The last week of April was a big one, announcements-wise. Oppo unveiled the K10 5G and K10 Pro in China. The K10 5G has a 6.59-inch IPS LCD of 120Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 8000 Max chipset, 64MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. The K10 Pro has a 6.62-inch 120Hz AMOLED, a Snapdragon 888 chip, a 50MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. The two handsets are offered in Black and Blue colors, but they are slightly different from one another. The standard K10 5G starts at CNY 1,999 (~$310), while the Pro option sells for CNY 2,499 (~$385)
Motorola brought the Edge 30 with a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, a 6.5-inch 144Hz OLED, high-quality stereo speakers, dual 50MP cameras, and mostly clean Android. It has a starting price of €450 and is coming soon to select markets in Europe, Asia, Australia, India, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The Vivo X80 and X80 Pro arrived in China, but the X80 Pro+ was kept under wraps until sometime in Q3 this year. The X80 Pro comes in two versions – a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered one and a Dimensity 9000 one. It has a 6.78-inch E5 LTPO2 AMOLED with QHD+ resolution and granular refresh rate adjustments ranging between 1Hz and 120Hz. For the main camera, the X80 Pro uses a custom 50MP 1/1.3″ Samsung-made ISOCELL GNV imager. The phone draws power from the 4,700 mAh battery that supports vivo’s brand new 80W wired fast charging, and 50W wireless charging. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 option will be offered with either 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB memory while the Dimensity 9000 variant will come equipped only with the last two configurations. As far as pricing goes, the X80 Pro asks CNY 5,499 ($840), CNY 5,999 ($915) and CNY 6,699 ($1,020), respectively.
The vivo X80 still packs a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC but there’s no Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 option. The display is a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED, which isn’t LTPO2 but is 120Hz. The main shooter uses a 50MP Sony IMX866 RGBW 1/1.49″ sensor and an f/1.75 lens with OIS. The X80 draws from a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery and misses on the wireless charging, but retains the fast 80W fast wired charging. The available memory options are 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB, which cost CNY 3,699 ($565), CNY 3,999 ($610), CNY 4,399 ($670) and CNY 4,899 ($745), respectively.
The Poco F4 GT was unveiled with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a 120Hz display, and 120W charging. We already have the review.
Finally, Twitter and its biggest shareholder Elon Musk agreed terms for a complete buyout. Mr. Musk will become the sole owner in a deal worth approximately $44 billion.
That’s it for this week. See you next one!
And a dual 50MP camera on the back, similar to the one in the Edge 30 Pro. The phone costs about half as much as the Pro, however.