Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 4a XL: Why CANCEL it? (video)

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Today’s deals include the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10

The offical news today begin with deals on a ton of products, some great, some good. On the good list, well B&H currently has the 2019 13in MacBook Pro for $300 off. This is the 4-Thunderbolt 3 ports, Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage variant, leaving it at $1499 shipped. Yeah good because if you look at the newer one, that’s the better buy. Amazon has the 512GB Samsung Galaxy S10 for $300 off as well, leaving it at $700, though if you dig deeper, you can get the same S10 for $808 with the Galaxy Buds bundled. We also have more deals on Acer Laptops, Monitors, Nintendo Switch controllers and more in the link in the description.

It’s official! OnePlus will no longer make McLaren Edition smartphones

Earlier this month we covered how OnePlus’ name wasn’t on McLaren’s list of collaborators anymore. Now, a McLaren spokesperson just went on record and officially stated that their partnership has come to an end. According to him, it came to their scheduled conclusion and that OnePlus has been supportive and that they wish to see them in the future. We got two phones out of their partnership and we don’t know how they’ll handle the Concept One if it ever comes out, since yes, that was a McLaren phone.

Sony schedules a PlayStation 5 game reveal event on June 5

And listen, if there’s a time for gaming consoles, it’s now, as we need to stay at home, and it seems Sony is willing to bank on it. The company just announced that they’ll be hosting an event on June 4th for the PlayStation 5. Sony is promising to showcase ‘the future of gaming’ at this event which typically means that we’ll be seeing some games for the upcoming console. We haven’t gotten any other details from Sony but a recent report claims that they might show a total of 38 games including a bunch of exclusives. The event will be live on YouTube and Twitch and we hope to get to see some hardware as well. Let’s also hope that hardware is not crazy expensive, as that would be unrealistic in today’s economy.

Apple needs an urgent supply of LCD panels from LG Display

It looks like the pandemic is affecting Apple in sales but not in the conventional way. Cupertino originally cut orders for their products in Q2 to anticipate the pandemic. What they didn’t anticipate is that due to the transition to e-learning, iPad stocks in China have been down since March because most parents have bought one for their kids to attend school from home. This would be good for Apple if they wouldn’t have cut orders before, and now they’re urgently asking LG for LCD panels to meet their iPad demands. The problem is, these requests usually come three months in advance to give room for LG to prepare. Apple has other providers for the iPad displays like BOE and Sharp, but LG might want to answer this because of their deal to supply displays for the iPhone 12 Max. Clearly this is a good problem to have right now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ cameras leaked?

According to this new leak, the Galaxy Note 20 will fix some of the focusing issues we had with the S20 Ultra from a hardware perspective. The leak gives us both of the camera arrays, the regular Note 20 will apparently bring a 12MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto, and a 12MP Ultra Wide. On the other side, the Note 20+ will bring the 108MP main sensor, a 12MP telephoto, a 12MP ultra wide and laser autofocus. The laser autofocus would help the main sensor to lock into subjects and while the 12MP telephoto doesn’t sound as impressive in paper as the S20 Ultras 48MP, the 12MP telephoto might help out during pixel binning as the Ultra does create 12MP images after all. It looks like the camera won’t be that different from the S20’s, let’s just hope they refine it. Now if only they included the return of variable aperture. A sensor this large needs it.

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Pixel 4a XL leaks show what the phone looked like before it was canceled

And finally the most interesting news today have to do with the Google Pixel 4a XL. I know, that one that apparently won’t get to ever be. Most of the leaks have hinted that there won’t be a 4a XL variant this year but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t in development. We have some leaked images from 9to5Google of Pixel 4a cases where we see the familiar design. It has the orange Power button, the hole for the fingerprint scanner at the back and the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the camera cutout shows too lenses here and we’re only expecting a single shooter for the 4a. We also have some CAD renders of the phone which show the dual lens camera and the punch hole at the front. Why dual cameras on this phone and not on the small variant is a good question, but even more important, why do you think Google cancelled this phone?

