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Here's a teardown of the new Galaxy S21 Ultra with Exynos 2100 inside

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jan 20 2021 9:28 PM CST

Samsung's new ultra-flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship smartphone is nearly here, with some people getting their hands-on the phone and tearing them down already. Check it out, and nerd out like I did:

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra that has been received its new teardown treatment is the international version, with Samsung's new Exynos 2100 processor. A previous teardown was done on the Galaxy S21 but it was the US version which packs Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888.

That video with the Snapdragon 888 packed the third-gen QTM535 mmWave antenna modules, but none were inside of the Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship smartphone.

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Nope, no more charger cable in the box for Samsung Galaxy S21 phones

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Jan 16 2021 10:19 PM CST

Samsung has removed the charger from the retail packaging of the new Galaxy S21 family of smartphones, which includes the new Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones.

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The company wants its customers to use their old accessories instead, with not just the charger removed from the box but the included wired headphones that Samsung normally includes with its Galaxy smartphones. Samsung says that it is promoting "better recycling habits" with its customers.

Patrick Chomet, head of customer experience at Samsung's mobile communications unit said: "We believe that the gradual removal of charger plugs and earphones from our in-box device packaging can help address sustainable consumption issues and remove any pressure that consumers may feel towards continually receiving unnecessary charger accessories with new phones".

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Apple 'aggressively testing' vapor chamber cooling for iPhones in 2022

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Jan 16 2021 10:00 PM CST

Apple is working on multiple next-gen iPhones including some interesting foldable iPhone prototypes, but the next-gen iPhone is going to feature some of the very best cooling technology Apple has ever used inside of an iPhone.

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According to a new report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, which says Apple is "aggressively testing" vapor chamber cooling technology for its new iPhone. The new iPhone will want to be thinner than ever, as well as the best screen technology and a bigger battery -- as well as a next-gen A-series CPU with 5G connectivity, and so much more.

TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said: "The iPhone's critical reason not to adopt VC is because of its reliability test results that cannot meet Apple's high requirements. Still, we are optimistic about the VC reliability improvement schedule and expect that at least high-end iPhone models would be equipped with VC in the near future".

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Apple's foldable iPhone: Ceramic Shield glass bends, but doesn't break

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jan 15 2021 9:52 PM CST

We all know Apple will have a foldable iPhone in the future, but when it does it can't be just yet another foldable smartphone -- it has to make an impact, something that every single person stands up and takes a look at.

Well, one of those things could be the use of "chemically strengthened Ceramic Shield folding glass" for their foldable iPhone according to Jon Presser on YouTube -- at about 10 minutes into the video. According to Presser, Apple is working on two foldable iPhone prototypes right now, and they're reportedly using this new folding glass technology.

Apple's first of two foldable iPhone prototypes is reportedly similar to Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2, while the other foldable iPhone prototype is a Galaxy Z Flip-style clamshell design. Where Apple will do it differently, is with a Reality Distortion Field that will power the new "chemically strengthened Ceramic Shield folding glass" for a technologically impressive foldable iPhone.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is peak smartphone... 2 weeks into 2021

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jan 15 2021 3:55 AM CST

Samsung has made its new Galaxy S21 family of smartphones official, with the new flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra being a truly king level smartphone with some incredible hardware at its fingertips.

We're looking at a large 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a WQHD+ resolution of 3200 x 1440 @ 515 PPI and an adaptive and beautifully smooth 120Hz refrsh rate with HDR10+ certification on top. Inside, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is powered by either Qualcomm's new flagship Snapdragon 888 or Samsung's own in-house Exynos 2100 processor.

Depending on the model, you're looking at 12GB or 16GB of RAM (up from 8GB inside of the normal Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ smartphones) while storage options include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. There is no microSD card slot on the new Galaxy S21 smartphones, with even the flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra missing out -- I'm sure it's going to be shifted over as a Galaxy Note exclusive in 2021.

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Samsung Galaxy SmartTag: you'll never lose your keys ever again

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jan 15 2021 3:33 AM CST

Samsung has just introduced the latest member of its Galaxy family of products, with the introduction of the new Galaxy SmartTag. Check it out:

The introduction of the new Galaxy SmartTag has been in the planning for a while, as it is controlled by the new SmartThings Find service that Samsung launched recently. Samsung's new Galaxy SmartTag uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology, and has a button that lets you start a pre-defined smart home routine -- turning on a light, or your air conditioning for example.

Samsung's new Galaxy SmartTag works just like a Tile tracker, pairing with your smartphone through the Samaung SmartThings app. You can search for the Galaxy SmartTag, and when you get close to whatever the tag is attached to -- a bag, keys, or even something like a Nintendo Switch -- you can tap your phone and the tag will make a noise so you can easily find it.

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LG's new Rollable smartphone has a 'unique resizable screen'

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jan 12 2021 6:59 AM CST

LG first began work on its now Rollable smartphone back when it was known as the "Explorer Project" experiments, but here we are: LG's new foldable smartphone competitor to Samsung's growing line of foldables.

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The new LG Rollable smartphone has what LG calls a "unique resizable screen" that extends the smartphone, turning it into a larger, more tablet-like display. The display slides in and out of its place, making the screen bigger when you need it. Reading a message? You might use the small screen, but replying to it? You might want to extend it to use the keyboard easier... or to watch a video on the bigger screen.

LG has confirmed it's branded the new roll-out smartphone as the Rollable, and will be releasing it later this year. We don't know the exact pricing just yet, but leaks have suggested that the upcoming LG Rollable smartphone will cost somewhere in the vicinity of $2350.

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Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ should be cheaper than predecessors

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jan 7 2021 10:29 PM CST

Samsung is about to reveal its next-gen Galaxy S21 series of smartphones, with new rumors that the company will be making their phones a bit cheaper than their predecessors.

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The latest news is coming from a Belgian carrier that says that it expects the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ smartphones will be cheaper than their predecessors in the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+. Meanwhile, the flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly cost a tad more than the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

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Samsung's flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra will run 120Hz at full QHD+ res

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jan 5 2021 11:31 PM CST

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 family of smartphones will be launched on January 14, with the flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra shaping up really, really well.

The flagship Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will have a 120Hz refresh rate and full QHD+ resolution, which you can have both enabled at the same time. Unlike the current flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra which forces you to choose either the native QHD+ resolution or 120Hz, you can't have both at the same time -- but you can on the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Samsung leaker @Universelce has now revealed the news with a screenshot explaining: "Galaxy S21 Ultra realizes WQHD+ resolution and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate can be turned on at the same time".

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OnePlus Nord N100 smartphone: 90Hz display, only costs $179

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jan 5 2021 11:02 PM CST

OnePlus is about to change the smartphone game in 2021 with the upcoming launch of its two new smartphones: the OnePlus Nord N10 5G flagship, and the Nord N100 value champion smartphone.

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Both of the new Nord smartphones rock 90Hz displays -- impressive considering the Nord N10 5G is $299 and the Nord N100 is just $179 -- yes, a $179 smartphone with a 90Hz display. This is normally a feature you'd get for $750-$1000+ but OnePlus is doing it starting at $179 in the US on January 15, 2021.

The new flagship OnePlus Nord N10 5G has a 6.49-inch 90Hz display and 30W fast-charging -- inside, it'll be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor, 6GB of RAM, 5G technology, four rear cameras, and more. The Nord N10 5G might have 5G, but it is limited to slower low and mid-band 5G in the US, with no support for mmWave 5G.

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