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Week 19 in review: OnePlus 5 and Refurbished Galaxy Note7 leak as HTC U 11 teasers keep coming

Week 19 of 2017 was a busy one with leaks coming from all directions. OnePlus was easily the company to make the most headlines as the pieces of the companys upcoming 5 flagship puzzle start to fall into place.

Meanwhile, Samsung is preparing to relaunch the infamous Galaxy Note7 as a refurbished device, while the iPhone SE is also likely to get an updated 2017 version.

The only major announcement came from Qualcomm, which introduced its latest mid-range offerings – the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630. The first of those promises to bring premium performance to mid-range phones, while the second one is all about extending the battery life.

Check out the list of our most-popular articles of the week below.

OnePlus 5 leaked sketches reveal dual front-facing cameras, ceramic back plate

Newly leaked sketches reveal how the OnePlus 5 could look like. We feel like something like this has happened before hmm.


Refurbished Galaxy Note7 to cost half as much as the original

Korean insiders share rumors that the device might be half the price of the original Galaxy Note7.


Exclusive: OnePlus 5 beats the Galaxy S8 and the Xperia XZ Premium at Geekbench

The OnePlus 5 scored 1963 in the single core and 6687 in the multi-core tests.


OnePlus releases first official teaser for the OnePlus 5

We finally have confirmation from OnePlus about its upcoming major smartphone release.


iPhone SE (2017) has a glass back, leak shows

It’s said to feature Ion-X glass, the same material that adorns the display of the Apple Watch Sport.


TEST: We benchmark the Snapdragon 835 inside the Xperia XZ Premium

The Xperia XZ Premium is among the first S835 smartphones, see how powerful it is.


Just-in: Sony Xperia XZ Premium

It’s right there in the name – this is Sony’s most premium handset and we have it at the office.


Oppo R9s was the world's best selling Android smartphone in Q1

Overall, it was surpassed only by the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in sales numbers for the period.


128GB OnePlus 3T has been officially discontinued

As for the reason, according to a OnePlus representative: being a small company, they want to focus only on one flagship device.


Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 SoCs

Successors to the Snapdragon 653 and the 626, respectively.


Just in: Huawei P10 Lite hands-on

In this just in we handle Huawei’s beautiful, silky glass and metal P10 Lite.


Xiaomi Mi 6 undergoes scratch, burn, and bend testing

The Chinese company’s latest top of the line smartphone stars in a comprehensive durability test.


HTC U 11 stops by GFXBench to have its specs confirmed once more

The upcoming flagship device will become official on May 16.


OnePlus 3T 128 GB not discontinued, at least not globally

New stock is on the way in some markets.


Oppo R11 leaks again

Although a bit hazy, the leaked images confirm things we already know: dual rear camera setup, and pink and gold color options.


Google Home is currently going for $64 in US

That is nearly half the device’s official price, which is $129.


Play Store icon loses the bag in favor of modernity

The Google Play Store icon has been redesigned in the latest version of the app.


Xiaomi opens its first Mi Home in India

Plans to open 100 more Mi Homes across India in the next two years.


Sony Xperia XA1 now available for purchase in Canada

Carrier Videotron has the device listed on its website, and is offering it for CAD 319.95 (around $235) sans agreement.


Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom pre-orders open in the US for $329

The phone is available for pre-order for less than the previously announced $399.


Samsung released a 5,100 mAh fast-charge battery pack in US

The price of the portable battery is $60 and is now available in the United States.


Sony Xperia L1 is now available in the US for $199.99 unlocked

You can already purchase the mid-range device from Amazon and Best Buy.


Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ on Telus getting red tint fixing update

There’s currently no information on whether or not other Canadian carriers are rolling out the update.


Google device codenamed Taimen runs Geekbench, has 4GB of RAM

Not a lot of details have been outed by the benchmark, but this is still the first time we’ve seen a prototype Taimen doing such a thing.


Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ go on pre-order in the US, out on May 31

The smaller S8 can be yours for $724.99, while for the larger S8+ you’ll need to part with $824.99.


Asus X00ID spotted on GFXBench with dual-camera setup and Android 7.1.1

The listing reveals octa-core 1.4GHz processor and 5.5-inch HD display.