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Both models received absolutely the same characteristics of screens, cameras, processors, batteries, Wi-Fi 6, support for 5G networks. But the only difference is the power supply included with the smartphone. The HyperCharge version gets 120W charging, instead of 67W charging on the 11i.
It’s even difficult to call it an announcement, because there are almost no photos of the devices, there are no detailed characteristics either. At least the prices were named and it’s already good. And they all work out of the box on Android 12.
The company introduced the first Galaxy S21 model back in January last year. Today Samsung has traditionally released the Fun Edition version of this smartphone and it receives several changes in the specifications. A year after the announcement, the Galaxy S21 starts at $870 (8GB/128GB), while the new Galaxy S21 FE is now selling for $800 (6GB/128GB). Let’s figure out which model is better to buy at the beginning of 2022.
The update is expected to start in February 2022, but no one has named the exact dates. The list includes 2021 models and only a few from 2020. Check if your smartphone is on this list.
At the end of the year, many producers began to actively publish their updates to Android 12 for smartphones. And Asus prepared an update for only two models: Asus Zenfone 8 ZS590KS (version 31.1004.0404.73) and 8 Flip ZS672KS (version 31.1004.0404.61). It also became known which next Asus smartphones will receive Android 12. So, in January-March 2022, an update is expected for the ROG Phone 5 and 5s. Then by the end of the first half of the year, Android 12 should be received by Asus ROG Phone 3 and Asus Zenfone 7.
The following models will be among the first to receive the update: Nokia G50, Nokia X10, Nokia X20. At the end of December, Nokia X10 owners in some countries began to receive notification of the availability of a new software version (V2.230, about 2 GB in size).
Only the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro received the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, so they are more expensive than the 12X. The 12 and 12X have 6.28-inch OLED screens, while the 12 Pro has a 6.73-inch AMOLED screen. Therefore, if you need a smartphone with a large screen, a flagship processor and the best triple camera — choose the Xiaomi 12 Pro with a minimum price of $740. Smartphones will appear on sale very soon.
Throughout the fall, each manufacturer published their lists of smartphones and the schedule for the update to Android 12. We have compiled a single list of devices that have already begun to receive the new interface firmware based on Android 12. You are looking for your smartphone in this list.
Two very beautiful 5G smartphones were presented for the Chinese market. The Honor Play 30 Plus has a Dimensity 700 processor and a 13MP camera with a price tag of $170, while the Honor X30 has a triple camera (48MP) with a Snapdragon 695 chipset and a price tag of $240. Both models run Android 11, but don’t have Google Play Market support.
The price of new device starts at $501 for 8/128 GB, then goes 8/256 GB for $532 and the top version with 12/256 GB is priced for $564. The version with under screen front camera is called the Edge X30 Special Edition. And it will sell for $627 in China. Pre-order will begin on December 15th.