OnePlus 9 Pro leak gives us our first look at its design prior to a March 2021 debut

OnePlus didn’t launch a mid-cycle refresh for the OnePlus 8 Pro – tentatively called the OnePlus 9 Pro – this year, and only gave that treatment to the OnePlus 8 by launching the OnePlus 8T. Needless to say, the excitement surrounding the OnePlus 9 Pro is quite high due to the strategic delay, especially regarding the upgrades it will bring to the table. However, we may already have our first detailed look at the OnePlus 9 Pro’s design. 

The next OnePlus flagship has a single selfie shooter akin to its predecessor (Image: Steve Hemmerstoffer / Voice)

Leakster Steve. H aka @OnLeaks (via Voice) has shared a few detailed renders of what he claims to the OnePlus 9 Pro. Starting with the build, the upcoming OnePlus device will feature a glass rear panel and a redesigned camera module that shares some similarity with the one we saw on the OnePlus 8T. The camera isle has a contrasting glossy finish compared to the rest of the rear panel which appears to rock a frosted matte glass finish. 

The OnePlus offering is depicted rocking a redesigned camera module (Image: Steve Hemmerstoffer / Voice)

Talking about the cameras, the tipster has not shared any specific details such as megapixel count or the role of each snapper. However, two of the lenses are disproportionately larger compared to the rest of the two cameras. Coming to the display, the OnePlus 9 Pro is retaining the curved screen aesthetics for another year. And if its predecessor – the OnePlus 8 Pro – is anything to go by, the OnePlus 8 Pro will also feature a 120Hz (or even higher) refresh rate display. The single selfie camera is positioned in the top-left corner of the display.

The device will pack four rear cameras and a 6.7-inch display (Image: Steve Hemmerstoffer / Voice)

The OnePlus 9 Pro’s display will reportedly measure 6.7-inch, but other details such as resolution and brightness output are still a mystery. If one were to take a wild guess, the upcoming OnePlus flagship will come equipped with Qualcomm’s next flagship chipset – rumored to debut as Snapdragon 875 – paired with plenty of RAM and fast UFS storage. As for the launch timeline, the leakster mentions that the OnePlus 9 Pro will debut in March next year. 

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Exynos 2100 may surpass the SD 875 in the Samsung Galaxy S21 series

We have been getting quite a bit of benchmark results in the last few days. Mainly because of the tests performed on Apple’s latest M1 devices. However, it seems that those aren’t the only devices being tested. The Samsung Galaxy S21 may have already been examined with both its Snapdragon 875 and its Exynos 2100 variants, and it seems that next year, you may want to go for the international version.

This is not the first time that we see benchmark results for the Samsung Galaxy S21. The device was found delivering some interesting results back in September while being powered by the Exynos 1000 processor, even though it is said that it will feature the Exynos 2100 chipset. Back then, we saw that the device managed to deliver 1038 in its single-core score, while a 3060 multi-core score was reached.

Now, we receive the latest benchmarks of the Samsung Galaxy S21, but this time it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875, with 8GB RAM. The device reached 1120 single-core score and a 3319 multi-core score. These results would suggest that the Snapdragon 875 may be better than the Exynos 2100 processor, but it seems that things aren’t precisely as they seem. Let’s remember that the SD 875 codenamed Lahaina isn’t official yet, but neither is the Exynos 2100 processor, which gives both processors plenty of room to grow.

We have also received some info from Ice Universe, where he tells us not to pay attention to the results leaked by Geekbench, as these are not accurate before the release of the products, and we also have to pay attention to the real specs in the Samsung Galaxy S21 models. He believes that the new Exynos 2100 will be more powerful than its Snapdragon 875 counterpart, as both chipsets have identical CPU architecture, but the prime X1 core will reach 2.91 GHz in the Exynos 2100, while the Snapdragon 875 will top out at 2.84 GHz. We will also find differences in the power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores, which will reach 1.8GHz in the SD 875, compared to the 2.2GHz reached by the Exynos processor.

