Welcome to another week’s recap. The major development from the past seven days was the official debut of the Galaxy S21 family, which immediately went on pre-order. You can browse the list below for our detailed coverage.
Another premium phone launched this week with the iQOO 7, but being limited to China it didn’t get nearly as much of the spotlight. Meanwhile OnePlus launched its first smartband and we even got a chance to review it.
Xiaomi ended up on the US blacklist and will be hoping the new administration under Joe Biden takes steps towards ending the trade war with China or it may face further difficulties down the road. In more positive developments it shared a list of 27 phones eligible for MIUI 12.5 update.
Motorola teased its next flagship, dubbed Edge S, confirming that the Edges from last year weren’t a one off. Meanwhile Oppo’s Find X3 top-dog appeared in images, giving us a much better idea of its design.
You can read the details on the these, as well as our other top stories by following the links below.
Concise lists of the relative advantages and disadvantages of the three new flagships compared against each other.
The oldest phone on the list is the Redmi Note 7, introduced two years ago.
The company has been labeled a “Communist Chinese military company” by the Trump administration.
Designed for use on tablets and notebooks.
The CPU promises a 30% boost in multi-core performance compared to the Exynos 990, 40% on the GPU and a more efficient NPU.
There have been copious leaks from the usual suspects along with some carrier slip ups. Here’s everything in one place.
The display can do 120Hz at the full 1440p+ resolution for the first time on a Samsung phone. The two tele cams are 10x periscope and 3x lens.
It’s expected to arrive as Galaxy F62 in some markets.
The next Moto flagship is coming.
A quick overview of what’s new with the new Galaxy S21 trio.
Same between the two models that is, but not far from the S20 triple setup either.
There are four sensors on the back, housed inside a protrusion unlike anything we’ve seen before.
The service will continue to be operational till then even to those who have not accepted the new terms yet.
According to lawyers, the acquisition includes old security-related patents.
First sales in China start on Friday, January 15.
The company’s statement comes less than 24 hours after the blacklisting had been announced.
The first major update will be arriving in the next ten days.
The company was adamant about denying a recent report.
The Mechanical Dragon is made up of two Mi 11’s and four Mi 11 vegetarian leather edition back covers.
The device will start selling soon in India for INR2,499 ($35/€27).
The sensor can output 12-bit HDR, has a low-noise mode, which boosts sensitivity in low light, and an improved autofocus system.
Rumors from late last year claimed that Apple is working on iPad Pros with OLED and mini-LED displays.
The top-end K40 will offer the latest flagship Qualcomm chipset at a base price of CNY 2,999 ($463).
Sources claim the final hurdle is obtaining the required certifications from authorities.