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Week 39 in review: vivo X70 Pro series go global, Xiaomi Civi out, Pixel 6 prices leak

We’re sending off September with a busy week, so let’s recap. Xiaomi unveiled its Civi with a Snapdragon 778G chip, 6.55-inch 120Hz OLED display, 55W charging and a 64MP main camera. The Civi comes in Pink, Blue and Black and is on sale in China from CNY 2,600 ($400/€345/₹30,000).

Oppo brought its K9 Pro, featuring a Dimensity 1200, a 6.43-inch OLED that does 120Hz, 64MP main cam and a 4,500mAh battery with 60W charging. The Oppo K9 Pro is out in China, starting at CNY2,199.

The vivo X70 Pro and X70 Pro+ are rolling out globally. In India, the vivo X70 Pro will be offered in Black color or an Aurora Dawn gradient and will cost INR46,990 ($630/€545) for 8/128 GB, INR49,990 ($670/€580) for 8/256 GB, or INR52,990 ($715/€615) for 12/256 GB. The vivo X70 Pro+ will be sold in Black, the Orange vegan leather option is still limited to China. It will cost INR79,990 ($1,075/€930) and will arrive with 12/256 GB memory.

The Fairphone 4 was announced. It allows you to change the battery or any of the cameras. It comes with a 5 year warranty and starts at €579/£499 for a 6/128GB model.

The Sharp Aquos zero6 was another phone to go official. Its claim to fame is a 240Hz IGZO OLED display and being the lightest 5G phone with a screen larger than 6-inch and a battery that is 4,000mAh or higher. It will ship in Japan from October.

We may have learned the prices of Google’s Pixel 6 series. The Pixel 6 will allegedly start at €650, while the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to cost €900. The Pro should bring a 6.7-inch QHD display, 120Hz refresh rate and a zoom camera, while the regular will be 6.4-inch 1080p, 90Hz and zoom-less.

Finally another rumor on next year’s iPhone lineup. The mini will be discontinued and replaced with a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. Meanwhile the Pro models will have a punch-hole camera and move away from Face ID in favor of Touch ID.

See you in a week!

Bloomberg: the iPhone 14 series will be a major redesign, will include a new entry-level model

The 12-series was dedicated to bringing 5G to the iPhone, the 13-series focused on 120Hz displays. With that in place, the 14-series can swing for the fences.

Xiaomi Civi unveiled with Snapdragon 778G, 6.55

Civi is the new CC line. This model (just the one for now) has a 64 MP main camera and an 8 MP ultra wide cam.

iPhone 13 mini matches the 12 Pro Max in DxOMark's camera tests, 13 Pro places 4th overall

While they weren’t the most exciting upgrades, the cameras on the iPhone 13 series are very competitive.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch reportedly canceled

Chip shortage and better-than-expected sales of Galaxy Z Flip3 are cited as reasons.

Rumor: Pixel 6 to start at €650, the Pixel 6 Pro will be decidedly pricier at €900

Of course, each phone will have several storage options, which will cost extra.

Apple uses three new Sony camera sensors in the iPhone 13 Pro Max

All three cameras got improved, the ToF and the front-facing camera remain the same as the predecessor.

Apple iPhone 13 in for review

Apple’s 13th iteration brings hardware refinements and camera improvements.

Oppo K9 Pro is official with Dimensity 1200, 60W fast charging

The phone offers lovely features for casual mobile gamers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021) leaks in detail: 10.5

The tablet will be slightly cheaper than the Tab A7 10.4 (2020) was at launch. It is expected to be unveiled in October.

Poco C31's key specs confirmed ahead of September 30 unveiling

Poco’s touting it as a strong, secure, and fast smartphone.

Nokia Purebook S14 with 11th gen i5, Windows 11 is coming to India

The Purebook S14 will be more powerful, though also heavier than the X14 that launched last year. The TVs will run Android 11.

Nokia’s upcoming tablet appears in new teaser

It’s expected to carry a 10.36-inch display, Unisoc chipset and will come in 4G and Wi-Fi only trims.

vivo X70 Pro, X70 Pro+ global rollout begins

The vanilla vivo X70 is not going to launch outside China, though.

Fairphone 4 announced: Snapdragon 750G, modular design and 5-year warranty

A modular, electronic waste neutral 5G phone.

More iOS 15 bugs discovered as iOS 15.1 release imminent

iOS 15.1 beta 2 has already been released and addresses some of the issues.

The Honor 50 is coming to Europe soon, with Google Play Services

The exact details are unknown, but rumor has it that the launch is set for October 27.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G launched in India

It comes with the Snapdragon 778G chip, 120Hz AMOLED screen, and 5,000 mAh battery.

The Sharp Aquos zero6 has a 240Hz IGZO OLED display and is one of the lightest 5G phones yet

Also, the Aquos sense6, which has a 120Hz IGZO OLD panel and a similar 48MP main, 8MP tele and 8MP ultra wide camera setup on the back.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G debuts with a 64MP main camera

The phone is identical to the Galaxy Wide5 that launched in South Korea recently.

New Xiaomi device arrives at TENAA, alleged to be CC11 Pro with 4K display

The TENAA listing confirms both a 4,400 mAh battery and a 64MP main camera.

Oppo Reno6 5G in for review

A midranger with great specs on paper.

More rumors claim that Apple will replace the mini with a 6.7

It will combine the size of the 14 Pro Max with hardware of the vanilla iPhone 14. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max in for review

Bigger batteries and better refresh rate than the predecessor at the same price.

vivo X70 Pro in for review

This phone is equipped with a custom chipset, custom image sensor and camera that was co-engineered with ZEISS.

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