Weekly Digest - 2021.33
This week Samsung held its Unpacked event and presented new phones:
The successors to S10 model have following specification:
Samsung Galaxy S20 starts at $999, and S20+ starts at $1199. Both will be available on March 6th.
Samsung also revealed the premium model in S20 lineup.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra starts at $1399, and will be available on March 6th.
Samsung presented another foldable phone - Galaxy Z Flip, but it's not a successor to Galaxy Fold. Here is the spec:
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip costs $1,380 and launched on February 14th.
Despite of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Xaomi managed to launch, at online-only event, the new flagship phones - Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10Pro. Here is the spec of presented devices:
Xiaomi Mi 10 starts at ~$575 and will be available in China from February 14. Xiaomi Mi 10Pro starts at ~$715 and will be available in China from February 18.
According to Bloomberg manufacturing costs of the PlayStation 5 are around $450 per unit. The biggest reason for higher cost is limited supply and high prices of DRAM and NAND flash memories.
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All models are made of ultra-strong glass and polymer-layered composite that can withstand even bullets. Also, all versions come with Autopilot, but "self-driving" costs additional $7000.
Cybertruck is available to preorder, but first models won't be delivered until late 2021.
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Google just tweeted an image of the Pixel 4, a phone that has not been officially announced and will not ship until October. This is probably Google's answer to a lot of leaks surrounding this phone. It might be unusual, but in my opinion, it is very smart move. As people already saw the phone, they might as well see it in high definition photo.
Also there another aspect of this "leak". As you can see, the new Pixel 4 has square camera bump, almost the same as new iPhone suppose to have. I'm wondering whether Google is trying to say, hey we were first.
We didn't even get this year's iPhone, but we already have rumors about its successor. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to release 3 models:
It looks like the equivalent of the current iPhone XS will be downsized, where equivalent of the iPhone XS Max will be even bigger. The XR model will be untouched in terms of size, but it will gain the OLED display.
To be honest, I don't like those changes. The current size of the iPhone XS is perfect for me, and I don't want to get neither bigger or smaller phone.
The Eurasian Economic Commission database is amazing source if you want to know what companies are planing to release. This time the information about several models of portable computers from Apple have pop up.
As 15' MacBook Pros have already been refreshed, it means that probably the 12' MacBook, MacBook Air or even 13' MacBook Pro are going to get the update. Also, there are rumors about brand new 16' MacBook Pro, but I personally doubt we are going to see it this year.
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