We have found more amazing deals over at Amazon.com. This time, we start with the Samsung Class Crystal UHD TU9000 Series that’s currently getting a $402 discount, leaving this 4K smart TV with Alexa for $1,798, without expert installation. This smart TV comes with the Crystal Processor 4K, which will transform everything you watch into 4K content. The Sony X900H 75-inch is also on sale and getting a similar discount. You can get yours for $1,598 after it received a $401.99 discount.
However, you can also score a large display without having to break the bank. The Hisense 50-inch Class R6090G Roku 4K UHD Smart TV is currently getting a $70 discount so that you can get yours for $360. And if you want a 55-inch model. You can get the Insignia NS-55DF710NA21 55-inch Smart 4K UHD for the same price and with the same $70 savings. But if you’re ok with a 32-inch model, you can get a TCL Roku Smart TV for $148 with $31.99 savings.
Now, complete an amazing media experience with the Polk Audio MagniFi 2 Sound Bar & Wireless Subwoofer that’s currently selling for $400 after a $99 discount. A more affordable option comes as the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Surround Sound Bar that’s up for grabs at $246.40 with $44 savings. Or go for the Polk Audio MagniFi Max Home that’s now going for $380, down from its usual $499 price tag. You can also check out one of our previous posts, which includes several smart speakers and smart displays on sale.
Now, before you get your hopes too high and start feeling sad for your savings, keep in mind that the Fold ‘n Roll is a concept device, and the company hasn’t revealed any plans of launching it commercially. Stefan Streit, General Manager of Global Marketing at TCL Communication, noted on stage that the company is still exploring the technical specifications of its ambitious concept device. However, he did mention that the first TCL foldable is coming to the market later this year.
In case you missed it or want to watch again: Here’s the teaser video of the TCL Fold ‘n Roll, our latest display concept that acts as a 3-in-1 device: smartphone, mini tablet, and full-size tablet. @TCLMobileGlobalpic.twitter.com/LQW5Pe9pAH
Talking about the Fold ‘n Roll itself, it switches between being a phone, tablet, and mini-tablet à la the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and HUAWEI Mate X2. The device combines TCL’s proprietary DragonHinge tech and its own take on the rollable screen tech. To recall, TCL showcased a rollable AMOLED display for phones earlier this year in January, and it is likely that the company will put it to use on a commercially available device down the road.
TCL is in a position to fill the gap of affordable foldable devices in the market. Samsung and HUAWEI are still duking it out in the premium segment, while Xiaomi has just launched its own foldable phone called Mi MIX Fold that is priced well below the competition. If TCL can tackle the foldable display production issues and can avoid heat from the global chip shortage, it might be at the vanguard of a new class of foldable phones that don’t cost a bomb, replicating its strategy with ‘regular phones’ that are targeted at the value-for-money segment.
Earlier this year, in January, at the 2021 CES, TCL unveiled the 20-series smartphones with the introduction of the TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE. Today, the company is adding three new smartphones to the product family, namely the TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20L+, and the TCL 20L.
TCL 20 Pro 5G
As pictured above, the company calls it “The Best TCL Phone To-Date”, aimed at customers looking for “advanced features and superb performance”.
The TCL 20 Pro 5G has a curved AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.67 inches which features the new NXTVISION 2.0 Intelligent Display technology powered by Pixelworks. AI technology automatically recognizes content on the display and fine-tunes color, contrast, and sharpness, in addition to its HDR10 certification.
Running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G platform, the phone packs the Kryo 560 Octa-Core CPU, and the Adreno 619 GPU, all paired with 6GB of memory and 256GB of expandable storage.
The back camera system consists of four shooters: 48MP Sony IMX582 + 16MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro + 2MP depth sensor. Of the four, only the main shooter is optically stabilized.
The 32MP front-facing camera resides in the centered singular punch hole at the top of the display.
Powering everything is Android 11-based TCL UI, and a 4500mAh battery with 18W wired, and 15W wireless charging.
Color options include Moondust Gray and Marine Blue.
The TCL 20 Pro 5G will be available starting tomorrow in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Portugal, and will go for €549. Other regions will be added where pricing will vary depending on the market.
The 20L+ comes with the same display size, at 6.67 inches, same resolution at FHD+ (1080×2400), granted, this time around it’s flat.
