Galaxy S21 might unlock using your voice, thanks to Bixby

Samsung is tipped to be prepping to launch its next flagship, the Galaxy S21 series earlier than usual. The smartphones could be launched in January, as opposed to the late February unveiling. Ahead of the launch, several leaks and rumors have revealed the specifications and features of the upcoming phones. Now, another feature leak says that Samsung could program Bixby to understand your voice as a biometric option.

Essentially, you'll be able to unlock the Galaxy S21 with your voice

The development comes from SamMobile, which reports that the Galaxy S21 series could launch running One UI 3.1 out of the box. Hence, it is likely to include new features that will be exclusive to the upcoming phones until One UI 3.1 is released for other Galaxy devices. And, one of these features might be the option to use Bixby Voice as a biometric method to unlock the phone.

To recall, Bixby had the ability to unlock the device and follow your commands after the “Hi Bixby” trigger. Moreover, it used to offer the option to set a voice password for hands-free device unlocking. However, these features were eventually baked out of the voice assistant, and cannot be found in Bixby any more. But the report goes on to say that One UI 3.1 will let you select Bixby voice unlock from the phone’s lock screen security settings. The exact details of how the feature works remain unknown.

The Galaxy S21 is tipped to feature a 6.2-inch FHD+ LTPS display. The upcoming phone lineup is said to sport a 120Hz refresh rate screen and be powered by the Snapdragon 875 / Exynos 2100 SoC. The specifications of the trio were recently leaked, and you can see them here.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaked renders show shows some seriously slim bezels

Earlier this month, alleged renders of Samsung’s next flagship – tentatively called the Galaxy S21 Ultra – surfaced online followed by a 360-degree video, giving us a glimpse of its massively redesigned rear panel and a different camera lens arrangement. Other rumors floating around in the leak arena suggest that while the rear panel has been redesigned, the look from the front remains the same as its predecessor. However, a fresh leak now suggests that Samsung will make at least one small but fairly noticeable change to the front facade too, and it has something to do with the chin (or the bottom bezel) of the device.

Famed tipster IceUniverse has tweeted images of what is claimed to be CAD-based renders of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. From the leaked images, it appears that the chin (or bottom bezel) will be as small as the side bezels, which essentially means a more pleasing uniform look similar to the iPhone 12 range. But unlike the Apple offerings which have a huge notch at the top, Samsung will reportedly opt for a way less intrusive hole-punch in accordance with the Infinity-O design language.

So essentially, you’re looking at a familiar Galaxy S20 series design, but with way slimmer and uniformly thin bezels on all sides for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The leakster goes on to claim that the Galaxy S21 will rock ‘the narrowest chin in mobile phone history’, which might be a big deal for potential buyers who are a fan of uniform aesthetics and value these subtle design changes. However, it is unclear if the same design language will appear on the rest of the Galaxy S21 series members.

Talking about the Galaxy S21 series, the leakster has also shared images depicting the metal-molded cast models of the Galaxy S21 series, which is likely going to have three core members (likely the vanilla Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra) that will debut early next year. However, a Galaxy S21 Fan Edition will make its way to the market later in 2021, something Samsung promised back when the Galaxy S20 FE made its debut a few months ago.

Lastly, in another tweet, the tipster also hinted that the Galaxy S21 series might use a record-setting high refresh rate display. We already have smartphones such as Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra that rock a 144Hz display, so it would be interesting to see Samsung top that and pull off something genuinely outrageous when it comes to winning the specs war. However, leaked rumors suggest that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will pack a 2K display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 specs and features have been leaked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pocketnow Daily: Apple´s NEW M1 MacBooks: What You Should Know! (video)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and more on sale today

The official news today begin with deals, and you know today is mainly going to be an “Apple” Show, so what kind of a host would I be if we didn’t begin with Apple deals. The latest iPad Air is already $50 off, that leaves the Wi-Fi only, 256GB of storage variant at $699. The iPad Mini is also $166 off, that leaves the 256GB variant for $512 shipped. AT&T also has this deal where you can get an iPhone 12 Mini for free if you trade in a device and of course, get a pretty long installment plan. The regular Galaxy Note 20 is also $200 off, that leaves the entry level, US model for $799. We also have more deals on iPad Pros, the Galaxy Watch and more in the links in the description, as well as the full list over at Pocketnow.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra could feature a new 108MP camera and 120Hz at 2K

