Week 49 in review: Snapdragon 865/765 are here, nova 6 official, Redmi K30 rumors
Welcome to your weekly news recap, let's get into it.
Qualcomm unveiled its next flagship chipset the Snapdragon 865 alongside the upper midrange 765 and 765G. The Snapdragon 865 promises a 25% faster processor and 20% faster graphics and Geekbench results corroborated the claims. The Snapdragon 765/765G brings a bigger improvement over the 730/730G in graphics.
Qualcomm also unveiled its new in-display fingerprint technology, called 3D Sonic Max. This new fingerprint sensor has a significantly larger workable area and even allows the user to authenticate with two fingers.
Huawei unveiled its nova 6 lineup lead by the nova 6 and 6 5G with 6.57-inch AMOLED displays with dual selfie cameras embedded inside - a 32MP + 8MP regular + ultrawide setup. Both also have a Kirin 990 chipset.
The nova 6 SE has an LCD screen, Kirin 810 chipset, 48MP main camera and a 4,200mAh battery with 40W charging.
Samsung teased that its Galaxy A (2020) series will debut on December 12. We're expecting the announcement of the much-anticipated Galaxy A51 and the Galaxy A71.
We also saw renders of the Galaxy A series' future flagship, the Galaxy A91. They show a device with hole-punch selfie camera.
Onto the Redmi K30. First an official poster of the device showed the design of the rear as well as the quad camera. The Redmi K30 will have 5G courtesy of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.
The Redmi K30 will have a 6.67-inch display, 64MP main camera and side-mounted fingerprint reader.
Meanwhile the Motorola One Hyper went official. It has a 64MP main camera, a pop-up 32MP selfie camera and 4,000mAh battery with 45W charging (achieved through a separately-sold charger, you get 15W in the retail box). The Motorola One Hyper is available in the US and Brazil at a price of for $400 and BRL2,200, respectively.
The final big stories of the week are about the 2020 foldable phones. The Moto Razr successor will bring back the Moto Mods - so says a patent filed with the US Patent office. The next foldable Razr could be able to have projectors, stereo speakers or even different cameras attached.
Samsung's next foldable, however, could be cheaper. According to a rumor the Galaxy Fold 2 will cost less than $1,000.
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The Korean giant will likely unveil the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71.
The new in-display scanner can authenticate with two fingers.
Samsung will shave off the bezel thickness on its upcoming S11 line.
But incremental upgrades aren't enough to catch up to the market leader, Apple.
A smaller 5.4-inch and larger 6.7-inch iPhone are expected along with two 6.1-inch iPhones.
The Mi 10 line is rumored to feature the blazing-fast 66W fast charging.
There's a chance that the 4G model will have only three cameras - we'll find out for sure next week.
Features Helio A22 processor, 2GB RAM and 4000mAh battery.
Various display designs are also considered.
Expect to see it in all flagship Android devices that aren't made by Samsung and Huawei.
Xiaomi's Redmi K30 is coming on December 10 with 5G and Snapdragon 730G chip.
Despite rumors, the secondary camera on the back is an ultra wide shooter (118°) instead of a depth sensor.
It's smaller than the Galaxy S10 lite/A91, suggesting fewer cameras. Details are sparse, however.
It could be introduced during next year's MWC in Barcelona.
It has a triple camera around back that looks a lot like the one from the leaked Galaxy S11 renders.
The Theme Park app is a module for Good Lock to create and customize themes.
Huawei's latest phones are following the punch hole trend.
Instead of going for popularity or profitability, Apple simply chose what it thinks the best apps are.
It will be unveiled on December 10.
It launches alongside Xiaomi Wear App for iOS.
Huawei P40 is likely to appear very soon.
- 09 Dec 2019
Still waiting for a Escobar Fold 1 foldable phone review anytime soon
- 09 Dec 2019
Nova 6 and 6 5g aren't AMOLED
- 09 Dec 2019