Black Friday is delivering great Android deals, we have already covered Samsung flagships, but we are also considering budget-friendly devices. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is currently selling for $549 over at Amazon, with $150.99 savings. The discount is available in almost every color option, except Cloud White. If you choose to go for this device, you will get an unlocked US version of the device with 128GB storage, a 30X Space Zoom camera with Night Mode included.
However, don’t forget that you can also get this device for just $140 after trading in an eligible device. This would give you a total of $460 savings, and you can choose to buy it unlocked or locked to your favorite network.
We also have the Samsung Galaxy A71 on sale if you’re looking for 5G connectivity on a budget. You can get it for just $500 with $100 savings at Amazon, or trade-in your current smartphone to get up to $335 off, meaning you can get one for as low as $265 if you want it unlocked. However, this device is selling for $165 at Verizon and for $140 at T-Mobile.
The Galaxy A51 5G is also on sale, and you can get yours for $215, down from its regular price tag, or get it for less if you choose to get a device locked to Verizon’s or T-Mobile’s network. Verizon’s special offer lets you get your device for just $165, while T-Mobile’s option can be yours for $140.
Now, this next option can be yours for $500 with $150 savings. The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite comes with 128GB storage, but you will have to settle for the black color option. Remember that you can also get the Galaxy Z Fold 2 for $999.99, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for $549.99, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra for $739.99 on Samsung.com right now.
We have selected some of the best Black Friday monitor deals for you to upgrade your working or gaming space. We will start with Samsung’s 49-inch curved gaming monitor, which is currently getting a $500 discount, leaving it at $1,000 shipped. This QHD display will offer 120Hz refresh rates with AMD Freesync 2 technology.
Next up, we have another 49-inch monitor from Samsung. However, this monitor is thought for business. You can get it for $950, with $251 savings, and you get a 3-year warranty. You can also settle for another 49-inch gaming monitor from Samsung, which is selling for $750 with $350 savings.
Black Friday prices will keep dropping as screen sizes start getting smaller. This 34-inch Samsung Business Ultra-wide curved desktop monitor is currently available for $480 with a $113 discount, and it will deliver 100Hz refresh rates. The 27-inch Acer Predator WQHD gaming monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync is getting a $132 discount, which means you can get one for $467.50. Next up, LG’s 27-inch 4K UHD IPS monitor with HDR10 is selling for $380 with $70 savings. However, these deals will only be good through today, so you may want to hurry.
If you’re looking for something that goes under the $300 price tag, Black Friday has LG’s 34-inch IPS monitor with HDR10 with a $100 discount, leaving it at just $300. LG’s 27-inch IPS monitor with Radeon Freesync is also available for $300 after a $50 discount.
Other deals include the Acer 24.5-inch monitor with AMD Radeon FreeSync for $200, the 24-inch LG IPS monitor for $150, and the 24-inch Dell ultra-thin bezel monitor with anti-glare for $105, with $45, $50, and $45 discounts, respectively.
Gaming laptops cost a pretty penny, generally speaking. But they don’t always have to cost a bomb, especially when the Black Friday shopping season is in full swing. We have rounded up some of the best deals on gaming laptops across different price brackets and audiences, ranging from enthusiasts who want to dip their toes in the gaming laptop segment to hardcore gamers who want only the fastest components in their portable gaming machines. Just go through this list to find that one laptop that will add some gaming flair to your festive season:
Dell's powerful Alienware m15 R3 gaming laptop with a 144Hz display would set you back by $1,849 on a regular day, but Amazon is currently giving a $300 discount on the device and is selling it for $1,549.
On a regular day, you will have to shell out $2,199.99 for this machine, but Best Buy has shaved off a hefty $500 from its asking price and is currently offering it for $1,699.99 as part of its Black Friday fest.
The iPad lineup has always been a great holiday gift idea, and with the Black Friday deals season in full swing, you can snag Apple’s tablets with some neat discounts in tow. Right now, Amazon and Best Buy are offering some cool discounts on the entire iPad lineup, which includes the vanilla iPad, the Pro model, the third-gen iPad Air, and the pint-sized iPad Mini. Let’s get straight to what’s on the table:
Apple’s brand new 8th Gen iPad packs a 10.2-inch Retina display that has gained support for stylus input, with pressure sensitivity and tilt detection in tow. Apple has equipped this machine with the hexa-core A12 Bionic chip that is claimed to offer a 40% boost in processing power and 2x upgrade when it comes to the graphics chops. Not much has changed when it comes to design, but it works with Apple’s own smart keyboard as well as third-party keyboard cases.
