Samsung Presents Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G

A few days ago, Samsung released its Galaxy S21 series 5G mobile phones. Like the predecessor Galaxy S20 in 2020, there are also three models this year: the Galaxy S21 5G, the Galaxy S21+ 5G and the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. All models support the new cellular standard, as the name suggests.

 

Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G Specifications

The two new models Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G have the same equipment in most respects. The most obvious difference is the display size. While the Dynamic AMOLED of the Galaxy S21 5G measures 6.2 inches, it is 6.7 inches in the Galaxy S21+. Both have a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels with an update rate of up to 120 Hz.

 

 

Samsung uses the recently introduced Exynos 2100 SoC with a clock rate of up to 2.9 GHz in both models. The new chip from Samsung naturally supports 5G. There is also 8 GB of RAM. Customers can choose between 128 GB and 256 GB of permanent storage. It should be noted that Samsung has rationalized the slot for memory cards to expand the storage space. The earphones and the power supply unit also fell victim to the red pencil in the scope of delivery. The battery of the Galaxy S21 5G is 4,000 mAh, the Galaxy S21+ 5G has a size of 4,800 mAh.

 

 

On the back, the Samsung 5G phone has installed a triple camera in both models. It consists of a main sensor and an ultra-wide-angle camera with 12-megapixel sensor and a telephoto camera with 64-megapixel. This setting differs from its predecessor only in small details. In the front there is a selfie camera with 10 megapixels in the display. Samsung also installed an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the display and facial recognition. Samsung uses Android 11 with One UI 3.1 as the operating system. The price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at 999USD. The Galaxy S21+ 5G Phone starts at 1100USD.

 

 

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with a better camera

As in the previous year, Samsung has also unveiled an Ultra model for the Galaxy S21. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is equipped with a 6.8-inch display and a 5,000 mAh battery. The SoC is identical, but with 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, 12 GB and 256 GB, and 16 GB and 512 GB more storage.

 

 

The biggest difference of the Ultra model is again the rear camera. Here Samsung relies on a quad camera with a 108-megapixel wide angle, an ultra-wide-angle camera with 12 megapixels and two telephoto lenses with 10 megapixels each. The price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Utra 5G starts at 1300USD

Realme Presents New 5G Smartphone Realme 7

realme is currently the world’s fastest growing smartphone brand. In order to further expand this success, the company today presented the realme 7 5G, an affordable 5G smartphone.

 

“5G for everyone”

realme wants to help ensure that 5G arrives at the masses and everyone can afford a 5G smartphone. The realme 5G cell phone is therefore particularly cheap with a sales price of well under 300 euros without a contract, but still offers considerable features for its low price.

 

The chipset of the new realme 7 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 800U. As is well known, the SoC has a 5G modem on board that supports the new cellular standard including DSDS. It transmits on the twelve most important 5G bands. Two Cortex-A76 cores with a clock rate of up to 2.4 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores with up to 2 GHz work as the CPU. The MaliG57 GPU is responsible for the graphics output. Depending on the variant, there are also up to 8 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM.

 

6.5 inch display

The realme 7 5G’s display measures 6.5 inches and takes up 90.5 percent of the front of the device. The update rate is a high 120 Hz, which enables particularly smooth scrolling. Additional features include a 5,000 mAh battery that can be charged with up to 30 watts via a Dart Charge charger. In this way, the battery is 50 percent full again after just 26 minutes. Also on board are a fingerprint sensor and a selfie cam with 16 megapixels. On the back there is a quad camera with up to 48 megapixels and a 119 degree ultra wide-angle lens.

 

The realme 7 5G is scheduled to go on sale on November 27, 2020. However, it can already be pre-ordered now. According to realme, the recommended retail price for Europe is 399 euros. But if you buy the realme 7 5G between November 27th and 30th, you can benefit from the Black Friday Real Deals.

