Week 37 in review: iPhone 13 series, new iPad mini, Watch Series 7 out


This week brought a bunch of major announcements. Starting with Infinix, which unveiled the Zero X, Zero X Pro and Z Neo. All three devices feature periscope cameras. We have a first look at the Zero X Pro and a review coming soon.

The bigger even by far, however, was Apple’s on Tuesday, which gave us the iPhone 13 series but also its next smartwatch and a new iPad mini.

The iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are out for pre-order now in the first wave of countries. The vanilla 13 series got a battery bump, brighter screens as well as access to last year’s sensor-shift stabilized main 12MP camera from the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max both got 120Hz LTPO screens with variable refresh support, new ultrawide cameras with autofocus, 3x optical zooms and brighter main camera lenses. All 13 series get the A15 Bionic 5nm chip.

The Apple Watch Series 7 packs a bigger display in the same body, is now dust proof and gets a chip and UI upgrade. It will arrive later this Fall.

The new iPad mini has thinner bezels, a flat-sided design, TouchID power button and a better display.

In another major even Xiaomi unveiled its 11T series, featuring the Xiaomi 11T, 11T Pro with 108MP cameras and 120Hz AMOLED display. They were joined by the 11T Lite NE (New Edition), while the Xiaomi Pad 5 began its global journey.

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

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.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max bring 120Hz displays, overhauled cameras

The Apple A15 chipset on the Pro phones has a 5-core GPU, instead of 4-core like on the vanilla models.

Apple iPhone 13 event wrap-up

We got a whole slew of new devices beyond the iPhone 13 family, including a new Apple Watch and iPad mini.

Samsung Galaxy M22 silently launched

Plenty of similarities with the Galaxy A22 but this one gets faster 25W charging and NFC.

The iPhone 13 series goes on pre-order later this week, here are the prices from around the world

Shipping in the first wave of countries will start on September 24. However, some countries will kick off the pre-order/shipping process in October.

Google Pixel 6 Pro pops up on Geekbench, reveals its Tensor SoC

As well as 12GB of RAM variant.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE teased to arrive on September 15

A more affordable version of the 11 Lite 5G.

Apple iPhone 13 and 13 mini official: smaller notch and new main cameras

Apple’s non-Pro models are closer to their siblings then ever.

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models have dual eSIM support for the first time ever

On previous generations you could combine one physical SIM with one eSIM only.

iPhone 13 Pro runs Geekbench, reveals 55% better GPU performance vs iPhone 12 Pro

We don’t have CPU numbers yet.

Xiaomi Smart Glasses announced as a

“An engineer’s look into an advanced future”, the company says.

Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro arrive with 108MP cameras, 6.67

These are not upgrades to the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro, instead they are lower cost alternatives – the 11T is €200 cheaper than the Mi 11.

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro spotted on display at NYC Google Store

You can’t actually hold them, but you can see them behind glass.

Apple revamps the iPad mini, gives the iPad 10.2 new chipset and front camera

The iPad mini gets a slew of new features and a new design.

Apple Watch Series 7 has bigger display and a more durable body

The Apple Watch Series 7 has just 1.7mm bezels, 40% thinner than Series 6.

Oppo’s first Kodak phone is a limited edition Find X3 Pro

The back panel will be silver with black leather, like the classic Kodak 35 camera.

Spigen's teaser reveals iPhone 13's design once again

Dual-camera design is on the way, but the shooters are diagonally placed.

Exynos 2200 completes first Geekbench run, features AMD GPU with an open-source driver

Not that Geekbench tests the GPU, but it is an interesting detail. Also, this test seems to have been run with power saving mode on.

All of Apple's discounts and terminations - iPhone 12, iPad mini, Apple Watch

The iPhone 12 gets a price drop, the iPhone 12 Pro gets the axe.


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