Few months back, the phones in Samsung’s mid-tier Galaxy A series used to be relatively modest offerings that were conservative in both specs and design. But with Chinese brands such as Oppo, Xiaomi and Huawei taking a big chunk out of Samsung’s pie in developing markets, the Korean tech giant can no longer afford to play it safe.

 

So Samsung came up with the Galaxy A80 with a daring design that arguably is more eye-catching and headline-grabbing than their flagships at that time.

 

Yes, Samsung was rather late to the party as their competitors were already releasing multiple pop up camera smartphones. But the Galaxy A80 was different, this Samsung device uses a more complicated elevating camera system, one that doesn’t just elevate up and down, but also flips forward and backward. To top it all off, the unique rotating camera mechanism also lets people do what only dual-screen phones have allowed to do so far - take selfies with the best camera you have on the phone, rather than the subpar pieces usually put at the front.

 

Now, a lot of you were asking if Samsung is ever making a successor to the Galaxy A80? Well, it looks like they are and it might be called the Galaxy A82.

 

Dutch website, Galaxy Club who as you know is very reputable, reports that Samsung is working on a successor to the Galaxy A80, apparently called the Galaxy A82.

 

It will have 5G, obviously but interestingly GalaxyClub cannot say with certainty whether the Galaxy A82 will have a flipping camera mechanism as well.

 

Samsung Galaxy A82, Smartphone, Slide Out Camera, Pop-Up Camera


This might disappoint some of you but wait since the Galaxy A80's flip camera was designed to give you a full-screen edge to edge display with no cutouts or other interruptions.

 

So if Samsung isn't going to provide the flip camera then it's totally possible. The Galaxy A82 might become the first Samsung phone to have an under-display camera technology.

 

Samsung has said in the past that they will bring some flagship features to the Galaxy A series even before bringing it to their Galaxy S or Note series. For example, the punch hole camera was first introduced on the Galaxy A8s.

 

So yes, we still don't know for sure whether the Galaxy A82 will have the rotating camera but if it doesn't then the under display camera is still under the realm of possibility as a testing ground before bringing it to their mainstream flagships.

 

Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 lineup at relatively lower prices than last year's Galaxy S20 lineup.

 

But still, if you think the prices are high then here's some good news for you. Samsung will also launch the 4G LTE only version of the Galaxy S21.

 

Galaxy Club has discovered the LTE version of the standard Galaxy S21 model in the Bluetooth SIG database and the specifications of the handset should be identical to the 5G Galaxy S21.

 

Although, it will be interesting to see which chipset the handset will end up with since both the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 have embedded 5G modems.

 

Anyway, the phone should be around $100 to $150 cheaper and will be launched in markets with no 5G infrastructure.

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Hitman 3 is finally here, and as a result you can actually import all of the content from Hitman 1 and 2 into Hitman 3. In this we’ll show you how to add Hitman 1 and 2 Maps into Hitman 3. 


So the way you need to do is you go over to the store tab in the game and you will see the below options. So if you go to the Hitman game of the year pack you will get this for free even if you didn’t own the Hitman game of the year content.


So you go to there and then it just pops up as a free download. You click on download and it will install it to your PS5 or your PS4 and then the same thing with the Hitman 2.


So if you have the standard version of Hitman 2, you can download the standard pack. If you have the gold edition of Hitman 2 you can download the gold pack and that’s for free.


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If you don’t have them then I think they are priced around $9 and $19 for the standard and gold editions.


After that you’ll get the Hitman 1 and 2 contents in the latest version of the game with all of the new enhancement and everything else.

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While all of our eyes were set on the Galaxy 21 coverage in the past few days, Samsung quietly showcased its first Under-Display Camera technology.

 

The company is now ready with its first product with an Under-Display Camera. Strangely, it’s not a phone but a laptop instead.

 

Samsung showed off a product preview of the Samsung Blade Bezel laptop which will have a nearly bezel-less display with a 93% screen-to-body ratio.

 

One of the USP’s of this laptop is the Under-Display Camera.

 

Samsung Blade Bezel, Under Display Camera


Now the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also expected to have this technology and you might be surprised to see their laptop incorporate this tech before the star of the show could bring it in. But it does make sense.

 

You see the quality of front-facing cameras in current laptops is straight-up trash, to be honest, so even if the quality of the Under-Display Camera on these laptops turns out bad, users are not going to notice but what they are going to notice is the immersive edge to edge display that does make a difference.

 

Now, if Samsung decides to equip the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra launching later in the year with the Under-Display Camera technology then this is what it will end up looking like.

 

Samsung Galaxy, Note 21 Ultra , Under Display Camera

In an official video, Samsung showcased this handset which looks like the Galaxy Note Ultra with that boxy design but there's no hole for the front-facing camera.

