Another week is over and done, so let’s recap. The iPhone will finally get an Always-on Display, per Mark Gurman. Per his information, the LTPO AMOLED-equipped iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models will gain the feature. It would be interesting to see if the 13 Pro series get AoD retrofitted.
Honor announced the 70 series with three phones – the Honor 70, the Honor 70 Pro and 70 Pro+. The Pro+ has a Dimensity 9000 chipset, a 6.78-inch OLED 120Hz screen, a Sony IMX800 54MP main camera, and a 4,500mAh battery with 100W fast charging. The Honor 70 Pro has the same screen, battery and charging, and cameras, but uses a Dimensity 8000. The Honor 70 packs a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED, a Snapdragon 778G, 54MP main camera, 50MP ultrawide, and a 4,800mAh battery with 66W charging.
The Honor 70 Pro+ with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage is on pre-order in China at CNY 4,300 ($645/€600/₹50,000). The 70 Pro starts at CNY 3,700 ($555/€515/₹43,000) and it has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The 70 Pro ships on June 10, while the Pro+ on June 16.
The Honor announcement also saw the details of the Sony IMX800 revealed. It’s smaller than rumored at 1/1.49″ with a 54MP nominal resolution and 4-in-1 pixel binning.
Finally, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra leaked, showing the iconic red Leica logo. It would be the first phone, outside of the Leica Leitz 1 phone, to have the loco and not just the Leica name. Xiaomi announced its partnership with Leica in May and teased that the first device from the joint effort would arrive in July. We hope it’s the 12 Ultra, though it could also be the 12S.
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iOS 16 should also improve Apple Health, messages and bring lock screen wallpapers with widget-like functionality.
Along with 50MP ultra wide, 8MP tele (3x) and 50MP selfie cameras. Also, charging speed increased to 100W and gets to 100% in half an hour.
That’s quite an achievement.
Rumors cited different numbers: 1/1.0″, 1/1.1″, etc. Different resolutions too. Now here are the actual specifications.
Xiaomi and Leica’s partnership will materialize with the 12 Ultra.
It comes with improvements over the 4G models launched more than half a decade ago.
Previously, the phone leaked as the Xcover Pro 2, but leaks point to a new name.
The smartphone looks a lot like an iPhone with a very affordable price point, though it’s intended for the Chinese market.
Manufacturing will halt at the end of June.
This will be related to the Redmi Smart Band Pro, judging by the leaks so far.
The game is free to play but advancement without additional purchases will be hard.
It will bring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.
The listing showed an alleged Pixel 7 Prototype obtained from a reseller and images on the listing were shot with the Pixel 7 Pro.
It will come with a bigger cover screen, larger battery, and faster wired charging.
It comes with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.
It is the very same Neo6 SE, launched in China earlier this year.
Reports suggest a 50 MP main camera and over 100W fast charging.
This would be the first T-series OnePlus phone since 2020’s OnePlus 8T.
One of the biggest batteries around in the new T series model.
Google’s next smartphones just can’t stop leaking.
The phone will launch across several African markets soon.
It’s going on pre-sale from mid-June.
The public roadmap revealed that 3 nm and 4 nm won’t be available until 2023.
Google’s reported pre-release estimates could possibly change.
It may not get a 108MP main camera after all, but it should get a better telephoto lens with 3x magnification. Several improvements to the foldable display as well.