Welcome to another week’s recap. The biggest story is the European Parliament’s vote in favor of users’ right to repair. Starting in January, countries like France will begin labeling smartphones, laptops and other electronics with a repairability score of 1 through to 10. This new label will help buyers find a device they’ll be able to easily repair instead of just replace down the line.
Also this week Pocophone announced the Poco M3 with a 6,000mAh battery that can go for days and even charge other devices. The Poco M3 is already on sale in the US for $129, and is hitting Europe on November 30, starting at €149.
Poco took the moment to reiterate that it’s no longer a Xiaomi sub-brand but rather a brand of its own.
Speaking of Xiaomi sub-brands, Redmi brought three smartphones to the Chinese market – the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G and Redmi Note 9 4G. The 9 Pro starts at CNY1,600 for the base 6/128GB model, the 9 5G at CNY 1,300 for the same configuration and the 9 4G starts at CNY1,000 for the 4/128GB model.
Japanеsе teardown experts Fomalhaut Techno Solutions have estimated the bill of materials for the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro at $373 and $406, respectively. The most expensive component of the two iPhones is the Samsung-made OLED display, estimated at $70 a piece.
The India and China conflict brought new limitations from the Indian government on Chinese import of iPhones, Xiaomi and Oppo devices and 43 Chinese apps, among which AliExpress.
Those were the key stories of the week. The full list is down below. See you in another seven days!
A vote in the EU Parliament resulted in support of consumersâ Right to Repair.
The Poco M3 has a Snapdragon 662 chipset, 6.53-inch FHD+ screen, 48MP main camera.
South Korean components take up the largest share of the new iPhones.
Two of the phones have 5G connectivity, the third model stick with 4G to lower costs.
It doesn’t make any sense at $1,000, but what if it only costs $500?
While the A12Z chipset in the iPad uses older cores, it is – or rather, was – Apple’s fastest chipset, faster than even the A14 in the iPhone 12.
It comes with a curved display and a rectangular camera cutout similar to the OnePlus 9 renders.
The Bureau of Indian Standards has been delaying approvals since August.
The P40 series and the Mate 30 Pro will get it before the end of this year, the rest are getting the update early next year.
The Oppo X 2021 was a cool concept device, but there are no short-term plans to release a phone based on it to consumers.
There were doubts whether Huawei will have sufficient supply of the flagship Kirin chip. Indeed, it was unclear if the P50 will launch at all.
Both will go on sale next year.
Sony started production earlier and so the PlayStation 5 missed out on a few features of AMD’s latest architecture.
The new additions bring the total number of blocked Chinese apps in India to 267.
The first Redmi smartwatch is here.
The renders show off the flat display and characteristic camera bump.
The update is Beta Stable and, like the phone itself, China exclusive.
The Apple analystâs latest report covers AirPods 3, incoming M1 computers, and the latest Apple Watch sales.