 

 

 

Huawei Mate 40 Series Flagship Phones Released

Huawei is now launching its new series 5G Smartphone of flagship mobiles, the Huawei Mate 40 series. Over the past eight years, Huawei has launched ten fantastic models in the Mate series and the new Huawei Mate 40 takes smart phones to a whole new level. Everything with the new Mate 40 series has been honed down to the smallest detail to deliver incomparable performance and user experience. The series simply delivers smart phones in a class of its own.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ are the first and only smart phones in the world with an integrated 5G system chip made with 5 nanometer technology. The mobiles are also the first 5G cell Phones with Ultra Vision Cine Camera systems that significantly improve the possibilities regarding images and film.

Every year, the Huawei Mate series brings together the most exciting technology on the market in a fantastic package. This is what defines the DNA of the Mate series. This year, the Kirin 9000 is the most powerful 5G integrated chipset on the market, which delivers a more powerful mobile performance than ever before. Ultra Vision Cine Camera makes it easy to film and shoot with outstanding results, while the iconic ring design makes the phone stand out from the crowd. The Huawei Mate 40 series is smarter than any previous 4G smart phone and thanks to the seamless connection in our 1 + 8 + N ecosystem and EMUI 11, it will pave the way for a new era of intelligent interaction, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

 

With its futuristic design, the new Mate 40 series clearly represents the next step in terms of both innovation and technology. The combination of iconic design and innovative technology in the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is complemented by IP 68 dust and water resistance, virtual and physical volume controls and improved algorithms that can help prevent mistakes when the user presses incorrectly. In addition, the Huawei 88 ° Horizon Display provides a better visual experience.

The Huawei Mate 40 series’ devices are equipped with a dual front camera that is packed with different types of technology. From 3D Face Unlock, an ultra-wide-angle camera for selfies to a precision sensor for perceiving gestures.

 

The back of the Huawei 5G Smartphones is characterized by a developed version of the now iconic ring design where the cameras are framed by a metallic halo. Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ are available in black or Mystic Silver design with a surface consisting of frosted glass, micrometer gradient color coating and CNC metal coating, which together provide a dazzling effect reminiscent of stars.

Powerfully 5G equipped

Kirin 9000 5G SoC is the market’s most powerful chipset with integrated 5G. It is manufactured using the industry’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process, enabling Huawei to incorporate the 5G modem directly into the chipset (SoC) for a fully integrated solution. Kirin 9000 is fully equipped for the new 5G networks and can easily handle complex powerful tasks such as demanding mobile games and advanced photo editing.

 

Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ also deliver the ultimate 5G experience by leveraging Huawei’s own 5G technology and the results of the company’s global research and development in 5G. The patented 5G Super Uplink technology significantly increases 5G charging speed and bandwidth. It is complemented by Huawei Large File Transfers to facilitate extremely large file transfers at speeds that no other mobile can compete with. In addition, the Huawei Mate 40 series introduces LinkTurbo, which effectively combines 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, as well as 4G and 5G mobile connections to deliver stable and lightning fast connection with low latency.

Thanks to an integrated 24-core mali-G78, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro + have the most powerful graphics processor in a Huawei device ever. This provides advanced graphics performance, which can compete with a game console. This means that even the most dedicated gaming enthusiasts can explore complex online games without affecting performance. This is complemented by a fantastic audiovisual experience for games. The 90Hz monitor works in conjunction with a 240Hz touch sampling frequency for increased response and also provides haptic feedback that matches the visual experience. This comprehensive set of entertainment features is complemented by two stereo speakers to create a comprehensive surround sound.

The Huawei Mate 40 series has the battery technology needed to keep up with the requirements of 5G. The 4400 mAh battery supports 66W Huawei SuperCharge charging with cord, 50W wireless charging and wireless reverse charging.

 

 

A camera for creators

The Ultra Vision Cine camera in the new models has groundbreaking upgrades for the ultra-wide-angle lens, powerful HD main camera and impressive telephoto camera. In addition, XD Fusion HDR Video is introduced along with improved Steady Shot algorithms and distortion removal to provide the best image quality and stabilization.

When it comes to creating 4K movies, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ are second to none. The devices are the industry’s leading smart phones to support XD Fusion HDR Video at the hardware level. Other innovations include Tracking Shot, which uses real-time ultra-wide angle cropping and advanced algorithms to identify and track the subject in a shot. For professional-quality post-production, the Huawei Mate 40 Series offers the Story Creator feature, which provides six high-quality templates that automatically select shots including tilt, pan, and time delay, enabling truly professional movie effects. Background music, filters and effects can also be easily added.

