxy S20 uses Samsung's latest processor, the Exynos 990 with a 7mm octa-core fabrication.

Galaxy S20 released in Indonesia will come with an 8GB RAM option type LPDDR5 which allows very fast power transfers and 128GB of internal memory.

If the storage space is deemed lacking, users can increase memory with a microSD card of up to 1 terabyte.

The Galaxy S20 is supported by a 4,000mAh battery and 25 watt fast charging support.
Specifications Galaxy S20 Plus

Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S20Plus

Galaxy S20 Plus, has a Quad HD + Dynamic AMOLED 2x display area of ​​6.7 inches. This device is also supported with HDR + capabilities and display refresh rates up to 120Hz.

Galaxy S20 Plus has four main cameras. Each of the four cameras is 12MP ultra wide with a 120 degree wide angle and f2.2 aperture.

Then the other cameras are 12MP wide cameras with a wide angle of 7 degrees and f1.8 aperture.

Furthermore, there is a 64MP telephoto camera with a 76 degree wide angle and f2.0 aperture. The last camera is a time of flight that can be used to feature depth vision, space zoom, 3x hybrid optical zoom, and super resolution zoom up to 30x.

The selfie camera is the same as the Galaxy S20, which is a 10MP lens with a wide angle of 80 degrees and aperture of f2.2.

This device runs on Exynos 990 chipset,  8GB and 128GB RAM. If it's lacking, users can add a microSD capacity of up to 1 TB.

Switching to power endurance, the Galaxy S20 Plus is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery and can be charged with fast 25 watt charging.

Samsung provides three color options for the Galaxy S20 Plus, namely Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black.
Specifications Galaxy S20 Ultra

Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Galaxy S20 Ultra is the most flagship series of Galaxy S20 series. This device has a Quad HD + Dynamic AMOLED 2x screen measuring 6.9 inches, HDR10 + support, and 120Hz frame rate support.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra also has four cameras, but with more flagship settings than its two siblings.

The Galaxy S20's main camera is 12MP ultra-wide (120 degrees and f2.2 aperture). Then there is also a 108MP wide angle camera with 79-inch wide angle, and f2.2 aperture.

Another camera provided is a telephoto camera with a 48MP sensor with a width of 24 degrees and f3.5).

The Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera supports Depth Vision, Space Zoom, 10x hybrid optical zoom capabilities.

The capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series camera are also supported by a 40MP selfie with a wide angle of 80 degrees and aperture of f2.2. Galaxy S20 Ultra with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory which can be expanded with a microSD slot up to 1TB.

For batteries, this device is supported by a 5,000mAh capacity with fast charging that supports up to 40 watts. Samsung will provide a choice of colors for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, including Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black.

Features in All Galaxy S20 Series

Galaxy S20 is present in the 5G network for users in various countries.

Even so, this device is actually supported by LTE Cat20 technology which makes download speeds reach 2Gbps.

All three are supported by a 25 watt fast charger. But the Galaxy S20 Ultra is equipped with support for fast charging up to 45 watts.

Galaxy S20 series is also supported by various sensors. One of them is the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which makes the security of the device more guaranteed.

All three are also supported by pattern-based smartphone locking or patterns, biometrics, to face recognition.

This device is also equipped with an IP68 certificate to protect the device from water.

One of the latest camera features in the Galaxy S20 is the single take recording mode. This mode allows users to take 10 photos and 4 videos in one shot.

Nov 18, 2019

IPhone 12 New Design Leaks, Four Cameras, Up to Price

IPhone 12 New Design Leaks, Four Cameras, Up to Price

Technology-Portfolio.Net - Apple has just released a trio of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max last September. Now rumors about the next generation of smart phones have begun to circulate a lot.

Some of these leaks, as usual, come from analysts Ming-Chi Kuo who often predict prospective upcoming products from Apple.

The notch section was first introduced through the iPhone X in 2017. The top frame that contains the components of the front camera and Face ID face scanner was continued in the ranks of the iPhone Xs and iPhone 11.

However, for the iPhone 12, Apple reportedly will eliminate the bangs. Face ID components are said to be placed in a small gap between the top frame and the screen, adjacent to the earpiece. The location of the front camera is unknown.

Other sources of leaks mention that the iPhone 12 will still have bangs. However, the size may be smaller, as shown in the custom image below which also displays four cameras on the back.

Rumors say the iPhone 12 screen will come in three sizes, namely 5.4 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches all of which are OLED paneled with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz like a gaming cellphone.

