Pocketnow Daily: Get Ready: Google Goes After Apple with Pixel 6 Event Date? iPhone 13 Goes Satellite & more! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible launch date of the Google Pixel 6, the upcoming iPhone 13, and more.

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Fossil smartwatches, smart lamps and more are on sale right now

We say goodbye to this day with some significant savings on some sexy-looking smartwatches. Head over to Amazon.com, where you the Fossil Men’s Collider Hybrid Smartwatch selling for just $129 after receiving an $86 discount. This watch comes with a heart rate monitor, an always-on readout display, an activity tracker, and more. The Fossil Men’s FB-01 Dive-Inspired Hybrid Smartwatch is getting the same treatment, which gives it the same $86 discount and the same $129 price tag.

If you want to save even more on a new hybrid smartwatch, you can get the Fossil Men’s Collider Hybrid Smartwatch with a dark leather bracelet for $117 after receiving a $78 discount. Another option for those who want to spend more on a smartwatch, we have the Emporio Armani Men’s Stainless Steel Hybrid Smartwatch, currently selling for $242, down from its regular $335 price tag.

For those looking for a new smart lamp, you can choose between several options currently on sale. First, the Meross Dimmable WiFi Table Lamp can be yours for just $38 when you add the on-page coupon. Another great option is the AUKEY Smart Table Lamp that’s also getting a $5 discount when you add the on-page coupon, which leaves it available for just $24. The Gosund Dimmable RGB Touch Bedside Lamps is also available for $24 after getting a $6 discount, and yes, you must first add the on-page coupon to get these savings.

Other deals from B&H Photo Video can get you a new Samsung Galaxy S21Ultra with 128GB of storage space for just $1,030 with $170 savings. This deal requires no trade-in like the ones you find at Samsung.com. However, you may want to hurry since this deal will end on April 25 at 11:59 pm EDT. And finally, you can get the previous generation Google Nest Hub for $70 after a $20 discount.


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The M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini are also on sale today

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We know that more M1 Macs are right around the corner, but why wait for a new iMac when you can already score great savings on the latest M1-powered laptops and Mac mini. First, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is getting a $100 discount on its 256GB storage and 8GB RAM variant, which leaves it up for grabs at just $1,199, regardless of the color option you go for. Get twice the storage space and the same $100 savings, meaning you can get your new MacBook Pro with 512GB storage for $1,399.

If you don’t need that much power, you can also settle for a new MacBook Air that’s getting a $50 discount on its 256GB model and $100 on its 512GB variant. The $50 savings can be found across the board, but the $100 applied on the 512GB variant are only available on the Silver and Gold color variants. Still, there’s another way to get M1 power on your workspace, as you can get a renewed M1 Mac mini for just $635.55 with $33.45 savings. Remember that preowned product is not Apple certified, but it has been professionally inspected, tested, and cleaned by Amazon-qualified suppliers, so you don’t have anything to worry about.

You can also score some nice savings on the Facebook Portal, in case you’re into that. It comes with a 10-inch touchscreen display with Alexa support, and you can get one for $129 with $50 savings. The Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet is also getting a discount on its 32GB variant. You can get yours for $210 with $15 savings, and it also comes bundled with an Amazon Standing Case, a Nupro Anti-Glare screen protector, and a 15W USB-C charger.

More deals include the Fossil Men’s Gen 5 Garrett Stainless Steel touchscreen smartwatch with a speaker, heart rate monitor, GPS, and more for $177 with $118 savings. The Razer Opus ANC wireless headphones are currently getting a $50 discount, meaning you can grab one for just $150, and finally, you can score a new Amazon Smart Plug for just $15 with $10 savings.


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Save $100 on the latest M1 powered MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

We keep on getting some nice savings from the guys over at B&H.com. The latest deals feature the M1 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. They are both getting a $100 discount, but there’s a nice twist. First, the 256GB storage variant of the MacBook Pro is getting a $100 discount, which leaves it available for just $1,199, and get the same savings on the 512GB variant, you can grab one for $1,399. Discounts are applied to both color variants, and they also come equipped with 8GB RAM, so you just have to decide which is your favorite color option.