Regarding sound, the Huawei Mate 40 series is equipped with Audio Focus and Audio Zoom as well as with high-quality audio recording from connected Bluetooth devices. With Audio Focus, users can isolate the audio being recorded, while Audio Zoom allows you to zoom in on an audio source to get better sound quality from longer distances. This means that every video – from concerts to conversations with friends – captures the moment perfectly.

All camera lenses on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro + are fine-tuned to deliver the highest performance. Both models have an ultra-wide-angle camera that is as powerful as the main camera. The second-generation Ultra-Wide Cine camera lens now offers an even wider field of view, allowing users to capture beautiful expansive landscapes, while the main camera delivers true high-resolution images. Image quality has been further improved with Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus. The improved lens distortion correction is based on the face, body, arms and legs, making the ultra-wide-angle lens useful in even more scenarios than before. Huawei Mate 40 Pro has an optical telephoto camera with periscope design and support for 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom. Huawei Mate 40 Pro + takes this one step lower thanks to a dual telephoto camera that enables 20x hybrid zoom and 100x digital zoom.

Ultra Vision Selfie Camera on Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro + takes vlogs and selfies to new heights thanks to support for 4K recording and the ability to shoot in one of three available fields of view (FoV), ranging from close-up and personal to ultra-wide angle. Slow-Motion Selfie gives the front camera even more versatility by allowing users to add a dramatic feel when documenting their activities.

Prices and availability

Huawei Mate 40 Pro is now available for ordering in many countries. Deliveries will take place starting November 16. Available colors are black and silver.

 

Apple Released Four new 5G iPhone Models

Apple presented four new iPhone 12s at its keynote today. All the Apple new iPhones including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max come with 5G support.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

The new iPhone 12 is equipped with a 6.1-inch XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2,532 x 1,170 pixels. Although the display diagonal is identical to the iPhone 11, the new iPhone 12 is 15 percent smaller, 11 percent thinner and 16 percent lighter than its predecessor. The screen of the more compact iPhone 12 mini measures 5.4 inches and has a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. What is new is the coating known as “Ceramic Shield”, which, according to Apple, should protect the device four times better in the event of a fall.

Inside is the new Apple A14 Bionic, the first 5G smartphone SoC with a 5 nm process. According to the manufacturer, it has a 50 percent faster processor that consists of two performance and four efficiency cores. The GPU is 50 percent faster and consists of four cores. The Neural Engine should work 80 percent faster. In addition, all iPhones 12 support the new 5G cellular standard.

 

Both the Apple 5G iPhone are equipped with a dual camera on the back, which consists of 12 megapixel wide-angle and 12 megapixel ultra-wide angle. Among other things, it offers improved Smart HDR and a night mode. Also new is a magnetic ring on the back called MagSafe, which holds a charger in place magnetically. The iPhone 12 starts at 900USD, the iPhone mini from 800USD. Pre-orders will be possible for the iPhone 12 from October 16, and for the iPhone 12 mini from November 6.

 

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

The two new Pro models naturally offer all the essential features of the smaller models – and more. The iPhone 12 Pro also has a 6.1-inch display, the iPhone 12 Pro Max even one with a 6.7-inch diagonal. The special features are to be found mainly on the back, where Apple installs a triple camera. It consists of wide angle, ultra wide angle and telephoto camera (all with Deep Fusion). The iPhone 12 Pro Max also delivers even better pictures in the dark.

It starts with the iPhone 12 Pro with 128 GB from 1499USD on October 16. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is available for pre-order starting November 6th, starting at 1599USD.

ZTE Axon 20 5G- World’s first 5G Phone with a Camera under Display

ZTE presented a new 5G smartphone – Axon 20 5G this week, which is the world’s first under-display camera smartphone, delivering the industry’s first true full display. It’s equipped with a 6.92-inch 90Hz OLED display, and supports 10-bit color depth as well as 100% coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut, making the display performance reach the digital cinematic color standards. Moreover, the FHD+ resolution and OLED materials have made the display color clearer and more beautiful. By virtue of a length-width ratio of 20.5:9 and the DTS:X Ultra 3D sound, the device can deliver a cinematic experience.

