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Samsung will skip the Note 6 and release Galaxy Note 7 in August

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While it has an obvious historical explanation, Samsung’s dual-
brand flagship release strategy can get awfully confusing for folks
not quite familiar with the experimental nature of early Galaxy Note
generations.
Of course, there’s nothing nichey about these beloved S Pen-
wielding phablets anymore, and last year’s Note 5 regional
exclusivity proved the popularity of the Galaxy S lineup is in danger
of being surpassed or at least matched.
Hence, it makes perfect sense for Samsung to cancel any plans it
had regarding an S7 Edge+ , and once again go wide with a new
Note . But surprise, surprise, this might not be christened Galaxy
Note 6 or Note 6 Edge after all.
Instead, “multiple representatives of the telecommunication
industry” told the generally reliable folks over at ET News that
Galaxy Note 7 branding has been chosen for the sequel to the Note
5. Not necessarily because we’re looking at a massive upgrade
here, but first and foremost in a bid to “maximize the
marketability” of the next-gen jumbo-sized powerhouse, and bring
it on the same level as the Galaxy S7 in terms of user perception.
No more wondering whether perhaps the GNote 5 is one step
behind the S6, as the name should fit the premium build and ultra-
high-end specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, due out this
early to mid-August, both according to ET News and other at least
equally reliable sources .
Today’s report also clarifies how recently rumored prototype
testing wrapped up, with a dual-edged model purportedly selected
as the single final Note 7 configuration. It remains to be seen if it’s
going to be dubbed Galaxy Note 7 Edge, which doesn’t sound very
plausible from a simplicity standpoint.
Source: ET News

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details

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German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.

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Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image

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We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.

 

Vivo S5 has confirmed design on the official poster

In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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