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Week 45 in review: Galaxy S21 trio due January 2021, Apple Silicon event official

Welcome to another week’s recap. Let’s start with the first Snapdragon 875 benchmark, which shows Qualcomm’s next chip beating the 865 and Huawei’s Kirin 9000 in Master Lu. The CPU score of the 875 is 13% better than the 865, while the GPU score is about the same.

The Snapdragon 875 will become official next month. It will have a 1+3+4 CPU with the prime core being the Cortex-X1 custom core, running at up to 2.84GHz.

OnePlus unveiled the Cyberpunk 2077 Edition of its 8T smartphone in China. It goes on sale on November 11, piced at CNY 3,999 (CNY 300 more than the regular 8T). Outside of its thematic design, the Cyberpunk 2077 edition is the same as the OnePlus 8T.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series will likely come out early in 2021, according to reputable insider Jon Prosser. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly become official on January 14, then go on to launch on January 29.

Apple announced its final 2020 event for November 10. The One More Thing event will be all about Apple Silicon and we expect three ARM-powered Macs – the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13 and MacBook Pro 16. We’ll be covering the event so stay tuned.

Samsung unveiled its W21 5G for China. It’s a more premium Galaxy Z Fold2 for the local market. It shares the specs and screens, but the exterior has a gold color with a striped finish, a dual-SIM card and 512GB of storage by default. The W21 costs CNY 20,000 – CNY 3,000 more than the Galaxy Z Fold2.

Those were the key stories of the week. See you next one!

Snapdragon 875 CPU beats Kirin 9000 in latest benchmark, but the GPUs are evenly matched

These results are based on a Master Lu benchmark run on an S875 engineering device (vs. a Huawei Mate 40 Pro).


OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition announced

Custom themes, icons, live wallpapers and a protective case are included too.


Huawei's nova 8 SE's design is strongly reminiscent of the iPhone 12, live photos reveal

We can see the phone in white and blue.


Samsung Galaxy S21 trio coming on January 14, report claims

We’re going to see three phones with at least six different color options.


Micromax IN Note 1 and IN 1B unveiled as brand returns to India

Prices begin from INR6,999 and go up to INR12,999.


Three new Redmi 9s coming this month, one to have 108MP camera

No Redmi Note 10s for now.


Huawei Mate 40 RS teardown reveals self-developed memory chip

According to unofficial reports from China, Huawei’s SFS 1.0 storage doubles UFS 3.1 read and write speeds.


Apple to announce ARM-powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13 and 16 at Nov 10 event

Supposedly three new MacBooks with ARM chips will be announced.


Samsung unveils W21 5G - a more premium Galaxy Z Fold2 for China

The phone will be sold in partnership with China Telecom, pre-orders start at 20:20 local time.


WhatsApp introduces disappearing messages, new  storage management tool

The update is for Android and iOS.


Apple announces November 10 event for

Rumor has it this is when we get to see the first Macbooks with Apple silicon inside.


First Snapdragon 875 leaked specs reveal Cortex-X1 core

The 5 nm chipset will bring one 2.84 GHz main core, three units at 2.42 GHz, and four at 1.8 GHz.


Samsung Galaxy S21 case images confirm polarizing new design

The S21 Ultra was also spotted on the NFC certification database.


Nokia 10 PureView rumored to come with Snapdragon 875 and Sapphire glass display

It’s in the early phase of development and is expected to arrive in H2 2021.


Next Mi Mix to arrive in 2021, some impressive specs rumored

The phone will have a folding screen of QHD resolution, 200W fast-charging.


Nokia 6300 4G and 8000 4G detailed: KaiOS-powered takes on the classics

The 8000 4G will be based on 8800 models like the Gold Arte, but will come in other colors too.


LG's rollable smartphone could be called LG Rollable

The company has filed for a trademark for that very descriptive name.


Huawei is building a new chip factory to circumvent US ban

It will start with 45nm chipsets, eventually moving to 20nm in 2022 for its 5G base stations.


A new Redmi Note 9 with 120Hz display and adaptive refresh rate is coming

Likely the same handset that’s rumored to have a 108MP camera.


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