Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 13 Name Change, Galaxy S21 FE Plans Delayed & more! (video)

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On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible price of the iPhone 13 and its storage options, the Galaxy S21 FE’s launch, and more.

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Is this alleged HUAWEI P50 leak legit or not?

HUAWEI P50 series is just around the corner. We have already gotten our alleged first look at the HUAWEI P50 Pro’s design. It revealed the device from the front and sides and a waterfall display. More renders of the device appeared online recently, which also leaked some of the specifications. It was followed by the leak of the HUAWEI P50, which also looks like the Pro variant. However, we have received some images of an alleged upcoming P series device, and these give us a look at a totally different rear panel. Here are four reasons why this leak might not be real.

Huawei P series leak back

First, there is no dual rear camera module at the back like the recently leaked images of the HUAWEI P50 series. While this could be a totally different P series device, a brand would likely stick to the same design language across the product lineup. Second, if you look closely, the camera module has a ring on the outside that blends with the edge, making it look untidy. Although, we could be looking at a very early stage prototype where finish and tolerances were not the focus.

Third, the “LEICA” spelling is wrong as it is spelled “LEACI.” However, the brands use different placeholders in the early prototype stages, and it could be to throw us off. Finally, the flash seems to have been tampered with. If you look carefully below the camera module, there is a translucent flash, which makes things fishy. But then again, it could just be that the phone is wrapped.

Huawei p series leak front

Coming to the front of the device, it houses a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout that could house two selfie shooters or a camera and a time of flight sensor. There is no word on the specifications, but a closer look determines that there is no earpiece. The last time HUAWEI went with this kind of design was the P40 Pro. It brought the earpiece back on the Mate 40 Pro. Unless the company is willing to go back in time, this is likely not an upcoming P series device.

However, if the images are real, they could be of the P50 Lite. Nonetheless, as always with leaks, we advise you to keep skeptical and digest this with a considerable amount of salt, at least until we hear official wording from HUAWEI. Tell us what do you think about the latest leaked images. Do you think these are legit? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

Update: Our eagle-eyed readers and followers are chiming in. Here’s the latest from the grapevine. What do YOU think?

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HUAWEI P50 leak reveals P50 Pro-like design but with a flat display

A few months ago, we got our first look at the HUAWEI P50 Pro’s design. However, that leak only revealed a glimpse of its design from the front and sides, revealing a waterfall display. Recently, renders of the device appeared online, which shed some light on a few of its specs as well. Now, renders of the vanilla HUAWEI P50 have leaked online, and these point towards a similar design language. The renders were done by Waqar Khan, based on leaked schematics and rumors of the upcoming phone. You can check out the full video below.

While the rear of the device seems similar to the Pro variant, it seems to feature a flat panel instead of a curved display in the front. As for the rear, it has two big camera modules housing two cameras each. As per rumors, the HUAWEI P50 will come with a standard wide angle camera, an ultrawide, and a telephoto (non-periscope) camera. By contrast, the HUAWEI P50 Pro is tipped to sport a wide + periscope + ultrawide camera setup, while the Pro+ could come with a wide + ultrawide + telephoto + periscope and a 3D ToF camera system. The Pro and Pro+ are likely to have the first 1-inch sensor designed for smartphones – the Sony IMX800.

As for the vanilla P50, it is tipped to come in four color options of White, Black, Blue, and Beige. That being said, it is also rumored that the HUAWEI P50 series has been delayed. It was expected to be launched in March. However, now, it is slated to launch in late April or possibly even May-June. The smartphones will be powered by HUAWEI’s in-house Kirin 9000 chipset. Moreover, these are tipped to be the first smartphones to come with the company’s own HarmonyOS out of the box.

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HUAWEI P50 leaked renders show a familiar design and a hulking camera island

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Earlier this week, we got our first look at HUAWEI’s upcoming flagship – the HUAWEI P50 Pro – in the form of alleged CAD-based renders. And as has been the tradition for the past few years, a vanilla model of the phone – tentatively called the HUAWEI P50 – is also in the pipeline and will make a few concessions compared to its Pro sibling to keep the price in check. In case you’ve been wondering what the HUAWEI P50 will look like, you’re in luck, as we now have our first glimpse of the upcoming device, thanks to leaked high-resolution renders.

