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.
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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.
A former bilingual teacher that left the classrooms to join the team of Pocketnow as a news editor and content creator for the Spanish audience. An artist by nature who enjoys video games, guitars, action figures, cooking, painting, drawing and good music.
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