Now that Nothing Phone (1) knockoffs are starting to appear, how does the smartphone startup plan to make sure its next phone stands out? Well first, I doubt Unihertz has Nothing execs quaking in their boots. But second, the company is planning to make the Nothing Phone (2) a true flagship by giving it a major processor upgrade.
Meanwhile there’s more evidence that new Google Pixel phones are on the way, Sony’s WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds just got more useful thanks to a firmware update, and Amlogic has a new chip that could be used to bring 8K video support to low-cost Android TV boxes.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
The Nothing Phone (1) has a striking design, but a mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ processor. But the company says its next phone will have a flagship-class Snapdragon 8 series processor. Update: Apparently it will be a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.
A new Google phone stops by the FCC, could be a Pixel 7a (seems likely) or a Pixel Fold (maybe a little less likely, but probably coming eventually).
Amlogic S928X is a 5-core procesor with 1 Cortex-A76 core, 4 Cortex-A55 cores, Mali-G57 graphics and a 3.2 TOPS AI accelerator. It’s said to support up to 8K/60Hz video in a variety of formats and could be used in upcoming Android TV boxes.
Sony brings support for multi-point Bluetooth connections to the WF-1000XM4 earbuds with firmware v2.0 update, allowing you to connect to two devices at the same time.
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