Week 41 in review: Galaxy F41 is here, iPhone 12 event is official

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Welcome to another week’s recap!

Apple finally set the date for the iPhone 12 event. The new iPhones are coming on October 13 and there will be four of them – a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 12 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. We’ll cover the event so be sure to check in on Tuesday. The notch on the iPhone 12 series is rumored to remain the same and only get smaller with next year’s iPhone 13 lineup.

Huawei detailed the availability of its in-house Harmony OS 2.0 – it will come to the Mate 40 series, running the Kirin 9000, first and then to the Kirin 990 devices, such as the Mate 30 and P40 series.

Samsung announced the Galaxy F41 in and for the Indian market. It combines a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED with a 64MP main camera and a 6,000mAh battery and will be available from October 16, starting at INR 17,000 (Flipkart has a special INR 15,500 price for the promotional period).

Qualcomm and Asus are rumored to be collaborating on a special gaming phone, that will be announced on December 1 or 2. It will pack a 5nm Snapdragon 875 with a Cortex-X1 performance core.

The Poco C3 is official with a 6.43-inch IPS LCD, Helio G35 chipset, 5,000mAh battery and a price of just INR 7,499. Sales start on October 16.

It appears that the Galaxy S21 or S30, depending on the name Samsung chooses, won’t have an under display camera, but instead the technology will premiere on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Finally AMD announced the Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs. They start at $299 for a 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X and go all the way up to a $799 Ryzen 5 5950X with 16-core, 32-thread design. Sales start November 5.

Those are the highlights of the week. See you next one, which will undoubtedly be more interesting!

Expected to announce new iPhones, new audio products, and potentially at least one Apple silicon-based Mac.

HarmonyOS 2.0 will be available on the Mate 40 phones first, then P40 and Mate 30

The time of availability depends on the chipset – new, premium chips get first dibs, followed by older and mid-range chips.

Galaxy F41 unveiled:  6,000 mAh battery and 64MP cam, cheaper than the M31

The F41 also features a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display and an Exynos 9611 chipset. Sales in India start on October 16.

Qualcomm is developing its own gaming smartphone in partnership with Asus

The company has a event scheduled for December 1, which will presumably bring the Snapdragon 875 and could include details of this gaming phone.

Galaxy Note20 Ultra's camera sees little love in DxOMark review

It fared slightly worse than the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Poco C3 debuts as the most affordable Poco phone ever

Sales start on October 16.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime specs and design revealed by Amazon, launching soon

It’s similar to the Galaxy M31.

Samsung's Galaxy S21 to miss out on under display camera, Z Fold3 to premiere it

Samsung won’t be able to include an under display selfie camera due to low production yield.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra get first public Android 11/One UI 3.0 beta

Models in South Korea only for now. One UI 3.0 has a long list of improvements, however there are issues that need fixing.

Comprehensive iPhone 12 leak brings all the details ahead of next week's event

The 12 and 12 Pro should tip off sales on October 23.

Samsung finally outs full specs of the Galaxy A42 5G

The phone was initially semi-announced at the beginning of September.

Apple stops selling Bose, Logitech and Sonos products

The move will make Apple’s Beats and Apple headphones and speakers unchallenged.

Samsung, Huawei and Apple ship the most phones in Q2 of 2020

Samsung and Huawei tie for the biggest share at 20%.

The iPhone notch is here to stay for two more years, popular leakster says

It is supposed to get thinner in 2021 but that’s pretty much it.

AMD announces Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors based on Zen 3 architecture

Feature significant improvement in instructions per clock and massive scaling in gaming performance.

Samsung considers putting an RGB strip on the Galaxy Z Fold's hideaway hinge

The company patented a light strip that can be used as a larger, more flexible notification light.

Sony's PlayStation 5 teardown reveals massive heatsink, liquid metal

Sony has put a lot of focus on cooling and long-term reliability.

Qualcomm schedules Snapdragon 875 announcement for December 1

The yearly conference is still on track to take place in Hawaii, Xiaomi among the first to pledge allegiance.

Huawei brings Moovit app to AppGallery

The urban mobility app has also developed a better interface for Huawei’s own browser.

Realme 7i arrives in India,  Realme 7 Pro special edition with vegan leather joins it

The 7i was originally unveiled in mid-September. This version is mostly identical, though with a different memory configuration.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE arrives in India, sales begin October 16

It’s powered by the Exynos 990 SoC and features a 120Hz FullHD+ AMOLED display.

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