iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro review

Our decision

The iPhone 13 Pro is the best of 2021 thanks to its 120Hz ProMotion display, improved camera and two days of battery life - but keep in mind that the best Android competitors are still winning in terms of charging speed and low-light camera performance.

Of the four phones in the iPhone line, the 13 Pro has a difficult task: to justify why it has to pay extra for the Pro, it must prove itself not only against fierce Android competition, but also against the iPhone 13 itself. . features that are basically the same on the phone

This is a test that last year's 12 Pro failed, and the cheaper 12 is clearly a better buy. This year the schedules have changed and 13 Pro 2021 iPhone seems to be the winner of the ranking. The reason for this is that Apple's development of the 13 Pro, or not retreating from the usual 13, will largely depend on your innocence, but the result is the same: This is the best iPhone of the year.

Is the best iPhone good enough now? For iOS fans, Apple has done significant work this year, especially improving battery life, while those who are open to changing sides have found more powerful cameras and thinner devices in the best Android phones.

Design

Premium stainless steel design A smaller notch Excellent water resistance Apple continues to be cautious in updating the design of the iPhone, so the 13 Pro will be very similar to anyone who has used the 12 Pro since last year. This means familiar Apple touches like familiar notches, square stainless steel edges and physical sliding to put your phone in Silent mode.

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As you can see from the beginning, the 13 Pro is exactly the same size as its predecessor, but is now a bit thicker and 15g heavier. Along with the square edges, which the company re-introduced last year, it makes the phone feel very thick, but the weight combined with the stainless steel frame gives it a bit of high-quality polish.

This year, Apple has partially narrowed the notch that cuts the top of the screen, but if you don't put this phone next to one of last year's phones, you'll have a hard time finding it. The phone's software certainly doesn't do much with the extra screen space - you'll see the same notification icons on either side - and while the change is welcome, it's not big enough for everyone to keep improving.

The reduced notch has the same Face ID technology as before - it's just compacted - but Apple couldn't find a place to match one of the Touch ID power buttons found on some of the latest iPads. This has always been annoying, but especially considering the well-documented problems with Face ID's face masks.

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While the front camera area is reduced, the rear is swollen. There are still three lenses, but the new larger sensors have pushed Apple to zoom in on the entire camera module, now covering the back of the phone more and more. It's never been the best-looking phone camera in the world, and enlarging it certainly didn't help, but I doubt it will bother many people.

I was looking at the 13 Pro in gold, and I have to admit that I like it a little bit, but I know it has fans. If this isn't for you, make sure that silver and graphite return to last year's lineup with the new (and quite surprisingly) Sierra Blue, a lighter alternative to last year's Pacific color. Alpine Green, which appeared about six months after the initial release, should also be taken into account.

As with all iPhones, you can expect an IP68 waterproof rating; The screen is covered with Apple's exclusive Ceramic Shield for extra durability.

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If you're hoping for a radical redesign of the iPhone, the 13 Pro will be disappointed - rumor has it that the iPhone 14 series may offer a little more in this regard. But if you're a fan of the current iPhone design, it's much more the same: a little smaller here, a little bigger there, but in the end everything works.

Display

The smoother 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate remains a 6.1-inch OLED with excellent color notches and thick frames. For many, the display will be the reason for the upgrade to the Pro 13, and it will undoubtedly be the biggest reason to choose this phone over the iPhone 13 of similar size.

Both models have a 6.1-inch OLED display that supports HDR, True Tone and all the usual applications. Only the Pro (and larger, 6.7-inch Pro Max) has additional brightness and a major improvement: the 120 Hz refresh rate, officially called ProMotion

iPhone 13 Pro

Introduced here for the first time on the iPhone (although iPad Pros have the technology since 2017 and even budget Android phones support it), the 120 Hz refresh rate means more frequent screen refreshes and higher frame rates in games. gives (e.g., answering). game) and smoother, smoother animations for everyday use

Like the transition to higher-resolution Retina displays, this is an inexplicable improvement, and some may not even realize it. Although it appears when you return to the 60Hz display; After using the 13 Pro, last year's iPhone SE slows down even in simple tasks like home screen navigation or open apps.

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Higher refresh rates consume more battery, so Apple has made it dynamic here; It has the ability to adjust up and down between 120Hz and 10Hz if needed. Switching to a lower refresh rate when appropriate can help your phone save energy when looking at static screens; this is undoubtedly part of those behind the 13 Pro's impressive battery life improvements.

While phones like the Oppo Find X3 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro can drop to a slower 1Hz when needed, this dynamic update speed technology is less common on the Android side - though unheard of

Often, as an Android user, the combination of a notch and a thick (by modern standards) black frame surrounding the screen still disappoints me, and I can't wait to see what Apple has to offer with the next redesign. il. I can't be wrong about the quality of the panel, it finally returns to where it should be among the best on the market.

Features and performance

The most powerful phone on the market (currently) 25% faster than last year's iPhone 12 Pro 1TB memory Each new iPhone series brings an updated chipset, and it's no different from the 5nm A15 Bionic.

Comparing iPhone chips with Android seems a bit counterproductive, but neither side can agree that the iPhone 13 Pro will withstand the pure power of any Android phone on the market and will outperform certain tasks in general, especially videos.

In our tests, we saw an increase of about 25% in CPU performance over 13 Pro years, while we saw a 19% increase in our graphics performance. Benchmark scores are consistently higher than last year's best Android devices, but keep in mind that the frame rate gap is closer than seen in graphics tests, and Android flagships have higher resolution displays that require more graphics processing power.

This latest experiment revealed a noteworthy wrinkle: applications will not be able to make the most of this technology from day one, as 120Hz support must be manually encoded. GFXBench was limited to 60 frames / s instead of hitting the higher frame rates the screen should now allow; this is a possible problem in many games and other applications; At least in the short term, developers are trying to provide full support

This is also the first year that Apple has offered up to 1TB of memory on the iPhone, but Apple is charging several hundred for the upgrade. Anyone who uses iCloud and other cloud storage will probably be quite satisfied with the 128 GB base option, but if you want to take full advantage of the 13 Pro's video capture technology, consider more.

iPhone 13 Pro

5G is certainly back this year, but the exact 5G ranges supported vary by market, especially as mmWave is still only supported in the US

You can also find NFC (for Apple Pay) and Ultra Broadband or UWB (for advanced Tap My technology that amplifies AirTag) along with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6. None of the last two are necessarily the latest standards. exists, but at this point we are really arguing

Battery and charging

Exceptional two-day battery life Slow (23W) wired charging MagSafe (15W) and Qi (7.5W) wireless charging In the last few years, if  Apple has certainly lagged behind Android, this is battery life. So you will forgive me for being a little sarcastic when the company promises "the best battery life on the iPhone" this time. Some words are true

iPhone 13 Pro

Whether it's a larger battery inside (Apple doesn't officially disclose battery capacity), dynamic update speed and efficiency thanks to the A15 chip, or just software changes, the result is the first iPhone in years with really good battery life. not just good for the iPhone

With light use, the 13 Pro lasts for two days, but it must be admitted that it falls into single digits before going to bed on the second day. Typical use keeps it comfortable all day, and I expect it to stay that way for a few years despite the battery failing.

I'm sure a particular person's battery will run out in a day - intense play or extensive video recording will probably work - but I don't think the average user will see anything like that anytime soon. It's a big step forward for Apple, and I see that the new iPhone not only keeps up with the best Android systems, but also leaves many behind - I don't remember the last time

iPhone 13 Pro

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said when it comes to backing up a 13 Pro backup.

While some of the best Android phones can now fully charge in less than half an hour and even offer wireless speeds that aren't too low, Apple advertises a maximum speed of 20 watts for the 13 Pro, saying it can only charge 50%. within half an hour

In fact, enterprising testers have found that the 13 Pro looks limited at 23W - partially better, but still. So, if you plan to pair the Pro with a new charger, you shouldn't look for anything more than 25 watts as you won't see any additional benefits.

And of course, since Apple no longer sends a charger to your phone, you may have to buy it. There is no indication that the company plans to switch the iPhone to USB-C, so it will not use the same charger as any new iPad or MacBook.

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Wireless charging is still supported, 7.5 W faster than the universal Qi standard and 15 W faster charging via Apple's special MagSafe technology for the iPhone

Camera

Camera upgrades since last year Fight with such bright light sources for those who suffer from daylight Apple's Apple buyers are primarily pushing Pro models based on camera features, and while this year's 120Hz display upgrade is great for many, the added cost is a regular iPhone. According to 13, this really makes sense if you expect to get the most out of your phone's photography capabilities.

At a glance, the rear camera here looks like the 12 Pro - except it's bigger - and you'll find a more basic lens, an ultra-wide, and a telephoto sensor. However, each has been improved and the results are undeniably impressive

iPhone 13 Pro

The main camera uses both a larger sensor and a faster aperture (f / 1.5), both of which help the camera get more light. In good lighting, this lens is expected to be excellent, but these days the same can be said for every flagship phone.

The real test is in dim light, where the new sensor and aperture should make all the difference. Here, the 13 Pro does a great job of stabilizing shots and capturing details, but low light creates a random problem during the day: dynamic range

The 13 Pro's main camera - and indeed its other lenses, but we'll get to them - constantly exposes bright light sources to constant exposure to other elements of shooting. This is most noticeable when shooting sunsets or street scenes at night, but the glare of the day can also be distracting.

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The result is not only over-exposure and explosion of light sources, but sometimes other objects are often darker and less exposed, especially when the phone is focused on the brightest point, including the sky.

This is the kind of problem that Apple can fix over time, but any promise that this is the best camera phone will wear off quickly.

Although there are many lenses here. The "most advanced" award will definitely be given to the ultra-wide camera, which rises from f / 2.4 to f / 1.8, which will make it one of the ultra-wide cameras with the widest aperture on any phone.

