Week 46 in review: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 arrives, Realme 10 Pro and Pro+ announced

The past seven days were marked by the annual Qualcomm summit in Hawaii, where the company announced its new flagship chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Pretty much all major manufacturers confirmed they will launch a phone with the SoC but the latest reports revealed Samsung is getting a special version with higher frequency.

The platform itself promises a 35% increase in performance with 40% higher efficiency. The main CPU core, the Kryo Prime, runs at almost 3.2GHz, then we have four cores at 2.8GHz, and three for efficiency at 2.0GHz. Qualcomm also developed ray tracing in partnership with Oppo, and we’re about to see even incredibly realistic games in the near future.

Leaks revealed the awaited Samsung Galaxy A54 smartphone will keep the triple camera on the back, but this time there is no island – only the lenses will be protruding from the flat back.

The Realme 10 Pro series arrived with 108MP cameras, with the Pro+ version bringing a lovely AMOLED with curved sides. Both the Plus and its regular Pro sibling have a 5,000 mAh battery and will ship with Android 13-based Realme UI 4.0 out of the box.

Here’s the full list of the top stories from the past seven days. See you in a week’s time!

It’s expected to go official in early 2023.

Galaxy S23 Ultra camera samples appear, compared to S22 Ultra and Pixel 7 Pro

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will move past the 108MP resolution of its predecessors and will feature improved image processing.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 unveiled: faster, more efficient, with ray tracing and Wi-Fi 7

There are performance improvements on all fronts, but Qualcomm stayed focused on efficiency. There are also AI and modem improvements. 

Google Pixel Fold shown in detailed renders, price leaks

It will be arriving in May 2023 alongside the Pixel Tablet.

Study determines the accuracy of the Galaxy Watch4 body composition measurements

The smartwatch achieves “precision comparable to but lower than that of laboratory measures” when performing Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA). 

Samsung Galaxy S23 to have

Oppo A1 Pro announced with SD695 and 120Hz AMOLED screen

Open sales in China are scheduled for November 25.

vivo X90 series is getting announced on November 22

Three phones are expected, and all of them will have a Red color option.

WhatsApp beta for Android now supports companion mode and link to tablet

Both features are exclusive to the latest WhatsApp for Android beta.

Oppo A1 Pro will arrive on November 16 with a 108MP camera

The phone will have an OLED with a 120 Hz refresh rate.

Our video Buyer’s Guide for the best premium phones is out now

Our shortlist of the top phones to get in the €600-€800 segment come in with different specs, sizes, and form factors.

Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ arrive with 108 MP cameras, Android 13

The phones will have Realme UI 4.0 straight out of the box.

Honor 80 Pro officially confirmed to feature 160MP camera

The Honor 80 series is coming on November 23 with the Magic Vs foldable smartphone.

Oppo's Camp Guard shooter shows the best of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2's ray tracing

The company confirmed the chipset will be used in its next Find X flagship.

Motorola Edge 40 Pro to arrive with 125W fast charging, FCC filing confirms

A physical SIM + e-SIM variant will be available.

Asus unveils ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition

It comes with 16GB RAM, 512GB storage and several Diablo-themed goodies.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 get stable One UI 5.0 and Android 13

It was previously available to One UI 5.0 beta users but it’s now available to all Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 owners.

Honor 80 series also coming on November 23

The phone will have a camera island that resembles the number 8.

vivo X90 with Dimensity 9200 stops by Geekbench ahead of next week’s announcement

The X90 series is all set to debut next Tuesday.

Exclusive: iQOO 11 Pro is headed to India, key specs leak

The upcoming flagship phone might launch in India in January.

Apple iOS 16.2 Beta 3 brings new AOD options

You can finally disable your wallpaper and notifications on the AOD screen.

Leakster: the OnePlus 11 will have a ceramic body, lots of RAM and fast storage

According to Digital Chat Station, the focus this generation is on premium build quality and top-notch performance.

The first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 promo videos tout the camera, GPU, AI and audio improvements

The next-generation flagship chip was just announced. It promises improvements on all fronts compared to the 8 Gen 1.

vivo X90 series confirmed to come with Dimensity 9200 SoC, Sony IMX758 camera

It will be unveiled on November 22 in China.

You will soon be able to stream audio from your Android phone to Windows 11 PCs

Samsung users will also be able to sync their browsing history with Phone Link.

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