Source SamMobile

Via GSM Arena

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Early Black Friday deals are live, with tons of Apple deals

The official news today begin with Apple deals because, we know you guys adore them. Beginning with the previous MacBook Air which is $80 off, that leaves the Intel core i3, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD model for $920 shipped. The 16in MacBook Pro is also $250 off, that leaves the Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD for $2150 but, you might not want to go for it depending on how these M1 MacBooks do. The latest iPad Pros are also on sale, for example, the 11in WiFi only version, with 128GB of storage is $50 off, leaving that for $739. Finally, the Apple Watch Series 6 is $50 off, that leaves the 40mm GPS only variant for $350. The SE is $20 off, but you can get the GPS+Cellular variant for $309. We have more deals on Garmin Watches, AirPods Pro, Galaxy Buds and more in the links in the description.

Users reporting serious MacBook Pro problems after macOS Big Sur update

Last week we finally got the macOS Big Sur update but, which I was really looking forward to given the efficiencies, but according to several users, not everything has been sunshine and rainbows. Several users who own 2013 and mid-2014 13in MacBook Pros upgraded to Big Sur and it has reportedly bricked their machines. According to them, their computer is stuck on a black screen and there’s no way to bypass this this as, the hot key combinations for NVRAM, SMC, Safe Mode and Internet Recovery are inaccessible after they installed the update. Apparently some of these users have been asked to take the laptop in for servicing so, we’ll see what happens. Also keep in mind that these are the oldest MacBook Pros to have Big Sur available so if you’re on the list, you might want to hold off. Obviously gotta hand it to Apple for their in-store support, but the problem is that it’s crazy irregular right now given the pandemic.

Apple’s M1 chip is better than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560 in Graphics performance

Speaking of Macs, let’s talk about the M1 Macs which I’m currently waiting on. They were supposed to arrive today, but I guess UPS was just playing with me. They keep going through Benchmarks, and according to a new submission, the M1 Macs just went up against the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and AMD’s Radeon RX 560. It was compared to these two to match Apple’s claim of the M1’s GPU handling close to 25k threads and delivering 2.6 TFLOPS. Well, in most tests, the M1 beats both of these graphic cards while reaching up to 300 FPS in some instances. Some of the results are pretty close like in the first Aztec Ruins Setting where it actually lost to the Radeon. But then you get other cases where it just breezes through, like in Manhattan 3.1. Now, we know that these are older GPUs but, they are desktop GPUSs as well. That said, the reason why this is not the hottest news is because the benchmark tests are designed more for mobile than anything, so we’ll take them with a grain of salt.

OnePlus 9 Pro’s alleged Geekbench listing reveals SD 875 SoC

Possible design of the new OnePlus 9 has been leaked

Let’s move on to OnePlus as, we’ve already gotten the OnePlus 8 and the 8T, which means rumors for the 9 should start coming in. For starters, the Pro variant was reportedly just spotted on Geekbench revealing some new details. According to the listing, it will pack the upcoming Snapdragon 875, or whatever it will be called, and it performed pretty well in both single core and multi-core. Now, not much of the specs have been revealed, but some things we’re expecting include a Flat AMOLED Display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, and a battery that supports 65W charging. Speaking of the display, we also have some CAD renders of the device and, they’re… something. These apparently belong to the regular OnePlus 9 and it packs a flat display with a small punch hole at the top left and a near bezel-less experience. On the back, you get a triple camera array that kinda looks like if the iPhone 12 and the Galaxy S20 FE had a baby. According to these renders we’re getting a new white color variant that actually looks pretty cool. We’re expecting these phones to come out some time in March so, everything should just intensify from here.

