Another week down and only one left to go in 2021. It was business as usual, which means a lot of Galaxy S22 leaks.
We saw official cases for the Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra, as well as a look at the new S Pen. We saw the Galaxy S22 series dummies pictured side by side for scale, as well as a reported official poster for the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
We learned that all three S22 models will have glass backs, as opposed to last year’s series, where only the Ultra was all glass. Finally, the Galaxy S21 FE is expected to become official on January 3 and launch on the 11. The upcoming phone was briefly listed on Samsung Ireland’s website.
Huawei’s P50 Pocket is official and it’s one hot clamshell foldable phone. It’s got a 6.9-inch 120Hz main foldable display and a round 1.04-inch outer AMOLED display. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 888 with 4G and a 4,000mAh battery. The main camera has a 40MP sensor and there’s a 13MP ultrawide unit to keep it company. The P50 Pocket comes in a single 8/256GB trim and retails for CNY 8,988. First sales in China starting this week.
Pete Lau confirmed the OnePlus 10 Pro is coming in January. We know it will be a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 phone and expect a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate.
Those are the key stories of the week. See you next year!
OnePlus 10 Pro launch confirmed for January 2022
OnePlus founder Pete Lau confirms the news on Weibo.
Huawei P50 Pocket comes with gapless folding screen and SD888 chipset
It’s already up for grabs in China.
Massive leak reveals Garmin’s new Venu, Epix, Fenix, and Instinct series smartwatches
Since the official renders are already out, it shouldn’t be too long before Garmin introduces these wearables.
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Samsung has a huge selection of official Galaxy S22 accessories incoming
A major UK retailer already has listings, including color options for the S22 Ultra/Note S Pen.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series dummies pictured, S Pen colors confirmed
The Galaxy S22 Ultra will indeed carry an S Pen in its body, does away with the camera island.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra official poster leaks
And it’s right next to what seems to be the Galaxy S22+.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro to have 48MP camera, periscope scheduled for 2023
The new phones will also be able to shoot 8K videos, suitable to view on Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset.
Flashback: Samsung Galaxy S6 got a lot of hate, but it also got many things right
Samsung changed lanes – from the plastic, utilitarian Galaxy S5 to the sleek Galaxy S6 – and sacrificed multiple features to get there.
Xiaomi confirms only two flagships will launch on Dec 28, teases design
The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro with 2.5D curved sides shine in a new teaser.
The Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra will all have glass backs
No more plastic-rear Samsung flagships in 2022.
Huawei P50 Pocket specs surface – displays, chip, cameras, battery
The clamshell foldable is due on December 23.
Nokia 2760 Flip 4G featurephone details leak
To run on KaiOS with 32GB internal storage.
The LG UltraGear 17G90Q is the company’s first gaming laptop
Features an Nvidia RTX 3080 Max-Q and Intel Tiger Lake – H processor.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to launch on January 11, a new leak confirms
Update: Galaxy S21 FE to to be announced on January 3.
Philips PH1 announced with Unisoc chipset and 4,700 mAh battery
It’s already available for purchase in China.
OnePlus 10 Pro to bring LTPO 2.0 display
The OnePlus 10 series is launching in January.
Interview: Renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom on the Sony Xperia Pro-I and the state of smartphone videography
The Xperia Pro-I features a 1″ type sensor, which is the same one we have on Sony’s RX100 VII.
Xiaomi 12 series launch date revealed
So far, three smartphones have been confirmed to be a part of the lineup.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G briefly listed on Samsung Ireland’s web store
It’s expected to debut in the first weeks of January.
Weekly poll results: the Motorola Edge X30 looks like a runaway success, the S30 not so much
Perhaps the Moto G200 didn’t leave any room for the Edge S30. But if Moto gets the pricing right, the Edge X30 will be a hit.
Xiaomi 12 to sport 6.28-inch screen, revamped camera processing
The vanilla Xiaomi 12 also features redesigned internals to help fit all key components.
Google discontinues the Google Home Mini
Google’s Nest Home products have long succeeded the “Google Home” speaker.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G acquires certificates ahead of global launch
The phone received certifications in Singapore, Eurasian Economic Area.
vivo S12 Pro to bring dual front-facing LED flashes
Yes, that is correct – the phone will have two selfie flashes, embedded in the bezel.