Android Market And Handset News Roundup

What's happening in the Android market right now?

The Android market is constantly jam-packed with Android handset news, leaks, and events. Powered by its open-platform and OEM-lead support for Android handsets, Android never seems to have a dull moment. You can also learn how to install the latest beta of Android 12 here. Rather than scrolling through Google discover and social media for the latest, check out our Android market and handset news roundup right here:

Xiaomi Global Launch Event Announced for September 15

  • Xiaomi 11T Series and 120W HyperCharge support reveals expected
  • HyperCharge Xiaomi 11T promo video now part of their Twitter promo campaign

Realme GT Neo2 Officially Confirmed

  • Rumored to ship with Snapdragon 870 SoC, 6.62-inch display, and 4500mAh battery.
  • Announced after Realme GT Neo sells over 1 million units

Realme 8i/8s Featured Confirmed

  • Launching September 9th in India
  • Realme 8s is the world first Dimensity 810 handset
  • Realme 8i is India’s first Helio G96-powered chipset

8S 5G Specs:

  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 8.8mm profile
  • Weighs 191g
  • 6.5-inch display
  • 16MP front camera
  • 64MP rear triple camera array
  • 5,000 mAh battery w/ 33W charging support

8i Specs:

  • 4GB RAM
  • 6.6-inch display (30Hz – 120hz dynamic frame rate support)
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 16MP front camera
  • 50MP and 2x 2MP rear camera array
  • 120GB storage

(Some) Realme Pad Specs Revealed

  • Revealed via Flipkart listing
  • Launches September 9th
  • Ultra-slim design (6.9mm)
  • WUXGA*+ Immersive Display

YouTube Premium and Music Hits 50 Million Subscribers

  • 20 Million more than December 2020
  • Variety states Spotify has 165 million, Financial times estimates Apple music at 78 million subscribers.

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Will Block Google Services On 23rd September

Galaxy A Phones Will Use Exynos Chipsets and AMD mRDNA Graphics

  • Chipset to use 2CU config, giving performance advantages in the mid-range market
  • Price rise potential is currently unknown
  • GFX Bench 5.0 performance: Aztec Ruins (High) – 39.65 FPS, Aztech Ruins (Normal) – 90.7 FPS and Manhattan 3.1: 127.5 FPS.

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