Week 28 in review: S22 Ultra with 200MP camera, Nokia XR20, Z Fold3 leak
Welcome to another week's recap. The top story was that Samsung would team up with Olympus for the Galaxy S22 Ultra's camera, reportedly a 200MP sensor with a 5-element lens in front of it. The story goes on that the Galaxy S22 Ultra might come in January.
Nokia's XR20 midranger surfaced in an image, showing the rugged back plate of the phone, dipped in water. The XR20 is coming on July 27 with a 6.67-inch HD+ LCD, 5,000mAh battery and Snapdragon 480 5G chipset.
Xiaomi became the second-largest smartphone vendor in the world in the second quarter of the year, using an 80% growth to outpace Apple for second place. In a related story, the Redmi Note 10T is coming to India on July 20, starting at INR 15,000.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G surfaced in renders. It will be made official on July 22 with a 6.43-inch 90Hz Super AMOLED, a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, Dimensity 1200 5G chipset and 4,500mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G continued to feature in the news reel. A TENAA leak confirmed its dimensions, which point to a slimmer 6.4mm frame to the current Galaxy Z Fold2 when the phone is opened. TENAA also confirmed the 4,500mAh battery and the 6.2-inch cover display. The foldable will use the Snapdragon 888 with 12GB of RAM, an ultrawide camera with autofocus and a starting price of between KRW 1,900,000 and KRW 1,999,000 ($1,655 – $1,741) in Korea.
Those were the key stories of the week. The full list of top stories is below. See you next week!
We can expect the new Galaxy S22 series in January again.
Could this be the Nokia XR20?
The device will launch on July 27.
The company just won't stop digging.
The leakster also claims the Mi Mix 4 will have a 50 MP shooter.
The news comes from consultancy firm Canalys.
Runs custom AMD APU with Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU. Starts at $399.
Samsung has high hopes for its upcoming foldables.
The Reno6 Z will launch on July 21, but pre-orders may start even before then.
It's been a day filled with Nord 2-related stuff.
The MagSafe battery pack will wirelessly charge an iPhone 12 device.
The phone will be launched in the subcontinent on July 20.
It's expected to be a rebranded Redmi Note 10 5G.
The Huawei P50 Pro will use the Kirin 9000 at first.
A pair of Xiaomi Android tablets are expected to launch later this month.
The new foldable will be thinner than its predecessor.
The two are not strict upgrades over the G95 and G85, but they do have better display and camera support.
The 1/2.76" sensor was announced by Samsung last month and it supports updated autofocus and HDR tech.
"View once" media messages are also an option.
It will be HDR10+ certified and will bring a 90 Hz refresh rate.
The next iPhones are said to be unveiled in September and the company plans to have 90 million units ready to ship.
That 200MP sensor is the biggest waste. Just improve what you have right now and then work your way up.
- 18 Jul 2021
We have some phones capable of doing 64mp with reasonable details similar to normal bayer though I'm yet to see if there is such resolution also in raw. Though getting 200mp raw would be great, getting hi res from that sensor would be way har...
- 18 Jul 2021
S22 ultra won't be able to use the 200MP in manual mode! So useless sensor! And it won't be Samsung who uses their own sensor first, again.
- 18 Jul 2021