Week 50 in review: Redmi K30 5G arrives, Oppo demoes under-screen camera

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The end of the year is nigh and we see plenty of companies going into the holiday mood so there’s understandably fewer actual announcements happening. Xiaomi decided to go against the trend and introduced the Redmi K30 lineup in China – it includes a 5G phone with Snapdragon 765G chipset and a basic 4G option with Snapdragon 730G SoC.

Companies like Sony and Huawei are already working on their next flagships, as evidenced by Xperia 3’s arrival on Geekbench with Qualcomm’s flagship platform Snapdragon 865, while renders of the Huawei P40 suggested a 6.57” screen.

Oppo will introduce the Reno3 lineup later this month and we finally have an official date – it will be unveiled on December 26. There will be at least two phones – Oppo Reno3 and Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G with Snapdragon 765G chip.

Realme is bringing its own true wireless earphones called Buds Air, and in the past seven days we heard the price and learned they will support wireless charging.

We also got to handle the Oppo’s prototype phone with a front-facing camera under the display and no buttonts or ports. Scroll down to see the full list of Week 50’s top stories.

Flashback: Nokia N9 was ahead of everyone but went nowhere

Nokia’s Linux efforts faced internal and external pressure, but they did deliver this jewel – only for it to be quickly discontinued in favor of WP7.

Redmi K30 and K30 5G arrive with 6.67

The K30 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC while the non-5G variant has a Snapdragon 730G at the helm.

Sony Xperia 3 may have been spotted at Geekbench with S865 chipset, 12GB of RAM

By the looks of it, Sony is preparing four variants of its 2020 flagship. The top-specced model should feature 5G connectivity.

Oppo's under-screen camera hands-on

And the under-display selfie camera is just one of the features.

AnTuTu announces the best performing Android phones for November

Both the flagship and mid-range charts are overrun by Snapdragon-based devices – all but two phones have a Qualcomm chip at their heart.

Realme Buds Air price revealed by Flipkart ahead of December 17 launch

It will come with Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity and boast 12mm bass boost drivers.

Samsung Galaxy S11+ may come with a custom 108MP sensor

It will be better and more expensive than the regular Bright HMX sensor we’ve seen so far.

Prices of Galaxy S10 lite, Note10 lite, Galaxy A71 and A51 appear on online retailer

The phones will be unveiled later this week. The S10 lite and Note10 lite are also known as A91 and A81, respectively.

Huawei P40's first render leaks, to feature a curved 6.57

It will have two punch-holes too.

Redmi Note 8T in for review

The third Redmi Note 8 model brings NFC and an 18W charger but is that enough in the competitive entry-level segment?

Samsung Galaxy S11 will reportedly use the Snapdragon 865 chipset in more regions

In fact, only one region will stick with the Exynos 990 chipset. This hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, however.

Saying goodbye to Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft ends support for its mobile OS

One small part of Windows 10 Mobile will live on for about a year longer, though – its Office apps will continue to be supported until January 2021.

RedmiBook 13 arrives with slim bezels and 10th gen Intel processors

The latest RedmiBook packs a thin and light design in a very compact footprint.

Realme Buds Air coming December 17 with Bluetooth 5.0 and instant pairing

Realme is also offering a limited INR 400 discount coupon with the purchase of select phones.

Apple releases iOS 12.4.4 for the iPhone 6 and 5s

Also available for older iPad and iPod touch models that don’t support iOS 13, and includes some security updates.

Oppo Reno3 series is coming on December 26

It will be unveiled at an event in Hangzhou, China.

Exynos 980, Mediatek MT6885 appear on AnTuTu, both yield impressive results

The Mediatek platform reaches almost 380,000 in total score, the Samsung SoC on a vivo X30 goes as high as 326,000.

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.3 with multiple bug fixes

Also introduces new parental controls in Screen Time and changes to Apple News.

Gmail will let you attach emails to emails

There’s no need to download anything first.

Nokia C1 unveiled: an affordable Android 9 Go Edition phone

It costs only half as much as the Nokia 2.1 and it’s cheaper than even the Nokia 1 Plus, while offering similar specs.

Samsung to use MediaTek 5G chipsets for its low-end smartphones

That’s just another company to MediaTek’s list of smartphone vendors such as Oppo, vivo, Xiaomi and Huawei.

Weekly poll: can Motorola One Hyper's 64MP camera and 45W charging carry it to victory?

Those are two firsts for Motorola, the pop-up selfie camera is another. But this may just be a case of playing “catch-up”.

Samsung Galaxy S11 is coming with a 4,500mAh battery

This is the same capacity cell as the one used in the Galaxy Note10+.

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