The best Android news: OnePlus Nord 2T, Google Pay and Xiaomi

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OnePlus Nord 2T officially: everything you need to know about the midranger

OnePlus Nord 2T officially

Rumors have been circulating about the OnePlus Nord 2T for some time now and the smartphone has been officially announced. The device comes after the popular Nord 2, but OnePlus deliberately did not name it the Nord 3. The improvements are too small for that and so we get – just like for example with the OnePlus 8T, a T-device. The OnePlus Nord 2T is from 24 May available in the Netherlands and costs 399 euros. This makes the phone as expensive as last year’s Nord 2. The walk-in model has 8GB of working memory and 128GB of storage. Also comes a version with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, for which you 499 euros pays. You can choose from two colors: light green (Jade Fog) and gray / black (Gray Shadow).

→ Read more about the announcement of the OnePlus Nord 2T
→ These are the differences between the OnePlus Nord 2 and Nord 2

43 percent of Dutch smartphone users have a Samsung

samsung galaxy s22 review

We already knew that Samsung smartphones are very popular in the Netherlands, but from a recent study by Telecompaper It turns out that very many people use a phone from the South Korean manufacturer. But at least 43 percent of the devices in the Netherlands are Samsung’s. That’s a huge amount, especially when you consider that roughly 93 percent of all Dutch people now have a smartphone. The Galaxy S series turns out to be the most popular. One in three Samsung devices is a Galaxy S model. The cheaper Galaxy A line is also very popular – about 20 percent of users have such a device.

→ Read more about Samsung smartphone users in the Netherlands

“Xiaomi Works on 12S Series with Brand New Snapdragon Chip”

xiaomi 12 review

The Xiaomi 12 series was announced in China at the end of 2021, but has only been available in the Netherlands since the beginning of April. However, Xiaomi does not sit still, because according to the reliable nice Digital Chat Station the manufacturer is working hard on a number of successors. This would be the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro. Both devices are very similar to their predecessors, the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, but get some major improvements. The biggest difference between the 12 and 12S series is the processor speed. According to the source, the 12S Pro runs on the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip. This makes the Xiaomi 12S probably one of the fastest smartphones ever.

→ Read more about the expected Xiaomi 12S series

Rabobank gets Google Pay: this is how you can pay with your phone

Google Pay Rabobank

It is now possible to pay with Google Pay as a Rabobank user. This allows you to make purchases in shops without a pass and contactless. This was already possible with the Rabo Wallet app, but this application will disappear from 1 August. If you, as a Rabobank customer, want to pay with your phone, you will need to switch to Google Pay. To use Google Pay as a Rabobank user, you must first install and link the service to your Google Account. Fortunately, this is very simple: simply follow the step plan below. By the way, you do not have to pay extra to be able to use Google Pay and any recent Android phone with nfc support can consider using the service.

→ Read more about Google Pay at Rabobank

Motorola Moto G52 with OLED screen now on sale in the Netherlands for 249 euros

Motorola Moto G52

The Motorola Moto G52 was announced in the Netherlands about a month ago and is now available at online stores. The device has a suggested retail price of 249 euros and is thus one of the cheaper phones that Motorola currently offers. The Moto G52 succeeds the Moto G51, which remarkably is only a few months old. Despite the low price, the Motorola Moto G52 has interesting features. For example, the smartphone has an OLED screen, which we do not often see in this price range. Due to the oled display, colors look very nice, black is also really black and the contrast is high. The screen is 6.6 inches in size, has a 90Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2400 by 1080 pixels.

→ Read more about the release of the Motorola Moto G52

Video of the week: OnePlus Nord 2T review

OnePlus Nord 2T review: new midranger is only slightly better