Week 16 in review: Xiaomi 13 Ultra, Pad 6, Pad 6 Pro, Band 8 official

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Welcome to your week’s recap. Xiaomi held a big event at which it announced two tablets – the Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro, the Xiaomi Band 8, a Sound Move speaker, an 86-inch Mini LED smart EV, but above all was the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra brings four 50MP cameras – a primary with a 1-inch sensor and a variable f/1.9-4.0 aperture, a 75mm zoom camera, a 120mm zoom camera, and an ultrawide shooter. The Ultra has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, a 5,000mAh battery with 90W wired, and 50W wireless charging. Xiaomi will release the 13 Ultra to the Chinese market in April, and then to markets around the world in the following months.

The iPhone 15 Pro will get a titanium frame, curved glass, and a new Action button on the side. The Pro models will also reportedly get a new dark red colorway. As for the vanilla and Plus iPhone 15, they’ll reportedly get a new cyan and green blend and will get frosted rear glass panels, like the current Pro models.

The Samsung Galaxy A24 is official, even though Samsung never really held an announcement. The phone went live on Samsung Vietnam’s website.

It features a 6.5-inch 90Hz Super AMOLED display, a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging. There’s a 50MP main camera, as well as a 5MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro. We still don’t know the price of the Galaxy A24.

The Google Pixel Fold is expected to be announced on May 10. It will cost “upward of $1,700”, which lines up with the previously leaked price of $1,799. To sweeten that, Google will reportedly offer a free Pixel Watch to Pixel Fold buyers, in addition to a trade-in option. According to “internal documents and images”, the Pixel Fold has “the most durable hinge on a foldable”. It will also be marketed as water-resistant, although it’s unclear what standard it will adhere to. The outer screen will be 5.8″, while the inner one opens up to 7.6″.

While on the topic of Google – the Pixel 7a will also be announced on May 10. It will cost $499 and will be available immediately.

You can check out the full list of hot stories below.

A new dark red version is coming to the Pro lineup.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra official with four 50MP cameras, variable aperture main lens

Xiaomi’s photography masterclass will make it to the international markets this time.

Google Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a prices and release dates leak

Both will allegedly be made official at Google I/O in May.

Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro announced

The pair bring new chipsets, improved displays and a Xiaomi 13-inspired design.

Xiaomi Band 8, Sound Move speaker, 86-inch Mini LED smart TV unveiled

Band 8 brings a plethora of new styling options.

Xiaomi confirms 13 Ultra design ahead of announcement, details new C7 screen

It features a stacked design with a faux leather material across the back.

Huawei Enjoy 60X debuts with  huge 7,000mAh battery, Band 8 tags along

The Band 8 has a new design and strap.

More Google Pixel Fold details leak, including free Pixel Watch offer

The search giant’s first foldable smartphone is expected to be fully unveiled on May 10.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra in for review

Xiaomi’s camera top dog has arrived!

Samsung Galaxy A24 goes official

Pricing and availability are not yet provided.

Poco F5 Pro surfaces on Geekbench, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 confirmed

The Poco F5 Pro is believed to be the Redmi K60 for the global market.

Huawei unveils nova 11 series, Pro has dual selfie cameras, Ultra brings satellite messaging

All three phones are powered by LTE-only Snapdragon 778G.

Watch the Xiaomi 13 Ultra debut live here

The mightiest flagship cameraphone is coming today at 19:00 GMT +8.

The upcoming iOS 17 might take a big step towards sideloading

Or at least let you install apps from third-party app stores.

Samsung Exynos 2400 to bring a massive increase in GPU performance

The new graphics unit will have 12 compute units instead of the 3CU on the Exynos 2200.

Wiko Hi Enjoy 60 5G officially unveiled

The phone is a rebranded Huawei Enjoy 60 with 5G.

OnePlus Pad price in India revealed through Flipkart

The retailer jumped the gun and showed us the pricing earlier than expected.

Oppo Find N2 Flip receives new features for its cover display

Spotify controls and speech-to-text input are now available directly from the cover screen.

Samsung Galaxy A24 leaks in full detail ahead of launch

Official-looking renders and specs fill us in on the upcoming Galaxy A-series phone.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra already receives its first update

This will be waiting for buyers to install once they have set up the phone.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra disassembled on video

Take a close look at these precision insides.

Samsung now sells Certified Re-Newed Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra in the US

Samsung Galaxy M14 5G launches in India

Sales commence on April 21.

Realme 11 series arriving in May, Pro+ to have a 200MP camera

The series will introduce a circular camera island.

Realme 11 series teaser emerges, Realme 11 5G appears on TENAA website

The Realme 11 series is expected to launch next month.

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