Xiaomi 13 Pro co-engineered with Leica Camera AG
Xiaomi as a smartphone maker has surprised us all in the past with its futuristic and state-of-the-art Mi MIX series of smartphones. Last year they launched the Mi 12 Pro with a 1” Camera sensor, but this year at MWC, they launched the Mi 13 series along with other ecosystem devices. In India, we got the Mi 13 Pro co-engineered with Leica Camera AG. This camera smartphone comes with a Triple 50MP Camera setup, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 120W Hypercharge, and 50W wireless Turbocharge,
2K+ AMOLED Display that has 120Hz LTPO3.0 refresh rate and a Peak Brightness of 1900nits. It’s priced at Rs: 79,999/- for 12GB RAM and 256 GB RAM.
Tecno Phantom Fold V 5G
Tecno, as a brand, has an uncanny ability to give the consumer the best set of features and the most innovative devices at an affordable price. The latest is the Phantom Fold V. As the name suggests, it is a foldable smartphone competing directly with the Samsung Galaxy Fold series. This foldable smartphone comes with a 5-lens camera system, a 120Hz 7.85” and 6.42” Dual Screen, MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ 4nm processor, and a 5000 mAh battery with 45W Super Charge. It will be the most economical Foldable smartphone, priced at Rs: 79,999/- for 12GB RAM and 512 GB RAM.
Motorola is back with another ‘blast from the past smartphone series. First, they resurrected the Moto Razr nomenclature and launched it in the flippable display avatar. Now they have come with the Moto Rizr concept smartphone the comes with a retractable display that pops up and down when you need it. We can’t wait for it to launch commercially, as this seems to be the next big thing in the smartphone industry after foldable and flappable smartphones.
OnePlus 11 Concept
While we were hoping to see a OnePlus foldable smartphone at MWC, it was the OnePlus 11 Concept smartphone that the company decided to showcase. But we were not disappointed as it was a concept phone based on the OnePlus 11 but enhanced with industry-first PC-like liquid cooling technology. If this concept becomes a reality soon, we can bid goodbye to smartphone heating issues and performance lags.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
The most loved Android smartphone series, the Samsung Galaxy also got updated. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Series launched with 3 devices – S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra. We have been testing the S23 Ultra since its launch in February and must admit that it is the ultimate android smartphone in the market. It is powered by the world’s fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile platform customised for Galaxy S23 series. The S23 Ultra has a 5-lens camera setup – a 12MP Selfie Camera, 12 MP Ultra-wide, a 200MP Wide-angle, a 10MP (10x Optical Zoom Telephoto Camera 1) finally, a 10MP (3x Optical Zoom Telephoto Camera 2. Stay tuned to our upcoming editions for more on the S23 Ultra. It offers Samsung Galaxy S23 series’ most advanced camera system, tailored for nearly any lighting conditions and engineered to render incredible detail. Improved Nightography capabilities transform how the Galaxy S23 series optimises photos and videos in a wide range of ambient conditions. Low-light or in situations that would normally create a blur, videos are stable with doubled optical image stabilizer (OIS) angles in all directions on Galaxy S23 Ultra. Recording videos feel more cinematic with enhanced 8K video at 30 frames per second with a wider angle. It also advances Samsung’s sustainability commitment with more components made using recycled materials than any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone. It starts at Rs: 1,24,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant and goes up to Rs: 1,54,999 for the 12GB/1TB variant. You can exclusively buy the S23 Ultra in seven exciting colours from the Samsung India website www.samsung.com/in.
Apple iPhone 14 and 14 Plus in Yellow
The most recent announcement in the smartphone world has been from Apple. While it is not a new iPhone but a new colour. But you know, when Apple announces even a software update, it receives much fanfare. Apple’s ‘Hello Yellow’ ads for the new colourway of 14 and 14 Plus can be seen on Billboards, TVs and the internet. So even 6 months after the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus launch, Apple has managed to get all the eyeballs. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus now comes in six colours: midnight, starlight, (PRODUCT) red, blue, purple, and all-new yellow. The starting price of the iPhone 14 is Rs:79,990 and the iPhone 14 Plus for Rs: 89,990.
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