Apple is reported to be working on multiple iPad models apart from the new iPhone handsets expected later this year. While there is no clarity on a specific timeline, a new report offers details on the upcoming iPad models and their possible features. The Cupertino tech giant is working on three iPad models — iPad Air (fifth generation), iPad mini 6, and the base-model iPad (ninth generation). iPad Air (fifth generation) is reported to have a chassis based on iPad Pro 11-inch (third generation).Japanese blog Mac Otakara has offered details on the upcoming iPad Air (fifth generation), iPad mini 6, iPad (ninth generation) models. iPad Air (fifth generation) model is tipped to feature a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with a side-mounted Touch ID support. It is likely that the iPad Air (fifth generation) may have a dual rear camera setup with one wide-angle camera and another ultra-wide-angle lens. There may be a LiDAR sensor as well. iPad Air (fifth generation) is also expected to be equipped with a four-speaker audio unit and is tipped to be compatible with 5G NR mmWave. Lastly, it may be powered by the A15 Bionic chip.The report adds that iPad mini 6 and the iPad (ninth generation) may not see a change in chassis and will likely be similar in design like iPad (eighth generation) and iPad mini (fifth generation). Both the devices are tipped to be powered by the Apple A14 Bionic chip. The form factor is reported to remain unchanged until 2022 or later.As for the premium iPad Pro model, Apple introduced the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Mini-LED display but did not incorporate it in the 11-inch iPad Pro model this year. A recent investor note by TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that is going to change next year. Kuo claims that the Mini-LED display technology will not be limited to the 12.9-inch model of the iPad Pro in 2022 but will also be made available on the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro as well. For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to email@example.com.
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Surface Pro 8 to Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Duo 2: How Microsoft Is Trying to Take on Apple and Samsung
Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Duo 2, and Surface Go 3 were some of the new devices Microsoft unveiled earlier this week. While these devices were mostly showcased as the successors to the previous-generation Surface models, the Redmond company brought some unique elements to them, that make them work better than their predecessors.…
Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Duo 2, and Surface Go 3 were some of the new devices Microsoft unveiled earlier this week. While these devices were mostly showcased as the successors to the previous-generation Surface models, the Redmond company brought some unique elements to them, that make them work better than their predecessors. Particularly, the Surface Laptop Studio grabbed eyeballs at the launch for its distinctive design that unlike traditional 2-in-1 devices. Microsoft also provided necessary updates to the Surface Duo 2 — with features including triple rear cameras and improved displays as well as faster, newer-generation Qualcomm processor to compete against the likes of Apple and Samsung.On Gadgets 360 podcast Orbital this week, Reviews Editor Jamshed Avari and I — Orbital producer Jagmeet Singh — join host Akhil Arora to talk about what makes all these new Surface devices interesting.The discussion begins with the Surface Pro 8 that is the successor to the Surface Pro 7 and has new Intel Core processors and is based on Intel Evo design. The tablet also includes a 120Hz display with an Adaptive Colour technology and support for Dolby Vision.Surface Pro 8 price starts at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 81,200), which is higher than the Surface Pro 7 that started at $749 (roughly Rs. 55,300). Microsoft has also not made any significant design-level changes in the new model.The Surface Pro 7 was launched in India at a base pricing of Rs. 72,999. However, Microsoft hasn’t yet revealed the India pricing of the Surface Pro 8.Unlike the Surface Pro 8, the new lineup has the Surface Laptop Studio with an all-new design that is touted to be the “evolution of Surface Book”. It can work as a tablet, laptop, or a canvas — thanks to the Dynamic Woven Hinge.The Surface Laptop Studio is targeted at developers, creative professionals, designers, and gamers, who are looking for a distinctive machine and not a traditional laptop or tablet. It comes with a starting price of $1,599 (roughly Rs. 1,18,000) that is identical to the Surface Book 3. The latter came to India at an initial price of Rs. 156,299.Microsoft also brought the Surface Duo 2 as its answer to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. The new Surface Duo has all good things that were missing on the original model — including triple rear cameras over a single one, and the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC against the Snapdragon 855. The new dual-screen phone also comes with 5G support and runs on Android 11.Microsoft Surface Duo 2 comes with a list of improvements over its predecessorPhoto Credit: Microsoft Since Microsoft has chosen to go with a two-screen design instead of a single foldable display, the Surface Duo 2 appears more durable than the Galaxy Z Fold 3, although Samsung has made improvements in that direction with its foldable. Microsoft also has strong developer partnerships and that could help it bring new experiences to the Surface Duo 2 over time.The Surface Duo 2 price starts at $1,499 (roughly Rs. 1,10,700), which is $100 (roughly Rs. 7,400) more than the Surface Duo that was launched at an initial price of $1,399 (roughly Rs. 1,03,300). The previous version didn’t make it to India, and there is still no word on whether we could see its successor anytime soon.At the event, Microsoft also announced its partnership with game developers to bring 150 optimised games for the dual-screen setup. The company also named Asphalt Legends 9, Modern Combat 5, and Dungeon Hunter 5 as three popular games specifically optimised for the new phone.We also touch upon the Surface Go 3 that isn’t much changed if you’ve seen the Surface Go 2 earlier. It comes with newer Intel Core processors — the top-end variant has the 10th-generation Intel Core chip that is claimed to deliver 60 percent faster performance over the previous Surface Go version.The Surface Go 3 comes with a starting price tag of $399 (roughly Rs. 29,500). This is the same that we had for the Surface Go 2 last year. The previous model came to India at a starting price of Rs. 47,599.Most of the fresh Surface offerings are, of course, designed to help project the key features of Windows 11. But models like Surface Duo 2 could emerge as a reference model even for other manufacturers.We talk about how feasible the new Surface lineup is when comparing them with the latest hardware from companies including Apple and Samsung. The discussion also revolves around the India perspective of the new Microsoft devices.You can listen to our full Orbital episode on the 2021 Surface family by hitting the play button on the Spotify player above.You can also follow the Gadgets 360 podcast on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. Please rate us and leave a review.Our latest podcast episodes come every Friday, so make sure to tune in regularly.