Under the hood, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chip with the Kryo 260 Octa-Core CPU and the Adreno 610 GPU. Helping them out are 6GB of memory and 256GB of expandable storage.
The camera quartet consists of a primary 64MP shooter, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie shooter is a 16MP unit residing in the punch hole at the top of the display.
The battery is a rather large, 5,000mAh juice pack and the operating system is Android 11-based.
The TCL 20L+ will be available starting tomorrow in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Portugal and will go for €269. More regions will be added later on. Color options include Milky Way Grey and North Star Blue, and a similar variant will land in the United States under the TCL 20S moniker.
The most affordable of the three phones, the TCL 20L (at €269) shares the same display and chipset (including CPU and GPU) as the 20L+. However, it packs 4GB of memory and 128GB of expandable storage, with a variant that ups the RAM to 6GB.
The primary shooter has been toned down to 48MP, but TCL kept in the 8MP wide-angle, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth cameras. The front-facer is unchanged, at 16MP inside the display’s punch hole.
The battery is also a carryover at 5,000mAh, and, of course, the operating system is the same TCL UI based on Android 11.
Luna Blue and Ellipse Black are the color options you can choose from.
You can currently get a smart TV for as low as $518. The Samsung FRAME QLED LS03 Series is currently selling for $800 over at Woot if you go for the 50-inch model. The next option starts at $1,080 for the 55-inch variant, and you can get Samsung’s 75-inch variant for $1,950. Now, all of these are refurbished products, so consider that when you make your decision.
If you want a new Smart TV, the Sony X750H 55-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV starts at $800 on its 55-inch model, or grab the 65-inch variant for $698. Finally, if you want to spend a bit more, you can also get the TCL 75-inch 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Roku Smart TV that’s getting a $201.99 discount, leaving it up for grabs at $998.
Suppose you’re looking to get Smart Light Bulbs; TP-Link Kasa Smart WiFi Light Bulb is currently selling for $15 after a $7 discount. The first $5 savings are reflected on the product’s landing page, and you get an extra $2 discount when you click the add-on coupon. If you’re ok with color-changing light bulbs that aren’t smart, yet they will change color with a remote, you can get two Govee RGB Color Changing Light Bulbs for $10 with $7 savings when you add promo code 9P5RVDXO at checkout. Or get the app-controlled version for $22 with $4 savings. And since we’re already talking about illumination and Govee products, we can also add the Govee Led Floor Lamp, which can be yours for $29 with $9 savings when you add promo code QRV968JJ at checkout.
You can also score savings on a couple of juicers from Woot and Amazon. First, the Omega H3000D Cold Press 365 Horizontal Juicer sells for $80, with $70 savings. And the Juicer Machines AMZCHEF Slow Juicer is getting a $79.91 discount, leaving it available at just $60 with the on-page coupon. Just remember that the Omega H3000D Cold Press 365 Horizontal Juicer will only be on sale today or until sold out.
We start today’s deals with some great devices. First, the iPhone 11 Pro is selling for $880 if you get the 64GB storage variant with a 5.8-inch display. However, you can get the 512GB storage option for $1,100. This deal is available over at Woot.com, and it will be live for the next 23 days or until they sell out.
Now, that’s not the only smartphone we have on sale, as you can head over to OnePlus.com, where you will get up to $300 off the OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage space. This means that you can get one for $699. The OnePlus 8 and the 8T are both getting a $200 discount, which leaves them for $499 and $599, respectively. The OP 8 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage space, so paying $100 more will get you the 8T, which is packed with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage space. And remember that the OnePlus 9 series is available. You can get the entry-level variant for $749 with a free pair of OnePlus Buds Z White with your purchase.
Now, if you’re looking for more affordable phones with 5G support, you can currently get the Motorola One 5G starting at $300 over at Motorola.com, down from its regular $550 price tag, which translates into $250 savings. If you’d rather get your phone from Best Buy or B&H, you can get one for $350. The same device is selling for $399 at Amazon.com, and they all feature a 48MP primary camera, 4GB RAM, and 128GB of storage space.
Another option to consider is the TCL 10L, which is currently selling for $175 after receiving a $75 discount. Unfortunately, this phone will only work on GSM carriers, meaning it won’t work on CDMA networks. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB of storage space, and a 4,000mAh battery, but no 5G support.
