Week 47 in review: Xiaomi Mi Mix developments, Nokia and Surface Phone rumors

27 November 2016

The past week was busy with announcements, but other news still somehow managed to take the cake. The Xiaomi MI Mix, for one, continues to captivate the public's attention. Along with the Mi Note 2, the two phablets are easily among the most popular right now.

It is not surprising that fans now want to see more of the futuristic design, especially that of the Mi Mix. This was likely the source of many of the rumors, concerning the Mi Mix Nano, that have been making the rounds. Unfortunately Xiaomi was quick to burst the bubble by denying the handset's existence.



However, there is still the alleged white color variant of the handset to look forward to. Also, the Mi 5c might revolutionize the budget market and gather even more fan love once it eventually arrives on the market.

Another major topic of discussion this last week has been the future of Nokia. The legendary brand will be delivering two new flagship models with a Snapdragon 820 SoC. Then there is Microsoft, which is naturally the direction in which every fan is looking for the fickle future of Windows-powered smartphones. While it is early to say, the US giant's CEO already mostly confirmed that they are still in business and plotting future steps.

Last, but not least, there are a few other interesting device leaks to check out as well. These include the Gionee M2017, Huawei P10, ZUK Edge, Meizu Pro 7 and Oppo Find 9.

Samsung readies new features for Galaxy S7's Nougat update

Samsung readies new features for Galaxy S7's Nougat update

Some come from Nougat itself, but TouchWiz is getting a new coat of paint too.


The Xiaomi Mi Mix is finally here and the real screen-to-body ratio is?

The Xiaomi Mi Mix is finally here and the real screen-to-body ratio is?

Xiaomi Mi Mix lands in GSMArena, we'll be giving it our full review treatment.


Future Nokia flagship now rumored to sport a 5.2

Future Nokia flagship now rumored to sport a 5.2" or 5.5" display, Snapdragon 820

Carl Zeiss-branded camera too, all of those in a waterproof metal body.


Xiaomi Mi Mix leaks in white

Xiaomi Mi Mix leaks in white

Made official late last month, the device is currently only available in black color option.


Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5c to cost $144, leak reveals

Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5c to cost $144, leak reveals

This will be a lower-end alternative to the Mi 5s that launched last month..


Gionee M2017 clears TENAA with 6GB RAM, 7,000mAh battery

Gionee M2017 clears TENAA with 6GB RAM, 7,000mAh battery

The device is powered by an octa-core 1.958GHz processor and sports a 5.7-inch QHD display.


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in Glossy Black leaks in live photos

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in Glossy Black leaks in live photos

The Glossy Black hue for the Galaxy S7 edge is real, see it for yourselves.


HTC announces Desire 10 pro and HTC 10 evo in India

HTC announces Desire 10 pro and HTC 10 evo in India

Desire 10 pro priced at around $385 while the Desire 10 evo will be arriving later.


Glossy black Galaxy S7 launching next month to take on the Jet black iPhone 7

Glossy black Galaxy S7 launching next month to take on the Jet black iPhone 7

The new color launch will follow the recent unveiling of the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge.


Huawei P10 leaks in renders, may feature an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner

Huawei P10 leaks in renders, may feature an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner

Huawei P10's front panel has leaked online and it hints for an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner beneath.


Xiaomi Mi Mix comes with Cortana pre-installed

Xiaomi Mi Mix comes with Cortana pre-installed

The Windows assistant comes as the default option for Xiaomi's bezel-less phone.


There is a 5sec video that will render any iPhone inoperable

There is a 5sec video that will render any iPhone inoperable

A forced restart will fix the issue, but the loophole still remains.


New rumor says Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will be available in four color options, including blue

New rumor says Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will be available in four color options, including blue

The rumor came courtesy of popular tipster Roland Quandt on Twitter.


iPhone 8 will have wireless charging, new report claims

iPhone 8 will have wireless charging, new report claims

The news comes from Apple speculator-in-chief Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities.


ZUK Edge spotted on AnTuTu with 6GB RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat

ZUK Edge spotted on AnTuTu with 6GB RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat

Other key specs revealed by AnTuTu are inline with what we already know: Snapdragon 821 SoC, full HD display, 64GB storage, and 13MP/8MP camera combo.


HTC 10 evo is now official as the international HTC Bolt

HTC 10 evo is now official as the international HTC Bolt

Just as previously rumored, the pair appear to be identical in both hardware and appearance.


Microsoft CEO fans the Surface phone flames with talk of an

Microsoft CEO fans the Surface phone flames with talk of an "ultimate mobile device"

Satya Nadella mostly confirmed that the US giant will be throwing its gloves back in the smartphone ring.


Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0 spotted on GFXBench and GeekBench

Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0 spotted on GFXBench and GeekBench

Last year's flagship will be getting some Nougat goodness soon.


Oppo F1s launched in India with increased memory and storage

Oppo F1s launched in India with increased memory and storage

Now comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Also available in gray.


Xiaomi Mi 5c specs reportedly leak, announcement to take place on November 30

Xiaomi Mi 5c specs reportedly leak, announcement to take place on November 30

The oft-rumored entry-level flagship phone will come with some very good innards for its alleged $144 price.


Meizu Pro 7 leaks in new images, has a capacitive Home key

Meizu Pro 7 leaks in new images, has a capacitive Home key

Meizu Pro 7 leaks yet again, the new live photos hints for the departure of the mTouch key.


Oppo Find 9 now rumored to launch in March with Snapdragon 835

Oppo Find 9 now rumored to launch in March with Snapdragon 835

The handset has been rumored for years now, but Oppo hasn't made it official so far.


Xiaomi official says there's no such product as Mi Mix Nano

Xiaomi official says there's no such product as Mi Mix Nano

So it looks like there's no chance for us to see a smaller Mi Mix in the near future.


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