In the brief period of a Samsung Unpacked event in mid-summer and the iPhone unveiling in early September, we have a flurry of leaks and teasers, picturing the landscape of smartphone launches in the next few months.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro variants leaked in renders, revealing Google is going to stick with the stripe camera island with all the shooters placed horizontally. Another launch we eagerly expect, the one of the iPhone 15 series, is going to be groundbreaking for Apple users, as the Cupertino company is finally ditching the Lighting port for a USB-C, not without the nudge from multiple regulators that pushed for the change.
OnePlus is readying the Ace 2 Pro in China which might arrive as 11T on the international scene, while Xiaomi will reveal the Mix Fold 3, another foldable that is unlikely to escape the domestic market.
In the past seven days, we also saw HMD Global release two more feature phones.
The Gen 3 chip changes how the four CPU clusters are divided. The prime core doesn’t run at 3.7GHz as some rumors suggested.
The phone supports SuperVOOC S charging and is the first from OnePlus to also support UFCS, which was co-developed by Oppo, vivo, Xiaomi and Huawei.
The 150 has a polycarbonate body and a basic camera. Both phones have microSD slots, MP3 and FM radio support, plus 3.5mm headphone jacks.
Samsung says that the Z Flip5 has been tested to 200,000 folds, but the phone phone doubled that in a multi-day test against its Motorola-made competitor.
The V29 Lite and V29 already launched in Europe, but they have curved displays. There will be differences in the chipsets and batteries too.
The update is reportedly coming to older Z Fold series phones too but not on foldables from other brands for now.