Samsung Galaxy A13 was launched in India in March. Now the South Korean smartphone maker is said to be working on a refreshed variant of the phone that reportedly carries the model number SM-A137F. A new report suggests that this new variant of the Samsung Galaxy A13 could feature a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. Earlier this month, the upcoming phone with model number SM-A137F was tipped to come as Samsung Galaxy A13s. The handset was also spotted on the FCC and the Bluetooth SIG certification websites in the past few days.
A new report by a retail source of GizPaw suggests that the Samsung Galaxy A13 new variant will feature a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. The smartphone was already spotted on the US FCC website suggesting that it will feature a microSD card slot, NFC, and Bluetooth version 5.2.
The new variant of the Samsung Galaxy A13 smartphone could feature a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset Photo Credit: GizPaw
The Samsung Galaxy A13 new variant is said to come with 15W fast charging support. Also, the upcoming handset is listed to house an EB-BA1336F battery with a 5,000mAh capacity.
Samsung Galaxy A13 new variant specifications (rumoured)
The report says that the upcoming new variant of the Samsung Galaxy A13 smartphone with model number SM-A137F will sport a 6.6-inch TFT-LCD offering 1080 x 2408 pixels resolution. As mentioned above, the handset could feature a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset and pack a 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. The smartphone is said to be available in 4GB+128GB and 4GB+64GB storage options. The new variant of the Samsung Galaxy A13 also is said to run on Android 12 out of the box with Samsung One UI 4.1 on top.
For optics, Samsung’s upcoming phone with model number SM-A137F is said to carry a quad rear camera setup, including a 50-megapixel wide lens, a 5-megapixel ultrawide lens, 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth lens. It will also come with an 8-megapixel selfie camera, according to the report.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy A13 with 50-megapixel quad rear camera setup was launched in India in March.
Xiaomi had recently launched the Xiaomi Civi 1S in China in April as an upgraded model of last year’s Xiaomi Civi. Now, a notable tipster has shared alleged specifications of an unspecified Xiaomi handset expected to be the Xiaomi Civi 2. It is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC. Since the Xiaomi Civi was announced in September last year, the Chinese tech giant might announce this successor around the same time later this year. However, similar to the Xioami Civi, the Xiaomi Civi 2 is not expected to launch globally.
Xiaomi Civi 2 specifications (rumoured)
According to tipster Digital Chat Station, the Xiaomi Civi 2 might pack a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. It is said to sport a micro-curved flexible OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision technology, and narrow bezels. The camera configurations have not been mentioned. However, the tipster suggests that both the front and rear cameras will be upgraded. It is also said to support 67W fast charging. Xiaomi is allegedly currently testing this handset in China.
To recall, the Xiaomi Civi 1S was recently launched in April. It features a 6.55-inch micro-curved full-HD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 950 nits peak brightness. This smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 778G+ SoC paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. In terms of cameras, there is a 64-megapixel triple rear camera setup and a 32-megapixel selfie snapper. Its 4,500mAh battery offers support for 55W fast charging. The smartphone runs on Android 12 with an MIUI 13 skin on top. Its dual stereo speaker setup is enhanced by Dolby Atmos technology. It had a launch price of CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 27,000) for the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 series has reportedly started receiving the June 2022 Android security patch in Germany. The Galaxy S21 series had reportedly started receiving the May 2022 Android security patch earlier this month. The list of smartphones getting the latest security patch include, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The update is said to come with the firmware version G998BXXU5CVEB. The update is expected to start making its way to other parts of Europe soon. The June 2022 Android security patch brings fixes for several vulnerabilities related to smartphone security and privacy.
According to a report from Sammobile, Galaxy S21 series by Samsung has started receiving the June 2022 Android security patch with the firmware version G998BXXU5CVEB.
The report added that the latest security patch is currently available in Germany for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The update is expected to reach other countries in Europe in a few days. For other regions, like Asia, Africa, and the Americas, the update may reach the smartphones in next few weeks.
The June 2022 Android security patch is said to bring a number of fixes for security and privacy-related vulnerabilities. It is also expected to have general bug fixes and smartphone stability improvements.
