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Twitter vs. QAnon, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler breaks down the top tech news of the day, including Twitter’s crackdown on QAnon, Facebook and Instagram study of racial bias, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5G, streaming music directly to your brain, and more.

Winnie Sun

Winnie Sun of Sun Group Wealth Partners discusses the ending of the $600 monthly unemployment benefit, and what’s included in the next stimulus package.

DT writer Andy Boxall joins the show to talk new mobile devices, including the Asus ROG Phone 3 and the OnePlus Nord, which has a 5G chip.

Marc Levin

Nibler then talks to filmmaker Marc Levin, director of the new documentary Stockton On My Mind, which follows 26-year-old mayor Michael Tubbs and his mission to reshape Stockton, California, after the drastic effects of the subprime mortgage implosion.

What’s TBD this week? We join DT’s Jess Surbaugh and Adrien Warner as they discuss the 50th anniversary of the San Diego ComicCon, and how to join the convention at home via streaming.

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The Galaxy Z Flip 6 price just leaked, and it’s bad news
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5's hinge.

We have bad news for those who hope to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 when it's released, as it looks like the phone will be more expensive than the Galaxy Z Flip 5, which it will replace.

According to SmartPrix, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 will cost $1,100 for the 256GB model and $1,220 for the 512GB model, representing a $100 price increase over the previous model. Earlier today, we reported that SmartPrix also anticipates the same price hike for the Galaxy Z Fold 6, which could start at a whopping $1,899. Samsung will likely announce the Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Z Fold 6, and Galaxy Watch 7 at an Unpacked event in Paris, France, on July 10. All three new products should be available to the public soon after. We're also excited for the event as it may be the launchpad for the Galaxy Ring smart ring.

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This is our best look yet at the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6
Leaked promo image of Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6.

Leaked promo image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 @OnLeaks

With Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event right around the corner -- it's rumored to be taking place in Paris on July 10 -- it shouldn't surprise you that more details about the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 have leaked. The latest leak comes from @OnLeaks on X (formerly Twitter) and shows what seems to be the first official image of the upcoming foldable.

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The Galaxy Z Flip 6 is getting a much-needed battery upgrade
Leaked render of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6.

Battery life on the Galaxy Z Flip series has always been subpar. In fact, we dinged the Galaxy Z Flip 5 for its mediocre battery life in our review, saying: “If I take the Flip 5 off the charger at 7 a.m., it’s not uncommon to have less than 10% battery by 9 p.m. that evening.” We made similar comments about the Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3, which could only last one day at best and not really a full day at that.

It seems Samsung is finally taking this to heart and is planning on bumping up the battery capacity of the Galaxy Z Flip 6. According to a leak from MySmartPrice, the Z Flip 6 (model number SM-F741U) has passed through Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification, and it will come with a dual cell 1,097mAh battery paired with a 2,790mAh battery, for a total of 3,887mAh (4,000mAh on the marketing material). That’s an increase from the Z Flip 5, which came with a 971mAh cell paired with a 2,620mAh cell, for a total of 3,591mAh that Samsung marketed as 3,700mAh.

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