A little over half a decade ago, OnePlus spear headed the introduction of the value flagship segment. The premise was straight forward. Offer top-tier specs at a price that’s affordable to a much wider set of buyers. But in recent years with a constant trajectory up the pricing ladder, OnePlus has lost the exact same plot which made them what they are today. https://worldgraphics20.com/2020/12/25/best-samsung-galaxy-s21-official-reveal/
when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20FE a few months ago, it kind of stole OnePlus’s market taking every advantage they had inthis value flagship segment. But it seems that may change with the OnePlus9. It sounds like OnePlus is going to do almost the same thing Samsung did with the Galaxy S20 FE which is to retain a high-end chip and features but ditch some of the over kill specs and unneeded design choices. https://worldgraphics20.com/2020/12/24/best-galaxy-s21-ultra-first-samsung-phone-to-have-this/
According to Android Central, OnePlus will launch three OnePlus 9 devices, those are OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9 Lite. OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will feature the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset while OnePlus 9 Lite will have the Snapdragon 865 SoC that you seen on this year’s flagship phones. Yes, the Snapdragon 865 maybe a year old at this point but it still offers blazing fast performance and great battery life. And honestly, it should be more than enough for at least a few years to come. https://worldgraphics20.com/2020/12/23/best-oneplus-nord-new-features-unboxing-comparison-and-review/
Android Central reports that the OnePlus 9 could be priced at around $780 – $800 while the 9 Pro will be around $1000. So OnePlus could be eying at a sub $600 price tag for the OnePlus 9 Lite to better compete with the Galaxy S20 FE as well as the Pixel5, the two devices dominating this price range. To make this happen, OnePlus is expected to cut corners in the materials used to make the device. https://worldgraphics20.com/2020/12/23/how-to-lock-apps-on-android/
Specifically, it could have a plastic back instead of glass. And unlike the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro which are getting new camera modules, the OnePlus 9 Lite could feature the same camera sensoras the OnePlus 8T. The display will surely be 90Hz instead of120 with a FHD+ resolution. Essentially expect a lot of hardware similarities with the OnePlus 8T except there will be a down grade in the screen refresh rate and the back panel material. https://worldgraphics20.com/2020/10/26/digital-and-technology-trends-in-wedding-entertainment-2020/
Anyway, remember this Facebook post from Samsung where they mocked Apple for not including a basic necessity such as a charger with the iPhone 12. Well, that post has now been deleted by Samsung and when you try to click that link you’ll get this page saying that it’s been deleted which further confirms that Samsung is indeed not going to provide the charger as well as the headphones with the Galaxy S21’s box which sucks, to be honest.
But not at all surprised that this is happening, I mean I said the same day when we first heard the rumors that Apple is going to remove the charger from the iPhone 12’s box that Samsung and other Android counter parts will do the same. Well, it’s happening and it’s about time other companies will also shamelessly follow this including OnePlus.
Galaxy S21 Update – Galaxy S20 FE Interesting Chipset Option
There’s still a long way for Samsung to launchthe Galaxy S21 handsets, February to be exact but leaks and rumors about the handset are already underway. A few days ago we learned the battery capacity of the Galaxy S21 Plus and it was 4800mAh an improvement compared to the 4500mAh on the Galaxy S20 Plus.
Today, we have the battery capacity of the Galaxy S21, the smallest of the bunch. According to the latest 3C certification, the S21 will have a rated battery capacity of 3880mAh, but there’s a difference between rated and typical, what we get in consumer devices is the typical battery and it’s going to be 4000mAh.
So basically, Samsung is not offering any improvement in the battery capacity over the Galaxy S20. But wait, same battery size doesn’t mean thatthe battery life is going to be the same as well. Because next year’s processors are going to be built on 5nm nodes compared to 7nm of this year’s flagship processors. Next year’s chipsets are going to be efficient while delivering more power, so expect battery life on the Galaxy S21 to be better than the S20.
Now, there’s no info about the battery size of the Galaxy S21 Ultra but there are some unconfirmed rumors that it’s also going to remain the same as the S20 Ultra at 5000mAh. I’ll keep you posted when I hear more about it. But interestingly, the listing for battery capacities for S21 and S21 Plus shows that the battery won’t be manufactured by Samsung. Instead, they will outsource it from a Chinese company named Ningde amperex technology.
Anyway, the S21 will have Snapdragon 875 and Exynos 1000, the latter won’t get the AMD graphics. Reportedly it has been delayed until 2022. The Galaxy S21 is also expected to get a built-inS Pen support, I hope this doesn’t mean they are totally getting rid of the Galaxy Note line. The camera on the S21 Ultra will remain 108MP but it’s going to an improved version.
Finally, whether or not it will have an under-display camera technology is still unknown but rest assured I’ll keep you posted. Complete specifications of the Galaxy S20FE have been leaked and it shed information about the processor Samsung is equipping inthis handset. The S20 FE will be available in 5G and 4G.
Interestingly the 5G version will use Snapdragon 865 while the 4G S20 FE will use Exynos 990. The display size is 6.5″ 1080p Plus super AMOLED and the refresh rate is 120Hz more than the base Note 20. The battery is 4500mAh, 15W of fast charging, in-display fingerprint scanner, UFS 3.1 storage, and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The camera specs include 12MP, 12MP, and 8MParray for wide, ultrawide, and telephoto. The images that you see are the official ones and will be launched in these colors. Samsung is expected to launch this handset either at the end of this month or next month.