Top stories of 2022: 2nd quarter

Top stories of 2022: 2nd quarter

Top stories of 2022: 2nd quarter

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

There were a bunch of announcements in the second quarter. We have a pair of foldables – the vivo X Fold and the Huawei Mate Xs 2. We also have the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which was 10% faster and 30% more efficient than the SD 8 Gen 1.

The vivo X80 and X80 Pro arrived with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000, respectively.

The Nothing (1) phone started leaking and Nothing launched its highly successful teaser campaign. Google also teased the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch and Pixel Tablet, revealing their design. Google has also launched the Pixel 6a for $449 – the phone will prove to be a big hit!

Apple announced the M2 chipset with an 18% faster processor and 35% faster graphics than the M1. The first laptop to receive the new silicon was the MacBook Air M2, which also got a new, thinner design with a larger 13.6-inch Retina display with thin bezels.

Sony announced the WH-1000XM5 wireless noise canceling headphones, the Xperia 10 IV with a bigger battery in a smaller battery, and the Xperia 1 IV with a single zoom camera.

Speaking of unique cameras, the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra debuted with a 35mm primary camera, providing a closer perspective that we loved here at the office. It is now an all time favorite among us.

Other key announcements were the OnePlus 10R, Poco F4 GT, Poco M4 5, REalme Narzo 50i Prime, Infinix Note 12 VIP (which turned out to be more of a showcase for Infinix’s 120W charging tech ) and the Realme 9 .

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

Realme Narzo 50i Prime launch date, price and images leaked

It should be launched next week.

Realme Narzo 50i Prime announced with a base price of $100

It will be available over-the-counter from June 27 via AliExpress.

Infinix Note 12 VIP arrives with 120W charging, 120Hz display and 108MP camera

There’s also the Infinix Note 12 (G96), which is a refresh of the original Note 12 with a new chipset (you guessed it, it’s the Helio G96).

The first vivo X80 and X80 Pro, powered by SD 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000

The X80 Pro+ will arrive later this year in its own event.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 gets Android 12 update

The NFC model follows.

Honor Magic4 Lite unveiled - a new name for the Honor X30/X9 5G

The X30 launched in China, the X9 in Malaysia, the Magic4 Lite goes to France. Additionally, the Honor Play 6T series will be unveiled tomorrow.

Realme 9 is coming with 108MP camera, Realme GT2 Pro is also launched in India

The 4G version of the Realme 9 has a better camera and build quality than the 5G model, arguably a better display too.

Poco X4 GT arrives with Dimensity 8100, Poco F4 brings an SD870

The X4 GT is the first Poco with a 144Hz display. The F4 is the first to have optical stabilization on its main camera.

Samsung Galaxy M53 goes official: A budget A73 that retains the 108MP camera

And the 6.7″ 120Hz AMOLED display, although it loses some goodies like OIS and an in-display fingerprint reader.

MediaTek Dimensity 1300 is official - 6nm, 3GHz Cortex-A78, 5G

It supports refresh rate up to 168Hz, 4K HDR video capture, AV1 hardware decoding.

vivo X Fold arrives with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, flagship cameras

The vivo X Fold is on sale in China and it’s cheaper than a Galaxy Z Fold3.


The vivo X Note has a 21:10 screen with a 120Hz refresh rate on the front and a quad camera with ZEISS lenses on the back.

AMD unveils 6nm Ryzen Pro 6000 for business laptops

These include six H-series chips and two U-series chips – all Zen 3+.

Samsung Exynos 1280 chipset officially announced

The same SoC that already powers the Galaxy A33, A53 and M33.

Official OnePlus 10R with up to 150W charging, Nord CE 2 Lite 5G also announced

The OnePlus 10R is available in two versions – one with 150W charging and another with 80W.

Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro unveiled with ECG and free-dive features, Band 7 also goes official

The Watch GT 3 Pro is available in three versions: 46 mm in titanium, 43 mm in ceramic and a Porsche Design model.

Poco M4 5G goes official with Dimensity 700 SoC, 50MP camera and 90Hz display

It will go on sale next week.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra with UD selfie and 64MP triple cameras unveiled, Axon 40 Pro joins it

The Ultra uses two custom IMX787 sensors for the main and ultra-wide cameras and a periscope for the telephoto module.

AMD announces three new Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards

Includes RX 6950XT, RX 6750XT and RX 6650XT.

Poco F4 GT unveiled with SD8 Gen1, 120Hz display and 120W charging

Like the previous GT, this one has shoulder triggers for gaming and an advanced cooling solution.

Huawei Mate Xs 2 announced with SD888 4G and stylus support, MatePad SE comes along

Mate Xs 2 offers a 120Hz OLED panel, 50MP main camera and works with Huawei’s M-Pen 2s stylus.

Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro unveiled with ECG and free-dive features, Band 7 also goes official

The Watch GT 3 Pro is available in three versions: 46 mm in titanium, 43 mm in ceramic and a Porsche Design model.

