Last year, Samsung heard users' frustrations dismayed at the skyrocketing prices of flagship devices like the Galaxy S20. So it came out with its first "Fan Edition," the S20 FE, which was pretty much the same hardware with some strategic corners cut to make a dramatic decrease in the price. We've been hearing about this year's version of the phone since April, but today we get to see it in no less than four different flavors.
Huawei may not be selling its phones in the United States again anytime soon, but it has yet to throw in the towel on Android phones. Over the last several months, we've seen several leaks from the company that put its next flagship phone on full display. Although we still don't know when the successor to last year's P40 series might arrive, a new leak gives us some hints about what we can expect from the device — and its enormous camera bump.
Asus is still very much an also-ran in the smartphone world, but that gives it the space to try some unconventional designs that many find appealing. Take, for example, the Zenfone 6 and later, which elegantly solves the aesthetic issue of the notch by making its rear camera module flip around to the front when needed. Personally, I think it makes the Zenfone series some of the best-looking Android hardware there is. Asus isn't quite done with this design yet, according to a newly-leaked render of the unannounced ZenFone 8 Flip.
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.
Sony's smartphones have historicallynotbeenpopular, but that hasn't stopped the company from... not really changing anything. The company's main flagship phone for 2021 is due for release soon, and now we have our first good look at it, thanks to a series of leaked renders.
Sony is reportedly preparing to release its third Xperia 10-branded phone, appropriately named Xperia 10 III, in the next few weeks. Steve Hemmerstoffer, who also goes by OnLeaks, has shared a few renderings of this upcoming Sony mid-ranger, along with a brief spec overview.
5G isn't just for Samsung's pricey flagship phones; the company has been trickling the tech down to its A-series phones as well. The Galaxy A32 will be the latest in the lineup to get 5G, and it'll also be the cheapest. WinFuture has published a collection of press renders showing the A32 in all its glory, and it looks decent for the most part.
Motorola's Moto G lineup has been creeping up in price and features for a while now, and last year, the company tried something different. Moto released two G phones in the United States (and some other regions), the G Power and G Stylus. The latter was equipped with a passive stylus, making it a competitor against the LG Stylo series, and now Motorola is working on a super-sized sequel.
The Galaxy A71 (including its 5G variant) was one of Samsung's best-selling smartphones this year, offering most of the features you could want in a phone at a mid-range price. Samsung now seems to be planning a hardware refresh, as device renders have now been published by Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks).