Google Pulls An Additional 85 Adware Infested App From The Play Store

It’s not uncommon for either Google or Apple to seek out and remove apps riddled with adware or malware from their respective stores. Recently, Google reportedly flagged down no less than 85 adware-infested apps on the Play Store and removed them instantly.
The apps in question contained adware known by its technical label “AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH”, was first discovered by the antivirus and cybersecurity company, Trend Micro. The adware contains unique techniques that allow it to avoid detection, while also allowing it to keep showing off unskippable and difficult-to-close advertisements on a user’s phone.
Not surprising then, that Trend Micro would describe the adware as being “incredibly difficult” to deal with. One of the “unique techniques” used to avoid immediate deletion supposedly includes performing “several checks before it executes its routines” and comparing the several timestamps with each other.

The bad news is that the affected apps were reportedly downloaded a total of eight million times. The good news is the Trend Micro says that as long as your device is running on the latest Android OS, your pretty much out of the woods. This is because the newer versions of Android will prompt you with a confirmation box, essentially becoming the last line of defence between the infected app and your phone.
(Source: Trend Micro via Techspot)
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5 Reasons You Should Absolutely Watch Netflix’s Mindhunter

In the past few years, we’ve seen crime television (TV) shows evolve far past their humble CSI and Criminal Minds roots. Whether in terms of scale and spectacle like in shows like Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Narcos or with regards to character exploration through the perspectives of both law enforcement and criminals in series like Fargo, True Detective, Sherlock and Luther. Regardless, there’s one particular defining theme that has marked this renaissance of crime TV: empathy. Gone are the days of black-and-white morality with criminals standing on the wrong side of the law, and agents on the straight and narrow white. Empathy is crucial in telling complex and interesting stories, so that the viewers do not merely view the broad strokes of the plot but can engage with the players within the drama. Why does a murderer or rapist act the way he does? Is that cop justified in using brutal force? Are these individuals redeemable? Is there more than meets the eye?
These questions are important and often raised in the aforementioned shows but rarely are the questions themselves the main subject. Rather they are systemic of the theme or narrative of the show. This seems to be the case across the board…except when it comes to Mindhunter. Netflix’s Mindhunter is a show like nothing I have ever seen before. A show that isn’t so much engaged in telling us a gritty, dark crime thriller that occasionally raises questions of morality. No, it is a series of frightening and curious inquiries with a plot stringed around it. It is refreshing, revolutionary and, if you dare to carry on, quite revolting.

So you can imagine our excitement when we heard that after nearly two years, the series is making its comeback on the 17th of August this year. If you’ve only heard about the show in passing or are still on the fence about getting into it, then here are a number of reasons you need to get on Netflix and watch some Mindhunter.
1. It’s Created By David Fincher
The story behind how Mindhunter came to be is a pretty interesting one. Apparently, a while back ago, Atomic Blonde actress Charlize Theron had handed a non-fiction book, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit to famous crime and psychological thriller film director David Fincher. In case you didn’t know, he’s the man behind such classics like Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac and Gone Girl. He was so enamoured with the book’s exploration into the criminal psyche of serial killers that he longed to make a TV series adaptation out of the source material. In spite of his cinematic pedigree, he felt like he lacked the experience needed in running a TV series back when Theron had handed him the book in 2009. That is until he worked on another one of Netflix’s (formerly) critically acclaimed series House of Cards. In 2016, it was announced that the first season Mindhunter would be released on Netflix and so it did on 13 October 2017. The rest is history.

Fincher is both the director and executive producer on the project, meaning he has a great amount of creative power on set. So if you’re anything of a major crime-buff or macabre serial-killer researcher then you are in for a treat! Fincher is no David Ayer or Michael Mann, his work doesn’t so much rely on action set pieces or big plot reveals.
He is a master of the slow burn, intricately and lovingly crafting an immersive experience through mood, atmosphere and subject matter. Imagine holding your breath for an hour and waiting with silent anticipation for the terror to emerge. And when it finally comes, it’s not so much a cathartic jumpscare than it is a creeping epiphany or realization. He along with creator Joe Penhall have crafted a piece of semi-fiction that will your eyes glued to the screen and your heart clinging to your chest.
2. Compelling And Complex Characters
The role of any good protagonist, or in this case protagonists, is to be a sort of conduit for the audience. A way in which we can live vicariously through the characters on screen and Mindhunter offers a good variety of perspectives in which we process this world of depravity and evil. I’m not talking about good-cop-bad-cop here. The three investigators bring their own biases and beliefs to their work and it shows.
Holden Ford, a young, brash and idealistic know-it-all FBI agent carries an air of arrogance and self-importance around his colleagues and superiors. Thinking himself more enlightened than his compatriots and yet he is strangely empathetic with the criminals he interview. Almost as if he can understand their delusions of grandeur because he bears some as well. Johnathan Groff does a great job balancing his character’s more sociopathic tendencies with his more compassionate side, almost as if he’s fighting the urge to join those he studies.

