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Week 8 in review: Mid-range phone announcements instead of MWC teasers

Week 8 of 2020 was supposed to be marked by the teasers leading up to this year’s Mobile Wolrd Congress but with that getting cancelled plans changed.


We still got some new phones – LG brought its K-series trio, while Sony brought the Xperia L4. Meanwhile Sharp brought its R5G flagship that will unfortunately remain confined to Japan for the time being.


Meanwhile the Galaxy S20 trio that got announced last week kept making headlines – the S20 Ultra topped DisplayMate’s test, while Samsung promised to enable 120Hz mode at the highest QHD+ resolution in a future update.


The rumor mill was mostly about the Huawei P40 duo and LG’s V60. In case you’ve missed some of the exciting scoops you can find the full list of our best read stories of the week below.


See you in a week!




Huawei P40 and P40 Pro appear on TENAA with dual-mode 5G



The P40 series will go official in March.







Sony Xperia L4 comes with 21:9 display, triple camera and larger battery



The cheapest Xperia now makes a lot more sense.







Alleged iPhone 9 handled on video, showing an old school design



The authenticity of the video is not certain, however, as it shows a phone with squared off sides, unlike the rounded design seen in renders.







LG announces K61, K51S and K41S with 6.5-inch screens, 4,000mAh batteries



The mid-range trio promises solid performance at attractrive prices.







Android 11 is now available in Developer Preview form, here's what's new



This version is not meant to be installed by regular consumers, but shows us what’s coming.







Samsung to enable 120Hz at QHD+ resolution for Galaxy S20 series



The new Dynamic screen option will automatically switch between 60 and 120Hz depending on several use cases.







Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in for review



Samsung’s biggest flagship yet is at the office!







Huawei P40 series to come with Wi-Fi 6+



It’s developed by Huawei.







Apple to hold an event on March 31, iPhone 9 and new iPad Pro incoming



The new iPad Pro models could be delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.







Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro goes out of stock in 55 seconds in first sale



The sale generated over CNY200 million for the company.







Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has the most color accurate screen Display Mate has ever tested



And it’s brighter than the Galaxy S10 displays to boot. Overall, it set or matched 12 performance records, earning an A+ score.







Sharp announces Aquos R5G with 6.5” QHD+ display, Snapdragon 865 and 8K video recording



The phone is scheduled to hit Japan later this spring.







LG V60 ThinQ appears in a press render



It’s rumored to go official sometime in March.







The US wants TSMC to stop manufacturing chips for Huawei



A proposed change in regulations will make all companies using US tech seek licenses to do business with Huawei.







Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra LTE version surfaces



It turns out the top of the line model isn’t 5G only.







See the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro from the inside, benchmark score appears



The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro official teardown reveals the internals.







Check out this 4K video, shot on Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro



The short movie portrays life in New York City through the four lenses of Xiaomi’s latest phone.







Realme confirms 20X zoom quad cameras on X50 Pro’s preview site



The company will hold its launch event on February 24.







Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in for review: a closer look at its unique features



The new form factor offers something new to the table but how does that translate into daily use?







LG V60 ThinQ 5G pops up on Geekbench revealing key specs



It will sport a quad camera on the back and a 5,000mAh battery.







TCL concept phone has a slide-out screen, leaked images show



It was supposed to be showcased at MWC next week.







New affordable Realme certified with triple camera, huge battery



The RMX2020 smartphone will have Helio X20 chipset, 5000 mAh battery.







Samsung Galaxy A70e appears in first renders



The phone will have three cameras, fingerprint scanner on the back.







Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha coming to India



The device’s status is still delayed indefinitely, though.







OnePlus 8 Pro poses for the camera



It’s rumored to go official in March or April.