Week 40 in review: Xiaomi Mi 10T line and Pixel 4a 5G and 5 are here

Welcome to another week’s recap, let’s get started. Google’s fall lineup is now official and it’s exactly what the rumors suggestsed. Google unveiled the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5, both with Snapdragon 765G chipsets, 128GB storage and three cameras – the stalwart 12.2MP main camera, a new 16MP ultrawide and an 8MP selfie camera. The Pixel 5 has a 6.0-inch OLED display, 4,080mAh battery, wireless charging and an IP68 rating for $700/€630/£599, while the Pixel 4a has a 3,885mAh battery and a larger 6.2-inch OLED display for $500/€500/£500. Both will go on sale on October 15.

Xiaomi’s Mi 10T series is also now official. The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro both have Snapdragon 865 chipsets and 6.67-inch IPS LCDs with 144Hz refresh rate, but have different main cameras – 64MP for the Mi 10T, 108MP for the Mi 10T Pro. The Mi 10T will be available soon starting at €500, while the Mi 10T Pro will start at €600.

The Mi 10T Lite is the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 750G. The display is still a 6.67-inch IPS LCD but of slightly inferior 120Hz refresh rate. The Mi 10T Lite is coming on October 13, starting at €280.

Moving on to Apple’s iPhone 12 stories – it appears that the first batch of iPhone devices will arrive at distributors on October 5. Those will likely be the 5.4-inch iPhone mini and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 12 series on October 13.

The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will likely get a bump to 128GB for their base storage, but the iPhone 12 and 12 Max will likely retain the starting 64GB to keep costs down.

The final two big stories of the week are OnePlus related. Company CEO Pete Lau went on Weibo to confirm that there will be no OnePlus 8T Pro this fall, because the OnePlus 8 Pro is still great. He also confirmed that the OnePlus 8T will be announced on October 14.

Speaking of the OnePlus 8T – it will be taller and wider than the OnePlus 8, despite having the same 6.55-inch screen. It will be a faster 120Hz display and the phone’s battery will be larger at 4,500mAh.

Those were the key stories of the week. See you in seven days!

Google launches the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G with Snapdragon 765G, 5G and ultrawide cameras

That’s right, the 8-serires Snapdragon on the premium model. As is the tele camera, replaced by an ultra wide shooter instead.

Apple's first batch of iPhone 12s to arrive at distributors on October 5

Just in time for the October 13 announcement.

Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro specs leak in full

The Mi 10T Pro comes with a 108MP camera and 256GB of storage, the vanilla sticks to a 64MP shooter.

Xiaomi launches the affordable Redmi 9A with 6 GB RAM

The phone will also ship with 128 gigs of storage.

Xiaomi Mi 10T and 10T Pro are S865-powered phones with 144Hz adaptive displays

The Pro model packs a 108 MP camera while the vanilla Mi 10T gets a 64 MP cam instead. Both feature 5,000 mAh batteries with 33 W charging.

Sony Xperia 1 III to come with brighter display and better selfie camera

The resolution and the sensor size of the selfie camera will remain the same.

Nokia 9.3 PureView and 7.3 5G coming in November

HMD is reportedly in the finishing stages of testing and is ready to go into production.

OnePlus 8T Pro is not coming, CEO confirms

People should buy the OnePlus 8 Pro if they want a real flagship, according to Pete Lau.

Entry-level iPhone 12 to ship with 64GB storage, Pro versions will start at 128GB

The iPhone 12 mini and 12 Max are expected to go on sale first.

Google's new Chromecast goes on sale early, full specs revealed

The new Google streaming device isn’t due to be announced for another couple of days.

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite is the first Snapdragon 750G phone, has a 120Hz display too

A more affordable remix of the 10T formula seen in the other two. Like them, this one has an adaptive refresh rate for the screen and 33W fast charging.

Apple iPhone 12 prices to start from $649, four models incoming

The most expensive phone will be 512 GB iPhone 12 Pro Max which will cost $1,399.


The regular version is practically affordable for an 82″ TV but it has “only” 4K resolution. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery detailed by 3C listing

It comes with a rated capacity of 4,855mAh meaning it will likely match the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 5,000 mAh cell.

Sony Xperia 5 II goes on pre-order in Europe bundled with headphones

Nordic countries get the best deal with included WH-1000XM3s.

OnePlus Nord N10 teased, should launch sometime in October

It’s rumored to pack the Snapdragon 690 chipset and a $400 price tag.

The OnePlus 8T will be taller, wider than the OnePlus 8 despite having the same screen size

Part of that can be explained by the larger battery, it will match the 8 Pro in capacity but exceed it in charging speed.

Microsoft announces new Surface Laptop Go and updated Surface Pro X

Starts at $550 for the Surface Laptop Go and $1500 for the Surface Pro X.

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