And, don’t worry, we won’t talk Apple all day. Let’s talk about Samsung for a minute as, we’re getting closer to the rumored launch date which is slated for January. According to some Ice Universe tweets, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be a small, improved version of the S20 Ultra. When it comes to the cameras, they´ll be using the 108MP HM3 sensor, with single pixels at 0.8 microns, laser autofocus and no time of flight. Meaning some of those lenses we saw on the renders are still a mystery and this also allows them to give us much better autofocus. Moving on to the display, a different tweet claims that we´ll be getting a 2K display running at 120Hz. We’ll keep you posted as, rumors should only keep getting better as we get close to December.

Apple unveils its first in-house silicon: Meet the M1 chip for Macs of the future

But alright, let’s move on to why you’re here, the Apple Event. Apple had their One More Thing Event today which was all about Apple Silicon Macs. The company started the event by announcing their new M1 chip, which is based on a 5nm process and packs 16B transistors. I know, 26 letters in the alphabet and they pick the one for their motion co-processors. This SoC packs 8 cores with 4 performance cores and 4 high efficiency cores. According to Apple, the 4 performance cores are the fastest and they actually deliver the best performance per watt in the industry which we’ll talk about in a second. You’re also getting an integrated GPU which “is the world’s fastest”. This GPU also packs 8 cores along with 128 execution units. This means that it should deliver 2x more graphics at half the wattage. We’re also getting a new 16 core Neural Engine, which you guessed it, is the fastest in the industry. Other components include Thunderbolt and USB 4 support, a better audio processor and more. Cupertino is promising blazing fast performance without compromising power efficiency and battery life, oh and it also let’s you natively run iPhone and iPad Apps on your Mac. These Macs should be significantly faster than their predecessors, but let’s talk about them.

Apple announces Mac mini refresh with in-house M1 chip

Let’s begin with the first one, which we kind of got a hint to at WWDC. The new Mac mini brings the same 7.7in squared design but, it’s now powered by the new M1 Chip. That means you’re getting all of the bells and whistles we described in the previous segment along with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. The new SoC allows for the Mac Mini to do things like support two displays, one with up to 6K at 60Hz via thunderbolt and one up to 4K at 60Hz via HDMI. So yeah, you can fully use the Pro Display XDR but, it seems kind weird to get a Pro Display XDR for a Mac Mini, considering the stand is more expensive than the computer. The M1 will give this computer a 3x faster performance over its predecessor, Final Cut now has 3.4x faster ProRes transcode and 6.6x faster timeline render performance. Logic Pro and other heavy apps like Photoshop are also getting a boost. It’s also getting cheaper, starting at $699, with pre-orders beginning today.

Apple’s new MacBook Air with the M1 chip has a fanless design and starts at $999

Now probably the update that I was looking forward to most was Apple’s new MacBook Air, powered by the M1. It brings the same slim design so, all of the upgrades are really under the hood. Beginning with the fact that this is a fan-less design thanks to the M1 chip. According to Cupertino, this MacBook Air has a 3.5x higher performance when compared to the previous Air, and it also delivers a 5x boost in graphics. This translates to letting you edit multiple 4K video streams at once, as well as a boost in gaming performance. The company is also promising 15 hours of wireless web browsing and 18 hours of video playback when it comes to battery life. They’re also improving your video conferences by making the battery last twice as long when you’re in video calls, and it brings a better camera which is also thanks to the M1 chip. The new Retina Display now supports a P3 Color Gamut, it also brings secure enclave Touch ID, a new SSD which delivers 2x faster performance, and a crazy 9x faster machine learning. Some of the new improvements promise up to 3x faster exports in iMovie, 2x faster Lightroom exports and 5x faster 3D effects in Final Cut. This new MacBook Air starts at the same $999and is also available for pre-orders today and shipping next week.