The new ZTE 5G Smartphone is based on Snapdragon 765G with 6/8 GB RAM, 128/256 GB memory, 4220 mAh, Quad main camera and 32 MP front camera.

But precisely the last point is the highlight of the ZTE Axon 20, because it is the first smartphone that not only has the fingerprint sensor under the display, but also the front camera. So there is no notch and no hole.

ZTE Axon 20 5G features a 64MP super HD main camera that supports 4K high-resolution video at 60fps, super night scenes, video beauty and real-time HDR video in multiple lighting conditions. In addition, the main and wide-angle lenses support image stabilization, which helps shoot videos of higher quality.

 

With the thickness of only 7.98mm, and the ultra-thin design of double shoulder lines, ZTE Axon 20 5G has inherited the sleek style of ZTE Axon Series.

 

The 3D curved glass on the back contains ten layers of structural stacks, which have been carefully crafted with 36 different processes to create a unique and gorgeous texture. The Axon 20 5G comes in four vivid colors, including blue, black, purple and orange.

 

In addition, ZTE has collaborated with the well-recognized UK illustrator Sam Falconer to create an exclusive package for ZTE Axon 20 5G. The design aims to encourage young people to explore more possibilities of the current technologies, by artistically representing the great contributions made by four well-known scientists to mankind.

 

ZTE Axon 20 5G features the upgraded antenna technology to ensure an ultra-fast 5G experience anytime and anywhere. ZTE’s Super Antenna 2.0 is a cutting-edge PDS antenna with a 360-degree surround integrated design and intelligent closed-loop tuning technology, which can improve network connection stability and download speed.

In addition, the latest MiFavor 10.5 UI system supports movie-level screen optimization and smart screen projection while the large 4,220mAh battery can support 30W Quick Charge and a 5G power saving mode that improves battery life by 35%.

 

So far, the new mid-range smartphone from ZTE, whose price should cost less than 500 euros, has only been presented for China. If you like this phone, you may buy from some oversea online stores. Below are the specifications of ZTE Axon 20 5G cell phone for reference:

 

Network 5G: n41/38/78/77/28/1/3/7

FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/26/28

TDD: B34/38/39/40/41

UMTS: B1/2/4/5/8

GSM: B2/3/5/8

4*4MIMO

LTE: B1/3/7

Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G
Storage 6/8GB RAM + 128/256 GB ROM
OS Android Q
Display 6.92’’ FHD+(2460×1080), OLED
Camera Rear: 64MP + 8MP(120 degree wide angle) + 2MP(depth) + 2MP(macro)

Front: 32MP

Battery 4220mAh(typical), Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+, 30W
Interface USB Type-C, nano + nano/micro SD(up to 2TB)
Size & Weight 172.1*77.9*7.98mm

198g(approx.)

Features Under-display Camera, Under-display Fingerprint, Under-display Sound

GPS/A-GPS/BeiDou/GLONASS,

802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.1, Hi-Fi, NFC

Accelerometer, Proximity & Ambient, Compass, Gyroscope

 

 

 

 

 

OnePlus Nord – New 5G Middle-class Smartphone

As one of the competitive mobile phone manufacturers in China, OnePlus had new 5G phone OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro for high-end smartphones, which gained good reputation based on good performance and design. Recently, OnePlus presented a new 5G cell phone to the public and the model number is OnePlus Nord. The smartphone with 5G is targeted in the middle class, which is in cheaper price than the OnePlus 8.

Upscale equipment at an affordable price

The OnePlus Nord offers upscale features despite an affordable retail price. The chipset of OnePlus Nord is the Snapdragon 765G 5G from Qualcomm, ie the tuned Snapdragon 765. Thanks to the integrated 5G modem, this also works in the 5G network (n1, n3, n7, n28, n78). Depending on the version, the SoC is supported by 8 or 12 GB RAM. There are also 128 or 256 GB of storage space.

