Unlike LG, HTC is alive and kicking as it plans new 5G phones for 2021: Report

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It is no secret that HTC is now a shadow of the brand that it once was. From being the maker of some terrific Android phones such as the HTC One M8 to not launching a flagship at all in a whole year or two, the company has definitely lost its mojo. Struggling to turn a profit, speculations have circulated for a while now that the Taiwanese company might call it quits anytime, but HTC has kept launching mid-range phones sporadically in a handful of markets over the last few quarters. LG’s exit from the market again sparked the HTC debate, but the brand is not backing down for at least another year. 

More 5G phones and AR/VR hardware from HTC is coming in Q2 2021

As per a report from DigiTimes that cites industry sources, HTC plans to launch new 5G smartphones in the second quarter of 2021. In addition to phones, the company also has new AR/VR hardware – likely under the Vive branding – scheduled for debut at some point between April and June.

“In addition to focusing on the domestic market in Taiwan, the company has also been keen on promoting its smartphones in Europe and the Middle East in cooperation with local telecom operators, said the sources.
HTC is also expanding the portfolios of commercial AR/VR solutions, including integrated hardware-software ones, catering to the needs for remote communications, work and study activities, with new devices and solutions to be ready in the second quarter, said the sources.”

A little about the finances

Talking about the company’s financial performance, it reported revenue of NT$5.81 billion, with a gross profit of NT$1.56 billion for the 2020 fiscal year. For the month of March this year, the company announced revenue of NT$0.455 bn, with the total unaudited consolidated revenue for Q1 2021 standing at NT$1.175 bn. However, the mobile business continues to bleed money and keeps losing market share – whatever tiny fraction remains of it. HTC shut down its key retail channels in China back in 2019, and later in February 2020, shut down its official community forum for the market.

What has HTC done lately in the phone market?

Coming back to smartphones, the most recent phone launched by the company was the HTC Wildfire E3 that made its debut last month, and disappointingly, still ran Android 10. Earlier in January, it launched the 5G-ready HTC Desire 21 Pro that offered some decent specs such as a 90Hz display, four rear cameras, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC at its heart. While hopes of a return to the glory days are bleak as Chinese smartphone makers continue to grow at a rapid pace, HTC can at least try to avoid the same fate as LG by returning back to its roots and making phones that stand out.

While the future remains uncertain, check out Pocketnow’s review of the HTC One M8 – one the greatest phone the company ever made – for the sake of nostalgia and try not to feel sad about how far the company has fallen from its heydays:

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HTC Wildfire E3 is a budget phone with four cameras that still runs Android 10

In what can be classified as the latest proof that HTC is not dead yet, the Taiwanese company has launched a new budget phone that is barely exciting, save for the fact that it comes from HTC. Dubbed the HTC Wildfire E3. this one has made its debut in the Russian market, with no word on its availability elsewhere. A quick look at the package reveals highlights such as four rear cameras, an eye-catching subtle gradient design on the rear panel, and disappointingly, Android 10 on the software side.

6.52-inch HD+ display, 4,000mAh battery, and a 13MP selfie camera

Starting with the display, you get a 6.52-inch panel with a teardrop notch and a low-ish HD+ (720 x 1560 pixels) resolution. The fingerprint sensor is mounted at the back, and thankfully, there is a USB-C port for charging. Inside, the  MediaTek’s low-end Helio P22 keeps things running paired with 4 gigs of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of onboard storage that can be expanded by another 128GB via a microSD card slot. The HTC Wildfire E3 has a 4,000mAh battery inside that can be juiced up at a peak wattage of 10W. 

htc wildfire e3 black

To take care of photo and video capture, there are four cameras at the back. You get a 13MP main snapper, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, a 13MP selfie camera greets you, which also supports face unlock and allows you to click a still while recording videos. The HTC Wildfire E3 supports dual-SIM functionality, and as expected, doesn’t bother with offering 5G support.

It is unclear whether this phone will make it to the US market

The phone’s connectivity suite includes dual-SIM 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, and Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n/ac). The HTC Wildfire E3 has been officially listed on the company’s Russian website and redirects to a CitiLink e-shop page, but there is no word on how much it costs and when it will go on sale. However, a report from Gizchina mentions that it costs EUR 150, which makes sense for what you get.  

