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2021 gadget highlights: From foldable telephones to noise-cancelling earphones

2021 gadget highlights: From foldable telephones to noise-cancelling earphones

SINGAPORE – From foldable telephones to laptops with desktop-grade graphic playing cards, The Straits Instances rounds up a number of the devices from 2021 that made headlines and received individuals speaking.

Smartphones

Samsung foldable telephones

For higher or worse, a telephone with a versatile display that opens up like a e book to turn into a tool with a bigger show nonetheless will get buzz.

Of the newest bendable handsets launched this yr, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 are arguably essentially the most attention-grabbing, due partly to the South Korean tech large’s massive lead on this house.

Samsung claimed in October that it offered extra foldable telephones within the first month of their newest launch in the USA than within the two years earlier than.

Many know-how pundits additionally highlighted the enhancements to the brand new telephones. As an example, each are water resistant, not like earlier editions. The protecting layer masking the bendable screens of the telephones do a greater job of stopping scratches than earlier variations.

Even so, reviewers warned that the versatile screens are nonetheless product of a really skinny layer of glass and are extra susceptible to wreck than conventional glass screens.

One other challenge with the Fold3 is that it’s nonetheless very dear despite the fact that it’s about $500 cheaper than final yr’s Fold2 – the Fold3 begins from $2,398 in contrast with this yr’s Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely that begins from $1,798 and has a technically superior digicam system.

iPhone 13 Professional

Judging by the newest iPhone releases, Apple seems to have taken to coronary heart some criticism over its Professional handsets from final yr.

Critics had been unimpressed then that the iPhone 12 Professional didn’t do sufficient to distinguish itself from the iPhone 12.

However many felt that this yr’s iPhone 13 Professional boasts higher efficiency normally than the iPhone 13, and it has the next refresh fee for smoother visuals.

The Professional stands out for its photo-taking capabilities, particularly its potential to select particulars even in low gentle in pictures.

However the Professional falls considerably brief in terms of a headline characteristic – the brand new cinematic mode for movies.

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