Week 34 in review: Xiaomi drops Mi branding, iPhone 13 coming on September 17
Another week is in the books, so let’s recap. Huawei could be prepping a special edition Mate 50 smartphone with a dual ultra-curved display with touch-sensitive sides. Huawei’s Mate Pro line has waterfall screen sides and the Mate 30 Pro didn’t even have a volume rocker back in 2019, so this Arc design is not entirely new for the maker. We’ll see what comes of it.
Xiaomi stopped Redmi Note 10 production, citing issues related to chip shortages. The company suggested customers purchase other devices from the same lineup, like the Redmi Note 10 Pro (convenient), Redmi Note 10S and Redmi Note 10 5G.
Xiaomi also confirmed that it will stop using the Mi banding for its premium phones and instead just use Xiaomi – stay tuned for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.
The Xiaomi 11T series’ pricing may have been revealed. The 11T comes in 8/128 GB and 8/256 GB configurations, which are priced €746/£634 and €778/£661, respectively. While the 11T Pro is also available in 8/128 GB and 8/256 GB versions with price tags of €896/£759 and €929/£785.
A leak also claimed to reveal Apple iPhone 13 lineup’s debut date – September 17. If we’re to make an educated guess that China will be in the first wave of availability, then the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, and the 13 and 13 mini could be made official on September 10.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy M32 5G was announced with a Dimensity 720 5G-capable chipset, a 48MP quad camera system and a 5,000mAh battery. It’s really only a rebranded Galaxy A32 5G, which we saw in January.
That’ll do it for this week. See you next one at the same time!
The panel stretches over the whole side, the camera is now under the display.
The company has also ceased selling them in Indonesia.
From now on it will be either Xiaomi or Redmi.
The T-series will cost roughly the same as the original Mi 11 models, but will feature some hardware changes.
Last year Apple had to split the launch in two parts and it only happened in October/November. This year there should be no such delays.
The sixth-generation mini is expected to launch later this year.
It’s a rebranded Galaxy A32 5G.
You only have to pay the labor cost, which is very small.
The Google Play Console also revealed that the Pro+ will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset (unlike the other two, which will use Dimensity).
The 6/128 GB version is €449, 8/256 GB option would cost €509.
The Galaxy S20 FE also had 6GB as base, but the S20 and S21 both start at 8GB.
The service is currently testing the feature in a very small circle.
The company has not yet confirmed this officially, but plans have been underway for a while now.
Face ID is here to stay, though it might move behind the display on future high-end iPhones, according to the Bloomberg journalist.
Plenty of new Smart home options from Xiaomi.
The Redmi India Twitter account suddenly became obsessed with prime numbers and started posting cryptic clues.
The update also comes with the August 2021 Android security patch.
Good luck actually finding where to buy one.
These are identical laptops with some differences in a few departments.
It will be powered by the Dimensity 1200 chipset and will have Zeiss branded cameras.
Also, the company demonstrated the Oppo Air Charging prototype that works at a distance (unlike all current wireless charging solutions).