Week 27 review: Xiaomi 12S Ultra 1-inch is here, ROG Phone 6 Pro is official
Another week later, and as the big ones disappear, that was it. Just at the right time, Xiaomi introduced the 12S series with the Xiaomi 12S, 12S Pro, and the highly anticipated 12S Ultra.
We will start with the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, since it is one of the most read devices on our website. It finally broke the 1-inch type barrier in a phone with the Sony IMX989. The giant sensor is about 30% larger than the 1/1.12″ sensor in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, which itself was already the largest imager in a smartphone.
The new main camera can take advantage of Leica’s photographic expertise. There are two photography styles on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Leica Authentic and Leica Vivid, as the names suggest, one is a muted look, while the other is a more punchy look and HDR.
The other two rear cameras are a 5x telephoto lens and a 13mm ultra-wide with AF and macro.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a 4,860mAh battery with 67W charging and a 6.73-inch E5 AMOLED with 120Hz variable refresh rate.
The processing is carried out by the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The same chip is at the controls of the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro. These two have a 50MP main camera, 1/1.28″. It’s the same IMX707 sensor as in the 12 and 12 Pro, however all three S-series models have been “co-designed with Leica”.
Unfortunately, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra will be exclusive to China, so we only have the other two members of the series to look forward to in Western markets.
Asus launched the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro. The latest gaming phones feature a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the Pro offers up to 18GB of RAM. Both phones share a 6.78-inch 1080x2448px at 165Hz with up to 720Hz touch sampling rate. The camera department has also received an update with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main shooter along with a 13MP ultra-wide module and a 5MP macro camera. The selfie shooter is now a 12MP Sony IMX663.
The ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro still use a 6,000mAh battery split into two 3,000mAh cells, and you get two USB-C ports, one on the bottom and one on the side. Wired charging is still capped at 65W, just like the ROG Phone 5 series. The software front is covered by Android 12 with ROG UI and Zen UI.
The ROG Phone 6 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will cost €999/£899 in Europe and INR 71,999 in India, while the higher-end ROG Phone 6 Pro with 18GB RAM and 512GB storage will cost €1,299 / £1,099 and INR 89,999 respectively.
These are the key stories of the week, but you can find a full list of our top stories below.
With a 6.73-inch E5 AMOLED screen, 4,860 mAh battery with 67 W charging.
Both models improve on the camera hardware and software compared to the 12 and 12 Pro and come with a more efficient chipset.
The module makes full use of the 1″ sensor, unlike some previous efforts. But it is a fairly large and thick module.
The latest ROG Phone installments bring new chipsets, 165Hz displays, and better cameras.
The Indian Reno8 Pro is probably a rebadged Reno8 Pro+ available in China.
Asus’ next compact Android flagship is on the way.
The pinnacle of the phone image complemented by the highest level of specifications.
It seems that Samsung’s idea of merging the Note and S lines through this phone has paid off.
Such action would also benefit component suppliers who expect significant annual growth.
It shows 16 GB of RAM, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Android 12.
The Mi Band 7 Pro has a larger screen, providing more space to display notifications and health data. Laptops are available in 14″ and 16″ sizes.
A new report says that Apple certified the panels last week and that mass production will begin this month.
The chipset is new, but so are the camera and battery configurations.
The Red Magic 7S Pro will retain the look and feel of the 7 Pro.
The base 8/128GB version would cost £799.
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Lava promises 2 years of phone security patches, free screen replacement for the first 100 days, and free home delivery.
It’s not a phone you talk about very often, but it sells incredibly well nonetheless.
It will come with a 50MP camera with OIS.
The phones will go on sale from July 8 while Huawei Tag will arrive on July 30.
The detail is confirmed in a recent YouTube and TikTok video posted by the company.
The device is expected to launch on July 12.
The new phone will be themed around the camping experience.
The cooler should go in the middle; This makes the phone comfortable to hold and gives you access to the four cooler buttons.
The company also reveals more details about the display, including a 120Hz refresh rate.
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