Samsung has been launching true wireless earbuds with each new flagship smartphone series for the past couple of years, dating back to 2018 when it launched the Gear Icon X. It appears that Samsung will continue the trend when it launches the Galaxy S21 series early next year. As per a SamMobile report, Samsung is planning a successor to the Galaxy Buds+ that will debut at the next Galaxy Unpacked event for the Galaxy S21 family’s debut that will reportedly be held in January.
Notably, the new Galaxy Buds true wireless earbuds will come with two major improvements – ANC and an improved ambient mode. To recall, the first-gen Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Buds+, both miss out on Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which was a major disappointment since a host of other brands offered earbuds with ANC around the same price point. Samsung is reportedly going to address that shortcoming with its next true wireless earbuds.
The Galaxy Buds+ successor is expected to rock the same in-ear design, which is good news, as that approach blocks the ear-canal more effectively to provide a batter noise cancellation experience. The bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live also offer ANC, but many users pointed out that their cancellation is not up to the mark, primarily due to the half in-ear design. While Samsung’s approach was novel and the Galaxy Buds Live delivered on many other parameters, their design proved to be an undoing for their noise cancellation prowess.
SamMobile’s report also adds that the new Galaxy Buds series earbuds will also offer an improved ambient mode. In case you’re unfamiliar, ambient or awareness mode allows the passage of external sounds through the earbuds, ensuring that users are aware of what’s happening in their surroundings. However, it is unclear how much they will cost, and if Samsung is going to refresh the color palette this time around.
In August, Sony launched the successor to its acclaimed WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones. The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones were unveiled with a price tag of $350. Now, on the occasion of Black Friday, the device has received a price cut of 21%, which has brought the price down to $278. If you are looking for the best noise-canceling pair of headphones, these are one of the best in business.
Sony has kept the design of WH-1000XM4 the same, but the company has made a host of changes. The new headphones use a new Bluetooth SoC that senses noise at over 700 times per second for more effective noise cancellation. Plus, the Edge-AI employs DSEE Extreme to rebuild “audio lost during digital compression for a full-fidelity experience.” These also bring 360 Reality Audio for a more immersive sound experience when paired with a smartphone.
The headphones come with a “speak-to-chat” feature that automatically pauses the music playback and allows in the ambient sound as soon as uses speakers speak something, letting them have a conversation. There’s a “Quick Attention” feature that lets users put their right hand over the earcup to decrease the volume and let in ambient sound. These also come with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa onboard.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 also include multi-device pairing that lets them connect with two devices at once and automatically pick the right device that is ringing. Users also get a one-tap device switching convenience. These can deliver 30 hours of battery life, while charging them for 10 minutes can give you 5 hours of playback.
The Sennheiser HD 450BT were launched above $200. Soon after, they were selling for $199.99 and then $150 (sometimes). Now, on the occasion of Black Friday, the wireless Bluetooth headphones havegone down to $99.99! That’s straight 50%off on one of the best sounding headphones in the segment. This is a steal deal!
These headphones offer necessities from active noise cancellation to terrific battery life and good sound quality. They feature an all-plastic build but do not feel cheap. The plastic is smooth and condensed. Further, the Sennheiser HD 450BT weigh only 238 grams. I wore them for a stretch of three hours straight without feeling the need to take them off. The clamping force is tight enough without becoming uncomfortable.
The Sennheiser HD 450BT supports SBC, AAC, APTx, and APTx-LL, which helps lower the latency that at times wireless headphones suffer. I had no latency problems while watching videos on Netflix, YouTube, or Prime. Further, connection stability is good and I was able to listen to music while doing the dishes when my phone was kept in the other room 15 meters away.
The sound performance is smooth, detailed, and the instruments don’t get lost in the mix. The Sennheiser HD 450BT feature ANC, which is uncommon for a headphone priced under $150 (you are now getting it for $99.99). Moreover, it can deliver up to 30 hours of playback time with ANC-on on a single charge. The battery life on these is excellent. It takes about two hours to charge from zero to full.
With up-to-date tech like Bluetooth 5.0, APTx-LL, USB Type-C, and excellent battery life, good sound quality, and above-average ANC, the Sennheiser HD 450BT are an excellent deal for $100! Go grab them.
Black Friday is almost here, but the deals have been present since last week. Today we start our deal selection with the latest M1 powered Apple Mac mini. The Mac mini with an M1 processor is also on sale, as you can currently get it for $649 with $50 savings. It comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space. The same $50 savings are applied to the latest M1 13-inch MacBook Pro with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM, leaving it at $1,250.
If you act fast, you can get the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB storage and LTE connectivity for $829. This deal is only good for today, so you may want to hurry. If you’re in the market for the latest 10.2-inch iPad, you can get it with 32GB storage for just $299 after a $30 discount.
We also find some amazing deals on smartphones. You can currently get the Google Pixel 4 XL for $479, which translates to $420.99 instant savings. This is an unlocked device with 64GB storage in Clearly White. The OnePlus 8 Pro is getting a $200 discount at B&H, which leaves it at $800, but you can also add a coupon to save $50 more, leaving your new 256GB device with Dual-SIM for $750. However, if you can also find this deal over at Amazon, but without the $50 coupon. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage is also on sale, and you can get yours for just $579.
Other deals include the 3-gen Google Chromecast for $19 with $11 savings, or you can get a smart kit with a Google Home mini, a Smart Light, and a Chromecast for just $44 with a $41 discount. You can also find a huge selection of Apple, and Nikon Black Friday deals directly from B&H. These deals include MacBooks, iPads, iMacs, DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, lenses, and more.
