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5 Best Smartphones To Look Out For In 2019

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5 Best Smartphones To Look Out For In 2019

Many people say 2019 was a great year for smartphones, on the other hand, some people don’t share the same opinion. The question is, will 2019 be much better? Well, upon what’s coming, that might be possible. Let’s take a look at the best 5 smartphones set to launch in 2019.

OnePlus 7

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Leaks are quick to come out with teasers of the OnePlus phones before its official release scheduled as we already have a fair idea about the next OnePlus phone, which is the OnePlus 7. According to rumors the OnePlus 7 will have a 5G mobile internet (although some it is not the phone with the 5G-ready device OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has promised, as that’s going to be another release entirely) and may use a pop-up front camera to free up even more screen space.

We are anticipating an incredible experience with the OnePlus as it is set to be launched in spring.  OnePlus 7 is likely to be priced at $300 more than the previous OnePlus phone’.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus

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The Galaxy S10 it will set the tone for Samsung’s 2019 phones as it is set to launch in March. According to analysts, the Galaxy F might be the future of smartphones phones one day, but until then the Galaxy S10 and S10 plus will be the phones to beat. However, rumors have it that Samsung 10th generation flagships have three to choose from this year.

Stories also have it that, there could even be 5G connectivity. Samsung S10 and S10 plus are said to have rear cameras as well as Snapdragon 855 power and in-display fingerprint sensors, and it is also supposed to be the two most expensive models. We hope all rumors are true as Samsung debut the S10 on February 20 at their event in San Francisco.

iPhone 11 and 11 Max


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iPhone lovers are expecting a fantastic thing from iPhone 11 as the iPhone XS, and XS Max were significant upgrades. Apple likes to surprise their customer as they keep things covered until probably September.  The leaks and renders going around seems too good to be true, but if the iPhone 11 indeed includes a pop-up camera module, a TouchBar display on its side and an iPad Pro-like stylus, then we are in for a thriller.

Ming-Chi Kuo who is an analyst stated that the future phones may still have the dual-camera lens setup and probably ditch 3D Touch. According to him, that will keep the price down. Reports have it that Apple could grab advanced 3D cameras from Sony to obtain gesture control in games, sophisticated room scanning capability and more.

Sony Xperia XZ4


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Sony announced to launch its Sony Xperia XZ4 in March as the company still felt far behind its competitors in 2018. The company is determined to overcome every struggle in staying as an essential brand in the phone industry. However, Sony was not bad last year with an OLED screen and a price far less expensive than some of its competition, in the Sony Xperia XZ3.

The Sony Xperia XZ4 is said to be bold with its screen tech again, and use a 21:9 aspect display without a notch making the phone debatably the most “cinematic” phone to date, as it is close to the 2.39:1 anamorphic standard.

LG G8 ThinQ

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LG’s G7 ThinQ was a good smartphone and was very solid, but it lacked some extraordinary features. Therefore, everyone is anticipating the G8 ThinQ to be the flagship that will turn-heads and standout. The LG G7 ThinQ had an ultra-wide rear camera which was good, but recently several phones have both a zoom and a wide camera.

Is entirely unclear what the G8 ThinQ which is supposed to be launched in May has or is but a Korean report suggest a foldable phone, others also believe it has a double screen where the second screen is attached to the phone. The render shows a more conventional approach, though that version could incorporate a Sound on Display feature that removes a visible earpiece from the phone’s display.

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Crypto Researchers Concerned About The ‘Centralized Structure’ Of The Binance Smart Chain

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Crypto Researchers Concerned About The 'Centralized Structure' Of The Binance Smart Chain

Binance Smart Chain has been rising in popularity as interest rates from different parts of the world, including South Korea, sent the network’s transaction records to new highs. However, this has not deterred analysts’ from pointing out the increasing level of centralization within the network. Ryan Watkins, a Messari analyst recently addressed the influence that Binance has on the entire Binance Smart Chain, explaining that most of the commendable progress made on the network is not the result of the implementation of innovative concepts. Rather, it is a product of Binance’s control over the BSC network.

