Deal: OnePlus 8 Pro is selling at an all-time low for Black Friday

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OnePlus 8 Pro was the first flagship of the brand in 2020. The device was launched at $899 for the base variant and went up to $1000 for the 256 gigs model. Now, the latter is selling at a discount of $200, which translates to an all-time low of $800.

The OnePlus 8 Pro features a 6.78-inch big Fluid AMOLED display, which has a 3168 x 1440 pixel resolution at 513 PPI. It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and 19.8:9 aspect ratio. It is covered with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, paired with X55 5G modem. It comes with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.

To review the gaming performance, I played Asphalt 9, COD Mobile, and PUBG Mobile on my OnePlus 8 Pro review unit. It runs the games at the highest graphics settings with no issues whatsoever. It ran PUBG at HDR graphics and Extreme framerates. The gaming experience was one of the best on an Android phone, thanks to the hardware prowess and 240Hz touch sampling rate, which makes everything seem swift. 

OnePlus 8 Pro

On the optics front, it sports a quad rear camera setup: a 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor with f/1.78 aperture and OIS + an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x hybrid zoom, an f/2.44 aperture, and OIS + a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree field-of-view and an f/2.2 aperture + a 5MP color filter lens. The smartphone packs a 4,510mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging both wired and wireless. It gave me 6-7 hours of screen-on time while on QHD+ resolution at 120Hz refresh rate. You can extend the battery life by changing the resolution.

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a gorgeous display, good battery life, a decent set of cameras and fluid performance. It is a sweet deal for $800 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. Go grab it!

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, Apple’s latest iPad Pro and more on sale today

You can already start taking advantage of tons of early Black Friday deals. We will start today’s deals with a vast selection of discounts over at Samsung.com, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. you can currently get yours for just $1,000 when you trade in an eligible device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G can be yours for just $250, or get the Ultra variant for $550, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G at just $140, The Galaxy S20 for $390, Galaxy S20+ for $540, and the S20 Ultra for $740 with trade-in.

iPad Pro mini-LED

Moving onto your favorite Apple discounts, Apple’s 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro models are also on sale. The 12.9-inch version is getting a $150 discount in its Wi-Fi + Cellular version with 1TB storage, which leaves it at $1,499 or get the Wi-Fi only version with 128GB storage for $900 with $99 savings. The smaller 11-inch version with Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity and 512GB storage is selling for $1,150 with a $99 discount, and the Wi-Fi only version with half the storage space can be yours for $800 with the same $99 discount.
Now, if you’re looking for the previous iPad Pro model, there’s a huge sale at B&H Photo Video, with some iPad Pro models starting at $799 with $350 savings, so take a look and see if there’s anything that fits your needs.

You can also get interesting deals on OnePlus products right now, as the OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage can be yours for $799 with $100 savings, and you also get a pair of OnePlus Buds for free. The OnePlus 8 is selling for $599, down from its regular $799 price tag with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The OnePlus 7T T-Mobile edition is up for grabs for $349 with 128GB storage and 8GB with $150 savings, and you also get a pair of OnePlus Bullets Wireless for free. You can also go for the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for $699 with a $200 discount, and you get a pair of OnePlus Bud included for free upon purchase.

Google products are also on sale, as you can currently get a Google Pixel 5 with 128GB storage for $649 with $50 savings. The Google Home Max is selling for $149 with $150 savings, and the Nest Hub 7 can be yours for $50 after a $40 discount. The second-gen Google Nest Wi-Fi Router is getting a $30 discount, which leaves it at $139.

Finally, the Apple Watch Series 6 40mm version with cellular and GPS with a gold stainless steel case and gold Milanese loop is getting a $120 discount, leaving it at $629. If you want the GPS only version, you can get the PRODUCT RED version for $330 with $69 savings. The Apple Watch SE 44mm GPS-only variant is selling for $289 with a $20 discount, while last year’s Apple Watch Nike Series 5 is currently available for $249 with $250 savings.

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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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OnePlus 9 might sport two 48MP camera sensors

OnePlus 9 is reportedly launching earlier than usual, and the detailed specifications have started coming in the form of leaks. The latest one reveals its camera setup. After the leaked CAD renders the new report reiterates that the upcoming phone will come equipped with a triple rear camera setup that is accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash. While two camera lenses seem to be of the same size, the third one smaller than usual.

The latest development comes from 91mobiles, which reports that the OnePlus 9 will have two 48MP cameras on the back. The triple rear camera setup will be lead by a 48MP primary sensor that is said to deliver images of 12MP (4,000 x 3,000 pixels) output and have a 6mm focal length. In comparison, the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T both have focal lengths of 6.59mm and 4.74mm, respectively. 