These are some of the best Apple deals for Black Friday
Alright, we’ve decided that this deals segment needs to grow when the demand calls for it, and come on, it’s Black Friday week. Since today we’re talking Apple for the hottest news, let’s begin with Apple deals. Like yesterday, we’re gonna start this off with trade-in deals first, as you can currently get the iPhone 12 Pro for $370 off, if you have an eligible device, leaving the entry level model for $629. The 12 Pro Max is getting the same treatment, leaving that at $729. Moving on to Macs, the Intel 13in MacBook Pro is $150 off, leaving the Intel Core i5, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD variant for $1649. The 16in MacBook Pro is $260 off, that leaves the Core i7, 6GB of RAM and 512GB of storage model for $2150. Finally, the old Intel MacBook Air is $100 off, that leaves the entry level model for $899. Again these are Intel models which is kind of a bummer but they’re still good machines. Now, iPads! The 11in iPad Pro, Wi-Fi only model with 512GB of storage is available for $100 off, leaving it at $999. The latest iPad Air is also $40 off, that leaves the entry level variant for $559. And guys, this segment is already pretty long so we have more deals on other Macs, other iPads, the Apple Watch and even some Beats products in the links in the description.
Oh, that was just Apple’s section. For all you Samsung fans, This is a quick reminder of the deals they continue to have, which make it really compelling to get their latest devices. Just keep in mind that these deals depend on you having an eligible device to trade in. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is available for the same $1000 we mentioned yesterday, but now in both color options and the customizable hinge. The Note 20 Ultra is available for $550 and the regular Note 20 for a crazy $250. Moving on to the S Series, you can get the S20 for $390, the S20+ for $540 and the Ultra for $740, might makes them a tough pick given the crazy deal for the Note 20 Ultra. To end with Samsung, you can also get the S20 FE for $140 so, again, all these deals apply if you have an eligible device to trade in. Sticking to Samsung and their trade-ins, the Galaxy Watch 3 is also available for $140 and the Titanium version is available for $300. Pretty much half of for both of them. We also have deals on the Galaxy Buds, the Watch Active 2 and more in the description.
Black Friday gives us Motorola, Google and more Samsung deals
And no worries, we’re not done. That was just the Apple and Samsung section for today’s deals, We’ve got more on other companies as well.. Let’s move on to Google smart speakers, for example the Nest Hub is $40 off, leaving it at $50 shipped. The Home Max is $150 off, leaving it at $149. They also have some bundles like the Nest Audio 2 pack for $30 off, leaving it at $170. Moving on to Moto, the RAZR 5G is $400 off, leaving it at $1000 shipped. The Edge is also $300 off, leaving that at $400 shipped. We also have deals on the G Power, G Stylus and more. HyperX is also having a huge sale on their keyboards headsets and more. Their Alloy Origins Keyboard is $300 off, leaving it at $80. Their HyperX Cloud Stinger Core headset is $10 off, leaving it at $29 shipped on Amazon. Finally, Fitbit also has some pretty good options with the Versa 3 being $30 off, meaning you can get it for $200. The Special Edition for the Versa 2 is $70 off, leaving it at $150. We have even more deals in the links in the description.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip successor might rock a 120Hz display and slimmer bezels
Fine, let’s now move on to news. If you tuned in yesterday, one of the things we talked about is that we would be getting the next Galaxy Z Flip, later than the Galaxy S21 unlike last year where we got them at the same event. Well, according to some new reports from the Elec this phone was actually delayed, mainly to push production for the Galaxy S21 and because of what we covered yesterday which said that Samsung doesn’t want new products to mess with their regular sales as the Galaxy Note might disappear. The report also adds that Samsung might launch anywhere between three to five foldables next year, maybe they’re adding more phones to each line-up with different price points. On another note (pun intended), a new leak from Ice Universe says that this phone will actually be called the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and it will bring an improved 120Hz display, narrower bezels and it will get a cheaper price tag. Now, we don’t actually know how cheaper yet but, if they really want this strategy to succeed, they should at least price this and the Z Fold 3, somewhat closer to the Note’s price point.
We have new images of the Samsung Galaxy S21 or the Galaxy S21+
And yes, let’s keep talking about Samsung but this time for the Galaxy S21 and I guess you can say we’re in the home stretch when it comes to leaks for this phone. We have some new case renders for either the S21 or the S21+ telling by this design. They show the flat display which will either be 6.2in or 6.7in depending on the variant, both rocking 120Hz display rates at FHD+, kind of a downgrade when compared to the S20. At the back you can also see the camera array which is significantly smaller than the Ultra’s rocking three cameras which consist of a 12MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto and a 12MP ultra wide. A while ago we also had other case renders for the Ultra but we didn’t do a daily that day and, the thing about it is that all we can see is the camera array and not the display. We’re expecting an event to happen sometime around January 14 so let’s see, things should only get more interesting from here.
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Redesigned MacBooks with Apple silicon are coming in H2 2021: Kuo
And finally the hottest news today have to do with Apple, the fact that we still can’t believe how good those M1 MacBooks are, and yet why you might wanna wait a little to buy. I mean sure, Cupertino just unveiled these new batch of computers, but the concerns of many are valid, they seriously look like the old ones in every way. It would make sense for anyone to want a re-design, and we also wonder what the next batch of Apple Silicon chips is gonna be able to do. Well, according to a new research note from Ming Chi Kuo, the next step in Apple’s two year transition away from Intel is redesigned MacBooks. Now, he didn’t really specify which models we’re getting, but he has previously said that we should expect a redesigned 16in and a 14in MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon that should launch in the second or third quarter of 2021. Based on other Kuo reports, we should also expect some new miniLED Macs and a lower priced iPad in the first quarters of the year. Now, when it comes to sales, he predicts that the demand for these M1 Macs is actually higher than expected, and the 12 Pro and Pro Max are actually stealing the show when it comes to iPhones as the demand for the regular 12 and the Mini is not as high. Finally, both Apple Watches are selling well thanks to the new health management functions and the improved design.
