News in January 2021
The new Galaxy A02 smartphone has a price lower than the Galaxy A02s (around $150), which was announced recently in November 2020. Both models have similar characteristics: screen diagonal, battery capacity, body thickness, internal memory and RAM.
Users in this region began to receive a notification prompting them to update to the new software version 59.1.A.0.485 (about 1 GB). Sony will start rolling out this version in other countries in the near future.
We have added to this page a new render of Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, which was published on the social network weibo.com. The camera block contains the text «120x», which means the maximum zoom value for the camera. No other new details are known yet.
For 250 EUR you get the first smartphone with Snapdragon 870 chipset and support for 5G networks, 6.7-inch screen with large bezels, 90 GHz image refresh rate, with two separate holes for the dual front camera (16 MP + 8 MP). The main camera on the back has four sensors (64MP Wide + 16MP UltraWide + 2MP depth sensor + TOF 3D camera). With sensors in the front camera, you can measure your heart rate!
On the Geekbench website, the test results of the Galaxy Xcover 5 have appeared. Some characteristics have become known. Most likely, the announcement will be very soon in the first quarter of 2021. The price is not yet known.
Back in December 2020, there were the first rumors about the OnePlus 9 Lite, and today new leaks about the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro have been added to them. The most interesting thing: these models will receive Snapdragon 888, Android 11, new LPDDR5 / UFS 3.1 memory, 120 Hz screens, updated 48 megapixel modules in the main camera, but there will be no periscope module.
Honor today officially unveiled its new product — the Honor V40 smartphone. There will be two configurations of 8/128 GB and 8/256 GB of memory on sale, priced at CNY3,599 (about $560) and CNY3,999 (about $615), respectively. Sales have already started in China, but it is not yet known when the smartphone will be available globally in stores.
Four high-quality images of the Sony Xperia 10 III smartphone were published by the OnLeaks insider on the Voice portal. In addition to pictures, there is a list of some of the characteristics of this new product. If rumors are to be believed, the announcement is expected soon (possibly in February).
Two new budget models from Samsung may soon be announced. The characteristics of Galaxy F12 are already known, the price and date of the announcement are not yet known.
The new budget smartphone Nokia 1.4 may be presented in Europe very soon. This model will replace last year’s Nokia 1.3. Today all characteristics of Nokia 1.4 have become known from unofficial sources.
Back in November 2020, the new Huawei Mate X2 smartphone was certified in the Chinese TENAA registry. But then few characteristics were revealed, and now the tipster Digital Chat Station has published a very detailed list of characteristics of the new folding smartphone Mate X2.
Qualcomm recently announced the new Snapdragon 870 mobile processor. After that, in the Chinese social network Weibo, Motorola’s account published a poster about the announcement of the Motorola Edge S smartphone. This model will run on the new Snapdragon 870 processor, and will also receive a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen and a camera with a 64 megapixel main sensor. The announcement date is January 26 in China.
One important question — what will the name of the next version of Asus’ gaming smartphone be? There are two versions: ROG Phone 4 and ROG Phone 5. Recently there was a photo of the back of this smartphone with the number «5». So it might be a little hint. Moreover, in Chinese culture, the number «4» has a slightly negative connotation.
The information is now extremely insufficient. Xiaomi is preparing the Redmi K40 series for the announcement. There will be at least three models in this series: the basic K40, the improved version of the K40 Pro and the K40 Pro Zoom Edtition.
The Sony Xperia 5 and Xperia 1 smartphone were released in the fall of 2019. And in early 2021, they began receiving an update containing Android 11.
Recently, owners of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite smartphones in China began to receive a service notification with a proposal to update the device to MIUI 12 with Android 11 inside.
Users on the FCC website found information about the model with the code SM-M62F/DS. It seems that we are talking about the Galaxy M62 smartphone and its characteristics. In short, it will receive a 7,000 mAh battery, 25 W charger, Exynos 9825 processor, 6 GB of RAM, Android 11.
