By M. Konwar
In this release of insider information: iPhone 13 may lose all ports; iMac and Mac Pro will also be equipped with Apple Silicon M1 processors; dozens of Samsung smartphones will soon receive OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11.
iPhone 13 may lose all ports
According to authoritative network informant John Prosser, the flagship iPhone 13 smartphone, which will be presented next year, may become the first Apple mobile gadget completely devoid of physical ports. At the same time, Prosser notes that such a feature will not be characteristic of the entire iPhone 13 line, but only for certain models.
A similar assumption was made by the famous analyst Min Chi-Kuo at the end of last year.
iMac and Mac Pro will also be equipped with Apple Silicon M1 processors
After enthusiastic reviews from dozens of reputable IT publications that tested MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, as well as a nettop on the Apple Silicon M1 platform, rumors emerged indicating that Apple plans to equip the older generation of iMac and Mac Pro computers with a more advanced ARM platform.
According to insiders, Apple is already working on a new Apple Silicon M2 processor, codenamed Jade, which was originally designed for desktops. According to preliminary information, its presentation will take place in the second half of 2021.
Dozens of Samsung smartphones will soon receive OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11
Recently, a beta test of the Samsung OneUI 3.0 user interface for the flagship devices of the Galaxy Note 20 series was completed in South Korea. Test firmware for the Galaxy S10 line was also released. It is now expected that a more active stage of testing the shell on other smartphones of the company will begin within a few weeks. The manufacturer should then start distributing the global release for flagship and mid-range devices.
According to insiders, the final builds of the firmware may be released at the end of 2020.
By M. Konwar
Despite the popularity of AirPods wireless earbuds, Apple is rumored to have decided not to give up on the form factor of overhead headphones with a headband. Well-known industry insider John Prosser published information about the upcoming release of the new "Apple" acoustics on his Twitter account and named not only its price but also the expected date of the announcement.
According to the source, the vendor plans to release new wireless headphones with an overhead design, the cost of which will be about $350. It is reported that data about the headset was discovered in the source code of the iOS 14 pre-build. According to the published image, the new product will be available in two color options. The device is expected to be announced in June 2020 at the WWDC conference.
The network informant also spoke about the upcoming release of AirPods X liners, which are expected to be presented during the autumn presentation along with the new iPhone models and will cost $200. In addition, he said that Apple plans to abandon the Beats line.
The insider did not disclose details about the specifications of future new products.
Insider information #158: Motorola Moto E LE, OPPO Reno 4, Apple Watch Series 6, Samsung Galaxy Watch 2By M. Konwar
In this release of Insider information: the characteristics of the Motorola Moto E LE with a Snapdragon processor revealed by the retailer; Apple Watch Series 6 will not receive an innovative display; OPPO Reno 4 was tested in Geekbench a few days before the announcement; Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will retain a fan-favorite feature of the accessory.
Features of Motorola Moto E LE with Snapdragon processor revealed by the retailer
The American operator Verizon published the main specifications of the unannounced smartphone Motorola E LE, the presentation of which is expected in the near future. According to the source, the manufacturer will equip the budget smartphone with a Snapdragon 632 processor, a display with HD + resolution (1520x720 pixels), and a built-in battery with a capacity of 3550 mAh.
The estimated retail price of the device has also become known - it will be about $150. Whether the gadget will be sold outside the US is not reported.
Apple Watch Series 6 won't get an innovative display
According to insiders, the upcoming new generation of Apple smartwatches is likely to be visually almost identical to the fifth series. It is expected that the vendor will provide the new product with a similar display with a diagonal of 1.57 inches, which is produced by the company Japan Display, and not the long-awaited matrix of the microLED standard. Analysts associate downgrade with the fact that the American company previously invested $200 million in the corporation.
Drastic changes to the Apple Watch, according to informants, will be seen only in 2021, when the company, according to leaks, will transfer all its electronics to a new type of screen.
OPPO Reno 4 was tested in Geekbench a few days before the announcement
OPPO has already announced the official date of the presentation of the Reno 4 smartphone - the gadget will be shown on June 5. On the eve of the announcement, the new product appeared in the database of the popular benchmark, due to which the level of its performance became known. The Snapdragon 765 processor in conjunction with 12 GB of RAM allowed Reno 4 running Android 10 to score 610 and 1777 points in single and multi-core Geekbench disciplines, respectively.
