Last week saw the peak of the hype before Xiaomi’s 8 year anniversary event and this week the event finally revealed all Xiaomi had been working on.
Xiaomi announced the Mi 8, the Mi 8 Explorer with an under the display fingerprint scanner and the first Snapdragon 710 smartphone, the Mi 8 SE. It also showed MIUI 10 and the Mi Band 3.
Nokia had an event of its own this week. The Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 all went official in Moscow, refreshing the company’s entry-level and mid-range lineup.
LG unveiled the V35 ThinQ – a V30s with a Snapdragon 845 chipset.
The rest of the hot stories involved mostly leaks and teasers. The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL entered the rumor mill thanks to a pair of leaked tempered glass screen protectors. The Galaxy Note9 may have a monstrous 8GB/256GB variant while the 2019 iPhone flagship could have three cameras.
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There is also an Explorer Edition with translucent back and in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Nokia 5.1 and 3.1 will receive software updates for two years, security updates for three. The Nokia 2.1 is an Oreo Go Edition phone.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE offers low price, high performance and
Other leaks suggest the phone will have a better camera than the dual setup of the Mi Mix 2S.
The Lenovo VP confirmed the date with an official poster on Weibo.
The phone will be unveiled soon, pre-orders (well, registrations) start June 1 and actual sales commence on the 15th.
Only the bigger model has a notch, the smaller one sports a different design yet again.
The fitness tracker now offers waterproofing up to 50 m for continuous connection while swimming.
Rumors so far had revealed 6GB RAM and 64/128/256GB storage options for the upcoming Note series smartphone.
No in-display fingerprint reader for the Mi 8, the Mi 8 SE name is confirmed and sale dates revealed.
Or an LG G7 with V30’s notch-less OLED screen, it amounts to the same thing.
The new flagship camera will be a window to the world and will sell in 8 major markets.
The secondary and tertiary cameras will have a 3D vision for Augmented Reality purposes.
The camera-only face unlock was never meant to be secure, but this one seems easier to fool than even the one on the OnePlus 5T.
Xiaomi Mi 8 can compete with the best camera phones on the market while keeping the cost low.