Week 50 in review: Nokia 150 announced, some more Galaxy S8 rumors
Nokia announced two new devices this week, boom! Okay, it's not the long-awaited Nokia return to smartphones, and the two featurephones are actually one, but with a dual SIM version. Even so, the announcement was the most widely read story here this week, by a country mile.
There was a healthy amount of Galaxy S8 rumors, too - that's unlikely to change anytime before the Spring announcement either. An optical fingerprint reader, unveiled by Synaptics, may be found on the S8, as well as the very same display from the Note7 (or at least one made using the same technology). Bluetooth 5 may also debut on the next-gen Samsung flagship.
A few very intriguing Xiaomi leaks took place this week. One is the Mi 5c, with some of its specs outed by a retailer. The other is the Mi Pad 3 - a Windows-based (for a change) tablet by Xiaomi due to be released on December 30. Not all rumors when it comes to Xiaomi though - the Chinese company officially announced the Mijia electric scooter - you'd think Xiaomi would have had by now.
Those were the top stories this week and you can read the full scoop on them by following the links below.
We are yet to see any Android smartphones from the descendant of the once mighty company.
Xiaomi Mi 5c stars in yet another leak, a retailer confirms the specs.
Thanks to newly outed promotional materials, we have the tablet's full list of specs, along with its pricing.
Samsung will be reportedly using the Y-OCTA display from the Note7 pm the upcoming Galaxy S8.
The new standard promises four times bigger range and twice times the speed of Bluetooth 4.0.
The industry-first optical sensors work through 1mm thick cover glass and should go viral next year.
It's foldable, to make it easy to get on public transport stash away when you reach your destination.
Available in 32GB and 64GB variants starting December 14, exclusively on Flipkart.
The updated design language from the Xperia XZ set to make it to the midrange XA.
The Batman-infused limited model, undoubtedly scores more geek points, but the Black Pearl is more subtle all around.
The 5.2-inch device appears to have a very Samsung Galaxy S6 aesthetic going on, complete with a 2.5D display.
The now lost Galaxy Note7 feature could potentially be made compatible with Nougat Galaxy S7 handsets.
The update is currently hitting units in India.
This means that the handset is will likely skip the Android 7.0 update.
Here's an Android-running Nokia, something HMD is yet to produce.
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design comes in a premium box full of goodies to complement the luxury device.
The device starts an INR 13,999 (around $205) in the country
The new incremental OS version brings new emoji, wallpapers, and iMessage screen effects, as well as the TV app.
Additionally, you can have a permanent number row, and there's integrated search with a G button for quick access.
The smartphone is also packing 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a dual rear camera setup.
The affordable handset will set you back about $150.
It is set to offer higher accuracy than GPS and GLONASS. Some phones are already supported.
The update, which bumps the app to version 5.0, brings along several new features as well as improvements.
Priced at $15, the headset will go on sale on December 21.
Apple posts pricing for replacement Airpods. Long story short: it'll cost you.
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