Week 15 in review: Galaxy A80, A20e, Oppo Reno are here

Ivan, 15 April 2019

Last week focused on the rumors, this week we got the announcements. Oppo and Samsung both launched new phones on April 10 while a day earlier, Qualcomm launched two new chipsets - the 11nm Snapdragon 665 and the 8nm Snapdragon 730 (and the 730G with better graphics).

Starting with the last one - the Qualcomm 665 will see the biggest improvement over the 660 in graphics performance while the 730/730G promises a CPU performance boost of 35%.

Oppo settled all the leaks by unveiling two Reno smartphones - the Reno 10x zoom with a Snapdragon 855 and a periscope 5x optical zoom camera and the Reno with a Snapdragon 710 and a slightly-smaller 6.4-inch screen.

Samsung unveiled a couple of phones - the Samsung Galaxy A20e and the Galaxy A80. The new A-series top dog is the most innovative Samsung phone since the Galaxy Fold. It packs a motorized pop-up area with a spring-loaded rotating camera array that has a 48MP f/2.0 main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle unit and a 3D time of flight camera. The Galaxy A80 also houses a 6.7-inch screen without a notch.

The final Samsung-related news were the official end of the Galaxy J series, confirmed by Samsung itself and a follow-up story to the one about the smaller Galaxy Note 10. It seems that there will be a 6.28-inch and a 6.75-inch Galaxy Note 10 along with two 5G models - resulting in no less than 4 distinct Galaxy Note 10 devices in the fall.

We saw more of the OnePlus 7 this week too. A bunch of case renders gave us a look at the triple rear camera and the pop-up selfie snapper while two photos revealed what looks to be a OnePlus 7 Pro with curved screen edges and 5G.

Sharp made waves by demoing its first vertically-foldable. Sadly the company won't bring a market-ready device with this tech any time soon.

Those are the major stories of the week. Have a great week and see you in seven days!

Samsung Galaxy A80 official with rotating pop-up camera for 48MP selfies

Samsung Galaxy A80 official with rotating pop-up camera for 48MP selfies

The pop-up mechanism lifts the rear camera and rotates it to face forward. This leaves the 6.7" AMOLED screen free of notches and holes.


OnePlus 7 Pro appears in the wild, might be the company's 5G phone

OnePlus 7 Pro appears in the wild, might be the company's 5G phone

First images of the supposed 5G One Plus device show a curved screen and minimal bezels.


Lenovo Z6 Pro is coming this month with Snapdragon 855

Lenovo Z6 Pro is coming this month with Snapdragon 855

The information was confirmed by the company VP.


Oppo Reno and Reno 10x Zoom go official with shark fin-style selfie camera

Oppo Reno and Reno 10x Zoom go official with shark fin-style selfie camera

The Reno 10x Zoom comes with Snapdragon 855 and a periscope camera.


Realme's Madhav Sheth shares photos captured by Realme 3 Pro

Realme's Madhav Sheth shares photos captured by Realme 3 Pro

Madhav Sheth believes the Realme 3 Pro has a better camera than the Redmi Note 7 Pro.


More OnePlus 7 cases hit the web, show the selfie camera peeking up from the top

More OnePlus 7 cases hit the web, show the selfie camera peeking up from the top

The case is thick enough to protect the camera in case of a drop (if the camera is retracted). 


Asus considers dual slider design for a 5G version of the Zenfone 6

Asus considers dual slider design for a 5G version of the Zenfone 6

The top part of the slider will house a dual selfie camera with a powerful flash, the bottom can be a loudspeaker or extra camera controls.


AnTuTu tests Snapdragon 730 and 665, has good and bad news

AnTuTu tests Snapdragon 730 and 665, has good and bad news

The 730 is up to 25% faster than a 710, but the G version disappoints despite higher clocks. The 665, meanwhile, struggles to beat the old 660.


Samsung Galaxy A20e unveiled with a smaller 5.8

Samsung Galaxy A20e unveiled with a smaller 5.8" screen, 15W fast charging

The Galaxy A20 has a 6.4" Super AMOLED, this one has 5.8" LCD. It does have the same chipset and camera, though.


Samsung Galaxy Note10 will come in four versions, report claims

Samsung Galaxy Note10 will come in four versions, report claims

The Korean company is looking to diversify its stylus-toting flagship range this year.


Samsung officially confirms the Galaxy J series are done

Samsung officially confirms the Galaxy J series are done

The company is merging its affordable series into the Galaxy A lineup.


Honor 20i is coming officially on April 17

Honor 20i is coming officially on April 17

The announcement should pave the way for Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro.


Sharp demoes vertically foldable 6.2-inch phone

Sharp demoes vertically foldable 6.2-inch phone

The first time we see this design but the market ready version is not coming any time soon.


Oppo Reno 10X zoom flexes its Snapdragon 855 muscle on AnTuTu

Oppo Reno 10X zoom flexes its Snapdragon 855 muscle on AnTuTu

The result is about what you'd expect from a flagship these days.


Qualcomm unveils 11nm Snapdragon 665, 8nm Snapdragon 730 and 730G with improved graphics

Qualcomm unveils 11nm Snapdragon 665, 8nm Snapdragon 730 and 730G with improved graphics

The 665 is the successor to the 660, while the 730 comes to replace the 710, presumably.


Redmi GM confirms a Snapdragon 855 phone is in the works, but no pop-up camera

Redmi GM confirms a Snapdragon 855 phone is in the works, but no pop-up camera

A leak alleged to show the Redmi Pro 2, which had an S855 chipset, 48MP rear camera and a pop-up selfie cam.



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