Week 6 in review: Xiaomi Mi 11 goes global, Redmi K40 and OnePlus 9 phones leak

The past seven days were filled to the brim with Xiaomi-related news. The week began with the Mi 11’s global unveiling, alongside the MIUI 12.5 release roadmap. The Chinese company also revealed it had become the third biggest smartphone brand globally, and it boasted with shipping 200 million Redmi Note phones.

We also saw a bunch of upcoming phones on certification websites – Geekbench revealed the Asus ROG Phone 5 would have a 16GB RAM option, the Redmi K40 flagship, officially scheduled for February 25, shined on TENAA, as did a phone looking similar to the Mi 10 Ultra.

The week was eventful for Samsung as well – the Korean giant has confirmed setting a new record in pre-orders for Galaxy S devices in the United Kingdom and South Korea, while Apple was under fire for keeping mega cookies even after users deleted their apps.

You can find the complete list of our most popular stories from the past week below. See you in seven days!

Xiaomi Mi 11 makes its global debut

It will start at €749, but exact availability date wasn’t revealed.

Here's our first look at the Android 12 redesign

Screenshots of the upcoming OS version have been leaked.

OnePlus 9 Pro leaks in hands-on images

It features four camera modules and Hasselblad branding.

Samsung Galaxy F62 coming in February 15 with Exynos 9825 SoC

Probably as a Flipkart exclusive.

Xiaomi announces global MIUI 12.5 release time frame

Here’s when you can expect the update, and which global devices to expect it on.

Samsung Galaxy A52 4G full specs and price surface

It’s said to go on sale in the last week of March.

Xiaomi is #3 smartphone brand globally, Redmi Note series reaches 200 million units shipped

Xiaomi is the fastest growing brand in the high-end segment. The company invested $1.3 billion in R&D between Q4 2019 and Q3 2020

OnePlus 9, 9 Pro to ship with 4,500 mAh batteries and in-box chargers

The OnePlus 9 series is rumored to arrive in March.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Enterprise Edition appears on company website

The device is listed on the Support page of the Samsung Ireland website.

Leak: the Redmi K40 Pro will have the Snapdragon 888, the vanilla K40 gets the 870

Both will have the same screen and similar cameras, but the Pro has a few advantages beyond the chipset.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 officially confirmed for March launch

Xiaomi promises big upgrades.

Asus ROG Phone 5 appears on Geekbench with 16GB RAM

There’s an 8GB RAM variant as well that was spotted on Geekbench last December.

Xiaomi Redmi K40, new Mi 10 key specs appear on TENAA

We are looking at big phones with big batteries.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G passes through the FCC with 4,500 mAh battery and 15W charging

The phone will have both a single and a dual-SIM version, both are identical beyond the card tray. There will be an A52 4G model as well.

Xiaomi Mi 11 passes durability test without issues

A structurally sound design by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra stars in a hands-on video: 120X zoom and secondary screen revealed

It’s powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, packs a 120Hz screen, and features a periscope camera.

Samsung confirms record-setting Galaxy S21 series pre-orders in the UK

The S21 trio topped the S20 and S10 series pre-order numbers.

Huawei's MatePad Pro 2 5G gets 3C certification with 40W charging

The MatePad Pro 2 5G is expected to be powered by a Kirin 9000 chipset and run PadOS, based on the company’s Harmony OS.

Xiaomi Mi 11 in for review

The Xiaomi Mi 11 stepped into the office ahead of its global release.

More details about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip2 and Z Fold3 surface

Storage variants and model numbers revealed.

Xiaomi Mi TV Q1 75” announced

It starts at €1,299 in Europe (€999 for early birds) and goes on sale next month.

RedmiBook Pro laptops will be unveiled on February 25: Intel and AMD CPUs, 15

While Redmi has been teasing the Intel Tiger Lake-H35, Geekbench revealed Ryzen 5000 H and U laptops are on the way as well.

iOS 14 found to keep user data even after deleting apps

It’s like a super cookie you can’t get rid of.

Sony Xperia 1 II received the External monitor app from the Xperia Pro with the Android 11 update

This app allows the phone to serve as an external monitor for your digital camera. It’s not clear whether the Xperia 5 II will get the app as well.

Xiaomi Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, new Mi 10 looks revealed on TENAA

The listing has only photos, specs are yet to arrive.

ASUS announces cheap MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K)

The latest MeMO Pad 10 brings a 10″ 1280x800px IPS display, dual speakers, Snapdragon S4 Pro.

LG unveils the Aka - a smartphone that has an eye on you

There are four distinct Aka personalities and they have a backstory too.

Vivo may be working on a 3.8mm thin smartphone

The Chinese company could soon unveil an insanely thin handset, according to a leak.

Microsoft details Lumia Denim update, coming this year

Microsoft has detailed the WP 8.1 Update 1 with Lumia Denim, coming in Q4 this year.

Samsung Galaxy A series lands in November to fight Xiaomi

The three members of the new lineup will apparently be in stores in China next month.

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