The biggest stories this week came from Apple's first event of 2022. The Cupertino firm unveiled the iPhone SE (2022), the fifth-generation iPad Air, the M1 Ultra processor, the Mac Studio desktop computer, as well as new TV+ features, a 27-inch 5K monitor, and Green variants of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro.
The iPhone SE (2022) brings a trio of major upgrades to the SE blueprint. The latest A15 Bionic chipset with 4GB of RAM, 5G and tougher glass on both sides. The iPhone SE (2022) will go on sale on March 18 for $429 and €529 for a 64GB model.
The iPad Air (2022) gets an M1 processor and a new 12MP selfie camera with CenterStage support.
The M1 Ultra processor fuses two M1 Max processors for doubled performance. It can be configured inside the new Mac Studio desktop - a Mac mini on steroids. It features ports on the front and rear, as well as active cooling. This machine, which ships on March 18, will be handleprofessional work in just about any industry.
Outside of Apple-related news, the Galaxy A53 will soon be official, if recent leaks are to be believed. It went on sale through a third-party retailer in Serbia for €350 and we saw images of the device.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro+ 5G are now available in India. The baseline Pro+ 5G in 6/128GBtrim starts at INR 20,999 ($273), and ships on March 15, while the 11 Pro starts at INR 17,999($234) for the 6/128GB, and ships March 23.
That's it for the key stories of this week. See you next one!
Apple iPhone SE (2022) announced with Apple A15 chipset
The A15 chip is faster than what pricey Android flagships have and it supports 5G too.
Samsung Galaxy A53 unit goes on sale, official cases leak
One person is selling the phone through an online portal in Serbia.
Poco F4, Poco F4 Pro receive multiple certifications
The non-Pro variant is said to have a 4,400 mAh battery and MIUI 13 out of the box.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro+ 5G and Watch 2 Lite launched in India
First sales for the Note Pro 11+ 5G and Watch 2 Lite are scheduled for March 15.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra to feature a 4,900 mAh battery, 120W fast charging
Perhaps thanks to Xiaomi's Surge P1 chip.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G brings 120Hz screen, Snapdragon 750G chipset
Sales will begin on March 16.
Apple announces M1 Ultra with 20-core CPU and 64-core GPU
Is a combination of two M1 Max chips with a new interconnect architecture called UltraFusion.
Apple announces new green versions of the iPhone 13 lineup
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini will soon be available in green while the 13 Pros will offer an alpine green option.
Apple unveils new iPad Air with M1 chipset, 5G support
The front-facing camera has also been updated.
New leak reveals Xiaomi 12 Ultra will bring new Sony sensor; confirms rear design
We are pretty confident the rumors about a big circle on a rectangular island are true.
Analyst: iPhone 14 Pro duo to switch to dual punch hole design
Only the Pros will adopt the new design this year, says Ross Young. The design is described as "pill + hole", referring to the characteristic shape.
Apple to introduce green iPhone 13 at today's event, Mac Studio's renders surface
The company is also expected to unveil new iPhone SE.
Samsung GalaxyA73 spotted at Geekbench with a Snapdragon 778G chipset
Initial rumors pointed to the weaker 750G chipset that the A52 5G used.
First leaked image of Samsung Galaxy A73 reveals super-slim bezels
The phone appears slightly bigger than the Galaxy A53.
Apple's March 8 "Peek Performance" event - what to expect
The iPhone SE 5G, a new iPad Air, a new Mac Mini and maybe even the Apple M2.
HMD Global says it has pulled out of the flagship race
“Making an $800 phone doesn’t make sense for us at the moment,” said HMD’s Global Head of Product Marketing.
Google Pixel 6a listed on Geekbench with Tensor chip
It managed identical scores to the Pixel 6 Pro.
Images of global Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro leak, along with prices for them and the 12X
The Xiaomi 12 series will launch globally on March 15.
vivo X80 Pro and X80 Pro+ specs leak: large 120Hz displays, quad cameras and 80W charging
The quad cameras will be supported by the custom vivo V1 ISP chip and will have this configuration: wide, ultra wide, 2x tele and 10x hybrid.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ to be made by TSMC
Samsung's manufacturing process is not up to Qualcomm's standards, it seems.
Realme 9 SE launches with an SD778G and 144Hz display, Realme 9 tags along
The SE is actually faster than the Realme 9 Pro - 144 Hz display vs. 120 Hz, Snapdragon 778G vs. 695.
Apple's new iPhone SE reportedly has 4GB of RAM, 33% more than its predecessor
That's as much as the iPhone 13.
Sony Xperia 10 IV leaked images show out familiar design
It's a similar package to the outgoing Xperia 10 III.
Apple had 7 of the 10 best selling phones in 2021
Samsung and Xiaomi were the only two makers that contributed to the list.
Samsung starts GOS update rollout in South Korea
The new update allows Galaxy S22 users to play games without CPU and GPU limitations.