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In this week’s edition, we’ll be highlighting the official price of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra here in Brazil, as well as the Galaxy S23 FE on the launch radar with its Exynos 2200 chipset and 50MP camera.
Still other relevant topics include Huawei’s ability to launch its 12nm Kirin chipset, its more premium Redmi K70 line and also the new iPhone 15 with a 48MP camera in all variants.
Check out this week’s news by scrolling down the page!
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Motorola Razr 40 Ultra goes on sale in Brazil
In a statement released this Thursday, Motorola Brasil has finally confirmed the launch price of the new Motorola Razr 40 Ultra on the national territory.
According to the manufacturer, the new foldable smartphone should be sold for R$7,999 on its official website and at several local retailers. Those who buy with cash can still guarantee a 10% discount, which brings the price down to R$7,199.
As for the specifications of the device, we must remember that it has a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a 12-megapixel main camera, a 6.9-inch internal screen, and a 3.6-inch external screen.
Zuckerberg says Apple Vision Pro doesn’t have a silver bullet
After numerous memes on social networks by Apple fans, the CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, spoke about the launch of the new Apple Vision Pro glasses.
Zuckerberg said he hasn’t seen the Vision Pro in person yet. However, he said Apple’s glasses don’t offer magic solutions, and Meta previously thought about everything Apple showed off at the Glasses announcement event.
The CEO also mentioned that the Apple headset has a high-resolution screen and includes advanced technologies. This results in a significantly higher cost compared to the recently announced Meta Quest 3 Augmented Reality glasses.
Finally, Zuckerberg emphasized that Meta’s goal is to offer affordable products to everyone. For comparison, the new Apple Vision Pro will retail for $3,500 in the US, while the Quest 3 will start at $500.
A new rumor says that Huawei HiSilicon may launch 12nm Kirin chips
New information revealed this week suggests that Huawei may return to producing Kirin chips on its 12nm process.
This chipset should hit the market with the right to 5G connectivity, but it is only indicated for smartphones from the mid-range Nova line, for example.
However, what still hinders Huawei’s development are internal discussions about improvements that need to be made for the company to achieve greater efficiency in the mass production of these chips.
Meanwhile, Huawei must continue to partner with Qualcomm to deliver high-performance flagship devices, even if that means giving up 5G network support.
iPhone 15 and 15 Pro: All models must have a 48MP camera and the price may go up
Apple can finally pull the 12MP sensor out of the iPhone lineup by including a 48MP main camera in all models of the iPhone 15 family this year.
According to a report obtained from Apple’s production chain, Sony is going all out to introduce a 48MP sensor that will be used in all 2023 models.
With this said, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus should match their Pro brethren not only in the use of the new dynamic island on the screen, but also in the main camera.
However, the Apple A17 Bionic chipset and Periscope camera should be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max models.
In fact, sources claim that this may be a reason for Apple to increase the price of the most powerful model by $200, causing the iPhone 15 Pro Max to go from $1,100 to $1,300 in the US.
Teen spends over R$315,000 on mobile games and wipes out family savings
A 13-year-old Chinese teenager drained her mother’s bank account by spending the equivalent of $64,000 on toys. As a result, the family simply went bankrupt.
The big question is how did the teenager manage to spend all this money without her mother knowing? basic. She took a debit card and registered it on her smartphone, but surprisingly, she didn’t know where the money came from or how much she spent each day.
When her peers noticed that she bought things without worrying about values, they pressured her to help her grow within the little game. As a result, I succumbed to peer pressure and went out to hand out the money.
At the final stage, the girl was going to give money to at least 10 of her classmates, which brought her expenses to the ridiculous amount of $64,000 USD, which is about R$315,000.
To no one’s surprise, she later deleted conversation and transaction records to prevent her parents from finding out about her actions, but it was all in vain.
Parents found out, freaked out and desperately trying to get their lost money back.
US judge temporarily blocks Microsoft and Activision merger
A North American judge decided to accept the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request and temporarily blocked the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft.
The injunction was issued this week and ensures that the FTC has enough time to move forward with the process, which began in January of this year,
Thus, Microsoft is prevented from completing the merger before the decision of the process is published in the FTC. A two-day hearing is scheduled for the company to talk to the Federal Trade Commission and try to reach an agreement.
Microsoft is confident it will receive a favorable decision in the lawsuit filed in federal court, which could see the merger close soon. In other words, something very different from what’s happening in the UK.
Redmi K70: the new line may have a premium build, 200W charging and an approximation sensor
Redmi has not launched the Redmi K60 Ultra yet, and Digital Chat Station is already talking about the presentation of the Redmi K70 line.
According to the leaker, the next-generation devices should have a slightly more premium build, with the adoption of high-quality plastic and glass on the back.
Additionally, the devices can get a telephoto camera, a 120Hz AMOLED display for all variants, and over 200W fast charging on the Redmi K70 Ultra.
This means that the Redmi K70 family promises to be more advanced than the current generation, but for now, the brand is not commenting on this topic.
Galaxy S23 FE is expected to launch at the end of the year with Exynos 2200 and 50 MP camera
According to new rumors from South Korea, the Galaxy S23 FE should be launched in the third quarter of this year with Exynos 2200 chipset.
For those who don’t remember, this chip has an AMD GPU, but it ran into some issues along the way, which made Samsung use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in its current Galaxy S23 family.
The source of the rumors says that Samsung is improving the performance of the chipset, while the Galaxy S23 FE will also have a 50MP main camera.
A significant development compared to its predecessors, the S21 and S20 FE. Last but not least, the Galaxy S23 FE will be sold in select countries, but since Samsung is not commenting on the matter, we still don’t know which ones.
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