Welcome to your week’s recap. The biggest story was the arrival of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the N100 are both affordable midrangers with LCDs, but only the N10 5G has a high refresh rate screen, which OnePlus has called a non-negotiable part of any OnePlus phone. The Nord N10 5G costs €350/£330, while the N100 is €200/£180.
Xiaomi had an accouncement of its own – Redmi K30S. The Redmi K30S is a rebranded Xiaomi Mi 10T for markets where Redmi’s brand is more recognized. Reservations for the phone are open and the first flash sale is coming November 11. The Redmi K30S starts at CNY2,599 ($390/€325)
The Apple 12 mini made an appearance on video a full 9 days before it’s set to arrive on pre-order. The main attraction was seeing the phone compared to the iPhone 12 and 11 Pro Max, giving us a scope of just how small it is.
Huawei published a timeline of the 27 devices that will receive EMUI 11, which could turn out to be the final EMUI OS. Huawei is said to make the transition to its Google-less Harmony/HongMeng OS for its future smartphones.
Word has it that Samsung will ship the Galaxy S21 without earbuds and a charger, just like Apple. We expect the entire industry to transition to smaller retail packages in favor of a reduced carbon footprint, eventually.
Speaking of the Galaxy S21, we saw renders of what could prove to be the Galaxy S21 Ultra with a 108MP main camera and an extra sensor (to the S20 Ultra).
Finally, Apple may be forced to stop receiving payments from Google to provide it with the search duties on iPhone. It’s said Apple is developing its own search engine to give direct access to sites, bypassing Google.
See you in a week!