Week 16 in review: OnePlus Ace, Realme Q5 trio debut

Chip, 24 April 2022

Week 16 is in the books and it saw the annoucnement of the OnePlus Ace in China. The mid-ranger is expected to later make its global debut as OnePlus 10R.

Realme also delivered new phones to its home market with the Q5 lineup spanning the Q5i, Q5 and Q5 Pro.

In rumorland most talk revolved around the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup - we saw molds depicing their sizes and heard rumors that BOE will supply part of the panels for the two cheaper models. Famed analyst Kuo predicted that we'll see the entire lineup come with autofocus selfie cameras in a first for Apple.

Those are the highlights of the week. Check out the full list of our popular stories below and see you next one!

OnePlus Ace debuts with Dimensity 8100 Max and 150W charging

OnePlus Ace debuts with Dimensity 8100 Max and 150W charging

Open sales in China start on April 26.


Oppo F21 Pro/Reno7 hands-on

Oppo F21 Pro/Reno7 hands-on

We spent some time with the F21 Pro's Sunset Orange version, and here are our first impressions.


Oppo A55s 5G unveiled - a cheaper A55 5G version

Oppo A55s 5G unveiled - a cheaper A55 5G version

30% lower price, 2 extra gigs of RAM, same everything else. By the way, this isn't the A55s 5G with Snapdragon 480, that's a different phone.


Realme Q5 Pro debuts with 80W charging, vanilla Q5 tags along

Realme Q5 Pro debuts with 80W charging, vanilla Q5 tags along

The phones have familiar bodies, but new internals.


Metal molds show only two sizes of iPhone 14: 6.1

Metal molds show only two sizes of iPhone 14: 6.1" regular and 6.7" Max

As expected, the mini is a thing of the past. Some things won't change, however, e.g. the non-Pro models still won't have a dedicated tele camera.


Google to kill call-recording apps on Play Store on May 11

Google to kill call-recording apps on Play Store on May 11

System apps with native call-recording functionality remain unaffected.


Apple strikes a deal with BOE for iPhone 14 screens

Apple strikes a deal with BOE for iPhone 14 screens

Only the vanilla version will have a Chinese OLED, the rest will be manufactured by Samsung and LG.


Realme Q5i unveiled with 90Hz AMOLED and Dimensity 810

Realme Q5i unveiled with 90Hz AMOLED and Dimensity 810

It's already on pre-order in China.


Oppo Reno7 Lite 5G in for review

Oppo Reno7 Lite 5G in for review

A pretty and light midranger with plenty of specs to be enthusiastic about.


Kuo: All iPhone 14 models to get autofocus selfie cameras

Kuo: All iPhone 14 models to get autofocus selfie cameras

Expect improved subject tracking and improved depth of field.


Xiaomi Civi 1S arrives with a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset

Xiaomi Civi 1S arrives with a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset

The rest of the specs remain exactly the same.


The vivo X80 series will introduce a new Sony IMX866 RGBW sensor

The vivo X80 series will introduce a new Sony IMX866 RGBW sensor

This should replace the IMX766 (standard Quad Bayer) used in the X70 series.


Vanilla OnePlus 10 specs leaks with 150W charging and a MediaTek Dimensity 9000

Vanilla OnePlus 10 specs leaks with 150W charging and a MediaTek Dimensity 9000

The OnePlus 10 may also be the first OnePlus flagship to ditch the alert slider.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G in for review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G in for review

Yet another Redmi Note 11 is with us.


OnePlus' Nord N20 5G is coming to T-Mobile for $282 on April 28

OnePlus' Nord N20 5G is coming to T-Mobile for $282 on April 28

The phone brings a 60Hz OLED, SD695 chipset, 4,500mAh battery with 33W charging, and 5G.


vivo X80 Pro full specs surface

vivo X80 Pro full specs surface

The X80 series will be unveiled on April 25 in China.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 battery capacities revealed

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 battery capacities revealed

There won't be any significant change in the battery capacity.


Netflix to soon charge you for sharing passwords with other households

Netflix to soon charge you for sharing passwords with other households

It is losing revenue because of the practice.


vivo will launch X80 series on April 25

vivo will launch X80 series on April 25

The event will take place in China at 7 PM local time.


Samsung Exynos 1280 chipset officially announced

Samsung Exynos 1280 chipset officially announced

The same SoC that's already powering the Galaxy A33, A53 and M33.


Samsung Galaxy A53's first update improves camera

Samsung Galaxy A53's first update improves camera

Exactly 88 vulnerabilities are fixed, including camera stability.


Design from Samsung EV batteries could be adopted for smartphones to increase capacity

Design from Samsung EV batteries could be adopted for smartphones to increase capacity

By at least 10%, according to one report. The new design is already being used in 5th generation batteries for electric cars.


LG V60 ThinQ is now receiving Android 12 in the US

LG V60 ThinQ is now receiving Android 12 in the US

The dead horse just keeps on giving.


Huawei nova Y70 Plus arrives on May 1 with 6.75-inch display, 6,000 mAh battery

Huawei nova Y70 Plus arrives on May 1 with 6.75-inch display, 6,000 mAh battery

The phone was quietly semi-launched in South Africa.



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