We have selected some of the best Apple deals available right now. The latest Black Friday deals give us discounts on the newest iPhone 12 lineup, iPad Pros, MacBooks, and more.
We will start this selection with the iPhone 12 Pro, which can be yours for $629 after a $370 discount when you trade in an eligible device. Of course, that means that you would get the base model with 128GB storage, and you will also be able to choose four different color options, including the sexy Pacific Blue. However, you can also get the same discount when purchasing the 12 Pro Max, which would leave Apple’s best phone at $729, with the same color options.
On the other hand, we also find deals on Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, as you can get them for $549 and $449 after a $250 discount when you grade in an eligible device. These phones are available in five color options, and you get 64GB storage in the base model.
We then move onto the PC and laptop department, as we see the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display selling for $1,649 after a $150 discount. This pc includes 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and a 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 processor powers it. The previous model with a 21.5-inch display, 8GB RAM, and 1TB storage can be yours for just under $1,000 with $99 savings. You can also get a new Apple Magic Keyboard while you’re at it with a numeric keypad for $119 after a $10 discount.
Apple’s previous 13-inch MacBook Pro is getting a $150 discount, leaving the 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor version at $1,649. The 16-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i7 processor can be yours for $2,149 with $250 savings, and you also get 16GB RAM and 512GB storage space. Finally, the MacBook Air is getting a $100 discount, leaving it at $899 in its 256GB SSD variant with 8GB RAM. However, you may want to remember that the latest M1 powered Macs are way more powerful than the recently mentioned products.
Now, moving on to tablets, there are several iPad options to choose from. We have the new 11-inch WiFi-only iPad Pro with 1TB storage space for $1,199. The 512GB is priced at $999, and the 256GB version will cost you $799 with the same $100 discount in every variant. If you want cellular connectivity, you can get it for $899 with 128GB storage and a $50 discount, and discounts go up to $150 if you get the 1TB version, leaving it at $1,299.
The larger 12.9-inch version with 128GB is also getting a $100 discount, leaving it at $899 with WiFi-only, or get the 256GB version with cellular connectivity for $1,159 and a $99 discount.
Other iPad options include Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad with 32GB storage space for $299. This version is usually found for $329, so that means that you get to save $30 in its WiFi-only version. The latest version of the iPad mini is getting a $20 discount, leaving the 64GB, WiFi-only version for $379. Finally, the new Apple iPad Air sells for $559 after a $40 discount with 64GB storage space.
The Apple Watch is also getting tons of discounts. We start with the Apple Watch Series 6 with a $50 discount, leaving the GPS + Cellular 40mm version for $699 with a gold stainless steel case and gold Milanese loop band. The GPS-only version of the Watch Series 6 in RED is up for grabs at $330 with $69 savings. The Apple Watch SE is selling for $259 with a $20 discount, the Series 5 with cellular connectivity is getting a $250 discount, leaving it at $499, while the GPS-only version is selling for $329 with $100 savings.
If you’re looking for a pair of headphones, Apple’s AirPods Pro are currently selling for $199 with a $50 discount. The AirPods with a wired charging case can be yours for $119 with $40 savings. Apple’s Beats are also getting some interesting discounts, as the Powerbeats are getting a $50 discount, leaving them at just under $100. The Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones with Apple’s H1 chip are getting a $90 discount, leaving them at $160, and the Beats Solo Pro are getting a massive $129.96 discount, leaving them at just $170 in Light Blue. Other color options are also on sale, but they may not save you as much money.
The official news today begin with deals, but just a heads up, we’re gonna spend the next couple of shows focusing a lot on these in more than one segment, as there is just too much given the holidays. For all you Samsung fans in the audience, this one is for you as these continue to be crazy deals if you have an eligible device to trade in. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is available for the same $1000 we mentioned yesterday, but now in both color options and the customizable hinge. The Note 20 Ultra is available for $550 and the regular Note 20 for a crazy $250. Moving on to the S Series, you can get the S20 for $390, the S20+ for $540 and the Ultra for $740, might makes them a tough pick given the crazy deal for the Note 20 Ultra. To end with Samsung, you can also get the S20 FE for $140 so, again, all these deals apply if you have an eligible device to trade in. Sticking to Samsung and their trade-ins, the Galaxy Watch 3 is also available for $140 and the Titanium version is available for $300. Pretty much half of for both of them. We also have deals on the Galaxy Buds, the Watch Active 2 and more in the description.
Samsung Chromebooks, Razer gaming accessories, and more on sale
Now let’s continue with segment 2, as companies keep rolling with the fact that we shouldn’t have to wait until Black Friday to get some good stuff. Let’s begin with audio products, starting with Sony’s new WH Mark 4 over the ear headphones which are $72 off, that leaves them for $278 shipped on Amazon. If you want earbuds, the WF Mark 3s are available for $62 off, that leaves those for $168 shipped. Sony’s Amazon Exclusive variant for some other over the ear headphones with a really complicated name are also $112 off, leaving those for a crazy $88 shipped. Finally, Amazon and Razer are going at it with their own Black Friday sale. For example. The Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard, which is one of my favorites, is $50 off, leaving it at $150. The Deathadder V2 is $20 off meaning you can get it for $50 and there’s a ton more in the links in the description, along with other Chromebook deals. No worries, I know you’re also looking forward to Apple deals, so tune in throughout the week as we’ll have those also detailed in one of the segments.
POCO M3 with 6000mAh battery, SD 662 SoC debuts in Europe
Now let’s switch to official news as another company having a great year is clearly POCO. They’ve done multiple launches so far, and today is yet another day for that. The company is back at it again as they just launched the new M3. It features a 6.53in FHD+ display, it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of expandable storage. It runs Android 10 out of the box, and it also brings other features like dual speakers, a headphone jack (yes, that’s a feature now) and a dual SIM slot. Now, when it comes to the cameras, you get a triple lens setup that consists of a 48MP main sensor along with two 2MP sensors and the module kinda looks like the one on the Cyberpunk Edition of the OnePlus 8T. Why should you know about it? Well it sports a crazy 6000 mAh battery. What’s even crazier is that all that starts for just the equivalent of $149 but, you can get it for $129 this Black Friday.
