Samsung to launch Galaxy A70 next week; Galaxy A80 launch in May

Samsung to launch Galaxy A70 next week; Galaxy A80 launch in May

Ahead of the launch of Samsung Galaxy A70 next week, Samsung has said that it will launch Galaxy A80 in the month of May. Samsung Galaxy A70 will be priced in the range of Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000. On the other hand, the Galaxy A80 could fall in the price bracket of Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000.

“We will launch the Galaxy A70 in India next week in the Rs 25,000 – Rs 30,000 bracket and the Galaxy A80 in the Rs 45,000 – Rs 50,000 bracket in May,” Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Samsung India, told IANS.

Samsung is looking to challenge the Chinese budget smartphone makers like Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus in India with its Galaxy A-series smartphones. The South Korean electronics major is targeting $4 billion in revenues from its Galaxy “A” series of phones in 2019.

As far as specifications of Samsung Galaxy A70 are concerned, the phone features 6.7-inch Infinity-U display. It is powered by a 2.0 Ghz octa-core chipset paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. The Galaxy A70 runs on  the One UI based on Android Pie.

The Optics of Galaxy A70 includes a triple camera setup with a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth camera. For the selfies, Galaxy A70 sports a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Galaxy A70 also houses a large 4,500mAh battery with the support for 25W fast charging over USB Type-C.

Samsung is also planning to unveil Galaxy A80 next month in May. The Galaxy A80 comes with a refreshing new design and has a sliding and rotating camera setup. The Galaxy A80 will be powered by Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 730G SoC, which is built on 8nm manufacturing process. As far as specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A80 has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display or the “New Infinity Display”.

Samsung Galaxy A80 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage which cannot be expanded using a microSD. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI. The Galaxy A80 also comes with 3,700mAh battery with Super Fast Charging support.

As far as the optics is concerned, the Galaxy A80 comes with a triple camera setup that includes a huge 48MP primary sensor, an 8-MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens, and a 3D depth camera. The camera also comes with several modes like super slow mo, live focus for photos as well as videos and hyperlapse. For the front camera, there is also the AR Emojis feature.

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World’s Largest Plane Takes Flight, Can Air-Launch Rockets Into Space

World's Largest Plane Takes Flight, Can Air-Launch Rockets Into Space

Stratolaunch lifted off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in the California desert (AFP)

Stratolaunch, the massive aircraft dreamed up by the late Paul Allen, flew for the first time Saturday, becoming the largest plane by wingspan ever to take to the skies.

Larger than Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose – which flew only once, in 1947 – Stratolaunch lifted off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in the California desert and stayed aloft for a couple of hours, according to photos and videos posted on social media.

The plane is a behemoth, with a twin fuselage, 28 wheels, six 747 jet engines and a wingspan longer than a football field, end zones included.

But Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, died in October, leaving the future of the plane and the company behind it in doubt. From the beginning, Allen’s dream was to use the plane to help make getting items, and possibly people, into space more affordable and accessible.

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Built by Scaled Composites, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Stratolaunch was designed to carry as many as three rockets tethered to its belly into the skies; the rockets would then drop, ignite and shoot off into space with their payloads.

Allen was fascinated with the capabilities of small satellites, how they could help keep tabs on Earth’s environment, and thought “air-launching” rockets, as the process is called, could help usher in a new era of space flight.

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Stratolaunch is a behemoth, with a twin fuselage, 28 wheels, six 747 jet engines and a wingspan longer than a football field, end zones included (AFP)

“The capabilities of these small satellites is something that’s really interesting and fascinating,” he said. “Both for communications, where a lot of people are putting up constellations of satellites, and for monitoring the challenged health of the planet.”

The Pentagon, which is looking to become more responsive in space, had also taken an interest in Stratlolaunch. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson visited the plane, as did Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the National Space Council.

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Stratolaunch was financed by Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft as a way to get into the market for launching small satellites

The company was even thinking about human spaceflight, and had preliminary plans to develop a mini space shuttle, called “Black Ice.”

But for now all those plans appear to be on hold.

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Stratolaunch was designed to carry as many as three rockets tethered to its belly into the skies; the rockets would then drop, ignite and shoot off into space with their payloads (AFP)

Allen, a space enthusiast for much of his life, funded the development of the spaceplane that won the $10 million Ansari X Prize in 2004 by becoming the first nongovernmental vehicle to pass the threshold in space.

At the time, however, the risks of human spaceflight worried him, and he decided to get out of the business. In 2011, though, he was back, announcing his plans to build the world’s largest airplane.