Then there’s Bill Tench played by Holt McCallany. The older, grizzled workaday agent who keeps Holden’s feet to the ground and is meant to be the relatable member of the trio. If Holden represents our morbid curiosity, Tench is a totem for our moral indignation and disgust. He’s by no means a simpleton but a strong deontologist with pre-established beliefs of what’s right and wrong. Throughout the series, we see him wrestle with the tension of unlearning his black-and-white morality while at the same time struggling to keep his humanity.
Then there’s psychologist Wendy Carr by Anna Torv, a closeted lesbian professor who gets drawn in by Tench and becomes part of the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit. Now, we haven’t exactly gotten a lot of time to know her but I foresee her becoming the bridge between the theoretical and application. The beauty of this triage is that each individual represents different aspects of our approach to criminal horror: our curiosity, our heart and most importantly, our fears.
3. Criminal Mind And Methodology
Unlike other shows that utilize advanced surveillance technology, interrogation techniques and, if you’re CSI, multiple flashy mental reconstructions, Mindhunter has none of the following. In fact, the series takes place in a very interesting period of history: the formulating years of criminal profiling and psychology in the FBI. The show is a semi-fictional account of how the FBI began analysing, identifying and predicting the behaviour of serial killers. We even get to see how the term “serial killer” was coined with it previously being known as “sequence killers”. The show utilizes a ton of Freudian archetypes, sociological patterns and behavioural sequencing in the way we understand the criminal motivation.

For example, Tench and Holden narrow down the murderer of an elderly woman as a Caucasian based on the sociological fact of Hispanics and Blacks having higher respect for the elderly. Then they used Ed Kemper, a notorious murderer who violently killed his mother as a frame of reference before identifying the killer as the elderly woman’s son. This isn’t the BBC’s Sherlock with the investigators using deductive reasoning and what is essentially super-vision to sniff out the crook. No, this is inhabiting the mind of the killer and getting into his worldview and environment.
You’ll see it all. The frustration of going down a dead-end and realizing that you are projecting your experiences onto the case. The horror and joy of comprehending the thought process of a killer who commits acts of necrophilia. The show avoids turning into a “worst of” compilations with regards to human depravity and gore. Much like Holden, the show manages to lend a voice and dignity to its criminals without ever romanticizing them. Ultimately, the most powerful tool in the trio’s arsenal is the art of conversation.
4. Killer Performances
Then, of course, there are the actual serial killers themselves, who are expertly brought to life by a cast of brilliant actors. I mean some of the performances here are truly bone-chilling as if they were lifted straight out of the actual tapes and interviews. You can’t have a series tackling criminal psychology without psycho criminals, can you? What’s remarkable, however, is how human and weirdly approachable they are. Some of them are killers out of circumstance like Richard Speck who just so happen to lose control of a situation after raiding a nurse hostel. He killed eight nurses and raped one of them, all in the heat of the moment. It wasn’t not so much a twisted Dahmer-esque worldview that drove his actions as much as it was bravado and toxic masculinity. So Holden has to appeal to Speck’s sensibilities the same way you might try to impress a gym bro at a bar. It’s alien and yet familiar

The most fascinating of all the serial killers and rapists, however, is Ed Kemper, nicknamed the Co-Ed Killer. The man kills women and then has sexual intercourse with their bodies. His hatred and need for domination of women stemming from his own ire for his abusive mother, whom he murdered, decapitated before using her head… for pleasure. Yeah, sometimes real life is a lot stranger than fiction. Nonetheless, Cameron Britton brings such gentleness and warmth to Kemper that doesn’t seem too far off from his real-life counterpart. They even look and sound the same! Mindhunter deftly incorporates its more fabricated narrative elements with real-world facts using its criminals as the linchpin that holds the whole thing together.
5. Season Two Is Coming Soon
The trailer for the second season of Mindhunter seems to amp up the tension and scale of everything we’ve seen thus far. There are a string of kidnapped and murdered black victims and the public are inclined to lay the blame on the Ku Klux Klan. Holden however disagrees and let’s just say the man has a way of escalating situations. His hubris and condescension will no doubt draw the ire of the local communities eager to blame the Klan. For you see, Holden isn’t convinced that the murders are perpetrated by a white racist which may or may not have him labelled as one. I look forward to seeing how he’ll get himself out of this hot mess. If you have been following the series thus far, then you’d know that a certain killer is ready to make his move. We’ve seen hints and teases of the man throughout the first season but no one could quite piece together his identity till near the end. It’s time for Bound, Torture, Kill (BTK) Killer to strike!

