Week 33 in review: Galaxy Note10+ aces early tests, iPhone 11 rumors intensify

It’s now a week after the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ became official and the tech world is still buzzing with Note content.

The reviews are not yet in but both Display Mate and DxO Mark were able to run the Galaxy Note10+ through their labs. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Note10+’s display is the best ever on a phone and DxO placed the Note10+ on top of the camera chart.

Next up is a test of charging speed, pitting the Galaxy Note10+ and its 25W wired charger against the OnePlus 7 Pro and its 30W one. Surprisingly the Galaxy Note10+ got to 100% faster.

Samsung announced its new 108MP ISOCELL Bright smartphone sensor, which will likely be a feature in the company’s future A91 smartphone. The large sensor will combine 4 pixels into 1 for a final 27MP result.

Speaking of Samsung’s Galaxy A line, it got a new member this week. The Galaxy A10s became official with a 4,000mAh battery, 13MP main camera and a 6.2-inch IPS LCD.

Finally, Samsung tentatively said it will aim to deliver a graphene battery within two years. Graphene batteries would charge 5 times faster than Li-Ion ones and degrade much slower. Just don’t expect a phone with a graphene battery to cost less than a 5 year old car.

It looks like Apple is ready to unveil its new crop of iPhones on September 10 and if ESR’s info is to be believed the new iPhones will be called iPhone 11 (succeeding the iPhone XR), iPhone 11 Pro (taking over from the iPhone XS) and iPhone 11 Pro Max (replacing the iPhone XS Max).

The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro teasers revealed their design and many of their specs. The Realme 5 Pro will use Sony’s 48MP sensor while the Realme 5 will have a 5,000mAh battery. Both will be unveiled on August 20.

We also saw a lot of Huawei this week. The Mate 30 Pro was caught in the wild, revealing its curved display. Sadly the phone was in a clever design-protective case that hides the circular rear camera array.

Huawei also detailed the first devices to receive EMUI 10.

Finally, HTC made it back onto the Indian market with the Wildfire X. The phone is nothing special with a 6.2-inch HD+ screen, 3,300mAh battery and Helio P22 chipset. It also doesn’t have much to do with HTC, as it’s an ODM phone, manufactured by a China-based company named InOne Smart Technology.

See you in a week!

Samsung looking to deliver a graphene battery smartphone within two years

It will be capable of a full charge in less than one hour but is still nowhere near user-friendly costs.

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G tops DxO charts for both main camera and selfies

The 5G model uses the exact same hardware as the regular Galaxy Note10+ (save for the additional modem).

Realme 5, 5 Pro design and key specs revealed

The two phones are slated to go official on August 20.

Case maker confirms iPhone 11 name, the iPhone 11 Pro won't be the biggest, however

There’s not going to be an iPhone XI or a new iPhone XR – Apple is switching up the naming scheme.

Samsung announces the Galaxy A10s - 4,000 mAh battery and fingerprint reader

It’s also rocking a more powerful SoC.

Samsung unveils a huge 108 MP ISOCELL Bright HMX smartphone camera sensor

With a 1/1.33” size, the HMX brings Tetracell technology for bright 27 MP images.

HTC Wildfire X announced with Helio P22 and triple rear camera

It flaunts a 6.2″ HD+ notched display and packs a 3,300 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note10+'s 25W charger aces charge speed test, beats OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus comes with a 30W charger and a slightly smaller battery – 4,000mAh vs. 4,300mAh. The catch is that charge speeds are not constant.

Realme 5 series arriving on August 20 with 48 MP camera

The company is asking to join the real 5quad.

Xiaomi is teasing something Redmi K20-related for August 16

Could it be a new version of the K20 or K20 Pro?

Samsung Galaxy Note10+'s display earns A+ rating from DisplayMate

It broke or equaled 12 records in display performance and shows improvements over the Note9 and S10 screens.

WhatsApp beta for Android adds fingerprint unlocking support

If you enable this feature, you’ll need to use the biometrics to enter the app.

Another Mate 30 Pro spy shot reveals waterfall screen

The edges of the display will be extremely curved.

Facebook has done it again - this time it was transcribing users’ voice messages

The company has been paying third-party contractors for the job, but it stopped doing it “more than a week ago”.

Huawei announces first phones to get EMUI 10

The P30 and P30 Pro will receive first beta on September 8, other 2019 flagships to follow later in the month.

Motorola G8 images show a display with no notch or punch hole

This leaves a pop-up selfie camera as the only option. Anyway, it’s only been half a year since the Moto G7 was unveiled.

Apple's iPhone 11 event will probably happen on September 10

The date is strongly hinted at by an asset within the newest iOS 13 beta.

Realme 5 Pro confirmed to sport a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor

The Realme 5 and 5 Pro will be unveiled on next Tuesday.

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