Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Apple’s 27-inch iMac and more, is on sale today
Let’s start today’s official news with deals. The year is drawing to a close, but those Samsung trade-ins seem to be here to stay. If you’ve watched us, you’re probably familiar with them, but the $ 999 Galaxy Z Fold 2 continues to be a big bargain for our phone of the year. The Galaxy Note 20 series still starts at $ 450 for the regular model and at $ 750 for the Ultra. The S20 series starts at $ 350 for the S20 + and goes up to $ 550 for the Ultra. But again, you’ll need a suitable device to trade in all of this. The OnePlus 7T is currently $ 250 off the regular price and it is $ 349. You can also buy the OnePlus 8T for $ 749 and it gives you a 7T for $ 99, which is a pretty insane deal. If you’re in the market for an iMac, the latest 27-inch model is $ 100. The Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of memory models cost $ 1399. We have other listings for more iMacs, Beats headphones, and more in the links below.
OPPO Find X3 may have a purpose-built Sony IMX789 lens
Let’s get to OPPO as we are getting a little closer to the release of OPPO Find X3, knowing that one of the most important things the company wants to focus on is the camera. According to a recent leak from Weibo, OPPO is working with Sony on a custom chip, the Sony IMX789, which we could see on the Find X3 series. Apparently, all of the flagship OPPO models come with a custom sensor, with the aforementioned sensor remaining exclusive to them. For reference, the previous Sony IMX766 promises top-notch low-light photography with a 1 / 1.56-inch 1.0μm sensor that takes in 63.8% more light than the 48MP IMX586. So yeah, we should expect a custom sensor that absorbs an insane amount of light. Some of the other specs leaked include the Snapdragon 888 5G, a 6.7-inch display at 525 ppi, a 4500 mAh battery with a 65W SuperVOOC charge. And for the camera we expect two 50MP sensors, probably also the one mentioned earlier.
The OnePlus 9 leak reveals major improvements in battery and charging technology
OnePlus is also preparing to launch its 9 series as several reports suggest that we will receive them earlier in the year, sometime in March. So far we are expecting 3 devices, the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro and even a Lite variant. According to a new report from 91Mobiles, the regular OnePlus 9 will finally get support for wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging. Did I finally say? If you recall the 8 Pro introduced this feature earlier this year but missed out on both the 8T and 8, but it looks like the company is looking to balance things out, with only the Lite variant left out becomes. Older leaks suggest that the OnePlus 9 has a flat 6.55-inch FHD + OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, running the Snapdragon 888 5G, 8 GB of RAM, and likely starting at 128 GB of storage . When it comes to the cameras there will appear to be 2 48MP shooters with some rumors suggesting we might even get a 50MP sensor from Leica. Wait what, Leica? Could it be that OnePlus is finally fixing the one thing they still can’t get right?
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini LED display may launch in the first quarter of 2021
Let’s get to Apple for a couple of segments as aggressiveness seems to be part of 2021 as well. Let’s start with iPads as we’ve covered a ton and I mean a lot of rumors and leaks about mini LED iPad and it looks like we’re finally getting closer to the actual products. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple has diversified its display and touch panel supply chain as BOE finally got approval to use OLED for iPhones and integrated touch modules for mini backlit LED panels for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be launched in the first quarter of 2021. So if you think about it, Ming Chi Kuo mentioned in one of his research reports that these new mini LED iPads would start production in the fourth quarter of 2020, which comes with this new report from DigiTimes. So yes, we expect these new iPads to be in the first half of 2021, most likely the first quarter, and rumor has it that they will bring 5G support as well. Apple is reportedly preparing 6 devices with mini LED displays, but this iPad could be the first.
It could take Apple until 2027 to launch its ambitious car: Kuo
Let’s keep talking about Apple, but this time around, the Apple car that many could claim was far from true until all of the news last week. It definitely looked like Apple was working hard to bring this car out, but this new report makes a lot more sense and gives us a better schedule. According to a new research report by Ming Chi Kuo, this car won’t hit the market until 2025-2027 at the earliest. To quote Kuo: “We predicted that the car would hit the market between 2023 and 2025. However, the latest survey shows that the current development plan for the Apple Car is not clear. If development actually starts this year and everything goes well, until 2025. 2027 would be the earliest ”. This seems to be due to some changes in the EV and self-drive market, as well as Apple’s quality standards. Kuo said he wouldn’t be surprised if these fell by 2028 or later. Last week we heard from Reuters that Apple was already contacting suppliers, and that may be true, but apparently they are just starting the process. And it’s still not clear whether we have a self-driving car or a regular passenger car like the one in the got the report mentioned last week. We’ll see how the rumors unfold in the years to come.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 + offer all the important specifications and functions
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series will be pre-ordered in the US
And finally, the Galaxy S21 series is still the hottest topic as we are really getting closer to the launch. So far, most of the leaks have focused on the Ultra, but now we get more information on the cheaper siblings. We have a new detailed breakdown of WinFuture’s specs for the Galaxy S21 and S21 +. Starting with the S21, it’ll rock a 6.2-inch FHD + flat panel display that will be 120Hz capable, with Gorilla Glass 7 on top, a downgrade compared to the S20-series QHD + panels. It is powered by either the Exynos 2100 or the Snapdragon 888 5G with 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage and a 4000 mAh battery. When it comes to the S21 +, it will bring a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with the same specs as the S21 and actually less PPI. It’s also powered by the Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 with the same amount of RAM and storage, but here we get a 4800 mAh battery. When it comes to cameras, we expect a triple camera module with a 12-megapixel primary module, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide module, and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens with a 3x hybrid zoom. Both phones are 5G capable, IP68 certified and come with a 10MP selfie shooter. In light of the fact that we are approaching the launch date, a new report from XDA shows that the S21 series is available for pre-order through the Samsung website. You get a good amount of money on trade-in credits. For the specs of the Ultra we’ll be linking one of the previous Daily’s up here. Look at that.
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