Week 29 in review: Oppo shows 125W charging, OnePlus Nord teasers intensify

Ivan, 19 July 2020

As the OnePlus Nord is scheduled for announcement next week, we got a bunch of stories about it last week. OnePlus' Carl Pei showed off the phone in grey and cyan. He also appeared to be using the new OnePlus Buds, in matching cyan.

The Buds were confirmed to launch alongside the Nord on July 21.

The battery capacities of the iPhone 12 series were revealed by certification docs. It looks like the iPhone 12 models will have slightly smaller battery capacities compared to the current iPhone 11 lineup.

The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will have a 2,227mAh cell, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro will have a 2,775mAh battery, while the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 3,687mAh pack. The same certifications also revealed Apple has a 20W charger for the iPhone 12 models. The current-gen iPhone Pro's come with an 18W power delivery charger. Whether Apple will bundle the new 20W charger with the iPhone 12 Pro's remains unclear.

Speaking of fast charging, Oppo officially announced 125W wired flash charge and 65W wireless AirVOOC charging. Let these numbers sink in - with 125W charging you can get a 4,000mAh battery to 41% in just 5 minutes, while even with the appropriate throttling going to 100% takes just 20 minutes. And you can charge that same battery to 100% in about 30 minutes with 65W wireless charging. The future is now!

Google revealed the Pixel 4a to the World on its Canadian website. The render is in line with everything we've seen of the Pixel 4a.

Xiaomi held an even to introduce the Mi TWS Earphones Basic and Mi Smart Band 5 outside China. It also launched the Mi TV Stick, a 34-inch 144Hz monitor and two electric scooters globally.

The final big story is about the Snapdragon 875. It will reportedly launch early in 2021 and be based on a 5nm process.

The full list of hot topics is below. See you in a week!

OnePlus Nord design revealed in interview with Carl Pei

OnePlus Nord design revealed in interview with Carl Pei

The OnePlus Buds can also be seen in the video.


iPhone 12 series batteries pass multiple certifications, 20W charger also spotted

iPhone 12 series batteries pass multiple certifications, 20W charger also spotted

The battery capacities are lower than on the iPhone 11 series.


Google accidentally shows off the Pixel 4a to the world

Google accidentally shows off the Pixel 4a to the world

An official press render of the Pixel 4a was up on Google's Canadian store.


Xiaomi launches Mi Smart Band 5 and Mi TWS Earphones Basic on the global market

Xiaomi launches Mi Smart Band 5 and Mi TWS Earphones Basic on the global market

The band has a larger display and convenient charging, but lacks NFC. The TWS buds can deliver AAC audio for up to 20 hours.


Oppo officially announces 125W flash charge, 65W AirVOOC wireless flash charge

Oppo officially announces 125W flash charge, 65W AirVOOC wireless flash charge

The company has also developed a pocket-sized 50W mini SuperVOOC charger and 110W mini flash charger.


OnePlus Nord is up for pre-orders in India and Europe

OnePlus Nord is up for pre-orders in India and Europe

It's arriving on July 21 with a Snapdragon 765G SoC.


First Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 render appears online

First Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 render appears online

The device will have new flat sides and a redesigned S Pen.


Samsung Galaxy M31s will become official in India this month

Samsung Galaxy M31s will become official in India this month

It will only be available starting in August, though.


OnePlus Buds officially confirmed to arrive with the Nord

OnePlus Buds officially confirmed to arrive with the Nord

There's also a render of the OnePlus Nord in Grey as a bonus.


Roadmap reveals 5nm Snapdragon 875 and 735, new MediaTek chipsets

Roadmap reveals 5nm Snapdragon 875 and 735, new MediaTek chipsets

Snapdragon 875G is coming early next year.


ASUS ROG Phone 3 to hit China a day later than the rest of the world

ASUS ROG Phone 3 to hit China a day later than the rest of the world

An event is scheduled for July 23 at 7 PM local time.


Samsung Galaxy A series to come with OIS next year

Samsung Galaxy A series to come with OIS next year

The Galaxy A72 is said to be the first mid-ranger from Samsung to feature OIS.


Xiaomi launches Mi TV Stick, 34

Xiaomi launches Mi TV Stick, 34" 144 Hz gaming monitor and two electric scooters globally

The stick is a cheaper alternative to the Mi Box. The gaming monitor costs less than most 144 Hz 1440p monitors, but promises better colors.


Redmi Note 9 India launch scheduled for July 20

Redmi Note 9 India launch scheduled for July 20

The keynote will start at 12PM IST time.


Oppo Reno4 Pro spotted in NCC, nearing global launch

Oppo Reno4 Pro spotted in NCC, nearing global launch

The Reno4 Pro is seen in a new color variant and will come with up to 12GB of RAM.


Redmi 9A and 9C go global with slim price tags

Redmi 9A and 9C go global with slim price tags

Availability was not detailed though.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 865

Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 865

This could mean that the phone is coming earlier than October.


Oppo A72 5G specs and images surface

Oppo A72 5G specs and images surface

It sports a 90Hz display and is powered by an unknown MediaTek chipset.



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Reader comments

The real reason for fast battery degradation is heat, if fast charging is cool and fast there is not much to worry about and even if you slow charge battery will still degrade (about 10% per year I think) But look at the entire picture, a few years...

  • Lumina

Yeah. Fast charging is sooooo good and I've been using it for years

Oneplus never gave an device with an 512 GB memory configuration. I would rather have an 8/512 Config than an 12/256 config

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