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Apple needs an urgent supply of LCD panels from LG Display

We have seen several reports on how the current situation is affecting sales for some big names in the tech world, but we have also seen how other companies have benefited from these times. The latest report suggests that Apple iPads have been selling well, and therefore, it has asked LG to ramp up production of LCD panels.

Apparently, the surge in demand for iPads during the pandemic in Asia has forced Apple to request more LCD panels from LG Display for these devices. Apple may have taken a bad decision when it lowered its orders of LCD displays to LG. It seems that Cupertino expected a drop in sales, but things haven’t gone as planned. Now, LG has to quickly deliver these LCD panels before Apple may want to consider other companies such as Sharp or BOE.

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Via Business Korea

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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 12 Date: Better Late than NEVER? (video)

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Today’s deals include powerful gaming computers, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and more

Deals. The Razer Blade 15 is currently $470 off, meaning you can get the 8th gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage variant for $2130. B&H also has the 12.9in 2018 iPad Pro for $250 off, leaving the Wi-Fi only, 256GB of storage variant for $899. The Sony Xperia 1 is also $152 off, leaving that at $798 for the 128GB of storage configuration. We also have more deals on Acer Predator PCs, Samsung QLED TVs, Soundbars and more in the links in the description.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Samsung Money by Sofi will come to the US later this summer

Samsung just launched a new mobile money management system which pretty much competes with the Apple Card. It’s called Samsung Money by SoFi but unlike the Apple Card, it isn’t really a credit card. It’s actually more of a bank account or credit union where you get a MasterCard debit card that doesn’t show any of your information and it works with the Samsung Pay app. Your Samsung Money account will be FDIC insured for $1.5M and users benefit from Samsung’s “defense-grade” security from Samsung Knox. It’ll be available later this summer exclusively for US customers who own a Galaxy smartphone, Samsung promises a secure experience with no account fees.

The iPhone 11 is now the most popular smartphone in the world

We got some quarter results from Omdia and it just confirms that Apple made a big dent on the market with the iPhone 11. Last year the iPhone XR was the number 1 smartphone for Q1 with 13.6M units shipped, but this year the iPhone 11 surpassed it with 19.5M units, despite the pandemic. The phone that follows is the Samsung Galaxy A51 which sold 6.8M units and the iPhone XR is still in the top 5 with 4.7M units. Omdia still anticipates however, that smartphone sales will be down for the rest of the year due to the pandemic so numbers might change for Q2.

Google reveals Android 11 Beta Launch Show schedule on June 3. Here’s how to watch

Google is finally releasing the first Public Beta of Android 11 on June 3rd during their Beta Launch Show. If you want, you’ll be able to attend via YouTube through the Android Developers channel. The event will focus on the different announcements related to all the new features coming with Android 11, as well as Q&As with Google experts and more. We were also expecting to hear something about the Pixel 4a but with the recent delays that apparently won’t be the case. You can check for the events details in the links in our description. It’s not clear which devices will support the public beta on day one, but if you’re not using a Pixel, yeah that’s gonna be a tough one.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could be launched in August, as it reportedly enters mass production

There’s been several rumors that we’ll finally be getting the Galaxy Fold’s successor with the Note 20 this year. Now we got a new report from a South Korean publication that claims that the Fold 2 has just entered mass production. This means we could start getting some official details as early as June. According to the Insiders, the Fold 2 will bring Samsung’s Ultra Thin Glass and it will cost less, despite upgrading to a 120Hz display. Recently we got some patents from Samsung which described how Samsung plans to make Foldables water resistant but it’s not clear if the Fold 2 will bring this feature. The company is expecting to sell 2.5-3M units this year, surpassing the original Fold.

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We may have to wait until November for the iPhone 12 series

It looks like we will have to wait for the iPhone 12 line-up after all this year. According to a new report, this year’s iPhones might be launched until November due to the pandemic. The report also predicts that Apple has 35M units in production for Q2 of 2020 which is 13% lower than what they had last year, but giving the time, we’re not sure if they’re talking about iPhone 12 production, which would be kind of early, or iPhone 11 production which is likely to take a dip. Regardless, we’re expecting 4 different iPhones, all 4 with OLED displays, 5G connectivity, a smaller notch and a boxier design which is reminiscent of the iPhone 4. We’re also hearing of different spec bumps like up to 6GB of RAM in the Pro models and the base storage at 128GB.

