Taking a look at Android’s worldwide seven-day news and headlines, this week’s Android circuit featured the latest Galaxy S21 Ultra leaks, which fixes the Galaxy S20 FE touchscreen, Huawei released the Mate 40 series, the Pixel 5 screen issues, launched OnePlus. 8T going on sale, Vivo heading for Europe, and what is the biggest smartphone gimmick?
The Android circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that happened around Android last week (and you can find the weekly Apple News here).
Samsung Confirms Leaked Galaxy S21 Ultra
Also after the Galaxy S21 Ultra was confirmed to be featured in the Chinese certification program, the design of Samsung’s next flagship was stripped bare by Steve Hemmerstofer in a voice-over. Forbes reports Gordon Kelly:
“The most eye-catching change is. Samsung will equip the range with a fundamentally overhauled camera housing that easily molds into the sides of each phone. It’s also something I’ve seen in smartphone design and looks amazing By contrast, the Galaxy S21 Ultra camera housing is massive, taking up almost half the width of the phone, and it fits with no less than four cameras with flash.
“Interestingly, Heimerstofer noted that Samsung can fit two zoom cameras and does not rule out S-Pen support (which is tipped too fast), although neither the Galaxy S21 nor Nor does the S21 Ultra have a dedicated slot for the leaked S-Pen. Design “
Read more here on Forbes.
Galaxy S20 FE Screen Problems
According to reports, the latest Galaxy S20 model – The Fan Edition – was experiencing problems with its touchscreen, with Samsung releasing two updates to the firmware to tackle the problem.
“If you are unaware of this, some Galaxy S20FE units have trouble reading the touch input correctly, resulting in ghostly touches, jittery UI animations, and an overall unpleasant experience.
“… the company released an update last week to carry the firmware version G78xxXXU1ATJ1 and noted the changelog improved stability for the touchscreen as well as the camera. But that wasn’t enough and Samsung now released a second firmware update Doing what makes the touchscreen experience even better. “
More on Sammobile.
Huawei’s Mate 40 Series Arrived
Huawei may come under increased pressure due to its inclusion in the US entity list and restrictions placed on its supply chain, but it has not stopped the schedule. The new Mate 40 range launched this week. Running on a Kirin 9000 chip, Huawei’s suppliers cannot remodel the Chinese-based company. Singh Kalian report on the new handset:
“One of the main ways different models are differentiated by their cameras:
“The Basic Mate 40 features a single selfie camera and three rear cameras (wide-angle, ultra-wide angle and telephoto). The Mate 40 Pro adds a 3D face-unlock sensor, and specifications for the rear ultra-wide improve Telephoto Camera. Mate 40 Pro + adds a fourth rear “super-zoom” camera and a fifth depth-sensing camera for better rear-focus shots. The Porsche Design Mate 40 RS features an infrared thermometer, allowing the device to It is permissible to check the local temperature.
“For some time, the firm plans to put the Pro model on sale only outside China, where it will cost £ 1,100.”
More on BBC News.
Pixel 5 Screen Issues Reported
Adopting the latest Pixel 5 handset from Google is causing problems with screen assemblies. In some units there is a small difference between the screen and the main body of the handset. Forbes report by Jay McGregor:
“On Monday, a post appeared on the forum about the differences between the Pixel 5 display and body. 160 responses to the original post appeared over the next two days, many with complaints about the same issue. A handful of Pixel 5 owners have also reported this problem on the Reddit and XDA forums.
“Google is yet to officially respond to the complaints, but I am told by an employee of the company that the issue is being investigated, which may take a few days to do. For Google’s affected users to respond But product forums will be updated. “
Read more here on Forbes.
OnePlus 8T goes on sale
The OnePlus 8T was spotted going on sale this week, and the latest handset from the Shenzhen-based company has received a number of critical eyeballs, with Paco Zheng rapidly removing wired charging as a key feature:
“Battery and charging performance is one of the few upgrades for the 8T. They are both equipped with a 4500mAh battery. And we tested a 4-hour power-consumption between the 8T and 8 Pro. After testing, the 8T still There was also 55% power left, which is a very good battery result for the Snapdragon 865 phone, and we have to mention that it also has a 120Hz display.
“The biggest upgrade should be the 65W fast-charging efficiency. The full-charge test took us only 33mins, which was much faster than the 8W’s 30W charging efficiency. But the disappointing downfall in the charging department is that there is no wireless charging. . “
Read the full review on Gizmochina.
Viva La Vivo?
It is also being shown in Europe this month that Vivo will be another handset manufacturer of the BBK stable (a stable that includes OnePlus, Oppo and RealMe). The launch handset for the new arena will be the X51 5G. Sam Byford reports:
“Vivo is closing things with the X51 5G flagship phone, essentially a rebranded version of the X50 that was launched earlier in the year. Its headline feature is a” gimbal-style “camera system called the much improved image It has been claimed to offer stabilization.
“Other features of the X51 include Ultravide, 2x and 5x telephoto cameras, a Snapdragon 765 processor, a 90Hz 6.56-inch 1080p OLED screen, 256GB storage, a 4,315mAh battery, and 334 fast charging. It will cost £ 749. $ 972) will go on sale in the UK and on October 29. “
More on the verge.
There are features that appear on a phone that are curious, but actually become standard (at one time your phone did not have cameras). What features does it have? Appear briefly and turn away. Do you miss the ‘gimmick’ feature? The question was presented by u / AF_Fresh on Reddit this week:
“We have seen phones with projectors built into them, phones with gamepads integrated into them, O2 meter phones built into them, IR blasters built into phones, and all kinds of efforts to make new ones” must have features. “”. Obviously, it is difficult to define exactly what is, and is not a gimmick, but use your best judgment here. If this feature disappears completely after a generation or two, it is likely a gimmick. If this is something that the general market doesn’t care about, like Samsung’s DEX feature? Maybe a gimmick. ”
Read on reddit.
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