Week 8 in review: India gets iQOO 9 series, Find X5 Pro official

As the final week before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona ends, let’s take a look at the biggest stories. The Oppo Find X5 and X5 Pro became official. Both phones feature Oppo’s new 6nm MariSilicon X image processing chip and Hasselblad Natural Color Calibration. The Find X5 Pro has a 50MP 1/1.56″ main camera … Read more

Recent Apple patent imagines the Magic Keyboard with a Mac built-in

A new patent has been published by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) that was filed by Apple back In August 2020. The patent is for an Apple keyboard device that is essentially a portable Mac computer. The patent explains this is a “computer in an input device”, that’s essentially a Mac mini … Read more

CR: Total smartphone revenues in 2021 reached $448 billion, Apple leads the way

The latest Counterpoint Research report is taking a look at the revenues generated by smartphone makers for the past year. Smartphone vendors generated a total of $448 billion in revenues for 2021 which represents a 7% increase compared to the values for 2020. The average smartphone selling price (ASP) grew by 12% on the yearly … Read more

Oppo Find X5 announced with Snapdragon 888, same camera sensors as the X5 Pro

Oppo unveiled two flagships today – the Oppo Find X5 and the X5 Pro. While the Pro is clearly top dog, the vanilla model actually has many of the same cool hardware features, including the Hasselblad Natural Color Calibration feature and the custom 6nm MariSilicon X image processing chip. Here the custom chip is paired … Read more

Sony Xperia 5 IV rumor claims the phone will use a TSMC-sourced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset

Even though it hit store shelves late (really late in some places), the Xperia 5 III is nearly a year old now – it was announced in April of 2021. This means a replacement should be around the corner and one Weibo user claims to have inside info on what the new phone will be … Read more

Exclusive: Here’s the Doogee S98 with two screens and Night Vision camera

We recently exclusively reported that MediaTek is working on a new 6nm chip codenamed “Next-G” which will be announced towards the end of the year, with Doogee being one of the first brands to use it. Now a reliable source tells us that it will be a Doogee S98 series smartphone that will be powered … Read more

Apple hired Oldboy’s film director to shoot a movie using an iPhone 13 Pro

Apple has been marketing its iPhones’ capabilities to shoot professional-grade videos for a couple of generations now and for its latest campaign, the company hired a renowned Korean movie director, Park Chan-wook. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the man behind the Korean Oldboy movie from 2003. But Apple’s film is a short … Read more