 

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Today’s deals include powerful gaming computers, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and more

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We start today’s deals with the Razer Blade 15. This is the smallest gaming laptop, but that doesn’t mean it’s short of power. You get a 15.6-inch Full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate, 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage space for $2,130. This monster is usually found for $2,600, meaning you get $470 off.

The Acer Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktop is also on sale today. You can get this gaming computer with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB storage space for $1,339, which has dropped its price by $260.

B&H is offering the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from late 2018 for $899 after a $250 discount. This Wi-Fi-only Space Gray variant comes with 256GB in storage.

The Sony Xperia 1 is also on sale. This device is now available for $798 after a $151.99 discount. This is a factory unlocked variant that will give you a 4K HDR OLED CinemaWide display and 128GB in storage space.

Next up, we have the 50-inch Samsung QLED Q60 series lets you save $50, meaning you can get it for just $600 or$33.34 a month for 18 months with Best Buy.

You can also get a soundbar to improve your audio experience, and we have found that the Bose Soundbar 500 with Alexa is $50 off, meaning you can get one for $500, or you can go for the LG 3.1-Channel 420W Soundbar with a wireless subwoofer that’s available for $350 after a $50 discount.

Finally, you can get a Nikon D7500 DSLR camera kit with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses for $1,197 after a $300 discount.

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Samsung may provide almost 80% of the iPhone 12’s OLED displays

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Apple may be looking for ways to stop depending on Samsung’s OLED panels, but it seems that Samsung Display would provide almost 80 percent of the OLED displays that will be used in the upcoming iPhone 12.

“Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80% of the overall panel orders for Apple’s next-generation iPhone series tentatively dubbed ‌iPhone 12‌ slated for launch later this year, according to industry sources. LG Display and BOE are other panel suppliers for the upcoming iPhones.”

It seems that this year’s iPhone 12 displays may come from three different suppliers. According to DigiTimes, BOE may become one of Apple’s suppliers for OLED panels, and join LG and Samsung. Samsung has been Apple’s OLED supplier since 2017 when the company finally gave its iPhone X this feature. Now, Samsung would supply the displays for three of the upcoming iPhone 12 variants, the 5.4-inch entry-level option, the 6.1, and 6.7-inch iPhone Pro models; LG and BOE displays may be used in the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 with similar specs to the entry-level variant.

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Via DigiTimes

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We keep on getting Memorial Day deals, now from Verizon and Best Buy

Best Buy

We will start this Memorial Day deals selection with everything available at Best Buy. You can find Refrigerators, washers, dryers, and more. You can save up to $500 on select Samsung Smart 4K TVs, or you can go for a 43-inch Samsung 7 Series UHD smart TV with HDR for $270.

Best Buy also gives you Apple deals, as you can save $50 on select MacBook Air models, $80 to $100 off select iPad models, and the most significant savings may be found with the MacBook Pro models since you can save up to $1,050.

OnePlus 8 vs iPhone 11

If you’re looking for a new iPhone, the iPhone 11 can be yours starting at $525, or you can pay monthly installments of $21.87 with qualified activations. The iPhone XS and XS Max are also on sale, so you can get one starting at $599.99 or pay $19.99 per month with qualified activation, after $300 savings. You can also save on several Apple Watch models and several Beats headphones.

best smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC.

You can also find the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series with $300 in savings and get a $50 Best Buy gift card with qualified activation, or you can save $200 on the Samsung Galaxy S10 or S10+ with the same $50 Best Buy gift card.

Verizon

Motorola RAZR

Moving over to Verizon, you can find up to $700 off on selected devices, and you can also find BOGO promotions depending on the phone you want. For example, you can get at least $100 off the Motorola edge+, and the Google Pixel 4. You can get a free LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW, savings that start at $500 on the Motorola Razer, and BOGO deals on the Samsung Galaxy S10e.

