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Apple might make the notch bigger this year

Coming in a new iPhone XR

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More than a year ago, Apple instigated the entire notch phenomenon. After the arguably successful iPhone X launch, Android started following suit. Soon, both premium and budget markets implemented their own variants of the notch. Likewise, some contrarian brands developed their own countermeasure against the controversial notch, including holed smartphones and waterdrop notches.

Being the instigator, Apple will not get off the notch hype train. While Android is shifting far away from the form factor, Apple will brandish the notch with heads held high.


According to a new rumor, the company is going all-in on the notch. Apple is supposedly developing prototypes flaunting differing notch sizes. The rumor, however, suggests that a wider-notched iPhone XR sequel is in the works. With the massive timeline available to Apple, various iPhone XS and XS Max variants might come out as well.

If true, the iPhone XR exclusivity coincides with the market’s current perception of budget phones. Several companies have turned their cheaper variants into experimental breeding grounds. For example, the basic Huawei P30 will likely resurrect the missed headphone jack.

Speaking of missed I/O ports, the year’s batch of iPhones may switch over to the current industry standard, USB-C. The rumored strategy is the company’s first move away from its proprietary cache of wires. If true, a USB-C iPhone will join the rest of the world in universality.

Finally, a lesser rumor hints at a green iPhone XR. Apple has not implemented a green variant since the iPhone 5C. Even then, the polarizing plastic elicited only mixed reviews. However, Apple’s current aluminum build might make for a better green iPhone.

Regardless, the night is still long. Usually, Apple launches new phones around September. With a vast period between now and then, the company can still make radical changes to the final product. If anything, the earlier rumors suggest startling changes to Apple’s time-tested formulas.

SEE ALSO: Apple releases update to fix major Group FaceTime security flaw

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.


The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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Honor 20 Lite offers triple rear cameras for lower price

The more affordable ones

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Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Apart from the main Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models, there’s another Honor 20 phone: the Honor 20 Lite. As the successor to the Honor 10 Lite, the new budget-friendly Honor 20 variant is meant to be in the lower tier.

The Honor 20 Lite has a 6.21-inch Dewdrop FullView display with a Dynamic prism-shaped gradient color body. It mimics the look of its more premium siblings, but for less cost.


As a midrange-specced Honor phone, it’s powered by the widely used (within the Honor and Huawei family) Kirin 710 processor paired with 4GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. Unsurprisingly, it runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.

Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Camera-wise, it has three rear AI cameras: a main 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside the display’s notch.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery is respectable, but it doesn’t support SuperCharge and it charges through a micro-USB port. For comparison, the P30 Lite from Huawei already has a reversible USB-C. Additionally, the phone’s fingerprint reader is located on its back.

The Lite model is already available in stores in Europe for EUR 299 or around US$ 335 when converted.

SEE ALSO: Honor 20 Pro goes official with four rear cameras and 30x digital zoom

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Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro on DxOMark

Even beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Honor has never been one to make noise on DxOMark’s camera performance charts, but the company finally felt that it’s time to set a high bar for all flagship smartphones to follow.

The Honor 20 Pro, which is the brand’s latest and best smartphone to date, earned a score tof 111 on DxOMark’s mobile ranking. That’s right below the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, plus it ties with the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.


It’s a major statement to say the least, and puts the Honor 20 Pro on the map as one of the best pocket shooters in the market.

When you check out its specs sheet, you wouldn’t be too surprised by the high score. The Honor 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.4 aperture, 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 8-megapixel telephoto unit, and a 2-megapixel macro option. Indeed, that’s as much variety as a smartphone can get.

In addition, the chipset that processes the P30 Pro’s images — the Kirin 980 — does the same work for the Honor 20 Pro’s photos. The broken-down scores of 117 for photos and 97 for videos simply prove that this Honor flagship is every bit as capable as its parent company’s best.

With a starting price of EUR 599, this is quite a deal for the camera performance you get out of it. You can learn more about the Honor 20 Pro in our unboxing and hands-on video:

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