Week 6 in review: Xiaomi 13 series arrival, OnePlus 11, Poco X5 series official

Week 6 in review: Xiaomi 13 series arrival, OnePlus 11, Poco X5 series official

Week 6 in review: Xiaomi 13 series arrival, OnePlus 11, Poco X5 series official

>>> DOWNLOAD MP3 <<<

This week has seen some interesting announcements. Our hottest story of the week was Xiaomi’s confirmation that the Xiaomi 13 series will launch globally on February 26 at Mobile World Congress. That means the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powered Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 are coming to a store, maybe near you.


Xiaomi unveiled the Poco X5 Pro alongside the Poco X5. The Pro brings a Snapdragon 778G SoC, a 6.67-inch 1080p AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 108MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging. The Poco X5 has a Snapdragon 695, 6.67-inch 1080p 120Hz AMOLED, 48MP main camera, and 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging.

The base Poco X5 6/128GB starts from $250/€250, while the base X5 Pro starts from $300/€300.

OnePlus unveiled a few phones, its first-ever tablet, headphones, a new TV, and a keyboard. The OnePlus Pad looked the most interesting – it has an 11.61-inch 7:5 aspect ratio display and a Dimensity 9000 chip. The tablet will arrive in Europe, India and North America in April, but the price remains uncertain.

The OnePlus 11 has begun its international rollout. We already knew the specs, so we won’t repeat them here. The OnePlus 11 will be available in North America, Europe, and the Middle East for the first time in company history.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 11R launched in India with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, 100W charging and a starting price of ₹40,000 for the 8/128GB model.

Realme unveiled the GT Neo 5 with insane charging speeds. There are two models – one with 240W charging and another with “only” 150W. Charging aside, it’s the same underlying blueprint – a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, AMOLED 6 .74 inches at 144 Hz and a 50 MP main camera. The 240W model has a 4,600mAh battery that will charge to 100% in less than 10 minutes, per Realme. The 150W model has a 5,000 mAh unit.

These are the key stories of the week, but the full list of hot topics is below. See you around!

The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro were unveiled last December in China.

Xiaomi unveils Poco X5 Pro with Snapdragon 778G, Poco X5 joins

The new Pro also improves the display (10-bit) and camera performance over last year’s Poco X4 Pro. The vanilla X5 sticks to the Snapdragon 695 chip.

Sir Ridley Scott used a Galaxy S23 Ultra to shoot a short film

‘Behold’ is a 3:49 minute story about a horse – there’s other stuff too.

The Nothing Phone (2) will be a premium offering, coming in the third quarter of this year

The device is rumored to rock an unannounced Snapdragon 8 series chip.

OnePlus enters the tablet game with the OnePlus Pad

It features a 2800 x 2000 pixel, 500 nits, 11.61-inch 7:5 aspect display and a Dimensity 9000 chipset.

Realme GT Neo 5 debuts with 150W and 240W charging versions

The new fastest charging smartphone comes with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.

Samsung and SKT Unveil Galaxy S23 Ultra BMW M Edition in South Korea

The exclusive edition is limited to 1,000 units and comes with a treasure trove of BWM accessories.

Huawei D Watch Review

Huawei’s first wearable with blood pressure measurement.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series breaks pre-order records in India

Indians don’t seem to mind the more expensive Galaxy S23 family.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra undergoes durability test and teardown

The S23 Ultra is more durable and easier to repair than its predecessor.

Apple plans to release iPhone Ultra in 2024

It will sit above the Pro models and be even more expensive.

OnePlus 11R launched in India with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 100W fast charging

Yes, it is the local version of the Ace 2. Moreover, it is similar to the 10T, although it has a sharper display than it. The battery/charger combo is also different.

WhatsApp's status feature gets a ton of new features, including voice and reactions

These updates are already rolling out globally.

The Exynos 2400 chipset would come with a 10-core processor

It will have a 1x Cortex-X4 + 2x Cortex-A720 + 3x Cortex-A720 + 4x Cortex-A520 architecture.

Counterpoint: Samsung achieves half the BoM of Google Pixel 7 Pro

The display, chipset, camera sensor, RAM, and communications are all made in Korea.

The OnePlus 11 and Buds Pro 2 are now available worldwide

The OnePlus 11 ships from February 16, starting at $699 for the 8/128GB model.

Android 14 Developer Preview 1 released

You can test it on Pixel 4a 5G – Pixel 7 series devices.

Vivo X90 Pro in Review

Vivo’s Pro phone with a 1-inch main sensor is in the office.

Tecno Phantom V Fold hands-on video surfaces, February 28 announcement confirmed

The device leaks in a handy video with a gapless, inward-folding hinge.

Watch the global launch of the OnePlus 11 and 11R

We’re also expecting a keyboard, OnePlus Pad tablet, new TVs, and the Buds Pro 2.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra undergoes another durability test

Scratches, burns and bend attempts everywhere!

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 review

A well-designed and comfortable pair of headphones with decent battery life and good latency performance with OnePlus phones.

Latest OnePlus Pad teaser shows off stylus and keyboard accessories

Take a look at the OnePlus Pad in action with its optional accessories.

OnePlus with keyboard 81 Pro and TV 65 Q2 Pro official

The keyboard is coming to India in April, while the TV is coming in March.

Microsoft announces improved Bing and Edge powered by OpenAI

Microsoft claims to have developed your “co-pilot for the web”.


Do you find AfroNaija useful? Click here to give us five stars rating!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button