Welcome to another week’s recap. Realme announced its 7 5G this week, aiming to deliver the best value for money on a 5G phone outside China.
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Pro specs’ leaked – the phone said to have a QHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 875, 120W charging, as well as a new 50MP main camera and 12MP telephoto camera. We expect the Mi 11 Pro to launch in February or March.
Launching earlier in January, the Galaxy S21 series were also in the news. The Galaxy S21 and S21+ will have FHD+ non-adaptive 120Hz displays with the same 6.7-inch and 6.2-inch diagonals as their predecessors. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will gain a 6.8-inch 1440p display with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The rumor that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with S Pen support has been perpetuated this week as well, which also strengthens the rumor that there will be no Galaxy Note in 2021.
All three Galaxy S21 devices will be powered by the Snapdragon 875 and Exynos 2100, depending on the market. The S21 and S21+ will have the same on-paper 12MP + 12MP + 64MP regular, ultrawide and telephoto cameras, while the S21 Ultra will receive Samsung’s third-gen 108MP HM3 sensor with 12% higher light-sensitivity.
Huawei made it official that it is selling its Honor subsidiary to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co.
Oppo unveiled its rollable concept phone, which can toggle between 6.7-inch and 7.4-inch in diagonal. The Oppo X 2021 doesn’t have a planned release date, but we sure hope to see it in person sometime next year.
Those were the key stories of the week. The full list is below. See you next week!
A consortium of more than 30 parties are involved in the purchase of Honor to a new Shenzhen-based owner.
The Xperia 10 II Plus was allegedly canceled so that Sony could focus on 5G. After Sony flagships went 5G this year, the 10-series will follow in 2021.
The SD875-powered phone has a 3,375 multi-core score, reports are the CPU on the Exynos 2100 could get that to 4,000.
With a number of new features, OriginOS will use widgets extensively, much more than typical Android customizations.
A new system ensures that images are captured, stored and displayed in the DCI-P3 color space with 10-bit color depth.