 

 

The display of the OnePlus Nord is 6.44 inches in size, uses AMOLED technology and has a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. The aspect ratio is 20: 9, the refresh rate at a high 90 Hz. This ensures a smoother scrolling, especially when scrolling. The battery of the device is 4,115 mAh. According to the manufacturer, the OnePlus 5G phone should charge 70 percent within 30 minutes, so that the phone is quickly ready for use again.

 

 

A total of six cameras

The manufacturer uses a quad camera with four lenses on the back of the OnePlus Nord. The main sensor used is the Sony IMX586 chip with a 48 MP sensor and an aperture of f/1.75. This also has optical and electronic image stabilization. There are also an 8 MP ultra wide angle, a 2 MP macro and a 5 MP depth sensor. There is also a dual selfie camera in the front. The main sensor has a resolution of 32 MP and supports 4K videos with up to 60 fps. There is also an 8 MP ultra-wide angle sensor with a field of view of 105 degrees.

 

 

 

The OnePlus Nord is available in the two colors Blue Marble and Gray Onyx. Official sales start on August 4th in the OnePlus online shop. But it is also available at Amazon and other shops and can be pre-ordered. The price for the small version with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is 450USD. The large version with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage costs 600 USD.

Samsung Presents Galaxy Z Flip 5G Version

Last year, Samsung launched one of the foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip 4G. This week, Samsung presented the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, a revised and improved version that now also supports the new 5G mobile communications standard.

5G and better SoC

Samsung has given the Galaxy Z Flip a makeover. The new Galaxy Z Flip 5G offers some innovations. The most important thing from our point of view is that the foldable now also supports 5G. The version from last year could only broadcast with LTE as the highest standard.

 

 

There are other innovations in the Samsung 5G phone, such as the display can be folded up to half its size. While the Snapdragon 855 Plus was still working on the previous model, it is now the new Snapdragon 865 Plus with 5G. This makes the device around 25 percent faster than before. The memory configuration, which contains 8 GB RAM and 256 GB flash memory, has remained identical.

New colors

Everything remains the same with the display. This still measures 6.7 inches, uses AMOLED technology and displays content with a resolution of 2,636 x 1,080 pixels. Nothing has changed in the camera equipment either. The selfie cam in the front continues to dissolve with 10 megapixels. A wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle camera with 12 megapixels each is installed on the back. The battery is still 3,300 mAh.

What is new, however, is a color that Samsung has also added to the upcoming Galaxy Note20 models and other approaching smartphones: Mystic Bronze. This distinguishes the otherwise optically identical device from the 5G-less version. The color Mystic Gray is also new. The enormously high price has remained the same. The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G will go on sale on August 7th and will cost much more than current normal 5G phones without a contract.

Currently, there are many foldable phones in the market such as Samsung Galaxy Fold, Royole FlexPai, Huawei Mate X and Huawei Mate Xs. They are all the top level smartphones and the prices are high than many compact 5G phones. However, they are in different design, if you are interested in the foldable phone, you may check the details about the fold design and then decide.

 

Huawei P40 Pro Plus Camera Test

The Huawei P40 Pro+ has been available for many days now and you can buy it in many countries over the world. The flagship from Huawei costs 1499USD in the online shop and is available in black and white color.

 

On the one hand, the two colors have a ceramic back, which feels a bit different from glass and has a somewhat matt look. It feels quite good, but not necessarily higher quality than glass. This step also brings a little more weight. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is as tall and wide as the normal Pro model, just a little thicker.

 

There is the same display with 90 Hz, the same SoC (Kirin 990) and the same amount of RAM (8 GB). For the internal memory we have 512 instead of 256 GB and wireless can be charged with 40 instead of 27 watts.

 

At first glance, the Huawei P40 Pro+ looks exactly like the Huawei P40 Pro and I think that’s good, because it is more compact than a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra or OnePlus 8 Pro. The main camera with 50 megapixels is also identical, as the camera is for ultra wide-angle shots with 40 megapixels.

Huawei P40 Pro+ is the zoom champion

You put them on the table for the zoom camera. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is the first smartphone to have the SuperZoom camera (10x optical zoom, f / 4.4 aperture, OIS) + 8 MP telephoto camera (3x optical zoom, f / 2.4 aperture, OIS).

