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Facebook Messenger gets “M” assistant

Facebook Messenger has released a new assistant called "Messenger M". We're actually quite glad it was not named "M assistant. But anyway, the premise of M is: you can receive suggestions to take actions (right from the message screen) based on the context of your conversation. All this sounds quite familiar. is starts with "Google" and ends with "Assistant". No, no, M is not a fully-fledged smartphone assistant. It's more like Google Assistant's debut in Google Allo when it first came out (The major difference is that Facebook Messenger already has 1 billion monthly active users). M...



Xiaomi Mi 9 vs LG G8 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S10e

February appears to be the most major month of the year for Xiaomi, Samsung and LG. The most key flagships of the second half of 2019 from these three companies were formally announced a couple of days ago. Xiaomi unveiled an low-cost flagship: the Mi 9, while LG and Samsung opted for alternative versions of their newest flagship smartphones, such as additional inexpensive ones. In this article, we focused on low-cost variants of Samsung and LG flagships in order to give you a superior comparison with the fresh Xiaomi Mi 9 and let you discover out if you must Quite select the Mi 9 or Samsung Galaxy S10e and LG G8 ThinQ represent better choices.

Design

Whereas I do not such as the standard design of the LG G8 ThinQ so Plenty, it is a pretty hard battle between Samsung Galaxy S10e and Xiaomi Mi 9. I will pick the Galaxy S10e because of its Infinity-O Screen that embeds the front camera, as well as its attractive canary yellow colour variant and its additional compact design. But someone could such as the Xiaomi Mi 9 because of to its marvellous glass back available in gradient hues changing colors depending on the light and the viewing angle. Instead, LG G8 ThinQ has the perfect build top quality and it really should be the most resistant cameraphone. It has both the military certification and it is Additionally waterproof. Samsung Galaxy S10e is waterproof, although Xiaomi Mi 9 does not suggests any kind of water resistance.

Display

No matter having the biggest notch, LG G8 ThinQ has the most advanced panel. It is the only Quad HD+ screen of the trio. It has 100 percent of DCI-P3 coverage and it supports the HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards for best colour representation. Samsung Galaxy S10e must come instantly whenever with its Dynamic AMOLED display and the HDR10 technology, but note that it has a smaller 5.8-inch display.

Hardware/Software

Xiaomi mi 9 vs lg g8 thinq vs samsung galaxy s10e In each case, you get a flagship-class hardware department. So, there will be marginal differences between the performances of these gadgets. All arrive with the Sd 855 chipset excluding the European version of the Galaxy S10e, and they have up to 8 GB of RAM unless of course LG G8 that only ships with 6 GB RAM. But Samsung Galaxy S10e goes up to 256 GB, even though the others stop at 128 GB. Further more, Xiaomi Mi 9 has with no expandable storage, although Galaxy S10e and LG G8 ThinQ have a micro SD slot.

Image sensor

On the paper, Xiaomi Mi 9 seems like the phone with the most excellent digital cameras. However, we yet had with no possibility to test each of these devices’ cameras, so we can not give you a final verdict about them. By the way, all of them are superb digital camera phones. LG G8 ThinQ and Xiaomi Mi 9 are equipped with triple digital cameras including an ultrawide and a telephoto lens, even though Galaxy S10e lacks the telephoto lens but arrives with a variable aperture on the major digital camera, so it really should shoot splendid photographs even in small light conditions.

Battery

LG G8 ThinQ has the largest battery, however we are not Certain that it will provide the longest battery life. Sure, it has a display with a higher resolution and we did not always which includes how LG optimized the batteries of its smartphones. Samsung Galaxy S10e has a Plenty compact battery, so it should not be the winner of this comparison as well. Xiaomi Mi 9 sits in the middle, but with its Full HD+ panel, if it has a Fantastic software optimization, it might result as the winner of the battery comparison.

Price

Samsung Galaxy S10e will price ?779/$749, even though Xiaomi Mi 9 is already on pre-order in the global market for just ?450/$512. We still do not know the price of the LG G8 ThinQ, however if it will price a lot more than ?550/$626, then Xiaomi Mi 9 wins this comparison due to the fact of its higher price for money.

Xiaomi Mi 9 vs LG G8 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S10e: PRO and CONS

LG G8 ThinQ PROS Best build quality Outstanding display Bigger battery Fast and wireless charging CONS Uglier design Xiaomi Mi 9 PROS Wireless charging Fantastic build top quality Remarkable digital cameras Budget price CONS No micro SD Samsung Galaxy S10e PROS Tiny Terrific hardware Excellent audio Fast, wireless and reverse charging CONS Compact battery



Snapdragon 8150 CPU details surface

As far as technical mobile hardware leaks go, this one is pretty out there, so, we'll just start with a "tl;dr" of sorts. As per current info, the next Qualcomm mobile flagship chipset, dubbed the Snapdragon 8150 will be unveiled on December 4. It has already flexed its muscles quite a bit in early benchmarks, including AnTuTu, Geekbench and ai-benchmark, with its trendy workloads. Besides performance improvements, it also promises a 20% bump in overall efficiency (presumably compared to the Snapdragon 845) and will most-likely include 5G connectivity. The Qualcomm invitation...



New update lets you fully disable the Bixby button on your Samsung phone

Back in September Samsung finally addressed a big pain point for many users of its flagship smartphones by letting them disable the Bixby button. There was a catch, however. While disabling the key did ensure that it wouldn't load the Korean company's assistant service if pressed, the button wasn't fully dead. In fact, after being disabled it started acting like the power button for whatever reason. Pressing it resulted in waking up the screen. Needless to say, this state of affairs has irked certain Samsung customers. And now the company is finally issuing a fix, in the form of a new...



Google Home starts making phone calls in the US and Canada

Google Home is now able to make phone calls, as long as you're in the US or Canada. This functionality was rumored for many months until it got official at Google I/O back in May, and now it's finally in the process of rolling out. There are, however, plenty of caveats, aside from the aforementioned geographical restriction. You can only call phone numbers from the US or Canada, but on the flip side your Google Home will be able to call any landline or mobile - as long as it has a phone number, you're good to go. That said, there's no support for incoming calls yet, so you can't...