According to SamMobile, Samsung is now rolling out firmware version G781BXXU1ATK1 to the Snapdragon 865 variants of the Galaxy S20 FE. The update brings the November security patch to the phones and also carries stability improvements for the touchscreen. However, users with affected handsets are still experiencing problems with the screen even after the update.
One user writes on Reddit that the latest Galaxy S20 FE update fixes jittery scrolling to some extent, but not completely. Another reports that the touchscreen experience has improved but is still not up to the mark. The main issue that remains to be addressed is zooming in and out on the screen. The action apparently results in strong stuttering and erratic behavior.
It looks like Samsung is most of the way there in terms of fixing the S20 FE’s screen issues. Another update or so should do the trick if there’s not something wrong with the hardware. That said, it would have been great if Samsung ironed out these problems before bringing the phone to the market. No one likes to buy a new device and have the basics not functioning as they should.
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Apple has revealed its Black Friday weekend deals, which run from Friday, Nov. 27, through Cyber Monday, Nov. 30. As in years past, though, there’s a catch: The new sale offers little in the way of discounts on iPhones, iPads, Macs or accessories like Apple TVs, AirPods and HomePods. Instead, depending on the product you can get up to a $150 Apple Store gift card.
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If you can still find a 13-inch Intel-equipped MacBook Air or Intel-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports you could get a $50 Apple Store gift card. As Apple discontinued both models, you’d have to find one of these in a physical Apple Store.
Beyond the Macs, most new Apple gear is not eligible for the gift card promotion. You could get a $50 gift card with the iPhone 11, XR or SE (so, not the new iPhone 12 line). Gift cards for iPads are limited to $50 for the iPad Mini or $100 for either size of the iPad Pro with no offers available for the new iPad or iPad Air.
Apple is also not offering double Apple Card cash back, which it did last year. This year the cashback rate appears to be staying at its regular 3%.
The promotions are yet another reminder that the best Apple deals are almost always found outside Apple’s own physical or virtual store. At the Apple Store, for instance, a new set of AirPods ($159) or AirPods Pro ($249) can get you a $25 Apple Store gift card but no discount off the regular price. Woot, by contrast, has already cut the $250 price of AirPods Pro down to $190 right now, and Walmart will offer them for $169 starting on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Standard AirPods are currently $119 at Amazon, and have dipped as low as $99 at online retailers in recent weeks. That’s a savings of $59 to $80 on the Pro model and up to $40 on the standard AirPods — both much more than a $25 gift card that can only be redeemed later.
Walmart is selling a Hisense 75-inch 4K Roku TV for $598, an astonishingly low price for a 4K smart TV of this size. It’s one of the best Black Friday TV deals we’ve seen yet.
Hisense 75″ Roku Smart TV was $998, now $598 @ Walmart This 75-inch 4K TV is a great Black Friday TV deal for those looking to go big. It has Roku’s interface built in, and you can use Alexa to control the TV. Add in HDR support and DTS Studio Sound and you have a great value. View Deal
Note that while this Hisense Walmart page says that the regular price is $698, the MSRP is really $999. So you’re saving $400.
Walmart’s Black Friday TV deal is for the 2019 Hisense 75-inch TV (model 75R6E1), so it’s a little bit older, and we suspect Walmart is trying to clear out inventory. (There’s a newer model, the 75R6E3, which came out this year).
But that doesn’t mean the 75R6E1 doesn’t have its positives, and at less than $600, it looks to be a good model for those on a budget who want a massive set. For starters, it has Roku built in, which we consider to be one of the best streaming devices around.
The Hisense set has a modest three HDMI ports and just one USB port, but it also has dual-band Wi-Fi as well as an Ethernet port. It also has an antenna port if you want to attach one of the best TV antennas for over-the-air broadcasts.
Be sure to check out all of the Best Black Friday TV deals from all the major brands, especially if you’re looking for a different size.
You heard us. There’s an incredible TV deal running right now at Best Buy that puts recent discounts on the LG CX OLED to shame – and it’s on the Sony A8 OLED TV.
The 65-inch Sony A8 OLED is now retailing for $1,799, after a whopping $1,000 discount at Best Buy. It’s now the same price as the 55-inch model’s RRP, and is an exceptionally good buy if you’re in the market for a new OLED TV that’s a bit larger than the standard flagship size. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best OLED TV deals in your region).
We’ve previously raved about the LG CX OLED, which has seen continual price cuts in the run-up to Black Friday, and could still eclipse the competition if it sees more discounts in the coming days. At the moment, though, the 65-inch CX is a bit pricier at $1,899 at Best Buy, with only a $600 discount to the A8’s $1,000.
The 2020 Sony TV range is full of great options for those looking to upgrade their current AV setup.
The A8 OLED, for one, is a new-for-2020 model that offers Sony’s high-end X1 Ultimate processing and gorgeous 4K OLED pictures at a surprisingly affordable price, making for an obvious choice over last year’s A9G OLED.
In our review, we wrote that “By combining Sony’s premium OLED picture performance with a powerful and direct sound system, the Sony A8H/A8 OLED TV manages to be a stunningly compelling TV option for serious home cinema fans.”
Today’s best Black Friday TV deal
Today’s best TV deal
Sony Bravia 65-inch A8 OLED TV: $2,799 $1,799 at John Lewis Save $1,000 – You can save an incredible $1,000 on this Sony 4K OLED TV at a 65-inch size. It’s a great TV, comes with a great X1 Ultimate processor, and if it fits within your budget, it’s one of the best TV deals we’ve seen so far. View Deal
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VIZIO 55-inch OLED 4K UHD SmartCast TV: $1,299.99 $899.99 at Best Buy One of the best Black Friday TV deals we’ve seen, Best Buy has this Vizio OLED TV down to an all-time low price of $899.99. The 55-inch 4K TV delivers a cinema-like picture experience thanks to the intense OLED Ultra Color Spectrum that brings one billion authentic colors to your screen. View Deal
LG CX OLED 55-inch TV: $1,799 $1,399 at Best Buy Save on LG’s flagship 4K OLED TV with this great deal. The CX range has best-in-class image quality, has Alexa built in, as well as all the smart TV apps you could wish for: Netflix, Apple TV, Disney+ and many, many more. It’s also perfect for PS5 and Xbox Series X with HDMI 2.1, a 120Hz refresh rate, and VRR. View Deal
LG CX OLED 65-inch TV: $2,499 $1,899 at Best Buy Go up a screen size with this 65-inch OLED TV deal, now discounted for an amazing $600 discount. It’s basically down to the original RRP of the 55-inch size, so it’s a very worthwhile saving. View Deal
OLED is the premium TV panel tech of the moment, and Black Friday 2020 has seen a number of lowest-ever prices on flagship OLED sets.
The 55-inch Vizio OLED featured above ($899) is the cheapest you can get a 55-inch OLED TV right now, but the A8 still wins out for the biggest saving around. Whether you’re after the cheapest OLED you can find, then, or the biggest saving from an original RRP, then, the deals above should have you sorted.
If you’re looking for more OLED TV deals, though, you’ll find all the lowest prices from around the web right here, with offers available in your region.
TechRadar is rounding up all the top deals in the run up to the Black Friday sales period, and we’ve put all the best Black Friday 2020 deals in an easy-to-navigate article to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.
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