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By Usman Khan Lodhi
Samsung Galaxy S21 leaked renders reveal new camera setup and more
by Usman Khan Lodhi
As we get closer to the official announcement of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21, the leaks are starting to pick up. The leaked renders, courtesy of leaker @OnLeaks, showcase how the phone might look like when it is released next year. Since the information isn't official, it is possible that the actual phone may look different, however, this sheds some light as to what to expect when the phone officially arrives early next year.
Steve HmMcFly, the name behind @OnLeaks, noted that the phone's unique rear camera housing design makes it different from its predecessors, as it extends from the metal frame of the device. All three cameras have been placed vertically on top of each other, with the flash added right next to the housing, similar to what Samsung did with the Galaxy Note10 series.
The device should boast a flat 6.2-inch display and have a punch-hole at the center of the screen to house the selfie camera. It should measure up at roughly 151.7mm x 71.2mm x 7.9mm. The camera bump at the back is estimated to add 1.1mm of additional thickness.
Rumors indicate that the phone will be unveiled in January 2021, and Samsung is working on three different variants of the Galaxy S21.
By Ather Fawaz
Apple reportedly pushing back the mass production of its 2020 flagship iPhones by a month
by Ather Fawaz
Tech giants including Apple have faced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of supply chain hits, wavering demands, and a transition to working from home, among other things. Considering this, in a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino firm will be taking measures that will address these effects.
Firstly, the firm will be decreasing the number of handsets that it plans to make in the second half of this year by as much as 20%. This includes the anticipated lineup of the four new iPhones that Apple is rumored to unveil this year, sporting 5G and a design ideology that borrows from the current iPad Pro.
The firm will also be delaying the production ramp-up of these flagship iPhones by about a month, according to people familiar with the matter. This is due to the factory closures that have struck down manufacturing in China and Asia in general, though physical stores are slowly opening up in countries that have flattened the curve and quarantined effectively.
Steps to mitigate the effects of the pandemic have been taken by other companies as well. Most recently, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that the company will slow hiring for the remainder of the year. However, the e-commerce giant Amazon has increased its workforce by opening more jobs and building its own testing lab for workers despite calls for social distancing worldwide.
By Ather Fawaz
Apple's rumored over-the-ear headphones could come in two variants and offer customization
by Ather Fawaz
Rumors that Apple is working on a pair of over-the-ear wireless headphones date as far back as 2018. They resurfaced again last month when icons for the device were spotted in iOS 14's code together with an alleged fall launch window.
Now, the rumors have picked up pace yet again. Citing people familiar with the matter (who asked not to be identified), Bloomberg reported that the Cupertino firm's over-the-ear wireless headphones will come with parts that can be swapped out and will have at least two variants. One of these will have breathable materials with small perforations and will be geared towards fitness while the other will focus on a more premium feel complete with leather-like fabric.
Apropos the exchangeable components and design ideology, the prototypes apparently exhibit a retro look with oval-shaped ear cups that swivel and a thin, metal headband that extends from the top of the ear cups. Further, the ear pads and headband padding will be magnetically attached to the headphone's body allowing users to swap them out.
Other expected and rumored features include noise cancellation, wireless pairing, and Siri for voice control. With over-the-ear wireless headphones, the intention at Apple is to complement its already lucrative AirPods lineup and compete with high-end offerings from Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser.
Though as it goes for all rumors, it is advisable to take them with a pinch of salt, especially considering the fact that this is Apple that we are talking about.
By Abhay V
OnePlus 7 Pro official renders leak showing off near bezel-less display, triple cameras
by Abhay Venkatesh
OnePlus’ upcoming flagships, the OnePlus 7 series smartphones, are no secret devices. Right from the official confirmation of the launch of two models, a high-quality display to a triple camera system doing photographic duties, a lot about the devices is already known. Today, a set of leaked official renders provide a closer look at the top-tier OnePlus 7 Pro in the flesh.
From the images, the front of the device seems to sport a near bezel-less display without the presence on any form of a notch. This provides more credence to the reports that the device would feature some sort of a pop-up mechanism for the front-facing camera module. The chin, too, seems to be minimal, and indeed makes the display look immersive.
The company has been boasting about the quality of the display in its teasers and promotional materials, with rumors making the rounds regarding a 90Hz refresh rate for the 7 Pro’s display. The front of the device also seems to sport curved edges, similar to what is found on Samsung’s Galaxy flagships, or Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro.
The back of the device looks minimalistic and houses the triple camera system. Rumors suggest that the main shooter would be a 48MP sensor with an f/1.6 aperture. The main lens is also supposedly both optically and electronically stabilized. A 16MP wide angle shooter offering a 117-degree view is expected to join the 8MP telephoto shooter that offers 3X optical zoom, completing the trio of sensors. The rear of the device also looks to sport a gradual blue tint..
As for other specs, the OnePlus 7 series is expected to run Qualcomm’s latest and greatest mobile powerhouse, the Snapdragon 855 processor, coupled with 6GB to 12GB of RAM, depending on the model and variant. Storage options might range between 128GB and 256GB. The display is touted to be a QHD+ resolution AMOLED panel, a first for any OnePlus device. A variant of the device that supports 5G is also expected to debut along with the standard versions.
The wait shouldn’t be long, as the company is holding a launch event on the 14th of May. Until then, it is best to take all leaks with a grain of salt.
By Jay Bonggolto
Huawei Mate 30 series confirmed for September or October debut
by Jay Bonggolto
The P30 series is fresh off its wraps, but new details about Huawei's upcoming Mate flagship device are beginning to surface on the web. And the latest piece of information is by no means a rumor, but some sort of confirmation from a Huawei executive in Malaysia who has spilled the beans on the Mate 30 series' unveiling schedule.
According to the company official, Huawei will be introducing the Mate 30 range sometime in September or October. The new information is not at all surprising, seeing as the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro were unveiled around the same time last year. Of course, information about the phone's specs and features is still under wraps, and the Mate 30 series is said to be in its testing phase already.
However, we've recently seen a number of interesting details surrounding the device. Unlike its predecessor, the upcoming Mate 30 range is expected to boast more than three cameras on the back, as suggested by a patent for its case. Additionally, the upcoming Huawei flagship is rumored to be powered by a Kirin 985 SoC.
These rumors are yet to be confirmed by the company, save for the launch window. Nonetheless, there's no doubt that the Mate 30 series will be packing a punch, as has always been the case with Huawei's flagship devices.