Week 8 in review: MWC is coming, Xperia 5V surfaces, iPhone 15 renders are here

Week 8 in review: MWC is coming, Xperia 5V surfaces, iPhone 15 renders are here

Week 8 in review: MWC is coming, Xperia 5V surfaces, iPhone 15 renders are here

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Welcome to another week’s recap. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona kicks off tomorrow, but the first announcements are already coming in – here’s what to expect.


The Samsung Galaxy A54 and A34 are coming soon, and we got another specs leak. The Galaxy A54 will come with a 6.4-inch 120Hz OLED panel and an Exynos 1380 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A34, on the other hand, is said to run on a Dimensity 1080 chip with up to 8GB of RAM.

The Sony Xperia 5 V (yes, five five) dropped by Geekbench, revealing its 16GB of RAM paired with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.

We also got some renders of the iPhone 15 Pro, which will have a slightly more rounded design, USB-C, the same Dynamic Island, and a new hero color – Dark Red.

See the full list of top stories below. Cheers!

The Galaxy A54 is rumored to feature an upgraded Exynos 1380 SoC.

Motorola ThinkPhone in review

Motorola’s phone grip on Lenovo’s ThinkPad is surprisingly good.

Sony Xperia 5 V appears on Geekbench with 16 GB of RAM

This is a pretty early leak, but the Xperia 5V seems to match today’s SD8 Gen 2 phones.

Some Samsung Galaxy S22 phones experience battery drain after One UI 5.1 update

The reason could be the Samsung keyboard, users online suggest.

iPhone 15 CAD renders show Dynamic Island and USB-C port

The vanilla iPhone 15 will get a 6.2-inch screen, an updated pill-shaped cutout, and a USB-C port.

The Poco X5 series about to have a third member: GT certified

The third X5 phone is now available on the IMDA website.

OnePlus 11 Concept teased with light strips on the back

Are these LED strips part of a new active cooling system?

Oppo will launch its own SoC in 2024

The company is in talks with TSMC to manufacture it.

Samsung details the Exynos 1380 chipset

It should soon debut in a Galaxy A54.

Factory-sealed first-gen iPhone fetches over $63,000 at auction

Its owner received it as a gift from her friends over fifteen years ago but never bothered to use the device.

Here is the iPhone 15 Pro in its Hero Dark Red color

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will have light blue and pink options.

vivo V27e will also be launched on March 1

The phone is already available on the vivo Malaysia website.

Vivo V27 Pro in review

The phone will be officially launched on March 1 in India.

YouTube starts testing stream option

YouTube may change some of its strategies to attract more YouTube Premium subscribers.

End of an era: the original Angry Birds game will be removed from the Play Store on February 23

It will remain playable on devices it is already installed on even after delisting.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra case leaks showing huge camera island

It’s definitely going to be a photography-focused phone.

Realme's version of Apple's Dynamic Island shown in leaked images

We all knew it was only a matter of time, right?

Google Pixel Fold will be heavier than the Galaxy Z Fold4, packing a bigger battery

It will open to a landscape view.

Realme GT3's 240W charging system presented in video: 1-100% in 9 minutes and 37 seconds

Like Realme’s GT Neo5, this one needs less than 10 minutes to go from a dead battery to a fully charged one. The 20% sprint only takes less than a minute and a half.

The Motorola Razr 2023 takes the outer display to a whole new level, as leaked renders show

Basically, this whole part of the phone is all screen.

Samsung rolls out the first update to the Galaxy S23 series

This is a small update that focuses on strengthening the security patch as the flagship trio launched with the older January 2023 patch.

Samsung delivers One UI 5.1 update for Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G in South Korea

No word on the A73 yet, but it’s not available in the country, so we’ll have to wait for the rollout to expand to other regions.

Official Poco C55 with Helio G85 and 50MP main camera

Open sales in India begin on February 28.

Nokia C02 silently debuts Android 12 (Go edition) and entry-level specs

It is available in two colors and has a removable battery.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 will not have an S Pen slot

But the Galaxy Z Fold6 just might.


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