New smartphones from top brands and a little Huawei: week

This week saw two events from the ones we’ve been waiting for. We finally revealed not only a new budget Google Pixel 4a, but top expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 20, which has already lead to sharp criticism from several people in our newsroom. In addition, we lost a leader, who will no longer be produced. It will upset many, but many more people will be happy to know that Huawei Mate 40 will be exactly. We will show him soon enough and this has already been stated one of the leaders of the Chinese company. This time we have something to discuss. Let’s summarize these seven days and discuss what happened.

This week lacked new products.

The contents

When will Huawei Mate 40

Until the end of the year is not a lot of events that may be of interest. This week one of them was less after Samsung showed their new phones. Following the big presentation where you will show something interesting will be in September and this is confirmed by one of the leaders of Huawei. Very soon the company will show the new Huawei Mate 40 and he just can’t be uninteresting. The company continues to overcome the difficult period and every step is of interest. What else do we know about this phone, except the fact of his imminent arrival?

May be it will be, but maybe not.

According to the report, posted in Weibo, Richard Yu, CEO Huawei consumer business, the wait is not long. Top Manager confirmed our guesses about what the new smartphone series, Huawei Mate 40 will be released in September of this year.

In addition, Yu also added that series 40 will Mate with the latest and the best Huawei chipset. We have already talked about the fact that, most likely, he will be called Kirin Kirin 1000 or 1020. However, the name is we can only predict on the basis of appearing before the rumors.

This time the information came from the man we often see on the presentation, Richard Yu.

It is noteworthy that Huawei Mate series 40 will have a total of four options. I was criticized for it Samsung. Looks like we have a bit of a point. Among the versions, which will be released new will Huawei Mate 40 Standard Edition, Mate 40 Pro 40 Pro Mate + Mate 40 and Porsche Design. Okay, the last one cannot be considered a complete model, it’s just a limited edition.

All versions of Mate 40 will have the chipset Kirin 1000 or 1020. Moreover, it is reported that he will be as much as 50% more powerful than Kirin 990 last generation. Apparently, Kirin 1000 or 1020 will be based on a 5-nanometer process technology. He has the code name “Baltimore” and the new architecture Cortex-A78.

Leak "burned" graph output many of the new Snapdragon processors. When waiting for a smartphone?

There is no doubt that the camera of the new smartphone will be on the cutting edge of technology. Have a Huawei and it usually all is well in this direction, but it was the release of a new smartphone P series or Mate makes the ratings of the cameras vary slightly. Let them all believe, but cameras in Huawei’s really good.

As usual optics will be developed in conjunction with Leica. Rumors have long said that the main camera sensor will have a resolution of 108 Megapixels. Also do not forget the company and about the new lenses, which will allow more light, making shooting in low light conditions easier, and the photos are better quality.

Well, no, unlikely, of course.

According to Seekdevice, CEO Richard Yu also added that the upcoming series Huawei Mate 40 will be updated, in terms of design, form factor, performance, improved connectivity, 5G, battery and fast charging. That is, if you believe this, then we get a completely new phone. Although, personally I doubt it, because quite literally a small changes to say that it will be new.

Most likely, based on still will lie from a device, even heavily modified. I just hope he will not have such strongly curved edges of the screen. There is a feeling that Huawei has realized his mistake and ready to rectify it.

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The US administration, apparently, is not configured to simplify the relationship with Huawei. And if the prohibition in US continues, the upcoming smartphone series Mate 40 will be delivered without Google Play services, but instead will be equipped with mobile services Huawei. Of course, the company continues to develop them, and in the AppGallery app store has almost everything you need 99% of users, but for many the lack of Google Play is critical. On the other hand, this does not prevent the company to set sales records and become one of the top sellers of smartphones in many countries, including Russia.

