Week 1 in review: OnePlus 11 and Lenovo ThinkPhone are official, CES 2023 kicks off
As the new 2023 began let's recap its first week. CES 2023 took place in Las Vegas unfold, which is traditionally the stage for Intel and AMD to make big announcement. AMD detailed its Ryzen 7000 desktop and mobile CPUs, as well as four new Radeon 7000 series GPUs. Intel unveiled its 13th gen laptop CPUs, building on the innovative and popular 12th gen.
On the other side of the global OnePlus announced its new flagship - the OnePlus 11 - in China. It comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, up to 16GB of RAM, Hasselblad-tuned cameras, a 6.7-inch LTPO 3.0 AMOLED display, and a 5,000mAh battery. The OnePlus 11 already avilable for orders in China with global availability to follow in February. Also in a change of naming strategy there won't be a OnePlus 11 Pro this year, so this is the first half flagship.
There hasn't been a week without at least one popular Galaxy S23 story for a while now and week 1 of 2023 was no exception. First, we got word that Samsung will drop the 128GB models and kick off the range at 256GB, whcih sadly was later proven incorrect. Second, we got official-looking high-quality renders of all three models. We're tired of rehashing the specs at this point but it's nice to have a good idea of the colors - Beige, Pink, Sage (green), and Black.
The Redmi Note 12 series made its global debut, starting with India. In typical Redmi fashion, the Redmi Note 12 that will be sold in India differs slightly from its namesake available in China. The Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ are identical.
Lenovo announced the ThinkPhone by Motorola (yes, that's the official name). Like a ThinkPad laptop, the ThinkPhone is made of high-quality materials, has a red accented feature - a button, instead of a joystick, and is tightly integrated with Lenovo's ThinkPad devices. The ThinkPhone has a 6.6-inch 1080p OLED with 144Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, 50MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. Additional niceties include wireless charging, IP68 and enhanced MIL-STD 810H drop resistance. Lenovo hasn't shared the price of the ThinkPhone just yet.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ unboxing and first impressions
It's the first Redmi Note smartphone of the year to launch outside China.
Samsung Galaxy S23 base storage will be 256 GB
Say goodbye to the 128 GB variants.
OnePlus 11 comes with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, improved Hasselblad cameras
The phone also has 100W charging and new display.
AMD's Radeon 7000 series bring RDNA 3 to laptops
The RX 7000 GPUs will directly target Nvidia's popular 3060 GPU, beat it.
AMD announces new Ryzen 7000 desktop and mobile CPUs
Includes three new 3D V-Cache models as well as affordable non-X parts.
2022 Winners and losers: OnePlus
We take a look at the past year of phones under the belt of OnePlus.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series begin global journey in India
The Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ are now out of China.
Xiaomi pushes 300,000 Redmi K60 phones in 5 minutes
However, the amount is 10% less than the previous series.
Lenovo announces ThinkPhone by Motorola with SD 8+ Gen 1
If you've ever imagined a ThinkPhone, it probably looked just like this.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series appears in leaked high-res colorful images
It's rumored to go official early next month.
OnePlus 11 leaks in more live images
It's getting official in China on January 4.
OnePlus 11 breaks pre-sales records in China, OnePlus 11 Pro won't exist
The word comes straight from Li Jie, President of OnePlus China.
Motorola teases ThinkPhone as a 'Business-grade upgrade' ahead of CES 2023 unveiling
It will be likely aimed at business users.
Most Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips to be manufactured by TSMC
Qualcomm is expected to prioritize the Taiwanese partner due to its incredible yield rate.
Google Pixel 7a leaks in a blurry hands-on video, 90 Hz refresh rate confirmed
It's expected to launch around April or May.
Xiaomi Redmi K50i hands-on review
The Redmi K series makes a comeback to India after a hiatus of three years with the Redmi K50i, so let's see what it has to offer.
Samsung unveils 2,000 nit OLED display for smartphones
The new UDR 2,000 display was certified by UL Solutions.
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G brings an FHD+ screen and 13MP selfie camera
Open sales in the US start on January 12.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon Satellite for Android, and it's not just for emergencies
Unsurprisingly, Apple won't be alone for long in this space.
Intel announces 13th gen laptop CPUs - HX series brings up to 24 cores and 5.6 GHz max frequency
The Core i9-13980HX is Intel's fastest mobile processor to date.
240W charger pictured in real-life photos, revealing details
The power will be provided through 20V at 12A with a dual-pump solution.
Samsung introduces Flex Hybrid OLED that folds and slides
The panels will be demoed at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
OnePlus 11 camera details officially revealed
The phone is getting official in China tomorrow.
Leaked Galaxy A34 5G specs suggest little change from A33 5G
The Galaxy A34 5G will have a slightly bigger display and different cameras.
Tecno Phantom X2 is up for pre-order in India, sale begins on January 9
The phone comes with 8/256 GB and is priced at INR39,999 ($485/€455).
The vanilla iPhone 15 models might get a 48MP main camera
They still won't have dedicated telephoto cameras and LiDARs like the Pro models, however.
Google proclaims official Android RISC-V support
Bring on independence from ARM!
- Padu ji
- 12 Jan 2023
I don't know i don't care