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Week 49 in review: Xiaomi 13, Tecno Phantom X2, iQOO 11 official, Realme 10 Pro global

It was a big week for mobile as Xiaomi, Tecno, iQOO and Realme held big events. Tecno announced the Phantom X2 series with the X2 and X2 Pro. Both have Dimensity 9000 chipsets and 6.9-inch AMOLED screens. The Phantom X2 Pro has a unique retractable portrait camera with a large 1/2.7-inch sensor and a bright f/1.5 lens. The X2 series will go on sale in the coming weeks. We currently only have prices for Saudi Arabia; the Phantom X2 costs SAR 2,700 ($720 / €685 / ₹59,000), while the Phantom X2 costs SAR 3,500 ($930 / €885 / ₹76,700).

Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand has announced the iQOO 11 and iQOO 11 Pro. The pair brings the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the new faster UFS 4.0 storage standard, 144Hz-capable AMOLED E6 displays and triple camera systems – the iQOO 11 has a 50MP Samsung GN5 wide camera, while the Pro has a 50MP IMX866 main camera has . In terms of battery, the 11 brings a 5,000mAh pack with 120W charging, while the Pro packs a 4,700mAh battery with 200W wired and 50W wireless charging. The iQOO 11 is available in China, but also goes global, starting with Malaysia and Thailand, then India, while the iQOO 11 Pro is only for China for now.

Speaking of worldwide, the Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ both became available outside of China. Realme 10 Pro starts at $319 in its 8/128 GB variant, while Realme 10 Pro+ costs $379 for the same RAM and storage combo. Both devices are offered in Dark Matter black, Nebula Blue and Hyperspace gradient colors. Open sales begin on December 14 for the 10 Pro+ and December 16 for the 10 Pro.

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Xiaomi’s 13 series went official on Sunday. The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are currently for China, but we hope they will also go global. Both have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 6.73-inch 3200x1440px 120Hz display and a 4,820mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless charging. In terms of camera, the Pro has a 50MP 1-inch type IMX989 main camera, a 50MP 14mm ultra-wide camera and a 75mm f/2.0 zoom camera. The Xiaomi 13 has a 6.36-inch 2400x1080px 120Hz display and a 4,500mAh battery with 67W wired and 50W wireless charging. The camera system isn’t quite as robust, with a 50MP IMX800 main camera, 15mm ultra-wide and the same 75mm zoom camera.

It’s not just the phones that are getting new toys to play with.


Tecno unveils Phantom X2 with Dimensity 9000, X2 Pro with retractable portrait lens

Both phones are virtually identical apart from the rear cameras – both use the same chipset, same 6.8-inch 120Hz screen and a 5160mAh battery with 45W fast charging.


OnePlus 11 official makes leak

Check out OnePlus’ upcoming flagship in Volcanic Black and Forest Emerald colors.


Xiaomi 13 Ultra camera specs tipped

The 13 Ultra retains the 1-inch Sony IMX989 module from the 12S Ultra.


Xiaomi 13 pre-orders are live despite delayed launch

Users are asked to pay CNY 999 ($142) upfront for an unannounced call.


The launch of Xiaomi 13 has been moved to December 11

Yes, the launch is on Sunday.


iQOO 11 and 11 Pro are official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, UFS 4.0 storage, 200W charging

The iQOO 11 goes global, the iQOO 11 Pro is only for China for now.


Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ make their global debut

Realme 10 Pro starts at $319 in its 8/128 GB variant, while Realme 10 Pro+ costs $379.


Google's Pixel Fold may have just run Geekbench under the name of Felix

The Google Felix is ​​believed to be the highly anticipated Pixel Fold.


Rumor: Redmi K60 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Pro will get the 8+ Gen 1 instead

Yes, not the other way around, that would make more sense. Of course, it’s possible that the rumors have turned things around.


The Tecno MegaBook S1 is a super thin and light 15.6

This is much more premium than his first laptop, the MegaBook T1. It is made of magnesium alloy and is equipped with a rich selection of ports.


Realme UI 4.0 will make its global debut on December 8, here are the highlights

Version 4.0 has already launched with the Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ in China, now the phones and skin are ready to go global.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series will soon be launched in India

It is currently only available in China.


Tecno Phantom X2 in for review

We’ve already seen what the X2 Pro can do, now we turn our attention to the vanilla model – it’s largely the same, except the camera hardware and price have been reduced.


Xiaomi announces that 72 million units of the Redmi Note series have been sold in India

The milestone comes after eight years of selling the series.


Xiaomi 13 Pro finally gets an official IP rating, a teaser video shows

The phone will be safe from the elements, a new video reveals.


This is the Google Pixel Fold in render form

Check out the upcoming Google foldable phone reportedly launching in May 2023.


OnePlus is teaming up with Keychron to create a mechanical keyboard

Available worldwide early next year.


[UPDATE: It is the 11R]    OnePlus 11's first live photo reveals camera details

We’re looking at a main + ultrawide + 2 MP combo on the back.


The Samsung Galaxy M04 launch date, design and key specs have been revealed by Amazon

It is expected to ship with the Helio G35 SoC.


Realme 10 Pro in for review

The more affordable member in the Realme 10 Pro series brings a flat LCD screen, Snapdragon 695 and 33W charging.


Samsung rolls out OneUI 5.0 with Android 13 to Galaxy A22 and A23 LTE/5G

The firmware is currently live in Europe.


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