Week 50 in review: Galaxy S21 family photos arrive, AirPods Max are here

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Welcome to another week’s recap. Still a month away, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series leaked in high-quality renders, confirming a design we’ve already seen in previous leaks.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra will have four cameras, a glass rear panel and a curved front glass, whereas the Galaxy S21 and S21+ will retain the camera setups of their predecessors and have plastic rear panels and a flat display, like the Galaxy Note20.

We also saw the official promo videos of the Galaxy S21 series and a leak detailing the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s four cameras – next-generation 108MP camera, ultrawide with autofocus, 10x folded periscope and a 3x camera.

We also saw a certification document saying the three flagships won’t come with chargers and headphones in the box.

Apple finally unveiled its over-ear AirPods. Called the AirPods Max the headphones offer active noise cancelling, but don’t fold, come with a purse-esque case and cost a whopping $549.

Lenovo unveiled the K12 and K12 Pro, which are rebranded Moto E7 Plus and Moto G9 Power for the Chinese market. Oppo gave us the Reno5 5G and Reno5 Pro 5G with 90Hz OLED screens, 65W charging and either a Snapdragon 765G chipset on the non-Pro and a Dimensity 1000+ on the Pro.

Coming on 24 December is the Reno5 Pro+ with a Snapdragon 865 and a 90Hz Super AMOLED display.

Those were the key stories. See you in a week!

Samsung Galaxy S21 , S21+ and S21 Ultra appear in lovely, high quality renders

The renders are based on reliable insider knowledge and give us a great idea of what to expect from the three phones.


Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra's pro-grade camera highlighted in a new promo video

Watch a skate dancer go around Seoul.


Samsung Galaxy S21 family won't have a charger or earphones in the box, certification confirms

Once again the Korean company is following Apple’s lead.


Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra official video teasers leak

The names are confirmed, as are the designs and the number of cameras.


Xiaomi Mi 11 and 11 Pro back designs and battery capacities revealed

Also, the Mi 11 comes with three while the 11 Pro has four cameras on the back.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra's camera detailed: 10x folded periscope joins 3x tele camera

The 108 MP ISOCELL HM3 sensor can do lossless digital zoom up to 3x.


Google Pixel 5 Pro appears in suspicious live image

You probably shouldn’t hold your breath.


Apple introduces AirPods Max over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation

The flagship product is available for pre-order today at USD549/EUR619/GBP549.


Samsung Galaxy S21 family's front panels leak, here's how they look side by side

Sizes and bezels confirmed.


Lenovo K12 and K12 Pro announced

Rebranded Moto E7 Plus and Moto G9 Power for the Chinese market.


Here are Apple's promo videos for the AirPods Max

You get a two-minute introduction to the headphones, as well as a shorter promo that’s more like a TV ad.


Samsung Galaxy S21 trio prices to be identical to S20 series', Indian launch slightly delayed

No price increase this year.


Samsung Galaxy A52 leaks in press renders

It will look very similar to its predecessor.


Oppo Reno5 Pro+ coming on December 24, here's our first official look at the handset

Oppo’s “one more thing” was an even more premium version.


Oppo Reno5 5G and Reno5 Pro 5G unveiled: 90Hz OLED screens, 65W charging

The Reno5 uses a Snapdragon 765G chipset, while the Pro model is powered by a Dimensity 1000+ chip.


Samsung Galaxy S21 to have a bigger and faster fingerprint scanner

The new sensor will be 8x8mm, increased from 4x9mm in the previous two generations.


New Asus ROG gets benchmarked with SD888 at Geekbench, HTML5

The phone with model number ASUS_I005DA apparently will have Snapdragon 888.


Facebook sued by the US FTC, might be forced to sell Instagram and WhatsApp

The US Trade Commission and a group of 46 states accuse Facebook of using its dominance to crush smaller rivals.


Motorola Moto G Stylus (2021) leaked by Amazon

It packs a 48MP quad camera and supports 5G networks.


Galaxy S21 family to be powered by the Exynos 2100 in India, sales start on January 29

This information comes straight from the Korean company’s biggest store in the subcontinent.


OnePlus reveals when the OnePlus Nord and the 8-series will stop receiving security patches

The Nord is getting the full three years of support, unlike the Nord N10 and N100. There’s no word on the older models.


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