The smartphones in the Galaxy S21 series should automatically receive the update. If they haven’t, eligible users can manually update their Samsung smartphones by heading over to Settings > Software update > Download and Install.
According to a recent report, Samsung had started rolling out the May 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S21 series earlier this month with the firmware version G991BXXU5CVDD in Italy.
The South Korean company had launched the Galaxy S21 series in January last year. Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series in February this year as the successor to the Galaxy S21 series. The Galaxy S22 series includes the vanilla Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Oppo A53 5G is an affordable smartphone that was launched in 2020 running Android 10-ColorOS 7.2 operating system. The Chinese tech giant has now announced that it is rolling out the stable Android 12-based ColorOS 12 for this handset in India with software version F.07. Oppo has not shared the timeline for the release of this update in other global regions. However, it is expected to roll out soon. The company has warned users that some third-party applications might not work after this update. It has advised users to create backups to prevent data loss.
Oppo has started rolling out the official Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for the Oppo A53 5G. Users in India can go to Settings > Software Updates > Detect the ColorOS 12 version to get this update. To be eligible for this update, Oppo A53 5G users in India should have the C.23 firmware version. Before updating, users are advised to recharge the handset and create data backups.
Once the update is complete, Oppo has warned that the Oppo A53 5G might overheat, lag, or quickly lose battery life. It is recommended that users turn off the smartphone’s screen and charge the device for a whole night after installing this update. The handset will begin operating normally after a few days of use. This update brings an improved interface to the Oppo A53 5G with updated icons, system apps, and a quick settings panel. It also adds a Privacy Dashboard, and microphone and camera indicators.
The Oppo A53 5G was launched in December 2020. It sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The handset is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. For optics, it features a 16-megapixel triple rear camera setup and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The smartphone is fitted with a 4,040mAh battery with support for 10W charging.
Oppo has announced in a post on its official community forum that the Oppo Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro smartphones have started receiving the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 stable update. The update will be soon available for India and Indonesia. To try the official version, users have to submit an application with the company. The stable update is already available for users in China with Oppo Reno 3 Pro. Users running firmware version C.23 or above, are eligible for the update.
In a community forum post, the Chinese company Oppo has announced that it will soon start rolling the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 stable update for Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro handsets in the Indian and Indonesian markets.
In a separate community forum post, the company said that Reno 3 users in China will also start receiving the update soon. Oppo Reno 3 Pro users in China have already received the said stable update. For India and Indonesia, if users wish to update their smartphones they must be running firmware version C.23 or above. For China, Reno 3 users must be running version C.14 or above to receive the ColorOS 12 update.
The Oppo smartphones should update automatically, but if they haven’t, eligible users can apply to update to stable ColorOS 12 by heading over to Settings > Software update to detect the ColorOS 12 version and update.
According to a report from ITHome, Oppo has also announced that it will be holding its OTalk developer forum session in China on June 8. The company is expected to announce its game plan for the adoption of Android 13 for its smartphones and other devices in China. This also includes the smartphones from Oppo’s sister company OnePlus. It is expected that the Chinese company will discuss the general roll out of Android 13, third-party compatibility of the Android version, and its first-party compatibility with ColorOS.
Moto G82 5G launch in India could take place on June 9, a tipster has claimed. It was launched in Europe earlier this month with a 120Hz refresh rate display, and a Snapdragon 695 5G SoC, which is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone gets dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. There is a 50-megapixel primary sensor in the triple rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 30W charging.
As per a tweet by tipster Yogesh Brar, the Moto G82 5G will be launched in India on June 9, and will compete with the Poco X4 Pro, which made its debut in the country in March. Both the smartphones have similar specifications in terms of display, SoC, and battery. It is to be noted that the Motorola phone was launched in Europe earlier this month. As far as specifications are concerned, the Indian variant may have the same internals as the European variant.
Moto G82 5G specifications
The Moto G82 5G runs on Android 12 and features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. For photography, Motorola has provided a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel primary sensor. There is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree field-of-view and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. For selfies and video chats, the phone gets a 16-megapixel camera.