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Its light capture capabilities are now almost at the same level as the main lens, but it cannot capture details at the same level without any optical image stabilization, especially in low light. Again, if you are trying to capture wide views and cityscapes, this subtle detail is often less important and will retain its main lens when it comes to capturing scenic sunsets and holiday scenes, albeit with the same warnings about the exhibit.

There is another new trick in Ultrawide. Now able to focus on objects up to 2 cm, this objective macro doubles its objective role and manages it very well. Instead of a special low-resolution macro shooter, you can use all the power of the ultra-wide area. The results are still not perfect - it can sometimes be difficult to concentrate, and for anything closer than 2 cm, it won't work at all - but it's an excellent choice.

The only real concern is that it starts automatically when you approach an object, which is a bit annoying, especially since it is too far from a focal length of 2 cm. If you want to frame the shot from a variable exact distance, this is absolutely useless, because the slightest movement will cause the cameras to constantly move back and forth. Fortunately, Apple offers a switch to turn off this mode, although it is not yet available.

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While both the main and ultra-wide lenses here have been improved compared to their regular iPhone 13 counterparts, there is a third lens that really sets the 13 Pro apart: telephoto

A 3x optical zoom lens (more than 2x on last year's model) is a mixed benefit. A longer zoom distance is a definite advantage when shooting distant objects, but I find it more difficult to use for portrait photography - you'll have to move away from your subject a bit. It's still a long way from the 5x and 10x lenses found in some Samsung and Xiaomi flagships, but you can't object to that.

I was worried that the narrower f / 2.8 aperture would also limit the lenses, but it stays the same even in telephoto, low light, and Night mode shooting. It has the same problems with blowing light sources as other lenses, but often shares their strengths as well.

If the 13 Pro is mostly compatible with the best frames on Android, no matter which lens you use, Apple will easily hold the crown when it comes to video that is at least crisp, smooth, and stable. The cameras here are still limited to 4K @ 60fps - no 8K, who needs that? - but soon Apple will also support its own ProRes video format, but unfortunately it is not ready yet

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A great addition here is the Adjustable Focus Movie Mode, which is basically Portrait Mode for video. This is another feature that is already available on several Android devices, but Apple's app puts them mostly in the dust; with excellent object detection and natural bokeh nausea

The camera program will do its best to intelligently select the best focal point, select faces and animals during shooting, and adjust it immediately. This aspect of the technology is not yet perfect, but the ability to quickly and easily change the focal points in the video after shooting makes it a controversial point. The only downside is not the 4K, but the HD resolution limit, but that's far from the deal.

As you would expect, a selfie camera is also great. This 12Mp, f / 2.2 camera is still one of the best front-facing cameras on the market, and has the same software tricks that help set it apart from others, including 4K video and Cinema mode.

Software and updates

New iOS 15 notification management tools Guaranteed long-term software The iPhone 13 series is the first iPhone to ship with iOS 15 - but of course, if you already have an iPhone, it will now be available to users. You. (at least 6 seconds)

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Like the iPhone 13 series itself, this year's iOS update doesn't make any major changes to the system, but the updates here are welcome.

Notification Digest is perhaps the biggest improvement and the next step in Apple's ongoing efforts to improve iPhone notifications - a long-standing weakness of the platform. You can now collect custom notifications (news updates, Netflix content drops, or Instagram follower pings) as summaries that come in regularly throughout the day, and release the highest priority notifications that only appear when they are first published.

Similarly, the new Focus Modes allow you to create individual profiles (work, home, sleep, gym, etc.), each with its own home screens, notification settings, and Anxiety configurations.

Newer features for smaller changes, including FaceTime, iMessage, and Apple Maps, and the ability to capture text intelligently from photos. These are unlikely to radically change the way you use your iPhone.

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Eventually, iPhone owners will find familiar things, and anyone who goes through Android will face a learning curve, but there's a lot to finally get rid of hesitation.

The only major drawback is the always-on screen - I miss being able to see the time and notifications at a glance without waking up the phone. This is another area where Apple has strangely lagged behind in time, and with supported dynamic update speeds and improved battery life, there is no longer any hardware justification for the lack of this software.

Of course, such small mistakes are offset by Apple's commitment to long-term software support. While most flagships now offer two- or three-year Android updates, and everything improves elsewhere, no one can beat Apple in terms of longevity. If you want to buy a phone now and continue to use it for five years, it must really be an iPhone.

price and availability

iPhone 13 Pro is now available from  Apple, Amazon and others. It's not even a cheap phone for the starting price, and as you add more memory, it quickly becomes a very expensive phone.

  • 128 GB: 949 pounds / 999 dollars / 1159 euros
  • 256 GB: £ 1,049 / $ 1,099 / € 1,279
  • 512 GB: £ 1,249 / $ 1,299 / € 1,509
  • 1TB: 1,449 pounds / 1,499 US dollars / 1,739 euros

At each storage point you will pay around £ 170 / $ 200/250 for the Pro over the regular iPhone 13 (but there is no 1TB option for this model), but this 120Hz display seems like an acceptable reward for a telephoto lens. and other additions with dots. I would say that a single screen is an additional expense for many, but think about how much you would really appreciate the add-ons.

There is also a slightly more expensive 13 Pro Max. Unlike last year, it basically has the same features as the Pro, so it's worth considering that you're only willing to pay extra for a bigger screen and a bigger phone; However, you can also expect a slightly better battery life. Similarly, the 13 Mini matches the features of the regular 13, but in a smaller form factor

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Otherwise, its main competitors are Android flagships such as the Galaxy S21, Xiaomi Mi 11, Oppo Find X3 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro. All will be compatible with the iPhone 13 Pro in terms of basic performance and camera cuts, but will be different elsewhere. Most offer faster charging than Apple, some have more versatile camera arrays, and some are even better than the improved display seen here. None of them have a notch, and many will eventually be cheaper, especially for equivalent storage.

To better understand the competition and how the 13 Pro is assembled, take a look at our current flagship iPhone ratings to learn how we rank the best flagship phones in both operating systems or how other Apple models compare.

Decision

The iPhone 13 Pro is the best iPhone of the year. The 6.1-inch screen is the most comfortable size for most users, and the combination of the 120Hz refresh rate and all the camera upgrades makes it worth the extra cost compared to the basic iPhone 13.

By Android standards, the comparison is more difficult. In pure performance, the 13 Pro stands out against any phone and is unique for video recording. The best phones from Samsung, Xiaomi, and Vivo have now beaten Apple in photography, but there isn't much these days, and it remains an excellent camera to find on your phone.

By adopting 120Hz and improving battery life, Apple has finally overcome its two biggest weaknesses recently, and charging speed remains the biggest difference between the best iPhones and the competition - but for many, Apple's offer is completely adequate.

Finally, iOS 15 and Apple's design language will attract people to the iPhone 13 Pro just like everything else. If you're a fan of Cupertino's work, this is a good example of what any company can do with mobile equipment, and as long as you can afford it, the downsides are now minimal.

The best iPhone 2022

The best iPhone 2022

What is the best iPhone you can buy?

1 iPhone 13 Pro5 iPhone 12
2 iPhone 13 Pro Max6 iPhone 12 mini
3 iPhone 137 iPhone 11
4 iPhone 13 mini8 iPhone SE 2022

You've decided to buy a new iPhone, but it's not as simple as before: if you used to have to decide on memory capacity and color, now there are several iPhone models in each. with pros and cons

So what is the best iPhone to buy right now? It really depends on what you want to get from your smartphone.

iPhones come in all shapes and sizes, with different camera options and other unique features that set them apart from the Android competition, and we've compiled the best iPhones to buy right now.

The best iPhone 2022

1 iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro is currently the best iPhone for most people. In terms of performance, battery and camera, it offers significant improvements over the iPhone 12 Pro, and unlike last year, there is no difference between the iPhone 13 Pro and the Pro Max other than the screen size, so you don't have to spend any more money. . On the largest iPhone to get premium features.

One of the key new features is the 120Hz ProMotion display - something iOS owners have been waiting for for a while, and it's impressive. The adaptive refresh rate can increase up to 120Hz during sliding and gaming, and can drop as low as 10Hz whenever possible to save battery life. The screen is also brighter than ever, ideal for outdoor use.

The rear triple camera also has improvements, including a basic 12Mp snapper with OIS technology that replaces the sensor previously used exclusively for the 12 Pro Max, and an improved f / 1.5 aperture for better low-light photography. The wide-angle camera, which serves as a macro camera, and the extended telephoto lens, which now offers 3x optical zoom, also have similar improvements in low light.

Like the rest of the iPhone 13 series, you'll find the A15 Bionic combined with a minimum of 128 GB of main memory and up to 1 TB. As with the iPhone 13, the performance is high. In fact, when it comes to the iPhone 13 Pro, there isn't much to like other than the high starting price.

Read our full Apple iPhone 13 Pro review

2 iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Unlike the iPhone 12 Pro Max, there are differences with the iPhone 13 Pro, which makes it a little less attractive this time around if you're not a big-screen fan.

This is a large 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with the same 120Hz ProMotion technology as the iPhone 13 Pro, and can vary between 10-120Hz depending on what you're doing. At its heart is the same A15 Bionic, although it has a dubious impact on RAM compared to other models.

Like the iPhone 13 Pro, this is the shining camera part of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Equipped with a 12Mp main camera with modified OIS with the same sensor and a wider f / 1.5 aperture, the 13 Pro Max can take great photos both day and night. It also benefits from the improvement of ultra-wide and telephoto lenses, and Apple ProRaw video recording is also available for professional videographers.

The place where the iPhone 13 Pro Max really shines is in the battery compartment; Offering an extra 2 hours compared to the already impressive 12 Pro Max, it not only surpasses any previous iPhone, but also keeps up with the best Android competition.

On the downside, the larger screen and battery indicate that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a fifty beast and noticeably heavier. Combine this with the extra initial price and nothing unique in the latest Pro Max, it's just for those who want a really big screen.

