The Amazon Echo Show 8 and several audio devices are on sale today

We start today’s deals with some Amazon products. We start today’s deals with some Amazon products. First, the Amazon Echo Show 8 is getting a $25 discount, meaning that you can get one for just $105. This HD smart display comes with Alexa built-in as many other Amazon products. If you don’t feel like spending that much on a smart display, you can also choose to go for the Echo Show 5 that is also on sale. You can grab one for $65 with the same $25 savings as the larger Echo Show 8. And if you’re not interested in a smart display at all, and you can live with a smart speaker, you can now get a new Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation for just $40.

You can also find a new pair of Powerbeats Pro with a $100 discount over at Best, meaning that you can grab a pair for just $150. Still, if that’s a little over your budget cap, you can also consider the Powerbeats High-Performance Wireless Earphones with Apple’s H1 chip and up to 15 hours of non-stop music for $119 after receiving a $30.95 discount. Or go for a pair of headphones, as the Beats Solo Pro are selling for as low as $198.49, depending on the color option you go for.

Now, if you want to share your favorite tunes, you can also choose to go for a portable Bluetooth speaker, and there are several options to choose from. First, the JBL Charge 3 is getting a $29 discount, which leaves it available for just under $120. Or go for a more affordable option with the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Outdoor Speaker. This device can be yours for $80 after you clip the on-page coupon that will get you $10 savings. Or go all out for the Marshall Stanmore II wireless smart speaker that’s selling for $250 with a $150 discount.

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Apple’s iMac Pro will be discontinued after selling its remaining stock

The current iMac Pro was launched back in 2017, so we can say that it’s more than ready to get a refresh. Several rumors suggest that Apple is getting ready to launch more Macs with Apple Silicon. It seems that we may get a new iMac Pro shortly, as the current model is now being discontinued over at Apple’s online store.

This may be one of your last chances to get a new iMac Pro. Apple has confirmed that it’s discontinuing this powerful desktop, and since yesterday, it removed all build-to-order configurations, leaving only one option for those interested.

iMac Pro While Supplies Last Screenshot from Apple Online Store

You can get your 2017 iMac Pro for $4,999 while supplies last. This will get you a 27-inch iMac Pro with Retina 5K display, 32GB RAM, and 1TB storage space, powered by a 3.0GHz Intel Xeon processor. If you purchase your PC from Apple, you get the chance of paying $416.58/mo for 12 months. However, if you’re looking for a regular iMac, you can find more configuration options and some rather interesting savings when you head over to Amazon, Best Buy of B&H. For example, you can grab a 21.5-inch iMac with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for $1349 after a $150 discount.

It is rumored that the new iMacs could come with a new Apple M1X chip, or the next step in Apple chips after the arrival of the M1 processor in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the Mac Air, and the latest Mac mini. There’s no clue as to when these devices may hit the shelves, but it’s said that Cupertino may be planning on launching a redesigned iMac with thin bezels and a boxy design by the time of WWDC which would suggest a summer launch. However, Apple’s recent decision to discontinue the iMac Pro can easily make us believe that it is getting ready to launch soon.

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Apple iPad Pro 2021 rumor roundup: All we know so far

Apple is tipped to be working on a successor for the 2020 iPad Pro lineup. It is rumored that the next iPad Pros could be launched as soon as this month, alongside the AirPods Pro and Airbags. While the previous one was an iterative update, this time around it is being touted that Apple will bring a whole new display tech to the tablet segment. The upcoming iPad Pro series is said to feature mini-LED displays, offer better performance, and sport an updated design. Here’s all we know about the iPad Pro 2021 lineup so far.

New Display Tech!

We have been hearing rumors about Apple devices with mini-LED displays for quite some time now. It is tipped that the company will first bring this tech to its iPad Pro lineup. It was first reported in July 2020 when DigiTimes reported that Apple has added Taiwan’s Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect to its supply chain to make parts for its future mini-LED iPad Pro and MacBook Pros.

Since then, we have been getting leaks that are reiterating the fact that the iPad Pro 2021 lineup will come with Mini-LED displays.

iPad Pro 2020
iPad Pro 2020

But what is a Mini-LED display, anyway?

