We present to your attention the 169th edition of our weekly project “Android News”! Today, we'll talk about the next malware on Google Play, the real jailbreak from ZTE, the exact date of the release of Samsung Note 9 and much more. Below with the same news you can see in the traditional text format.
The official release date for Galaxy Note 9
The presentation of Galaxy Note 9 will take place on August 9 during the Unpacked event in New York. This is confirmed by a teaser published by the manufacturer. Despite the fact that Samsung Electronics does not confirm the release of the flagship directly, there is no doubt that it will be presented by him.
Galaxy Note 9 – presentation
The fact that the August event will be dedicated to the Galaxy Note 9, and not to some other smartphone, indicates the image of the Pen S Pen. Obviously, he expects a significant upgrade, which he predicted by industry analysts and insiders who are familiar with the plans of the South Korean manufacturer.
It is expected that the future smartphone will retain the appearance of its predecessor, with the exception of a few minor details. For example, at the initiative of one of the company's top managers, it was decided to reduce the thickness of the protective glass to suit the convenience of interacting with a smartphone with one hand.
The hardware base of Galaxy Note 9 will be a Snapdragon 845 processor or an Exynos 9810 processor with 8 GB of RAM. “Intelligent” Pen S Pen is likely to receive several new features, including additional gradation of pressing and the ability to remove from the smartphone lock.
Samsung will shorten the range of smartphones after the release of Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Electronics will remove Galaxy Note 8 from the sale after the release of Note 9, transmits phoneArena with reference to knowledgeable sources in the industry. The manufacturer decided to take such a step because of the minimal differences between the new model and the previous one, for fear of weak consumer interest.
According to industry sources referenced by phoneArena, outwardly Galaxy Note 9 will indeed be almost a full copy of Note 8, if not Consider changed due to increased battery capacity of the camera location and fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.
The rapid disappearance of Galaxy Note 8 from the sale is evidenced by the shrinking inventory of the smartphone, as well as the uncertainty the supply of future supplies. For this reason, if you have been planning to buy a flagship Korean textbook for a long time, we recommend not expecting an even lower price, which may not happen.
Galaxy Note 9 will be presented on August 9 in New York in the Unpacked event. Despite the fact that the manufacturer did not directly confirm the release of the flagship phablet, this is indicated by a fragment of the pen S Pen, posted on the social network teaser.
The future smartphone will receive a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 processor and 6 or 8 GB of RAM depending on region of supply. The older version of the novelty will be equipped with a recordable by the standards of the Galaxy line with a built-in drive, which will reach 512 GB.
The release of Galaxy Note 9 could take place earlier, if not for the vendor's emergency solution to redesign the smartphone. The author of the initiative was one of the top managers of Samsung Electronics, who found the pre-release sample of the fablet inadequate and ordered to reduce its thickness by 0.5 mm.
ZTE will release the best freeroll on Android?
After problems with the US government, many came to the conclusion that ZTE smartphones will not be sold anymore. However, this, now fortunately, is not so. Political conflicts are established, so now we can talk about future innovations of the company. It will be a question of the lack of a fiddle in the Nubia lineup.
The exterior looks amazing. This is what Mi Mix 2s was supposed to be. Thin frames around the perimeter of almost the same size allow you to feel aesthetic pleasure. And most importantly for many – there will not be a cut-out in the display.
Of course, because of this the company will probably give up sensors and a front camera, but it's worth it. In addition, there will be no face recognition technology, and as an alternative, ZTE offers a fingerprint scanner at both ends. Thus, the device is ideal for both left-handed and right-handed people.
Of course, now the main problem is the shell, it is too Chinese. But here, too, ZTE is focused on the Chinese market, and it does not have to take into account the tastes of European consumers.
On the other hand, it's a bit selfish, because many order Chinese versions of devices and then flash them with localized firmware, so ZTE would be not bad to work on the shell at least at the level of Lenovo with its ZUK UI.
So far, unfortunately, there are no other details on the web about this device, but now it attracts the attention of consumers, and in this regard the guys from ZTE fellows.
Nowy harmful in Google Play
Virus analysts at McAfee learned of the activity resumption dangerous malware Sonvpay.C, distributed through Google Play under the guise of various tools for Android-smartphone. The updated version of the trojan is more cleverly hidden from the user of the infected device, preventing its detection.
Sonvpay.C falls on devices under the guise of flash applications, QR code scanners and desktop images catalogs. Once installed, the Trojan sends a notification to the user about the need for an update, the consent for downloading it is signed by the victim on paid mailings and services.
Unlike previous versions of Sonvpay.C, the new iteration does not use SMS, preferring to WAP subscriptions. The service of WAP subscriptions allows you to subscribe to various services of content providers, but does not require sending any messages, leaving no visible traces of fraudsters on the device.
McAfee experts identified 15 applications with built-in Sonvpay.C, most of which were downloaded from 10 to 50 thousand times, and the total damage from the activities of scammers was about 100 thousand dollars. Most often, the victims of the Trojan were residents of Kazakhstan and Malaysia, which accounted for most of the installations.