The 5th Gen iPad Mini made its debut back in March last year, packing a 7.9-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048-by-1536 pixels with wide P3 color gamut support. On the inside, the A12 Bionic runs the show, and an updated 7MP camera on the front for video calling. There is an 8-megapixel camera at the back and the familiar Touch ID button to take care of authentication.
The 5th Gen iPad Mini arrived last year carrying a price tag of $399, but Amazon is currently offering the tiny tablet at a discounted price of $335, which translates to a saving of 17 percent on its regular price.
2019’s iPad Air offers a 10.5-inch Retina display with wide P3 color gamut support. It relies on the A12 Bionic chip that packs a dedicated Neural Engine and also has an M12 co-processor. It packs an 8-megapixel camera at the back that is capable of 1080p video capture and a 7-megapixel front snapper that can also output videos at the same resolution. The design is familiar, and you also get support for the updated Apple Pencil and keyboard case.
The latest iPad Pro features is a truly remarkable device as it came equipped with a dual rear camera setup (wide + ultrawide cameras) and a LiDAR sensor for AR applications. The smaller iPad Pro features an 11-inch (2388×1668 pixels) ProMotion True Tone display, draws power from the A12Z Bionic processor, and also features an octa-core GPU. And oh, it also features a USB Type-C port and Face ID sensors for authentication.
Black Friday deals are here! There are tons of discounts available on almost every product you can think of. One of the best deals that has caught out eyes is this 13.3-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display, that’s currently getting a $200 discount.
Apple’s Intel-powered MacBook Air is now available for $899 with $200 savings. This light and powerful laptop comes with a 1.1GHz 10th gen Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB PCIe SSD, with three color options to choose from, including Gold, Silver and Space Gray. Now, the best part is that this $200 discount is also available in models with more storage space. This leaves the 512GB with 8GB RAM at $1,099 and the 2TB storage option for $2,049, but this last one gets 16GB RAM under the hood.
Now, you may also want to get more power with an Intel 1.2GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, which will cost you $1,299 with $150 Black Friday savings. This model is also equipped with 16GB RAM, but you will be forced to settle for 256GB storage space. Get twice the storage space with the same RAM and Intel processor for $1,399 with a 25 percent discount that translates to $250 savings. Configuration options are pretty generous, so you may also want to take a look at the latest Apple deals available right now over at B&H.
Just don’t forget that some of these deals will go fast! These, for example, will end on November 30 at 11:59 PM EST, so you still have some time to decide on whether to get yourself a new MacBook Air or not. And remember that the latest MacBook Air with Apple Silicon is also on sale with $100 discounts, in case you want a more powerful laptop to work with.
Talk about a complete Android flagship experience at the first name that comes to mind is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Samsung has equipped its jumbo-sized flagship with the best hardware it can lay its hands on, some neat software tricks, and of course, the ever-useful S Pen. But all that goodness ain’t cheap. However, thanks to Black Friday deals, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is now up for grabs with a massive 23% discount.
The device usually starts at $1,299, but Best Buy has is currently offering it with a massive $300 discount, bringing its price down to $999.99 with same-day activation. However, if you choose to activate later, you can still get it for just a $50 premium, which is still an awesome deal for a device as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Best Buy is offering the Samsung Note 20 Ultra for just $999.99, a sweet 23 percent off its regular asking price with same-day activation. This is one of the lowest pricing for the Samsung flagship we have seen lately.
Samsung, on the other hand, is offering the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at an even unbelievable price of just $549.99 with a trade-in. And if you take advantage of the deal, you’ll be also be rewarded with an additional $30 discount in the form of Samsung Credit towards the purchase of accessories. And with Samsung’s accessories going for a record low price at the moment, you should definitely visit the Samsung online store.
If you have an older tablet lying around or a device you want to upgrade, head over to the Samsung online store as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at $549.99 with a trade-in offer is a great deal. You get a lot of phone for that price, and when I say lot, I really do mean it.
To give a taste of what you are getting for that price, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra packs a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus at its heart, a very capable triple rear camera setup highlighted by a 108MP snapper and a large 4,500mAh battery that can also wirelessly charge your earbuds. Want to know how the device actually fares? Check out Pocketnow’s video review of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra below:
If you’ve been holding on from making an impulse purchase amidst a barrage of Black Friday deals, we totally understand that you’ve been waiting for the absolute best deals. Now, if buying a smartphone was on your shopping list, but you don’t want to spend the kind of money a flagship demands, there is an irresistible deal on the OnePlus 7T right now. The flagship killer by OnePlus, which has been selling at $599 for a while now, has received a massive 50% price cut on B&H.
