Last week was packed full of important announcements that included new partnerships and several new products. Here is a roundup of the top stories from last week:
OnePlus officially confirmed its partnership with Swedish camera manufacturer, Hasselblad. The three-year partnership will see both companies develop imaging solutions for OnePlus phones. OnePlus also announced that it is investing $150 million in research and development which will include the setting up of two imaging labs in Japan and the United States.
It was also announced that the OnePlus 9 series will be announced globally on March 23 and in China on March 24.
Last week, Xiaomi and Huawei announced new models for their flagship series from last year. Xiaomi announced the Mi 10S, a Snapdragon 870-powered phone with the design of the Mi 10 Ultra and slightly upgraded features from the Mi 10 5G.
Huawei, on the other hand, announced the Mate 40E, which is a less-powerful version of the Mate 40. It comes with the Kirin 990E processor and also swaps the 50MP main rear camera of the Mate 40 for a 64MP sensor.
ROG Phone 5 – first phone with 18GB of RAM
ASUS announced the ROG Phone 5 series last week. Available in three models including an Ultimate edition with up to 18GB of RAM, the ROG Phone 5 sets a new standard not only for gaming phones but for the smartphone industry at large.
OPPO makes a big splash with the Find X3 seriesFind X3 Neo and Find X3 Lite.
Partners pulling out of MWC Barcelona
MWC Barcelona plans to be an in-person event this year. While the organizers have announced safety measures such as cutting down the number of attendees, some partner companies have announced they won’t be attending the event which is stlll about four months away. Among those that have announced they won’t be attending are Nokia (not HMD Global), Ericsson, Oracle, and Sony.
- Next week in Tech: iQOO Neo5 launch, Redmi TV heading to India, and a new Micromax phone
- Motorola to launch the Moto G100 globally on March 25
- HMD Global schedules a launch event for April 8
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