Huawei could release the first device with 512GB of storage

While Huawei continues to see struggles with devices here in the US, that hasn’t stopped the company from attempting to innovate. According to a listing on TENAA (via PhoneRadar), a new Huawei device has passed certifications with a whopping 512GB of storage.

It’s already rare-enough to see a device released with 256GB of storage, but this would be a first for a smartphone. The device, with a model number of NEO-AL00, passed through TENAA with a combination of 6GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.


Unfortunately, the listing did not share any more details about the upcoming device. This leaves us with little to really go off of as to when it will be released or what other features it may have.

Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see what Huawei has up its sleeves in the next few months. First, the company will be making a pit stop in Paris to unveil the new Huawei P20 lineup. The big-hitting feature here is a triple camera setup, with a primary 40MP sensor.

Let us know what you think about this move and if you would like to see more devices launched with more than just 64GB of base storage. On the bright side, at least we can put the days of 16GB devices in our rear-view mirror.

The Huawei P20 Pro’s tri-camera setup will be led by a 40MP sensor

Now that the Galaxy S9 lineup has been unveiled, it may seem that there has been a bit of a lull in the market. This couldn’t be further from the truth as we are continuing to learn more information about the Huawei P20 lineup.

These devices are set to be unveiled on March 27th at a standalone event in Paris. Huawei has already ramped up its teaser campaign, with a triple camera setup being the primary focus of the campaign.

While various leaks have been appearing over the last few months, it seems we finally have all of the details regarding this triple camera setup. Thanks to WinFuture, the Huawei P20 Pro will feature a primary 40MP sensor, 20MP B&W sensor, and an 8MP sensor.

The primary 40MP and tertiary 8MP sensor will be able to combine for a total of 5x magnification. The 8MP sensor by itself is said to be capable of achieving 3X optical zoom by itself. The 20MP sensor will primarily shoot images in black & white, but will also assist in providing bokeh effects.

The final rumor surrounding this tri-camera setup is that the P20 Pro will be capable of shooting video in 960fps at 720p. This immediately puts it in the realm of the Galaxy S9 lineup, which is capable of these feats already.

If you were worried about the rest of the specs, WinFuture delivered here as well. The P20 Pro will have a 6.1-inch OLED display, with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2,240 x 1080. Oh, and there will be a notch for the 24MP selfie camera and other necessary sensors.

Powering the P20 Pro will be Huawei’s latest chipset, the Kirin 970. This will be coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Although it’s said that the P20 Pro could see variations including either 64GB or 256GB of storage.

Outside of the tri-camera setup, perhaps the next most impressive feat is the included 4,000mAh battery. While performance may not be the greatest due to the larger display panel, a battery this big will definitely get you through the day, and then some.

Pricing for the P20 Pro is said to start around €899, which falls in line with other recently-launched flagship devices. We’ll have to wait until March 27th, but Huawei’s latest devices really could be game changers, provided that these cameras exceed expectations in real-world usage. 

HTC is opting to only release one flagship in 2018 with the U12 Plus

Yesterday, we got a pretty good look at one of HTC’s upcoming devices with the HTC U12 Plus. The expectations were there to see a standard version of the U12, but it seems that won’t be the case.

According to Evan Blass, HTC is opting to only release the U12 Plus, which will now act as the company’s flagship. The device will feature a 6-inch LCD display while being powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM.

We will also see a total of four different cameras on the U12. On the front, we will have dual 8MP cameras, while the rear will feature a 12MP sensor and 16MP sensor.

Unsurprisingly, the move comes after HTC has gone through a bit of turmoil in the last few months. The company completed the sale of the Pixel division to Google and has suffered through 10 consecutive quarterly losses.

While the U12 Plus is unlikely to dethrone the Galaxy S9, this could actually be the device that HTC hopefuls have been clamoring for. We’ll have to see what the company brings to the table when the device is launched in either April or May.

Let us know what you think about the U12 Plus and if you think that it’s a good idea that HTC only releases one flagship this year.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 likely to skip in-display fingerprint sensor

We’ve been waiting for the arrival of the in-display fingerprint scanner from Samsung for quite some time. We figured maybe it could happen with the Samsung Galaxy S9, but we now know that device simply opted for more optimal placement of a rear-facing component than entirely new tech.

And now, a report from KGI says to expect much of the same for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The original KGI analyst who predicted the Note 9 to have it, Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a pretty good track record, by the way), reversed their stance after rumors came out debunking their earlier claims.

As we typically hear with this sort of waffling, Samsung really wants the tech for the future of their smartphones, however it simply hasn’t matured enough to place inside their most important consumer electronics product. Even their own technology firm’s attempt at the tech isn’t good enough yet.

We can appreciate the company’s willingness to delay its arrival for the sake of putting out a quality product. It’s especially important for Samsung to ensure their components are behaving properly so as to not spoil the forgiveness bestowed upon them after the Galaxy Note 7’s demise.

So we’re back to the original question: when? We don’t know, but apparently, Samsung believes that fingerprint sensors remain necessary in smartphone tech, and so it sounds like they won’t be giving up on it easily. Perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to find it inside the Samsung Galaxy X, but we’ve learned by now not to hold our breath too long.

via MacRumors

OnePlus 6 leak may confirm Snapdragon 845 and 19:9 display with a beautiful notch

With everyone’s attention on the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, it’s only fitting the upcoming OnePlus 6 would steal some of that thunder. We’re not expecting the OnePlus 6 to launch until sometime around June, but it seems there will be plenty of leaks to hold us over until then.

In fact, we already got our first good look at an alleged prototype, cluing us into some of the design changes the OnePlus 6 could have in store. A full glass back, bezel-less display with a iPhone X-like notch are among the more notable characteristics, some of which is being confirmed in a new leak.

The guys at Android Central have obtained AnTuTu benchmark scores that are said to come from the OnePlus 6 (A6000). With scores in the high 276,000, it seemingly confirms the phone’s use of a Snapdragon 845 processor (no real surprise there).

The screenshots also show a large gap up at the top of the notification bar, which appears to be a little thicker than usual. It’s this, in conjunction with the clock in the upper left corner (just like we’re now seeing on Android P), that there’s a good chance the phone could have a notch — just like those leaks we saw last week.

We’ll have to wait for more leaks to learn more, but right now it’s looking like notch fanatics (do they even exist?) will have yet another upcoming Android phone to salivate over.