Story of the day:

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with new Apple Silicon is jaw dropping

But finally, the hottest news today have to do with a refresh to the computer that started this show off. I didn’t think Apple was gonna refresh a pro computer with the M1, but it did with the 13-inch MacBook Pro.. Sort of. This is the entry level – two Thunderbolt port variant, no the higher tier. For starters, it promises a 3x faster performance, 5x faster graphics, and 11x faster machine learning with the 16 core Neural Engine. It also packs a new active cooling system to ensure better performance. The display delivers 500 nits of brilliance, 25% more colors and True Tone technology to adjust to its environment. When it comes to the battery, Apple is promising a crazy 20 hours of video playback, and 17 hours of wireless web browsing. Other hardware improvements include studio-quality mics to improve noise ratio, and a camera that delivers sharper video with less noise. It includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports that support USB 4, and thanks to Big Sur it features Secure Enclave, which brings features like Activation Lock to protect your Mac if it gets stolen. This new MacBook Pro will start at $1299 and is currently available for purchase, they’ll arrive in about a week. Oh and macOS Big Sur will FINALLY be available in two days.
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Samsung could launch Galaxy S21 series in mid-Jan with sales starting in early Feb

Building on the previous rumors, a new report claims that Samsung might unveil its Galaxy S21 series in mid-January. Further, it could go on sale in early February. Reportedly, the production of the Galaxy S21 has already started. There is no official confirmation so far, but the CAD renders have already leaked online, and specs of Galaxy S21 Ultra have also surfaced.

The latest development comes from a South Korean publication, which shared that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S21 series in mid-January to compete with Apple’s latest iPhone 12 lineup. Separately, a report by WinFuture claims that Samsung has recently started mass production of components for the new Galaxy S21 series. Hence, the early launch rumors could actually be true.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is said to feature a Dynamic AMOLED display of 6.8 inches. It could have a 2K resolution and a high refresh rate As per leaked CAD renders, we know that the Ultra variant might sport curved edges, whereas the younger siblings will have to do with a flat display. To recall, the Galaxy S20 series sported a curved display while the Note20 lineup did away with the feature. Now, it looks like the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ will follow the same design language on the front.

On the optics front, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is tipped to come equipped with a 108MP primary camera. The details regarding other sensors remain unknown. It is rumored to sport a quad rear camera setup. On the front may lie a 40MP selfie shooter. Further, Samsung’s upcoming flagship could pack a 5,000mah battery. As for speculations, the Galaxy S21 lineup is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC or Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chipset, depending on the region. Samsung is said to not bundle the charging brick with its upcoming smartphones.

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Pocketnow Daily: New Galaxy S21 Ultra Leaks: EXTRA Camera! (video)

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Apple’s latest iPad Air, several Samsung Galaxy Watches and more are on sale today

Let’s begin today with deals for brand new Apple products. The latest iPad Air is already $40 off, that leaves the Wi-Fi only, 64GB variant for $559. Just remember that it will ship within 2-5 weeks because, it’s barely out. The Apple Watch SE is also $20 off, leaving the 40mm variant for $259 shipped. If you happen to catch this on time, the Moto RAZR 5G is $405 off, leaving it at $995 but that is a today only deal. The Galaxy Watch 3 is $61 off, that leaves the LTE + GPS., 45mm model for $420. We have more deals on other Samsung products, Sony Headphones, Earbuds and more, in the links in the description.

Pixel 4a 5G is now available for pre-order in the US Google Store

Let’s stay on the official news as, it’s been a couple of weeks since Google announced the Pixel 5 and the 4a 5G, we got a video coming soon. Well, the Pixel 5 is officially launching in the US and Canada today while the Google Store is starting with pre-orders for the 4a 5G. Just to jog your memory, the 4a 5G is the bigger brother to both the Pixel 5 and 4a, at least when it comes to size. IT’s powered by the same Snapdragon 765G, it brings a 3885 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a headphone jack. It packs the same camera array as the Pixel 5 which is, world class of course. It’s available for pre-order for $499 or $599 if you get the Verizon UW unit. Again, videos coming soon.