Red Pocket Mobile

iPhone se

Last but not least, you can also find Memorial Day deals over at Red Pocket Mobile, where you can get the iPhone SE with 64GB in storage plus six months of Unlimited Everything (8GB LTE) for $449. This combo usually goes for $537, meaning you save $130. Customers can also upgrade to 20GB LTE for $8.33 per month, which translates to a total discount of $140.

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LG Q61 with military-level durability announced in Korea

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LG Q61 has been announced in Korea. The smartphone was launched as LG K61 for global markets in February this year.

It comes with DTS:X 3D Surround Sound for realistic 7.1-channel experience, dedicated Google Assistant button and MIL-STD-810G standard for durability.

LG Q61 specifications

Display 6.5-inch 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080 pixels) FHD+
SoC MediaTek Helio P35
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, expandable up to 2TB with microSD
Cameras Rear: 48MP (primary) + 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (macro) + 5MP (depth)
Front: 16MP punch-hole
Battery 4,000mAh
OS Android 10

The LG device is priced at 369,600 won (~ US$300) and will go on sale in South Korea starting May 29.

Source: LG

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LG Stylo 6 offers triple rear cameras and a built-in stylus for just over $200

LG has today added a new stylus-toting phone to its lineup – the LG Stylo 6. The company’s new mid-ranger looks quite attractive for a phone that costs just over $200 and it also brings DTS:X 3D Surround Sound support to the table.

The USP of LG Stylo 6 is, of course, the built-in stylus, something that is hard to find on any phone out there unless you spend a few hundred dollars more and get a Galaxy Note series device from Samsung. Here’s a quick look at the LG Stylo 6’s internal hardware:

LG Stylo 6 Specifications

Display6.8-inch FHD+
Processor2.3 GHz octa-core
RAM3GB
Storage64GB
Expandable up to 2TB
Rear Cameras13MP primary
5MP wide-angle
5MP depth
Front Camera13MP
SoftwareAndroid 10
Battery4,000mAh
Dimensions171.2 x 77.7 x 8.6 mm
Weight219 grams

LG Stylo 6 Price & Availability

LG Stylo 6 costs $219.99, but Boost Mobile is currently offering it with a limited time 20% discount that brings the price down to $179.99. However, Boost Mobile is limiting the purchase to two units per buyer.

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Sprint’s LG G8X ThinQ is getting Android 10 update

We have good news for all of those LG fans who purchased an LG G8X ThinQ on Sprint’s network. The last device of LG’s G series is now receiving its Android 10 update.

Unlocked versions of the LG G8X ThinQ started getting Android 10 back in December 2019, but maybe Sprint was too busy to release this software for its devices because of the whole T-Mobile merger. XDA forum users have been reporting that they have started to receive this update OTA, and LG has also published the Android 10 source code for the Sprint model on its site.

If you have a Sprint LG G8X, make sure to check if there’s an update available for your device and start enjoying some of the goodies of the latest Android version.

Source Android Police

Via XDA Developers

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Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 4a Tests: More Powerful than we thought? (video)

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Apple’s 27-inch iMac, Razer Blade Stealth 13 and more, on sale today

Deals. For those of you looking for a laptop, Amazon has the Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook for $400 off, leaving the Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD variant for $1400. B&H also has the early 2019 27in iMac for $400 depending on the variant, for example: the Core i9, 32GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD is available for $2999. We have more deals on Sennheiser headphones, Vizio TVs and more in the links in the description.

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President Trump extends US trade ban on HUAWEI for another year

It’s been a year since the whole Huawei trade war started which means, Huawei has been banned of working with US entities like Google for a year now. If you were expecting Google Play Services to come back to Huawei devices, you’re out of luck because President Trump just signed a new 1 year extension on the ban. This means that Huawei will have to “survive” without working with Google and other US companies until May 2021. We have the specifics of the extension in the link in the description.