The Moto G82 5G comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via a microSD card (up to 1TB) through a dedicated slot. The smartphone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and has a face unlock feature. It packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W TurboPower fast charging. Furthermore, the smartphone is IP52 rated for dust and water-resistance. It gets dual microphones and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
LeTV Y1 Pro smartphone has been launched in China. The handset has an iPhone 13-like design, and sports a 6.5-inch LCD display. It is an entry-level smartphone that comes equipped with a Unisoc T310 SoC, which is paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The smartphone from the Chinese company has a dual rear camera setup, and a single front camera. Just like the iPhone 13, it does not have a fingerprint sensor, but comes with a face unlock biometric feature.
LeTV Y1 Pro price, availability
LeTV Y1 Pro price has been set starting at CNY 499 (roughly Rs. 5,800) for the base 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. The 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 8,510) and the 4GB RAM + 256GB storage version can be purchased for CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 10,500). It is launched in Midnight Black, Star Blue, and Star White colour options. The LeTV phone is expected to hit markets next month.
LeTV Y1 Pro specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) LeTV Y1 Pro runs Android 11 and sports a 6.5-inch LCD HD+ (720×1,560 pixels) display. Under the hood, the smartphone gets a Unisoc T310 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. For photography, the smartphone comes with a dual rear camera setup, which carries an 8-megapixel primary shooter along with an AI camera. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.
LeTV Y1 Pro comes with up to 256GB storage. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for 10W charging. There is a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm jack for connectivity. There is no fingerprint sensor on the phone, but it comes with a face unlock feature. The phone measures 164.3×77.7×9.5mm and weighs 208g.
Honor 70 series, including the regular Honor 70, Honor 70 Pro, and Honor 70 Pro+, has been launched in China. The vanilla Honor 70 sports a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC. On the other hand, the Honor 70 Pro and Honor 70 Pro+ models feature a 6.78-inch full-HD+ display. The former packs a MediaTek Dimensity 8000 SoC whereas the latter is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. These handsets are currently available to pre-order and are listed to go on sale in the coming weeks.
Honor 70 Pro price, availability
The Honor 70 Pro costs CNY 3699 (roughly Rs. 43,000) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model. Meanwhile, the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option is priced at CNY 3999 (roughly Rs. 47,000) and the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage configuration costs CNY 4399 (roughly Rs. 51,000). It will be available to purchase on the Honor China site starting from June 10.
Honor 70 Pro+ price, availability
This handset will be available to purchase on the Honor China site starting from June 16. The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant of the Honor 70 Pro+ is priced at CNY 4299 (roughly Rs. 50,000) whereas the 12GB RAM + 256GB models costs CNY (roughly Rs. 53,500).
Honor 70 price, availability
The Honor 70 starts from CNY 2699 (roughly Rs. 31,500) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage configuration. The 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model costs CNY 2999 (roughly Rs. 35,000) and the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage option goes for CNY 3399 (roughly Rs. 40,000). This Honor smartphone will go on sale on the Honor China site from June 7.
Honor 70 Pro, Honor 70 Pro+ specifications, features
Both of these smartphones boast similar specifications. They sport a 6.78-inch full-HD+ (1,200x 2,652 pixels) curved OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Honor 70 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8000 SoC whereas the Honor 70 Pro+ features a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. They run on Android 12 with Magic UI 6.1 skin on top.
In terms of cameras, these smartphones have a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 54-megapixel Sony IMX800 primary sensor. There is also a 50-megapixel ultra-wide macro sensor and an 8-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom. On the front, they sport a 50-megapixel selfie shooter fitted in a centrally-placed hole-punch slot. The camera setups of the Honor 70 Pro and Honor 70+ are capable of recording in 4K.
They measure 163.9mmx74.6×8.18mm and weigh around 192g. The Honor 70 and Honor 70+ pack a 4,500mAh battery, which supports 100W fast charging. These smartphones support dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity. For security, they have an under-display fingerprint sensor.
