Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, the Moto 360 Gen 3 and more are on sale today
Deals. Let’s start today off with the 16-inch MacBook Pro which is currently $300 off, this leaves the Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage variant for $2099. Samsung is giving out free Buds+ with their Galaxy S20 models. For example, you can get the S20 5G for $979 with the free Buds. The deal is also running for the S20+ but, the Ultra sold out. The Moto 360 Gen 3 is $100 off, meaning you can get it with the Sport Band and the Leather Band for $200 shipped. Finally, the LG Nano 8 Series, 65-inch 4K TV is also $160 off, leaving it at $700. You can also get even more savings if you go for the 55-inch variant. We have more deals on docking stations, SSDs and more.
Qualcomm will introduce 5G to its Snapdragon 4-Series in 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform brings a plethora of new features
This morning Qualcomm made some very interesting announcements. First off they announced their new Bluetooth Audio SoC, the QCC514X which offers enhanced comfort, higher quality and adaptive ANC for TWS Earbuds. We also know that company’s goal is to bring 5G to everyone, so they announced that they will be bringing 5G to their Snapdragon 4 Series by 2021. So far, only the 6, 7 and 8 Series rock 5G, and by introducing it to the 4 it will allow them to take 5G capable smartphones to 35 new countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and more. Motorola, OPPO and Xiaomi have all committed to launch 5G smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 4 Series. Finally, they also showed the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 for 5G Computing. Gen 2 apparently brings a 50% improvement in system-wide performance and battery life against competing solutions. It supports both sub-6 and mmWave, along with Wi-Fi 6. We have a full list of specs and technical details in the links in the description but, it should make it to computers later this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite and S20 FE may launch soon
We’ve started covering rumors about the Galaxy S20 Rumors a while back. Then we thought it wouldn’t be a Lite variant and it would be dubbed the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition but, apparently these are two different phones. The S20 Lite has appeared on different and official Samsung support websites, like on the Gear 360 camera troubleshooting tutorial. On the other hand, the S20 FE has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance in three different versions, an LTE variant, and the other two were 5G variants, one supporting sub-6 and the other one with mmWave. We’ve been expecting the S20 FE to launch in October but, we’re not sure how Samsung might proceed if they do decide to launch the S20 Lite as well.
The unique LG Wing with rotating screen is coming on September 14
We knew that the amount of leaks we were getting for the LG Wing was kinda suspicious for a concept, so now we get some official press invitations from LG. Yesterday the company posted a teaser on YouTube to “Explore the Unexplored” so they’re dubbing this the LG Explorer project as it tackles uncharted territory in the industry. Apparently the company is partnering up with Rave, Ficto, Tubi, Naver and Qualcomm for this rotating device. We also have more details on it, it looks like it’ll feature a 6.8-inch primary display with a 4-inch secondary display with a 1:1 aspect ratio. It’ll reportedly be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G or the 768G and it will feature a 64MP camera. It’ll be announced on September 14th at 10AM ET on LG’s YouTube channel.
Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a have just passed through the FCC
We’re getting closer and closer to the leaked Pixel 5 launch date and, it looks like we’re actually getting there. A couple of days ago both, the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G went through the FCC hinting that the launch is close and revealing a lot of details. This certification revealed the model numbers for both the 4a 5G and the 5 in several variants. According to the report, the 4a 5G will reportedly bring the exact same plastic body from the regular 4a but with 5G connectivity and a larger display. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G, and it’ll pack a dual camera setup which will include a wide angle lens. The Pixel 5 will apparently come in two 5G flavors, the first one with sub-6 and the mmWave variant will reportedly be exclusive to Japan for some reason. It’s also expected to pack 8GB of RAM and a 4000 mAh battery. We should get these phones on September 30th and in October but, with Google you never know.
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iPhone 12 Pro leaks reveal camera layout with LiDAR sensor and new color variant
Finally, let’s talk about iPhones as, we have some new developments. We have some new leaks from Twitter and a new report from Bloomberg. Starting off with the Twitter leaks, we have some new images from a tipster that show the rear glass panel for the iPhone 12 Pro showing off the new LiDAR sensor at the bottom which is actually smaller than we thought it would, it’s almost the same size as the True Tone flash which sits at the top. There’s also a new image that comes from Weibo that allegedly belongs to an iPhone 12 Pro Max case with the same camera array, including the extra slot for the LiDAR sensor. Moving on, a new report from Mark Gurman claims that Apple will be ditching the Midnight Green Color variant for a dark blue tint. It isn’t the first time that we’ve gotten leaks of a blue iPhone but these have been consistent for the iPhone 12, with renders going all the way back to January.