We keep on giving you some of the best deals available in the market. We recently posted several deals on rather affordable gaming laptops and an excellent selection of MacBook Pros. However, we are now going to focus on the latest 10.9-inch iPad Air. You can currently get your new tablet for just $559 if you can live with 64GB of storage space and no LTE support. If you want more storage space, you can grab the 256GB variant selling for $670, which translates to $70 savings.
Now, that’s not the only Apple product on sale. We also find the latest Apple Watch Series 6 selling for as low as $349 on its 40mm GPS only variant with a RED Aluminum Case with RED Sport Band. Other color options are available, but those will most likely come with $25 savings, leaving the Apple Watch Series 6 selling for $375. Now, if you want LTE support, you can also grab one for $459 after a $40 discount. And if you’re getting a new Apple Watch to start working out, you may also want to get a digital body weight scale, as ZOETOUCH’s option can be yours for just $15 after $3.60 savings.
We then move over to the Smart TV segment, where we find the 55-inch Sony X950H 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $1,198. Now, it doesn’t come with a discount perse, but you will get a $120 B&H Photo Video E-Gift Card upon purchase. If you’re looking to get a larger display for less, you can head over to Amazon.com, where you can get a 65-inch Sony X800H 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $898 with $101.99 savings. TCL’s 50-inch 4K UHD Smart Roku LED TV and the Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV edition are also on sale, and you can get them for $300 and $360 with $50 and $40 savings, respectively.
Finally, we have found several condenser microphones for every need and budget. First, the Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone is now available for $99 after a huge $70 discount for those of you who want to get great audio recordings. Now, don’t expect this microphone to come with tons of accessories, but if that’s what you’re looking for, your best choice may be the FIFINE Studio Condenser USB Microphone which comes with an adjustable scissor arm stand, shock mount. It can be yours for $44.78 with $187.21 savings. Or grab the TONOR Professional Cardioid Studio Mic Kit, which can be yours for $43 after a $17 discount.
Apple’s latest M1 laptops have been getting plenty of love over at Amazon.com. You can currently get a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage space, 8GB RAM, and Apple’s M1 processor for just $1,350 after $149 savings. Now, if you can live with 256GB of storage space, you can also get your new MacBook Pro for $1,150 with the same $149 discount.
Apple’s M1 MacBook Air is also on sale if you choose to go for the 512GB storage version. You get $74 off, meaning that you can get yours for $1,175 in Space Gray or Gold, while the best deal comes with the Silver color option, as it’s selling for $1,170.92 after a $78.08 discount. Now, if you’re looking for a more affordable laptop, you can consider the Lenovo Chromebook Duet that’s now selling for $222.09 after receiving a $16.28 discount, which features 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage space.
Suppose you’re also looking to boost your audio experience. In that case, you can do so with TCL’s Alto 9+ 3.1 Dolby Atmos Sound Bar with RAY·DANZ Technology, which’s now available for $249 after getting a $50.99 discount. If you’re more interested in taking your music on the go, you can grab the JBL CLIP 3 that can now be yours for just under $50 with $20 savings, or grab a pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones for $120, and save $79.95.
Now, there are some essential accessories on sale for your new laptop, or the one you already have. First, you can get a new Lenovo Portable Aluminum Laptop Stand to get your display into a more comfortable viewing position, and the best part is that it’s now selling for just $20 after a $5 discount. Next up, the Anker USB C Hub comes with 65W Power Delivery, 4K HDMI, 1Gbps Ethernet, USB-C Data Port, and two USB A 3.0 ports for $34 with $12 savings.
