Apple turned Beats Music into Apple Music a few years ago to buttress its dominance. The company’s iTunes Music Store was – and still is – the premiere place to purchase music. Problem is, fewer people are buying music outright. They are relying on streaming services instead.
Apple Music has quickly established itself as a powerhouse in the music apps space. Like some other services, you can subscribe for $9.99 a month for access to the service’s vast music library. There’s a family subscription option available for $14.99 too. Besides music streaming, a subscription unlocks offline listening, a playlist creation tool for any genre of music you like and storage for the music that you already own.
Music isn’t a solitary experience and listening to it isn’t either. Apple Music features built-in sharing and a social network so that music lovers can get messages directly from their favorite artists. The service also offers Beats 1. Beats 1 is a radio station focusing on all kinds of music. It is hosted by a huge line-up of DJs from around the world. Beats 1 is Apple Music’s best feature, and it’s available to people with or without a subscription.
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In addition to making a yearly change to the processor, Samsung also makes yearly upgrades to the Galaxy S series' camera. Don't expect that to change in 2021.
The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ have a 64MP camera while the Galaxy S20 Ultra has an 108MP camera. The devices also feature Space Zoom technology that utilizes a combination of Hybrid Optic Zoom and Super Resolution Zoom.
You get up to 30X zoom on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ while the Galaxy S20 Ultra features a whopping 100X zoom.
Samsung is reportedly developing a brand new 150MP Nonacell sensor and there's a chance it lands inside the Galaxy S21 series next year.
We don't know a whole lot about the sensor yet, but it's expected to debut in late 2020 so we should learn more about it then.
We've also heard the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the highest-end model, will have a quadruple-camera setup with two telephoto lenses.
The company will also reportedly upgrade the front-facing camera. A report out of Korea hints at a selfie camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
According to the report, Samsung is testing two prototypes. One has a 1/2-inch sensor and the other has a 1/2.55-inch sensor with OIS.
A more recent report out of Taiwan states that Samsung is planning to drop laser autofocus from the Galaxy S21 series.
The report states that one of the Galaxy S21 prototypes in development has a 150MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto sensor, a 16MP wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP macro sensor.
Korean publication The Elec claims the Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, which is on board the Galaxy S20 series, won't come to the Galaxy S21. The company didn't bring the technology to the Galaxy Note 20 series so this wouldn't be much of a surprise.
It's important to remember that Galaxy S21 is still in development which means things can and probably will change before the device hits shelves.
The cameras on the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Note 20 series should also be good enough for most people. That said, if you want something even better, consider waiting for next year's models.
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