Week 20 in review: OnePlus 6, Nokia X6, vivo X21i and Oppo Realme1 are official
This was a big week for phone announcements. For the previous two weeks or so we have seen plenty of leaks and rumors all leading up to the past few days.
For starters the OnePlus 6 was made official at an event in London on Wednesday. But before that we got a few big leaks detailing much of what was eventually announced.
The Nokia X6 was also announced with a 5.8-inch IPS LCD and a notch. It's trying to step on the iPhone X's toes thanks to its similar look, vanilla Android backed with Nokia's brand recognition and far more attractive price.
Oppo unveiled its Realme sub-brand and the Realme 1 smartphone. Realme is Oppo's way of challenging Xiaomi's domination in the mid-range.
Finally, vivo introduced the latest member of its X series - the X21i. It follows the X21 almost spec for spec but has chosen a Helio P60 chipset in favor of the Snapdragon 660 and doubles the selfie camera resolution to 24MP.
A big leak revealed all there is to know about the upcoming HTC U12+. We expect the phone to be made official next week.
Samsung made some headlines, too. It briefly suspended the Oreo update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge because of issues and released two new colors options for the Galaxy S9 duo - Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red.
See you again next week!
The Nokia X6 offers high-quality build and mid-tier hardware.
The 6.28" has a taller 19:9 aspect ratio while the main sensor of the upgraded dual camera is 19% larger than before. And it has OIS.
The phone arrives with Kirin 970 and 128 GB storage for just £399.99.
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OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition comes only in 8GB + 256GB variant.
HTC U12+ got fully revealed in the latest leak.
Oppo is stepping into the ring with Xiaomi for India's retail market.
vivo X21i debuts in China with 24MP front-facing camera, over 90% screen-to-body ratio and AI capabilities.
Samsung says only a limited number of devices have been affected, but the fix requires a factory data reset.
Asus Zenfone 5's camera performs excellently in good light but struggles with low-light scenes.
The Red version will hit Korea and China this month, the Gold variant will appear in 11 markets in June.
The Galaxy A6 and the S9 it imitates have thinner bezels - but cost thicker stacks of cash.
As the smartphone has just been announced, it's time to see how it fares in the now-standard durability test.
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