Samsung Galaxy S21 specs and features have been leaked

Now let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series as we have possibly the biggest leak yet for it, and it’s both good and bad. There’s a full list of specs for the entire line up from Android Police that reveal.. Pretty much everything. Just to get it out of the way, all of these will pack the Snapdragon 875 or the Exynos 2100, as well as 5G, and One UI 3.1 based on Android 11. Alright, starting with the regular Galaxy S21, we’re looking at a 6.2in FHD+, LTPS display running at 120Hz. You’re also getting a 4000 mAh battery and a triple camera setup which consists of a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra wide and a 64MP telephoto. Moving on to the S21+, you’re getting a 6.7in FHD+, LTPS display running at 120Hz, as well as a 4800 mAh battery and the same camera setup as the smaller variant. But finally, moving on to the Ultra, we have a 6.8in WQHD+, LTPO display running at up 120Hz. Here, you’re getting a 5000 mAh battery and a 5 camera array that consists of a main 108MP sensor, a 12MP ultra wide, a 10MP 3X Optical lens, and a 10MP 10X optical lens. The color variants include Phantom Violet, Pink, Grey, White, Black and Silver, and they vary depending on which variant you pick. Ice Universe also says that the Ultra packs the strongest optical system known to date when it comes to the telephoto, with both sensors being 1/2.8in and 1.22μm. We’re getting closer to that January or February launch so, we’ll see what we get but so far so good.

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Samsung could kill off the Galaxy Note series in 2021

And finally the hottest news today have to do with Samsung again, but this time because we have some confirmation of the beginning of the end. For years, there’s been tons of rumors that Samsung might get rid of the Note line and stick to the S Line and now with the Z Fold line, it makes a ton more sense. Well, we’ve learned from interviews with company executives that, a smartphone can be ready pretty much 9 months before the actual launch and, the problem is, the Note is currently nowhere to be found. We have a new tweet from Max Weinbach where he gives a detailed list of the Samsung flagships we’ll be getting next year. The list includes, the Galaxy S21 FE, the S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, the Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and the Z Fold FE. Nice. Now, where it gets interesting is when he tweeted out that 3 of these devices will have S Pen support, and there’s no Note on that list. A day earlier, Ice Universe tweeted “an unusual clue: there is currently no information on the development of the Note 21 Series”. Of course, we are still far away from the Note’s usual launch frame but, by this point we usually have the codenames at least, and having tipsters saying there’s no information at all on the development is kind of a huge deal. By the looks of it, unless Samsung figures out how to bring the Stylus to the Folds, it looks like the S line might bring the S Pen next year.


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Samsung Galaxy S21 specs and features have been leaked

Rumors suggest that Samsung will launch its next Galaxy S flagship earlier than other years, which means that we will most likely start getting tons of new rumors concerning the Samsung Galaxy S21 or S30 series. The latest leak may be the biggest one we could expect before the new flagships are launched. It includes every important spec and feature, months ahead of the phones’ launch.

According to the latest information posted by the guys over at Android Police, the new Samsung Galaxy S21 series will include three devices with different display sizes and a couple of interesting features. We will start with the base model of the Galaxy S21, which is codenamed O1. This device is said to come with a 6.2-inch FHD+ LTPS display with a 120hz refresh rate. Inside, we will get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 in the US version or an Exynos 2100 in the device’s international version.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra will have a 5000mAh battery, and it would work with One UI 3.1 based on Android 11. Its camera is expected to feature a 12MP Ultra-Wide sensor, a 12MP main, and a 64MP telephoto. This would also be the variant with the most color options, as it will be available in Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gray, and Phantom White.

Next up, we find the Samsung Galaxy S21+, codenamed T2. This device will share the same processor, software, and camera setup as the entry-level version. However, it will feature a larger 6.7-inch display, a 4800mAh battery. It will be available in three color variants: Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, and Phantom Violet.

Finally, the Ultra variant of the Samsung Galaxy S21 is expected to arrive with the largest display of them all, as it is said to feature a 6.8-inch WQHD+ LTPO display and an adaptive 1-120Hz display. The new Galaxy S21 Ultra will also include a 5,000mAh battery and a powerful camera that includes a 12MP Ultra-Wide sensor, a 108MP Gen 2, a 3x optical 10MP, and a 10x optical 10MP camera sensor, which could be the strogest optical zoom system available according to @IceUnicerse. Now, color options are limited, with a Phantom Black and a Phantom Silver to choose from.

Rumors also suggest that the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S21 will feature a plastic rear cover, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with a glass back, but no word was mentioned about the back panel in the Galaxy S21+ variant. All three devices will support 5G connectivity and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Still, the Galaxy S21 and the S21+ will work with WiFi 6, while the S21 Ultra will use WiFi 6E, which Samsung claims is two times faster than standard WiFi 6.

