This week LG finally confirmed it’s ending its phone-making run, after nearly 20 years in the business. LG will stop making smartphones, but it has promised that it will support its premium phones (specifically G and V series devices, released after 2019) for up to three Android OS updates.
Meanwhile we saw high-quality renders of Huawei’s upcoming P50 smartphone and an image in the wild of an apparent P50 prototype. Rumor has it that Huawei will wait to unveil its P50 series until June, when it will release its Harmony OS 2.0.
Nokia unveiled six phones. The Nokia X10 and X20 bring 5G, three years of Android OS updates and three years of warranty for a price of €310 and €350, respectively. The X10 is coming in June, while the X20 in May.
The other four are the Android 11-powered G20 and G10 and the Android 11 Go-powered Nokia C10 and C20. The G20 and G10 have 5,050mAh batteries, 6.5-inch 720p+ LCDs and a price of €160 and €140, respectively. The C10 and C20 are truly affordable at €75 and €90.
Lenovo announced its Legion Duel 2 gaming phone. It takes an interesting approach with dual batteries, dual charging ports, dual haptic motors and a side-mounted 44MP camera. The Legion Duel 2 will go on sale later this month in China and come to Europe in May. Pricing starts at €799 for the 12/256GB model and goes up to €999 for the 16/512GB model with a bundled charging dock.
Finally, let’s look at Sony. It will hold an online event for its Xperia 1 III and Xperia 10 III on April 14. The Xperia 1 III is rumored to finally have a periscope camera. The phone will likely retain its 3.5mm headphone jack, 6.5-inch 4K OLED display and general form factor.
Those were the key stories of the week. See you next one!
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They match up with the @OnLeaks renders, meaning 3.5 mm jacks for both models and a shortcut key for the Mark III flagship.
HMD has pledged 3 years of full support: that’s OS updates, security patches and even warranty repairs for the two X-series models.
All four The G-series is powered by Helio G chipsets and will receive two years of software updates.
That’s right, the 5G model gets a 400-series chip. And slower charging – 33W for the 4G model, 18W for the 5G.
The company will also continue working on security patches. However, the list of supported models and the timing is still being determined.
Including its first 5G smartphone under $300. The five phones are the Galaxy A52 5G, A42 5G, A32 5G, A12 and A02s.