Today's offerings include the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10
The official news starts today with offers for a lot of products, some great, others good. B & H currently has the 2019 13in MacBook Pro on the good list for a $ 300 discount. These are the 4-Thunderbolt 3 ports, Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB memory variant, so the price is $ 1499. Yes, well, because if you look at the newer one, it's a better buy. Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy S10 with 512 GB for $ 300 also at a price of $ 700. However, if you dig deeper, you can purchase the same S10 for $ 808 with the bundled Galaxy Buds. We also have more offers for Acer laptops, monitors, Nintendo Switch Controllers and more at the link in the description.
It's official! OnePlus will no longer manufacture McLaren Edition smartphones
Earlier this month, we explained that OnePlus's name is no longer on McLaren's list of employees. Now a McLaren spokesman has just picked up the file and officially declared that their partnership has ended. According to him, their planned completion came and OnePlus was supportive and that they want to see them in the future. We got two phones out of their partnership and we don't know how to deal with the Concept One if it ever comes out since it was a McLaren phone.
Sony is planning a PlayStation 5 unveiling event on June 5.
And listen, if there is time for game consoles, we have to stay at home now and Sony seems ready to bet on it. The company has just announced that it will host an event for PlayStation 5 on June 4th. Sony promises to unveil the future of gaming at this event, which usually means we'll see some games for the upcoming console. We haven't received any further details from Sony, but a recent report claims that a total of 38 games could be shown, including a number of exclusive games. The event will be live on YouTube and Twitch and we hope to see some hardware too. Let’s also hope that hardware isn’t insanely expensive, as it would be unrealistic in today's economy.
Apple urgently needs LG Display LCD panels
It looks like the pandemic affects Apple in sales, but not in a traditional way. Cupertino originally cut orders for its products in the second quarter to anticipate the pandemic. What they didn't expect is that iPad stocks in China have been falling since March due to the transition to e-learning, because most parents bought one so their kids can go to school from home. This would be good for Apple if they hadn't previously cut orders. Now they are urgently asking LG for LCD panels to meet their iPad requirements. The problem is that these requests usually come in three months in advance to give LG room to prepare. Apple has other suppliers of iPad displays like BOE and Sharp, but LG may want to answer this as it is the supply of displays for the iPhone 12 Max. This is clearly a good problem.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ cameras leaked?
According to this new leak, the Galaxy Note 20 will fix some of the focusing issues we had with the S20 Ultra from a hardware perspective. The leak gives us both camera arrays, the regular Note 20 will apparently bring a 12MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto lens and a 12MP Ultra Wide. On the other hand, the Note 20+ comes with the 108MP main sensor, a 12MP telephoto lens, a 12MP ultra-wide laser and a laser autofocus. The laser autofocus would help the main sensor get caught in subjects, and while the 12-megapixel telephoto lens on paper doesn't sound as impressive as the S20 Ultras 48MP, the 12-megapixel telephoto lens can be helpful in pixel binning as that Ultra finally produced 12 megapixel images. It looks like the camera is not that different from the S20. Let's just hope she refines it. If only they included the return of the variable aperture. Such a large sensor is needed.
Pixel 4a XL leaks show what the phone looked like before it was canceled.
Finally, the most interesting news today has to do with the Google Pixel 4a XL. I know that apparently will never happen. Most of the leaks indicate that there won't be a 4a XL variant this year, but that doesn't mean it wasn't under development. We have some leaked images from 9to5Google from Pixel 4a cases where we see the familiar design. It has the orange on / off switch, the hole for the fingerprint scanner on the back and the 3.5 mm headphone jack. However, the camera section shows too many lenses and we only expect a single shooter for the 4a. We also have some CAD renderings of the phone showing the dual lens camera and the hole on the front. Why dual cameras are a good question on this phone and not the small version, but more importantly, why do you think Google canceled this phone?