Another week down, so let’s look back at the top stories. Samsung’s Galaxy A34 and A54 were finally unveiled. The duo, which is bound to be among the most popular phones of the year, has 1080p 120Hz Super AMOLED displays, 5,000mAh batteries with 25W charging, and IP67 water resistance. The Galaxy A54 has a smaller 6.4-inch display, a 50MP main camera, and a 5nm Exynos 1380 chipset. The A34 has a 6.6-inch display, 48MP main camera, an a 6nm Dimensity 1080. Both are on sale – the Galaxy A54 starts at €490, while the A34 is €390.
We got a bunch of Google leaks this week. The Pixel 7a was handled in the wild and even went on sale on eBay as a prototype. It has a 6.1-inch display, 8GB of RAM, a Tensor G2 chipset, and a 64MP main camera plus a 12MP ultrawide. The Pixel 7a will launch in June alongside the Google Pixel Fold, which we learned will cost €1,700.
We also got a look at the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro through leaked renders. The new design is more rounded at the corners, moving from a boxy look into a more curvy one. The camera island is different, though unmistakably Pixel-esque. Rumor has it the Pixel 8 Pro will have a 6.52-inch display – smaller than the Pixel 7 Pro’s 6.7-inch display. The Pixel 7 will have a 5.8-inch display – smaller than the 6.3-inch on Pixel 7.
Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 7+ gen 2. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 promises substantial performance and power efficiency improvements. The main Kryo CPU core is clocked at 2.91GHz and the whole 1+3+4 CPU package delivers over 50% jump in performance compared to the SD7 Gen 1. An unnamed Adreno GPU, on the other hand, boasts a 2x performance increase. Efficiency gains are a bit more modest – 13% in various scenarios. We hope this chipset will make it to more phones than its predecessor.
That’s it for this week’s recap. You can check out the full list of top stories below.
The phone boots a custom Android 12 UI with its own app store that does not include games and short video apps.
It’s the same hardware as the consumer S23 models, but with extra layers of security and features for the IT departments of large companies.
The duo is already available in France and will need a week or two before it starts shipping in other regions.
Note that this isn’t about the Nord 3 or even the Nord CE 3, which leaked recently, it’s about a new CE Lite model.