The opening scene of the trailer has Holden and Tench investigating into a murder scene where a girl was bound and hung from a pipe. It’s clear that the series is referencing the murder of the Otero family in January 1974 in which BTK had hung 11-year-old Josephine Otero on a pipe, masturbating as he watched her die. Rader would only be apprehended in 2005. So expect this to be a long and drawn-out case for the team. And then, we hear the reveal that the team will be getting a chance to interview none than other Charles freaking Manson! If you’re any sort of self-respecting fan of psychological thrillers or crime procedurals, you owe to yourself to watch Mindhunter.

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Alleged 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Benchmarks Leak Online

Rumours and leaks regarding AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have been appearing online since before the official release of its 3rd generation Ryzen CPU for the consumer segment. Now, alleged benchmark scores of the HEDT processor has appeared on Geekbench, along with information pertaining to its specification.
To be precise, the model of the processor is listed as “AMD Sharktooth” in the system information section. Specs-wise, the CPU seems to have a base clock of 3.6GHz and 128MB L3 Cache. The takeaway here is, naturally, its topology; Geekbench has the processor listed as having a 32-core, 64 threads layout, which is identical to AMD’s current Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU.
Regarding performance, Sharktooth scored 5677 on Geekbench’s single-core test, while its multi-core performance is listed as 94772. Incidentally, we think it’s important to note that the CPU was tested using a Linux OS instead of Windows 10. Further, the system also used a maximum of 128GB RAM, and the motherboard used in the benchmark is from MSI.

There is, naturally, a level of scepticism with the information. For a start, Hot Hardware pointed out the minor difference between the Threadripper 2990WX’s base clock and the alleged Zen2 Threadripper’s. Having said that, the site is also quick to point out that Sharktooth’s multi-core score is approximately 14.5% higher than its predecessor.
There’s also the question about Sharktooth being the flagship CPU; since the introduction of the first-generation Threadripper CPUs, AMD has always outdone itself by doubling the number of cores for its follow-up. Seeing how the Threadripper 2990WX already sports a 32-cores, 64-threads setup, it’s not wrong that many of us are expecting AMD’s top-tier Zen2 Threadripper to ship out with a whopping 64-cores, 128-threads.

As always, these points are merely speculations. As such, we do advise you to take this news with a very large sprinkling of salt, at least AMD’s official unveiling of the CPU this October.
(Source: Geekbench, Hot Hardware)
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Samsung Galaxy A Series Roadmap Appears Online; Suggests Major Focus On Cameras

A roadmap of Samsung’s Galaxy A series of phones has appeared online. It shows eight devices that will be entering the market in 2020. From the look of things, all of them have pretty impressive camera setups.
The roadmap was shared by Twitter user Sudhanshu Ambhore and features seven different main cameras across the eight devices. These range from a 13MP shooter all the way to 108MP. It also looks like all of the phones mentioned will come with at least a triple camera setup.

Here are some key camera specs of Samsung Galaxy A series of 2020. pic.twitter.com/c7YifHcNUX
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) August 15, 2019

The three cameras in question consists of the main shooter, a wide angle lens and a depth sensor of some sort. This is either a dedicated 5MP depth sensor, or a ToF sensor. Five of them – the Galaxy A51 onwards – will also feature a fourth camera, coming in the form of a telephoto zoom lens.
With this, the Samsung Galaxy A series looks to be quite the impressive range of mid-range phones. That said, because it didn’t come from Samsung directly, it’s best to take all of this with a pinch of salt. Even if it’s accurate as of now, things could change in the three months going into 2020.
(Source: Sudhanshu Ambhore / Twitter via GSMArena)
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OPPO Teases Reno 2 Announcement; Launch To Happen On 28 August

The OPPO Reno was launched on our shores only three months ago. And now, it looks like it will have a successor already. Naturally, it will be called the OPPO Reno 2. Based on the company’s teaser, the launch will take place in India on 28 August 2019.
The company posted the teaser using its Indian Twitter handle. Beyond the launch date, it also includes an illustration that features four rear cameras. From the looks of it, the front-facing camera will come with an angled popup mechanism similar to the one found on the first Reno.