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Oh look, HTC just launched a 5G phone with four rear cameras and a 90Hz display

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Just when everyone expects HTC to finally bow down for good, the company releases a budget phone or two, sending a message that it is not yet quitting the smartphone business. Carrying forward the streak, the Taiwanese company has launched a mid-ranger called HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G in its home market. At first glance, the phone doesn’t look half-bad, and the hardware packed inside it is also nothing to scoff at.

6.7-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, Snapdragon 690, and 8 gigs of RAM

The HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G, as the name makes it abundantly clear, is 5G-ready. You get a 6.7-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and a centered hole-punch housing the front camera. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 690 SoC takes care of business under the hood, ticking alongside 8 gigs of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. 

Talking about that quad-camera setup, it is highlighted by a 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor that is capable of 4K video capture. You also get an 8MP ultra-wide angle snapper, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro camera. On the front, there’s a 16MP shooter. HTC  has equipped the Desire 21 Pr0 5G with a 5,000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ tech with a peak wattage of 18W. However, the phone’s retail package includes a slower Quick Charge 3.0 power brick in the box

48MP rear camera and 5,000mAh battery with QC 4+ charging support

HTC has integrated the fingerprint sensor in the power button of its new phone. Unfortunately, the phone still runs Android 10 out-of-the-box, which is quite disappointing as Android 11 has been out for a while now. The phone is up for grabs in blue and purple colors priced at TWD$11,990 (~ $430) and is now available from its official HTC e-store in Taiwan. However, details about its availability in the international market are still under wraps.

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HTC Desire 20 Pro launched in Europe for 279 Euros

Back in June, HTC announced two new mid-range smartphones, HTC Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G. The devices were launched in Taiwan. Now, the former is coming to Europe. The company has introduced the HTC Desire 20 Pro in Europe for 279 Euros. It is available in markets like the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands. Further, it will start shipping on August 24.

The HTC smartphone comes with a 6.53-inch display with Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It runs Android 10. It is powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC. The handset features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and packs a 5,000mah battery. It sports a quad rear camera setup and a single 25MP selfie shooter.

HTC Desire 20 Pro specifications

Display6.5″ FHD+ LCD, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
SoCSnapdragon 665 SoC
RAM6GB
Storage128GB (expandable through microSD card)
CamerasRear: 48MP, f/1.8 primary
8MP, f/2.2, 118° FoV wide-angle
2MP, f/2.4, depth
2MP, f/2.4, macro
Front: 25MP, f/2.0
Battery5,000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
OSAndroid 10

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Hey, look! HTC just launched a new entry-level smartphone called the Wildfire E2

The fact that HTC’s phone business continues to bleed money and that the company is far from its glory days is known to all. Even though the sales have dwindled, HTC has kept launching low-end or mid-range phones over the past couple of years, and the latest device to come out of its production line is an entry-level device called HTC Wildfire E2.

HTC’s new budget phone is already up for sale in Russia priced at RUB 8,760 (~ $120), but we are yet to come across a formal launch announcement. Unsurprisingly, the phone is made out of plastic and comes in two colors – blue and black. You get a 6.21-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch at the top and a 4,000mAh battery to keep it on.

The HTC Wildfire E2 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 chip paired with a decent 4GB of RAM. You get a 16MP primary camera at the back accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor, while selfie and video calling duties will be handled by an 8MP front camera. Unfortunately, we don’t have information about the phone’s arrival in more markets.

HTC Wildfire E2 specifications

Display6.21-inch IPS LCD
1560×720 pixels
271 PPI pixel density
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P22
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Expandable up to 128GB
Rear cameras16MP (f/2.2) primary
2MP depth
Front Camera8MP (f/2.2)
Battery4,000mAh
SoftwareAndroid 10
Dimensions75.9 x 158.4 x 8.95 mm
Weight173.5 grams

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VIVE Sync update allows participants without VR headset to attend virtual meetings

HTC’s VIVE division has announced a major update for its VR-based VIVE Sync meeting and collaboration solution that brings a host of new features and improvements. The biggest change, however, is that it finally allows non-VR participation in a virtual meeting. But what does it actually mean?

Image: VIVE

Well, even if you don’t have a VR headset, you can participate in a virtual meeting where your avatar will be substituted by a display board so that other participants know you’re here. Non-VR participants will be able to use voice chat for communication, record the meeting, and take screenshots too. However, they must have a VR-ready PC at their disposal.