The Galaxy Z Flip2 will not be unveiled alongside the Galaxy S21, will launch after Q1 instead
Now let’s switch gears to Samsung, but this time for the usual batch of rumors that typically happens when we’re already close to a launch. There’s been multiple reports and hints that the Galaxy S line will launch very early in the year, either January or February (more on that later). But, another product we’re expecting to come out with the S line is the next Z Flip but it looks like that won’t be the case. According to a new report from the Elec, we will be getting the Z Flip 2 until after Q1 and it won’t be joining the S21 line for January’s Unpacked Event. Apparently one reason this could happen is because Samsung is trying to spread out their device launches to keep them from driving sales to each one, especially since we won’t be getting a Note next year as, the S21 Ultra and the Z Fold 3 are getting an S Pen. Sammy will reportedly have 6M S21’s ready for the initial batch, the same as last year because Samsung is expecting foldables to drive more sales. Now, I wonder how they plan to get more sales, if not by dropping the price tag. We’ll see.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 has received BIS certification
And finally, the hottest news today have to do with Samsung, again, but more specifically on more details that pertain to the Samsung Galaxy S21 line. We keep getting more clues that this device will launch earlier than expected. The Galaxy S21 was recently certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards, which makes it pretty evident that Samsung is gearing up for that launch. Sadly, this exact certification does not give us any details on the phone internals and only the regular S21 appeared in the database. However, let’s still recap on the Ultra’s leaked specs as it’s probably going to be the one stealing all of the headlines. We’re expecting a 6.8in WQHD+ display with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. It’ll be powered by the Snapdragon 875 or the Exynos 2100, a 5000 mAh battery, running One UI 3.1 with 5G and all the bells and whistles you could expect. When it comes to the cameras, you’re getting the 108MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra wide, and a two 10MP lenses, one with 3X optical zoom and one with 10X. And of course, this phone is also rumored to bring S Pen support. We’re expecting the event to happen some time around January 14th and the launch around the 29th.
We are getting tons of amazing deals thanks to Black Friday, and we have selected a couple that may interest you. First off, we find Samsung’s 13.3-inch Galaxy Chromebook with a $200 discount over at Best Buy. That leaves this Intel core 95 powered laptop with a 4K UHD touch-screen, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for $799. However, you may want to go for HP’s offerings, as the 2-in-1 14-inch Touch-Screen Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 64GB storage is getting a $250 discount, leaving it at $379. The 14-inch Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron processor, with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, which can be yours for $149 with $140 savings.
There’s a vast selection of headphones for you to choose from in one of our previous posts, but you may also want to take a look at some of Sony’s offerings. For example, the Sony WH-1000XM4 are getting a $71.99 discount, leaving them at $278. Another interesting option would include Sony’s WHCH710N, which can be yours for just $88 after a $111.99 discount. If you’re not a fan of over-ear headphones, there are also some in-ear options. The Sony WF-1000XM3 are getting a $61.99 discount, leaving these earbuds for just $168, and the Sony WF-SP800N can also be yours for $148 with $51.99 savings.
We also have a massive selection of gaming accessories from Razer. First off, we will start by mentioning the keyboards that are currently on sale, such as the Razer Huntsman Elite gaming keyboard, which can be yours for $150 after a $50 discount. Next up, we have the Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical keyboard for $85 with $85 savings. The Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is selling for $100 with a $30 discount, the Razer Ornata V2 can be yours for $70, and the Razer Huntsman gaming keyboard in Quartz Pink is up for grabs at $120 with the same $30 discount.
If you’re looking for a new gaming mouse, we also have some picks for you, as the Razer Basilisk v2 wired gaming mouse is getting a $15 discount, leaving it at $65. The Razer DeathAdder [email protected] is also on sale, and it’s selling for just $50 after a $20 discount. And the Razer Naga Trinity can also be yours for $70 with a $30 discount. Of course, any of these gaming mice would look better when paired with a Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma Gaming Mousepad, which can be yours for $50 with a $10 discount.
The Black Friday deals season is in full swing right now, and if you’re looking to score some deals on audio equipment, it can be a tedious task to find the best ones on Amazon, Best Buy or any other retailer of your choice. To save you the hassle, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals across a wide range of audio products, ranging from premium headphones affordable true wireless earbuds at different price points. Let’s get straight into it:
Best Black Friday deals on premium over-ear headphones
The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones build on the success of a widely acclaimed predecessor and further refine the formula by adding support for seamless multi-device pairing. Usually priced at $349.99, you can currently snag them at a sweet discounted price of $278, which is not too shabby for a device that launched barely a month ago.
However, if that asking price is too much, you can get the older Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones and enjoy their terrific noise cancellation output. Originally launched for over $300, you can buy one from Amazon at $224.99 right now.
However, if you’re a Bose fan and like the sonic signature of its audio products, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are one of the best noise cancelling headphones you’ll find out there. They usually go for $299, but right now, you purchase them for $199. Another option from the house of Bose are the noise-cancelling Headphones 700, which are currently up for grabs at $299, down from their usual asking price of $379.
Black Friday deals on affordable noise cancelling earphones
If noise cancellation is your top priority, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on ANC headphones, there are few awesome deals for you as well. The Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones are a great pair of water-resistant headphones that are currently available at $149.99, down from their usual price tag of $249,99 on Amazon.
An even more affordable alternative are the Sennheiser – HD 458BT Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. They offer a 30 hour battery life, support a wide range of audio codec, and are available at an irresistible price of just $99 right now, a straight 50% discount on their normal price.