As part of the Black Friday festive deals, the OnePlus 7T is down to just $299.99 for T-Mobile customers. And hey, you can choose between cool Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue color options, in case you were wondering. From my personal experience with the device, I can assure you that the OnePlus 7T was already a great device at its original asking price, but at just $300, it offers the best hardware that you can get on any smartphone under this price bracket.
The OnePlus 7T offers you Qualcomm’s top-tier processor from 2019, a beautiful 90Hz display, reliable cameras and blazing fast 30W charging. Usually up grabs at $600, the phone can be yours right now for just $299.99 this festive season.
In case you want a factory unlocked unit, you can still save $200 on its street price and still get it for a sweet $400, which is still great for what is on the table. For that asking price, you get a 90Hz HDR10+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus running the show, a triple rear camera setup (48MP primary + 12MP telephoto and 16MP ultra-wide) and a 3,800mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. On top of it all, you get an assurance of timely updates and a great UI experience with Oxygen OS.
Need more information about how the OnePlus 7T actually performs in day-to-day life? Watch Pocketnow’s video review of the OnePlus 7T below and decide for yourself:
Ever since its debut earlier this month, the new MacBook Air with Apple’s own M1 silicon has received stellar reviews for the performance boost it brings to the table. Pocketnow’s own Jaime Rivera has been mighty impressed with the performance of this fanless machine, especially when it comes to demanding tasks such as exporting high-resolution videos. For all that firepower, many industry experts called it a great purchase at $999. But if you’ve been holding on for a price cut, B&H has already taken a sweet 10% off the device’s usual price, despite it being barely over a month old.
At the moment of writing this, the base configuration of the MacBook Air with 8 gigs of RAM, 256GB of onboard storage, and the M1 silicon can be yours for $899. Do keep in mind that the Apple M1 silicon version you get on this base configuration has a 7-core GPU, while the higher-end pricier variant has an 8-core GPU. But the base variant that is currently going on for $899 still offers plenty of processing power that can handle anything you throw at it with ease.
The new MacBook Air with the M1 silicon has set a new standard for performance that is way higher than what an Intel-powered Mac can offer. And with a $100 discount at B&H that brings its price down to just $899, you should definitely get this as your next machine.
As for the rest of the package, you get a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560×1600 pixels, the M1 chip handling things under the hood, 8 gigs of RAM, and 256GB of onboard storage. The biggest improvement is in the battery department, with Apple claiming up to 15 hours of web browsing and 18 hours of movie playback. Apple has also upgraded the Type-C Thunderbolt port to USB 4.0 standard, of which there are two on the device. The design remains the same as the Intel-powered MacBook Air, but Apple has removed the internal fan for more silent operation.
Read this Twitter thread by Pocketnow’s Jaime Rivera highlighting the insane power of the M1 MacBook Air and decide for yourself:
Holy cow! Do I even need to do a review? Just buy it.. I’m gonna shut up.. just buy it!!
If you’re doing your holiday shopping from home this year, you may have already got a headstart with early Black Friday deals. Now that Black Friday is in full swing, the deals are even better, and we happen to have the best deals of the season.
We’ve rounded up 10 amazing deals on gadgets, apps, and eLearning courses that you can grab for up to 70% off
When it comes to Bluetooth earbuds, the AirPods Pro is the best of the best. Tom’s Guide gives it a 5 out of 5, stating “With active noise canceling, a better fit and resistance to sweat, the AirPods Pro is the ultimate wireless earbuds.” On top of that, users enjoy an adaptive EQ that adjusts to the shape of your ears, easy to use controls and audio sharing between fellow AirPods users. Best of all, we’re offering them today for $30 dollars off MSRP.
If you’re an aspiring photographer, graphic designer, or videographer, learning the apps in Adobe CC is practically a requirement. This certification course bundle features eight courses on how to use some of Adobe CC’s most popular apps, like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to enhance images, design logos, color grade, and more.
Whether you’re a gamer, a coder, or a student, nothing boosts your productivity like additional monitors. The Mobile Pixels TRIO MAX triples your screen real estate with two flip-out displays running at 1080, allowing you to multitask more effectively. Raising over $1.4 million on Indiegogo, the TRIO MAX is a fan favorite that you can score at a huge discount this Black Friday.
