May 29, 2023
Week in review 43: Redmi Note 12 series debut, Galaxy S22 gets One UI 5

Week in review 43: Redmi Note 12 series debut, Galaxy S22 gets One UI 5

Another week less, let’s recap. The Redmi Note 12 series was the biggest story this week. It includes Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro+ and Redmi Note 12 Explorer.

The 12 Pro, Pro+, and Explorer all feature MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chips, while the vanilla 12 relies on a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. All four have 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED displays. , except the Explorer, have 5,000 mAh batteries. Charging varies between phones, the 12 supports 33W, the 12 Pro 67W, the Pro+ 120W, while the Explorer tops up its 4,300mAh battery in just 9 minutes (advertised) at 210W.

The cameras are another point of difference. The Redmi Note 12 has a 48MP wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The Redmi Note 12 Pro has 50MP wide, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro. The Pro+ and Explorer replace the wide camera with the Samsung ISOCELL HMX 200MP camera.

The Redmi Note 12 Explorer will go on sale in China on October 31, while the other three phones will follow on November 1.

vivo has detailed camera upgrades for the upcoming X90 series without actually revealing camera specs. Developed by vivo itself and its partner Zeiss, the X90 series will focus on improving portrait and night photography. The Ultra-Clear Image Quality Engine is a super-resolution algorithm that uses a virtual model of the lens to recover approximately 35% of information lost due to optical imperfections. A multi-frame mode is available to further improve image quality and dynamic range. This is especially useful for a periscope lens.

The following system is dedicated to portrait photography and is itself divided into three parts. The first part tries to understand the scene and detects up to 103 characteristic points on the face and also takes into account the pose of the subject. The next two parts divide the work – one deals with the subject and applies machine learning beauty filters, the other adjusts the background by adjusting multiple dials (blur, tone, brightness, etc.).

There is another dedicated system, this one used for low-light photography. The maximum sensitivity has been doubled and the camera can reach ISO 102,400. The system is good enough to capture a photo of a starry night sky without a tripod or a long exposure, says vivo.

Much of the processing is handled by a new acceleration engine, which appears to be a successor to the V1 ISP. It was developed in-house and accelerates deep learning and computer vision tasks, it combines traditional ISP approaches with modern AI-based solutions. We can’t wait for the X90 series.

Samsung has rolled out the One UI 5 and Android 13 update to the Galaxy S22 series. The company has added a ton of new customization features, both automatic and manual, to make your phone (and watch) look the way you want. There are also handy enhancements like stacked widgets to save space on your home screen. Samsung will bring the One UI 5 update to all eligible Galaxy S and Z series devices, as well as many A-series Galaxies by the end of the year.

The Pro+ model is rumored to bring a 200MP main camera and 210W fast charging.

Apple confirms the arrival of the iPhone with USB-C

Executives confirm the move, though Apple isn’t happy.

Sony WH-1000XM5 review

Sony’s flagship wireless headphones go through the wringer.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series now gets One UI 5.0 and Android 13

Europeans now get the latest from Google and Samsung.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series debuts, Pro+ gets 200MP camera

The Pro models feature MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1080 chipset, while the vanilla model features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1.

OnePlus Announces Ace Pro Genshin Impact Limited Edition

The phone has 16/512 GB of memory and comes with a new theme and a different back panel.

vivo details X90 series camera upgrades and shares camera samples

The company worked on an improved custom ISP with on-chip SRAM and developed new lenses with Zeiss.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer sets a new benchmark for fast charging - 210W

Except for faster charging and different battery capacity, the Explorer is identical to the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ (yes, including the 200MP camera).

One UI 5 official intro video showcases all the new features

The short video comes the same day Samsung started rolling out the first stable One UI 5 updates.

Realme 10 5G and Realme 10 Pro+ detailed by TENAA

They’ll be bigger than their 9-series predecessors. The Pro+ model will have the better chipset (of course), but also a curved AMOLED display and an extra camera.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro in review

The flagship Mate series phone is here with us for a quick unboxing and first impressions.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus will launch a 200MP ISOCELL HPX camera

Xiaomi also plans to announce a new ultra-thin Book Air 13 laptop this Thursday.

Nothing ear (stick) advertised with cylindrical case and up to 29 hours of battery life

Nothing’s Second’s TWS earbuds feature a semi-in-ear design and will be available in over 40 countries from November 4.

Sony Xperia Ace IV rumored to feature 4 Gen 1 and 5.5 SD chip

Compared to SD 480 and HD+LCD on the Mark 3. There are unconfirmed rumors that this one might not be a Japanese exclusive like its predecessors.

One UI 5 rollout timeline revealed: Galaxy S and Z models should get it by the end of the year

The list also covers Galaxy A devices and tablets.

First MediaTek Dimensity 9200 test on AnTuTu shows impressive generational improvement

The Dimensity 9000 was the first to post a score of 1 million points, the 9200 will surpass it with a Cortex-X3 CPU core and an Immortalis-G715 GPU.

OnePlus Nord N300 goes official with Dimensity 810 and 33W charging

The first OnePlus device with a MediaTek chipset in the US.

The 2022 Moto Razr makes its global debut

The price is set at €1,200.

Samsung Galaxy A04s in review

An affordable phone with good specs and a big battery.

Xiaomi Book Air 13 announced, OLED screen and 12th generation Intel processors

It also has a 360 degree rotating hinge.

Apple finally releases iPadOS 16 alongside iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1 and tvOS 16.1

It’s a great day for software if you own Apple hardware.

Apple suspends advertising of gaming apps on the App Store

The company, however, has not revealed its final plans.

Samsung's Maintenance Mode lets you block access to your data while your phone is repaired

The new feature is now starting to roll out globally.

Nothing Phone update (1) brings increased maximum brightness, 5G support on Jio

You can’t blame the company for not making constant incremental improvements.

Microsoft brings Windows style to Surface Duo and Duo 2 with Android 12L update

The advanced theme system was used to modify key areas of the user interface to match the Windows 11 Fluent style.

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