Motorola Edge 20 Pro, Moto Tab G20 India Launch Confirmed for Next Week; Will Be Available via Flipkart
Motorola is launching two new devices in India next week. First to launch will be Moto Tab G20, making its debut on September 30. It will be followed by the launch of Motorola Edge 20 Pro on October 1. The launch dates were confirmed through a dedicated microsite on Flipkart for each device. Motorola Edge…
Motorola is launching two new devices in India next week. First to launch will be Moto Tab G20, making its debut on September 30. It will be followed by the launch of Motorola Edge 20 Pro on October 1. The launch dates were confirmed through a dedicated microsite on Flipkart for each device. Motorola Edge 20 Pro will get a 144Hz 10-bit AMOLED display with HDR10+ support. Moto Tab G20 will feature an 8-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with TDDI technology and will be powered by a MediaTek Helio P22T SoC.The launch for the upcoming Motorola devices was announced through a series of tweets by Motorola India for Moto Tab G20 and Motorola Edge 20 Pro. Two microsites for the devices have also appeared on Flipkart. Moto Tab G20 will launch on September 30, while Motorola Edge 20 Pro will be unveiled on October 1 at 12pm IST (noon).Motorola Edge 20 Pro specificationsAs per the microsite, Motorola Edge 20 Pro will sport a 144Hz 10-bit AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, HDR10+ support, and 576Hz touch sampling rate. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 870 SoC, paired with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 of onboard storage. For optics, it will get a triple rear camera setup, headlined by a 108-megapixel primary sensor with 50x superzoom. Selfies will be handled by a 32-megapixel sensor at the front. It will also support 11 5G bands.The Edge 20 Pro will be offered in two colour options — Iridescent Cloud and Midnight Black. It will also be IP52 rated for dust and water resistance. Motorola will pack a 4,500mAh battery with 30W TurboPower fast charging support. It will run Android 11 out-of-the-box and has been promised with Android 12 and Android 13 updates in the future. Motorola Edge 20 Pro was launched globally in July.Moto Tab G20 specificationsThe new tablet from Motorola will have Android 11 out-of-the-box, as mentioned on the microsite. Moto Tab G20 will be the first tablet from Motorola in a long time. It will sport an 8-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with TDDI technology. Under the hood, it will get a MediaTek Helio P22T processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.Moto Tab G20 will also feature a dedicated Google Kids space and Google Entertainment space. It will pack a 5,100mAh battery that is claimed by the company to be able to stream content for up to 15 hours and browse the Internet for up to 18 hours. Moto Tab G20 will also feature Dolby Audio.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.
Motorola TV, Moto Tab 8 to Launch on Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale 2021: Report
Motorola may reportedly launch a new tablet — Moto Tab 8 — and a TV during Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale 2021. A Motorola launch event during the sale fest on Flipkart is scheduled for October 1 but it doesn’t reveal which products are scheduled to be launched. As per the report, not much information…
Motorola may reportedly launch a new tablet — Moto Tab 8 — and a TV during Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale 2021. A Motorola launch event during the sale fest on Flipkart is scheduled for October 1 but it doesn’t reveal which products are scheduled to be launched. As per the report, not much information is available about the upcoming TV as of now but another report mentions many specifications of the upcoming Moto Tab 8 that is reportedly aimed at entertainment and education.As per a couple of reports by 91Mobiles — in collaboration with tipster Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) —Motorola will launch two new devices during the Flipkart Big Billion Day Sale 2021. A dedicated microsite on the e-commerce giant also mentions that Lenovo-owned brand will be launching new products on October 1 but it doesn’t specify which devices will break cover.As per the publication, the two new devices will be the Moto Tab 8 and a TV. As mentioned, there is not much information available on the TV as of now but many specifications of the Moto Tab 8 have surfaced online.Moto Tab 8 price, specifications (expected)The report mentions that the soon-to-be-launched Moto Tab 8 will be a rebadged Lenovo Tab M8 that launched in Europe in June. The Lenovo Tab M8 has not yet launched in India.The Moto Tab 8 will sport an 8-inch full-HD display and run stock Android software, as per the report. Under the hood, it is said to get an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22T SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. It will also be available in two — Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular — variants.As per the report, the Moto Tab 8 will feature a 13-megapixel primary rear camera and a 5-megapixel primary selfie camera. It is also said to come with a 5,000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port for charging.This week on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast, we discuss iPhone 13, new iPad and iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7 — and what they mean to the Indian market. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Satvik Khare is a sub-editor at Gadgets 360. His proficiency lies in educating how technology makes life easier for everyone. Gadgets have always been a passion with him and he’s frequently found finding his way around new technologies. In his free time he loves tinkering with his car, participating in motorsports, and if the weather is bad, he can be found doing laps on Forza Horizon on his Xbox or reading a nice piece of fiction. He can be reached through his Twitter
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