Realme GT 2 Pro alleged photos leak online, may come with in-display selfie camera

Realme GT 2 Pro is teased to be the company’s flagship offering that may come with a flagship processor and a 108MP camera. Ahead of the launch, alleged live images of the upcoming phone have appeared.
Shared in a report by Gizmochina, the leaked photo does not have a selfie camera at the front, hinting that the device may come with an under-display camera for selfies. According to the report, there could be two editions of the phone- one with a normal punch hole camera at the front and the other with an under-display camera.
The image also reveals extremely narrow bezels that are equal across the sides and the top. Realme GT 2 Pro is said to come with a 2K display having a refresh rate of 120Hz. In the display and brightness settings section of the phone, one can also see the device having HDR support.
Realme GT 2 Pro expected specs
Realme GT 2 Pro is expected to come with LPDDR5 RAM and may offer UFS 3.1 internal storage. It is rumoured to feature a 6.51-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen with high refresh rate. The display may come with 20:9 aspect ratio and 404 pixel density.
The device is tipped to offer a 108MP primary camera on the back. The phone’s camera may offer optical image stabilisation (OIS). At the front, the device may come with 32MP selfie shooter.
The device is expected to come with 125 watt fast charging technology and may come with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth version 5.2 for wireless connectivity.

samsung: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to reportedly run on Android 12 based One UI 4.0 out of the box

Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphone on January 4 at CES. Although the company has not yet confirmed any details about the device officially, it has already been spotted several times on Samsung’s official website. Recently, the smartphone sporting model number (SM-G990E/DS) was also spotted on Samsung’s UAE website. Now, a report by SamMobile has revealed new information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. As per the report, the smartphone will ship with Android 12 based One UI 4.0 operating system.
The report further suggests that the device will likely be on the list of Samsung smartphones that will get three OS upgrades. This means that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will likely receive the Android 15 update. It is worth noting that the other smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy S21 series including Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+ and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra were launched with Android 11 OS. The devices were also promised to get three OS upgrades, which means it’s likely that they won’t support Android 15.
Most of the specifications and the images of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE have already been revealed in numerous leaks. According to previous reports, the smartphone will be available in both the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 variants based on the markets. The report further states that the Exynos 2100 comes with Mali G78 GPU, the Snapdragon 888 comes with Adreno 660 GPU. The smartphone is said to have up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The device is said to have a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. It is also said to have Corning Gorilla Glass layer and a center-positioned punch-hole selfie camera. The front side is also rumoured to have an in-display fingerprint scanner. As per the reports, the smartphone’s power and volume buttons are at the right side and the bottom side houses USB-C port and speakers.
When it comes to cameras, reports reveal that Samsung Galaxy S21 FE sports a triple camera setup at the back with a 64MP primary sensor paired with an ultra-wide sensor and a depth sensor. At the front, the device is said to have a 32MP camera for selfies and video calling.
The reports also claim that the smartphone will feature a 4500mAh battery with support for 15W fast-charging. The device is rumoured to be available in four colour options – White, Lavender, Cream, and Black.

harris: Kamala Harris and the case of Bluetooth headphones

It was a historic moment when Kamala Harris called Joe Biden after winning the US presidential elections and over the phone told him, “We did it, Joe”. Harris was talking on the phone but had a pair of wired headphones in her other hand. Harris has been spotted using wired headphones on a few other occasions as well.
A report by Politico says that Harris is rather wary of Bluetooth headphones and prefers wired ones. The reason? According to Politico, the US vice president is extremely careful about security and technology. Though it has been confirmed that why Harris prefers wired headphones over Bluetooth ones but experts believe she could be right in doing so.
As per a report by CNet, cybersecurity experts say that Bluetooth connections can be hacked. Cybercriminals, according to the report, can hack a Bluetooth connection and take control of the device. They can install malicious codes and hackers can eavesdrop on conversations.
John Scott Railton, senior researcher, Citizen Labs tweeted that Harris is smart and knows the risks. In a tweet, he noted, “ By keeping bluetooth OFF Kamala is reducing a host of risks, including Close-access attacks against her handset; Bluetooth tracking; All sorts of signals collection, etc.”
In July this year, the US National Security Agency (NSA) had published a document that focused on cybersecurity guidance and noted the risks of Bluetooth technology.“Bluetooth technology transmits data wirelessly between devices within short distances. This feature is very convenient in private (i.e., non-public settings). However, keeping a device’s Bluetooth feature enabled in a public setting can pose a cybersecurity risk. Malicious actors can scan for active Bluetooth signals, potentially giving them access to information about the targeted device,” the document noted.
The NSA also noted in the document that Bluetooth should not be used to communicate passwords or sensitive data. Harris may have a valid case of not using Bluetooth considering the post she holds and what’s at stake. For the common public, if you are too worried or paranoid about your data or phone being hacked, it’s better to keep the Bluetooth off and switch it on only when needed.