Another feature that will be present across the board is 4K/60fps recording, and the cameras will be able to switch automatically between 30fps and 60fps depending on lighting conditions. 8K at 30fps is also available, replacing the 8K at 24fps featured in the Galaxy S20 series. The guys at Android Police confirmed the design of the Galaxy S21, and they also claim that they have confirmed all the information in this leak through multiple sources.

Source Android Police

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Possible design of the new OnePlus 9 has been leaked

This has been a rather atypical year for OnePlus. The company has lost one of its co-founders, it held back from giving us a Pro version of the latest OnePlus 8T, and it has launched more budget-friendly devices than we expected as part of its new Nord lineup. However, the company is already gearing up for 2021, and it seems that it could already have the design ready for its next device, the OnePlus 9.

New renders of what seems to be the new OnePlus 9 have emerged, and they come to us thanks to the guys over at 91mobiles. The site is well known for posting images from leaker @OnLeaks, but it seems that this won’t be the case, so you may want to take this leak with a grain of salt.

Well, the image shows the most relevant design aspects of the new OnePlus 9. We can see that it could arrive with a flat display with a punch-hole selfie camera. This display is said to be larger than the one in the OnePlus 8T. The back panel would be retaining its curves, where we can also see a triple-lens camera setup.

91mobiles’ anonymous source also mentioned that the new OnePlus 9 would also feature a 120Hz refresh rate display, which is the same refresh rate found in the OnePlus 8T. This new information could take some weight off a previous rumor claiming that OnePlus could be ready to include 144Hz refresh rate displays in its 2021 devices. However, we must also remember that we’re talking about the regular OP 9 and not the OP 9 Pro version, so technically, there may still be a chance.

The new OnePlus 9 is rumored to launch sometime in March to try and put some pressure on Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S30 lineup, which is expected to launch in January.

Source 91mobiles

Via Android Authority

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Apple might finally launch the AirPods Studio in March next year

Ever since renders of Apple’s (allegedly) upcoming over-the-ear headphones – the AirPods Studio – surfaced online, there’s been a lot of chatter about them. There were rumors aplenty, claiming that the AirPods Studio will debut alongside the iPhone 12 series during Apple’s October 13 event, but that never happened. Well, it appears that you’ll have to wait a bit longer for them. Until March next year, that is.

Noted tipster Jon Prosser has tweeted that Apple will host an online event on March 16, 2021. And that the event will be headlined by AirPods Studio. The upcoming Apple headphones will reportedly come equipped with the in-house U1 chip. And thanks to this chip, the AirPods Studio will be able to identify the left and right ear of users on their own. What this means is they have a reversible design and can be worn without thinking about the L and R earcup alignment.

Reversible design and U1 chip inside

Interestingly, Apple is working on two versions of the AirPods Studio – a luxury model that we saw in the leaked renders flaunting a sleek design, and a more affordable sports model that will be made out of cheaper materials. The luxury variant of the AirPods Studio will reportedly be priced at an eye-watering $599, while the sports model might cost a tad less at $350.

In-display Touch ID coming to iPhones?

Earlier today, reliable leakster @L0vetodream tweeted something cryptic – “MESA uts for iPhone.” Yeah, doesn’t really make sense to me either. That is when Prosser again put on his Apple tipster shoes and explained that “MESA” might be the internal codename for Touch ID and that “uts” stands for “under the screen.”

In-display Touch ID unlikely to happen anytime soon

So essentially, we are looking at the possibility of Apple finally implementing an in-display fingerprint sensor on its smartphones. However, it is unclear if we are going to see an in-display Touch ID next year, or the one after that. But given Apple’s newly-discovered love for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor (look at the 4th gen iPad Air), we hope this trend will continue, and as a result, in-display Touch ID might take a little while to arrive.