 

Now, I'm not saying this is the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra, I'm sure it's not.

 

Most of the smartphones Samsung uses for their commercials have edge to edge screen.

 

In fact, most of the time, the screen on those phones is not even real but they are edited in post-production.

 

But like I've said, if Samsung decided to go with this tech then this is the closest representation of how the Note 21 Ultra will look.

 

So when Huawei unveiled their latest chipset, the Kirin 9000 it created a new record for the highest clock speed in a mobile chipset clocked at 3.13 GHz with its prime core.

 

The latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm the Snapdragon 888 runs at a lower clock speed at 2.84Ghz and the Exynos 2100 runs at 2.9Ghz, so Huawei still had that record.

 

But that changes today when Qualcomm unveiled their new chipset the Snapdragon 870 with a clock speed of 3.2Ghz. To be honest, the Snapdragon 870 is not a new chipset but basically an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 865+ with the specs being literally the same. So basically it is the Snapdragon 865++.

 

Now having a better clock speed doesn't mean it's faster than the Snapdragon 888. The 888 CPU is based on the newer Cortex-X1 and A78 instead, so while it runs at lower frequencies, the 888 will still be faster as there’s more to the performance story.

 

We’ll have to wait for the first benchmarks to see how exactly all of these chips compare.

 

By the way, the Snapdragon 870 will be seen in a lot of value flagship smartphones from companies like Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, and more.

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In this guide, we’ll give you the best settings to run Eternal Return: Black Survival smoothly on your PC and also show you how to fix low frame rates, fps drops, lags and stuttering.

 

Black Survival is currently in early access so you don't have a lot of option inside of the game but I will show you how to make sure that your Windows is optimized for this game.

 

So first of all open up the game mode settings and then turn Off the Game Mode. I did the tests with and without and Game Mode and I was losing like 2 to 3% fps.

 

Also make sure that Xbox Game Bars are Off it's causing stuttering in the game and also you will lose a couple of fps.

 

Next, make sure that those capture background recording and recorded audio are at Off and also I recommend to disable all the Overlay that you're currently using. So Discord Overlay and Video Overlay.

 

Next, open up your Graphics Settings and make sure that your Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is at On. With this setting on my laptop I was getting like 3 to 4% boost in my fps but on my desktop I didn't see any difference.

 

The next thing that I recommend to do is on your Graphics Settings - go to Nvidia Control Panel then make sure in Manage 3D Settings that your Power Management Mode is at Prefer Maximum Performance.

 

The last one that I recommend to do is your energy plan on your computer. So open up your power settings and make sure that you're running something like High Performance or Balance don't use the Power Saver. You’ll lose a lot of performance because of that.

 

Next make sure that you update your driver. A lot of people don't update their graphic drivers so make sure that you have the latest driver for Nvidia same thing with AMD and even if you're playing on the Intel CPU with an integrated graphic card make sure that you're going on the Intel website and do your driver update.

 

So now we’ll go inside of the game. It's pretty easy just open the settings and go to Video and make sure that you're playing your native resolution and also make sure that your Refresh Rates’ match with your monitor. So if you have like 60hz screen go with 60hz.

 

Another thing that it's really important is your display mode. I saw a big difference between borderless and full screen. I was losing 3% of my fps with borderless.  So go with full screen really important.

 

Best Settings, Eternal Return, Black Survival, PC


After that for the Graphics - you have four different choices.

 

I did a test between each option and I was getting 3% boost on High to Ultra and High to Normal another 3% and for the Normal to Low I was getting 2% boost and I didn't really like the way my image quality was at Low. So honestly, if you're playing on the laptop just go with Normal and you should be fine. If you have like a mid-range computer you can easily play at High and if you have like a high-end PC go with Ultra.

 

For the V-Sync it really depends. If you don't uncheck it, honestly like you don't really care about input lag in this game I didn't see a big difference. So you can use it if you want.

 

Finally, the FPS Cap depending on your computer, if you have like good ventilation in your desktop you can easily go with No Limit, you need to disable VSync, but if you have like a 60hz screen don't go too crazy and you're playing like on the laptop you don't want to go with No Limit because if you generate more FPS you will generate more heat in your computer. You can have some throttling issue, so your CPU and GPU will start to go lower with their megahertz and you will have some drop in your fps, mini lag, stuttering and stuff like that. So make sure that you just lock your fps with the number of hertz that you have.

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Recently, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is free to play on the Epic Game store and of course this guide isn't specific to only SWB2, if you're experiencing “Please wait while we install Origin” error then this guide is going to show you how to fix it.