Introducing #OPPOReno2 #Quadcam with #20xZoom. Coming first to India on 28.08.2019 pic.twitter.com/ySwRdeoXLa
— OPPO India (@oppomobileindia) August 16, 2019

The rear camera setup of the Reno 2 will also be capable of 20x zoom. This suggests a telephoto lens among the four cameras. The 20x zoom capability will also likely be of the hybrid variety. This is considering the first Reno had a 10x Zoom edition capable of its namesake 10x hybrid zoom.
And that’s it, as far as information goes. We’ll have to wait for another two weeks before the company releases more on the phone. As mentioned, the OPPO Reno 2 will be announced in India on 28 August.
(Source: OPPO India / Twitter)
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Parasite Review: Bong Joon-Ho Is in Form and on Fire!

Snowpiercer, the masterful post-apocalyptic picture that introduced me to the beast of a Korean filmmaker named Bong Joon-Ho, is about class divide. Parasite sees the director return to this subject matter. The difference is, there it’s clear who we’re supposed to root for: The impoverished people at the tail end of the train lead by Chris Evan’s character. We cheer for them as they rally and roar with burning passion as they make their way to the engine, taking down the greedy, cruel and insufferable upper-class folk in gloriously staged thrilling action sequences. Here, the lines are vague and blurry…
The Kim family live in a cramped and messy semi-basement. Picture boxes and bottles lying around, a narrow corridor that leads to the rooms and the bathroom and a tiny table in the common space in which the Kims cook, eat and gulp Soju till they’re shitfaced (which is all the time, by the way). Their phone lines have been cut no thanks to outstanding bills so they raise their phones as close to the ceiling as possible to connect to and leech off their neighbour’s Wi-Fi. They’re also very, very likeable.

They’re genuinely a fun-loving bunch that seem to have big aspirations. Kim Ki-Woo (Woo-sik Choi) is a good kid. His sister, Ki-Jung (So-dam Park) is a genius at graphic design but can’t attend art school because money talks and they have none. Dad, Ki-Taek (Kang-ho Song) is a comical guy and mom, Chung-Sook (Hye-jin Jang) is always nagging but you know her heart’s in the right place. One day, Ki-Woo’s friend who’s about to study abroad offers him the opportunity to take over his student. (Ki-Woo’s friend offers him the job, not because of his proficiency in English but because he’s OK at it and doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that would thirst for his highschool student/girlfriend.)
But first Ki-Woo needs to convince the super-rich Park family that he’s qualified for the job. He gets his sister to forge some university documents for him. Once he’s hired, the Kim family devise a plan and Parasite metamorphosizes into an exciting, thrilling and drop-dead funny “heist” film. I use the term “heist” loosely as they’re not trying to steal anything, but scam their way into landing jobs for the Parks — as an art-therapist, driver and housekeeper. The scenes become quicker and quicker and transition into an intoxicating montage accompanied by Jaeil Jung’s exhilarating violin score. The scene where Mr Kim rehearses his lines with his son is a short burst of performance dynamite.

At first, the scam seems warrantable. Our leads are funny, talented and charismatic. And who watches a film like Ocean’s Eleven and The Fast and the Furious and roots for the rich guy who’s getting robbed anyway? We root for the people committing the heist because there’s something so delightful about watching a rich person get bent over and screwed. We think, by scamming the Parks, Ki-Jung would finally be able to enrol in art school. We believe Ki-Woo when he says, “it doesn’t matter that I’m forging these documents, as I’ll be enrolling in university sooner rather than later anyway.” This scam would help them escape the depths of hell and onto greener pastures. A middle finger to the man!
Except, Bong Joon-Ho and his co-writer Jin Won Han have penned a screenplay that is highly complex and grey. Here, they beg the question: What if the rich people in these movies aren’t assholes? What if they don’t sit on their high horse and mistreat their workers? What if Mr Park isn’t the type of father who isn’t home all the time so he buys expensive gifts for his wife and kids in the name of love? Here, Mr and Mrs Park willingly sleep on the couch so that they can watch their son who wants to sleep in his tent in the front yard. Do the Park children deserve to be antagonised just because they were born into a rich family?

