Redmi Note 12 series debuts, Galaxy S22 gets One UI 5
Another week has passed, so let’s review what happened. This week’s most noteworthy event was the introduction of the Redmi Note 12 series. The Redmi Note 12 lineup includes the Redmi Note 12, the Redmi Note 12 Pro, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+, and the Redmi Note 12 Explorer.
The standard 12 model utilises a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor, while the 12 Pro, 12 Pro+, and 12 Explorer all incorporate MediaTek Diminuency 1080 chips. All four have AMOLED displays measuring 6.67 inches and running at 120 hertz. The Explorer is the only one without a battery with 5,000mAh capacity. The 12 supports 33W of charging, while the 12 Pro supports 67W and the Pro+ supports 120W. However, the Explorer can recharge its 4,300mAh battery in just 9 minutes (according to the advertisement) when it is charged at 210W.
The presence of cameras is yet another distinguishing factor. The Redmi Note 12 features a wide-angle camera with 48 megapixels and a depth sensor with 2 megapixels. The Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 50-megapixel wide camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The Samsung ISOCELL HMX 200MP camera is now used for the wide camera on both the Pro+ and the Explorer models.
On October 31, the Redmi Note 12 Explorer will be available for purchase in China, and the other three phones will be released one day later, on November 1.
vivo provided information regarding the improvements that will be made to the cameras of the upcoming X90 series but refrained from disclosing the actual camera specifications. The X90 series will place a particular emphasis on enhancing portrait and night photography, both of which were developed by vivo in collaboration with Zeiss. The Ultra-Clear Image Quality Engine is a super-resolution algorithm that recovers approximately 35% of the information that was lost due to optical imperfections by utilising a virtual model of the lens. This model is used to recreate the lens. Image quality and dynamic range can both be improved even further by using the multi-frame mode, which is available. This is something that is especially helpful for the lens of a periscope.
The following system is one that focuses on portrait photography and is also broken up into three distinct sections. The initial stage analyses the environment, identifies up to 103 feature points on the subject’s face, and takes into account how the person is posed. The following two parts each take on a portion of the work: one focuses on the subject and uses artificial intelligence-based beauty filters; the other modifies the background by adjusting a number of dials (blur, tone, brightness, etc.).
There is yet another specialised system, and this one is used for taking photographs in dim light. The camera now has a maximum sensitivity that is twice as sensitive as before and can reach an ISO of 102,400. According to vivo, the system is capable of producing photographs of a starry night sky without the use of a tripod or a lengthy exposure time.
The new acceleration engine, which appears to be the successor to the V1 ISP, is responsible for a significant portion of the processing. It was developed in-house, and it speeds up deep learning and computer vision tasks. Additionally, it combines conventional ISP methodologies with contemporary AI-based solutions. The X90 series is something that we cannot wait to see.
Galaxy S22 models have received the latest One UI 5 and Android 13 software updates from Samsung. The manufacturer has included a plethora of new automatic and manual customization options, making it possible for you to personalise the appearance of your phone (and watch) to your exact specifications. There are also some improvements that are more practical, such as the ability to stack widgets on your homescreen to save space. By the end of the year, Samsung plans to roll out the One UI 5 update to all eligible Galaxy S and Z series devices, in addition to a large number of Galaxy Galaxies from the A series.