Mini-LED is essentially an LCD panel trying to emulate an OLED panel. Here, a large number of Mini LEDs – where each diode measures 0.2mm or less – are used to light up the LCD panel. These also serve as local dimming spots, which offer better control over backlighting rather than a single large local dimming spot.

A mini-LED panel tries to emulate the good traits of an OLED panel but at a lower price tag

Hence, you get deeper blacks, higher brightness, and improved contrast. Hence, a mini-LED panel tries to emulate the good traits of an OLED panel but at a lower price tag. That said, OLEDs still offer a better viewing experience as backlighting is controlled at a pixel level.

More Powerful Than Ever

Another big update that could arrive on the iPad Pro 2021 is a new chipset. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the next Pro lineup of Apple’s tablets will get a new processor, which could be similar to the M1 Silicon introduced last year on the MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air, and the Mac mini.

A chipset as powerful as the Apple M1

If this comes true, you are looking at the most powerful tablets in the world. Moreover, this shift could allow Mac interoperability, which means you’d be able to run some macOS apps on the iPadOS.

5G connectivity

Apple boarded the 5G train with its iPhone 12 lineup, and it is likely to bring the new connectivity feature to its iPad Pro lineup. According to a report, the iPad Pro 2021 lineup will have 5G mmWave support. The 12.9-inch variant is most likely to come equipped with 5G antennas, and there is a possibility for this technology to extend to the smaller 11-inch model.

And what about the design?

Apple is prepping to launch two iPad Pro models – 11-inch and 12.9-inch. As per the leaks and rumors, you shouldn’t expect a design overhaul. The Cupertino company might shave off a couple of millimeters, but that’s about it. Both the variants are likely to retain the dual rear camera setup with LED flash, a LiDAR sensor, and a microphone.

iPad Pro 2021

As per previous reports, the 11-inch iPad Pro will come with the same thickness as the current version. However, it might be a bit smaller in overall size. We might also get some audio changes as Apple is rumored to change the internal speaker system, reduce the number of speaker grilles, and relocate them. It could get the same squared-off edges in the 12.9-inch model, but with thinner bezels.

iPad Pro 2021 launch date

We don’t have an official launch date of the iPad Pro 2021 lineup yet. The devices were previously tipped to be launched on March 16, but the rumor was later dismissed. However, the new devices are rumored to launch sometime this month.

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The rad OPPO X 2021 rollable phone is not hitting stores anytime soon

At its INNO Day 2020 event last year, OPPO wowed us with its own take on the rollable smartphone idea with a device called OPPO X 2021 The company went to great lengths explaining the engineering and innovation that went into making it, and since then, multiple hands-on videos showcasing the cool device have surfaced online. However, it appears that OPPO’s rollable device is still in the concept stage and might not launch as a commercial device anytime soon.

BBC Technology reporter Chris Fox recently went hands-on with the OPPO X 2021 and shared his experience in a video that also featured OPPO UK Product Manager Neil Monger. Fox mentioned in the video that OPPO is not going to sell its rollable phone anytime soon. As to why, he got the answer for it from the OPPO executive himself, which is as follows:

“OPPO believes in only bringing products to the market when they meet a really strict product testing process. And at the moment, we haven’t pushed this device through that just yet. It’s to show our innovation and our forward-thinking into new technologies, and just showcasing what the future of a smartphone factor could actually be in the coming years.”

As for the device itself, it features a flexible OLED display that measures 6.7-inch, and when unrolled via a dynamic scrolling frame, you get 7.4-inches of screen real estate. There is a side button on which you can swipe to extend and retract the flexible panel, changing the form factor between a tablet and phone. But a rollable display also means there is no selfie camera on the phone.

OPPO's rollable phone looks really impressive though!

OPPO has also optimized its ColorOS skin to acclimatize and take advantage of the extra screen space as the devices switches between two form factors. There is a single imaging sensor and two ToF 3D cameras at the back for AR/VR features.

oppo x 2021

Aside from OPPO, LG has also showcased its upcoming rollable phone, and so has TCL, and that too, in multiple form factors. But none of them have made it into the hands of consumers as a commercially available device yet. In the meanwhile, Samsung continues to dominate the foldable smartphone segment with devices like the Galaxy Z Fold2, while HUAWEI also remains in the game, with its latest offering being the Mate X2.

