Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Microsoft Surface Book 3, and more are on sale today
Let’s start with today’s deals, as usual recently, and Samsung continues to seriously dominate with its offerings. Starting with the Galaxy Note 10+, which is currently $ 300 cheaper at Amazon, the Aura Black variant with 256 GB remains for $ 800. The regular Galaxy Note 10 gets the same discount, but for the Aura White model, and is $ 650. The Z Flip 5G costs $ 200 and is $ 1,250. The trade-in offers on the company’s website have not yet been finalized. So you can still get the Z Fold 2 for $ 1000 and the Note 20 for $ 450 if you have an eligible device to trade with. Now back to Amazon, the Surface Book 3 is $ 200 less, and the Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage models are $ 1,249. Yes, still expensive, but you can buy twice as much RAM and an i7 for $ 1,270. We have even more deals on monitors, Razer gaming peripherals and more at the links below.
Apple could give us a new 10.5-inch iPad in the first half of 2021
Let’s move on to iPads, but don’t worry, they’re not deals. This time it’s about how much they do for a refresher. According to a new report from China, Apple plans to update its entry-level iPad in spring 2021. According to the report, this iPad should feature a bigger 10.5-inch display, the A13 Bionic, 4GB of RAM, and a thinner and lighter design. It will reportedly still bring Touch ID to the home button as well as the lightning port, but it will take on the design of the previous iPad Air. And yes, that’s not really a design change, but it does make it thinner and lighter, and we know Apple pretty much recycles iPad designs, as it did with the new Air. It’s strange for Apple to update an iPad so quickly but if you think about it, the only change from the previous one was the processor. Finally, the report claims it may also start at a lower price of $ 299 with 64GB of storage. If you think about it, the upside of Apple Silicon is that it is driving prices down in the face of the additional volume of sales, so we’re all for it.
Samsung Galaxy S21 with Snapdragon 888 confirmed, rumors of improved features emerge
Okay, let’s keep talking about devices we expect but shift focus to the Galaxy S21 series. Yesterday we looked at the new teasers leaked as well as the fact that a much faster fingerprint scanner will be available on the display that is supposedly so good that you just have to tap to unlock it. Well, some rumors suggested the possibility that all of these devices could run on Exynos chips, and we know how you guys feel about it. Thankfully, the S21 has just passed FCC certification confirming that it will bring the Snapdragon 888 5G, but in some markets like the US and South Korea. Other markets will have to stick to the Exynos 2100, which looks more promising this year. Certification also revealed that this device is likely to bring mmWave 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, and faster 9W reverse wireless charging to the new Galaxy Buds Pro. So yeah, we’re expecting these phones as early as next month, so the leaks should get better from here.
Apple strikes back on Facebook for attacking app privacy labels and is warning against shutting down apps
Let’s move on to Apple and Facebook. And to Google, in a way that I’d really like to say hello. Back in October when we received the new iPhones, Apple announced some new data protection features. These new features now require apps to explicitly ask for permission before using Identifier for Advertisers to track people’s activity. You can imagine that Facebook and Google weren’t really happy with Cupertino’s decision, telling advertisers that their earnings could drop by as much as 50%. Well, Craig Federighi aka Mr. Jiggle Mode recently made some comments on how “some tech companies” would prefer this new app tracking transparency never implemented. However, he also made it clear that they are only delaying this function until early 2021, but that certain unnamed companies do not want to meet this standard. These apps will be removed from the app store. Of course, Craig hasn’t given any names, but Facebook has attacked Apple since it was announced so you can clearly see how they respect your privacy. If we know anything about Apple, it’s that they don’t care, and the proof is Epic Games.
After the chargers are no longer available, Apple is considering removing the cables from the iPhone sales package
Here’s a little trivia question. When was the last time we informed Apple about a survey about products you don’t use? Yes, when they were going to get rid of the loading stone. Well, the company just sent out a similar customer survey, but this one does a lot more. In this case, iPhone 12 users will be asked if they are actually using the items in the box, including the power cord, SIM eject tool, and stickers. The stickers. It sounds like Apple is finally going to choose the portless iPhone that has been rumored for years that MagSafe is actually a thing. Let’s move on to another poll with some positive news. They ask users about their Face ID experience on the new iPhones. This is most likely due to the new rumors that Apple is working on improving face recognition and Qualcomm’s on-screen fingerprint scanner. Honestly, we don’t mind if they plug it into the power switch or under the display. Right now we just want a fingerprint scanner.
Is there a new Google Pixel 5 Pro on the way?
Finally, the hottest news today has to do with Google and the Pixel. We did this running joke with Diego about how it’s been almost two months and there are still no Pixel 6 leaks. Well, a lot of people wondered if Google would actually launch a flagship since none of the three phones we received from them this year actually qualified as one. Now we have some leaked images that supposedly, and I stress, belong to a Google Pixel 5 Pro. These images are very similar to the ones we received for a Pixel XE last week. In the pictures we can see that this phone has dual SIM capabilities and the device name is Pixel 5 Pro. Another benchmark of the device shows that this phone includes 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of onboard storage and the Snapdragon 865. Probably the most interesting thing about these pictures is that there doesn’t seem to be a selfie camera here. Now we don’t know if this means we’re getting a popup or one under the display, but it’s nowhere to be found. The thing is, Google is like a box of chocolates that you really never know what you’re getting.
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