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Week 22 in review: Huawei teases P50, brings HarmonyOS to 100 Android phones


Another week in the books, so let’s recap. Huawei held a major HarmonyOS event at which it unveiled new tablets, new smartwatches, gave us a list of devices to be updated to HarmonyOS and even showed a teaser of the much-awaited P50 series.

HarmonyOS is set to be available as an update from Android on Huawei’s lineup of devices, starting in China. Huawei’s latest devices like the Mate40 and P40 series can get the OS running right now, older devices will follow in Q3.

A short video teaser showcased the dual-ring design of the Huawei P50’s cameras. The P50 series promise a sleek design and to be among the first to sport a 1-inch sensor on a phone. Boy we can’t wait!

Xiaomi showed off 200W wired charging that tops up a Mi 11 Pro in 8 minutes. If you’re not into cabled charging Xiaomi also has a 120W wireless charger in the pipeline that does the same 0 to 100% in 15 minutes.

Computex 2021 kicked off, bringing a few announcements. Nvidia showed off the RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti (not that you can easily find their non-Ti counterparts anyway), while AMD announced that it will bring its RDNA 2 graphics to Exynos chipsets this year.

LG officially stopped manufacturing phones this week and transitioned to making home appliances and TVs.

Meanwhile the OnePlus Nord CE 5G leaked in detail this week. It will feature a 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED, Snapdragon 750G chip and a 4,500mAh battery with 30W charging. Camera-wise the Nord CE 5G will feature an Omnivision 64MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor. There’s a 16MP selfie camera on the opposite side. The Nord CE 5G is coming June 11.

See you in a week!

Huawei will update around 100 Android devices to HarmonyOS, the first batch gets it today

Harmony will start rolling out to Mate40 and P40 series phones and a couple of others. Some devices as old as 2017 will also get the new OS .


Huawei officially teases P50 series at HarmonyOS event

The video does a slow take across the Huawei P50’s mouth-watering imaging system.


iPhone 13 family members rumored to get larger batteries than their predecessors

The biggest increase will go to the iPhone 13 Pro Max.


Xiaomi demos 200W charger, tops up custom Mi 11 Pro in just 8 minutes

There’s a 120W wireless charger that goes from 0 to 100% in 15 minutes.


Huawei now accepts registrations for early access to the HarmonyOS update

This happens through the My Huawei app and at least right now it is limited to users in China only (but that could change after tomorrow’s event).


All iPhone 13 members to have LiDAR, the Pro models might go up to 1TB

It’s unclear if the base storage will increase, though.


Samsung Galaxy A03s stars in a big leak

A fingerprint reader is included this time around.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 mass production has begun

Samsung will allegedly make fewer units compared to last year’s Z Fold2.


Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti GPUs announced

The RTX 3080 Ti is Nvidia’s latest flagship GPU.


AMD brings its RDNA 2 graphics to Exynos with ray-tracing and more

AMD took the stage at Computex 2021 to share some details about its Exynos collab.


Report: Apple will switch some iPad models to OLED starting in 2022

The adoption will be slow as there isn’t enough production capacity for large OLED panels to match Apple’s yearly shipments.


Exclusive: leaked renders reveal Honor 50 and 50 Pro camera specs

From what we hear, the phones will focus on vlogging. The Honor 50 series will be officially unveiled on June 16.


LG stops manufacturing phones today, plant is transitioning to making home appliances

Today is the last day of production, employees will be reassigned to making appliances, an area where LG has found success.


OnePlus Nord CE 5G full specs leaked

The phone will be announced on June 10.


Huawei Watch 3 unveiled with HarmonyOS, eSIM, 3-day battery, 3 Pro follows with titanium body

The Huawei Watch 3 Pro also features a dual-band GPS receiver for more accurate positioning and a longer 5-day battery life.


Samsung patents foldable with dual-hinges, dubbed ‘Z Fold Tab’ with S Pen support

The patent shows a thick profile and three display sections.


Samsung Galaxy A22 5G said to have a 90Hz 1080p

Compare that to the A32 5G, which has a plain 720p LCD+ running at 60 Hz. The A22 5G is expected to cost less to boot.


Samsung's 120Hz LTPO OLED panels for iPhone 13 Pro series are in production

This year’s iPhone 13 might be on schedule judging by the production timeline.


AnTuTu May rankings: S888 dominates the flagship segment, S780 impresses in the mid-range

Gaming phones made up half of the top-performing flagships last month.


OnePlus 9, 9 Pro 9R update improves the camera and battery life

Some general bug fixes are also in place.


Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 and 10.8 announced alongside MatePad 11

The first set of tablets to run HarmonyOS 2.0 are here.




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