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Welcome to your week’s recap of the most exciting stories – let’s get started!

Poco unveiled two affordable devices – the Poco X3 NFC for Europe and the Poco M2 for India. The Poxo X3 NFC is the first Snapdragon 732-powered smartphone, it has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate, a 64MP main camera and a massive 5,160mAh battery that recharges at 33W. The Poco X3 NFC is on sale, starting at €229 for a 6/64GB model.

The Poco M2 has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD, a 13MP main camera, Helio G80 chipset and a 5,000mAh battery. It will go on sale on September 15, starting at INR 10,999 for a 6/64GB model.

Apple sent out invites for a September 15 event, which will be focused around the new Apple Watch Series 6 and likely an affordable variant of the Apple Watch Series 3. A new Apple iPad Air is also expected to go live at the event, but no iPhone announcements.

Speaking of iPhone, new rumors suggest that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will launch first with the highest-end 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max to launch last. Apple will reportedly ramp up iPhone 12 series production by the end of the month.

Motorola unveiled the foldable Razr 5G. It features a more rigid folding screen design with a better hinge, a Snapdragon 765G, a higher-res 48MP main camera, a slightly lower $1.399 price tag and a physical SIM tray (not to mention no carrier exclusivity this time).

Android 11 was seeded to Pixel and other smartphones, while Huawei unveiled both EMUI 11 and HarmonyOS 2.0, coming to smartphones next year.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 brought its 7,000mAh battery to the Indian market, while the Galaxy S20 FE was briefly shown on Samsung’s Philippine website with a 6.5-inch Super Dynamic display (120Hz), triple camera and 4,500mAh battery.

Those were the highlights of the week. For the full list of hot stories check out the table below. See you in a week!

The X Factor of this phone is the main camera with a 64 MP Sony IMX682 sensor.

The two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will launch first, 5.4

One budget and one high-end model will debut first.

The first HarmonyOS-powered phone from Huawei to arrive in 2021

And the first smartwatches to appear this year.

Android 11 now available for Pixel phones

Also available as beta for select OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi devices.

Apple sets Apple Watch announcement for September 15

The invite is titled “Time Flies”, hinting at new Apple Watch.

Live photos of the Google Pixel 5 surface, could be called Pixel 5s

The “About phone” sub-menu suggests that the name has changed.

Huawei announces HarmonyOS 2.0, coming to smartphones in 2021

It will work on anything from smartwatches to smartphones, TVs and car head units.

Poco M2 arrives with Helio G80, 6.53

It shares most of its specs with the Redmi 9 Prime.

Huawei to lose LG and Samsung as display suppliers

This is due to US restrictions and is expected to go into effect on September 15, when Huawei also loses access to TSMC’s foundries.

Watch how the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is used for driving a car remotely

The phone is 2,000 miles away from the car, but the vehicle is controlled in real-time.

EMUI 11 announced with visual upgrade and new features

It’s not based on Android 11 but the improvements are well worth it.

Apple to ramp up iPhone 12 production, already mass-producing AirTags

Apple will assemble 74 million 5G iPhones in 2020.

Huawei expects 30% less orders for Mate 40 smartphones

Reports are the manufacturer lowered component orders to providers.

PUBG Corporation responds to PUBG Mobile ban in India

It’s taking back the franchising rights of PUBG Mobile from Tencent and plans to serve as the game’s publisher in India.

Motorola Razr 5G is official with Snapdragon 765G, 48 MP camera, $1,399 price tag

The phone will be available sometime this fall.

Samsung Galaxy M51 arrives in India, price starts at INR24,999

It’s powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC and packs a massive 7,000 mAh battery.

Galaxy S20 FE listed briefly on Samsung Philippines website

It’s our first official confirmation of the upcoming affordable Galaxy S20.

The Sony Xperia 5 II will come with an 18W charger, FCC docs reveal

The UCH32 charger was previously bundled with the original Xperia 5. This time, however, it will have to handle a larger 4,000 mAh battery.

Samsung to remain number one smartphone manufacturer in 2020

The global smartphone market to recover in 2022.

vivo developed an RBGW camera sensor that promises up to 160% more light capture

The new sensor will be inside smartphones in 2021.

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