Weekly digest - 2019.08


This week Samsung held its UNPACKED 2019 event, during which they presented new phones. Lets start with phones we have already anticipated, Galaxy S10 and S10+. The first model starts at $899 and have following specification:

  • 6.1-inch (3040x1440) AMOLED display,
  • 8nm 64-bit 2.73GHz Octa-Core Processor,
  • 8GB RAM,
  • 128GB or 512GB of storage,
  • 10MP selfie camera,
  • Triple rear camera with 12MP Telephoto and wide-angle lenses, as well as 16MP ultra wide lens,
  • Fingerprint reader built into the screen,
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack 😉,
  • 3400mAh battery with wireless charging.

The bigger model S10+ starts at $999 with following specification:

  • 6.4-inch (3040x1440) AMOLED display,
  • 8nm 64-bit 2.73GHz Octa-Core Processor,
  • 8GB RAM with 128GB of storage, 8GB RAM with 512GB of storage, 12GB RAM with 1TB of storage,
  • Dual front camera with 10MP selfie camera and 8MP depth camera,
  • Triple rear camera with 12MP Telephoto and wide-angle lenses, as well as 16MP ultra wide lens,
  • Fingerprint reader built into the screen,
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack,
  • 4100mAh battery with wireless charging.

And that's not all. Samsung following steps of Apple, introduced the "budget" version of the phone. Galaxy S10e starts at $749 with following specification:

  • 5.8-inch (2280x1080) AMOLED display,
  • 8nm 64-bit 2.73GHz Octa-Core Processor,
  • 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM with 256 of storage
  • 10MP selfie camera,
  • Dual rear camera with 12MP Telephoto and 16MP ultra wide lenses,
  • Fingerprint reader built into the screen,
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack,
  • 3100mAh battery with wireless charging.

The biggest surprised was introduced at the end. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first Samsung's foldable device. Here is the specification:

  • Main screen is 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display (4.2:3),
  • Cover screen is 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Display (4.2:3)
  • Has 3 cameras:
    • Cover camera 10MP selfie,
    • Dual front camera with with 10MP selfie and 8MP depth cameras,
    • Triple rear camera with 12MP Telephoto and wide-angle lenses and 16MP ultra wide lens,
  • 7nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor,
  • 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage,
  • 4380mAh battery with wireless charging.

Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable starts at $1,980 and launches on April 2. I'm really interesting to see how this foldable device will behave in real life and can't wait to try it myself.

Now, moving on to other news. Earlier this week, we got rumors that Apple is planing to release new 16-inch MacBook Pro. All we know so far is that new mac is supposed to have a brand new design. This is interesting rumor, maybe overheating and hinge issues force Apple to change the design. I will follow this topic with great interest.

Speaking of Apple, there is another rumor saying that Apple will combine macOS and iOS by 2021. We already know that we will be able to run iOS apps on mac using project Marzipan, which should be released this year. But the more interesting part is that we have a date when this transition should be in effect, which means that around 2021 we will get macs with ARM processors.

Thats all for this week. Last but not least, here is the list of interesting things.

Don’t get clever with login forms

7 Alternatives to the <div> HTML Tag

CSS Scroll Snap — How It Really Works

You probably don’t need a single-page application

Linux Reverse Engineering CTFs for Beginners

The shady economics of ‘buy one, get one free’ deals


Image credits: Samsung.