MWC 2022

Samsung will hold another event during MWC 2022

Back at it again

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After a successful Galaxy Unpacked event in January, you’d think that Samsung would content itself with a more tepid February. Well, that’s not the case. Samsung is already primed to host its next major event during MWC 2022.

Samsung has announced that a fully virtual event will happen on February 27. Viewers can watch along through the company’s website or through their YouTube channel.

With the event officially announced, Samsung is set for a monster lineup this quarter. Historically, the company doesn’t usually host two major events during this period. In fact, except only recently, the Galaxy Unpacked always coincided with the Mobile World Congress of that year. Recently, Samsung moved the event earlier, as you can see from this year.

That said, what does Samsung have in store for a major launch this month? Unfortunately, the first graphic associated with the event doesn’t share a lot of hints. Though it has a plethora of telling outlines, all of those outlines depict practically everything that Samsung has on tap: Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Book. Unless Samsung has new announcement for every one of their lineups, the company is likely keeping February’s bounty close to its chest for now.

Since January focused on the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab, it’s likely that the next event will focus on foldables. Regardless, the wait isn’t long. MWC 2022 will take place from February 28 to March 3.

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MWC 2022

POCO debuts X4 Pro 5G, M4 Pro

All-around flagship-level experience

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POCO X4 Pro 5G

Tech brand POCO announced the global launch of the new POCO X4 Pro 5G and POCO M4 Pro at the MWC 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

The POCO X4 Pro 5G packs flagship-level experience for a value, making it perfect for the young tech enthusiasts.

It comes with a 120Hz AMOLED Display, 108MP camera, Snapdragon 5G processor, and more cutting-edge features.

The POCO M4 Pro, meanwhile, looks to be a competitive option suitable for the user’s entertainment experience as it is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 and has a 64MP main camera.

Both new phones have an octa-core CPU and come with 8GB of RAM that can be expanded up to an extra 3GB from the 256GB storage for a seamless experience.

X4 Pro 5G: All-around, flagship-level

The new POCO X4 Pro 5G marks the first time the company is employing AMOLED for the X-series, as the phone comes with a large 6.67-inch AMOLED DotDisplay screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate for less lag.

The display features a 2400 by 1080 FHD+ resolution that is SGS-certified for Eye Care Display.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 695 5G processor and an octa-core CPU headed by two Arm Cortex-A78 performance cores for speeds up to 2.2GHz.

Various camera features

The centerpiece of the smartphone is a 108MP main camera that measures in at 1/1.52”, making it one of the world’s highest resolution sensors available.

It is also joined by an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP micro camera on the rear, and a 16MP front camera.

Among the POCO X4 Pro 5G’s camera features are the panoramic selfie option, slow motion, dual-video, time-lapse, super macro, kaleidoscope, and more.

Powerful battery, fast charging

Lastly, the X4 Pro 5G comes with a 5,000mAh battery to allow users to browse or play all day long with up to 15 hours of video playback of 191 hours of music playing.

With its 67W turbo charging, the smartphone can be charged up to 70 percent in just 22 minutes, and can be fully charged in less than an hour.

M4 Pro: Ultimate entertainment experience

Meanwhile, the POCO M4 Pro is presenting itself as an entertainment powerhouse that combines value for money.

Like the X4 Pro 5G, The M4 Pro has a 2400 by 1800 FHD+ resolution. It also has a 6.43-inch AMOLED DotDisplay screen. Still with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.

This allows the device to be used for basically all activities like vlogging, social media scrolling, or taking pictures and videos.

The M4 Pro comes with a triple camera setup. It has a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro lens camera. Meanwhile, in front is a 16MP camera.

It also has a 5,000mAh battery that can be recharged fully in just an hour with 33W Pro fast charging.

Price and availability

POCO’s X4 Pro 5G and M4 Pro will be available via the brand’s official e-commerce channels.

Both phones will come with YouTube Premium pre-installed. The brand is also offering customers up to two months free on the streaming service.

For the prices, variants, and color options for the two latest smartphones, check the table below:

Unit Variant Colors available Retail price
POCO X4 Pro 5G 6GB + 128 GB Laser Black, Laser Blue, and POCO Yellow PhP 16,990
8GB + 256 GB PhP 17,990
POCO M4 Pro 6GB + 128 GB Power Black, Cool Blue, and POCO Yellow PhP 12,990
8GB + 256 GB PhP 13,990

 

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Fully-charged phone in 9 minutes? OPPO unveils 240W charging tech

Pushing the boundaries of charging speed

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OPPO is pushing the boundaries of charging speed as it unveiled the 240W SUPERVOOC flash charge at MWC 2022.

Nine minutes. That’s the promise of the new charging tech. To fully charge a 4,500mAh smartphone in just nine minutes.

OPPO introduced it along with a lineup of new technologies. These include the 150W SUPERVOOC flash charge with Battery Health Engine, OPPO 5G CPE T2, MariSilicon X imaging NPU. There’s also the OPPO Air Glass and Retractable Camera, and many more.

The release of such technologies follows OPPO’s successful 2021 where the brand maintained its position as the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand.

SUPERVOOC Flash Charge

OPPO officially welcome a record-breaking new charging technology in the 240W SUPERVOOC flash charge.