Finally, you can also get yourself a new Leather Desk Pad Protector for just $11.55 with $4.44 savings. This non-slip PU leather desk blotter is also waterproof, and it will not only help to protect your desk it will also make it look better. There’s another choice that’s a bit more affordable, as the Weelth Multifunctional Office Desk Pad can be yours for $10.44 when you apply the on-page coupon.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series, Google Pixel 4a 5G and more on sale today
The latest iPad Pro, the iPad Air and more tablets are on sale today
There are tons of deals on Smart TVs, and LG monitors available
You know the way it goes, new week new me but, those deals for the Galaxy S21 Series just keep getting hotter with new perks. The Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra and all the products announced last week are still available for pre-orders, giving you some nice perks if you do. In the case of the Galaxy S21, you can get it for as low as $99 with an extra $100 in instant credit and a free smart tag. The S21+ for $299 with an extra $150 in instant credit plus a smart tag, and then the Galaxy S21 Ultra for $499 plus an extra $200 in instant credit and a Smart Tag. Add to that a new perk, now with 4 months of YouTube Premium and 6 months of Spotify Premium. Also, if you’re looking for the best rugged case money can buy for the S21, SUPCASE is our most recommended option. We’ll be sure to have links for their cases both on Amazon, and also SUPCASE.com for you to use code POCKETNOW15 to get a 15% discount. Guys, and those other trade-in deals for devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at just $999 plus others are still available. We’ll be sure to also link to that. Moving on from Samsung, the Google Pixel 4a is currently $40 off, so you can get the entry level variant for $450. The new iPad Air is $40 off, leaving the entry level model for $559. And the regular iPad is also $20 off, leaving it at $530 for the 128GB of storage. We have other deals on monitors, iPad Pros and more Samsung products.
Let’s stick to the official news but moving on to Qualcomm, as this morning we got the companies latest processor which is, a pretty interesting launch. The company just launched the Snapdragon 870 SoC, which is a follow up on the Snapdragon 865+, meaning it’s kind of a prequel to the 888 5G. This new SoC is built on a 7nm process and it comes with Qualcomm’s Kryo 585 CPU with a prime clock speed of 3.2 GHz. When it comes to the GPU, you’re getting the Adreno 650 GPU and it also brings both flavors of 5G, thanks to the Snapdragon X55 modem. This SoC supports things like 4K displays at 60Hz and QHD+ at 144Hz, 10-bit color, HDR10 and HDR10+. When it comes to the camera, it brings a Spectra 480 ISP which allows for up 200MP photo capture, it supports 25MP dual cameras and even 8K video. This chip will power different devices from companies like Motorola, OPPO, Xiaomi, and OnePlus, it even makes me wonder if this is the processor behind the OnePlus 9 Lite. So yeah, not even sure if this is to 2021 what the Snapdragon 765G was to 2020, but who knows. Expect products right now in Q1.
Asus ROG Phone 4 appears in a hands-on video flaunting its secondary rear screen
New ASUS ROG Phone 4 may arrive with a massive battery
Let’s move the spotlight on to ASUS as you can’t deny the company’s disruption in the gaming smartphone market, and the ROG Phone is due for a refresh. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been getting a couple of tidbits on what to expect but now we have some good information. First off, ASUS posted a poster of the phone on Weibo, showing the phone’s silhouette over the Aries constellation. Now, according to a tipster, the ASUS ROG Phone 4 will come in with a crazy, and I mean crazy 6000 mAh battery which will allegedly support 60 or 65W charging speeds. The phone recently went through Geekbench, revealing that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 888, 8GB of RAM and it will run Android 11 out of the box. Finally, a Chinese tipster posted an image of the actual device on to Weibo, showing off the back of the phone. It looks very ROG to say the least, with the camera module resembling its predecessor and a gray color variant with some accents that’ll most likely bring RGB lights. Judging by the poster and the constellation, we should expect this phone between March 21 and April 19 so, let’s see what we get. All that said, I’m seriously curious as to what you think, cause I have noticed a trend in drop in specs lately. Notice those RAM numbers.
Android 12 to arrive with new feature that will improve storage management
We’re, probably a few weeks away from the Android Developer Beta so, some of the features we’re supposed to be getting have started to leak and get some traction. A couple of weeks ago we got a tweet from XDA saying that Android 12 might let you hibernate unused apps in order to free up space, kind of like what iOS does where it uninstalls the apps you don’t use after some time, which was actually a NextBit invention on Android years ago. Now we have a screenshot of the Android Open Source Code shows that we will be getting the feature. The system will manage the app’s hibernation state to optimize storage and it will clear the cache for this app. When an app is hibernated for a single user, it hibernates for the others but, your data will remain in the app so that once you need it again, you just have to press download and pick up right were you left it. It’s not exactly clear how this will work as, the developer preview isn’t out yet but, it’s definitely nice to have especially since the biggest complain for the S21 is that SD Card Slot missing. We’ll keep you posted as more leaks emerge as this one is not necessarily what I’d call new.
