The latest M1 MacBooks, iPad Pros, and other Apple devices are available for sale
Microsoft Surface laptops, SSDs, and Razer peripherals are available for sale today
The OnePlus 8, 7T, Amazon Echo bundles and other devices are available for sale
Let’s start with deals today as usual, and today we have some others. If you’re looking to replace your smartphone, OnePlus has some crazy deals on its website right now. Act quickly, however, as the entry-level OnePlus 8 is already sold out. If you choose 12GB of RAM, you’ll save $ 100 and stay at $ 699. Still a pretty good phone, the OnePlus 7T costs $ 250 and costs just $ 349. At Apple, Amazon is selling the latest iPad Air for $ 50. This leaves the entry-level model for 549 delivered. However, you can get a similar discount if you use more storage space and even the Cellular model. The Apple Watch Series 6 stays with Apple for a second and is available for a cool $ 20, starting at $ 379. For those of you who keep asking for more computers and parts, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is available for $ 200, which means it starts shipping from 799. And folks, we have more deals in the links in the description for Samsung smartphones as the Galaxy S21 series still has trade-in deals, Samsung SSDs, LG displays, Pixels and more.
The OnePlus patent application reveals a smartwatch with a round dial and two bracelet designs
Now, of course, you know what OnePlus phone deals mean. Let’s move on to see what’s next. Yes, we are getting new phones, but that’s not all. Since Pete Lau confirmed in early 2021 that we were getting a smartwatch from the company, the leaks just haven’t stopped. Now we have some new patents of the watch discovered by TechNik News that show the circuit diagrams. We’re getting a round design with a ring on top, but it’s unclear whether this will be a rotating bezel like we have on some Samsung watches or a capacitive one. The patent states that you are seeing two different strap designs, one that resembles the sports silicone bands for the Apple Watch and the other that has a more traditional look that could likely be a leather strap. So if you think about it, OnePlus could also go for the Elegant and Sporty flavors to appeal to different demographics. So far, we haven’t seen any real leaks for the software other than the fact that it is based on Wear OS and has various sensors for functions like measuring your heart rate and other vital signs.
Apple’s new AirPods 3 could also arrive next month
Let’s talk about Apple’s March event for a second, as rumor has it that we should expect a ton of products from Cupertino. Disclaimer now, this tipster doesn’t have the best track record, but this tweet fits in with other rumors we shared from trusted sources. On the tweet, he gives us a checklist of what products were rumored to make the cut where he checked out the new iPad Pro, AirTags, and new AirPods, and these go pretty well with Prosser’s leaks from last week. He has crossed out two products, however, including new ARM Macs and cheaper AirPods Max. To sum up, Jon Prosser confirmed last week that both AirTags and the new iPad Pro are scheduled for March. So that sounds like it’s a pretty closed deal. As for the AirPods, we’ve heard tons of rumors, but we don’t know if that means we’ll get the 3rd generation AirPods or the 2nd generation AirPods Pro. Let’s see what we get in the end since we’re only a few weeks away from March and I mean the more products the better, but true, this economy doesn’t make this idea compelling.
The next iPhone / iPad Pro should have a variable refresh rate of up to 240 Hz? Apple’s patent says so
Let’s put the spotlight on Apple again as we have some new and crazy leaks. Apparently Apple has discovered a new patent describing an iPhone display that could have a high update mode enabled. This is all great but we have been covering this for weeks but wait for it. What’s interesting here is that it mentions that this high refresh mode can potentially refresh content up to four times the native refresh rate. And if you do the math, it means your iPhone can go up to 240Hz. Yes, 240 Hz. We know touch sampling isn’t new to Apple, but the refresh rate has been stated. Of course, most of the headlines yesterday claimed this was coming to the iPhone 12S, but we know how Apple works. Even if they get the patent, most likely we won’t get it this year, hell we may not get it at all .. Or who knows, they might frog jump. So far, we expect the iPhone 12S series to introduce high-refresh rate iPhones with the Pro models, but we still expect them to be capped at 120Hz. But thanks to the new LTPO technology we’re getting, we should expect these always-on displays too.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 should arrive again with a camera under the display
And finally, for the hottest news today, let’s talk about Samsung and Foldables as we have a very interesting evolution. If you remember, we got some new renders from Ben Geskin a couple of weeks ago showing off the design of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and probably the two things that stood out the most, where the S21 Ultra’s camera and a selfie shooter under the display. At the moment we thought it wasn’t going to happen at all, but a new tweet from Ice Universe claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is still very likely to adopt UPC, a sub-panel camera. This technology was announced by Samsung at CES and, of course, wouldn’t be the first to bring it to smartphones, as ZTE is already doing. However, this gives them some serious boasting rights as they have a foldable camera with a camera under the display since you pretty much have a regular selfie shooter in the cover display if you need better quality, or vice versa, we’re not ourselves for sure . Some other things we expect from the Z Fold 3 are smaller 120Hz displays, an S-pen, your typical flagship specs with the Snapdragon 888 running on One UI 3.5, and we’re still expecting a price from about $ 2000 license plates.
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