Week 37 in review: iPhone 13 series, new iPad mini, Watch Series 7 out

This week brought a bunch of major announcements. Starting with Infinix, which unveiled the Zero X, Zero X Pro and Z Neo. All three devices feature periscope cameras. We have a first look at the Zero X Pro and a review coming soon.

The bigger even by far, however, was Apple’s on Tuesday, which gave us the iPhone 13 series but also its next smartwatch and a new iPad mini.

The iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are out for pre-order now in the first wave of countries. The vanilla 13 series got a battery bump, brighter screens as well as access to last year’s sensor-shift stabilized main 12MP camera from the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max both got 120Hz LTPO screens with variable refresh support, new ultrawide cameras with autofocus, 3x optical zooms and brighter main camera lenses. All 13 series get the A15 Bionic 5nm chip.

The Apple Watch Series 7 packs a bigger display in the same body, is now dust proof and gets a chip and UI upgrade. It will arrive later this Fall.

The new iPad mini has thinner bezels, a flat-sided design, TouchID power button and a better display.

In another major even Xiaomi unveiled its 11T series, featuring the Xiaomi 11T, 11T Pro with 108MP cameras and 120Hz AMOLED display. They were joined by the 11T Lite NE (New Edition), while the Xiaomi Pad 5 began its global journey.

The full list of our best read stories this week is below. See you in a week!

All three are powered by the Helio G95 chipset and have high refresh rate screens – a 120Hz AMOLED in the case of the Pro and vanilla models.

The Apple A15 chipset on the Pro phones has a 5-core GPU, instead of 4-core like on the vanilla models.

We got a whole slew of new devices beyond the iPhone 13 family, including a new Apple Watch and iPad mini.

Plenty of similarities with the Galaxy A22 but this one gets faster 25W charging and NFC.

Shipping in the first wave of countries will start on September 24. However, some countries will kick off the pre-order/shipping process in October.

As well as 12GB of RAM variant.

A more affordable version of the 11 Lite 5G.

Apple’s non-Pro models are closer to their siblings then ever.

On previous generations you could combine one physical SIM with one eSIM only.

We don’t have CPU numbers yet.

“An engineer’s look into an advanced future”, the company says.

These are not upgrades to the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro, instead they are lower cost alternatives – the 11T is €200 cheaper than the Mi 11.

You can’t actually hold them, but you can see them behind glass.

The iPad mini gets a slew of new features and a new design.

The Apple Watch Series 7 has just 1.7mm bezels, 40% thinner than Series 6.

The back panel will be silver with black leather, like the classic Kodak 35 camera.

Dual-camera design is on the way, but the shooters are diagonally placed.

Not that Geekbench tests the GPU, but it is an interesting detail. Also, this test seems to have been run with power saving mode on.

The iPhone 12 gets a price drop, the iPhone 12 Pro gets the axe.