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News ticker: MIUI 14, Sony Xperia 5 V, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

Xiaomi's MIUI 14 interface is about to launch, the Sony Xperia 5 V has visited Geekbench and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 is going waterproof.
Xiaomi MIUI 14

Xiaomi MIUI 14 launches on February 27th

Xiaomi already unveiled MIUI 14 in China last December and has since rolled it out to a number of countries and across multiple Xiaomi and Poco smartphones, including India. Now a broader rollout is about to start. Xiaomi’s Indian branch has announced that Xiaomi’s latest Android skin will be officially launched in India on February 27th. That’s just a day after the Xiaomi 13 series makes its international debut.

According to Xiaomi, without going into details, the Indian version of MIUI 14 will offer some exclusive features specific to the subcontinent. Xiaomi also did not provide a time frame for the introduction of the stable MIUI 14 for Indian devices. But with the launch just four days away, we’ll soon learn more about MIUI 14 in India and the release schedule on the second largest smartphone market in the world. And hopefully when it’s the rest of the world’s turn too.

Sony Xperia 5V with 16GB RAM at Geekbench

The compact flagship Sony Xperia 5 series is about to get a new member, a new Geekbench benchmark revealed today. Some technical data of the upcoming Xperia 5 V also came to light. Unsurprisingly, it’s powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which according to Geekbench can access 16GB of RAM in at least one version. We’ve just seen the same amount of memory on the iQOO 11 Pro and the OnePlus 11, as well as a few other recently launched smartphones.

The Sony Xperia 5 V showed similar performance to other phones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor on Geekbench. However, the benchmark results are likely to change once the Xperia 5 V has completed the development phase. The model number of the tested device was XQ-DQ72.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 becomes waterproof according to IP67

Samsung has been rolling out tablets for over a decade, but the Galaxy Tab S series has never been waterproof or dustproof. So far, there was an extra Active line for these features, which is finally about to change with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series.

However, in the past, Samsung tablets already had a repellent coating to protect the tablets from water and dust particles. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, on the other hand, is said to come onto the market with an official IP67 rating. The new tablet may even get a higher protection class.

Protected like this, the Galaxy Tab S9 tablets could also find their way into the bathroom or become more attractive as a multimedia center in the kitchen. The Tab S9 series is expected to launch in the second half of 2023 according to Samsung’s usual schedule. The launch is expected in August together with the new foldables Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5.


Achim Maier
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