 

So while the Huawei P40 Pro gives you an “optical” zoom with 5x magnification, it is a combination of 3x and 10x zoom. And this combination is really impressive.

 

 

Zoom cameras from other manufacturers have also become very good, but I have never encountered a zoom camera that delivers such a good result with a 10x zoom. If you manage to keep your hand reasonably steady and photograph a still object, it looks like a normal photo.

 

The distance has limits, of course, and the Huawei P40 Pro+ cannot compensate for a restless hand and a wiggling flower, but with a little patience and calmness I have so far been quite impressed by the results.

 

The 5x zoom of the Huawei P40 Pro is often a bit too strong for me, but I find the combination of 3x and 10x zoom much better. And with a 10x zoom that delivers really useful results.

 

Compared to an iPhone 11 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+ is much better in this zoom and at every zoom level. Of course, the question also arises for some of you whether you need such a zoom.

 

In everyday life, a 2x, 3x or sometimes 5x zoom is sufficient in most cases. A 10x zoom is very rarely used. But it is impressive how far the technology is in this compact body.

 

 

Huawei P40 Pro+ even without Google services

The conclusion itself is similar to the Huawei P40 Pro. The hardware is impressive, but a price of 1499USD without the Google services is something that I can hardly recommend. It’s sorry for Huawei, because this zoom camera is in a different league than the rest of phones in the market. The target group wants to find the apps and whose focus is entirely on the zoom of a camera is small.

 

Technically speaking, Huawei has once again proven with the P40 Pro+ that it can set new standards for the camera. Only that with the software is still the big problem. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is again a model that I would wish would not have the US embargo.

 

Redmi 10X and 10X Pro 5G Smartphone Presented

A couple of days ago, Xiaomi subsidiary Redmi announced the new 5G cell Phone: Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G. The most exciting thing about it is the new SoC adopted, the newly unveiled SoC Mediatek Dimensity 820 works in the new mid-range 5G smartphone.

MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC

It was a few days ago that Mediatek launched the Dimensity 1000+, a new top SoC. Now the next “System on a Chip” follows with the Mediatek Dimensity 820, which is for 5G smartphones of the upper middle class.

 

The new Dimensity 820 should be at the same level as the Snapdragon 765G from Qualcomm, since it also has 5G support on board. Eight ARM cores with a structure width of 7 nm are used as the CPU. In detail, these are four ARM Cortex-A76 with 2.6 GHz and just as many ARM Cortex-A55 with 2.0 GHz clock rate. There is also an ARM Mali G57 GPU with 5 cores. According to the manufacturer, further features of the Mediatek Dimensity 820 include support for LPDDR4x-RAM M up to 16 GB, displays with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 2,520 x 1,080 pixel resolution as well as cameras with max. 80 MP. Thanks to HyperEngine 2.0, mobile games should also run well on smartphones with the new Mediatek SoC inside.

Redmi 10X and 10X Pro – mid-range 5G smartphone

Matching the new SoC, Redmi 10X 5G is the first smartphone that has installed it. Here now the Huawei Honor Play 4 5G phone also uses the MediaTek 5G chipset. The Redmi 10X 5G smartphone comes in 6.57 inches size and the display is AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Additionally, it consists of HDR10+ and 600 nits typ. Brightness.

 

The Xiaomi 5G smartphone is fueled by a Non-removable Li-Po 4520 mAh battery + Fast charging 22.5W. The phone runs on the Android 10.0 + MIUI 11 operating system providing smooth operation of the device.

The rear camera consists of a 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (depth) sensor lenses that help to click pictures. The front camera has a 16 MP (wide) sensor. The smartphone is Splash-proof which makes the users care-free. Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G is available in different colors like Blue, Gold, and Pink/Blue.

