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Smartphone releases: the rumors

What do we know about the new Samsung and when can we expect the new Huawei? You can read the latest news and the most important rumors concerning the Mobile World Congres (MWC) in Barcelona on this page. Our editors keep a close eye on the rumors flying around. If something significant appears in the news, you can read it here.

Samsung: 2 new Note devices

  • What? - New Note devices
  • When? - Wednesday 7 August

Samsung will announce the successor to the Note 9 on 7 August. The device is likely going to be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Samsung is going to launch 2 different versions of the Note, which is unprecedented. The Plus version is rumored to have an extra camera. In addition, the 6.8-inch screen of the Plus version is considerably larger than the 6.3-inch screen of the regular Note device.

Samsung: 3x the Samsung Galaxy S10

  • What? - Samsung's latest top models
  • When? - 20 February, 20:00

There's a lot of buzz going around regarding Samsung's latest smartphones. The successor to the Galaxy S9 will supposedly be called the Galaxy S10. Besides the regular S10 and the S10 Plus, there's supposedly going to be a third version as well: the S10e. What we do know is that the design will be unique, with a camera hole in the screen. There's also supposed to be an absolute top model: a version of the S10 Plus with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.

Source: "Alles wat we weten over de gloednieuwe Samsung Galaxy S10" - Want.nl, 12 February

More Samsung: the A50, A30, and A10

  • What? - Samsung's new mid-range models
  • When? - Soon...

If you think the S10 is a little too expensive, the Samsung Galaxy A50 is a good alternative. The phone will have 3 rear cameras (25, 5, 8 megapixels) and a 25-megapixel front selfie camera. You can also assume that it'll have 64/128GB of storage and a 6.4-inch Full HD+ screen containing the fingerprint scanner. Those are specs worthy of a top model! The A30 will have the same screen, but has 1 less camera and a little less storage (32/64GB). The A10 only has 1 camera, 32GB of storage, and a 6.2-inch HD+ screen. All phones have an above-average 4000mAh battery.

Source: "Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A10 Complete Specs Sheet" - MySmartPrice.com, 14 February

Huawei: the P30, P30 Pro, and P30 Lite

  • What? - The successors to Huawei's successful P20 series
  • When? - During MWC or in March

Last year, Huawei was very successful with the P20 series, so we have high expectations of the P30 series. On the top model, the Huawei P30 Pro, we expect 3 rear cameras (one of which will have 38 megapixels) and a 25-megapixel selfie camera. The screen supposedly contains a fingerprint scanner. The regular P30 is said to have a 6-inch screen with Full HD resolution. The P30 Lite appears to be a cheaper top model, with no less than 3 rear cameras.

Source: "Dit moet je weten over de P30 / P30 Lite / P30 Pro" - AndroidPlanet

Sony: the Xperia XZ4

  • What? - Sony's new top model
  • When? - MWC, 25 February

Like the other brands, Sony will also have a new flagship model. The Sony Xperia XZ4 is supposedly notable for its oblong OLED screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The Quad HD+ resolution will give you a sharp, detailed image. This requires a large battery, a 4400mAh one, which is more than that of other top models. Like the XZ3, the Xperia XZ4 will support wireless charging. Sony will give the phone 128GB of memory, which is the new standard for top models.

Source: "Sony Xperia XZ4-specs mogelijk gelekt" - AndroidPlanet.nl, 29 January

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