Amazon and Apple to face antitrust scrutiny in Germany

And, I guess this can become a spin off of the ban section, since it seems that political drama remains a thing in tech these days? Apple and Amazon are both facing scrutiny in Germany for “brand gating”. Basically, this allows the makers of branded products, in this case Apple with the iPhone, to have independent sellers removed from the platform, in this case Amazon, for Amazon to sell them instead… which is kind of what we’ve seen since day one. Amazon responded by saying that they have never removed sales permissions of sellers without sound and specific reasons as, they invest heavily into protection customers from illegal distribution of goods. However, the German agency claims that Apple and Amazon are a clear example of this. Similar claims have been made in the past and in other countries so, we’ll see how both companies thread after this, though I’m seriously hoping this doesn’t mean the end of Apple deals on Amazon.

macOS Big Sur beta references three unreleased Macs ahead of Apple Silicon debut

Now, moving on to something I’m really excited about, let’s talk Apple Silicon Macs. The company is reportedly having an event on November 17th focused on these Macs, and the latest update of the macOS Big Sur beta gives us more information. The files were discovered by a user on Twitter, where we get to see three different, unreleased Mac models. The models ending with f, g and h are all new, with one of them added back in beta 10 and 2 with the latest beta 11. If you go up in the list, the model ending with 2019 f, belongs to the 16in MacBook Pro I’m rocking, so 2020 f will most likely belong to the 2020 model which was leaked yesterday in the Boot Camp update. The other files most likely belong to a new iMac, and a MacBook Air. We don’t have much other information as of right now but, things should start ramping up very soon as we get closer to the event. I’m not gonna regret buying a MacBook Pro right now, I promise.. I’m trying.. Ugh, like seriously Apple?

The iPhone 12 mini was recently caught on video

Now, let’s keep talking about Apple’s unreleased products, and unreleased is a keyword here. Yes, Apple already announced the iPhone 12 Mini but, it’s not even available to preorder for another week. Well, a Romanian Tech Journalist managed to get his hands on one and went live for 40 minutes with the phone, showing off, well everything. He compares the size to the iPhone 12 and the 11 Pro Max and, man this thing looks tiny. He also shows us the camera working, both rear and the selfie shooter. At first we thought it could be a dummy because, even if he has the phone plugged in to show a screen recording, every time he showed us the display he couldn’t move it. However, we went through the whole thing and he did move it a couple of times so, it looks like the real deal. This iPhone 12 Mini brings a 5.4in display with pretty much the same capabilities as the iPhone 12, expect some coverage on it as soon as we are able to get it. I’m not gonna lie, this looks like such an iPhone 5 throwback and I like it.

Story of the day:

The latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra renders show an extra sensor

And finally the hottest news today have to do with Samsung and how it keeps moving things around with the Galaxy S21. Even if we are expecting the Galaxy S21 to launch earlier than expected, apparently Sammy is still tweaking the design… continuously. Last week we got the first renders for the device and I said that they might change over time. Well, OnLeaks is back at it again, this time with a revised version of his renders for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The display and the camera module pretty much look the same but, there’s an extra camera here. The first renders brought a quad camera array but, this new one includes 5. From what we can see, this includes the main sensor, a wide angle, the periscope telephoto, and two extra sensors. One of them might be a ToF sensor, but that still leaves a mysterious one out. The S21 Ultra is expected to bring an updated version of the 108MP sensor we get on Samsung flagships, as well as a 40MP selfie shooter to match the original Ultra. Some other rumors hint to this 5th lens being a second telephoto, but that’s all speculation. And again, we are expecting these to launch either in late January, or early February.

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Apple’s latest iPad Air, several Samsung Galaxy Watches and more are on sale today

Let’s begin today with deals for brand new Apple products. The latest iPad Air is already $40 off, that leaves the Wi-Fi only, 64GB variant for $559. Just remember that it will ship within 2-5 weeks because, it’s barely out. The Apple Watch SE is also $20 off, leaving the 40mm variant for $259 shipped. If you happen to catch this on time, the Moto RAZR 5G is $405 off, leaving it at $995 but that is a today only deal. The Galaxy Watch 3 is $61 off, that leaves the LTE + GPS., 45mm model for $420. We have more deals on other Samsung products, Sony Headphones, Earbuds and more, in the links in the description.