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Here’s your first look at HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio noise-canceling headphones

HUAWEI announced a  few days ago that its next lineup of flagship smartphones under the Mate 40 series will debut on October 22. Well, it appears that the HUAWEI Mate 40 won’t be the only new hardware to break cover at the event. As per an extensive leak courtesy of WinFuture, the company will also launch its first over the headphones called the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio at the upcoming event. Aside from revealing the specs, the leak also gives us our first glimpse of the upcoming HUAWEI wearable from all angles. 

(Image: WinFuture)

HUAWEI will charge approximately €400 for this beauty

As far as looks go, the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio take a minimalist design approach and look quite premium. The leaked images depict them in two colors – a black variant with a matte finish, while the other one rocks a beige shade. The HUAWEI headphones will reportedly come equipped with 40mm drivers, while the in-house Kirin A1 chip handles audio processing and connectivity. 

(Image: WinFuture)

Noise suppression of up to 40dB

HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio will bring Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to the table. More importantly, ANC on the HUAWEI offering will be able to reduce the ambient noise levels by up to 40dB, which is quite impressive. And for added convenience, there is a dedicated toggle for enabling or disabling active noise cancellation. 

(Image: WinFuture)

20 hours of music playback on single charge

A 410mAh battery has been fitted inside the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio headphones and is claimed to last up to 20 hours worth of music playback. It reportedly takes 70 minutes to fully charge the battery via the USB Type-C port, while charging it for 10 minutes will be enough for five hours of playtime. 

(Image: WinFuture)

Wireless connectivity on the HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio is handled by Bluetooth 5.2, the latest version introduced by Bluetooth SIG earlier this year. HUAWEI will offer the device in two colors – Blush Gold and Graphite Black – and they will be up for grabs at a rather steep asking price of around €400 (~ $470). 

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iPhone 12 leaks tip better zoom output, faster Face ID, and a ‘smooth’ sacrifice

Apple is just a day away from unveiling the iPhone 12 series, but leaks just keep pouring in from all directions. Now, a series of leaks by tipster @PineLeaks outlines some of the changes and upgrades that the iPhone 12 series will bring to the table. Starting with the design, the notch on the iPhone 12 Mini will reportedly be narrower compared to the rest of its sibling. Apple has reportedly achieved that by rearranging and packing the Face ID sensors more densely, a process that has reduced the width of the notch, but has made it slightly taller

As for the Face ID performance itself, the leakster suggests that the unlocking experience will be faster. The latter will be achieved, thanks to a new technology called ‘dynamic zoning algorithm’ and also increasing the viewing angle of the sensors. The ultra-wide camera is also getting an upgrade, thanks to a larger aperture that will bring in more light to produce more detailed images. 

Talking about cameras, the leakster adds that the iPhone 12 series’s optical and digital zoom capabilities are also getting a boost. The standard iPhone 12, which lacks a telephoto lens, will offer an improved digital zoom output. This will be done by stacking together multiple images clicked at different zoom levels and using a Deep Fusion algorithm for alignment and sharpening. Smart HDR 3 will then kick in to handle the colors in order to produce better quality digitally zoomed-in shots. 

Another year of waiting for a smooth, high-refresh display on iPhones!

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will also add an extra hour of battery compared to their respective iPhone 11 series predecessors. Apple is reportedly upping the battery capacity by 10%, but we don’t know the exact mAh figures yet and will have to wait for a teardown in the coming months. 

Talking about battery life, it happens to be the key reason Apple nixed plans for a 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone 12 series. As per prolific leakster Jon Prosser, Apple was left to decide between two features that drain battery juice – 120Hz display or 5G. The company reportedly chose 5G support over packing a 120Hz display on the iPhone 12 family. 

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OnePlus leak claims two Nord-series phones will debut on October 26

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirmed back in July a Nord-series smartphone is coming to the US, since the first-gen didn’t make it to the American soil. In the subsequent months, multiple leaks surfaced online claiming that not one, but two OnePlus Nord series smartphones will arrive in the US market soon. Now, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer has claimed that the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the OnePlus Nord N100 will be officially launched on October 26.