Who knows how long we’ll be stuck in quarantine? We all need new suggestions to keep us entertained until this all blows over, and this 3-app bundle can help. It features lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone, 12min, and VPN Unlimited, so you can learn new languages, read hundreds of books, and surf the web from the comfort and safety of your home.
They just don’t make video games the way they used to. If you miss the days of pixelated graphics and 8-bit music, then this Retro TV Game Console will be a much-needed shot of nostalgia. It comes with two retro-style controllers and 620 classic games that you can reminisce over for hours.
With more people working from home than ever, the demand for certified IT professionals has skyrocketed. There’s no better time to enter the field than now, and earning a Cisco certification is the perfect way to endorse your skills to potential employers. The Certified Cisco Power User Bundle features five courses on entry-level prep material that will help you study for the CCNA certification exam.
If you use one of the newer MacBook models for your WFH setup, chances are you have a mess of cables sticking out of a single USB-C dock. The ProBASE Gen2 offers an elegant solution by hiding a USB-C dock inside a dual-purpose stand. All you have to do is plug a single cable into the stand, which features memory cards, display output, power delivery, and more.
Do you remember how you learned your maiden language? It definitely wasn’t in a classroom. We learned our first language through practical conversational skills, and Babbel does the same. With a lifetime subscription, you get access to lessons in 14 different languages, and your progress is validated with speech recognition technology that reinforces proper pronunciation.
Data science is used in every industry, and learning how to use tools like Excel and VBA will allow you to gain insights from large data sets. This 13-course training bundle will teach you how to perform advanced data analysis in Excel by automating your workflow with Python and VBA, data visualization with charts and graphs. The final course illustrates how to analyze spreadsheet data and create apps in Amazon Honeycode, further broadening your skillset.
It’s hard to build a daily reading habit if you don’t have much time to yourself. Luckily, 12min’s digital library is filled with hundreds of bestselling books that have been synthesized and condensed into micro books that can be consumed within 12 minutes. The 12min team adds 30 new books each month, so you’ll always have new content to explore.
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.
The Black Friday deals are coming in left, right, and center. And if you’ve been planning to splurge on some of Google’s own smartphones and a few smart home appliances such as thermostats, WiFi routers, or even smart displays, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the best Black Friday deals on Pixel smartphones and other Google products that should be on your shopping list this festive season. Let’s get straight to it:
1. Pixel 5
Pixel 5 is Google’s latest smartphone, but this one avoids the flagship price tag by opting for a mid-range processor while retaining the signature software experience and some great cameras. Talking about cameras, Google has finally added an ultra-wide camera to its smartphone and the results it produces have been acclaimed widely.
Originally launched for an asking price of $699, Best Buy is currently selling the Pixel 5 at $100 discount, bringing the price down to $599.99 with instant activation for an unlocked unit. Even if you choose to activate later, the Pixel 5 can be yours at a discounted price of $650 only.
Looking for a great budget phone? The Pixel 4a might be the best option out there right now. From my own experience, I can tell you that this phone has a great build quality, a compact form factor, a beautiful OLED display, squeaky clean software, and unbelievably good cameras. Believe me when I say this, “Just buy it!”
The Pixel 4a made its debut carrying a price tag of $349, which was already great for what it offers. But thanks to the Black Friday discount, Best Buy has shaved $50 off its price and is selling it at $299 with same day activation. This one is a thoroughly good deal!
The second-generation Google Nest Wi-Fi router covers an area of 4400 square feet with a pack of two units and can handle up to 200 connected devices at once. You can count on it to support multiple 4K streams without a hitch. It seamlessly shifts connectivity from one unit to another as you walk into another room for a smooth network transition and is quite easy to set up.
A pack of two Nest Wi-Fi routers usually goes for $299, but right now, you can get your hands on the bundle at an almost 30% price cut, bringing the effective price down to just $219. If you're into Google's product ecosystem, you should check this deal out.
The second-generation Nest Mini is a neat smart device to have on your study table or living room. It supports a wide range of music streaming services and can serve as a smart device control hub as well. The design is easy on the eyes and it doesn’t sound half-bad either. At its current price of just $19, it is an irresistible deal right now.
The second-generation Nest Mini smart speaker usually goes for $49.99, but you can purchase it for a lowly sum of just $18.99 at Best Buy. At that price, there is little reason to not snag this device as part of your Black Friday shopping spree.
Looking to dip your toes in the world of smart displays, but don’t know where to start without spending a fortune? The Google Nest Hub, with a sweet 45% Black Friday discount, is the best option right now. The 7-inch display is great for checking your calendar, navigation information, controlling smart home devices, calling friends, and even using it as a personalized album.
