This morning is brought to you by many phone messages. To start, we have our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy S22 (and S22 Plus) from the newest member of Engadget’s editorial team, Sam Rutherford. We also take a first look at Oppo’s latest attempt at a flagship, the Find X5 Pro, written by you who’ve been here a bit too long. Ha.
Oppo’s new phone starts our coverage of MWC – the world’s biggest mobile fair in Barcelona – a few days earlier. Due to the ebb and flow of the pandemic, we’re reporting all announcements remotely, but expect more news from Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, and many others over the next few days.
The Find X5 Pro has impressive specs, a partnership with camera experts Hasselblad, and a lovely looking phone. The challenge for Oppo is to get people to see its device as a compelling, reliable alternative to the big players like Samsung, Apple, and all the other companies jostling for second place. And even if you like what you see, there’s no word on US availability for now.
Beyond the tech world, we are all sadly watching developments in Ukraine this morning. If you’re looking for ways to help those affected, NPR has compiled a list of organizations to ask for help.
– Mat Smith
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Oppo Find X5 Pro includes a new AI chip and Hasselblad branding
And I think it’s a pretty device.
Oppo’s latest phone looks and sounds like an expensive, powerful flagship. Featuring a 6.7-inch WQHD+ screen capable of 1,300 nits of brightness, adaptive refresh rates, and a new AI chip developed in-house to improve camera performance in low-light conditions – even at 4K. There’s also dual 50MP primary camera sensors, a new (but familiar-sounding) Hasselblad collaboration, and a delightfully curvy design to set it apart from the competition. However, US-based readers may never see one.
Samsung Galaxy S22 in review
Build on solid foundations.
After ticking the new design box with last year’s S21, Samsung has now refined it further with the Galaxy S22 and S22+. While very similar to last year’s phones, there have been some notable upgrades, particularly to the S22’s display, performance and camera. Starting at $800, the Galaxy S22 offers a boatload of top-notch features in an attractive body with excellent build quality.
What connects OnlyFans and a terrorism database?
One lawsuit alleges the company is attempting to crush competitors.
OnlyFans is facing two lawsuits over allegations that it conspired with Facebook to disable adult entertainers’ accounts by injecting their content into a terrorism database. One lawsuit was filed earlier this week by a competing platform called FanCentro, and the other is a class action lawsuit on behalf of three adult entertainers. In the latter lawsuit, both Facebook and OnlyFans were named as defendants.
The new Moto Edge+ wants to be a cheaper Galaxy Note
The phone starts at $900 and offers active pen support.
In 2020, the Moto G Stylus has quickly become one of the company’s most popular phones, with pen input on a phone outside of Samsung’s Note series. But now Motorola is stepping up its aspirations with the new Edge+, which is essentially a cheaper version of a Galaxy Note. Unlike Samsung’s devices, Motorola’s Smart Stylus is an optional extra that comes with a folio cover that addresses the phone’s lack of built-in stylus storage. Prices start at $1,000 (or $900 at launch), but again, you pay extra for this pen.
OlliOlli World is a great Switch experience
Despite some shortcomings.
OlliOlli World, the delightfully offbeat skateboard platformer, was released a few weeks ago on pretty much every game console you could want. It’s a clear break for the series, taking the familiar gameplay but bringing it to a completely reimagined world that allows for more exploration, competition, and tricks. The original OlliOlli was released on the PS Vita handheld, meaning its appearance on the even-can-a-handheld Switch looks like the most appropriate home for the reboot.
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