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Week 36 in review: iPhone 13 event set for next week, vivo X70 series official

Another week done, so let’s recap. Apple will unveil its iPhone 13 series on September 14, that’s next Tuesday. We’ll cover the whole thing and we expect the announcement of the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

A retailer revealed the upcoming iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 will arrive in six colors: black, blue, purple, pink, white, and Product RED. The mini will be available in both 64GB and 128GB storage options. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 will arrive in either 128GB or 256GB. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will arrive in four, more conservative colors: black, silver, gold, and bronze. The Pro will come in either 128GB or 256GB storage options while the Max will come in 256GB and 512GB variants.

We even saw supposed renders of next year’s iPhone 14 Pro Max, showing no notch but a punch hole camera as well as a flush camera island on the rear.

Tecno’s Spark 8 is coming to India next week, as per our sources.

A word on Pixel phones. Firstly Google put out an official video teaser of the Pixel 6 and we got wind that the duo – Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, may launch on October 19.

Then there’s the Pixel 3. Many reports suggest that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL have started bricking overnight. Google is yet to address the reported issue with a fix and there’s no clear-cut reason for the bricking. Some hypothesize it’s due to a recent security update.

vivo’s X70 series were unveiled this week. The X70 Pro+ has a SD888+ chip and a custom V1 image processing chip. It does processing for the 50MP wide, 8MP 5x periscope tele, 12MP 2x tele and 48MP ultrawide. The vivo X70 Pro+ will be available in China later this month starting at CNY 5,500 ($850/€720) for the base 8/256GB model.

The vivo X70 Pro uses an Exynos 1080 chipset, 50MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP 2x tele and 8MP 5x periscope zoom. The vanilla X70 uses a Dimensity 1200, 40MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide and 12MP 2x tele.

See you in a week!

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max leaks in renders showing no notch and no camera bump

This is the iPhone 14 that’s supposed to be launching a year from now, that’s not a typo.

Tecno Spark 8 is launching in India next week

It’s powered by the Helio P22 SoC and packs a 5,000 mAh battery.

Google Pixel 3 phones are bricking out of nowhere, the list is growing

The issue has been going on for months now.

Apple confirms September 14 event, expected to announce iPhone 13

Will likely also announce the next generation Apple Watch.

Redmi phone with Snapdragon 870 and 120Hz OLED panel is in the works

Google teases Pixel 6 on Instagram [Edit: Could be released October 19]

Edit: after close inspection, the date displayed on the Pixel phones is “Tuesday 19”.

All iPhone 13 color and storage options revealed by Ukranian retailer

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini will come in six colors while the Pro models will be offered in four.

Leaked photos show an Infinix phone with an 108MP main camera, 5x periscope

The first time we saw a periscope on an Infinix was the concept phone that demonstrated the company’s 160W fast charging system.

LG introduces new foldable display tech that's hard as glass, has no creases

It is called “Real Folding Window” and implements new materials and coating technologies.

vivo X70 Pro+ goes live with SD888+ and custom V1 image processor chip

Other improvements include 50W wireless fast charging, slightly bigger and an IP68 rating. The screen is bigger too, a 6.78″ Samsung E5 panel.

Lenovo unveils Tab P11 and P12 Pro 5G tablets

The P12 Pro is bigger and much more powerful than the P11 Pro (SD730, 11.5″).

Samsung may bring Galaxy S22 with Exynos 2200 to US, SD898 to India

Verizon and China Telecom do not want the Snapdragon 898.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G inches closer to launch as support page is now up

The phone appeared on Samsung India’s website.

Why GSMArena's Twitter account isn't verified

Some fans weren’t sure which is the right account to follow, since ours isn’t marked as verified. Here is what happened.

Red Magic 6S Pro arrives with Snapdragon 888+, improved cooling and 720Hz touch sampling rate

And that’s 720 Hz with multiple fingers, the original 6 Pro could only do 360 Hz. The cooling has been beefed up with phase change materials.

Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro will get three Android upgrades and four years of security patches

This is the company’s first such concrete update promise.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G moves a step closer to launch as it gets Bluetooth certified

It’s rumored to come with the Snapdragon 778G chip.

Motorola demos wireless charger that works at 3m, handles four phones simultaneously

It covers an arc of 100º and can handle obstructions such as your hand, pocket or case.

Are foldable phones better for multimedia? Here is how the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 stack up

We’ve done some calculations of how well different content fits on their screens, e.g. a 4:3 photo, a 16:9 video and so on.

Realme Pad is here with 10-inch screen, ultra-slim body and exciting price

It is powered by a Helio G80 chipset and brings a 7,100 mAh battery.

Google rolls out September Android update for its Pixels

It’s the Pixel 5a’s first software update.

TCL 20 R is official with 5G and low price

The newest member of TCL’s ever-expanding 20 family is the cheapest one yet.

Oppo to release ColorOS 12 later this month, wallpapers already available

This also means that stable Android 12 is just around the corner.

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