Another week is over and done, so let’s look at the top stories. The US patched its ban on Huawei by adding some 38 third-party companies that Huawei used to circumvent some of the restrictions. Thus Huawei effectively is left without access to US-based chips and chip technology and could end up without a chip supplier for its phones.

We spotted renders of what could prove to be the Sony Xperia 5 II. While we’re very eager for a successor to the tiny and powerful Xperia of 2019, this likely isn’t it as the renders look like a miniaturized version of the Xperia 1 II so were likley fake.

The Realme C11, which was unveiled in Malaysia at the end of June is coming to Europe this week, on August 26. It has a 5,000mAh battery, 6.5-inch screen, dual 13MP + 2MP camera and a Helio G35 chipset. We expect the Realme C11 to cost around €100.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition leaked in six colors. It is coming with an Exynos 990 chipset, 6.4-inch or 6.5-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display, 4,500mAh battery and a triple camera with 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide and 8MP telephoto sensors. We expect the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition to come in October, priced at KRW900,000 ($760/€640).

A report suggests that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy M51 will bring, are you sitting down, a 7,000mAh battery. Looking at the Galaxy M31 and its 6,000mAh and the report begins to make sense.

Speaking of Samsung, it made a lot of its fans happy with a promise of at least 3 major updates for all of its Galaxy S, Note and Foldable series (starting from the Galaxy S10/Note10) and a select number of its Galaxy A series. The full list of devices is here.

The Asus Zenfone 7 series are coming next week – on August 26. We expect both the Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro to have a Snapdragon 865 (possibly a SD865+ on the Pro) and start at just €500.

iQOO launched the iQOO 5 and 5 Pro last week. The pair launches in China on August 24, starting at CNY 3,998 and CNY 4,998, respectively and bring 6.56-inch AMOLED screens with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 chipsets and a different set of cameras and batteries. The 5 Pro has a 50MP main camera, 8MP 135mm periscope telephoto and 13MP ultrawide, along with a 4,000mAh battery. The iQOO 5 has a 50MP main camera, 13MP 2x telephoto (not a periscope), 13MP ultrawide and a 4,500mAh battery.

Those were the key stories of last week.

Huawei’s attempts to circumvent the US trade ban keep getting shut down.

Alleged Sony Xperia 5 II renders surface, but there's a problem

Sony’s lineup is missing its petite flagship this year, however multiple sellers on Alibaba are listing cases for the phone.

Realme C11 is coming to Europe on August 26

The phone will compete in the €100 category and the ace up its sleeve is the “gaming” Helio G35 chipset.

OnePlus, Oppo, Huawei, Samsung and Sony phones all win EISA 2020-2021 awards

Huawei also won the Best Smartwatch category.

Samsung Galaxy M51 to bring 7,000 mAh battery, SD730 chipset

No, this is not a typo – the report says seven thousand mAh with 25W fast-charging.

Oppo A92s to arrive on the global stage as Reno4 Z 5G

The quad-cam phone has been certified by the GCF.

Samsung confirms devices eligible for 3 Android OS updates

All future Galaxy S, Note, Tab S and foldables are guaranteed 3 OS updates alongside select Galaxy A members.

Realme X7 series is coming on September 1 with 120Hz AMOLED screen and 5G support

It may come with 125W fast charging and flaghsip chipset.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 shows off its style in new hands-on video

We also get to see Flex Mode in action.

A new Xiaomi Poco phone incoming with 120Hz OLED display

A direct OnePlus Nord competitor.

Asus Zenfone 7 series to launch on August 26

We’re expecting a vanilla and Pro model.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition appears in six colors

It’s rumored to arrive in October.

Huawei confirms its existing phones will still get Android and GMS updates

There’s no official statement from the US Commerce Department though.

Motorola Moto E7 Plus and Moto G9 Plus surface in official renders

Both are expected to be announced soon.

Google Maps get more detailed in a colorful update

Maps will have more color to distinguish different geographies and cities will have more detailed streets, crosswalks, and pathways.

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro pricing to start at 500 Euro says leakster

Also, the phone passed through Geekbench to flex its Snapdragon 865 (or 865+) muscles.

Asus Zenfone 7 specs found in kernel code: 6.4

The display matches the specs of the Zenfone 6. The rear camera, however, upgrades from the 48 MP sensor of last year’s model.

iQOO 5 and 5 Pro unveiled with 120Hz screens, Snapdragon 865 and blazing fast charging

The Pro gets the impressive 120W Flash Charge and a periscope module while the vanilla settles for 55W charging and a 13MP portrait camera.

Leaked camera panels from Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro show a rectangular design

There is a decorative circle inside the square, a throwback to the Mate 30 design.

Oppo F17 Pro is coming soon as the 'sleekest phone of 2020' under INR25,000

It’s thinner than the international variant of the Oppo Reno4 Pro.

Samsung planning big move of smartphone production to India

The deal is estimated to be worth around $40 billion.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra survives durability test

Gorilla Glass Victus scratches at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7 on Mohs scale of hardness.

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