Tech News Dec 15: Apple 15.5-inch Macbook launch Spring 2023, Nothing OS 1.5 features Android 13, iQOO 11 India, Vivo S16 series specs

Apple 15.5-inch Macbook Air launch Spring 2023

Apple to launch 15.5-inch Macbook Air in March 2023, 15.5-inch Macbook Air might come with M2 & M2 Pro chips as per display analyst Ross Young.

SpaceX direct connectivity to Smartphones

SpaceX applied for an application on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US to equip second-gen Starlink satellites with direct-to-cellular hardware which will allow connecting smartphones directly with Starlink broadband internet connectivity.

Vivo S16 series launch date confirmed

Vivo S16 series is confirmed to launch in China on December 22, 2022. A total of three smartphones will launch in Vivo S16 series including Vivo S16e, S16 vanilla, & S16 Pro. Vivo S16e will feature a 6.62-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Exynos 1080 SoC, 4600mAh battery & 66-watt charging, 50MP+2MP+2MP rear camera, & 16MP front-facing camera. Vivo S16 specifications 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 870 processor, 64MP+8MP+2MP rear camera, & 50MP front-facing camera, 4600mAh battery & 66-watt charging. Vivo S16 Pro 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Mediatek Dimensity 8200 chipset, 50MP main Sony IMX766 sensor, & 80-watt charging. All three models will come with Android 13 based on Origin OS 3.0 out of the box.

Nubia Z50 official images

Nubia Z50 official images reveal Z50 will come with a triple rear camera. Nubia Z50 is expected to come with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage, and Android 13. Nubia Z50 is launching on December 19, 2022, in China.

Nothing OS 1.5 features based on Android 13

Nothing OS 1.5 based on Android 13 is now available for Beta users.

List of Nothing OS 1.5 new features

  • New volume controls
  • Material You
  • QR code scanner
  • New Media controls
  • Live caption
  • Clipboard preview
  • Multi-Language support
  • Bluetooth Pop-Up window
  • New weather app

iQOO 11 India launch

Only iQOO 11 launching in India on January 10, 2022, iQOO 11 Pro might launch later as per a report. iQOO 11 will be the first smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC for the Indian market. iQOO 11 series launched this month in China without an IP68 rating while other smartphones launched till date with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 come with IP68 water & dust certifications.

Oppo Find N2 Flip & Fold launched

Oppo Find N2 Fold & Flip launched in China today. Oppo Find N2 Flip will launch globally but N2 Fold will not globally.

Motorola X40 & G53 5G launched

Motorola X40 & Moto G53 5G launched in China today. Motorola X40 & G53 5G might launch in the Global market in the month of January 2023. Moto X40 is the cheapest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset smartphone as of now. Motorola Moto G53 5G launched with Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor.

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