Week 32 in review: New Galaxy foldables, Xiaomi Mix 4 and Honor Magic3 series debut

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Another week down, and it was a busy one so let’s recap. Samsung’s Unpacked event brought us the new and improved Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G, the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic and the Galaxy Buds2.

The new foldables have Snapdragon 888 processors, waterproof bodies and 120Hz displays all-round (not counting the 1.9-inch cover display on the Flip3). The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G brings S Pen support and an under display camera.

The Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic are Wear OS 3 devices with the ability to measure your Body Composition. The Galaxy Buds2 have active noise cancelling and a new design. All of Samsung’s new devices ship globally on August 27.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mix 4 with a 20MP under display camera, Snapdragon 888+ chip, 120W charging and a 108MP main camera. Mix 4 starts at CNY 4,999 ($770) and goes up to CNY 6,299 ($970) for the 12/512GB model. First sales in China are scheduled for August 16.

Honor unveiled the GMS-equipped Magic3 series with IMAX cinematic video recording and 66W charging. The phones support 3D LUT color grading profiles and recording video in LOG format. Plus the Magic3 has a SD888, while the Pro has the SD888+. Magic3 Pro comes in Golden Hour, Black and White colors and goes for €1,099. Both phones launch in China first with global availability to be detailed later on.

Finally, it was discovered that Google’s Pixel 6 series will use a Samsung GN1 50MP sensor as a main camera, when the pair arrives this fall.

The full list of most popular stories of the week is below so you can catch up. See you in a week!

Xiaomi Mix 4 debuts: under-display camera, Snapdragon 888+ and 120W charging

Its camera under panel (CUP) packs a 20MP selfie shooter behind 400ppi.


Redmi 10 leaks with specs and images: 50MP camera confirmed

The camera design follows the latest trend with a silver highlight for the main shooter.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 teasers and leak reveal more details, Mi Pad 5 also surfaces

The new tablet will be a direct competitor to the iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab 7.


Xiaomi Pad 5, Pad 5 Pro aim for glory with 11

The Pad 5 comes with Snapdragon 860, Pad 5 Pro runs on Snapdragon 870.


Xiaomi exec: Mix 4 is a phone for full-screen experience, not selfies

William Lu confirms the technology is not there yet, the priorities behind the new phone was “display first”.


OnePlus teases new device announcement for tomorrow

OnePlus will hold an event that starts at the same time as Samsung’s Unpacked event.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 debuts with IPX8 rating, S Pen support and under-display camera

The new foldable flagship also gets stronger aluminum frame.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 in for review

The Redmi Note 8 2021 was announced in May to celebrate the sale of 25 million units of the original Note 8 globally.


Samsung Galaxy S21 FE leaks in official back to school promo

The device was previously said to launch in October but could make its debut on August 11 after all.


Honor Magic3 Pro+ has gorgeous design, beastly camera setup

The front and back sides are protected with next-level nano-particle panels.


Google One VPN is now available in seven more countries

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the UK are the lucky seven to join the US.


Samsung Galaxy Watch4, Watch4 Classic are official with 5nm chipset and WearOS

Arriving in two sizes each, prices start from €269 or €369, respectively.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 handled on camera ahead of announcement

There’s not much here that we haven’t already seen.


WhatsApp can finally transfer chat data between iOS and Android

The new feature debuts on Samsung phones, starting with two new foldables.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 brings larger cover display, Armor Aluminum frame

A much larger cover display and official water protection rating plus Snapdragon 888 chipset.


Samsung leaks: Z Fold3’s S Pen case, Z Flip3 renders, and water resistance leaks

Every day brings more and more Samsung foldable leaks.


Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro to use Samsung GN1 50MP sensor

This would be the sensor under the main camera lens.


Xiaomi Mix 4 torn down on video

Here’s a look at the Mix 4’s innards.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 pre-orders will come with a free Note Pack, includes a charger

Does this mean that the Z Fold3 5G won’t have a charger in the box?


Realme Book is coming on August 18 with MacBook Air-like design

The company will also introduce the Realme GT series in India on the same day.


Honor Magic3 and Magic3 Pro bring SD 888+, IMAX cinematic video recording, 66W charging

These are the first IMAX-enhanced phones with exclusive 3D LUT color grading and LOG format video recording.


Motorola Edge 20 Fusion's specs revealed ahead of August 17 launch

It appears to be a rebadged Edge 20 Lite with a different chipset.


Honor announces partnership with IMAX, teases circular camera island for Magic3

The camera setup will look a lot like a film reel, which is circular with symmetric holes.


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