Week 49 in review: Snapdragon 865/765 are here, nova 6 official, Redmi K30 rumors

Ivan, 09 December 2019

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.

Check out the full list of top stories below. See you in a week!

Samsung Galaxy A (2020) series will be unveiled on December 12

Samsung Galaxy A (2020) series will be unveiled on December 12

The Korean giant will likely unveil the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71.


Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 865 and 765, announces 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanner

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 865 and 765, announces 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanner

The new in-display scanner can authenticate with two fingers.


Galaxy S11 screen protector shows slim bezels and narrow chin

Galaxy S11 screen protector shows slim bezels and narrow chin

Samsung will shave off the bezel thickness on its upcoming S11 line.


Snapdragon 865's first Geekbench results match Qualcomm's promises

Snapdragon 865's first Geekbench results match Qualcomm's promises

But incremental upgrades aren't enough to catch up to the market leader, Apple.


Report: Apple might start releasing iPhones twice a year, four 5G iPhones to come in 2020

Report: Apple might start releasing iPhones twice a year, four 5G iPhones to come in 2020

A smaller 5.4-inch and larger 6.7-inch iPhone are expected along with two 6.1-inch iPhones.


Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro confirmed by Xiaomi president Lin Bin

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro confirmed by Xiaomi president Lin Bin

The Mi 10 line is rumored to feature the blazing-fast 66W fast charging.


Official poster of Redmi K30 shows off the quad camera on the back of the 5G model

Official poster of Redmi K30 shows off the quad camera on the back of the 5G model

There's a chance that the 4G model will have only three cameras - we'll find out for sure next week.


Nokia 2.3 announced with Android One and 2 days battery life

Nokia 2.3 announced with Android One and 2 days battery life

Features Helio A22 processor, 2GB RAM and 4000mAh battery.


Motorola Razr 2020 to resurrect Moto Mods

Motorola Razr 2020 to resurrect Moto Mods

Various display designs are also considered.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 gets detailed: 25% faster CPU, 20% faster graphics inside

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 gets detailed: 25% faster CPU, 20% faster graphics inside

Expect to see it in all flagship Android devices that aren't made by Samsung and Huawei.


Xiaomi Redmi K30 shows up in Red, side-mounted FP sensor  and Snapdragon 730G confirmed

Xiaomi Redmi K30 shows up in Red, side-mounted FP sensor and Snapdragon 730G confirmed

Xiaomi's Redmi K30 is coming on December 10 with 5G and Snapdragon 730G chip.


Motorola One Hyper unveiled with 64MP main, 32MP pop-up selfie camera and 45W charging

Motorola One Hyper unveiled with 64MP main, 32MP pop-up selfie camera and 45W charging

Despite rumors, the secondary camera on the back is an ultra wide shooter (118°) instead of a depth sensor.


First Samsung Galaxy Note10 lite (A81) renders show a different camera hump

First Samsung Galaxy Note10 lite (A81) renders show a different camera hump

It's smaller than the Galaxy S10 lite/A91, suggesting fewer cameras. Details are sparse, however.


Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to cost no more than $1,000, adopt a clamshell design

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to cost no more than $1,000, adopt a clamshell design

It could be introduced during next year's MWC in Barcelona.


Samsung Galaxy A91 renders leak showing hole-punch selfie camera like the Note10

Samsung Galaxy A91 renders leak showing hole-punch selfie camera like the Note10

It has a triple camera around back that looks a lot like the one from the leaked Galaxy S11 renders.


Samsung's Theme Park lets you theme One UI

Samsung's Theme Park lets you theme One UI

The Theme Park app is a module for Good Lock to create and customize themes.


Huawei nova 6 trio is here: punch hole displays, 40W fast charging

Huawei nova 6 trio is here: punch hole displays, 40W fast charging

Huawei's latest phones are following the punch hole trend.


Apple announces its best iPhone, iPad Apps and Games of 2019

Apple announces its best iPhone, iPad Apps and Games of 2019

Instead of going for popularity or profitability, Apple simply chose what it thinks the best apps are.


Xiaomi's Mi Watch gains iOS support with first update

Xiaomi's Mi Watch gains iOS support with first update

It launches alongside Xiaomi Wear App for iOS.



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  • Anonymous

Huawei P40 is likely to appear very soon.

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Still waiting for a Escobar Fold 1 foldable phone review anytime soon

Nova 6 and 6 5g aren't AMOLED

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