However, things get more interesting with the M1-powered MacBook Air. We have seen it get up discounted on its 8GB RAM with 256GB storage option before. You can usually get it for as low as $949 with $50 savings, but now you can get twice the storage space and RAM while still saving some cash. The latest MacBook Air with 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage space is currently getting a $50 discount over at B&H, which means you can grab one for $1,349. And if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, you can grab the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 for $519 with $160 savings. This will get you a laptop with a 15.6-inch display, an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB of storage space.

For those of you looking for a new smartwatch, we have some nice options, as you can currently get a new Fitbit Sense Advanced smartwatch for $249 with $81 savings. This wearable comes with a battery that will keep you going for up to six days without the need to charge. You also get a heart rate sensor, stress management, and more upon purchase. A more affordable option comes as the Garmin Vivoactive 3 that’s getting a $127 discount, meaning you can grab one for $122.49.

However, if you’re already looking for something for Mother’s Day, you can check out the Michael Kors Access Gen 5 Bradshaw Smartwatch that’s currently getting an $87.50 discount, leaving it up for grabs at $262.50 in its Rose Gold color variant. However, the Gold version sells for $419.15, if that’s what you fancy. Another great option to consider is the Fossil Women’s Charter Hybrid Smartwatch that’s currently selling for $155 after a $60 discount.


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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Apple Watch SE and more are on sale

We keep on getting amazing deals from Amazon.com. This time, we focus our attention on wearable accessories for accessories. First, the White variant of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are currently getting a $50 discount, meaning that you can grab a pair for as low as $120. These wireless earbuds come with Active Noise Canceling and up to 29 hours of battery life. You can choose other color options, but these will only save you $20, meaning you can grab a pair for $150.

If you’re looking for more affordable options, we have the new Beats Flex Wireless Earphones, which are currently selling for $40 after receiving a $10 discount. They come equipped with the Apple W1 Headphone Chip, class 1 Bluetooth, and they will deliver up to 12 hours of non-stop playback. However, this deal is only available on the Beats Black and the Yuzu Yellow color options. And if you want a pair of headphones to stay inside and play your favorite games, you can grab the HyperX Cloud Alpha S for $90 with $40 savings.

For those of you looking for a new watch, we have found the Apple Watch SE on its GPS-only 40mm version with $15 savings, meaning you can get yours for $264. This model comes with a large OLED display and a processor that’s twice as fast as the one found in the Apple Watch Series 3. It will also measure your workouts and track your daily activity. It also features a heart rate monitor, which will notify for irregular heart rhythm and more.

However, if you’re more into classic watches, you can save some money on several dumb watch models. First, we find the Grant Stainless Steel Quartz Chronograph Watch, which is now selling for $74.26 with $54.74 savings or grab the Diesel Men’s Master Chief Stainless Steel Quartz Watch, that’s getting a $43.74 discount, leaving it available for $96.26. And if you’re interested in the new Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth Tracker, you can currently get one for $24, which translates to $6 savings.


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Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch goes up for sale via Verizon at $349

Earlier this month, Fossil launched a new (technically new, but more on that later) Wear OS smartwatch – the Gen 5 LTE. As then name says it out loud, the latest Fossil wearable offers the benefit of cellular connectivity, which means you don’t always have to carry your phone around, as you’ll still be able to read your messages and receive calls on the smartwatch itself. Verizon is offering the Fossil wearable at $349 a pop, but you can also opt for a 24-month plan that is priced at $14.54/month.

As for the color options, you can pick between pink and black shades. Do keep in mind that it only comes in a single 45mm size that takes 22mm straps. The LTE functionality comes to life with Verizon’s Number Share feature, and you have to buy a separate plan for your smartwatch despite sharing the number with the SIM inside your phone.

Fossil Gen 5 LTE at Verizon
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Now, the Fossil Gen 5 LTE offers essentially the same hardware as the vanilla Fossil Gen 5 that was launched a while ago. Coming to the hardware part, you get a circular 1.28-inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 328PPI. There is no fancy rotating or capacitive bezel that you’ll come across on the new wave of Samsung-branded smartwatches. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC handles things inside, ticking in tandem with 1GB of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage for storing files and your music selection as well.