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Some of the latest MacBook Pro models are getting up to $300 off

Yes, it seems that we will just keep getting more and more deals on Apple’s latest MacBook Pro. The most significant savings are going to be found over at, where you can find the 16-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB storage with $300 savings, which means you can get your new laptop for $2,499. Now, you can get the smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same 16GB RAM and 1TB of storage space for $1,750 after a $249 discount. The main difference is that a 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor powers this laptop.

However, we also find savings on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon. You can get your new M1 MacBook Pro starting at $1,200 after a $99 discount if you go for the 256GB storage variant. The 512GB storage option is also on sale, and you can get one for $1,399 with $100 savings. However, your best option to get a MacBook Pro on a budget is the 13-inch 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core version with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It is selling for $699 with $60 savings. This is a renewed laptop, and Amazon’s 90-day Renewed Guarantee backs it in case you’re interested.

Since we already started to talk about laptops, we also decided to include some of the best deals on monitors. First, we find the 27-inch LG QHD IPS display with FreeSync that’s selling for $227 with $53 savings on Amazon and B&H. If you’re looking for a curved display, you can get a 38-inch UltraWide QHD+ display with HDR 10 that’s getting a $103 discount, leaving it available for $797. If you’re looking for something in the mid-price range, you can get the 32-inch LG 4K UHD FreeSync monitor for $350 with $150 savings.

And since getting a MacBook also means being part of ‘dongle hell’, you should also consider a new USB-C hub. Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hup for Type C MacBooks and other laptops is currently getting a $26.54 discount, meaning you can get yours for $73.45. This hub features 85W Power Delivery, 3 USB A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD port, and 1 4K HDMI port. Or get the Brydge Stone II USB-C Multiport Desktop Hub for $120 with $30 discounts.

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 and many more Android phones are on sale

Check out the latest deals on the iPad Air, wireless earphones and more

The official news today begin with, you guessed it, deals. It’s come to a point where the newer phones are better deals than the old ones case we’re starting with the Galaxy S21 Ultra which is currently 250 dollars off at B&H, leaving it at 999 with free shipping. If you go over to Amazon, the regular Galaxy S21 is 100 dollars off, leaving it at 699 dollars. Of course, if you have a phone to trade-in, still has some crazy deals, like the S21 which is available for 100 dollars along with 100 dollars in credit, if you have an eligible device. Going back to B&H, the Pixel 4a 5G is still 50 dollars off, leaving it at 449. The OnePlus 8 is also 370 dollars off it’s original price tag for the Verizon variant but, it is unlocked, leaving it at 429 dollars shipped. The OnePlus 7T is also 250 off, leaving that at just 349 dollars shipped. We also have a ton of more deals on iPads, other Samsung products, Smart Watches, gaming peripherals and more in the links in the description.

Qualcomm aims to enhance your listening experience with Snapdragon Sound tech

Let’s move on to Qualcomm as I think the company is trying to solve one of our major pain points with Bluetooth Audio.. Quality and latency. W e’ve known that the company has been releasing certain audio innovations over the years but now, they’re releasing something new. Yesterday the company announced Snapdragon Sound, which is designed to offer a seamless and immersive audio experience across a wide gamut of products like phones and wearables. Basically, they are aiming to optimize wireless audio in such a way were it feels like wired by adding support for 24-bit audio, better pairing, reduced latency and clear voice quality. Qualcomm claims that this suite of audio innovations is compatible with Bluetooth latency values as low as 89 milliseconds, meaning it’s much better for playing games or streaming content. Now, there is a catch. This is actually more like an ecosystem, so there is a new Qualcomm DAC which brings an array of interesting features, which means you need your phone to include it. Devices featuring the Snapdragon Sound platform should hit the market pretty soon, with Xiaomi being one of the first companies to bring it.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G launch is around the corner as specs, price get listed by a retailer

Moving on to Samsung, let’s talk about their A line up which isn’t something we usually do but, the Galaxy A51 was the second best selling smartphone of 2020. Yesterday we got some renders of the phone from Evan Blass and now we have more details as it was just listed by a retailer in Saudi Arabia. Going by the listing, this phone features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity O Display with a 32MP selfie shooter but, it is not clear if it brings high refresh rate or not. It is tipped to bring the Snapdragon 750G SoC, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, a 4500 mAh battery along with a quad camera at the back. Speaking of those cameras, apparently you’re getting a 64MP main sensor, along with a 12MP ultra wide, a 5MP macro and a 5MP depth sensor. According to the listing, this phone should be priced at around 439 dollars and it’ll be up for deliveries around March 7, in Saudi Arabia of course. I mean, it sounds pretty solid to me but, those deliveries sound kind of iffy as, we’re expecting the launch date towards the end of March according to previous leaks.