Pixel 4a 5G is now available for pre-order in the US Google Store

Let’s stay on the official news as, it’s been a couple of weeks since Google announced the Pixel 5 and the 4a 5G, we got a video coming soon. Well, the Pixel 5 is officially launching in the US and Canada today while the Google Store is starting with pre-orders for the 4a 5G. Just to jog your memory, the 4a 5G is the bigger brother to both the Pixel 5 and 4a, at least when it comes to size. IT’s powered by the same Snapdragon 765G, it brings a 3885 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a headphone jack. It packs the same camera array as the Pixel 5 which is, world class of course. It’s available for pre-order for $499 or $599 if you get the Verizon UW unit. Again, videos coming soon.

Amazon and Apple to face antitrust scrutiny in Germany

And, I guess this can become a spin off of the ban section, since it seems that political drama remains a thing in tech these days? Apple and Amazon are both facing scrutiny in Germany for “brand gating”. Basically, this allows the makers of branded products, in this case Apple with the iPhone, to have independent sellers removed from the platform, in this case Amazon, for Amazon to sell them instead… which is kind of what we’ve seen since day one. Amazon responded by saying that they have never removed sales permissions of sellers without sound and specific reasons as, they invest heavily into protection customers from illegal distribution of goods. However, the German agency claims that Apple and Amazon are a clear example of this. Similar claims have been made in the past and in other countries so, we’ll see how both companies thread after this, though I’m seriously hoping this doesn’t mean the end of Apple deals on Amazon.

macOS Big Sur beta references three unreleased Macs ahead of Apple Silicon debut

Now, moving on to something I’m really excited about, let’s talk Apple Silicon Macs. The company is reportedly having an event on November 17th focused on these Macs, and the latest update of the macOS Big Sur beta gives us more information. The files were discovered by a user on Twitter, where we get to see three different, unreleased Mac models. The models ending with f, g and h are all new, with one of them added back in beta 10 and 2 with the latest beta 11. If you go up in the list, the model ending with 2019 f, belongs to the 16in MacBook Pro I’m rocking, so 2020 f will most likely belong to the 2020 model which was leaked yesterday in the Boot Camp update. The other files most likely belong to a new iMac, and a MacBook Air. We don’t have much other information as of right now but, things should start ramping up very soon as we get closer to the event. I’m not gonna regret buying a MacBook Pro right now, I promise.. I’m trying.. Ugh, like seriously Apple?

The iPhone 12 mini was recently caught on video

Now, let’s keep talking about Apple’s unreleased products, and unreleased is a keyword here. Yes, Apple already announced the iPhone 12 Mini but, it’s not even available to preorder for another week. Well, a Romanian Tech Journalist managed to get his hands on one and went live for 40 minutes with the phone, showing off, well everything. He compares the size to the iPhone 12 and the 11 Pro Max and, man this thing looks tiny. He also shows us the camera working, both rear and the selfie shooter. At first we thought it could be a dummy because, even if he has the phone plugged in to show a screen recording, every time he showed us the display he couldn’t move it. However, we went through the whole thing and he did move it a couple of times so, it looks like the real deal. This iPhone 12 Mini brings a 5.4in display with pretty much the same capabilities as the iPhone 12, expect some coverage on it as soon as we are able to get it. I’m not gonna lie, this looks like such an iPhone 5 throwback and I like it.

Story of the day:

The latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra renders show an extra sensor

And finally the hottest news today have to do with Samsung and how it keeps moving things around with the Galaxy S21. Even if we are expecting the Galaxy S21 to launch earlier than expected, apparently Sammy is still tweaking the design… continuously. Last week we got the first renders for the device and I said that they might change over time. Well, OnLeaks is back at it again, this time with a revised version of his renders for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The display and the camera module pretty much look the same but, there’s an extra camera here. The first renders brought a quad camera array but, this new one includes 5. From what we can see, this includes the main sensor, a wide angle, the periscope telephoto, and two extra sensors. One of them might be a ToF sensor, but that still leaves a mysterious one out. The S21 Ultra is expected to bring an updated version of the 108MP sensor we get on Samsung flagships, as well as a 40MP selfie shooter to match the original Ultra. Some other rumors hint to this 5th lens being a second telephoto, but that’s all speculation. And again, we are expecting these to launch either in late January, or early February.
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The latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra renders show an extra sensor

October is almost over, which means that we may get to see the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S21 series in a little more than two months’ time, as rumors claim that Samsung may be planning to present its new flagship earlier other years. We have already started to see a couple of leaked images and videos of the Galaxy S21, but the latest leaks suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may include a fifth camera or one more sensor.

