The first week of September brought more to the rumor mill for the usual suspects. The iPhone 15 series will offer camera upgrades across the board with the 15 and 15 Plus getting all-new 48MP Sony sensors with a stacked design and an f/1.6 aperture. The second shooter on the back will be the same old 12MP, f/2.4 ultrawide. We prepared a more detailed what to expect article which you can check out here.
The 15 Pro will retain the 48MP main shooter from its predecessor but it’s rumored to be joined by an improved 13MP f/2.4 ultrawide lens. The 15 Pro Max will get the biggest update with a new 12.7MP periscope lens (1/1.9″ sensor; f/2.8 aperture) with 5x optical zoom. We also got to see dummy units for all four of the iPhone 15 series devices confirming Dynamic Islands on the non-Pros and the new Action Buttons on the Pro models.
Google showcased the Pixel 8 Pro in full glory on its own website in detailed render form. The flagship Pixel will be available in Licorice, Porcelain and Sky colors and we got more confirmation of the previously leaked design. Google is also rumored to release Android 14 at the Pixel 8 launch event on October 4.
Samsung announced Thom Browne Editions of its Galaxy Z Fold5 and Watch6. The Samsung Galaxy S24 is rumored to get a titanium frame, upgraded 200MP main and 50MP telephoto cameras and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip.
Oppo launched its A38 midranger with a Helio G85 chipset, 50MP main cam, 90Hz IPS LCD and a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The device comes in Black and Gold colors but we still don’t have any pricing and availability details.
Motorola launched the G54 with two version – one for China and a slightly different model for India. Both Motos feature 6.5” IPS LCDs (120Hz), MediaTek’s Dimensity 7020 chipset and 50MP main cams. The Indian model brings a larger 6,000 mAh battery with 33W charging while the Chinese version relies on a 5,000 mAh cell with 15W charging.
Xiaomi will launch its 13T lineup on September 26 and we got confirmation both the 13T and 13T Pro will receive 4 Android updates and 5 years of security patches. Motorola will announce its Edge 40 Neo on September 14.
Here are all the biggest stories from the past week:
The 15 and 15 Plus get a bump to 48MP, the Pro and Pro Max get new ultrawides, the Pro Max gets a periscope.
The new vanilla models will have USB-C and dynamic islands, plus 48MP main cameras – but no 120Hz refresh rate.
This isn’t entirely new, but there have been some conflicting reports – e.g. the 65W charging upgrade may not be happening.
It’s worried that there will be a repeat of the 30-pin to Lightning switch when people were upset that their old accessories are now obsolete.
It was first expected in August, then in September, but it looks like it may be dropping in October.
This isn’t a new colorway, it was announced at launch. However, India originally only got three of the four options.
MediaTek will launch its 3nm chips based on TSMC’s process technology for smartphones, tablets, intelligent cars and other devices starting H2 2024.
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