Week 33 in review: Pixel 5a, Galaxy A52s 5G, Redmi 10, ROG Phone 5s official

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Another week in the books, so let’s recap it. Google topped the most popular stories chart with the announcement of the Pixel 5a 5G. It brings a slightly bigger screen, much bigger battery and IP67 resistance over the Pixel 4a 5G at a lower $449 price. The Pixel 5a 5G starts shipping on August 26.

The Galaxy A52s 5G was unveiled with a fast 6nm Snapdragon 778G, a 120Hz display, 4,500mAh battery, 64MP main camera with OIS and a starting price of £410. Shipments commence on September 3.

The Redmi 10 was made official with a 6.5-inch 90Hz display, a 5,000mAh battery, 50MP main camera and a starting price of just $180 for the 4/64GB model. A move up to the 4/128GB comes in at $200, while the 6/128GB is $220. The phone is already available.

The Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro have Snapdragon 888+ chipsets and a touch latency of just 24ms, which translates to a touch sampling rate of 360Hz.

Finally a word on the Galaxy S22 series, which are due in early 2022. According to popular tipster IceUniverse the Galaxy S22 will have a 6.06-inch LTPS FHD+ 120Hz display, while the S22+ will have a 6.55-inch LTPS FHD+ 120Hz one. The S22 Ultra will have a 6.81-inch LTPO QHD+ 120Hz display.

As for cameras the S22 and S22+ will have a 50MP main camera with a 1/1.55-inch sensor, 12MP ultrawide and 12MP 3x telephoto snappers. The S22 Ultra will have a 108MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP 3x tele and 12MP 10x zoom units. Batteries are as follows S22 – 3,800mAh; S22+ – 4,600mAh; S22 Ultra -5,000mAh.

See you in a week!

Google announces Pixel 5a 5G with IP67 and 4680mAh battery for $449

Available starting August 26 in the US and Japan.


Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G unveiled with Snapdragon 778G chipset, 25W charger

The phone will become available in early September at only a few bucks more than the original A52 5G.


Tipster reveals Samsung Galaxy S22 series display sizes, cameras and battery capacities

Based on rumors most Galaxy S22 phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 898 due to production issues with Samsung’s Exynos 2200 SoC.


Redmi 10 announced with Helio G88 chipset, 90Hz display and 50MP main camera

Those are three firsts for the vanilla Redmi series and pretty good specs for a $180 phone (or less, depending on the region).


Xiaomi publishes official Mix 4 unboxing video

The package includes Xiaomi’s 120W fast charger.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G in for review

How it stacks up to the Fold2 5G, a closeup of the under display cam and an unboxing.


Google Pixel 5a in for review

Yes, the Google Pixel 5a is basically a slightly larger Pixel 5 made a little cheaper.


MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Version rollout will complete on August 27 for the first batch of devices

This update has some interesting niceties included, but is China-only for now.


Google Pixel 5a 5G key components leak, launch rumored for August 17

Will Google introduce its latest midrange Pixel tomorrow?


Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro get SD 888+ chipsets, lowers touch latency to 24ms

Asus upgraded the touch sampling rate of the 144Hz Super AMOLED displays.


DxOMark reviews Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders, scores higher than iPhone 12 Pro Max

The camera review was performed with unreleases software unavailable to reviewers.


Xiaomi Mi 11T and Redmi K40 Ultra to have 120Hz displays, MediaTek chipset

As well as 64MP and 108MP main cameras.


iQOO 8 and 8 Pro bring 120Hz OLED displays, Snapdragon 888+ and 120W charging

The Pro model is the first phone on the market with Samsung’s brand new E5 OLED display.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in for review

Samsung’s flip phone of the future has arrived at HQ.


Samsung shows how the S Pen boosts the Galaxy Z Fold3's productivity

The foldable and the S Pen go together “like fish and water”.


WhatsApp is working on messages disappearing after 90 days

You’ll soon get a bunch of options for when you want your messages to expire.


Check out the 3D Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner of the vivo iQOO 8 Pro

The biggest sensor in a commercial smartphone that reads more than one finger at the same time.


Realme GT 5G Racing Yellow Leather Edition hands-on

We check out the leather back variant of Realme’s 2021 flagship.


The upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 trio will feature Snapdragon 898 chipsets (not Exynos 2200)

All three, Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra, will support 45W fast charging, just like the Tab S7 generation.


Google Fi will give you a Pixel 5a for a grand total of $216

This is an amazing deal for the just-announced smartphone.


Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro won't have a charger in the box

Google is happy to follow Apple and Samsung’s lead.


Samsung Galaxy A03s unveiled with 6.5” HD+ screen and 5,000 mAh battery

The device is listed on Samsung’s official online store as well as leading online retailers.


Realme Book announced with 14” IPS LCD, 11-gen Intel processors and metallic body

First sales in China open on August 25 while those in India are set for August 30.


Motorola Edge 20 Fusion arrives in India with Dimensity 800U and familiar looks

It is the Edge 20 Lite with a more powerful Mediatek chipset, will cost INR21,499 ($290).


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