A new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leak is available, and it comes from none other than OnLeaks. He now gives us a revised version of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, where we can see some differences when comparing the camera design. It seems that the higher-end Galaxy S21 Ultra may include one extra camera or an extra sensor that could be a 3D ToF sensor, even though previous rumors claimed that Samsung was going to stop using these sensors. This may be because they were less powerful than the ones Apple was using in its devices. Still, we also know that Samsung has already registered its own 3D sensing camera sensor, but we doubt that it will be ready to be included in the Galaxy S21.

Whatever the case, we can at least be sure that we may once again see a 108MP main sensor in the back panel and a 40MP selfie camera sensor in the front. The 108MP is expected to be the new Bright HM2 sensor, and we are also expecting the device to come with the same 5,000mAh battery size as its predecessor, and some even believe that we may get stylus support. However, we are also told not to expect under-display cameras, and it seems that Samsung may also be planning on removing in-box power adapters from the next Samsung Galaxy S21 series.

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Samsung to reportedly follow Apple in excluding in-box accessories from Galaxy S21

Ahead of the iPhone 12 series launch, there were rumors saying Apple might not include the charger and AirPods in its box. That actually happened. Now, it looks like Samsung will follow in Apple’s footsteps with its next Galaxy flagship. It is being reported that the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will not include a charger and earphones in the box. The move would be ironical since Samsung’s social media team took to Facebook to make fun of Apple for not including the in-box charger with its latest flagship.

The latest development comes from SamMobile, which reports that there is precedent for Samsung not shipping earphones with a flagship smartphone. For the unaware, the Galaxy Note20 series ships without in-box AKG earphones in the US. While customers can get them for free by reaching out to customer service but not everyone who buys the phone will do that. In fact, many wouldn’t even know this option exists. It would be interesting to see if Samsung provides the charger for free to the customers who want them or sell them separately.

Will not including in-box accessories mean a cheaper price tag for the Galaxy S21 series?

To recall, Apple excluded in-box accessories for “environmental reasons.” However, the absence of accessories didn’t translate to a price cut of the latest iPhones. The iPhone 12 series still cost the same or more than its previous generation devices. Hence, it cannot be said if Samsung would offer a price cut on its next Galaxy S-flagship by not including in-box accessories. The company would be aiming to increase individual sales of its chargers. Plus, not including earphones could nudge customers towards buying the Galaxy Buds wireless earphones.

According to previous rumors, the new Galaxy S21 series could arrive early in January 2021. The CAD renders have already leaked online, and specs of Galaxy S21 Ultra have also surfaced.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra might pack a 108MP camera, 40MP selfie shooter, 5000mAh battery

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Samsung is said to be prepping for the launch of its Galaxy S21 series already since it could launch the trio earlier than usual. The lineup is said to go official in January. While Samsung hasn’t revealed anything regarding its next flagship, the Galaxy S21 series is rumored to consist of a vanilla model, a ‘Plus’ variant, and an ‘Ultra’ version. The design of the trio has appeared online in one form or the other. Now, key specifications of the Galaxy S21 Ultra have leaked online.

According to a report from 91Mobiles, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will feature a Dynamic AMOLED display of 6.8 inches. It could have a 2K resolution and a high refresh rate of 120Hz or 144Hz (not confirmed yet). As per leaked CAD renders, we know that the Ultra variant might sport curved edges, whereas the younger siblings will have to do with a flat display.

On the optics front, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is tipped to come equipped with a 108MP primary camera. The details regarding other sensors remain unknown. It is rumored to sport a quad rear camera setup. On the front may lie a 40MP selfie shooter. The CAD renders have also revealed that its camera housing fuses the mid-frame. Further, the report goes on to say Samsung’s upcoming flagship will pack a 5,000mah battery. It could support 60W or 66W fast charging technology.

As for speculations, the Galaxy S21 lineup is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC or Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chipset, depending on the region. The entry model could come with Gray, Pink, Violet, and White color options, while the Galaxy S21+ might only be available in Black and Silver. The higher-end Galaxy S21 Ultra is said to get the same color variants as the Galaxy S21+, but it will also include a Violet color option. The latter is also tipped to have support for S Pen. However, it is reported to not have a slot to house the accessory.

