Android Planet keeps you up to date with all the news from the Android world on a daily basis. If you have not been able to follow everything last week, we will update in this news overview. This is the most important Android news of the past few days.
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Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra official: everything you need to know
After months of rumors, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. The smartphones follow the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra, which by the way remain for sale. The Galaxy S21 series will be on sale from January 29 and can already be pre-ordered. The S21 is the compact entry-level model, the S21 Plus is slightly larger with the same specifications and the S21 Ultra offers the largest screen with the best hardware. The suggested retail prices of the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra are 849, 1049 and 1249 euros respectively. This makes them all slightly cheaper than their predecessors.
→ Read on and discover all the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S21 line
→ Here you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Galaxy S21 preview: first impressions of the new top device
Samsung is there early this year. Normally, the company announces its latest Galaxy S smartphones in February or March, but this time we can get started with the latest flagship in January. The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra will be in stores on January 29 and are the main high-end smartphones from the manufacturer this year. Shortly before the announcement of the new smartphones Android Planet try them out and have a look at the new design and features. In this preview you can read our first findings.
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US government blacklisted phone maker Xiaomi: these are the consequences
Xiaomi has been blacklisted by the Trump administration. As a result, American investors are no longer allowed to invest in the Chinese company. Earlier, Huawei was also blacklisted, although the situations are not identical. A direct consequence of the sanction is that US investors are no longer allowed to invest in Xiaomi and the other Chinese companies. They are obliged to withdraw their interests in the firms. This must be done before November 11, 2021. Xiaomi denies the allegations.
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This is the Galaxy A32: Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone costs 299 euros
Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A32 5G. The device will be on the market at the beginning of February for 299 euros. It has a total of five camera lenses, a large battery and is available in several colors. There is also a 4G version of 279 euros on the way. The new expansion for the Galaxy A line does not have a fingerprint scanner under the screen, like some family members. Instead, the scanner is integrated into the side. The 6.5-inch screen takes up almost the entire front. There is a recess at the top for the selfie camera.
→ Read more about the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
‘Renders show Oppo Find X3 Pro with elegant camera island’
The reliable telecom journalist Evan Blass has put renders online of the Oppo Find X3 Pro. As a result, we now have a good idea of what the high-end smartphone will look like. The most striking part of the design is the camera island. That is very similar to the copy on the iPhone 12 Pro. We see three large lenses, one smaller and the flash. The island also has soft slopes, so that it protrudes gracefully from the housing. Earlier, Blass released details about the specifications of the Oppo Find X3 Pro. As a result, we already knew that both the primary camera and the wide-angle lens will probably get a resolution of 50 megapixels.
→ Read on and check out the Oppo Find X3 Pro renders