Week 7 in review: Here’s the iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C, the Galaxy S23 FE could be coming

Week 7 in review: Here’s the iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C, the Galaxy S23 FE could be coming

Week 7 in review: Here's the iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C, the Galaxy S23 FE could be coming

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Welcome to another week’s recap. Samsung has released the yet to be announced Galaxy A54 Repairability Score and it is a solid 8.4 out of 10. Good news for the many potential buyers of Samsung’s hugely popular midranger. .


Even better news is the announced return of the Samsung Fan Edition phone. By Korean Release The elect, it looks like Samsung will unveil a Galaxy S23 FE edition in the second half of the year. The report claims that Samsung will forgo the Galaxy A74 and focus on the Galaxy S23 FE.

We got our first look at the iPhone 15 Pro thanks to leaked CAD drawings. They show a slightly more curved phone with rounded edges cut flat on current models. Renders show thinner screen bezels and a USB-C port – finally! Of course, these are just leaked renders which may not reflect the final result.

Back to Samsung. The company had a record number of pre-orders in its home market of South Korea. According to the figures, Samsung received 1.09 million pre-orders, up 7% from the Galaxy S22 series last year. It’s only ever beaten by the Galaxy Note10 family in 2019 with 1.4 million pre-orders. Even better for Samsung, the Galaxy S23 Ultra accounted for 60% of all orders.

Oppo launched the Find N2 Flip globally this week. Now, buyers in Europe can go ahead and pre-order the flip-top in 8/256GB version. Deliveries will start from March 2.

Check out the full list of hot topics below.

The phone is still unofficial, but should be announced soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is expected to launch in the second half of 2023

The Galaxy FE series is expected to return this year.

iPhone 15 Pro renders show thinner bezels, more curved design, USB-C port

The first CAD-based renders are out, even though we’re over six months away from the official introduction of this phone.

Samsung officially details global rollout of One UI 5.1 for older devices

One UI 5.1 debuted with the Galaxy S23 series smartphones unveiled earlier this month.

WhatsApp chief slams Telegram for misleading users about its encryption

Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp at Meta, claims that government agencies have access to secret chats in Telegram.

CR: iPhone 14 Pro Max BoM is $464, nearly 4% more than 13 Pro Max

The share of components designed by Apple is increasing.

UI 5.1 update coming to older Samsung flagships next week, carrier says

A Canadian carrier has released a preliminary list of devices ready to receive the big new update.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series gets record pre-orders in South Korea

1.09 million is the highest number of pre-orders ever recorded for a Galaxy S series.

FT: Apple faces low yield from Indian-made iPhone cases

Apple is expected to outsource up to 25% of all iPhone production to India by 2025.

Samsung is now rolling out OneUI 5.1 update for Z Flip4, Fold4 and S22 series

The Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 and Galaxy S22 series are getting the update right now.

Telegram responds to WhatsApp allegations

Telegram claims that Wired’s article on app security contains several errors.

The Honor Magic5 Pro captures a Guinness Record Moment with its AI camera

The Honor Magic5 Pro arrives on February 27.

MediaTek announces Dimensity 7200: its first mid-range 4nm chipset

It is the chipmaker’s first entry for its line of mid-range 7000 series chipsets.

The Oppo Find N2 Flip goes global

Another foldable is moving beyond China.

Google brings a redesign to Gboard

You can now remove the voice search button from the taskbar.

Oppo Find X6 Pro confirmed to offer 100W charging, Find X6 brings 80W

The duo comes with the same adapter in the retail box.

MediaTek Helio G36 announced - G37 with 100 MHz lower CPU clock

The new SoC will power an upcoming entry-level gaming smartphone to be launched in India.

Top 10 Trending Phones of Week 6

The dominance of the Galaxy S23 series is fading slightly.

Motorola Edge 40 Pro runs Geekbench with 12GB RAM on board

The phone is rumored to be a rebranded version of the Moto X40, aimed at international markets.

The Nokia X30 will go on sale in India next week

The phone was launched alongside the Nokia G60 last year and while the G60 is already available in India, the X30 is not (yet).

vivo teases V27 design, says phones are coming soon

The design reveal confirms earlier suspicions that the V27 series is related to the S16 series.

Motorola Moto G Stylus 2023 leaks in new render

Motorola’s next budget pen phone is expected to launch soon.

Honor Magic5 Lite announced with SD 695 and 40W charging

Pre-orders in France begin on February 20.

Geekbench 6 arrives with new tests, adapted to modern devices

It brings several new tests, including background blur in video calls, object detection, and photo filters in social media.

Realme GT3 with 240W charging arrives February 28

The global unveiling will take place in Barcelona during the MWC.


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