The Google Nest Hub smart display has a regular street price of $90, but you can currently purchase it on Best Buy for just $49.99 as part of the Black Friday deals fest. And hey, pick the chalk color option as it looks really cool.
Want a smart speaker that can deliver the smarts of Google Assistant, but can also double as a proper speaker to enjoy music and movies? If your answer is yes, the Google Home Max is the speaker you should bring home. And before you ask, it packs two high fidelity 4.5-inch woofers and a pair of tweeters to deliver an immersive experience. You can also set it up as part of a multi-room audio setup as well.
On a normal day, the Google Home Max will set you back by the $300, but thanks to the Black Friday festive discounts, you can get your hands on it at a sweet 50% discount, bringing the price down to just $149.99 at the time of writing this.
Stadia now has a great selection of games, and the library just keeps on expanding. If you’ve been waiting to try cloud-based game streaming, Stadia is the best option right now, with a tonne of offers and incentives at the moment. The best part? You can play all the AAA games on your tablet, Chromebook or PC without having to worry about hardware specifications. The Google Stadia Premiere Edition bundle includes the Google Chromecast Ultra, a power adapter with integrated cable, Stadia Controller and a USB C to USB A cable.
The Stadia Premiere Edition bundle is usually up for grabs at $99.99, but you can currently get it for just $74.99 from Best Buy. At that price, Stadia offers a really economical way to enjoy games without spending hundreds of dollars on a console or PC.
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.
With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably gearing up for holiday shopping. Shopping from home will be the safest way to shop this holiday season, but the internet has its own share of dangers that you should be aware of. For instance, if you’re browsing the web without a VPN, hackers and identity thieves can easily spy on you and steal your private information.
Luckily, we’ve rounded up deals on VPNs and other great digital subscriptions so you can browse the web and shop safely when the holidays roll around.
SurfShark VPN: 2-Yr Subscription
SurfShark VPN is the perfect option if you value speed and security for multiple devices. Users get AES-256-GCM encryption and your choice of either OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols for maximum security. SurfShark has over 1,200 servers worldwide and touts a strict no-log policy, so your data will never get leaked. Finally, subscribers enjoy unlimited connections, so you can protect your family’s devices with one subscription.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Infinity Plan (10 Devices)
With VPN Unlimited, you’ll be able to bypass geographical restrictions and access your favorite streaming platforms like US Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, ESPN+, and HBO Now from anywhere in the world. On top of that, you get a host of protocols to choose from, like KeepSolid Wise, IKEv2, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IPSec. To top it off, KeepSolid doesn’t impose speed or bandwidth restrictions, so you can browse all the content you want safely and at blazing fast speeds. With an editor’s rating of 5 out of 5 stars on Software Informer and 4.3 out of 5 from users, VPN Unlimited is one of the best options out there.
The Ultimate KeepSolid Lifetime Subscription Bundle
If you’re looking for even more speed to access geo-restricted content, you might want to consider KeepSolid’s SmartDNS. While you won’t get the privacy a VPN can offer, it taxes your bandwidth less than a VPN would, allowing you to stream your favorite content unhindered. This lifetime subscription to KeepSolid SmartDNS also comes with VPN Unlimited, giving you the best of both worlds.
The Essential NordVPN & Password Manager 2-Year Subscription Bundle
Unprotected networks aren’t the only internet threats you have to worry about. If one of the companies you have an account with suffers a data leak, your password might be exposed. This is a major security concern if you use the same one for every online account. This bundle comes with NordPass Premium, which will generate strong, unique codes for all of your new and existing accounts, so if one account gets compromised, you don’t have to worry about the others.
Spending any amount of time on your phone or computer will eventually eat up your hard drive space. Music, apps, photos, and backed up files add up over time, and you need somewhere to store them if they’re too precious to get rid of. ThunderDrive Pro’s 1TB cloud storage plan offers just enough storage for your important files. Plus, you can access your ThunderDrive account from any device and share files with friends and family easily.
Degoo Premium Mega Backup Plan: Lifetime Subscription
Those of you who need cloud storage for enterprise will need a lot more than just one or two terabytes, and Degoo has you covered. With Premium Mega Backup plans starting at 15TB, you can store and access extremely large files like movies and entire system backups with lightning-fast speeds. Additionally, you can keep your backups up to date automatically with automatic file change detection, so you won’t have to set aside time periodically to back up your data. Don’t just take our word for it; Degoo has earned a 4.0 out of 5 from Tech Radar, Tom’s Guide, and G2.
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.