Week 18 in review: Galaxy Z Fold3 to support S Pen, Xiaomi is back in the tablet game2 min read


It is time to look back to the more memorable stories that shaped the smartphone world in the past seven days. Leaked promo materials on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 revealed a bigger secondary screen for the clamshell, while the larger foldable phone will finally gain support for S Pen.

Apple is nowhere near a launch soon, but the rumor mill is already picking up pace. The iPhone 13 series will have 120Hz AMOLED screens provided by Samsung, but there will be zero foldable phones in the family – the first one is not expected until 2023.

Asus is also aiming for a company-first – its new Zenfone 8 flagship will have an IP68 rating, meaning it will be the first smartphone by the Taiwanese maker that is properly waterproof and dustproof. We have also seen leaked renders, suggesting one of the phones will be fairly compact, catering to a largely under-served niche.

Check out the full list of our most popular stories in the past week below.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 review

Upgraded with an edge-to-edge screen and SpO2 sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 leak in promo materials

The Z Fold3 will have S Pen support, Z Flip3 switches to vertical cameras.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to have 120 Hz AMOLED screens made by Samsung

We’ve been hearing the fact that iPhones are going 120 Hz this year for a while now.

Infinix Note 10 Pro is arriving on May 13

It will feature quad rear cameras and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Apple Watch 8 to offer blood pressure, blood sugar and alcohol levels

The supplier has confirmed that it’s working on such sensors in the past.

New video reveals major features and design of Harmony OS

The new platform is smoother than any OS seen on a Huawei smartphone.

Samsung confirms the Galaxy A82 5G's existence

The unreleased phone has been listed as a device that will get quarterly security updates.

MIUI 13 scheduled to arrive on June 25, phones from 2019 or newer to get it

Flagships like the Mi 9 or the Mi Mix 3 are likely to be left behind.

Oppo Reno6 series could arrive on May 22

The company is having a conference in two weeks where we might see the new phone lineup.

Asus Zenfone 8 to arrive with IP68 rating

This will be the first Asus smartphone to be waterproof and dustproof.

Xiaomi is getting back into the premium tablet game, MIUI reveals

The source codes revealed three devices powered by Qualcomm’s sm8150 and sm8250 platforms.

Samsung ends support for the Galaxy S8 series

The flagship line enjoyed four whole years of firmware support.

Google is now rolling out the May update to supported Pixels

There are a bunch of security fixes headed your way.

Check out these Galaxy Z Flip3 renders based on the leaked promo

A huge Samsung leak revealed what the Galaxy Z Flip3 will look like and some mock-up renders let us imagine the unreleased phone’s design.

Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip's specs and renders leak

The Zenfone 8 series will be unveiled on May 12.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to enter mass production in July

The successor to last year’s popular S20 FE is expected to be announced in August.

Lenovo Pad Pro 2021 teased with 90Hz OLED display and Snapdragon 870

No release date has been set on the new Pad Pro 2021 just yet.

Check this video comparing HarmonyOS and EMUI 11 side-by-side

Apps on the phone running EMUI 11 load a tad faster.

Google accidentally reveals the name of its cheaper Pixel Buds

The lower-cost Pixel Buds may arrive as soon as Google I/O.

Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G might be in the works

It’s everything the Redmi Note 10 Pro is… but adds 5G and probably a better chipset too.

Apple to unveil its foldable smartphone in 2023

Samsung will supply the flexible OLED panels.

Oppo K9 5G announced with Snapdragon 768G SoC, 90Hz screen, and 65W charging

It also features a 64MP triple camera.

New leaked renders show the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G in pink

The tablet will come in a total of five colors.

YouTube tests automatic translation of video titles on desktop and mobile

So far, the machine translations have only appeared in Portuguese and Turkish.

Spotify revamps library re-design for iOS and Android

A much-needed update to the “Your Library” tab.

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