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Week 3 in review: Nokia 6 sold out, more pieces of the Galaxy S8

With the Galaxy S8 announcement drawing ever closer it is no wonder that we are seeing an influx of leaks and rumors, regarding the flagship. Among these is a pretty detailed blueprint of the handsets we got a few days ago. Besides and almost bezel-less front panels, fans can also look forward to an improved selfie camera, with autofocus and an impressively clever new AI assistant, titled Bixby. However, the Galaxy S8 won’t come cheap and will likely set you back a whopping EUR 850.

If that is way too steep for your liking and you would rather stick to a current Samsung phone, there is probably a Nougat update to look forward to in the near future. After hitting a few snags with the S7 Galaxy OTA, the Korean giant made sure to convey its dedication to delivering the update and has already issues a Nougat waiting list for impatient fans. It is also worth noting that HTC is having troubles with Android 7 as well, so it is not an isolated occurrence.

Xiaomi has been keeping pretty busy as well. The Mi 6 is already on the horizon and so is a refreshed and even more capable Mix Evo variant. Withing the cheaper Redmi line, the Note 4 is now official and potentially quite a good offer, thanks to its power-efficient Snapdragon 625 SoC. We also can’t help but mention Nokia’s formidable success with the Nokia 6, as a potential sign of a bright future for the legendary brand.

Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus dimensions show compact phones with huge screens

The Galaxy S8 should be about the size of the current S7 but with a screen bigger than the S7 edge.


Nokia 6 sells out in a minute on launch day

The device, which costs around $245, is currently only available in China.


Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to cost 850, will launch a month after announcement

And it won’t be announced at the MWC either, instead we’re looking at a late March unveiling.


Xiaomi Mi 6 to come in three versions, two different chipsets

Cheapest will have Helio X30, the other two Snapdragon 835.


Nokia 6 reaches 1M registrations two days before release

Just 2 days before the device starts shipping across China pre-order requests reached the 1-million milestone


Sony G3221 passes through AnTuTu, will have 23MP + 16MP cameras

User agent profiles showed that Sonys upcoming G3221 will sport a Helio P20 chipset and now an AnTuTu screenshot offers some additional details.


Samsung halts Galaxy S7 Nougat update rollout

The roll out has reportedly been halted in China due to bugs.


Samsung Galaxy S8 front-camera to have AF and iris recognition

Sources say that the Galaxy S8 front camera will be 8MP with AF.


Xiaomi launches Snapdragon 625-powered Redmi Note 4

Prices go between $146 for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and $190 for 4GB/64GB.


These are the glass panels for the Galaxy S8, allegedly

Photos of the what looks to be the glass panel for the Galaxy S8 appear on Twitter.


Xiaomi Mix Evo with Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM spotted on Geekbench

The listing also reveals that the handset runs Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1.


New photos of the successor to the Sony Xperia XA surface

A few photos of an alleged successor to the Xperia XA have surfaced.


New leak reveals borderless display for Oppo Find 9

The leak also reveals some of the key specifications of the handset.


Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace unveiled with 4G VoLTE

The entry level handset comes with a 5″ qHD screen and a MediaTek chipset.


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus model numbers leaked

The Galaxy S8 will go under SM-G9500/SM-G950X while Galaxy S8 Plus will be SM-G9550/SM-G955X.


Xiaomi trims the bezels on Redmi 4

According to a report from China Xiaomi is quietly releasing a new batch of Redmi 4 units with reduced screen bezels.


Lenovo Z2 Plus drops price in India

Also available on Flipkart along with Amazon.


OxygenOS 4.0.2 update is now headed to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

It brings with it further refinements of the Android 7.0 Nougat experience.


Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby virtual assistant will recognize products and text

Using the camera, you would be able to point Bixby at stuff and have it buy them for you – a personal shopping assistant.


Qualcomm: no, this isn't the Nokia 8

The chipset company sent an email stating the phones seen at their CES booth are reference devices.


Moto G5 Plus specs confirmed by CPU-Z as new photos surface

At least this time no one is trying to sell it.


Nougat rollout for HTC 10 halted due to bugs

The step was taken after the update was found to be buggy.


vivo V5 Plus becomes official with dual front camera, Snapdragon 625

The handset is a higher-end version of the V5 from last November.


Samsung unveils the Nougat waiting list: Galaxy S6, Note5 and others are invited

Half of the original A-series is on track for the Android 7.0 update, the other half is not (yet).


Galaxy J3 Emerge for Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile becomes official

The phone is going to be priced at $234.99 all-in, or $7 per month for two years.