Taking a look at seven days of news and headlines from around the world, this week’s Android circuit includes a review of the Galaxy S20FE and Realm 7 Pro, OnePlus confirms OnePlus 8T details, Nokia launches new Google Pixel phone 8.3 launch, HMD Global’s Android 11 Roadmap, and new security features in Chrome 86.
The Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the instructions that took place around Android last week (and you can find the weekly Apple News Digest here).
Samsung is reviewing the classic Galaxy
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition continues to garner praise. Priced at $ 699 in the US, Samsung’s fourth handset in the 2020 S range balances the concept of ‘S’ with the truth of meeting the low price point. The Dieter Bone sets the score before its review:
“… the S20F has very important” flagship “components to make it a better value at 699. It’s also a testament to the fact that when Samsung wants to launch a phone faster. Development began shortly after the three S20 phones were originally announced in March 2020 as it became clear that the pandemic would be affected by the epidemic.
But the Galaxy S20FE doesn’t feel like a rush job. It has some high-quality parts that will make you happy while the cheap parts don’t hurt the experience much. “
OnePlus 8T back
Ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 8T next week, the Shenzhen-based company is discussing a new look glass on the back of the 8T. Not only that, but the accompanying video confirms a number of design features, including Camera Island. CEO Pete Flame writes:
“Our ID (Industrial Design) engineers have explored ways to bring out the transparent and glossy texture of the glass, while maintaining a thin and strong profile that also reduces fingerprint collection. After exploring countless facts with CMF (colors, materials and finishes) for over 4 months, we’ve had a breakthrough and an amazing shiny back for the new Aquamarine Green variant of the OnePlus 8T. Cover prepared. “
Unboxing new box pixels
Ahead of its October 15 launch, many reviews are posting ‘unboxing’ videos of Google’s upcoming Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A5G handsets. The two were behind the launch of the Pixel 4A in August, and apart from the 5G, how do the two 4A smartphones compare to each other? Ryan Hager looked up:
“If you’re familiar with the Pixel 4A, Google’s latest phone does more than share its name.
There are more design details, corners and edges, and even a hole-punch camera cut (although the hole itself looks a bit smaller than my eye). This non-MM wave model The thickness is similar to the 4A. There are a few other small visual differences, such as a slight change in the color of the power button and a slight prominent Google logo on the bottom, but you can see the size difference from the Pixel 4 for the 4A5G at a glance. Can easily confuse A. and the camera. “
Nokia 8.3 5G release and Android 11 news in the same week
With the planned April release in March, HMD Global’s Nokia 8.3 was caught in the coronavirus epidemic. With the progress tied to the late James Bond film, 8.3 was put back. It is now on sale in the UK. Roland Hutchinson reports for Geeky Gadgets:
“The new Nokia 8.3 5G goes on sale in the UK today and the handset is available for 4 499.99. If you buy the device before October 21, it comes with a free device priced at 100. Anyone who buys a WK q ਉਸ on top of that will get a 6 month free trial of the Google One with 100 GB of storage. “
Also this week, HMD Global confirmed which of its Nokia branded handsets will receive the Android 11 update. HMD Global has rolled out two years of Android updates and three years of security updates on all of its handsets, so it’s nice to see a faster move than the 11’s. Sumit Adhikari reported:
“A total of 14 Nokia smartphones will carry the latest version of Android in the next two to three quarters. The first batch of Lot includes Nokia 2.2, Nokia 5.3, Nokia 8.1, and Nokia 8.3 5G. Will start receiving major updates between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021.
Nokia 1.3, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 2.3, and Nokia 3.4 will follow in the first quarter of next year. Three more phones, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 2.2 and Nokia 2.2.2 will join the party between Q1 and Ki2 2. 2021. Android Go-powered Nokia 1 Plus and 2019 flagship Nokia 9 are the last two phones in the preview list. They will not get Android 11 until the second quarter of 2021. “
Reviewing Realm 7 Pro
Realmy’s mid-range handset is released with a six-monthly update to Realm 7 and Realm 7 Pro. The team reviewed the 7 Pro at GSM Arena. Not just some small recurring updates, they also highlight the benefits of the handset.
“The Realm 7 Pro wasn’t exactly what we expected – an increase over the Realm 6 Pro. We’re happy with the OLED switches and stereo speakers, of course, but some trade-offs can’t be fixed – 90Hz refresh and dedicated telephoto camera it has been.
“Again, Realm 7 Pro remains a very capable mid-ranger with an affordable price tag. It offers an excellent screen, design, battery life and charging. It also had great performance, and the photo quality looked great. “
And finally …
Google released Chrome 86 this week, featuring updated features for developers, a number of security improvements, warnings for unsafe forms and pages, general quality packaging. Emile Prototyping reports on all the details, Including a new password protection system:
“Chrome for Android and iOS now tells you that if you ask Chrome to remember they’ve been compromised. Chrome sends an encrypted copy of your username and password to Google to be compromised. Checks against lists of credentials. Because they are encrypted, Google cannot see your username or password, the company claims. Will take. “
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