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Week 49 in review: OnePlus 12 and Realme GT5 Pro bring 5,400mAh batteries, SD 8 Gen 3


The OnePlus 12 and Realme GT5 Pro announcements in China were the highlights of this week. The OnePlus 12 is the maker’s best flagship yet – it brings the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, 12GB, 16GB or even 24GB of LPDDR5X RAM, up to 1TB of storage. Upfront, there’s a 6.82-inch LTPO AMOLED panel with up to 4,500 nits of brightness. There are three powerful cameras on the back – a 50 MP 1/1.4-inch dual-layer stacked Sony Lytia 808 sensor, a 64 MP 70m 1/2.0-inch periscope zoom, and a 48 MP 1/2.0-inch ultrawide.

The 12 packs a solid 5,400mAh battery with 100W wired charging and marks the return of wireless charging, to the tune of 50W. There’s also IP65 protection against dust and water. The OnePlus 12 will launch in China on December 11 with an expected global arrival in January.

The Realme GT5 Pro shares the impressive chipset and RAM combo, as well as the 5,400mAh battery and charging options. The display is still a searing 4,500 nit max unit but it’s a 6.78-inch 144Hz AMOLED screen with a lower 1264x2780px resolution. The main camera uses the same 50 MP dual-stacked sensor as the OnePlus 12, but the ultrawide is an inferior 8 MP, while the periscope is a much more capable 50 MP 65mm zoom with a bigger 1/1.56-inch sensor. The Realme GT5 Pro is on pre-order and will ship on December 14 in China. It’s unlikely to reach global markets, sadly.

Xiaomi said that the Redmi Note 13 Pro series will become global in January 2024. It consists of three members – the Redmi Note 13, Note 13 Pro and the Note 13 Pro+ which features a 200 MP main cam. All three Note 13 series phones were launched in China back in September and we can expect all three to launch in India at the January launch event.

Nothing teased the Phone 2a launch by saying that something is coming this week. That’s all but we have an idea that it will have a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, dual cameras and Nothing’s signature Glyph interface rear panel.

For the full list of most popular stories of the past week see below!

OnePlus 12 debuts with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, IP65 rating and 50W wireless charging

Open sales in China start on December 11.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro series launch scheduled for January 2024

The Redmi 13C series launch event was shot entirely on the Redmi Note 13 Pro+.


Xiaomi announces Redmi 13R 5G with a familiar set of specs

It is the Redmi 13C 5G with a new name for the domestic crowd.


Nothing teases Phone 2a launch

Carl Pei’s company is readying a product launch later this week.


Android 14 update with One UI 6 reaches Galaxy S21 FE, A52s, A33, and Tab S9 FE


Realme GT5 Pro is here with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, periscope zoom camera

But also a 4,500 nit, 144Hz display, 50W wireless charging, and 100W wired charging.


Oppo Find X7 Pro leaks in hands-on images

It features an octagon-shaped camera island with four sensors and two periscope modules.


Apple iPhone SE 4 to use iPhone 14's battery

It’s also rumored to come with OLED display.


Samsung details its Galaxy Watch Universal Gestures

There’s one considerable drawback, though.


Samsung Galaxy S25 and S25+ to opt for Sony camera sensor

The Ultra model will most likely use a Samsung-made 1-inch sensor.


OnePlus 12 to have a 5,400 mAh battery, wireless charging is making a comeback

The phone will support 100W wired and 50W wireless charging.


Xiaomi announces Redmi 13C 5G with new chip, 50 MP dual camera

The phone has a Dimensity 6100+.


The Elec: First iPhone with UD camera to launch after 2026

LG Innotek is now in “advanced development “of its under-display cameras with a freeform optic lens system.


OnePlus 12 teardown video reveals huge vapor chamber

Check out the insides of the latest OnePlus flagship phone.


Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is launching in Europe on December 8

Samsung France confirmed the S23 FE’s European launch is happening this Friday.


First GTA VI trailer is here, game is arriving in 2025

The game is set up in Vice City and will have a female protagonist for the first time.


Huawei Enjoy 70 arrives with 50 MP camera and 6,000 mAh battery

It’s up for pre-orders in China through VMall.


Samsung brings Camera Assistant to Galaxy A-series phones

Galaxy A53 and A54 users can now download the app from the Galaxy Store.


Infinix unveils Hot 40, Hot 40 Pro and Hot 40i

The Hot 40 Pro, Hot 40, and Hot 40i all have an Xboost gaming engine.


Samsung Galaxy A25 promo materials and specs leak in full

The phone brings intriguing specs in a slightly smaller body.


iQOO 12 official price in India leaked by Amazon

The retailer couldn’t help but list the phone prematurely.


Samsung Galaxy Book 4 laptops tipped to launch next week

Samsung’s next Windows laptops will feature on- device-AI capabilities powered by its in-house Gauss AI model.


Honor 90 GT and X50 GT to arrive in December

The performance-oriented phones are likely to be China-only.


Realme shares a bunch of GT5 Pro telephoto camera samples ahead of launch

Some of the shots use digital zoom algorithm for lossless quality/


Honor to introduce three Magic6 flagships, including a Porsche Design

The Magic6 Ultimate may or may not be replaced by the branded version.


OnePlus 12 design video highlights craftmanship

OnePlus 12 features a machined aluminum alloy casing and camera island with a Corning Gorilla Glass back.




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