The new phones of the week

George, 19 May 2019

Some week we had! A whole bunch of announcements took place over the past few days - some exciting, others even more so.

It all started on Tuesday with the reveal of the OnePlus 7 Pro, and its vanilla 7 sidekick. OnePlus releases always make waves and this one was no different. The 7 Pro comes with a superb QHD+ 90Hz display, a trifecta of cameras on the back, and a motorized selfie cam. Be sure to have a look at our findings in the in-depth review.

Then on Wednesday, Realme pulled the wraps off the X. The ultra affordable, yet properly well specced smartphone from Realme really impressed us, and our feelings go beyond the superficial - not that we're not liking pop up selfie cams.

The day had more in store with the Motorola One Vision arriving later in the afternoon. One of few phones with a 21:9 aspect display, the One Vision has attractive design, delivers good performance, and takes great pictures, but we're less thrilled about its battery performance. Details in the review, of course.

Thursday brought us the Asus Zenfone 6 - an all-screen phone with a rotating dual camera assembly, aimed at power users. Snapdragon 855 and a 5,000mAh battery do sound appealing, and so does the €499 starting price. We went hands-on with the Zenfone 6, but a review is coming soon.

Also on Thursday, the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) went official. Strictly speaking, that's not big news as it's essentially the same phone as the non-5G Mate 20 X, save for the battery section and the 5G bits (duh).

And then on Friday, the Oppo A9x got announced with a couple of tweaks compared to its non-X stablemate from a month before. A 48MP Quad Bayer main cam replaces the conventional 16MP shooter and the A9x suports Oppo's VOOC fast charging.

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