Samsung has announced its top-tier integrated mobile chipset for 2021, the 5nm Exynos 2100. As has been the case for the past several years, the silicon is expected to appear in next-generation Galaxy flagship devices in certain regions where the Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm won't be seen.
5G isn't just for Samsung's pricey flagship phones; the company has been trickling the tech down to its A-series phones as well. The Galaxy A32 will be the latest in the lineup to get 5G, and it'll also be the cheapest. WinFuture has published a collection of press renders showing the A32 in all its glory, and it looks decent for the most part.
The original Moto G pioneered the mid-range phone space, and subsequent released have offered at least respectable value. After a few stumbles, we quite liked last year's Moto G Power and G Stylus. A new generation of budget Moto phones launch this very month, and three of them are Moto G phones. There are new, more powerful versions of the G Power and G Stylus, as well as a G Play priced at just $170. If you want to step up from the G, Motorola also has the new Motorola One 5G Ace, which is its cheapest 5G phone yet at $400.
Xiaomi has a bad habit of re-releasing slightly different variants of extremely similar phones for different markets, and it looks like the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is the latest device in for this treatment. Today, the company revealed a strikingly similar Mi 10i tailored for the Indian market, coming with a 108MP primary camera, a 6.67-inch display, and the Snapdragon 750G.
Qualcomm makes plenty of powerful chips for all kinds of smartphones, but its latest processor has got an eye out for budget phones in particular, hoping to bring them some substantial upgrades. A successor to last year's Snapdragon 460, the Snapdragon 480 claims not only big performance boosts, but is also the first 4-series chipset to offer 5G capabilities.
Hoping to upgrade to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone next year? If not, you may be formulating plans after you hear about how the company is prioritizing the development of its future slabs: mobile chief TM Roh has hinted at cheaper foldables and, perhaps, S Pens across more phones.
Discovery, the name behind broadcast brands like the Food Network and Animal Planet, has announced that it will launch a non-fiction streaming catalogue of more than 2,500 programs called Discovery+ starting January 4. In the U.S., Verizon customers who sign onto new home and wireless internet plans will get up to 12 months of viewing for free.
At a livestreamed event this morning, budget brand Realme unveiled its latest smartphone in the form of the Realme 7 5G. While it looks almost indistinguishable from the Realme 7 Pro that launched last month, the 7 5G is far from the same phone on the inside. The most obvious difference is that this handset packs a 5G chipset, making it one of the cheapest phones on the market with next-gen networking capabilities.
The OnePlus 8T is only a few weeks old, but a deal on the device has already popped up online. B&H Photo's deal of the day offers up an unlocked, 128GB OnePlus 8T plus a pair of OnePlus Buds — all for the price of $629. That's a great deal on a 5G-compatible device with dual-SIM capabilities and some high-quality Bluetooth buds.