This week saw a few interesting announcements. Our hottest story of the week was Xiaomi’s confirmation that the Xiaomi 13 series is launching globally on February 26 at the Mobile World Congress. That means the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 are coming to a store, possibly, near you.
Xiaomi unveiled the Poco X5 Pro alongside the Poco X5. The Pro brings a Snapdragon 778G SoC, a 6.67-inch 1080p AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate, a 108MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging. The Poco X5 has a Snapdragon 695, a 6.67-inch 1080p 120Hz AMOLED, a 48MP main camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging.
The base 6/128GB Poco X5 starts from $250/€250, while the base X5 Pro starts from $300/€300.
OnePlus unveiled a couple of phones, its first-ever tablet, earbuds, a new TV, and a keyboard. The OnePlus Pad seemed the most interesting – it has an 11.61-inch 7:5 aspect screen and a Dimensity 9000 chip. The tablet will arrive in Europe, India, and North America in April but the price is still anyone’s guess.
The OnePlus 11 began its international rollout. We already knew the specs, so we won’t rehash them here. The OnePlus 11 will be available in North America, Europe, as well as in the Middle East for the first time in the company’s history.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 11R launched in India with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, 100W charging, and a ₹40,000 starting price for the 8/128GB model.
Realme unveiled the GT Neo 5 with insane charging speeds. There are two models – one with 240W charging, and another with ‘only’ 150W. Charging aside, it’s the same underlying blueprint – a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, a 6.74-inch 144Hz AMOLED, and a 50MP main camera. The 240W model has a 4,600mAh battery that will recharge all the way to 100% in under 10 minutes, per Realme. The 150W model has a 5,000mAh unit.
Those are the key stories of the week but the entire list of hot topics is below. See you around!
The new Pro also upgrades the display (10-bit) and camera performance compared to last year’s Poco X4 Pro. The vanilla X5 sticks to the Snapdragon 695 chip.
The exclusive edition is limited to 1,000 units and comes with a treasure trove of BWM paraphernalia.
Yes, it’s the local version of the Ace 2. Also, it’s similar to the 10T, though it has a sharper display than it. The battery/charger combo is different too.
A well-designed, comfortable pair of earbuds with decent battery life and good latency performance with OnePlus phones.
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