Week 5 in review: Galaxy M10 and M20 debut as Galaxy S10 leaks intensify


We’ve finally finished off January and are heading into Mobile World Congress’ month. The last week of the first month was quite busy and we got a lot of big stories to talk about.

As is often the case lately the Samsung Galaxy S10 was the focal point in the tech world. This week we saw the cleanest and highest-quality renders yet of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as well as the S10+ in a revealing image in the wild.

We also learned that the Galaxy S10+ will have a more premium configuration with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Samsung has already started mass producing its upcoming lineup of flagship phones in order to cope with the demand at launch.

In related news Samsung finally unveiled its revamped entry-level phones. The Galaxy M10 and M20 will go on sale in India on February 5 at very aggressive prices.

As with previous weeks the Sony Xperia XZ4 was not heavily leaked but what few stories we saw were very popular. This week we heard some tempting first whispers of the flagship’s specs. While unconfirmed, the specs suggest a 6.5-inch 21:9 OLED display, a 4,400mAh battery and a 52MP camera.

Oppo is developing an in-screen camera but it doesn’t seem ready for prime time just yet. Rumor has it that it will be embedded into an app icon.

Redmi, Xiaomi’s newly separated sub-brand, was in the news this week. Starting with the upcoming Redmi Note 7 Pro – it will offer a 6GB + 128GB version. Redmi’s CEO started a poll asking Redmi fans what they wanted most out of the Note 7 Pro and a faster processor was the most requested upgrade.

Also, Redmi’s first Android Go phone became a reality this week – the Redmi Go costs just €80.

As the MWC draws near it became clear that LG is prepping a big announcement – it will show off both the LG G8 and the V50 ThinQ at the congress.

Speaking of phones that will come to the MWC – we learned that the Nokia 9 PureView will come with 18W fast charging (like Google’s Pixels).

Finally we saw concept images of what the iPhone XI might look like with a squarer flatter design.

See you in a week!

Galaxy S10+ will have a 12GB/1TB version, 5.8 S10 won't be called Lite

All three models will launch on March 8 release with 3.5mm audio jacks.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ poses for the camera once again

Another full frontal photo of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ just appeared on Weibo.

Sony Xperia XZ4 specs leak - 6.5-inch OLED, 4,400mAh battery

The Xperia XZ4 will be announced next month at the MWC.

Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20 go official with Infinity-V displays, wide cameras

The Galaxy M20 has a 5,000mAh battery Exynos 7904 chipset and a 6.3″ screen.

Oppo developing in-screen camera, embedded in app icon

The company patents icon placement over the front-facing camera hole.

Redmi CEO polls fans on the most-desired Redmi Note 7 Pro upgrades

The poll ends in two days but there’s a clear favorite – and if rumors are to be believed, people will get what they want.

Redmi X with an in-display fingerprint reader coming on February 15

A poster for the mysterious handset was surfaced on the web.

vivo APEX 2019's full display fingerprint reader impresses on video

Touch anywhere to unlock seems like an awesome feature. The video also demos the touch buttons and the piezo loudspeaker.

Redmi Go officially debuts, will cost just €80

The Redmi Go is the company’s first Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone.

Sony Xperia XZ4 to have 52MP sensor

Could this be the year that Sony goes all out in the smartphone space?

Redmi Note 7 Pro to arrive with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage

Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, suggested the change with a tentative repost on Weibo.

Concept ad imagines iPhone XI with SE-like design and regular triple camera

This video presents an alternative to the rounded pebble with a wonky triple camera that was allegedly based on official designs.

LG to bring both the G8 and V50 ThinQ to the MWC, the V50 will be its 5G phone

This will be the first time G and V phones are unveiled simultaneously. 

Another Redmi Note 7 flash sale ends in minutes

This time 100,000 units were pushed in exactly 10 minutes 56 seconds.

Nokia 9 PureView to come with 18W fast charger, passes through China’s 3C

The upcoming Nokia flagship has just been certified in China.

Samsung has started Galaxy S10 mass production

An insider claims that the company is already building the 4G models, work on the 5G and flexible Galaxys will start later.

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