New phones and tablets this week 27

While the summer months are usually quiet when it comes to announcing new devices, the past week has seen its fair share of new phone and tablet launches. So here is a summary of all the notable devices that have been announced.

Huawei started on Monday with its nova10 and nova10 Pro midrangers. These come with almost identical specifications, including 120Hz OLED screens, 50MP main cameras and closed Snapdragon 778G 4G chipsets. The Pro model has a larger 4,500mAh battery with faster 100W wired charging, while the non-Pro gets a 4,000mAh cell with 66W charging speeds.

Huawei nova 10 and nova 10 Pro

Huawei nova 10 and nova 10 Pro


Huawei nova 10 starts at CNY2,699 ($ ​​403) for the 128GB version, while the 256GB model costs CNY2,999 ($ ​​448). Huawei nova 10 Pro starts at CNY 3,699 ($ ​​553) for the 128 GB version and goes up to CNY 3,999 ($ ​​598) for the 256 GB model.

Xiaomi attracted attention when it unveiled the long-discussed Xiaomi 12S Ultra with its 1-inch camera sensor and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It is the largest camera module in a phone to date and is accompanied by a 48 MP periscope with 5x optical zoom and a 48MP ultra-wide module. We have already received a 12S Ultra review unit and will be sure to test the performance of the cameras in our in-depth review.

New phones and tablets in week 27

While most of the attention was focused on the Ultra, Xiaomi also brought its Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro along with a Dimensity 9000+ powered Xiaomi 12 Pro. The S models bring the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipsets and also revised cameras that have been developed in collaboration with Leica.

Xiaomi 12S starts at CNY4,000 ($ 600 / € 570 / 47,000), 12S Pro will cost CNY4,700 ($ 700 / € 670 / ₹ 55,000), while 12S Ultra starts at CNY5,999 ($ ​​900). Unfortunately, the four Xiaomi phones remain exclusive to China so far.

HTC reminded us of its existence with the HTC A101 tablet launched in Russia and South Africa. It is a 10-inch Android tablet running Android 11 and powered by the Unisocs T618 chipset with a 7000mAh battery. The price is set at RUB 19,890 ($ 361).

The Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro have also been announced as the latest gaming phones in the legendary lineup. The differences between the Pro and non-Pro models come down to RAM capacity and it looks like the Pro gets up to 18GB of RAM and a programmable AMOLED color screen on the back. Everything else, from the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to the ultrasonic AirTrigger buttons and 6,000 mAh battery with 65W charging, is shared across the board.

New phones and tablets in week 27

The ROG Phone 6 starts at € 999 / £ 899 in Europe and INR 71,999 in India, while the ROG Phone 6 Pro will cost € 1,299 / £ 1,099 and INR 89,999 respectively.

One of the more bizarre stories this week came from vivo – the manufacturer announced two devices of the same name with a Y77 5G, which was launched in Malaysia on Monday, and another China-exclusive Y77 model debuted. Friday.

vivo Y77 5G (global) and vivo Y77 (China)
vivo Y77 5G (global) and vivo Y77 (China)

vivo Y77 5G (global) and vivo Y77 (China)

Global Y77 has a 6.58-inch LCD screen, Dimensity 810 chipset and a 5000mAh battery with 18W charging. The Chinese model has a 6-inch IPS LCD screen. .64-inch with 120Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 930 camera chipset and 50MP supplemented with a 4,500mAh battery and 80W charging for CNY1.499.

Realme stepped in with a limited edition of the Realme GT Neo 3 150W Thor Love and Thunder (it’s a mouthful of a name), which was launched in India for INR 42,999 ($ ​​540 / € 530).

The Indian smartphone brand Lava also participated in the announcements with its Lava Blaze budget phone. It carries a 6.5 inch IPS LCD screen, Helio A22 chipset and 5000mAh battery with 10W charging while running Android 12. The price is set at INR 8700.

ZTE has officially unveiled its Blade V40 Pro in Mexico for $ 365. The phone has a 6.67 “AMOLED with FHD + resolution, a 64MP main camera and a 5100mAh battery.

Infinix topped the announcements with its Note 12 Pro 5G – a Dimensity 810 midragner with 6.7-inch AMOLED, 108 MP main camera and 5,000 mAh battery with 33 W charging. Price starts at $ 14 INR999 ($ ​​189 / € 187).

Huawei Nova 10
Huawei Nova 10 Pro
Xiaomi 12S Ultra
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Xiaomi 12S
Xiaomi 12 Pro (size)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Asus ROG Phone 6
lava flame
Vivo Y77
vivo Y77 (China)
Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G

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