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30 June 2021
Smartphones Which smartphones started the update to Android 11 in June
Which smartphones started the update to Android 11 in June

During June, there was news about the start of updates to Android 11 for four smartphones. Check if your smartphone is on this list, maybe you can already update your device too.

30 June 2021
Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) started receiving One UI Core 3.1 update with Android 11
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) started receiving One UI Core 3.1 update with Android 11

Update version P205DXU5CUE2 requires 1.6 GB of free space to download and install One UI Core 3.1 firmware. It contains Android 11, interface redesign, performance improvements, new Samsung Keyboard, security patch. According to the source of this news, the update is rolling out in the Philippines and will likely be available in other countries soon.

26 June 2021
Smartphones TCL announcement: two budget smartphones with Android Go Edition in the alcatel 1 series starting at $70
TCL announcement: two budget smartphones with Android Go Edition in the alcatel 1 series starting at $70

TCL yesterday unveiled two new smartphones, children’s smartwatches, a router and even smart glasses (wearable OLED panels). But in this news we will only talk about smartphones. alcatel 1 (2021) and alcatel 1L Pro (2021) run Android 11 Go Edition, so their specs are pretty basic. And the price has become very acceptable for you if you want to choose a compact smartphone only for calls, and not for games.

23 June 2021
Smartphones Announced Samsung Galaxy M32 for $200 with AMOLED screen (6.4 inches and 90 Hz), quad camera and Android 11
Announced Samsung Galaxy M32 for $200 with AMOLED screen (6.4 inches and 90 Hz), quad camera and Android 11

The mid-budget smartphone Samsung Galaxy M32 was unveiled in India yesterday. The device received the usual design of the rear plastic cover with stripes, as well as a main camera unit with four modules (64 Mp + 8 Mp + 2 Mp + 2 Mp). And in front of the screen located a front camera with a 20 megapixel module. In addition to this, the Galaxy M32 has a 6,000 mAh battery capacity, which is rarely found in modern smartphones at this price.

23 June 2021
Smartphones Lenovo K13 Note announcement: 6.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 460, quad camera and Android 11 with price starting at $140
Lenovo K13 Note announcement: 6.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 460, quad camera and Android 11 with price starting at $140

Lenovo has presented a new smartphone K13 Note, which received a low price and an interesting rear panel design. But its specs are not suitable for the «Note»-prefix in the title at all.

17 June 2021
Smartphones The new Honor 50 series: three smartphones with Google services, a super cool 108 megapixel camera and a price of $380
The new Honor 50 series: three smartphones with Google services, a super cool 108 megapixel camera and a price of $380

At the most anticipated announcement of this summer, Honor has presented three new smartphones in the Honor 50 series at once. It includes the most advanced version — Honor 50 Pro ($585), the basic version — Honor 50 ($425) and a simplified Honor 50 SE smartphone ($380). The start date for official sales has not yet been announced. The new devices will be available in 40 regions around the world.

17 June 2021
Smartphones Motorola Defy (2021) announcement: a smartphone with a shock-resistant case for extreme sportsmen and those who often drop the phone
Motorola Defy (2021) announcement: a smartphone with a shock-resistant case for extreme sportsmen and those who often drop the phone

The Defy series has not been updated in over 9 years. And finally, today Motorola released the Motorola Defy (2021), which has a sturdy case that can withstand drops from a height of up to 1.8 meters and temperatures from −25°C to +55°C. The smartphone will go on sale next week in Europe for $390 (€325).

17 June 2021
Smartphones OnePlus Nord N200 5G announced for price $240 and with 6.49-inch screen and triple camera
OnePlus Nord N200 5G announced for price $240 and with 6.49-inch screen and triple camera

OnePlus yesterday announced a new smartphone with the usual specs, but there are a couple of the most interesting among them. Firstly, the smartphone supports 5G networks, and secondly, it received a large screen diagonal. In addition, it should also be said about the capacious 5,000 mAh battery.

11 June 2021
Smartphones Announced OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the fifth model from OnePlus this year and the most affordable with a price tag of $440
Announced OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the fifth model from OnePlus this year and the most affordable with a price tag of $440

The specs of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G are simpler than previous OnePlus models this year. But this model has support for 5G networks, a bright 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm) processor, and a triple main camera.

11 June 2021
Smartphones Nokia C20 Plus Announced: $110 Price, 6.5-inch Screen, Dual Camera & Android 11 Go Edition
Nokia C20 Plus Announced: $110 Price, 6.5-inch Screen, Dual Camera & Android 11 Go Edition

Recently, HMD Global presented its most budget model of the year (Nokia C01 Plus), and today the turn for the official announcement has reached the Nokia C20 Plus.

10 June 2021
Smartphones Sony Xperia Ace 2 smartphone announced for the Japanese market
Sony Xperia Ace 2 smartphone announced for the Japanese market

For $200, you get a good Sony smartphone that comes with a 5.5-inch screen, Android 11, 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM with a Helio P35 (12nm) processor. At the back is the usual dual camera (13MP Wide + 2MP depth sensor), and above the screen is an 8MP front camera.

10 June 2021
Smartphones Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G announced: new 5G smartphone with stylus and quad camera, sales start in the US for $400
Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G announced: new 5G smartphone with stylus and quad camera, sales start in the US for $400

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G received a large 6.8-inch IPS-screen with stylus support, Snapdragon 480 5G chipset (8 nm), main quad-camera (48 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 5 MP Macro + 2 MP depth sensor), front camera with 16 megapixel module, battery capacity 5000 mAh. Sales will begin this month in the US, priced at $400.

8 June 2021
Smartphones HMD Global announced the cheapest smartphone in 2021 with Android 11 Go Edition - Nokia C01 Plus for $85
HMD Global announced the cheapest smartphone in 2021 with Android 11 Go Edition - Nokia C01 Plus for $85

Indeed, in our catalog of Android smartphones, the new model Nokia C01 Plus turned out to be cheaper than any Xiaomi and Samsung smartphone announced in 2021. Only last year’s models can be found cheaper.

6 June 2021
Smartwatches New Huawei Watch 3 series announced: three base models and two Pro models
New Huawei Watch 3 series announced: three base models and two Pro models

In early June, Huawei officially unveiled a new series of smart watches Huawei Watch 3. It includes five models, the price tag for basic models starts at $400, and the price for the Pro version starts at $515. These versions differ only in materials and body size. All other specifications are completely the same: 1.43-inch round AMOLED screen, HSPA / LTE networks and eSIM support, Harmony OS operating system, waterproof (5 ATM), GPS module, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and contactless payments.

4 June 2021
Smartphones Samsung Galaxy A22 announcement in two versions: 5G or 4G
Samsung Galaxy A22 announcement in two versions: 5G or 4G

The characteristics of these models differ much more than just support for 5G networks. For example, they have completely different screens (technology and diagonal are different), the number of main camera modules, different front cameras, processors. And the cherry on top — the Galaxy A22 5G doesn’t have a memory card slot, although the 4G version does.

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