LG Wing to arrive in H2 to redesign the Second Screen to a rotating design

We know that LG is reluctant to hop on the foldable trend so they have been making dual displays instead. A new report claims that the company is working on a phone codenamed ‘Wing’ which would have the secondary display in a swivel design for it to become a rotating display. The main display would be a 6.8in panel which will rotate to a T-Shape, revealing the secondary 4in display. Their current dual displays are focused on productivity while this one would be more focused on immersion, with capabilities like having you edit a picture in the main display while the controls are on the secondary display. This phone is expected to come out in the second half of 2020, probably at IFA.

The brains behind Pixel phones’ great camera performance has left Google

The Google Pixels are known for their cameras but, the brains behind these cameras just left the company. According to The Information, Marc Levoy who led the computational photography team which is responsible for things like Night sight and HDR+ left the company back in March. Yes this is the guy who was famous for saying that UltraWide is nice, but they believe Telephoto is better. Some other reports claim that executives like Rick Osterloh weren’t happy with the Google Pixel 4’s performance and sales, with it selling less than the Pixel 3 and 3a. Which might be another reason why many people have been leaving the company since January, like the GM and VP who responded directly to the CEO.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 won’t have a LTPO and 120Hz display after all

It seems that this year we’ll see more differences between the Note 20 and the larger Note 20+. We recently got some leaks for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ displays. Now, the same source claims that the Note 20+ will bring that 120Hz LTPO display but, the regular Note won’t and will stick to an LTPS 60Hz panel. In theory, you should still be able to get 120Hz with LTPS but, it will consume a lot of power so it might not make it to this phone. He also claims that the price for this regular Note 20 will be significantly cheaper, around Note 10 Lite territory.

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These are the results of the Google Pixel 4a’s performance and battery test

We have a full on hands on video of the Google Pixel 4a which just went through some benchmarks and tests. Now, this unit is clearly a pre-production unit as you can clearly tell it has some funky software and it won’t be what you will most likely get at retail. The benchmarks show that it is slightly less powerful than the Pixel 3 XL and it’s also less powerful than the regular Pixel 4. The video also shows a battery test for the 3080 mAh battery which show 5 and 7hrs of screen on-time which doesn’t really reflect real life. We’re expecting this phone to come out in a little less than a month.

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LG Wing to arrive in H2 to redesign the Second Screen to a rotating design

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Despite shaking up its line-up with the recent LG Velvet, nothing seems to have changed in terms of how the company is approaching the foldable trend. Instead of having a display split in two, LG went with a more conventional approach of the Second Screen, which is, as its name implies, a physical secondary display that you attach to your phone via a case.

While still not considering foldable displays, LG, according to a recent report from Korea, might be redesigning said Second Screen, making it a swivel design rotating screen as seen in the illustration above.

The device is rumored to be the LG Wing (probably a codename at this point), and is expected in the second half of the year, ETNews reports.

The way this would work is that the main 6.8-inch display will rotate (swivel) in a T-Shape to reveal a second 4-inch display underneath it.

The report also notes that the difference between the current Second Screen, and the redesigned rotating screen is one of user experience. While the first one had productivity and multitasking in mind, the latter is focused on immersion. This would open up scenarios like displaying images on the main screen, and having editing options displayed on the secondary display.

The report also notes that said LG Wing is already in the development stage, with a second half of the year launch in mind, probably at the upcoming (online-only) IFA 2020.

Source: ETNews

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Pocketnow Daily: POCO F2 Pro: They got the Price RIGHT, Here’s Why! (video)

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Today’s B&H deals include the Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air and more

Deals. For those of you looking for MacBooks, B&H has the latest 16in MacBook Pro for $200 off, leaving the Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage variant for $2199. The latest MacBook Air is also $200 off, which means you can get the Core i5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $900. Finally, B&H has the Sony A6500 mirrorless camera is $600 off, meaning you can get it for $900. We have more deals on LG monitors and more in the links in the description.

HUAWEI P30 Pro New Edition with Google Apps launched in Germany for EUR 749

Huawei just launched a new updated to the P30 Pro… yes, the P30. This new P30 Pro ‘New Edition‘ was just announced for the German market with the same design and specifications as last year’s P30 Pro. However, this one runs the latest Android 10-based EMUI with support for Google Apps. It’s currently up for pre-sale for €749 for the unlocked 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage variant and it includes a pair of Huawei Free Buds 3 and a Mini Speaker for free.

