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Week 26 in review: OnePlus 5 jello effect, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 debuts

It’s been over a week since the OnePlus 5 went official, but the smartphone is still making headlines. It got a new update, broke sales records, but early adopters also spotted a jello effect when scrolling.

Meanwhile, as August draws closer, the Galaxy Note8 leaks start to intensify and we begin to put together the puzzle that is going to be the future Samsung phablet flagship.

Qualcomm announced its first 14nm entry-level chipset and fingerprint tech ready for embedding under the display, while vivo immediately demoed a working prototype with that.

For this and more of the topics that got your attention, check out the list below.

OnePlus 5 owners are reporting a jelly effect when scrolling

OnePlus is already aware of the issue and is looking into it.


Galaxy Note8 design revealed by case maker

The transparent cases leave little to the imagination.


OnePlus 5 jelly effect is natural, the company says

OnePlus reassures people that it uses “high-quality components”, but the bottom line is that you shouldn’t expect a software update to fix the problem.


Samsung Galaxy Note8 to have two storage options: 64GB and 128GB

The handset will carry a price tag of somewhere between $1,000 and $1,100


New Galaxy Note8 leaked renders show camera bump, confirm position of the fingerprint sensor

It’s been moved somewhat compared to the controversial placement in the S8 duo, but it will still be easy to smudge the cameras when you want to unlock.


Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Matte Black variant launched

The first market to get the new color model is Hong Kong, where the 5,300mAh battery totting handset arrived earlier this week.


iPhone 8 dummy assembled, shown off on video

Apple’s next flagship was given physical form through unofficial means.


Samsung updates launcher to reduce lag, but theres still more work to be done

Samsung has released an updated version of its TouchWiz Home app.


Xiaomi unveils ultra short throw Android Laser Projector

It’s a 1080p projector that can produce up to 150″ picture, priced at a reasonable CNY 10,000.


Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 450: a 14nm process makes it faster and more efficient

The chip is largely based on the Snapdragon 625, which has made a positive impression in the mid-range.


Samsung dedicates a video to Galaxy S8 protective cases

The three cases have either a Clear View front flip panel, two-piece protection or fuzzy back panel.


Sony to unveil flagship smartphone with 6

The display panel used has been announced by JDI earlier this month.


Bezelless Sharp FS8010 and FS8016 to arrive on July 17

The two handsets will be identical in all respects but one – the chipset they each use.


Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 specs leak: it could have 3GB of RAM

The specs sheet suggests 12MP/5MP dual-camera.


OnePlus 5 receives second OTA update

No, its not the promised stabilization for 4K video.


Xperia XZ Premium is now a part of Sonys Open Devices program

As part of Sonys efforts to open devices up for aftermarket ROMs.


Samsung to focus on 6nm chips instead of 7nm

The company is regrouping after losing the Snapdragon 845 order to TSMC.


Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ (international variants) receive price cuts

Amazon has the devices listed on its website for as low as $666 and $747, respectively.


Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note7 to launch on July 7, new report confirms

The device will make its debut in South Korea, and should carry a price tag of under KRW 700,000 (around $615).


Moto X4 to be the new mid-tier smartphone on Google's Project Fi

A new report solves the mystery of which device will soon join the Pixels on Google’s MVNO.


Vivo is first in line for Qualcomm's in-screen fingerprint readers

The reader can go below an AMOLED screen or inside the metal shell of the phone.


OnePlus 5 posts launch week sales record on Amazon India

The OnePlus 5 is a huge success in the country.


OnePlus 5 will get EIS for 4K video with an update

Also, the Wi-Fi connectivity issues will be fixed with the next update.


Asus prepares to launch six Zenfone 4 phones

Five of them would be an update from Zenfone 3 devices, one is going to be exclusive to Verizon.


OnePlus 5 sales go live on the official site

After a week of local sales, the new flagship just went global.


Qualcomm brings in-screen fingerprint technology in Q1 2018

The sensor can be embedded under an OLED display, metal or glass panel.