The official news starts today with deals and yes Samsung is still hosting its Discover Spring event and we are actually getting weather to support that. So the Galaxy S21 and S21 + are still available for $ 100 and the Ultra for $ 299 if you have an eligible trade-in device. There is also a special for deals of the day which we refer to in the description in case you make it on time. If you switch to OnePlus, the OnePlus 8T currently costs $ 200 and it amounts to $ 599. You can also ride the 8 Pro with a $ 300 discount to $ 699. Amazon is about the Sony Xperia 1 Mark II I know who even told Sony we could call this a deal? The OnePlus 7T is also $ 50 cheaper with a voucher, so it’s only 380, which is a very solid choice. Of course we have more offers for other Samsung, OnePlus and Sony devices under the links in the description.
Let’s stick with the official news, but let’s move on to Huawei for a moment as the company is still at it. I mean, despite the Android issues, the Windows business still seems to be fine as they just launched the Matebook X Pro in 2021. This has a 13.9-inch “Ultra Full View” display that supports a resolution of up to 3K at 260 ppi. However, it retains the same design as the previous generations. It offers a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent while still offering 10-point touch assistance. It is powered by the latest 11th generation Intel processors along with Iris X graphics and switches from the Core i5 to the Core i7. When it comes to storage, you get up to 1TB and Huawei adds a new shark fin fan design as well as a vapor chamber for cooling. It has a USB-A port, a headphone jack, and 2 USB-C ports, and promises to do daily work tasks for 11 hours or 10 hours. While this has been my favorite laptop design for years, is it just me or again isn’t it USB C Type 4 or Thunderbolt? We will give you more information on this soon. But alright, let’s put the spotlight on Google since they just announced something too. Something that is actually too late. The company is launching the Android Ready SE Alliance to ensure that new phones have the hardware to eventually replace your car and personal keys, as well as your wallet. “SE” stands for “Secure Element”. This is the tamper-proof hardware that your device needs to protect “emerging user” functions such as mobile passports and their data. And I know this sounds a little confusing, but basically, Google created this alliance to speed up the adoption of Secure Element Apps so that you can have more secure digital keys, digital IDs, digital wallets and others. We’ll keep you updated to see when other major announcements like certifications and what not will be made as Google claims they are currently working on digital car keys and the mobile driver’s license which some OEMs already have Android Ready SE for their Prepare devices. And finally, for the hottest news, part one of two with Apple. I know it’s a little early, but you’ll understand why we’re breaking it up into different segments. One for wearables and accessories and one for iPhones. Starting with the Apple Watch, we have a new report from Bloomberg that says the company is working on rolling out its first “rugged smartwatch” in 2021 or 2022. To quote the report, “aimed at athletes, hikers, and other users who use the device in more extreme environments,” clearly wants to hit Garmin hard. Apparently this watch is internally referred to as the Explorer Edition and will of course have some improvements based on durability and impact resistance by adding things like a rubberized exterior. All in all, Everything Apple Pro released a new video with a ton of leaks. One of them is that AirTags are 32mm by 32mm and are priced at $ 39. The reason we mention this right after the Apple Watch is because he also claimed that we could expect an event or silent releases soon, with the source claiming we could expect three categories: tablet, wearables, and accessories. So if the accessories are the AirTags, the wearables are most likely the AirPods, as we know that an update to the Apple Watch will most likely not come until the fall. But OK. Finally, again, for the second hottest news today, we’re talking about Apple, iPhone 13, and the Everything Apple Pro video in which he gave us a ton of exclusive leaks from Max Weinbach. Starting with the design, he echoed the latest notch leaks we covered a few days ago that look like a 2 year old Android phone again, but speaking of the notch, Apple will improve the audio experience by adding beam forming Used in the earpiece is a nice addition. When it comes to the camera we’ll get the same design, but the protruding rings should be made smaller so they don’t protrude as much, and he also mentioned that the LiDAR sensor sticks on the Pro models. We will apparently get an automatic OIS correction mode that will give you better stabilization and a revision of the portrait mode. Probably one of the most interesting updates is the color variants, where we could get a matte black variant like the iPhone 7 or for sure the current S21 Ultra, and it seems to have a special coating to treat fingerprints. Another option seems to be an orange / bronze variant, but this is less likely. Finally, he claims that the iPhone 13 mini will still come with battery improvements thanks to the A15 chip.
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