Read our full Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max review

3 iPhone 13

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 is an ideal choice for most people. Although it has aluminum tape instead of higher-grade stainless steel, it has the same overall form factor as the iPhone 13 Pro, despite having a similar level of performance at the heart of the same A15 Bionic chipset.

Previously exclusive to the highest-end iPhone 12 Pro Max, it has excellent camera performance that supports Sensor-Shift OIS, and has a 2-hour leap in battery life compared to the previous model.

But while the overall experience has improved, there are some areas where the iPhone 13 is lacking. Pro models are limited to 120Hz to 60Hz, and when you get an ultra-wide camera with macro photography capabilities, you won't find a telephoto lens for portraits in the near future. There is also a slower maximum charging speed, which should be taken into account.

However, none of this completely breaks the deal, and if you're not too anxious to have the best of everything, the iPhone 13 is still an excellent flagship smartphone at an attractive price point.

Read our full Apple iPhone 13 review

4 iPhone 13 mini

iPhone 13 mini

If the iPhone 13's 6.1-inch screen is a bit big because you like it, the iPhone 13 mini is the iPhone for you.

The A15 Bionic, complete with Apple's Super Retina XDR display (though smaller at 5.4 inches) and improved basic and ultra-wide lenses, offers the same iPhone experience as the standard model, supporting OIS as a higher-quality touch change. models. , but in a smaller form factor.

The iPhone 13 mini is a great one-handed iPhone, but the smaller screen means it's not optimal for watching YouTube videos and movies on Netflix.

The smaller size means that while the battery life is better than the 12 Mini, it generally cannot compete with larger models. It also suffers from the same indoor 12W MagSafe load compared to the 15W in the other series.

Read our full Apple iPhone 13 mini review

5 iPhone 12

iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 is our favorite among all the iPhone 12 series, and the reduction of the iPhone 13 after its release is now even more attractive.

The iPhone 12 not only has an updated angle of view reminiscent of the iPhone 5, but also has the same Super Retina XDR OLED display technology as the iPhone 12 Pro series and offers significant improvements over the iPhone 11.

In the center of the iPhone 12 you will find Apple's A14 Bionic. It already offers significant improvements over the capable A13 Bionic, and our benchmark results support that. Despite being one year old, it is still one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.

You can't get the triple lens design of Pro models without a 2x telephoto lens, but you get a 12Mp wide sensor with low light performance and it stays as good as it gets ultra-wide. You can access the same Dolby Vision HDR video recording technology as the iPhone 11. Pro models, although limited to 30 frames / s.

You'll get better battery life, faster performance, and camera improvements with the iPhone 13, but now it's easier than ever to justify an update as the iPhone 12's price drops.

Read our full Apple iPhone 12 review

6 iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 12 mini

If you've given up on the iPhone 12's giant screens, the iPhone 12 mini is likely to be the model for you. With a 5.4-inch screen, it may not look very small, but thanks to its frameless design, it is actually slightly smaller than the iPhone SE. Smaller design, more screen space - what do you dislike?

Aside from the size, it is almost the same as the iPhone 12 with the same Super Retina XDR OLED display technology, A14 Bionic processor, dual camera setup, 5G connection and support for MagSafe accessories, but the wireless charging speed is reduced to 12 W.

It's also the cheapest version of the iPhone 12, as the iPhone 13 series is here and makes a deal for those looking for a small-screen iPhone.

Read our full iPhone 12 mini review

7 iPhone 11

iPhone 11

There was no need to rewrite the iPhone 11's smartphone rules book to win - it simply had to boost the Xr's success, and that's exactly what it did.

The standard iPhone 11 has a beautiful glass back design and comes with various finishing options. Face ID is faster than ever, and the niche telephoto lenses of the iPhone XS series have been replaced by more useful ultra-wide-angle lenses.

Unlike the iPhone 12, the 6.1-inch screen isn't OLED, but it still offers a good experience, and performance with the same A13 chipset as the 11 Pro series is at its highest here - even when playing demanding games like Oceanhorn 2.

Read our full Apple iPhone 11 review

8 iPhone SE (2022)

iPhone SE

The iPhone SE is a phone dedicated to working on form, prioritizing performance and camera features over design or aesthetics to enter the budget market. With the A13 Bionic and a single 12Mp rear snap, the iPhone SE delivers advanced performance at about half the price and is a huge success.

However, the focus on design makes it a very different iPhone from Apple, and there are a few disappointing elements, including a fairly budget 720p LCD screen and outdated design. But the biggest disappointment is the battery life - if you need the iPhone's small form factor, be prepared to carry a battery pack with you all day.

Again, if you want a reliable camera, fast performance and years of warranty iOS updates without breaking the bank, this iPhone is for you.

Read our full Apple iPhone SE (2022) review

It should be noted that older models, including iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and even iPhone X, are still available in third-party retailers that want to replace the remaining stock.

Foldable iPhone release date design and patent rumors

Foldable iPhone release date design and patent rumors

Foldable devices look like the future of smartphones. Manufacturers such as Motorola, Samsung and Huawei have launched smartphones with folding screens, and more are expected in the coming months.

The appeal of the concept is easy to see - you can use the standard iPhone screen when you're outside, and when you want to play any game or read an article, "turn on" the iPhone and increase the screen size. screen size. iPad Mini - a concept similar to the high-end Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Alternatively, Apple can follow the same route as the Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and halve the screen size of the smartphone when not in use.

There have been many rumors over the years, some dating back to 2016, indicating that Apple was actively looking for a flexible OLED manufacturer to produce panels for foldable iPhones, and a 2019 report suggested that Apple was in the testing phase.

Over the years, many patent applications have also been filed, and John Prosser, who escaped the leak, shared a few details on what to expect from a foldable iPhone and suggested that something was on the way with Apple - more on that later.

Aside from rumors, there are currently a number of issues with folding smartphones, such as price, durability and quality. Most likely, Apple is working behind closed doors on these issues, and it is likely that Apple will not whisper about the foldable iPhone until it approaches perfection.

This may mean that the device is still a few years old, but to be honest, it's worth the wait, isn't it? And until then, the idea of ​​the folding iPhone may not seem so much science fiction.

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When will Apple introduce a foldable iPhone?

This is a million dollar question.

Bank of America analyst Merrill Lynch claimed that Apple is preparing to introduce a foldable phone in 2020, but of course this never happened. So when can we see the foldable iPhone debut?

A  Weibo leak in September 2020 claimed that Apple had ordered folding display prototypes from Samsung, but more recent rumors suggest that Apple has since parted ways with Samsung and is now working on a prototype display with LG.

As for specific dates, an internal source for the leaked John Prosser claims that Apple will not introduce the foldable iPhone until 2023, which is in line with the  predictions of investment firm EqualOcean and renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. .

Kuo claimed in January 2021 that if Apple could solve its "core technology and mass production problems," it would only start in 2023, but that "it hasn't started yet" and therefore plans could change.

However, despite Kuo's May 2021 follow-up note, which doubled its 2023 release date, the analyst revised its forecasts for the September 2021 note and suggested that the now-folding iPhone would not go on sale until the second half of 2024.

Mark Gurman from Bloomberg suggested that the foldable iPhone will not be released for another 2-3 years in 2021, which is in line with Kuo's forecast.

As for the screen leaks, Ross Young, a screen analyst with a flawless experience at the time of writing, also threw his hat in the ring. If you think that the "earliest" folding is not expected until 2023, the analyst initially thought there would be more releases in 2024, and that's bad, the updated forecast brings even worse news.

In a DSCC report, in late February 2022, Young  suggested that Apple's foldable plans be postponed until 2025 this time. It has been claimed that Apple does not want to continue Samsung's path and does not actually want to beta on the form factor with its fans. , but in true Apple style, launch only when the product is ready.

Since most of the signs pointing to the accumulation are still in the early stages of development, don't expect a release before 2023 that looks like a safer bet in 2024 or 2025.

If you can't wait that long, take a look at what we think is the best iPhone right now.

What will the foldable iPhone look like?

While many believe that Apple will follow the same path as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Huawei Mate X2 and produce a folding iPhone like a book in the middle, the current rumors detail a few different possibilities.

Given the durability, noticeable wrinkles on the foldable screens, and common problems with overall coating quality, one of Apple's prototypes may actually be more meaningful.

Apple’s

In a series of tweets in June 2020, Jon Prosser explained that the foldable iPhone may not consist of a single flexible screen. Instead, the leak claims that the "foldable" iPhone prototype consists of two separate displays connected by a central hinge.

Given all the challenges associated with the durability and cost of flexible display technology, this could be a smart alternative.

However, a Bloomberg report for early 2021 shows that Apple, like Samsung and others, is developing a prototype of an invisible hinged folding display, one step ahead of the two-screen design detailed by Prosser in 2020.

This is reflected in Prosser's February 2021 report, which apparently no longer thinks that Apple is going the dual-screen route, and now shows that Apple is interested in developing something similar to Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3-cover form factor.

The leak didn't go into much detail other than saying that the company was considering "fun colors" for the iPhone, which can be folded according to the colorful iPhone 12 series, but it's too early for Apple to complete it. decisions regarding color schemes.

According to equalOcean, an investment research firm based in Canada, Apple is working on a single-screen folding display reminiscent of the iPad mini when opened. The company predicts that Apple will introduce a foldable iPhone with a screen size of between 7.3 and 7.6 inches when opened, and will be compatible with the Apple Pencil.

Considering that fragile screens are compared to standard glass smartphones, the stylus concept, which works on a foldable screen, may seem a bit too "extraneous", but it's a hallmark of the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 thanks to its soft, retractable stylus tip. So it is definitely possible.

Competitive analyst  Ming-Chi Kuo reports on the 8-inch open display, which is slightly larger than the May 2021 forecast. In fact, Kuo goes one step further than talking about size, claiming that it will have an 8-inch QHD + flexible OLED display, and claiming that TPK will have the silver nanotel touch solution used in the HomePod Mini due to a number of advantages over SDCs. Y-Octa technology ".

