With the Beijing Winter Olympics right around the corner, South Korean tech giant Samsung announced a limited-edition Galaxy Z Flip3 to celebrate the big event.
As per GSM Arena, the exclusive Z Flip3 comes in an all-new Winter Dream White colour and sports gold accents on the frame and hinge while the secondary display area dons a black finish. The Beijing 2022 Olympics logo is placed on the bottom half right below the Samsung logo. The new Olympic Games edition Z Flip3 comes with a custom theme complete with Olympics inspired wallpapers, icons and cover screen clock styles. The handset comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and is listed at CNY 7,999 on Samsung’s official e-shop in China. Open sales are scheduled for January 15. It remains to be seen if all participating athletes at the Olympics will receive a Flip3 and if it will be available for purchase internationally.
Vivo V23 phones launch in India
The much-anticipated Vivo’s V23 series was launched in India on Wednesday with its V23 Pro and V23 smartphones. As per GSM Arena, the highlight of both phones is their design and selfie cameras – both combine metal with glass, but the V23 has flat sides, while the Pro features a dual-curved design. Both phones employ Fluorite AG Glass, which is said to provide a soft, matte finish to the surface of the glass. The V23 phones in Stardust Black or the special Sunshine Gold, which can change their colour when exposed to direct sunlight for up to 5 to 6 minutes.
The Vivo V23 Pro has 3D curved front and back glass and a thinner frame. Powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 with 8GB or 12GB of RAM, it’s the faster phone. It comes with 128GB or 256GB of storage.
The Pro’s display is a bigger 6.56-inch 1080p AMOLED, running at 90Hz. The battery has a 4,300mAh capacity and support for up to 44W charging.
There are five cameras on the Vivo V23 Pro – a 50MP wide camera with eye autofocus support, and an 8MP ultrawide camera sit on the front. On the rear, there’s a triple setup with a 108MP main, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro units.
The Vivo V23 has a smaller 6.44-inch 1080p 90Hz AMOLED display and a slightly smaller 4,200mAh battery – once again with 44W charging.
Reportedly, the chip of choice is the MediaTek Dimensity 920, while RAM and storage options are the same as 8/128GB and 12/256GB.