We’re at the end of the 50th week of the year – just two more to go! Samsung decided not to wait until 2024 to announce the new Galaxy A-devices with the new Galaxy A15 duo and Galaxy A25 5G. The Galaxy A15 is available in 4G and 5G trims, with both phones sharing the same core specifications apart from the chipsets. The Galaxy A25 offers more capable cameras and Samsung’s in-house Exynos 1280 SoC. All three new phones share 6.5-inch Super AMOLED displays with FHD+ resolution and Infinity-U notch cutouts. While the A15 models get a 90Hz refresh rate, the A25 offers a 120Hz panel that has a peak brightness of 1,000 nits compared to 800 nits on the A15s. Open sales in Vietnam will begin on December 16, and we can expect Samsung to launch all three devices in more markets in the coming weeks.
MacRumors has released the first renders of the vanilla iPhone 16 series, which feature the same dual camera lens as the iPhone X. One prototype has an integrated volume rocker instead of the separate volume up and down buttons that have appeared on every iPhone since 2010. Three devices have function buttons with capabilities above volume controls on the black model with a large view button. The black model also has a capacitive recording button located below the power button. Apple can play around with different ideas to see which one it likes best.
A major leak of One UI 6.1 has surfaced, revealing some of the AI-powered features coming to Samsung phones next year. One UI version 6.1 will come with the upcoming Galaxy S24 line early next year. One UI 6.1 allows you to generate custom wallpapers and apply weather and portraits to the lock screen. The image editor also becomes more powerful. You can expand images beyond their original boundaries and move objects from one image to another. Samsung Notes can summarize large blocks with bullet points. Additionally, AI is planned to help you on calls just like Pixels. Real-time translator, ambient noise suppression, and One UI 6.1 are all call-related features.
Speaking of the Galaxy S24 series. Emergency texts seem to be confirmed via satellite, and the price remains the same as the Galaxy S23 series – that! A report out of Korea claims that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will feature a 10x zoom camera, but a 5x zoom in the 3x area. The primary camera remains a 200MP unit.
A final note on Samsung, a very hot rumor has surfaced that Samsung will change the design of its phones in 2026 – meaning the Galaxy S25 series will be the last with the current minimalist design.
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All three have been in Vietnam since December 16.
Apple is experimenting with the camera design and button layout on the next baseline iPhone.
Samsung seems to be closing in on Google when it comes to AI features.
The in-house Exynos 2400 chip helps the cost.
It is estimated to rely on a 200MP sensor to deliver 3x.
Asus is going with a punch-hole cutout display for its upcoming gaming phone.
The 2023 vivo flagship is here!
Also the Galaxy Fold Lite model with a smaller (or no) bezel screen.
The phone will have three cameras including a periscope zoom lens.
The S1 Pro features a rugged IP68 case and voice assistant with ChatGPT support.
The Z60 Ultra will arrive on December 19.
On the other hand, Xiaomi 14 will be global.
OV50H, OV50K and 160MP periscope sensor, 3D tOf on the front.
Additionally, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro and Watch6 have been discounted in pairs, as well as the Galaxy Tab S9 flagship trio of tablets.
Huawei’s flagship headphones bring a clip-on design without in-ear pain.
The Find X7 series is expected to launch soon.
Available for iPhone Xs and up.
It has a flat frame design with dual rear cameras and punch hole display.
The phone has already survived a wrong turn.
All three models – Book4 Ultra, Book4 Pro and Book4 Pro 360 – have touchscreens, HDMI 2.1 ports and a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports.
It will be a first-of-its-kind setup.
The upcoming 2024 iPad Pro models are expected to feature OLED displays, new designs, and Apple’s M3 chipset.
Open sales with tip on December 14th.
MatePad Air PaperMatte is an upgraded version of the MatePad Air with a matte anti-glare screen and improved M-Pencil 2 support.