3 obstacles that folding phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X need to overcome

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In just a few months, the first folding phones will be available for sale, and if you have a couple thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy one for your very own. But while those first few buyers will be the talk of the town, the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X might not be as top-of-the-line as their price tag would suggest.

While they certainly represent an advancement in overall smartphone technology and an exciting new direction for the future, in some ways, folding phones are a step backward from the premium phone we’re used to using. Here are three areas of concern I have as the folding revolution takes shape:

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3 obstacles that folding phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X need to overcome

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In just a few months, the first folding phones will be available for sale, and if you have a couple thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy one for your very own. But while those first few buyers will be the talk of the town, the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X might not be as top-of-the-line as their price tag would suggest.

While they certainly represent an advancement in overall smartphone technology and an exciting new direction for the future, in some ways, folding phones are a step backward from the premium phone we’re used to using. Here are three areas of concern I have as the folding revolution takes shape:

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Qualcomm’s next Snapdragon chip suggests 2020 really will be the year of 5G phones

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Qualcomm just provided another reason why you should wait until at least 2020 before investing in a 5G phone. We already know the carriers largely won’t be able to deliver this year. But Qualcomm’s first integrated 5G Snapdragon won’t be ready until then, either.

Qualcomm currently ships both Snapdragon smartphone processors and its separate X55 modem chip, with support for 5G technologies. The two chips sit alongside one another, meaning that smartphone vendors have to design larger, bulkier, more power-hungry phones to accommodate them both.

By the second quarter of 2019, Qualcomm said its first Snapdragon chip with an onboard 5G modem would ship, in time for commercial smartphones using it to ship about a year later, around the second quarter of 2020. “The new integrated Snapdragon 5G mobile platform features Qualcomm 5G PowerSave technology to enable smartphones with the battery life users expect today,” Qualcomm added.

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Qualcomm’s next Snapdragon chip suggests 2020 really will be the year of 5G phones

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Qualcomm just provided another reason why you should wait until at least 2020 before investing in a 5G phone. We already know the carriers largely won’t be able to deliver this year. But Qualcomm’s first integrated 5G Snapdragon won’t be ready until then, either.

Qualcomm currently ships both Snapdragon smartphone processors and its separate X55 modem chip, with support for 5G technologies. The two chips sit alongside one another, meaning that smartphone vendors have to design larger, bulkier, more power-hungry phones to accommodate them both.

By the second quarter of 2019, Qualcomm said its first Snapdragon chip with an onboard 5G modem would ship, in time for commercial smartphones using it to ship about a year later, around the second quarter of 2020. “The new integrated Snapdragon 5G mobile platform features Qualcomm 5G PowerSave technology to enable smartphones with the battery life users expect today,” Qualcomm added.

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Here Are the Most and Least Reliable Cars According to Consumer Reports

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Even though a lot of buyers prioritize getting the latest technology in their new car purchase, reliability should still a key factor. Thanks to the internet, you don’t have to personally kick the tires on every car in every lot in town just to find a reliable ride. A good place to start is Consumer Reports, which…

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Amazon’s steep today-only sale on Eufy robot vacuums lets you stop cleaning and start living more

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Life’s too short for more busywork. A robot vacuum handles the tedium of floor-cleaning for you and they’re just plain cool, but they can also be a bit on the pricey side. Today only, though, you can choose from two Eufy RoboVacs available at a steep discount as part of an Amazon deal of the day. The Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30 is $180, down from a list price of $270, and the BoostIQ RoboVac 35C is $225, down from a list price of $300.

These RoboVacs share many of the same awesome features. A quiet, nonstop clean does the vacuuming for you, while a triple-filter system ensures your floors get as clean as possible. These vacs can even sense when they’re about to go off an edge and will avoid tipping over. You can also set boundary strips to keep your vac in a certain area. In addition, these vacs can give extra attention to areas that need a little more suction using BoostIQ technology.

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Amazon’s steep today-only sale on Eufy robot vacuums lets you stop cleaning and start living more

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Life’s too short for more busywork. A robot vacuum handles the tedium of floor-cleaning for you and they’re just plain cool, but they can also be a bit on the pricey side. Today only, though, you can choose from two Eufy RoboVacs available at a steep discount as part of an Amazon deal of the day. The Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30 is $180, down from a list price of $270, and the BoostIQ RoboVac 35C is $225, down from a list price of $300.

These RoboVacs share many of the same awesome features. A quiet, nonstop clean does the vacuuming for you, while a triple-filter system ensures your floors get as clean as possible. These vacs can even sense when they’re about to go off an edge and will avoid tipping over. You can also set boundary strips to keep your vac in a certain area. In addition, these vacs can give extra attention to areas that need a little more suction using BoostIQ technology.

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Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent

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At $3,500 apiece, Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 may not be the transformational consumer device we were all hoping to buy. But the company addressed many of the shortcomings of the original HoloLens at the Mobile World Congress launch of the second generation, holding out hope that we may one day see a more consumer-oriented product.

As Microsoft has signaled for several years now, HoloLens 2 is designed to work with its Azure cloud and business customers, complete with an intriguing new Remote Rendering technology that implies Microsoft’s using the power of its Azure cloud to boost the HoloLens headset’s image processing capabilities. Epic chief Tim Sweeney appeared on stage to endorse HoloLens and bring the Unreal engine to HoloLens beginning in May. He did not announce a HoloLens-specific game, though.

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Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent

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At $3,500 apiece, Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 may not be the transformational consumer device we were all hoping to buy. But the company addressed many of the shortcomings of the original HoloLens at the Mobile World Congress launch of the second generation, holding out hope that we may one day see a more consumer-oriented product.

As Microsoft has signaled for several years now, HoloLens 2 is designed to work with its Azure cloud and business customers, complete with an intriguing new Remote Rendering technology that implies Microsoft’s using the power of its Azure cloud to boost the HoloLens headset’s image processing capabilities. Epic chief Tim Sweeney appeared on stage to endorse HoloLens and bring the Unreal engine to HoloLens beginning in May. He did not announce a HoloLens-specific game, though.

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