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Week 35 in review: Samsung’s 200MP HP1 official, vivo X70 series incoming

Hello to another week’s recap. The vivo X70 series are coming on September 9 and the flagship of the lot – the X70 Pro+, will have a 50MP 1/1.31-inch ISOCELL GN1 main camera, a 5x 8MP periscope unit, 48MP ultrawide snapper and Zeiss T* lenses all over. We expect the chip of choice to be the Snapdragon 888+.

Samsung unveiled two ISOCELL sensors this week – the 50MP GN5 with 1.0μm pixels and improved all-directional autofocus – and the flagship 200MP HP1 that will be featured in the Galaxy S22 Ultra. It can output in 200MP, 50MP and 12.5MP, the latter with the biggest 2.56μm pixel pitch, and shoot 8K video.

According to a tipster, the Xiaomi 12 will feature a triple 50MP camera with a 5x periscope – that’s three cameras, all with 50MP sensors – nice!

Samsung’s Galaxy S22+ will have a 4,500mAh battery, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra will retain the 5,000mAh unit – neither is going to ship with a charger, though.

Those were the key stories, but you can find the full list below. See you in a week!

vivo X70 series to arrive on September 9, Pro+ will have a Zeiss T* camera lens

There are going to be four shooters, one of them with a periscope lens.

Leakster: the Xiaomi 12 will have a triple 50MP camera with a 5x periscope

The Mi 11 Ultra is already close to that with a 50+48+48 MP camera and a 5x periscope. The next ultra will probably have a 200 MP camera, though.

Oppo will launch the Reno6 series in Europe, the Middle East and Africa early next month

The 5G models are getting the most attention, though some countries will get the Reno6 (4G) as well. There’s no sign of the Reno6 Pro+, however.

Harmony OS reaches 70 million users, stable update now available for nearly 100 devices

Richard Yu has revealed 8 users per second are upgrading the OS on their Huawei.

Samsung unveils flagship 200MP ISOCELL HP1, 50MP ISOCELL GN5 sensors

The HP1 will likely be the imager of choice for the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Honor overtakes Apple and Xiaomi to become third largest maker in China in July

5G users in China are now nearly 400 million.

Kuo: iPhone 13 series to feature low earth orbit satellite communication connectivity

It remains to be seen just how this feature will be implemented.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE user manual reveals lack of microSD card slot, no charger in box

The manual contradicts a prior Chinese certification document.

Windows 11 to release on October 5 as a free update

Will roll-out gradually to eligible Windows 10 PCs.

vivo X70 Pro+ leaks point to impressive camera setup, Snapdragon 888+

50MP main, 48MP ultrawide and two telephoto cameras will sit on the back.

Xiaomi CC11 surfaces on TENAA with 64MP main camera, 6.55

The phone should launch under the “Xiaomi Note 11” name globally. Rumor has it that it will be powered by a Snapdragon 778G or 780G.

Realme GT Neo2 renders and specs surface: Snapdragon 870 chip, 6.62

The Neo2 will have the biggest display in the GT family and the biggest battery too (5,000 mAh).

Realme 8s 5G and 8i are coming on September 9 with MediaTek chipsets

Both smartphones will come with the Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) feature.

Xiaomi CC11 photos also appear on TENAА [Update: It could be the Mi 11 Lite NE]

The design of the camera looks a lot like the Mi 11.

Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra battery capacities revealed in certifications: 4,500mAh and 5,000mAh

The Plus model is down 300mAh compared to the S21+, the Ultra matches its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G launched in India

The new A-series midranger is already up for grabs from Samsung and partner retailers.

Windows 11 to launch without Android apps support

Microsoft will bring Android apps to Insider users in the following months, though.

Meizu 18s, 18s Pro appear on TENAA with specs, pictures

They are the Meizu 18 and 18 Pro with a Snapdragon 888+ chipset.

Bloomberg: Apple iPhone 13's satellite link may be limited to emergency messages

Following a recent report that the iPhone 13 will support a satellite connection, a new report suggests this may be solely for emergencies.

One UI 4 beta (based on Android 12) will start testing on the Galaxy S21 series in September

Users in South Korea are the first invited to the beta test, but users from other regions should be able to join soon.

Honor X20 Max reportedly coming with a 7.2” screen

The phone will keep the X20 design and arrive with a 6,000 mAh battery.

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro to become available on October 28, new rumor says

Pre-orders are apparently set to start on October 19.

It's official: The Realme 8i will run the new MediaTek Helio G96

Realme and MediaTek India confirmed the news in a couple of tweets.

vivo X70 Pro photographed in the wild with a 5x periscope and ZEISS T* lenses

The design matches the 3D renders from a few days ago. Notably, it lacks the “cloud window”, which is exclusive to the Pro+ model.

Amazon India lists Galaxy A52s 5G ahead of launch, price confirmed

The 6/128 GB smartphone will cost INR35,999 ($485/€415).

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