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News on Smartphones, June 2021

What's new on smartphones in June 2021: iPhone, Xiaomi, Huawei, Google, Samsung, Asus, Realmi.

iPhone 13 

2022 iPhones to feature UD fingerprint sensors, come in only two sizes

The reputable Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo just published another investor's note. For starters, the iPhone 2022 lineup will reportedly only have two display sizes - 6.1" and 6.7" and four models in total. Their marketing names are supposed to be iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena, Gadgets


More on iPhone 13

A bunch of iPhone 13 models got certified by the EEC, GSMArena

iPhone 13 pricing to remain the same, no 1TB storage option, 9to5Mac


Samsung Galaxy M32 goes official with 90Hz AMOLED display and 6,000 mAh battery

Samsung announced its Galaxy M32 for the Indian market. The device packs a large 6,000 mAh battery alongside a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a Mediatek Helio G80 chipset. The front houses a water drop notch for the 20MP selfie cam. The screen has FHD+ resolution and can crank out up to 800 nits of brightness. The right hand side houses the power button which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena, Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Enter Mass Production in Time for August Launch

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 have reportedly entered production. Samsung has ordered 50,000 to 70,000 units to be produced a day for each of the smartphones to be ready in time for their launch in August. However, Samsung hasn't yet divulged any information regarding the specifications of the two smartphones. The South Korean tech giant is expected to announce the foldable smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 3, with sales beginning later that month.

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets


More on Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will support 25W fast charging, 3C certification reveals, GSMArena

Only Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will get glass back, Plus and vanilla to get plastic, GSMArena



There won't be a Huawei Mate 50 series this year

Every year in the second half, Huawei has unveiled the new Mate flagships. But in 2021, that won't happen, according to a new report out of China.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena


Huawei will release several low-cost mobile phones: one will be equipped with Snapdragon 480 5G chip

Recently, Huawei has launched four 4G mobile phones, Mate 40 Pro, Mate X2, Mate 40E, and nova 8 Pro on its official website. Huawei is preparing for the launch of the P50 series of mobile phones soon with a new camera design.

According to the information, Huawei will release several low-cost phones. One of them is a low-end model built on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 480 5G platform. The next few low-end machines will be a test of the new model.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiUpdate



Oppo's F series now has 10 million users

Oppo today announced that its F series family is now 10 million strong, and to celebrate the milestone, the company launched the F19 and F19 Pro in Space Silver and Fantastic Purple colors in India, respectively.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena

Oppo Reno6 Pro+ gets certified by the FCC ahead of global launch

The Reno6 Pro+ has been certified by the FCC, which means its global launch can't be far off. It's unclear at the moment whether the Reno6 and Reno6 Pro will both join the Pro+ on the global scene, but we see no reason for them not to. Unsurprisingly, the Reno6 Pro showed up at the FCC running ColorOS 11.3 based on Android 11, and sporting a 4,500 mAh battery, dimensions of 160.8 x 72.5 x 7.99 mm and a weight of 188g. 

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena

More on Oppo

OnePlus Becomes Sub-Brand of Oppo

OnePlus is now a sub-brand of Oppo as a result of the merger of the two, a leaked memo has shown. Both OnePlus and Oppo have also purportedly decided to not respond to any questions related to their plans regarding the operating systems and whether OnePlus' OxygenOS would merge into Oppo's ColorOS, or vice versa. The leaked memo is a set of guidelines in response to the merger that OnePlus Co-Founder and CEO Pete Lau announced last week. Lau said that “after seeing positive impact” from the existing collaboration, OnePlus decided to “further integrate” its organisation with Oppo. However, he did not detail on how the integration would work.

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets



Nokia 110 4G, Nokia 105 4G

Nokia 110 4G and Nokia 105 4G have been launched as the latest feature phones by Nokia brand licensee HMD Global with 4G VoLTE support. The new phones also include wireless FM radio support. There is also an inbuilt LED torch on Nokia 110 4G and Nokia 105 4G. In the new series, Nokia 110 4G also features a camera sensor on the back, that is missing on Nokia 105 4G. The former also comes with an expandable storage of up to 32GB.

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets

Nokia C20 Plus

Like the vanilla C20, the Nokia C20 Plus runs Android 11 (Go Edition) and has a Unisoc SC9863A SoC at the helm. 

Specs, full content and details (external sources): GSMArena

Nokia C01

Nokia C01 Plus has debuted as a new budget smartphone from Nokia brand licensee HMD Global. It comes preloaded with Android 11 (Go edition) and features a splash-proof casing. It also includes a selfie camera flash to attract young consumers. 

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets


Realme GT 5G

The reliable tipster Digital Chat Station revealed that Realme's upcoming smartphone will be the GT 5G Master Edition, which could be designed by Mr. Fukasawa like Realme's previous Master Edition phones.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena

Realme X9 Pro and Realme X9

Realme X9 Pro and Realme X9 are tipped to launch in China soon. The Realme X9 series will succeed the Realme X7 lineup from last year. The Chinese debut of the smartphone is expected to happen sometime in July but there is no confirmation on the exact date of the launch. 

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets

The Realme C25s has a 48MP camera outside India

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena



Xiaomi Tipped to Launch a New Foldable Phone in Q4 2021

Xiaomi may be working on a new foldable phone with high-end specifications including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Some details about the company's next-generation foldable phone have been tipped on Weibo. The smartphone is speculated to be the successor to the Mi Mix Fold and could be called the Mi Mix Fold 2. It is said to debut as early as the fourth quarter of this year. This suggests that Xiaomi may soon tease some details about the new smartphone.

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets


Xiaomi Mi Mix 4

A Mi Mix 4 is coming, an increasingly large number of rumors suggest. 

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena

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