The smartphone with the OCE-AN00 code has been certified by WPC and TENAA. These publications describe the characteristics of the new smartphone. Therefore, it is now known that the Mate 40E is very similar to the Mate 40, but with a Kirin 990E 5G processor instead of the Kirin 9000 5G.
On the HoiIndi Twitter account, renders of the Huawei P50 Pro smartphone have been published, based on previously known spec leaks. We have added this model to the catalog in the «Rumored» status, and have collected everything that is known on one page.
We expected the announcement next Monday (January 18), but it was postponed to January 22. And on the same day, sales of the smartphone will start in China. But even before the presentation, there were a lot of speculation rumors. We gathered them all in one place.
Three flagship smartphones Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 are presented. They received support for 5G networks, the best display, the most advanced processor, the best camera among Galaxy smartphones, Android 11 with the new One UI 3.0 shell. The Ultra version supports the new and improved S Pen Pro stylus. New smartphones are already available for pre-order with gifts. In this news, we are talking about the prices of all variants of smartphones.
In Taiwan, HTC has announced a new 5G smartphone, the HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G. A pre-order price of about $ 430 is only available in this country. For the rest of the world, this model is not yet available. But still, let’s take a closer look at the characteristics of this new product.
All previously known rumors about the Galaxy A32 5G have been confirmed. Today, the smartphone was officially presented with four body color variants and with three options of RAM (4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB) starting at $340.
Today TCL officially announced three new smartphones at CES 2021: alcatel 3L (2021), alcatel 1S (2021), alcatel 1L (2021). Each of them has interesting characteristics and a low price. The first model will go on sale in February 2021, the rest in March.
Again, we will write characteristics from rumors. The Nokia 7.3 is expected in the first quarter of 2021, this model should replace the Nokia 7.2 smartphone, which was announced back in 2019.
We have collected all the rumors that are now known about the Nokia 6.3 (or even the Nokia 6.4, as some sources say). The announcement is expected in the first quarter of 2021. The price will be roughly €249 ($300).
Designer Ben Geskin has published a render of the Mi 11 Pro smartphone, in which he drew previously known leaks. The rear panel with a large rectangular island for the main camera looks interesting. It will have four sensors, not three as in the regular Mi 11 model.
For pre-ordering any new smartphone, you can get a gift of Samsung Buds headphones or SmartTag Bluetooth tracker. Official promo photos have leaked: the Ultra version will be in black, the Plus version and the regular one will receive a purple body with a gold island for the main camera. The announcement date is January 14.
The long-awaited flagship Honor V40 is rumored to be announced on January 18, 2021. By this time, there were a lot of leaks about it: a list of characteristics, sketch photos, renders, photos of the Honor V40 case, and finally a «live» photo of the back panel. This smartphone will be similar to the Huawei Nova 8 Pro.
German resource WinFuture.de recently published all the photos of the Samsung Galaxy A32 smartphone, which is expected to be announced this month. The photo clearly shows the front panel with a large indent from the bottom, the rear panel with the main camera. After the announcement, you will be able to choose one of four body colors to buy: black, white, blue and purple.
Users of Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10e smartphones expect a system notification with the interface update to the new version of One UI 3.0. It is reported that the G97xFXXU9ETLJ firmware has become available for download in Switzerland for smartphones with the Exynos chipset. In this version, your smartphone will receive Android 11, an updated interface, new versions of standard applications, updated services for messengers and chats in social networks. The availability of the update is expected to expand in the coming months.
The update was recently made available to users in Taiwan only. And now the same version 18.0610.2011.107 (2.16 GB) of the update has become available for users in Europe and globally around the world. As a reminder, this model was announced in May 2019 based on Android 9. At the end of 2019, it could already be updated to Android 10.
