News on Smartphones, July 2020

What's new in the world of smartphones: July 2020

Samsung Galaxy Series

Galaxy Unpacked on August 5th: exclusive and untold stories from innovators, designers and developers from Samsung. We can expect 5 new devices: Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2Galaxy Watch 3Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Tab S7 series.

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The Galaxy Z Flip 5G

The the first device in Samsung’s Galaxy line-up to feature the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform. The experience has been upgraded since the Galaxy Z Flip:

  • Multitasking: the Multi-Active Window enhances multitasking. The Multi-Window Tray can be used to drag and drop the apps that the user needs to use. Also, App Pair makes it easy to access two apps simultaneously.


  • Flex mode: when the device is free-standing, the display automatically splits into two 4-inch (10,16cm) screens so you can view content on the top half of the display, and control on the bottom half. The camera and YouTube also benefit from the Flex Mode. 

Available from August 5th (USA), priced $1,449.99.

Full content and details (external sources): Samsung Newsroom


OnePlus Nord

Launched on July 21, 2020. It will be first available in India and Europe and won't be launched in the United States. The device will have three different variants: the most widely available versions come either with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, or 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Both models have the same overall specs, which include a Snapdragon 765G processor, an AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and a whopping six cameras (4 on the back, 2 on the front). A 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant will also be available exclusively in India.

In Europe: from €399 to €499
In the UK: from £379 to £469
In India: from Rs
24,999 to Rs29,999

Full content and details (external sources): AndroidAuthority


Google Pixel 4

Last month we said the launch was supposed to be in October 2020. As of now, we still don't have an official date, but the Tipster Jon Prosser said he's 100% confident it will be out on August 3rd.  

The problem is, the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730 silicon is now a bit too old for a mid-tier phone (OnePlus Nord and LG Velvet will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G).

Price: $349

Full content and details (external sources): PhoneArena


iPhone 12

An accidental leak gave us new information about the iPhone 12. We now have seen the display's connector and the large notch seen on the iPhone X, XS and 11 ranges (it was expected to be reduced).

iHacktu reveals that Apple will hold the iPhone 12 launch on September 8. Rumour has it that Apple will hold a second hardware event on October 27 where it will launch new iPad Pros, the first Apple Silicon-based Macs (MacBook and MacBook Pro) and potentially Apple Glass. 

Full content and details (external sources): Forbes


More news on smartphones: 

  • Asus ROG Phone 3: the mainstream gaming phone will be out soon in India

  • Lenovo Legion Phone: the gaming phone out on July 22

  • Nokia 9.3 Pureview, Nokia 7.3 and Nokia 6.3: now expected to launch in late Q3 or early Q4.

  • Google Pixel 5: release date should be fall 2020. Priced $699 and up, Google Pixel 5 will be powered by Snapdragon 865, 765G or 768G, include 3 rear lenses and a main camera.

  • Motorola Razr 2020: the tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) leaked the Razr's specs. Its codename is Odyssey and is also known as RAZR 5G. We still don't know when it will be launched.

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