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Week 22 in review: Xiaomi Mi 8 is official alongside Mi 8 SE, Mi Band 3 and MIUI 10

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.

See you in a week!

Xiaomi Mi 8 is official with 3D Face Unlock, dual GPS

There is also an Explorer Edition with translucent back and in-display fingerprint scanner.


Nokia 5.1 and 3.1 unveiled with tall screens, new chipsets, Nokia 2.1 tags along

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 unveiled - the first Snapdragon 710-powered smartphone

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE offers low price, high performance and


Xiaomi Mi 8 pictured, to come with own Animojis

Other leaks suggest the phone will have a better camera than the dual setup of the Mi Mix 2S.


Bezel-less Lenovo Z5 officially arriving on June 5

The Lenovo VP confirmed the date with an official poster on Weibo.


MIUI 10 announced - focus on gestures, camera enhancements and AI

The phone will be unveiled soon, pre-orders (well, registrations) start June 1 and actual sales commence on the 15th.


Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL leaked screen protectors reveal stereo speakers, notch

Only the bigger model has a notch, the smaller one sports a different design yet again.


Xiaomi Mi Band 3 arrives for $26

The fitness tracker now offers waterproofing up to 50 m for continuous connection while swimming.


Samsung Galaxy Note9 to get 8GB/512GB variant

Rumors so far had revealed 6GB RAM and 64/128/256GB storage options for the upcoming Note series smartphone.


Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi Band 3 appear in the latest renders and photos

No in-display fingerprint reader for the Mi 8, the Mi 8 SE name is confirmed and sale dates revealed.


LG V35 ThinQ quietly unveiled: a V30S with Snapdragon 845

Or an LG G7 with V30’s notch-less OLED screen, it amounts to the same thing.


Xiaomi Mi 8 launch markets announced, as new teaser video appears

The new flagship camera will be a window to the world and will sell in 8 major markets.


2019 iPhone to have triple camera with 3D sensor

The secondary and tertiary cameras will have a 3D vision for Augmented Reality purposes.


OnePlus 6's face unlock gets fooled by a photo

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.


DxOMark: Xiaomi Mi 8 beats the Samsung Galaxy S9+ in still shots

Xiaomi Mi 8 can compete with the best camera phones on the market while keeping the cost low.