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OPPO RENO 5 PRO Plus

Oppo announced on their new flagship phone – the Reno5 Pro Plus. The new phone comes with 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 camera, quick charge of 65 watts, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and up to 12 GB RAM.

The new flagship phone comes with 6.55-inch Full HD+ 2400×1080 AMOLED display, refresh rate of 90hz, support HDR10+ protocol and has fingerprint sensor under the display.

On the top left side of the screen, we can find punch-hole for the selfie camera which has 5 lenses and 32 megapixels. The selfie camera support video recording of up to 1080p and 30fps.

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Source – Oppo

On the back of the phone 4 front cameras:

  • Main camera with 6 lenses, Sony IMX766 sensor, 50 megapixels wide and support OIS and EIS.
  • 2nd camera 16 megapixels ultrawide.
  • 3rd camera 13 megapixels telephoto, 5x optical zoom.
  • 4th camera 2 megapixels macro.
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Source – Oppo

On the hardware section the Reno5 Pro Plus comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset which includes 8-cores processor that can clock up to 2.8Ghz.

Along with the chipset, the phone comes with 8 or 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM and fast storage technology UFS 3.1 with 128 / 256GB.

The battery of the phone is 4,500mAh and support quick charge. The flagship model support 5G, WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC, and will run Oppo’s operation system – ColorOS 11.1 that is based on Android 11.

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Source – Oppo

Oppo Reno5 Pro Plus will be available in China on December 29th .

Nokia 5.4

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HMD Global announced on December 15th about their new nostalgic phone – the Nokia 5.4.

The phone comes with big display, almost no bezels, and quad rear cameras. Nokia kept the classic Nokia’s phones design with this phone by adding Nokia logo on the bottom of the display and quad rear camera system spread around in a circle shaped “stage”.

The new Nokia phone have 6.39-inch HD+ 720×1560 display with LCD panels. The selfie camera is placed in the punch hole area left side of the screen. The fingerprint scanner is placed under the quad front camera system.

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Source – HMD Global

Under the hood Nokia 5.4 equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset with production of 11 nm and include 8 Kryo 260 cores clock up to 2.0 Ghz. The phone also has 4/6 GB Ram and 64/128 GB Storage and support for extended storage with microSD card. Nokia support NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and comes with android 10. The battery of the phone is 4000mAh and support quick charge via USB Type-C connector.

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Source – HMD Global

On the camera section we have quad front camera system which include:

  • Main camera 48 megapixels wide.
  • 2nd camera 5 megapixels ultrawide.
  • 3rd camera 2 megapixels macro.
  • 4th camera 2 megapixels depth details.

The new Nokia phone the Nokia 5.3 comes in purple and blue to Europe with a price tag of €189.

Oppo Concept Phone with Three Hinges

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Oppo exposed a new folding device which will come with 3 hinges that will allow it to fold and open to different sizes with different screen size and different functions. The concept designed by the Japanese design studio “Nendo”.

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Source – OPPO

According to Oppo, the device concept allows to “slide” of the device parts with the 3 hinges. First fold will expose small part of the full screen (44 mm) and will display basic functional tasks such as display watch, notification, access to dialing list and media player.

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Source – OPPO

The second fold will expose 80mm of screen and from this display we can view photos we took or even take selfie with the camera that pop up on the top of the screen when we fold to this part of the screen. In addition to that, even games the support small screen are available via this size screen.

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Source – OPPO

The third fold and the last will expose the full screen of the device with all the abilities from the previous folds and all the abilities that standard modern phone have.

Just to mention, this is just a concept. For now, it is unknown if Oppo will use this concept for their real future products.

Oppo Reno 5 5G and Pro 5G

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Oppo, a Mobile Telecommunications corporation and smart device manufacturers, announced on their new phones – the Reno 5 5G and Reno 5 Pro 5G.

The main different between the original version and the pro is the chipset. The Original version comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor while the Pro version come the competitor of Qualcomm -the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. Both models have same design built and both support 5G.

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Source – OPPO

The both Reno 5 models have quad front cameras:

  • Main camera 64 megapixels.
  • 2nd camera 8 megapixels wide.
  • 3rd camera 2 megapixels black white. 
  • 4th camera 2 megapixels macro.

