Review of week 27: Galaxy F22 becomes official, OnePlus gets into hot water with Geekbench

It might be summer and scorching heat in the Northern Hemisphere, but the smartphone world is not resting and we've seen a lot of smartphone action over the past seven days. Tecno's first premium smartphone went on sale, while Samsung introduced the Galaxy F22 in India.

The Oppo Reno6 series receives a new member of the family - the Reno6 Z 5G. It will launch on July 21 and will have 5G capabilities.

Qualcomm has launched its Snapdragon Insiders smartphone for phones - a showcase product that demonstrates all the sophisticated features that the Snapdragon 888 can offer in a smartphone. It's priced at $ 1, but it doesn't look like the San Diego company will bother to sell it.

OnePlus has confirmed the launch date for the Nord 2 5G. The company also got involved in a drama - Geekbench removed all OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones from its database after alleged manipulation.

It looks like OxygenOS is limiting app performance to extend battery life, but hasn't applied the same filter to the benchmarking platform, which Geekbench says is a form of cheating. . OnePlus has confirmed that it is optimizing apps on its devices, raising debate whether this is the same type of manipulation as other companies by enabling special high-performance modes for synthetic benchmarking.

Initially, the phone is available in Nigeria and Kenya and is expected to expand to other markets soon.


Oppo Reno6 5G now available in purple color, Reno6 Z 5G launched on July 21

The new Purple Reno6 is already up for grabs in China and will likely remain exclusive to this market.


Samsung launches Galaxy F22 with big battery and aggressive price tag

Prices start from INR 12 ($ ​​499 / € 170).


Qualcomm announces smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders with Snapdragon 888 and 144-inch 6,78Hz AMOLED display

The phone will come with a pair of headphones tuned by Qualcomm, a bumper case and the phone is designed with all of Qualcomm's technologies.


Mony Mint - The smallest practical test of the 4G smartphone

For just $ 99, you can have a smartphone with Android 9 the size of a candy bar.


Rumor: Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will have a completely invisible underscreen camera, a rear screen

The screen will have a resolution of 1080p + and only two curved sides. The secondary screen on the back will be larger than the Mi 11 Ultra's screen.


Huawei nova 8i announced with Snapdragon 662, 64MP quad camera and 66W load

Pre-orders are already in place, the sale starts on July 21.


The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 makes the surface

It has been hotly debated whether the Z Fold3 5G will have a hole-punch or a subscreen camera.


Rumor: New MacBook Pros will use M1X chipset, new MacBook Air will arrive in 2022 with M2

Apple has traditionally used "X" to denote more powerful chipsets with more cores. The M2 should switch to a new architecture and a new node.


Nintendo announces new Switch variant with OLED display

Also includes larger stand, more internal storage, and upgraded speakers.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to come with 108MP main camera, not 200MP

But it will be a newer and more refined version of the current 108MP ISOCELL HM3 unit.


OnePlus Nord 2 will have custom Dimensity 1200-AI chipset, company confirms

OnePlus and MediaTek have added additional AI features to the Dimensity 1200 base to help with camera, media playback, and other tasks.


HMD Product Manager Announces New Nokia Flagship To Arrive Nov 11

It's Singles Day (11.11) in China, a big annual business event and a good time to launch a new product - unless the flagship is delayed yet.


Rumor: Snapdragon 895 will be made on Samsung 4nm node, 895+ on TSMC 4nm node

Leakster IceUniverse says Qualcomm will split orders between the two foundries. The Snapdragon 888+ stuck with Samsung.


OnePlus responds to app limitation fiasco

The behavior observed on the OnePlus 9 Pro was voluntary.


Samsung Galaxy S21 FE's key specs leaked via TENAA listing

It will be smaller than its predecessor.


IPhone 13 will offer faster wireless charging or reverse charging

The upcoming lineup is said to contain larger charge coils.


Xiaomi patents a foldable phone with a wraparound screen like on the Mi Mix Alpha

This design uses a single panel for the internal and external screens.


OnePlus 9 price drops to very tempting level in new deal

The phone can be bought at a lower price than ever before.


Apple iPhone 13 to be built by Foxconn and Pegatron, Pro's biggest camera confirmed once again

The iPhone class of 2021 will be the last with a 5,4-inch device.


All members of the iPhone 14 family will sport 120Hz LTPO OLED panels

LG is preparing to produce next year's LTPO OLED panels for iPhone 14.


Geekbench strikes off OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro for claims of benchmark manipulation

Other OnePlus devices will also be reviewed.


Redmi Note 10T 5G is on its way to India

This is yet another rebranding, and baffling at that.


Samsung Galaxy S21 FE details confirmed: new 32MP main camera, microSD slot

The phone will be a bit smaller than the S20 FE and will feature a new 32 MP, 12 MP ultra wide, and 8 MP tele main camera.


Microsoft Office Gets New UI, Office Insiders Can Try It

Some of the major changes could take up to two years to be fully implemented.


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