The last week of April was a big one, announcements-wise. Oppo unveiled the K10 5G and K10 Pro in China. The K10 5G has a 6.59-inch IPS LCD of 120Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 8000 Max chipset, 64MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. The K10 Pro has a 6.62-inch 120Hz AMOLED, a Snapdragon 888 chip, a 50MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. The two handsets are offered in Black and Blue colors, but they are slightly different from one another. The standard K10 5G starts at CNY 1,999 (~$310), while the Pro option sells for CNY 2,499 (~$385)
Motorola brought the Edge 30 with a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, a 6.5-inch 144Hz OLED, high-quality stereo speakers, dual 50MP cameras, and mostly clean Android. It has a starting price of €450 and is coming soon to select markets in Europe, Asia, Australia, India, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The Vivo X80 and X80 Pro arrived in China, but the X80 Pro+ was kept under wraps until sometime in Q3 this year. The X80 Pro comes in two versions – a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered one and a Dimensity 9000 one. It has a 6.78-inch E5 LTPO2 AMOLED with QHD+ resolution and granular refresh rate adjustments ranging between 1Hz and 120Hz. For the main camera, the X80 Pro uses a custom 50MP 1/1.3″ Samsung-made ISOCELL GNV imager. The phone draws power from the 4,700 mAh battery that supports vivo’s brand new 80W wired fast charging, and 50W wireless charging. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 option will be offered with either 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB memory while the Dimensity 9000 variant will come equipped only with the last two configurations. As far as pricing goes, the X80 Pro asks CNY 5,499 ($840), CNY 5,999 ($915) and CNY 6,699 ($1,020), respectively.
The vivo X80 still packs a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC but there’s no Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 option. The display is a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED, which isn’t LTPO2 but is 120Hz. The main shooter uses a 50MP Sony IMX866 RGBW 1/1.49″ sensor and an f/1.75 lens with OIS. The X80 draws from a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery and misses on the wireless charging, but retains the fast 80W fast wired charging. The available memory options are 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB, which cost CNY 3,699 ($565), CNY 3,999 ($610), CNY 4,399 ($670) and CNY 4,899 ($745), respectively.
The Poco F4 GT was unveiled with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a 120Hz display, and 120W charging. We already have the review.
Finally, Twitter and its biggest shareholder Elon Musk agreed terms for a complete buyout. Mr. Musk will become the sole owner in a deal worth approximately $44 billion.
That’s it for this week. See you next one!
The K10 5G is largely different from the standard K10 introduced earlier.
And a dual 50MP camera on the back, similar to the one in the Edge 30 Pro. The phone costs about half as much as the Pro, however.
The X80 Pro+ will come in later this year at its own event.
Like the previous GT, this one has shoulder triggers for gaming and an advanced cooling solution.
The company accepted his bid.
Xperia 1 IV will be the star of the show.
Flat display and a plastic frame.
The OnePlus 10R comes in two versions – one with 150W charging and another with 80W.
Pricing and availability are yet to be detailed.
The company has ordered an additional 10 million units this quarter.
The Watch GT 3 Pro has three versions: 46 mm titanium, 43 mm ceramic and a Porsche Design model.
The announcement comes from vivo Malaysia.
We got a shimmering Startrails Blue variant with 256GB of storage.
The differences between variants are not known.
The iPhone will fit more into less.
The Watch received praise for its comfortable design from the person that shared the photos.
The device was launched exclusively in South Korea.
Includes custom wallpaper and widgets.
Comes with Android 11 out of the box, though.
Mate Xs 2 offers a 120Hz OLED panel, 50MP main cam and works with Huawei’s M-Pen 2s stylus.
Both are already available for purchase in Malaysia.
There is no camera bump on the back anymore, only the lenses stick out.
This should sit below the regular 10R/Ace, but above the OnePlus Nord 2 CE Lite.
Installation is much less of a hassle than it was with the Developer Previews.
Huawei will also unveil the Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone at this event.