Smartphones Huawei Mate 40 out of the box will be running EMUI 11, which will be based on Android 11. All of this should appear also in September, but it is likely that there will be a slight delay of the start of sales. However, this will not affect the presentation, but we already got used long ago that smartphones begin to be sold only in a couple of weeks after they will tell from the stage.

The time will come and we’ll know.

Richard Yu also highlighted the fact that Huawei has managed to become world number one in the world in terms of supply. In the second quarter of 2020, Huawei has shipped and 55.8 million units. In this rating the company even ahead of Samsung, with its supply of 53.7 million. Why it happened and learn more about the figures I discussed in this article. Many of you have actively discussed them in our social networks, including Telegram chat.

In September, Huawei may be ahead of Apple's processors

It is clearly not without pride, added that even after the ban on working with many global companies, Huawei maintains its leading position in the market. Now the important thing to against them has not imposed new sanctions after these words. Though, the one who introduces them, well he sees everything.

What will be the Huawei Mate 40, time will tell, but now another mystery has become smaller. We already know that on October 8, we will show Google Pixel 5, but before that we will see new high-end Huawei. And yet we know the code will be presented to the new Snapdragon processors.\

Google has discontinued Pixel 4

When the first Google Pixel, a thought that is now alive. As time went on, it got kind of odd Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and then with the ugly cut. Next was extremely successful in all respects Pixel 3a, but later the time has come Pixel 4, is known for its problems with the battery. Now, when he released his budget version, it’s time to say goodbye and the company no longer produce this model, although it hasn’t even been half a year since the moment it went on sale. It is not strange, but rather natural. The company wants to turn the page and have even made it clear, when will the Google Pixel 5. So the separation cannot be called sad.

It’s time to say goodbye.

The information that Google Pixel Google Pixel 4 and 4XL will never be official. Less than a year after their launch, the company disclaims them. Two flagship no longer available in the Google Store, and the company will no longer be replenished from the reserves.

Some Android smartphones to choose for gaming

However, if you really wanted to get this phone, you can look for it from third-party sellers who have not yet managed to sell the last batch. This may even make sense, because in anticipation of the coming Google Pixel 5 it will sell with good discounts to get rid of excess product. Although, I would have rather bought Google Pixel 4a.

Smartphone liked by many, but not all.

A Google spokesperson made the following statement to The Vergeconfirming the rejection of a whole generation of smartphones Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

The Google Store has sold all its reserves and has completed the sale of Pixel 4 and 4 XL. For people who are still interested in purchasing Pixel 4 and 4 XL, available from some partners. While it is available. As all devices Pixel Google Pixel 4 will continue to receive software updates and security within at least 3 years from the moment when the device first became available in the Google Store in the United States. — said the representative of the company.

A bit surprising, as the flagships of the Pixel 4 has gone from the shelves. For comparison, the Pixel series 3 was discontinued a year and a half after its launch in October 2018. Even a series of Pixel 3a, which followed it, worked for a year before it was retired.

I have already don't like Google Pixel 5 literally over nothing

Now the closest phone from Google, which you’ll be able to buy, is Google Pixel 4a, which is already available in the US, and request dealers. The open sale of this smartphone will start on August 20. Will continue Google Pixel 5, in respect of which the company ”burned” the date of presentation — 8 October. Let me remind you that we expect and other new phones, including a ”clamshell”, but they will appear only next year. This is what I was told in a separate article.

Camera Google Pixel has always been his strong point.

Early withdrawal from production of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL can mean several things. The coming release of the fifth generation and I need to somehow warm up the market before the presentation. If you continue to sell the previous flagship, when the time comes, significantly less people will be willing to buy a new product.

It is also possible that two flagship Pixel 4 did not show a sufficient number of sales, and Google is just getting rid of them to focus consumers on its last Pixel 4a of the middle class. Given the difference in cost of these two smartphones and an obvious problem flagship that many users complained last year, the choice is obvious.

