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!
These results are based on a Master Lu benchmark run on an S875 engineering device (vs. a Huawei Mate 40 Pro).
Custom themes, icons, live wallpapers and a protective case are included too.
We can see the phone in white and blue.
We're going to see three phones with at least six different color options.
Prices begin from INR6,999 and go up to INR12,999.
No Redmi Note 10s for now.
According to unofficial reports from China, Huawei's SFS 1.0 storage doubles UFS 3.1 read and write speeds.
Supposedly three new MacBooks with ARM chips will be announced.
The phone will be sold in partnership with China Telecom, pre-orders start at 20:20 local time.
The update is for Android and iOS.
Rumor has it this is when we get to see the first Macbooks with Apple silicon inside.
The 5 nm chipset will bring one 2.84 GHz main core, three units at 2.42 GHz, and four at 1.8 GHz.
The S21 Ultra was also spotted on the NFC certification database.
It's in the early phase of development and is expected to arrive in H2 2021.
The phone will have a folding screen of QHD resolution, 200W fast-charging.
The 8000 4G will be based on 8800 models like the Gold Arte, but will come in other colors too.
The company has filed for a trademark for that very descriptive name.
It will start with 45nm chipsets, eventually moving to 20nm in 2022 for its 5G base stations.
Likely the same handset that's rumored to have a 108MP camera.