Week 12 in review: Nokia 8.3 5G is here, Apple brings out new iPad Pros
HMD unveiled four devices this week, most interesting among them being the globe-trotting Nokia 8.3 5G, which packs a Snapdragon 765G, quad camera, 6.81-inch LCD and will go on sale at 599 this summer.
HMD also resurrected yet another old classic – the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, with an MP3 player, stereo speakers and a price tag of just 39, when it launches later this month.
We also heard of Realme's new phone family Narzo. There will be two phones under the new branding – the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A. The Narzo 10 looks like a regional variant of the Realme 6i, also unveiled this week.
The Realme 6i packs a 5,000mAh battery and will launch in Myanmar from March 29 (pre-orders start March 18), starting at KS249,900 ($180/160).
The Huawei P40 series is fast-approaching and the leaks have been accumulating the past few days. Arriving on March 26, the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Premium Edition appeared in images showing their fronts and backs. All three devices will have a dual-selfie punch hole camera on the front and come in a variety of colors on the rear – the Premium Edition has a ceramic back in white or black, while the P40 and P40 Pro will come in five colors.
The Redmi K30 Pro has been all over the news these past few days. Redmi itself is slowly revealing details about the upcoming flagship – the colors, details about the two 64MP cameras on the rear, the display, the storage (UFS 3.1) and the performance. The Redmi K30 Pro is coming by the end of the month.
Apple announced a few devices. There's a new MacBook Air with double the storage, a new scissor-switch Magic Keyboard to replace the bothersome Butterfly-based switches of old, and the option of a quad-core Intel i5 CPU.
More excitingly however are two new iPad Pros – the 11 and 12.9 models get a new A12Z SoC with an eight-core CPU and a new eight-core GPU. Both also get a new Magic Keyboard accessory, which adds a keyboard and a trackpad to the iPad.
Apple also showed iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 (with the new trackpad abilities) – both launching on March 24.
Those were the biggest stories of the week. Check out the full list below and see you in a week!
HMD unveils Nokia 8.3 5G with Snapdragon 765G, ZEISS quad camera
A 64MP main camera and an ultrawide snapper tailored for low-light and video capture.
Here's an easy method to install the Google Play Store on your Huawei phone
This is an unofficial method and there are no guarantees it will work – but it did work for us.
Apple unveils new iPad Pro models with dual-cameras and LiDAR
They have a new A12Z Bionic chip and support for the new Magic Keyboard with trackpad.
Redmi K30 Pro launch date announced
It will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and sport a notchless display.
Leaked official images shows entire Huawei P40 lineup, colors and all
Three phones, 7 unique colors.
Redmi K30 Pro image arrives, UFS 3.1 storage speed and AnTuTu score revealed
The Redmi K30 Pro will be one powerful beast.
Apple to introduce iPhone 9 version with a 5.5 screen
It will run the A13 Bionic chip and will be replacing the iPhone 8 Plus.
New Redmi K30 Pro hands-on images show out rear cameras and pop-up selfie shooter
The phone is expected to retain the 64MP Sony IMX686 but with OIS this time around.
Samsung Galaxy A41 announced with 6.1" OLED, vastly improved triple camera
The latest Samsung midranger brings some notable improvements over last year's Galaxy A40.
Nokia 5310 debuts: another classic reborn
Nokia's latest feature phone announced.
Realme to launch new Narzo smartphone series to tackle Redmi and POCO
It will target Gen Z customers, but it's price bracket is yet to be revealed.
Realme 6i announced: Helio G80 SoC, 48MP quad camera, and 5,000 mAh battery
It comes with upgrade cameras, cool design, and faster charging battery.
New leaked images show the front of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro
One has a flat panel, while the other is quite curvy.
Redmi K30 Pro will sport a 60Hz notchless OLED display, new color confirmed
It's coming on March 24 with a Snapdragon 865 SoC and 5G support.
Sony details PlayStation 5 hardware and features
We take an in-depth look at everything Sony announced at GDC today.
Samsung Galaxy M21 is here: Exynos 9611 SoC, 48MP triple camera, and 6,000 mAh battery
It's basically a Galaxy M31 with downgraded cameras.
HMD announces the Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3
Nokia 5.3 runs stock Android 10, while the 1.3 gets the lightweight Go Edition.
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 AnTuTu benchmark shows 6GB RAM, 9% GPU boost
The latest iPad Pro gained one GPU core over its predecessor.
Samsung developing a massive 1" 150MP sensor, Xiaomi phone with it coming in Q4
Finally, a sensor larger than that inside the Nokia 808 PureView. Besides Xiaomi, Oppo and vivo are also interested in the sensor.
Only Apple iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will get ToF cameras
The iPhone 12 will likely get a telephoto camera instead.