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Week 21 in review: Xiaomi Mi 8 generates a lot of hype

This week we focused a lot on the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 8 and its fast approaching May 31 unveiling. The phone was handled in the wild, we saw its translucent back and found out most of its specs. Alongside the Mi 8, Xiaomi will announce MIUI 10 at its event.

HTC announced its U12+ flagship and it was also tested by DxO, which praised its camera prowess.

Samsung announced the Galaxy S Light Luxury. The phone, previously recognized as the Galaxy S8 lite has a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, a single 16MP camera and a Snapdragon 660 chip. The Galaxy J8 also became official.

LG unveiled a trio of Q7 smartphones with metal bodies, IP68 rating, 5.5-inch 18:9 screens and 5MP super wide angle selfie cameras.

The rest of the week saw a few notable stories about why the OnePlus 6 lacks wireless charging, the Nokia X6’s impressive initial sales and the upcoming Lenovo Z5’s potent battery.

See you around next week!

Xiaomi Mi 8 to cost around €400, leak reveals

The 6/64 GB variant will be CNY2,799, while a more powerful 8/128 GB version is set at CNY3,199.


MIUI 10 is also officially arriving on May 31

The announcement will take place during the Xiaomi Mi 8 unveiling in Shenzhen.


Xiaomi Mi 8 handled on video - and it has a translucent back

A smoky glass reveals the electronic brain of the Mi 8 – a Snapdragon 845 chipset, complete with the Qualcomm logo.


Nokia 8 Sirocco in for review

Nokia’s top-end Sirocco 8 is in our hands – full review soon to follow.


Xiaomi Mi 8's specs leak reveal 6.2-inch display, in-display fingerprint scanner

Xiaomi Mi 8’s specs sheet leaks – 6.2-inch 19:9 display, 128GB internal storage, 20MP + 16MP main shooters on the back.


Xiaomi confirms Mi 8 name and May 31 launch date

The flagship will be announced in Shenzhen at the annual Xiaomi flagship event.


Report: Essential cancels PH-2 development and company is looking for a buyer [Updated]

Due to not-so-hot sales of the PH-1, Essential is in talks of selling the company.


Lenovo Z5's battery to last 45 days on standby, teaser reveals

Lenovo’s CEO once again teased the Lenovo Z5, this time focusing on battery life.


vivo NEX leaks in the wild - no notch and no bezel

The vivo NEX maybe the vivo APEX that’s coming on June 12.


Apple knew 'bendgate' would hit the iPhone 6, internal documents show

Documents from a recent court filing contradict the company’s long-running public stance on the matter.


Samsung Galaxy Note9 benchmarked with Exynos 9810

The handset in question had 6GB of RAM and ran Android 8.1.0.


Nokia X6 flash sale ends in seconds, again

Nokia X6 second flash sale ended as quickly as the first one.


Xiaomi Redmi 6 pops up on TENAA

The phone with model number M1804C3DE will have 5.45” screen with 18:9 ratio and a 3,000 mAh battery.


HTC U12+ brings a dual camera, HDR10 display and Snapdragon 845

The model builds on the foundations of the U11+ and keeps all the best parts: IP68, stereo speakers, noise-canceling headphones.


Leaked Xiaomi Mi 8 retail box confirms dual camera, dual GPS module and no 3.5mm jack

With five days left until announcement, the Mi 8 is pretty much fully revealed.


10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 focuses on AR and AI

The new mobile chipset is available to phone makers now with phones coming in Q2 this year.


Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 announced at SK Telecom in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 gets its official unveiling but it will likely remain a South Korea exclusive device.


Teaser for Nokia's May 29 event says 'it's time get ChargedUp'

HMD CPO Juho Sarvikas also jumped on the tease bandwagon saying they have “some new stuff to share.”


Brace yourselves: EU's GDPR is coming

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect tomorrow, May 25.


Lenovo Z5 Portrait Mode camera samples officially outed

The phone is expected to have a record-breaking screen-to-body ratio.


HTC U12+ takes second place in DxOMark mobile camera ranking

HTC’s U12+ excels in photography with excellent zoom, autofocus and detail.


Qualcomm confirms the Xiaomi Mi 8 will support QC 4.0+

Qualcomm mentioned the Xiaomi Mi 8 in its Quick Charge 4.0+ devices list.


Xiaomi Mi 8 launch poster found to contain clues about event's stars

Xiaomi’s Mi 8 announcement poster looks to be showing clues to what new devices we’ll see.


vivo Apex goes from concept to mass-produced smartphone on June 12

The Chinese company has tweaked the formula and is almost ready to launch the nearly bezel-less device.


vivo NEX shows its all-screen face once again

No notch, almost no bezel, is the vivo NEX (or APEX?) edging closer to launch?