Talking about music, you can play it via the onboard speaker, which can also be used to take calls, interact with Google Assistant, hear app notifications, and more. There’s a 310 mAh battery under the hood that is claimed to last a full day, but you can get more mileage out of it if you enable one of the four smart battery modes. The Fossil Gen 5 LTE offers a water-resistant build (only up to 3ATM), with the company assuring that it is swim-proof.

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Pocketnow Daily: NEW Galaxy S21 Teaser & Exynos Updates: YES and NO! (video)

Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones are on sale today

Apple’s latest M1 13-inch MacBook Pro, Razer Blade 15 and more laptops are on sale today

Headphones from Sony, Samsung, Apple and more are also on sale today

You already know, the official news today begin with deals, and again there’s no better time to buy Samsung products both old and new. You can still reserve a Galaxy S21 model and get up to $700 in trade-in and up to $60 in credit for accessories once you do, so make sure you check the first link in the description if you want a Galaxy S21. Sticking to Samsung and trade-in deals, the Z Flip is still a crazy $100, yes $100. The Z Fold 2 is still $1000 and you can get the Galaxy S20 Ultra for $600. We also have deals on the Note but again, you need an eligible device for trade-in. If you don’t have a device to trade-in we also have discounts for all of these on Amazon if you’re still looking for a great deal. Moving on, you can get a Google Pixel 4 for $295 off its original price tag, leaving it at $504 shipped. The M1 MacBook Pro is still $60 off, leaving the 256GB of SSD model for $1239. The Razer Blade 15 is also $300 off, this is the Intel Core i7, RTX 2060 model, leaving it at $1500. We have a ton of more deals on other laptops, AirPods, Sony Earbuds and headphones and more, in the links in the description.


Intel announces 11th Gen Core H-series mobile processors for gaming laptops

Qualcomm’s second-gen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is bigger and 50% faster

Fossil Gen 5 LTE costs $349 and let will let you take calls directly on the smartwatch

Jabra Elite 85t gets four new color options at CES 2021

Yes, CES is still happening but before we get into more specific launches, let’s talk about some of our favorite single out announcements. Beginning with Qualcomm as the company just launched the second generation to their ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. This new sensor is 77% larger than its predecessor and it works 50% faster, this improved sensor will reportedly debut with the S21, if history repeats itself. Intel just announced their 11th Gen Core H Series of mobile chips which power gaming laptops based on a 10nm process, supporting up to 5GHz clock speeds, PCIe Gen 4, Thunderbolt 4 and more features. But, 10nm huh Intel? The Jabra Elite 85Ts which are some of my favorite earbuds just got 4 new colorways, including Gold, Copper, Black and Grey in case you were waiting for some variety. Fossil just announced the Gen 5 LTE which brings a 45mm sleek design and it now allows you to take calls directly on the smartwatch which is pretty nice for $349. And guys, there’s so much more CES 2021 coverage on Pocketnow.com but, we have specific articles for each of these products and their details, in the links in the description.

AMD unleashes Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors

NVIDIA unveils RTX 30 series laptop GPUs and GeForce RTX 3060 desktop graphics

Let’s keep talking about CES, we know that a lot of you guys like when we cover PC parts and well Nvidia and AMD are back at it again. Starting with AMD, they just unveiled their Ryzen 5000 Series of mobile processors, these are divided into 2 families, the H and the U Series. The H Series is targeted at gaming enthusiasts in both 6 and 8 core variants with peak clock speeds of 4.8GHz, interesting considering Intel is pushing 5GHz. When it comes to the U Series, these are aimed at ultra-books and the rest of mass market laptops, these range from 4 to 8 cores, with pretty much the same base specs as some of the H Series but only pushing up to 4.4GHz. AMD is looking at 23% higher single threaded performances and up to a 17% increase in multi-threaded performances. Moving on to Nvidia, the company just revealed the RTX 30 Series laptop GPUs and a RTX 3060 desktop GPU. These are based on their 3rd Gen Max Q technology, offering up to 2x ray tracing output, and the new tensor cores are claimed to be 2x more capable. Overall Nvidia is aiming at higher efficiency, better performance and refined acoustics here. Over 70 laptops with the RTX 30 Series will debut this month alone, so you can check out all of the specifics in the links below. For a minute there I was like – are we sure about that number or is it 7? But nope, 70 laptops.

