Xiaomi unveiled HyperOS this week – its overhaul of Mi OS and it got a lot of attention. The new OS will premiere on the Xiaomi 14 series, which is coming soon. We also saw leaked screenshots from HyperOS and they reveal a slight design refresh but not an overhaul.
The Galaxy S24 series display specs were revealed. It looks like the non-Ultra models will finally get LTPO panels, bringing a truly variable refresh rate to the Galaxy S24 and S24+. All three will have a peak brightness of 2,500 nits – which is already behind recent phones like the new OnePlus Open and its 2,800 nits – but at this point, it’s just nitpicking. The colorways of the upcoming Galaxy S series were also revealed – expect Black, Gray, Violet, and Yellow.
Speaking of OnePlus, both OnePlus and Oppo unveiled their new book-style foldable to the world. The OnePlus Open and Oppo Find N3 are essentially the same devices with top-of-the-line specs. The displays are both high-res LTPO 3 panels with bonkers brightness. The cover screen is a 6.31-inch unit with a conventional 20:9 aspect ratio, while the inner display is a 7.82-inch unit.
Camera-wise the Find N3/Open packs a triple Hasselblad system with Sony’s new 48MP LYTIA-T808 « pixel stacked » sensor and two 1/2″ sensors for the ultrawide and the 3x telephoto. The OnePlus Open is available in a single 16/512GB memory configuration for the price of €1,799 or £1,599, while in India, it’s INR 139,999. The Oppo Find N3 will sell in a single 16/512GB version for SGD 2,399 (€1,650, INR 145,400, converted).
Apple announced the $79/€95/£79 Apple Pencil with USB-C. It’s available from early November.
Meizu announced the Meizu 20 Classic with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, 16GB of RAM, and three new colors over the regular 20 – Green, Iron Gray, and White. The Meizu 20 Classic costs CNY 3,099 ($424) for the 16/256 GB version or CNY 3,399 ($465) for 16/512 GB one.
Those were the key stories of the week – the full list of topics is below.
All three will have similar LTPO displays.
HyperOS is expected to debut on the Xiaomi 14 series.
The new operating system will remain AOSP, fused with the in-house Vela system for IoT.
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Flagship specs and an elegant design inspired by the OnePlus 11.
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It brings an updated curved AMOLED, Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip and a 108MP main cam.
There will be the standard black and gray, plus two more colorful options.
Available from early November for $79/€95/£79.
There’s also a chance that these were dreamed up by a fan using imagination only.
The phone looks suspiciously similar to the recently announced Play 50 Plus.
Feature increased clock speeds, AI assisted overclocking, and improved connectivity.
The phone has a Dimensity 6020 chipset and 8 GB RAM.
A powerhouse flagship and a true looker in Green, Red, Gold, and Black.
OnePlus’s first foldable phone is coming to Europe for €1,799 or £1,599.
The battery size and charging capacity are confirmed.
Everything else is the same as the Meizu 20.
These are all meant to make your browsing experience better.
The phone will have a new sensor for mobile phones and the best in-the-field lens.
The device will update sealed iPhones inside the Apple store before they are sold to customers.
Samsung already has a Maintenance Mode, Google Pixels will soon have one too. This version will be available to all Android makers.
Samsung is adding two more devices to the list of One UI 6 beta testing devices.
It will have OIS for the primary camera.
Huawei reportedly outsold Apple with its Mate 60 series.
AI chips will be the main target in the upcoming round of sanctions.