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Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes Samsung Galaxy S23 software details, Pixel 7a leak, Pixel Fold specs, Qualcomm’s new SnapDragon, and OnePlus ready to be Asus’ first free smartphone. ROG and DuckDuckGo deliver another privacy win.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that have happened around Android in the past week (You can find our weekly roundup of Apple news here).

Samsung Galaxy S23 will get the new device

While it will come as no surprise to those who watch the cadence of OneUI releases and Android releases for a yearly cycle, it looks like Samsung is ready to update One UI 5 (announced in October) to One UI 5.1 for the launch of the Galaxy S23 family:

“…it appears that the company is working on One UI 5.1. In fact, the Galaxy S23 series is expected to run a new version of One UI instead of 5.0, which it hinted at last month in an official blog post. The company hasn’t said much about One. UI 5.1, so we’re not quite sure what to expect.But as expected, the Galaxy S23 will have some exclusive software features at launch, which most (if not all) Samsung will offer to older flagship Galaxy S models once they get a firmware update. One UI 5.1 in the future.”

(SamMobile).

Pixel 7a fixes the biggest pixel problem

In addition to the improved camera, Android code suggests that the Pixel 7a will address issues with a screen that’s less defined compared to the vanilla and Pro numbered phones. Get ready for a fast refresh screen and higher resolution like some of the out-of-the-box items:

The Pixel a series should receive upgrades in other areas as well, such as a higher refresh rate display and wireless charging support. Google has allegedly fitted the Lynx with a 90Hz, 1080p Samsung-made display, presumably an OLED panel. In short, the Pixel 7a promises to be It’s a big upgrade over the Pixel 6a, with a Google Tensor G2 chipset to add to the improved cameras, faster display and wireless charging capabilities described above.The Pixel 7a should arrive in early 2023, with an introduction at I/O 2023 likely at this point.

(Diary).

Pixel Fold details leaked

Google is clearly building the Pixel brand; This year saw Pixel phones join the Pixel Watch, and Google teased (but has yet to launch) the Pixel Tablet. What’s Next? Many expect the Pixel Fold to be ready for use in 2023. Putting all the leaks together, we can get a pretty good idea of ​​the plans:

Open the fold and you’ll be greeted with a larger foldable screen, but unlike its main competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the foldable screen here doesn’t have a punch-hole camera. Instead, there are surprisingly large bezels above and below the screen, with one of them having With a selfie camera. Other details shared here are that the cameras on both screens appear to be 9.5 megapixels, the phone is covered in metal and glass, supports 5G, and will only come in white and black shades.

(FrontPage Techh across Tech Radar).

Qualcomm announces its new Top Of The Line system-on-chip

For all the fun specs, nice design choices, and wide hardware resolutions, many flagship smartphones have the same heart; Series 8 is from Qualcomm’s system-on-chip design. The company has now launched SnapDragon 8 Gen 2, which will be one of the biggest impacts on smartphones over the next 12 months:

However, the CPU is not the only part that has been improved. Almost every part of the SoC has seen a change for the better, with the new Adreno GPU Vulkan 1.3 and AV1 decoding support both 25% better performance and 25% more efficient. Hexagon Direct is Link is also an interesting addition, acting as a direct link between all parts of the SoC and Hexagon DSP for AI computations, improving latency between core components that may need AI, such as graphics and memory.”

(XDA Developers).

OnePlus takes the lead

While many phones will pick up the chip, there is always a benefit to being the first. OnePlus has announced that it will have the honor of being the first… which means there should be a new OnePlus phone coming out in the very near future:

OnePlus confirmed on Weibo that the OnePlus 11 will “be the first” to offer the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It remains to be seen if the device will truly be the first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s new chip, but it will definitely be the first from OnePlus. There are no other teasers for the device yet. However, one thing that stands out is that the device is simply called “OnePlus 11” instead of “OnePlus 11 Pro”.

(9to5Google).

When you need a timeless smartphone

Asus’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming company has announced a new version of the ROG Phone 6, picking up on the details and textures from Blizzard’s Diablo series. The phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage:

ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition has a semi-matte “Hellfire Red” finish on the back, which gives that special flame effect when viewed from different angles. There’s also an RGB-lit Diablo Immortal logo next to the game’s titular demon, though personally I’d prefer A few light tricks on Lord of Terror itself instead. Everything else—including the 65W charger and cable—remains the same.”

(Engadget).

Finally…

DuckDuckGo – the privacy-focused search engine – has updated the public beta of its Android app with App Tracking Protection. This reduces the amount of information that is collected and sent to web services while using your phone:

The DuckDuckGo app for Android is a privacy-focused web browser, search engine, and data protection utility, downloaded over 10 million times from Google Play. It includes several privacy features, including search term anonymity, hidden tracker blocking, and privacy protection. Email tracker, auto-HTTPS, and one-click clear browsing history.”

(sleeping computer).

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