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This is our Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS unboxing.

The Porsche Design Mate 20 RS is the priciest phone in the Mate 20 series launched in London this month. A collaboration between the design house and the tech company — RS is what Porsche uses on its top-of-the-line race cars. Huawei’s design team says it also means race for the soul.


Special thanks to TheUnlockr for helping with the intro and to Danny Winget for that awesome photo of Michael Josh in front of the Porsche Experience Center.

Erratum: In this video we said 45W charger; it should be 40W charger.

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OPPO Reno teaser creatively shows how they make their phones

Complete with dragons and shrinking lens

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Screenshot from teaser | Image credit: OPPO/Weibo

OPPO is set to have a new phone dubbed the Reno. It was the mystery phone that was demoed at MWC 2019 showcasing the impressive 10x lossless zoom. We were able to get our hands on one, but it was merely a prototype; it didn’t even have a final design.

While we wait for OPPO to unveil its new phone, we are presented with a teaser showing how Reno is created in the factories. Well, it’s not an actual factory video but a creative short ad showing the features of the phone.


The video was uploaded on OPPO’s Weibo page, but it’s also on YouTube courtesy of Sparrows News:

Exaggeration might be the word to describe the approach of the teaser, but it’s fun to watch anyway. Also, it gives us clues what to expect from Reno, including a 10x telephoto lens, a Snapdragon 855 processor, and a gorgeous display (probably AMOLED).

Rumor has it that Reno will come in both LTE and 5G variants. There are also talks about a “lite” version using a Snapdragon 710 chip and an uber-expensive Lamborghini Edition.

OPPO’s upcoming flagship phone will be announced on April 10. We’ll know more about it during the launch and it’s expected to be as premium as the Find X.

SEE ALSO: OPPO’s upcoming flagship stops by AnTuTu, confirms Snapdragon 855 chip

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Samsung Galaxy A70 offers extra-tall screen, long-lasting battery

Plus Samsung’s fastest charging

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On top of the well-received Galaxy S10 series, Samsung has been pushing midrange smartphones non-stop. We’ve been seeing a barrage of A- and M-series phones, with the former getting yet another member in its lineup.

Samsung’s newest upper-midrange phone is the Galaxy A70, and it comes with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with an extra-tall 20:9 aspect ratio; that’s close to what Sony offers with its latest Xperia line. As a bonus, the A70 has an under-display fingerprint scanner.


You’ll find a U-shaped notch on top which houses the generous 32-megapixel selfie camera. Equally plenty is the 32-megapixel rear camera that’s complemented by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and 5-megapixel depth sensor.

Since this is a rather large phone, Samsung equipped it with a 4500mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging — the fastest on any Galaxy phone to date. It’s not confirmed, however, which Exynos chipset the A70 comes with.

We also don’t have the pricing and availability yet for each configuration (ranging from 6GB to 8GB memory and 128GB storage), but there’ll be at least four colors to choose from: white, blue, black, and coral. They’ll appear on the 3D Glasstic back that’s become popular on the brand’s recent handsets.

Rumor has it that the Galaxy A70 will be officially unveiled along with a higher-end Galaxy A smartphone during an April 10 event. GadgetMatch will be present to confirm all this info and more. Stay tuned!

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Xiaomi throws shade at OPPO’s slower fast-charging tech

Shows off its 100W alternative

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Image course: Weibo

Don’t you just hate empty batteries? Despite hundreds of innovations, the smartphone industry still hasn’t developed the best phone battery. In fact, the world’s biggest phone battery comes from Energizer, rather than more established phone makers. At the very least, the industry is developing better charging options.

Besides the traditional wired charging, smartphone companies have released fast charging and wireless charging methods. For example, OPPO launched the 50W SuperVOOC fast charging technology last year. Packaged with the new OPPO R17 Pro, the charger promises a charging time of 35 minutes from zero to full. The promise is quite surprising, given the phone’s 3700mAh battery. Currently, OPPO’s SuperVOOC is the world’s fastest charger.


Not to be outdone, Xiaomi is developing its own fast charging option — the Super Charge Turbo. In a Weibo post, the company’s president, Lin Bin, showed off their work-in-progress to the public through a demo video. The video compares Xiaomi’s 4000mAh device with an “unknown” 3700mAh device. Xiaomi’s device was charged with their upcoming 100W charger. Meanwhile, the 3700mAh device is charged with OPPO’s 50W option.

In the video, Xiaomi’s charger finished in 17 minutes. At that time, OPPO’s device was still at 65 percent. Given their battery sizes, Xiaomi’s upcoming charging technology is quite impressive off the bat.

Unfortunately, the 100W charger will launch to a lack of support. Currently, Xiaomi’s devices support only up to 27W wired charging. Xiaomi has not launched a device that can support the technology. However, the company will hopefully launch a device to go with the charger.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi unveils budget-friendly Redmi 7 with liquid-repellent coating

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