Samsung’s Galaxy S21 will reportedly launch in January 2021

Samsung’s next flagship Smartphone lineup, the Galaxy S21 series, will launch globally on January 14th. Although, Android Authority reports this as the global launch date, Samsung HQ has yet to confirm it. Full pricing for the lineup is yet to be announced. Along with confirming the launch plans, the new report has also revealed some of the upcoming handsets’ specs. They’ll apparently be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 2100 processor, and the three models will be available in the following colours: gray, pink, purple, and white for the S21; pink, purple, silver and black for the S21 Plus; and black and silver for the S21 Ultra. The S21 Ultra will have a 108-megapixel main sensor, alongside two additional 10-megapixel sensors. Earlier, we got an early look at the phones through a series of leaked teaser trailers, which show off their redesigned camera bumps. A report said that each of the phones will come with 120Hz displays, and will have screens ranging from 6.2 to 6.8-inches in size. Internally, they’ll have batteries ranging in size from 4,000-5,000 mAh, and will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor in regions that don’t use Samsung’s own processors.

Google rolling out the last update for Pixel 2

After three years of support, the Pixel 2 has received its last update from Google: a delayed November security patch going out to the devices this month, as noted by Android Central. Google’s device support schedule indicates that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren’t guaranteed security updates after October 2020. Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in October 2017. The two devices were identical in every way except size, and they earned plenty of praise for their somewhat groundbreaking camera. Google was early to really lean into camera software and computational photography, and the results showed in the Pixel 2 – its single rear-facing camera was in many ways ahead of the multi-camera-toting competition. Aside from a highly capable camera and an overall likable design, it wasn’t without its troubles. The Pixel 2 XL’s screen suffered some well-documented woes, including a tendency toward a blue colour cast when viewed at slightly off angles. Shortcomings aside, the 2 and 2 XL will be best remembered as the smart phones that put truly incredible image processing capabilities into your pocket.