Kuo believes that the latter could create a "long-term competitive advantage" for Apple in the foldable market, as it is subject to multiple folding, rolling shape factors, and so on. which is a "superior" option for future devices.

Regardless of the final form factor,  industry sources suggest that LG is working with Apple on a prototype for a foldable display, although it is not yet known whether it will be produced by LG or Apple.

Patents

Patents

 Jon Prosser's bizarre claims about the dual-screen iPhone are backed by an Apple patent that was patented by Apple in less than a day. The patent describes a device consisting of two separate panels connected by a fabric hinge system.

This is not the first patent to describe a foldable iPhone. A separate patent for the "flexible display device" was issued in 2018 and is a continuation of the patents granted in 2016, 2014 and 2011. There is also a separate 2016 patent that describes "electronic device and includes: bending body" bending reading; and a screen in a body that bends around a torsion axis. ”

There is also an interesting patent filed in 2018, which describes a triple-fold smartphone that can be folded in different directions, unlike the existing folders. According to the patent application, the double screen can be bent backwards or folded inwards at both ends, giving the user the freedom to use the folding screen as they wish.

It could also allow Apple to produce a smartphone-sized foldable device that can be folded into something the size of an iPad, and it's very similar to the futuristic tablets used in Westworld. Then it is an interesting concept.

Oh, and let's not forget Apple's patent, which describes a way to avoid damaging screens when bent. The patent for "flexible electronic devices" suggests the possibility of damage in cold conditions, and offers a convenient solution - "the part of the screen that coincides with the bending axis can be heated automatically by light pixels."

Patently Apple

Another Patently Apple discovery demonstrates a new concept where a wrinkle does not fall below the middle of the screen, but when the device is folded, part of it remains open, acting as a second screen or acting as a row for notifications. whom. To the external screen of the Galaxy Z Flip.

Apple has also introduced patents detailing ways to avoid the problem of breaking folding screens. Such a patent describes a system that allows the screen to bend, not bend, to reduce the amount of pressure on the panel, and this is no different from the system found in the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr.

In July 2021 , a patent called "Electronics with Adjustable Screen Windows" provides details about an expandable display that can turn off the camera block (and possibly other Face ID components) when not in use. While not specifically for the foldable iPhone, the expandable display concept isn't far from what  Android competitors use to combat the wrinkles that are present in most current folding devices.

The latest patent gives us more information on what to expect from folding. The patent for "electronic devices with fiber composite friction hinges" gives us a look at a thin but durable hinge.

Although the technology can be used in laptops, The patent specifically refers to foldable screens. The patent description states that "an electronic device may have a flexible layer, such as a flexible screen, that overlaps the hinge structure."

Of course, it should be noted that Apple, like most technology companies, is always applying for patents, and this is not an indication of what we will see on the upcoming iPhone or iPad, but it gives us a good idea of ​​the innovation. avenues. What does Apple think

Renders and concepts

Of course, it would not be a futuristic product to exaggerate an equally strange concept or two. Here is a selection of our favorites found online

This render, courtesy of LetsGoDigital, showcases a design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Foldable iPhone

And this by Roy Gilsing Den, on behalf of Foldable Phone News, demonstrates something similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

iphone x fold
How much will the foldable iPhone cost?

This is a difficult question to answer, not only because we don't know much about what the foldable iPhone has to offer, but also because we don't know when the foldable iPhone will hit the market.

Currently, folding smartphones are priced higher, with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 selling for £ 1,599 / $ 1,799 and Huawei's Mate X2 selling for around $ 1,985 / $ 2,785, but as with all technologies, the price will drop. .

We are also in the dark about what Apple can plan. There are numerous patents indicating that a number of prototypes are under construction, and the proposed design and features will largely reflect the price tag. It could be one of the 'cheap' foldable devices like the £ 949 / $ 999 Galaxy Z Flip 3, or it could be one of the larger foldable devices with a larger price tag.

It is impossible to say at this point, but most likely it will be a premium product that meets the high price tag.

Google Pixel 7

Google Pixel 7 Specifications, price and features

2021 was a big year for Google's Pixel smartphones as chipsets switched from Qualcomm Snapdragon to Google's own Tensor chips.

So what will 2022 bring to the Pixel world? Here are a few things we want to see when the Pixel 7 arrives, along with all the news and rumors about the new devices.

What is the release date of Google Pixel 7?

Google has not yet confirmed that the Pixel 7 will be, but it seems likely when you consider the transition to new chips and the intense marketing campaign that currently promotes the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Over the past few generations, Google has committed to launching in October for major Pixel devices with cheaper versions, such as the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5a 5G, in August. There was also the Pixel 4a 5G, which was released in November 2020 and somehow went a step further.

So, if Google stays true to this example, you should expect the new Pixel 7 phones to go on sale in October 2022 with the new Android 13 app.

That's exactly what  Jon Prosser has predicted adding that the 7 and 7 Pros will launch with the PixelWatch a few months after the upcoming Pixel 6a.

How much will the Google Pixel 7 cost?

To get an idea of cash, you'll need to buy the latest Google devices when they arrive, here are the latest generation prices.

  • Google Pixel 6: £ 599 / $ 599
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro: £ 849/899
  • Google Pixel 5: £ 599 / $ 699
  • Google Pixel 4: £ 669 / $ 799
  • Google Pixel 4XL: £ 829/899

As you can see, the standard Pixel looks priced at £ 599 / $ 599, while the Pro level, introduced in 2021, takes things a little further. While we could see the global shortage of chips and the increased production cost caused by Covid increase with the release of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, we would expect Google to maintain those prices. Fortunately, no.

What features will we see in Google Pixel 7?

Frankly, while the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are still new enough to go on sale, there is very little specific information about what you will see in their successors.

Design

With the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Google has introduced a completely new design language for its smartphones. The Pixel 5's plastic body and more general aesthetics are gone, giving way to a premium structure and a bold look with a raised stripe on the back that acts as a body for the cameras.

We don't expect Google to try to reinvent the wheel with the Pixel 7 series, as most manufacturers want to maintain its consistent aesthetics for several generations, with Apple's iPhone being the most obvious example.

Not surprisingly, we saw this in the first images of the two phones that came with the permission of OnLeaks. The first is the regular Pixel 7, whose renderings are shared on the  CarHP website, and it features an incredibly similar design, albeit with a slightly tuned camera module that attaches directly to the phone's frame.

Google Pixel 7

The report adds that the phone will measure 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7 mm - which makes it a bit smaller in each size, which is a nice change from the larger Pixel 6.

That week, OnLeaks shared the renderings of the 7 Pro, this time with SmartPrix. Here is a similar story, a small camera bar adjustments, but no other radical repairs

Google Pixel 7

The rough dimensions of 163 x 76.6 x 8.7 mm make it very close to the 6 Pro, but a bit thinner than usual.

Screen

The current Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have 6.4-inch AMOLED and 6.71 LTPO AMOLED displays, respectively. Both support HDR10 +, but the Pro version comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and higher resolution than its more budget siblings.

Google should have unique outlets for both levels, so we shouldn't be surprised to see these differences kept in the new models.

The OnLeaks report estimates that the 7 Pro could reduce screen size by 6.2 inches, while the 7 Pro will either stay the same or jump a little to 6.8 inches. We don't expect to see many other screen changes.

Screen industry expert Ross Young said something similar: the 6.3-inch screen drop for the 7, while the Pro remains the same 6.7-inch size. He adds that the Pro will reuse at least 120Hz LTPO AMOLED technology, although it is not clear whether we will see this decline return to normal 7.

We know that Google is working on selfie camera designs at the bottom of the screen. The company has so far filed at least two patents, the most recent of which we have included here. Discovered by  Lets Go Digital, this photo shows the same technology we see in similar cameras like the ZTE Axon 30 5G and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

We do not expect Google to use this technology in the Pixel 7 series, and it is rumored that it will be more likely to appear on future phones such as the Pixel Fold or Pixel 8 and later models.

Second generation Google Tensor chips

One of the main points of discussion with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro was its use of Google's special Tensor chips. Like Apple and Samsung, which use Series A and Quad chips in their flagships (although Samsung still uses Qualcomm Snapdragon chips), Google has taken a big step to control the design and production of processors installed in its devices. .

Such an investment is undoubtedly long-term, and 9to5Google has already provided information about a potential clue to the arrival of 2nd generation Tensor chips when it sees the code name "Cloudripper" associated with the GS201 model number, which could represent the new silicone. Sounds a bit complicated, but there are different codes that manufacturers use during product development, and 9to5Google's detective work is a sure sign that the new Pixel will come with the latest versions of Tensor chips.

The same site has found more details since then; The code names Cheetah, Panther and Ravenclaw have been added to the Samsung modem, the Exynos Modem 5300, which will probably be used with the new Tensor chip.

9to5Google reports that Cheetah and Panther are referring to the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro with new big cat code names after previous generations used birds and fish. The third code name - Ravenclaw - is believed to be more than just a reference to Harry Potter. This is potentially a mix of the Pixel 6 Pro's code name "Raven" with the new device's cat paw theme, perhaps referring to a tester that uses a new Tensor 2 chip inside the Pixel 6 Pro.

No criteria have been set for any of these devices yet, so we don't know how they will be compared to their 2nd generation predecessors, but we expect Google to work on energy efficiency and performance improvements, as with any iteration. processors.

Pixel 7

Camera

The first leaked images confirm the report we saw from Mishaal Rahman on the XDA Developers website that the Pixel 7 will be equipped with only two rear cameras. The code that Google analyzed for the Camera app shortly before the release of the Pixel 6 devices suggests that the 2022 Pixel will most likely have an ultra-wide camera like the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but with a telephoto camera.

This is the same as the Pixel 6 with a telephoto reserved only for the Pro model, but in 2022 it looks a bit heavy compared to many potential competitors.

