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Week 46 in review: The foldable Motorola Razr debuts

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This was a rarely good week for tech news. The biggest one by far was the return of the Motorola Razr – this time in the high-tech foldable form. The Razr pays homage to the original Razr V3 looks but unfolds into a 6.2-inch Flex View screen instead of a 2.2-inch screen and keyboard.

The main display is a 21:9 pOLED with a resolution of 2142x876px, while on the outside the clamshell has a 2.7-inch OLED of 600x800px resolution. The new Razr will cost $1,500 when it launches as a Verizon exclusive.

We also saw the first images of Sony’s Xperia 3. The photos show a slightly arched rear panel and a flat front one. We expect Sony’s future ace to have a Snapdragon 865 and possibly an OLED with 90Hz refresh rate. However we are wondering whatever happened to the Xperia 2?

Speaking of the Snapdragon 865, the next version of Qualcomm’s flagship processor became a bit clearer this week. According to a leak from China the Snapdragon 865 will bring a 20% CPU and GPU boost over the Snapdragon 855+.

Samsung patented another brand name for its industry-leading OLED panels – SAMOLED. The renamed panel is expected to make its first big debut on the Samsung Galaxy S11, due in early 2020. Speaking of the S11, it will be offered in Black, Grey an Blue, while the S11e will carry a Pink option

Speaking of OLEDs, a Xiaomi exec confirmed that the Mi Note 10’s screen was made by Visonox.

HTC returned to phone announcements for the Desire 19s. It’s a midrange affair with a triple camera, Helio P22 chip and a $195 price.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 showed its face thanks to renders and passed a Wi-Fi certification. It will have a quad camera and a big screen with tiny bezels and a single in-display camera.

A big if not quite phone-related story from this week was the debut of the brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Similarly, we learned that Nokia is entering the smart TV market with a 55-inch 4K set that will be made in and for the Indian market. When ready, the TV will be a Flipkart exclusive.

These were the major stories for the week. Check back in here in seven days!

The new Motorola Razr is here with a 6.2

It has Snapdragon 710, one 16 MP camera and a 2,510 mAh non-removable battery.


First Xperia 3 images suggest a curved back and a flat front panel

The phone is likely to have Snapdragon 865, no word on 5G availability yet.


Snapdragon 865 specs leak

Qualcomm’s next flagship SoC will offer 20% CPU and GPU boost over the Snapdragon 855+.


Samsung patents SAMOLED brand for screens ahead of Galaxy S11 launch

The Galaxy S11 will arrive in Black, Grey, and Blue, while the Galaxy S11e will have a Pink option.


Xiaomi Mi Note 10's OLED panel is made by Visionox

A Xiaomi executive confirmed the display comes from the Chinese company.


Apple unveils 16

Apple went back to the scissor keyboard design after many complains about the reliability of the butterfly keyboards. Also, there’s an Escape key.


Samsung Galaxy A51 appears in first renders and passes Wi-Fi certification

The A51 will bring a centered punch-hole display like the Note10 alongside a quad-camera setup around the back.


Huawei P30 Pro starts receiving EMUI 10 update based on Android 10

It’s only available in China for now.


Samsung's 108MP plans revealed in camera app code

Samsung’s future camera app reveals 108MP still and 20:9 screen support.


HTC Desire 19s goes official with triple camera and $195 price tag

The phone brings the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.


vivo S5 announced with a punch hole display and quad camera

It has a Snapdragon 712 SoC at the helm and comes with a 48MP main camera.


Xiaomi Mi Note 10/CC9 Pro disassembly shows how it all fits together

Xiaomi managed to use a regular battery instead of the L-shaped designs Apple uses while providing more capacity (and fitting more cameras to boot).


Sharp AQUOS V goes official with Snapdragon 835

Sharp’s latest entry aims to shake up the midrange market.


Realme 5s with 48MP quad camera is coming on November 20

It will likely compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.


Nokia TV closer to launch, will have 55” 4K Ultra HD panel

The Smart TV will run on Android Pie and will have access to Google Play Store.


Apple AirPods Pro now available in India

Cost about a $100 more than they do in the US.


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