One of the best Black Friday deals you can find on premium true wireless earbuds begins with a surprising name – Apple. Armed with active noise cancellation, the AirPods Pro are currently up for grabs at just $199.99, down from the normal asking price of $250 on Best Buy.
If you’re looking at an alternative, the Sony WF-1000XM3 have received widespread acclaim for their design, audio quality and ANC output. Right now, they are available at $168, way below their regular pricing of $229.99. Another solid alternative are the Jabra Elite 75t noise cancelling earbuds. These solid pair of long-lasting earbuds can be yours for $139.99, down from their street price of $179.99.
You don’t always have to spend a ton of cash on a pair of decent wireless earbuds. Right now, the best deal you can get on TWS earbuds are the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. These bean-shaped earbuds offer ANC and are currently available for just $119.99 with a trade-in offer on Samsung’s website, juch lower than their usual $170 asking price. In case you’re fine without ANC, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are a terrific value at $89.99, down from their regular market value of $149.99 via a trade-in discount.
If you happen to be a fitness enthusiast, the Jaybird Vista are a great pair of waterproof earbuds with military-grade durability that are currently on sale for just $99.99, far below their street price of $179.99. And if your priority is a thumping audio and high comfort, the Beats Powerbeats Pro are a good bargain at $159.99, which is quite a discount on their regular price of $249.99 on best Buy.
If you are on the lookout of an affordable pair of TWS earbuds, the Sony WF-XB700 EXTRA BASS with its thumping bass output and comfortable in-ear design are the best option right. Usually going for $130, their discounted price of $68 makes them a great purchase. Another affordable pair of TWS earbuds that offer great sound quality are the Jabra Elite 65t, which are currently going for just $69.99 at the moment, way below their street value of $120.
Another great TWS earbuds option, but one with a lot of AI smarts, are Amazon’s own Echo Buds with always-on Alexa. They also rely on Bose’s Active Noise Reduction technology to filter out unnecessary audio signals. Right now, they can be purchased at $79.99, down from their normal price of $130.
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo come in a variety of vibrant colors, offer a balanced sound output and are currently up for grabs at a dirt-cheap price of just $24.99, much lower than their regular asking price of $59.99 on Best Buy.
You can also check out the Skullcandy Indy true wireless earbuds , which are currently going for $34.99, which is a sweet price from their value of $84.99 on Best Buy. Going a tad higher up the hierarchy, the JBL Tune 225TWS offer a stem design and a promise of better audio quality for $49.99, which is a straight 50% discount on their normal $49.99 price tag.
Well, we have already taken a look at some of the best Samsung deals available in yesterday’s deals post, but this time we will be focusing on the best Samsung has to offer. Once again, we will start with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. You can get this device for just $1,000 unlocked, or you can choose your phone locked to any major carrier in the US. You can also choose between the Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze color options, and you can even customize your hinge. However, you will have to trade in an eligible device to get this price, as Samsung’s new foldable is still priced at $2,000.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and S20 series are also getting huge discounts when you decide to trade an eligible device. We find the Samsung Galaxy Note 50 starting at $250, while the Ultra is available from $550. Lime we mentioned before, you can get the unlocked version or get your device locked to your favorite network. Remember that both devices come with 128GB storage, while only the Note 20 Ultra gives you the option to go up to 512GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series starts at $140 with the Galaxy S20 FE. Next, the Galaxy S20 can be yours for just $390, the Galaxy S20+ starts at $540, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra can be yours for just $740. Storage options include 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
However, you can also get a new 5G phone if you go for the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G and the A51 5G. the A71 5G is currently selling for $265, while the A51 5G can be yours for $165. Just remember that these prices drop when you trade in your current device.
Moving on from phones, we find several accessories that are worth considering. First, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 can be yours starting at $140 or go for the Titanium version for $300, down from their $400 and $600 price tags. You will also have to choose between the 41mm and the 45mm version, and remember to choose between a Leather, a Quick Change and Sport & Hybrid band for your watch, with five different color options to choose from, while the case of the watch is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver. Now, you can get these prices when you trade in a watch, a phone, or a tablet, and the same applies to the following.
Now, you can also get a new Samsung Galaxy Active 2 for just $30 with $220 savings in its Bluetooth-only version, and you have three color options to choose from. The LTE version of the Galaxy Active Watch 2 is also on sale, with the same $220 discount with an eligible trade-in, which leaves it at $160. The Original Galaxy Watch can be yours for $125 in its Bluetooth-only version or get LTE connectivity for $175.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are including $30 instant savings, but you can make the price drop all the way down to $120 with an eligible trade-in. They come in four color options, with an ergonomic design that will allow you to wear them throughout the day. The less expensive Galaxy Buds are getting $40 instant savings, but a trade-in will leave them at just $90, and they come in five color options for you to choose from. You can also get a Wireless Charger Pad Trio for your Samsung devices, as you can get it now for $70 with $20 savings.
Deals don’t stop there, as we also find deals on the Galaxy Book Flex, Book Ion, and Book S. The Galaxy Book Flex is currently available for $750, the Book Ion is selling for just $600, and the Book S can be yours for $350. However, prices will change depending on the display size you choose, as well as how much storage you need. You can choose to get a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+, or the Galaxy Tab S7, or other tablets since they’re also getting some interesting discounts. The Galaxy Tab S7+ starts at $350, with $500 savings with eligible trade-in and Samsung financing. The Galaxy Tab S7 starts at $150 with 128GB storage, and there are more options, which include the Galaxy Tab S6 and the Galaxy Tab A7 that you should also consider, in case you want to spend less on a new tablet.
