Week 35 in review: Redmi Note 8/8 Pro and Oppo Reno2, Reno2 Z and Reno2 F are here

Hello and welcome to your weekly digest. This week saw the official arrival of the 64MP smartphones. First Realme sort-of announced the first 64MP smartphone with the Realme XT, then Xiaomi properly announced the first 64MP smartphone in the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Apple meanwhile officially confirmed that the next iPhones are coming on September 10!

Oppo unveiled the Reno2, Reno2 Z and Reno2 F. The Reno2 has a Snapdragon 730G chipset, 48MP main snapper with an ultrawide, dedicated macro and a 13MP telephoto camera. The Reno2 Z uses a Helio P90 chip, 48MP main camera with an ultrawide, black and white and depth sensor. The Reno2 F uses a Helio P70 and a slightly darker f/1.8 aperture on the main camera.

Meizu announced the 16s Pro with a Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 48MP regular + 16MP ultrawide + 20MP telephoto triple camera. It will go on sale on August 31, starting at CNY 2,700 (~$380).

The Google Pixel 4 leaked, giving us our first good look at its front and back, revealing a thicker top bezel and what looks like a dual camera on the rear.

The OnePlus 7T surfaced as well with a Snapdragon 855+ chipset and a 90Hz FullHD+ display.

The Samsung Galaxy M30s made the rounds this week. It will house a triple camera on the rear, 6,000mAh battery on the inside and will cost INR 15,000 or INR 20,000 depending on the configuration when it launches next month.

The vivo NEX 3 is rumored to support crazy 120W SuperFlash Charge and have a 64MP main camera. It’s expected to arrive next month.

Speaking of fast charge, Samsung has confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy A91 will support Samsung’s 45W charging.

DxO published its Sony Xperia 1 test this week, the score matching devices like the Google Pixel 2, Pocophone F1 and the iPhone 8 – not company a 2019 flagship camera wants to keep. We found the camera more than capable in our review, though, so there’s more than a simple number to describe a camera perfomance.

We finally got to see the Huawei Mate 30 Pro from the rear. It will feature two large sensors – 1/1.55″ for the main camera and 1/1.7″ for the ultrawide. There will be a zoom and the fourth will likely be a Time of Flight camera.

Speaking of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, BBC claims Google couldn’t grant a Play Services license to Huawei’s upcoming flagship. If Huawei doesn’t resolve this quickly it might need to delay the launch in international markets, as the phone will never be competitive there without Play services.

See you in a week!

Redmi Note 8 Pro is officially the first smartphone with a 64 MP camera

It was announced alongside the affordable Redmi Note 8.

Leaked Huawei Mate 30 Pro promo image shows a quad camera on the back

Renders from case makers showed three cameras and an LED flash in the circular island, but this image shows a fourth camera instead.

OnePlus 7T specs leak, will come with Snapdragon 855+ SoC and 90Hz 2K display

It’s rumored to arrive on September 26 alongside the OnePlus TV and the 7T Pro.

Redmi Note 8 Pro withstands massive weight in an unusual durability video

This is so useful for all the people out there lifting weights with a phone under their toes.

Alleged Google Pixel 4 poses for the camera

It’s likely to go official in October.

Apple is unveiling the new iPhones on September 10

The company has sent out the official event invites today.

Sony Xperia 1 gets disappointing DxOMark score for both front and back cameras

The rear camera scored on par with the Poco F1, the selfie camera edged out the Pixel 2.

Samsung Galaxy M30s price tipped, will pack a 6,000 mAh battery

It’s rumored to go official next month.

BBC: Google could not license Play Services for the Huawei Mate 30

Google’s software suite includes key apps like Play Store and Maps, but also functionality that third-party apps rely on.

Oppo Reno2, Reno2 Z and Reno2 F announced with quad cameras all around

Not all quad cameras are born equal, however. The Reno2 is the top dog in this pack with 48MP main camera with OIS, tele and ultra-wide cams too. 

Galaxy A91 will have 45W fast charging, Samsung confirms

The support was listed on one of the company’s own websites by mistake.

LG's rollable smartphone pictured in 3D renders

A lot of advanced tech will be implemented here.

vivo NEX 3 to feature 120W SuperFlash Charge and 64MP camera

The company recently teased the device, but more details have leaked.

Samsung Galaxy M30s renders show a triple camera with a slight redesign

The LED flash has moved to the camera island. Perhaps this was necessary to make room for the larger 48MP sensor on the main camera.

Realme XT specs and hands-on photos are online

Chinese media representatives were invited at an exclusive pre-launch.

Meizu 16s Pro goes official with triple camera setup, Snapdragon 855+ and Flyme 8 OS

Minor upgrades over the Meizu 16s but deserving of the Pro moniker.

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