Image: VIVE

The VIVE Sync update also adds new casual outfits for users’ virtual avatars, introduces a network speed check tool, reduces loading time, and also brings desktop login support. The company says voice-to-text performance and avatar rotation have also been improved with the update.

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Pocketnow Daily: Apple SOLVED the iPhone 12 Problem (video)

The Google Nest Hub Max, Echo show and more are on sale today

Deals. Yes it is father’s day and let’s just say that today we’re focusing on some home entertainment along with fashion. We have a lot of deals on smart speakers today. Let’s start off with the Google Nest Hub Max which has a $30 discount, leaving it at $199 shipped. The Amazon Echo Show is also $50 off, which means you can get it for $180 shipped. The Fire TV Stick is $10 off, leaving it at $30 shipped. Finally, the Fossil FB Hybrid Stainless Steel watch is $76 off which leaves it at $99 for the Silver variant. We have more deals on Apple’s Smart Keyboard, Amazon Fire Tablets and more.

HTC returns with the launch of Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G mid-range smartphones

Well, we can finally say that HTC is back but, not in the way we were hoping. The company just launched two new smartphones, the Desire 20 Pro and the U20 5G which are both mid-rangers. The Desire 20 Pro brings a 6.5in LCD display, the Snapdragon 665 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage and quad cameras at the back including a 48MP primary sensor. The U20 5G brings a 6.8in display that’s also an LCD, a Snapdragon 765G, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable storage and pretty much the same camera array as the Desire 20. Both of these bring a 5000 mAh battery and Android 10 out of the box. They’re were currently only launched in Taiwan and HTC didn’t specify on price and availability.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 to come with maxed-out specs like 6,000mAh battery, 16GB RAM and more

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 just went through China’s TENAA certification revealing some more of the specs. According to the listing, it will feature a notch-less 6.59in LCD display running at 120Hz. I know, today is the day of LCDs. It’ll bring the Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. It will also bring a 64MP main camera as well as a 13MP selfie shooter. Some of the other features more focused on the gaming side are a 6000 mAh battery, front facing speakers with a dual-smart amplifier, quad mics with noise cancellation, Hi-Res Audio and more. Now, who’s gonna complain about the lack of an OLED in this launch? Let us know in the comments.

Windows apps coming to Chrome OS, thanks to Google’s new partnership with Parallels

And let’s be honest, as much as Chromebooks are cool and affordable, Android apps haven’t really solved much of its problems because hey, the were designed for phones. Well, Google is apparently working on a solution to bring Windows apps to Chrome OS. The company is partnering up with Parallel which is a well-known name which let’s you run cross-platform solutions across different operating systems. In Google’s own words, this partnership will allow them to seamlessly add full-featured Windows Apps, including Microsoft Office to Chromebook Devices. They didn’t go into detail on how they plan to make this happen but, more details and other technical aspects will be revealed in the coming months. This should reduce the cost of hardware for Chromebook users by adding this cross-platform functionality. Thing is, you do realize how much of a problem this might end up being for Windows computer sales, right?

Massive Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 leak reveals all major specs and features

And how about if we talk about the successor to what’s currently my favorite watch. SamMobile just recovered every spec you can think of when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. We’ll be getting two variants, a 41mm one with a 1.2in display and a 45mm variant with a 1.4in display, both using Gorilla Glass DX. They will bring a physical rotating bezel and the 41mm variant will bring a 247 mAh battery while the 45mm gets a 340 mAh. Both variants will bring 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, running Tizen OS 5.5. You’ll be able to choose between Stainless Steel and Titanium variants. They’ll pack a heart rate monitor, an ECG sensor, they are also IP68 certified and they’ll obviously bring LTE and GPS.