Finally, there are also discounts applied to Samsung’s Smart TVs, like the 65-inch Class Q900TS 8K UHD HDR Smart TV, which is currently getting a $1,500 discount, leaving it at $4,000. The Frame UHD QLED Smart TV is currently available for $1,016.04 after a $232.99 discount in its 50-inch version. The 55-inch Class QLED Q60T Series 4K Smart TV can be yours for $598 with $152 savings, the 50-inch Class QLED Q80T Series is selling for $848 with a $252 discount, and finally, the 75-inch Class QLED Q70T Series is getting a $702 discount, leaving it at $1,498.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, Apple’s latest iPad Pro and more on sale today
And let’s begin the week with deals as we usually do, but this time let’s just say Samsung is the most interesting offering. The company’s Black Friday sale is in full effect, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is currently available for just $1000 but, hold your horses, you have to trade in an eligible device. Actually many of these deals require a trade-in to sweeten the pot. For example, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is available for a crazy $550, the regular Note 20 for $250 and the S20 FE for $140. Seriously, if you’re looking for a new phone, go check these deals out! Moving on to your usual set of Apple deals, the 12.9in iPad Pro is $100 off, leaving the Wi-Fi only and 128GB of storage model for $900. Finally, the OnePlus 8 Pro is available for $100 off, leaving it at $799 for 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. We have more deals on the Pixel 5, OnePlus 7T, more iPads and even more in the links in the description.
And let’s be honest, Snapchat may be my least favorite service ever, but it’s probably the most copied service we’ve ever seen as. Look at Instagram stories, Whatsapp, Facebook, and even Twitter now with Fleets. Well, it looks like now they’re doing it to someone else. The company just launched a new feature called “Spotlight” which is basically made to compete with TikTok and Instagram’s “Reels” but, Snapchat’s got a trick up their sleeve. So, Spotlight let’s users showcase their 60 second videos which are focused on memes and jokes rather than your day to day life like stories where meant to. For the viewer, it will pretty much work like TikTok where the algorithm shows you content related to what you’ve seen in the past. The thing about it is that Snapchat will be paying creators to post on the platform, they will award $1M between the most popular creators on the app per day through the end of this year so, if you have a viral video you might get a piece of the $1M. Spotlight is currently launching to 11 countries so, if that’s your thing go check it out. Let’s hope this algorythm finally fixes their lack of good discovery.
New M1 MacBook Air has been found with 128GB for just $799
Let’s move on to Apple Silicon Macs as yes, Apple did end up making at least one of them more affordable, but there’s a catch. The latest M1 MacBook Air was spotted in Apple’s US Education Institute Hardware and Software list and it’s actually cheaper. This was found on Reddit and this is the regular 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU MacBook Air, with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM for $799. The thing about it is that, this is strictly for education purposes so, if you work or study at a school that purchases these then you might get your hands on one but, it looks like that might be the only way. This is not a variant that consumers can buy in a store. And on another note, Craig Federighi, aka Mr Wiggle Mode himself, went on an interview and talked about M1 Macs running windows. Please stop trying to run Parallels on them. He claims that Windows could run on these Macs but it’s really up to Microsoft. Thing is since this version of Windows on ARM is emulated, who knows if that will happen. Can any of you imagine Windows running on these ARM chips like a champ?
iPad Pro to get OLED displays after adopting mini-LED in early 2021: Report
And since we’re talking Apple, let’s discuss their future plans for iPads, especially when it comes to the display technology they’re using. We’ve been covering rumors of miniLED iPads for years, but now according to a new report from The Elec, Cupertino is finally planning to adopt OLED displays for the iPad Pro line up. It seems there will be a wait, though, as we know that Apple is working on the transition to miniLED displays for Q1 of next year. The report claims that OLED displays on these will actualy happen shortly after, meaning also within 2021. These displays would be provided by Samsung but, it also says that the adoption of OLED could be delayed, depending on the scale of adoption of miniLED. Again, these miniLED displays are slated for Q1 while OLEDs should come later. This means that Apple might really just upgrade their current LCDs to miniLED and then eventually move on to OLED at least when it comes to iPads because, we know that miniLEDs should be a huge thing for Macs. Whatever the case may be, this might be what will differentiate the next generation of iPads and Macs in 2021, and let’s hope that enables new designs.
OnePlus 9 might sport two 48MP camera sensors
OnePlus 9 Pro leak gives us our first look at its design prior to a March 2021 debut
Now how about if we shift focus to Android and particularly the OnePlus 9 as, we’re expecting this phone to launch a little earlier than usual so the rumors are starting to intensify. Beginning with the regular variant, last week we got some CAD renders for it showing a new white color variant and a triple camera array. Now, we have a new leak from 91Mobiles that claims that the two main cameras from these renders are two 48MP sensors. This means we’ll get a 48MP primary that delivers 12MP images, as well as a 48MP ultra wide. The third and smaller lens would be a macro or monochrome sensor in typical OnePlus fashion. Now, moving on to the Pro variant, we have some new CAD renders from OnLeaks showing off the design changes. From these we can see some smaller bezels, a “Pacific Blue” colorway if you know what I mean, and the new camera array which is pretty similar to the one on the 8T. The 9 Pro is expected to bring a 6.7in display, probably running at up to 144Hz and it will be powered by the Snapdragon 875, or whatever the latest Qualcomm chip will be called. We’ll keep you posted as it’s expected to come some time in March, and I seriously wonder what is it with companies wanting to launch phones earlier next year.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 might launch sooner than expected
And finally the hottest news today have to do with Samsung, and how the company plans to re-imagine their approach to flagships in 2021. We’ve covered the possibility of the Galaxy Note lineup saying goodbye, and today we get more credible information that goes beyond not seeing it in a listing. According to a new report from Korea, we might be getting this phone earlier the Galaxy Z Fold 3 earlier in 2021. The report suggests that Samsung is already working on this phone and it could possibly launch in June 2021. The report also mentions that this foldable could have support for the S-Pen like we’ve heard before. It also reiterates on the report we covered last week, that claims that we’re getting an under the display selfie shooter, even if we were expecting that until Q3. It also adds that Sammy was able to add an in-screen WACOM digitizer but, they still faced some difficulties with the protective layer which scratches with the S Pen but it’s sounding like they were able to fix it, maybe thanks to the new UTG we’re expecting. With all of the reports on the missing Galaxy Note 21, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra supporting an S Pen, it looks like Samsung is about to re-invent it’s approach to its second batch of product launches.