Tecno Phantom X launched in India for INR 25,999

Open sales begin May 4.

Poco M4 5G goes official with Dimensity 700 SoC, 50MP camera and 90Hz display

It will go on sale next week.

AMD announces three new Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards

Includes RX 6950XT, RX 6750XT and RX 6650XT.

Sony Xperia 1 IV unveiled with revolutionary continuous zoom camera

The exterior design of the phone may look virtually the same, but Sony has also upgraded the Mark 4’s display, speakers and other cameras.

Sony Xperia 10 IV brings a bigger battery in a smaller body

The new device gets a Snapdragon 695 and a 5,000 mAh battery.

Google unveils Pixel 6a with Tensor chipset for $449

Has a dual camera system and 5G connectivity.

Sony launches WH-1000XM5 wireless noise canceling headphones

Features improved noise cancellation, a new design and a higher price.

The Moto G82 is official with a 50MP OIS camera

It has a Snapdragon 695 chipset with 5G connectivity.

Realme announces Narzo 50 5G and 50 Pro 5G

Two new 5G midrangers powered by MediaTek Dimensity chipsets.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

The new 4nm chipset promises a 20% increase in GPU over the Snapdragon 778G.

AMD Introduces Ryzen 7000 Series CPU Running at 5.5GHz

Also reveals new motherboard chipsets and features.

Oppo Reno8 series unveiled, pioneers Pro SD 7 Gen 1 model

Reno8 Pro and Pro+ get the same Sony IMX766 50MP sensor and MariSilicon X NPU as on the Find X5 Pro.

Honor 70 Pro and 70 Pro+ unveiled with Dimensity 8000 and 9000, 54MP main cameras

With 50MP ultra wide, 8MP tele (3x) and 50MP selfie cameras. In addition, the charging speed has increased to 100W and reaches 100% in half an hour.

Apple iOS 16 is here with a focus on the lock screen

Notifications, Messages, Wallet, Maps, News, and CarPlay have received updates.

Apple unveils M2 chipset with 18% faster CPU and 35% faster GPU compared to M1

It is built on a more advanced 5nm process and comes with two additional GPU cores.

Samsung quietly launches the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 with a lower price

Note that this is the 5G version with Snapdragon 865 and is only available on KT and LG Uplus in Korea at the moment.

Nothing from the phone (1) poses for the camera with glowing lights

It will be launched next month.

Google teases Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel Watch and Pixel Tablet

Phones and smartwatches are coming this fall, tablets next year.

Tecno Camon 19 series official, Camon 19 Pro brings RGBW sensor

The device also comes with “the thinnest bezel in the industry” at 0.98mm.

Official launch of OnePlus Ace scheduled for April 21

The phone looks a lot like OnePlus 10R renders.

Scrolling on the OnePlus 10 Pro is bad, and OnePlus should feel bad

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro display specs leaked

Don’t expect huge changes from last-gen devices.

Nothing about the design of the phone (1) has been revealed

Not as transparent as we thought.

OnePlus Ace debuts Dimensity 8100 Max and 150W charging

Open sales in China begin on April 26.

Samsung apparently has a huge inventory of 50 million devices due to low demand

Serie A is mainly to blame.

Samsung's 2022 Galaxy A series shines in weird new ad

Many “great” chants ensue.

Realme GT Neo3 Naruto Edition unveiled

Open sales in China begin on May 31.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T Pro and Pro+ unveiled in China, Note 11 SE accompanies

All three are set to go on sale in China on May 31.

Leaked photos show new Infinix Note model with 108MP camera, 120W fast charging

It will be a major upgrade over the standard Note 12 launched last week. It had a 50MP primary camera and supported 33W charging.

Nokia G11 Plus goes official with 50MP camera and 3-day battery life

It is built around a 90Hz screen.

Motorola Edge 30 goes official with 6.5

And a 50MP dual camera on the back, similar to the Edge 30 Pro. However, the phone costs around half the price of the Pro.

Report: Galaxy S22 sales plummet due to GOS scandal, carrier subsidies increased to counter

Demand for the S22 in South Korea reportedly declined after the throttling scandal. Carriers increase subsidies to increase demand.

Tecno Pova 3 announced with 90Hz LCD display and 7,000mAh battery

It is already available over the counter in the Philippines.

Xiaomi Civi 1S launched on April 21

A direct successor to the Xiaomi Civi launched last year.

Oppo F21 Pro and F21 Pro 5G announced with 6.4-inch AMOLEDs and 64MP main cameras

The F21 Pro is available in a special fiberglass leather version.

Oppo announces the Oppo K10 5G and K10 Pro

The K10 5G is vastly different from the standard K10 introduced earlier.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 unveiled: 30% more efficient, 10% faster

The new chip keeps the hardware effectively the same, but the new 4nm process has enabled higher clock speeds and lower power consumption.


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