Insider # 2275: OnePlus Buds, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, iPhone SE 3, 200 W HONOR Charging

In the new Insider release: OnePlus has confirmed the release of Buds TWS headphone; HONOR will release 200-watt charging for new devices; Samsung will delay the release of Galaxy Z Fold 2; Apple wants to release an iPhone for $ 200.

OnePlus Confirms Buds TWS Headphone Release

On July 21, OnePlus will present the Nord smartphone during an online event, but the list of brand new products will not end there. For several months, insiders have been predicting the release of fully wireless headphones, which will become part of the company’s official line of accessories. Finally, OnePlus confirmed the name and fact of the release of compact acoustics.

OnePlus Buds

OnePlus Buds headphones will be presented in a week with OnePlus Nord and will be offered as a gift for a smartphone for first buyers.

OnePlus Buds

The cost and battery life of the new accessory remain unknown.


HONOR Launches 200-Watt Charging for New Devices

OPPO and Vivo have already introduced 125 and 120 W fast charging technologies, respectively. This week, HONOR will also join them: according to a leak on the Weibo social network, that the upcoming gaming laptop of the brand will receive support for a 200 W power adapter (20 V / 10 A). The device, code-named FRD and model number HW-200A00P00 have been certified by 3C in China.


Some gaming laptops already support 230 W charging, however, HONOR will offer the ability to charge the device via a USB Type-C cable with support for the Power Delivery standard. It is expected that this will make the charging adapter more compact compared to conventional weighty power supplies. 


HONOR will hold its own event on July 16th. In addition to a gaming laptop, it will present a new line of HONOR MagicBook Pro with AMD processors.


Samsung will delay the release of Galaxy Z Fold 2

On August 5, Samsung intends to introduce a number of high-tech mobile innovations, including the flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, a folding smartphone Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 2. Various accessories will debut along with them, however, sources close to the company say that the conference Galaxy Unpacked 2020 Samsung may come with incomplete products.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Insider Max Weinbach claims that by August 5, the flexible smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will not be ready. The problem is the software part. According to the source, the engineers do not have time to finish the firmware even by the time of the expected launch in September this year. This does not exclude the possibility that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will still be shown in the form of renderings at the presentation, but the release date of the device will not be announced.

When unfolded, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will receive a 7.7-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, and support for fifth-generation mobile networks. Out of the box, the device will be running the latest version of the One UI shell. The cost of new items is not disclosed. Perhaps it will remain at the level of the first generation – about $ 1980.


Apple wants to release iPhone for $ 200

Anonymous sources said this week that Apple plans to create a new low-cost iPhone in the price range of less than 1,500 yuan (about $ 200). For comparison, the most affordable iPhone SE (2020) in the company’s line of products now costs customers $ 399.

Apple iPhone SE 3

All technical details should be taken with a fair amount of skepticism: the screen is diagonal. 5.5 inches, A13 processor, side fingerprint scanner. 5G support is not expected. The final name is also being discussed: iPhone SE 3, iPhone SE Plus (2020) or even iPhone 12 4G. The likely date of the announcement is the second half of the year.

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