There's good reason to think that Rahman's code dive may not actually belong to the Pixel 7. First, although the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have separate code names (Oriole and Raven), this phone is listed with only one (Pipit). This is a name that other sources associate with a Pixel foldable phone instead of 7, so this may be a hint of the phone's camera features. Again, we were surprised to see a telephoto lens at the base of the Pixel 7 at this point.

What we want to see in Google Pixel 7

Although very little is known about the Pixel 7, we can take this opportunity to bring our containers to Google to beg and ask for a little more than we got with the Pixel 6.

One of the main improvements we want to see is the reduction in the size of the Pixel 6. At 207 g, it is a heavy animal, so weight loss will make the whole experience more enjoyable for the user.

The lack of a third camera on the standard Pixel 7 is a bit overlooked at this price point when competing with other phones' triple and even quad camera configurations, so we hope Google raises the stakes a bit. with the new model.

In our review of Google Pixel 6, we saw very good battery life, the only downside is the slow 30 W charging capabilities, which rarely reach these speeds. This can be done by increasing the speed types that are common on Chinese devices that can charge from 0% to 100% in less than 30 minutes.

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro were excellent interpretations of the pure Google smartphone, so we're excited to see what happens in 2022 when the new versions are released. We will continue to update this article as more news arrives, so check back regularly. Until then, you can read our summary of the best news phones coming in 2022.

Everything you need to know about the flagship iPhone 14 2022

Everything you need to know about the flagship iPhone 14 2022

The iPhone 13 came out just a few months ago, but that doesn't mean Apple isn't working behind closed doors on the iPhone 14 - and given the surprising number of early leaks, we already know what the company is up to. Can plan the 2022 flagship series

In fact, if the rumors are true, it could be a more interesting upgrade than the one offered on the iPhone 13, with current rumors pointing to a potential redesign, the removal of the Face ID hook, and a massively improved camera design.

With that in mind, we describe in detail everything we need to know about the iPhone 14 right now, including what Apple expects from the 2022 flagship iPhone series, with the latest leaks and rumors, release dates and price forecasts.

When will the iPhone 14 be released date?

Apple only officially unveiled the iPhone 13 in September, so we're still a long way from launching the next-generation iPhone 14.

While this is not a strong rumor at the moment, iPhone releases are due in September, with the exception of 2020, which is in the middle of a pandemic.

We'll update this section when we hear more, so check back often for the latest details, and if you can't wait that long, take a look at our iPhone purchase guide.

Everything you need to know about the flagship iPhone 14 2022

How much will the iPhone 14 Price?

It is too early to make any specific price predictions, but the good news is that this year's iPhone 13 series will come at the same price as its 2022 chip shortage, even if it increases the price Apple has to pay. for components. predecessor

While that doesn't mean we expect the same from this year's models, it's a sign that Apple is doing its best to keep the iPhone at current prices.

For reference, the current iPhone range costs

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max - £1,099/$1,099
  • iPhone 13 Pro - £999/$999
  • iPhone 13 - £799/$799
  • iPhone 13 Mini - £699/$699
  • iPhone 11 - £599/$599
  • iPhone XR - £499/$499
  • iPhone SE - £399/$399 
What to expect from the iPhone 14 series?

While it's potentially long enough to launch, we have a rough idea of what the iPhone 14 has to offer, and if the current rumors are to be believed, it will be an interesting idea.

Goodbye Mini, hello Max

We all knew it would come; After weak iPhone 12 mini sales and very similar expectations with the iPhone 13 mini, Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will officially end the line in 2022.

Instead, the company will offer 6.1 and 6.7-inch versions of both the base and Pro models; This means that we can see the presentation of the new iPhone 14 Max together with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Elec goes so far as to claim that the iPhone 14 Max can offer the same 120Hz refresh rate as the Pro series, but that depends on production costs and availability.

Recently, a 9to5Mac source also confirmed that the Mini is actually dead, with the internal code name D28 being replaced by the iPhone 14 Max - although there is no word on the possibility of ProMotion support.

Processed form factor

Our first look at the iPhone 14 comes 14 days before the launch of the iPhone 13, in September 2021, with the permission of the famous Apple leaker John Prosser, who posted a complete set of photos and a YouTube video depicting the iPhone line. Prosser claims to have seen it. He worked with rendering artist Ian Zelbo to showcase images and an updated design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max prototype.

According to Prosser and Renders, the iPhone 14 series can eliminate the impact of the camera and increase the overall thickness of the smartphone set by offering a straight tripod camera on the back.

This brings the design closer to a merger between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 4 - a stronger comparison with the addition of circular sound controls that have not been seen in the range since the iPhone 4 era.

iPhone 14

This is also the first iPhone where the glass sits on the antenna tapes instead of sticking out of the edges of the phone.

According to Prosser, this chassis will be made of titanium - we have already heard this from analysts at JP Morgan Chase.

Although the renderings show different colors, these colors were chosen by Prosser and his team to demonstrate the design. He insists the photos he sees belong to the golden iPhone 14 Pro Max, but suggests that the shade may change as soon as production begins this year.

However, recent reports indicate that a more familiar chassis, mostly featuring the iPhone 13 series, is on the way.

Leaked CAD images of the iPhone 14 Pro were shared from industry sources in March 2021 via  91Mobiles Renders show a redesigned Face ID notch on the front (discussed in more detail below), and the rest of the case looks the same as the iPhone 13 Pro.

Days later, leaky Max Weinbach posted pictures of the alleged iPhone 14 Pro schematics on Twitter, giving more context to the leaked CAD images published the day before.

iPhone 14

According to the diagrams, we should expect a slightly larger camera shot - but still smaller than the 13 Pro Max - with minimal changes to the chassis, 0.1 mm shorter and slightly thinner than before.

While the changes are minimal, it does mean that the iPhone 13 Pro case will not be compatible with the 14 Pro - but we'll have to wait until it's launched to make sure.

No more Face ID slots

In March 2021, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published forecasts for not only the iPhone 13, but also the iPhone 14 - but not specifically the 14, but the 2022 as the iPhone.

In a note to investors, the analyst suggested that some iPhone 14 models could cover the location of Face ID smartphones. It's available on every iPhone since the iPhone X, and although Apple has reduced the unit on the iPhone 13 by 20%, it doesn't seem to be complete yet.

According to Kuo, the Pro models will retain full Face ID functionality, instead offering an intersection with "drums" that provide an almost full-screen viewing experience for the front camera. The analyst then doubled the claim in late September 2021, suggesting that the Pro models would be separated from the notch for a single-hole camera.

iPhone 14

It was later funded by the famous John Prosser, who described the opening of a hole in the center, showing a series of images allegedly "iPhone 14 Pro Max" a few days before the launch of the iPhone 13.

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg also appears to think that Apple will step down for the perforated camera in 2022, suggesting that a 'complete redesign' is on the way, and that Elec's unnamed industry sources are also pointing to a hole.

But you might think it's a round hole, but the leak shows the opposite. Leaker @dylandkt claims it will be "in pill form" instead, and although it won't go into further detail, it will be as close to a dual front-facing camera device as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

Not to mention the second camera, the extra space will most likely be used for Face ID smartphones that are not affected by the distance from the notch.

What about the combination of the two? Screen analyst Ross Young believes so. An analyst on Twitter - with a 100% history - predicts a combination of circular bumps and pill-shaped cuts on the front of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The leaker appeared in a tweet, even though he looked upside down - allegedly a pill-shaped cut on the left, a circular hole on the right

The young man also claims (in an already deleted tweet) that the hole will have a Face ID dot projector, and the tablet hole will have at least a front camera and a Face ID infrared camera.

9to5Mac sources suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro series may be slightly longer than previous iPhones to accommodate pill-shaped cuts.

The hole + pill combination has also appeared in previously mentioned leaked CAD renderings and schemes, indicating that Apple has decided to break a really pretty weird camera.

Twitter leak @MauriQHD has a slightly different approach; The leak suggests it won't have a notched or perforated camera, but it will have a full front camera on all four sides and a slightly thicker frame to accommodate Face ID technology.

ProMotion may still be exclusive to Pro

One of the key new features of the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max is the 120Hz ProMotion display, which offers smooth animations compared to the 60Hz display of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini.

Some had hoped that the improved technology would move to the rest of the line with the iPhone 14, as it did with the Sensor-Shift OIS, which was exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro Max before the iPhone 13 series. Unlike The Elec offers.

According to unnamed supply chain sources, South Korea claims that 120Hz LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) OLED panels will be exclusive to Pro models, while standard models will use the same 60Hz LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) OLED panels. 13 range.

However, analyst Jeff Pu's forecast for the beginning of 2022 falls short of The Elec's claim. Instead, the analyst suggests that the entire iPhone 14 series will have a refresh rate of 120 Hz, although it has a less established history than other analysts, but it's worth taking a pinch of salt.

Camera upgrades

As for the annual iPhone update, the camera improvements are almost obvious, but the iPhone 14 Pro series is said to host something special; New 1 / 1.3-inch 48 Mp CMOS image sensor for basic wide-angle lens. More impressive, the new sensor can offer hybrid operating modes to improve pixel size and light collection capabilities.

"The new 2H22 iPhone can support 48MP output and 12MP (four-cell collection output mode) output at the same time," Kuo said. Pixel aggregation (also known as pixel grouping) to improve quality is not a new concept for Android users, but it will be a first for the iPhone.

That's not all. Kuo claims that with the 12MP output, the new 2H22 iPhone's CIS pixel size has increased to about 2.5um, which is significantly larger than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 and is larger than existing Android phones and close to the DSC level. " For reference, the iPhone 13 measures up to 1.7 um pixels, while the Pro series measures up to 1.9 um.

In addition to the improved image quality, Kuo believes that it will be able to capture 8K video, which is a big leap from the current 4K, although it does not disclose potential frame rates in detail.

Kuo reiterated this claim in late September, arguing that the changes would be exclusive to the "two high-end models."

