News in May 2021
The new firmware version V18.104.22.168.RFACNXM contains the April security patch and a new version MIUI 12.5 with an updated interface. The distribution of the update starts from China, a little later, users from other countries will also begin to receive it.
Users in Brazil will receive the update first, and then it will gradually become available worldwide.
The One UI Core 3.1 update will be available on all smartphones from the list. The manufacturer will gradually expand the geography of availability, so check the «OS Update» section in the settings for new notifications. It is important to install this update, because with the new interface it contains the April security patch.
Meizu today announced the first Meizu Watch smartwatch in China. The watch received a 46 mm rectangular aluminum case with silicone straps.
For the global market, Xiaomi has re-released its popular Redmi Note 8 with improved features, adding «2021» at the end. And for the Chinese market, Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro were announced, which received more interesting specifications than their European versions.
Samsung today introduced two tablet models. They are completely different in their characteristics and price. Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a compact 8.7-inch model. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE has a large 12.4-inch screen and stylus support.
Four new tablets were unveiled today: Lenovo YOGA Pad Pro for $510, Lenovo Pad Pro for $390, Pad Plus for $240 and the base model Lenovo Pad for $170. We have collected all photos, videos and characteristics in the catalog for each model.
OnePlus continues its partnership with game studio CD Projekt RED, which released Cyberpunk 2077 this year. If you are a fan of this game, you have the opportunity to order from China a unique version of the watch with a Cyberpunk-style design and a black strap with the Cyberpunk logo.
Meizu has published a poster with the official date of the announcement of the first smartwatch Meizu Watch. The poster shows a person’s hand wearing a Meizu watch. They have a rectangular body with an OLED screen and look very similar to the Apple Watch.
The development of a new generation of smartwatches from Samsung is still ongoing, but some rumors about these new products have already begun to appear. It is known that Samsung is preparing three models at once in the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch series and plus additionally the Watch 4 Active model.
Today it was announced, and from June 1, the sales of the new Samsung Galaxy F52 5G smartphone will begin at a price of $315. For this price label you will get: 6.6-inch IPS-screen with a 120 Hz and FullHD+ resolution, 5G networks, DualSIM cards, microSD memory cards up to 1 TB, Android 11, quad camera (64 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 2 MP Macro + 2 MP depth sensor), 16 MP front camera, 4500 mAh battery. To be honest, quite good specs.
Does anyone know why, in mid-2021, Honor (a subsidiary of Huawei) continues to announce new smartphones based on Android 10, and not on the 11th version? Probably, anybody need to call these guys in China and say that there is already a beta of Android 12. This is, of course, a joke, so let’s take a closer look at the characteristics of this new product.
Xiaomi today announced the new Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro smartphone in two versions: with support for 4G/5G networks or only 4G. The main advantage of this new device is its low price. Just $220 for a 6.5-inch screen (90Hz, Full HD+), a fast MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor and a triple main camera (48+2+2MP).
High quality renders were published by insider Jon Prosser based on real photos of smartwatches from Google.
The Moto Watch, Moto Watch One and Moto G Smartwatch smartwatches can return to the market in three versions at once. The date of the announcement can be set for June 2021.
According to rumors, at the end of May, Huawei may show three different smartwatch models at once: Huawei Watch 3, Watch 3 Pro and Children Watch 5X.
In 2021, the first compact flagship Asus Zenfone 8 and its version with the improved camera Zenfone 8 Flip appeared on the market. The general characteristics of the models are the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor and a large amount of RAM (from 6 to 16 GB), a software shell with Android 11. But the difference between these two models is the body size and the characteristics of the cameras. Prices start at $725 and $970 respectively, with sales starting this month.
In the coming month, Lenovo may announce two new tablets: Lenovo Tab M10 5G and Lenovo YOGA Pad Pro. Rumors and even videos about these devices appeared on the Internet. For example, the new YOGA Pad Pro can be connected to the Switch console as an external monitor. And the budget model Tab M10 will receive support for 5G networks and a stylus. For more details, see the links below.
Rumors have surfaced that Samsung is preparing to announce two new tablets in the coming weeks. The Galaxy Tab S7 + Lite version will receive a 5G module, 12.4-inch screen and stylus support. And the second model Galaxy Tab A7 Lite will have a diagonal of 8.4 inches and a metal body. Both new items will run on Android 11.
The new version of the proprietary One UI 3.1 shell is already available for the 2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e tablet. The new build T72XXXU2DUD1, in addition to Android 11, also contains the March security patch. Check the «Software Update» section in the settings, you may already see an offer to download the update.
Honor recently unveiled its new tablet. Honor Tablet X7 is a budget model that will be sold in two versions: Wi-Fi version for $140, 4G/LTE version for $185. In addition, the tablet has a fairly compact size, an 8-inch screen and a capacious 5100 mAh battery (10 hours of video playback).