June 17, 2024


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Week 14 in review: OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8 Lite rumors, iPhone SE 2020 coming

As another week draws to a close it’s time to look back at the most popular stories of the past seven days. The OnePlus 8 series made the most headlines by far.

We saw the new colors of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in official-looking renders. The new phones will come in (Ultramarine) Blue, new minty green (Glacial Green), (Onyx) Black and, going by the palette of the upcoming Bullets Wireless headphones, possibly Gold.

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were tested by DisplayMate and were awarded an A+. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau teased that the OnePlus 8 Pro broke 13 DisplayMate records. We’ll have to wait for the pair of phones to become official before we see the test findings themselves.

The main camera of the OnePlus 8 Pro will be a Sony IMX689 – that’s the 48MP sensor, found in the Oppo Find X2 Pro. The OnePlus 8 series will cost less than $1,000 when they become official on April 14, although European pricing might be well above that threshold.

The other big topic of the week was the iPhone 9. After numerous delays, Apple could finally unveil its cheaper new iPhone on April 15.

It also turned out the iPhone 9 will likely be called the iPhone SE 2020 instead.

We shared an exclusive image of the Honor 30’s camera array, proving that it will indeed premiere the Sony IMX700 sensor. It’s a 50MP sensor that will be Sony’s largest and we’re expecting it to match the Huawei P40 Pro’s 50MP main sensor in size.

Speaking of the Huawei P40 Pro and its main camera – it topped DxoMark’s chart for both photo and video quality.

In other Huawei P40 Pro news – the latest report surrounding its display supplier pointed to Samsung as the sole OLED maker for the P40 Pro+, Samsung, BOE and LG Display as suppliers for the P40 Pro and BOE as the sole supplier of the P40 display.

Those were the hottest topics this week. See you next one!

Apple iPhone 9 could be made official on April 15, new rumor says

The new low-cost iPhone will allegedly be released on April 22.

Huawei details new EMUI 10.1 features, confirms first phones to get it

The new OS will eventually come to over 30 current Huawei smartphone models.

iPhone 9 cases arriving at retailers in the US

The new budget iPhone could launch as early as this week.

Leaked OnePlus 8 Pro official images show Ultramarine Blue and Glacial Green colors

The vanilla OnePlus 8 also gets the Green option, but the Ultramarine is exclusive to the Pro.

OnePlus 8 phones get A+ score from DisplayMate, 8 Pro broke 13 records

No, OnePlus didn’t announce its new flagships early – but it did give DisplayMate review units to test.

OnePlus 8 Lite to actually be called OnePlus Z

Two separate sources claim the new Lite version of OnePlus 8 will be called OnePlus Z.

Exclusive: Honor 30 image confirms 50MP Sony IMX700 camera

It’s arriving on April 15.

Samsung Galaxy M11 is official with Infinity-O display and three cameras

The phone was quietly listed on Samsung UAE’s website.

Apple's upcoming entry-level phone to be called iPhone SE, come with up to 256GB storage

The new iPhone SE is expected to launch on April 15.

OnePlus 8 Pro camera specs leak, will come with a Sony IMX689 sensor

It will come with all-new night portrait mode, improved OIS and EIS.

Huawei P40 Pro's rear and front cameras post the high scores in DxOMark's tests

The cameras aced both the photo and video tests, making the P40 Pro the undisputed camera champ.

OnePlus 8 phones to cost less than $1,000, exec confirms

The question of pricing came up in official discussions with OnePlus CEO.

Oppo Reno Ace Infinity to come with air-recharging technology

It can reach a stable charging power of 5-10W within 10 meters.

Honor 30S goes official with  Kirin 820 5G SoC, four cameras

This is the first phone to arrive with the Kirin 820 5G chipset.

AKG N400 pack the noise cancellation and waterproofing that the Galaxy Buds+ are missing

They cost more, but the blocking noisy distraction and the extra durability may be well worth it.

OnePlus 8 press images show new color options

OnePlus will refresh its color palette with the launch of the OnePlus 8.

MSI, Acer, Lenovo announce laptops with new Intel, Nvidia hardware

Intel’s new 10th gen Core Comet Lake-H CPUs and Nvidia RTX Super mobile GPUs sparked a wave of new laptop models.

Sony launches WF-XB700 earbuds and WH-CH710N noise canceling headphones

Promise 18 hours and 35 hours of battery, respectively.

LG is reportedly killing off the G-series to make way for a new Chocolate lineup

LG Chocolate was a design-focused series of feature phones from 10 years ago that included some memorable designs.

Huawei P40 Pro+ uses Samsung OLED, P40 Pro has a mix of suppliers

The vanilla Huawei P40 uses BOE OLEDs exclusively.

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