News on Smartphones, September 2020

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

Google Pixel

Google Pixel 5 and Google 4a 5G to be launched on October 15.

Google Pixel 5:

  • is Google's latest flagship smartphone
  • will be out on October 15
  • will cost $699 / £599 / AU$999
  • is IPX8 water-resistant
  •  has a 6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340, which is 432 pixels per inch. It's an always-on display, and it's an OLED panel
  • features a 12.2MP dual-pixel shooter with 1.4μm pixel width, and there's also a 16MP ultra-wide shooter
  • has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, which won't be as powerful as the chipsets in phones like the OnePlus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • supports 5G connectivity 
  • runs android 11
  • won't be available worldwide 

Full content and details (external sources): Techradar


Google Pixel 4a 5G:

  • is a variant of Google Pixel 4 (launched in August)
  • will be out on October 15
  • will cost $499, a $150 jump over the standard 4A
  • has a 6.2 inches OLED screen (standard 4A’s is 5.8-inch display)
  • carries a slightly faster processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, compared with the standard 4A’s Snapdragon 730G

Full content and details (external sources): The Verge


Samsung Galaxy Series


Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

It is the newest member of the Galaxy S20 series. It's called FE (Fan Edition) because it i ncludes innovations Galaxy fans said they love most, made available starting at $699. Samsung took select features of the Galaxy S20 series, such as the smooth scrolling display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, an AI-powered camera, 5G connectivity. 
Full content and details (e xternal sources): Samsung Newsroom US

Samsung Galaxy F41

Galaxy F41 will be unveiled on October 8 at 5:30PM IST as the first smartphone in the lineup. As of now, it is only expected to be launched in India.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena


iPhone 12

Here's a summary of the leaks:

• launch date: October 13 (rumored)
• release date: October 23 (rumored)
• Models: iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini (5.4 inches), iPhone 12/Max (6.1 inches), iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 inches), iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches)
• Prices: $649 (iPhone 12), $749 (iPhone 12 Max), $999 (iPhone 12 Pro), $1,099 (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
• Processor: A14 Bionic (all models)
• Screens: OLED (all models)
• Other features: 5G, LiDAR on Pro models

Latest leak: the rear camera block seems to have grown in size significantly, judging from new images of cases made for them.

Full content and details (external sources): Tom's Guide, Tom's Guide (latest leak), Telegraph


Xiaomi Mi 10T

It's a new trio of phones from Xiaomi, all slight improvements on Mi 10 series equivalents.
It has been announced consisting of the 'standard' Mi 10T as well as a Mi 10T Lite and Mi 10T Pro. The Mi 10T series phones have mid-ranged specs in a few regards, but likely won't cost too much. 
Regarding availability, we'd expect to see the Xiaomi Mi 10T phones come to the UK, Australia and Europe. We wouldn't expect these phones to come to the US, as other than its Black Shark line Xiaomi doesn't ship its phones to the States.
Full content and details (external sources): Techradar

OnePlus 8T

OnePlus has scheduled in an event for 14 October when it's going to launch the OnePlus 8T. The company has already started revealing details, including 120Hz display support and 65W charging. There's also no OnePlus 8T Pro.

Full content and details (external sources): Pocket-lint


More on smartphones

  • Nokia 7.3 5G and Nokia 9.3 PureView might be out in November, Pocket-lint
  • Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 pro might be out in October, Pocket-lint

  • Huawei Mate X2 might be out very soon, GSM Arena

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