Week 38 in review: Surface Duo 2, Realme GT Neo2 and Huawei nova 9 series debut

While not quite the high-profile announcements of last week, the past seven days brought several new devices so lets recap.

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 was by far the biggest story of the week, the second generation folding phone seemingly addressing many of the issues with the first one.

Huawei took the wraps off its nove 9 series, while Realme held its own event to unveil the GT Neo2.

The iPhone 13 lineup went on sale and still made plenty of headlines with teardowns and first reviews revealing some of the stuff that Apple didn’t reveal at its event.

Popular tipster IceUniverse delivered a bunch of spicy leaks for the upcoming Galaxy S22 lineup and arguably the most intriguing one is the fact that the Ultra member will feature a slot for the S Pen akin to the Note phones of the past. That was corrobated by other sources too, so it seems Note fans have something to look forward to after the disappointing 2021.

The full list of our best read stories this week is below. See you in a week!

Microsoft announces new Surface Duo 2 with Snapdragon 888 and triple camera

Features new slightly curved dual 90Hz displays.

Apple iPhone 13 lineup batteries detailed

The increase is anywhere between 9% and 18.5%.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra's alleged renders leak with S Pen slot

As uncertainty of the Galaxy Note series continues, leaked renders suggest Samsung is taking a whole new direction.

Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro models to replace notch with punch hole cutout

They will also bring 48MP wide cameras.

Here's a size comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S22 series and iPhone 13

The drawings show a considerably smaller footprint than the Galaxy S21.

Samsung to offer Galaxy S22, S22+ in Green, S22 Ultra in Dark Red

Other colors will include Black, White, and Pink Gold.

Huawei nova 9 series announced with Snapdragon 778G 4G chipsets, up to 100W charging

The Pro model packs a larger display with dual 32MP selfie cameras.

List of Google Pixel 6's camera features leaked

These features were spotted in an internal build of the Google Camera app.

OnePlus 2.0: OxygenOS and ColorOS will merge to form a unified OS next year

The head of OxygenOS is now in charge of the unified OS, which will be customized for OnePlus devices.

After Galaxy S22 Ultra, the S22 and S22+ break cover with punch-hole screens and triple camera setups

They look similar to their predecessors.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max aren't rendering all apps in 120Hz

Apple has confirmed that the bug would be addressed in a future firmware update.

Google Pixel 6 Pro prototype leaks in hands-on video

Such a video had been missing from the leak space so far.

Charts show the evolution of iPhone prices over the years and how well older phones held their value

There has been a Cambrian explosion of price points in the last few years.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G quietly goes official

Pricing details remain to be finalized.

Pixel 6 Pro to feature 33W charging, Android 12.1 reveals another Pixel foldable in the works

Jumbojack joins the previously rumored Pixel Pasport.

Redmi G 2021 gaming laptops unveiled with 16.1

The Intel version has a GeForce RTX 3050, the AMD one an RTX 3060 instead.

US agencies consider a ban for newly independent Honor

Four agencies are in deadlock whether to place the former Huawei brand on the entity list.

First iPhone 13 lineup reviews are in: here's what we learned

Great battery life, marginal improvements in the camera department.

Gold Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max unboxed on video

The video is up well ahead of the new iPhones’ release date.

iPhone 13 Pro teardown reveals 3,095mAh battery and Qualcomm X60 5G modem

Check out the innards of Apple’s latest Pro iPhone.