Welcome to another week's recap. The biggest story in the past seven days was Windows 11 - Microsoft released the free upgrade to Windows 10 to supported hardware. Windows 11 brings a design overhaul, a new Start Menu, better window management and more. However early reports suggest Windows 11 is detrimental to performance on some AMD machines, so if you have one of those you might want to wait a bit until the bugs are fixed.
Google also dropped its next major OS - Android 12 was officially released, but it turned out that Pixel devices will only get it in the next few weeks. Here's all that's new with Android 12.
Speaking of Pixels, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be unveiled on October 19, possibly alongside a Pixel Fold and a smartwatch. We saw a number of promo images of the Pixel 6 duo, confirming the cameras - 50MP wide + 12MP ultrawide on the 6 and an additional 48MP telephoto on the 6 Pro, water resistance, 33W charging and a new wireless charger with Nest Hub mode.
The Google Pixel 6 will start at €649, while the Pixel 6 Pro is rumored to cost €899.
Apple's much-anticipated new MacBook Pro is expected later this month with the new M1X chipset. We're likely to see a new 16-inch and possibly even a 14-inch, while the M1X would be a 10-core unit with a 16 or 32-core GPU.
Finally, Nokia unveiled the T20 tablet. It has a 10.4-inch 2000x1200px IPS LCD, an 8,200mAh battery and a 12nm Unisoc Tiger T610 chipset. The Nokia T20 (Wi-Fi) will start at €200 for the 3/32GB model, the 4G LTE model starts at €240.
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Available as a free upgrade to Windows 10 users.
A Mac mini is also expected to make an appearance.
The camera samples corroborate previous leaks claiming the smartphone will sport a 50MP primary camera.
Will be announced during the Pixel Fall Launch event.
Tecno's latest device puts photography at the center.
The 18P is similar to the Premiere, though without the gimbal and periscope cameras. The vanilla model gets a G88 chipset.
Electronics retailer Saturn plans to bundle a free pair of Bose headphones and the Pixel 6 will go for €649.
XOS is getting a new coat of paint - the homescreen, icons and widgets look different. Also, there is a 64MP camera on the back.
Facebook explains what caused the outage and in another report, Facebook's PR replies to the allegations made by the whistleblower.
We could also see the Pixel Slate.
The tablet should last 15 hours on a single charge. It will get 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of monthly security patches.
The extensive leaks have detailed everything from the 50 MP GN1 sensor to the 33W fast charging. The official reveal is set for October 19.
The phone will have 12GB RAM in at least one of its versions.
Samsung is rolling out a new version of the Android 12 beta software to Galaxy S21 units in several countries.
It's a very weird launch, this.
The Fan Edition phone was reportedly cancelled, but a delay in the launch of the new generation may have brought it back from the dead.
Realme GT Neo2 will likely launch in Europe and India with Realme UI 3.0.
It's a photo-realistic but computationally expensive technique that is featured on PC graphics cards and current-gen consoles.
Plenty of similarities with ColorOS 12.
Set to become one of the maker's more affordable 5G phones.
The first graphics card in the world that features Noctua fans.
It will offer users the ability to play mobile games as well as stream their PC games on the go.
The factory-calibrated display supports HDR imagery, covers 100% of sRGB and has a peak brightness of 300 nits (with DC dimming).
This phone makes many sacrifices to look unique. Is that worth it? Especially at $700? Well, we will let you make up your own mind.
Still no Redmi Watch?
My dying 10 year old 4GB RAM amd pc runs Windows 11 too :-), that replace install.wim trick Quite good(receiving upgrades from win7 to 11)
A great week it was in the tech world. So many leaks and renders and rumors...seems this week needs a befitting title: the week of leaks. Thank you, GSMArena! In fact, I envy you guys...doing a job you like every day for the past 20 years...playing w...