Moreover, the report goes on to say that the primary sensor will not be the Sony IMX 586. Instead, it could be the Sony IMX 689 sensor, but the source isn’t sure of it yet. The primary camera will be backed by a 48MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, which is an upgrade from the 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens found on the OnePlus 8T. Further, there is no information on the third sensor. It could be a macro lens or a monochrome sensor.

The OnePlus 9 is tipped to feature a 6.55-inch display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate as opposed to the rumored 144Hz panel. OnePlus is said to launch its next series in March 2021. We expect the phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 875 SoC, and have support for 65W fast charging technology.

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The budget OnePlus Nord N100 has a ‘high refresh rate’ surprise

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OnePlus unveiled a pair of budget Nord series smartphones – the N10 5G and the N100 – a few weeks ago. Out of the two, the OnePlus N100 was the cheaper phone with diluted specs, which included an HD+ punch-hole display, an entry-level Snapdragon 460 SoC, a rather large 5,000mAh battery, and a triple-lens camera setup highlighted by a 12MP primary camera. Pretty standard package for an affordable phone that costs £179. But OnePlus may have bundled a surprise with its latest budget that flew under the radar – a high refresh rate display.

The folks over at Android Authority discovered 90Hz display refresh rate settings on their retail unit of the OnePlus Nord N100. Earlier, it was assumed that the device shipped with a regular 60Hz refresh rate, while carrying a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and measuring 6.52-inch diagonally. When OnePlus was asked about the presence of a high refresh rate panel on its latest budget phone, the company responded that the OnePlus Nord N100 indeed ships with a 90Hz display.

A sweet 90Hz surprise

“The N100 is equipped with a 90Hz display. Actual refresh rate depends on settings, applications used, and processing limitations,” OnePlus was quoted as saying by Android Authority. However, it is unclear whether OnePlus actually forgot to mention it in the marketing campaign, or if the company simply had a change of mind at a later stage.

As of now, the technical specifications section of the official OnePlus Nord N100 product page does mention a 90Hz refresh rate in the display properties. However, it remains to be seen how well the high-refresh rate panel is optimized to work across apps, especially taking into consideration its low-end hardware.

It appears that OnePlus intentionally abstained from marketing the OnePlus Nord N100’s display as fluidic, simply because it couldn’t perform at the same level as the 90Hz panel on higher-end OnePlus devices such as the OnePlus Nord or the OnePlus 8. But that is just speculation. Whatever be the reason, it is definitely a sweet surprise to see an affordable phone packing a smoother 90Hz panel, despite the slightly underwhelming HD+ resolution.

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Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Note 21 is MISSING! (video)

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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.

Story of the day:

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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OnePlus 8T starts receiving OxygenOS 11.0.4.5 update

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 11.0.4.5 update for the OnePlus 8T in India. It is a hot-fix update that brings fixes to issues caused by the previous update. The OTA update optimizes call stability, improves system power consumption performance to reduce heating, and more. It will soon roll out in other markets including Europe and North America.

The OxygenOS 11.0.4.5 for OnePlus 8T is now rolling out to a small percentage of the phone users in India. A broader rollout is expected to take place in a few days. This update has version 11.0.4.5.KB05DA in India, and it will roll out as 11.0.4.5.KB05BA and version 11.0.4.5.KB05AA in Europe and North America respectively. The latest development comes from the OnePlus community forum.

The hot-fix update has a similar changeling to the update that was rolled out a week ago on the OnePlus 8T. It optimizes call stability and improves system power consumption performance to reduce heating. It also comes with improvements for mis-touch prevention to offer a better gaming experience. The update offers optimized fluidity with some mainstream games to reduce lagging risks and an optimized user experience with Alert Slider by adding toast messages when switching among the 3 modes.

The latest update for OnePlus 8T fixes the issue that the status bar kept hovering on the screen in landscape mode and the issue that NFC cannot be turned on in a small probability. It also comes with improved camera stability and optimizes the imaging effect to bring you with better shooting experience. Further, it includes fixes to the issue with network interruption while playing games and optimizes mobile network connection to improve the network intensity with signal

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OnePlus 8T starts receiving OxygenOS 11.0.4.5 update

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 11.0.4.5 update for the OnePlus 8T in India. It is a hot-fix update that brings fixes to issues caused by the previous update. The OTA update optimizes call stability, improves system power consumption performance to reduce heating, and more. It will soon roll out in other markets including Europe and North America.

