Week 11 in review: Galaxy A34 and A54 debut, Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 official

With one more week to go, let’s look back at the best stories. Samsung’s Galaxy A34 and A54 were finally revealed. The duo, which has to be among the most popular phones of the year, have 1080p 120Hz Super AMOLED screens, 5,000 mAh batteries with 25W charging and IP67 water resistance. The Galaxy A54 has a smaller 6.4-inch screen, a 50MP main camera and a 5nm Exynos 1380 chipset. The A34 has a 6.6-inch screen, 48MP main camera, a 6nm Dimensity 1080. Both are on sale – the Galaxy A54 starts at €490, while the A34 is €390.

We got a lot of Google leaks this week. The Pixel 7a was handled in the wild and was even put up for sale on eBay as a prototype. It has a 6.1-inch screen, 8GB of RAM, a Tensor G2 chipset and a 64MP main camera plus a 12MP ultrawide. The Pixel 7a will launch in June alongside the Google Pixel Fold, which we’ve learned will cost €1,700.

We also got a look at the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro through leaked renders. The new design is more rounded in the corners and moves from a boxy look to a more curved one. The camera island is different, but unmistakably Pixel-like. Rumor has it that the Pixel 8 Pro will have a 6.52-inch display – smaller than the Pixel 7 Pro’s 6.7-inch display. The Pixel 7 will have a 5.8-inch screen – smaller than the 6.3-inch on the Pixel 7.

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 7+ gen 2. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 promises significant improvements in performance and power efficiency. The primary Kryo CPU core is clocked at 2.91 GHz and the entire 1+3+4 CPU package delivers over 50% jump in performance compared to the SD7 Gen 1. An unnamed Adreno GPU on the other hand boasts a 2x performance increase. The efficiency gains are slightly more modest – 13% in different scenarios. We hope this chipset will make it into more phones than its predecessor.

That’s it for this week’s recap. You can see the full list of top stories below.

Paired pack IP67 waterproofing, 120Hz Super AMOLED screens, 5,000 mAh batteries.

It looks like the Pixel 7.

The phone boots a custom Android 12 UI with its own app store that doesn’t include games and short video apps.

Prices are higher than the A53 and A33 last year, but not as high as some rumors claimed.

It was a very pixelated day in the leak room today.

The latest rumor suggests that it will bring a 5.8-inch screen.

The upcoming Infinix GT lineup is said to replace the Zero series.

It’s the same hardware as the consumer S23 models, but with extra layers of security and features for large enterprise IT departments.

The pair is expected to launch on March 16.

The company is bringing back the software-enhanced moon photos.

Qualcomm is skipping two Snapdragon 7 series releases and going straight to SD7+ Gen 2.

There are posters on social media.

The duo is already available in France and will need a week or two before it starts shipping in other regions.

Both devices are now certified by 3C.

It appears to be a version of last year’s Realme 9i 5G.

Is Samsung’s Moon Shot feature fake? What is even fake these days?

This is the third launch of these devices, believe it or not.

A bunch of comparison pictures popped up today.

Reuters sources and government officials clashed over the upcoming changes.

The phone costs INR 7,699 which is around $90.

Unfortunately, we do not yet know what the gift will be.

The phone should soon join the Galaxy A34 and A54 in the Korean company’s portfolio.

You can save some nice money this way.

Note that this is not about the Nord 3 or even the Nord CE 3 as leaked recently, it is about a new CE Lite model.

The phone should have a camera + 3D DoF sensor on the front, similar to the P40. Unlike the P40, the pill-shaped hole will be in the middle.

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