Week 19 in review: Poco F2 Pro, Pixel 4a hotly anticipated

Xiaomi’s anticipated revival of the Poco brand kicked off through the Poco F2 Pro promo campaign this week. The phone will be based on the Redmi K30 Pro, which means a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with no notch, a Snapdragon 865 chipset (without 5G in some markets), 6/128GB and 8/256GB variants and a price between €600-€650 in Europe and around INR 47,000 in India.

The Poco F2 Pro will make its official appearance on May 12 at an event in Madrid. Xiaomi is reportedly also working on a Poco M2 Pro, which is a midrange device based around the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Google’s Pixel 4a made the rounds this week. First it got handled on video and we got a load of camera samples from the phone. Then Google’s Rick Osterloh shared a screenshot, likely taken on the Google Pixel 4a. The entry-level Pixel will become official on May 22.

Lenovo’s Legion gaming phone was shown in imagesfor the first time this week. Its dual cameras are located in the center of its rear panel, hinting that Lenovo wants you to use the phone in landscape most of the time. The Legion will reportedly feature bonkers 90W charging and unseen cooling.

Sony released the Xperia 10 II in Taiwan and the one of the first buyers posted the first camera samples from the phone’s proper triple camera – 12MP regular, 8MP 2x tele and 8MP ultrawide.

Huawei is preparing a P30 Pro New Edition with Google Services. The news came from Germany, but sadly doesn’t offer up any additional information, outside of the name of the phone and the fact that it indeed exists.

The LG Velvet went on pre-order in South Korea. The phone is priced at KRW 899,800 (around $735) and will start shipping on May 15.

Those were the key stories of the week. See you next one!

Top Google exec caught using a Pixel 4a
He revealed the Pixel 4a’s punch-hole camera through screenshot.

Poco F2 Pro launch details leak, it will be on May 12 (Update: It's official!)
We finally have a release date after all those leaks.

Poco F2 Pro promo campaign kicks off with product page full of teasers, some details
This phone will be essentially a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro and the teasers confirm it.

Lenovo Legion gaming phone leaks with radical design
The main cameras are in the middle of the back, the selfie shooter pops up from the side.

Check out the first Sony Xperia 10 II camera samples
The phone will launch in Taiwan on May 20. European prices were also revealed, but not the shipping date.

Microsoft announces the Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 and Surface Headphones 2
The Surface Book 3 can now be configured with powerful Nvidia GPUs.

Realme X3 Pro with Snapdragon 865 may have been spotted at AnTuTu
The RMX2072 posted a 600,000+ score and may be a gaming phone. It is allegedly related to the two X3 phones that leaked recently.

Tecno Spark 5 unveiled with Android 10, 6.6
The 8MP selfie camera gets a dual  LED flash, which is fairly rare. Quad LEDs on the back are rare as well.

Pixel 4a extensive photo shoot shows off the skills of a phone that still isn't official
The Pixel 4a’s single camera was put through its paces, including testing out its zooming capabilities and bokeh rendering.

Huawei is preparing a P30 Pro New Edition smartphone with GMS
The moniker appeared in Germany, so it’s likely targeting Europe.

Huawei Y8s is official, brings two selfie cameras
The affordable phone is now listed at Huawei Jordan.

LG Velvet pictured in a Korean store, full specs in tow
Nothing left to be revealed.

Nokia 6.3 to come with Snapdragon 67x SoC and ZEISS-branded quad camera
It’s rumored to go official sometime in Q3 2020.

LG Velvet pre-orders begin tomorrow in South Korea, will cost $735
The price tag is set at KRW899,800, and the market launch date is May 15.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ moved to quarterly updates
The phones are three years old now. For comparison, Samsung ended support for their predecessors, the S7 series, last month.

Poco F2 Pro colors and price leak, should cost €570
The phone will have all four colors the Redmi K30 Pro was introduced in – Purple, White, Blue, Gray.

Poco M2 Pro is an upcoming mid-range handset with Snapdragon 720G SoC
It seems to be a phone that’s closely related to the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Sony Xperia 10 II hits Taiwan, gets two new colors
Mint Green and Berry Blue are join the existing White and Black paint jobs.

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