The idea of ​​a 48Mp snapper with 8K video capabilities has been supported by analysts at Haitong International Securities and more recently by TrendForce analysts, giving the claim more credibility.

iPhone 14

4nm chipset

At the heart of the iPhone 13, Apple's A15 Bionic is equipped with an improved 5nm process that offers efficiency and power improvements over the 5nm A14 Bionic - but the changes aren't as dramatic as the A14 Bionic.

However, according to TrendForce analysts, this will change with the iPhone 14.

The forecast, released in late 2020, claims that Apple's 2022 iPhone series will probably be equipped with a 4nm processor called the A16 Bionic, manufactured by TSMC.

The narrower width of the installation will allow for more significant improvements in performance and efficiency, which should not go unnoticed for battery life - improvements that are pleasing to the entire iPhone experience.

This was confirmed by a report by The Information, citing engineers familiar with the matter. According to the report, TSMC is not ready to ship smaller 3nm chipsets with the iPhone 14, but is still expected to overtake its competitors.

According to the Korean  Naver blog, citing unnamed sources, it is claimed that this will be combined with the increased 8 GB of RAM in the Pro models. Given that Apple tends to increase its RAM offer every two years and has received improvements with the latest iPhone 12 Pro series, there may be some truth in the claim, and this is likely to apply to the standard model as well.

This is not the only source pointing to growth; Jeit Pu, an analyst at Haitong International Securities, also suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro series will have 8 GB of RAM.

Interestingly, the  9to5Mac report from March 2022 shows that Apple can split the chipset offer between standard and Pro models, only the iPhone 14 Pro series gets the latest A16 Bionic.

Rumor has it that the standard iPhone 14 series may support an improved version of the A15 Bionic found on the iPhone 13, which may have an additional GPU core compared to the current offer. It is possible that Apple will mark it as A15X, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Ming-Chi Kuo  tweeted that in mid-March 2022, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 will stick to the Max A15 chipset, adding more confidence to the idea. This will no doubt make the Pro models more "professional", something that Apple has been having trouble with in recent years.

The first iPhone with eSIM only

Believe it or not, Apple introduced the eSIM feature with the iPhone XS / XR in 2018, and every iPhone since then has this feature. For those who don't know, this is a digital SIM card that allows you to activate the plan without the need for a physical SIM card, and it works with more than 100 operators around the world - perfect for getting cheap data tariffs on vacation.

So far, this is an optional feature, but whispers indicate that only the iPhone with eSIM will go on sale later this year.

According to MacRumors, Apple has advised US operators to prepare for the launch of only eSIM smartphones by September 2022, and at least one iPhone 14 may not have a traditional nano-SIM tray.

However, analysts believe that this will not be a complete transition, although it is inevitable. GlobalData analyst Emma Mohr-McClune suggests that Apple will only offer the eSIM version of the iPhone 14 through its showcases and operators who want to support traditional nano-SIM options, so don't throw away these SIM cards just yet.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Everything we know so far is here

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung has been one of the leading lights in the recent advent of folding screens.

It currently has two options in this category: the Galaxy Z Flip, which, as its name suggests, is a classic flip phone. The Galaxy Z Fold has a vertical hinge that you can open like a book.

Recently, new rumors have begun to emerge about the improvements we have seen. That's all we know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 so far.

When will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 be released?

Although rumors say this is true, Samsung has not even acknowledged the existence of the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Thus, we do not have any official information about the device, including its release date.

However, we have seen news that the new Fold will follow the example of previous models. This means that we should see the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in late August or early September 2022 - almost in conjunction with the Galaxy Z Flip 4.

To illustrate this, the ranking of previous models is as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold – September 2019
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 – September 2020
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 – August 2021

How much will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cost?

As for foldable products, prices have been somewhat volatile. Most have started in significant quantities thanks to the incredibly innovative technology needed to make a folding screen possible.

As technology improved and processes improved, this led to a reduction in final costs for consumers. Of course, these are still high-end devices, and they are priced according to the situation.

To see how expensive the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is, you can find a review of previous models here.

  • Galaxy Z Fold – £1,900/€1,949/$1,980
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 – £1,799/€1,899/$1,999
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 – £1,599/€1,799/$1,799

Apparently, there is a downward trend and it is expected to continue. Ross Young, an industry expert, said that Samsung has doubled production of the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 for July (compared to the production of third-generation models in 2021). price reduction ”.

Will it be Z Fold 4 or just Fold 4?

An interesting wrinkle this year could change Samsung's naming convention. The company removed the letter "Z" from the names of its folding models in certain markets without explanation - some believe it could be a response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, and sometimes to the "Z" symbol used by the Russian armed forces. .

In any case, there are clear assumptions that the company could completely abandon the letter 'Z' and call the next generation foldable Galaxy Fold 4. There is very little material evidence that any rebranding is on track worldwide.

What will be the features of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?

You've probably guessed that no one but Samsung knows the exact features of the Fold 4. the second half of next year.

Key Features

In terms of chipset, there is a good chance that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor will move towards Fold 4, although both The Galox and Ice Universe actually predict that it will adopt the rumored 8 Gen 1+ instead, which will probably be announced later il.

Display

As for the folding screens, TheElec's report adds small notes to the phone's screens that they will remain at least the same size: 7.56 inches for the main screen and 6.19 inches for the external screen - 0.01 inches each. corresponding Z-Fold 3 screens. This was especially supported by Ross Young, a display expert who repeated the 6.19-inch external display estimates compared to the Fold 4's approaching Pixel foldable.

Although there may be a more subtle development here. Both TheGalox and yeux1122 state that the Z Fold 4 will feature an improved Ultra Fine Glass (UTG) on a folding screen. This will be a "big improvement" over the Galox and will have "improved rigidity and quality" compared to yeux1122, but the two do not agree on potential branding - Armor UTG or Super UTG.

Design

yeux1122 gave a separate account of a number of expected changes to the future model, including work on improving the hinge mechanism in the new Fold 4, a key design feature as you can imagine. Depending on how the upgrades go, it will result in a lighter chassis.

The good news is that, as we have seen in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, although the design has improved compared to previous versions, it is still a heavy and bulky device, so losing a few grams can go a long way to addressing this concern. can. .

TheElec report above says that Samsung is working to add an S Pen slot to the chassis of the Z Fold 4, as it did with the Galaxy S22 Ultra this year. This probably means that the stylus will come with the phone as standard.

Others say Samsung is moved by the idea. IceUniverse tweeted that the phone will not have an "internal S Pen", but will be "slightly smaller and thinner". It seems that Samsung is having a hard time inserting the stylus without making the phone as bulky as a whole, so it may still be an extra addition.

Rumor has it that Samsung will add enhanced dustproofing; This is again something that seems very important given the grinding that gravel and sand can bring to this hinge mechanism.

Cameras

Another critique of the Fold 3 was its camera under a weak screen. Yes, this means that you do not need a hole or notch, but if the results are unsatisfactory, it is of little use.

This means that we are a little worried about the rumors that the camera at the bottom of the screen will not only be inside, as in the Fold 3, but will also appear on the outside screen. We hope that Samsung has mastered this technique, because the results in Fold 3 were terrible.

However, the leakers agree that Samsung will try to improve the camera experience elsewhere in any case.

technoprices.com also notes an improved camera experience in the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but there are no details on how it compares to the OIS 12Mp f / 1.8 main camera, 12Mp f / 2.2 ultra wide camera and 12Mp f array. /2.4 telephoto camera with OIS + 2x optical magnification.

GalaxyClub has a little more detail and announces that the Z Fold 4 will receive a 10Mp 3x optical magnification sensor found in the S22 series. This is a slight reduction in the Z Fold 3's telephoto, but with higher magnification levels and other improvements, it's an improvement otherwise. The site also states that the phone will stick to a selfie camera with a 10MP cover.

The 3x magnification sensor may not be the only sensor from the S22 series. Dohyun Kim, who has been leaking since then, assumed that the Fold 4 would use a 108MP main camera, prompting his leaking colleague Chun to warn that the entire rear camera series would be the same as those found on the S22 Ultra - but it could happen. about. except for the periscope camera where the phone can fall along the way.

If so, that means a 108Mp main camera with a 1/1.33-inch ISOCELL HM3 sensor, the 10Mp 3x magnification mentioned above, and 12Mp ultra-wide.

Battery

The battery doesn’t seem to be getting any kind of boost in the Fold 4, which is a shame. GalaxyClub dug through a SafetyKorea battery certification to discover that the two cells in the Fold 4 (one for each side of the hinge) will have a combined rated capacity of 4270mAh - almost identical to the 4275mAh rated capacity of the Fold 3. That means that the advertised typical capacity will almost certainly be the same 4400mAh as the previous phone.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 4 5G

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Specs

RAM12 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
Rear Camera12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera10 MP
Battery4500 mAh
Display7.6 inches

 General

Launch Date 2022
Operating SystemAndroid v11
Custom UISamsung One UI

 Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
CPUOcta core (3 GHz, Single core, Kryo 680 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 680 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 680)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication5 nm
GraphicsAdreno 660
RAM12 GB

 Display

Display TypeDynamic AMOLED
Screen Size7.6 inches (19.3 cm)
Resolution1768 x 2208 pixels
Aspect Ratio22.5:18
Pixel Density372 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass, Glass Victus
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution12 MP, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
12 MP, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
12 MP , Telephoto Camera
AutofocusYes
OISYes
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution10 MP, Wide Angle, Primary Camera

 Battery

Capacity4500 mAh
TypeLi-ion
RemovableNo
Wireless ChargingYes
Quick ChargingYes, Fast, 33W
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory256 GB
Expandable MemoryNo

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.2
GPSYes with A-GPS
NFCYes
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio JackUSB Type-C

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionSide
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Disclaimer

The price & specs shown may be different from actual. Please confirm on the retailer site before purchasing.

