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Week 36 in review: Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy M51, Realme 7 series are official

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Welcome to your week’s recap. The past seven days were extremely busy so let’s waste no more time and get started.

Samsung announced a few devices the past week. The Galaxy Z Fold2 is the most impressive out of them. It has a bigger main screen, a bigger cover screen, a new hinge with that allows it to stand on its own from 75 to 115 degrees and hides away under the frame when you unfold the Z Fold2. It costs €1,950/$1,999 and will ship on September 18.

Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy A42 5G – its cheapest 5G smartphone, and the Galaxy M51 with a 7,000mAh battery.

Realme unleashed five smartphones this week. In China the Realme V3, X7 and X7 Pro cater to consumers looking to get 5G connectivity in various price tiers.

Outside of China come the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro. They have different displays – 6.5-inch 90Hz LCD on the 7, 6.4-inch AMOLED on the 7 Pro – different chipsets – Helio G95 on the 7, Snapdragon 720G on the 7 Pro – and different batteries – 5,000mAh on the 7, 4,500mAh on the 7 Pro.

The Realme 7 starts at INR14,999 and will go on its first sale on September 10, the 7 Pro starts at INR19,999 and will go on sale on September 14.

Nvidia unveiled its next generation RXT-series video cards – the RTX3090, 3080 and 3070. The RTX 3090 is 50{8c54160eed80eb00ac4f5d74c8785e95142d89daf570f201b81dc7fdc31059f3} faster than its predecessor the Titan RTX and claims 8K at up to 60fps abilities from its 24GB of GDDR6X memory. That performance will cost you, though, at a $1,499 starting price.

The RTX 3080 brings 2x improvement over the current RTX 2080, while the RT 3070 is still faster than the RTX 2080 Ti and on-average 60{8c54160eed80eb00ac4f5d74c8785e95142d89daf570f201b81dc7fdc31059f3} faster than the RTX 2070. The RTX 3080 can do up to 4K at 60fps, while the RTX 3070 will do 1440p and 4K.

Those were the highlights of the week, while the full list our best read stories below. See you in a week!

Samsung Galaxy M51 officially debuts with 7,000mAh battery

The €360 phone is built around a 6.7″ Super AMOLED screen of FHD+ resolution.

Pre-production iPhone 12 allegedly handled on video

It looks very close to the iPhone 11 Pro, however, aside from a few small details.

Samsung announces Galaxy A42 5G - its cheapest 5G phone yet

The phone will have four cameras and an Infinity-U AMOLED screen.

OnePlus details OxygenOS 11 design

The new software design focuses on one-handed usability.

Nvidia announces new RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 graphics cards

Features up to 2x performance improvement over current generation cards.

Realme 7 and 7 Pro announced: improved cameras and bigger, faster charging batteries

The 7 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 720G SoC, but the vanilla 7 is the first smartphone to come with the Helio G95 chipset.

Sony Xperia 5 II stars in massive leak, then stops by Geekbench

Plenty of new details on Sony’s upcoming compact flagship.

Snapdragon 732G announced: 15{8c54160eed80eb00ac4f5d74c8785e95142d89daf570f201b81dc7fdc31059f3} faster GPU, 100 MHz CPU cores

The chip is still manufactured on an 8 nm process and features the same X15 LTE modem. 

Samsung sells its LCD plant in China to TCL for $1.8 billion

The Korean company reinvested $723M in TCL-related shares.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is official with bigger screens, new hideaway hinge

Samsung improved on just about everything with the Galaxy Z Fold2.

Poco X3 to be the first phone with Snapdragon 732G

The two companies proudly spoke about the upcoming phone.

Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro are official, Realme V3 tags along

All three phones come with 5G capabilities.

Huawei announces Enjoy 20 and Enjoy 20 Plus with Dimensity 720 5G

The Plus version also comes with 90Hz refresh rate and Mate 30-like design.

ZTE Axon 20 5G arrives as the first phone with under-display camera

Sales in China tip-off on September 10.

Sony Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II will get Android 13, rumor says

Plus more details about which OS version will be the final one for a bunch of other Xperias.

Poco X3 leaks in full hands-on video, pricing also surfaces

The phone is going to have a 6/64 GB memory option, will cost PHP10,990, or about $225/€190.

Poco X3 is officially arriving on September 7

The phone already got a Bluetooth certification, appears on Geekbench.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro unveiled with 11.5

The Tab P11 Pro will cost just $500 in the US but €700 in the EMEA region. The M10 is more affordable, just $130/€160.

OnePlus CEO takes new role in Oppo and OnePlus parent company

Liu Zuohu, better known as Pete Lau, is going to be the Chief Product Experience Officer at OPLUS.

OnePlus 8T specs leak, 120Hz AMOLED screen and Snapdragon 865+ inside

Expect to see it become official by the end of this month, or in early October.

Oppo F17 and F17 Pro unveiled with quad cams, 30W charging

The F17 Pro has a Super AMOLED display and a Helio P95 chipset while the vanilla F17 uses a Snapdragon 662.

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