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News in July 2021

31 July 2021
Smartphones Motorola Edge 20 Series Announced: Three Waterproof 5G Smartphones with 6.7-inch OLED Screens, Android 11, 108MP Triple Camera, 32MP Selfie and Striking Design
Motorola Edge 20 Series Announced: Three Waterproof 5G Smartphones with 6.7-inch OLED Screens, Android 11, 108MP Triple Camera, 32MP Selfie and Striking Design

There are three models in this series: the base Motorola Edge 20, the improved Edge 20 Pro, and the simpler Edge 20 Lite. These new items will appear on sale at the end of August 2021 with price tags: from €700 for the Pro version, from €350 for the Lite version and from €500 for the basic version. Motorola representatives said they are committed to updating these smartphones for at least two years (on Android 12 and Android 13).

31 July 2021
Smartphones Finally, the announcement of the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro: but they don’t have Android, who needs them then?
Finally, the announcement of the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro: but they don’t have Android, who needs them then?

We will not answer the question who needs Huawei P50 and P50 Pro without Android OS. But at the same time, the smartphones received great features and the best cameras on the market (according to the DXOMARK rating). The base model will be sold in three body colors and two memory configurations 8/128 GB and 8/256 GB for $730 and $775, respectively. The older P50 Pro model will be available in five colors and two configurations (8/128 GB only on the Snapdragon 888 chipset for $930, the 8/256 GB and 8/512 GB versions with Snapdragon 888 or Kirin 9000 chipsets to choose from) at a price of $1,000 and $1 160 respectively. But there is another version — 12/512 GB will be available in September in two colors and with a price tag of $1,240.

31 July 2021
Smartphones Huawei Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition announced: $290 for Android 10, old Kirin 710A chipset (14nm), triple camera (48MP) and selfie camera (16MP) and beautiful body design
Huawei Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition announced: $290 for Android 10, old Kirin 710A chipset (14nm), triple camera (48MP) and selfie camera (16MP) and beautiful body design

Huawei is trying to survive under US sanctions by releasing beautiful smartphones, but with outdated hardware. Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition is another example of a smartphone that easily loses to any cheap smartphone from a Chinese or Korean producer (for example, Xiaomi or Samsung).

31 July 2021
Smartphones Xiaomi Poco X3 GT announcement: 6.6-inch screen, triple camera (64 MP) and selfie camera (16 MP), Dimensity 1100 chipset, 5000 mAh battery, price from $299
Xiaomi Poco X3 GT announcement: 6.6-inch screen, triple camera (64 MP) and selfie camera (16 MP), Dimensity 1100 chipset, 5000 mAh battery, price from $299

Xiaomi has announced the POCO X3 GT smartphone. In fact, this is the international version of the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which was announced in China in May 2021. This novelty will be on sale in three colors (black, blue and white) and two memory options: 8/128 GB for $299 and 8/256 GB for $329.

26 July 2021
Smartphones HMD Global has announced two new Nokia devices: budget smartphone Nokia C30 for $120 and Nokia XR20 with a rugged body for $555
HMD Global has announced two new Nokia devices: budget smartphone Nokia C30 for $120 and Nokia XR20 with a rugged body for $555

HMD Global has announced the Nokia XR20 smartphone with a military-grade MIL-STD810H rugged case, which uses the top-end Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. This strength of the case guarantees the smartphone’s resistance to drops even from a height of 1.8 meters. In addition, it has passed IP68 certification, which means increased protection against dust and moisture entering the housing. The second model, Nokia C30, boasts a large screen and an extremely low price.

25 July 2021
Smartphones Poco F3 GT announced with AMOLED Screen, Game Triggers, Hi-Res Audio, Triple Camera, Fast Charging and Wi-Fi 6
Poco F3 GT announced with AMOLED Screen, Game Triggers, Hi-Res Audio, Triple Camera, Fast Charging and Wi-Fi 6

Pre-order starts on July 24 at the lowest prices, and then every next week the price will increase. For example, the 6/128GB version will sell for $350 in the first week, then for $355, and in the third week the price growth will end at $362. The 8/128GB version ($376 → $390) and the 8/256GB version ($402 → $416) will also be on sale.

22 July 2021
Smartphones OnePlus announced in India a new model OnePlus Nord 2 5G with a price tag of $470
OnePlus announced in India a new model OnePlus Nord 2 5G with a price tag of $470

This smartphone received the best possible set of characteristics in relation to its price. The main feature of the smartphone, the manufacturer made a 50 megapixel Sony IMX766 module in the main camera, which received optical stabilization and various AI scenarios for improving the photo. By the way, even the front camera in this model is very good — one 32 megapixel module with a Sony IMX615 sensor.

21 July 2021
Smartphones In July, Samsung introduced two budget smartphones with a price tag of $200 and $155
In July, Samsung introduced two budget smartphones with a price tag of $200 and $155

We are talking about two models with very similar characteristics: the Samsung Galaxy F22 and the updated Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition. So they have the same 6.4-inch screen size, Android 11, microSDXC cards, the same storage options (4+64GB, 6+128GB), and a 6000mAh battery. The rest of the Galaxy F22 is slightly better, but it is also 30% more expensive.

6 July 2021
Smartphones HMD Global refreshes Nokia C1 to make it the cheapest Android 11 Go Edition model in 2021
HMD Global refreshes Nokia C1 to make it the cheapest Android 11 Go Edition model in 2021

The price of this new device is from $60. The specs are very minimal: 5.45-inch TFT screen, Android 11 (Go edition), dual SIM support, 5MP camera with flash on the back and the same camera on the front above the selfie screen.

2 July 2021
Smartphones Honor X20 SE announced: a smartphone with an almost frameless body, a 6.6-inch screen and a triple camera
Honor X20 SE announced: a smartphone with an almost frameless body, a 6.6-inch screen and a triple camera

Honor X20 SE sales will begin in July 2021 with a price tag of $285. For this money, the smartphone received an excellent set of characteristics: a 5G module, Android 11, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor (7 nm), a triple camera (64 GB main module) and a 16 megapixel selfie camera.

1 July 2021
Tablets Three new Lenovo tablets announced: Yoga Tab 11, Tab M8 and Tab M7 (3rd Gen)
Three new Lenovo tablets announced: Yoga Tab 11, Tab M8 and Tab M7 (3rd Gen)

At the end of June, Lenovo introduced three new tablets. The most interesting characteristics were received by the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11. The price of this model on the market will start at $415. The other two devices are budget tablets, which have 7 and 8-inch screens, and prices start at $140 and $160, respectively.

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