Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro was the most popular story of the week. The Flip5 Retro features the iconic indigo blue and silver colors from the Samsung E700 and comes with some nostalgic pixel graphics UI tweaks and cityscape animation on its Flex Window cover display. The phone is available in limited quantities in South Korea starting from November 1, as well as in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and Australia starting from November 2.
Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 6 update to select Galaxy S23 series alongside Android 14. The update brings a new design with a new default font, new icons, simpler icon labels, and the ability to make the lock screen clock bigger or reposition it. The Quick Panel also has a new button layout, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth having their own places at the top, followed by the usual quick switches, while brightness has moved to the bottom. The update may take some time to reach everyone and will be coming to other high-end galaxies in the coming weeks.
The iQOO 12 series has been spotted in hands-on photos and Geekbench tests. The Pro variant is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, and both phones support 120W charging.
Tecno has announced a new imaging technology called Universal Tone, which uses AI to enhance skin tones in photos and ensure accurate capture of people of all colors. The core of Tecno Universal Tone is its ability to recognize multiple faces in one photo and apply appropriate filters with a wide range of skin tones to eliminate processing biases.
Apple announced the M3 chip, which is now found in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBooks, as well as the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. The lineup also includes a new 24-inch iMac with the M3 chip.
These were the highlights of the week, but you can find all the hot articles below. The new limited edition Galaxy Z Flip5 pays homage to the legendary Samsung E700 from 2003. Tecno introduces an AI-powered multi-skin tone technology for accurate capture of people of all colors. A new look is coming to a Galaxy S23 phone near you in Q1 2024. Compare Google’s best to Apple’s best and choose the best fit for you. Expect a variety of colors and a dedicated chip for gaming. It’s now a global phenomenon with elements inspired by star trails. Enhance your security with blockage of unauthorized app stores, USB commands, and malicious sideloading. The Galaxy Z5 series falls behind the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4. It’s available to order in 27 countries, with shipping starting on November 7. The company experienced a six-fold increase in device sales compared to the previous flagship models in the first five minutes. The OnePlus 12 is expected to feature the 50MP Sony IMX966 camera. The M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max support hardware-accelerated ray tracing and mesh shading. Geekbench reveals another phone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. It outperforms the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 variant for the Galaxy. The entry-level version is now 14 inches and comes at a higher price. The phone features Tecno’s Dynamic Port for useful notifications and system status information. The chipset for this device has not been officially announced, but it is likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. It also includes a glass back and a 5,000 mAh battery. The phones will launch on November 7. It outperforms the OnePlus 12 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 reference device. Users in at least seven countries are now receiving emails about the price increase.