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Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 FINALLY Makes Sense! (video)

By Samuel Martinez September 1, 2020, 9:00 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra bundles, Labor day deals and more today

Deals. Labor Day is close, so you know that the deals are stacked today. Samsung still has their Amazon sale going on and they have this crazy bundle where you get the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S6, a Galaxy Watch Active 3 and some Galaxy Buds Live for $1911, meaning you save $477 and get three products for the price of a Galaxy Fold, lol. The rest of those deals are in the links below as, they also have deals on the S10+, Galaxy Buds+ and more. Moving on to B&H deals, you can get up to $300 off on the MacBook Pro. For example, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is $1200, for the Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage variant. The 16-inch variant is also getting a discount, meaning you can get the Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage variant for $2099. We have more labor day sales in the links below.

Buy 13-inch MacBook Pro
Buy 16-inch MacBook Pro

See complete Labor Day sales selection

Google’s upcoming ‘Sabrina’ Android TV dongle could cost just $49.99 as per a retail listing

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Google’s Android TV dongle, Sabrina. Sabrina was leaked a few months ago with a similar design to the Chromecast but it would bring full blown Android TV and Stadia Support instead of just letting you cast. Now we have an alleged price tag that actually comes from Home Depot.. (break 4th barrier.. Wait, is this right, Home Depot?.. Like, they’re doing tech now?) as they briefly listed the device for $49.99 for the Rock Candy color variant. The listing was obviously pulled, but there is still a way to access it through cache. According to other leaks, Sabrina will also come in Cosmo Blue and Summer Melon. Sadly, the launch date is still a mystery because this is a Google Product, but we could expect it at the Google Pixel 5’s Event, if we have one.

Apple iPhone 11 was the world’s most-shipped smartphone in H1 2020: Omdia

We have a new quarter results from Omdia this time and, let’s just say that the iPhone 11 crushed everything in it’s path. These are global sales for the first half of 2020 and the iPhone 11 took the first spot with 37.7M units sold, just to give you some perspective, the Galaxy A51 is in second place with 11.4M. Apple dominated the market with 5 spots in this top ten. Xiaomi’s Redmi had 4 more spots as well meaning that the Galaxy A51 was the only phone from another brand to reach the chart. The iPhone SE is apparently fulfilling it’s purpose as it reached the top 5 with 8.7M units. We should be getting more results for Q2 soon to see how certain markets went but, it looks like Apple killed it globally.

Motorola RAZR 5G leak tips faster Snapdragon 765G chip, better cameras and larger battery

Yesterday we got the labeled pictures from Evan Blass and now, we have even more leaks of the Moto RAZR 5G. These new leaks come from Twitter where we get some high res renders of the device along with some specs. The renders show the device from the different angles, both open and closed and even sideways. According to the tipster, it’ll bring the Snapdragon 765G, a 48MP main camera, a 20MP shooter and an upgraded 2800 mAh battery. It apparently weighs 190g and he also provided the dimensions, saying it will be 8mm thick. Yesterday we also saw some different changes like the Polished Graphite color variant and that the fingerprint sensor will be on the Moto logo. So yeah, we’re already in September so we should expect an event very soon.

Chinese government could now block TikToK sale to US companies

We’ve had a little break from our ban section after Apple literally terminated Epic but, it looks like the news are back, with Tik Tok this time. Just to refresh your memory, the president of the US signed an executive order giving the company a certain amount of time to sell their operations to a US company, or they would be banned. Tik Tok responded with a lawsuit but they were in talks with Microsoft to sell their operations as, even Walmart wanted a piece of the pie. Well, according to The Guardian, Beijing just issued new restrictions or bans on tech exports, requiring companies to seek government approval, which can take up to 30 days, to sell their operations. Apparently the rule hadn’t been changed since 2008 and it is believed that it’s aimed at delaying the Tik Tok sale. Some of the technologies they added to the export restrictions list include, AI interfaces, voice recognition and content recommendation analysis, which is exactly what Tik Tok uses. ByteDance has agreed that they will strictly abide to these regulations but they didn’t elaborate on their next move. We still don’t understand how it might work in case they don’t end up selling to the US but, we’ll assume the ban would kick in.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Z Fold2: Here’s all you need to know

Back at Unpacked, Samsung simply teased the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and later on they announced that we would be getting a Part 2. Well, Part 2 was today and the Z Fold 2 is now official. Finally! First off, it brings 2 nearly bezel-less Infinity O displays with the outer display being 6.2in and the main display 7.6in, both larger than the original Fold, though only the one inside does 120hz. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 865+ SoC, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of storage. It brings triple 12MP cameras at the back, which include the main sensor, a wide angle lens and a telephoto. It sports a 4500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging and it comes in both Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black but you can actually customize the hinge in different colors when you order. It’ll retail for $1999 with pre-orders being available tonight, and it’ll go on stores by September 18th. If you follow our main post on Pocketnow you can see different trade-in options for the US and let us know what kind of content you want to see from the Z Fold 2.


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