Top Tech News Of Last Week: OriginOS 4, Nova 11 SE launch, Google Apps Flagged & More

In this week’s tech highlights, DJI, the renowned drone manufacturer, swiftly dispels rumors of a staggering $6 billion fine for alleged patent infringement in the US. Xiaomi’s latest release, the Xiaomi 14 series, has stormed the market, achieving a sixfold surge in first-sale numbers compared to its predecessor in just five minutes. Meanwhile, OnePlus teases the photography capabilities of its upcoming OnePlus 12, stirring anticipation for its impending launch.

Huawei introduces the Nova 11 SE, featuring a vibrant 90Hz OLED display, a Snapdragon 680 chipset, and a robust 108MP triple camera setup. Xiaomi’s 14 and 14 Pro, powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, make a blazing entry into the market, setting new sales benchmarks.


Huawei users report an unusual labeling of Google apps as dangerous, sparking discussion in the tech community. Vivo unveils OriginOS 4, promising enhanced features and a refined user experience. The AnTuTu performance chart for October showcases Xiaomi’s 14 series leading the pack, underlining the intense competition in the Android flagship arena. Finally, Sony treats PlayStation Plus subscribers with three exciting games for November, available at no additional cost.

DJI denies $6 Billion fine amidst Patent Infringement rumors

In response to swirling rumors on social media platforms claiming that DJI, the renowned drone manufacturer, has been fined a staggering $6 billion for alleged patent infringement in the United States, the company swiftly issued a statement on October 31 vehemently denying the speculation.

Xiaomi details out-of-warranty repair prices for the Xiaomi 14 series

Xiaomi recently released the Xiaomi 14 series in China, and we are expecting a global launch soon. The devices have already set sales records, with first-sale sales increasing sixfold compared to the previous generation in just five minutes.

Xiaomi has now revealed the out-of-warranty repair prices for spare parts for the Xiaomi 14 series.

OnePlus 12 camera samples released, compared with flagship phone from another brand

OnePlus hasn’t yet confirmed the launch date of the OnePlus 12 for the Chinese market. However, rumours claim that the OP12 will be unveiled this month. Ahead of the expected launch, OnePlus China President Li Jie Louis rolled out some camera samples of the OP12 to reveal its photography capabilities.

Huawei Nova 11 SE launched with 90Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 680, 108MP triple cameras

Reportedly, Huawei is planning to introduce the Nova 12 series of smartphones in China either in November or December this year. Meanwhile, the company has launched the Nova 11 SE in China, marking it as the final addition to the Nova 11 series. The device features a 90Hz OLED screen, a Snapdragon 6-series chipset, and triple rear cameras with a 108-megapixel primary sensor.

Xiaomi 14, 14 Pro sets sales records, sold out in four hours

Xiaomi introduced the Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro in China last week, marking them as the world’s first smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. These devices became available for purchase at 8 pm (local time) on Oct. 31. Shortly after the Xiaomi 14 series was made accessible to buyers, the company reported remarkable sales figures from the first sale.

Huawei phones label Google app as malware & dangerous, recommends uninstalling

While Huawei has shifted away from Google’s Android platform, older smartphone models from the company still feature the operating system. But now, some users are reporting that their Huawei phones are branding the Google app as dangerous.

Vivo officially unveils OriginOS 4, Check features and release timeline

Vivo has officially unveiled its latest iteration of its Android OS based OriginOS custom skin. The new version is dubbed OriginOS 4, which was announced during the 2023 Vivo Developer Conference.

Xiaomi 14 takes the AnTuTu performance crown for October, but tough competition is on the horizon

In the ever-evolving world of Android flagship smartphones, performance remains a key selling. The latest AnTuTu benchmark results for October 2023 reveal intriguing insights into the top-performing devices. The average running scores during October shed light on which smartphones are leading the pack. Here’s a glimpse into the standings:

PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for November unveiled: Claim three new games for free

Sony has just dropped the exciting news for PlayStation Plus subscribers, revealing a trio of captivating games available for free in the upcoming month.

From November 7 to December 4, PlayStation Plus subscribers can grab the three November month Essential Games without any additional cost. 

YouTube Premium is Now More Costlier in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, Germany, Poland, and Turkey

Starting from November 1, 2023, YouTube Premium prices are going up in certain countries. Actually, this isn’t much of a surprise, as a few months ago, YouTube already raised the price of the YouTube Premium subscription. However, this change didn’t affect some countries at that time. Now, the circumstances have “equalized” for everyone once again.

Via: gizmochina.com

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