Week 32 in review: New Galaxy foldables, Xiaomi Mix 4 and Honor Magic3 series debut
Another week down, and it was a busy one so let’s recap. Samsung’s Unpacked event brought us the new and improved Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G, the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic and the Galaxy Buds2.
The new foldables have Snapdragon 888 processors, waterproof bodies and 120Hz displays all-round (not counting the 1.9-inch cover display on the Flip3). The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G brings S Pen support and an under display camera.
The Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic are Wear OS 3 devices with the ability to measure your Body Composition. The Galaxy Buds2 have active noise cancelling and a new design. All of Samsung’s new devices ship globally on August 27.
Xiaomi unveiled the Mix 4 with a 20MP under display camera, Snapdragon 888+ chip, 120W charging and a 108MP main camera. Mix 4 starts at CNY 4,999 ($770) and goes up to CNY 6,299 ($970) for the 12/512GB model. First sales in China are scheduled for August 16.
Honor unveiled the GMS-equipped Magic3 series with IMAX cinematic video recording and 66W charging. The phones support 3D LUT color grading profiles and recording video in LOG format. Plus the Magic3 has a SD888, while the Pro has the SD888+. Magic3 Pro comes in Golden Hour, Black and White colors and goes for €1,099. Both phones launch in China first with global availability to be detailed later on.
Finally, it was discovered that Google’s Pixel 6 series will use a Samsung GN1 50MP sensor as a main camera, when the pair arrives this fall.
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Its camera under panel (CUP) packs a 20MP selfie shooter behind 400ppi.
The camera design follows the latest trend with a silver highlight for the main shooter.
The new tablet will be a direct competitor to the iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab 7.
The Pad 5 comes with Snapdragon 860, Pad 5 Pro runs on Snapdragon 870.
William Lu confirms the technology is not there yet, the priorities behind the new phone was “display first”.
OnePlus will hold an event that starts at the same time as Samsung’s Unpacked event.
The new foldable flagship also gets stronger aluminum frame.
The Redmi Note 8 2021 was announced in May to celebrate the sale of 25 million units of the original Note 8 globally.
The device was previously said to launch in October but could make its debut on August 11 after all.
The front and back sides are protected with next-level nano-particle panels.
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the UK are the lucky seven to join the US.
Arriving in two sizes each, prices start from €269 or €369, respectively.
There’s not much here that we haven’t already seen.
The new feature debuts on Samsung phones, starting with two new foldables.
A much larger cover display and official water protection rating plus Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Every day brings more and more Samsung foldable leaks.
This would be the sensor under the main camera lens.
Here’s a look at the Mix 4’s innards.
Does this mean that the Z Fold3 5G won’t have a charger in the box?
The company will also introduce the Realme GT series in India on the same day.
These are the first IMAX-enhanced phones with exclusive 3D LUT color grading and LOG format video recording.
It appears to be a rebadged Edge 20 Lite with a different chipset.
The camera setup will look a lot like a film reel, which is circular with symmetric holes.