The fresh leak falls in line with a previous one which claimed that the Nord N10 5G and the Nord N100 will go official later this month. Starting with the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, it will reportedly pack a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Qualcomm’s freshly-announced Snapdragon 690 processor will be at its heart, ticking alongside 6 gigs of RAM and 128GB storage. The Qualcomm SoC will also bring 5G to the table

OnePlus Nord N10 5G’s quad rear camera setup will be highlighted by a 64MP primary sensor, sitting alongside an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a couple of 2MP sensors for macro photography and depth sensing. The company is reportedly mulling an asking price of approximately $400 for its next smartphone, putting it in the same segment as Google’s Pixel 4a and the iPhone SE

As for the OnePlus Nord N100, it will be priced further down the price ladder, which means a less powerful chipset, a lower-refresh rate display, and toned down cameras. As per a previous leak, the OnePlus Nord N100 might rely on the Snapdragon 460 SoC paired with 4 gigs of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. 

Other rumored OnePlus Nord N100 specifications include a 13MP snapper highlighting its triple rear camera setup, a 6.52-inch HD display and a large 6,000mAh battery. Leaks suggest that the OnePlus Nord N100 might be priced somewhere around the $200 mark, but do process this bit with a pinch of salt. 

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Apple is working on two AirPods Studio variants, but they won’t debut next week

A few weeks ago, we got our first look at Apple’s upcoming wireless over-the-ear headphones – rumored to debut as the AirPods Studio. Looking at the renders, I quite liked the minimalist design, which doesn’t deviate much from Apple’s preferred industrial aesthetics language. The AirPods Studio appear to predominantly employ leather and metal, but it appears that the device we saw in the leaked renders was the luxury version of Apple’s upcoming wearable that would command an equally premium price tag. Now, tipster Jon Prosser claims that Apple is also working on a more affordable pair that costs a few hundred dollars less than what you would pay for the luxury version.

Prosser, citing sources, tweeted that the luxury variant of AirPods Studio will be priced at $599. There will also be a “sport-like variant” that would use cheaper materials and will reportedly cost much lower at $350. While the leaked price will dissuade many to scratch the AirPods Studio off their holiday shopping list, they aren’t launching anytime soon. Contrary to what many have been speculating, Prosser claims that the AirPods Studio won’t debut at Apple’s October 13 event that will also be the launch platform for iPhone 12 series.

Another oft-leaked and highly anticipated gadget that won’t be a part of Apple’s launch event next week will be the AirTags, the company’s own Tile-like tracking device. Prosser claims that Apple has pushed back the launch and release of Apple AirTags until March next year

Prosser also dished out some details about the release cycle of the iPhone 12 series, which falls in line with another comprehensive leak that surfaced earlier today. He tweeted that pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will kick off on September 16, and they will hit the shelves on October 23. As for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, they will ship next month. 

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Massive Apple leak reveals almost everything about the iPhone 12 series

The iPhone 12 series will break cover on October 13 during a virtual event, and so far, the leak arena has dished out many juicy details and speculations regarding Apple’s upcoming hardware portfolio. Now, a comprehensive leak, courtesy of tipster Kang (who happens to have a solid track record so far) on Weibo, has revealed a ton of details regarding the iPhone 12 lineup, ranging from their specifications and color options to their pricing and availability details. Let’s dive right into it!

Starting with the devices that will debut next week, Apple is claimed to launch four new iPhones and a smaller smart speaker called the HomePod Mini. The latter will reportedly be powered by the in-house S5 chip, will be just 3.3-inches in size, and is expected to cost just $99. If that turns out to be true, Apple can make a serious dent in the dominant market share of Amazon’s Echo lineup as well as Google’s Nest and Home portfolio. 

As for the iPhone 12 series, here’s the what the leak says about the pricing as well as storage and color options:

ModelStorageDisplay PriceColors
iPhone 12 Mini64/128/256 GB5.4-inches$699Black, White, Red,
Blue, and Green
iPhone 1264/128/256 GB6.1-inches$799Black, White, Red,
Blue, and Green
iPhone 12 Pro128/256/512 GB6.1-inches$999Gold, Silver, Graphite,
and Blue
iPhone 12 Pro Max128/256/512 GB6.7-inches$1,099Gold, Silver, Graphite,
and Blue

However, a previous leak mentioned that the iPhone 12 series will start at $649. As far as availability goes, pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will start in the third week of October and they will go on sale in the subsequent week. The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders will kick off next month, with market availability going as far back as the fourth week of November.

