This week saw the IFA 2022 show in Berlin, a major announcement from Sony, and the rapid debut of the iPhone 14 series on September 7.
The Sony Xperia 5 IV is official and offers a bigger 5,000mAh battery, wireless charging, a brighter screen, and a new 2.5x zoom camera instead of the old 3x-4.4x periscope. The Xperia 5 IV is already available to pre-order and ship later this month, starting at €1,049 in the EU, £949 in the UK and $999 in the US.
The Galaxy S22 series got a major update with the focus on improving the camera. HDR performance and color reproduction have been improved and you can now use the 3x zoom camera for Hyperlapse mode.
Apple will unveil the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, and possibly new AirPods Pro next week, and iPhone 14 rumors are now coming in fast and hot. The new dual aperture on the iPhone 14 Pro may appear as a single hole punch in the form of a pill with privacy indicators. Meanwhile, Samsung Display will supply 80% of panels for iPhone 14 series.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will get new ultrawide cameras, as well as new selfie sensors. Finally, Apple’s next iPhone SE may use the iPhone XR design, and finally break with the look of the old iPhone 7-slash-8.
Fans of foldable laptops have seen the announcement of two competitors in this segment – the 17.3-inch Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED and 16.3-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022. Both can be used as stand-alone monitors, tablets or folded as a laptop, and both will cost an arm and a leg – Lenovo will order $2,499 for the ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 when it begins shipping in November, while Asus’ Zenbook 17 Fold OLED will be available in the fourth quarter for €3,999 / $3,499.
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Interesting new rumors about Apple mobile devices.
The Galaxy S21 lineup also got some new features.
It will be powered by Dimensity 700 SoC.
Xperia 5 IV doubles the environmental impact by removing all accessories from the case.
It is already available for pre-booking in Malaysia.
The two pieces will be attached to the unlit pixel area to appear as if they contain LEDs.
The other two companies are Korea’s LG and China’s BOE.
The full specifications of the M5 and some details about the M5s have been revealed along with the brand revealing the event date.
HMD has also announced a new round subscription program that will help reduce e-waste.
ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 features a larger display and slimmer body than 12th generation Intel.
A third-party brand is allegedly distributing 30W GaN chargers for testing with the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
In fact, the vanilla iPhone 14 might be a bit cheaper than its predecessor – although not quite as cheap as the mini.
The upgrade wouldn’t be cheap though.
It can be a 17.3-inch tablet or desktop replacement, or a 12.5-inch laptop. It costs 3999 euros.
The screen protectors reveal a wide notch similar to the Mate 20 Pro.
The ad focuses on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip4.
The new codec was introduced with Android 13, but it requires the correct hardware to take advantage of its benefits.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed it, but this phone is powered by the Exynos 850 chipset – much more efficient than the chip in the A04 earlier this month.
Apple stopped using ‘Plus’ with larger iPhones with the introduction of the iPhone XS Max in 2018, and now it might bring it back again.
However, they are not entirely new phones.
The stable version is expected to arrive in a week or two after the Apple event on September 7.
Which in turn was lighter than the launch model. This is for both the disc and digital versions and comes as Sony prepares to raise prices around the world.
The company kept light on the details, but a teaser video confirmed one of the more interesting rumors about the new models.
Rigidity is perhaps the main selling point.
Includes four new models starting at $300.