May 19, 2024


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Week 31 in review: Galaxy M31s, Reno4 duo debut alongside Black Shark 3S and Red Magic 5S

Week 31 brought us a bunch of new phones, starting with the Samsung Galaxy M31s. The new leader of the Korean company’s lower mid-range lineup comes with a 6.5” AMOLED, quad cameras and 6,000 mAh battery.

Oppo made a couple of major announcements itself with the Reno4 and Reno4 Pro. Red Magic and Black Shark gaming brands also unveiled their latest flagships with the 5S and 3S, rounding up a pretty exciting lineup of new phones.

Qualcomm had an announcement of its own – Quick Charge 5 and while it can’t be seen on any phone just yet, it’s certainly something to look forward to.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Unpacked event is fast approaching and you can tell by the increasing amount of leaks and teasers about the device that will be presented on stage.

The most affordable member of the iPhone 12 lineup also starred in a fairly major leak, but Apple confirmed the coronavirus disruptance to the supply chain will cause a delay to the market availability.

Check out the list of most read articles over the past week below to make sure you haven’t missed anything important. See you in seven days!

Samsung Galaxy M31s unveiled with 6.5” AMOLED, quad cameras and 6,000 mAh battery

Sales in India start on August 6.

Galaxy Unpacked teaser reveals all incoming devices

The Note20 series will be joined by the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Tab S7 duo, Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live.

Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 5: 100W+ speed lets you fill a battery to 50% in 5 minutes

A full charge will take only 15 minutes. The new standard runs 10°C cooler than QC4 while delivering 4 times the power to the battery.

A OnePlus Nord is headed to the US, perhaps powered by the Snapdragon 690

Remember, Nord is a new product line, not just one device.

The OnePlus Nord cracks during bend test

The plastic frame is, as expected, not as robust as the metal one.

Full Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ specs leak: first with 120 Hz screens and S865+ chipsets

These will be the first tablets from Samsung with a high refresh rate screen. They will use the upgraded S Pen from the Note20 duo to boot.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 stars in hands-on video ahead of launch

The physically rotating bezel is back.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G press renders leak

The upcoming foldable will be officially revealed on August 5.

Sony announces A7S III with 4K 120p recording, 16-bit RAW video and in-body stabilization

Also features a completely revamped UI and a new fully articulating touchscreen.

Entry-level 5.4” iPhone 12's display leaks, notch remains unchanged

The budget iPhone 12 will feature an LCD panel.

Several mid-range and entry level Nokias coming at IFA

The Nokia 2.4 leaked in some detail, we only have the broad strokes for the Nokia 6.3 and 7.3. There’s a fourth model in the works too.

The Galaxy Note20 family to come with improved Exynos 990

Improved thermals, performance and power efficiency.

First Motorola Razr 2020 images appear

The device will share plenty of similarities to the 2019 version but will offer improved hardware.

Apple confirms rumors of slight delay in iPhone 12 shipments

The company acknowledged as much during its earnings call.

Google confirms Pixel 4a reveal coming on August 3

This has really been a very long time in the making.

Red Magic 5S debuts with improved cooling system, 144Hz refresh rate display and Snapdragon 865

Most of the key specs are identical to the Red Magic 5G.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro+ to come with customizable GPU

The new Mi 10 Pro+ was developed alongside Qualcomm and will offer unprecedented GPU control.

Xiaomi device with Snapdragon 865 crushes AnTuTu, is it the Mi 10 Pro Plus?

A Xiaomi running a non-Plus Snapdragon 865 just hit 680k on AnTuTu.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra with Exynos chipset passes by Geekbench

Performance is on par with the Exynos S20 Ultra.

Sony brings RAW support for Xperia 1 II in Photo Pro mode

The update is coming alongside the July security update.

Google is launching the Pixel 4a on August 3 according to the latest rumor

This is the third phone announcement for next Monday.

Black Shark 3S unveiled with 120 Hz 6.67

The screen is the major upgrade over the Black Shark 3, which topped out at 90 Hz. The 3S also has faster RAM and storage.

Google in talks with Samsung to replace Bixby with Assistant

Samsung could also drop its Galaxy Apps Store.

Black Shark 3S 120Hz display compared to iPhone 11 Pro Max’s

A new official teaser video also reveals more of the new gaming phone’s specs.

Oppo Reno4 Pro unveiled with Snapdragon 720G, 6.5

Don’t confuse this with the Reno4 Pro model that launched in China. It upgrades the global Reno3 Pro with better performance across the board.

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