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Image Credit: OnLeaks / Voice

HUAWEI reportedly plans to fit a huge 1-inch sensor beneath the huge camera bump

The latest leak, which also comes courtesy of Steve H aka OnLeaks (via Voice), shows the standard HUAWEI P50 from all angles. At first glance, it appears identical to the Pro model, but there are a few differences. Instead of the waterfall display on the Pro version, the vanilla HUAWE P50 Pro is seen rocking a flat panel. Additionally, the bezels are slightly thicker on this one, especially the chin at the bottom. Notably, the HUAWEI P50 looks indistinguishable from the Galaxy S21 from the front as it also rocks a similar centered hole-punch design and rounded corners.

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Image Credit: OnLeaks / Voice

However, what has not changed is the design of the rear panel, and especially the huge pill-shaped camera island which has two distinct circular outlines inside. The camera island is huge, and it is so because the company is reportedly planning to fit a huge 1-inch sensor on the HUAWEI P50. Unfortunately, that’s the only thing we know about its key innards so far.

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Image Credit: OnLeaks / Voice

As per the leakster, HUAWEI P50 will come equipped with a 6.3-inch display that most likely uses a high-refresh-rate panel, and a fingerprint sensor has been positioned beneath it. The rear panel is made out of glass, while the surrounding frame is metallic. Rumors suggest that the HAUWEI flagship will draw power from the 5nm-based Kirin 9000 SoC which is reportedly going to be the last 5G chip from its in-house HiSilicon division owing to the ongoing supply chain issues due to the US trade restrictions. As for a launch date, leaks suggest a debut in late March of April.

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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 12S LEAKS: Not So Bad After All? (video)

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Samsung Galaxy S21 is selling for $75; more phones are also on sale

Apple’s latest M1 MacBooks, iPad Pros and more devices are on sale

The official news today begin with deals, and yes, we know Valentine’s Day deals are over but, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have some new ones for you. Starting with Samsung, the Galaxy S21 is still available for just $99 if you get it Unlocked with a trade-in along with the 50 dollars in instant credit for accessories. The S21+ is also available for as low as 215 dollars with an extra 75 dollars in credit, and the S21 Ultra is now going for 499 dollars with 100 dollars in instant credit. Moving on, if you’re looking for M1 MacBooks, you’ve come to the right place. The 13in MacBook Pro is currently 100 dollars off, leaving the entry level model for 1199 dollars shipped. The MacBook Air is also available for 60 dollars off if you go for 512GB of storage, leaving that at 1189 dollars. The latest 11in iPad Pro is also 50 dollars off, leaving it at 749 shipped. Finally, the Google Pixel 4 is still 250 dollars off from its original price, leaving it at 549 dollars shipped. We have more deals on Razer laptops, Apple Watches, Samsung Watches and more in the link in the description.

Nothing acquires Essential

Let’s move on to Carl Pei and Nothing as, which clearly does not stand for the amount of cash they hold, as there’s somewhat of a major surprise to discuss here. Just as a recap, back in December the company received $7M in funding and a couple of weeks ago, Carl Pei announced that his new company would be called “Nothing” and talked a little bit about their philosophy. Now, a new report from 9to5Google shows some resent filings at the UK Intellectual Property Office that reveal that Andy Rubin has sold his Essential Brand to Carl Pei’s Nothing Technologies Limited. The application was actually made back in November, with the process being completed on January 6th. Therefore, the trademarks, logo and the Essential Brand is now part of Nothing. We Essentially have Nothing here.. Get it? So far we still have no concrete information on what Nothing is planning on releasing with rumors hinting to wireless earbuds and even smart home technology but, the recent announcements claimed that we should expect it soon. If you think about it, they now have access to Ambient OS, and numerous patents Essential was working on so, let’s see what and when we get it.

HUAWEI P50 series rumored to launch next month with three models in tow

Let’s talk about Huawei for a second as, we’re currently due for a refresh of the company’s P Series. And of course, we know that they’re going through a lot of uncertainty at the moment as, even their SoC production is limited due to the restrictions. However, we have a new leak from a tipster on Twitter that claims that, the Huawei P50 Series is ready for mass production, as the final design is locked. The tweet claims that we’ll be getting 3 models like we did last year with the P50, P50 Pro and P50 Pro+, all with a new design. Finally he claims that the Selling Points here will be the screen quality, some new ultra sensing camera system and the gaming capabilities. Now, according to another tipster, the P50 Series will go official somewhere around March 26th to March 28th. Last year we got this phone in April, but without Google Play services, who knows how this launch will go once again.