Apple is reportedly readying an ‘iPad Mini Pro’ for a launch later this year

We could soon see iPads and MacBooks with OLED displays

Let’s shift the spotlight over to Apple and, I’m really excited for these updates. We know that the company is making the move to mini-LED displays very soon, pretty much this month with that new iPad Pro we’re expecting. However, a new report from DigiTimes, Cupertino is planning to move on to OLED as soon as next year. And yes, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about this but, it’s nice to see that the leaks for this are remaining consistent so it is something we should expect. Sticking to iPads but moving on to a different report, according to a Korean blog, an “iPad Mini Pro is currently in Part 2 of “Design Stage” after passing the R&D and planning stages. The report mentions that after this it should go through Design Validation Test, meaning that we should be getting this some time this year for sure. Apparently this iPad Mini Pro could rock an 8.3-inch display, reducing the height of the regular iPad Mini but making it slightly wider. Other things we could be getting include a high refresh rate panel, that same dual camera we’ve been getting on the iPad Pro and either a mini-LED or OLED panel. Of course, we should also expect the A14 Bionic along with Apple Pencil support, some time in the second half of 2020.

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Google’s upcoming launches: Pixel-Buds in mid-April, a phone on June 11

Finally, for the hottest news today, let’s talk about Google.. Because once those Pixel leaks start.. They can’t stop. Last week we had some images of the Pixel 5a from OnLeaks, showing off the whole design but, we were expecting it to drop around August with Android 12. Well, now we have a new tweet from Jon Prosser, where he claims that we should wait for new Pixel Buds coming in mid-April and then Google scheduled a phone announcement for June 11th but, he’s not sure which one it is. The reason we’re mentioning the 5a is because of that leak we got last week, along with the fact that this is closer to the original Pixel 3a’s launch date when compared to the 4a from last year. According to OnLeaks, this phone brings a 6.4-inch OLED display at FHD+, along with a larger stove at the back that houses a 12MP primary camera and a 16MP ultra wide lens. Other features include a headphone jack… yaayyy…, 5G, the same fingerprint scanner at the back and the punch hole at the front. So, it looks like Google is getting rid of the smaller Pixel “a” phone and refreshing the Pixel 4a 5G, which makes sense considering their flagship is a smaller device. We’ll see what we get as, we’re still a couple of months away and, if it’s Google it’ll most likely be leaked.


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The Apple Watch Series 6, and smart home devices are on sale today

We start today’s deals with some of the best, if not the best smartwatches around. The Apple Watch Series 6 is currently getting a $49 discount, which means you can get yours for just $380. This will get you the GPS-only 44mm version with a Space Gray Aluminum Case with a Black Sport Band. However, you can score massive savings if you choose to get the previous model, as the Apple Watch Series 5 with LTE support is getting a $300 discount on its 44mm variant with a Gold Stainless Steel Case and a Stone Sport Band, leaving it up for grabs at just $449.

If you are a Samsung fan, you may also want to consider getting a new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 that’s currently selling for $279 on its 45mm variant with GPS connectivity, which translates to $150.99 savings. If you want the LTE variant, you will get similar savings, as it’s currently $150 off, leaving it available for $330. However, the best Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 deals are still found over at, where you can get the regular variant starting at $120 or go for the Galaxy Watch 3 Titanium for $290. In other words, you can save up to $289.99 with an eligible trade-in.

Now, you may also be looking for a new lamp to make your desk or your room look better. If that’s your case, we have the Amazon Basics LED Desk Lamp with three lighting modes and five brightness levels for just $24.74 after a $7.25 discount. However, if you’re looking to impress with RGB lighting, the 20W color-changing Maciebelle’s LED Smart Floor Lamp may be the best option for you, as it’s currently selling for $90 with $30 savings. You can also consider Bligli LED Strip Lights that feature music sync and water resistance for just $17.50 after a $30 discount.

