Pixel 8a, OLED iPad Pros, M4 iPad Airs Official, Week 19 Review

Week 19 is over, let's recap the top stories from the last seven days.

Google unveils Pixel 8a with new Aloe color. It's a phone with less square edges and more rounded corners. It is IP67-rated and packs Gorilla Glass 3 on the front. It includes a 6.1-inch 1080p display with a 120Hz refresh rate. You get a 64MP f/1.89 main camera, a 13MP f/2.2 ultrawide, and a 13MP f/2.2 selfie camera. Rounding out the specs is the Tensor G3 with 8GB of RAM and a 4,492mAh battery.

The 128GB model of Pixel 8a is priced at $499 / €549 / INR 52,999 and the 256GB model is priced at $559 / €609 / INR 59,999. Units will ship on May 14th.

Apple unveiled the new M4 chipset, and it powers the new OLED-equipped 11 and 13-inch iPad Pros. Apple also unveiled the M2-powered 11 and new 13-inch iPad Air.

The iPad Pros were the highlight of the show. They are the thinnest Apple tablets to date, at 5.3 mm for the 11-inch and 5.1 mm for the larger 13-inch. These are also the first OLED-equipped iPads, but where it gets even more interesting – these are “Tande OLED displays” – meaning two OLED panels layered on top of each other for excellent brightness – a full 1,000 nits for SDR content. Screen brightness and 1,600K for extreme HDR content.

Apple also unveiled its pro stylus – the Apple Pencil Pro. It has a new sensor that senses how hard you press the stylus, which can be used to trigger actions (e.g. to quickly change tool settings while drawing). The squeeze gesture will be confirmed by a custom haptic engine. Plus, the Pencil Pro connects to the Find My network, so you can track it if you lose it.

The 2024 Apple iPad Pros are available online in 29 countries starting today and at Apple Stores starting May 15.

It features Tensor G3 chip, 120Hz display and up to 256GB of storage.

These are the thinnest iPads ever and can be paired with the new Magic Keyboard, Apple Pencil Pro, and more.

Another classic Nokia phone gets a modern makeover with the new Nokia 3210. While the nomenclature is based on the Nokia 3210 from 1999, the new device looks to be in line with the recently unveiled Nokia 6310 (2024). The phone has Bluetooth 5.0 and you also get a 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, and the fan-favorite Snake game. Nokia 3210 (2024) comes in Grunge Black, Y2K Gold and Subba Blue colours. The price has been set at €80.

Nokia 3210 (2024) comes in Grunge Black, Y2K Gold and Subba Blue colours.

Vivo announced the launch date of X100 Ultra and X100s and X100s Pro in China – May 13th. A leak has detailed the battery and display specs of all three – the X100 Ultra will have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a V3 imaging chip, 100W wired charging, 30W wireless charging, and a 5,400mAh battery. The X100s gets a MediaTek Dimensity 9300+, a V2 chip, and a 5,100mAh battery with 100W wired charging. The X100s Pro V3 carries over with the imaging chip and the same battery and charging as the Ultra.

The X100s will have a flat panel; X100s Pro is coming with 2.5D curved front.

The chipset has been confirmed once again.

All three will become official on May 13.

It is the Chinese variant of the Edge 50 Ultra and has a similar design. Both will be launched later this month.

This phone has started getting leaked just like Google's Pixel 8a.

This may explain the name change at least to some extent.

No, the Xperia 5 VI probably won't be present, but the changes to the Xperia 1 VI will be enough to carry the show.

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