Nokia 9.3 PureView could feature 8K video recording, improved Pro and Night Modes

We’ve been getting a good amount of leaks of the upcoming Nokia 9.3 PureView. According to a new report, the 9.3 might be able to capture 8K video at 30fps. The problem is that the source claims that the feature is currently only available on a prototype variant and may not make it to the final product. However, Nokia’s imaging team said that they are hard at work on their Night Mode and Pro Modes. The phone is expected to bring a 64MP or 108MP main sensor and we’re expecting it sometime later this year.

A new, Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite may be coming for less than $1,100

According to a new tweet, Samsung might be working on a Lite and affordable variant of the Galaxy Fold. We’ve been hearing codenames for the longest time including Winner2 and Winner2 5G. According to the tipster, the regular Winner2 might correspond to a Galaxy Fold 2 Lite instead of the actual Galaxy Fold 2. The Fold Lite would aim to go on sale for $1099 by using a mix of components that includes components from 2018, 2019 and 2020 and it also won’t benefit from Samsung’s Ultra Thin Glass. This Fold would bring 256GB of storage and it may or may not bring the Snapdragon 865. It would be built out of aluminum and bring a considerably small cover display, kind of like the Z Flips.

Apple’s new AirPods Studio may include head and neck detention

We have a new report with positive rumors for the AirPods Studio. Apparently these will bring Head and Neck detection, similar to the AirPods and AirPods Pro Ear Detection, which pauses a song once you take one of them out. The Studios would know when you have them on your head and will pause whatever you’re playing if you move them over to your neck. Another sensor will also detect your left and right ear to immediately adjust the audio channels, so there is no wrong or right way to put them on. Once you pair them they will apparently also bring a customizable EQ as well. Other rumored features include ANC and those interchangeable bands we discussed yesterday.

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POCO F2 Pro with Snapdragon 865 SoC goes official for €499

After almost two years, the successor to the POCO F1 is finally here. The POCO F2 Pro was announced today and it’s not as bad as we thought. It brings a 6.67in Full HD+ display which achieves a 92.7% screen to body ratio. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 865, either 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of storage, or 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of storage along with a 4700 mAh battery. It brings a 64MP main sensor at the back, a 7MP ultra wide, a 2MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro lens. It brings an on-display fingerprint scanner, dual Sim capabilities, a headphone jack and more. It will be available in 4 different color variants starting at €499 and going up to €599 for the higher tier variant. It will roll out globally starting today. For comparison, if you try to buy an iPhone SE in Italy, it’ll start at the same €499 with other countries like Germany having it for €479 for an old design with no 5G support. Just like in India where the F2 Pro starts at Rs 40,740 while the SE will cost you Rs 42,500.

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Today’s B&H deals include the Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air and more

We start today’s deals with the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air from late 2019. This device is $199 off, meaning you can get yours for just $900. This laptop comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB in storage.

If you want something more powerful, the late 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is $200 off, meaning you can get one for $2,199. You get a 2,6GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB in storage space.

LG’s UltraWide FreeSync Nano IPS 34-inch monitor is currently selling for $999. However, there’s a Clip Coupon that lets you save $250, meaning that you can get yours for just $749

Get a new Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch tablet for $149. This device usually sells for $259, so you can save $12 upon purchase.

Last but not least, the Sony Alpha, a6500 mirrorless digital camera, can be yours for just under $900 after a $600 discount. This camera comes with a 16-50mm lens and a free accessory kit.

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LG Velvet price revealed, pre-orders start from May 8 and sale commences on May 15

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LG has revealed the price of its upcoming LG Velvet smartphone. The device is priced at KRW 899,800 (~734). It is likely to be the starting price of the phone.

The company also shared that the LG Velvet will go on sale in South Korea starting May 15 with pre-sale starting from May 8 till May 14.

We already know most of the specifications of the upcoming phone. It features a 6.8-inch Cinema FullVision display and a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset.

As for the optics, it sports a 48MP main sensor + an 8MP ultra-wide lens + a 5MP depth sensor. On the front lies a 16MP selfie shooter. Further, there’s a 4,300mAh battery on the inside.