And since we’re already talking about home improvement, the Amazon Echo Show 5 is getting $25 off its regular price, which means you can grab yours for just $65. Get a new COSORI Smart Air Fryer Rotisserie Toaster Oven for $160 with $40 savings. This amazing 12-in-1 device will work with your favorite smart assistant to get everything ready for your meal. And just to make sure you get the right amount of everything in your recipe, you should also consider getting a new Smart Food Nutrition Scale, which can be yours for just $15, after a $5.30 discount.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G and A72 listed on official support pages ahead of launch

At this point, it is no secret that Samsung is planning to launch two new mid-range smartphones called Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A72. We’ve seen everything from renders and specifications to their mention on certification and official update logs. In fact, an online retailer even listed one of them for sale earlier this week ahead of the official launch. If there was still something left, the official Samsung support page for the two phones has now gone live.

The support page for Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A72 has appeared on the Samsung UAE website, complete with pictures of the two phones. We get a glimpse at a familiar design with a hole-punch at the top, in line with Samsung’s Infinity-O design language. Actually, the two upcoming phones look identical from the front.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G support page screenshot
Screenshot of the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G support page on Samsung website

As per previous leaks, the Galaxy A52 will offer a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, similar to the flagship Galaxy S21 range. Notably, the Galaxy A52 5G will be the first non-flagship Samsung phone to come equipped with a 120Hz display.

Inside, you’ll find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G tickling alongside up to 8 gigs of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. The quad-camera setup at the back will be headlined by a 64MP primary camera, flanked by an 8MP wide-angle snapper, a 5MP sensor for macro photography, and a 2MP depth camera. There is a 32MP selfie shooter on the IP67-certified device, while a 4,500mAh battery will keep the lights on, complete with support for 25W fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A72 support page screenshot
Screenshot of the Samsung Galaxy A72 support page on Samsung website

Coming to the Galaxy A72, it will reportedly pack a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G will run things under the hood, paired with 6 gigs of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. The imaging hardware is said to include a 64MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro shooter, and a 5MP depth sensor as well.

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Google’s upcoming launches: Pixel-Buds in mid-April, a phone on June 11

Google is tipped to be working on the next iteration of its Pixel Buds, which have been in the market for almost a year now. A new leak has revealed the launch date of the next Pixel Buds. Moreover, Google is rumored to be working on a phone, which is said to launch on June 11. If we are to speculate, the upcoming phone could be the Pixel 5a.

According to tipster Jon Prosser, Google is gearing up to launch its new Pixel Buds in mid-April. Not much has leaked about the upcoming audio product. Separately, in his tweet, Prosser also mentioned a launch date for a Google phone. He says that Google could announce a phone on June 11. However, the name of the smartphone is still unknown. That said, the Pixel 5a has appeared in leaks in recent times. Hence, we could be looking at the Pixel 5a launch date.

As per a previous leak, Google is preparing to launch the successor to its beloved Pixel 4a. If the leaked images are to be believed, the Google Pixel 5a looks identical to the Pixel 4a 5G. There are slim bezels on the op and slides, a noticeable chin, and a selfie camera hole-punch in the top-left corner. The smartphone is tipped to feature a 6.2-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution. However, it is unclear if we’ll also get a high refresh rate.

Pixel 5a leaked render

Coming to the back, there is a squircle camera island that houses two cameras with an LED flash. This is an upgrade from the single rear shooter found on the current Pixel 4a. We don’t know the details about the imaging hardware, but the second camera is likely an ultra-wide-angle camera. Further, the configuration is said to be the same as the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5. We can expect a 12MP primary camera accompanied by a 16MP ultrawide-angle lens.

From the leaked image, you can also notice a unibody rear panel is again made out of plastic, with a rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor. You’ll also get a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as stereo speakers. The upcoming smartphone is slated to be 2.3mm taller, 0.8mm narrower, and 0.6mm thicker than the Pixel 4a 5G. 

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Samsung and Mastercard join to make card payments more secure with fingerprint sensor

Samsung and Mastercard are joining hands to make card payments more secure. The two companies are collaborating to incorporate a fingerprint sensor into Samsung Cards. They aim to reduce contact points at in-store payment terminals. It is similar to Mastercard’s Biometric Payment Card that was showcased a few years ago. However, these new cards will have a more secure chipset from Samsung’s System LSI business. They can be used at any Mastercard chip or POS terminal.

