Featured stories of 2022: 1st quarter

Featured stories of 2022: 1st quarter

Featured stories of 2022: 1st quarter

Welcome to our roundup of the best news stories of 2022. Now we’ll look back at the most popular stories from the first quarter of the year, with each subsequent quarter having its own story.

In the first quarter, we had some important announcements. Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series was launched in February. The Galaxy S22 Ultra was the biggest announcement (metaphorically and literally). It brought back the built-in S Pen and squarer design of the Galaxy Note, while simultaneously bringing refinement to the battery and cameras.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ have been replaced with a new 50MP main camera and brought back the glass on the back. The Galaxy S22 series adopted the Exynos 2200 but also got the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in some markets.

Other Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered phones started arriving in Q1 – the Honor Magic V was the first foldable with the new chip, while the Realme GT2, iQOO 9 and 9 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Motorola’s Edge 30 Pro and Edge Plus 2022, nubia’s Z40 Pro, Honor’s Magic4 series, OnePlus’ 10 Pro also joined the party.

On our side, we marked the official launch of ArenaEV.com – our project focused on electric vehicles. Almost a year later, we’re happy to say that ArenaEV is doing well!

On the PC side, Intel unveiled its new 12th generation processors with a hybrid architecture, and Apple announced the M1 Ultra SoC with a 20-core CPU and up to 64 GPU cores.

These are just a few of the highlights from the first quarter, but you can find the full list of top stories below.

Samsung Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra's 45W charging doesn't really make a difference

Samsung is so far behind the competition when it comes to charging speeds that it can barely see it in the distance.

Massive leak of Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 series leaves little to the imagination

Galaxy S22 smartphones and Galaxy Tab S8 slates are set to be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 9.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ are official - same formula, but better

No more plastic, new 50MP cameras and more compact bodies.

Samsung announces Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen

The S Pen and new chipsets underline what is otherwise a very incremental update.

Realme GT2 goes official with paper-like back, Pro model adds SD 8 Gen 1

Both phones will go on sale in China from January 11.

Intel announces 12th Gen H processors for laptops with hybrid design

With up to 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores.

iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro go official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, BMW M versions

The Pro has a curved screen and wireless charging.

Honor Magic V is the first foldable phone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset

Open sales in China begin on January 18.

Global rollout of Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket officially begins

Both smartphones are powered by 4G versions of the Snapdragon 888.

Introducing ArenaEV.com: our new electric vehicle project

We want to do for electric cars what we’ve been doing for cell phones for decades.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 trio go official, Ultra takes Android tablets to a new level

All three are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Realme 9 Pro+ arrives with flagship camera, Realme 9 Pro follows

The Realme 9 Pro+ is also the company’s first phone with a color-changing back.

New iQOO 9 unveiled with SD 888+, gimbal camera, iQOO 9 SE follows with SD 888

The iQOO 9 is a new model, different from the Chinese phone of the same name. The 9 SE appears to be a rebadged Neo5 S.

Oppo Find X5 Pro goes official with Hasselblad camera, custom Marisilicon X NPU

AI and image processing are offloaded to the MariSilicon X chip. Additionally, the ultra-wide camera features both lens-shift and sensor-shift image stabilization.

Oppo Find X5 announced with Snapdragon 888, same camera sensors as X5 Pro

It has two 50MP IMX766 sensors, except the ultra-wide camera lacks 5-axis OIS. The custom ISP MariSilicon X is in the game though.

Oppo unveils Find X5 Lite with Dimensity 900 chip, Enco X2 TWS headphones with ANC

The Find X5 Lite is virtually identical to the Reno7 5G.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro is official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 68W fast charging

The phone is slightly different from its Chinese sibling Edge X30.

Motorola Edge Plus 2022 is the US variant of the Edge 30 Pro

It’s almost identical to the global model but with a slower 33W charge.

nubia Z40 Pro goes official, Gravity Edition launches magnetic charging on Android

The phone is also the first with a 64 MP Sony IMX787 sensor for the main camera.

Poco X4 Pro 5G and Poco M4 Pro announced, both with AMOLED screens

The X4 Pro 5G packs a 108MP camera, an upgrade over the X3 Pro. The M4 Pro is a 4G version of last year’s M4 Pro 5G.

