The Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro renders arrive, Exynos 2400 benches: Week 4 in review

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Here we are at the end of Week 4 of 2024. The top stories continued to be about Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series but Google’s upcoming Pixel 9 series managed to steal some of the spotlight.

We saw renders both of the Pixel 9 Pro and of the Pixel 9. Here’s the summary – the Pixel 9 Pro will adopt a flat display and sides, shrink the screen from 6.7″ to 6.5″, and do away with the visor camera island in favor of a pill-shaped one. There are three cameras inside – likely a wide, ultrawide, and periscope zoom. The Pixel 9 renders reveal that the 6.1-inch device will also be flat front and back. The biggest takeaway is that the smaller Pixel will finally get a zoom camera. We’ll have to see whether it matches the one on the Pixel 9 Pro.

First Google Pixel 9 Pro renders reveal a smaller display, new camera island

The camera island is no longer spanning from one end to the other.


Google Pixel 9 leaks in renders showing three rear cameras, flat sides

First we saw the Pixel 9 Pro, now it’s time for the smaller, cheaper option to shine.


The Galaxy S24 series managed to break the S23 series’ Indian orders by three weeks. The Galaxy S24 Ultra was drop and scratch-tested and fared impressively. We also saw its internals in a teardown, the highlight of which is the nearly doubled vapor chamber.

Galaxy S24 series' early benchmarks show Exynos 2400 matches Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Samsung’s latest flagship chipset edged out the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in Geekbench and 3D Mark Solar Bay GPU tests.


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra survives drop and scratch tests

The new Gorilla Glass Armor handled a mixture of dust and gravel with no resulting scratches.


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra teardown shows new extensive vapor chamber

The latest top-tier Samsung flagship earned a 9/10 repairability score from PBKreviews, just like its predecessor.


Samsung's official 20,000mAh 45W powerbank is here

Featuring three USB-C ports.


Samsung scores record-breaking Galaxy S24 pre-orders in India

Samsung’s new S series breaks its own record, again.


Motorola revealed which of its phones will get Android 14. It’s a long list, featuring devices from the Razr series, the Edge series, the G series, and the ThinkPhone. The OnePlus 12 and 12R went global this week. The 12 will ship in North America, Europe, and India from February 6. The 12R is shipping in India first – on February 6, and then from February 13 in North America and Europe.

Here's the official list of Motorola smartphones getting Android 14

We have the list, but we can’t tell you when to expect the updates to finally roll out.


vivo V30 5G appears in first teaser

The device is expected to debut soon as a direct successor to last year’s vivo V29.


OnePlus 12's cameras get detailed ahead of the phone's global debut

The official international launch event is taking place in less than 24 hours.


OnePlus 12 and 12R begin global rollout

OnePlus brings the 12 and 12R to Europe, India, and North America.


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