Welcome to another week’s recap. With the approaching announcement of the Galaxy S21 family, there were inevitably a bunch of stories related to that. A set of case renders attempted to answer how the S Pen will attach to the S21 Ultra, raising more questions in the process, while a leaked infographic detailed the new cameras. A source claimed there won’t be a microSD slot on the non-Ultras, another unfortunate development. Most importantly, however, Samsung set the Unpacked date, officially.
The high-end Galaxies are yet to go live, but we did get a bunch of new announcements this week to get 2021 going. Samsung itself had the Galaxy M02s launch in India to battle it out with the Realmes and Redmis in the entry-level segment.
Speaking of, there was a Realme and a Redmi too. The Realme V15 5G is so far China only and comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED, a 64MP camera, and the Dimensity 800U chipset. The Redmi Note 9 5G, on the other hand, just escaped China adopting a T to set itself apart – known as the Redmi Note 9T 5G for the world, it sports a 6.53-inch LCD, a 48MP main camera (no ultra wide though), and a 5000mAh battery. The Mi 10i, meanwhile, is here to shuffle things up in the midrange with a Snapdragon 750G, a 108MP main camera, and a 120Hz LCD.
On the hardware front, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 480 chipset – the first SoC in the lower tier 400-series with 5G capability. A certification document out of China revealed that Huawei’s got a 135W charger in the works, rated at up to 20V/6.75A – a bit excessive for a phone, we reckon, and maybe a laptop adapter?
You can read the details on the these, as well as some other top stories by following the links below.
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Samsung’s huge Galaxy S21 event will go live on January 14, 16:00 CET.
It’s the longer version of the first video teaser from the end of last year.
It’s more of the same for the S21 and S21+ while the S21 Ultra is the getting a longer periscope lens and an extra telephoto module.
The Galaxy S21 series is scheduled to be announced next week on January 14.
The stylus will be available as a separate purchase – by itself or bundled with a case. And you’ll want the case if you don’t want to lose the S Pen.
First sales start on Friday, January 8.
The phone is powered by the dated Snapdragon 450 chipset.
It packs a 6.4″ AMOLED screen and ships with a 65W charger.
A revamped Redmi Note 9 5G for the markets outside China.
It’s expected to go toe to toe with Xiaomi’s Mi Band line and will reporetedly launch in a week’s time.
This is what case makers will use to design their products for the upcoming Galaxy A-series member.
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It will power the budget 5G Androids of 2021.
The Oppo PEEM00 phone reached 771,491 points on the benchmarking platform.
Huawei is looking to up its charging game.
All devices from the past three years will get the new interface.
Improved for working and studying from home.
It helps when you have the only device with the most powerful chipset.
It will use a 120Hz IPS display.
Three Samsung devices, two LGs, one Asus, one TCL, and the OnePlus 8 Pro made the list.
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