Just a gun! How to remove the camera of the new Google Pixel 4a

In may even have appeared that key members of the team at Google has left the company. Many have connected it with the failure of the Google Pixel 4. Perhaps they were related, and delay the release of the new Google Pixel 4a that everyone was waiting for in April-may. This month, several other leaders of the team Pixel left their posts, but what are these suspension while it is impossible to tell.

There was something in him.

Despite all the problems, you can not worry about Google. This is not the company which will suffer from falling sales of smartphones (possibly temporary). She has enough money that it earns on its other businesses, and it can afford to have a unit operating with a minimum profit.

However, she still has great Google Pixel 4a, which will be a boon for those who wanted to buy a smartphone in about 300 — 400 dollars. While he will support the company’s sales, but we’ll see how it all goes.

To complain about the actions of Google in relation to the Pixel in our Telegram chat.

I’d like to add that the Google Pixel is really cool. Last year I was in awe of the Google Pixel 3a. It is a pity that the geography of sales of the new products is so weak. Need to expand to other markets. Then sales will grow, and fans of the brand will be more. But companies know better.

New cheap Google Pixel 4a

I love all sorts of rumors and leaks. But not because of the insights they contain, and sport. After the event they predicted happens in fact, I’m going to compare what’s true and what’s not. In most cases, of course, nothing fits together. However, from time to time match all the same fall, then begin Willy-nilly, to think, and is it true the author of the plum is so informed person or he just got a finger to the sky? For example, in the case of the Pixel 4a.

I wonder what Pixel 4a so unique? Let me explain

Despite the fact that I didn’t believe the leak that predicted the release of the Pixel 4a 3 August, it really happened. This week Google officially rolled out the new “pixel”, which is good not only because it is, in fact, new, but its not afraid of the word – uniqueness. But first let’s dwell on its characteristics. In the end, many have been wondering what Google will iron Mans new.

No one waited, and Google took it and rolled out the Pixel 4a for $ 350

  • Display: 5.81 inch, Full HD+
  • CPU: Snapdragon 730G
  • Memory: 6/64, 6/128 GB
  • Battery: 3140 mAh
  • Camera: 12.2 MP

As you can see, the characteristics of the novelty is quite passable. In any case the modern state from Xiaomi and Honor can be found even more shaken devices. For example, batteries less than 4000 mAh today to put not already taken, displays a diagonal of 5.8 inches – too. I’m not talking about the dual camera that the industry just considered bad manners. Well really it was impossible to insert a third eye? Just to was.

What we value in smartphones and what are not willing to give the owners of the Google Pixel

4a Pixel but this is not necessary, it is fine without these bells and whistles. Like pixels, not for the hardware specs, but for its convenience, support and, of course, photographic opportunities. Here’s an example of a pair of pictures taken in sunlight and in dark conditions:

So Pixel 4a shoots in low-light conditions

And this day the with the same Pixel 4a

Externally, the device looks pretty good. Google did not philosophize slyly and used almost all of the progress that she has left of the Pixel 4a. This allows you to accurately see the product belonging to the pixel range of smartphones. At least if you look at her from behind – too it turned out a typical front panel. But, in fairness, I note that this does not make the camera worse: I really like the front camera lens in the upper left corner. From there it is less conspicuous, remaining virtually unnoticed.


Remember I said above that Pixel 4a is a unique smartphone? Let’s run briefly through the unique special features that make it quite unlike any other. Especially because a lot of them really:

  • This is the first Pixel in the entire history of the existence of the line so low price, it only costs $ 350 vs $ 399 from Pixel 3a;
  • This is the first Pixel in the entire history of the line with 6 GB of RAM, although the Pixel 4a only has 4GB of RAM;
  • This is the first Pixel in the entire history of the line, which came without a pair, in a single version. Yes, the 4a Pixel XL in the model number are not;
  • Pixel 4a will be the first “pixel” with the support of the 5G – compatible version will be released in the fall and probably will work on Android 11.

