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Top Stories of 2021: Q4

Welcome to our roundup of the top news articles from 2021. This is Q4, you can also check out the top stories from Q1, Q2 and Q3.

We are in the final fourth quarter of 2021 and interest is shifting to the Galaxy S22 series, which is expected in January, and to the new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 equipped phones.

Qualcomm’s new flagship chipset was announced, based on a 4nm node, with a Cortex-X2 core capable of operating at up to 3.0GHz, three high-performance Cortex-A710 cores at 2.5GHz and four Cortex-A510 for efficiency, running at 1.8 GHz.

The first official phone to get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was Motorola’s Edge X30.

Xiaomi ended the year with its 12 series – the 12 and 12 Pro on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform and the 12X with an SD870 chip.

Top Stories of 2021: Q4

But it was the unofficial Galaxy S22 that dominated the news feed in Q4. Every leak, whether it was a rumor about a specification, an image of reported screen protectors, or an insider’s suggestion, was immediately of interest to our readers.

We now have a pretty good idea of ​​what the Galaxy S22 series will be when they go official in January. But in the months of October, November and December, we discovered the camera details of the three upcoming phones, their design and their general specifications.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra was confirmed to have an S Pen in the body. We learned that the Galaxy S22 and S22+ will get new 50MP main cameras and a conventional (read, non-binning) 10MP 3x telephoto, while the S22 Ultra would keep the 108MP, 12MP 0.5x, 10MP 3x and 10MP 10x, but with a great improvement in computational photography.

We saw images of Galaxy S22 series dummies stacked against current phones like the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and S21 Ultra. It looks like the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be bigger than its predecessor.

There were a few other important phone announcements in the fourth quarter. Google’s Pixel 6 duo came out alongside the new internal Tensor chip. The Pixel 6 duo also introduced a high-megapixel main camera in a Pixel for the first time.

Huawei’s P50 Pocket arrived to challenge the Galaxy Z Fold3. It showed off a gapless folding clamshell design, a 6.9-inch 120Hz main display and a 1-inch circular cover display, as well as a Snapdragon 888 with 4G.

Finally, the Oppo Find N, the company’s first foldable, was aimed at a new audience – those who wanted a phone that unfolded into a large inner display but folded into a small, usable outer one. It was an instant hit. It is indeed smaller than the Galaxy Z Fold3, but still has a fairly large 7.1-inch inner display. While the outer screen is a perfectly usable 5.49-inch 18:9 AMOLED. It’s only a shame that the Find N isn’t expected outside of China.

That’ll do it for 2021. We’re eager to get 2022 kicked off, see you soon – front page!

Samsung Galaxy S22 series reportedly going into mass production

The company gives priority to the American variant of the Galaxy S22 Ultra.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra leaks in hands-on shots

Behold, the first Galaxy S phone with a built-in S Pen.


Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ leak hints at wider screens with almost no bezels

The leak comes in the form of some alleged screen protectors for the devices.


Three strong Redmi Note 11 series debuts, Pro+ brings 120W fast charging

The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro+ are pretty much the same, Redmi Note 11 tags with it.


Best tablets of 2021

Renewed demand for tablets has fueled a renaissance in the once-overlooked segment.


Latest Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra renders show waterdrop camera design

It looks like the Ultra model in the S22 series will offer a tangibly different look compared to the other two models.


Redmi Note 11 series will arrive on October 28

The lineup is rumored to consist of two smartphones – Note 11 and Note 11 Pro.


OnePlus 10 Pro launch confirmed for January 2022

OnePlus founder Pete Lau confirms the news on Weibo.


Huawei P50 Pocket comes with foldable screen without opening and SD888 chipset

It’s already up for grabs in China.


Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro debut with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets, Xiaomi 12X comes with SD870

All three phones will be available in China from December 31.


Galaxy S22 Ultra has much better picture quality than S21U thanks to new processing

Samsung’s next flagship will improve image quality with comparable display hardware.


Apple iPhone 15 Pro comes without a SIM card slot

It’s unclear if the non-Pro models will also use eSIM technology or come with a physical SIM slot.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Dummies Pictured, S Pen Colors Confirmed

The Galaxy S22 Ultra will indeed carry an S Pen in its body, making the camera island redundant.


OnePlus 10 Pro specs leak - 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz, Snapdragon 8 gen 1, IP68

A 5,000 mAh battery, 48 MP main + 50 MP ultrawide + 8 MP 3.3x telephoto cameras, 32 MP selfie.


Samsung Galaxy S22 memory and color options leaked by retailers

12/16GB RAM is again reserved for the Ultra variant.


Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ cameras detailed: 50MP main, 10MP 3x telephoto

The ultra-wide and selfie cameras will be the same as on the S21 and S21+.


Redmi Note 11 Pro tipped to charge 120W

That’s just as fast as on the Xiaomi 11T Pro and Mix 4.


Motorola Edge X30 debuts Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Special Edition has a camera below the display

Motorola also announced a Snapdraong 888+ powered Edge S30.


Sony Xperia Pro-I brings 1.0-inch sensor and variable f/2.0-4.0 aperture

Sony’s extravagant “Pro” phone will arrive in select markets in Europe in early December.


Google Tensor chipset announced with hardly any official details

It’s a mobile SoC with a lot of AI and ML stuff built in.


Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is all about smarts and imaging

Impressive new cameras and a super-powerful custom Tensor chipset.


DJI Mavic 3 has M4/3 sensor, 46 minutes flight time and 5.1K video recording

Mavic 3 Cine brings a 1TB SSD and Apple ProRes support.


Facebook turns the company into Meta to take us all to the metaverse

Facebook’s social network remains the same, don’t worry.


Four new Snapdragon chipsets unveiled for mid-range and entry-level phones

The Snapdragon 778G+ and 695 will target the premium mid-range market, while the 680 and 480+ will target more affordable models.


Poco M4 Pro 5G announced with Dimensity 810, improved cameras, 33W fast charging

The phone also has a slightly larger 6.6-inch screen compared to the M3 Pro 5G. The main improvement to the camera is the addition of an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens.


MediaTek announces Dimensity 9000 5G chipset built on a 4nm process

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset offers 5G support, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E.


The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the first 5nm chipset for Windows-on-ARM laptops, 7c+ Gen 3 tags

Both chipsets offer fast 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, the option of fanless designs and battery life measured in days.


Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 unveiled with new ARMv9 CPU cores, new Adreno GPU architecture

Both the CPU and GPU will offer higher performance and lower power consumption. The 5G modem can deliver speeds of up to 10 Gbps.


Oppo Find N is the company's first foldable phone, to be announced on December 15

The company teased the new foldable in anticipation of Oppo’s Inno Days.


Oppo Find N unveiled with 7.1

Oppo opted for a smaller device and chose a healthy 18:9 aspect ratio for the external display (the internal is 8.4:9).


OnePlus 9RT goes official with SD 888 with better cooling, 6.62

The phone is quite different from both the OnePlus 9 and 9R. It should be faster than both and it has a better camera than the 9R


Apple iPhone 14 Pro series comes with perforated screens

They also get an improved 48MP selfie module.


Nikkei: Apple has halted iPhone production for the first time in more than a decade

The report cites supply chain restrictions and China’s power restrictions.


iPhone 14 comes with a storage option up to 2 TB

That’s twice what the iPhone 13 series has.


Xiaomi 12 spotted in the wild

The images suggest an extra high aspect ratio.


Microsoft releases Windows 11

Available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.


Xiaomi almost ready to update 9 of its smartphones to MIUI 13

A source code of MIUI 13 suggests.


Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ bring few design changes

Traffic light triple camera solution at the back, a flat panel at the front.


You can now buy the world's first USB-C iPhone

Tired of those Lightning cables?


Massive leak reveals Garmin's new Venu, Epix, Fenix ​​and Instinct series of smartwatches

Since the official renders are already out, it won’t be long before Garmin introduces these wearables.


Motorola unveils Moto G200 5G with SD 888+, along with four other G-series models

The G200 and G51 have 6.8″ high refresh rate LCDs, the G71, G41 and G31 opt for 6.4″ 60Hz OLED panels.


Xiaomi Redmi K50 Pro+ with periscope zoom and 108MP cameras

And will also be powered by the yet-unannounced Snapdragon 898.


Xiaomi 12 specifications and prices leak

The small flagship will be announced on December 28.


Oppo Reno7, Reno7 Pro and Reno7 SE go official

The Reno7 Pro 5G has a breathing warning light around the camera island.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra gets updated CAD renderings with dual camera islands

Maybe the Galaxy S22 Ultra doesn’t have a “P-shaped” camera after all.


OnePlus 9RT Specs Officially Confirmed, Sales Begin October 19

It will be available in two colors.


The Best Flagships and Flagship Killers for the Holiday Season 2021

See which phones made our list.


Oppo reports record turnover of Reno7, stock sold out in 15 minutes

The company says it has accumulated CNY 100 million in revenue and sold 40 units per second.


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