According to past leaks, Reno 4 will be equipped with a 6.5-inch display with support for a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a triple camera with 48, 13, and 12-megapixel sensors, as well as a 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 65 watts.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will retain a fan-favorite feature of the accessory
According to network informants, Samsung will make a noticeable structural change in the design of its next-generation branded smartwatches. According to another leak, the new Galaxy Watch 2 will get a rotating bezel that is used as a navigation element. Previously, the company replaced it with a touch ring with similar functions.
The rest of the watch will repeat the capabilities of its predecessor. The gadget has already passed the FCC certification, thanks to which it became known that the new product will be equipped with a 45 mm case and protected from dust, water, and shock. The exact date of the announcement and the price of the upcoming new items by the manufacturer have not yet been announced.
By M. Konwar
In this release of insider information: named the characteristics of the prototype iPad mini 6th generation; the first details about the new iPhone SE became known; press-renders of budget Motorola Moto E7 published; OPPO will release three concept devices at once.
The characteristics of the prototype iPad mini 6th generation
The only tablet that hasn't received an update this year is the Apple iPad mini. However, according to insiders, the American company is still preparing to release the 6th generation iPad Mini, the alleged characteristics of which were published by one of the insiders.
According to the source, the new product will receive an 8.5-inch display and flat body edges. In other words, the gadget will be designed in the style of tablets previously presented by Apple. There is information about Apple's plans to equip the device with a USB Type-C port, abandoning Lightning. In terms of other specs, the iPad Mini 6 is credited with stylus support, Apple's A14 Bionic platform, and 4GB of RAM.
The first details about the new iPhone SE have become known
A new insider report points to the possible release of the third generation of the iPhone SE smartphone. Netizens claim that the gadget will be unveiled next year and will receive a 6-inch display, two main cameras and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The estimated cost of the device should not exceed $400.
Published press renders of the budget Motorola Moto E7
Motorola introduced the Motorola Moto E7 Plus smartphone at the beginning of the year, but still hasn't shown the basic version of the device. Thanks to a new insider report, it became known what the future product of the company will look like, which is expected to debut in the budget price segment.
The alleged specifications of the device are as follows: a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution, a dual main camera with 48 and 2 megapixel sensors, a 4000 mAh battery, and an estimated price of no more than $150 - $170.
OPPO will release three concept devices at once
OPPO has published an official teaser announcing the upcoming INNO DAY event, during which three concept gadgets will be presented at once. The presentation will take place on November 17, but the vendor does not say which devices will be shown. Even online informants have no assumptions about the event program yet - but it is possible that some details will become known in the coming days.
By M. Konwar
In this release of insiders information: the key characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G revealed by the benchmark; Apple may abandon the iPad mini tablet line; the presentation date of the flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti video card is named.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G key specs revealed by benchmark
In the Geekbench 5 database, a previously unannounced Samsung Galaxy A52 5G smartphone appeared. According to the testing protocol, as a hardware platform, the new product will receive an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor that supports at least 6 GB of RAM.
It is noted that the gadget was tested under the latest operating system Android 11. The results of testing the model with a load on one and all CPU cores were 298 and 1001 points, respectively. The expected date of the announcement and the cost of the smartphone are unknown.
Apple may abandon the iPad mini tablet line
According to insiders, in 2022, Apple may release its first smartphone with a flexible display. Given the form factor of the device, analysts do not rule out that with the advent of the new product, the company will abandon further production of the iPad mini tablet line, the screen size of which will be comparable to the new iPhone.
Technical characteristics of the device are still unknown. Network sources attribute 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory to the device, and its price is rumored to be around $1,500. The company itself does not comment on plans to create a bendable smartphone.
The date of the presentation of the flagship video card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
According to network informants and the Chinese edition of HKEPC, NVIDIA will soon present a "improved" version of the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics accelerator with the Ti prefix. The presentation of the new product is expected in January 2021. According to an insider report, the video adapter will receive 20 GB of video memory and will be based on the GA102-250-KD-A1 chip.
The power consumption of the video card is expected to be 320 W, while, like its predecessor, it will not receive support for the NVLink interface. The price of the reference model is rumored to be $999.