Week 12 in review: A bunch of new phones and tablets
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!
Both feature Apple A12 Bionic, up to 256GB storage, Touch ID and 1st generation Apple Pencil support.
More leaks of Huawei’s soon to be released big flagship
Powered by Kirin 980 SoC and a multi-camera setup at the back, these phones will go official on March 26.
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 is testing at least three new phones with the technology, they will also have 32 MP selfie shooters.
It has a dual camera setup at the back with Exynos 7884 SoC under the hood.
The phone will have a 12 MP main shooter and 6.26" LCD panel, covered with Gorilla Glass 5.
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.
The first phones with accidental death insurance out of the box.
The company just unveiled them and the only tangible difference seems to be the color.
There is no option for Full HD+ switch, everything is shown in 3840 x 1644 pixels.
It's very similar to the vivo V15 Pro, however there are upgraded cameras, chipset and battery.
Samsung Indonesia posted a page with details on the Galaxy A-series, ahead of the April 10 event.
The phone is up for pre-order in Netherlands for €249.
The 3D camera capabilities and the telephoto feature are the stars of the videos.
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.
The advantage of EUV is 20% higher transistor density. Huawei aims to become more indipendent with HiSilicon supplying 60% of chipsets.
The P30 Pro undergoes a quick test of its in-display fingerprint reader
It's currently only available in China.
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.
While ads showed a standard banner, a script was playing multiple videos in the background.
That's for the models with 128GB storage and essentially match the MSRP of the Galaxy S10+ and S10e, respectively.
It could be the fastest one we've seen.
Supposed P40 leaks in test scores running Android One