TLW #011: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, Pixel 6a, OnePlus 10T, and Snapdragon W5 and W5+ Gen 1
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 leaks
With August right around the corner, Samsung has official announced the date for their upcoming unpacked event for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. The event will be live streamed on August 10th at 9am EST on Samsung’s website. You can already reserve the phones, new Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds and received $200 of Samsung credit to use when the phone is up for pre-order. The reservation only requires an email and name. You are not required to buy anything if you reserve. In my experience, if you are remotely interested in either phones, there is no downside in putting in a reservation.
Aside from Samsung’s announcement, both the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 designs have fully leaked.
The design looks the same as the previous generation but there are some welcomed dimension change for the Z Fold 4. The Z Fold 4 is rumored to be shorter and slightly wider to make the outer screen more usable.
Retailed pricing have also been leaked recently with the 256GB variant being priced at €1,864 and the 512GB variant being priced at €1,982 (via gizpaw.com).
Google Pixel 6a is up for preorder
Last week, Google finally put the long awaited Pixel 6a up for pre-order. The retail price for the device in the US is $449. For that price, you will be getting the same cameras as the Pixel 5, the Google Tensor SoC, and a 6.1 inch OLED screen. The refresh rate is still only 60Hz and there is no wireless charging. The device will come in three different colors this year. Below are the full specifications for the device:
- 📺 6.1″ OLED 1080 x 2400 60Hz
- 🧠 Google Tensor
- 🗃 6GB RAM 128GB
- 📸 12.2MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 8MP selfie
- 🎨 White, Sage, Charcoal
- 🔌 18w wired
- 🔋 4410 mAh
- 💸 $449
- 📆 2022.07.21
See more on Google’s website if you are interested in pre-ordering
OnePlus 10T event on August 3rd
OnePlus will be launching the OnePlus 10T at a NYC event on August 3rd. Their newest flagship will be sporting the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, an updated camera setup, and the new OxygenOS 13. The OnePlus 10T is suppose to sit somewhere between the regular OnePlus 10 vs OnePlus 10 Pro. Are you interested in the new OnePlus 10T?
See the OnePlus 10T website for more info
Qualcomm announces new CPUs for wearables
Last week Qualcomm announced the 4nm Snapdragon W5 and W5+ Gen 1 SoC for wearable devices. The new chips are suppose to offer 2x the performance, 50% more battery life, while being 30% smaller. Mobvoi and Oppo will be the first manufacturers to use the new SoCs. There are also 25 smartwatch designs currently in the pipeline planning to use the SoCs.
Read more on Qualcomm’s website