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Week 51 in review: Heads turn to 2023 – Galaxy S23, Pixel 8

Week 51 in review: Heads turn to 2023 – Galaxy S23, Pixel 8

Week 51 in review: Heads turn to 2023 - Galaxy S23, Pixel 8

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It’s the penultimate week of 2022 and we’re almost ready for 2023 and the phones it will bring. But before we cancel 2022, let’s take a look at the top stories from the past seven days.

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ZTE has announced the Nubia Z50 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and the 64MP IMX787 35mm primary camera that we loved so much on the Axon 40 Ultra. The Nubia Z50 is exclusive to China for now and starts at CNY 2,999 for the base 8/128 GB version.

The OnePlus 11, which will arrive on February 7, will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, 12GB or 16GB of RAM, a 4,870mAh battery and a triple camera including 50 MP wide, 48MP ultra wide and 32MP telephoto. There will be a 16MP selfie on the front.

We got another look at the official Galaxy S23 series accessories. The Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra will launch on February 1 and will have a choice of accessories – leather cases, Smart View cases, silicone cases and more. The consensus is that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will come in four colors at launch – Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black.

Google’s Pixel roadmap will include the Pixel tablet, which is expected to launch soon, as well as the Pixel 8 series in 2023 with support for step HDR – the ability to capture different exposures simultaneously with the same pixels. Since the current ISOCELL GN1 sensor inside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro doesn’t support step HDR, we expect the Pixel 8 phones to have an ISOCELL GN2. The leaked roadmap continues to say that the Pixel Fold will arrive at Google I/O in April or May.

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Evan Blass has shared a list of official accessories for the upcoming trio.


Samsung Galaxy S23 family will launch on February 1

The information comes from two generally reliable tipsters.


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a lower resolution selfie camera

It will feature the same selfie camera as its other two siblings, the S23 and S23+.


First Google Pixel 8 leaks reveal huge camera upgrade

The camera will support scaled HDR.


New EU legislation may bring back user-replaceable batteries

The tentative deal covers everything from phones to electric scooters to electric vehicle batteries and will require recycling and free collection of old batteries.


OnePlus 11 with 16 GB of RAM scores over 1.3 million points on AnTuTu

It will be launched worldwide in February next year.


Samsung Galaxy S23 stops once again at Geekbench

The Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch in February.


The Samsung Galaxy A74 would not exist, the A7x series is over

This means that the A5x will now be the first option in the A family.


Oppo and OnePlus announce a new strategic partnership

The new “dual-brand” strategy will make OnePlus the pioneer brand of flagship smartphones.


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.


Full OnePlus 11 specs revealed by TENAA

It should be launched soon in China.


Red Magic 8 Pro series design and key specs revealed

The device will feature extremely thin bezels and a flat design.


Kuo: Apple postpones iPhone SE 4 to 2024

The company needs to reassess the strategy for mid-to-low-end iPhones.


Infinix Zero Ultra launched in India with 200MP camera and 180W charging, Zero 20 tags along

Both smartphones will go on sale in India next week.


Realme GT Neo 3 150W Thor Love and Thunder Limited Edition hands-on review

Anyone who owns this smartphone, if they are worthy of it, will own the charging power of 150W.


Wiko launches a rebranded Huawei nova 9 SE 5G on December 27

The device will boot to Huawei’s Harmony operating system.


Google's Pixel tablet leaks on Facebook Marketplace

The tablet and its speaker dock add-on.


Google Pixel roadmap leaks, here's what to expect from next year to 2025


Oppo promises 4 OS updates, 5 years of security patches for some 2023 flagships

Additionally, Color OS 13 was the largest and fastest rollout in custom skin history, reaching 33 models and many users within four months of its launch.


Redmi Note 12 Pro also launches in India on January 5, teaser campaign is in full force

Initially, only the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ was deemed to arrive in India that day.


Lenovo shows off two new Chromebooks ahead of CES

They will be presented in Las Vegas next month.


Samsung announces first 12nm class DDR5 DRAM

Mass production will begin in 2023.


Redmi Note 12 will join Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ in India on January 5

There’s an entire teaser microsite revealing the news.


Huawei Freebuds 5i with improved battery life now available worldwide

The headphones cost just under £90/€100.


vivo S16 trio announced, S16 Pro brings Dimensity 8200 and 50MP seflie cam

All three will go on sale in China on December 30.


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