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Featured Stories of 2022: 4th Quarter

Featured Stories of 2022: 4th Quarter

Featured Stories of 2022: 4th Quarter

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Welcome to our roundup of the best news stories of 2022. Now we’ll return to the most popular stories from the fourth quarter of the year, having already covered the first nine months.

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We are now in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the last major announcements of the year. At this time, Galaxy S23 series rumors are almost weekly and their credibility is constantly growing. We now know that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S23, S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra in early February, and most of their specs. The trio will be the first not to feature an Exynos chipset – only Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Speaking of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it was announced in the fourth quarter, and the first phones with it were created soon after – the iQOO 11 and 11 Pro (we even got to review the 11).

The Oppo Find N2 has arrived just in time for 2022 (we have to review that too). It has made improvements to the screens – coverage has been increased up to 120Hz, while both are slightly wider. The body of the foldable has lost some of the weight, thanks to a new hinge. The only downside to the Find N2 is that it used Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 instead of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

During this quarter, Google announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro along with the new Pixel Watch. The new phones use the Tensor G2 chipset and the cameras have been updated – the Pixel 7 Pro has new ultra-wide autofocus and a new sensor behind the zoom camera, while the Pixel 7 has become slightly smaller than the 6.

Finally, we closed the year with the announcement of the Xiaomi 13 series. The focal point of the China-only series (for now) is the Xiaomi 13 Pro, which has a main camera sensor of 1-inch type and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. But apart from the main camera, the Xiaomi 13 Pro also has a 50MP 3x camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture, which could shake things up. things in the world of smartphone zoom cameras.

Well, that’s it for the major stories of 2022. Be sure to hit us up in 2023! Thanks for reading!

Hot take: Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro lack innovation, Pixel Watch has big shoes to fill


Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro announced with SD 8 Gen 2, new Leica cameras

The Xiaomi 13 Pro features a ceramic design and a new 1.0″ main sensor.


Xiaomi 13 renders reveal flat sides and display

Also includes a familiar new camera design.


Oppo AirVOOC 50W Wireless Flash Charger Review

How fast can an Oppo Find X5 Pro charge?


Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro review

Band 7 Pro comes with a few key upgrades over the standard Band 7 and a noticeable price increase.


Samsung Galaxy A54 design revealed through leaked images

It should become official in early 2023.


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra details appear on TENAA, confirm key specs

The phone will be essentially the same size as its predecessor and will feature the overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.


Samsung Galaxy S23 series mannequins pictured

The design of previous leaks is checked.


Qualcomm confirms Samsung Galaxy S23 series will only use Snapdragon chipsets

Qualcomm executives have confirmed that all Galaxy S23 series models will use Snapdragon chipsets in the future.


Pixel 7 and 7 Pro unveiled with Tensor G2 and camera improvements

They look the same for the most part, although there are a few changes inside and out. Pre-orders start today with a free bonus Pixel Watch or Pixel Buds Pro.


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

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will exceed the 108MP resolution of its predecessors and offer improved image processing.


Xiaomi 12T Pro arrives with 200MP camera and SD 8+ Gen 1, 12T gets 108MP camera

And a Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset. Other than that, the phones are similar with 5,000mAh batteries supporting 120W charging and 120Hz 12-bit AMOLED displays.


Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro unveiled, Redmi Pad debuts in Europe

The Smart Band 7 Pro comes with built-in GNSS and offers up to 12 days of battery life.


Google Pixel Watch announced with 1.2

The watch has a stainless steel body with a domed GG5 glass and you can customize its look with different straps.


MediaTek announces Dimensity 1080 with increased CPU and efficiency

The Dimensity 1080 also gets enhanced photography capabilities.


Apple's 10th Gen iPad brings USB-C, A14, a new design and a new price

The old entry-level iPad is lagging behind, keeping the entry price low.


Apple updates iPad Pro models with M2 processor and Apple Pencil hover

Also includes faster connectivity and new camera features.


OnePlus Nord N300 goes official with Dimensity 810 and 33W charging

The first OnePlus device with a MediaTek chipset in the US.


Huawei Pocket S is the cheapest foldable yet, comes with Snapdragon 778G

The device has a downgraded camera setup but retains the footprint.


