Samsung Galaxy S20 +, Alienware monitors, and more are on sale today
M1 13-inch MacBook Pro, the latest iPad Air, and more are live
Today, as expected, let’s start deals starting with some devices that are about to be updated. Yes, they are still the Samsung trade-in deals, but don’t pretend they’re still not insane. Starting with the Galaxy S20 series as, you can currently get the S20 + for $ 500 and the S20 Ultra for $ 600. The Z Fold 2 is still available for $ 1000, and the Note 20 series still starts at $ 450. On the other hand, you still need a suitable device to trade in. So keep that in mind. At Samsung, but on Amazon, the Galaxy Watch 3 is currently $ 130, $ 350, and the Galaxy Buds is $ 51 and $ 79, respectively. The M1 MacBook Pro is $ 60 less, 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage model are $ 1,240. The Platinum Surface Pro 7 and a Black Type Cover are priced at $ 230, which means you can get it for $ 800 from the Microsoft Store. Further offers for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, other surfaces and other Samsung products can be found under the links in the description.
Amazon buys the podcast manufacturer Wondery in the fight against Spotify and Apple
Let’s stick with Amazon for a different segment and we know you want more deals, but that’s not the case. It seems that podcasts are the new big bet from giants like Spotify and Amazon wouldn’t be left behind. In September Amazon Music introduced a new podcast function for the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Japan. Well, less than three months later, the company just announced it was acquiring Wondery, a podcast network that started in 2016 with support from 20th Century Fox. The statement said, “If this deal is closed, nothing will change for listeners and they will continue to access Wondery podcasts through a variety of testers. With Amazon Music, Wondery will be able to deliver higher quality, more innovative content and continue its mission of providing knowledge and entertainment to their listeners. “The deal is reportedly worth $ 300 million and is a way for Amazon, Apple and Spotify to let them know that they are taking podcasts seriously.
3, 2, 1 and sold! A prototype OnePlus 9 5G traded hands for $ 3,000 on eBay
Let’s talk about OnePlus for a second as something very interesting has just gone under when it comes to all of the leaks that plague it. We are currently preparing for the OnePlus 9 series and if you remember, we received some pictures about a month ago revealing the design. Well, apparently that was a prototype, and the same prototype just sold on eBay for $ 3,000. It was originally listed as the OnePlus 9 5G prototype last week for $ 6,000 and unlocked for all GSM carriers. This device is running a test build of Oxygen OS, which means it is likely to have a crazy number of bugs and most likely not getting a software update. So yeah, so far we’ve had multiple leaks including some specs that show the Snapdragon 888 5G, a 120Hz display, 65W wired charging, and 30W wireless charging. We’ll most likely have 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, plus a triple camera array on the back. We just hope that even the regular model will bring this rumored Leica sensor. When OnePlus finally takes the plunge to a trusted brand like Leica, it could all change, even though that includes the price.
Apple’s second generation AirPods Pro may come in two sizes
We’ve been spreading a lot of rumors about the upcoming AirPods and AirPods Pro and it looks like we’re getting more than expected. After some new leaks from Mr. White, we may get the second generation AirPods Pro in two different sizes. He tweeted some pictures of the flat link relays for her, showing that there are two sizes for her. However, there is a chance that one of them would be for the “AirPods Pro Lite,” simply referred to as the 3rd Generation AirPods, and it makes sense as all rumors suggest that these are the current AirPods Pro design language take over. The tweet also mentions that they will be using W2 chips, which will be a successor to the W1 chip we get in AirPods and some Beats headphones. This allows for seamless pairing and apparently also plays a role in preserving battery life. We’ll see if we end up getting two different sizes for the AirPods Pro which would be pretty cool, or if these are just the 3rd Gen AirPods and the 2nd Gen AirPods Pro. Whatever the case, let’s just hope they don’t bring AirPods Max prizes.
On Christmas Day 2020, iPhones will dominate the activation of US smartphones
Now how about we discuss statistics? Think about which phone has been activated the most this holiday season. Well, we have some new numbers from Flurry Analytics on the top 10 US smartphone activations that happened on Christmas Day. Believe it or not, the graph shows that 9 of the 10 phones were iPhones, with the LG K30 at number 10 having some Michael Jordan-like numbers for LG and the entire Android market. What’s crazy is that the iPhone 11 and XR continue to be Apple’s top drivers at # 1 and 2, followed by the iPhone 12 Pro Max and 12. The iPhone SE also made the cut at # 6 while the other phones are the 12 Pro, 11 Pro Max, the 8 and the 8 Plus. This is a normal trend, according to them, as the newer high-end devices tend to switch to the early adopters while the rest of consumers adopt them later. They also mentioned that it didn’t mean they sold more, it was just a more popular phone at the time. Now, an interesting tidbit is that smartphone activations are also down 23% from last year for obvious reasons. This has been a really difficult year. We’re just wondering which demographics bought fewer this year, and we hope 2021 will achieve a more even distribution.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 + looks hot in new leaked images
Here’s your first look at the official Samsung Galaxy S21 series protective cases
Finally, when it comes to today’s hottest news, don’t pretend you weren’t expecting the Galaxy S21 Leaks because they are here. As we mentioned in the previous newspaper, most of the leaks have focused on the Ultra, but now the other devices are being loved by tipsters. Back on Monday we got a full list of specs for the S21 and S21 + and now we have some IRL pictures for the S21 +. These pictures are from a tipster on Twitter and show just about anything you need to see. This is the purple variant for the phone that includes a rose gold colored triple camera array, and we can also see the flat display with the hole that is still in the middle. We also have the usual dose of case leaks from MySmartPrice, which affirms all of the design elements we’ve seen over the past few months, from the colors to the camera arrays. As a summary of the specs, the S21 + is expected to offer a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 120 Hz, powered by the Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 4800 mAh battery becomes. On the back, expect three cameras consisting of a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 64MP telephoto lens. We’re just wondering what Samsung’s new design language will be called this year
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