With the year gradually coming to an end, we have seen a steady trickle of new phones that promises to set the tone for 2022. The latest trio to show up includes Realme’s GT 2 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro, and Honor’s first foldable phone, the Magic V.
Here, we have rounded up everything you need to know about these three phones.
Realme’s GT 2 Pro
If you love the environment and want to demonstrate it with your choice of gadget, the Realme GT 2 Pro is one phone you should check out. It gives similar environmental sustainability vibes as the Fairphone.
Realme announced the upcoming flagship features, including back covers made from eco-friendly biopolymer material. The cover is a collaboration with Muji and designer Naoto Fukasawa. The result is a textured paper feel on the body, a first in the industry.
The bio-polymer material is based on paper pulp with International Sustainability and Carbon Certification approval.
Even the phone packaging uses less to nothing of plastic, with the percentage dropping from 21,7 percent to 0.3 percent.
However, the phone itself cuts no corner as Realme has stuffed it with the latest tech. The GT 2 Pro uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and packs a 150-degree ultra-wide camera, beating the 120-degree common on the market today. This allows you to fit more in your photos.
The GT 2 Pro also features technology that allows it to switch between 12 antennas so that you can always get the best reception. Its WiFi antenna is reportedly 20 percent stronger.
Another exciting feature of the new Realme flagship is 360-degree NFC which makes things like contactless payment and Bluetooth pairing easier.
The company will start selling the GT 2 Pro in China on January 4th, with plans for overseas availability later. More info on specs and pricing will be made available, and you can be sure we will be the first to bring them to you. However, we expect the new flagship to be competitively priced.
OnePlus 10 Pro
The 10 Pro is from OnePlus, the sister brand to Realme and Oppo. According to co-founder and CEO Pete Lau, this latest flagship will be officially revealed next month. However, that does not mean we do not have any info about the phone.
Oppo has usually revealed its flagship in March or April, but we are not complaining about the timing this time. We have heard the company will release only one phone in January, which seems likely as it had decided not to release the T-series model this year.
The 10 Pro will use an OS based on the Android 13 update from Google, the same that will power Oppo phones. From leaks, it seems the new phone will sport Hasselblad cameras on the back and a 6.7-inch QHD screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate on the front. As the flagship that it is, the 10 Pro uses the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip like the GT 2 Pro.
Honor Magic V
It seems the floodgate of foldable phones has been opened, and we are left to deal with the effects on our wallets. After witnessing the awesome but limited to China Oppo Find N, Honor, a brand carved out of Huawei, is teasing its own take on the foldable phone, the Magic V.
The tease came via a tweet from the brand’s official Twitter handle, with a tantalizing picture attached.
Industry watchers have long expected Honor to release a foldable ever since its CEO indicated interest and its former parent company introduced its own Mate series.
Honor will only promise that the Magic V is coming but will not signify a date. However, rumors have it that the phone has an external screen in addition to the larger tablet-sized screen on the inside. The internal screen measures 8.03 inches, while the external screen is 6.45 inches. We are expecting other specs to align with our flagship expectations.
While Honor was associated with Huawei, it is not barred from accessing the Google Play Store. Huawei sold off the brand in 2020.