Week 22 in review: Galaxy F54 incoming, Razr 40, 40 Ultra, and Redmi Note 12T Pro official Leave a comment

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The Samsung Galaxy F54 is leaking left and right and we already know all of its specs, its design, and its announcement date – June 6. All we need is an official price and we are good to go.

We also learned the Nothing Phone (2) is coming in July, with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, a 4,700mAh battery, and a 6.7-inch display.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 12T Pro is official with a 6.51-inch FHD+ LCD of 144Hz refresh rate, a Dimensity 8200 Ultra chipset, and a 5,080mAh battery with 67W charging. Xiaomi confirmed Redmi Note 12T Pro will be offered in black, white and blue colors. Pricing and availability details will be revealed in the coming days.

The Honor 90 and 90 Pro were announced l in China. The pair have 5,000mAh batteries, and Samsung’s ISOCELL HP3 200MP sensor. The Pro brings a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, and a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, while the vanilla has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip and a 6.7-inch AMOLED. The price for the 12/256 GB version is CNY2,499 ($355/€330), the 16/256 GB variant is CNY2,799 ($395/€370), while the 16/512 GB option is priced at CNY2,999 ($425/€395). The sale will begin on June 7, with the phone available at the Hi Honor store in China.

The vivo S17 series also debuted in China. We got the vivo S17, vivo S17t, and vivo S17 Pro, and all of them sport the same curved 10-bit OLED displays (1260 x 2800 px resolution and 120Hz refresh rates) and 4,600mAh batteries with 80W fast charging. The differences come in the chipset and camera setups. The vivo S17 is equipped with the Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, vivo s17T gets a Dimensity 8050 while the S17 Pro brings the Dimensity 8200. All phones are offered with 8/12GB RAM and 256/512GB storage. Moving on to the cameras, the S17 and S17 Pro get a 50MP front-facing cam with an f/2.0 aperture and autofocus. The selfie cams are also flanked by dual soft LED flash sensors. The vivo S17 series goes on open sale in China on June 8.

The Realme C53 launched with a 6.74-inch display and 5,000mAh battery. It’s essentially identical to the Realme Narzo N53 that launched in India a couple of weeks ago. The Realme C53 is equipped with a sizable 6.74” LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The 8MP selfie camera is in a teardrop notch and the Realme UI wraps it in Dynamic Island-like notifications. The phone is powered by the Unisoc T612.

Finally, but argubaly most importnatly, Motorola announced the RAzr 40, the Razr 40 Ultra clamshell foldable, and the Moto G Stylus 5G (2023). The Razr 40 has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip, a 1.5-inch cover display, and a 144Hz 6.9-inch folding display. The Razr 40 Ultra has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, a 3.6-inch fully-featured cover display, and a 165Hz 6.9-inch folding display. The Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) has a 6.6-inch IPS LCD with 120Hz, a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip, and a 5,000mAh battery.

The Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) is up for pre-order in the States. The Razr 40 Ultra is available in China and Europe and is coming this month to North America. The Razr 40 is due in the coming months.

Here go the top stories of the past week so you can make sure you are up to speed!

Samsung Galaxy F54 5G will be unveiled on June 6, pre-orders begin

It will sport a triple camera setup headlined by a 108MP camera.

Nothing Phone (2) screen size confirmed, will get 3 years of Android updates

It’s launching in July with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC at the helm.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12T Pro debuts with Dimensity 8200 and 144Hz LCD

Pre-orders in China begin tomorrow.

OnePlus Ace 2 Pro arriving in July with 100W fast charging

The phone is likely to compete with the Redmi K60 Ultra, which should launch in August.

Samsung Galaxy F54 video hands-on tells all

The phone is coming on June 6.

Honor 90 launches with 200 MP camera, 90 Pro adds 90W charging

The phones also have bigger than ever 5,000 mAh batteries.

vivo S17 series debut with 50MP front cameras, 80W charging

Open sales in China start on June 8.

Realme C53 launches with 6.74

If this looks and sounds familiar, it’s because it is identical to the Narzo N53 from a couple of weeks ago.

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) goes official with Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip

The latest stylus-wielding Moto will be available from June 2 in the US.

Formovie P1 portable projector review

The Formovie P1 is a portable, laser projector.

vivo Y78 goes global with a curved 6.78

This is basically the vivo Y78+ that launched in China but with a different camera setup. 

Mediatek Dimensity 9300 tipped to only feature powerful cores

The chip might have a 4x Cortex-X4 + 4x Cortex-A720 architecture.

ARM unveils the Cortex-X4, its fastest CPU yet, Cortex-A720 and A520  and  5th gen GPUs join it

Soon CPU clusters will be configured in 1+5+2 instead of 1+3+4. A new GPU architecture uses less bandwidth to deliver a higher performance.

vivo Y35+ 5G announced with Dimensity 6020

The device is already on open sale in China.

Canalys: Four iPhones top flagship sales charts in Q1 2023, S23 Ultra most popular Android

31% of all sold smartphones were more than $500.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra bill of materials estimated at $469

Most of that goes to Qualcomm and Samsung with the Snapdragon chipset and cellular connectivity parts being particularly pricey.

Google developed a second foldable alongside the Pixel Fold but canceled it

The company officially confirmed this.

WhatsApp rolls out Companion mode for iOS, you can link up to four iPhones

WhatsApp for business on Android is also getting a new feature soon.

Yet another analyst confirms larger screens for iPhone 16 Pro models

This time it’s Mark Gurman.

vivo S17 appears with Snapdragon 778G+ SoC, S17 Pro will have 50 MP selfie camera

The phone will have a 12 GB RAM option, the listing reveals.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra's EU price revealed by retailer listings

Multiple retailers have the Ultra in stock at around €1,299.

Motorola announces Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra in China

The Razr 40 series was unveiled in China, prior to the global launch later today.

Motorola Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra go global, will be called Razr and Razr+ in North America

We have pricing for Europe and North America.

Motorola Razr 40 Ultra ads appear on billboards in Europe

The official announcement is due to happen on June 1.

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