You can already start taking advantage of tons of early Black Friday deals. We will start today’s deals with a vast selection of discounts over at Samsung.com, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. you can currently get yours for just $1,000 when you trade in an eligible device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G can be yours for just $250, or get the Ultra variant for $550, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G at just $140, The Galaxy S20 for $390, Galaxy S20+ for $540, and the S20 Ultra for $740 with trade-in.
Moving onto your favorite Apple discounts, Apple’s 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro models are also on sale. The 12.9-inch version is getting a $150 discount in its Wi-Fi + Cellular version with 1TB storage, which leaves it at $1,499 or get the Wi-Fi only version with 128GB storage for $900 with $99 savings. The smaller 11-inch version with Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity and 512GB storage is selling for $1,150 with a $99 discount, and the Wi-Fi only version with half the storage space can be yours for $800 with the same $99 discount. Now, if you’re looking for the previous iPad Pro model, there’s a huge sale at B&H Photo Video, with some iPad Pro models starting at $799 with $350 savings, so take a look and see if there’s anything that fits your needs.
You can also get interesting deals on OnePlus products right now, as the OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage can be yours for $799 with $100 savings, and you also get a pair of OnePlus Buds for free. The OnePlus 8 is selling for $599, down from its regular $799 price tag with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The OnePlus 7T T-Mobile edition is up for grabs for $349 with 128GB storage and 8GB with $150 savings, and you also get a pair of OnePlus Bullets Wireless for free. You can also go for the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for $699 with a $200 discount, and you get a pair of OnePlus Bud included for free upon purchase.
Google products are also on sale, as you can currently get a Google Pixel 5 with 128GB storage for $649 with $50 savings. The Google Home Max is selling for $149 with $150 savings, and the Nest Hub 7 can be yours for $50 after a $40 discount. The second-gen Google Nest Wi-Fi Router is getting a $30 discount, which leaves it at $139.
Finally, the Apple Watch Series 6 40mm version with cellular and GPS with a gold stainless steel case and gold Milanese loop is getting a $120 discount, leaving it at $629. If you want the GPS only version, you can get the PRODUCT RED version for $330 with $69 savings. The Apple Watch SE 44mm GPS-only variant is selling for $289 with a $20 discount, while last year’s Apple Watch Nike Series 5 is currently available for $249 with $250 savings.
Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Air, Mac mini and more devices on sale today
Let’s begin today’s deals with some products that you should really consider getting, that are not at all old. The latest M1 MacBook Air which is being used to edit this video is $50 off, that leaves the 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD variant for $1200. If you’re going for a desktop, the new Mac Mini is $29 off, leaving the entry level model for $670. The latest 12.9in iPad Pro is available for $150 off, that leaves it at $1499 shipped for 1TB of storage. The brand new iPad Air is also $40 off, leaving the entry level one for $559. We also have more deals on Bose Earbuds, LG Monitors, Hisense TVs and more, in the links in the description.
The budget OnePlus Nord N100 has a ‘high refresh rate’ surprise
Now let’s talk about OnePlus as the company has been in the spotlight quite a bit given all the product launches they’ve done this year. A few weeks ago, OnePlus unveiled two new budget smartphones, the Nord N10 5G and the N100. We’ll be focusing on the N100 for this segment because, this is supposed to be the cheaper and watered down one out of the pair but it looks like there was some hidden premium features in here. So to recap, it packs a punch hole HD+ display, the Snapdragon 460 SoC, a 5,000 mAh battery and a triple camera array with a 12MP main sensor. All of this for around $237, remember that price. Well, now that it’s out, the guys over at Android Authority discovered that the N100 actually packs a 90Hz refresh rate display. OnePlus didn’t specify on this so everyone just assumed it was a regular 60Hz panel which is good for that $200 price tag. So yeah, if you got this phone, make sure to turn that feature on as that 5,000 mAh battery should do a good job handling it.
New iPhone 12 display issues have caught Apple’s attention
If you’ve been watching us for the past year, you probably know that my display on my iPhone 11 Pro simply died on me after getting a weird tint. Well, it looks like the iPhone 12 might be going down that same path. Last weekend, some users started reporting issues with the 12 mini’s Lock Screen sensitivity, and iPhone 12 Pro users were having problems with the message app but, the most notable problems were display issues. Apparently some users were getting a green tint on the screen and some flickering but it looks like Apple noticed. The guys over at MacRumors recovered an internal document where Cupertino addresses this issue, saying that they are aware of the customer reports related to the problem and they’re actively investigating, telling technicians to avoid servicing these types of issues because there is no real fix at the moment but they should advice customers to update their phones. Back with the 11, Apple fixed it with iOS 13.6.1 so, let’s see when we get a fix, we’ll keep you posted. Thing is, my problem wasn’t fixed with a software update. The entire phone had to be replaced, so we’ll see.
