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 is so far behind the competition when it comes to charging speeds that it can barely see it in the distance.
Galaxy S22 smartphones and Galaxy Tab S8 slates are set to be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 9.
No more plastic, new 50MP cameras and more compact bodies.
The S Pen and new chipsets underline what is otherwise a very incremental update.
Both phones will go on sale in China from January 11.
With up to 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores.
The Pro has a curved screen and wireless charging.
Open sales in China begin on January 18.
Both smartphones are powered by 4G versions of the Snapdragon 888.
We want to do for electric cars what we’ve been doing for cell phones for decades.
All three are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The Realme 9 Pro+ is also the company’s first phone with a color-changing back.
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.
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.
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.
The Find X5 Lite is virtually identical to the Reno7 5G.
The phone is slightly different from its Chinese sibling Edge X30.
It’s almost identical to the global model but with a slower 33W charge.
The phone is also the first with a 64 MP Sony IMX787 sensor for the main camera.
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.
The Honor 2022 flagship phones are here.
Both devices are quite similar to each other. The A13 is a 4G phone and changes a bit from the Galaxy A13 5G.
Two almost identical phones with different batteries. Coming to Europe and India.
The front camera has also been updated.
The Mac Studio will ship with M1 Max or the new flagship M1 Ultra on March 18.
Is a combination of two M1 Max chips with a new interconnect architecture called UltraFusion.
The phones will be available in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
The Magic4 series is launching in China starting with the vanilla model later this month, then the Pro and soon the Ultimate.
The vanilla version comes with 80W charging.
The Galaxy S21 FE 5G is available in White, Graphite, Olive, and Lavender.
All three models offer high refresh rate FHD+ AMOLED displays and 5,000mAh batteries with 25W fast charging.
February 9 can’t come fast enough, but at least we have all the details now.
Pros will have less differentiating characteristics.
Both unreleased flagships were tested on a popular benchmarking app.
Carl Pei and Nothing go against established smartphone gamers.
Desktop wallpapers reveal that the launch was indeed scheduled for February 8.
A new chipset, faster charging and a better screen are just some of the changes.
The Galaxy S21 will be smaller than its predecessor, the S22 Ultra is also evolving (to accommodate the S Pen.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 TWS earphones have been in the market for quite some time now and have earned a reputation.
The non-Pro variant is said to have a 4,400mAh battery and MIUI 13 out of the box.
That’s $99 less than the base price of its predecessor – the iPhone SE (2020).
Its goal is to provide the same level of security as native WhatsApp apps for Windows, Android, and iOS.
The 4G model uses a Helio G96 chipset, the 5G goes for the Snapdragon 695. Chips aside, the two are quite similar.
A roundup of all the official and unofficial information about the new flagship series we’ve seen so far.
However, the Galaxy S21 and S21+ are still available.
Check out some of the best hardware and software announcements from older Galaxy devices.
The images are also accompanied by a recap of the specs leaked so far.
A new EU regulation disrupts Meta’s data processing.
A new MacBook Air with M2 chip and iPad Pro with wireless charging are also coming this year.
Could be a rebranded Redmi K40S indeed.
A download button for Windows appeared on an application page.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Galaxy S22 series and the refresh rates of their screens.
The A15 chip is faster than expensive Android flagships and also supports 5G.
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