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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 12 BOE Displays: FAILING Already?(video)

We have a new sales event from Best Buy, as well as more deals from Amazon

Deals. Best Buy just started a 3 day sale on Apple products for this weekend. Starting off with the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro which is $200 off for certain models like the 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD variant, leaving it at $1799. The last 15.4in MacBook Pro is up to $1050 off, leaving the Intel Core i9, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD for $3099. Best Buy also has deals on MacBook Airs and more. Moving on to Amazon, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is $130 off for the Black variant, leaving it at $320 shipped. We also have deals on Marshall’s and Beats headphones and more.

Take a look at these hands-on images of the HTC Desire 20 Pro

We’ve been getting a lot of leaks for HTC’s upcoming device and now we have some hands-on pictures from Mr. Evan Blass. These pictures match the previous schematics we had as well as the teaser the company posted earlier this week. It shows an interesting color variant, kind of like the ones on the HTC U12 but this one is a tone of gray instead of blue. We see the triple camera array at the back as well as the physical fingerprint scanner. The leaked specs for this phone include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6GB of RAM and this will be HTC’s first phone running Android 10 out of the box.

It seems that a new Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite is on the way

Back at CES, Samsung revealed their new Lite variants for the Note 10 and the S10. According to a new SamMobile report, the S20 will be getting the same treatment. The Galaxy S20 Lite is apparently under development with the model numbers SM-G780 and SM-G781 for the US and Global variants. The global variant will apparently lack 5G capabilities but the US variant will support 5G. It’s also expected to bring at least 128GB of storage and it will run Android 10 with One UI 2.5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will come with a flat screen

We have a new tweet from Ice Universe that shows off some cases for the Galaxy Note 20. Both of these are for the regular Note 20 and not for the Note 20 Plus and they show off that flat display that we’re expecting which was confirmed by Ice Universe a couple of days ago. In the Weibo post, he also claims that the Note 20 will enter mass production very soon.

Apple may give us a 12-inch MacBook with an Arm-based processor

Apple will reportedly announce at WWDC that they will be moving on from Intel chips to ARM-based Macs. We have a new leak from Twitter which we should take with a grain of salt, but it actually makes sense. On the Reddit post, Fudge said that based on tidbits from supply chain sources and reports, Apple might bring back the 12-inch MacBook to be the first model with these ARM chips. He details the road Apple has gone through to, to get to these ARM processors, starting back in 2014 by adding the T1 and T2 security chips. This launch with the new MacBook would start a new phase in this project which is basically Project Catalyst which allows Mac apps to work on the iPad. According to the post they are still working on perfecting the Infamous Butterfly Keyboard for it to be on this new model. It would bring the same design from the MacBook and the processor would be of 8-12 cores. Apple is reportedly making three tiers of A14X chips and we expect this rumored Mac to bring the lower tier. The Reddit post is actually a great read (we’ll link it down below) and it goes along with my speculation yesterday on Apple bringing this MacBook back to get started with the ARM processors.

BOE is allegedly having quality issues with iPhone 12 OLED displays

Yesterday we covered how BOE had failed Samsung’s first round of testing for Galaxy S21 display. Now, a new report from this morning claims that they failed Apple’s as well. This report mentions that they will be submitting new batches to both companies and it is not clear whether these are an initial test run or the actual stock that was planned to be on the iPhone 12. Cupertino is expecting 45M panels from BOE and it’s not clear if it will be affected from the pandemic, besides the quality issues. Due to that we don’t know if Apple will remain with BOE after the new batch they submit but if not, they might go to Samsung or LG which was moved to their third supplier for these BOE displays.

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