Week 8 in review: Mid-range phone announcements instead of MWC teasers
Week 8 of 2020 was supposed to be marked by the teasers leading up to this year’s Mobile Wolrd Congress but with that getting cancelled plans changed.
We still got some new phones – LG brought its K-series trio, while Sony brought the Xperia L4. Meanwhile Sharp brought its R5G flagship that will unfortunately remain confined to Japan for the time being.
Meanwhile the Galaxy S20 trio that got announced last week kept making headlines – the S20 Ultra topped DisplayMate’s test, while Samsung promised to enable 120Hz mode at the highest QHD+ resolution in a future update.
The rumor mill was mostly about the Huawei P40 duo and LG’s V60. In case you’ve missed some of the exciting scoops you can find the full list of our best read stories of the week below.
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The P40 series will go official in March.
The cheapest Xperia now makes a lot more sense.
The authenticity of the video is not certain, however, as it shows a phone with squared off sides, unlike the rounded design seen in renders.
The mid-range trio promises solid performance at attractrive prices.
This version is not meant to be installed by regular consumers, but shows us what’s coming.
The new Dynamic screen option will automatically switch between 60 and 120Hz depending on several use cases.
Samsung’s biggest flagship yet is at the office!
It’s developed by Huawei.
The new iPad Pro models could be delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The sale generated over CNY200 million for the company.
And it’s brighter than the Galaxy S10 displays to boot. Overall, it set or matched 12 performance records, earning an A+ score.
The phone is scheduled to hit Japan later this spring.
It’s rumored to go official sometime in March.
A proposed change in regulations will make all companies using US tech seek licenses to do business with Huawei.
It turns out the top of the line model isn’t 5G only.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro official teardown reveals the internals.
The short movie portrays life in New York City through the four lenses of Xiaomi’s latest phone.
The company will hold its launch event on February 24.
The new form factor offers something new to the table but how does that translate into daily use?
It will sport a quad camera on the back and a 5,000mAh battery.
It was supposed to be showcased at MWC next week.
The RMX2020 smartphone will have Helio X20 chipset, 5000 mAh battery.
The phone will have three cameras, fingerprint scanner on the back.
The device’s status is still delayed indefinitely, though.
It’s rumored to go official in March or April.