The first week of October is over and we have all the big news covered in our weekly recap.
OnePlus kicked things off on Monday with the Nord Watch. 1.78 inch AMOLED rectangular screen with 368×448 pixels resolution, heart rate sensor, SPO2 monitor and sleep tracking. You get over 100 modes for sports tracking and battery life is rated at up to 30 days with regular use. Price is set at INR4,999 ($60).
Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro along with the Redmi Pad tablets. The 12T Pro gets the latest Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with a 200MP main camera (Samsung ISOCELL HP1) and a 5,000 mAh battery with 120W power. The standard Xiaomi 12T Dimensity 8100 Ultra SoC brings a 108MP main camera and the same battery and charging speed as its Pro sibling. The Xiaomi 12T starts at €600 for the 8/128GB trim, while the 12T Pro goes up to €750 for the same RAM and storage.
The Redmi Pad is a 10.6-inch Android 12 tablet with a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. It has an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels, a refresh rate of 90 Hz and an 8 MP selfie camera. The tablet comes with quad speakers, an 8,000 mAh battery and 18W charging. Pricing starts at €279/INR 12,999 for the 3/64GB trim.
Oppo announced A77s with Snapdragon 680 chipset, 90Hz screen and 50MP camera. Huawei nova 10 SE comes with a slim body, Snapdragon 680G and 66W charging.
Infinix has unveiled the Zero Ultra with a 200MP main camera (Samsung HP1 sensor), Dimensity 920 chipset and a 4,500 mAh battery with 180W Thunder Charge. Prices start at $520. The Infinix Zero 20 also saw the daylight packing an industry-first 60MP selfie camera, Helio G99 chipset and 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 main sensor. The price is set at 275 euros.
Thursday is the Google and Pixel 7 series. The new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are upgrades to last year’s Pixel 6 series, with the biggest upgrade being the new Tensor G2 chipset. The Pixel 7 Pro gets a new 48MP telephoto module with 5x optical zoom, while the 12MP ultrawide now gets autofocus and can also be used as a macro camera.
The Pixel 7 gets a slightly smaller 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the larger Pro has a 6.7-inch LPTO AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both phones are powered by a 4,355 mAh battery with the Pixel 7 charging at 20W, while the 7 Pro has a 5,000 mAh cell. The smaller Pixel starts at $600/€650 while the 7 Pro is going for $900/€900.
The Pixel Watch was also announced on stage – Fitbit’s sports tracker with Google WearOS comes in a sleek 41mm case with a round 1.2 AMOLED display. It tracks your heart rate, SPO2 levels, sleep and stress with all-day battery life for $350/€380 (Wi-Fi only) and $400/€430 for the LTE model.
The Apple iPhone 14 Plus is finally on sale, almost three weeks after it was announced. We have seen leaked Samsung Galaxy S23 cases showing the phones design. It looks like Apple will skip the physical event for its upcoming MacBook and iPad Pro models and instead have an online launch directly on its home page.
These were the biggest stories of week 40. See you next week.
The wearable will arrive in India, other markets remain to be known.
Although there are some changes inside and out, they are mostly the same. Pre-orders start today with a free Pixel Watch or Pixel Buds Pro as a bonus.
The current Galaxy A53 is using a 64MP sensor.
and Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset. Other than that, the phones are the same with 5,000mAh batteries for 120W charging and 120Hz 12-bit AMOLED displays.
The S23 series of smartphones got 3C certification last month with 25W chargers.
The Zero Ultra brings a 200MP Samsung HP1 sensor and 180W charging, while the Zero 20 offers an industry-first 60MP selfie camera with OIS and autofocus.
Tensor G2 is not expected to see major CPU performance improvements.
The upcoming flagship brings the same dimensions but with a slightly altered camera bump.
Amazfit Premium Multisport GPS Smart Watch.
Check out all the colors of both phones, as well as the controls for the phones and tablets.
There is not much that surprises us now.
The wearable is coming with Google Wallet payments and Fitbit integration.
It starts at 10AM ET (2PM UTC).
The company will gradually reveal more details about the upcoming device.
The watch has a stainless steel body with domed GG5 glass and you can customize the look with different bands.
Open sales tip tomorrow at 10AM.
The Smart Band 7 Pro comes with built-in GNSS and offers up to 12 days of battery life.
A carrier in Germany offers Buds Pro with the Pixel 7, and Pixel Watch LTE with the Pixel 7 Pro.
Although it is not a completely new smartphone.
The device will first launch in Germany.
Here are the prices for Google’s latest phones and first smartwatches. You can even get the watch for free by ordering a Pixel 7 Pro.
Apple will instead announce the new MacBooks, iPads and Apple TV on its website.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 680, which is an LTE-only chipset.
It’s (almost) time for a new case shape.