Posts From Max Weinbach

Max Weinbach
Max Weinbach

Former Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may have an S Pen, 120Hz display, 512GB storage

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was one of the most innovative smartphones from last year. There were some missteps in its early days, but at its core, the Fold was a glimpse into the future. We are now in prime leak season for the phone's successor which is rumored to be called the Samsung Galaxy Fold...

Samsung announces new Galaxy A01, A11, A21, A51 5G, and A71 5G for the US market

The Samsung Galaxy A series consistently includes some of the best value phones in the US. They usually have great prices, respectable specifications, and decent carrier availability. With Samsung launching a lot of A-series phones, it only makes sense for Samsung to launch some of these in the US. Just today, Samsung officially announced the...

TCL launches TCL 10L, TCL 10 Pro, and TCL 10 5G starting at under $500

The TCL 10 series are some of the more interesting devices to launch this year for the North America region. They were first announced and showed off at CES 2020 without a lot of information. Now, almost 4 months later, TCL is finally launching the phones, letting us know all that there is to the...

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 update with the Galaxy S20 features will roll out in the U.S. tomorrow

Samsung was notorious for slow updates in the past. They would take forever to get updates released and even longer to roll them out to devices. While this is still the case for some phones like the Galaxy Fold, it isn't the case for their flagship S and Note series of phones. Those devices have...

Samsung firmware hints at the Galaxy S10 Lite, A01, A11, A21, and A51 smartphones coming to the U.S.

Samsung's software always gives us some hints about the smartphones that they're working on. Just last week we were able to find that two upcoming Samsung flagship phones, code-named "winner2" and "canvas," will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. This week, we discovered code within the firmware of the latest Galaxy Z Flip update...

Samsung Galaxy S20 kernel code hints at Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 with Snapdragon 865, mysterious Project “Zodiac” device

A few weeks after the announcement of the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung released the kernel source code for the Exynos and Snapdragon S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. In the Snapdragon Galaxy S20's kernel source, we found references that we believe refer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 with the Snapdragon 865...

New leaked render shows Honor 30S in Orange and White colors, side fingerprint scanner

Just yesterday we saw some of the first pictures of the new Honor 30S along with some more information regarding the device, like the new HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G chipset. The phone appears to be a mid-range offshoot of the Honor V30 flagship. Thanks to our sources, we now have more information about this device...

[Update: Available in Red] Samsung Galaxy Buds+ announced with 11 hours battery life, better microphones, and more

For a while now, Samsung has been rumored to release a new pair of Galaxy Buds called the Galaxy Buds+. They were supposed to have better sound quality, better battery, better microphones, and the same design. At Samsung Unpacked today, Samsung has confirmed these earbuds, in fact, do exist with the amazing price tag of...

iFixit’s Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown shows off Samsung’s 100X Space Zoom camera

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung's most expensive smartphone in the new Galaxy S line, and it features a variety of top-tier hardware features that Samsung hopes will justify that price. The biggest selling point of the phone is its camera setup. The S20 Ultra has a huge 108MP primary sensor that supports 3x3 pixel...

Opinion: Waterfall Displays are the Future of the Glass Slab Smartphone

Curved screens have been one of the more controversial additions to phones in the past few years. A lot of phone enthusiasts dislike the extreme curves as they pose practical usability issues. Other people swear by curved displays, claiming that the look and feel of the curves are worth the usability trade-offs. This has been...

[Update: India availability] Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced with 6.7-inch foldable display, Snapdragon 855+, and more

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola kicked off the foldable phone craze with the Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Motorola Razr, respectively. Each of these 3 phones approached foldable smartphone design in different ways, with Razr's arguably being the most intuitive as it's a throwback to the iconic clamshell design. The Motorola Razr's uniqueness...

Android 11 adds a new Motion Sense gesture to pause music on the Pixel 4

When Google announced the Pixel 4, one of the main things they showed off was Motion Sense. These are air gestures using Google's proprietary Soli chip. It is basically a miniature radar chip built into the phone. At launch, it could control music by skipping tracks and it could detect when you were picking up...