YouTube introduces pinch-to-zoom for more 18:9 smartphones

While Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 users continue loving or hating the Bixby button, the company has been quite rigid about relaxing its remapping rules for it. But thankfully, the company did roll out an update that allows users to disable the button entirely.

The cumbersome solution had been a pair of two black bars that play either side of 16:9 video content, but with the Pixel 2 XL, Google chose to add the pinch-to-zoom option as a way of eliminating the dead space (as seen in the screenshot above that I took on a Pixel 2 XL while watching a YouTube video).

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) has 2GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.40 GHz quad-core processor. Indeed, the design is practically identical (and instantly forgettable), including none of the "premium" build qualities of the Galaxy Tab A (8.0) available lacking LTE connectivity in the US.

Released last year, this phone was named Trusted Reviews' Phone of the Year, and right now it's the cheapest it's ever been: until now the cheapest price you could get it for was £420.

The new YouTube for Android version has got this new pinch-to-zoom feature. Samsung, for one, is on top of the line with rumours suggesting an early launch of the Galaxy S9 series. 12GB for less than £30 a month on this tremendous 2017 flagship phone. That's more than double the price of the S7 Edge, but you're not getting anywhere near twice the phone. Even Microsoft has mocked both companies and the war between them in a commercial for Windows Phone years ago.

As per listing, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) will come with a 4.8-inch HD display with 1280×720 screen resolution. However, the feature will also work fine on other smartphones with long aspect ratio.

And that's bad news: the rear fingerprint recognition is one of the Galaxy S8's worst features. At the moment on Amazon it's £369.99 - a 12% reduction on the price's previous low, and a huge 42% off the original RRP of £639.


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