Week 35 in review: Xperia 5 IV official, iPhone 14 rumors caught

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.

See you next week!

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Interesting new rumors about Apple mobile devices.


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The two pieces will be attached to the unlit pixel area to appear as if they contain LEDs.


Samsung screen saves more than 80% of all screens for iPhone 14 series

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Poco M5 and M5s will be announced on September 5, specifications leak

The full specifications of the M5 and some details about the M5s have been revealed along with the brand revealing the event date.


Nokia X30 5G and G60 5G revealed with SD695, promise of 3 OS updates

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Lenovo introduces new Tab P11 and P11 Pro tablets, ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 laptop

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More evidence emerges that the iPhone 14 Pro duo will support 30W chargers

A third-party brand is allegedly distributing 30W GaN chargers for testing with the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.


TrendForce: iPhone 14 price hikes may be lower than expected

In fact, the vanilla iPhone 14 might be a bit cheaper than its predecessor – although not quite as cheap as the mini.


Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro models feature Ultra HD cameras

The upgrade wouldn’t be cheap though.


Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is a 17.3-inch foldable laptop

It can be a 17.3-inch tablet or desktop replacement, or a 12.5-inch laptop. It costs 3999 euros.


Huawei Mate 50 Pro brings back the notch

The screen protectors reveal a wide notch similar to the Mate 20 Pro.


Samsung is looking at Apple's upcoming launch in the latest announcement

The ad focuses on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip4.


New Pixel 7 Series to support Bluetooth LE Audio (LC3 codec)

The new codec was introduced with Android 13, but it requires the correct hardware to take advantage of its benefits.


Samsung Galaxy A04s arrives with 90Hz HD+ display and 50MP camera

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.


Leaked cases reveal the name of the iPhone 14 Plus instead of the expected Max

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.


Oppo A57s and A57e are official: Similar phones with different cameras

However, they are not entirely new phones.


Apple releases the eighth version of iOS 16 before the final release

The stable version is expected to arrive in a week or two after the Apple event on September 7.


The new PlayStation 5 version is lighter than the 2021 version

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.


Huawei confirms that Mate 50 phones will have variable aperture cameras

The company kept light on the details, but a teaser video confirmed one of the more interesting rumors about the new models.


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro is now official

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AMD announces Ryzen 7000 series processors, available on September 27

Includes four new models starting at $300.


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