Week 2 in review: Apple iPhone 9 renders, 120Hz Samsung Galaxy S20 family and CES 2020

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Last week was pretty eventful, thanks to CES 2020, which was one of the better editions of the show in recent years. A few new TCL phones under its own and the Alcatel brands and an interesting hidden display concept in the aptly named OnePlus Concept One device.

Far from both the Las Vegas show floor and official status, many of you wanted to see the iPhone 9 renders showing its retro iPhone 8-inspired design.

The Huawei P40 Pro and Xperia 5 also popped-up online last week, revealing different levels of detail abut themselves. So did the Xiaomi Mi 10, OnePlus 8 Lite and the Google Pixel 4a. All early rumors, of course, meant to be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, plenty of exciting devices to look forward to.

As for fresh new announcements – after a tidal wave of leaks and rumors, the Realme X50 5G finally went official with a 120Hz screen. It wasn’t the only new phone by Realme this week either – the 5i arrived with quad-camera, 5,000 mAh handset a price tag of just over $120.

Apple iPhone 9 renders give us our best look at it yet
The iPhone SE 2 could end up being released as the iPhone 9.

Images of Huawei P40 Pro case show a penta camera on the back, flat screen on the front
Well, mostly flat – certainly nothing as curved as the Horizon Display on the Mate 30 Pro. There are even hardware keys on the side.

Sony Xperia 5 Plus surfaces with a headphone jack and dual front speakers
It sports a 6.6″ OLED panel.

OnePlus Concept One introduced with a disappearing camera
This feature acts as an ND-filter for taking photos in bright sunlight and makes a wonderful tool for mobile photography.

Samsung Galaxy S20 family to reportedly feature 120Hz displays
The report cites a reliable source and the entire S20 lineup will feature smooth displays.

Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro goes official with IP69 rating, mPOS functionality
It’s aimed at businesses, especially ones that have employees out in wet, cold conditions. It launches at the end of the month.

Xiaomi Mi 10 posts an amazing score on AnTuTu
The Snapdragon 865 chipset is the obvious explanation.

Realme X50 5G arrives with 120Hz display, customized ColorOS
The X50 5G will go on a limited sale today, starting at CNY 2,999.

TCL unveils self-branded quad-camera 10 series smartphones starting at under $500
The TCL 10 5G will be powered by latest 5G-enabled Snapdragon 7-Series chipset.

Samsung Galaxy S20/ S20 Plus/ S20 Ultra official cases listed on UK retailer
There’s a new Sky Blue option for a lot of the cases that we’ve not seen before. Perhaps there’s a Sky Blue S20 coming?

OnePlus 8 Lite dummy confirms triple camera
The phone will be the first non-flagship device from the company since 2015.

Google Pixel 4a design confirmed by leaked case renders
The design follows the premium Pixel 4 with a square camera hump, but the sole camera on it makes it look weird.

Foxconn cancels plans for $5 billion investments in India
The company failed to pen a deal with government authorities.

Realme 5i goes official with four cameras and 5,000mAh battery
The phone has a wide and an ultra wide camera, which can shoot video together. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset.

Samsung privately showcased a smartphone with rollable screen
The display extends from 6″ to 8″.

Samsung CEO reveals name of the next foldable, confirms S20 family in secret meeting
It’s not Galaxy Fold 2, it’s Galaxy Bloom, because… Lancome.

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