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Week 49 in review: Xiaomi 13, Tecno Phantom X2, official iQOO 11, Realme 10 Pro overall

Week 49 in review: Xiaomi 13, Tecno Phantom X2, official iQOO 11, Realme 10 Pro overall

Week 49 in review: Xiaomi 13, Tecno Phantom X2, official iQOO 11, Realme 10 Pro overall

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It was a big week for mobile as Xiaomi, Tecno, iQOO and Realme held big events. Tecno announced the Phantom X2 series along with the X2 and X2 Pro. Both have Dimensity 9000 chipsets and 6.9-inch AMOLED displays. The Phantom X2 Pro features a unique pop-up portrait camera with a large 1/2.7-inch type sensor and bright f/1.5 lens. The X2 series will go on sale in the coming weeks. We only have prices for Saudi Arabia at the moment; the Phantom X2 costs SAR2,700 ($720/€685/₹59,000), while the Phantom X2 costs SAR3,500 ($930/€885/₹76,700).

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Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand has announced the iQOO 11 and iQOO 11 Pro. The pair bring the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, new faster UFS 4.0 storage standard, 144Hz-capable AMOLED E6 displays and triple-camera systems – the iQOO 11 has a 50MP Samsung GN5 wide camera, while the Pro has a 50MP IMX866 main camera. On the battery side, the 11 brings a 5,000mAh pack with 120W charging, while the Pro has a 4,700mAh battery with 200W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. iQOO 11 is available in China but is also going global, starting with Malaysia and Thailand, then India, while iQOO 11 Pro is currently only in China.

Speaking of global, the Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ have both become available outside of China. Realme 10 Pro will start at $319 in its 8/128GB version, while Realme 10 Pro+ is priced at $379 for the same combination of RAM and storage. Both devices come in Dark Matter Black, Nebula Blue, and Hyperspace gradient colors. Open sales begin December 14 for the 10 Pro+ and December 16 for the 10 Pro.

Xiaomi’s Series 13 went official on Sunday. The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are for China at the moment, but hopefully they will go global as well. Both have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 6.73-inch 3200x1440px 120Hz display and a 4820mAh battery with 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. As for the camera, the Pro has a 50MP 1-inch IMX989-type main camera, a 50MP 14mm ultra-wide camera, and a 75mm f/2.0 zoom camera. The Xiaomi 13 has a 6.36 inch 2400x1080px 120Hz display and a 4500mAh battery with 67W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Its camera system isn’t quite as robust, with a 50MP IMX800 main camera, a 15mm ultrawide, and the same 75mm zoom.

It’s not just phones getting new toys to play with.


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.


OnePlus 11 makes the leak official

Check out OnePlus’ next flagship in its Volcanic Black and Forest Emerald colors.


Xiaomi 13 Ultra Camera Specifications

The 13 Ultra will retain the 1-inch Sony IMX989 module from the 12S Ultra.


Xiaomi 13 pre-orders are live despite the postponed launch

Users are requested to pay 999 CNY ($142) in advance for an unadvertised phone.


Xiaomi 13 launch postponed to December 11

Yes, the launch is on Sunday.


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.


Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ make their global debut

Realme 10 Pro will start at $319 in its 8/128 GB version while Realme 10 Pro+ is priced at $379.


Samsung US offers holiday savings on Galaxy Z Fold4, S22 and Tab S8 series

The “Discover Samsung” event is your last chance to order something and receive it before December 24th.


Google's Pixel Fold may have just run Geekbench under the Felix moniker

Google Felix is ​​believed to be the long-awaited Pixel Fold.


Rumor: Redmi K60 will feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Pro gets 8+ Gen 1 instead

Yes, not the other way around, which would make more sense. It’s possible that the rumors turned things around, of course.


The Tecno MegaBook S1 is an ultra thin and light 15.6

It’s much more premium than its first laptop, the MegaBook T1. It is made from a magnesium alloy and is equipped with a rich selection of ports.


Realme UI 4.0 will make its global debut on December 8, here are the highlights

Version 4.0 already launched with Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ in China, now phones and skin are ready to go global.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series will soon be launched in India

It is currently only available in China.


Tecno Phantom X2 for review

We’ve already seen what the X2 Pro can do, now we turn our attention to the vanilla model – it’s essentially the same except the camera hardware and price have been reduced.


Xiaomi announces 72 million sold units of Redmi Note series in India

The milestone comes after eight years of sales for the series.


Xiaomi 13 Pro finally gets official IP rating, teaser video reveals

The phone will be safe from the elements, a new video reveals.


Here's the Google Pixel Fold in render form

Check out the next Google foldable phone that’s slated to launch in May 2023.


OnePlus collaborates with Keychron to create a mechanical keyboard

Available worldwide early next year.


[UPDATE: It is the 11R]    OnePlus 11's first live photo reveals camera details

We’re looking at a main + ultrawide + 2MP rear combo.


Samsung Galaxy M04 launch date, design and key specs revealed by Amazon

It should come with the SoC Helio G35.


Realme 10 Pro in review

The most affordable member of the Realme 10 Pro series offers a flat LCD screen, Snapdragon 695 and 33W charging.


Realme GT Neo 5 Rumored to Come with 240W Wired Charging

Full charges of less than ten minutes might become a thing sooner than you think.


Samsung rolls out OneUI 5.0 with Android 13 on Galaxy A22 and A23 LTE/5G

The firmware is currently available in Europe.


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