Week 2 in review: Redmi Note 7 is here, Galaxy S10 is coming, iPhone 11 leaks

It’s week 2 of the year and CES was its main event. There weren’t many grand phone announcements at the CES floor though – in fact the most popular news of the week was the announcement of the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi’s new life as a separate brand, complete with its own logo.

Xiaomi also dropped the AirDots Pro competitor to Apple’s AirPods. We can’t speak to their design or sound quality, but their $60 price is more than half of the AirPods’ $160.

In unconfirmed Xiaomi news we saw a Xiaomi Cepheus on Geekbench, packing the next-gen Snapdragon 855 chipset – is it the Xiaomi Mi 9?

Samsung made headlines with the announcement of its February 20 Unpacked event, at which it will unleash its new trio of flagships – the Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus.

We saw the Galaxy S10 Lite, or will it be called Galaxy S10 E, flex its Snapdragon 855 muscle on Geekbench. We also saw the Galaxy S10 design in an article, focused on Samsung’s new One UI.

The first Snapdragn 675 smartphone was revealed this week – the HiSense U30, which later made its way to Geekbench and AnTuTu, showing promising performance.

It seems HMD is planning on hopping on the punch-hole bandwagon with the upcoming Nokia 8.1 Plus. We don’t know much of the phone outside of its 6.2-inch screen size and its design, though.

We’ll see you next week!

Redmi Note 7 debuts with 48 MP camera, amazing price tag

The phone will be powered by Snapdragon 660 and will come with 4,000 mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite runs Geekbench with Snapdragon 855

The SM-G970U, the US model, uses a Qualcomm chip, of course, but there should an Exynos 9820 version as well.


Alleged 2019 iPhone renders surface, show off three cameras

We also expect three iPhones once again.


Snapdragon 855-powered Xiaomi Cepheus spotted at Geekbench, likely Mi 9

The Cepheus will have a 48MP camera and an in-display fingerprint reader, according to recent rumors.


Samsung Galaxy S10 arriving officially on February 20

The Galaxy Unpacked event will take place in San Francisco, United States.


Samsung's Lite model will actually be called Galaxy S10 E, eschews in-display fingerprint sensor

A new rumor claims the company’s entry-level S10 version will be inspired by AT&T for its branding.


Samsung article on One UI accidentally shows Galaxy S10 design

The punch hole camera is a dead giveaway. Samsung updated the article with a new image – without the camera and with thicker bezels.


Xiaomi's new AirDots Pro are the answer to Apple's AirPods

And they cost just $60.


HiSense U30 is the first phone with SD675, Samsung's 48MP camera

Also, it uses the first punch hole display by Tianma.


Xiaomi Redmi 7 gets an unorthodox durability test

We’ve seen devices being bent, but this one was literally jumped on by a bunch of people.


Nokia 8.1 Plus renders show a punch hole camera on a 6.2

That’s the same size as the Nokia 8.1 display, so why the “Plus”? 


Sharp Aquos Zero with Snapdragon 845 finally escapes Japan

Sharp claims it’s the lightest 6-inch smartphone in the market.


Xiaomi unveils the logo for the Redmi brand

CEO Lei Jun posted the new logo alongside an image of the Redmi Note 7, the first “Redmi by Xiaomi” phone.


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