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Realme X3 SuperZoom may get a 5G version in China with a mid-range SoC

Realme X3 SuperZoom Could Land In China With 5G Connectivity And ...

The Realme X3 SuperZoom has launched in Europe and India but it is yet to make its way to China. While there is no official confirmation regarding when that will happen, there is a high chance the Chinese variant will have support for 5G and come with a different chipset.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom is powered by a Snapdragon 855+ processor. While there are phones powered with that chipset with support for 5G, Realme decided to not go down that route. However, if the company plans on keeping the affordable price tag of the phone while adding support for 5G, it may have to go for a less-powerful processor. read more

Samsung Unveils Cheaper 5G Phone to Lure Reluctant Buyers

Samsung Unveils Cheaper 5G Phone to Lure Reluctant Buyers - WSJ

The world’s largest smartphone maker is trying to jump-start lackluster sales of 5G handsets in the U.S., addressing the sticker shock that might have kept customers at bay.

Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy A71, when it goes on sale Friday, represents the company’s latest effort to boost flagging smartphone sales as Americans are feeling economic strain from the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing recession. The A71 will be the cheapest 5G-enabled phone in the U.S., retailing at $599.99, or about half the price of the flagship… read more

Weekly poll: can the HTC U20 5G and Desire 20 Pro win over a new generation of customers?

Weekly poll: can the HTC U20 5G and Desire 20 Pro win over a new ...

Some Android users have an HTC-shaped hole in their hearts – the maker was known for its premium build quality and beautiful Android customizations, plus the audio hardware was always on point.

While the company has fallen on hard times, it’s not gone completely. In fact, just this week it unveiled two new Android 10 mid-rangers.

The HTC U20 5G is one immense phone with a 6.8” display, dwarfing the titan of yesteryear, the HTC One Max (5.9”). There isn’t much to say about this display besides noting its size, it’s a 1080p LCD with 20:9 aspect ratio, standard 60Hz refresh rate, no HDR, nothing else to set it apart. read more

Motorola Suddenly Slashes Razr Price To Fight Off Samsung Galaxy Flip 5G

The Motorola Razr is now on sale.

Motorola isn’t giving up on its beleaguered foldable Razr phone yet. Not only did the device get a much needed upgrade to Android 10 that bought some new functionality – and the promise of another update to Android 11 – it has also had its price slashed.

Motorola is slicing $500 off the 2020 Razr price tag, bringing the total down to $999. This is the first major price cut the Razr has seen since it was launched in February, aside from a strange two-for-the-price-of-one deal earlier this year. read more

World’s first 5G networks remain patchy as telcos struggle to move as fast as smartphone makers

Fifth-generation networking hype has been in full force since Qualcomm Inc. declared “5G is here, and it’s time to celebrate” in February of last year. The reality, however, has required patience from consumers due to the time needed to roll out the new networks and the dearth of applications to put additional speed to compelling use. A year after South Korea launched the world’s first full commercial 5G network and months after China opened the world’s biggest, Bloomberg News reporters tested the leading carriers in both countries to see how far 5G has gotten. Tests in Hong Kong and Tokyo showed similar results — gaps in coverage that could leave most early adopters waiting for networks to reach full speed. read more

Qualcomm promises 5G smartphone-powered XR Viewers really soon

Qualcomm promises 5G smartphone-powered XR Viewers really soon

When consumers hear of 5G and its blazing fast speeds, most will probably think about Netflix and downloads. 5G’s full potential, however, isn’t limited to just that, of course, and it can enable a whole host of new experiences, including everyone’s favorite AR/VR/XR. It’s no surprise then that Qualcomm is pushing smartphones powered by its 5G technologies to drive the next wave of lightweight XR headsets that it says will finally arrive sometime within the next year.

This XR Viewer spiel isn’t exactly new. In fact, it has been more than a year since Qualcomm first announced its efforts to create an ecosystem around such headsets that will be driven by Qualcomm-powered smartphones. With the launch of the Snapdragon 855 and, now the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm is finally already to push its OEM and network partners to finally make that a reality. read more

A new Motorola Razr could launch this year with 5G

A new version of the Motorola Razr foldable could launch this year, and it might have 5G, a bigger battery, and improved cameras (via 9to5Google). Those could address some of the many criticisms of the original model, which came out in February.

Surprisingly, this apparent new version of the Razr may have been revealed by an executive from Lenovo, which is owned by Motorola, reports Android Authority. Lenovo’s South Africa general manager Thibault Dousson appeared on the Reframed Tech podcast and said a new Razr could be coming around September. read more

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