Story of the day:

New 5G iPhone 12 could start a new super-cycle for Apple

And finally the hottest news today have to do once again with the iPhone 12, but this time with a roadmap that actually makes us happy. I think we all need a little normalcy in our lives, and that might be the case with Apple’s next launch. We have some new insight on the iPhone 12’s launch from a different analyst. According to him, Apple’s supply chain has now normalized after it was disrupted by the pandemic and it is ready for the September launch. Even if we have some reports claiming that the iPhone 12 might roll out like the iPhone X did, his report claims that we’ll get the normal September announcement with the phones being available for launch in October. He also expects the 4 different models to launch with 5G but, Apple will apparently make different 5G models for the non-US variants which won’t support mmWave. He also claims that even though people believe there’s lower demand this year, Apple might enter a super cycle with 350M of the current 950M iPhone users are in the upgrade window. These new lower price tags on the 5G phones will make it easier for people to upgrade. He also mentioned the fact that the EarPods won’t be on the box anymore, driving more sales for the AirPods. As for WWDC the report mentions that we’ll be getting iOS 14, the transition to ARM based Macs, and some “breadcrumbs” on the Apple Glasses or other AR products. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://google.com/+pocketnow

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HTC returns with the launch of Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G mid-range smartphones

HTC has launched two new mid-range smartphones. The devices have been launched in Taiwan only. HTC has not yet revealed the pricing of both even though product pages for them are live.

The HTC U20 5G looks to be the costlier of two phones. It features a 6.8-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC. On the other hand, the HTC Desire 20 Pro sports a 6.5-inch display and packs the Snapdragon 665 chipset. Both smartphone come equipped with a similar set of cameras.

HTC U20 5GHTC Desire 20 Pro
Display6.8″ FHD+ LCD, 20:9 aspect ratio6.5″ FHD+ LCD, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
SoCSnapdragon 765GSnapdragon 665 SoC
RAM8GB6GB
Storage256GB, expandable via a microSD card128GB (expandable through microSD card)
Cameras Rear: 48MP, f/1.8 primary
8MP, f/2.2, 118° FoV wide-angle
2MP, f/2.4, depth
2MP, f/2.4, macro
Front: 32MP, f/2.0
Rear: 48MP, f/1.8 primary
8MP, f/2.2, 118° FoV wide-angle
2MP, f/2.4, depth
2MP, f/2.4, macro
Front: 25MP, f/2.0
Battery5,000 mAh with 18W charging5,000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
OSAndroid 10Android 10

Via: XDA-Developers

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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 12 BOE Displays: FAILING Already?(video)

We have a new sales event from Best Buy, as well as more deals from Amazon

Deals. Best Buy just started a 3 day sale on Apple products for this weekend. Starting off with the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro which is $200 off for certain models like the 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD variant, leaving it at $1799. The last 15.4in MacBook Pro is up to $1050 off, leaving the Intel Core i9, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD for $3099. Best Buy also has deals on MacBook Airs and more. Moving on to Amazon, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is $130 off for the Black variant, leaving it at $320 shipped. We also have deals on Marshall’s and Beats headphones and more.

Take a look at these hands-on images of the HTC Desire 20 Pro

We’ve been getting a lot of leaks for HTC’s upcoming device and now we have some hands-on pictures from Mr. Evan Blass. These pictures match the previous schematics we had as well as the teaser the company posted earlier this week. It shows an interesting color variant, kind of like the ones on the HTC U12 but this one is a tone of gray instead of blue. We see the triple camera array at the back as well as the physical fingerprint scanner. The leaked specs for this phone include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6GB of RAM and this will be HTC’s first phone running Android 10 out of the box.

It seems that a new Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite is on the way

Back at CES, Samsung revealed their new Lite variants for the Note 10 and the S10. According to a new SamMobile report, the S20 will be getting the same treatment. The Galaxy S20 Lite is apparently under development with the model numbers SM-G780 and SM-G781 for the US and Global variants. The global variant will apparently lack 5G capabilities but the US variant will support 5G. It’s also expected to bring at least 128GB of storage and it will run Android 10 with One UI 2.5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will come with a flat screen

We have a new tweet from Ice Universe that shows off some cases for the Galaxy Note 20. Both of these are for the regular Note 20 and not for the Note 20 Plus and they show off that flat display that we’re expecting which was confirmed by Ice Universe a couple of days ago. In the Weibo post, he also claims that the Note 20 will enter mass production very soon.

