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Week 12 in review: Apple deliver red iPhone 7, Galaxy S8 rumors still

Week 12 of the year is now on the edge of the door and it’s time to take a quick look back and see which news was the most interesting to read.

This week was more interesting than the last with news like the two announcements of the Oppo F3 selfie expert, Google’s release of the Android O Developer preview and Apple’s release of a Red iPhone, new cheaper iPad and a storage increase to the small iPhone SE.

But nevertheless the exhaustive Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks asserted their dominance over tech news once again. The Galaxy S8 takes up 12 slots out of the 30 articles we’ve selected and the news revolved around its retail box, new colors, various leaks in renders and in video, the AKG headphones we expect will fill the retail box of the S8 and not least the price the new flagship (and its S8+ larger counterpart) will command.

But next week, hopefully on Wednesday, the leaks will be all but over – the Galaxy S8 will become official – yay!

Samsung Galaxy S8+ retail box reveals package contents

Headphones included, but it doesn’t explicitly say AKG anywhere.


Sony announces Xperia L1 budget smartphone

Comes with a 5.5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, and 13 megapixel camera.


Apple iPhone 7 (Product) Red - a special edition color with a good heart

This is the first (Product) Red edition to change the iPhone itself rather than one of its accessories.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 concept shows dual camera, slimmer bezels

360-degree animations of a Mi Mix 2 prototype have leaked on Weibo. There are couple of key differences over the Mi Mix.


Snapdragon 835 benchmarked: impressive GPU, multi-core results

With double the cores, it is certainly faster in multi-threaded tasks.


New Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ images leak, European pricing revealed as well

The Galaxy S8 will cost 799, while the S8+ will set you back 899.


Galaxy S8+ in Orchid Grey now shown in hands-on shots, Bixby gets a blurry video

The deluge of Galaxy S8-related leaks continues unabashed.


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ promotional materials surface

Get ready for yet another leak about Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones.


Galaxy S8 and S8+ to be even more expensive than previously thought

This will be the situation in at least one Eurozone country, unfortunately.


Android O Developer Preview is out

It comes with a lot of small new features, but isn’t intended for consumer use right now.


Oppo F3 Plus goes official: a selfie expert with dual front cameras

Much has been borrowed from the Oppo R9s – from the Dual Pixel main camera to the six string antenna design.


Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad, starts at $329

Also drops the price on the iPad mini 4.


Blue Sapphire Moto G5 gets pictured in leaked press renders

This will be the third color version for the recently announced smartphone.


Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks: Yet another photo

Unlike the one shared by @evleaks recently, this new image shows the device’s back as well. Colors are Orchid Gray and Black Sky (left to right).


Just in: Huawei P10 Plus hands-on

The Huawei P10 Plus has just landed at the office and we can’t wait to get the review rolling.


Here are the photos of the Galaxy S8 headphones by AKG

We finally get to see the AKG-made earphones that will come with the Samsung Galaxy S8.


Samsung power bank for Galaxy S8 leaks in two colors

An official Samsung power bank will be launched next week along with the two new smartphones.


Vaio Phone A runs Android, challenges former parent Sony

Phone A is based on the Windows-running Phone Biz from last year. It is unlikely to leave Japan.


Xiaomi launches Redmi 4A in India

Priced at just $91 this is the cheapest phone by the company in India.


Huawei teases a new Honor launch for April 5

Is the Honor Magic coming to Europe?


Here is a Korean teaser for the Galaxy S8

Reach a Galaxy of possibilities with Samsungs newest teaser, released in Korea.


New renders of Xiaomi Mi 6 show a dual camera

A few fresh renders come to us by way of the Chinese rumor mill, showing a dual camera Xiaomi Mi6.


US-bound S8 units will come with Galaxy branding on the back

A new image leak suggests US units will stick to the S7 branding scheme.


Apple doubles the iPhone SE storage to 32GB/128GB

For its one year anniversary the Apple iPhone SE gets double the storage.


Samsung officially announces Bixby, the assistant that will make the Galaxy S8 adapt to you

The company says it is fundamentally different from other voice agents or assistants in the market.


New LeEco smartphone gets benchmarked with Android 7.1.2 and Helio X20 SoC

This might be the handset that the Chinese company was teasing yesterday.


HMD prepares to launch the new Nokias in 120 markets simultaneously

Even though it’s backed by Nokia and Foxconn, HMD is essentially a start-up – one with ambitious plans.


HTC U Ultra with Sapphire glass launches next week at a steep price

This version also comes with 128GB storage, up from the usual 64GB.


Galaxy S8 and S8+ batteries photographed - 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh it is, then

The capacities that have been rumored so far for the Samsung flagships now seemingly confirmed.


Super Mario Run starts rolling out on Android

Users in the United States, at least, can now download and install the game on their Android devices.