According to the press release, Samsung said that the biometric cards will “integrate several key discrete chips, streamlining the overall component design and enabling more efficient development.” Mastercard showcased a similar tech in September 2017 it its Mastercard Innovation Forum in India. These cards will adopt a new security chipset from Samsung’s System LSI Business, which integrates several key discrete chips. It streamlines the overall component design and enabling more efficient development.

“Drawing from our strong security solution background in various applications such as passports, credit cards and mobile devices, we will work with Mastercard and Samsung Card to create an environment where consumers can use payment card services with an added peace of mind,” said Harry Cho, vice president of “ at Samsung Electronics.

“As consumers embrace the safety and convenience of contactless payments, Mastercard will leverage its cybersecurity and intelligence expertise and global payments network in this three-way partnership to enhance cardholder security with a biometric solution supporting fast, frictionless payment experiences that are protected at every point,” said Karthik Ramanathan, Senior Vice President, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions, Asia Pacific, Mastercard.

This Samsung Card will lead the roll out in South Korea, with plans to introduce the biometric card later this year. 

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra expected to launch soon as it gets spotted on TENAA

Xiaomi announced the Mi 11 late last year. It came with the latest Qualcomm flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 888. Since then, it was being speculated when would Xiaomi launch the Ultra variant of in the Mi 11 series – given that there is an Ultra in the Mi 10 lineup. Recently, the phone was leaked in all its glory in a YouTube video. Now, it has been spotted on a certification site, which means that the launch is just around the corner.

According to a Weibo post, the Mi 11 Ultra has visited TENAA certification. The authority has approved M2102K1C model number of the device. The smartphone has already received certifications from Europe’s EEC, India’s BIS, and Indonesia Telecom. However, the latest development doesn’t reveal any specifications or mages of the device.

The Mi 11 Ultra is tipped to feature a 6.8-inch OLED display with curved edges and a punch-hole design. It could come with Quad HD+ resolution and have support for a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is rumored to sport a triple rear camera setup of 50-megapixel + 48-megapixel (superwide) + 48-megapixel (telephoto periscope) with 120x zoom support. On the front might lie a 20MP selfie shooter.

It is likely to be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. The device is expected to come equipped with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It might pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging, 67W wireless charging as 10W reverse wireless charging.

Previously leaked images have also revealed that the smartphone could come with a secondary screen on its camera bump. It could double as a viewfinder for clicking selfies using the powerful rear cameras. It is likely to have some sort of IP rating.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G launch is around the corner as specs, price get listed by a retailer

Samsung could soon launch the Galaxy A52 5G. The smartphone is tipped to be the next Galaxy A-series phone alongside the Galaxy A72 series. From 360-degree renders to specs, we’ve seen it all leaked about the device. Now, a retailer has gone ahead and published the specifications and price of the upcoming device.

As per SamMobile, an online retailer from Saudi Arabia has listed the Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A526B) prematurely. Moreover, they gave the customers a chance to buy the phone ahead of the launch. According to the listing the upcoming phone is priced at SR 1,649, which translates to around $439. Additionally, it will be up for deliveries starting March 7 in the country.

Going by the website listing, the Galaxy A52 5G will have a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ resolution. We don’t know if it would have a high refresh rate. It could have the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass, and house an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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Leaked Samsung Galaxy A52 5G render (Image: Voice / Evan Blass)

The smartphone is tipped to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card. The device will pack a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging.. Moreover, it will be IP67 rated for dust and water resistance. Connectivity options include GPS, 5G, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.

In the optics department, the Galaxy A52 5G could sport a quad rear camera setup led by a 64MP sensor. It is likely to be accompanied by a 12MP ultrawide-angle lens, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 5MP depth shooter. On the front, you might get a 32MP selfie shooter. The rear cameras are said to record 4K videos, but the frame rate is not listed.

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Twitter could soon allow you to unsend tweets and fix your typos

People like me have been requesting Twitter to give us an edit button for a long time now. I, for one, still haven’t gotten used to the Gboard for iPhone (after four months), and make a plethora of errors in my tweets. Not one day goes by without me wondering how easy life would be with an edit button on Twitter. But the company seems to have other plans, which could still allow you to fix your typos.