What should be the Google Pixel 5, so I wanted to buy it

In my opinion, Google is really a cool smartphone. It happened because the company listened to its customers who gave her to understand that it is time to do something popular, and advanced photo capabilities, super-stable support, and special provision on account of Google is not a reason to drive up the price to the heavens. In the end, buy the budget smartphone for $ 500 the modern consumer is not ready, and Samsung understand this. Well, that same thing has finally reached Google.

New Galaxy Note 20

Each presentation reminds me of the Samsung challenge. I think Koreans just aim to beat the competition on the meaninglessness of innovations and the most expensive new smartphones. How else to explain the fact that from year to year they release devices with incredible amounts of RAM, which is never useful, because their support will cease long before you see software with such requirements, cameras for hundreds of megapixels, the potential of which was not revealed even half, and chips like the reverse charging, that nobody uses? So expect exceptions clearly didn’t have. Especially from the Galaxy Note 20.

Calmness, only calmness

This week Samsung unveiled two new smartphones Galaxy Note: Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. The apparatus was very fancy, but too controversial. Therefore quickly focus on the basic definitions and move on to the impressions.

This Galaxy Note 20. New from Samsung, which was less of a flagship than the S20

  • Display: 6,7 and 6,9 inches depending on the model;
  • CPU: Exynos 990 for Russia and Snapdragon 865+ for the United States;
  • Camera: 64/108 MP
  • RAM: 8/12 GB
  • Memory: 256/512 GB
  • Battery: 4300/4500 mAh
  • Price: 79 990 rubles 990/99

Take it! Galaxy Note 10 in Russia fell by 40% from the start of sales

We must start with the fact that we – that is, buyers from Russia slipped though the flagship, but clearly second-rate. Unlike the American version, a hardware which is based on the top-end Snapdragon 865+ Russian Galaxy Note is equipped with 20 old Exynos 990, which first debuted at the beginning of the year at the Galaxy S20. Yes, this is still the flagship “stone”, but the performance of the 865+ is clearly higher, and with energy efficiency it will also be better. In General, the shame.

This Galaxy Note 20. Or Galaxy Note 10? I’m confused, because they are so similar to each other

RAM compared to the Galaxy S20 cut – at least in the top versions. If S20 Ultra had 12/16 GB, for Note 20 this gradation dropped to 8/12. I would not say that very upset because of this, after all, 12 and especially 16 gigs today to apply banal nowhere. But on the General background looks like this downgrade as something weak, indicating that Samsung, generally speaking, understands the futility of taken once strap and is aware that her destiny is a budget smartphone.

From the point of view of design to smartphones not to find fault. From the front they look very modern, and behind – very minimalist. This minimalistichnost it provides new designed three-chamber module that is inscribed in a rectangular mabalasik. Korean designers began to flirt with the curves is typical for Chinese phones and have made their own way. It became simple and impressive.

Samsung improved the camera 20 Galaxy Note, S Pen dispersed, but in General this is unimportant difference

But with the materials Samsung has let us down, at least with regard to younger version. If Galaxy Note Ultra 20 is made of metal and glass Gorilla Glass 7, the case classic 20 Note made of some mixture of glass and plastic, which is obsequiously called “glastic”. Don’t know what strength, but is the whole thing normal plastic and from a conceptual point of view leaves the impression of trying to save money. In General, high, holding a new smartphone in hand, now will work only with the most expensive version of a hundred thousand roubles.

Death to flagships! Samsung has promised to release a budget smartphone with a camera from the Galaxy Note 20

If the new benefits? Well, such that nobody expected and that would truly surprise, definitely not. Yes, the Koreans have accelerated the stylus S Pen, reducing its response time to 8 MS, yeah, they renamed Galaxy Note 20+ 20 Ultra Galaxy Note and even clocked a resolution of its camera to 108 Megapixels. But, frankly, the thing that we are trying to pass off as perfect, is kind of a cliché, buy I wouldn’t and you didn’t. Take better Note 10. At least he is adequate money.

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