The 12.3-inch Google Pixel Slate and more devices are on sale today
Deals. We have a bunch of deals on Amazon to start your week off. First off, the Google Pixel Slate is up too $837 off, leaving the Intel Core i7 and 16GB of RAM at $761 shipped, the lower tier Core M3, 8GB of RAM variant is also $354 off, leaving that at $444. The Amazon Echo Spot is also $40 off, leaving it at $130. Finally, the Fitbit Charge 3 is $50 off, which leaves that at $100 shipped. We have more deals on Bose headphones and speakers in the links in the description.
POCO F2 ‘Pro’ could be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro
Back in February POCO came back with the X2 which was basically a rebranded Redmi K30 so the rumor mill hinted to the POCO F2 being a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro and a new report from XDA claims that this will be the case. The leaks come from a Google Play Support Page that shows the POCO F2 Pro which is codenamed “Imi”, which was also the codename for the K30 Pro. As a reference, the K30 Pro has a 6.7in display, quad cameras at the back, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 4700 mAh battery and 33W fast charging.
Samsung’s first phone with a pop-up selfie camera appears in leaked renders
Samsung has been experimenting with notches for about a year now with their Infinity Displays, but the company never hopped on the pop-up camera trend. Some new CAD renders show that that might end soon as the Galaxy A80 might bring a pop-up camera on the left side of the display. The device would also have a 6.5in display, triple cameras at the back and no headphone jack. There’s no specifications or launch dates leaked, but we’ll most likely see it soon.
Google Pixel Buds 2 finally go on sale priced at $179
The Google Pixel Buds 2 that were announced with the Google Pixel 4 are finally available. They bring some significant upgrades from the previous generation, like an IPX4 certification, single tap pairing kind of like the AirPods, and real-time translations. They feature some fast-charging capabilities that promise 2hrs of battery life on a 10 min charge. You can get them at the Google Store for $179 starting today. Our own Joshua Vergara already has our review unit, so stay tuned for a review coming soon.
Galaxy Fold 2 leak hints at upgraded imaging hardware with 64MP main camera
We have brand new leaks for the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 from the same source from last week which hinted a 120Hz display and S Pen compatibility. The new leak reports the the Fold 2 will bring an upgraded triple camera system at the back. This would consist of a 64MP/16MP/12MP array with dual optical image stabilization, pretty much the ones on the S20 and S20+. The source also claims that the Fold 2 will also be cheaper than the original Fold by at least $100, anywhere between $1880 and $1895. The launch will most likely be on August with the Note line up, if all goes well with the pandemic.
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The iPhone 12 will launch this year, but mass production will be delayed
Under-display fingerprint sensor might appear on a 5G iPhone in 2020: Report
And finally, for the hottest news today, let’s talk new iPhone 12 rumors. Things got a bit more detailed after the launch of the iPhone SE. A new report from the WSJ claims that the device will arrive this year but it will be delayed by at least a month due to the pandemic, and Apple will be reducing the amount of iPhones they will mass produce. This goes a long with the rumor that we may still get a September launch with the mmWave variant being delayed. Now, another report from China suggest that one of these 5G iPhones might be getting that rumored Touch ID return. The report claims that BOE and Qualcomm would work together on the panel to bring an ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner under the display.