Apple may be planning to give stylus support to its first foldable iPhone

Finally, for the hottest news today let’s talk Apple and their upcoming launches. And I know, it’s kind of early for the hottest news but it’s because we’ll be splitting it into 2 segments. Let’s start with the foldable iPhone as, we’ve been hearing a ton of feasible rumors lately. According to some research from a firm called Equal Ocean, the foldable iPhone will arrive with Apple Pencil support, though even if it says current models, we’re not sure if it’s Pencil 1 or 2. They also predict that it will arrive with the clamshell design like Prosser mentioned last week and it will feature a foldable OLED display between 7.3 and 7.6 inches. If you remember what we covered last week, Prosser claims that this foldable iPhone will come with several colorful and fun colorways, to market it to a younger audience. And guys we know, rumors for foldable iPhones have been going on for years now but, it looks like we’re finally getting somewhere with dates pointing on to 2023 or a little bit later. Let’s see where Samsung is by then with the Z Flip as well as by then it’ll be a pretty mature lineup.

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iPhone 13 could finally get an always on display and other great features

Finally, again, for the second hottest news today, let’s talk iPhone 12s.. Yes, make peace with the name, but it doesn’t sound like if this lineup will be bad at all. So far we’ve been hearing very consistent rumors that this will be an S year with the same camera design but with improved internals, a shorter notch, all paired with better internals. Now, we have a new report from Everything Apple Pro where he gives us more information on what to expect. First off he claims that the matte back of the phone will be getting refined, meaning the Pro models, saying they’ll have a slightly more grippy texturized back. This should make them more comfortable, kind of like the soft matte you get on the Pixel Series. Moving on to the front, he claims that we will finally be getting an always-on display thanks to the implementation of an LTPO panel, which also allows for variable 120hz. The Always-On Display will apparently have minimal customizability, kind of like a toned down lock screen. We even hear of an optical fingerprint scanner on the display instead of ultrasonic to keep the cost down, with the power button option maybe making it to a refresh of the SE. Finally, the video also mentions that we’ll be getting an improved camera with a better ultra wide lens, features like Portrait Video and more.


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HUAWEI P50 series rumored to launch next month with three models in tow

HUAWEI is currently riding a wave of uncertainty when it comes to the fate of its smartphone business, thanks in no part to the US trade sanctions that don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. While rumors started swirling a few weeks ago that HUAWEI might sell its P and Mate flagship brands due to the ongoing troubles, the company denied those rumors and told us that the company is committed to making high-end phones. Now, a fresh leak suggests that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch a fresh line-up of flagship phones in the HUAWEI P50 series next month.

READ MORE: HUAWEI Mate X2 with an inward-folding design will debut on February 22

More specifically, the HUAWEI P50 series – as per a tipster – will go official somewhere around March 26 to 28. Now, given the early April 2020 launch frame of its predecessor, the leaked launch window for the P50 family doesn’t sound too far-fetched. The company has reportedly finalized the prototype design and will begin mass production of the devices soon. And just like the HUAWEI P40 series last year, there will be a trio of flagship models this time around as well – the vanilla HUAWEI P50, P50 Pro, and a top-of-the-line P40 Pro+ model.

Three phones, upgraded cameras, and Kirin 9000 series processors inside

Notably, the upcoming flagships will offer some notable upgrades that include a better display, ‘a new ultra-sensing camera system’, and improved gaming capabilities. And being P-series phones, you can expect the HUAWEI P50 trifecta’s core focus to be some impressive imaging hardware and neat camera tricks. On the software side though, the phones will rely on the in-house HMS core, and will miss out on access to essential Google services such as Gmail, Maps, and Play Store.

Leaked HUAWEI P50 Pro render (Image: Voice / @OnLeaks)

This might play a key role in deciding the market availability of HUAWEI P50 series outside China. The tipster mentioned that the HUAWEI P50 and P50 Pro will make it to the European market, but availability will be limited. As per a recent leak of the P50 Pro, the upcoming HUAWEI flagship will flaunt a waterfall display that is dramatically curved on the sides and there is a single centered hole-punch for housing the selfie camera.

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