Looking back at seven days of news and headlines around the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes final Galaxy Z Fold leaks, Pixel 7 Pro launch date, OnePlus 10T and Black Shark 5 Pro review, iFixit offers Samsung’s official repair service, a new version of Outlook and the success of the Galaxy Note line.
The Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that happened around Android in the last week (and you can find Apple’s weekly news announcement here).
Samsung’s Last Fold Leak
With Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event next week, there’s going to be a flood of leaks and details that finally get us excited. For the last turn, we have the materials used for the phone and detailed information about fast charging:
“…Galaxy Z Fold 4 has Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection on the front (external display) and back. This new protector first appeared on the Galaxy S22. The upcoming foldable phone seems to be coming soon. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 can reach a 0-50% charge in just 30 minutes while the Galaxy Z Fold 3 charges up to 33%, according to reports. in half an hour.”
(Ahmed Qwaider via SamMobile).
Pixel 7 and 7 Pro launch date
After the rebranding of Pixel phones last year (and the launch of the Google-designed Tensor Mobile chip), the seventh release of Pixels can be considered a tough second album. It’s an album you’ll wait a little longer to hear as the launch and release event has been pushed back to October:
“According to (very reputable sources), both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be available for pre-order on October 6 – which means the event will take place on the same day – and the devices will officially launch and be available on October 13… Google sometimes has a history of shifting dates, but if that happens, we’ll know — and you’ll know.”
OnePlus 10T Review
After a year, OnePlus has returned with the “T” phone and launched a new phone in the second half. The OnePlus 10T relies on the power and performance specs for which the T-marketing has become known. As part of my review of the new phone, I went through the history surrounding the T:
“Some smartphones seek to cover every kickstand, becoming the smartphone that ends every smartphone. OnePlus 10T 5G is not such a phone. It has made some compromises. , but they were created to serve the goal of the phone… to deliver as much performance as possible in the second half of the year.”
Samsung and iFixit partners for replacement accessories program
Following in the footsteps of Google with Pixel, independent repair service iFixit has announced that it is working with Samsung to provide genuine parts and tools so users can perform some essential repairs to their devices. his hand:
“Starting today, replacement screens*, back glass, and charging ports are available on iFixit.com as individual components or in a Repair Kit with all necessary parts and tools. to keep your Galaxy in perfect condition.Our ever-growing collection of genuine parts and of course our repair guides: every new part comes with instructions. specifically to help you complete your latest Galaxy fix… Initially, these genuine Samsung Galaxy parts are only available in the US—but we’re working towards more devices and devices Additional comprehensive parts,.”
(I fix it).
Review of Exquisite Black Shark 5 Pro
Sometimes, gaming smartphones come out with all sorts of accessories, add-ons and enhancements that feel futuristic and are beyond the norm for smartphones. Sometimes they look like a normal smartphone until you start playing Genshin Impact. I reviewed the Black Shark 5 Pro, where the following was true:
“What I find interesting about the Black Shark 5 Pro is that even though it’s a gaming phone, it doesn’t put too much emphasis on the gaming aspect. Instead, it’s a reasonably priced premium phone. optimized for gaming, as opposed to a gaming phone that goes all out and sacrifices features that aren’t 100% focused on the game.”
Outlook Enable Lite
Microsoft may not have captured the mobile operating system market with Windows Phone, but it has tweaked its software to stay ahead of both Android and iOS. This allows people using their cloud-based services to easily access them no matter what mobile device they are using. That reach was once again expanded when the mobile team released a ‘miniature’ version of Outlook for phones in the portfolio
With that in mind, Microsoft has announced a new version of Outlook designed specifically for lower-end devices called ‘Outlook Lite.’ This application works almost like the full version, allowing users use the same basic email and calendaring features as what made Outlook.The main difference here is that the app itself is only about 5MB in size and is optimized for devices with RAM. only 1 GB. The new Outlook Lite is made to run well on any phone without affecting performance or battery life.”
(Microsoft blog via 9to5Google).
A year after confirming the cancellation of the Galaxy Note series, Mihai Matei looks back at the rise, renewal, and demise of the phablet; and how the death of the Note led to the success of Ultra:
“For better or for worse, the Galaxy Note line and its accompanying S Pen have always been surrounded by an atmosphere of exclusivity. This has held back sales, and the product line seems to have reached a difficult limit. But the Galaxy S22 Ultra seems to have achieved its goal.” target. It brought the Galaxy Note and S Pen formula to the masses, and now the S Pen is free from those imaginary barriers.”
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