Source: LG

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Pocketnow Daily: POCO F2 Pro might NOT be the iPhone SE competitor we need? (video)

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Apple’s previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, LG G8 and more, on sale today

Deals. Yesterday we get a new MacBook Pro, so as expected, Amazon has the previous 13in MacBook Pro for $200 off, leaving the 128GB variant for $1094. I know, too little storage, but buyers beware though, you’ll find the 256GB silver variant for $1299, but don’t buy it. The brand new model starts for the same price and that same storage. We’re also waiting on the LG Velvet so the G8 ThinQ is $200 off as well, which means it is currently starting at $400. Finally, if you’re looking for a fitness tracker, the Garmin vivomore HR Hybrid is $56 off, leaving it for $144 shipped. We also have deals on Roku TVs, Samsung tablets and more. Buy 13-inch MacBook Pro Buy LG G8 ThinQ Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 2019 Buy Garmin vivomove HR Buy 65-inch TCL Roku TV

MediaTek announces a its new Helio G85 gaming chipset

MediaTek has announced a total of three gaming focused chips this year. Now we get the MediaTek Helio G85 which is similar to the G80 but it includes a faster GPU. The first phone with this processor was announced last week and it is the Redmi Note 9. The G85 comes with a new 1GHz ARM Mali G52 GPU and a HyperEngine Game Technology enhancements. It also includes two ARM Cortex A75 cores running at 2GHz and 6 Cortex A55 cores running at 1.8GHz, all built on a 12nm process. It also has AI capabilities, better battery life and more features. Expect it on smartphones coming soon, we’ll keep you posted.

Apple’s WWDC 2020 starts on June 22 with an online-only, free-for-all format

We’ve been waiting on Apple to give us the exact way they will be carrying on with WWDC and they finally confirmed it. The Event will start on June 22 and it will last for a week, of course through an online event which according to them will be their biggest one, allowing all of their developer community which includes 23M people to be there in an unpresented way. You can also watch if you want by downloading the Apple’s Developers app.

Microsoft Surface Book 3 GPU details leaked. (Sorry folks, no RTX 20-series here!)

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 recently went through a certification revealing that it will bring an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM and two screen sizes: 13in and 15in. Now we got some new info from Twitter disclosing the GPUs. According to the tipster, the 13in variant will bring an Nvidia GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5) and the 15in variant will bring an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti (6GB GDDR5). The 15in is also reportedly bringing Quadro graphics but there’s no more info on those, though regardless it still seems that 15-inch seems quite capable. We’ll keep you posted as these are expected to drop some time this year.

The Google Pixel 4a is already being used by top Google executives

Now let’s talk about the Google Pixel 4a. Today we get a leak from the head man himself, Rick Osterloh.. Sort of.. He just tweeted out a new image of his Earth Badge on Fitbit and the UI clearly shows a space for the punch hole on the top left corner which isn’t present on other Pixel phones. Now, one of the biggest deal breakers of the iPhone SE is the battery is good, but not great, and which we’re hoping the Pixel has a better one but his device is at 80% and it’s barely 10am for him, so either he’s a late riser, or it might not be great at all. We’re about 10 days away from the speculated launch.

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POCO F2 Pro Gearbest product page goes live, features teased

And finally for the hottest news today.. Sort of, let’s talk about Poco. I mean, the orignal PocoPhone was a huge deal back in 2018 due to the impressive specs for a very cheap price tag. If there’s one company that can compete with the iPhone SE, it’s this one. Two months ago the company made their first independent launch with the X2 which wasn’t released globally, now the company just put out teasers and published a new product page live on Gearbest, telling us about the launch of the F2 Pro. The teasers hint to the phone looking like the Redmi K30 Pro but being a totally different device and not just a rebranded variant, bringing the Snapdragon 865, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Problem, well if you’ve been following other rumors, the price might be starting at €649 in Portugal with the higher tier variant going up to €749. Yeah, it seems Poco is joining OnePlus in not offering the best value proposition they’ve been known for. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://google.com/+pocketnow

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