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Week 17 in review: iPhone 7 to be waterproof, HTC One S9 launched

Not the dullest of weeks this last one. For one we had a rather unexpected high-profile launch – the HTC One S9 went official out of the blue, bringing us another One, just when we thought the name had been buried with the arrival of the HTC 10.

A couple of announcements came out of China too – the Honor 5C and the Meizu m3 made the headlines too, because who doesn’t like affordable midrangers.

It’s not just the official releases that gathered a lot of interest, though. The next iPhone is always a hot topic, regardless of what time of the year it is. This week we had another source reiterate that the iPhone 7 will be waterproof, and even schematics surfaced of an alleged iPhone Pro.

BlackBerry will be following up on the Priv with a couple of new Android smartphones, an updated Nexus 6P showed up in a benchmark, and Intel joins Apple in the war on the 3.5mm jack.

Read about all these and more by hitting the links below.

Xiaomi Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 went on open sale in India, all out of stock

INR 24,999 for the flagship, the phablet starts at INR 9,999, the 20,000mAh power bank will be available too.


Schematic details the iPhone Pro with dual-camera, Smart Connector

The schematic appears unofficial, though.


Two upcoming Android-powered BlackBerry devices get pictured

They are codenamed Hamburg and Rome, and come with two different form factors.


iPhone 7 to be waterproof, yet another rumor claims; touch home button also in

This is at least the third time we’ve heard about the next iPhone’s water resistance.


The One lives on - HTC One S9 is official with a 5-inch FullHD display and Helio X10 SoC

A One M9 with a redesigned front on the outside, the unexpected smartphone carries a price tag of 499.


Moto X (2016) gets benchmarked with Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM

It looks like this year’s flagship Motorola handset will choose to go with what is pretty much the expected hardware recipe.


New Nexus 6P version gets benchmarked with Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM

For now it’s unclear which exact company is making this upcoming Nexus 6P iteration.


MIUI 8 to arrive alongside Mi Max on May 10, Xiaomi confirms

In addition, May 10 will also see the Mi Band 2 getting unveiled.


ZTE Nubia X8 with Snapdragon 823 and 6GB RAM leaks in promo photos

According to the latest information, ZTE will launch the Nubia X8 in three variants.


Benchmark listing reveals 6GB RAM for OnePlus 3

Last month, the device was found listed on AnTuTu with 4GB RAM.


MediaTek Helio X30 posts a smashing Antutu score, built on 10nm process

The X30 will support up to 8GB of RAM and come with a PowerVR GPU.


Microsoft says will continue supporting Windows 10 Mobile

The company seems to be in no mood to retreat.


Meizu m3 goes official: new chipset but same $92 price

The budget 5-incher is available in China in a number of bright colors.


Huawei Honor 5C is official with a Kirin 650 SoC and 5.2

Prices of this well-rounded midranger start at CNY 899 ($140).


Intel wants to kill the 3.5mm headset jack too

Last week LeEco unveiled three new Android-powered smartphones that have one interesting thing in common – neither of them features a 3.5mm headset jack. Instead, you’re supposed to use the USB Type-C…


Xiaomi CEO teases next-gen Mi Band

Looks like the next-gen Xiaomi Mi Band could soon be launched as the Chinese company has started teasing the device. The images, which were shared by none other than CEO and co-founder Lei Jun, show a…


LeEco has reportedly sold one million Le 2, Le 2 Pro, and Le Max 2 units in two hours

A million devices were apparently made available for the trio’s first flash sale in China.


Nokia set to acquire Withings for 170 million

Nokia wants back in the consumer business and will focus on health and Internet of Things products.


Motorola sets event for May 17, likely to present the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

The event will be in New Delhi, but start time isn’t available yet.


Xiaomi Mi 5 Gold Edition to be available for purchase starting April 29

It will be available in two different versions, carrying price tags of around $305 and $350, respectively.


Apple Q2 2016 financial results show first ever YoY fall in iPhone  sales

Quarterly revenue was $50.6 billion compared to $58 billion for the same period last year. while net income is $10.5 billion.


IDC Q1 2016: Oppo and vivo replace Lenovo and Xiaomi in top-5 smartphone vendors list

There was, however, no change in the first three spots, which were still claimed by Samsung, Apple, and Huawei, respectively.