HONOR announces MagicBook Pro, HONOR Band 6

Sticking to CES, let’s move on to Honor as, we know that the company went independent form Huawei a couple of months ago and they just announced their upcoming flagship products. First off we got the Honor MagicBook Pro which brings a 16.1in display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. It’s powered by a 10th Gen Intel processor, along with 16GB of dual channel DDR4 RAM, and 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD, when it comes to cooling it brings dual fans and dual heat pipes. It includes Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI port, 3 USB A ports and a USB C port, as well as a headphone jack and a fingerprint sensor. It apparently charges up to 50% in just 30 minutes. Now, moving on to wearables we also got the Honor Band 6 which features a 1.47in AMOLED Display, supporting 10 workout modes and 14 days of battery life. It brings 5 ATM water resistance and it brings a heart rate monitor, oxygen monitor, sleep and stress monitor and even a female cycle tracker. It comes in three color variants including Meteorite Black, Sandstone Grey and Coral Pink. Sadly we didn’t get word on price tags yet but it should be on global markets very soon.

Is this the new design of the 2021 iPad Pro refresh?

Now let’s talk about Apple and particularly iPads as it does seem that Cupertino is planning an aggressive push here. Lately there’s been a ton of rumors on the upcoming iPads as, we’re expecting a refresh to the regular iPad and we’re supposed to get mini-LED displays on the Pros very soon. Now, we have some new CAD renders of both iPad Pro models coming from 91Mobiles and MySmartPrice. Starting with the bigger model, it looks like it’s bringing pretty much the same design language as the current model with the boxy design and the single USB-C port as well as the smart connector for the keyboard. The camera is still a dual module along with the LiDAR sensor. When it comes to the 11in version, it also looks like its predecessor which we got back in 2020 but, apparently it’s going to be a couple of millimeters thinner and shorter. The CAD renders also show that we might be getting a Touch ID sensor similar to the one on the iPad Air, and you can also notice it on the renders for the 12.9in iPad. We’re expecting these iPads some time this year, running on a variant of the A13 or A14 Bionic, along with a mini-LED display. It clearly seems that iPad sales are up given the pandemic if Apple plans to make a broader push and even bring a more aggressive price tag.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 retail box leak confirms the absence of a charger

Samsung unveils the 5nm-based Exynos 2100 flagship SoC that will power the Galaxy S21

And finally for the hottest news today, you guessed it. We’re literally a couple of days away from Samsung’s Unpacked but, there’s still a ton of leaks and information to Unpack here.. Let’s start with something official as Samsung just posted the full teaser for the S21 Series which is captioned “Welcome to the Everyday Epic”. It teases a lot of camera capabilities, mainly video, low light and zoom. It shows the silhouette of the device and some software tricks as well. Sticking to what’s official, the company just announced the Exynos 2100 which will power the S21 depending on your region. It is a 5G-ready chip based on a 5nm process and a tri-cluster core design allowing for a 30% increase in multi-core performance and 40% boost in graphics performance. It allows some crazy tricks like handling 6 cameras and 200MP resolution output, as well as handling 4K panels at up to 120Hz, or QHD+ at 144Hz but, we won’t bore you with specifics, we’ll have a specific link for this in the description. Back to the S21, we have some new posters showing off the design yet again, as well as teasing the 5G capabilities, the storage tiers and the camera. Now, the poster getting the most headlines is the one showing off the box and as you can see, it’s very thin. Meaning it’s pretty much official that we won’t be getting a charger or headphones this year. Go Green! And remember, you can already register for the S21 and get some perks, in the first link in the description. So yeah, with that teaser and all of the other posters, seriously what’s left?


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Fossil Gen 5 LTE costs $349 and let will let you take calls directly on the smartwatch

Fossil has lifted the covers from its latest smartwatch – the Fossil Gen 5 LTE. As the name makes it abundantly clear, it is just an LTE-capable variant of the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch. The latest Fossil offering comes with eSIM functionality to let users take calls and receive messages on the smartwatch without keeping it paired with their smartphone at all times. Additionally, it comes with untethered GPS functionality, so you can take it out for a jog as well for navigation assistance.