Apple’s next mobile chip might rely on 5nm+ process, 4nm silicon likely arrives in 2022
Let’s keep talking about Apple but, this time about there chips, as let’s face it, Apple Silicon still has many of us in disbelief. We know that the A14 Bionic was the first chip in the market to bring a 5nm process, thanks to TSMC but, it looks like they’re already pushing smaller nodes. According to a TrendForce research note, Apple plans to use TSMC’s next generation “5nm+” process for the A15 chip that will come in the 2021 iPhones. TSMC’s website says that this 5nm+ process, refers to N5P which is a “performance-enhanced” version of their current 5nm process, which will deliver additional power efficiency and performance improvements. The report even goes further head to 2022, and they believe that the A16 will be built on a 4nm process, which paves the way for even more performance, power efficiency, and density improvements. This also hints that we might get these improvements in Apple Silicon chips, maybe with the M1X, M2 or whatever that thing is going to be called. Thing is, guys with that M1 mopping the floor with absolutely every Intel Mac we’ve compared on generation 1, can you imagine what gen 2 will be. We’ve never EVER recommended a first generation Apple Product, but this is the first exception.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaked renders show shows some seriously slim bezels
And I know, we’re still one segment away but let’s begin with the hottest news today which have to do with Samsung. Yeah, they’re so many we had to split them in two. First off, Ice Universe just went on a tweeting spree giving us a ton of new information on the upcoming Galaxy S Line. He started off by posting some new CAD renders of the S21 Ultra which shows us the new chin and side bezels which.. Let’s just say you won’t be able to tell a difference if you have an S20 Ultra. However, he does say that this will be the narrowest chin in mobile phone in history which is something Samsung has been perfecting over the years. Other than that the CAD renders show the USB-C port as well as the display’s footprint. Moving on from that he also posted some case molds where you can see the camera module for the S21 or the S21+, sadly you can only see the display side for the other 2. Finally he also said that the S21 Ultra’s screen will refresh multiple records, I’m not sure if that means we’ll be getting something like ProMotion or if it will just be a record-breaking display. Whatever the case may be, I’m already pretty excited for whatever this S21 Ultra is going to be.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could have an under-display selfie camera
But, finally let’s move on to the other segment of the hottest news as we have more Samsung products and apparently, Samsung is bringing the heat until later in the year. Last month there was some rumors roaming around that claimed that Samsung would be introducing their first under-the-display camera with the Z Fold 3. Well, now there’s a new ETNews report that backs those rumors. According to an industry insider, Samsung Display has developed a new display that will support this UDC. Apparently they made the gap between pixels wider, to allow light to pass through and this will only be a thing in the selfie camera area, the rest of the display will be the same. That along with some special algorithms will correct images, as light is obviously refracted by the OLED Display to allow for the camera to work. This camera module will be supplied by LSI and apparently the technology won’t be ready by the Spring or early in the year, which is when we get the S Line or the Z Flip. So, we will reportedly get it with the Z Fold 3 in the third quarter of the year because, all of the rumors point to the Galaxy Note line disappearing. A new Ice Universe tweet also gives us backs this by saying the Z Fold 3 will bring a lot of innovating technologies, including this Camera Under the Panel, the S Pen and the second-gen UTG.
We start today’s deals with the new MacBook Air with Apple’s latest M1 Chip. It is currently available for $1,200 in its 512GB SSD version with 8GB RAM, which translates to $50 savings in one of today’s most powerful laptops available in the market. Now, if you don’t want a laptop, the latest Mac mini is also on sale. You can get yours for $670 after its first $29 price cut, and you will get 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM.
If you’re looking for a new tablet, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 1TB storage and cellular connectivity can be yours for $1,499 after a $150 discount, or get the latest Apple iPad Air with 64GB for $559 in its WiFi-only version, which will save you $40.
We have also been getting quite a nice amount of deals on Smart TVs and monitors, and today won’t be different. We find last year’s Hisense 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart ULED TV selling for $800 with $200 savings. LG is also offering the 27-inch QHD IPS Display for $227 with $53 savings.
Other deals include the Bose Sport Earbuds for $159 after a $20 discount. These wireless earphones are available in three color options, and they will give you up to 5 hours per charge with the included charging case. The Logitech Craft Advanced wireless keyboard is also available, and it is getting a $31 discount, leaving it at $169. PowerA’s enhanced wired controller for Nintendo Switch with a vintage Mario theme is getting a $12.50 discount, leaving it at $12.50, meaning 50 percent off. Finally, Kingston is offering its 500GB Nvme internal SSD for $35 with $10 savings.
We start today’s deals with Apple’s late 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro in Space Gray, which is getting a $550 discount, meaning you can get a powerful laptop with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i9 processor, 64GB RAM, and 1TB storage space for $3,349. However, there are more options starting at $2,149 at B&H, or you can choose to get a new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display for $1,649, which gets you 256GB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, and a 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 processor.
We then head over to Walmart, where early Black Friday deals are live and they offer the Apple Watch Series 3 for $179, down from $199. Apple’s AirPods Pro can be yours for $200 with $49 savings. You can also find the Google Nest Mini for $29 with a $20 discount and media streaming devices for you to choose from.
We also find tons of Amazon devices on sale, including the all-new Echo Dot, which lets you save $20 when you buy two devices and use promo code DOT2PACK. They are currently selling for $50, but buying two will leave each smart speaker at $40. You can also get the Echo Dot with clock for $60 or two for $100 when using the same code mentioned above.
We also find several deals on smart TVs, such as the Samsung 75’inch Class QLED Q70T series 4K UHD smart TV, which is selling for $1,498 with $702 savings. The smaller 55-inch version is also on sale, and you can get it for just $798 with a $100 discount on Amazon. However, you can head over to Best By to find the LG NanoCell 85 Series 65-inch Smart TV for $99 with $200 savings, or the 55-inc options from TCL that will cost you $250 with a $150 discount.
Other deals include the Wacom Intuos Pro drawing tablet for $400 with $100 savings, the Acer Chromebook Spin for $549 with an $80 discount. We also find a couple of monitors, as the LG 34WL85C-B 34-Inch UltraWide curved WQHD IPS monitor is now available for $760 with a $40 discount, or the 49-inch Acer EI491CR Pbmiiipx 49” curved DFHD monitor with a $199 discounts, leaving it at just $700.