Week 15 in review: LG rebrands, Xiaomi 13 Ultra is coming

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Another week down, here are the highlights. LG announced a new brand identity and look, dubbed LG Active Red. The company is going for a more “dynamic and youthful” look. It will continue to not make new phones, sadly.

It was a big week for Xiaomi 13 Ultra teasers. The phone is going official on April 18 and it will bring four rear cameras – the 1-inch IMX989, and three IMX858 (reportedly a 1/2.4-inch sensor) for the 3x, 5x, and ultrawide cameras. We also saw the Ultra in press renders, with a standout design with a centered camera lens-style module, and a contoured leather-bound rear.

Finally, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will reportedly start from CNY 6,299 ($916, converted) for the 8/256GB model, and top out at CNY 7,499 ($1,090, converted) for the 16/512GB model.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro was awarded the best cameraphone yet by DxOMark. We’ll reserve our judgment for our review, coming soon.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy F54 is coming soon with a 6,000mAh battery and 25W charging. With certifications in place and support pages already up, the Galaxy F54 should be close to launch.

See you in a week!

LG is going for a more “dynamic and youthful” look in hopes of reinventing its brand identity.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra prices leak

Expect a small price increase compared to last year’s Xiaomi 12S Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy F54 certified with 6,000mAh battery already has support pages up in three countries for the new variant.

YouTube Premium gets five new features

Paying subscribers now have even more perks.

iPhone 15 Pro dummy shows tweaks to the button layout

These buttons are supposed to be solid state and the ringer switch will allegedly be replaced by an “action button”.

DxOMark: Oppo Find X6 Pro is the best cameraphone yet

It’s no surprise with those big sensors.

Leaked Google Pixel 7a renders confirm the design and color options

Pricing and availability details are yet to be provided.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra renders show a chunky camera bump

It’s a two-level bump again, but this time Xiaomi is trying to blend the lower level more smoothly into the back. 

Asus Zenfone 10 visits Geekbench with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 16GB of RAM

Unsurprisingly, this one will be a proper flagship.

Xiaomi confirms 13 Ultra's camera specs, expect a big upgrade

The new Sony IMX858 is the star of the show.

HTC Wildfire E3 Lite announced with Unisoc chipset

Pricing and availability details are yet to be provided.

OnePlus Pad early bird offer is now live with free accessories

The price will only be revealed on April 25, however.

OnePlus Nord 3 specs, pricing and launch details leak

It’s expected to be a rebranded OnePlus Ace 2V for the global market.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra launch scheduled for April 18

The launch will be online and will begin at 19:00 GMT +8.

ZTE Axon 50 Ultra announced with and two-way satellite messaging, Axon Pad tags along

Both new devices are equipped with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and come with 80W charging.

Google Pixel 8 will have smaller 6.16” screen, Pixel 8 Pro will stick to 6.7” diagonal

Both panels will be OLED by Samsung.

Kuo: Apple will skip solid-state buttons on iPhone 15 Pro due to technical issues

The company might stick to physical buttons, after all.

Realme Narzo N55 unveiled with Dynamic Island-like Mini Capsule

It’s the second Realme smartphone to come with the Mini Capsule feature.

Android 14 Beta 1 is now available

You can easily try it on your Pixel if you want to.

Samsung working on a foldable tablet called the Galaxy Z Tab

There isn’t much actual info on the device yet – will it be a dual foldable like patent drawings from 2021 showed? Perhaps, perhaps not.

The new Lava Blaze 2 brings big performance upgrade, faster battery charging

Going from a quad Cortex-A53 CPU to one that has two A75 cores and six A55s will make a huge difference. The phone goes on sale in India next week.

Realme pushes 100,000  GT Neo5 SE units in first flash sale

The phone comes with a slightly less powerful chipset and charging from its 240W sibling.

Oppo Reno10 Pro+ specs leak, along with chipset details for the Reno10 and Reno10 Pro

The trio is definitely coming soon.

New vivo T2 5G and T2x 5G announced, sales begin next week

The T2 is powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC, while the T2x has the Dimensity 6020 chip at the helm.

Xiaomi Pad 6 and Band 8's launch date revealed

Xiaomi is also launching the Xiaomi 13 Ultra on the same day.

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