 

Both phones pack a 4,250mAh battery. The Redmi 10X Pro 5G variant supports charging speeds up to 33W, while the non-Pro version caps out at 22.5W. Redmi is throwing in a fast-charging brick in the box. Some of the other features include support for dual-5G SIMs, an under-screen fingerprint sensor, an IR blaster, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The primary differences between the Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G lie in their cameras. The former comes with a triple camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor assisted by an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 16MP selfie snapper. The Redmi 10X Pro adds an 8MP telephoto lens to that setup and upgrades the selfie camera to 20MP. Oh, and there’s NFC support on the Pro model too.

 

 

Both phones will be up for grabs in the Chinese market this week. There is no word about their international availability just yet. Still, it shouldn’t be long before Redmi releases them in highly competitive markets such as India, before making them available in Europe.

 

With the Redmi 10X 5G, Xiaomi also offered Redmi 10X 4G, which is offered at a cheaper price since loss of 5G support. If you don’t really need 5G, 4G version may also be good to consider.

VIVO Presented X50 Series 5G Smartphones

A couple of days ago, the new 5G smartphones Vivo X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro Plus were officially announced in China. As the high end series 5G smartphones, the X50 series will compete with the 5G cell phones from other brands such as OPPO, Xiaomi and Huawei.

Snapdragon 765G and 865

The equipment of the three VIVO 5G Smartphones from the BBK subsidiary Vivo is quite different. It is important to mention, however, that they are all 5G-compatible, i.e. they support the new cellular standard. The mid-range SoC Snapdragon 765G is used in the Vivo X50 and the Vivo X50 Pro. There is also 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB storage. In the VIVO X50 Pro Plus, the flagship model of the X50 series, the top SoC Snapdragon 865 with 8 or 12 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB memory is installed. The battery measures 4,200 mAh, 4,315 mAh or 4,350 mAh.

The 5G mobile phones all have a 6.56-inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of 2,376 x 1080 pixels. The top model X50 pro Plus is with 120 Hz, while the other two models with 90 Hz. The display also has a 32 MP front camera in a punch hole. However, there are differences in the camera on the back. The X50 Pro Plus uses the Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor with 50 MP, Tetracell technology and dual pixel auto focus. There is also a 32 MP portrait camera, a 13 MP periscope zoom camera and a 13 MP ultra wide-angle lens. A 48 MP main camera is installed in each of the two cheaper models, the X50 and X50 Pro. There is also a portrait camera with 13 MP each, an ultra wide angle with 8 MP and in the X50 a 5MP macro or in the X50 Pro an 8 MP periscope zoom camera.

VIVO X50 Series Specs Comparison
Model X50 X50 PRO X50 PRO Plus
5G Mode SA/NSA SA/NSA SA/NSA
Chipset Snapdragon 765G Snapdragon 765G Snapdragon 865
RAM + ROM 8GB + 128GB
8GB + 256GB
8GB + 128GB
8GB + 256GB
8GB + 128GB
12GB + 256GB
Main camera – 48 MP, f/1.6(IMX598)(Wide)
– 13 MP, f/2.5(portrait)
– 8 MP, f/2.2(ultrawide)
– 5 MP, f/2.5(macro)
– 48 MP, f/1.6(IMX598)
– 13 MP, f/2.5(portrait)
– 8 MP, f/2.2(ultrawide)
– 8 MP, f/3.4 (periscope telephoto)
– 50 MP, f/1.9
– 13 MP, f/2.5(portrait)
– 8 MP, f/2.2(ultrawide)
– 8 MP, f/3.0 (periscope telephoto)
Front Camera  32 MP, f/2.5 32 MP, f/2.5 32 MP, f/2.5
Display 6.56 inches 90Hz AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.56 inches 90Hz AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.56 inches 120Hz AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Fast Charge  33W  33W 44W
Battery 4200 mAh 4315 mAh 4350 mAh
Dimensions 159.5 x 75.4 x 7.5 mm 158.5 x 72.8 x 8 mm 158.5 x 72.8 x 8 mm
Colors Black, Blue, Pink Dark Blue, Light Blue Blue, Brown
Price/USD 659USD/724USD 799USD/869USD 869USD/949USD

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G – Cheaper price

The situation is different with the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G smartphone, which is also released recently. The price of Galaxy A51 5G is cheaper than Vivo X50 perhaps because the mid-range chipset Exynos 980 from Samsung.