Week 18 in review: HTC Desire 830 debuts, OnePlus 3 specs detailed

It certainly wasnt the most eventful of weeks, but we still saw an announcement from a major manufacturer and a bunch of interesting rumors. A few nicely made promo videos also made it to the list of our most popular articles.

Understandably, the HTC Desire 830 announcement captured the spotlight – the new mid-range leader of the Taiwanese company was the only actual hardware we got this week. Meanwhile the Sony Xperia X Performance got its EU launch detailed with pricing and July launch confirmed.

The OnePlus 3 specs got detailed, while a glimmer of hope appeared that the next iPhone will still have a 3.5mm audio jack. The Xiaomi Mi Max and Galaxy Note 6 phablets also made a couple of appearances in our news section.

In other news Samsung and Sony have released a bunch of videos each to promote their latest and greatest and all of the clips seem to be worth your time.

Report reveals OnePlus 3 pricing, two RAM variants

A price tag of RMB 1,999 (around $310) is being rumored.

HTC Desire 830 is official with BoomSound and 5.5

Regarding specs, the Desire 830 sports an Helio X10 chipset with a 1.5GHz octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

iPhone 7 will have 3.5mm headset jack after all, latest leak says

The information comes from what is purported to be a leaked shot of the phone’s internals.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will have USB Type-C connector, rumor says

This means Samsung should also release a new Gear VR version that works with USB Type-C.

Sony Xperia X Performance is priced from 699, launches in July

Sony has finally started taking pre-orders for the Xperia X family through its European online stores.

The latest three Samsung Galaxy S7 ads are a joy to watch

Gone is the tacky way that Samsung did its advertising, generally by mocking its competitors.

Xiaomi Mi Max and Mi Band 2 leak before May 10 launch

The Mi Band 2 will have introduce a display, while the Mi Max will flaunt a massive, 6.4″ one.

Sony releases a bunch of new videos for the Xperia X family

Sony is currently in the process of getting ready to release the three members of its Xperia X family, which were unveiled at MWC in February: the Xperia X, X Performance, and XA.

Alleged Samsung Galaxy A4 spotted on Zauba

The listing shows a device carrying a model number of SM-A430U.