5G for the whole series, but mmWave limited to iPhone 12 Pro duo!

Of course, all iPhone 12 siblings will be 5G-ready, but mmWave support might be limited to the iPhone 12 Pro duo and likely restricted to the US market. And just as many leaks have indicated in the past, the retail package won’t include earphones or charging adapter

The screen on all four iPhone 12 models will employ the Super Retina XDR technology and will reportedly be protected by a layer of ceramic substrate glass. There will also be support for 15W wireless charging, and interestingly, all four devices are claimed to be capable of recording Dolby Vision videos. There will also be a Smart Data Mode that will restrict some apps to 4G, while those that require faster connectivity such as game streaming apps will use 5G in an effort to save power.

IMAGE: EverythingApplePro

Coming to the camera hardware, Apple has reportedly improved the Smart HDR feature as well as night mode performance, and its Deep Fusion tech has received an upgrade as well. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini will feature a dual-camera setup. As for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, they are said to pack three rear cameras (wide + ultra-wide + telephoto) and a LiDAR sensor too

The wide-angle camera has an f/1.6 aperture and uses a 7-element lens assembly. However, the iPhone 12 Pro’s optical zoom output is limited to 4X range, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s telephoto camera will reportedly deliver 5x optical zoom. But as is the case with all such leaks, we advise you to process this one too with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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OnePlus will launch two TWS earbuds next week, and here’s your first look at one of them

Late last month, we heard rumors about OnePlus working on a new pair of true wireless earbuds called the OnePlus Buds Z. A few weeks later, OnePlus confirmed that a new wearable audio device is indeed in the pipeline and will break cover during an online event on October 14, which is also when the OnePlus 8T goes official. While leaks and speculations have been aplenty, we might finally have our first look at the OnePlus Buds Z (via XDA-Developers). XDA senior member Some_Random_Username claims to have extracted renders of the OnePlus Buds Z from an APK file.

Image: XDA-Developers

Starting with the design, the OnePlus Buds looks somewhat similar to the Oppo’s Enco W31 and the Honor Magic Earbuds, thanks to the angular design of the main earpiece. Unlike the vanilla OnePlus Buds, the OnePlus Buds Z rock an in-ear design with silicone ear tips. The elongated capsule-shaped charging case has a USB Type-C port and an LED on the front. We get to see the OnePlus Buds Z in White and Silver colors, but the APK also mentions the existence of a third black color option

But as per a report from 91Mobiles (in collaboration with leakster Ishan Agarwal), OnePlus is gearing up to launch not one, but two true wireless earbuds – the standard OnePlus Buds Z and the OnePlus Buds Z Bass Edition. Starting with the OnePlus Buds Z, they will reportedly come with an IP55 rating and are said to pack 10mm drivers will audio tuning done by Dirac Audio and Dolby Atmos. They are said to last 5 hours on a single charge while the charging case will add another 15 hours of playtime. Fast charging support is also on the table, while Bluetooth v5.0 will handle wireless connectivity. The OnePlus Buds Z will rely on passive noise cancellation. 

As for the OnePlus Buds Z Bass Edition, they are claimed to pack 9.2mm drivers and will offer an extra dose of bass output. But the latter also means the battery life takes a hit, and as a result, they will offer 17 hours of playtime (earbuds + case) on a single charge. However, support for fast charging ensures that the OnePlus Buds Z can last up to 10 hours with just 10 minutes of charging time

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OnePlus 8T leak suggests it will be bigger than its predecessor on all sides

OnePlus 8T – the successor to OnePlus 8 – is all set to go official on October 14. So far, leaked renders from a fairly credible source have given us an idea of how the phone looks like, and we even know some of its key specifications as well. Now, leakster Steve H. aka @OnLeaks has shared the dimensions of the OnePlus 8T on Twitter, and it appears that it will be bigger than the OnePlus 8 on all sides. What this means is OnePlus 8T will be taller, wider and thicker than the OnePlus 8, despite packing a flat panel, and that too, with almost the same screen diagonal.

