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.
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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.
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.
While they weren’t the most exciting upgrades, the cameras on the iPhone 13 series are very competitive.
All three cameras got improved, the ToF and the front-facing camera remain the same as the predecessor.
The tablet will be slightly cheaper than the Tab A7 10.4 (2020) was at launch. It is expected to be unveiled in October.
The Purebook S14 will be more powerful, though also heavier than the X14 that launched last year. The TVs will run Android 11.
It’s expected to carry a 10.36-inch display, Unisoc chipset and will come in 4G and Wi-Fi only trims.
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.