Stunning Xiaomi 11T Pro Launch, Samsung Galaxy S22 Leaks, More Nokia Bond-Age
Returning to seven days of news and headlines across the Android world, this week’s Android tour includes the new Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro smartphones, the latest Galaxy S22 leaks, Google reveals Pixel 6 in public, Realme and the chip shortage, leaked Surface Duo 2 specs, Nokia Bond-age plus and Razer’s exciting gaming accessory.
Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android over the past week (and you can find the weekly Apple News Digest here).
Xiaomi launches new cinema-focused handsets
This week saw Xiaomi launch the new Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro, as well as refreshing the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. Another change to note is that this is the Xiaomi 11T, not the Mi11T. As announced earlier in the year, Xiaomi is streamlining its branding image. The new handsets rely heavily on imaging, with 11T Pro sports computer processing for new filters, modes and processing of large amounts of video footage. Extract from the press release:
âNot only does Xiaomi 11T Pro offer a lot of performance, but it also has a powerful triple camera configured with a professional-grade 108MP wide-angle, 2x telemacro and a 120 Â° ultra-wide-angle lens. smartphone has impressive computer filmography capabilities with one-click AI cinema modes, 8K recording and HDR10 +, allowing users to capture footage with the same intelligent ISO technology found in digital cameras. â
One of the biggest advantages is the fast-charging battery, with the 5,000-man battery going from empty to 100% in seventeen minutes. And while the 11T Pro shares numbering with the Mi1, it’s not just a small spec upgrade:
âThe 11T Pro is an entirely different phone from the flagship Mi 11 released earlier this year. It has a different, more square design with a plastic back, although the specs are similar – there’s still a Snapdragon 888 processor and a 108 megapixel camera. The screen is a 6.67 inch 120 Hz 1080p OLED panel with no curves on the side, unlike the Mi 11. “
Galaxy S22 Limits Camera Advantage
Samsung’s next-gen smartphone family, the Galaxy S22, is easily shifted from the iPhone jamboree and is expected to launch in early 2022. Details are coming out of the supply chain on specs and features, and the latest ones suggest that The S22 and S22 Plus main cameras will receive a bump up to 50 megapixels with the ISOCELL GN5, but it won’t be Samsung’s high-end sensor.
“We would have liked the next high-end phones from the South Korean company to use the ISOCELL GN1 (1 / 1.31 inch) or the ISOCELL GN2 (1 / 1.12 inch) because the two sensors are bigger. than the ISOCELL GN5 and can capture better images with larger native pixels. “
Mr. Pixel 6 goes to New York
The eagle-eyed snappers spotted Google’s Pixel 6 in the real world and were able to get a good look at the design of the camera strip on the back of the device. Since the handset is proudly on display in the Google Store in New York City, I’m not sure if that counts as a leak or smart marketing designed to go viral.
âFor anyone who wants to experience the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro for themselves, viewing the phones should be as easy as visiting the Google Store in New York. The store’s official name is ‘Google Store Chelsea’, located at 76 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (minutes from Chelsea Market) It is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Pixel 6 line-up date would be great, but it’s the next best thing so far. “
Realme 9 hit by chip shortage
RealMe CEO Madhav Sheth spoke of the problem that is close to the surface for many smartphone makers, with the current chip shortage choking supply chains around the world. This has impacted the Realme 9 product line which is expected to launch next year.
“We have addressed this issue through close discussion with chip makers and the Realme 9 series will reach users in 2022. Despite the chipset shortage that has caused many products from multiple brands to lag behind, Realme has still managed to launch Realme 8i with India’s first Helio, G96 processor in our 4G range, and Realme 8s 5G with the world’s first Dimensity 810 in our 5G range.
Surface Duo 2 specs should impress
With a major launch event next week, Microsoft is expected to launch a number of new Surface products. While the focus will be on machines running Windows 11, an updated Surface Duo is also on the cards. The first Surface Duo proved the concept, albeit with specifications a year or less behind the major flagships, but the Surface Duo 2 looks as up-to-date as it gets.
âThe next Surface Duo is under serious pressure to be delivered. After a rough launch with the Surface Duo 1, which shipped with outdated hardware and buggy software, Microsoft focused on making the Surface Duo 2 a better phone from the get-go. According to my sources, Surface Duo 2 will include a Snapdragon 888 processor with 5G capabilities, a new camera system, better displays and NFC. “
Is a Nokia in your pocket?
Last week the question of which Nokia brand phone was going to feature in the latest James Bond film. HMD Global has now confirmed that the device is the beefed up Nokia XR20 released last month. Oddly enough, the handset wasn’t available when ‘No Time To Die’ was filmed in October 2019. Ah the delights of editing and post-production covers.
âNokia phones are built to last with their signature build quality, industry-leading security updates and Android upgrades, making them the perfect phone even for an 00 agent. Rugged, tough and tough. The test of life, the new Nokia XR20 is Nokia’s latest 5G smartphone. to appear in a Bond-inspired television series with British actress Lashana Lynchâ¦ “
This week has seen one of the most innovative developments in the gaming world hit the marketâ¦ I think. Razer launched the âRazer Gaming Finger Sleeveâ for mobile gamers. Silver shafts offer improved tactile sensitivity with reduced friction, two qualities that gamers seek an edge over competitive games. I wonder how long before the esports league decides they are giving too many benefits?
Slip on and never slip with the Razer Gaming Finger Sleeve that will seal your mobile victory. Woven with high-sensitivity silver fiber for enhanced aim and control, our breathable sleeves keep your fingers cool in the heat of the moment. , so that you always have a grip on the game. “
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