Android Planet keeps you up to date with all the news from the Android world on a daily basis. If you have not been able to follow everything last week, we will update in this news overview. This is the most important Android news of the last few days.
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Samsung will omit the charger from more smartphones
On a Q&A page of the Samsung website, CEO TM Roh says that the company plans to phase out the charger and earbuds from the packaging of smartphones. This indicates that upcoming devices will also be delivered without these accessories. The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra lack the charger and earplugs in the box and you only get a USB-C cable. It is unclear with which future Samsung smartphones the charger will disappear even more. The company may choose to delete the adapter first from upcoming Galaxy S and Note devices.
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Google Play Points now available: save points for free Android apps
Google has rolled out Play Points, a free savings program that gives you points with every purchase. You get one point for every euro spent in the Google store. You can then exchange this for credit. You can then use this credit to purchase apps, movies, games, books and subscriptions at a discount, or even completely free. You can also use the points for in-app purchases, for example to make the ads disappear in a free app. You can earn extra points during special events. For example, in the first few days you get 3 points for every dollar you spend in the Google store.
→ Read more about Google Play Points in the Netherlands
Motorola Nio with dual selfie camera can be seen in leaked photos
Leaked photos show the Motorola Nio, an as yet unannounced high-end smartphone. It is noticeable that at the top left of the screen there are two holes for the double selfie camera. The Moto G 5G Plus, an affordable smartphone released last year, also has such a dual front camera. In addition to a ‘normal’ selfie camera, this device also has a wide-angle lens. In addition, the photos show that the Motorola Nio has four cameras on the back. It would be a primary camera of 64 megapixel, 16 megapixel wide-angle lens and depth sensor. No details are yet known about the fourth camera.
→ Read more about the leaked photos of the Motorola Nio
Samsung Galaxy A82 gets retractable camera that can tilt
According to a rumor, Samsung is currently working on a new smartphone in the Galaxy A series. Based on an anonymous source, the source reports that the device is known as the Samsung Galaxy A82 5G. Not much is known about the mysterious device yet; development is said to be at an “early stage”. According to the anonymous source, it is certain that the device can handle 5G, the successor to 4G that will be rolled out more widely in the Netherlands in the coming period. The Galaxy A82 would be a successor to the Samsung Galaxy A80. This device appeared in 2019 and is still available.
→ Read more about the alleged Samsung Galaxy A82
Renders: Sony Xperia 10 III keeps’ old-fashioned ‘design’
The reliable smartphone clock Steve Hemmerstoffer has put the first renders of the Sony Xperia 10 III online. The images show a smartphone with wide screen edges. The device therefore looks less slick than other devices from the same price segment. Furthermore, the renders show that the Sony Xperia 10 III has three cameras on the back. Enclosed in the same vertically designed camera hump as, for example, the Sony Xperia 10 II and Xperia L4. According to a rumor, the device will get a 12 megapixel main camera, 8 megapixel telephoto lens to zoom in and an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens.
→ Read on and view the renders of the Sony Xperia 10 III