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Latest Huawei P20 series leaks show us the best look at the phones

They just can’t hide them anymore

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Huawei just can’t hide the P20 series from the public before its official launch. Yesterday, official-looking teasers were reported to be up in China already. Today, we have a full set of images from Evan Blass of Evleaks on Twitter.

If you’re still unconvinced how the P20 series will look like, take a gander at these images starting with the cheapest of the bunch.

Huawei P20 Lite (Image: Evan Blass)

The P20 Lite is the toned-down version of the lineup but it won’t lack key features from its more expensive siblings, like a full-screen display with a notch and dual rear cameras. Like before, the Lite version will not sport Leica-branded cameras but will still sport two camera sensors. Also noticeable from the render is its fingerprint reader positioned at the back.

Huawei P20 (Image: Evan Blass)

The main offering would be the regular P20, but it sits in the middle of the lineup. It looks a lot like the P20 Lite but has a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with even slimmer bezels and Leica-branded cameras. The fingerprint reader is on the front just like with its predecessor. The bottom chin of the P20 reminds us of the Mate 10.

Huawei P20 Pro (Image: Evan Blass)

The grandest of the trio is the P20 Pro. It’ll have top-of-the-line features including a bigger 6-inch AMOLED display and Huawei’s very own Kirin 970 processor. Since the Kirin 970 has a built-in neural processing unit, the P20 Pro will have AI capabilities similar to the likes of the Mate 10 series.

Another grand feature of the Pro is its triple-camera system. If the predecessors have a secondary monochrome sensor, we wonder what the third sensor could be. Wide angle? Zoom? Or something else?

Pricing already leaked out the other day with the P20 Pro being the most expensive at EUR 899 (US$ 1,115) while the P20 is priced at EUR 679 (US$ 845). The P20 Lite, as expected, is the most affordable at EUR 369 (US$ 460). The prices might be a bit steep but if there’s one thing we learned about Huawei’s pricing, it’s that it gets cheaper outside of Europe.

We’re now waiting for Huawei to finally launch these three phones on March 27 in Paris, France.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip fails a scratch test

Scored as low as Galaxy Fold

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Today, the average smartphone has a tougher display than it did years ago. You can’t scratch a smartphone display as easily anymore, even without a screen protector.

That said, the arrival of the foldable smartphone sets the industry back by a decade. Because of the flexible display, the current standards don’t necessarily apply. Case in point, last year’s Galaxy Fold kept breaking down in controversial fashion. It was no surprise, though; the first foldable phones were built with plastic.

Now, 2020 has promised an improved generation for the foldable smartphone. Unfortunately, Motorola has proved the year wrong already. Reported previously, the new Motorola razr’s screen failed way before its advertised usage rate.

Recently, Samsung launched the new Galaxy Z Flip. This time, Samsung’s foldable phone advertised a glass screen, instead of the former’s plastic. As expected, eager reviewers subjected the new phone to the fiercest conditions. Like its contemporaries, the new foldable kid on the block failed.

Renowned stress tester JerryRigEverything brought the sharpest knives over the Galaxy Z Flip’s screen. As always, the tester used knives with increasing sharpness.

The Galaxy Z Flip started getting scratches as early as the second level of sharpness. For reference, most smartphones today usually last until level 6. Also, the previous Galaxy Fold and the Motorola razr both got the same low score.

Still, the Galaxy Z Flip’s failure is much more resonant this time around. Before launch, Samsung advertised a more resistant screen for the foldable display, owing to its glass construction.

Unfortunately, the boast might be a marketing ploy. The screen definitely lasted shorter than glass. If anything, it might not consist of 100 percent glass, having a mix of plastic in some way. Most of the time, Samsung has not commented on the surface’s actual composition.

However, in a statement to The Verge, the company clarified that “while the display does bend, it should be handled with care. Also, Galaxy Z Flip has a protective layer on top of the Ultra Thin Glass similar to Galaxy Fold.” If true, the knives were affecting the topmost layer, rather than the glass itself. Regardless, take good care of your Galaxy Z Flip.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Hands-on

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Realme X50 Pro 5G confirmed to have 65W fast charging

Fastest charging technology available right now

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Following the cancellation of MWC 2020, Realme has announced it will launch its next flagship product, the Realme X50 Pro 5G, via an online event.

The Realme X50 Pro 5G will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, a Full HD+ display, 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal storage, 65W SuperDart fast charging ability, and the new Android 10-based Realme UI.

Unlike the Realme X50 5G, which comes with a 120Hz IPS LCD display, the Realme X50 Pro 5G will sport an AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Multiple cameras on the back are also certain, but it remains to be seen what image sensors make the cut.

 

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in December, Realme was one of the notable smartphone makers that confirmed the use of the new generation of 5G chipsets for its upcoming smartphones.

OPPO’s Reno Ace is the only phone to support 65W fast charging today and Realme’s offering will be called SuperDart. Realme’s CMO Xu Qi Chase revealed additional information about the new charging technology over on Weibo, stating that the Realme X50 Pro will use a GaN charger which is more compact, efficient, and generates less heat.

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Lenovo’s new phone will supposedly score 600,000 on AnTuTu

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Since its inception, AnTuTu has dominated the benchmark conversation for mobile devices. Even today, smartphones are still touting higher and higher scores for their marketing campaigns. Naturally, when a device brags about a new top score, all eyes are focused on the new contender.

Today, Lenovo wants to hog all that spotlight. On Chinese social network Weibo, leaks have teased an all-new Lenovo phone that will supposedly score 600000 on the AnTuTu scale. It’s quite a huge boast for the Chinese smartphone company. Currently, Apple owns the highest-scoring phone on AnTuTu; the iPhone 11 Pro Max holds a score of 548239. On the Android side, the ROG Phone 2 holds the high score of 507051. Only Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3 has a higher score — a whopping 720076 — but, of course, it’s a tablet and not a phone.

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Like the ROG Phone 2, Lenovo’s new phone will likely cater to the gaming market. One of the posters uses the slogan, “Game On.”

In another poster, Lenovo has confirmed the industry-leading Snapdragon 865 for the upcoming smartphone. A new AnTuTu high score is definitely in the realm of possibility.

Since it will go up against the ROG Phone 2, Lenovo will likely launch the smartphone under its own gaming line, Legion. No word on an official launch yet, though.

SEE ALSO: Lenovo IdeaPad S540 review: A professional’s daily driver

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