The OxygenOS 11.0.4.5 for OnePlus 8T is now rolling out to a small percentage of the phone users in India. A broader rollout is expected to take place in a few days. This update has version 11.0.4.5.KB05DA in India, and it will roll out as 11.0.4.5.KB05BA and version 11.0.4.5.KB05AA in Europe and North America respectively. The latest development comes from the OnePlus community forum.

The hot-fix update has a similar changeling to the update that was rolled out a week ago on the OnePlus 8T. It optimizes call stability and improves system power consumption performance to reduce heating. It also comes with improvements for mis-touch prevention to offer a better gaming experience. The update offers optimized fluidity with some mainstream games to reduce lagging risks and an optimized user experience with Alert Slider by adding toast messages when switching among the 3 modes.

The latest update for OnePlus 8T fixes the issue that the status bar kept hovering on the screen in landscape mode and the issue that NFC cannot be turned on in a small probability. It also comes with improved camera stability and optimizes the imaging effect to bring you with better shooting experience. Further, it includes fixes to the issue with network interruption while playing games and optimizes mobile network connection to improve the network intensity with signal

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

OnePlus could be prepping to unveil the OnePlus 9 series early next year. While the company launches its flagship devices in May, it revealed the OnePlus 8 5G series in April this year. Moreover, it is rumored to launch the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in March next year. After the early launch rumors, the Pro variant has been allegedly spotted on Geekbench.

A device was benchmarked a few days ago under the name “LuBan LE2117”, which is reportedly the codename for the OnePlus 9 Pro. The listing reveals the presence of Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 875 SoC. It scored 1122 and 2733 points in single-core and multi-core tests respectively. The octa-core processor has a base frequency of 1.80GHz.

Further, an analysis of the benchmark result was done by the Weibo user ‘@肥威,’ which reveals the CPU configuration of the processor. The flagship chipset is tipped to have four of its (base) cores clocked at 1.80GHz, three (performance) cores clocked at 2.42GHz, and a prime core clocked at 2.84GHz.

The specifications of the OnePlus 9 Pro are yet to be leaked but we expect it to feature an AMOLED display with up to 144Hz refresh rate and pack a battery that supports 65W fast charging.

Over the weekend, the design of OnePlus 9 was also tipped. The leaked CAD renders reveal a flat display with a punch-hole selfie camera. Plus, this display is said to be larger than the one in the OnePlus 8T. Further, the back panel is likely to retain its curves. It could house a triple camera setup.

Via: GizmoChina

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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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OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 will get just one major Android update

OnePlus recently launched two new budget Android devices under the Nord brand. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 were announced for the EU and North American markets. Like other OnePlus smartphones, we expected the new affordable devices to also receive at least two major Android updates, especially when they come pre-loaded with Android 10. But that might not be the case.

The latest development comes from Android Central, which cites a OnePlus spokesperson who reportedly confirmed that there will be only one major Android update for the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. Further, the spokesperson added that OnePlus will continue to take in community feedback to improve the software experience.

“The Nord N10 5G and N100 will receive one major Android update and a total of two years of security updates. The plan for these two devices aligns with industry standards for smartphones in more affordable price ranges. As always, we will continue listening to feedback from our users and looking for ways to improve the software experience for all OnePlus devices,” the OnePlus spokesperson said.

Typically, OnePlus offers two years of Android updates and three years of security patches. However, that’s not the case with the two new phones.

This comes as a bummer. To recall, these phones were launched after the OnePlus 8T that comes with Android 11 out of the box. The new Nord phones come with Android 10. Hence, one major Android update means that these will be updated to Android 11, and will be forgotten soon after. It would have been acceptable if this update meant an upgrade to Android 12, but that’s not the case.

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Pocketnow Daily: Google Photos is No Longer FREE? (video)

Apple’s latest M1 MacBooks and more devices are on sale today

The official news, as per usual, the official news today begin with deals and, you won’t believe what Apple products are on sale. Remember those new Macs that were announced yesterday? Well the brand new, M1 Apple Silicon Macs are already on sale. The 13in MacBook Pro is available for $1232 instead of the original $1299 price tag for the entry level variant. The MacBook Air is around $50 off, leaving it at $948. Finally, the Mac Mini is down to $663 for the entry level variant. If you want an iPad Pro, the 12.9in WiFi only variant is getting a $100 off, leaving that at $999. We also have more deals on Intel Macs, Fitbits, Garmin’s and more in the links in the description.

