Week 42 in review: Xiaomi’s HyperOS official, OnePlus Open and Oppo Find N3 are here

Xiaomi unveiled HyperOS this week – its overhaul of Mi OS and it got a lot of attention. The new OS will premiere on the Xiaomi 14 series, which is coming soon. We also saw leaked screenshots from HyperOS and they reveal a slight design refresh but not an overhaul.

The Galaxy S24 series display specs were revealed. It looks like the non-Ultra models will finally get LTPO panels, bringing a truly variable refresh rate to the Galaxy S24 and S24+. All three will have a peak brightness of 2,500 nits – which is already behind recent phones like the new OnePlus Open and its 2,800 nits – but at this point, it’s just nitpicking. The colorways of the upcoming Galaxy S series were also revealed – expect Black, Gray, Violet, and Yellow.

Speaking of OnePlus, both OnePlus and Oppo unveiled their new book-style foldable to the world. The OnePlus Open and Oppo Find N3 are essentially the same devices with top-of-the-line specs. The displays are both high-res LTPO 3 panels with bonkers brightness. The cover screen is a 6.31-inch unit with a conventional 20:9 aspect ratio, while the inner display is a 7.82-inch unit.

Camera-wise the Find N3/Open packs a triple Hasselblad system with Sony’s new 48MP LYTIA-T808 “pixel stacked” sensor and two 1/2″ sensors for the ultrawide and the 3x telephoto. The OnePlus Open is available in a single 16/512GB memory configuration for the price of €1,799 or £1,599, while in India, it’s INR 139,999. The Oppo Find N3 will sell in a single 16/512GB version for SGD 2,399 (€1,650, INR 145,400, converted).

Apple announced the $79/€95/£79 Apple Pencil with USB-C. It’s available from early November.

Meizu announced the Meizu 20 Classic with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, 16GB of RAM, and three new colors over the regular 20 – Green, Iron Gray, and White. The Meizu 20 Classic costs CNY 3,099 ($424) for the 16/256 GB version or CNY 3,399 ($465) for 16/512 GB one.

Those were the key stories of the week – the full list of topics is below.

Samsung Galaxy S24 series' key display specs revealed

All three will have similar LTPO displays.

Xiaomi HyperOS leaks in screenshots

HyperOS is expected to debut on the Xiaomi 14 series.

Xiaomi CEO announces HyperOS, first to arrive with the Xiaomi 14 series

The new operating system will remain AOSP, fused with the in-house Vela system for IoT.

Infinix INBook X3 Slim review

We take a look at the updated model with the i5-1235U.

OnePlus Open: what we know so far

Flagship specs and an elegant design inspired by the OnePlus 11.

Apple iPhone 15 Plus vs. Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

Which big iPhone is the right one for you? The iPhone 15 Plus or the 15 Pro Max? We will help you decide.

Honor X9b debuts with 6.78

It brings an updated curved AMOLED, Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip and a 108MP main cam.

The four core colors for the Samsung Galaxy S24 series leak

There will be the standard black and gray, plus two more colorful options.

Apple Pencil with USB-C announced

Available from early November for $79/€95/£79.

Xiaomi 14 full specs leak, maybe

There’s also a chance that these were dreamed up by a fan using imagination only.

Honor Play 8T will arrive on October 18 with a 6,000 mAh battery

The phone looks suspiciously similar to the recently announced Play 50 Plus.

Intel announces new 14th Gen Core series desktop processors

Feature increased clock speeds, AI assisted overclocking, and improved connectivity.

Oppo A2x debuts with Dimensity 6020, $150 price tag

The phone has a Dimensity 6020 chipset and 8 GB RAM.

Oppo Find N3 announced with SD 8 Gen 2, triple Hasselblad camera

A powerhouse flagship and a true looker in Green, Red, Gold, and Black.

OnePlus Open debuts with top-notch camera, €1,799 price

OnePlus’s first foldable phone is coming to Europe for €1,799 or £1,599.

OnePlus Open passes through the FCC and Geekbench ahead of launch on Thursday

The battery size and charging capacity are confirmed.

Meizu 20 Classic arrives with new colors, 16 GB RAM

Everything else is the same as the Meizu 20.

Google Chrome is getting five big address bar updates

These are all meant to make your browsing experience better.

Xiaomi 14 series coming this month, partnership with Leica confirmed

The phone will have a new sensor for mobile phones and the best in-the-field lens.

Apple developed new in-store device for wireless software updates

The device will update sealed iPhones inside the Apple store before they are sold to customers.

Google is working on a Repair Mode for Android

Samsung already has a Maintenance Mode, Google Pixels will soon have one too. This version will be available to all Android makers.

Samsung Galaxy M23 and A52s join One UI 6 beta program

Samsung is adding two more devices to the list of One UI 6 beta testing devices.

vivo Y200 is coming on October 23, design and color options revealed

It will have OIS for the primary camera.

Counterpoint: iPhone 15 series is selling worse than predecessors in China

Huawei reportedly outsold Apple with its Mate 60 series.

US looking to impose new round of sanctions on chip exports to China

AI chips will be the main target in the upcoming round of sanctions.

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