Apple may give us a 12-inch MacBook with an Arm-based processor

Apple will reportedly announce at WWDC that they will be moving on from Intel chips to ARM-based Macs. We have a new leak from Twitter which we should take with a grain of salt, but it actually makes sense. On the Reddit post, Fudge said that based on tidbits from supply chain sources and reports, Apple might bring back the 12-inch MacBook to be the first model with these ARM chips. He details the road Apple has gone through to, to get to these ARM processors, starting back in 2014 by adding the T1 and T2 security chips. This launch with the new MacBook would start a new phase in this project which is basically Project Catalyst which allows Mac apps to work on the iPad. According to the post they are still working on perfecting the Infamous Butterfly Keyboard for it to be on this new model. It would bring the same design from the MacBook and the processor would be of 8-12 cores. Apple is reportedly making three tiers of A14X chips and we expect this rumored Mac to bring the lower tier. The Reddit post is actually a great read (we’ll link it down below) and it goes along with my speculation yesterday on Apple bringing this MacBook back to get started with the ARM processors.

Story of the day:

BOE is allegedly having quality issues with iPhone 12 OLED displays

Yesterday we covered how BOE had failed Samsung’s first round of testing for Galaxy S21 display. Now, a new report from this morning claims that they failed Apple’s as well. This report mentions that they will be submitting new batches to both companies and it is not clear whether these are an initial test run or the actual stock that was planned to be on the iPhone 12. Cupertino is expecting 45M panels from BOE and it’s not clear if it will be affected from the pandemic, besides the quality issues. Due to that we don’t know if Apple will remain with BOE after the new batch they submit but if not, they might go to Samsung or LG which was moved to their third supplier for these BOE displays. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://google.com/+pocketnow

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Take a look at these hands-on images of the HTC Desire 20 Pro

We are waiting for the official launch of the HTC Desire 20 Pro, which is scheduled for June 16, but Evan Blass has recently posted some images that show us the device in real life.

We get the first real-life images of the HTC Desire 20 Pro thanks to Evan Blass. We get to see the front and back panel of the device, which matches some of the features leaked in previous schematics. We see that there are four rear cameras and a centered fingerprint sensor.

This device is also supposed to include a 6.5-inch LCD display, 6GB RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 or 665 processor. This would also be HTC’s first device to launch with Android 10.

Source GSM Arena

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Pocketnow Daily: Apple to CHANGE the Mac COMPLETELY at WWDC? (video)

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Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and more on sale today

Deals. Amazon currently has the 2018 12.9in Wi-Fi only iPad Pro for $220 off, leaving the 256GB Space Gray variant for $929 shipped. If you want a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, it is currently $130 off at B&H, leaving that at $599. The Google Pixel 3a is $60 off, leaving it at $340 for the 64GB variant, the 3a XL is also $55 off, leaving it at $424 shipped. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is $45 off, leaving it at $285 shipped. We have more deals on Razer headsets and more in the links in the description.

HTC Desire 20 Pro gets a launch date, goes official on June 16

Now for those of you that took that took the resurgence of HTC seriously, well, they’re back, but over promising and under delivering. They said we’d get the company that was famous for flagships back again, but nope. Recently the HTC Desire 20 Pro was spotted on Google Play Support, Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance but now HTC just made it official. The company just put out a teaser banner which says, Save the Date for June 16. Some of the leaked specs include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 6GB of RAM, a 6.5in LCD Display, running Android 10 out of the box. The teaser is pretty dark but if you look closely it shows a punch hole display and a pretty long camera array. Oh well, let’s hope this isn’t the only device as I feel the need to remind HTC what the original HTC Desire was.

Samsung’s app confirms Galaxy Watch 3 name, upcoming bean-shaped earbuds

And I do read the comments, you wanna know what watch I’m wearing. It’s the Galaxy Watch Active 2, and yes it’s hot. Yesterday we covered how the Galaxy Watch 3 went through NTBC certification. Now, XDA found the Watch on the Samsung Wearable App’s code. They also recovered an image which confirms that it will be called Galaxy Watch 3 after all. However, that wasn’t all they found. The app also revealed a bean-shaped earbud which could be the Galaxy Buds X which we covered some time ago. However, we don’t have an official name for those but we do hope to get them at the Unpacked Event along with the Watch and the other products we mentioned yesterday.