And what if, in order to land the job at the Parks’, our protagonists have to first screw over the current employees who are also of the lower class? What if the Kims are parasitic in nature, the kind who talk about aspirations and dreams but are only familiar with the art of blood-sucking and do so without feeling a hint of guilt or remorse? They’ve convinced themselves that they’re doing it for a “bigger purpose.” When the Parks go out of town, the Kims do what they always do — get shitfaced, only in a bigger house.
Then Bong Joon-Ho introduces another wrinkle and Parasite becomes a suspenseful mystery, while still retaining its humour in full force (at one point the Kims scatter like roaches, hiding under tables and beds. It’s both heart-pounding and gut-busting). But the humour here is black as the night’s sky and even the slapsticky stuff comes with a cruel twist. Some of the funniest scenes are also the most heartbreaking.
Parasite isn’t about the poor rising up against the rich. It isn’t about rooting for either party, but rooting against capitalism. The Parks may not be bad people, but look at the way Bong Joon-Ho has painted their house? It’s vast and heaven-like. Their large walls shield them from the rest of the world. Even Hong Kyung-pyo’s cinematography is still and calming. In a heart-sinking moment, Mr Park talks to his wife about Ki-Taek’s smell, unaware that he’s around. Apparently, people who use public transportation have a different smell about them than those who don’t. They truly are living in their own bubble.

On top of the hill, in a rich man’s land, the rain feels tranquil. We see it splashing on Park Da-Song’s play tent through a crystal clear window. This is juxtaposed with our protagonists scattering like roaches, down and down and down. As the rain washes downhill, the force becomes more and more powerful until it becomes a destructive weapon. When the Kims reach their semi-basement, it’s filled with overflowing sewage water. They’re frustrated, but not shaken — I’m guessing they’ve experienced it many times before. So much so, at one point, we see Ki-Jung sit on her toilet seat cover, smoking a cigarette as stinky and murky sewage water pours out of it.
The brilliance of this Bong Joon-Ho film is that it can be enjoyed on two levels. On the surface, it’s a fun, funny and exciting film about a poor family scamming a rich one. But behind the funny lines, exciting tone and suspenseful beats lie a chilling and dark commentary about the way our society is built. And for Bong Joon-Ho fans who were disappointed in his previous film, Okja, this is the master once again in form. Parasite is pure unadulterated Bong from start to finish — funny, suspenseful, unabashedly weird, bloody, manic and powerful.
Parasite is currently infesting Malaysian cinemas.
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3rd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Benchmarks Leak Online

Rumours and leaks regarding AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have been appearing online since before the official release of its 3rd generation Ryzen CPU for the consumer segment. Now, alleged benchmark scores of the HEDT processor has appeared on Geekbench, along with information pertaining to its specification.
To be precise, the model of the processor is listed as “AMD Sharktooth” in the system information section. Specs-wise, the CPU seems to have a base clock of 3.6GHz and 128MB L3 Cache. The takeaway here is, naturally, its topology; Geekbench has the processor listed as having a 32-core, 64 threads layout, which is identical to AMD’s current Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU.
Regarding performance, Sharktooth scored 5677 on Geekbench’s single-core test, while its multi-core performance is listed as 94772. Incidentally, we think it’s important to note that the CPU was tested using a Linux OS instead of Windows 10. Further, the system also used a maximum of 128GB RAM, and the motherboard used in the benchmark is from MSI.

There is, naturally, a level of scepticism with the information. For a start, Hot Hardware pointed out the minor difference between the Threadripper 2990WX’s base clock and the alleged Zen2 Threadripper’s. Having said that, the site is also quick to point out that Sharktooth’s multi-core score is approximately 14.5% higher than its predecessor.
There’s also the question about Sharktooth being the flagship CPU; since the introduction of the first-generation Threadripper CPUs, AMD has always outdone itself by doubling the number of cores for its follow-up. Seeing how the Threadripper 2990WX already sports a 32-cores, 64-threads setup, it’s not wrong that many of us are expecting AMD’s top-tier Zen2 Threadripper to ship out with a whopping 64-cores, 128-threads.

