Samsung’s Surprise Launch, Qualcomm’s New SnapDragon, Android’s Security Updates

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Samsung’s surprising launch, new Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip leaks, the Redmi Note 9T arrives, Honor and Qualcomm in 2021, a new 5G SnapDragon, and tracking the latest security updates.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).

It’s Not Just The Galaxy S21 Samsung Is Showing Off

While we wait for the Galaxy S21 family to be revealed by Samsung, the South Korean company is going to whet our appetite for launch by holding an event for its new Exynos processor. Taking place on Monday 12th January, just 2 days before the S21 event, the feeling is that Samsung wants to put a lot of focus on its chipset. Twitter’s IceUniverse has the news:

“Samsung Exynos will hold an online launch event at 10pm Beijing time on January 12 to release Exynos xxxx. this is the first time Samsung has held a flagship processor launch.”

Flip Or Fold For Flagship Camera?

Meanwhile more details on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z range of folding phones. With the continued push for better imaging, the cameras in both the Flip and the Fold may be the areas with the greatest updates. Ilse Jurrien reports:

“A triple camera is visible – similar to that of the Galaxy S21. Last year, Samsung opted for a dual camera. In the meantime, stories have surfaced several times on the internet that Samsung wants to provide the successor to the Z Flip with a triple camera .

“However, the question remains whether this will be identical in configuration to that of the Samsung S21. Finally, based on the past year, it would make more sense if this camera system remains predestined for the more expensive Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3”

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Redmi Note 9 Series Goes Global

Following the Chinese launches of the Redmi Note 9 Xiaomi has announced a global version of the handset, with the debut of the Redmi 9T (China’s Redmi Note 9 4G) and the Redmi Note 9T 5G (which was the Note 9…