Welcome to another week’s recap. The biggest story of the week was Sony’s triple announcement. The Japanese company unveiled the make III revisions of its Xperia 1, 5 and 10 smartphones, which will come to market in early summer.
The Xperia 1 III and 5 III both feature identical camera systems, which include three 12MP cameras with PDAF and OIS, covering the wide, ultrawide and telephoto range. The latter is a first of its kind with a variable focal length of 70mm and 105mm from a single sensor. That translates to around 2.9x to 4.4x zoom.
The Xperia 10 III is a compact device with a 6″ OLED display, triple camera, IP68 water resistance, stereo speakers and a 4,500mAh battery.
TCL showed off the Fold ‘n’ Roll concept device – the first device that’s both foldable and rollable. It starts off with a 6.87-inch screen, which can unfold to 8.85-inch and then unroll to 10.0-inches. It will take some time before we see an actual market-ready version of the Fold ‘n’ Roll, though.
TCL also added three new phones to its lineup – The TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20L and TCL 20L+.
Samsung’s Galaxy Quantum2 became official in Korea with QRNG (random number generator) security chip. It will come to the global stage as the Galaxy A82, which leaked in the wild this week.
Samsung teased that “the most powerful Galaxy” will be unveiled at an Unpacked event on April 28. A subsequent leak revealed that the event will most star Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 Windows laptops.
Apple will host an event next week, on April 20. It’s widely expected that we’ll see new iPad Pro’s – and 11-inch and 12.9-inch model – at least one of which (likely the bigger one) will have a mini-LED display.
Those were the key stories of the week with the full list below. See you next week!
The two boast the industry-first telephoto camera with variable focal length.
The phone resembles the Galaxy S21, but with minor differences in the camera and body.
The first midrange Xperia with 5G connectivity is here.
The camera setup is in line with the current trend, but nothing like the Galaxy A80 flip camera.
This makes it a 3-in-1 device: a phone, a phablet and a tablet, with three different screen sizes.
The phone is expected to come to the global stage as the Galaxy A82.
Its predecessor had the Dimensity 1000+ at the helm.
The new phone should be fully unveiled soon, or there won’t be anything left to unveil.
It might come with a Dimensity 1200 SoC under the hood.
A periscope zoom lens and under-display Face ID could come in 2023. AR headset to have 15 cameras.
The premium LG phones from the last year are in for at least two more Android OS updates.
We are going to see “the most powerful Galaxy”.
The Xperia 5 III is also available for $1,100.
A total of 300 million devices are expected to run the company’s new OS.
New features and bug fixes on their way.
According to a leaked CAD drawing of the 2021 entry-level iPhone, the camera module has a new arrangement.
The Choice SDK is developed and distributed by Bluesource.
Tablets with high refresh rate screens are quite rare – almost as rare as Xiaomi tablets (the company has only made a handful of models).
We’re expecting Apple to confirm the date later today.
These will likely be rebranded versions of the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro.
The 11-inch iPad Pro may keep the IPS LCD. Dummies show iPad Pro’s and iPad mini 6.
Three new TCL 20 phones to the already existing lineup.