Pocketnow Daily: Apple is KILLING Face ID & The Notch?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible changes coming in future iPhones, upgrades in the Nintendo Switch and more

New video shows just how durable is the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Here we have proof that the foldable panels in the Samsung Galaxy Fold are pretty resistant and that they will work correctly for quite some time

Xiaomi, OnePlus fingered for high-radiation phones by German regulator [U]

A German radiation regulator conducted updated tests on many major phones and found many to break the country’s SAR limits.
SIM-free iPhone XS

The iPhone X outlasts both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max in battery life

Apparently last years iPhone X has proven to be better than this year’s iPhone Xs and iPhone XS Max, at least when talking about battery life

Huawei SuperCharge crowned best of fast charging standards

SuperCharge beat out Google and Apple’s simpler systems as well as other adapter-based systems like OnePlus’s Dash Charge and Motorola’s Turbo Charge.

“Limited testing” of Google Duplex beginning in weeks

The public at-large wil not be able to participate in this testing of Google’s AI-powered concierge service, but we do get insight into what it does.

vivo product is the first to get Qualcomm 5G millimeter wave antennas

It’s in a “commercial form factor” but it has actually yet to go commercial as 5G is still building out. vivo is touting its partnership with Qualcomm.

Sprint tries pricing for “Ultimate Unlimited” plan with more hotspot and free Hulu

Here’s the thing, though: Sprint only offers one unlimited data plan that allows for streaming at up to 1080p. At least one plan in the new offerings is referred to as “SD.”

So far, Fuchsia OS looks good on a Pixelbook

More things work on it than we’d thought, but it’s still a very broken experience. And yet, there’s progress and a clear idea of what Fuchsia wants to be.

Google’s Fuchsia OS sets sights on Pixelbook and other devices

Testing has begun on all sorts of hardware including the Chrome OS-running Pixelbook. Ways to install Fuchsia have been found.

In-tunnel cell service and new train signaling could spread in New York

Ultra-Wideband transceivers could get the MTA a new, modern signaling system to fix the hell that is the New York public transit commute.

Direct from Instagram puts focus on interpersonal pic sharing

Imagine a Snapchat stripped of curated content, just stuff from friends. Now imagine Instagram stuffing payment systems and bots and stickers…

There’s faster wireless charging, but no significant gains on iPhone X

A 7.5W wireless charge session will generate 20 perccent more power than a 5W charge. A 12W wire will get just under double a 5W charge can to an iPhone X.

Xiaomi Mi A1 users getting a chance to beta test stock Android Oreo

Stock software is all fun and games until it’s time to update it. That’s what the Android One-designated Xiaomi Mi A1 is trying to avoid: un-fun.

Once again, Qualcomm modems are better than Intel modems in iPhone X

If you’re on Sprint, US Cellular or Verizon, your iPhone X should theoretically perform better than ones on AT&T or T-Mobile.

Facebook facial recognition method in the works for authentication

Facebook is trying to see if it can start booking users into its system by scanning their faces. Android and iOS devices are expected to take it on.

Huawei Mate 10’s Kirin 970 hits 1.2Gbps downlink, looks to step in with the crowd

The Kirin 970 will be the first to strive for gigabit speeds on the Huawei Mate 10 as Qualcomm prepares for release early next year.

Samsung to help upgrade América Móvil network to 4.5G standards

Upgraded MIMO technology, signal amplification and calls over LTE and Wi-Fi are on their way to Latin America with the help of Samsung.

Facebook Messenger home screen ads are going global (no, not THAT home screen)

Advertising that was only shown to Australian and Thai Facebook Messenger users is now spreading around the world. No, not to your lock screen.

Sony 3D facial scanning technology on display at MWC Shanghai

The company has partnered with a Swiss company to put multiple layers into reading a face for security purposes. Say, to get into your phone.

AT&T 5G roadmap advances to fixed service testing in Austin

Texas’s capital is getting millimeter wave broadband service for homes and businesses from AT&T… on a very, very limited scale.

AT&T and T-Mobile play in LTE-LAA sandbox to aggregate unlicensed, licensed beams

LTE License Assisted Access is a carrier aggregation technology that would allow operators to use more spectrum and bring faster downloads and uploads.

Honor Beta US program extending questionnaire, test opportunities

It’s more than just an Android Nougat test program. There will be more chances for users to comment and test things that could pop up in two years.

Verizon inviting pilot members for 5G home broadband tests

If you live in one of 11 markets that Verizon’s trying 5G in, you may get a letter from the company that’s not a bill. Respond.

Verizon 5G pilot tests commence in 11 markets this year

AT&T has two test markets? Verizon wants to one-up on that. Or, actually, nine-up. And the testing starts in just a few months.