As per the leakster, the OnePlus 8T will measure 162.8 x 75.5 x 8.4mm (9.3mm if you factor in the camera bump as well). In comparison, the OnePlus 8 measures 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0. In fact, if the laked dimensions are true, the OnePlus 8T will also be wider than the OnePlus 8 Pro, which was also already quite a chunky device. Below is a size comparison schematic between the OnePlus 8T and its predecessor to give you an idea of the size difference between the two phones.

Additionally, OnePlus has been takling the social media hype of its upcoming smartphone to a different level. After revealing the OnePlus 8T’s retail packaging, which is almost identical to the one we saw for the OnePlus 8, the company is now teasing fans with offering them the first look of the phone if the tweet garners enough likes. “The lid’s off! 20K likes and we put the phone in the box,” the company teased. Earlier this month, the smartphone maker confirmed that the OnePlus 8T will run OxygenOS 11 (based on Android 11) out of the box and that there will be no OnePlus 8T Pro this time around

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go appears online in an alleged render, and it looks familiar

A few days ago, alleged specifications and pricing of Microsoft’s upcoming affordable laptop – the Surface Laptop Go – surfaced online. The device is rumored to go official later today, but it appears that the floodgates of leaks have opened just in time. Now, leakster @cozyplanes has shared an image of what is claimed to be a render of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go, and the design looks kinda familiar. Actually, scratch that. The device looks identical to the vanilla Surface Laptop 3, flaunting the same sleek metallic finish with the lustrous Microsoft logo at the center and the easily recognizable Surface Connect port on the side. 

The device pictured in the leaked image is claimed to be the Platinum colorway of the Surface Laptop Go. However, the leakster mentions that it will also be available in Ice Blue and Sandstone color options. Talking about the specs, they fall in line with what we’ve been hearing so far. You get a 12.45-inch display with a resolution of 1536×1024 pixels and a tall 3:2 aspect ratio. Intel’s Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake quad-core processor will handle things under the hood. 

Aside from the SurfaceConnect Port, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is said to feature a USB Type-A port, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm jack as well. We don’t know the battery capacity, but the one fitted inside the upcoming device is said to last 13 hours on a single charge and supports 65W fast charging as well. Selfie and video call duties will be handled by a 5MP HD camera. As for wireless connectivity, it will be covered by Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 standard. 

RAMStoragePrice (/Estimate)
4GB64GB eMMC$629
8GB128GB SSD$799
8GB256GB SSD$999

The table above lists the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go configurations that the company reportedly plans to sell and how much they’ll cost: But as is the case with every leak, we advise you to proceed with caution and process this one with a healthy dose of skepticism. 

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New leak could confirm the battery capacity in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may be a long way from its official presentation, but it seems that we may already have confirmation of some of its internals. A new rumor could confirm a previous leak that mentioned the battery size in the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which may be just as large as the battery found in its predecessor.

A new leak has surfaced, mentioning the battery size of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Once again, the leak comes from a very credible source, as the information was taken from an early product certificate. The documentation coming from Chinese telecom authority 3C mentions the battery of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is supposed to carry model number EB-BG998ABY which could easily be used as a reference to the SM-998 model that is the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The non-removable battery is rated with a capacity of 4,885mAh, which usually ends up being announced as a total 5,000 mAh battery, which would match the previous leaks that surfaced in mid-September. This doesn’t mean that we may get the same battery life as on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, as we are expecting that the new processors featured in these devices can give us the same or better screen-on time.

Bear in mind that the new Samsung Galaxy S21 could include several camera upgrades, and we may end up getting a new 108MP Wide-angle camera, a standard 3X lens, a periscope module the would deliver more than 5X magnification, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. On the front panel, rumors claim that we could get a selfie camera with a 40MP sensor. We have also seen the device with an Exynos 2100 processor under the hood, which isn’t as powerful as the Exynos 1000 processor that we saw previously, which could end up being even better and faster than its Qualcomm Snapdragon counterpart. Still, there is a long way to go, and many things can change. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted with any new information that pops up.

Source SamMobile

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