Honor Magic5 Lite Leaks, Nothing Phone (1) Reaches America, A Single Screen For Microsoft’s Duo


Looking back at seven days of news and headlines in the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes Galaxy S23 camera and color details, Pixel Fold delays, Honor Magic5 Lite leaks, Nothing Phone (1) arrives in America, The next duo, and how small smartphones succeed.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that happened around Android last week (and our weekly Apple News Digest can be found here).

future color

A very important question about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 handset got some low-key answers this week, along with details on the device’s S23 color palette. Note that it is limited to

“…the next Samsung Galaxy S23 series will come in green, pink, black and beige color variants. These are the same shades that came out last October, courtesy of Ross Young.. These colors, known as Cotton Flower, Misty Lilac, Botanic Green and Phantom Black, are probably a few weeks from now when Samsung officially announces the series.”

(Android Central).

Another highlight of the Galaxy S23

The Winfuture team has some illustrations of the Galaxy S23. It looks a lot like the leaked product shot of the final handset. The variety of colors shown above is on display, as is the triple line of camera lenses and the lack of dedicated “islands” to house them.

“As you can easily see from the photo, the Galaxy S23 is completely flat on the front and back, with only the camera sticking out of the device on the back. Our photos also show that Samsung used a slight curvature in the housing frame, unlike Apple with its current iPhone.

(Win Future)

When is the Pixel Fold coming?

Previously expected to launch at Google’s early summer developer event I/O, the first transformable Pixel Fold now appears to be delayed to its late fall launch slot. Named presumably the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, this frees up I/O to focus on optimizing software for Pixel tablets and foldable Android devices from all manufacturers. .

“The report says that Google is sourcing 7.57-inch and 5.78-inch panels from Samsung Display. Of course, these two displays will be used as the main panel and cover panel for the Pixel Fold.” The two panels won’t make it in time for the Google I/O launch.In fact, Samsung Display is expected to start mass production in July or August of this year.Needless to say, that’s the reported Pixel Fold launch. does not match the timeline.”

(Elec via Android heading).

The next Lite is expected on Platform 5

A new handset has arrived from Honor, according to the Google Play Console. It feels like a safe bet to expect a Magic5 this February after Honor releases the Magic4 in February 2022. ‘s appearance feels like an obvious move.

“The Magic5 Lite (aka Honor HNRMO-Q and RMO-NX1) runs Android 12 and has 8GB of RAM according to GPC information. It also features a FHD+ display (1,080 x 2,400px, 20:9). Dimensions: Unknown at this time, but the 2022 model has a large 6.81″ LCD that should be in the same ballpark. From the images posted by GPC, the new model has a curved display. It seems to be installed (flat display that Magic4 Lite had)”

(GSM Arena).

nothing in america

For those looking for the Nothing Phone (1) handset in the US, it’s available as part of Nothing Tech’s beta program. Note that this is coming directly from the manufacturer, not the discreet US network. Please note that these are not yet fully approved in the United States.

“This is far from a full US launch — and not just because the device is being handed out to test Nothing’s beta Android 13 software. It may not work with US carriers,” so it doesn’t seem like you should expect to be able to rely on it for everyday use.

(Nothing.tech/The Verge).

The following duo may have solo screenings

It may be a while before Microsoft’s next Surface Duo arrives. And it may not even be able to continue with the dual-screen approach innovated by the Redmond-based company. Zac Bowden has suggested that Microsoft will join the rest of the industry in showing a Duo 3 “foldable”.

“Microsoft’s next foldable Surface phone won’t be a dual-screen device, according to my sources familiar with the company’s plans. Decided to move to the formula Vivo X Fold and Honor Magic Vs.

(Windows Central).

And finally…

If everyone says they want a small smartphone, but they buy a big flagship, do people want a smaller smartphone after all? The team at GSM Arena highlighted the argument in his long-term review of the tiny Asus ZenPhone 9.

“Asus has used size as the main differentiator for the Zenfone 9, which is the realm of regular-sized mainstream flagships, and has basically given up on competing directly with Samsung and the Chinese company. Because they’re hunting for a niche in ROG games, phones on one side and tiny Zenfone on the other.Does this strategy work? It depends on the definition of the word.”

(GSM Arena).

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