Hello, hello, let’s recap yet another week. Starting with a few chipset stories. Qualcomm and MediaTek both announced new products this week.

The 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 brought the world’s fastest processor core with the 3.2GHz capable Kryo 585.The Snapdragon 870 is built on the Snapdragon 865+ foundation and Motorola has already confirmed that its Edge S will be showcased in premiered with the new chip on Jan. 26.

MediaTek ditched the Dimensity 1100 and 1200 chipsets. Both are built on a 6nm process and both feature the new Cortex-A78 core. So far no phones have declared for the new chipsets and we expect the first to be released by the end of March.

We also had a few phone announcements this week. Honor has unveiled its first phone since its split from Huawei. The Honor V40 for the Chinese market has a 50 MP main camera, Dimensity 1000+ chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 6.72 inch AMOLED. The global variant of the V40, the Honor V40 View, is expected to support Google mobile services when it launches.

vivo presented its best phone to date, although it was initially limited to the Chinese market. The X60 Pro + is really great with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, a new 50MP ISOCELL GN1 1 / 1.3 “sensor, 8MP 5x periscope, 32MP 2x telephoto lens, and 48MP ultra-wide with second-generation gimbal stabilization.

The upcoming Asus ROG Phone (tentatively referred to as ROG Phone 5) featured in a how-to video. The phone is styled very similar to the previous two, but for the addition of a small screen on the back that would display messages and notifications.

Okay, these are the main stories of the week. See you next time!

Qualcomm reclaims clock speed title with Snapdragon 870 5G chipset and 3.2 GHz processor

It is based on the S865, the plus version of which ran its main core at 3.1 GHz. This also means that it is a 7nm chip and uses an older architecture.


Sony Xperia 10 III leaked in official renderings

You’ll be hard pressed to notice any big design differences from its predecessor.


Samsung summarizes the history of Galaxy S cameras and how they've improved over the years

The Galaxy S series is responsible for the introduction of ISOCELL sensors, improved image processing and creative camera modes.


Asus ROG Phone 5 stars in practical video

The next-gen ROG Phone will sport a small display on the back.


Some Galaxy S21 units only support NFC terminals for Samsung Pay, MST is being removed

This is a regional variation – for example, S21 phones in the US do not have an STD, those in the UK do.


Xiaomi will bring Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro to India next month

The country will also soon see the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Lite.


2021 iPhones will have smaller notches, sensor offset LiDAR and OIS

We expect four iPhone 12S phones in the fall.


The Honor V40 would be the first to arrive with Google Play services since Huawei's ban

Huawei recently sold its Honor smartphone brand, which separated it from the Chinese telecommunications giant.


Honor V40 5G is official with Dimensity 1000+, 50MP main camera

The phone comes with 50W and 66W cordless charging.


MediaTek unveils Dimensity 1200 and 1100 - a pair of 6nm chipsets with Cortex-A78 processor

The 1200 runs its Cortex-A78 core at 3.0GHz, which promises a solid single-core performance upgrade over the Dimensity 1000+.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 now receives Android 11 in the US

The update was first released last week in Germany, and now it’s crossed the big pond.


vivo X60 Pro + unveiled: monster camera with 1 / 1.3

The phone also has two telephoto lenses – a 5x periscope and a 2x portrait lens. In addition, new image processing algorithms to run on S888 chipset.


Sony Xperia Pro finally nears launch almost a year after unveiling

The next phone’s firmware has started hitting Sony servers.


LG could withdraw from the smartphone business after all

CEO Kwon Bong-seok sent an internal message, saying that if the division folds, “employment will be maintained.”


Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite now receives Android 11

Unfortunately, the new update is based on MIUI 12 rather than the new MIUI 12.5.


Motorola Edge S appears in live images and AnTuTu listing

The new Snapdragon 870 is unsurprisingly ahead of the SD 865 competition.


Teardown video shows the internal components of the Galaxy S21 haven't changed much since the S20

Well the back is now plastic. At least the screen is now easier to remove than it was on last year’s phone.


Motorola confirms Edge S is coming January 26 with new Snapdragon 870

The first device to date to be announced with the new chipset.


Indian government asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology says the changes are neither fair nor acceptable.


Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G begins global rollout with India, Enco X TWS headphones accompany

The phone costs INR 35,990 ($ 490 / € 405), headphones cost INR 9,990 ($ 135 / € 110).


Next Generation ROG Phone Appears in Live Image, 3C Certified

The next ROG Phone will come with 65W charging.


Source: GSMArena

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