Last week, we saw the arrival of the iPhone 15 series, and the new quartet is still dominating the headlines this week as it went on sale in the first wave of regions.
Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 13 series in its home market. Honor made the V Purse concept a real phone albeit one that will only be sold in China.
A bunch of Chinese makers found themselves in hot water, as Xiaomi phones are no longer for sale by carriers in Finland. At the same time, the Huawei Mate 60 Pro was found to have components of questionable origin – a 7nm chipset with 5G capabilities and SK Hynix RAM. On top of everything, Germany could impose a limit on which companies can provide 5G equipment, with Huawei and ZTE receiving the biggest hit of such a ban.
Samsung launched a super-rugged version of the Galaxy S23 and Xcover6 Pro, while Google finally dropped software support for the unimpressive Pixel 4a.
The week ended with a glamorous event in Singapore, where Tecno released its first clamshell foldable – the Phantom V Flip and the device could be a game-changer given its low price of $600.
Below is the list of the most popular stories from the past week!
Sanctions should have made a 7nm Huawei chip impossible and that RAM hasn't been available to Huawei for years. Yet there they are.
There are also White and Black variants.
The inherent zoom capabilities of these sensors have only been used in main cameras with wide lenses for now. In the future a 3x cam could also reach out to 6x and 12x.
The FE will follow the S23-series design language while bringing S22-series hardware.
The action is due to Xiaomi's growing market share in Russia.
It packs a 5,000 mAh battery.
It will feature a "high-megapixel count" front-facing camera.
Samsung will instead offer a new 50MP telephoto module with 5x optical zoom.
The A17 Pro chipset holds a 27% advantage over its predecessor in the GPU tests.
The official builds of WatchOS 10 and tvOS 10 are also rolling out today.
The new SoC is less powerful than any other 7-series chip.
It will have 16 GB LPPDR5 RAM and 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage.
CEO George Zhao thinks that Apple is losing its position as a leader in the smartphone industry and that it is falling behind on innovation.
This phone just can't stop leaking.
It's taken quite a while for the beta program to reach last year's flagship family.
Xiaomi will unveil its Redmi Note 13 lineup on Thursday in China.
The new zoom lens is currently causing production challenges for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
They are aimed at military operators and people with a similar job profile.
This is now possible through the newly launched Bard Extensions.
It's the first IP68-rated Redmi phone.
Production challenges remain.
The 4G smartphone is not going to receive any more software updates.
The former gets the Dimensity 6080 chipset, the latter sports the new Snapdragon 7s Gen 2.
It has a 7.71" display that wraps around the outside, leaving a 6.45" 19.4:9 display on the front when closed. Only a limited number of units will be sold.
The 13T and 13T Pro won't be as high-end as the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro from December. The official unveiling is next week.