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Stratolaunch: The Pentagon, which is looking to become more responsive in space, had also taken an interest in Stratlolaunch

“You have a certain number of dreams in your life you want to fulfill,” he said at the time. “And this is a dream I’m very excited about.”

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Despite Money Tap Dent, Ripple (XRP) Buy Wave is Strong

Image result for Despite Money Tap Dent, Ripple (XRP) Buy Wave is StrongResona Bank is pulling out of Money Tap initiatives, a project fronted by SBI Group. All the same, prices are stable above 32 cents, reversing from Apr-2 lows and with increasing momentum, may close above 34 cents as bulls shore prices.

Ripple Price Analysis

Fundamentals

At core, Ripple is a network that seeks to provide banks with an alternative messaging and settlement system that is fast, secure and beneficial for the end user. It may be less than a decade in operation, but the team behind the platform are putting forth powerful solutions that invert interest, prioritizing the consumer via incentives as speed and costs.

Although the native currency in XRP is bogged down by uncertainty, the SEC framework clarifying what an investment contract is from a utility would shed some light, allowing payment processors as well as banks to upgrade to xCurrent 4.0 which has a wriggling ground for banks to incorporate xRapid for their operations.

Latest news is that Resona Bank, one of the few financial institutions that had joined the Money Tapinitiative fronted by SBI Group, is the first to discontinue from this novel arrangement. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the effort “is a safe, real-time and comfortable app that allows users to transfer money between individuals directly and can deposit money directly from a bank to a bank account 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Candlestick Arrangement

Ripple XRP

On to the charts and Ripple (XRP) is reacting from Apr 2 lows of around 32 cents. From an effort versus result point of view, this is bullish and to that end, we expect prices to inch higher as momentum builds up thanks mainly to the correction of undervaluation clear in the 1-HR chart.

Since we now have a long lower wick and prices finding support from Apr-2 trendsetting bull bar, every dip should be a buying opportunity.

Nonetheless and despite our optimism, conservative, risk-off traders must wait for a strong, high-volume press above Apr-5 highs of 38 cents or even 40 cents before loading up. As per our emphasis, our ideal target lies at 40 cents and later 60 cents.

Technical Indicator

Our anchor bar is Apr-2 with 79 million. As aforementioned, any bar breaking above Apr-5 highs signaling trend continuation must be with high volumes exceeding recent averages of 44 million or even 79 million.

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Creative announces extremely affordable USB-powered Pebble Plus 2.1 speakers

Creative’s Pebble speakers are very popular with budget-focused shoppers. Over on Amazon, it has 4.5 stars with over 500 reviews. It’s not hard to see why that is — for a mere $25, you get a respectable 2.0 audio experience from a well-known brand. No, they aren’t audiophile quality, but at this price, you should know that. They should be better than your laptop’s built in speakers, however. One of the coolest aspects of the Pebble speakers is they are USB-powered — you don’t need an AC adapter when connecting them to your computer. You doneed to simultaneously connect a 3.5mm audio cable, however, as audio is not transmitted over USB — only power.

One of the big drawbacks to Pebble is a lack of bass. This really shouldn’t be surprising, as they are small 2-inch speakers, and they don’t have a subwoofer. Well, Creative heard the user feedback loud and clear and decided to bring a little boom to its budget offering. Called “Pebble Plus,” it is the same stereo speakers, but now with a small subwoofer added. Amazingly, the price is barely higher than the non-plus variant. Seriously, folks, the price will shock you.

“Featuring formidable 2-inch mid-range drivers that are angled perfectly at 45 degrees to ensure that the sound reaches you through a precise and elevated sound stage, the Pebble Plus speakers are designed with the user as the center of attention. Together with the addition of a brand new 4-inch down-firing ported subwoofer, Pebble Plus simply puts the user in the audio limelight,” says Creative.

The Sound Blaster-maker further explains, “Powered entirely by USB connectivity, Pebble Plus provides additional convenience by eliminating the need of a wall power socket. Devices are connected to the speakers through the universal 3.5mm AUX-in cable. The front-facing controls are located at the front of the main speaker for quick and easy access. With a simple switch of a button, Pebble Plus is driven into High Gain mode, increasing its power output to 8W RMS for stronger bass and room-filling audio — at zero loss to audio quality!”

    

Believe it or not, the USB-powered Pebble Plus will only cost $5 more than the non-plus variant! Yes, for just $29.99, you can score yourself a nice little 2.1 speaker system for an office, bedroom, or other small place. Pebble Plus will go on sale next week, April 19. Keep in mind, while these speakers are designed for a computer, you can use them with any 3.5mm device (iPod, Echo Dot, etc.) — as long as you plug the USB port into an AC adapter — any USB-Type-A charger you have lying around the house should work fine.

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