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2021 Ram TRX debuts this summer with Hellcat-powered V8 engine

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The 2021 Ram TRX is a long time coming. The TRX (or T-Rex for, what else, a Tyrannosaurus Rex) is Ram’s newest contender in the high-performance truck segment, aiming squarely at the mighty Ford Raptor.The Ram TRX – affectionately called the Rebel TRX – was first shown as a concept in 2016.

Ram took the next big step in 2018 when it announced the TRX is going into production. And from there, it seems the truck world will never be the same again. Just recently, Ram went to social media and posted a teaser video of the TRX. Ram, too, officially declared the TRX is debuting this summer with first deliveries arriving in early 2021.

There’s more good news. Apparently, the 2021 Ram TRX is arriving with a high-strung Hellcat V8 engine. It’s essentially the same motor you’ll find under the hood of, yes, a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger.

Producing 707 horsepower along with a luscious supercharger whine, the TRX has more than enough power to give the Raptor a scare. The TRX Concept had a 575-horsepower version of FCA’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8, but Ram is taking no chances this time around.

With that much power, we’re expecting the Rebel TRX to look the part. However, we’ll have to wait a bit longer before passing judgment, but we’re expecting nothing less than bulbous fenders, chunky tires, off-road suspension, and redesigned bumpers along with a plethora of overlanding/off-road kit.

If the production TRX stays true to the concept model, expect Ram’s newest truck to come with an open differential front axle, a Dynatrac Pro 60 rear axle with an electronic locking differential, coilover suspension with 13-inches of travel, and massive six-piston brakes.

We’ll know more about the new Ram TRX monster truck in the following months. Meanwhile, will a new Raptor arrive sporting the redesigned fascia of Ford’s recently-unveiled F-150? Your guess is as good as ours.

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Today’s Wordle Answer #382 – July 6, 2022 Solution And Hints

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The answer to Wordle’s July 6, 2022, edition is the word fluff. When it comes to an etymological analysis, there isn’t much meat to the puzzle here. A close predecessor is the word floow (also spelled as flue), which refers to a wooly substance. There’s a Flemish term called vluwe and a French word velu meaning hairy or shaggy that are said to be earlier variants of the word. Some say that the world fluff is an imitative modification of the word floow, which describes the act of puffing a light substance. Another theory is that fluff came out from the merger of flue and puff.

There’s also a movie that was released in 2020 by the name “Fluff,” but you haven’t likely seen it unless names like John Pallotta, Wesley Green, Brian Anthony Wilson, and Gina Martino ring a bell. Fluff sandwich is also a delicacy in the New England region; it gets its name from the light filling that is predominantly marshmallow with jelly or peanut butter, and is colloquially referred to as the fluffernutter.

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Samsung’s Foldable Phones Could Get Much Cheaper In The Near Future

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During the restructuring of its smartphone branding scheme, Samsung adopted the A letter for its mid-range phones, reserving M for entry-level devices (spoiler: the three phone families now spell S, A, M). The Galaxy A series usually has some resemblance to flagship Galaxy S phones, particularly in design, but often skimps out on other hardware components like the processor, memory, and cameras. According to an insider source (via ETnews), Samsung will be using the same tactic to bring down its foldable prices to a more agreeable level.

The report doesn’t say which corners will allegedly be cut to reach that lower price point, though it does mention only having core functions installed. If there is one thing that Samsung can’t skimp on, however, it is the durability of the foldable phone and the materials it will use. If a cheap foldable phone with an already fragile display is easily damaged, it will only serve to scare potential buyers away rather than increase confidence in the product line.

Samsung will reportedly target a price of 1 million KRW, which is roughly $770 USD and therefore considerably cheaper than even the Galaxy Z Flip 3 model’s price tag. This won’t be happening anytime soon, though, as the pieces are unlikely to fall into place until 2024 — presumably when foldable displays themselves have become less expensive to make. Samsung’s timeline might also be influenced by Apple’s foldable plans, as the Korean company will most likely want to have its brand well-established in that market before the first foldable iPhone or iPad launch.

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This New HTC Tablet Is A Missed Opportunity

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The fact that the HTC A101 is an entry-level budget tablet is evident from the design itself. Take, for example, its massive bezels, making it seem a bit dated. The display used on this tablet measures 10.1-inches across and has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. While the HTC A101 gets a respectable 8GB of RAM, the processor used here is the UNISOC T618 chip. Designed by UNISOC, this SoC is an entry-level chipset that is based on a 12nm manufacturing process. Given its credentials, do not expect blazing fast performance on this tablet. The model features 128GB of onboard storage and packs the option to add a microSD card, as well.

The camera setup on the A101 includes a 12MP primary rear-facing camera and a 2MP ultrawide camera. HTC has also thrown in a decent 5MP front-facing camera. Powering the tablet is a 7,000 mAh battery that does not support fast charging. On the software side, this tablet will ship with Android 11 at launch. Clearly, the HTC A101 is an entry-level device that targets people who do not have a huge amount of money to splurge on a tablet. 

Unfortunately for HTC, the advent of fiercely competitive Chinese smartphone brands has blurred the lines between mid-tier and low-end devices. This means that consumers of late have been getting really good-looking, well-specced products for low prices. With the HTC A101 tablet, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Our perception of the product may change in case HTC decides to price the device competitively, but unfortunately, the company has yet to reveal this rather crucial piece of information.

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