It seems that the iPhone 12 production may begin next month

Now, we’ve been covering delays all week regarding the next iPhones for obvious reasons, and we did hear that certain models would begin manufacturing early, but not it seems it won’t be just a few. According to a new DigiTimes report, Apple will be completing their second phase of Engineering Validation and Testing for the upcoming iPhones at the end of June, allowing for production to begin in July. The wording of the report makes it seem like all of the phones will enter production and might launch at the same time but, analysts like Ming Chi Kuo have claimed that the higher-end models will be delayed due to the antenna-in-package design changes to support mmWave 5G. We might still get an announcement in September but will mostly likely get the Pro models until later in Q4.

It seems that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 won’t come with an S Pen

Speaking of the Samsung Event, we’re also expecting a Galaxy Fold successor and we were hoping that it would bring S Pen capabilities but, it looks like we’re out of luck. According to a new report from South Korea, Samsung will omit the S Pen due to durability issues on the folding screen. You see, the Note 10 display’s thickness which allows for the S Pen is of 0.4mm while the UTG we’re expecting on the Fold 2 is of 0.3mm, meaning it’s not durable enough for the S Pen. On the positive side, the report claims that the Fold 2 will pack a 120Hz display with a higher resolution. Apparently they will also launch a 256GB variant to bring the price down.

Story of the day:

Apple might launch an iMac refresh with thin bezels and T2 security chip at WWDC

Apple to officially announce switch from Intel to ARM chips for Mac hardware in June

Apple will apparently be making some big changes this year at WWDC. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple will be announcing the fact that they’ll move on from Intel chips to have ARM-based Macs. The initiative is apparently codenamed Kalamata, it will be announced at WWDC but, the transition will happen until next year, to allow developers to prepare for the change. Apple reportedly made the decision after noticing a slower performance gain with Intel’s latest processors, and tests have shown that these custom ARM chips offer higher performance. These chips will be based on the A14 chip that will come with the iPhone 12 and will be built on a more efficient, 5nm process. Apple is working on three custom processors, most likely based on performance tier. They will come along with a GPU and a Neural Engine for Machine Learning. We also have a new leak from Twitter that claims that Apple will be launching a new redesigned iMac. It will have an iPad Pro-like design language with Pro Display bezels, a T2 chip, an AMD Navi GPU and more fusion drive. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://google.com/+pocketnow

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HTC Desire 20 Pro gets a launch date, goes official on June 16

Recently, HTC Desire 20 Pro appeared in the Google Play Support console listing. It was later spotted on Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance. It has a model number HTC 2Q9J100. Now, the company has officially announced the launch date of its next smartphone.

The HTC Desire 20 Pro will be launched on June 16, suggests a banner image on HTC’s Taiwanese website. It reveals a single left-aligned punch-hole for the selfie camera on the front, and an elongated camera module on the back.

The HTC Desire 20 Pro is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM. It may come with a 6.5-inch LCD display with a 1080 x 2340px resolution. It is tipped to run Android 10 and feature dual-band Wi-Fi.

Source

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HTC Desire 20 Pro visits Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance

Recently, a report claimed that HTC is working on a new device. Later, the HTC Desire 20 Pro appeared in the Google Play Support console listing. Now, the device has been spotted on Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance. It has a model number HTC 2Q9J100.

The device could be released in Taiwan first as it has bagged the country’s National Communications Commission (NCC) certification. The he Wi-Fi certification platform reveals that the HTC Desire 20 Pro will have support for Android 10 and dual-band Wi-Fi. Further, the Bluetooth SIG listing hints the device will come with Bluetooth 5.0.

Earlier, schematics of the phone have also been leaked. The phone could sport four camera lenses at the back arranged in a vertical array, and a circular fingerprint sensor cutout sitting alongside.

The HTC Desire 20 Pro is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and 6GB RAM. It may come with a 6.5-inch LCD display with a 1080 x 2340px resolution.

Via: Gizmochina

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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone with USB-C Might Still Happen? (video)

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Apple Watch Series 3, Lenovo’s smart Tab P10 and more products on sale today

Deals. We have some new deals for you starting off with Pixels, the Pixel 4 is currently $154 off, leaving it at $645 for the 64GB variant. The Pixel 4 XL also has an $81 discount which leaves it at $818 shipped but, hurry because they’re somewhat low in stock. Moving on, the Apple Watch Series 3 is $20 off from its usual price, leaving it at $179 shipped for the 38mm GPS variant. If you want an Android Tablet, for some reason, the Lenovo Tab P10 is $100 off, leaving it at $200 shipped. We have more deals on Sony TVs, sleep trackers, microphones and more.

