Another week in the books, let’s look at the top stories from the past seven days. The Xiaomi 13 is going all flat. The new design was revealed in renders and we also have dimensions – 152.8 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm. The camera bump takes it to 10.3mm of thickness. The phone is also reported to be running on the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
We also saw renders of the Xiaomi 13 Pro and it has Xiaomi’s current design language with a slim, contoured frame and a curved glass panels on either side. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is expected to pack the same 1” IMX989 sensor as the 12S Ultra. The 13 series could launch as soon as December.
The Leica Leitz Phone 2 was unveiled in Japan. The new device shares its key hardware with the Sharp Aquos R7 but offers a more robust design with textured metal sides, Leitz branding, and a metal cap for the rear camera. The back has the same 47MP main camera with a 1” sensor. The Sharp and Leica co-developed sensor brings a seven-element Leica Summicron lens with F/1.9 aperture and 19mm focal length.
Google teased its Black Friday deals for the Pixel 7, 7 Pro, and 6a. Here’s the rundown. The Pixel 7 will be $100 off at $499, the Pixel 7 Pro will be $150 off at $749. The cheapest phone you can get from Google on Black Friday remains the Pixel 6a, which will go down to $299 from its usual price of $449.
The Infinix Zero 5G 2023 went official with a Dimensity 1080 chip, 6.78-inch IPS LCD of 120Hz refresh rate and 50MP main camera. Word’s still out on pricing and availability.
MediaTek announced the Dimensity 9200. The chip is built on TSMC’s 4nm N4P node and has one Cortex-X3 core that runs as fast as 3.0GHz, 3 Cortex-A715 cores that go to 2.85GHz, and 4 Cortex-A510 1.8GHz cores for efficiency. The chip supports 5G Sub-6 GHz, mmWave, Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3, as well as USB 4.0. The first Dimensity 9200-powered phones are expected to launch by end of 2022 which is less than two months away at this point.
The Realme 10 is the other announcement of the week with a Helio G99 chip, 6.4-inch AMOLED of 90Hz refresh rate, 50MP JN1 main camera that’s somewhat of a downgrade from the Realme 9, and a 5,000mAh battery. The Realme 10 will be available soon, starting at $230 for the 4/64GB model.
Check the full list of top stories below and see you next week!
Also features a familiar new camera redesign.
The price cuts are substantial.
It’s a rebadged Sharp Aquos R7.
Like its predecessors, it will be one of very few A-series devices to also launch in China.
The latest Zero-series smartphone also brings 120Hz IPS LCD and a 50MP main camera.
The first Dimensity 9200-powered phones are expected to launch by end of 2022.
Foxconn’s iPhone assembly factory in Zhengzhou, China is currently operating at a reduced capacity.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro had a fairly large 6.73″ display (made more manageable by the curved sides), the 13 Pro display will be a fraction smaller.
The phone will run ColorOS 13 on 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
US’ sanctions make it virtually impossible for Huawei to be competitive in this regard.
A year of trial and error led a dedicated team from China to the iPhone V.
A lot of the specs sound like the Realme 9 – the display, the battery (with small improvements), but not everything is an upgrade compared to the previous model.
Samsung delivers on its promise to bring One UI 5 to its older flagships in a timely manner.
The Galaxy S22+ and a couple of Motorola Edge phones have gotten decent discounts. We’ve also included tablets, headphones, smart speakers and streaming sticks.
The industry’s fastest PWM dimming is in tow.
The XCover6 Pro and Tab Active3 will be provided to field employees of the Ministry of Interior.
It goes on sale starting December 1.
Last year, the same thing happened to the ROG Phone 5.
The update is nearly 2GB in size.
Apple will have some competition in the field.
Realme 10 Pro+ is one of the phones that will be announced at the event.
Mark Zuckerberg is “especially sorry” to the 13% of the workforce that is getting cut.
Both phones should arrive in China by the end of the year.
The display is also flexible and semitransparent. It can be used in clothing, furniture, in cars and airplanes, fashion, gaming and more.
An official-looking teaser reveals the phone will be into “Xtreme Imagination”.