Tech World Recap: The biggest news this week revolved around the upcoming smartphones being released by various companies. Starting with the Galaxy S24 series, leaked images indicate that they will look very similar to the S23 series. While there may be under-the-hood changes, the outside appearance remains unchanged. Huawei’s HarmonyOS Next is expected to drop support for Android, with the OS nearly ready for release. The vivo X100 series debuted in China, featuring the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chip, curved 6.78-inch 8T LTPO AMOLED displays, and impressive camera specs. The series is available in black, white, blue, and orange colors and ranges in price from CNY 3,999 to CNY 5,999.
In other news, the green-bubble-blue-bubble saga continued with Nothing Chats announcing iMessage compatibility for the Nothing phone (2). Apple responded by announcing RCS support for iPhones in 2024. This is likely due to the pending EU ruling on iMessage as a core service, potentially forcing Apple to add RCS support. However, this doesn’t guarantee iMessage will chat freely with RCS-powered Android messengers.
Other notable highlights included Nothing Phone (2) launching a new messaging app powered by Sunbird Messaging, the expected launch of the Redmi Note 13R Pro, and the debut of the Oppo Find N3, featuring solid-state speakers aiming to replace legacy push-air amplifiers. Additionally, the latest 7-series Qualcomm chip was announced to slide in between the SD 7+ Gen 2 and SD 7s Gen 2.
Looking ahead to 2024, it was revealed that the Galaxy A25 and all four iPhone 16 devices are expected to launch with new features and improvements. The ROG Phone 8 series is also set to launch in Q1 2024, and the beta rollout for the Oppo Find N2 Flip has already begun, with the stable version expected to be released in mid-November.
In conclusion, this week in the tech world has brought exciting announcements and leaks for upcoming smartphones, promising new features and improvements to captivate consumers around the globe. Stay tuned for more updates as these new devices are released in the coming months.