Week 48 in review: Xiaomi 13 series coming, ZTE’s Axon 40 Ultra Space Edition is here

The Xiaomi 13 series was supposed to launch this week alongside MIUI 14, but it got postoponed alongside launches from Huawei, iQOO, and MediaTek. We still got some details on the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s camera system. It will use the 1-inch type main camera from the 12S Ultra – a Sony IMX898 sensor. The 3x telefphoto camera will have a floating lens, helping it to focus as close as 10cm when needed. We also saw a changelog for MIUI 14 with more customization options, an all-new widget format, a focus on privacy, and more.

Corning unveiled the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 with much-improved drop resistance. Smartphones adorned with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 are expected to reach the market in the next few months but Corning isn’t naming any names just yet.

ZTE announced a limited version of the Axon 40 Ultra, dubbed the Space Edition. It has 18GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, and a ceramic back. It’s China-bound and will cost CNY 7,700 ($1,075/€1,035/₹88,000) with the aforementioned RAM and storage.

The Infinix Zero 5G 2023 was another announcement from the past week, coming with a Dimensity 1080 chip, a 6.78-inch 120Hz display, a 50MP main camera, and a $239 starting price tag. Word is still out on which markets will get it and when.

New Oppo Find N2 specs arrived. The foldable will have two Samsung E6 AMOLED displays with 120Hz resolution – a 5.54-inch cover display, and a 7.1-inch inner one. We also saw a video hands-on on the Oppo Find N2 Flip.

Finally, Apple’s M2 Max processor was benchmarked in Geekbench on an unreleased MacBook Pro. The chip has a 12-core processor – that’s two physical cores more than the M1 Max, while the laptop itself has 96GB of RAM, which is more than the current configurable 64GB of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops.

Below is the full list of our top storiesof this week, see you next one!

Xiaomi 13 series and MIUI 14 launching on December 1

Xiaomi is also gearing up to launch its Watch S2 smartwatch and Xiaomi Buds 4 TWS earphones as well as its first desktop computer and a projector.


WhatsApp starts rolling out Message Yourself feature

Lets you post messages in your own private chat.


Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus spotted on the FCC

The Galaxy S23 will have a 3,900mAh battery, while the Galaxy S23+ will get a 4,700mAh pack.


ZTE unveils Axon 40 Ultra Space Edition with up to 18GB of RAM and 1TB storage, ceramic back

The phone is based on the Axon 40 Ultra, however, the back now has a premium look, there is a ton of memory and the charging system has been sped up.


Xiaomi 13 Pro camera detailed with a 1-inch main sensor, floating telephoto lens

The phone appears in a hands-on video, confirming the design.


Apple's M2 Max chip runs Geekbench on a MacBook Pro with 96GB of RAM

The 12-core M2 Max processor adds two extra cores over its predecessor.


Corning unveils Gorilla Glass Victus 2 with improved drop resistance

Phones have gotten larger and heavier over the years, which means that the glass has to be even tougher to survive drops on rough surfaces like concrete and asphalt.


Infinix Zero 5G 2023 officially launches with Dimensity 1080 and 120Hz display for $239

Infinix’s latest smartphone was never officially announced but we already knew it was coming. We have a retail price now, at least.


Xiaomi, Huawei, iQOO and MediaTek postpone upcoming product launches

The reason is the passing of Jiang Zemin – the former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.


Here are some of the Galaxy S23 series official accessories

Leather Cover, Silicone Cover, Clear View CAse, as well as S Pen color options.


Galaxy S23 Unpacked will be in the first week of February, Samsung exec reveals

The event could be hosted by San Francisco in the US.


Google Pixel 7a leaked renders showcase a Pixel 7-like design

It’s no surprise really, given that they’re theoretically part of the same generation.


MIUI 14 changelog leaks ahead of official announcement

MIUI 14 will debut later this month alongside the Xiaomi 13 series.


Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and Galaxy M62 are the latest to taste One UI 5 with Android 13

Samsung’s incredibly quick and comprehensive rollout continues.


Oppo Find N2 Flip leaks in hands-on video

Our first look at the long-rumored Oppo flip foldable phone.


Elon Musk takes jabs at Apple, Twitter’s biggest ad buyer

The self-described “free speech absolutist” said this is a battle for the future of civilization.


Oppo Find N2 will have E6 120Hz displays - 5.54

Digital Chat Station brings another tranche of specs from the Find N2.


Huawei teases a smartwatch that houses a pair of TWS earbuds

The HarmonyOS watch doubles as a charging case for a pair of true wireless buds. There is also a new kids smartwatch on the way, which has two screens.


Samsung Galaxy A14 5G design revealed in leaked images, key specs confirmed

The phone will have a fingerprint scanner on the side and a waterdrop notch.


Motorola Moto X40 Pro design revealed in new renders

The phone will have a screen with curved edges, and a triple camera on the back.


Apple announces the Oceanic+ app that makes the Apple Watch Ultra into a diving computer

The app can warn divers when they are ascending too quickly and can estimate the time it takes to return to the surface.


Apple facing shortfall of 6 million iPhone 14 Pro units due to ongoing factory turmoil

Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant is the primary production facility for the iPhone 14 Pro series.


Amazfit Falcon launched in India, sales begin December 3

It has a titanium unibody design and is water-resistant up to 200 meters.


OnePlus Nord CE 3 renders emerge

The upcoming Nord phone will bring a flat-side redesign to the midrange lineup.


vivo Y02 goes official with 6.51

It’s already available for purchase in Indonesia.


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