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Week 51 in review: Heads turn to 2023 – Galaxy S23, Pixel 8

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It’s the penultimate week of 2022 and we’re just about ready for 2023 and the phones it will bring. But before we write off 2022, let’s take a look at the top stories of the past seven days.

ZTE announced the Nubia Z50 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and the 64MP IMX787 35mm main camera that we loved so much on the Axon 40 Ultra. The Nubia Z50 is China-exclusive for now and starts at CNY 2,999 for the base 8/128GB trim.

The OnePlus 11, which will arrive on February 7, will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, 12GB or 16GB of RAM, a 4,870mAh battery, and a triple camera comprising 50MP wide, 48MP ultrawide, and 32MP telephoto units. There will be a 16MP selfie on the front.

We got another look at the Galaxy S23 series’ official accessories. The Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra will launch on February 1 and will have a choice of accessories – leather cases, smart view covers, silicone cases, etc. The consensus is that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be available in four colors at launch – Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black.

Google’s Pixel roadmap will include the Pixel Tablet, which is expected to launch soon, as well as the Pixel 8 series in 2023 with support for staggered HDR – the ability to capture different exposures simultaneously with the same pixels. Since the current ISOCELL GN1 sensor inside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro doesn’t support staggered HDR, we expect the Pixel 8 phones to have an ISOCELL GN2. The leaked roadmap continues to say that the Pixel Fold is coming at Google I/O in April or May.

See you next week!

Evan Blass shared a list of the official accessories for the upcoming trio.


Samsung Galaxy S23 family to launch on February 1

The information comes from two generally reliable tipsters.


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to feature a lower-resolution selfie camera

It’s going to feature the same selfie camera as its other two siblings, the S23 and S23+.


First Google Pixel 8 leaks reveal huge camera upgrade

The camera will support staggered HDR.


New EU legislation can bring back user-replaceable batteries

The provisional agreement covers everything from phones, through electric scooters to EV batteries and will require recycling and free collection of old batteries.


OnePlus 11 with 16GB RAM  scores over 1.3 million points on AnTuTu

It is launching globally in February next year.


Samsung Galaxy S23 stops by Geekbench yet again

The Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch in February.


Samsung Galaxy A74 reportedly won't exist, A7x series ended

This means the A5x will now be the premier option in the A family.


Oppo and OnePlus announce new strategic partnership

The new “dual-brand” strategy will see OnePlus as the pioneer brand for flagship smartphones.


nubia Z50 announced with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and 35mm main cam

The 35mm main cam features a Sony IMX 787 sensor which should be ideal for natural-looking bokeh shots.


OnePlus 11's full specs revealed by TENAA

It’s expected to launch in China soon.


Red Magic 8 Pro series design and key specs revealed

The device will feature extremely slim bezels and a flat design.


Kuo: Apple to postpone iPhone SE 4 until 2024

The company needs to reevaluate the strategy of mid-to-low-end iPhones.


Infinix Zero Ultra launched in India with 200MP camera and 180W charging, Zero 20 tags along

Both smartphones will go on sale in India next week.


Realme GT Neo 3 150W Thor Love and Thunder Limited Edition hands-on review

Whosoever holds this smartphone, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of 150W charging.


Wiko is launching a rebranded Huawei nova 9 SE 5G on December 27

The device will boot Huawei’s Harmony OS.


Google's Pixel Tablet leaks on Facebook Marketplace

The tablet and its speaker docking station add-on.


Google Pixel roadmap leaks, here's what to expect from next year until 2025


Oppo promises 4 OS updates, 5 years of security patches for select 2023 flagships

Also, Color OS 13 was the biggest and fastest rollout in the history of the custom skin, reaching 33 models and many users in the four months since launch.


Redmi Note 12 Pro is also launching in India on January 5, teaser campaign is in full force

Initially, only the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ was deemed as arriving in India on that day.


Lenovo introduces two new Chromebooks ahead of CES

They’ll be showcased in Las Vegas next month.


Samsung announces first 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM

Mass production will begin in 2023.


Redmi Note 12 will join the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ in India on January 5

There’s an entire teaser microsite revealing the news.


Huawei Freebuds 5i with improved battery life is now available globally

The earphones cost just under £90/€100.


vivo S16 trio announced, S16 Pro brings Dimensity 8200 and 50MP seflie cam

All three will go on open sale in China on December 30.



