Huawei may be in trouble due to the trade restrictions imposed by the US, but the company is still doing its best to create enticing new products. After we got a first glimpse at the upcoming P50 Pro flagship on New Year's Eve 2020, renowned leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (better known as @OnLeaks) is back with more renders that give us a way better idea of what the device will look like — prepare for an absolute unit of a camera bump.
Why is it so hard to find a good smartphone that's not also huge? The last Compact-branded phone we got to see from Sony was about three years ago, and its more recent smallish flagship has a 6.1” screen — thus can’t really be labeled "compact." Now a recent leak suggests that Sony is actually working on a new 5.5-inch phone, marking the resurrection of the Xperia Compact lineup.
We didn’t get to see a Pixel 4a XL model this year, but Google did confirm that a tad pricier 5G variant will be out soon. Thanks to all the leaks and rumors, the Pixel 4a 5G is shaping up like the missing elder sibling to the standard 4a with its bigger display and better internals. Some new high-res renders, courtesy of @OnLeaks, now give us a clear look at the Pixel 4a 5G from all angles.
We'd like to believe that Android Police readers know what a Pixel phone looks like at this point. Actually, we think we already have some idea of what the Pixel 5 looks like. But hey, why not have more of an idea? More renders of the device are out and there's a fly-around video, too.
Samsung’s current flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6, is soon turning one year old, and we could expect to see its follow-up confirmed any time in the next couple of months. But before that happens, the customary leaks and rumors have already started flowing in, giving away quite a bit about the upcoming slate. A fresh leak shares some detailed renders of the alleged Tab S7, giving us a good idea of how its design is going to be.
Last year, Samsung announced the incredibly cool but completely over-engineered Galaxy A80 with a both swiveling and sliding camera to stand out among the crowd of regular pop-up setups. While most manufacturers have decided to forgo all of these moving parts in favor of hole-punch displays or small notches, Samsung seems to think it might be a good idea to work on a regular pop-up camera phone of its own, according to @OnLeaks and Pigtou.
As OnePlus handsets have gradually moved up the pricing ladder, buyers have become less forgiving of several premium features that the company conveniently skips out on — including a proper IP rating and wireless charging. Both these sore points will be addressed with OnePlus’ upcoming 8 series according to India-based tipster Ishan Agarwal, who also detailed some of the key specifications of the lineup earlier this month.
Rumors started swirling last October that the upcoming OnePlus 8 series might pack wireless charging, and more recent reports are beginning to confirm that the much-requested feature will be included in the company's next phones. The latest voice to add its support behind the earlier leaks is @Samsung_News_ (also known as Max J. over at allaboutsamsung.de), whose trackrecord throws a whole lot more confidence behind the rumor.
The coming year may mark a return of OnePlus-branded mid-range phones after nearly four years of inactivity, according to a new leak. A set of CAD-based renders shared by 91mobiles and OnLeaks show the alleged OnePlus 8 Lite with a flat display and a centered hole-punch camera. The handset takes design cues from the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro that surfaced in similar renders in October.