Week 12 in review: A bunch of new phones and tablets

25 March 2019

Week 12 was filled with new announcements - we counted 9 new phones and tablets and that's not even including the birth of a whole new brand - ROKiT.

Apple, Samsung, vivo, Honor, Oppo and Xiaomi were the companies that brought new devices this week and while none of those were proper flagships, some might end up to be proper best sellers, delivering impressive value for money.

Meanwhile, the P30 and P30 Pro leaked heavily this week - so much so that we are left wondering if there's anything left that we don't know about the duo yet. At least it's all going to stop next week as Huawei will finally make its new flagships official.

In other news we learned that the Sony Xperia 1's 4K OLED screen will work at its full resolution all the time, instead of tuning down to 1080p in most apps and the UI as was the case of its predecessor. We also learned that Motorola is working on an Exynos-powered Android One phone to join its Moto One series.

That was it for week 12 - see you next week!

Apple launches new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini

Apple launches new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini

Both feature Apple A12 Bionic, up to 256GB storage, Touch ID and 1st generation Apple Pencil support.


Amazon Italy accidentally confirms Huawei P30 Pro price

Amazon Italy accidentally confirms Huawei P30 Pro price

More leaks of Huawei’s soon to be released big flagship


Huawei delivers massive P30 and P30 Pro leak

Huawei delivers massive P30 and P30 Pro leak

Powered by Kirin 980 SoC and a multi-camera setup at the back, these phones will go official on March 26.


Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will shoot dual camera video, company confirms

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will shoot dual camera video, company confirms

This will be enabled after launch with an OTA update. This comes from a new leak from that also details the launch day promo in Singapore.


Xiaomi Mi A3 to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner

Xiaomi Mi A3 to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner

Xiaomi is testing at least three new phones with the technology, they will also have 32 MP selfie shooters.


Samsung Galaxy A20 goes official with 6.4-inch Infinity-V display and 4,000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A20 goes official with 6.4-inch Infinity-V display and 4,000 mAh battery

It has a dual camera setup at the back with Exynos 7884 SoC under the hood.


Redmi 7 arrives with Snapdragon 632 for $105

Redmi 7 arrives with Snapdragon 632 for $105

The phone will have a 12 MP main shooter and 6.26" LCD panel, covered with Gorilla Glass 5.


Black Shark 2 unveiled with low latency, pressure sensitive Super AMOLED screen

Black Shark 2 unveiled with low latency, pressure sensitive Super AMOLED screen

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 855 and has a massive built-in cooler, plus an optional external cooler and a new gamepad to boot.


ROKiT officially launches phone lineup, a plethora of branded services

ROKiT officially launches phone lineup, a plethora of branded services

The first phones with accidental death insurance out of the box.


Redmi AirDots wireless buds are the same as the Xiaomi AirDots but at half the price

Redmi AirDots wireless buds are the same as the Xiaomi AirDots but at half the price

The company just unveiled them and the only tangible difference seems to be the color.


Sony Xperia 1 screen works in 4K all the time

Sony Xperia 1 screen works in 4K all the time

There is no option for Full HD+ switch, everything is shown in 3840 x 1644 pixels.


vivo X27 unveiled: 6.39

vivo X27 unveiled: 6.39" AMOLED, 48MP main camera, 16MP pop-up selfie cam

It's very similar to the vivo V15 Pro, however there are upgraded cameras, chipset and battery.


Samsung confirms notchless Infinity display for Galaxy A90

Samsung confirms notchless Infinity display for Galaxy A90

Samsung Indonesia posted a page with details on the Galaxy A-series, ahead of the April 10 event.


Samsung Galaxy A40 arrives in Europe with 25 MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy A40 arrives in Europe with 25 MP selfie camera

The phone is up for pre-order in Netherlands for €249.


Two teasers and a hands-on video of the Huawei P30 Pro emerge

Two teasers and a hands-on video of the Huawei P30 Pro emerge

The 3D camera capabilities and the telephoto feature are the stars of the videos.


Huawei P30 handled on video

Huawei P30 handled on video

The P30 will have a 3.5mm jack - you can see it in the video. The Amazon Italy pricing for the P30 Pro is higher than expected.


Huawei Mate 30 could be the first phone with a 7nm EUV chipset - the Kirin 985

Huawei Mate 30 could be the first phone with a 7nm EUV chipset - the Kirin 985

The advantage of EUV is 20% higher transistor density. Huawei aims to become more indipendent with HiSilicon supplying 60% of chipsets.


Huawei P30 Pro appears in short video, P30 in a photo

Huawei P30 Pro appears in short video, P30 in a photo

The P30 Pro undergoes a quick test of its in-display fingerprint reader


Xiaomi Mi 9 SE may soon be launching globally

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE may soon be launching globally

It's currently only available in China.


Sony Xperia 4 might replace the Compact line, will have a 21:9 screen

Sony Xperia 4 might replace the Compact line, will have a 21:9 screen

The idea is this: keep the width at 65mm, same as the Compact phones, but make the phone taller. This will be a mid-range model, though.


Scammers caught playing hidden video ads and draining smartphone batteries

Scammers caught playing hidden video ads and draining smartphone batteries

While ads showed a standard banner, a script was playing multiple videos in the background.


Huawei P30 Pro to start at €930, the base P30 at €750, according to price estimates

Huawei P30 Pro to start at €930, the base P30 at €750, according to price estimates

That's for the models with 128GB storage and essentially match the MSRP of the Galaxy S10+ and S10e, respectively.


Exynos powered Motorola Vision appears on Geekbench

Exynos powered Motorola Vision appears on Geekbench

Supposed P40 leaks in test scores running Android One


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