What we want to see Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

What we want to see Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Folding smartphones have been making big waves in the last few years, and Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip is one of our favorites.

Now it seems that the Korean giant is already working hard for the next model, which we hope to come in 2022. This is what we know about Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 so far.

When will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 be released?

There is no official information about the Flip 4 from Samsung yet, but we have seen some rumors about possible dates, and we can look at previous models to give us an estimate.

Some news sites are referring to a Korean tech blogger who said on the country's social media site  Naver that the new model will follow the same release model as the previous models.

If we look at previous versions of the Galaxy Z Flip, there is no model.

Most likely, the leaker is referring to the release date of Flip 3 in particular. This is particularly convincing, as Ross Young, a screen industry expert, said Samsung will begin shipping display panels for the Flip 4 in April. This marks the same month that the company began shipping Flip 3 on the same schedule last year. Interestingly, Samsung ordered 8.7 million panels out of 5.1 million last year, which it expects to sell more Flips this time around.

One tip seems to be that Samsung has adapted the Flip to launch with the Z Fold models. Flip therefore moved from 1 to 3, as it had to accompany the naming and numbering convention with Fold, which was released before the last Flip.

As of its launch in 2019, the Galaxy Z Fold will usually go on sale in September or late August, as in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Based on this, it seems quite reasonable to assume that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 (and Z Fold 4) will go on sale in August / September 2022.

How much will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cost?

Again, we don't have confirmed details about the new Flip, so we'll have to look at previous prices for guidance. That's how much they cost in the beginning

This drop in prices between the first and second generations is most likely due to lower production costs. As with any first generation product, you usually pay a premium for having the latest technology.

Therefore, we recommend waiting for the second or third version, as it not only allows companies to solve problems, but also saves some money. It seems unlikely that Samsung will lower the price even further, as it is certainly one of the flagship phones these days, which is usually priced at £ 1,000 / € 1,000 / $ 1,000.

Will it be Z Flip 4 or Flip 4?

An interesting wrinkle this year could change Samsung's naming convention. The company has removed the letter "Z" from the names of its folding models in some markets without explanation - some believe it could be a response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, the "Z" symbol is sometimes used by the Russian armed forces.

In any case, there are speculations that the company may completely abandon the letter "Z" and release a new generation of foldable Galaxy Flip 4. There is very little material evidence that any rebranding is on track worldwide

What new features will we see in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4?

Frankly, we are now in the realm of speculation and rumors, which we hope will soon collapse with the news from Samsung.

As mentioned above, a Korean tech leak spread rumors from various outlets, including the Hindustan Times and Slash Gear, reflecting some potential improvements to the Flip 4.

These include a lighter structure for the chassis while maintaining the same dimensions. This will be supported by an improved hinge, which is good news as it remains one of the potential weaknesses of any flap design - and this is one of the few areas where the Z Flip 3 is behind the latest Huawei P50 Pocket.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has seen the introduction of IPX8 water resistance, but rumors are talking about improvements in this regard. We can only assume that this applies to dust permeability that is not present in Flip 3.

GSMArena said that Samsung will include a selfie camera at the bottom of the screen, but many prototypes are in active development, and some still have a hole camera aperture. This shows that Samsung is still testing the capabilities of the old approach and checking whether it is ready for prime-time.

Leaked chunvn8888 believes that the company has decided against the camera at the bottom of the screen, but adds that Samsung is considering switching to a triple rear camera this time. However, he warns that "quality [sic] will not increase sharply."

At the same time, this is the only leak that predicts a 10-20% increase in battery capacity, while other forecasters claim that the battery will remain the same size as the Flip 3. If the chassis retains its current dimensions, this makes sense. , but the battery life on the Flip 3 isn't amazing at all, so if you're a heavy user, you need to know where your charger is.

According to the Korean website Elec, Samsung does not change the screens much, or at least does not change the size. The site says that the internal folding screen will again be 6.7 inches, and the external screen will increase slightly from 1.83 inches to 1.9 inches. Chun guesses the same thing on the outside screen, but says it could be bigger than 2 inches.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor installed in this device may be upgraded to the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but in fact, as two leaks predicted, it looks more likely that the Flip 4 will use the upcoming 8 Gen 1+: Galox and  Ice Universe. 8 GB of memory and 128/256 GB of memory options will most likely remain the same.

It is too early, many of these rumors may change with the development of the device. We'll update this article as more information becomes available, so be sure to check back to see what Samsung has to offer.

Until then, take a look at our guide to the best phones to come out in 2022.

Huawei Mate 50 Full phone features

Huawei Mate 50 Full Phone Features

There are rumors that Huawei is preparing for a new version of the popular smartphone series Mate Mate 50. This is despite the fact that the latest P-series phones were released only after a widespread path.

However, we have collected the latest news and rumors about the Huawei Mate 50 series, including whether it is possible and when it will go on sale.

When will the Huawei p50 be released?

Huawei has seen some cuts in its presentation schedule in 2021 and 2022. The long-awaited P50 Pro was expected to be announced in the spring of last year, but after numerous delays, it did not go on sale in China until August 2021 and reached the international level. significantly later, in January 2022.

This led several news outlets to report that the Mate 50 could be completely dismantled, in part due to a global chip shortage, as well as an ongoing war between the Chinese company and the US government. Others said it was just too late and that it would come at some point in 2022.

A silver lining that believes in this theory (as noted by IThome) is that Huawei Consumer Business Group Vice President for Strategic Marketing Li Changzhou answered a fan who asked about the Mate 50 line. presentation of the company's Spring Smart Office on February 27, 2022.

"Mate 50 is coming, but not now. There are many other good products worth paying attention to right now," Li said, translating from Chinese. While this statement is not completely reset while we wait for the presentation of the Mate 50, we know that we can wait for at least one point.

Typically, the Mate series is introduced in September or a little later, with the last two generations debuting in the fall.

  • Mate 40: November 2020
  • Mate 30: September 2019

ITHome had previously suggested that Huawei could plan a release in the first quarter of 2022, but the days leading up to March are already shortening and there are no other signs of an imminent release; Many are speculating that the Mate 50 series will be the end of the year, with more H2 to come.

Like the P50 Pro, its first release is likely to be available only in China, or at least in China.

How much will the Huawei Mate 50 cost?

There is no official price yet, we will have to look at the last generation for some tips.

Huawei offers three versions of the Mate 40 series: 40, 40 Pro and 40 Pro +, but not all are available in all regions. Due to a US ban, you cannot buy Huawei phones in North America unless you import them yourself. Therefore, taxes, customs duties, etc. For some reason, prices can be difficult to predict.

The only mobile phone available in the UK, Europe and Australia is the Mate 40 Pro, which will give you back the following amount.

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: £1,099/€1,199.99/AU$1,999

In China, as you would expect, the whole range is available at the following prices

  • Huawei Mate 40: ¥4,999 (approx. £574/US$780/€675)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: ¥5,899 (approx. £677/$920/€796)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+: ¥8,499 (approx. £975/$1,330/€1,147)

From this we can assume that the Huawei Mate 50 models can cost the following.

  • Huawei Mate 50: £799/US$1099/€939
  • Huawei Mate 50 Pro: £1,099/$1,500/€1199.99
  • Huawei Mate 50 Pro+: £1,299/$1,775/€1,499

What new features will we see in Huawei Mate 50 devices?

There is not much to say at this point because the Mate 50 is essentially legendary. However, we were still able to find a few rumors from other reporters who had an idea of ​​what you would see when the phones finally started.

GizmoChina says the Mate 50 series will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, but under US government sanctions, Huawei is expected to offer only 4G instead of 5G like Snapdragon. The 888 4G powers the P50 Pro in most markets. The Mate 40 Pro offers 5G because Huawei uses its own Kirin 9000 processors.

Of course, it is not clear whether it will switch to Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon for future generations. The company has already said it has set up its own plant to avoid relying on a third-party chip maker such as TSMC.

The bad news is that it will not be able to produce chips for phones for a while. According to an FT report, the company will begin production of 28 nm chips for IoT devices, indicating that it still has a long way to go before producing the 7 nm (and smaller) processors used in today's phones.

GizmoChina also says that its Mate 50 devices will feature LTPO displays that will be compatible with other new phones that will adopt the technology in 2022, such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Realme's GT 2 Pro. These panels are more energy efficient than existing panels, have potentially higher maximum brightness, and offer better variable refresh rates up to 120 Hz.

We've seen similar rumors from industry display veteran David Naranjo, who tweeted a list of phones expected to use LTPO panels in 2022.

Perhaps the strangest rumor from GizmoChina is that the Mate 50 will support text connection (SMS) for texts when normal mobile networks are not available. It sounds like a cracker to us, so you can take it with a big pinch of salt.

An interesting idea comes in the form of a concept video for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, created by designer HoilNDI. He used various leaks and speculations about the upcoming model to bring together the excellent video, which features a triple camera section on the back of the new phone and two large circles that host an LED flash and a depth camera area.

It is not yet clear whether the Huawei Mate 50 will look like this, but we hope that it will not take long to learn.

One thing is for sure, until the Chinese company makes peace with the United States and regains access to the Google Play Store and all the apps there, it will be an excellent device that lags behind the lack of the best apps that most people use. (Outside China, ie).

Read our guide on the best smartphones to see what other devices the Huawei Mate 50 series should take.

Motorola Razr 3

Motorola Razr 3 Features Release Date Latest News

The Motorola Razr name has been around for many years, but in 2019 the company revived the classic flip phone with a folding screen.

The first model was followed by the 5G version in 2020, but we haven't heard much about a potential successor since then. Now one looks on the road, so what should we expect from the Motorola Razr 2022? This is all the news and rumors we have found so far

When will the next Motorola Razr be released?

After the first two generations of silence, there were some doubts that Motorola was abandoning the Razr models. However, Lenovo General Manager Chen Jin, who is in charge of Motorola's smartphones, recently shared the following statements on Weibo (translated from Chinese via Google Translate)

Once upon a time, on November 14, 2019, Motorola introduced the new Razr. As the industry's first vertical folding screen smartphone, it has once again led the industry's innovation.

