Welcome to your week’s recap of the most exciting stories – let’s get started!
Poco unveiled two affordable devices – the Poco X3 NFC for Europe and the Poco M2 for India. The Poxo X3 NFC is the first Snapdragon 732-powered smartphone, it has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate, a 64MP main camera and a massive 5,160mAh battery that recharges at 33W. The Poco X3 NFC is on sale, starting at €229 for a 6/64GB model.
The Poco M2 has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD, a 13MP main camera, Helio G80 chipset and a 5,000mAh battery. It will go on sale on September 15, starting at INR 10,999 for a 6/64GB model.
Apple sent out invites for a September 15 event, which will be focused around the new Apple Watch Series 6 and likely an affordable variant of the Apple Watch Series 3. A new Apple iPad Air is also expected to go live at the event, but no iPhone announcements.
Speaking of iPhone, new rumors suggest that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will launch first with the highest-end 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max to launch last. Apple will reportedly ramp up iPhone 12 series production by the end of the month.
Motorola unveiled the foldable Razr 5G. It features a more rigid folding screen design with a better hinge, a Snapdragon 765G, a higher-res 48MP main camera, a slightly lower $1.399 price tag and a physical SIM tray (not to mention no carrier exclusivity this time).
Android 11 was seeded to Pixel and other smartphones, while Huawei unveiled both EMUI 11 and HarmonyOS 2.0, coming to smartphones next year.
The Samsung Galaxy M51 brought its 7,000mAh battery to the Indian market, while the Galaxy S20 FE was briefly shown on Samsung’s Philippine website with a 6.5-inch Super Dynamic display (120Hz), triple camera and 4,500mAh battery.
Those were the highlights of the week. For the full list of hot stories check out the table below. See you in a week!
The X Factor of this phone is the main camera with a 64 MP Sony IMX682 sensor.
One budget and one high-end model will debut first.
And the first smartwatches to appear this year.
Also available as beta for select OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi devices.
The invite is titled âTime Fliesâ, hinting at new Apple Watch.
The “About phone” sub-menu suggests that the name has changed.
It will work on anything from smartwatches to smartphones, TVs and car head units.
It shares most of its specs with the Redmi 9 Prime.
This is due to US restrictions and is expected to go into effect on September 15, when Huawei also loses access to TSMC’s foundries.
The phone is 2,000 miles away from the car, but the vehicle is controlled in real-time.
It’s not based on Android 11 but the improvements are well worth it.
Apple will assemble 74 million 5G iPhones in 2020.
Reports are the manufacturer lowered component orders to providers.
It’s taking back the franchising rights of PUBG Mobile from Tencent and plans to serve as the game’s publisher in India.
The phone will be available sometime this fall.
It’s powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC and packs a massive 7,000 mAh battery.
It’s our first official confirmation of the upcoming affordable Galaxy S20.
The UCH32 charger was previously bundled with the original Xperia 5. This time, however, it will have to handle a larger 4,000 mAh battery.
The global smartphone market to recover in 2022.
The new sensor will be inside smartphones in 2021.