Galaxy S22 series is here, Meta facing problems in the EU -Techweu

Welcome to your weekly recap. It was a busy week with Samsung’s Unpacked event where we finally got the long anticipated Galaxy S22 series and a trio of Galaxy Tab S8 tablets.

Galaxy S22 is the small flagship that Android fans are waiting for, the S22+ offers a middle ground option while the S22 Ultra is the ultimate S Pen wielding non-foldable in the maker’s lineup. All three phones will be available with either Exynos 2200 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets depending on the region. Galaxy S22 starts at $800/€850/£770, the baseline S22+ is $1,000/€1,050/£950 while the S22 Ultra starts at $1,200/€1,250/£1,150.

The brand-new Tab S8 Ultra comes with a giant 14.6-inch AMOLED screen and also uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. If that screen is too large there’s the 12.4-inch Tab S8+ and the 11-inch Tab S8 which also feature flagship specs and bundled S Pen styluses. Samsung also announced its plans to offer four OS updates and five years of security patches for its 2021 and 2022 flagship smartphones, tablets and wearables.

Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta found itself in the hot seat after a new EU law requires companies to keep and process user data on local European servers. The conglomerate issued a statement in one of its reports that it may be forced to shut down Facebook and Instagram services in the EU due to the new measures but it’s still highly unlikely that we get to that scenario.

Xiaomi brought its Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11S to India. Huawei’s P50 Pro and P50 Pocket are now on open sale in global markets. We also saw the debut of Honor 60 SE unveiled with a familiar camera design and Dimensity 900 5G chipset.

Infinix announced its Zero 5G which also relies on the Dimensity 900 chipset. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is coming on February 16 and we got its flashy design in official posters. Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm is officially terminated, as the chip designer’s CEO stepped down.

These were the trending topics of the week, feel free to check them the complete list below and we’ll see you in seven days!

Meta says it may be forced to shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe

A new EU regulation is messing with Meta’s data processing.

Samsung discontinues Galaxy S21 Ultra, sales already stop in some markets

Galaxy S21 and S21+ are still available, though.

EU officials see no problem with Meta shutting down Facebook and Instagram

Meta needs to process its user data on European servers if it wants to continue doing business in the EU.

Samsung announces the Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen

S Pen and new chipsets underscore what is otherwise a very incremental update.

Samsung recaps its ten biggest Galaxy smartphone innovations

Check out some of the best hardware and software announcements from past Galaxy devices.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ are official - same formula, but better

No more plastic, new 50MP cameras and more compact bodies.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 trio goes official, Ultra takes Android tablets to a new level

All three are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series chipset breakdown by region

The Great Chipset Divide continues.

Infinix Zero 5G is the company's first 5G phone

The phone is powered by a Dimensity 900 chipset.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra will support 120W charging, have slightly larger battery, claims leakster

The Mi 10 Ultra also charged at 120W, in fact, it was the first to do so. The Mi 11 Ultra reverted to a “mere” 67W.

Infinix Zero 5G in for review

Infinix’s first 5G smartphone is here.

Nvidia acquisition of Arm officially terminated, chip-designer's CEO steps down

SoftBank also confirmed that ARM is going public.

Realme 9 Pro+ shots will be on par with Pixel 6, Galaxy S21 Ultra, and Xiaomi 12

Realme has a dedicated page where users can compare photos in different scenarios.

More OnePlus Nord CE 2 details leak as phone gets certified on TUV

The battery will be 4,450 mAh with a 65W fast charging.

Honor 60 SE unveiled with a familiar camera design

The phone has been posted on the company website with no specs sheet.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is coming on February 16, design revealed

It will be likely joined by at least one more Redmi K50 series smartphone.

Here is the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Tab S8 series pricing breakdown

The prices of the phones are the same as last year, though getting a 5G tablet will cost you.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11S hit India

The first sale is scheduled for February 11.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is coming on February 17, design revealed

OnePlus will also introduce two new smart TVs next Thursday.

Samsung pledges 4 OS updates, 5 years of patches for 2021 and 2022 flagships

This includes the new Galaxy S22 and Tab S8 series, but also the S21 models and the Z3 foldables from last year.

Samsung Galaxy S22 family to launch in India with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, rumor claims

That would be a change from the company’s previous strategy.

Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G goes on sale in India

It’s powered by the Dimensity 1200-MAX SoC and features a 50MP camera.

Redmi 10 (2022) surfaces on Geekbench with the same chipset as its predecessor

From what we’ve gleaned through leaks, the phone will have the same camera and battery too.

Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket now on sale in global markets

The P50 Pro starts from €1,199, while the foldable is at least €1,299.

Samsung publishes specs infographics for the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Tab S8 series

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ are neglected for whatever reason.

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