Week 43 review: Redmi Note 12 series debut, Galaxy S22 gets One UI 5

Week 43 review: Redmi Note 12 series debut, Galaxy S22 gets One UI 5

Another week down, let’s recap. The Redmi Note 12 series was the biggest story this week. It features Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro+, and Redmi Note 12 Explorer.

The 12 Pro, Pro+, and Explorer all pack MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chips, while the Vanilla 12 is based on a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. All four have 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED screens. All four except the Explorer have batteries. 5000mAh Charging varies between phones, with the 12 supporting 33W, the 12 Pro 67W, the Pro+ 120W, while the Explorer recharges its 4,300mAh battery in just 9 minutes (advertised) at 210W.

The cameras are another point of difference. The Redmi Note 12 has a 48MP wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 50MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro. The Pro+ and Explorer combine the wide camera with the Samsung ISOCELL HMX 200MP camera.

The Redmi Note 12 Explorer will go on sale in China on October 31, while the other three phones will follow on November 1.

vivo detailed the camera upgrades of the upcoming X90 series without revealing the camera specifications. Developed by vivo himself and his partner Zeiss, the X90 series will focus on improving Portrait and Night photography. The Ultra Clear Image Quality Engine is a super resolution algorithm that uses a virtual model of the lens to recover around 35% of the information that was lost due to optical imperfections. A multi-frame mode is available to further improve image quality and dynamic range. This is especially useful for a periscope lens.

The following system is dedicated to portrait photography and is divided into three parts. The first part tries to understand the scene and detects up to 103 characteristic points on the face and also takes into account the pose of the subject. The next two parts divide the work: one deals with the theme and applies machine learning beauty filters, the other adjusts the background by adjusting various dials (blur, hue, brightness, etc.).

There is another dedicated system, this one is used for low light photography. The maximum sensitivity has been doubled and the camera can reach ISO 102,400. The system is good enough to capture a photo of a starry night sky without a tripod or long exposure, says vivo.

Much of the processing is handled by a new acceleration engine, which appears to be the successor to ISP V1. It was developed in-house and accelerates deep learning and computer vision tasks, combining traditional ISP approaches with modern AI-based solutions. We can’t wait for the X90 series.

Samsung seeded One UI 5 and Android 13 update for Galaxy S22 series. The company added a bunch of new customization features, both automatic and manual, to make your phone (and watch) look exactly the way you want it to. There are also some handy improvements, like stacked widgets to save space on the home screen. Samsung will bring the One UI 5 update to all eligible Galaxy S and Z series devices, as well as many Galaxy A series by the end of the year.

Redmi Note 12 series will launch on October 27 with Sony IMX766

The Pro+ model is rumored to bring a 200MP main camera and 210W fast charging.


Apple confirms that an iPhone with USB-C will arrive

Executives confirm the move, even if Apple is not happy.


Sony WH-1000XM5 Review

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Samsung Galaxy S22 series now gets One UI 5.0 and Android 13

Europeans now get the latest and greatest from Google and Samsung.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series debuts, Pro+ gets 200 MP camera

The Pro models are powered by MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1080 chipset, while the vanilla model uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1.


OnePlus Announces Ace Pro Genshin Impact Limited Edition

The phone has a memory of 16/512 GB and comes with a new theme and a different rear panel.


vivo details X90 series camera upgrades, shares camera samples

The company has been working on an enhanced custom ISP with on-chip SRAM and has been developing new lenses with Zeiss.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer sets a new benchmark for fast charging - 210W

Except for faster charging and different battery capacity, the Explorer is identical to the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ (yes, including the 200MP camera).


One UI 5 official presentation video shows all the new features

The short video comes on the same day that Samsung started rolling out the first stable updates to One UI 5.


Realme 10 5G and Realme 10 Pro+ detailed by TENAA

They will be bigger than their 9-series predecessors. The Pro+ model will have the better chipset (of course), but also a curved AMOLED screen and an additional camera.


Huawei Mate 50 Pro in review

The Mate series flagship phone is here with us for a quick unboxing and first impressions.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus will debut ISOCELL HPX 200MP camera

Xiaomi also plans to announce a new ultra-slim Book Air 13 laptop this Thursday.


Nothing Ear (stick) announced with cylindrical case and up to 29 hours of battery life

Nothing’s second TWS earbuds feature a half-in-ear design and will be available in over 40 countries from November 4.


Rumored that Sony Xperia Ace IV will have chip SD 4 Gen 1 and 5.5

Compared to SD 480 and HD+ LCD on the Mark 3. There are some unconfirmed rumors that this may not be exclusive to Japan like its predecessors.


One UI 5 release timeline revealed: Galaxy S and Z models will get it by the end of the year

The list also covers Galaxy A devices and tablets.


MediaTek Dimensity 9200 early test on AnTuTu shows impressive generational improvement

The Dimensity 9000 was the first to post a 1 million point score, the 9200 will top it with a Cortex-X3 CPU core and Immortalis-G715 GPU.


OnePlus Nord N300 becomes official with Dimensity 810 and 33W charging

The first OnePlus device with a MediaTek chipset in the US.


Moto Razr 2022 makes its world debut

The price is set at €1,200.


Samsung Galaxy A04s in review

An affordable phone with good specs and a great battery.


Xiaomi Book Air 13 Announced, OLED Display and 12th Gen Intel CPU

It also has a 360-degree swivel hinge.


Apple finally releases iPadOS 16 alongside iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, and tvOS 16.1

It’s a big day for software if you own Apple hardware.


Apple stops advertising for gaming apps on the App Store

However, the company has not revealed its final plans.


Samsung maintenance mode allows you to block access to your data while your phone is receiving service

The new feature is now starting to roll out globally.


Nothing Phone update (1) brings higher peak brightness, 5G support on Jio

The company cannot be accused of not making constant incremental improvements.


Microsoft brings Windows style to Surface Duo and Duo 2 with Android 12L update

The advanced theme system has been used to change key areas of the user interface to match the Fluent style of Windows 11.


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