Week 17 in review: Redmi K40 Gaming, vivo V21 series and iQOO 7 go official



In the last days of April we saw a bunch of new smartphone launches, as well as major companies release their quarterly financial reports. Sony revealed that the PlayStation is doing great, and while its mobile phone business isn’t selling much it’s still turning a profit.

We saw the Redmi K40 Gaming arrive with pop-up shoulder keys and Dimensity 1200 chipset, and the vivo V21 series went official as well. Another announcement from vivo also caught your attention – the new iQOO series is finally global, with the Snapdragon 888-powered iQOO 7 Legend particularly exciting.

Samsung also had a major announcement with four Galaxy Book laptops, while on the smartphone scene the Korean company mainly brought updates. The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series got camera-improving new firmwares, and Android 11 is hitting three more devices – the Galaxy M01, Galaxy A41, and the Galaxy Tab A7.

These were just some of the interesting stories during the week. Below you’ll find the full list of the most reads in the past few days.

It also enhances the Quick Share feature.


Redmi’s first gaming phone has everything you’d expect it to.


It comes with One UI 3.1 and new Android patch.


The AMOLED models are available in 13.3″ and 15.6″ sizes, both are very thin and light.


If you made a guess, you can now find out whether you were right or wrong.


It’s also expected to pack a QHD+ screen and 6,000 mAh battery.


The flagship is launching on May 20 in China.


The update also enhances the Quick Share feature and includes the May 2021 Android security patch.


Redmi also announced its partnership with JBL Audio.


There are three models: vivo V21 and V21 5G with a Dimensity 800U and the vivo V21e with a Snapdragon 720G.


Rumor has it that the sensor will be 1/1.37″ in size and will have 0.64 µm pixels with support for 4-in-1 binning.


Though that is because of a higher average selling price – the company actually sold fewer phones this year than it did the year before.


90Hz AMOLED dipslay, SD765G, 65W charging, 64MP camera. What’s not to like?


N5P is a refinement of TSMC’s original 5 nm process called N5, which further increases clock speeds and reduces power usage over N7.


First sales are scheduled for later this week.


The company has once again launched a flagship overseas with a different chipset and cameras.


The NOH-AL00 smartphone has appeared at TENAA.


Most of those are in China since that is where the band first launched. Since then it has expanded to overseas markets.


Lets you unlock the phone while wearing a mask with the Apple Watch.


The operating system looks like iOS with some Huawei apps on top.


The Korean giant scored the same low amount of sales, just KRW1 trillion.


The Honor 50 series will be unveiled in May and the Pro+ will be the flagship.


The phone is pretty affordable, with a price tag starting from less than $140.


Multiple updates are rolling out for the A52 duo, but different regions are getting different features. 




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