Week 23 in review: Three vivo X50 phones, two Honor Play 4, and 43″ Nokia TV are official

The past seven days saw plenty of new phones – vivo launched a trio of phones with unique cameras, while Honor brought the Play gaming lineup to life.

On the rumor side it was mostly the Galaxy Note20+ – the latest leak suggested the device will adopt the 108 MP sensor, seen in the Galaxy S20 Ultra, but it will drop the 100X Space Zoom and will limit itself to “just” 50X zoom.

Leaks are also going strong on the OnePlus Z, the upcoming ROG Phone III and the iPad Air 4.

Xiaomi is about to launch the Mi Band 5 next week – we have a specific date to mark on our calendars now.

One thing that grabbed a lot of attention across the globe was the Nokia 43-inch TV that arrived in India – this is a country where smartphone companies are not hesitant to expand beyond the world of mobile devices.

Those were the top stories in the past week, and let’s see what the next one will bring!

vivo announces X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro+ with unique cameras
The X50 Pro and Pro+ have 5x telephoto zoom too.

Samsung Galaxy Note20+ to have a 108MP sensor, 50X zoom
It will keep a tri-cam setup like the Galaxy Note10+, the ToF is getting replaced by a laser focus sensor.

Realme X3 shows up on the Google Play Console with Snapdragon 855+ chipset
The same chip as the SuperZoom, which is currently the only member of the X3 family. 

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 coming on June 11 with camera remote control
Xiaomi has officially revealed the Mi Band 5’s announcement date.

OnePlus Z spotted in Geekbench listing with Snapdragon 765G
The upcoming budget OnePlus phone is also equipped with a hefty 12GB RAM.

Huawei P40 Pro+ in for review
You won’t believe the zoom on this thing!

HP announces new OMEN 15 gaming laptops with AMD CPU
Features new design and updated NVIDIA graphics.

iOS 14 to hit all iPhones that are currently running iOS 13
For the oldest models, this will be the last update. However, some fairly old iPhones will reportedly be supported in 2021 as well.

Nokia 43-inch 4K LED Smart TV launched in India
It runs Android TV and comes with Chromecast built-in.

Asus ROG Phone III 12GB RAM variant surfaces on Geekbench
It’s reportedly arriving in July.

Apple iPad Air 4 to come with 11” display and USB-C
It will allegedly bring an iPad 11 Pro-style design with slimmer bezels.

Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C specs leak
The Redmi 9C will have two variations – with and without NFC, different cameras as well.

Redmi 9 first live pics reveal design similar to the Redmi K30
We are looking at a circle and a vertical setup, but with some tweaks.

MIUI 12 stable beta arrives for Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9T and K20 series
Owners will have to enroll via the Mi Pilot program.

Honor Play 4 Pro unveiled with Kirin 990, 40MP main and 3x tele cam, Play 4 gets Dimensity 800
Both are 7nm chips and enable 5G connectivity. The vanilla Play 4 has a 64MP main and 8MP ultra wide cameras, plus two more modules.

Motorola Razr 2 to come with bigger displays
It’s expected to arrive in September with a Snapdragon 765 SoC, upgraded cameras, and 5G support.

Google is expanding the power button menu in Android 11
It will contain your wallet with bank cards as well as quick shortcuts to your smart device controls.

Samsung unveils Galaxy M01 as Galaxy M11 arrives in India
Both phones are available starting today across all Samsung offline stores, Samsung.com, Amazon India, and Flipkart.

ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G is official with Dimensity 800
The ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G packs a Dimensity 800 chipset and elaborate cooling.

Redmi 10X rakes in the cash in just 5 minutes during its first major sale
The Redmi 10X 5G became available today, the the 4G version has been available for a week. The Pro 5G is coming in a few days.

Live photos show Oppo Reno4 5G and Reno4 Pro 5G already in stores
They are not on sale yet, but the stores are clearly just waiting on the official go-ahead – which is coming this Friday.

Our Sony Xperia 1 II video review is up
The Mark II is pricey, but promises unique features, many of which are enabled by Sony’s years of expertise in making TVs and cameras.

Limited edition BTS purple Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Buds+ leak
Both products are expected to debut next month.

Sony Xperia 10 II gets disassembled on video
It’s an easy enough job, if you have the tools and take it step by step.

Android 11 Beta 1 features music controls in the notification shade, new icon shapes
And more, including a couple of incomplete features. 

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