As demonstrated at MWC 2022 in Spain, it has the capability to charge a 4,500mAh battery to full percentage in just nine minutes!

The company also unveiled the latest 150W SUPERVOOC flash charge that can charge a 4,500 mAh battery to 50 percent in five minutes and 100 percent in just 15 minutes.

The technology integrates OPPO’s Battery Health Engine which doubles battery life, keeping battery performance at 80 percent of its original capacity after as many as 1,600 charge cycles.

The 150W SUPERVOOC flash charge will be launched on selected OnePlus smartphones starting in the second quarter of 2022.

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Honor Magic4 series now official

New watch and earbuds also announced

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Honor is making a splash at MWC 2022 in Barcelona, Spain with the announcement of their brand new flagship — the Honor Magic4 series. It featured two smartphones — the Honor Magic4 and Honor Magic4 Pro.

Launching alongside the series are the Honor Watch GS 3 and Honor Earbuds 3 Pro.

Honor Magic4 series

Honor took its time before fully emerging from the dust brought about by its divorce from Huawei. It relaunched softly with the Honor 50 but is now fully ready to take on the world again with the Honor Magic4 series.

This flagship set features a symmetrical design, enhanced visual experience, superior performance, and outstanding photography and videography capabilities. That’s a tall order of promises and Honor aims to not disappoint.

For performance, both phones are equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip flanked by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Honor also put its own ingredient in the mix adding Honor Turbo Engines to maximize the capability of the chipset. There’s also the Honor OS Turbo X which the company says improves fluency, anti-aging, and power consumption.

Honor Magic4 Pro

Honor Magic4 

Display

6.81” LTPO OLED

Processor

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

RAM

Up to 12GB

Internal Storage

Up to 512GB

Battery
  • 4,600mAh
  • 100W Wired
  • 100W Wireless
  • 4,800mAh
  • 66W Honor SuperCharge
OS

Magic UI 6.0 (Android 12)

Rear Cameras
  • 50MP Wide Camera
  • 50MP Ultra-wide camera
  • 64MP Periscope telephoto lens (3.5x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom)
  • 50MP Wide Camera 
  • 50MP Ultra-wide camera
  • 8MP Periscope Telephoto Camera (f/3.4, 5x Optical Zoom, 50x Digital Zoom)
Front Cameras
  • 12MP Wide Camera with 100 ° FOV
  • 3D Depth Camera
12MP Wide Camera with 100 ° FOV

Honor Magic4 Pro

Focusing on the Honor Magic4 Pro, it has a 6.81-inch LTPO Quad-Curved Display. Other display features include HDR 10+, 120Hz dynamic refresh rate, and more. It also has an IP68 rating ensuring dust and water resistance

It boasts a lot by way of numbers in the camera department.

  • 50MP Wide Camera
  • 50MP Ultra-wide angle lens
  • 64MP Periscope telephoto lens (3.5x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom)

These massive hardware numbers are supported by Honor’s Ultra-Fusion Computational Photography. This promises high quality images that are sharp and clear. Additionally, it also has Dual Chain Computational Photography and Videography Algorithm. What it does is allow users to capture high-quality images while shooting videos.

Speaking of videos, the Honor Magic4 Series features the Honor Magic-Log Movie Master and AI Film Effects. With this, the Honor Magic4 Series delivers the industry-first 10-bit Log 4K video recording in 60fps (frame per second), beating another industry benchmark.

Battery and Charging

The Honor Magic4 Pro sports a 4,600mAh battery with support for its 100W SuperCharge tech. Wired, it’ll fill up the device from zero to 100 percent in just 30 minutes. Wireless, it can go up to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.

The series will come in Cyan and Gold.

Honor Watch GS 3

The Honor Watch GS 3 is inspired by traditional mechanical watches. It uses quality materials like 316L stainless steel for an elegant and stylish design. The watch is designed to be worn comfortably all-day long, weighing just 44g and measuring 10.5mm.

Its AI Heart Rate Monitoring Engine combines multiple algorithms to cancel out noise during exercise. The watch significantly improves the accuracy of the heart rate monitoring function, enabling users to better monitor their health.

The Honor Watch GS 3 supports over 100 workout modes while also providing precise route tracking capabilities and benefits from built-in L1/L5 Dual Frequency GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) when running, cycling or hiking outdoors.

It will be available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Classic Gold.

Honor Earbuds 3 Pro

The Honor Earbuds 3 Pro are equipped with a dual-driver design. It includes an 11mm diameter dynamic driver and a high-resolution piezoelectric ceramic tweeter, delivering both rich and delicate sound details and booming bass.

By reducing ambient sounds at varying levels, the Honore Earbuds 3 Pro deliver superior sound quality and call performance with fully developed Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling (Adaptive ANC) technology and enhanced connectivity. This allows users to enjoy immersive music and in-depth sound while gaming or on conference calls.

Price and availability

The Honor Magic4 will start at EUR 899 (8GB+256GB), while the Honor Magic4 Pro will start at EUR 1099 (8GB+256GB). It will be available in Q2 of 2022.

The Honor Earbuds 3 Pro will start at EUR 199 and the Honor Watch GS 3 will start at EUR 229. Availability will be announced at a later date.

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