Apple working on redesigned iMacs and a smaller Mac Pro with in-house silicon
Let’s move on to Apple, and the upcoming Apple Silicon Macs as all eyes onto what the company is doing, especially Intels. According to a new report from Mark Gurman and Bloomberg, those redesigned MacBook Pros we talked about last week aren’t the only thing we’re getting from Cupertino this year. The report claims that Apple is planning to launch 2 new iMacs, to replace the Intel 21.5in and 27in models with Apple Silicon. Apparently the internals aren’t the only things changing, as Gurman claims that we are finally losing the thick bezels in favor of a cleaner display, kind of like what we get from the Pro Display XDR, and that also goes for the curved back which will now be flat. The report says that this will be one of the biggest visual updates to any Apple product this year. But wait, there’s more. Apple is reportedly looking to refresh the Mac Pro as well. This new model would retain the cheese grater design we got in 2019 and it will also retain an Intel processor, as one of the last machines to do so before Apple finishes the transition, it will most likely just bring better internals. However, we might be getting a second and smaller model which will feature an aluminum exterior that can resemble the Power Mac G4 Cube. Finally, Cupertino is working on a more affordable monitor, geared towards the average consumer but of course, it won’t bring the same level of brightness or contrast ratio as the Pro Display XDR. We just hope the stand isn’t sold separately on this one.
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Apple testing foldable screens, considers in-screen fingerprint sensor for iPhones
And finally the hottest news today have to do again so early in the year with iPhone 13, and maybe even further. See Mark Gurman’s report digs into what we can expect soon, and what we can expect in the future, so let’s start with what you might not see yet. According to him Apple has already developed foldable screens for internal testing. Now, even if they are progressing with this project, apparently it is only limited to the screen stage, and they don’t really have a prototype of an actual folding iPhone just yet. Mark claims that one of the options on the table is a 6.7in panel, making it sound like this is actually a clamshell and not a tablet-like device. But moving on to projects we might get as soon as this year, it looks like Cupertino wants to bring back Touch ID which makes all the sense in the world considering these times. According to them, Apple is testing in-display fingerprint sensors for the 2021 iPhones, a rumor which we’ve heard multiple times. However, this doesn’t mean Face ID is dying, even though the notch is getting smaller we will reportedly be getting both ways to unlock your device. I mean if they can’t add it to the display we could at least get it in the power button. So far it looks like the major improvements for the iPhone 13 will come from hardware changes like the smaller notch, the high refresh rate display and now Touch ID.
We have a nice selection of Smart TV deals from several brands. There is something for everyone, starting with the VIZIO 75-inch P-Series Quantum X 4K UHD LED HDR Smart TV that’s currently selling for $1,900 after a $100 discount. This gives you a massive screen with Bluetooth, USB, and HDMI connections, plus support for Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, Apple AirPlay, and more. The next option comes from LG, as its 75-inch LG NanoCell 4K Smart UHD TV is getting a huge $403 discount, which leaves it at just $1,297.
Now, you don’t have to spend that much on a new TV, as there are also options that are more budget-friendly. For example, there’s the VIZIO 65-Inch M-Series Quantum 4K UHD LED HDR Smart TV that’s currently selling for $698. This gives you a large screen with the same connectivity as more expensive models, and it also supports your favorite streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and more. Get a 50-inch Insignia Smart TV for just $300, or get the 65-inch model with the same great quality for $500, and you get the same $50 savings on both. Or get the TCL 40S325 40 Inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV for just $200 after a $100 discount.
And since we’re talking about displays, you can also check out the latest monitor deals we have selected for you. We start with the LG 38WN75C-B 38-Inch Class 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD+ that’s currently going for $849 with $50.99 savings. If that’s too much, you can also grab LG’s 32-inch option that is getting a $50 discount, leaving it at $450. Get a smaller 27-inch display for less, as the LG 27 Inch 4K UHD LED Monitor with VESA DisplayHDR 400 for $380 with a huge $169.99 discount. Get another 27-inch option when you go for the LG 27 Inch Full HD Ultragear G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor that’s getting a $50 discount, leaving it at just under $300. Finally, the LG UltraWide WFHD IPS HDR1 0 Monitor can be yours for $337 with $23 savings.