According to previous rumors, the new Galaxy S21 series could arrive early in January 2021. There is still no exact date for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S21, but they’re bound to surface as we get closer to the end of 2020.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra might pack a 108MP camera, 40MP selfie shooter, 5000mAh battery

Samsung is said to be prepping for the launch of its Galaxy S21 series already since it could launch the trio earlier than usual. The lineup is said to go official in January. While Samsung hasn’t revealed anything regarding its next flagship, the Galaxy S21 series is rumored to consist of a vanilla model, a ‘Plus’ variant, and an ‘Ultra’ version. The design of the trio has appeared online in one form or the other. Now, key specifications of the Galaxy S21 Ultra have leaked online.

According to a report from 91Mobiles, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will feature a Dynamic AMOLED display of 6.8 inches. It could have a 2K resolution and a high refresh rate of 120Hz or 144Hz (not confirmed yet). As per leaked CAD renders, we know that the Ultra variant might sport curved edges, whereas the younger siblings will have to do with a flat display.

On the optics front, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is tipped to come equipped with a 108MP primary camera. The details regarding other sensors remain unknown. It is rumored to sport a quad rear camera setup. On the front may lie a 40MP selfie shooter. The CAD renders have also revealed that its camera housing fuses the mid-frame. Further, the report goes on to say Samsung’s upcoming flagship will pack a 5,000mah battery. It could support 60W or 66W fast charging technology.

As for speculations, the Galaxy S21 lineup is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC or Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chipset, depending on the region. The entry model could come with Gray, Pink, Violet, and White color options, while the Galaxy S21+ might only be available in Black and Silver. The higher-end Galaxy S21 Ultra is said to get the same color variants as the Galaxy S21+, but it will also include a Violet color option. The latter is also tipped to have support for S Pen. However, it is reported to not have a slot to house the accessory.

According to previous rumors, the new Galaxy S21 series could arrive early in January 2021. There is still no exact date for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S21, but they’re bound to surface as we get closer to the end of 2020.

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Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra alleged renders reveal camera bump and flat display

After rumors claiming that Samsung will be launching its next S-lineup earlier than usual, alleged renders of two devices of leaked online. According to the leak, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra will feature a flat display. To recall, the Galaxy S20 series sported a curved display while the Note20 lineup did away with the feature. Now, it looks like the Galaxy S21 lineup will follow the same design language on the front.

While Samsung hasn’t revealed anything regarding its next flagship, the Galaxy S21 series is rumored to consist of a vanilla model, a ‘Plus’ variant, and an ‘Ultra’ version. The leaks as reported by Voice in collaboration with OnLeaks, reveal a new camera module design. The rear cameras are vertically placed in a unique camera module. It is similar to the design that was first showcased by Concept Creator Jermaine back in August. The vanilla model sports three rear cameras, and the Ultra variant could feature four rear cameras.

On the front lies a central hole-punch cut out alongside slim bezels. The report states that there is a 6.2-inch flat display on the Galaxy S21 and it measures 151.7×71.2×7.9mm with the camera bump taking the total thickness to 9mm. Coming to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, it could come equipped with a 6.9-inch display an measure 165.1×75.6×8.9mm, while the thickness increases to 10.8mm when taking the camera bump into consideration. Moreover, it is said to have support for S Pen. However, it is reported to not have a slot to house the accessory.

According to previous rumors, the new Galaxy S21 series could arrive early in January 2021. There is still no exact date for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S21, but they’re bound to surface as we get closer to the end of 2020.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Echo speakers and more on sale today

The official news today as always, begin with Deals. We usually have Apple deals so, let’s talk Samsung deals. Let’s start off with the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra which is still $200 off, leaving the entry level variant for $1100 shipped. You can also get Samsung’s Galaxy Bundle which is pretty expensive but it includes the Note 20, the Tab S6, some Galaxy Buds Live and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 for $1873. The S20+ is also available for $696 but, keep in mind that this is the international variant aka Exynos chip. We have more deals on Amazon speakers, Garmin Watches, Dell Monitors and more in the links in the description.