Developed independently by the Lenovo Research Institute, the star orbital hinge technology was the only flawless and wrinkle-free hinge technology in the world at that time. I think innovation has always been the driving force of the industry.

We hope that we do not whistle, we take more measures, including the silent preparation for the third generation Razr foldable screen phone: better chip computing power, better human-machine interface and, of course, a more atmospheric look. This product, we are doing our part, will be the first product sold in the Chinese market! ”

Although we know that Motorola is currently working on a new generation Razr, at the time of writing there is no official release date. So we need to look at previous models to give us some tips. This is when they debuted

Frankly, we didn't see a new Razr in the fall of 2021, so Motorola will use a new release window, or it means that the new Razr will come at the same time as its predecessors, but with a two-year break. - How long will the expected Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 last?

How much will the Motorola Razr 2022 cost?

As of the release date, there is no official price for the Motorola Razr 2022, so let's start with the initial versions again. Here is the price when they are released

Motorola Razr – £1,499/$1,499/€1,599
Motorola Razr 5G – £1,399/$1,399/€1,499

The Motorola Razr was one of the first devices to have a folding display, and this can be seen in the amazing prices of the first two generations. These themselves can be compared to their Samsung Galaxy Z Flip counterparts, which started at such prices, but dropped to £ 949 / $ 999 / € 1,049 / € 84,999, which is more acceptable for the Samsung Galaxy Flip 3.

If Motorola wants the new Razr to be successful, it has to live up to those numbers, as Samsung has indeed left its mark on the new flip-phone space.

What about the 2022 Motorola Razr specification and design?

Almost nothing is known about the features of the new generation Motorola Razr. However, Chen Jin's above-mentioned article points to several things. It's about the "more advanced chip computing power" we expect from any new flagship device.

The Motorola Razr 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G, a solid-state chip, but not the same as the 800 series, which has formed the basis of most premium devices over the past few years. Hopefully, Motorola will adopt the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform this year, or at least use last year's Snapdragon 888.

The 8th Gen 1 is what XDA Developers predicted in one of the first leaks for the device. Sources at the site say it will be combined with 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of memory.

This second storage option was first confirmed by Lenovo's CEO Chen Jin in another post on Weibo. He said Motorola's sales of the 512GB S30 Champion Edition "exceeded our expectations", adding that "the next new product, including the new folding screen mobile phones, will be a 512GB version that will surprise everyone."

The same XDA Developers report says the main screen will be 6.7 inches - larger than the previous 6.2-inch panel - and is believed to be 120 Hz, Full HD + AMOLED. At the top of this screen will be a selfie camera with a small centered aperture, which is expected to be 32Mp.

The main rear camera will probably be combined with a 50Mp and 13Mp ultra wide lens.

Finally, while the details are not yet clear, you can expect a kind of external display to return, and support for both NFC and UWB - aka ultra-broadband, deployment technology that engages the Apple AirTag tracker, as well as smart features. home programs.

Another element mentioned in the Weibo article is the "better human-machine interface", which can mean a software experience. The Razr 5G was shipped with Android 10 using Motorola's usually clean and simple Android skin, so it was a good start. It is not yet clear whether Jin is talking about the potential use of Android 12 or the new Lenovo / Motorola version of this OS. Of course, we are at the mercy of translations here, so it can also refer to the physical design of the device.

Perhaps my favorite part of the post is Jin's latest development, which he concludes as a "more atmospheric look." We're not sure what that means, but if it's a great new design for the job, it would be nice, even if the Razr 5G is already a very nice device.

One external possibility is that Motorola plans to adopt a design that appears in a recent patent. The patented design, discovered by MySmartPrice, is for a folding flip phone to keep the screen out when the phone is closed.

This is similar to the hooded version of the first generation Huawei Mate X, which also folds to the side. Huawei (probably reasonably far) has moved away from this design, but only partially wants to have an outside screen with scratches and other damage. As surprising as this design may be, we hope it's not what Motorola used for the next Razr.

We will update this article as soon as more news arrives. Therefore, be sure to check it periodically. In the meantime, take a look at our guide to the best phones and the best phones to come in 2022 to see which models are worth your attention.

OnePlus 10 Ultra

OnePlus 10 Ultra is designed with great details

There are rumors from OnePlus about a new potentially best smartphone that brings a periscope camera and many flagship features. Everything we know about the OnePlus 10 Ultra so far

When will the OnePlus 10 Ultra be released?

Details about the OnePlus 10 Ultra are currently unserious, with only a few patent lists and the presence of several leaking devices.

As far as we can tell, Ultra sits on top of the OnePlus 10 Pro in the ranking of smartphones. Since the OnePlus 10 Pro has just been announced and approved for global launch in March 2022, it may take some time for us to see the Ultra version.

Typically, OnePlus releases new flagships every six months, so Ultra is not a different device level, but could make its debut in September 2022 if it succeeds the 10 Pro.

This is in line with our first leak regarding the release date, with Yogesh Brar referring to the "late 3rd quarter" release, which most likely means August or September.

How much will the OnePlus 10 Ultra cost?

Since this is a potentially new level in the OnePlus range, there is no information on the price tag that can be added. We can use the OnePlus 10 Pro as a guide, but the price of this model is as follows (according to the prices announced in China)

  • 8 + 128GB - 4.699 Yen (740 $ / 540 £ / 650 € / 56.699 Yen)
  • 8 + 256 GB - 4,999 Yen (785 $ / 575 Sterlin / 690 Avro / 60,299 Yen)
  • 12 + 256 GB - 5,299 Yen (830 $ / 610 £ / 730 / 63,999 Yen)
  • 12 + 512 GB - 5,799 Yen (915 $ / 670 £ / 805 € / 69,999 Yen)

On an ultra-more expensive device, it could go well above the price of £ 1,000 / $ 1,000 / € 1,000, which has become the norm for flagship smartphones in recent years.

What features and specs will we see in the OnePlus 10 Ultra?

You should take the details below with a pinch of salt, as OnePlus has not yet confirmed anything about the 10 Ultra, but we will update this article as more information becomes available. So far, these are the rumors about this mysterious new device.

periscope camera

In February, TechInsiderBlog tweeted details of a patent application filed by OnePlus for a device very similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro (which has since been discontinued).

The main difference was the more advanced camera system. While the placement on the top left of the rear panel is the same as the OnePlus 10 Pro and the two top cameras are the same, the bottom panel replaces the third camera and flash recessed camera and blank panel found in the 10 Pro. on the right.

Unlike the circle in Flash 10 Ultra, it turned into a small circular rectangle. It was moved to sit next to the dual camera above.

Fortunately, you don't have to imagine all this, because you can watch the patent application and photos online at Lets Go Digital. Usefully, graphic designer Jermaine Smith (aka Concept Creator) also published beautiful looking mock-ups.

  • OnePlus 10 Ultra may look like this

The current theory is that the built-in camera can be anything along the line of cameras equipped with 5x Zoom, which allows users to take remote pictures without losing quality, which you usually have to give up when using digital zoom.

Oppo, which debuted in the OnePlus Oppo Find X5 Pro, is expected to use the MariSilicon X Imaging NPU.

This was announced on Twitter by technology expert Yogesh Brar, who wrote about the new OnePlus flagship, which comes with Oppo technology installed in the second half of 2022.

Oppo says that for the first time on Android smartphones, 'high-quality 4K AI Night Video and live preview … Professional mode.'

If this is true, the OnePlus 10 Ultra may have some serious optics when it comes.

General features

With the exception of the cameras, most of the design and features will be the same as the OnePlus 10 Pro. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC found in the Pro could be replaced by a newer version in the Ultra, but Qualcomm has not yet confirmed when the updated silicone will appear.

Here are the specifications of the OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 10 Pro Specifications

Key Specs

RAM8 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Rear Camera48 MP + 50 MP + 8 MP
Front Camera32 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.7 inches

General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Custom UIOxygen OS

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
CPUOcta core (3 GHz, Single core, Cortex X2 + 2.5 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A710 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A510)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication4 nm
GraphicsAdreno 730
RAM8 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR5

Display

Display TypeAMOLED
Screen Size6.7 inches (17.02 cm)
Resolution1440 x 3216 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density526 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)89.97 %
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass, Glass Victus
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness1300 nits
HDR 10 / HDR+ supportYes, HDR 10+
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)92.7 %

Design

Height163 mm Compare Size
Width73.9 mm
Thickness8.5 mm
Weight200.5 grams
Build MaterialBack: Gorilla Glass
ColoursBlack Out, All Things Green

Camera

Main Camera
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution48 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(23 mm focal length, 1.4" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)50 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(14 mm focal length, 2.7" sensor size, 0.64µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.4, Telephoto Camera(77 mm focal length, 1µm pixel size)
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
AutofocusYes, Phase Detection autofocus
OISYes
FlashYes, Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution8000 x 6000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording7680x4320 @ 24 fps
3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 60 fps
Video Recording FeaturesDual Video Recording
Front Camera
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution32 MP f/2.4, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(2.74" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)
SensorExmor RS
FlashYes, Screen flash
Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
RemovableNo
Wireless ChargingYes Charging Time: 47 minutes
Quick ChargingYes, Super Flash, 80W: 100 % in 32 minutes
USB Type-CYes

Storage

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryNo
Storage TypeUFS 3.1
USB OTGYes

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Wi-Fi CallingYes
BluetoothYes, v5.2
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCYes
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia

FM RadioNo
Stereo SpeakersYes
LoudspeakerYes
Audio JackUSB Type-C
Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos

Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Fingerprint Sensor TypeOptical
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

You can check this article regularly for the updates we found, and be sure to read our guidelines on the best phones and best Android phones in 2022 to see what competition the OnePlus 10 Ultra will face in the meantime. throws.