Last year’s CES 2020 finally filled us with excitement as we’ve deemed it an extremely good show, and, arguably, one of its best iterations yet. This year’s CES 2021, however, due to the current events, was one of the strangest tech shows we’ve witnessed so far.
For the first time, the event didn’t take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and other locations scattered across the city’s major hotels, but it was more of an online, “socially distanced” event, with companies showing off their products and innovations via live streams. Thich has pretty much become the norm in 2020, and most probably for the remainder of 2021.
While some would argue for more convenience, it completely strips the media from any chance of in-person interaction with the products and the show floor, hence the lack of hands-on videos we all love and hate.
Thankfully, it didn’t stop companies from innovating, and we’re recognizing that innovation, and efforts, by awarding our annual “Best of CES” awards, to the companies and products we found most interesting and exciting on the virtual show floor.
Here are our Best of CES 2021 award winners, in no particular order.
HONOR Band 6
The HONOR Band 6, available in three colors (Meteorite Black, Sandstone Grey, and Coral Pink), offers a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with 194 x 364 resolution.
While being water-resistant for 5ATM, it sports a blood oxygen monitor (SpO2 monitor), heart rate sensor, sleep and stress monitor, as well as female cycle tracker.
When it comes to working out, the fitness tracker offers 10 workout modes, and the battery life is rated by the manufacturer for up to 14 days with typical usage.
Earin is not only the Sweden-based company that created the True Wireless in-ear headphone category, but it also boasts its employment of Scandinavian design in its products.
The Earin A-3 is, according to the manufacturer, the smallest earbud on the market, but the company somehow managed to cram a 14.3mm Dynamic Driver inside the units, which only measure 20mm x 17mm x 15.8mm and 3,5gr.
Those interested will be able to grab their own Earin A-3 in the first quarter of the year from Earin.com and Amazon, paying $199.
Roborock is constantly innovating and improving its robot vacuum cleaners, with the recently announced S7 being the model which offers the most features.
Aside from vacuuming and mopping, the Roborock S7 now has a scrubbing function. Intensity can vary from 1,650 times/min to 3,000 times/min, and thanks to the sonic mopping technology, surface dirt gets disintegrated and broken up even when it’s tough and dried-on messes.
Additionally, the Roborock S7 can raise or lower its mop to avoid carpets, and will most likely feature a new docking station that will empty the dust bin. Be on the lookout for the S7 at the end of Q1, when you’ll pay $649 for it.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
The Galaxy Chromebook received a successor at almost half its price. It is not the usual successor that packs flagship upgrades. Instead, Samsung is focusing on delivering a Chromebook on a budget with its Galaxy Chromebook 2.
It features a 13.3-inch QLED FHD display. It is powered by the Intel Core i3-10110U Celeron 5205U processors, paired with Intel UHD graphics. You get plenty of storage options with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. On the connectivity front, it has two USB Type-C ports and a MicroSD-Multi-media Card Reader. There is Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11 ax 2×2 capability on board as well. It houses a 720P HD camera on the front and comes with stereo speakers.
The new model has Active Pen support, though the pen is sold separately. Samsung will be offering two configurations, starting at $549.99 (Intel Celeron 10th Generation), and $699.99 (Intel Core i3 10th Generation).
Samsung Neo QLED miniLED TV
Samsung introduced its miniLED TV in the Neo QLED range. It brings an all-new light source technology. With smaller LED lights, more lights can be packed in the same real estate.
Unlike other LED backlights, the Q900 eliminates lenses that capture and transmit light from the backlight. Instead, each compact LED is designed to emit light on its own. It means that the brightness is more finely controlled as well.
It measures just 0.9mm in thickness and packs a Quantum Processor that uses AI to optimize 8K picture and industry-first Multi-Intelligence AI Upscaling and make sound correspond to onscreen movement with Virtual Object Tracking Sound.
LG Rollable concept
LG first teased its upcoming rollable phone packing a retractable slide-out display back in September last year. At CES 2021, the company gave us a glimpse of the device in action.
Touted to debut as LG Rollable, the device appears to employ a motorized mechanism that extends the panel outside or retracts it inside, depending on the use-case scenario. As per rumors, it is tipped to feature an OLED display.
You will not have to wait much longer as the company has already confirmed that it will be announcing its rollable phone – touted to be LG Slide – in the first quarter of 2021. It is rumored to cost somewhere around $2,359.
