Top stories of 2021: Q3

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.

Top stories of 2021: Q3

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.

Xiaomi Mix 4 debuts: under-display camera, Snapdragon 888+ and 120W charging

Its camera under panel (CUP) packs a 20MP selfie shooter behind 400ppi.

TEST: Is the Nokia 808 PureView's camera any good in 2021?

The new sensor size champ takes on the legendary PureView.

The Infinix Concept Phone 2021 with its 160W charger are in for testing

The maker promises that the battery can go from 0% to 100% in just 10 minutes – we will put that to the test.

All iPhone 13 color and storage options revealed by Ukranian retailer

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini will come in six colors while the Pro models will be offered in four.

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max leaks in renders showing no notch and no camera bump

This is the iPhone 14 that’s supposed to be launching a year from now, that’s not a typo.

Leaked photos show an Infinix phone with an 108MP main camera, 5x periscope

The first time we saw a periscope on an Infinix was the concept phone that demonstrated the company’s 160W fast charging system.

Infinix Zero X, X Pro and Z Neo unveiled with periscope cameras

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.

Qualcomm announces Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders with Snapdragon 888 and 6.78-inch 144Hz AMOLED screen

The phone will come with a pair of Qualcomm-tuned earbuds, bumper case, and the phone is curated with all of Qualcomm’s technologies.

4G Huawei phone with 66W charging certified by 3C - possibly the Huawei P50

It could also be the Huawei Nova 9, though that seems less likely.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G full specs revealed: Snapdragon 778G at the helm

It will have three cameras on the back, 6.7” Super AMOLED screen on the front.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G debuts with Dimensity 1200 AI SoC, 50MP OIS main cam and 65W Warp Charge

OnePlus is looking to shake up the midrange segment with its latest Nord phone.

Realme GT Master Edition series announced

Realme’s premium design flagships go on sale next Friday.

Oppo A16 goes official with Helio G35 and 5,000 mAh battery

It packs a 6.52″ screen and features a triple camera setup.

Helio G96 chipset unveiled with 108MP camera and 120 Hz display support, G88 follows

The two are not strict upgrades over the G95 and G85, but they do have better display and camera support.

vivo S10 and S10 Pro arrive with 44MP selfie cameras and Dimensity 1100 chipsets

The Pro model brings a 108MP ISOCELL HM2 main sensor.

Poco X3 GT announced with Gorilla Glass Victus display and Dimensity 1100 chipset

It’s a rebadge of the China-exclusive Redmi Note 10 Pro.

Oppo Reno6 4G announced with Snapdragon 720G and 44MP selfie camera

It’s already up for purchase in Indonesia.

Oppo Watch 2 unveiled with Wear 4100 chipset, 42mm and 46mm sizes available with eSIM

The watch maintains its rectangula

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