Week 28 in review: LG Q6 debuts, Galaxy Note8 leaks intensify

LG choose week 28 to announce its Q6 smartphone. Having an otherwise uninspiring specs sheet, the mid-ranger has a Full Vision 18:9 screen as its key selling point.

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is nearing an official release, so understandably leaks are intensifying. One of its main rivals – the LG V30 also made a few headlines this week.

We also got word on three different Xiaomi devices that are currently being developed – Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 5 and the X1. The next-gen Google phone – the Pixel 2 XL couldn’t stay put either and we got its first leaked render.

For these and the other best read stories of the week check out the list below.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 official images reveal specs

Presentation slides spill the beans.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 shines in new renders from case maker

The images confirm the horizontal dual camera and a fingerprint scanner next to it.

Samsung Galaxy S8 sales slowing down, analyst claims

Are the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales underwhelming?

LG announces Q6, Q6+, and Q6α

LG has just unveiled its latest midrange devices based on the LG G6s design language.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A retail box and specs appear

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will likely have a Snapdragon 625 chipset.

Samsung releases J Pro series in Malaysia

Three phones – Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro, Galaxy J5 Pro and J7 Pro.

MIUI 9 lockscreen leaks, upgrade to be available by August 16

The new version of Xiaomi’s Android skin is almost here.

Xiaomi X1 renders reveal the gorgeous bezel-less front

The images also show a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Analysts predict the iPhone 8 wont be the supercycle the iPhone 6 was

Investors are warned that the iPhone 8 might not be met with the same success the iPhone 6 saw.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 leaks in new renders showing its front

Today’s Galaxy Note8 leak brings us three different renders of the handset, showing three different UI themes.

Sharp's upcoming bezelless smartphone stars in a leaked image

The shot emulates the one in which Andy Rubin teased the Essential phone a while back.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 allegedly coming on August 23

The phone will be announced in New York three days earlier than the previously reported date.

Google Pixel 2 XL design revealed in an early render

Has an 18:9 display like the G6 and squeeze functionality from the U11.

Chipsets of the complete 2017 Nokia range revealed

Starting from the Nokia 2 and ending with the flagship Nokia 9.

Nexus 6P and 5X don't support this new Android O feature

The feature in question is aptX Bluetooth streaming. Google says only newer devices support it.

Xiaomi will reportedly launch a new brand this month, its first smartphone pictured

Unlike Mi and Redmi, the new brand should have a strong focus on offline sales, in order to compete with Oppo and vivo.

Samsung Galaxy Note FE shows its smaller battery in a teardown

The Galaxy Note FE gets torn down by iFixit.

Heres an LG V30 render based on CAD designs

This is the most revealing look weve had of the upcoming LG V30.

LG to announce the V30 on August 31 at IFA

LG has set the date for its next flagship smartphone.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium scratches, burns, but doesn't crack when bent

Today it was time for Sony’s current flagship smartphone to undergo the standard durability test.

LG releases the first promo video for the Q6

All the reasons to choose the LG Q6, in video form.

Motorola Moto X4 specs leak on GFXBench

It has 3GB of RAM, Snapdragon 630.

New rumor says Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) will feature dual camera setup

The rumor comes in the form of tweet from a Chinese tipster who goes by the Twitter handle @mmddj_china.

Apple iPhone 8 back panel leaks

The cover is made of glass and has a single cutout for the dual camera setup.