Samsung Galaxy S21 series, Google Pixel 4a 5G, and more are on sale today
The latest iPad Pro, Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad, and more are on sale today
Big savings are also available today on smart TVs from Samsung, LG, and others
As expected, the official news starts with offers that really make a difference if you order early. As yes, the Galaxy S21, S21 +, S21 Ultra, and all of the products announced last week are still available for pre-order, which gives you some great benefits. In the case of the Galaxy S21, you can get it for just $ 99, the Galaxy S21 + for $ 299, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra for $ 499, then 4 months of YouTube Premium and 6 months of Spotify Premium. Talk about a way to sweeten the pot. If you are looking for the best rugged case you can buy for the S21 series, SUPCASE is for you! We’ll be sure to have links for your cases on both Amazon and SUPCASE.com so you can use code POCKETNOW15 to get 15% off. And yes, and those other trade-in deals on devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 for just $ 999 plus others are still available. With some Apple offerings, the latest iPad is currently $ 30 and the entry-level model is only $ 299. The iPad Pro also costs $ 100, so the entry-level model is available for $ 999 on both Amazon and B&H. If you’re looking for a cheap gaming monitor, Amazon is selling Samsung’s 24-inch 144 Hz monitor for $ 20 and priced at $ 230. We have more deals on monitors, iPads, Google Pixels and more.
LG is considering exiting the smartphone market
Unfortunately, let’s now talk more negatively about LG. We thought the Explorer project meant more innovation for the future, but that’s if there is. Last year, the company got a lot of looks with the LG Wing, but it looks like it hasn’t turned enough bags. According to a report by the Korea Herald, “a change is coming”. According to them, LG will make a cold judgment on whether this is selling, taking back, or downsizing its smartphone business. But don’t worry, regardless of the change in direction, the job will remain. It should be noted that approximately 60% of their employees will be transferred and reassigned to other business areas within the company or its affiliates. However, the future for the other 40% is not yet clear. Well, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard these kind of rumors from LG as the company has reportedly posted operating losses for 23 consecutive quarters, which is pretty insane. A report by The Elec also claims that LG has stopped manufacturing LCD panels for iPhones because Apple is making a full switch to OLED, and it is reported that these will depart from the smartphone market. Right now, we’re expecting LG’s rollable smartphone, which is reportedly going to have a 7.4-inch display as part of its Explorer project. Just not sure if consumers will want to take it over if those rumors unfold.
Asus ROG Phone 4 appears in a handy video that flaunts the secondary rear screen
The new ASUS ROG Phone 4 may come with a massive battery
Let’s keep the main focus on ASUS as you can’t deny the company’s interference in the gaming smartphone market and the ROG phone needs an update. In the past few weeks we’ve had a few bits and pieces about what to expect, but now we have some good information. Initially, ASUS posted a poster of the phone on Weibo, showing the phone’s silhouette over the Aries constellation. According to a tipster, the ASUS ROG Phone 4 now comes with a crazy 6000 mAh battery that supposedly supports charging speeds of 60 or 65 W. The phone recently went through Geekbench and found that it runs on the Snapdragon 888, 8GB of RAM, and Android 11. Finally, a Chinese tipster posted a picture of the actual device on Weibo, showing the back of the phone. It looks very ROG to say the least, with the camera module similar to its predecessor and a gray color variant with some accents for RGB lights that was shown in a short video on YouTube. In this video, you can also see the phone’s display, but nothing really appears. Judging by the poster and the constellation, we should expect this phone between March 21st and April 19th. Let’s see what we get. Still, I’m very curious to see what you think as I’ve seen a trend in the drop in tech lately. Note these RAM numbers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 21 Ultra may have a camera under the display
Now let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 Ultra. I know the phone that doesn’t have a code name yet. Last year we had a lot of polarizing rumors about the future of this line of products. They said it would be phased out in favor of leaflets, but then Samsung paced the air and said they would not discontinue products. Well, we have a new trademark application from LetsGoDigital made by Samsung for a camera under the display that includes a smartphone. So this is an indication that the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra is bringing the tech, and if you think about it, this should be Samsung’s next major release as the Z Fold 3 isn’t exactly average consumer-friendly for the price. The camera is listed as “UPC,” which was featured by Samsung in a video showing the Blade Bezel laptop at CES. The display is only 1mm thick and weighs 130 grams, and we are reportedly getting this technology for the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra. Well there is a possibility and there have been some rumors that we could bring this technology to the Z Fold 3 in the second half of 2021, but that’s not clear yet. We’ll see what happens. This is the first we hear about the upcoming note, and it’s a bit vague. Let’s see what we get.
Apple’s TouchID could return with the iPhone 13 range
The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s sensor shift stabilization may apply to the entire iPhone 13 family
And finally, for the hottest news of today, let’s move on to the iPhone 13 as the rumors keep growing and it looks like this will be more of an S year than anything else. First off, we have even more confirmation of yesterday’s rumors from trusted tipsters. Someone just tweeted, “need Touch ID back on iPhone”, with LoveToDream quoting the tweet saying it “will be back soon”. Jon Prosser also replied to the original tweet, saying, “You get it”. It is not yet known exactly how Apple will bring Touch ID back after the home button is completely removed from the flagship range. However, the company has reportedly been testing sensors under the display, likely from Qualcomm. Then again, you have the iPad Air solution by putting it in the power button, but we’ll see. So let’s get to the cameras when Apple introduced “sensor shift stabilization” with the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but it looks like they are looking to expand. Apple’s next-generation iPhones will all feature sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to a new report from DigiTimes. Another report by ETNews claimed that at least two models would bring the technology, with LG InnoTek supplying these components. According to the IBIS that we see in professional cameras, this is where the sensor, not the lens, is stabilized for better results that you can definitely see in the video. DigiTimes also claims that the LiDAR will be expanded to other models and that mmWave 5G will also be expanded to models outside of the US. So it looks like this will be a year of refinement for the iPhones.
A former bilingual teacher who left the classroom to join the Pocketnow team as a news editor and content creator for the Spanish audience. An artist by nature who enjoys video games, guitars, action figures, cooking, painting, drawing, and good music.