Google unveiled the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro alongside the Pixel Watch 2 this week. The Pixel 8 duo packs the Tensor G3 chipset – a 4nm unit with a Cortex-X3 primer core and faster AI. The Pixel 8 Pro has a new 48MP ultrawide camera, while the Pixel 8 has a new 12MP ultrawide, a smaller 6.2-inch display that refreshes faster at 120Hz. Both phones are on sale now.
The Google Pixel Watch 2 comes with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 with 2GB of RAM and a slightly bigger battery that promises 24 hours of use.
The Galaxy S23 FE packs a 50MP wide camera, 8MP 3x zoom, 12MP ultrawide, and a 10MP selfie camera. It uses either a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or an Exynos 2200 depending on your location, and a 4,500mAh battery. There’s a 6.4-inch 60Hz-120Hz Super AMOLED on the front.
OnePlus started the proper teaser campaign for its first foldable, the OnePlus Open. We saw a teaser video of the device with some key aspects, like the camera module, hidden. The foldable is expected later this month.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra bested the iPhone 15 Pro Max in a drop test. The test highlighted the fragility of the Pro Max’s new design.
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The new FE pairs the SD 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 chips with 8GB of RAM, while the main camera leaves behind the old 12MP sensor
The contents of the retail package are the same things that the Pixel 6 and 7 got. The official launch of the new Pixels is on Wednesday.
Cupertino is working on a software update that will tackle the overheating and throttling issues reported by users.
The new Galaxy S23 FE was joined by two Tab S9 FE tablets and a new pair of TWS buds. The tablets and buds are launching next week, the phone is coming later on.
The upcoming flagship chipset was introduced at Samsung System LSI Tech Day in San Jose, California.
There is only one size, 41mm with a 1.2″ display, and the design is unchanged from last year. There are a number of improvements on the inside, however.
This is an upgrade over the current vivo V29. It’s similar to the vivo V27 Pro from earlier this year too, but with the addition of the portrait cam and faster charging.
The company’s memory chip business posted its first loss in 14 years in Q1. Production of DRAM and NAND chips will be reduced to deal with the slump in demand.
The issue manifests as being unable to set up Apple Pay, though some have had their phones go in recovery mode.