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There is no Galaxy Note 21 next year, more leaks confirm

It keeps piling on

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As the leaks keep pouring in, the Galaxy Note series is slowly ending its time under the sun. More and more reports are suggesting a conclusive merging between the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. Previously, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly sport an S Pen, potentially signaling the end of a stylus-exclusive series. Now, more rumors are piling on. According to a new leak, there is no Galaxy Note 21 next year.

Posted on leaker Max Weinbach’s Twitter, Samsung will reportedly launch only two flagship series next year: the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Additionally, the Galaxy S21 series will come in four variants: Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

According to Weinbach, three of the listed devices will have an S Pen. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is probably one of those devices, as listed on a previous leak.

If that doesn’t add to the credibility, renowned leaker Ice Universe (who previously leaked the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s S Pen support) also indicated a lack of information surrounding the development of the Galaxy Note 21 next year.

Despite the overwhelming support against the Galaxy Note 21’s existence, a Note series can still pop up next year. Whatever happens, Samsung is prepping for a monumental year in 2021.

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Netflix confirms One Piece adaptation coming this year

Plus a new poster

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Netflix continues its huge gamble on anime adaptations. Over the past several years, the platform produced a couple of live-action versions of classic anime shows. To the company’s dismay, neither of the adaptations were received well. Still, the gamble continues to truck on. Netflix has confirmed that the upcoming One Piece adaptation is coming this year.

The live-action adaptation isn’t exactly new. Netflix first announced the title back in 2020 but offered only a few developments concerning the show’s production. Now, we have a release window and a poster.

To be fair, the new poster doesn’t show much except for Luffy’s back. A wider shot shows a bit more including the rears of all the Straw Hat Pirates and a shot of the Thousand Sunny in the distance.

Likewise, Netflix has not shared what the synopsis of the One Piece adaptation will be. Historically, the platform’s live-action adaptations start from the very beginning, taking viewers on a compressed tour through the original anime show’s plot.

That said, the company has a long uphill climb to legitimize its live-action anime adaptations. Despite featuring Willem Dafoe as Ryuk, Netflix’s previous Death Note adaptation quickly receded into a forgettable title. Additionally, Cowboy Bebop was canceled after only one season.

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Finally! Grab users may now pay directly using GCash

Much-awaited partnership

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Grab Philippines and GCash have finally struck a partnership deal that will make payments on the superapp even easier and more convenient.

Starting February, users will be able to add GCash as a direct payment method on the Grab app, making cashless transactions on food and grocery deliveries, car transport, and other services cashless.

Prior to the collaboration, GCash users could only send money from their account to their GrabPay wallet, and vice-versa, causing a bit of hassle switching in between apps on one’s phone screen.

The partnership also means there will be no more transaction fees unlike before when Grab users have to cash in using their credit or debit cards or linked bank accounts.

Grab customers may also avail of GCash exclusive deals, and even get treats when they pay using the e-wallet.

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Samsung offers $100 for Galaxy S23 preorders

Or the upcoming Galaxy Book

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The Galaxy S23 series is coming. Samsung has officially scheduled the first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year for early February, heralding the coming of the Galaxy S23 series. While the flagship series will certainly wow a lot of users, buying one might crumple bank accounts so soon after the holidays. Luckily, Samsung is holding an early reservation promo ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event.

If you reserve either the new Galaxy S23 or the new Galaxy Book now, Samsung is giving away US$ 50 worth of Samsung Credit. Additionally, users can reserve both devices and get US$ 100 worth of credit for use on any eligible products in the store.

Simply by signing up with your email address, you can use this link to save up to US$ 100 when you shop with Samsung.

The promo ends next Wednesday, February 1, by 11:59pm EST.

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