 

What error is it? Well if I open up the Epic Games Launcher and locate a game that I'd like to install. In my case Star Wars Battlefront 2, I'll simply click on it and you'll see a pop-up in the bottom right ‘Please Wait While We Install Origin’ what exactly is happening here? Well, absolutely nothing and that's exactly what this guide is going to show you, exactly how to fix. So before we even get into possible fixes you may just have not noticed something check your start bar at the very bottom and make sure that the Origin logo isn't there. If you see it click on it and you'll be prompted to Sign in with your EA account to link it to your Epic Game Store account. However, let's of course assume that you didn't miss something as simple as this and there's actually an issue well if you don't have Origin installed then it'll have to install it first and then launch it up. However, if it's deciding not to install it you can try it manually downloading Origin from the EA website. Simply head across to the link in the description down below or origin.com and then download and install the Origin. Once Origin is installed and signed in you'll see a New Window.

 

If you head back to Epic Games click the game once again you should be prompted again by origin this time to sign in. Even if you already have the window open you’ll get a second window pops up.

 

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However, if you're still having issues there's a couple of things that we can try. First of all, hit start and then click on the settings icon. In the new window, open up system and then make sure you're on the display tab. Inside of there simply select the display that you're currently using - scroll down and then choose a different display resolution. If the Window for some reason was pushed off of your display simply changing your resolution, should get it back to the center or at least somewhere where you can grab it. If you're running anything other than 4k, 2k 1080p, 720p or another common value like that try changing it across to say 1920x1080 and then launching up the Epic Game Store again trying to install the game.


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Another thing we can try and change is the scale and layout. Of course if you have a 4k display or something like that you usually have the option “Change the size of text, apps and other items” try to change it to 100%. Closing out of it and launching up the game once again to the Epic Game Store. This time hopefully you can see the Sign In page for a linking Origin and Epic Games. Once again you may have to check your start bar as there may be one or two open there.

 

However, for some reason you're still having issues you can try uninstalling Origin, if you already have it installed or you installed it earlier. Hit start open up settings head across to the apps section and then in the list there simply type in Origin click on Origin and then click uninstall. Note that if you have any games installed I don't think that they'll be uninstalled but they will have to be linked again. After it's uninstalled you can simply head back to the Epic Game Store, click on the game once again and eventually the Sign in window should pop up. After signing in it should simply link your accounts together otherwise you'll have to enter a two-factor code and if we head across to the my game library inside of Origin you should see Star Wars Battlefront 2 or whatever EA Game you added through the Epic Games launcher. Now, you'll be able to download and install any game that you want to. The download will be managed and completed completely inside the Origin Launcher. If you head back to the Epic Game Store and click the game itself it'll simply try and open up Origin again.

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In this guide we’ll show you how to fix an issue with Star Wars Battlefront 2 (SWB2) where you simply get stuck on the Optimizing Shaders Screen.


When the game starts launching up you'll see at the bottom of your screen Optimizing Shaders simply gets stuck somewhere along the progress bar or it takes infinitely long to finish. There is a fix to this issue, basically while the game is running in Directx 12 mode it's able to pre-cache certain Shaders so that you can get much better performance in-game and it may even look a little bit better. I'll simply alter 4 out of this game just to simulate what would happen with you, you wouldn't be able to get past that screen to get to your main menu. Now, the simplest solution to this issue is to disable Directx 12 mode and go back down to Directx 11 mode. Even if you have a super up-to-date PC as you won't need to compile any Shaders before playing. Now, of course you may be losing some performance optimizations. It may not look exactly as good but it is still a super good experience and I've actually had it on Directx 11 mode for the longest time without even noticing that there was a Directx 12 mode. Regardless how exactly do we do this if we can't get to the main menu and see the options screen. Well, assuming you can get to the options screen you can simply head across to the graphics tab and disable Directx 12 mode so that it uses Directx 11 mode but for most people won't be able to get to the main menu at all. 


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What do you do? Well, simply hold down start to open up a new file browser dialog then click the document section or simply head across to see users, your username and then Documents. Then when you get to there simply locate Star Wars Battlefront 2 and open it up - inside of the folder click settings and then BootOptions simply double click on it and then choose notepad when asked what program you'd like to open the game in, then you'll see the server. There all that we need to do is locate GstRender.EnableDx12 1 and simply change the one to a zero. For some reason you're getting issues with Fullscreen or Windowed mode or possibly even a wrong resolution you can adjust them there. You can also set a resolution height and width as well as force a set refresh rate. After doing this most importantly disabling Directx 12. 


Learn How to Optimize Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Increase Performance   


Now, we can launch up the game and this time while loading into the game you'll notice that we simply skip the Shader's installation completely. What does this mean? Well, you should be able to play the game without any issues as you simply skipped it. Of course you can re-enable it after playing a game and maybe it'll fix itself, maybe it won't. If it doesn't well at least you'll still be able to play the game. You'll be losing a tiny bit of the experience but relatively nothing in the long run.

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