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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Leaks in Detailed Shots, Will Come in Black

By Radu Iorga

As you probably know already, Microsoft has a special Surface event scheduled on October 2nd and while the Surface Phone will definitely be a no show, there’s still room for other announcements. One of them may be the one of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, which has just leaked.

The device seems to keep the same design basically and also the same ports, but there will be a new black version to replace the Graphite Gold one. Changes will also happen inside, as consumers and experts predict an upgrade to the 8th gen Intel Core processors. We also expect a bit of extra RAM. The Windows 10 October 2018 Update should also come during the same time frame as the new Surface Laptop.

The event happens on October 2nd in New York City, at 4:00 PM ET. One also expects a new Surface Studio, overdue for an upgrade and new Surface Pro models, accessories like the Dial, Pen and Surface Mouse to get bumped up too. Surface Laptop was a very slick and slim machine, so sleek that it’s no wonder the successor’s design is the same. The newcomer will have the same 13.5 inch PixelSense display, aluminum case and keyboard covered with Alcantara fabric.

 

A generous touchpad should be in the mix, while the bulk of the ports should be on the left side. Expect an SD card slot, USB Type-C port maybe (not very likely), a processor up to Intel Core i7 ultra low voltage, 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage. The screen will have a 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution and Surface Pen compatibility.

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Samsung Teases Foldable Smartphone for Late 2018 Debut

By James A.

After debuting the Galaxy Note 9 and speculating on the Galaxy A midrangers, that are going to get higher end features come 2019, Samsung has set its sights on foldables. The South Korean firm has teased a new foldable smartphone for launch later this year.

Samsung’s prototypes of foldables, OLED machines, Youm units and other attempts date as far as 2012, so they’ve been at it for a long while. CNBC quotes Samsung CEO, DJ Koh, who claimed that the device will be unveiled during the company’s developer conference from November. It’s very likely just a prototype or a special edition, that will just be sold in South Korea.

Previously we’ve heard about only 100k units being made available for starters. Samsung is said to be preparing a bendable phone within the Galaxy Note line. They had experiments before, like the Galaxy Note Edge, or the ill fated Galaxy Round. We have reported about and covered a large number of Samsung patents, that went back and forth between vertical and horizontal formats for the foldables.

Some of them open up like books or newspapers, others are merely glorified clamshells. The core is to make a tablet-sized device fit into the pocket by folding it. Samsung may include a 7 inch screen on the newcomer and maybe inaugurate the oft rumored Galaxy F device.

Expect the product to fold in half like a wallet.

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) Legit Renders Leaked, Courtesy of @OnLeaks

By Radu Iorga

As usual @OnLeaks and mysmartprice are on the case, when it comes to devices that have yet to be launched. This time it’s the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) we’re talking about and the sources have managed to somehow score some legit renders via CAD files and even a video was created. We have info about the device’s traits and size below.

Apple already has an event confirmed for September 12th, where they’ll unveil the 3 new iPhones and the 12.9 inch iPad Pro, as well as a smaller iPad Pro, possibly a 10.5 inch or 11 inch one. Sources claim that the designs and some minor details may change, so these renders aren’t 100% guaranteed to be accurate. For starters, the iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) looks quite a bit different compared to the predecessor.

There’s no Home button and the bezels are narrower, even though not as narrow as one would expect. We don’t see any notch here, although we should get some sort of Face ID integration. The body is still all meta and the main camera protrudes a bit and also shocks because it has an LED flash. According to the source, the device lacks a 3.5 mm audio jack, but it has 4 speaker grilles at each corner, in order to deliver kickass acoustics.

 

The dimensions for the product have been revealed: 280.6 x 215 x 5.85 mm, with the waistline going to 7.77 mm if you also include the rear camera bump. The integration of the Smart Connector on the center back of the device is a decision made because the Face ID thing wasn’t working properly in landscape, so a portrait orientation was a bit forced here. When you’re mounting the tablet on the Smart Keyboard cover you will be forced to go with a vertical orientation.

The device is rumored to have an Apple A12X CPU, with 7 nm technology, 4 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. There’s also Face ID as the singular biometrics authentication method. We’ll find out more on September 12th, when Apple unveils this thing.

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Apple Working With New Stylus Suppliers; Fresh Rumors About iPhone Styli Appear

By Radu Iorga

Today’s news about Apple concerns accessories, or better said the stylus. The Apple Pencil has been rumored to come to the iPhone for a bit now and today we learn that Apple has new partners and suppliers in this area.

The Apple Pencil has been working with the iPad Pro for a few years and got support for the cheaper 2018 iPad this year. A report from Economic Daily News from China shows that Apple approved a new stylus supplier from Taiwan. The report claims that the company (Elan) is going to supply touch and pen related chips for the two new iPhone X handsets this year. Those are supposed to be the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Plus, according to the latest naming patterns leaked.

Using a stylus with a 6.5 inch iPhone makes sense, but it’ll be a bit odd on a 5.8 incher. If you ask me, I’m reading more into this partnership than just iPhone action. We’ve been hearing about a new generation of stylus for months now and we’ve also seen a patent that concerns its tip. We could be getting ready for an Apple Pencil 2.0 right about now. The Pencil could stand for being slimmer, offer even more levels of pressure and get some buttons.

We take everything with a grain of salt at the moment, but since screen panels keep evolving, it’s not out of this world to see an iPhone with a stylus. Speaking of which, the next gen iPhones are less than a month away from being announced.

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iPad Pro 2018 Partially Reveals Schematics, With a Mysterious “Button” at the Back

By Radu Iorga

This Fall’s lineup of iPads is surely mysterious, as it hasn’t received as many leaks as expected. All we had were fan renders and some mentions of a notch and True Depth. Today @OnLeaks is on the case getting an iPad Pro 2018 schematic with new stuff to behold.

Last we heard, the info from last week pointed towards an iPad Pro 2018 without audio jack and also with very narrow bezels. The CAD file shown in this article shows a mystery elliptical element at the back of the device, which we can’t exactly associate with anything. It could be a new dock connector, a replacement for the Smart Connector of sorts. It’s weird to see it placed so close to the Lightning port to be honest.

I can also speculate it could be something else, something like a special wireless charger that juices up an Apple Watch or iPhone, using the tablet’s energy. How cool would that be? Anyway, the new iPad with notch is expected to come in September with minimal bezels, Face ID, extra RAM, a new CPU and new accessories. An Apple Pencil 2 would also be welcome, in case it’s ready in time.

With 3 new iPhones, at least one new tablet and a variety of PCs, Apple sure has a big event planned for September.

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