Looking back on the past week, it was a fairly predictable stream of Galaxy related tidbits – after all, the S20 family is set for announcement in less than two weeks. We were treated to a new revelation about the 64MP camera of the upcoming flagship family, alongside a hint at low-light photo prowess, plus some GeekBench scores. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Flip foldable showed up in official renders and it’s seemingly coming to market right this month for the reasonable price of $1400.
The other star of the week was the upcoming Poco X2. Some key features were revealed, and as time passes by it becames all the more obvious that it’s going to be a rebranded Xiaomi K30 – not that it’s a bad thing.
Word got out on the street that the iPhone SE 2 that’s been some time in the making, and will likely be called iPhone 9, will also have a Home button. In 2020!
A Huawei exec made a splash a couple of days ago – he was quoted as saying that Huawei won’t be returning to using Google apps and services regardless of a potential lift of the US ban on American companies to supply Chinese companies with US technology. It later turned out that the matter might be more nuanced than that, and we’re still hoping for fully functional Mates in the future, because GMS is hard to replace in western markets.
You can read up on the details by following the links below, where you’ll also find some more highlights of the week.
We found both US and Korean models, but the ones bound for Europe – the ones expected to use Exynos – are yet to reach the Geekbench database.
This is likely a new version of Samsung’s night mode.
The Galaxy S20’s 64MP tele will be used through cropping for pictures and 8K video.
Based on the source’s track record, these renders look promising. More specifics arrive about the new Z Flip.
The 128GB variant can be had for the original 32GB price.
Though the new Samsung phone is expected to arrive as an AT&T exclusive, an unlocked model will support all US carriers.
It’s slated to go official on February 4.
Dual front-facing punch-hole camera.
It’s believed to be a re-branded Redmi K30.
It’s expected to go official in March.
It’s a global version of the nova 6 SE launched in China last month.
The price cut may have something to do with the lack of Google Mobile Services.
The company is strictly focusing on building up its Huawei Mobile Services portfolio.
The phone is also going to have a 512 GB storage option if the image is real.
The phone was spotted on the FCC’s database.
It’s rumored to be unveiled at MWC next month.
The latest Redmi Note member leaves a lot to be desired according to DxOMark.
The extra-curvy design of the Horizon display has not weakened it one bit.
It will have a curved panel and two buttons on the side and it doesn’t look like an Apple Watch at all.
One way to reduce e-waste is to stop bundling new chargers with new phones, but promote a single standard that works with phones of all brands.
It seems like we won’t see the tech on any commercial products soon.
HMD Global is reportedly testing the technology for use in its next flagship.
The Indian smartphone market grew 14% from the same quarter in 2018 and Apple reaches a milestone in India.