Key Features –

  • 4,300 mAh battery on the regular version while the pro version gets a 4,350 mAh battery.
  • Fingerprint scanner under the display
  • Bluetooth 5.1 and 802.11ac
  • No headphone jack connector.
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Source – OPPO

The display of each phone is an OLED panel resolution of FHD+ with 6.43-inch for regular version and 6.5 for pro version, brightness of 430 nit for original version and 500nit for the pro version. The Reno 5 5G comes with 8 GB RAM while the pro comes with 8/12 GB RAM and they both have 128/256 GB storage without option for extended microSD Card.

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Source – OPPO

The price tag and launch date yet to be announced.

Ulefone Armor 10 5G

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Ulefone a mobile devices manufacturer and accessories in China, announced on the world first 5G rugged smartphone – the Armor 10 5G.

This phone has the spec and function of any other modern phone but in addition to that, the Armor 10 5G support protocols that allow the phone to handle extreme activities.

The phone support all these protocols – IP68, IP69K and MIL-STD -810G drop test. Those protocols include water resist and ability to function under water (you can take pictures under water), high-pressure and high-temperature resist, dust resist and protection from high falling.

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The screen of the Armor 10 5G is an 6.67-inch FHD+ 2400x1080px display and on the top part of the screen we can see the selfie camera with 16 megapixels. The fingerprint scanner is on the back of the phone along with 4 cameras:

  • Main camera of 64 megapixels.
  • 2nd camera of 8 megapixels ultrawide.
  • 3rd camera of 5 megapixels macro.
  • 4th camera of 2 megapixels for depth details.
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Under the hood of the Armor 10 5G we can find:

  • The MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor
  • 5G support
  • 8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage
  • 5,800 mAh with wireless charge support.
  • NFC support
  • Android 10 OS.

The brand-new phone is available for $550.

ZTE Axon 20 5G Extreme Edition

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ZTE announced on the upgraded version of the ZTE Axon 20 5G that shook the world with their camera under the screen – the ZTE Axon 20 5G Extreme Edition. The new version will have the same specs of the original version but with leather like cover on the back of the device and with more RAM.

The Extreme Edition version comes with 12GB RAM compared to 6GB or 8GB RAM that the original version has. While the back of the original version phone was made of glass, the new version covered with demi leather.

Other then that, both versions are same, both versions have 6.92-inch Full HD + 1080×2460 display screen with OLED panels.

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Source – GSMArena

Under the display screen we can find the 32 megapixels selfie camera. The unique feature allows the display screen to sync with the timing of taking picture which prevents any lights interference while taking a selfie. The device has fingerprint scanner under the display.

Besides the 12GB RAM, the ZTE Axon 20 5G Extreme Edition also equipped with:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset.
  • Android 10.
  • 256 GB Storage.
  • 4220 mAh Battery with quick charge support.
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Source – ZTE

On the camera section we have the 4 rear cameras:

  • Main camera 64 megapixels wide.
  • 2nd camera 8 megapixels ultrawide.
  • 3rd camera 2 megapixels macro.
  • 4th camera 2 megapixels depth.
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Source – ZTE

The new phone the ZTE Axon 20 5G Extreme Edition will be available in Orange with price tag of $530.

The launch date have not been announced yet.

Poco M3

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Xiaomi announced on their new mid-market smartphone under their sub-company named Poco – The Poco M3. Poco M3 combines big battery of 6000mAh with quick charge support and three rear cameras with main camera of 48 megapixels.

The Poco M3 comes with 6.53-inch Full HD+ display and resolution of 2340×1080 pixels that protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Poco also have small “V” notch on the top part of the screen that contains a selfie camera with 8 megapixels.

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Source – Xiaomi \ Poco

Around the phone we can see the fingerprint scanner on the power button and headphone jack connector. Poco have dual stereo speakers that located on the bottom and on the top of the phone.

The phone’s chipset is Snapdragon 662 which contains a processor with 8 cores that can clocks up to 2GHz.

M3 has 4GB RAM and 2 storage options:

  • 64 GB UFS 2.1 type.
  • 128 GB UFS 2.2 type.

Both models can be extended with external microSD up to 512 GB.

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Source – Xiaomi \ Poco

On the camera section we have three rear camera system:

  • Main camera of 48 megapixels wide.
  • 2nd camera of 2 megapixels macro.
  • 3rd camera of 2 megapixels depth.

