Welcome to your week’s recap. The biggest story was the arrival of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the N100 are both affordable midrangers with LCDs, but only the N10 5G has a high refresh rate screen, which OnePlus has called a non-negotiable part of any OnePlus phone. The Nord N10 5G costs €350/£330, while the N100 is €200/£180.
Xiaomi had an accouncement of its own – Redmi K30S. The Redmi K30S is a rebranded Xiaomi Mi 10T for markets where Redmi’s brand is more recognized. Reservations for the phone are open and the first flash sale is coming November 11. The Redmi K30S starts at CNY2,599 ($390/€325)
The Apple 12 mini made an appearance on video a full 9 days before it’s set to arrive on pre-order. The main attraction was seeing the phone compared to the iPhone 12 and 11 Pro Max, giving us a scope of just how small it is.
Huawei published a timeline of the 27 devices that will receive EMUI 11, which could turn out to be the final EMUI OS. Huawei is said to make the transition to its Google-less Harmony/HongMeng OS for its future smartphones.
Word has it that Samsung will ship the Galaxy S21 without earbuds and a charger, just like Apple. We expect the entire industry to transition to smaller retail packages in favor of a reduced carbon footprint, eventually.
Speaking of the Galaxy S21, we saw renders of what could prove to be the Galaxy S21 Ultra with a 108MP main camera and an extra sensor (to the S20 Ultra).
Finally, Apple may be forced to stop receiving payments from Google to provide it with the search duties on iPhone. It’s said Apple is developing its own search engine to give direct access to sites, bypassing Google.
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The phone’s price starts from CNY2,599 or about $390.
The compact flagship iPhone 12 is here on video.
The N10 has 5G connectivity and a camera setup similar to the original Nord. It and the N100 will launch in Europe first, coming to the US soon.
In a recent interview with Huaweiâs head of software, the latest version of EMUI contains elements of Huaweiâs HongMeng OS.
The company is aiming to update over 90% of its current devices to the latest software and reach 200 million active users.
The potential change is being discussed internally.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is reasonably easy to repair, if you have some experience.
No screen door effect on VR devices in the future.
It can be yours for just $299.99.
The phone will bring a quad-cam setup on the back, two different chipsets.
Apple has been pushing direct search results in iOS 14, side-stepping Google.
Renders have shown that the new Ultra will have an extra camera module. Also, it will be the only one of the S21 series to have a curved screen.
This could be a ToF sensor instead of a fifth camera module.
Nokia wants to remain best friends with Google in order to reach top 3 in the next few years.
A new HomePod is also on its way.
The platform will be a lite version of the flagship SD875 chip, supposed to come in December.