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Week 10 in review: OnePlus 7 leaks, Oppo F11, F11 Pro and Realme 3 debut

It’s a been a good week for tech fans. A few phones got unveiled, a few others got leaked and a few hot topics were discussed around the water cooler.

First, let’s look at the new hardware. Oppo and Realme unveiled three phones – the Oppo F11 and F11 Pro have a 48MP main camera and a 16MP selfie one that pops up on the Pro – while the Realme 3 goes for a more conservative 13MP + 2MP main camera and a 13MP selfie camera, but packs a large new battery.

Huawei and Meizu unveiled two phones. The Huawei P smart+ (2019) has a mouthful of a name, a 24MP regular camera, 2MP depth camera and a 16MP ultra-wide angle second shooter on the back. The Meizu Note 9 has just two cameras on the back – a 48MP main snapper aided by a 5MP depth sensor.

USB4 is official and is based on Thunderbolt 3, meaning it will be able to handle 40Gbps of data going through. That much bandwidth means a single USB4 cable will be able to power two 4K displays at 60Hz. Naturally it will take a few years before we get to experience USB4 in our daily life.

Onto the leaks. The OnePlus 7 was reportedly captured and photographed in the wild and later popped up in a retailer listing. It will reportedly go the elevating front-camera route and bring a Snapdragon 855 with up to 12GB of RAM.

The other notable new intel about an upcoming phone is the confirmation that the Huawei P30 Pro will have a periscope zoom camera. We expect it to zoom as much as 5x optically and up to 10x digitally.

In other news, DisplayMate gave the Galaxy S10 display an A+ and once again dubbed it the best OLED around. Huawei has decided to sue the US Government over its “unconstitutional” ban of its equipment. The Xiaomi Mi 9 became the new performance leader on AnTuTu, although with so many Snapdragon 855 phones on the way it’s unclear if it will be able to retain the lead for long.

See you in a week!

OnePlus 7 poses for a photo and appears on 360-degree renders

Minimal bezels and a pop-up selfie cam.

Samsung Galaxy A60 specs leak

The phone will allegedly have a 6.7-inch touchscreen and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 7 listed on a retailer's website with an image and full specs

It is powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with up to 12 GB RAM.

Oppo F11 and F11 Pro are official - one has a notch, the other a pop-up selfie camera

The F11 Pro packs a motorized selfie camera whereas the F11 a waterdrop notch.

USB4 announced with 40Gbps bandwidth, it's based on Thunderbolt 3

Intel contributed the Thunderbolt specification to the USB group and made it royalty-free. The new standard will still be backwards compatible.

The Huawei P30 Pro confirmed to have a periscope zoom camera

Huawei execs are teasing the phone’s super zoom capabilities. It will have improved night mode as well.

Realme 3 announced with Helio P70, large battery and Nightscape camera mode

The phone has a triple camera and a variant with 12 GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Xiaomi details features coming to MIUI 10 and MIUI11

The Mi 9-introduced Dark Mode will make its way to all MIUI phones.

Honor 20 specs and renders appear online

The phone will have a 48 MP camera and a 6.1″ OLED panel.

Samsung insists the Galaxy Fold design is better than the Huawei Mate X

The inward fold is the way forward but technology isn’t there yet.

Xiaomi Mi 9 becomes the new AnTuTu performance leader

The phone outscored all other Android devices, benchmarked in February.

Huawei sues U.S. Government over unconstitutional ban of Huawei equipment

Huawei is moving to sue the U.S. Government for unconstitutional treatment of the company without due process.

DisplayMate gives the Galaxy S10’s display its highest praises (A+)

Samsung is always at the leading edge of display technology and the Galaxy S10 is no exception.

Huawei P smart+ 2019 debuts with ultra-wide camera

Other than that, it’s the same as the P smart 2019 – 6.21″ screen, Kirin 710 chipset, 3,400mAh battery and Android 9 + EMUI 9.

Meizu Note 9 debuts with a 48 MP camera and Snapdragon 675

The midranger is just the second Meizu smartphone with a notch.


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