Week 45 in review: Galaxy S21 trio due January 2021, Apple Silicon event official
Welcome to another week’s recap. Let’s start with the first Snapdragon 875 benchmark, which shows Qualcomm’s next chip beating the 865 and Huawei’s Kirin 9000 in Master Lu. The CPU score of the 875 is 13% better than the 865, while the GPU score is about the same.
The Snapdragon 875 will become official next month. It will have a 1+3+4 CPU with the prime core being the Cortex-X1 custom core, running at up to 2.84GHz.
OnePlus unveiled the Cyberpunk 2077 Edition of its 8T smartphone in China. It goes on sale on November 11, piced at CNY 3,999 (CNY 300 more than the regular 8T). Outside of its thematic design, the Cyberpunk 2077 edition is the same as the OnePlus 8T.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series will likely come out early in 2021, according to reputable insider Jon Prosser. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly become official on January 14, then go on to launch on January 29.
Apple announced its final 2020 event for November 10. The One More Thing event will be all about Apple Silicon and we expect three ARM-powered Macs – the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13 and MacBook Pro 16. We’ll be covering the event so stay tuned.
Samsung unveiled its W21 5G for China. It’s a more premium Galaxy Z Fold2 for the local market. It shares the specs and screens, but the exterior has a gold color with a striped finish, a dual-SIM card and 512GB of storage by default. The W21 costs CNY 20,000 – CNY 3,000 more than the Galaxy Z Fold2.
Those were the key stories of the week. See you next one!
These results are based on a Master Lu benchmark run on an S875 engineering device (vs. a Huawei Mate 40 Pro).
According to unofficial reports from China, Huawei’s SFS 1.0 storage doubles UFS 3.1 read and write speeds.