It should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S23 series dominated the news section, and week three was no exception.
Samsung has announced a 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor that will be the centerpiece of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The imager is 1/1.3 inch in size, with 0.6 µm pixels and pixel bins of 4:1 for 1.2 µm pixels and 50MP resolution, and 16:1 for 2.4 µm pixels and 12.5MP (Samsung’s terminology is Tetra2pixel) is possible. Solved. The sensor comes with a Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (D-VTG) to avoid blown highlights. It claims to increase full well capacity by more than 33%. That means each individual pixel can collect one-third as much light before clipping. Super QPD technology recognizes both horizontal and vertical patterns, providing fast and accurate AF even in low light.
ISOCELL HP2 is the first sensor to adopt Samsung’s DSG (Dual Slope Gain) feature in 50MP mode. It applies two separate transform values to the received analog signal at the pixel level, resulting in “super HDR performance”. This means that you can capture two exposures simultaneously while avoiding the risk of losing detail in traditional HDR modes. Also, this allows you to shoot 4K HDR video at 60fps.
The Galaxy S23 series uses a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with higher clock speeds called the “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy”.
We also got a detailed table revealing almost every feature of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, as well as detailed spec sheets for the Galaxy S23 and S23+.
Reports emerged that Samsung may raise the price of the Galaxy S23 series in major markets.A day later, the same US price as the S22 series was leaked. It could mean something, or it could just be in the US, and it’s definitely February 1st.
Apple has announced a new Mac mini that can be configured with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, and new processors. The Apple M2 Pro chipset is built on the second-generation 5nm node and features 40 billion transistors, 20% more than the M1 Pro. The new chip also supports up to 32GB of unified memory at 200GB/s bandwidth. The M2 Pro has 10 or 12 CPU cores (6 or 8 high performance cores and 4 high efficiency cores), up to 19 GPU cores and a larger L2 cache. The Apple M2 Max chip has 67 billion transistors, three times more than the base M2. It also supports up to 96GB of unified memory (four times the processing power of M2) running at 400GB/s (twice as fast as M2 Pro). The CPU is the same as the 12-core version of M2 Pro. The GPU is twice the size with up to 38 cores and an even larger L2 cache.
Finally, Tecno showed off a concept phone with a rotatable foldable display that reaches 10.1 inches when fully extended, called the Phantom Vision V.
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In France, it’s on the Snapdragon 8 Gen2.
The Galaxy S23 series will be announced on February 1st.
All baseline models are priced the same as the S22 series.
The new UI is based on Android 13.
Expect to pay about $100 more than their predecessors when they go on sale.
With a sensor size of 1/1.3 inch and a pixel of 0.6 um, it is the most advanced sensor to date.
Samsung may use the “Droplet” hinge mechanism patented in 2016.
It’s called “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy”.
The Tecno Phantom Vision V is a rollable, foldable concept with a 10.1-inch screen.
The company claims to have the “widest distribution of 5G devices” in the South Asian country.
The phone will have three cameras on the back and a flat AMOLED on the front.
The Mac mini is also getting a price cut for the base variant.
The M2 Pro has up to 12 CPU cores and up to 19 GPU cores compared to the base M2’s 8 CPU and 10 GPU cores. The M2 Max bumps the GPU to 38 cores.
An analyst at JP Morgan has been tracking shipping estimates and reports that the iPhone 14 Pro production problems are finally over.
Two versions, Matte and Void, replace Pro and Pro+.
Budget phones have 2 GB of RAM, with the option of an additional 2 GB of virtual RAM. HMD promises quarterly security patches for 2 years.
It suggests that the upcoming Galaxy S23 phone will have better camera performance.
This camera is exclusive to this generation Pro Max, and the smaller Pro will have a periscope next year.
The three Note 12 models launched on January 11th. Even before that, the online retailer reported that the number of searches for the new model surpassed his 8 million.
Open the blinds, adjust the air purifier, control your Samsung smart TV, ring your SmartTags and more.
It has a 6.56-inch IPS LCD, Helio A22 chipset, and a 5,000 mAh battery.
Chinese users can take advantage of faster 100W charging.
It looks like the launch is imminent.
Here are the prices for the new M2-equipped Macs: There are many configurations available and it can get confusing quickly.
The Book3 Pro 360 features a 16-inch Super AMOLED display and a 13th generation Intel processor.