June 19, 2024


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Week 26 in review: iOS 14 and Realme X3 official, OnePlus Nord/Z teasing begins

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This week Apple kicked off its online-only WWDC by detailing the new iOS 14, iPadOS, tvOS, WatchOS and macOS Big Sur.

Apple’s iPhone will get home screen widgets, an app drawer of sorts, called App Library, picture-in-picture and new smaller versions of apps, called App Clips, and much more this fall.

Apple also promised to show its first ARM-based Macs by the end of the year, though it said it isn’t going to stop working with Intel.

We also saw dummies of Apple’s rumored iPhone 12 trio. The new design is flat and squarish, reminiscent of the iPhone 5 and 5s of old. The rear has a flat design with the a triple camera setup identical to current iPhones.

The Realme X3 became official. It brings a Snapdragon 855+, dual-selfie camera, 64MP main camera and a 120Hz IPS LCD, but lacks the X3 SuperZoom’s periscope telephoto camera. The Realme X3 will be available in blue and white colors and starts at INR 24,999 (330$). It will go on sale on June 30 with pre-orders on June 25.

OnePlus released the first teasers for its upcoming smartphone codenamed OnePlus Nord. It will arrive in July to India and Europe with a dual selfie camera and a more affordable price tag than OnePlus’ current phones.

Also touted for a July arrival is the Asus ROG Phone 3 and Motorola Edge Lite, while the vivo X50 Pro is going global next month as well.

These were the highlights of the week. See you next one!

iOS 14 gets official with home screen widgets, Picture-in-Picture, App Clips

This version of the OS will hit devices this fall, after a developer preview phase.

iPhone 12 lineup dummies reveal the design of the back

Taking us back to that blocky look from 2013.

Realme X3 goes official with 12MP telephoto camera, Snapdragon 855+ chipset

It skips on the periscope camera of the SuperZoom but retains most of its other key features.

Interesting new iOS 14 features you might not know about

We take a look at some cool new features in iOS 14 that Apple skipped during the keynote.

Realme C11 gets benchmarked and unboxed before its official announcement

The benchmark gives us an insight into the Helio G35 chipset and offers an early comparison with the Realme C3 (with Helio G70).

Realme announces new product strategy as it aims to bring more AIoT and lifestyle products

Realme has launched dozens of smartphones but is slowly expanding its portfolio with new product categories.

OnePlus made a documentary about the design of the OnePlus Z/Nord, here's the trailer

The documentary will premiere on June 30 and will offer an in-depth look into the challenges that the team faced during the design process.

OnePlus Nord coming in July, company confirms

The company is starting its teaser campaign.

Pixel 4a appears on French online retailers in Just Black and Blue

There’s only one size and its configured with 128GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G gets certified by Bluetooth SIG

It’s rumored to go official on August 5.

Asus ROG Phone 3 confirmed to arrive in July

This device will have a Tencent variant, just like its predecessor ROG Phone II.

Galaxy M51 will only make it to India in September

The phone has been in the rumor mill for a pretty long time now.

Motorola sets an event for July 7, might unveil the Edge Lite

The Edge Lite is rumored to pack a Snapdragon 765 SoC and a 6.7″ 90Hz FullHD+ display.

vivo X50 Pro with gimbal OIS arrives in global markets next month

It will be joined by the X50 and X50 Pro+, of course.

Huawei's HMS Core reaches version 5.0, brings positioning and push notification improvements

Huawei is working hard on replacing the functionality that was in the Google services (that it no longer has access to).

Apple introduces macOS Big Sur with redesigned UI and updated apps

Features a brand new UI and significant updates to Safari, Messages and Maps.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite tipped to launch in October

The actual name of the device is still not determined.

OnePlus confirms a lite phone is on the way, it's coming to Europe and India

The account is called @OnePlusLiteZThing – Carl Pei and co. are having a bit of fun with people trying to guess the name of the new model.

Production of Snapdragon 875 has started on TSMC's 5nm node

The chip is expected to be officially announced around the end of this year, the first phones with it will come early next year.

Apple's Macs are moving to ARM-based custom processors

This move was rumored a lot, and a long time coming.

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