Week 49 in review: Oppo Find N coming, iPhone production stops due to shortages

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Oppo’s first foldable phone will be the Find N and it surfaced this week through a number of leaks and official promos. It’s coming on December 15 with a Snapdragon 888, 12GB of RAM, and Android 11. It will be smaller than the Galaxy Z Fold3 and reportedly will have barely noticeable crease.

The chip shortage crisis has reportedly forced Apple to stop iPhone production for several days, for the first time in more than 10 years.

While on the topic of the iPhone, next year’s iPhone 14 Pro series will adopt a punch-hole design, maximizing the surface area of the display.

The Motorola X30 is the first official phone with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform. The phone goes on sale in China on December 15.

Realme’s GT 2 Pro leaked with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 1TB of storage. Realme was rumored to announce the phone this week, but it didn’t, so stay tuned for more on Realme’s future flagship.

Those were the key stories of the week. See you next one!

Nikkei: Apple has halted iPhone production for the first time in over a decade

The report cites supply chain constraints and China’s power restrictions.


Apple iPhone 14 Pro series to come with punch-hole displays

They will also get an upgraded 48MP selfie module.


Sharp Aquos Wish goes official in Japan with SD480 and compact body

It’s set to go on sale in January 2022.


Oppo Reno7 Pro League of Legends edition announced

Available from December 10.


Motorola Edge X30 debuts with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Special Edition carries under-display camera

Motorola also announced a Snapdraong 888+ powered Edge S30.


OnePlus OxygenOS 12 review


Samsung Galaxy S22 said to cost the same as its predecessor

The Galaxy S21 FE is also expected to keep the price of the previous model, leaving a small price gap between it and the vanilla S22.


Oppo Find N is the company’s first foldable phone, to be announced December 15

The company teased the new foldable in anticipation of Oppo’s Inno Days.


vivo announces Y55s 5G with its biggest battery ever

This is the first time vivo is placing a 6,000 mAh cell in a phone.


Early benchmarks suggest the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 matches Apple's A15 Bionic's GPU

In fact, the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 might be more powerful.


Tecno announces affordable Pova Neo with big battery and screen

The dual-camera phone is available in Nigeria.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 trio appears in official looking renders

Tab S8 Ultra sports a notch that houses two cameras.


You can now make new WhatsApp chats disappear by default after 90 days

It’s available for both individual and group chats.


Facebook Messenger is getting a new bill splitting feature

The company will begin testing the new feature in the US starting next week.


Major Samsung shake-up: phone and consumer electronics divisions merged

The change is part of a massive reshuffle at the top of the Korean conglomerate.


Motorola teases Moto Edge X30’s 60MP under display selfie camera

The company also confirmed the 60MP resolution of its front camera.


Realme GT 2 Pro leaked specs reveal Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, QHD+ screen

The phone appears to be a massive improvement over the first Realme GT 5G.


LG is shutting down its developer website, last chance to unlock your bootloader

The website will no longer be available after December 31, 2021.


Realme 9i specs leak, 90Hz LCD and SD 680 chipset

Realme’s 9 series is expected to arrive in Q1 2022.


Moto Edge X30 teasers reveal battery life, camera design

The phone is also on Geekbench with 12 GB RAM.


Oppo teases retractable rear camera ahead of Inno Day 2021

Looks like it’s using Sony’s IMX766 sensor.


OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro now receiving Oxygen OS 12 update

The update is now rolling out across many regions but proceed with caution.


Nokia Suzume with Exynos 7884B, Android 12 spotted at Geekbench

This will be the first Nokia phone to run on an Exynos chipset.


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