OnePlus Nord SE with 65W fast charging is in development: Report

We know that OnePlus has been having a pretty busy year, especially when it comes to their Nord line up which recently expanded to the US. Well, speaking on that, a new report claims that they are prepping another Nord device for the US. This device would be called the Nord SE and is being developed under the codename “Ebba”. It reportedly brings a 4500 mAh battery and it supports 65W charging, giving you a full charge in under 40 minutes. On the front we might get an OLED panel unlike the ones we got with the recent Nord, and sadly we still have no details on the cameras or processor. OnePlus apparently hasn’t settled on a launch date just yet, pun intended, but we might get it shortly after the OnePlus 9 launch which will apparently happen in March.

Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 20 devices are experiencing wireless charging issues

Let’s talk about Samsung but, not for Galaxy S21 leaks. Several users have been complaining about wireless charging issues, ever since the latest firmware update. These issues are happening on the Galaxy Note 20 and S20 lines and according to the users, your wireless charging gets constantly interrupted every few seconds. Some of these are third party chargers but, they claim that everything was fine with that same charger until that firmware update happened. We’re not sure if it was the October or September patch but, users have tried even factory resetting their devices and it doesn’t help out. We’ll see if Samsung puts out statement or releases a hot fix, we’ll keep you posted.

LG’s new rollable phone may be called LG Slide

Let’s talk about LG as, the company has been on kind of a roll lately… pun intended. But yeah, they got back in the spotlight thanks to the Wing, and they quickly teased that they were working on a roll-able smartphone as part of their Explorer Project. Well, the company just trademarked the name “LG Slide” in the EUIPO which, is kind of a clear hint as to what this devices is going to be called. LG has trademarked other names like “The Roll” before but, the LG Slide sounds cleaner. For those of you who haven’t seen the leaks, this phone should slide out or roll from it’s regular state to reveal a much larger canvas, it will most likely be aimed at both content consumption and productivity. It’s pretty much a Galaxy Fold that doesn’t Fold.. It rolls. We should expect it some time in Q1 next year. So, are you guys interested in a phone like this? Because it is definitely cool to see.

iPhone 13 may arrive with F/1.8 ultrawide lens and LTPO displays

New iPhone SE not coming in the first half of 2021: Ming-Chi Kuo

Let’s talk about upcoming iPhones and Ming Chi Kuo reports. Well, according to a new alleged report, it won’t happen in the first half of 2020, quick only means that the possibility of another iPhone SE is not happening yet. It claims that there is some stiff competition between four Apple suppliers to be in charge of the iPhone 13’s camera and this might hinder the iPhone SE’s production. So, apparently Apple is putting their effort in to the iPhone 13 which we’ll talk about soon and that might move the iPhone SE to the back seat. Now, we don’t know if this phone will be getting a redesign like rumors hinted to the previous one but we should technically still expect it next year, just not in the first half of the year. Let’s move on to the iPhone 13. On his most recent note, Kuo claims that we’ll be getting 4 iPhones once again and that the Pros will get a hardware update when it comes to the cameras. He claims that the ultra wide lens will be an F/1.8 6P lens with autofocus. This means that we should get noticeable improvements over the current iPhones which pack an F/2.4 5P fixed focus ultra wide lens. Another report claims that these iPhones’ display will use 10-20% less power than the 12 line. This is because we’ll be reportedly getting LTPO displays which are already on the Apple Watch. This will also allow for high refresh rate, finally, while using less power. Other rumors for the iPhone 13 also hint to an on-display fingerprint sensor and a smaller notch.

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Google Account and Google Photos’ storage policies will change, for worse?

Now let’s talk about Google and probably one of the services that I recommend most, which I might not recommend any more. Google just made some major changes on its storage policies, and unless you own a Pixel, prepare your wallet. The first is that Google is now making Google Docs, Sheets and Slides count toward storage caps on your Google Drive, whether you’re on the base 15GB or pay extra. The problem is Google Photos. In the past you had free unlimited storage for high quality photos and video, which Google would convert and optimize for you. Well as of June 1st, 2021, unless you own a Pixel, those high quality photos and videos will also count toward your storage limitations. This is a major problem. In the past I would recommend that people with limited storage simply use Google Photos to back everything up, but now that could become a recurring monthly fee depending on how much you’ve backed up. In Google’s defense, they’re pretty much following the practice that every other company in the industry was providing, but it makes you wonder what holds anyone back from just getting 2TB on Office 365, backup your photos on OneDrive, and get superior solution to Google Docs with Microsoft Office apps.
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OnePlus Nord SE with 65W fast charging is in development: Report

OnePlus re-entered the mid-range smartphone segment with the launch of its OnePlus Nord. The device was launched in Europe and India, but it didn’t make its way to the US. Recently, it expanded the series with the launch of two new Nord phones in the budget segment. These two devices were US-specific. Now, a new report claims that the company is prepping to launch another Nord device, the Nord SE.

