No More Nokia, Only HMD; Nothing Phone (2a) Incoming: Week 5 Review

No More Nokia, Only HMD; Nothing Phone (2a) Incoming: Week 5 Review


Week 5 Recap: Galaxy S24 Series Battery Life Tests and One UI Review

Welcome to your Week 5 recap. We released the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ battery life tests – the smaller phone managed an impressive result – better than its predecessor – while the Plus didn’t perform as well as its predecessor. The likely explanation for this is the higher resolution QHD+ display. We also have a review of Samsung’s One UI 6 and 6.1 up.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra Performance Specs Revealed on Geekbench

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra popped up on Geekbench. Unsurprisingly, the upcoming flagship packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 with 16GB of RAM and runs Android 14.

HMD to Retire Nokia Branding from Its Devices

HMD announced that it will drop the Nokia branding from its devices – from now all tablets, earbuds, and smartphones will carry the HMD brand. Rumor has it we could see the first HMD-only phones at the MWC in Barcelona, from February 26 to the 29.

Motorola G24 Power Launches with Major Battery Capacity

The Motorola G24 Power is official with a Helio G85 chip and a 6,000mAh battery. Upfront, it has a 6.56-inch 90Hz HD+ LCD. The 4/128GB model starts at INR8,999 ($110/€100) and is going on sale on February 7.

Realme 12 Pro Series Debuts with Zoom Cameras

The Realme 12 Pro duo was also announced. Both phones bring a zoom camera, but the Pro+ is the more impressive with the popular 64MP half-inch (1/2.0-inch) OV64B sensor behind a 3x 71mm zoom camera. The Realme 12 Pro+ costs INR29,999 ($360/€330) for the 8/128 GB version and is already on sale.

Nothing Confirms Upcoming Phone (2a) with High-End Specs

Finally, Nothing confirmed the Phone (2a) is coming soon. Phone (2a) will bring a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 7200 chipset paired with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. Phone 2a is expected to bring a pair of 50MP cameras on the back and is rumored to launch with a price tag in the $400/€400 range.