Week 34 in review: Redmi 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro leaks aplenty, Android 10 official

Ivan, 25 August 2019

Realme unveiled the 5 and Realme 5 Pro this week. The Realme 5 is the bigger device at 6.5-inches and packs a Snapdragon 665, a mammoth 5,000mAh battery and a quad camera. It's main sensor is a 12MP f/1.8. The Realme 5 Pro packs a smaller 6.3-inch screen, a Snapdragon 712 and a quad camera with a 48MP main sensor.

Samsung meanwhile announced the refreshed versions of its Aseries best sellers - the Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s. Those add extra cameras and improve the design of the rear panel.

This week also brought about a bunch of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro leaks and teasers - we got to know much of their specs and their design. Xiaomi officially announced that the Redmi Note 8 family is arriving on August 29 and that should include the Redmi Note 8, the Redmi Note 8 Pro and likely the Redmi 8.

We also learned the battery capacities of the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. The duo promises to outdo Samsung's Galaxy Note10 series with 4,200 and 4,500mAh batteries, respectively.

A rumor suggested that Motorola's foldable Razr smartphone will arrive in Europe in December, priced at 1,500, which would put it as a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy Fold and Mate X.

The vivo NEX 3 surfaced in a live image, showing its extremely curved screen edges. The marketing term is waterfall screen. We don't know much about the vivo NEX 3 at this point but since the official teaser campaign is under way we expect to learn more about it in the following weeks.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 went on sale in India this Friday, August 23. It comes in two memory versions - 4GB/64GB priced at INR12,999 ($180/165) and 6GB/128GB priced at INR15,999 ($225/200).

The final bit of big news comes from Google. The dessert naming scheme is officially done and Android Q will be called Android 10. In related news, Google's redesigned Play Store is now official for everyone with a new bottom-placed navigation panel and a predominantly white background.

That's it folks, catch you next week!

Redmi Note 8 Pro coming on August 29 with 64MP quad camera

Redmi Note 8 Pro coming on August 29 with 64MP quad camera

It will be joined by the vanilla Note 8.


Here's what the Redmi Note 8 Pro will look like

Here's what the Redmi Note 8 Pro will look like

The upcoming device was outed in what seems to be a TV commercial.


Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro bring four cameras, new chipsets

Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro bring four cameras, new chipsets

The vanilla variant has a bigger screen and battery, but the Pro comes with better specs.


Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro battery capacities revealed

Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro battery capacities revealed

The alleged batteries for the two upcoming models have been photographed somewhere in China.


Nokia 7.2 round camera design leaked

Nokia 7.2 round camera design leaked

The images appeared briefly in a tweet before it was deleted.


Redmi 8 appears in hands-on images

Redmi 8 appears in hands-on images

The Redmi 8 and Redmi Note 8 are rumored to make their debuts in September.


Redmi Note 8 series will pack a Helio G90T chipset

Redmi Note 8 series will pack a Helio G90T chipset

The Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro will be announced next week in China.


Motorola's Razr foldable phone to land in Europe in December with a 1,500 price tag

Motorola's Razr foldable phone to land in Europe in December with a 1,500 price tag

That's cheaper than Samsung's and Huawei's first foldables, but still a lot to ask.


Redmi reveals the looks of the upcoming Note 8 series

Redmi reveals the looks of the upcoming Note 8 series

The phone appears in a promo video, saying the phone is opening the world in a whole new way with its camera.


vivo NEX 3 live image shows waterfall screen

vivo NEX 3 live image shows waterfall screen

The bezels look bigger than competing flagships but it could be a software trick or a protective case.


Samsung Galaxy A50 gets improved battery charging with latest update

Samsung Galaxy A50 gets improved battery charging with latest update

Samsung is also surprisingly bundling the Snapchat app with the new firmware.


Redmi teases 25x zoom on the Note 8 Pro

Redmi teases 25x zoom on the Note 8 Pro

It will be unveiled on August 29 with the Note 8 and a 70" Smart TV.


Android Q to be called Android 10 as Google abandons dessert-based names

Android Q to be called Android 10 as Google abandons dessert-based names

Also introduces a new wordmark and logo for the Android brand.


Leaked Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ad shows off NFC

Leaked Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ad shows off NFC

NFC rarely shows up on Redmi phones, it's usually featured only on flagship Mi phones.


Samsung cuts LCD production, shifts focus to new QD-OLED displays

Samsung cuts LCD production, shifts focus to new QD-OLED displays

We'll likely see QD-OLED debut on Samsung's high-end TV lineup before making its debut on smartphones.


Xiaomi Mi A3 arrives in India

Xiaomi Mi A3 arrives in India

It comes with the Snapdragon 665 SoC, triple camera setup, and a Super AMOLED display.


Google Play Store redesign now officially available for everyone

Google Play Store redesign now officially available for everyone

Features a new bottom navigation bar and cleaner design.



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  • Anonymous

Are they forgot to leak mate 30 X version??? Hope will not retired the mate 30 X like xiaomi did the max version. Xiaomi has just retired the new Max. https://www.gizmochina.com/2019/07/24/honor-max-­­­and-note-series-will-get-new-models-in­-the-­fut...