Week 40 in review: Pixel 7 series, Pixel Watch and Xiaomi 12T series announced

The first week of October is over and we have all the big news in our weekly recap.

OnePlus launched its Nord Watch on Monday. It has a 1.78-inch rectangular AMOLED display with a resolution of 368×448 px, a heart rate sensor, an SpO2 monitor and sleep tracking. You get more than 100 sports tracking modes and the battery life is up to 30 days with normal use. The price is set at INR 4,999 ($60).

Xiaomi followed suit with the announcement of its Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro alongside the Redmi Pad tablet. The 12T Pro gets the latest Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset in addition to a 200MP main camera (Samsung ISOCELL HP1) and a 5000mAh battery with 120W charging. The standard Xiaomi 12T brings a Dimensity 8100 Ultra SoC alongside a 108MP main camera and the same battery and charging speeds as its Pro sibling. Xiaomi 12T starts at €600 for the 8/128GB trim, while the 12T Pro goes up to €750 for the same RAM and storage.

Redmi Pad is a 10.6-inch Android 12 tablet with MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset. The IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1200 x 2000 px has a refresh rate of 90 Hz and an 8 MP selfie camera. The tablet brings four speakers, an 8,000mAh battery and 18W charging. Prices start at €279 / INR 12,999 for the 3/64GB version.

Oppo announced its A77s with a Snapdragon 680 chipset, 90Hz display and 50MP camera. Huawei nova 10 SE comes with a slim body, Snapdragon 680G and 66W charging.

Infinix unveiled the Zero Ultra with a 200MP main camera (Samsung HP1 sensor), Dimensity 920 chipset and 4,500mAh battery with 180W Thunder Charge. Pricing starts at $520. The Infinix Zero 20 also saw the light of day with an industry-first 60MP selfie camera, Helio G99 chipset and 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 main sensor. The price is set at €275.

Thursday belonged to Google and its Pixel 7 series. The new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are refinements to last year’s Pixel 6 series, with the major update being the new Tensor G2 chipset. Pixel 7 Pro gets a new 48MP telephoto module with 5x optical magnification, while the 12MP ultrawide now gets autofocus and can also serve as a macro camera.

The Pixel 7 gets a slightly smaller 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, while the larger Pro has a 6.7-inch LPTO AMOLED display that refreshes at 120 Hz. Both phones charge at 20W, with the Pixel 7 having a 4,355 mAh battery while the 7 Pro has a 5,000 mAh cell. The tiny Pixel starts at $600/€650, while the 7 Pro will cost $900/€900.

Pixel Watch was also announced on stage – it brings Fitbit sports tracking paired with Google’s WearOS in a slim 41mm body with a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display. It tracks your heart rate, SpO2 levels, sleep and stress, along with an all-day battery for $350/€380 (Wi-Fi only) and $400/€430 for the LTE model.

Apple iPhone 14 Plus finally went on sale almost three weeks after its announcement. We saw leaked designs of Samsung Galaxy S23 cases that showed the alleged design of the phones. It looks like Apple will skip its in-person event for its upcoming MacBook and iPad Pro models and instead have an online launch right on its homepage.

These were the biggest stories of week 40. See you next week.

The wearable arrives in India, other markets are yet to be announced.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro unveiled with Tensor G2 and camera improvements

They look largely the same, although there are some changes inside and out. Pre-orders start today with a free Pixel Watch or Pixel Buds Pro as a bonus.

Samsung Galaxy A54 gets a 50MP main camera

The current Galaxy A53 uses a 64MP sensor.

Xiaomi 12T Pro will come with 200MP camera and SD 8+ Gen 1, 12T will get a 108MP camera

And a Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset. Other than that, the phones are similar to 5,000 mAh batteries with support for 120W charging and 120Hz 12-bit AMOLED displays.

More details about the batteries and cameras of the Samsung Galaxy S23 line-up

The S23 series smartphones received 3C certification with 25W chargers last month.

Infinix Zero Ultra, Zero 20 go official

Zero Ultra brings a 200MP Samsung HP1 sensor and 180W charging, while the Zero 20 features an industry-first 60MP slefie camera with OIS and autofocus.

Google Pixel 7 Pro benchmarked before launch

The Tensor G2 is not expected to see major CPU performance improvements.

Samsung Galaxy S23 cases leak

The upcoming flagship will have the same dimensions, but with a slightly modified camera bump.

Exclusive: This is the Amazfit Falcon in action ahead of the October 13 launch

Amazfit’s premium multi-sport GPS smartwatch.

Another set of Pixel 7 and 7 Pro renders arrives along with manual

All the colors of both phones, as well as a look at the control scheme of phones and watch.

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro event: what to expect

There is not much left to surprise us.

Google Pixel Watch design and UI revealed in multiple leaks

The wearable comes with Google Wallet payments and Fitbit integration.

Watch the Google Pixel 7 Series and Pixel Watch announcement live

Starts at 10:00 ET (14:00 UTC).

Google's Pixel tablet gets a speaker dock, turning it into a smart display

The company is slowly revealing more details about the upcoming device.

Google Pixel Watch announced with 1.2

The watch has a stainless steel case with a domed GG5 glass and you can customize the look with different bands.

Redmi Pad debuts in India with 10.6-inch LCD display and Helio G99

Tomorrow at 10:00 open sales tip.

Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro unveiled, Redmi Pad debuts in Europe

The Smart Band 7 Pro comes with built-in GNSS and offers up to 12 days of battery life.

Google Pixel 7 bundles get you free Pixel Watch or Buds Pro in some markets

A carrier in Germany is giving the Buds Pro with the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch LTE with Pixel 7 Pro.

Oppo A77s goes official: Snapdragon 680, 90Hz screen and 50MP camera

However, it is not an entirely new smartphone.

Huawei Watch D will go on sale in Europe on October 12

The device will be launched in Germany first.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro pre-orders begin, Pixel Watch also available

These are the prices for Google’s latest phones and its first smartwatch. You can even get the watch for free by ordering a Pixel 7 Pro.

Gurman: Apple is unlikely to hold a personal October event, no Touch ID on iPhone 15

Apple will instead just announce the new MacBooks, iPads and Apple TV on its website.

Huawei nova 10 SE comes with a slim body and 66W charging

The phone runs on Snapdragon 680, an LTE-only chipset.

Nothing Ear (stick) TWS earbuds will be made official on October 26

It’s (almost) time for a new suitcase shape.

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