It’s the penultimate week of 2022 and we’re just about ready for 2023 and the phones it will bring. But before we write off 2022, let’s take a look at the top stories of the past seven days.

ZTE announced the Nubia Z50 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and the 64MP IMX787 35mm main camera that we loved so much on the Axon 40 Ultra. The Nubia Z50 is China-exclusive for now and starts at CNY 2,999 for the base 8/128GB trim.

The OnePlus 11, which will arrive on February 7, will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, 12GB or 16GB of RAM, a 4,870mAh battery, and a triple camera comprising 50MP wide, 48MP ultrawide, and 32MP telephoto units. There will be a 16MP selfie on the front.

We got another look at the Galaxy S23 series’ official accessories. The Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra will launch on February 1 and will have a choice of accessories – leather cases, smart view covers, silicone cases, etc. The consensus is that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be available in four colors at launch – Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black.

Google’s Pixel roadmap will include the Pixel Tablet, which is expected to launch soon, as well as the Pixel 8 series in 2023 with support for staggered HDR – the ability to capture different exposures simultaneously with the same pixels. Since the current ISOCELL GN1 sensor inside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro doesn’t support staggered HDR, we expect the Pixel 8 phones to have an ISOCELL GN2. The leaked roadmap continues to say that the Pixel Fold is coming at Google I/O in April or May.

See you next week!

Samsung Galaxy S23 series' official accessories confirm Ultra colors

Evan Blass shared a list of the official accessories for the upcoming trio.


Samsung Galaxy S23 family to launch on February 1

The information comes from two generally reliable tipsters.


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to feature a lower-resolution selfie camera

It’s going to feature the same selfie camera as its other two siblings, the S23 and S23+.


First Google Pixel 8 leaks reveal huge camera upgrade

The camera will support staggered HDR.


New EU legislation can bring back user-replaceable batteries

The provisional agreement covers everything from phones, through electric scooters to EV batteries and will require recycling and free collection of old batteries.


OnePlus 11 with 16GB RAM  scores over 1.3 million points on AnTuTu

It is launching globally in February next year.


Samsung Galaxy S23 stops by Geekbench yet again

The Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch in February.


Samsung Galaxy A74 reportedly won't exist, A7x series ended

This means the A5x will now be the premier option in the A family.


Oppo and OnePlus announce new strategic partnership

The new “dual-brand” strategy will see OnePlus as the pioneer brand for flagship smartphones.


nubia Z50 announced with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and 35mm main cam

The 35mm main cam features a Sony IMX 787 sensor which should be ideal for natural-looking bokeh shots.


OnePlus 11's full specs revealed by TENAA

It’s expected to launch in China soon.


Red Magic 8 Pro series design and key specs revealed

The device will feature extremely slim bezels and a flat design.


Kuo: Apple to postpone iPhone SE 4 until 2024

The company needs to reevaluate the strategy of mid-to-low-end iPhones.


Infinix Zero Ultra launched in India with 200MP camera and 180W charging, Zero 20 tags along

Both smartphones will go on sale in India next week.


Realme GT Neo 3 150W Thor Love and Thunder Limited Edition hands-on review

Whosoever holds this smartphone, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of 150W charging.


Wiko is launching a rebranded Huawei nova 9 SE 5G on December 27

The device will boot Huawei’s Harmony OS.


Google's Pixel Tablet leaks on Facebook Marketplace

The tablet and its speaker docking station add-on.


Google Pixel roadmap leaks, here's what to expect from next year until 2025


Oppo promises 4 OS updates, 5 years of security patches for select 2023 flagships

Also, Color OS 13 was the biggest and fastest rollout in the history of the custom skin, reaching 33 models and many users in the four months since launch.


Redmi Note 12 Pro is also launching in India on January 5, teaser campaign is in full force

Initially, only the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ was deemed as arriving in India on that day.


Lenovo introduces two new Chromebooks ahead of CES

They’ll be showcased in Las Vegas next month.


Samsung announces first 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM

Mass production will begin in 2023.


Redmi Note 12 will join the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ in India on January 5

There’s an entire teaser microsite revealing the news.


Huawei Freebuds 5i with improved battery life is now available globally

The earphones cost just under £90/€100.


vivo S16 trio announced, S16 Pro brings Dimensity 8200 and 50MP seflie cam

All three will go on open sale in China on December 30.


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