Week 44 in review: Huawei Pocket S becomes the cheapest foldable as Dimensity 9200 promising benchmarks leak
Another week down, let’s recap. The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 flexed impressive muscle on AnTuTu and GFXBench, especially on the graphics front. It managed to top all current chipsets, including the Apple A16 Bionic, though cross-platform comparisons are rarely a great idea.
Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 12 series just last week and the first sale went great. The four phones scored 350,000 orders in the first flash sale, depleting the initial inventory.
Meanwhile Xiaomi showed off a prototype with two of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra’s 1-inch type sensors – one is the same as on the 12S Ultra, complete with a lens, the other is lens-less and can attach Leica M mount glass on top! It needs an adapter and it makes the whole thing bulky but it’s a phone with interchangeable lenses! Odds are we won’t see this prototype hit the shelves – the upcoming Xiaomi 13 Pro is said to have a 1” sensor as well, maybe a special edition of that device would be more appropriate.
Huawei announced the Pocket S – the cheapest foldable yet at CNY5,988 ($820/€830) (though you’d currently find the Galaxy Z Flip4 for less on the black market). The China-bound Pocket S is a watered-down variant of the P50 Pocket with less impressive cameras and a Snapdragon 778G chipset.
Those were some of the key stories of the week, check below for the full list! See you next week!
MediaTek has scheduled an event for November 8 to unveil its next flagship chip, so we’ll find out more about the 9200 next week.
The amount includes all four versions – Redmi Note 12, Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Pro+, and Note 12 Explorer.
This is a smartphone/mirrorless camera hybrid that has a second 1″ sensor and a mount system for real Leica lenses.
Light mode was recently added to the Galaxy Z 2022 foldables. It prioritizes battery life and running cool over absolute performance.
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