Verizon and AT&T extend zero late fee policy for people affected by the pandemic
Back when quarantine started, companies like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast announced a zero late fee policy to help out people experiencing financial issues. The initial 60 day period they established and it is now coming to an end, but they are now extending it until June. So if you are using either Verizon, AT&T or Comcast and you haven’t been able to pay your bills, they won’t suspend your services, all you have to do is apply for the waiver of late fees and explain your situation.
LG Velvet key specs and features officially confirmed ahead of May 7 launch
The LG Velvet will be announced very soon on May 7 and before it got more leaks than we already have, LG decided to confirm some of the key specs and features. It will bring a 6.8in Cinema Full Vision display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. It also packs Stereo Speakers with a new feature called ‘Voice Out Focus’ to separate background noise when recording videos. It has triple cameras at the back with a main 48MP sensor, an 8MP wide angle and a 5MP depth sensor. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 765G, a 4300 mAh battery and it supports LG’s Dual Display and Stylus Pen accessories which will be sold separately.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 might feature the new Exynos 992 chip
Samsung usually equips both of their flagships with the same Exynos processor, but it might not be the case this year. A new report from Korea claims that Samsung plans to differentiate the Note 20 from the S20 by bringing a new Exynos 992 SoC, instead of the 990 on the S20 line. We don’t have a lot of details on the Exynos 992 but it will apparently be built on a more efficient 6nm process, instead of 7nm. Samsung is said to be heavy at work with R&D to build this processor in the next few months. The biggest question is if this hints to a Snapdragon 865+ to also power this device as well.
OnePlus Z might finally arrive in July as per a fresh leak
We were expecting three OnePlus phones on the Spring but we were lacking the OnePlus 8 Lite or Z. A tipster claims that we might be getting the phone in July instead. Mind that OnePlus never actually confirmed the Z, but it was supposed to bring 5G connectivity powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L. The picture posted by the tipster contains an outline of the phone that shows a punch hole in the center of the display unlike the OnePlus 8 Series, and it also has thicker bezels. This would be the company’s first attempt at a mid-ranger since the OnePlus X.
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We could see BOE displays in future Samsung Galaxy smartphones
And now for the hottest news today, let’s talk Samsung. You remember the news that the company was gonna start manufacturing its own displays to stop using Samsung Display and save some of the added cost of its smartphones. Well, that seems to already be on a roll. According to a Korean analyst, Samsung is in talks with BOE to provide displays for future Galaxy phones. The report claims that Samsung is looking for a flexible 6.67in flexible display for at least one of the members in the Galaxy S21 family next year. The Galaxy A91 is also apparently going to be equipped with a 6.67in Full HD+ screen. BOE is the largest LCD display provider in the world but when it comes to OLEDs, it ranks third behind Samsung and LG. Forecasts say that Samsung will be losing 11% of their smartphone OLED panel market share in Q4, apparently as Apple is also looking for BOE to help with the production of the iPhone 12?