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News on Smartphones, September 2022

September 2022: The Latest News on Smartphones


iPhone                                                                                                    Apple Working on iPhone Subscription Service, Could Launch by Year End: Mark Gurman

Apple's hardware subscription service was made public after it surfaced in a Bloomberg article in March this year. A few months later, the same source now claims that it’s undergoing testing and it will be announced by the end of this year, or early next year.

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Rumor: iPhone 15 Ultra to arrive with 8K video, better battery life

All iPhone 15 models are expected to drop Lightning in favor of USB-C. That isn’t surprising since USB-C will become mandatory in the EU just a few months after the 15-series goes on sale.

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Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Could Be Renamed to iPhone 15 Ultra

iPhone 14 series may change nomenclature from next year onwards. Two industry analysts have suggested that Apple may rename the top-of-the-line iPhone 15, which is presumed to carry iPhone 15 Pro Max moniker, as iPhone 15 Ultra.

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iPhone 14 Pro Series Sees High Demand

Apple has asked Foxconn to increase the production of the Pro models, noted analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has claimed.

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Samsung 

Samsung Galaxy S23+ to Come With Increased Battery Capacity

Samsung is reportedly planning to increase the battery capacity of the Galaxy S23+ with a 4,700mAh rated battery.

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The Galaxy S23 series will have basically the same dimensions, unchanged screen stats

A couple of weeks ago Ice Universe reported that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra design will remain basically the same and that the dimensions will differ by fractions of a millimeter.

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Samsung Galaxy S24 to pioneer with Wi-Fi 7 connectivity in 2024

Most of the new phones on the market today launch with Wi-Fi 6 or the newer 6E standard. A new report from DigiTimes suggests that the first batch of Wi-Fi 7 phones are expected to debut on the market in the second half of 2024.

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Samsung W23, W23 Flip May Debut as Chinese Variants of Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 With 16GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 were launched in India last month. Now, the South Korean smartphone maker is reportedly gearing up to introduce Samsung W23 and the Samsung W23 Flip in China.

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Huawei 

Huawei Mate 50E debuts with SD 778G chip and flagship cameras

The Huawei Mate 50E arrives as the lowest-standing member of the series. 

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New Huawei P50 Pocket to feature XMAGE camera and HarmonyOS 3

The Huawei P50 Pocket new model has started making its space in the rumors and might pack the dynamic XMAGE technology and HarmonyOS 3.0 features in its flip-flop bag.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

Huawei nova 10z brings 64MP camera, familiar looks

Huawei nova 10z brings a 64MP main camera and an aggressive $230 price. It is very similar to the Huawei nova 8 SE Youth but features a more potent camera setup. Huawei kept the 6.6” LCD with 1080p resolution and a punch hole for the very same 16MP front-facing camera. 

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Huawei Nova 10 SE launched in South Africa, features 108MP triple camera

Huawei launched Nova 10 SE in South Africa along with Nova 10, Nova 10 Pro, and Nova Y90. The Nova 10 SE appeared for the first time among consumers.

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Oppo

Oppo F21s Pro and F21s Pro 5G launch in India

Oppo introduced its F21s Pro and F21s Pro 5G smartphones in India. The pair bring identical specs to the previously launched Oppo F21 Pro and F21 Pro 5G but the new models get the Dawnlight Gold and Starlight Black color options with Oppo Glow design.

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Upcoming Oppo A17 leaks with renders and specs

If rumors are to be believed, we can expect to see it unveiled sometime before the end of the month. 

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Oppo Find X6 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 1-Inch Camera Sensor

Oppo Find X6 Pro is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The Oppo Find X6, the vanilla version, could be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. A recent leak also suggests that the Find X6 may come with a 1.5K and 2K display.

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Oppo A57e With MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, 5,000mAh Battery Launched in India

Oppo A57e has been launched in India as the new A series smartphone from the Chinese company. The smartphone comes with an HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, and a 13-megapixel dual rear camera setup. Oppo has also included a 5,000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi 

Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 12T Pro Tipped to Launch Next Week

Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro are expected to launch globally according to a tipster. An unidentified Redmi Pad tablet and Redmi Buds 4 Pro are also tipped to launch globally. The tip suggests that the Xiaomi 12T series phone could feature a 200-megapixel triple rear camera setup with an LED flash.

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Redmi A1 With MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, 5,000mAh Battery Launched in India

The new affordable model by the Xiaomi sub-brand was unveiled alongside the Redmi 11 Prime 5G and Redmi 11 Prime 4G smartphones. It comes with a water-drop style notch display and is equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC.

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Poco M5 arrives with Helio G99, M5s tags along

The Poco M5 and Poco M5s smartphones are now official. Powered by Helio G-series chipsets by Mediatek and big 5,000 mAh batteries, these two aim to redefine the value for money formula.

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Xiaomi Civi 2’s 4,500 mAh battery and 67W charging confirmed in latest teaser

Following Xiaomi’s confirmation of the Civi 2’s release date and dual selfie cameras, the Chinese OEM teased the upcoming smartphone’s battery capacity and its charging features. 

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