Week 8 in review: MWC is coming, Xperia 5 V surfaces, iPhone 15 renders are here
Welcome to another week's recap. The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona kicks off tomorrow, but the first announcements are already rolling in - here's what to expect.
The Samsung Galaxy A54 and A34 are coming soon, and we got another specs leak. The Galaxy A54 will ship with a 6.4-inch 120Hz OLED panel and an Exynos 1380 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A34, on the other hand, is rumored to run on a Dimensity 1080 chip with up to 8GB RAM.
The Sony Xperia 5 V (yes, five five) dropped by Geekbench, revealing its 16GB of RAM paired with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
We also got a few renders of the iPhone 15 Pro, which will have a slightly more rounded design, USB-C, the same Dynamic Island, and a new hero color - Dark Red.
See the full list of top stories below. Cheers!
Samsung Galaxy A54 and A34 specs leak
The Galaxy A54 is rumored to feature an upgraded Exynos 1380 SoC.
Motorola ThinkPhone in for review
Motorola's phone take on Lenovo's ThinkPad is surprisingly good.
Sony Xperia 5 V pops up on Geekbench with 16GB of RAM
This is a rather early leak, but the Xperia 5 V seems to be matching today's SD8 Gen 2 phones.
Some Samsung Galaxy S22 phones experience battery drain after One UI 5.1 update
The reason could be Samsung Keyboard, users online suggest.
iPhone 15 CAD renders show Dynamic Island and USB-C port
The vanilla iPhone 15 will get a 6.2-inch display, an updated pill-shaped cutout and a USB-C port.
Poco X5 series about to get a third member: GT certified
The third X5 phone is now up on the IMDA website.
OnePlus 11 Concept teased with light strips on the back
Are these LED strips or part of a new active cooling system?
Oppo to launch its own SoC in 2024
The company is in talks with TSMC to manufacture it.
Samsung details Exynos 1380 chipset
It's expected to debut in a Galaxy A54 soon.
Factory-sealed first-generation iPhone sells for over $63,000 at auction
Its owner received it as a gift from her friends over fifteen years ago but never bothered to use the device.
Here's the iPhone 15 Pro in its hero dark red color
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will get light blue and pink options.
vivo V27e is also launching on March 1
The phone is already up on vivo Malaysia’s website.
Vivo V27 Pro in for review
The phone will launch officially on March 1 in India.
YouTube begins testing “1080p Premium” stream option on mobile app
YouTube may be shifting some of its strategies to capture more YouTube Premium subscribers.
End of an era: Original Angry Birds game will be delisted from Play Store on February 23
It will remain playable on devices it is already installed even after the delisting.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra case leaks showing humongous camera island
This will definitely be a phone focused on photography.
Realme's version of Apple's Dynamic Island shown in leaked images
We all knew it was just a matter of time, didn't we?
Google Pixel Fold will be heavier than the Galaxy Z Fold4, packing a bigger battery
It will open up into a landscape view.
Realme GT3's 240W charging system shown off on video: 1-100% in 9 minutes and 37 seconds
Like Realme's GT Neo5, this one needs under 10 minutes to go from a flat to a full charged battery. The sprint to 20% takes only less than a minute and a half.
Motorola Razr 2023 takes the outer screen to a whole new level, leaked renders show
Basically that entire part of the phone is all-screen.
Samsung is rolling out the first update for the Galaxy S23 series
It's a small update that focuses on bumping up the security patch as the flagship trio launched with the old January 2023 patch.
Samsung delivers One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G in South Korea
No word on the A73 yet, but that one isn't available in the country, so we will have to wait until the rollout expands to more regions.
Poco C55 official with Helio G85 and 50MP main cam
Open sales in India start on February 28.
Nokia C02 silently debuts with Android 12 (Go edition) and entry-level specs
It comes in two colors and features a removable battery.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 won't have an S Pen slot
But the Galaxy Z Fold6 just might.
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The A series should use 782G or 7 Gen 1.