OnePlus teases a new audio wearable, probably the OnePlus Buds Z earbuds

Now let’s move to OnePlus cause as you know, this is another company that has major plans for TechTober. Now, even if they released the OnePlus Buds with the Nord, there have been some other leaks for a different pair of True Wireless Earbuds. If you remember tipsters like Max J were posting leaks about some “Buds Z”. But now, we have a teaser from OnePlus where they’re saying: “A whole new world of sound. Coming soon”. And on the picture we get to see the silicon tip for this bud which means, they won’t look like the regular AirPods. However, they could look like the AirPods Pro… All jokes aside, we don’t have much information on these Buds, other than the fact that we should expect them with the 8T on October 14th so, we’ll keep you posted. Seriously OnePlus, feel free to be orignal about the design.. You guys really get that right

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

Now let’s focus on Samsung. I know we’re still pretty far away from the next Galaxy S Series but, we’ve been getting a decent amount of leaks for the time being. A couple of weeks ago, it went through a benchmark and we got some information on the battery size and other specs. Well, the S21 Ultra just went through certification in China, and this sort of serves as confirmation for these specs. This certification shows the model number and confirms that it brings a non-removable battery with a 4885 mAh capacity, which usually means it’ll be labeled as a 5,000 mAh battery. The s20 Ultra brought this same battery but, remember we’re getting new 5nm processors which means we could get significantly improved battery life. Other leaks we’ve been getting for the S21 are that it might bring a significantly better Exynos 1000, and some major camera improvements. We still have a long way to go so, leaks are just getting started.

Microsoft launches the Surface Laptop Go, and it starts at a sweet $549

Today we got a pretty pleasant surprise from Microsoft. We know that the company has been trying to take a more affordable route with their Surface Laptops as they’re trying to take on the Chromebook market. Well, the company just announced the Surface Laptop Go, which tackles on that strategy. It has the same design as the Surface Laptop 3 with a 12.4in touch display but, with some rounded corners. It’s powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5, either 4 or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and either 64GBs or eMMC storage or up to 256GB of SSD. It runs Windows 10 in S mode and according to Microsoft it can last up to 13hrs on a single charge. You get one USB-C port, one USB-A port, one Surface Connect port and a headphone jack. It’ll be available on October 13th in the US and it starts at $549. I’m still trying to wrap my head around using Windows 10 with only 64 Gigs of storage, but hey, we’ll see about that.

Apple’s foldable iPhone may arrive with a new “self-healing display”

For years, and I mean years, there’s been leaks and rumors that Apple was working on a foldable iPhone. A couple of days ago we covered how Apple ordered a significant amount of foldable displays from Samsung and now we get some more information as to why they ordered these. A new patent application shows that Apple is looking for ways of minimizing damage on foldable displays. The patent mentions a device that would repair itself automatically, without the user needing to do anything through a layer of self healing material. For example, a self-healing coating would be applied on top, and if this coating is dented, the material in the coating will fill up the dent. Heat can also be used as a stimulus for the healing process, and by using some conductors it can help this process. The main objective here is to help get rid of imperfections like dents and scratches, to give you a better experience with this display. We know that Apple isn’t in a rush to get a foldable iPhone out but, if they’re working on things like this, we might be getting a pretty cool product. Reminds me of the LG G Flex.

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Upcoming iPhone 12 lineup may start at $649, and cost as much as $1,400

And finally the hottest new today have to do with Apple, but this time with the iPhones we are getting within the next few weeks. We have some new leaked price tags from a tipster on Twitter who, actually has a pretty neat track record. So, according to him, the 5.4in 12 Mini will start at 64GB and will cost $649 while the regular 6.1in 12 will start at $749 for 64GBs of storage as well. Moving on to the Pros, the 6.1in variant will start at $999 with 128GB of storage, while the 12 Pro Max will start at $1099 with 128GB of storage as well. Of course we should take these with a grain of salt but, they go along with other leaks we’ve seen like the storage tiers as Jon Prosser gave us these same numbers a couple of days ago. Also, the regular non-Pro models seem to be cheaper than some of the older leaks we had, which hinted to the mini starting at $749. We’re expecting these iPhones on October 13th so, get ready because the leaks should start getting wild going forward.
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New leak could confirm the battery capacity in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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

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

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

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

Source SamMobile

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

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

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

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

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

Source SamMobile

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