Samsung Galaxy S20 +, Alienware monitors, and more are on sale today
M1 13-inch MacBook Pro, the latest iPad Air, and more are live
A perfect moment to grab an Intel-powered MacBook Air
The official news starts today with deals. Can you believe that you can already reserve your Galaxy S21 and get credit for it since we’re so close to Samsung’s Unpacked event? Yes, you can get up to $ 60 in credit for other accessories. So be sure to follow the first link in the description if you want to buy or even check if the offer is right for you. At Samsung, the company’s trade-in deals from last year remain in place, so devices like the Z Fold 2 only cost $ 1,000. You can also get the Note 20 Ultra for $ 700 or the S20 Ultra for $ 600. However, you need a qualified device to qualify. If you want the latest iPad Air, save $ 50 right now, down from $ 699 for the 256GB variant. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro costs $ 100 and $ 1,349 for the 512GB LTE storage model. We have more deals on other Samsung products, Macs and more under the links in the description.
Samsung announces new MicroLED TVs, Neo QLED and The Frame ahead of CES 2021
Let’s keep talking about Samsung now because today was the company’s First Look event, which usually takes on much of the CES spotlight. As usual, this was the company’s showcase for the latest in TV technology. Let’s just say they gave it their all. Let’s start with an update to The Wall, Samsung’s new 110-inch MicroLED display in 4K. It also marks the beginning of modular options for MicroLED so that the technology can take different forms in the future. We also saw the company’s new new QLED 8K and 4K TVs with a near-frameless design that continue to use a separate box for all connectivity. One of the most interesting updates now is how Samsung TVs are now supporting Samsung Health so you can get personalized fitness classes at home in the face of the new normal we are in. We also need to find ways to turn your TV into a work of art, updates to the Sero, and more. Folks, honestly the list is so extensive that I’d rather follow the link in the description for a full list of the details.
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Apple’s AR glasses have entered the second phase of prototype development: report
Let’s shift the focus to Apple and their AR * glasses *. Damn Diego pun man. Apparently the company takes this very seriously. According to a new DigiTimes report, Cupertino is about to enter the “second phase” of developing these AR glasses. According to the report, after the second phase, the glasses will move to the third phase a few months later. Once the prototype design is complete, the device is expected to go through a 6 to 9 month period for technical review. Cupertino is apparently focused on improving weight and battery life as Mark Gurman claims these glasses will be lightweight. Gurman has also claimed in the past that the glasses can overlay information such as texts and maps in front of your eyes so that you can control the glasses with Siri. As you can see from the DigiTimes report, there is still a long way to go in terms of production. Reports say they won’t be released until 2023 at the earliest. But it looks like it’s going to happen after all, as Cupertino has shown great interest in AR technology. So, if that doesn’t happen before 2023, what Apple AR device will we get this year, according to Ming Chi Kuo Leaks?
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro will appear in a handy video ahead of launch on January 14th
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra supports 120 Hz at QHD + resolution
Samsung continues to tease the Galaxy S21 with an overview of the Galaxy S series history
Let’s get back to Samsung and the Galaxy S21 series as the rumors, leaks, and even official developments keep skyrocketing as we get closer. Let’s start with the official part of it all. The company just posted a new teaser on Twitter. The teaser shows the cube we received earlier, but this time it hints at high zoom capabilities and even a 3D camera by approaching a 3D modeled surfer in the cube and taking a picture of him. It also reads “You’ll want all the details.” A new tweet from Ice Universe shows a screenshot of the Settings tab and confirms that the S21 Ultra can maintain the WQHD + resolution and the adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz at the same time, so you can actually take full advantage of this display .. Finally! Let’s continue a little bit from the S21 but stick with Unpacked, a YouTuber named Digital Slang who managed to get a pair of Galaxy Buds Pros and put out a full-blown 17-minute video. It showed everything from unboxing to an earlier microphone and audio test, so yes, there are no more secrets here. We’re only 10 days away from Unpacked. Everything we get from now on should be like a bonus leak. As a reminder, you can actually reserve your pre-order for the Galaxy S21, which will give you an extra $ 50 credit for accessories. If you are planning a purchase, read the first link in the description.
The 120 Hz displays of the iPhone 13 Pro are powered by Samsung’s LTPO technology
To get the hottest news today, let’s change things a little and talk about the iPhone 13. Yes, we know it’s pretty early, but the rumors weren’t exactly calm. Apple is finally switching to LTPO OLED displays for the iPhone 13 range, and Samsung will be the exclusive supplier for these panels, according to a new report from The Elec. For those of you who don’t know what LTPO is, it basically allows for a much more energy efficient backplane that is responsible for turning individual pixels on and off on the display, and allows for longer battery life. We’re currently seeing it on Apple Watch Series 5 and 6. To quote the report, “Samsung Display will be the exclusive supplier for the OLED panels used in the two top tier models of the next iPhone. Both models of the iPhone 13 use Samsung’s LTPO thin film transistors. Apple will have four models, all with OLEDs, but only the top two models will use LTPO, which supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz. “Earlier reports indicated that both LG and Samsung are delivering this technology for Apple, but it looks like LG would like to focus on making it available for the next year, when apparently all models will bring the technology. We don’t have too many rumors about the iPhone 13 so far, but if we stick with the display, we should get a smaller notch for the first time. So, it looks like the display will be one of Apple’s main problems for the iPhone 13 line.
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