All fans of the Motorola brand are well aware of the G series of smartphones. And at the beginning of January 2021, the company updated three key models in this family: Moto G Power (2021) with a capacious battery, Moto G Play (2021) at the lowest price, Moto G Stylus ( 2021) with stylus support. In addition, smartphones with support for fifth generation networks are now very popular, so Motorola is also participating in these trends and announces its first 5G smartphone Motorola One 5G Ace. We have collected a detailed description of the technical characteristics, photos and video reviews on the description page of each model. Click on the links below for all the details and pricing for these smartphones.
In the lineup of Xiaomi smartphones, it is very easy to get confused in the names. So, two new smartphones Redmi Note 9T and Redmi 9T have been announced for the global market, not just for China. The Redmi Note 9T is a slightly modified version of the Redmi Note 9 5G smartphone (announced in November 2020 in China). And the Redmi 9T model is a renamed Redmi Note 9 4G smartphone (also announced in November 2020 in China), and the same smartphone was announced in India in December under the name Redmi 9 Power. Now let’s talk about the prices — Redmi 9T will receive a price tag of EUR 159 (4GB + 64GB) or EUR 189 (4GB + 128GB) or EUR 199 (6GB + 128GB), Redmi Note 9T will be sold for EUR 229 (4GB + 64GB) or EUR 269 (4GB + 128GB). The start of sales is mid-January 2021. We have collected all the characteristics on the description page of each model, click on the links below.
The new smartphone at a very affordable price and with a three-year-old chipset (Snapdragon 450 developed on a 14nm process) will be sold in the Indian market. The good thing about this model is a capacious 5,000 mAh battery. Also Galaxy M02s received a main camera with three modules: 13 MP wide-angle sensor + 2 MP macro + 2 MP depth sensor. The front camera is located in a waterdrop notch above the screen and it received a 5 megapixel sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is expected to be announced this winter or spring. Many mentions of the M2101K6G model in various certification lists pushes this conclusion. But any technical characteristics are not yet known.
A video describing the characteristics of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has appeared on one of the Youtube accounts in Vietnam (The Pixel). As you know, the Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphone was announced in December, the Pro version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is rumored to be announced in the spring. And for the first time there were rumors about the youngest model in this series — Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite.
In this photo, you can see in detail the rear panel of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro smartphone: a rectangular island of the main camera with four sensors and a flash. As a true Pro version of the camera, it features 120x zoom. The announcement of the Mi 11 Pro should take place in the spring. We wait!
Alcatel’s official website in Argentina has published landing pages about two new smartphones Alcatel 5X and Alcatel 1V Plus. These are the first Alcatel models in 2021 to go on sale soon, but no exact date has yet been know. Also, the price of these new products is not known. We expect more information soon, but in the meantime you can see the full specifications and photos of the Alcatel 5X and Alcatel 1V Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy M02s is expected to be announced on January 7 in India, but unexpectedly today it became known that Galaxy M02s is already on sale in Nepal on the daraz.com online store, according to Gadgets360. NPR 15,999 (about $136) is priced for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage version.
At the end of December, a publication appeared on the Geekbench website about the ARM MT6853T processor, which will be used in the Redmi Note 9T smartphone. Last November, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G was announced for the Chinese market. And now we know for sure that the new Redmi Note 9T 5G model is a version of that smartphone, but for the global market. Therefore, the announcement of the Redmi Note 9T 5G is scheduled for January 8 in Spain. And by this time, all the technical characteristics of this new item had already become known.
The new Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G smartphone was unveiled in India today. It received good technical characteristics, almost like the top flagships, while you can buy it at a low price of $290.
POCO India has posted a video on Twitter with the results of 2020. At the end of this video there was a frame with the phrase «The F2». We guess that in this way the manufacturer is hinting to us about the new Xiaomi Poco F2 smartphone, which may be announced in 2021.
Before the announcement, we added all the known information to the page of this smartphone in the catalog. Photos, videos and characteristics of Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G you can see on the link below.