This 12 months’s Shopper Electronics Present isn’t being held bodily in Vegas, however the days earlier than, throughout, and after the present at all times have new merchandise for us to look ahead to. Earlier than the present, we’ve seen smartphone makers like Motorola dump new merchandise onto the market, whereas others like Xiaomi launched rebranded variations of their present merchandise in Europe and India.

To accommodate the brand new customers on the lookout for a spot to speak about any of those new gadgets, we’ve opened up boards for all of the telephones which have launched over the previous week or two, which incorporates 2 from TCL, three from Xiaomi, four from Motorola’s 2021 Moto G line, 1 from Samsung, and 1 from Lenovo. As a bonus, we’ve additionally opened up boards for an upcoming cellphone from OPPO, which is ready to launch in India a couple of week from now. Let’s dive in.

TCL 20 5G and 20 SE

TCL has been making smartphones underneath established manufacturers like Alcatel and BlackBerry for a number of years now, however they’re on the lookout for their very own model to develop into a family identify in a number of years’ time. Their first go-around resulted within the TCL Plex, however the firm actually knocked it out of the park with the TCL 10 collection. At CES 2021, TCL unveiled the primary 2 smartphones within the new TCL 20 collection: the TCL 20 5G and the TCL 20 SE.

The TCL 20 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690, 6GB of RAM, and a 4500mAh battery. It has a 6.67″ Full HD+ LCD with a hole-punch cutout, a triple rear digicam, and a single front-facing digicam. It’s a stable mid-range cellphone operating Android 1o, although TCL is just promising to ship one main replace.

TCL 20 5G Boards

The TCL 20 SE is a way more budget-friendly smartphone. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, 4GB of RAM, and a 5000mAh battery, the 20 SE solely prices €149 — half the worth of the TCL 20 5G. Surprisingly, this funds cellphone ships with Android 11 out-of-the-box, in contrast to its mid-range cousin.

TCL 20 SE Boards

Xiaomi Mi 10i and Redmi Be aware 9T (additionally Redmi 9T)

It looks like Xiaomi unveils a brand new smartphone each week, however that’s solely as a result of lots of the smartphones they launch aren’t actually that new. The truth is, quite a lot of the telephones Xiaomi launches are merely rebranded variations of telephones they already launched in different markets, typically with a number of adjustments right here and there like including an additional digicam or NFC. This month, Xiaomi launched 1 cellphone in India and a couple of telephones in Europe that match this description.

The Mi 10i launched in India with primarily the identical specs because the Mi 10T Lite/Redmi Be aware 9 Professional 5G however with a 108MP important digicam as a substitute of a 64MP one. Due to this slight distinction in {hardware}, we’ve opened up devoted boards for the system.

Xiaomi Mi 10i Boards

As a result of Xiaomi already provides a Redmi Be aware 9 collection in Europe, the corporate determined to not maintain the branding after they introduced over the brand new Redmi Be aware 9 collection they not too long ago launched in China. In Europe, the 2 telephones are referred to as the Redmi 9T and the Redmi Be aware 9T, so we’ve opened up boards underneath these names. Because the Indian Redmi 9 Energy is equivalent to the European Redmi 9T, we’ve additionally merged the 2 boards collectively. Yeah, we all know it’s a bit complicated.

Redmi 9T/Redmi 9 Energy Boards

Redmi Be aware 9T Boards

2021 Moto G Telephones: Moto G Play, Moto G Energy, Moto G Stylus (additionally Motorola One 5G Ace)

Motorola is one other smartphone model that has a little bit of a complicated lineup, however thankfully, its most up-to-date bulletins are somewhat simple. Final week, the corporate unveiled its first 2021 Moto G telephones, which embody the Moto G Play (2021), Moto G Energy (2021), and the Moto G Stylus (2021). These telephones are launching first within the U.S. and so they’ll be joined by the Motorola One 5G Ace, a rebranded model of the Moto G 5G.

In Motorola’s 2021 Moto G lineup, the Moto G Play (2021) is the most affordable choice. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460, 3GB of RAM, and a 5000mAh battery and encompasses a 6.5″ HD+ LCD, a modest triple digicam setup, and 10W charging. The Moto G Energy (2021) is in the course of Motorola’s 2021 Moto G line, and it options Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662, a 5000mAh battery, a 6.55″ HD+ panel, a triple digicam setup, and 15W charging. Lastly, the 2021 Moto G Stylus is probably the most premium of the three, with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 678, a 6.8″ Full HD+ show, and a built-in stylus.

2021 Moto G Play Boards

2021 Moto G Energy Boards

2021 Moto G Stylus Boards

Whereas not technically a part of the 2021 Moto G line, the Motorola One 5G Ace carries the identical {hardware} because the late-2020 Moto G 5G. It’s one of many most cost-effective 5G telephones you should purchase within the U.S., although we’re unsure why it’s referred to as the “One 5G Ace” which form of implies it has benefits over the Motorola One 5G (which itself is a rebranded model of the Moto G 5G “Plus”).

Motorola One 5G Ace/Moto G 5G Boards

OPPO Reno 5 Professional 5G

Subsequent week, OPPO will launch the Reno 5 Professional 5G in India. Powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, the Reno 5 Professional 5G would be the first MediaTek-powered flagship to launch exterior of China. Whereas the system isn’t OPPO’s true flagship cellphone for 2021 (that may be the upcoming Discover X3 collection), the Reno 5 Professional 5G will be thought of a funds flagship cellphone.

OPPO Reno 5 Professional 5G Boards

Samsung Galaxy M02s and Lenovo Tab P11

Funds telephones might not get a lot love, however they’re well-liked for a motive. Samsung’s Galaxy M02s options spectacular {hardware} for its value of 8999 INR, which converts to roughly $123. However with a view to make this low value level attainable, quite a lot of compromises needed to be made, which incorporates coping with advertisements within the software program. Thankfully, there are methods to eliminate these advertisements, which is one motive why folks nonetheless flip to the XDA boards in the case of funds telephones.

Samsung Galaxy M02s Boards

Reasonably priced tablets are one other product class that doesn’t get a lot love, but it surely’s not as a result of they’re merely underappreciated. It’s exhausting for Android tablets to compete with the iPad on the high and the Amazon Fireplace on the backside, however a few OEMs have carved out a distinct segment in between. Lenovo’s Tab P11 is one such instance of a pill that caters to those that want a bit extra out of their pill than an Amazon Fireplace can supply however who don’t wish to shell out tons of extra for an iPad.

Lenovo Tab P11 Boards


We’re two days away from one of many greatest smartphone launches for XDA: the Galaxy S21 collection. Samsung’s flagships are actually costly, although, which is why hundreds of thousands flock to cheaper options. The current gadgets from TCL, Xiaomi, and Motorola supply quite a lot of bang on your buck, whereas the upcoming Reno 5 Professional 5G will hopefully provide you with a premium expertise with out breaking the financial institution. Samsung’s Galaxy M02s ought to serve the necessity of these on an excellent tight funds, whereas the Lenovo Tab P11 will act as a mid-range different to the iPad.

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