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Week 22 in review: Honor 70 Pro and Pro + official, iPhone 14 Pro will have AOD

Another week is over and done, so let’s recap. The iPhone will finally get an Always-on Display, per Mark Gurman. For his information, the LTPO AMOLED-equipped iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models will gain the feature. It would be interesting to see if the 13 Pro series get AoD retrofitted.

Honor announced the 70 series with three phones – the Honor 70, the Honor 70 Pro and 70 Pro +. The Pro + has a Dimensity 9000 chipset, a 6.78-inch OLED 120Hz screen, a Sony IMX800 54MP main camera, and a 4,500mAh battery with 100W fast charging. The Honor 70 Pro has the same screen, battery and charging, and cameras, but uses a Dimensity 8000. The Honor 70 packs a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED, a Snapdragon 778G, 54MP main camera, 50MP ultrawide, and a 4,800mAh battery with 66W charging.

The Honor 70 Pro + with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage is on pre-order in China at CNY 4,300 ($ 645 / € 600 / ₹ 50,000). The 70 Pro starts at CNY 3,700 ($ 555 / € 515 / ₹ 43,000) and it has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The 70 Pro ships on June 10, while the Pro + on June 16.

The Honor announcement also saw the details of the Sony IMX800 revealed. It’s smaller than rumored at 1 / 1.49 “with a 54MP nominal resolution and 4-in-1 pixel binning.

Finally, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra leaked, showing the iconic red Leica logo. It would be the first phone, outside of the Leica Leitz 1 phone, to have the loco and not just the Leica name. Xiaomi announced its partnership with Leica in May and teased that the first device from the joint effort would arrive in July. We hope it’s the 12 Ultra, though it could also be the 12S.

Those were the key points, while the full list of hot stories is below. See you next week!

Gurman: iPhone 14 Pro series to bring AOD functionality

iOS 16 should also improve Apple Health, messages and bring lock screen wallpapers with widget-like functionality.


Honor 70 Pro and 70 Pro + unveiled with Dimensity 8000 and 9000, 54MP main cameras

Along with 50MP ultra wide, 8MP tele (3x) and 50MP selfie cameras. Also, charging speed increased to 100W and gets to 100% in half an hour.


Redmi sells 270,000 Note 11T Pro units in one hour

That’s quite an achievement.


Sony IMX800 detailed: 1 / 1.49

Rumors cited different numbers: 1 / 1.0 “, 1 / 1.1”, etc. Different resolutions too. Now here are the actual specifications.


Xiaomi 12 Ultra to sport Leica's iconic red logo

Xiaomi and Leica’s partnership will materialize with the 12 Ultra.


Oppo A77 5G announced with Dimensity 810 SoC and 48MP camera

It comes with improvements over the 4G models launched more than half a decade ago.


Samsung Galaxy Xcover6 Pro renders surface, bring some specs along with them

Previously, the phone leaked as the Xcover Pro 2, but leaks point to a new name.


Letv launches entry-level Y1 Pro in China with Unisoc T310 and 4GB of RAM

The smartphone looks a lot like an iPhone with a very affordable price point, though it is intended for the Chinese market.


Samsung shuts down LCD manufacturing six months ahead of schedule

Manufacturing will halt at the end of June.


Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro may be unveiled in July with the Xiaomi 12 Ultra

This will be related to the Redmi Smart Band Pro, judging by the leaks so far.


Diablo Immortal now available for Android and iOS, PC also gets it today

The game is free to play but advancement without additional purchases will be hard.


Asus ROG Phone 6 launching on July 5

It will bring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.


Google Pixel 7 prototypes listed on eBay and Facebook Marketplace

The listing showed an alleged Pixel 7 Prototype obtained from a reseller and images on the listing were shot with the Pixel 7 Pro.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4's full specs leak

It will come with a bigger cover screen, larger battery, and faster wired charging.


Honor 70 brings Snapdragon 778G + and 66W charging

It comes with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.


iQOO Neo6 launches globally with a Snapdragon 870 chipset

It is the very same Neo6 SE, launched in China earlier this year.


Redmi K50 Ultra might bring a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset

Reports suggest a 50 MP main camera and over 100W fast charging.


OnePlus 10T 5G coming soon, but no Ultra in sight, claims tipster

This would be the first T-series OnePlus phone since 2020’s OnePlus 8T.


vivo T2x is official with Dimensity 1300, Y33e tags along

One of the biggest batteries around in the new T series model.


Google Pixel 7 Pro prototype leaks in live images

Google’s next smartphones just can’t stop leaking.


Tecno Spark 9 Pro unveiled with Helio G85 and 5,000 mAh battery

The phone will launch across several African markets soon.


ZTE Blade V40 Vita launched in Malaysia

It’s going on pre-sale from mid-June.


Kuo: TSMC will manufacture A16 Bionic chip on 5nm process for 2022 iPhone 14 series

The public roadmap revealed that 3 nm and 4 nm will not be available until 2023.


Pixel Watch will reportedly last “up to a day” on a charge

Google’s reported pre-release estimates could possibly change.


Rumor: Galaxy Z Fold4 to improve cameras, bring iterative upgrades to the rest of the phone

It may not get a 108MP main camera after all, but it should get a better telephoto lens with 3x magnification. Several improvements to the foldable display as well.


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