“The reason why BSC is faster and more scalable is not because of some magical technological innovation. No, it’s instead the magic of centralization. BSC is an Ethereum fork with a centralized validator set. That’s it. Nothing more.” He wrote on Twitter.

Unlike some other networks, the Binance Smart Chain has a total of 21 validators (people who verify the transactions and confirm their legitimacy, before adding them to the Blockchain). These validators are handpicked by the Binance Chain, further strengthening the notion that the network may be more centralized than it shows itself to be. 

Wilson Withiam rolls out some points to consider, starting with the pattern of resetting active validators, which is determined by the voting power of each validator. He notes that BNB staking and delegation is carried out on the Binance Chain, by Binance Chain validators as well.

In essence, Withiam argues that the pattern of validator distribution across the Binance Smart Chain is questionable as the identities of those behind the nodes in the validator sets are not made transparent. As he puts it “BSC now supports several third-party validators, although at least 5-6 others have close ties to Binance. The distribution of validator accounts is far less clear for Binance Chain.”

To dispute that Binance’s user experience is not ahead of other networks is false, and Withiam agrees with this. Even Watkins acknowledges this as he noted that BSC has fueled mainstream adoption of DeFi “Binance has incredible reach and influence and has used that to funnel a boatload of new users in DeFi. Binance executes period. That’s why BSC is winning.” He asserted. 

However, he argues that speed and scalability outside Ethereum without sharding or a centralization can only be legitimately found on the Solana Blockchain. Conclusively, Withiam urges BSC users to poke into the network, enough to understand where the loopholes are. 

“For those using BSC, take the time to understand the topology of the network. Sure, the fees and speed (both UX factors) are undoubtedly preferable. But strong censorship resistance and fault tolerance are not part of the package.” He wrote in conclusion.

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Elon Musk Promises to Literally Take Dogecoin to the Moon with SpaceX

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Elon Musk Promises to Literally Take Dogecoin to the Moon with SpaceX

Elon Musk spiked the price of Dogecoin by 3% after tweeting that SpaceX will take the meme-themed cryptocurrency to the literal moon.

“SpaceX is going to put a literal Dogecoin on the literal moon.”

Traders often use the term “to the moon” when expecting prices of a certain stock or digital currency to surge.

Elon Musk is a self-appointed Dogecoin and Bitcoin advocate and frequently tweets witty statements about the Japanese dog Shibu Inu, the central appeal and logo of the meme-themed cryptocurrency. The last time tweeted about Dogecoin was in mid-March:

“I’m getting a Shiba Inu #restistanceisfutile.”

The tweet also comes a month after Elon tweeted a meme of a Shiba Inu standing on the moon in a spacesuit while holding a Dogecoin flag, followed by the words, “literally” and “on the actual moon.”

Elon Musk and Dogecoin

Elon’s ability to influence bitcoin and Dogecoin’s price actions by merely tweeting about it has been both acclaimed and criticized for boosting crypto adoption and hindering mainstream acceptance, respectively.

Dogecoin has a total circulating supply of 129 billion Doge and an undefined maximum supply, unlike Bitcoin. Analysts including Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao have warned investors against exposing themselves to assets with infinite amounts of supply.

However, Elon’s influence and Dogecoin’s price action in the past 6 months have inspired its developers to revamp its development. Speaking during an interview, Dogecoin’s lead developer Ross Nicoll said the team is working to make changes to Doge.

“People say it’s a joke coin but we’re very careful to take care of the code. When it took off there was a resurgence in attention and we want to keep the currency operational.” 

SpaceX was founded in 2002 with the goal of reducing the cost of space transportation by using relaunchable rockets to enable the colonization of Mars.  The company’s first commercial trip around the moon on its Starship rocket will take place in 2023.

Elon Musk previously said that he is highly confident that SpaceX will have reached orbit many times with Starship before 2023, and that it will be safe enough for human transport by 2023.

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