Business

Week 12 in review: More announcements than MWC

Week 12 was a busy one with new hardware being thrown at us from all directions. Granted, there was not a lot of high-end action going on, but in sheer numbers the past seven days were probably the busiest of the year so far.

HTC had a couple of Desire handsets for us, Meizu brought the E3, while vivo had two announcements of its own. Big players LG and Samsung also took part, while Oppo delivered the only two flagship devices we saw – the R15 pair.

We also saw the final hype buildup before the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s and Hauwei P20 trio announcements next week. The two events are happening on Tuesday, March 27, but with so many leaks we can’t help but wonder if there are any surprises left.

Check out the full list of our most popular articles to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ debut with tall screens, attractive prices

The Desire 12 duo brings 18:9 displays to HTC’s midrange.


Meizu E3 goes official with dual camera, amazing price

Meizu E3 is now official with 6″ screen, Snapdragon 636 chip, and dual-camera on the back.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s official teasers reveals no selfie camera on top

The images debunk the rumors for a snapper in the upper right corner.


vivo X21 announced, under-display fingerprint version in tow

vivo announced its X21 flagship today with a notched tall screen, Snapdragon 660 chip, dual-camera.


OnePlus 6 specs sheet leaks

The phone with model number A6000 will arrive with notched display and Snapdragon 845.


Full Oppo F7 specs leak via sales pitch notes

A leaked Oppo F7 sales pitch doc spills the beans on the final specs.


OnePlus 6 256GB price revealed, no major increase in sight

A leaked image reveals the price of a OnePlus 6 with 256GB storage.


Oppo R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition go official with notched screens, new cameras

Oppo R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition are now official, launch on April 1.


Huawei P20 Pro to have a 40MP sensor, plus 5x

The Leica camera sounds like a spiritual successor to the PureView cameras.


Huawei P20 to cost 679, P20 Pro to be 899 in Europe, latest leak reveals

The P20 will arrive with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, while the P20 Pro will have 6GB/128GB.


WhatsApp co-founder wants you to delete your Facebook account

Brian Acton sold his company to Facebook 4 years ago.


MIUI 9.5 to hit over 30 Xiaomi smartphones

The Global Stable ROM will begin its rollout in Late March, but some devices will get the new UI in Mid April.


Huawei P20 Lite goes official in China as nova 3e

A tall notched screen, Kirin 659 chip and dual-camera on the back.


Nubia V18 is now official, 4000 mAh battery in tow

Nubia V18 was unveiled with a 6″ screen and Snapdragon 625.


No, this isn't the LG G7 in Lime Green

A render allegedly found on an LG computer at MWC 2018 is doing the rounds, but it’s merely a photoshopped LG G5.


Digitimes: iPhone X successor to be the cheapest model, 6.45

Apple allegedly reduced the bill of materials by 10% compared to the iPhone X, allowing it to use a pricey OLED screen on the cheaper model.


Samsung Galaxy S9+ costs $379 to build

It is the most expensive Samsung smartphone and just $10 shy of the iPhone X.


vivo V9 has notched screen and a 24MP AI selfie camera

The phone pushes the bezels to the brink.


Older Android apps may stop working after Android P

Android P may drop support for apps made for Jelly Bean or earlier.


First hands-on photos of Moto E5 Plus emerge

Sadly the poor quality stills aren’t very informative.


Latest Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s teaser video is a Pacific Rim crossover

Building a jaeger will look great on your resume when you apply to be on the Mix design team.


Mark Zuckerberg releases statement in light of ongoing data scandal

This is the first time that Zuckerberg has spoken about the recent revelations surrounding Facebooks involvement with misuse of user data in the influence of the US 2016 elections.


vivo V9 to arrive on March 22, hits India on the next day

The phone will have FullView Display and new AI algorithms for camera performance.


Xiaomi releases two video teasers for the Mi Mix 2S

Both tease the phones two major AI capabilities: face unlock and photo scene recognition.


Huawei P20 Pro stops by Geekbench

The phone has 6 GB RAM and reaches 1921 for a single-core score and 6729 for a multi-core score.


Huawei P20 Lite goes official, this time for real

For the second time today, third time overall. Bear with us.


Samsung silently releases updated Galaxy J7 Prime 2

The phone comes with Android Nougat, Exynos 7-series chipset, and 13 MP selfie camera.


LG K9 debuts, is just a rebranded K8 (2018) for Russia

The LG K9 forms the LG entry level.