Week 27 in review: OnePlus Nord rumors, iPhone 12 won’t have charger in the box

The OnePlus Nord was the talk of week 27. We saw a few teasers for it and we know it packs a triple camera on the rear as well as a dual camera on the front, that it’s powered by the Snapdragon 765G and that it will cost under $500.

We already had a good idea that Apple is planning to ditch the earbuds from the iPhone 12 retail package, likely to boost AirPods sales. Well it seems Apple will also ditch the in-box charger from its future iPhones, with the pretext of a reduced environmental hit. Analysts believe the move aims to offset the added cost of 5G in the iPhone 12.

In more positive news the iPhone 12 series will be able to shoot 4K video at up to 240fps for some next-level slow-mo footage.

In Samsung rumors, we got our first look at the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze and also a side by side look at the cases for the Galaxy Note20+ and Note20 Ultra, driving home just how much bigger the Ultra model will be.

We also saw the 45mm Galaxy Watch3 from all angles, its new watch faces, period tracking in the calendar app and features like Spotify, ECG monitoring and new notification icons.

We’ll close with the first rumors about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. It seems it will be mass produced by TSMC on a 5nm node, have the new Cortex-X1 prime core, support 100W fast charging and reportedly cost 40% more than the Snapdragon 865.

Those were the highlights of the week! See you next one.

OnePlus Nord will cost under $500, prototypes shown in new video

OnePlus Nord will cost under $500, prototypes shown in new video

The company released the first part of its short documentary series detailing the development of the upcoming model.

Redmi 8 is now getting Android 10 update

Redmi 8 is now getting Android 10 update

It’s still running MIUI 11, but with the most up to date base OS now.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 45mm shown from all angles, more features confirmed

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 45mm shown from all angles, more features confirmed

There’s little we don’t know about the watch following these leaks.

Samsung is preparing a Galaxy Fold Lite for a launch in 2021

Samsung is preparing a Galaxy Fold Lite for a launch in 2021

The phone will cost KRW1.32 million, or about $1,100.

Samsung leaked the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in

Samsung leaked the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in “Mystic Bronze”

The images were published to Samsung Ukraine’s Note8 page, but quickly taken down

Kuo: Apple will ship iPhone 12 without chargers, earphones

Kuo: Apple will ship iPhone 12 without chargers, earphones

Ming-Chi Kuo and analysts at Barclays both say so. Also, Kuo predicts a new iPad is coming this year, a new iPad mini next year.

Moto G 5G specs leak, Plus variant also coming

Moto G 5G specs leak, Plus variant also coming

We could see the new Moto G series members debut as early as next Tuesday.

Galaxy Note20+ and Note20 cases show their relative sizes

Galaxy Note20+ and Note20 cases show their relative sizes

The Note 20+ will come in Copper color with a matte finish, in addition to its several glossy finish colors.

OnePlus will open Nord pre-orders tomorrow

OnePlus will open Nord pre-orders tomorrow

No word on the phone’s launch though.

The Snapdragon 875 will reportedly support 100W fast charging, cost dearly

The Snapdragon 875 will reportedly support 100W fast charging, cost dearly

There are rumors of a significant price hike. The fast charging will be geared towards gaming phones, which typically have large batteries.

Poco M2 Pro arriving on July 7 with quad cameras

Poco M2 Pro arriving on July 7 with quad cameras

It’s rumored to be a rebadged version of the global Redmi Note 9 Pro.

iPhone 12 series will record 4K videos at up to 240 FPS

iPhone 12 series will record 4K videos at up to 240 FPS

It remains to be seen if all 12-series models will get this feature or if it’s strictly for the Pro versions.

India bans TikTok, WeChat and Xiaomi apps amidst rising tensions with China

India bans TikTok, WeChat and Xiaomi apps amidst rising tensions with China

The full list consists of 59 applications, including Baidu maps and WeChat.

Qualcomm and OnePlus confirm the Snapdragon 765G on the OnePlus Nord

Qualcomm and OnePlus confirm the Snapdragon 765G on the OnePlus Nord

The 5G-capable SoC will power up the OnePlus Nord.

Next Motorola Razr will have 5G, better cameras

Next Motorola Razr will have 5G, better cameras

The phone’s specs have been leaked on Twitter.

Realme X50 5G heading to Europe, launch scheduled for July 8

Realme X50 5G heading to Europe, launch scheduled for July 8

The phone will be accompanied by the Realme Buds Q true wireless earphones.

Samsung Galaxy A42 to be the company's cheapest 5G phone

Samsung Galaxy A42 to be the company’s cheapest 5G phone

The phone is expected to bring the cost of Samsung-branded 5G phones even lower.