Week 42 in review: Pixel 4 and Realme X2 Pro debut

Chip, 21 October 2019

Two major events took place in week 42. Google introduced its latest Pixel phones - the 4 and 4XL, while Realme unveiled its first flagship proper with the X2 Pro. The three phones are shaping to have a significant impact on the industry even if for vastly different reasons.

Xiaomi pubslished the list of phones that will get MIUI 11 along with a roadmap and it also brought the Redmi Note 8 duo to India.

Samsung revealed the main changes coming with the second version of its One UI custom skin as it started beta testing it in some markets.

With the Korean company's major announcements for the year down we are starting to hear about its 2020 lineup as the first Galaxy S11 details are being revealed. This week we learned that it's coming with a 20:9 screen.

Back to phones coming in 2019, the Motorola Moto G8 Plus appeared in press images giving us a very good idea of its design and some of its key specs. It got a lot of people very excited, too, so here's hoping it manages to retain the good impression after its official announcement next week.

You can check out the complete list of our most popular articles this week below. See you in seven days!

Pixel 4 and 4 XL go official with 90Hz OLED screens and new telephoto cameras

Pixel 4 and 4 XL go official with 90Hz OLED screens and new telephoto cameras

The wide and tele cameras will be backed by new image processing hardware and software. An S855 chipset and a new Pixel core will do the processing.


Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL price and availability roundup

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL price and availability roundup

The Pixel 4 and 4 Xl's price in Europe and the US for both 64GB and 128GB.


The Realme X2 Pro brings 90Hz OLED display, S855+ chipset and 64MP quad cam with optical zoom

The Realme X2 Pro brings 90Hz OLED display, S855+ chipset and 64MP quad cam with optical zoom

The phone features a 64MP wide camera, ultra wide cam with macro mode and a 2x tele camera. Also, it boasts 50W fast charging.


Here's a list of Xiaomi devices getting MIUI 11 Global Stable ROM, rollout begins October 22

Here's a list of Xiaomi devices getting MIUI 11 Global Stable ROM, rollout begins October 22

Xiaomi says the actual dates of rollout may vary depending on their testing plan.


Samsung patents a reverse notch display

Samsung patents a reverse notch display

Samsung isn’t the first company to patent such a design.


Kuo: iPhone SE 2 will start at $399

Kuo: iPhone SE 2 will start at $399

The upcoming affordable iPhone is expected to be a key growth driver for Apple in 2020.


Samsung Galaxy S11 to have a taller 20:9 screen

Samsung Galaxy S11 to have a taller 20:9 screen

It's not clear what Samsung will do with the taller screen.


Samsung details Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 series as international rollout starts

Samsung details Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 series as international rollout starts

New gesture navigation, Focus Mode and improved notifications.


Samsung phone with under-display camera coming next year

Samsung phone with under-display camera coming next year

According to the report, the company is planning to release such a phone sometime in 2020.


Google won't sell the Pixel 4 in India because of the radar hardware inside

Google won't sell the Pixel 4 in India because of the radar hardware inside

The Soli tech that powers Motion Sense doesn't meet the guidelines for use in the country.


Dual screen nubia Z20 now available globally

Dual screen nubia Z20 now available globally

The dual-screen flagship is finally available for purchase outside China.


Redmi K30 will bring 5G connectivity and punch hole display

Redmi K30 will bring 5G connectivity and punch hole display

The first 5G phone in the Redmi line will offer a large punch hole.


Latest Samsung update brings a Note10 feature to older Note devices

Latest Samsung update brings a Note10 feature to older Note devices

Handwriting-to-text is now available to most Galaxy phones.


Pixel 4 retail box confirms no bundled earbuds, not even a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter

Pixel 4 retail box confirms no bundled earbuds, not even a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter

This was expected from previous leaks, but is now certain - you'll need to bring your own headset.


Samsung OneUI 2.0 to improve face recognition

Samsung OneUI 2.0 to improve face recognition

The alternative look and open eyes features should help bolster Samsung's face unlock functionality and security.


Google Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini and Wifi announced

Google Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini and Wifi announced

Check out all the new Google products that launched alongside the new Pixel 4 and 4XL.


Google Pixel 4 XL's OLED screen aces DisplayMate's test

Google Pixel 4 XL's OLED screen aces DisplayMate's test

It's bright, sharp and perfectly calibrated.


Realme X2 Pro, X2 and 5 Pro land in Europe

Realme X2 Pro, X2 and 5 Pro land in Europe

Realme is pushing compelling options at every price point.


Here’s a Chinese OnePlus 7T ad starring Robert Downey Jr

Here’s a Chinese OnePlus 7T ad starring Robert Downey Jr

The commercial was posted to Robert Downey Jr’s Weibo account.


Moto G8 Plus shows up in leaked renders with 4,000 mAh battery and 25MP selfie cam

Moto G8 Plus shows up in leaked renders with 4,000 mAh battery and 25MP selfie cam

It has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD , Snapdragon 665 chipset, and a triple camera with laser autofocus.


Oppo working on under-display sensors for supposed quad-curve ‘3D waterfall’ display

Oppo working on under-display sensors for supposed quad-curve ‘3D waterfall’ display

Oppo and OnePlus already have devices with ambient sensors beneath their displays.


Info on Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite launch colors leaks

Info on Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite launch colors leaks

The Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to have the same features as the Galaxy A91.


Google Pixel 4 doesn't come with unlimited original quality Google Photos storage

Google Pixel 4 doesn't come with unlimited original quality Google Photos storage

It's just compressed "high quality" now, the same as for the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.


Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8 arrive in India

Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8 arrive in India

Both phones will come with a dedicated microSD slot and 18W fast chargers in the box.



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