Week 21 in review: Xiaomi Mi 8 generates a lot of hype
This week we focused a lot on the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 8 and its fast approaching May 31 unveiling. The phone was handled in the wild, we saw its translucent back and found out most of its specs. Alongside the Mi 8, Xiaomi will announce MIUI 10 at its event.
HTC announced its U12+ flagship and it was also tested by DxO, which praised its camera prowess.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S Light Luxury. The phone, previously recognized as the Galaxy S8 lite has a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, a single 16MP camera and a Snapdragon 660 chip. The Galaxy J8 also became official.
LG unveiled a trio of Q7 smartphones with metal bodies, IP68 rating, 5.5-inch 18:9 screens and 5MP super wide angle selfie cameras.
See you around next week!
The 6/64 GB variant will be CNY2,799, while a more powerful 8/128 GB version is set at CNY3,199.
The announcement will take place during the Xiaomi Mi 8 unveiling in Shenzhen.
A smoky glass reveals the electronic brain of the Mi 8 - a Snapdragon 845 chipset, complete with the Qualcomm logo.
Nokia's top-end Sirocco 8 is in our hands - full review soon to follow.
Xiaomi Mi 8's specs sheet leaks - 6.2-inch 19:9 display, 128GB internal storage, 20MP + 16MP main shooters on the back.
The flagship will be announced in Shenzhen at the annual Xiaomi flagship event.
Due to not-so-hot sales of the PH-1, Essential is in talks of selling the company.
Lenovo's CEO once again teased the Lenovo Z5, this time focusing on battery life.
The vivo NEX maybe the vivo APEX that's coming on June 12.
Documents from a recent court filing contradict the company's long-running public stance on the matter.
The handset in question had 6GB of RAM and ran Android 8.1.0.
Nokia X6 second flash sale ended as quickly as the first one.
The phone with model number M1804C3DE will have 5.45 screen with 18:9 ratio and a 3,000 mAh battery.
The model builds on the foundations of the U11+ and keeps all the best parts: IP68, stereo speakers, noise-canceling headphones.
With five days left until announcement, the Mi 8 is pretty much fully revealed.
The new mobile chipset is available to phone makers now with phones coming in Q2 this year.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 gets its official unveiling but it will likely remain a South Korea exclusive device.
HMD CPO Juho Sarvikas also jumped on the tease bandwagon saying they have "some new stuff to share."
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect tomorrow, May 25.
The phone is expected to have a record-breaking screen-to-body ratio.
HTC's U12+ excels in photography with excellent zoom, autofocus and detail.
Qualcomm mentioned the Xiaomi Mi 8 in its Quick Charge 4.0+ devices list.
Xiaomi's Mi 8 announcement poster looks to be showing clues to what new devices we'll see.
The Chinese company has tweaked the formula and is almost ready to launch the nearly bezel-less device.
No notch, almost no bezel, is the vivo NEX (or APEX?) edging closer to launch?
mi5 was the best! and i would never buy mi8 just bc of ugly "notch"!
- 28 May 2018
Don't worry. Nokia will be on top for next several years to come.
- 28 May 2018
It’s clear that the Nokia brand still creates a lot of interest. Which is funny considering their market share is like 1-2%.
- 27 May 2018