TCL Rollable concept innovation
TCL showcased a rollable AMOLED panel for phones that offers a different design take on this concept. The concept rollable AMOLED shows a phone whose display extends vertically upwards, instead of extending horizontally.
It can be directly compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip but instead of a foldable, TCL is offering a rollable. The company says its rollable AMOLED panel can go from 6.7-inch to a tablet-like 7.8-inch size. That said, there is no word when, or if, this concept will make it to the mass market.
TCL also showcased a 17-inch Printed OLED Scrolling Display that actually opens like a scroll. The company says it has created the panel using inkjet printing technology and that it can cover 100% of the color gamut. As per the company, it is currently focusing on commercializing its latest display innovations and that it can produce these panels at a lower cost compared to rivals. No details regarding the commercialization of this product have been revealed yet.
AMD Ryzen 5000 series chips
AMD released its Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors that target form factors ranging from high-end gaming laptops to ultrabooks and mass-market consumer laptops.
The Ryzen 5000 H-series processors are targeted at gaming enthusiasts and creative professionals. There are 6-core and 8-core variants with a peak clock speed of 4.8GHz, base TDP of 35W (goes over 40W), and up to 20MB cache.
Further, the Ryzen 5000 U-series mobile processors are targeted at ultrabooks and mass-market laptops. These range from 4-core and 6-core to 8-core models with a uniform 15W TDP across the family, and up to 20MB cache.
LG QNED MiniLED 99 Series 8K TV
30,000 tiny LEDs is an achievement that will definitely grant you a Pocketnow award while offering a great viewing experience for your customers. The LG QNED MiniLED 99 Series 8K TV is a Mini LED TV that offers great brightness and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, thanks to up to 2,500 dimming zones and advanced local dimming zones.
With sizes up to 86 inches and operation up to 120Hz, the new model combines Quantum Dot, NanoCell, and Mini LED technologies into one.
HP P34hc 34-inch monitor for professionals
HP launched a new curved-screen monitor, which features a 34-inch display. It supports up to a WQHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and has a 21:9 aspect ratio. The typical brightness can go up to 250 nits and it has a 3500:1 contrast ratio.
The connectivity options include HDMI; USB-C; USB port; USB hub; Display Port. There is 1 USB Type-C (Alternative mode DisplayPort 1.2, power delivery up to 65 W); 1 HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP support); 1 DisplayPort 1.2 in (with HDCP support) and 4 USB-A 3.2 Gen 1. The VESA mount is 100 mm x 100 mm.
For environmental reasons, it features an arsenic-free display glass; Low halogen; Mercury-free display backlights; TCO Certified and TCO Certified Edge.
HP Elite Folio
HP announced a convertible PC that features a pull-forward form factor to make it usable as a tablet and a laptop. It has a 13.5-inch display with an optional HP Sure View Reflect privacy panel and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform and supports Wi-Fi 6 and optional 5G connectivity.
The laptop also gets an HP Elite Slim Active Pen with an integrated charging and storage cradle for quick access. You can push it up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
The HP Elite Folio has two USB Type-C ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a Nano-SIM slot. It will be available in February, and pricing will be revealed closer to launch.
LG Gram 2021 series
LG showcased its 2021 series of Gram laptops. The new lineup includes five laptops: LG Gram 17 (17Z90P), LG Gram 16 (16Z90P), LG Gram 14 (14Z90P), LG Gram 16 2-in-1 (16T90P), and LG Gram 14 2-in-1 (14T90P).
Unlike the size, they have a common 16:10 display. The Gram 17, 16, and 14 have different display sizes and batteries, but the internal specs remain the same. They feature an IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. They are powered by 11th-Gen Intel Core processors and options for Intel Iris Xe Graphics or Intel UHD Graphics. As for the memory, they have 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM and M.2 Dual SSD slots for storage.
The LG Gram 16 2-in-1 (16T90P) and LG Gram 14 2-in-1 (14T90P) feature touch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The processor, RAM options, and storage remain the same.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 7
The Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 features a rotating hinge, allowing users to switch between landscape and portrait mode effortlessly. Moreover, you can change the screen orientation remotely using a phone or tablet.
