Fujifilm announces the new Instax Mini 12 instant camera

Fujifilm has announced the newest instant camera in its Instax Mini lineup: the Fujifilm Instax Mini 12. The Instax Mini 12 is a new iteration of the Instax Mini 11 and will be available around mid-March for $79.95. Save for a few minor feature and design updates, however, the lens structure is the most notable change. You can now, for instance, twist the lens to enter the Close-Up Mode instead of pushing a button, much as you would a traditional point-and-shoot. You can also now power the instant camera on and off by simply twisting the lens to clearly labelled “on” and “off” settings. Fujifilm’s also made some changes to the flash and says the new automatic flash control should better optimise image quality in bright and low light environments. Finally, as mentioned before, the Instax Mini 12 features a few design changes. Most noticeably, the body is more rectangular than square, though with the same rounded edges as its predecessor. In addition, Fujifilm’s swapped out the black colourway with a new and fun mint green shade that may appeal more to the younger crowd.

Realme’s 240W fast-charging phone is getting an international release

The Realme GT3, the latest smartphone to make me ask myself whether phones can ever charge too quickly, is being officially announced at MWC Barcelona. It supports 240W SuperVOOC charging, which Realme says is capable of completely filling its 4,600mAh battery in just nine and a half minutes. The Realme GT3 will be available in select markets starting at $649 for a version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It’ll be available to buy internationally in May and June this year, Realme vice president of global marketing Chase Xu confirmed. If 240W fast charging sounds fast, that’s because it is. Realme says it represents “the highest possible charging speed for Type-C” (which makes sense given the latest charging standards from the USB Implementers Forum). It’s faster than the 210W-capable Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition and the 150W charging found in OnePlus devices like the 10T. Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand is working hard to beat Realme’s 240W fast-charging speeds, if a new 300W fast-charging proof of concept it just announced is anything to go by.