Swimproof, AMOLED display, and a day's worth of battery life

Talking about the specifications, the Fossil Gen 5 LTE features a round 1.28-inch AMOLED display that offers a sufficiently high pixel density of 328PPI. Inside, the smartwatch derives power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC – and not the newer Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform – paired with 1GB of RAM and 8 gigs of onboard storage. The device comes with a speaker as well that you can use for interacting with Google Assistant, notification alerts, listening to music, and of course, answering calls directly from the smartwatch.  

Image: Fossil

A 310 mAh battery is there to keep the lights on, and it is claimed to go from 0-80 percent in 50 minutes. Given it is a Wear OS device, don’t expect the battery to last more than a day of normal usage. However, Fossil has baked in four smart battery modes that are claimed to extend the battery life to multiple days. Water-resistance on the Fossil Gen 5 LTE is rated at 3ATM, and the company says that you can take it out for a swim too. 

A single 45mm case size, but two color options

The Fossil offering can also be used to control smart home devices such as lights and speakers. It comes in a single 45mm case size that takes 22mm straps, but you can choose between two colors – black and rose gold – with a wide range of straps to choose from. 

As for the LTE functionality, it works exclusively with Verizon’s Number Share feature, but you’ll have to buy an additional data plan for your smartwatch alongside the existing one for your smartphone with the same number. The Fossil Gen 5 is priced at $359 and will be available in the spring season from the company’s official website and Verizon’s online shop as well as retail outlets. 

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Amazon Prime Day is here with amazing discounts on devices from Apple, Samsung, and more

Amazon Prime Day deals are live! And we have selected some of the best products from some of the best brands in the market. Remember that most of these deals will only be available today and maybe even tomorrow, so think fast, choose wisely and take a look at what you can get today. We will start today’s deals with Apple products, like the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage, and Magic Keyboard in space gray is getting a $199 discount leaving it at just $1,800.

The 12.9-inch and the 11-inch iPad Pro are getting a $50 discount in the 128GB storage version with WiFi only connectivity, leaving the largest iPad Pro at just $950 and the smaller 11-inch model at $750. If you watched our latest review, the new 10.2-inch iPad is almost as good as having a pro without having to pay extra, and right now, you can get it for just $299 with $30 savings in the WiFi-only version with 32GB in storage. You can also get a pair of Beats Solo Pro for just $180 after a $120 discount if you go for the Red, Dark Blue, or Light Blue color options. Finally, the Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones with Apple’s H1 chip sell for $175 after a $75 discount.

Moving on to Samsung devices, we find the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 with 512GB storage space for just $1,200 after a $250 discount. The Galaxy S20+ with 128GB in storage space is now available for $900 with $300 savings. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is now available for just $750 with $100 savings in its 128GB storage version, or get the Galaxy Tab S6 for $500 after a $150 discount. Samsung’s CJ890 series 49-inch monitor is currently selling for $700 after a huge $500 discount.

Now, Google has the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL on sale. You can get the Google Pixel 4 for just $449 after a $350 discount, or the Pixel 4 XL for $549 with the same $350 savings. These come with 64GB in storage space, and they are unlocked so you can use them on your favorite network. The Google Pixelbook Go is also up for grabs at $1,199 after a $200 discount in its Just Black color variant with 256GB storage and 16GB RAM.

Razer is also joining the fun, as the Huntsman Tournament edition is getting a $40 discount, leaving it at just $90. The Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless gaming mouse is selling for $40 with $20 savings, the Razer Seiren X USB streaming microphone is going for $70 after a $30 discount, and the Razer Kraken X Ultralight gaming headset is available for $33 with a $17 discount. Of course, these are just some of Razer’s deals, so you may want to see the complete list by following the link below.

Other deals include the new Microsoft Surface Book 3 for $1400 after a $200 discount, the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablets starting at $80 with 32GB in storage space. Withings Body Smart Weight and BMI WiFi digital scale is currently selling for $48 after a $12 discount. A massive selection of smartwatches from Fossil, Skagen, Michael Kors, and more are also on sale and don’t miss out on AUKEY’s accessory deals or PowerA’s Nintendo Switch controller deals.

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