X2? What happened to the Pocophone F2? | ICYMI #259

One of the headlining news of today is that the successor to the cult favourite Pocophone F1 could be arriving with some seriously good specs—and a strange new name—while we get a clearer look at Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone. Meanwhile, we also have an update on the Wuhan virus situation, and some news on the iPhone 11 Pro Max, so keep reading for the details.

Pocophone X2

Finally. The Pocophone is set to make a return, but it will reportedly be called the X2 instead of the F2 (strangely enough, there has never been a Pocophone X1). A mobile site has teased some pretty impressive features, including a 120Hz display. The new name of the Pocophone hasn’t been explained as of yet, but based on some of the specs being teased on the mobile site, it appears that the Pocophone X2 could be a global version of the Redmi K30.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Thanks to serial leaksters Evan Blass and Roland Quandt, we get a clearer look at Samsung’s upcoming foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip. At an expected price of around RM6.7K, it certainly won’t come cheap, but we could see the Z flip arrive soon. Samsung’s upcoming foldable won’t replace the current Galaxy Fold—instead, it will resemble the Motorola Razr, although you get a Full HD+ display with the Galaxy Z Flip.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max DxOMark scores

The iPhone 11 Pro Max’s front-facing selfie camera has been rated by the folks over at DxOMark, and the results make for grim reading. A score of 91 points puts Apple’s current flagship smartphone below most, if not all, of its competitors, with older flagships like the Pixel 3 retaining higher scores. Still, there are some good points for the iPhone…

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Wuhan virus: Please be “strong, calm, and responsible”

A group of 14 physicians and specialists from the Malaysian healthcare system has issued a statement calling for Malaysians to have a strong, calm, and responsible response to the Wuhan virus outbreak. Recently, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and the Royal Malaysian Police also stated that perpetrators of spreading fake news and rumours on the matter could be subjected to potential fines of RM100,000, as an offence under Section 505 of the Penal Code.