This is your week’s recap. There were a few of major announcements this week courtesy of Sony, Apple and LG so let’s get started.
Sony unveiled the Xperia 5 II, which is largely identical to the Xperia 1 II, but has a more compact 6.1-inch 1080p OLED with a fester 120Hz refresh rate. The Xperia 5 II will go on pre-order on September 29 for $950 and will begin shipping all the way on December 4.
Apple held a September event that was focused on the Apple Watch and Apple iPad, instead of the iPhone 12 series. The Watch Series 6 has a brighter always on display, new Blue and Red models and new bands, as well as the Apple Watch SE, which is very similar to the Watch Series 5, but comes at a lower price – $279/$309.
Apple also unveiled a fresh new iPad Air 4 and 8th gen iPad. The Air got smaller bezels, a slightly bigger 10.9-inch display, USB-C port and premiered Apple’s 5nm A14 Bionic chipset, which is set to power the iPhone 12 series. The iPad Air is coming next month, starting at $599.
The entry-level iPad got bumped to a faster A12 Bionic chipset. It’s on sale now for $329.
In the days after the event Apple released the iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14 and watchOS 7 to millions of users. iOS 14 finally brought widgets and an app drawer of sorts to the iPhone.
LG unveiled the exciting Wing smartphone, with a swiveling design and effectively two screens. The Wind will come to the US first, but LG spared details on its launch.
Below are all the key stories of the week. See you in seven days!
Including the same Snapdragon 865 chipset and 4,000 mAh battery. Just about everything features improvements and extra polish, though.
The first 5nm chipset is official.
Apple will start using high refresh rate displays on its phones next year, though, claims the analyst. The 5.4″ iPhone 12s will have narrower notches.
The Air is a big departure from its predecessor, while the vanilla model only gets a new SoC.
The results are somehow disappointing.
The order by Qualcomm is for over KRW1 trillion, which equals to about $850 million.
Are you bored with the glass slab in your pocket, well LG has something fresh and exciting for you.
The Series 6 brings a faster S6 chip, new case finishes and bands and new watch faces.
Arm will retain its neutral and open licensing model with its array of established partners.
What was thought to be a silly mistake might cause more tension between the US and China.
The date is official, the list of phones is not. However, it seems that the Nokia 7.2 (which was announced last September) is getting discontinued.
While most Mi 10 phones use OLED panels, the T-series will break from the pack to offer higher refresh rate.
As promised, the new software updates are now rolling out for all supported devices.
Available in two versions, standard and digital edition.
Check out Samsung’s take on Android 11.
The 5nm wafer can yield about 400 dies, and TSMC has about 22k wafers.
The just-unveiled service bundle has triggered a new round of animosity between the two.
The Galaxy F-series phones will retail under INR 30,000 and the F41 could launch as early as next month.
Some specs are along for the ride too.
Get’em while they’re hot!