Xiaomi’s anticipated revival of the Poco brand kicked off through the Poco F2 Pro promo campaign this week. The phone will be based on the Redmi K30 Pro, which means a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with no notch, a Snapdragon 865 chipset (without 5G in some markets), 6/128GB and 8/256GB variants and a price between 600-650 in Europe and around INR 47,000 in India.
The Poco F2 Pro will make its official appearance on May 12 at an event in Madrid. Xiaomi is reportedly also working on a Poco M2 Pro, which is a midrange device based around the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Google’s Pixel 4a made the rounds this week. First it got handled on video and we got a load of camera samples from the phone. Then Google’s Rick Osterloh shared a screenshot, likely taken on the Google Pixel 4a. The entry-level Pixel will become official on May 22.
Lenovo’s Legion gaming phone was shown in imagesfor the first time this week. Its dual cameras are located in the center of its rear panel, hinting that Lenovo wants you to use the phone in landscape most of the time. The Legion will reportedly feature bonkers 90W charging and unseen cooling.
Sony released the Xperia 10 II in Taiwan and the one of the first buyers posted the first camera samples from the phone’s proper triple camera – 12MP regular, 8MP 2x tele and 8MP ultrawide.
Huawei is preparing a P30 Pro New Edition with Google Services. The news came from Germany, but sadly doesn’t offer up any additional information, outside of the name of the phone and the fact that it indeed exists.
The LG Velvet went on pre-order in South Korea. The phone is priced at KRW 899,800 (around $735) and will start shipping on May 15.
Those were the key stories of the week. See you next one!
The phone will launch in Taiwan on May 20. European prices were also revealed, but not the shipping date.
The RMX2072 posted a 600,000+ score and may be a gaming phone. It is allegedly related to the two X3 phones that leaked recently.
The 8MP selfie camera gets a dual LED flash, which is fairly rare. Quad LEDs on the back are rare as well.
The Pixel 4a’s single camera was put through its paces, including testing out its zooming capabilities and bokeh rendering.
The phones are three years old now. For comparison, Samsung ended support for their predecessors, the S7 series, last month.
The phone will have all four colors the Redmi K30 Pro was introduced in – Purple, White, Blue, Gray.