The latest development comes from Android Central, which reports that the OnePlus Nord SE is being developed under the ‘Ebba’ codename. It is said to support 65W fast charging for its 4,500mAh battery, which might take less than 40 minutes to charge the device fully. On the front might lies an AMOLED panel, which is different from the recently launched LCD-clad Nord N10 5G and N100. There are no details regarding the processor used or the number of cameras.

The report goes on to say that OnePlus hasn’t settled on a launch date for the Nord SE just yet. However, it could launch shortly after the launch of OnePlus 9 next year, which is tipped to launch in March. Usually, OnePlus launches its flagship devices in May. However, the company revealed the OnePlus 8 5G series earlier this year. The smartphones were launched in April. Now, according to industry sources familiar with OnePlus’ launch schedule, the company might unveil its next flagship devices, the OnePlus 9 series in March 2021.

Unlike The Nord N10 5G and N100, the OnePlus Nord SE will be sold in India and the EU. However, it is unlikely to debut in the States. The upcoming phone is said to be  closer to the Snapdragon 765G-powered Nord than the N10 5G and N100 in terms of hardware.

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OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Edition could be in development; images of straps leaked

OnePlus recently announced its OnePlus 8T special edition smartphone. The OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition was launched in China last week. Now, rumors suggest that the company could be preparing the same special edition of its upcoming watch.

Rumors around the OnePlus Watch first started coming in August when it was reportedly certified by the Singapore IMDA, which also revealed the watch has the model number W301GB. However, recently, the development of the OnePlus Watch was tipped to be delayed. There were no official reasons behind this delay, but it might end up being caused by complications with production or software development.

Now, straps of the OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition have leaked online. The development was shared by Digital Chat Station on Weibo. While the straps themselves don’t reveal anything about the wearable, we can expect it to feature a black and yellow dual-tone finish with a OnePlus and Cyberpunk branding. It could be powered by Qualcomm’s recently-announced Snapdragon Wear 4100.

As far as design goes, it is believed that the OnePlus Watch was going to arrive with a circular display, instead of the square display found in the OPPO Watch, which also looks very similar to the Apple Watch design.

While many expect it to run Google’s WearOS, recent rumors have claimed that it might not be the case. However, the company’s sister company, OPPO, uses Wear OS in international markets, there’s a possibility that the OnePlus Watch may run the same operating system. Notably, another sister brand, Realme, uses a forked version of FreeRT OS. So there’s also a chance that OnePlus could ship its device with similar software.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20, OnePlus 8 Pro and more devices are on sale

We start today’s deals with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G, as you can get up to $300 off your new device over at Best Buy. However, you will have to activate your phone on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, which is now part of T-Mobile, and you can get a 128GB version starting at $29.16/mo for 24 months. If you want your device unlocked, you can get it with a $250 discount, but you would still have to activate it to save some bucks.

However, you can also go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, which is currently available for $800 after a $300 discount, and you will also get 256GB storage space. However, this deal is only available today, so you may want to think fast. You can also get a new OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for the same $800 after the device received a $199 discount over at Amazon, and if you still want to save more and get some freebies, the same phone is available at OnePlus.com, but it’s one dollar cheaper, and you get a free pair of OnePlus Buds to go with your purchase.

Amazon is also giving some interesting discounts to its Fire tablets. Right now, you can find the Fire HD 10 Tablet with 32GB storage and a 10.1-inch 1080- full HD display for $80 after a $70 discount, or get the 64GB version for $120, which also lets you save $70. Now, the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition with 32GB storage and a 12-hour battery can be yours for $130, and yes, you can also save $70 upon purchase. The all-new Fire HD 8 Plus is also on sale for $105, but you only get $35 savings.

There are also some interesting options for those of you looking for a new monitor. The Samsung 49-inch curved gaming monitor is now available for $830, down from its regular $1,000 price tag. Next up, we find BenQ’s 27-inch 4K monitor for $481.26 with $68.73 savings. LG’s 34-inch UltraWide IPS monitor can be yours for just $329 after a $51 discount, and last, but not least, the ASUS 27-inch Full HD monitor is selling for $170 after a $39 discount.

Other deals include Samsung’s 70-inch Class 6 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV with $220 savings, leaving it at $530. TCL’s 55-inch Class 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV for $150 after a $150 discount and Sony’s WH-CH710N wireless over-ear headphones with noise-canceling for $88 with $112 savings.

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