With the camera system the M3 can record 1080p videos on 30 frame per second.

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Source – Xiaomi \ Poco

The Poco M3 is available in Yellow, Blue or Black. The price tag for the different models is:

  • 64 GB storage – $149
  • 128GB storage – $169

Samsung Galaxy A12 and A02s

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Before 2021, Samsung decided to announce on their new generation for the Galaxy A series – The Samsung Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02s.

Both phones come with 6.5-inch +HD resolution displays with Infinity V notch for front camera. Both phones come with large battery – capacity of 5,000mAh.

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Source – Samsung

Galaxy A12 has an octa-core processor consisting of CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz and 1.8GHz. The smartphone comes with 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB RAM and has three storage options 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

More features –

  • MicroSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 1TB.
  • Fingerprint scanner is on the side on the power button.
  • On camera section, the A12 have 8 MP selfie camera and quad rare cameras that include main camera 48 MP wide angle, 2nd camera 5 MP ultrawide, 3rd camera 2 MP macro and 4th camera 2 MP depth-details.
  • Comes in Black, White, Blue or Red.

Galaxy A02s has the Chipset Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 450 clocked at 1.8 GHZ and offer single version of 3 GB RAM and storage of 32 GB with microSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 1TB.

On the camera section A02s have selfie camera 5 MP and triple rare camera which main camera is 13 MP wide, 2nd camera 2MP macro and 3rd camera 2Mp depth details. The phone come in Black or white colors.

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Source – Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy A12 will be available on January 2021 starting at 180 euros.

The Samsung Galaxy A02s will be available on February 2021 at 150 euros.

The Realme 7 5G

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The Chinese company Realme announced on upgraded version of Realme which announced on last September, The Realme 7 5G which support the 5G cellular network, better refresh rate screen, new chipset and all that with keep on low price tag.

Realme 7 5G became one of the cheapest phones that support 5G in the market with a price tag of 279 euros.

The screen of the Realme 7 5G is the same as the 4G model – 6.5 Full HD+ display with the resolution of 2400×1080 and with LCD Panel. The different is that 5G model will have 120hz refresh rate compare to 90hz refresh rate that on the 4G model.

The fingerprint scanner can be found on the side of the 5G model, on the power button compared to the Realme 7 Pro where it was located under the display/screen. The camera set is the same –

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Source – Realme

Under the hood of Realme 7 5G as we mentioned before, it gets an upgraded chipset – the MediaTek Dimensity 800U that includes 5G modem and processor. The processor includes 8 cores, 2 Cortex-A76 high performance cores up to 2.4GHz, 6 Cortex-A55 low/save performance cores up to 2.0 GHz.

On the graphic section, Dimensity 800U using the Mali-G57 MC3 GPU. Realme 7 5G comes with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, storage of 128GB UFS 2.1 Type with ability to extend with microSD card.

The battery of the phone is 5,000mAh with support in Dart Charge quick charge.

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Source – Realme

Realme will Launch their new phone, Realme 7 5G by the end of November with a starting price tag of EUR 229.

Nokia 8 V 5G UW

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Nokia, the known Finnish multinational telecommunications company, announced on their new phone in cooperation with USA Verizon – the Nokia 8 V 5G UW. The new phone is the successor of the Nokia 8.3 , the only difference between the phones is the new phone supports the high-frequency network technology – the mmWave, but the phone will be available only for the USA according to cooperation with Version.

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Source – Nokia

The specs of the Nokia 8 V 5G UW similar to Nokia 8.3 spec, 6.81 inch display with resolution of 1080X2400 pixels, chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 756G processor and 64 GB storage and 6GB RAM. Nokia 8 V 5G UW equipped with 4,500 mAh battery, fingerprint scanner with the power button, headphone jack connector, run Android 10 and spouse to also run Android 11 and comes in black color. On the camera section, the Nokia 8 equipped with selfie camera of 24 megapixels and quad rear camera system:

  • 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)
  • 2 MP, (macro)
  • 2 MP, (depth)

The new Nokia 8 V 5G UW will be available in the USA for $699. That is one of the expensive models Nokia ever made and it will go head to head with Pixel 5, Galaxy S20 FE and the basic models of iPhone 12.