Last year this time, it was supposed to be all doom and gloom for Apple. There were reports about the iPhones XS, XS Max and XR not doing well and the Cupertino-based tech giant was ‘struggling’, according to most analysts. Now, an analyst says that the turnaround of Apple has been CEO Tim Cook’s “finest hour.” A report by CultofMac quotes Dan Ives, an analyst with Wedbush, who says that Apple had a “historic year” in 2019 and is set to have a great 2020 as well.
The CultofMac report cites an investor note by Ives, where he wrote, “A year ago Cupertino was facing major Herculean-like challenges around lagging China demand, tariff escalation on the horizon, increasing competition on smartphones, and trailing Samsung and others in the key 5G race,” Ives writes. He further said that investors thought that Apple’s growth story was over.
Ives says that Cook turned it around with critical decisions like settling long-standing dispute with Qualcomm, acquiring Intel’s modem business for a billion dollars, carefully managing to ‘sort’ the China problem, and of course, the launch of iPhone 11.
For 2020, Ives is overtly optimistic for Apple as he says that, “To this point, we believe 200 million units could be the starting point for 5G Apple smartphone demand as roughly 350 million iPhones within the 900 million installed base of Cupertino are currently in the window of an upgrade opportunity.”
Clearly, Ives believes that a 5G iPhone could be a definite game changer for Apple. He also says that Apple will continue to see more growth in China particularly with Huawei still struggling with its various issues in the smartphone industry.
Apple, as per several rumours and leaks, is set to launch as many as five iPhones in 2020. Reports have indicated that the first iPhone of the year will be a really affordable variant, which is being touted as the successor to the iPhone SE.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series is going official in just a few short weeks and this week we’ve learned pretty much all there is to learn about the entire collection. Today, another Galaxy S20 leak details the full specs on all three main models.
What’s familiar with all three variants? Samsung is using a centered punch-hole design with a 20:9, 3200x1440p 120Hz AMOLED panel of varying sizes. All three variants also share Android 10 pre-installed, IP68 water resistance, 128GB of base storage with microSD, and, at least with these variants, an Exynos 990 chipset. In most regions, though, we’re expecting a Snapdragon 865. This spec sheet doesn’t mention RAM, but previous rumors place the Ultra with up to 16GB.
What’s different? Let’s talk about the standard Galaxy S20 first. The smallest of the three, this device still packs a 6.2-inch display, a slight jump up from the S10’s 6.1-inch panel. The S20 carries dimensions of 152x68x7.8mm, not too different from the S10. There’s also a 12MP main camera, 64MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and 12MP ultra-wide camera. Samsung is apparently using these sensors to craft up to 30x digital zoom and offering 8K video recording. There’s also a 10MP front camera with 4K video. A 4,000 mAh battery rounds out the spec sheet.
The Galaxy S20+ carries a similar spec sheet. It has the same set of cameras but adds a ToF sensor to the mix as well. There’s also a larger 4,500 mAh battery to power the 6.7-inch display. As pictured below, the S20+ is quite a bit larger than the S10+ with dimensions of 162x74x7.8mm. By comparison, S10+ measured in at 157.6×74.1×7.8mm.
Finally, there’s the S20 Ultra which is, as previously detailed, is absolutely ridiculous. It has a 6.9-inch display, 167x76x8.8mm body, and a much more elaborate camera array. There’s a 40MP front-facing camera and, on the back, a 108MP primary camera, 48MP telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom, 12MP ultra-wide and a ToF sensor too. Samsung is using this array to create 100x digital zoom. Rounding things out is a 5,000 mAh battery which is, again, pretty ridiculous.
What do you think of the Galaxy S20’s leak specs? Drop a comment below and let us know! The Galaxy S20 goes official on February 11th.
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While Samsung doesn’t sell its Exynos 990 Galaxy flagship chipset in Canada, we’re still interested in this leak directed at the European and Asian markets, which comes from well-known leaker Ishan Agarwal.
Looking at Agarwal’s tweet (seen below), each of the leaked phones say ‘5G.’ It’s unclear if the devices will come to Canada with these exact specs. If the specs are different, they’ll likely still be very similar.
Exclusive: Full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series are here! Some interesting details: Exynos 990 for all three phones in European and Asian Markets. 40MP (?!) Front Camera for S20 Ultra! Checkout the image!
LINK(Please add link in credits): https://t.co/az6WmSkNK7 pic.twitter.com/XsDfaINkbE
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 17, 2020
What’s noteworthy about this tweet is the 6.9-inch display and 20:9 aspect ratio listed for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, indicating that the phone is going to be very tall.
Additionally, the handset will reportedly feature a 5,000mAh battery and a massive 40-megapixel wide-angle front camera. The device is tipped also to feature a 108-megapixel primary shooter and another camera with 10x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom.
All three handsets will feature screens with a 120Hz refresh rate and an ‘Infinity-O’ display.
What’s missing from these specifications is how much RAM the phones will feature. Past rumours indicate the S20 Ultra will sport up to 16GB of RAM, and that the S20+ is set to feature up to 12GB of RAM.
In Canada, both devices will almost certainly feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor instead of its Exynos 990 chipset.
Source: Ishan Agarwal (@ishangarwal24)
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