Honor 70 specifications, features
The vanilla Honor 70 features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,800×2,400 pixels) OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC coupled with an Adreno 642L GPU. It runs on Android 12-based Magic UI 6.1.
For optics, this smartphone features a triple rear camera setup, including a 54-megapixel Sony IMX800 primary sensor along with a 50-megapixel ultra-wide macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is also a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
The Honor 70 is 161.4×73.3×7.91mm in dimensions and weighs about 178g. It packs a 4,800mAh battery, which supports 66W fast charging. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5GHz/ 5GHz), NFC, and Bluetooth v5.2 wireless connectivity.
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Oppo foldable phone and a clamshell flip phone are under testing in the European and Eurasian regions, as per a tipster. This is the second foldable phone and the first flip phone from the Chinese company. The exact date of the phone’s launch is not known yet. Last year, Oppo launched the Oppo Find N foldable phone to take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, however, the handset from the Chinese brand did not make its debut in the India market.
Tipster Mukul Sharma tweeted that Oppo is internally testing its upcoming foldable and upcoming flip phone in various Eurasian and European regions. He also claims that the launch of these smartphones can happen later this year. It could be a successor to the Oppo Find N that the Chinese company launched last year.
Just like Oppo, other companies including its sister company OnePlus have been tipped to be working on foldable phones. Earlier this year, reports suggested that a OnePlus foldable phone, which could look like the Oppo Find N, is in the works. Both Oppo and OnePlus along with Vivo and Realme are owned by Chinese company BBK electronics. Google has also been tipped to be working on a foldable phone. The launch of the handset, which could be called Google Notepad, has reportedly been delayed twice.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also reportedly in works, and its specifications have been leaked. It is tipped to come equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, an improved rear camera setup over the previous generation phone, and an upgraded under-display camera.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get always-on display support through iOS 16, according to a report. The new iOS version, which is expected to debut at the WWDC 2022 keynote next week, is said to come with future support for an always-on lock screen. Apple’s iOS 16 is also said to have updated Messages, new social network-like features. Alongside the new iOS release, the Cupertino company is speculated to showcase its updated iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS at the WWDC keynote.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his newsletter Power On said that iOS 16 will include future support for an always-on lock screen that would allow the iPhone to reduce its frame rate significantly and display “glanceable information” when the screen is idle — similar to the newer models of the Apple Watch. The said support is speculated to be enabled exclusively on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Gurman in his newsletter also mentioned that iOS 16 would come as a fairly “significant upgrade” for the iPhone users. It is claimed to have updates to notifications as well as new Messages and Health apps.
On the Messages front, Apple is said to introduce new experiences towards audio messaging.
The new iOS version is also reported to have major lock screen enhancements, including wallpapers and widget-like capabilities.
In addition to the update for iPhone users, Apple is expected to improve software experience on the iPad with the release of iPadOS 16 at this year’s WWDC. The new iPadOS will come with major changes to windowing and multitasking, Gurman said.
Apple is also said to release a watchOS update with a list of improvements that “affect day-to-day operating and navigation” on the Apple Watch. The company’s Health app is additionally reported to improve health tracking on both the iPhone and Apple Watch, though the app is not likely to be expanded to the iPad and Mac.
Similarly, Apple TV users could expect some upgrades as Gurman said that there would be more smart-home tie-ins available through a new tvOS version. Mac users, on the other hand, could get an overhaul to System Preferences to appear similar to the Settings available on iOS.
Apple is not likely to unveil any new iPhone models at WWDC 2022 as it could bring the iPhone 14 series at a different event sometime in September. However, Gurman predicted that the company had been aiming to launch its new MacBook Air with M2 chips at the developer conference.
Gurman said that developers reported to him about Apple employees increasingly using next-generation MacBook Air models with their apps. The journalist previously said that alongside the new MacBook Air options, Apple would be working on upgrading the high-end Mac mini, 24-inch Mac, and a new low-end MacBook Pro.
The WWDC keynote is taking place virtually on June 6. Following the keynote, the developer conference will start and go on until June 10.