Welcome to our recap of the top news articles of 2021. This is Q3, you can also take a look at the top stories of Q1, Q2 and Q4.
We’re into Q3, where a lot of the biggest phones of the year are unveiled. Among them are the iPhone 13 series, Samsung’s foldable Flip3 and Fold3 and Huawei’s P50.
Samsung made big waves in August with the Galaxy Z Flip3, Z Fold3, and the Galaxy Watch4 series. The pair of foldables both boasted 120Hz displays and were the first in this segment to be fully water-proof. The announcement of the 5nm Exynos W920 chipset helped the new Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic to be faster and smarter than their predecessors and to run Google’s WearOS.
Apple’s iPhone 13 series came out. This time the Pro’s were equal in smarts – bringing 120Hz variable refresh rate screens, bigger main cameras, and autofocusing ultrawides. All four models got bigger batteries and smaller notches than their predecessors.
A number of other high-profile announcements came in Q3. Vivo’s X70 and X70 Pro (and Pro+), Huawei’s P50 and P50 Pro, the Infinix Zero X, X Pro, and Z Neo. The GT moniker made it big in Q3 as well – the Poco X3 GT, F3 GT, and Realme’s GT Master, Master Explorer and Neo2.
Next up, Q4.
Its camera under panel (CUP) packs a 20MP selfie shooter behind 400ppi.
The new sensor size champ takes on the legendary PureView.
The maker promises that the battery can go from 0% to 100% in just 10 minutes – we will put that to the test.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini will come in six colors while the Pro models will be offered in four.
This is the iPhone 14 that’s supposed to be launching a year from now, that’s not a typo.
The first time we saw a periscope on an Infinix was the concept phone that demonstrated the company’s 160W fast charging system.
All three are powered by the Helio G95 chipset and have high refresh rate screens – a 120Hz AMOLED in the case of the Pro and vanilla models.
The phone will come with a pair of Qualcomm-tuned earbuds, bumper case, and the phone is curated with all of Qualcomm’s technologies.
It could also be the Huawei Nova 9, though that seems less likely.
It will have three cameras on the back, 6.7” Super AMOLED screen on the front.
OnePlus is looking to shake up the midrange segment with its latest Nord phone.
Realme’s premium design flagships go on sale next Friday.
It packs a 6.52″ screen and features a triple camera setup.
The two are not strict upgrades over the G95 and G85, but they do have better display and camera support.
The Pro model brings a 108MP ISOCELL HM2 main sensor.
It’s a rebadge of the China-exclusive Redmi Note 10 Pro.
It’s already up for purchase in Indonesia.
The watch maintains its rectangula