Tech News Jan 30: iPhone 15 Pro WiFi 6E, foldable iPad, Samsung One UI 5.1 features, Nothing Phone 2, Poco X5 Pro, OnePlus 11R Ace Buds, Moto Edge 40 Pro

Only iPhone 15 Pro models get WiFi 6E

The upcoming iPhone 15 series will launch later this year as per a report, only iPhone 15 Pro models will launch with WiFi 6E connectivity while the previous report suggested WiFi 6E connectivity on all iPhone 15 series models including iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Mac Mini 2023, MacBook Pro 14-inch 2023, 16-inch 2023, iPad Pro 11-inch 4th Gen, & iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th Gen support WiFi 6E connectivity.

Apple to launch foldable iPad in 2024

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple will launch a foldable iPad in 2024 with a carbon fiber kickstand, He also added that Apple won’t release a major iPad in the upcoming next 9 to 12 months while Ross Young Display analyst previously said foldable iPad will come up in 2026 or 2027.

Samsung One UI 5.1 features

Samsung to unveil Samsung One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 along with Galaxy S23 series launch on February 1, 2023, Samsung One UI 5.1 will come with these major changes.


  • Quick access to Expert RAW – To capture high-quality images
  • Easy hue change for selfie


  • New battery widget – To check the battery of all connected devices eg. Watch, Buds, Smartphone
  • More info on the weather widget


  • Range of wallpapers depending on the mode
  • More actions and conditions for different scenarios

Bixby Text Calls

  • Bixby Text call will automatically answer calls and will be available in English & Korean


  • Full weather information in the weather app

Easy Setup Wizard

  • Easy and faster setup wizard if you are switching from old Android and Galaxy smartphones

Setting suggestion

  • Suggestions will appear at the top of the settings screen

Samsung DeX

  • Improved Multitasking in Samsung DeX in split screen to resize windows


  • Continue surfing on the PC – Samsung Internet will open the same webpage on your PC if you switch from smartphone to PC
  • Invite to shared apps – Now you can easily invite your friends to shared albums, notes, calendars
  • Galaxy Book and smartphone advanced multiple controls – to copy-paste and drag-drop using a keyboard mouse in smartphones as well
  • Connected Samsung Notes with friends and relatives

AR Emoji and Zone

  • Use 3 Emojis is AR Emoji Camera
  • Layout and editing improvement in AR Doodles


  • Common family album
  • Improved powerful search
  • Screenshot saving location choice
  • Automatically removes shadows and reflection

Samsung Wallet & Experience store in India

Samsung renamed Samsung Pay as Samsung wallet in India and Samsung also opened an Experience Store at Connaught Place, New Delhi in India.

Moto Edge 40 Pro launching soon globally

Recently, launched Motorola X40 will launch in the Global market as Motorola Edge 40 Pro. Edge 40 Pro comes with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage, a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate, Android 13, 50MP main OIS + 50MP ultra-wide lens +12MP telephoto rear camera and 60MP front-facing camera, 4600mAh battery and 125-watt wired fast charging. 12GB+256GB variant will cost Euro 850 as per a report.

OnePlus 11R official images out

OnePlus 11R 5G is launching in India on February 7, 2023. OnePlus 11R will also launch in China but with a different name OnePlus Ace 2 on the same day along with OnePlus Ace Buds in China.

OnePlus 11R 5G Specifications

6.7″ 1.5K OLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, 2160Hz PWM dimming
Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage
Android 13
50MP IMX890+8MP+2MP
16MP front
5000mAh battery 100-watt charging
In-display Fingerprint scanner
Dual speakers
X-axis haptic motor
Plastic frame

Poco X5 & X5 Pro launching on Feb 6

Poco X5 & Poco X5 Pro launching on February 6, 2023, in India & Globally. Poco X5 5G is a tweaked version of the Redmi Note 12 which launched recently in India Poco X5 will come with Snapdragon 695 whereas Redmi Note 12 launched with Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset. On the other hand, Poco X5 Pro is a Snapdragon variant of the Redmi Note 12 Pro which will launch with a Snapdragon 778G & 108MP main rear camera these are the 2 major changes in Redmi Note 12 Pro whereas the Note 12 Pro came with Mediatek Dimensity 1080 chipset and 50MP Sony IMX586 rear camera.

Nothing Phone 2 launching later this year

Nothing officially confirmed today that they will launch Nothing Phone 2 later this year, Brand also confirmed that Phone 2 will also launch in the US market as well. Carl Pei retweeted the tweet by writing Premiuim we might see Nothing Phone 2 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage & other top-notch specifications.

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