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Week 20 in review: OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, Asus Zenfone 6, Moto One Vision are here

This was yet another big week in the world of tech. We got a number of exciting phone announcements and some interesting leaks along the way. So let’s take a look back as we move into the new week.


The biggest story by far was the announcement of OnePlus’ two new phones. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the first OnePlus flagship that openly tries to battle it out with the big flagships on merit rather then on price.


But the company hasn’t given up on its usual practives and also brought the the OnePlus 7 – a superb overall package for a great price.


Asus also might want a word when it comes to the reasonably-priced flagship category. The Zenfone 6 packs a Snapdragon 855, a bezel-less 6.4-inch LCD screen, 48MP camera and a 13MP ultrawide mounted on an innovative flip-out mechanism and a starting price of just €500.


And while we’re on the subject, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi will also launch a “flagship killer”. The Redmi K20 murdered with its Snapdragon 855. Rumors are circulating that the K20 might moonlight as the Pocophone F2.


Samsung has reportedly solved the two glaring issues with the Galaxy Fold and are expected to announce a new release date soon. Those issues were the possibility of debris or dust getting under the display and causing damage and a thin layer on top of the display that users were tempted to peel off, damaging the display.


Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the One Vision with an extra-tall 21:9 display with a punch hole camera, a 48MP main camera and a Samsung-designed Exynos 9609 chipset.


Sony’s Xperia 2 appeared in renders, while the Xperia 1 went on pre-order bundled with the Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Pre-orders are expected to finally begin in June.


Next week will see the unveiling of the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 (we’ll be there) and it looks like we’re about to witness the world’s first f/1.4 camera on a phone. The brighter lens will be on top of the popular Sony IMX586-equipped 48MP sensor.


Capping off the most interesting stories of the week is a benchmark listing, which hints at a Galaxy Note 10 with a punch hole camera inside the display. It’s a logical move, given that all three Galaxy S10 models moved to that design earlier this year.


See you in a week!




Redmi K20 AnTuTu score revealed, leaves competition in the dust



The “Demon King” will offer top-notch performance.







OnePlus 7 Pro official with 48MP triple cam, 6.67



It comes with a pop-up selfie cam, HDR10+ QHD screen and stereo speakers.







Asus Zenfone 6 is official: Snapdragon 855, rotating 48MP camera, 5,000mAh battery



Asus was careful with the compromises it made to build what some will consider a dream phone.







OnePlus 7 brings Snapdragon 855, 48MP main camera



If the OnePlus 7 Pro is too pricey, this offers the same performance (including UFS 3.0 storage), stereo speakers too.







S855-powered Redmi K20 Pro may be the Pocophone F2



This or its sibling, the Redmi K20.  Leaked K20 Pro specs show a triple camera on the rear with 48MP main sensor, pop-up selfie camera.







Asus takes a jab at OnePlus ahead of Zenfone 6 announcement



The Zenfone 6 will have a 5,000mAh battery, a good deal larger than the 3,700mAh battery of the OnePlus 7.







How the RYYB sensor on the Huawei P30 Pro works



We discuss the humble Bayer filter and the process of demosaicing.







Redmi flagship confirmed to arrive as the K20



The flagship killer moniker is back but this time from Redmi.







Redmi sends regards to OnePlus, but claims the Flagship killer title for the Redmi K20



The new flagship killer goes against the original one.







Here are Samsung's improvements to the Galaxy Fold



The company should announce a new release date for its first foldable device very soon.







Sony Xperia 2 appears in renders



The brand is bringing back the compact flagship with a tall display and triple cameras.







Motorola One Vision brings 21:9 display, 48MP camera and Exynos chipset



Tall display, Android One with a dash of Moto and the brains of Samsung.







Honor 20 Pro sample photos reveal first F/1.4 camera, show off Super night mode



The shots do look impressive.







Xperia 1 goes on pre-order in Scandinavia, bundled with Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones



These noise canceling headphones are considered the cream of the crop and match Xperia 1’s multimedia inclinations.







OnePlus 7 Pro jumps onto the DxOMark podium with its triple rear camera



It’s only one point away from the leaders – the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.







Sony unveils Xperia Ace - the Xperia XZ4 Compact that never came



Compact phone with all the essentials covered.







Benchmark reveals that the Samsung Galaxy Note10 will have a 19:9 screen



The Galaxy Note9 and S9 phones had 18.5:9, Samsung’s new design (with punch hole camera) is slightly taller.




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