Here’s our weekly recap of the top stories from the previous week for those who missed out on them. Last week’s major announcements include an official release date for Huawei’s new foldable, a new and important MediaTek modem, and an interesting concept phone made by Xiaomi.
Huawei Mate X2 gets an official release date
The Mate X foldable phone was released in 2019 as Huawei’s first foldable smartphone and then it got a slight refresh early last year as the Mate Xs. Ever since then, Huawei has been missing from the foldable smartphone scene. Now, the troubled company is back with a new foldable phone which will launch as the Mate X2 on February 22. If you want to know what the foldable smartphone will look like, then you should check out this render.
MediaTek’s spanking new Helio M80 modem has mmWave support
MediaTek has played a significant role in the wide adoption of 5G smartphones thanks to its Dimensity line of 5G mobile processors. Last week, it announced the Helio M80, its first modem with support for mmWave, the high frequency 5G spectrum which is faster but has a shorter range. This means we should see new chipsets with support for both mmWave and Sub-6GHz networks from the chipset manufacturer in the near future.
Xiaomi’s latest concept phone has a quad-curved display with no ports
Just when the dust was beginning to settle following the announcement of its true wireless charging technology called Mi Air Charge, Xiaomi is back with a new product – a concept phone with a waterfall display that is curved on all four sides. The phone also doesn’t have physical buttons or a charging port, thanks to its ”portless design”.
realme X7 series launched in India
realme announced the realme X7 and realme X7 Pro in India last week. Both phones not only have support for 5G as a result of the MediaTek processors in them but also have super-fast charging and competitive price tags.
HMD Global planning to revive another Nokia classic
HMD Global, the current licensee for the Nokia brand is known to launch both feature phones and smartphones. Some of these feature phones are old classics with a modern design and new features. Reports have revealed that the Nokia 3650 may be the latest classic phone the manufacturer plans to reviveNokia 3650 is one of the standout phones made by the old Nokia phone company and we are excited to see what a modern version will look like.
The Pixel 2 was made by HTC for Google while the Pixel 2 XL was made by LG. Actually, the XL model was also supposed to be made by HTC but Google decided to cancel the device. Last week, we got a look at a working prototype that showed us what could have been.
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