Twitter is tipped to be working on an “Undo Send” feature for tweets. The latest development comes from reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who discovered an upcoming feature called Undo Send. It could allow users to unsend a tweet for a few seconds after they post it – similar to what you get on food delivery apps to cancel your order within a limited time frame. Here is the video of the feature in action:

The video showcases the Undo Send feature. As you can see, it will will bring up a new notification as soon as you post a tweet. It will come with an Undo button that will include a timer. You’ll be given the ability to tap on this button to unsend a tweet before the timer runs out. If you tap the button within the timer limit, the tweet will be unsent.

As XDA-Developers report, this is not the first time we are hearing about the Undo Send feature. It was earlier spotted by tipster Matt Navarra in June last year. It goes on to say that Twitter has dropped the feature from its monetization plans, and it could offer Undo Send to all users on Twitter.

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Google will not build alternatives once third-party ad tracking is dropped

Google is one of the largest sellers of advertising in the world. Plus, it also owns the most popular web browser, Chrome. Both of these characteristics add up to provide personalized ad tracking to users. However, the company will soon be following the footsteps of other browsers like Firefox and Safari to eliminate third-party tracking cookies. 

“People shouldn’t have to accept being tracked across the web in order to get the benefits of relevant advertising. And advertisers don’t need to track individual consumers across the web to get the performance benefits of digital advertising,” wrote Google in a blog post.

What is a cookie, anyway?

Website Cookies store small amounts of information about the users. For instance, if you are adding something in your cart, the website will be able to remember your activity. However, a third-party tracking cookie allows the website to follow the user from one site to another. Therefore, advertising the item you searched for on a shopping website. This is the form that Google aims to drop.

That said, some marketers oppose this idea saying that Google will anyway be able to gain an advantage by eliminating such cookies as it has other ways of obtaining personal information from users.

To counter the argument, Google promises that once third-party cookies are phased out, it will not build alternative identifiers to track individuals as they browse across the web, nor will they use them in their products.

“We don’t believe these solutions will meet rising consumer expectations for privacy, nor will they stand up to rapidly evolving regulatory restrictions, and therefore aren’t a sustainable long-term investment,” Google said. 

If you are thinking that shift away from cookies will prevent personalized ad tracking, you are not entirely correct. As BBC points out, the industry has come up with new ways to generate personalized data. 

Advertisers can still generate personalized ads

The advertisers could use “fingerprints” to target personalized ads. This technique uses a range of information about your device including the type of phone or computer, browser version, language, IP address and more to identify the machine. Hence, allowing the advertiser to follow you even if it doesn’t know your name.

Google Chrome will offer the first iteration of new user controls in April. It aims to expand on these controls in future releases.

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We could soon see iPads and MacBooks with OLED displays

This seems like a bold statement, given that we are still waiting for Apple to give us mine LED displays on the upcoming iPad Pro and a possible MacBook Pro refresh. However, DigiTimes’ latest information claims that Apple won’t take that long to transition to new OLED displays.

It seems that we may get new iPad and MacBook devices with OLED displays as soon as next year. This isn’t the first time that we get information suggesting that Apple would adopt OLED displays on its future iPad Pro models since they started to pop up here and there during the final months of 2020. We can even track these rumors back to May 2019, when we received the first rumors claiming that the 16-inch MacBook Pro was going to feature OLED displays from Samsung.

As of today, Apple is still using LCD displays on both MacBooks and iPads, and we are still waiting for a possible Apple event that may deliver the first iPad Pro with a mini-LED display that’s supposed to help the tablet to give us improved brightness, and power management. Still, this new feature is said to be exclusive for the larger 12.9-inch variant, so it could be the perfect experiment to see if these new displays will also be good enough to come in the new 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh and the new rumored 14-inch MacBook Pro.

Who knows, maybe a future iPad Pro refresh will give us a mini-LED display on the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro, while the 12.9-inch variant makes the jump to OLED, and the same thing could happen with the MacBook Pro models. Now, that wouldn’t be the only improvement we may get, as it is believed that Apple will continue its transition to Apple Silicon, but only time will tell if these new upgrades arrive in 2022.

Source MacRumors

Via DigiTimes

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