MediaTek Dimensity 9200 has arrived - TSMC N4P node, Arm Cortex-X3 and ray tracing

The first Dimensity 9200 powered phones are expected to launch by the end of 2022.


Realme 10 announced with Helio G99, 6.4

Lots of specs resemble the Realme 9 – the screen, the battery (with small improvements), but not everything is an upgrade over the previous model.


Realme 10 5G brings Dimensity 700 and 50MP camera

The phone is already on sale in China.


The vivo X90 Pro+ packs a 1

The cameras use all the know-how of Zeiss. Moreover, there is a large 6.78-inch LTPO 4 screen on the front, as well as a fast-charging battery inside.


vivo X90 and X90 Pro announced with Dimensity 9200 and 120W charging

Both phones are already up for pre-order in China.


The Snapdragon 782G is here replacing the SD778G+

It brings a 5% improvement in CPU and 10% better graphics performance over the Snapdragon 778G+.


Honor Magic Vs arrives with improved hinge and lighter body

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.


Tecno unveils Phantom X2 with Dimensity 9000, X2 Pro with retractable portrait lens

The two phones are nearly identical aside from the rear cameras – both use the same chipset, same 6.8″ 120Hz display and a 5,160mAh battery with 45W fast charging.


iQOO 11 and 11 Pro are official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, UFS 4.0 storage, 200W charging

The iQOO 11 is going global, the iQOO 11 Pro is currently only in China.


Oppo Find N2 is thinner, lighter and with better screens, the Find N2 Flip goes global

Oppo learned from the Find N and drastically improved its hinge design to make the phones light, durable and reduce crease.


Realme 10s unveiled: Dimensity 810, 50MP camera and 5,000mAh battery

Let’s go for pre-orders in China.


nubia Z50 announced with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and 35mm main camera

The main 35mm camera is equipped with a Sony IMX 787 sensor which should be ideal for natural looking bokeh shots.


Leica Leitz Phone 2 launched in Japan

It’s a rebadged Sharp Aquos R7.


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra leaked first camera sample shows big improvement over S22 Ultra

It’s only a crop of a full photo, but it shows a massive improvement in resolved detail.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series debuts, Pro+ gets 200MP camera

The Pro models feature MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1080 chipset, while the vanilla model features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1.


Samsung Galaxy A54 gets a 50MP main camera

The current Galaxy A53 uses a 64MP sensor.


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

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


The Samsung Galaxy S23 comes with a bigger battery, to keep the 6.1-inch screen

It will have a 3,900 mAh charge.


OnePlus Nord Watch is official with a 1.78 OLED display

The wearable is coming to India, other markets are yet to be announced.


vivo V21s arrives with Android 12 and a teardrop notch

This is the vivo V21 5G, simply named V21 in LTE-only markets.


Samsung details One UI 5 main features

One UI 5 is coming to users in the coming weeks.


Samsung Galaxy S23 specs leaked talk about incremental upgrades over S22

New design, new chipset, new battery, but maybe that’s where the upgrades end.


Xiaomi 13 series and MIUI 14 series launched on December 1

Xiaomi is also gearing up to launch its Watch S2 smartwatch and Xiaomi Buds 4 TWS headphones as well as its first desktop PC and projector.


Yaber Pico T1 projector review

A very thin Android TV pico projector.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer sets a new benchmark for fast charging - 210W

Except for faster charging and different battery capacity, the Explorer is identical to the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ (yes, including the 200MP camera).


Infinix Zero Ultra, Zero 20 go official

Zero Ultra brings a 200MP Samsung HP1 sensor and 180W charging while the Zero 20 features a first 60MP slefie camera with OIS and autofocus.


Samsung Galaxy S23 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 tested by Geekbench

This is a preview of the performance we can expect from Qualcomm’s next flagship chip, which has an unusual CPU configuration.


Google reveals its next Black Friday deals for Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6a

The price drops are substantial.


MIUI 14 announced with improved system architecture and refined design

A lighter and visually refined interpretation of MIUI.


Google shares gallery with Pixel 7 Pro 30x Super Res Zoom samples

The 30x zoom is very impressive.


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