Interestingly, it also mentioned that the iPhone 12 screen will have an integrated fingerprint scanner so that it returns the Touch ID function that has been absent since it was replaced by Face ID.

The iPhone 11 Pro line increases the number of cameras from two to three. For the iPhone 12, Apple is predicted to add more numbers to 4 cameras, comparable to the latest Android flagship phones.

The configuration might consist of a wide, ultra wide, telephoto and 3D Tof camera for bokeh effects. Not only that, the resolution of the main camera is also likely to increase to 64 megapixels with the Sony IMX686 sensor.

Well, the four cameras will reportedly be housed in a square module like the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but positioned symmetrically, not zigzagging.

iPhone 12, Apple might be pinning System-on-Chip and 5G modems integrated or separately. Reportedly, this 5G modem chip is the result of Apple's own design.

Apple usually launches the latest generation of iPhones in September each year. Therefore, it can be assumed that the introduction of the iPhone 12 will also follow the same pattern.

For the price, there are allegations that the price tag of the iPhone 12 will be more expensive than its predecessor with a difference of 200 to 300 US dollars.

However, there is also a possibility that the higher price only applies to the 5G model, if Apple releases the iPhone 12 in the 4G and 5G variants.

Of course, the information above cannot be ascertained because the truth is only an initial rumor. Over time there will be more leaks circulating about the iPhone 12. We are just waiting for the next development.

Nov 2, 2019

Google Maps Relates Incognito Mode

Google Maps Relates Incognito Mode

Google Maps Relates Incognito Mode
Technology-Portfolio.Net - In accordance with its promise, Google has now released a new incognito mode in its Google Maps.

Unfortunately, iOS users have not been able to enjoy this new mode. This is because the incognito mode in Maps is currently only available in the Android version, although it still takes time to be available in its entirety.

Nevertheless, Google Maps will soon present the iOS version, as quoted from the Androidpolice report.

How to activate it quite easily, namely:

1. Update Google Maps on your Android device
2. Tap Your Profile Photo
3. Select Incognito Mode

With the incognito mode on Google Maps, users will be more assured of data, ie places that have been visited by users will not be stored in location history.

Furthermore, the mode that was previously present in Google's search engine will not save a history of place searches that we have done in Google Maps.

In addition, with the arrival of a new incognito mode for Android users, Google Maps has no right to use user information to personalize the experience.

Nevertheless, your location history can still be known, namely by other applications that use GPS to record your location.
iPhone 5G Reinforced 5nm Chipset and Qualcomm X55 Modem

iPhone 5G Reinforced 5nm Chipset and Qualcomm X55 Modem

iPhone 5G Reinforced 5nm Chipset and Qualcomm X55 Modem

Technology-Portfolio.Net - Apple analysis named Dan Ives claims that the tech giant, Apple, will launch a new flagship iPhone in 2020.

Ives also said that every iPhone that glides later, will be supported with 5G connectivity. In fact, the phone is also said to have a 3D sensing system on the back.

Although it's a bit late from its competitors, Apple will present the iPhone 5G by 2020.

According to a report by the Nikkei Asian Review, Apple mobilized suppliers to ship as many as 80 million 5G iPhones by 2020. The report also informed that Apple will launch three flagship iPhone 5G models that will carry 5G modem chips from Qualcomm.

Apparently the chip that allows this will be a combination of Apple's next generation B14 A14 chip, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem chip. The latest is that the Apple A14 Bionic is rumored to be the company's first chip built with 5nm technology.

This is interesting because Apple and Qualcomm have just resolved their patent dispute in April.

Moving from 7nm to 5nm will allow the chip to hold more technology on a relatively similar surface, making it more efficient.

This might not be the first 5nm chip, because Huawei is expected to unveil the next Kirin processor which will also be built on 5nm technology.

In 2018, Huawei defeated Qualcomm with the world's first 7nm chip, Kirin 980. Then this year, Kirin 990 was the first chip to embed a 5G modem, among many others.

Unknown a few days ago, Apple reported fiscal 2019 fourth quarter earnings, which saw the company earn a record income of $ 64 billion, up 2 percent year-on-year.

But iPhone sales continued to decline compared to last year, generating revenues of $ 33.36 billion, down 9.2 percent. Apple also revealed that it has set new Q4 record earnings in India and several other markets, including the US, Brazil, and various Southeast Asian countries.

Will the presence of the iPhone 5G improve the company going forward? Users have to wait and see when the iPhone 5G launches.