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HTC may finally deliver a device with Android 10 with the HTC Desire 20 Pro

Does anyone remember HTC? Well, earlier this year we heard that the company was under new leadership and we were expecting them to get back to their roots and launch some sort of flagship. An HTC Desire 20 Pro just popped up on Google Play support and now we get some of the specs. It’ll apparently be powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC, 6GB of RAM and will run Android 10 out of the box. We got schematics for the design of this phone back in April, and now it was also certified by the NCC so we should see it some time soon. Thing is, fine that you wanna use the roots thing to bring a classic name like Desire, but where are the flagship elements in those roots HTC?

There is now a video of the upcoming Google Android TV streaming device

Yesterday we got some images of Google’s new dongle for Android TV which is codenamed Sabrina. Our friends over at XDA now have a recovered video that shows the device and the UI. The device will apparently be announced along with the Pixel 4a and it will allow you to Cast from your devices and control it with a separate remote that also allows for voice controls. It’s not exactly a Chromecast and it will work more like an Apple TV where it has it’s separate UI that you can control with the remote without the need to cast to it from your phone. It will also bring some features from their Smart Speakers like letting you answer your door from it or ask it different questions, we should be hearing more about it in the next few weeks.

Apple may be working on services bundle

Apple is apparently working on a bundle for their different services. 9to5Mac just found new files in the iOS 13.5.5 code that reference a “bundle offer” and a “bundle subscription”. The files are said to be related to the “management system of Apple’s own services subscriptions like Apple News+.” We’ve heard rumors of this since 2018 and it looks like it might happen, merging Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple News+ into the same bundle offering. If you combine the current prices of these services it amounts to $25 so we hope it’ll be somewhere around the $15 mark.

The Moto Razr 2 could arrive with larger displays

Recently we heard that Motorola was working on a successor for last year’s Moto RAZR and it looks like things are on track for that September launch. According to the Display Supply Chain Consultant’s CEO, both of the RAZR’s displays will be growing in size. He didn’t specify on the outer display but apparently the main display will adopt the same size from the Galaxy Z Flip, meaning a 6.7in display which is half an inch larger than the current RAZR. Other leaked specs include the Snapdragon 765G, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, Android 10 out of the box and a 48MP main camera.

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Apple could give us iPhones with low-power LTPO OLED displays in 2021

iPhone 13 prototype shows an under-screen camera, in-display Touch ID and a USB-C port

And finally the hottest news today have to do with iPhone, but we’re not exactly sure which one. If you remember last week we talked about lightning sticking around for another year because the next iPhone is going portless. Yeah hold on to that. Let me summarize it. Back on Monday we got some dummy units for the iPhone 12 which looked kinda sketchy since they’re pretty much a showcase of footprint and that’s it. Now we have some iPhone 13 dummies from the same source. We know that Apple is notorious for prototyping and we recently got some leaks that hinted to a port-less iPhone. These new leaks don’t follow on that and we should take this with a considerable amount of salt considering the timeline but, these do show a notch-less iPhone coming, which also brings a USB C port and a weird camera array that doesn’t really tell us anything about the cameras. Speaking of this notch-less display, a new DigiTimes report claims that Apple’s supply chain partners are developing OLED displays using LTPO backplane technology for the 2021 iPhones. LTPO is the technology that allows for a more power efficient display, paving the way for better battery life and that ProMotion display that we’re expecting for the upcoming iPhones. Most of the leaks we’ve covered from reliable sources hint to the 2020 iPhones bringing ProMotion features, but other sources claim that LTPO is essential for that and we might get it until 2021. I know, it’s all a mess..

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HTC may finally deliver a device with Android 10 with the HTC Desire 20 Pro

It seems that HTC is not giving up on its smartphone business. We may soon get a new device with Android 10, as the HTC Desire 20 Pro has appeared in the Google Play Support console.

The latest leak of the HTC Desire 20 Pro reveals the most important details of the device. We see that this new mid-ranger will arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and 6GB RAM, and yes, this will be the company’s first smartphone with Android 10. We would also get a 6.5-inch LCD with a 1080 x 2340px resolution. Now, we only have to see who actually gets this device.

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