It allows 20-degrees of tilt adjustment for maximum comfort in vertical movements. You get a 27-inch 4K display that covers 99% of the DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB color gamut. There is TUV Rheinland Blue Light certification and anti-flicker settings as well.
The Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 can be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. Lenovo has equipped the device with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD. It will make its way to the US market in February carrying a price tag of $1,599 for the base model.
LG UltraWide Monitor
Part of a trio of updated products for 2021, the LG UltraWide Monitor is just one of the three offerings the Koreans announced at CES 2021, alongside the UltraGear and the UltraFine.
Built with multitasking in mind, the UltraWide has a curved 40-inch Nano IPS panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2160 pixels.
Offering a 98 percent (typical) coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 135 percent of the sRGB color space, it is extremely accurate and HDR 10 compatibility guarantees great image output. With Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, you are guaranteed to get the best out of it regardless of what orientation you use it in, giving you the flexibility with full tilt, height, and swivel adjustability.
MSI Stealth 15M
MSI claims the Stealth 15M to be the thinnest gaming laptop in the world. It has a 15.6-inch 144Hz display. It is powered by the new 11th Gen Intel Core i7 11375H Tiger Lake processor.
It is the first laptop in the world to employ Intel’s latest H-series processor and weighs only 3.75lbs.
You get the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU alongside 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB NVMe SSD. This machine starts at $1,399.
TCL has announced a slew of products at its CES 2021 showcase. It launched new smartphones, tables, as well as TVs. These TVs range from mini-LED to OLED to OLED, and come in various display sizes. After launching the 8-SeriesRoku TV, the world’s first mini-LED powered TV in the US in 2019, TCL then expanded the availability of smooth luminance and precision contrast by introducing its 2nd generation of mini-LED backlight technology on the 6-Series line with Roku TV in 2020.
TCL has now launched its 3rd generation of mini-LED backlight with OD Zero mini-LED technology. OD Zero combines TCL’s latest mini-LED backlight technology, driven by its in-house development in display engineering, to deliver an ultra-slim display with tens of thousands of mini-LEDs and thousands of Contrast Control Zones. These result in “striking brightness, precision contrast, and smooth uniformity.” The zero represents the measurement of the distance between TCL’s mini-LED backlight layer and the LCD display layer, which has now been reduced to a remarkable 0 mm to create an ultra-thin high-performance panel.
It has also announced 8K TVs. With 8K resolution four times sharper than today’s 4K TVs, this means sharp clarity whether the content is native 8K from popular streaming services or if it’s 4K content that’s intelligently upscaled with TCL’s powerful AiPQ Engine technology. While the new 6-Series 8K TCL Roku TVs will roll out later this year, all existing 6-Series 4K TCL Roku TV models will continue to be available.
In addition to making 8K more accessible, TCL will debut The XL Collection –the company’s first lineup of 85″ displays. Three different models will make up the XL Collection this year and each 85” TV will feature performance levels for every kind of home theater. From a simply smart 85” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and an 85” 4K HDR TCL Roku TV with QLED picture quality to the 85” mini-LED powered 8K TCL TV with QLED wide color technology.
And with the technology and performance of the 85R745 including Quantum Dot (QLED) color technology to deliver better brightness and wider color volume. There is Dolby Vision to expand the color palette, Dolby Atmos for better audio capabilities, Contrast Control Zone technology to optimize the image across individual zones for contrast, as well as Variable Refresh Rate and 120Hz HDMI input support for a smoother gaming experience. The models of the XL Collection will be available in North America during the year ahead, starting with the 4-Series TCL Roku TV 85” set (85R435) launching later this quarter at $1599. The 85” QLED TCL Roku TV(85R745) and 85” mini-LED powered 8KTV will arrive in the months to follow.
TCL has also announced the Alto sounder. The Alto R1 is the company’s first wireless sounder. Additional non-wireless options with Roku TV Ready will also be available later in the year. For consumers who want a bar with Dolby Atmos and voice capabilities, the Alto 82i with Dolby Atmos, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay will launch in Q3 with dual built-in subwoofers. Two additional bars will round out the Alto lineup in 2021. The Alto 8e with a 3.2.1 configuration, Dolby Atmos, Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Airplay and Spotify compatibility, along with a wireless subwoofer and up-firing speakers will be available in Q2.And lastly, another premium soundbar with Dolby Atmos.