Week 24 in review: Huawei's OS to come in the fall, we meet the dual-camera Pixel 4

Ivan, 16 June 2019

Another week in which Huawei dominated headlines, this time because of its HongMeng OS, which is being tested on 1 million devices already. The final version is said to be coming in October, but the Mate 30 won't be running it.

The other big story was the Google Pixel 4, which leaked in a variety of forms this week. At first we saw pictures of the device in the wild, showing a dual rear camera and a dual selfie camera cut into the display. Then we saw rumor-inspired 3D renders of it and finally Google pulled a curious stunt and tweeted an official press image of the Pixel 4, which confirmed a dual rear camera inside square housing.

Google also launched its Stadia cloud gaming platform and started a website that lets you test your bandwidth and see if it's sufficient for the service.

Xiaomi launched its Mi Band 4 (known as the Mi Smart Band 4 in Europe), its Smart Watch 2 and finally the Mi 9T for Europe.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy M40 with a punch hole display and a Snapdragon 675 and released an update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with Night Mode. It also became clear that the Korean company has been chosen by Qualcomm to mass produce the 7nm Snapdragon 865 chipsets.

One final Samsung news of note - the Galaxy Note10 Pro will carry a 4,170mAh battery and support 25W fast charging.

HTC apparently isn't done making phones as it delivered two midrange droids - the U19e and the Desire 19+.

Closing out the big stories of the week - Sony is reportedly working on a phone with eight (yes, 8) cameras - two on the front and six on the back.

See you in a week!

Huawei ships 1 million devices with its HongMeng OS

Huawei ships 1 million devices with its HongMeng OS

The company CEO says the in-house OS will be available this fall.


Huawei to ship devices with its new OS in October, but not the Mate 30

Huawei to ship devices with its new OS in October, but not the Mate 30

The company will start with low-end devices that will be accustomed to the Chinese audience.


Alleged Google Pixel 4 live images leak, show punch hole selfie cam and smaller bezels

Alleged Google Pixel 4 live images leak, show punch hole selfie cam and smaller bezels

The phone is inside one of those bulky cases meant to obscure its final design from prying eyes.


Samsung Galaxy M40 announced with Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 675 and triple camera

Samsung Galaxy M40 announced with Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 675 and triple camera

Sleek design, capable specs and aggressive pricing for the fourth member of the Galaxy M series.


Xiaomi Mi Band 4 goes official with color display, voice assistant and NFC

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 goes official with color display, voice assistant and NFC

The new Mi Band 4 brings plenty of new features at an affordable price.


iOS 13 Beta hints of USB-C ports on the 2019 iPhone XI

iOS 13 Beta hints of USB-C ports on the 2019 iPhone XI

A restore screen no longer shows a Lightning cable but a USB-C one.


Google reveals Pixel 4 design, confirms dual rear cameras

Google reveals Pixel 4 design, confirms dual rear cameras

The actual design is similar to all the leaks we have seen so far.


Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi Smart Band 4 officially land in Europe

Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi Smart Band 4 officially land in Europe

The Redmi K20 takes on Europe in the form of the Mi 9T.


Google Pixel 4 with dual front and rear cameras pictured in the wild

Google Pixel 4 with dual front and rear cameras pictured in the wild

Google's next Pixel will have a pill-shaped display cutout.


Xiaomi unveils Smart Watch 2 and Health Watch with ECG sensors

Xiaomi unveils Smart Watch 2 and Health Watch with ECG sensors

The Health Watch doesn't have the battery life of the BIP, but it has ECG and PPG sensors. The Smart Watch 2 ECG edition does too.


3D artist renders the Google Pixel 4 XL

3D artist renders the Google Pixel 4 XL

They look too good to be true and probably are.


HTC announces U19e and Desire 19+ mid-rangers

HTC announces U19e and Desire 19+ mid-rangers

Yes HTC is still making phones, midrange ones, apparently.


Samsung Galaxy Note10 Pro to have 4,170 mAh battery, model numbers and key specs revealed

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Pro to have 4,170 mAh battery, model numbers and key specs revealed

This comes just after another source claimed support for a 25W charger.


Google launches speed test website to check Stadia performance

Google launches speed test website to check Stadia performance

As Google approaches the launch of its new game streaming service, you can now check to see if your connection is fit for Stadia.


Samsung will be fabbing the Snapdragon 865 chipset

Samsung will be fabbing the Snapdragon 865 chipset

Qualcomm reportedly believes that Samsung's 7nm EUV process has advantages over TSMC's 7nm node.


Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ get Night Mode in new update

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ get Night Mode in new update

The update is currently rolling out only in three countries.


Sony working on a hexa camera smartphone

Sony working on a hexa camera smartphone

It will also have to snappers on the front, taking the total count of cameras to eight.



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