This week's lowdown: Vodafone launches 5G in UK

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This week's lowdown: Vodafone launches 5G in UK

Vodafone switches on 5G network in seven cities

Vodafone customers who have purchased a 5G contract can now experience speeds up to 100x faster than 4G in seven UK cities: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Twelve additional towns and cities will benefit from Vodafone 5G later this year: Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newport, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton.

Vodafone 5G customers can even enjoy 5G roaming in parts of Germany, Italy and Spain.

This makes Vodafone the second mobile network to launch 5G, after rivals EE switched on the UK’s first 5G network in May. O2 plans to launch its own 5G service later in the year.

Google wants to make Night Sight a default feature

man taking photo on phone in low light

Google is marketing its new Pixel 3 phone heavily based on the Night Sight feature, which automatically colour-corrects shots taken at night to enhance ambient colours.

But some users have found the feature frustrating, with the Night Sight option buried in a list of other camera settings.

According to a leaked Android Q beta build, Google looks set to respond by making Night Sight a default setting in the Camera app. Users can now swipe from the camera screen to access Night Sight, similar to how the Portrait and Video modes are accessed.

Google also seems to be experimenting with making Panorama, Photo Sphere and other features easier to access. Keep your eyes peeled!

Is Sony working on a new foldable phone?

Gadgets Now has quoted Max J (@Samsung_News on Twitter) in saying that Sony has become the latest phone manufacturer to start working on a foldable phone.

Max J speculated that Sony’s phone, which is rumoured to be released in December or early 2020, will feature a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a Qualcomm X50 modem capable of 5G connectivity.

TechRadar added that the phone will feature a 10x optical zoom camera.

We must emphasise that this is just a rumour for now, but stay tuned for more information hopefully coming soon…


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