Week 25 in review: Samsung Note20 and Tab7 leak, ROG Phone III and OnePlus Nord rumors
We didn't get a lot of high profile announcements this week, but we saw HTC unveil a pair of phones, which is a rather rare event. Doogee S88 Pro and Tecno Spark Power 2 also arrived with big batteries and aggressive pricing.
While no actual releases took place there’s a lot currently going on in camp Samsung. If rumors are to be believed, August 5 is a date to mark on your calendars. That’s when the Korean giant is expected to show us the Galaxy Note20 line, the Fold 2, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and hopefully a pair of Tab S7 tablets. Quite the lineup.
Also on everybody’s radar – the ROG Phone III is expected to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and dominate the high echelons on mobile gaming with class leading cooling and versatile accessories ecosystem. The mid-range OnePlus Nord seems to be inching closer to release and the Redmi K40 is already on the horizon. Unfortunately, the way-overdue Google Pixel 4a might have been pushed-back yet again. Bummer.
In other news, Huawei managed to overtake Samsung and top global smartphone market in April. And in another positive development, the Chinese giant has received some US lenience and is allowed to participate in 5G future standard cooperation.
Here is the list of our most read stories of the week to make sure you haven't missed anything important.
It's likely not going to last long, but it's still a remarkable achievement.
The Huawei Mate 40 will also adopt a 120Hz display refresh rate.
The "Iron Man eyes" on the back are a pair of RGB LEDs that serve as a notification light. The phone underwent extensive MIL-STD tests.
It's powered by the Helio P22 SoC and comes with dual speakers for stereo sound.
The Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ will be both powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and sports 120Hz displays.
According to the leakster, the standard Note20 model will be more like a Note20 “lite”.
Pricing and availability for the X2 Pro were not revealed.
We’re finally seeing 5G smartphones getting cheaper in the US.
The new phone is going to be powered by an overclocked Snadpragon 865.
The Galaxy Tab S7 is expected to go official in July or August alongside the Galaxy Tab S7+.
Korean sources claim the phone will arrive on August 28, Galaxy Fold2 to appear in September.
The Snapdragon 690 is the successor the Snapdragon 675.
The big update is coming later this month.
Initial renders put the camera count at two, then rumors pushed that up to three.
HTC did not reveal pricing nor availability for either of its new phones.
Familiar design, beastly specs.
Google is not yet ready to launch its next midrange Pixel phone, but why?
The ROG Phone 3 in the video bears the Tencent Games logo, suggesting a new sponsored model like we had last year with the second-gen phone.
Features three new models with modest clock speed bump.
It's the exact same charger the Redmi K30 Pro was bundled with - along with several other phones from Xiaomi.
The US Commerce Department is allowing American companies to disclose technologies for the purpose of 5G development.
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