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Weekly Tech News: 512GB Storage Chip Announced

3 Community Manager

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In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week we look at an incredible 512GB storage chip, Facebook’s new app for kids and the great Christmas offers available from Three.

 

SAMSUNG DEBUT 512GB STORAGE CHIP

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This week, Samsung debuted a 512GB storage chip – a huge step forward for smartphones. Samsung had previously created a 256GB storage chip back in 2016 impressing many tech observers at the time, and now they’ve doubled that.

What will this mean for the industry? Well, for a start, the next Samsung flagship phone could have the most powerful smartphone chip ever, with an unparalleled storage capacity and improved performance. According to Jaesoo Han, executive VP of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung, the chip provides “the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones”. We’re really excited to see which phone will be the first to have this incredible amount of storage!

 

FB ANNOUNCE MESSENGER FOR KIDS

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Facebook has just announced in a blog post that it has created a version of the popular Messenger app for children. The social network has just rolled out a preview version of Messenger Kids in the US, described as a “new app that makes it easier for kids to safely video chat and message with family and friends”.

Messenger Kids will live on your child’s smartphone or tablet, but can be controlled from a parent’s Facebook account - the child will not need their own account. Kids will easily be able to chat, send photos, video call and create groups with parent-approved contacts. There’ll also be kid-appropriate GIFs, emojis, stickers and drawing tools to add some fun to the app.

 

CHRISTMAS AT THREE

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is upon us, and here at Three we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one to the perfect phone this Christmas, check out our Christmas Gift Guide. With everything from the iPhone X to the Nokia 3310 in our gift guide, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re buying a prepay phone with Three this festive season (either for yourself or as a gift), don’t forget to enter our fantastic €1000 competition. We’re giving away €1000 every day until Christmas Eve – all you need to do to enter is purchase one of our fantastic prepay phones.

Finally, make sure to sign up to 3Plus, where you can find even more awesome competitions and much-needed discounts to get you through the festive period.