Today’s official news is absent. Leaks are too good today, and they start with OPPO. Right now, the Find X3 Pro has one of my favorite cameras on a smartphone for the year, and it looks like the company has another product in their pipeline with an interesting collaboration. According to a new report from Weibo, OPPO’s next flagship smartphone will come with 2 different 50MP IMX766 sensors from Sony. I know, just like the Find X3 Pro, so nothing special. Apparently, the company is partnering with Kodak on this phone, and it seems like it pays homage to the classic Kodak 35 you are seeing right now. The tipster claims the idea here is to have a 50MP main sensor and another 50MP shooter for the ultra-wide camera like the Find X3 Pro to ensure consistency. As with the other cameras, Find X3 Pro continues to be spelled with the same 13MP 2X Tele and 3MP microscope camera. This means either Oppo is working on a Kodak phone or Kodak is working on this future phone, much like Hasselblad is working with OnePlus. I just hope this collaboration works better than this one. Let’s switch to Apple for a couple of segments. We’ll focus on Macs in this case. We actually have 2 reports here, so let’s start with what we’re getting this year as we’re still expecting these M1X MacBooks. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple will likely unveil its new MacBook Pro series with mini-LED backlights in October or November this year, with total shipments estimated at 4 million units for that year. The report doesn’t give exact details, but we expect these to be the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros from Apple Silicon. These should supposedly bring some minor design changes, but a ton of new ports, including an SD card reader, an HDMI port, and the return of MagSafe for charging. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about iMacs. We’re currently waiting for a high-end iMac as Cupertino just updated the base model, but now we have some new patents on what the future might be and it’s weird. Those patents show an iMac with a curved glass body that offers an almost frameless display considering it still has a chin, but this one has a purpose. It brings the keyboard and trackpad built into that curved chin. Oh, and you get a cheese grater design on the back too, which will most likely help with thermals. Of course, there’s no evidence that it will ever hit the market, but it’s an interesting take on the all-in-one, but even if my eyes are fully on this M1X at the moment. And while we’re talking about Apple, let’s switch to iPhones as September 14 approaches. We have a new set of “Last Minute Leaks” from Max Weinbach that give us more details about the features we can expect this year. For starters, he mentions that the price tags will remain the same this year and that the mini version can offer an additional hour of battery life. Speaking of batteries: The 13 Pro Max will have an 18 to 20 percent larger battery than last year. The 13 and 13 Pro will continue to use the same components as the 12 series, but can still pack a 10 percent larger battery. He claims that the 13 Pro may have worse battery life than the regular 13 because of the 120 Hz display. When it comes to these displays, Pro Motion will now throttle to 60 Hz when the power saving mode is activated. Now about the cameras, Weinbach claims that the 13 Pro Max will continue to offer exclusive features, as it did last year. The camera sensors of all models will be able to receive at least 15 percent more light, with the ultra-wide sensor receiving the largest increase, which can receive 40 percent more light. Another feature we expect is portrait video, and it looks like this is being achieved by electronic image stabilization thanks to a mode called Warp which tries to keep your subject in the center of the picture and then uses OIS to to achieve additional effects. Seems like this FaceTime trick on the iPad Pro honestly. Night mode now detects when there are stars in your image and adapts to them, and we can expect better color science for night mode in general too. So yeah, a lot of refinement, but all of these changes are welcome, even if nothing is really what I would call great. Finally, for today’s hottest news, let’s put the spotlight on Samsung and the Galaxy Note, but keep it right there, it’s not for the reasons you think. Yes, I know it’s been a while since we’ve talked about everyone’s favorite Galaxy, and I don’t think you will like this review either. In case you’re not familiar with the goings-on, Sammy decided to skip the grade this year to focus on their foldable objects, but there was still speculation that we might get a grade or some other launch plan this year. Now we have a new tweet from Ice Universe showing off Samsung’s various name brands and the notice is missing. On the screenshot you can see the Galaxy S, Z, M and A series with the note nowhere to be found. If you think about it, it makes sense considering the S Pen is now available on the S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. And since then, the latest Z-series with S-Pen support has been a success for Samsung with over 900K pre-orders in South Korea alone .. That makes sense. Even so, there are still fans filing Change.org petitions with nearly 50,000 signatures to bring the Galaxy Note back. And here’s the thing, this doesn’t mean the Note Series will never come back, it just destroys hope that we’ll get one soon. One of the biggest complaints with other S-Pen-enabled devices so far is the fact that there isn’t a slot for the S-Pen and it lacks the classic, square-shaped Note design that people love.
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A former bilingual teacher who left the classrooms to join the Pocketnow team as news editors and content creators for the Spanish audience. An artist by nature who enjoys video games, guitars, action figures, cooking, painting, drawing, and good music.