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Nubia Red Magic 6 launches with 165Hz screen, 18GB of RAM

All that power

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Smartphones are quickly inching closer and closer to technologies outside of the regular phone world. Most especially, gaming phones have already packed in so many features inside its lithe package. Chinese gaming phone Nubia is going even further. Today, Nubia launched the Red Magic 6, a gaming phone with 18GB of RAM.

Carrying a 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, the series offers a world-first 165Hz refresh rate. Further, it has a 500Hz single-touch and 360Hz multi-touch sampling rate. Inside, it packs in a Snapdragon 888 chipset. Further, it has another world-first 18GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage.

For cameras, the series will sport a 64-megapixel main sensor + 8-megapixel ultra-wide + 2-megapixel macro rear camera combination. It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter.

As for its battery, the smartphone comes with a 5050mAh battery compatible with up to 120W fast charging and a cooling fan that goes up to 20,000rpm. For accessories, the series comes with 400Hz shoulder triggers.

Naturally, what you get depends on what you pay for. The new series comes in three different packages: the regular Red Magic 6, the Red Magic 6 Pro, and a transparent Dao edition. The regular Red Magic 6 goes up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage; it sells for CNY 4,399. Meanwhile, the Pro goes up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage; it sells for CNY 5,299. Finally, the transparent Dao edition offers the full 18GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage; it sells for CNY 6,599.

SEE ALSO: Nubia Red Magic 5S launches with 144Hz display, Snapdragon 865

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Samsung prints cat billboard to show off 200-megapixel camera

Look at all those pixels

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it. That said, if you have a gigantic 200-megapixel camera, what can you do to flex your chops? Obviously, you print every photo onto a billboard. Samsung, in one of the craziest flexes this year, has printed a billboard of a cat photo taken with its 200-megapixel camera.

From two years ago to early last year, Samsung teased plans for a much, much larger camera in the megapixel race. Reports at the time already confirmed the coming of the 200-megpiaxel camera, but Samsung went so far as to tease a 600-megapixel shooter.

Now, the 200-megapixel ISOCELL camera is now ready for launch. Of course, it’s not our first time seeing the huge camera. Samsung previously unveiled the sensor back in September but didn’t confirm its launch on a specific device yet.

The lack of a device won’t stop Samsung from showing off its power, though. The company got a photographer and used the sensor to take photos of a cat. Then, they printed the photo onto a billboard to show off the captured detail.

However, though the flex is certainly impressive, not everyone has the money or the desire to have their own billboard. The specifics of the 200-megapixel camera might go over most users today. Still, once the camera drops into mainstream shooter, it’s good to know what it’s exactly capable of.

SEE ALSO: 200-megapixel Samsung camera is ‘coming soon’

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This is what the Nothing phone (1) looks like

And when it might launch

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Since the inception of the company, Nothing has drummed up consistent hype for its products. The ear (1) carried a notable air of mystery before its launch. Now, all eyes are on the company’s next launch, its first smartphone called the Nothing phone (1). As the supposed launch window approaches, more and more details are coming out for the device. With a new report now, we know what the phone (1) might look like and when it will launch.

The first nugget comes straight from Carl Pei’s mouth. Speaking to Wallpaper, Pei and Tom Howard, Nothing’s head of design, both confirmed that the device will have a transparent rear. The company is reportedly proud of the different components inside the phone, especially the camera and wireless charging coil.

To show off the hardware, Nothing placed a transparent rear, showcasing something that users don’t usually see. It’s a design philosophy that the company has followed since the ear (1).

On the unconfirmed side of things, the phone (1) will supposedly launch on July 21, according to German publication AllroundPC. However, the publication doesn’t confirm whether the date pertains to the launch or the start of sales.

Other sources have also speculated that the phone will use the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 for its processor. If anything, Pei and Howard have both confirmed that the device will have a Qualcomm chipset.

SEE ALSO: Carl Pei confirms Nothing phone (1) is coming this year

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iPhone 14 series reportedly delayed by China lockdowns

One model is lagging behind

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The iPhone 14 series is coming this year. However, if you’re eagerly waiting for the next major entry from Apple, you might have to wait a little longer. Ongoing lockdowns in China have reportedly delayed the development of the unannounced lineup.

As first reported by Nikkei Asia, Apple is asking its manufacturers to pick up the pace in the development process. Currently, China, especially Shanghai, are getting stricter with COVID-19 policies to control any potential resurgences of the virus. Naturally, that means more lockdowns, potentially affecting Apple’s partners in the country.

According to the report, the iPhone 14 series, which supposedly has four models, is currently in the engineering verification testing (EVT) stage. During this process, the manufacturer figures out the mechanical parts needed for the manufacturing process. They also figure out how much the process will cost for Apple.

Unfortunately, one of the four variants is taking longer in this stage. Apple uses different manufacturers per model, a good way to diversify the portfolio. The delayed model is handled by a manufacturer in Shanghai, one of the most affected by the recent lockdowns.

As such, the model is three weeks behind the normal schedule. The EVT stage normally concludes by the end of June. If a model misses the deadline, the delay might have implications for the launch of the final product and the supply down the line.

Apple usually launched the next iPhone series around fall of every year.

SEE ALSO: Apple reveals WWDC22 lineup

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