Honor Magic4 series debuts with 8 Gen 1 SD chipsets, Magic4 Pro gets 64MP periscope and 100W wireless charging

The Honor 2022 flagship phones are here.

Samsung Galaxy A13 and A23 unveiled with 6.6

Both devices are quite similar to each other. The A13 is a 4G phone and changes a bit from the Galaxy A13 5G.

Samsung's Galaxy M33 and M23 are official

Two almost identical phones with different batteries. Coming to Europe and India.

Apple unveils new iPad Air with M1 chipset, 5G support

The front camera has also been updated.

The Mac Studio is the most powerful desktop computer Apple has ever made

The Mac Studio will ship with M1 Max or the new flagship M1 Ultra on March 18.

Apple announces M1 Ultra with 20-core CPU and 64-core GPU

Is a combination of two M1 Max chips with a new interconnect architecture called UltraFusion.

Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro and 12X go global: here's how much they cost

The phones will be available in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Honor Magic4 Ultimate unveiled with huge 1/1.12

The Magic4 series is launching in China starting with the vanilla model later this month, then the Pro and soon the Ultimate.

Realme GT Neo3 debuts with Dimensity 8100 and 150W charging

The vanilla version comes with 80W charging.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is finally here with SD888, Android 12

The Galaxy S21 FE 5G is available in White, Graphite, Olive, and Lavender.

Samsung Galaxy A73, A53 and A33 announced

All three models offer high refresh rate FHD+ AMOLED displays and 5,000mAh batteries with 25W fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series mega-leak: Quality images, specs, price

February 9 can’t come fast enough, but at least we have all the details now.

All four iPhone 14 models will have 120Hz displays, 6GB of RAM

Pros will have less differentiating characteristics.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Exynos and Snapdragon Benchmark Score Comparison

Both unreleased flagships were tested on a popular benchmarking app.

Nothing phone (1) will arrive later this summer, Nothing OS Launcher will arrive in April

Carl Pei and Nothing go against established smartphone gamers.

Feast your eyes on these high-res images of the Galaxy S22 Ultra

Desktop wallpapers reveal that the launch was indeed scheduled for February 8.

OnePlus 10 Pro is official: SD 8 Gen 1, 80W charging and LTPO 2.0 display

A new chipset, faster charging and a better screen are just some of the changes.

Leaked images offer a direct comparison of the three Galaxy S22 phones

The Galaxy S21 will be smaller than its predecessor, the S22 Ultra is also evolving (to accommodate the S Pen.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Long Term Review

The Sony WF-1000XM4 TWS earphones have been in the market for quite some time now and have earned a reputation.

Poco F4, Poco F4 Pro receive several certifications

The non-Pro variant is said to have a 4,400mAh battery and MIUI 13 out of the box.

Apple's 2022 iPhone SE will start at $300

That’s $99 less than the base price of its predecessor – the iPhone SE (2020).

WhatsApp launches new browser extension to make its web app more secure

Its goal is to provide the same level of security as native WhatsApp apps for Windows, Android, and iOS.

Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G unveiled with 120Hz OLED displays, 108MP cameras

The 4G model uses a Helio G96 chipset, the 5G goes for the Snapdragon 695. Chips aside, the two are quite similar.

What to expect: Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra

A roundup of all the official and unofficial information about the new flagship series we’ve seen so far.

Samsung discontinues the Galaxy S21 Ultra, sales are already stopping in some markets

However, the Galaxy S21 and S21+ are still available.

Samsung recaps its ten biggest Galaxy smartphone innovations

Check out some of the best hardware and software announcements from older Galaxy devices.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra shown in more leaked renders, here it is in four colors

The images are also accompanied by a recap of the specs leaked so far.

Meta says it could be forced to shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe

A new EU regulation disrupts Meta’s data processing.

Mark Gurman: Apple is bringing a punch-hole display to the iPhone 14

A new MacBook Air with M2 chip and iPad Pro with wireless charging are also coming this year.

Xiaomi Poco F4 stops at Geekbench with Snapdragon 870

Could be a rebranded Redmi K40S indeed.

Play Store is now testing game downloads on Windows

A download button for Windows appeared on an application page.

Samsung Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra refresh rate explained

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Galaxy S22 series and the refresh rates of their screens.

Apple iPhone SE (2022) announced with Apple A15 chipset

The A15 chip is faster than expensive Android flagships and also supports 5G.


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