HP has announced that they re coming up with two new ChromeOS-based machines which are Chromebook X2 11 and the Chromebase AIO computer. Chromebook brings compact notebook experience with 11-inch touchscreen display to everyone. Chromebase has got a screen that can rotate from portrait to landscape and vice versa.
Here are the two new computers
HP Chomebook X2 11:
HP Chromebook X2 11 is a detectable laptop that supports tablet mode. This laptop has got an 11-inch touchscreen display with 3:2 aspect ratio as well as a 2160×1440 resolution panel. It has been equipped with a magnetic keyboard and a kickstand that lets the users to set the Chromebook in tablet and laptop mode. It has been powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor and it is available with 4G LTE support (Optional). The battery life of X2 11 is 11 hours and it has been equipped with 64GB and 128GB variants. It has been equipped with 8GB RAM and when it comes to cameras it has got an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front camera. It has also got USB-C ports as well as an SD card reader and finger print reader.
HP Chromebase AIO:
HP Chromebase AIO has been equipped with a 21.5-inch FHD screen that can rotate from landscape to portrait and vice versa and can tilt back 20 degrees. It has got an aluminium chassis and has got a dual 5W speakers, two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports. It has has also got a 5MP camera for video calling and a headphone jack. It has been powered by Intel Pentium Gold processor or 10th Gen Intel Core i3 chip. It comes with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
Apple has filed a patent which suggests that the future MacBooks could be equipped with Apple Pencil along with a compartment above the keyboard in order to store it. The new design replaces a large touch bar with a smaller one on the right while using real state in order to house Apple Pencil.
The new design provides a good idea of how design could look like if and when it is implemented finally. This is still not official at the moment and we may see some changes in it when it finally launches. It is not necessary that the design and patent gets implemented in the real product as it has happened with loads of patents.
Apple has recently added mini-LED display panels on the MacBook Pro. There are no reports which suggests that Apple plans to add touch-screen capabilities to MacBooks anytime soon. Now the question is whether there is a competitive market for MacBooks with touch-capabilities as well as Apple Pencil considering Apple’s iPad Pro is more powerful than ever. It is very heartening to see that Apple has a plan of Apple Pencil-bearing MacBook.
Apple is going to launch a brand new wearable along with iPhone 13 series at the launch event in September. With the new smartwatch the company is expecting to improve the functionality as well as capability over Apple Watch Series 6. the last wearable from Apple i.e. Apple Watch Series 6 ans Apple Watch SE were the biggest launches in September 2020 till iPhone 12 series launched after a month.
According to some rumors the Apple Watch 7 could be a bit thicker overall but it won’t be noticeable to the users. But according to some leaks it would be 1.7mm thinner which is considered as a decent thickness decrease. Apple is also considering some new color options for Series 7 and it may be green aluminum shade. IN 2020, Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 6 in blue aluminum. It will feature an upgraded S7 chip that could be double-sided technology in order to cut down on it’s size.
The clones of Apple Watch Series 7 have hinted new design which is Apple’s first for the wearables since Apple Watch Series 4 that was launched in 2018. the clones show new language with flat display as well as flatter sides. The display of the upcoming Apple Watch is also bigger than it’s predecessors. Apple may also add some more watchfaces that will put larger screen to better use. Apple is also also expected to improve the internal specifications of new Apple Watch like it may include a faster processor inside the watch.
Samsung has recently announced that Galaxy S21 FE will be out soon. Samsung Galaxy S21 Fe which is the toned-down version of Samsung Galaxy 21 will succeed S20 FE from 2020. it will be aiming at bringing flagship performance as well as the features. This smartphone was supposed to launch alongside the Z-series devices i.e. Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 but could not because of chip shortage. This phone will now be launched on 8th September.
Unlike the Z series phones we have lots of information about Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. This phone is expected to be equipped with a 6.4-inch and a 120Hz display. When it comes to camera, this phone will be equipped with a 12MP front camera and a triple rear camera with 32MP main sensor along with a 12MP ultrawide as well as an 8MP telephoto sensor. It will be empowered with a 4,370mAh battery. It will have 8GB RAM as well as 128GB storage. It may feature a MicroSD slot and it will be available various color variants like White, Gray, Green, Blue and Violet. This smartphone will compete with base iPhone 12 variants which is also expected to launch in September.
Fitbit Charge 5 is the latest fitness tracker that has brought one of the most prominent changes to the most famous Charge family. It has got rid of the straight symmetrical look and has come up with rounded appearance and it is the first Charge wearable with color AMOLED display.
The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and the display is 10% bigger than before. It is also brighter than before with 45 nits which is up from Chrage 4’s 200 nits which means now you can see it better under the sun. it has got the option to display on at all the times. The new Infinity Bands are more comfortable for the workouts compared to the old watches. Charge 5 has also been equipped with many sensors which include skin temperature sensor and an EDA sensor that allows you to track stress levels. It has also been equipped with an ECG feature and by just touching the metal frame for 30 seconds will show you an Atrial Fibrillation reading. Fitbit Charge 5 has also got a heart rate sensor which can calculate Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Resting Heart Rate (RHR). It has also got a blood oxygen saturation monitor (SpO2)it’s battery life is up to 7 days but continuous GPS use will bring it down to 5 days. Within 2 hours the battery will be fully charged. Fitbit Charge 5 is water resistant and you can swim with it for up to 50 meters. It has also got a GPS receiver to track your outdoor activities and provide navigation. The starting price of Fitbit Charge 5 is $180 and is available for pre-orders in different market all around the world.
Apple’s iPhone 13 is expected to launch in September 2021 and as the date is coming closer, more details about the phone’s specifications are coming out. Reports are coming out that the iPhone event could be held on 14th of September. Meanwhile AirPods 3 which was about to launch with iPhone 13 series, could now make an appearance at a separate event later in September. It has also been reported that Apple could hold multiple events through September for many expected launches which also include AirPods 3, iPad Mini and a new Apple Watch.
Apple’s iPhone 13 series is expected to launch on four different variants like iPhone 12 series i.e. iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. These phones are expected to feature 5.4 inch, 6.1 inch and 6.7 inch screens. This series is also expected to feature Apple A15 Bionic chip as is custom with new iPhones every year. Some expected modifications include a smaller notch, enhanced cameras and a higher refresh rate support.
WhatsApp is not coming slow as it is now adding loads of new features to it’s messaging app in order to enhance the user experience. WhatsApp will soon get message reactions. Apps like Twitter and Instagram have already got the message reaction feature for its users. Now WhatsApp is all set to get this feature. This feature will let you react to the messages with emoji icons which are pretty much similar to how you react to different posts on Facebook.
On Instagram, you need to long-press on a message and then select from any emojis that will pop-up. Once you have selected the one of your choice, the person whose message you have replied will get a notification for the same reaction. It is expected that WhatsApp will introduce this feature in a same manner. It is still not confirmed that whether the choice of emojis will be different from Instagram and Facebook or will it be similar. According to some reports the users who are using outdated version of WhatsApp won’t be able to use this feature. WhatsApp will alert every time someone will send a reaction to the ones who are using an outdated version. This feature will be introduced first for the Android users.