In the Heart of Smartphone Season: New iPhones, LG Wing, & the Smartphone Price Sweet Spot!
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We're in the deep, beating heart of smartphone season! With three big new phone events since our last episode, we revisit our power rankings, cover several of the new phones being released, and wrap it all up with a discussion about phone-price ranges and where the elusive sweet spot for phone-pricing actually resides!

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WorldPodcasts.com / Gorilla Voice Media
Samsung Galaxy S21 first impressions and CES 2021 recap with Dave Altavilla and Marco Chiappetta of HotHardware
This is episode 199 of the Mobile Tech Podcast with guests Dave Altavilla and Marco Chiappetta of HotHardware -- brought to you by Audible. In today's show, we share our first impressions of Samsung's Galaxy S21-series and Galaxy Buds Pro. We then dive into CES 2021 news from Samsung, Qualcomm, TCL, LG, OnePlus, Honor, HTC, BlackBerry, and Huawei (phew!), and briefly recap the rest of the show... Enjoy :) Episode Links - Donate: https://tnkgrl.com/tnkgrl/ - Support the podcast with Audible: http://AudibleTrial.com/MobileTech - Dave Altavilla: https://twitter.com/DaveAltavilla - Marco Chiappetta: https://twitter.com/MarcoChiappetta - Samsung Galaxy S21-series: https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-launch-ces-2021-snapdragon-888 - Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: https://hothardware.com/news/samsungs-galaxy-buds-pro-premium-wireless-earbuds - Samsung Exynos 2100: https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-officially-unveils-exynos-2100-flagship-mobile-chip-to-battle-mighty-snapdragon-888 - Samsung Exynos SoCs getting AMD GPUs: https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-2022-flagship-phones-socs-radeon-rdna-2-gpu - Qualcomm's new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor: https://hothardware.com/news/qualcomm-3d-sonic-sensor-gen-2 - My Huawei P40 Pro+ review: https://geardiary.com/2021/01/15/huawei-p40-pro-review/ - TLC 20-series phones: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22219101/tcl-20-5g-20-se-android-phone-price-specs - TCL Rollable devices: https://hothardware.com/news/tcl-shows-off-17-inch-scrollable-tablet-and-675-inch-rollable-phone-concepts - LG Rollable phone: https://hothardware.com/news/lg-rollable-smartphone-concept-ces-2021 - Oppo Find X3 Pro leaks: https://www.gsmarena.com/oppo_find_x3_pro_leaks_in_officiallooking_renders_showcasing_unique_camera_hump-news-47175.php - OnePlus band: https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/01/11/oneplus-band-unveiled-with-spo2-tracking-and-two-week-battery-life/ - Honor MagicBook Pro and Band 6: https://pocketnow.com/honor-announces-magicbook-pro-honor-band-6 - HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G: https://www.engadget.com/htc-desire-21-pro-5g-205009669.html - BlackBerry sells smartphone IP to Huawei: https://crackberry.com/blackberry-sells-90-smartphone-patents-huawei - HotHardware's best of CES 2021: https://hothardware.com/news/hot-hardware-picks-best-ces-2021 - ASUS' new ZenBook Duo models: https://hothardware.com/news/asus-laptop-and-aio-reveals-ces2021
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9to5Mac
MagSafe and more coming in 2021 MacBook Pro, redesigned iMac and Apple external display rumors
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