As always, these points are merely speculations. As such, we do advise you to take this news with a very large sprinkling of salt, at least AMD’s official unveiling of the CPU this October.
(Source: Geekbench, Hot Hardware)
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Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day Is Back For 2019; Starts From 19 August

Shopee recently has announced that its 9.9 Super Shopping Day is back for 2019. For this year’s edition though, the popular e-commerce destination has extended the shopping festival from two weeks to three weeks.
Taking place from 19 August till 9 September, one of the main highlights of Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day for 2019 is the reduction of minimum spend for free shipping. During the festival, users only to spend as little as RM 9 to be eligible for the free delivery option.

Other than that, Shopee has also stated that its Shocking Sale session which offers deals for as low as RM 1, will take place 9 times daily throughout the 9.9 Super Shopping Day period. Shoppers can also try their luck to purchase a Honda City or Yamaha 135LC for only RM 1 which would be refunded back to them if they are not chosen.
For the fans of Goyang Shopee, you once again able to gain 99 million coins from the game during the shopping festival. Additionally, gadget lovers out there might want to pay special attention not only on 9 September but also on 24 August, 1 September, and 8 September as these three days have been listed as Super Electronics Day by Shopee.

Aside from those that we have mentioned above, there are still plenty of other deals that shoppers able to enjoy throughout 9.9 Super Shopping Day period. So, just head on to Shopee Malaysia for further information.
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Realme 5 And Realme 5 Pro Specs Partially Revealed; Now Scheduled To Launch On 20 August

The Realme 5 has been making tease after tease, with every release date seemingly leading to the next teaser. Now, it looks like we finally have something more definitive. Details of the phone with the 64MP quad-camera setup have been revealed on Indian e-commerce site Flipkart. The phone’s page on the site also came complete with the actual launch date, and bits of the spec sheet.
To start, we now know what the roles of each of the cameras are. The 64MP sensor is the main shooter, with an aperture of f/1,8 and 1.25μm pixels. This is followed by the 119-degree ultra wide-angle lens, a macro lens, and a portrait lens. Other items on the spec sheet that has been made known are the 5000mAh battery, and a Qualcomm chipset. The latter, according to GSMArena, is likely a Snapdragon 665, based on a Geekbench listing.

The Realme 3 Pro, based on the limited available information, is interesting. It comes with a Sony IMX586 48MP main camera instead of the 64MP one on the base model. The exact battery capacity has not been revealed, but it supports VOOC Flash Charge 3.0, which gives it 55% charge in 30 minutes. The Realme 5 Pro will also be equipped with a Qualcomm chipset, but there’s no indication as to which one it is yet.
Flipkart states that the Realme 5 will be officially revealed on 20 August. That’s when more details of both phones specs will be revealed. It looks like we’ll have to wait until then to find out more about the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro.
(Source: Flipkart [1], [2] via GSMArena)
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Passes SIRIM Certification; Local Launch Seems Imminent

Samsung lifted the hood off its Galaxy Tab S6 a couple of weeks ago, and well ahead of the Galaxy Note 10‘s Unpacked event. Now, thanks to the astute SIRIM database observer, Kevin Ng TK, the tablet was spotted inside SIRIM’s database and has gained certification.
To say that Samsung’s latest tablet is a powerhouse is an understatement. On the surface, the tablet sports a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2450 x 1600. In addition, it also comes with an S-Pen delivers up to 10 hours of continuous use. It also supports wireless charging and can be charged back up from zero to full power in just 10 minutes.
Underneath the hood, the Galaxy Tab S6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, has between 6GB and 8GB RAM, up to 256GB internal storage, and a pretty massive 7040mAh non-removable battery. Camera-wise, the tablet features dual 13MP wide-angle and 5MP ultra-wide sensors for its main camera, while the selfie camera is a single 8MP sensor.

@Soya_Cincau @LowyatNET Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 passed SIRIM certification pic.twitter.com/D0SekE5TWU
— Kevin Ng TK (@KevinNgTK) August 16, 2019

Other unique features of the Galaxy Tab S6 include an on-screen fingerprint scanner; a first for a Galaxy tablet. Samsung’s DeX mode also makes a return to the tablet, enabling to transform its function from a tablet to something akin to a desktop PC.
The Galaxy Tab S6’s appearance on the database isn’t as surprising, especially since there’s still a market for Android tablets around this side of the world. We’ve reached out to Samsung Malaysia for an exact launch date, but as these things usually go, the representative wasn’t able to provide one. Meaning that we’ll just have to wait a while until an official announcement is made.
(Thanks for the tip, Kevin Ng TK!)
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