Week 28 in review: OnePlus Nord all but official, Snapdragon 865+ is here

The past week seemed all about OnePlus’ upcoming affordable smartphone. The OnePlus Nord leaked left and right and got its fair share of official teasers too.

We saw the Nord in renders, we saw its official cases, we got its price from a retail listing (around €475/$535), we got the full specs sheet (6.44-inch 90Hz AMOLED, Snapdragon 765G, dual selfie camera, quad main camera, 4,115mAh battery with 30W charging), and we got the date of unveil – July 21.

The Samsung Galaxy Note20+ (or Ultra, it’s not clear yet) was pictured in the wild, revealing a triple camera with what’s likely a primary 108MP camera, an ultrawide unit and a periscope zoom camera. A pair of official renders of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze showed the same camera setup. We also learned the Galaxy Note20′ S pen will double as a pointer on the device’ screen. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 series will end up official on August 5.

We saw renders of the Google Pixel 5 and 5 XL. We can not confirm their credibility at this time, but when they prove correct, then Google’s Pixel 5 series will carry just two rear cameras, such as the Pixel 4 lineup, and that will be a hardcore pill to swallow for the diminishing Pixel fanbase. The renders also portray a come back to the physical fingerprint scanner.

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 865+ – the initial mobile chipset to surpass 3GHz clock speed. The new chip brings 10% boost in CPU and GPU speed, but again no built-in 5G modem and will alternatively require the external X55 modem.

Asus officially confirmed that the upcoming ROG Phone 3, that will become official on July 22 will carry the Snapdragon 865+.

Those were the highlights of last week. The full listing of hot topics is below. See you next week!

Samsung Galaxy Note20+ goes through FCC, poses for live photos

The model number SM-N986U has been referenced often times in previous reports.


Oppo Reno 10x zoom can finally record video with the periscope and ultra wide cameras

Thanks to the new ColorOS 7.1 update, which is rolling out in China first.


OnePlus Nord listed on Romanian retailer with price and specs

We’re not sure that the information is correct. For one the purchase price is above the $500 mark and OnePlus promised otherwise.


OnePlus Nord to launch on July 21, its retail box revealed

OnePlus has confirmed the name will soon be Nord rather than OnePlus 8 Lite/Z.


OnePlus Nord leaked images reveal design, AMOLED display officially confirmed

It will soon be unmasked on July 21.


OnePlus Nord full specs surface: 6.44

It will be unveiled on July 21 with a Snapdragon 765G SoC under the hood and a 90Hz display.


Alleged renders of Google Pixel 5 leak, reminiscent of Pixel 4

Google’s Pixel 5 could restore the fingerprint scanner.


Poco M2 Pro arrives with 33W fast-charging and 5,000 mAh battery

The phone is in line with the Redmi Note 9S, but comes with faster charging and a different launcher.


Xiaomi unveils new RedmiBook 16 and RedmiBook 14 II, with Intel and Nvidia power this time

Previously, the company unmasked the 16 and 14 II with Ryzen 4000 APUs.


Alleged Google Pixel 5 XL renders surface with a punch hole display and dual camera setup

It’s similar to the Pixel 4.


Snapdragon 865+ unveiled with 10% CPU and GPU boost, Wi-Fi 6E support

Two gaming phones have picked the S865+ chipset – the Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion, both coming later this month.


OnePlus Nord to launch on July 21, its retail box revealed

OnePlus has confirmed the name will be Nord instead of OnePlus 8 Lite/Z.


EMUI 11 coming in Q3 2020

Huawei’s custom UI celebrated its eighth birthday.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ specs revealed, 45W charging confirmed

Huge battery, no fast charging.


Samsung also mulls removing the charger from some retail packages

The report originates from South Korea and states that perhaps not all Galaxys will be afflicted with this move.


Samsung Galaxy Note20's S Pen stylus to double up as a pointer

The Galaxy Note20 series is arriving on August 5.


Facebook Messenger shows early signs of cross-chat support with WhatsApp

People on WhatsApp might sooner or later be able to keep in touch with Facebook Messenger users.


Moto G 5G Plus announced as the maker’s most affordable 5G phone

The 6.7″ phone is looking like a great package.


OnePlus Nord will come with 48MP primary camera with OIS

The phone will boast a quad cameras setup.


Asus ROG Phone 3 confirmed to pack Snapdragon 865+ chipset

The chipset was confirmed by the official ROG Twitter account.


Samsung Galaxy Note20 is coming on August 5

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G foldable smartphones are required to tag along.


OnePlus Nord creators cases leak

Our first look at the Nord’s official case collection.


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