The downsizing of the new review and discussion hardware is starting to wane, but there are a few more gadgets to talk about next week. Believe it or not, it’s time to start talking about consumer technology in 2021. No, not CES, but Samsung. The company is expected to hold its Galaxy S21 event in January instead of the usual March.
How so? I don’t have good guesses, but I think I would be skeptical about the causes of COVID. Samsung can move extremely fast in introducing new products to the market, but I bet its flagships are planned much earlier than things like the Galaxy S20 FE.
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I’m only discussing it because the timing of the next version is likely to accelerate the trend of taking Samsung phones for granted, as they will be eight months old until the next iPhones appear.
In any case, today we received cache details about the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S21 from Max Weinbach Android police. Most of the details aren’t particularly surprising – Qualcomm will continue to make new versions of its chips, and Samsung will do the same with Exynos. The screens will continue to be huge.
Three S21 models are expected – standard, plus and ultra. According to Android policeThe S21 will have a 6.2-inch display, the Plus will be 6.7 inches, and the Ultra will have a 6.8-inch display.
One notable rumor is that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will support the S Pen. Obviously, the S21 Ultra doesn’t have a silo for the stylus – users will have to come up with another way to carry it, probably in one case.
Weinbach, meanwhile, wrote on Twitter that Samsung’s 2021 range will include the S21 line, two Z Folds and a Z Flip – hinting that the Folds will also have support for the S Pen. The latter is not really a surprise, as Samsung has said it wants to add stylus support to Fold 3 when launching Fold 2. Samsung has also said it will continue to rely heavily on foldable and 5G.
Notice which device is not on this list? Galaxy Note. This has led to speculation that Samsung will withdraw the Note line and instead its high-end devices will be Fold and S21 Ultra. There are a lot of overlaps between the Galaxy Notes and Galaxy S phones, so this wouldn’t be the wildest idea. The note is also loved and I’m not sure that people will be asked to buy a separate stylus. Then again, if you want a stylus, where else will you really go?
In the last few years, the note has been in a very strange position. It went from the absolute flagship, which led to an explosion and shouting with specifications, just another version of the Galaxy S line, but with a stylus.
In 2020, Samsung began to redefine what its flagship, halo devices will be, focusing on Fold and the new Ultra phones. In 2021, I think this will become even clearer. I only hope that Samsung will find a way to reduce the price of its foldable phones.
I also hope that the Note line will continue, although we no longer need it to be the most powerful Android phone – we just need a place to put the stylus.
Electric vehicle prices are rising
┏ Harley-Davidson’s new electric motorcycles look amazing – but they won’t be cheap. “Cheap” is a relative term in the world of e-bikes, but Andrew Hawkins is right that the range between $ 3,400 and $ 5,000 is definitely not at the bottom of the market. However, if these motorcycles work as well as they look, they can be worth the cost.
Are these good prices? It’s hard to say without any time in the saddle, but when combined with the specifications and parts list for each bike, it looks like these will be well-made machines that definitely deserve much closer. They are certainly more expensive than popular brands such as VanMoof, Rad Power Bikes, Sondors and others. But they will compete with major bicycle manufacturers such as Specialized, Giant and Trek. And the Harley-Davidson badge has inherent value among some customers in itself.
┏ Tesla will reportedly no longer sell the Model 3 for $ 35,000.
Musk’s plan to make a Model 3 for $ 35,000 never materialized, thanks to the company’s well-documented “production hell.” Today, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus starts at $ 37,990, the Long Range starts at $ 46,990, and the Performance presents at $ 54,990.[…] This does not mean that Musk has completely abandoned his plan for an affordable electric car. Thanks to the company’s new battery cells, as well as changes in the materials inside the cell, Musk said Tesla would be able to “halve” the price per kilowatt-hour, making electric cars about the same price as internal combustion engines. Musk during the company’s recent battery event. That should allow him to sell the EV for $ 25,000.
┏ Here’s how much Rivian’s electric truck and SUV will cost when they come out in 2021.
The special “launch” editions of the two cars will come out in the first place, starting with $ 75,000 for the R1T truck and $ 77,500 for the R1S SUV. Both will be available with a 300 mile range. A 400mm R1T battery will be available in January 2022, Rivian said. […] These prices represent a slight increase compared to what the company initially announced in 2018.
Apple reviews and news
┏ Review of Apple macOS 11 Big Sur: a long time ahead. I’m glad to hear that it’s going well for Monica Chin, whose review is great. However, it is worth checking out all the big and important applications you are currently relying on. In general, I don’t mind the visual changes, but they tell me that the Mac will be fine with a touch screen. It doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul of the whole system, it just has to be an option for some quick things. I hope one day Apple stops being so stubborn about this.
Apple really seems to have ironed out the many bugs that came up during the surprisingly rough beta, and the final version is pretty stable without much trouble. There are also no major destructive changes such as the removal of 32-bit support for Catalina applications.
┏ Apple is addressing privacy concerns regarding the security process of Mac software. This whole situation underscored Apple’s worst tendency not to communicate technical details as clearly as it should. I’m glad Apple has cleared it, and I’m excited that it will allow consumers to opt out. That’s how a Mac should be.
In its updated support document, Apple makes it clear that the security checks it makes when it authenticates the software do not include a user Apple ID or device identity. The company also says it has stopped registering IP addresses associated with Developer ID certificate checks. “We have never combined data from these checks with information about Apple users or their devices,” the iPhone maker wrote. “We do not use data from these checks to learn what individual users are running or running on their devices.”
However, something about these complaints seems to have been registered with Apple, as the company says it is changing the way it handles these checks in the future. Next year, the company said it would launch a new encrypted protocol for checking developer ID certificates, while adding “strong protection against server failure” – that is, protection against problems that stopped applications from opening last week. Finally, consumers will also have the opportunity to waive these security protections together
Smart TV news
┏ Samsung’s new Smart Monitor is like a TV for your computer. Many people want to use their monitor as a single display anyway, so adding smart TV apps to one makes sense!
┏ HBO Max is finally coming to Amazon Fire TV devices.
The question that hangs over the announcement is whether this means that a deal with Roku, the other major streaming aggregator that HBO Max is currently absent from, will be announced soon. Both WarnerMedia and Roku have publicly stated many times that they want to work on the deal as soon as possible.
┏ Hulu with Live TV increases its price to $ 65 per month. Another TV service with a price increase.
┏ The SpaceX Crew-1 team used the Force to bring Baby Yoda with them into space.