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Week 32 in review: Nokia 8 and Asus Zenfone 4 quartet go official

In a welcome change of pace, this week brought a few major announcements to go with the usual leaks.

Nokia, now under HMD management, brought its first proper flagship as the 8 went official in London. Coming with dual Zeiss camera and a Snapdragon 835, the Nokia 8 will aim to fight it out in the premium segment and from what our first impressions show it might just have what it takes.

Asus held its own event that saw the official debut of four Zenfone 4 handsets. Some interesting devices among those too, so be sure to check them out.

Meanwhile the Huawei Mate 10 leaks continued and the Galaxy Note8 also had trouble staying out of the spotlight. The official announcement of the Samsung phablet is scheduled for next week so another major countdown timer is about to run out.

Read the full scoop on these and more by clicking the links below.

Huawei Mate 10 renders leak

The leak reveals the bezelless display for the phone, as confirmed by the company officials.


EISA awards: Galaxy S8 is best smartphone, Huawei got 3 titles

A surprising entry received the “value for money” award.


The Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs OnePlus 5 - how they compare

Three flagships with outstanding cameras, but only one can be “Best Cameraphone 2017”.


New leak reveals Sony Xperia XZ1 from all angles [Updated]

More renders of the device have leaked. There’s a 360-degree video of the renders as well.


Just in: Nokia 8 hands-on

Finally, a Nokia flagship with Android! But is it the phone we’ve been waiting for?


Nokia 8 announced: its dual camera boasts Zeiss lens and OZO audio

The 5.3″ screen will blast you with Snapdragon 835-class graphics rendered at 700 nits brightness.


Google Contacts app can now be installed on any Android device running Lollipop or newer

Up until today, you had to have a Nexus, Pixel, Android One or Google Play Edition device to enjoy its benefits.


Nokia has a big event today, here's what to expect


Nokia 8 goes on pre-order in Germany and Russia, cheaper than expected [Updated]

The officially revealed price was 599, but you can pick one up for as low as 575. Pre-orders are live in Australia as well – pricing is AUD 899 (around $712).


Galaxy Note8 dummy leaks in the wild, promotional materials reveal specs

With six days to go until its official unveiling, there’s very little we don’t know about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone.


Asus drops six new ZenFone 4 models

Two ZenFone 4, two ZenFone 4 Max and two ZenFone 4 Selfie.


Just in: Xiaomi Mi 5X hands-on

The Xiaomi Mi 5X arrives for a review, and here are our initial impressions.


Dedicated Micro-SD slot and front camera flash confirmed for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

The information comes straight from CEO Lei Jun and is backed up by official promo banners.


Galaxy Note8 briefly shows up on Samsung's official website [Updated]

Meanwhile, the company has also outed a couple of videos for the device, teasing its dual camera as well as the S Pen.


Galaxy Note9 may have a breathalyzer built into the S Pen, patent reveals

Samsung has filed a patent claim for the device, which would see the stylus bending within its housing to act both as a microphone and a breathalyzer.


Nokia 8 camera samples: photos of London, black & white shots, bothies too

Nokia and Zeiss have teamed up once more, but did they resurrect the magic of the past?


ASUS ZenFone Zoom S launched in India

It has a dual camera system with 2.3x optical system, Snapdragon 625 and 5000mAh battery.


Sharp Aquos S2 taken apart, a bezel-less phone that's well put together

Still, you’ll need a heat gun and some suction cups to get through the tougher steps.


Nokia 9 with bigger screen than the Nokia 8 seemingly confirmed by company reps

According to a Russian source, HMD Global representatives hinted at a flagship smartphone with a bigger display being in the works.


Sony Xperia XZ1 rear panels show extra large hole for the flash

Or is it just for the flash? Perhaps there will be additional hardware for focus, color spectrum or something else.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2's outline shown on video by its designer, has even smaller bezels than the Mi Mix

The race to kill all bezels continues, and Xiaomi will have a worthy entrant in it later this year.


Limited Mercury Silver Xiaomi Mi 6 will go on sale again today

It’s another flash sale and units will very limited.


Asus Zenfone 4 Pro specs spotted in GFXBench: Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM

The Pro model will stand out with a better chipset than the regular Zenfone 4, not with a better screen.


Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact stars in leaked renders, video

The phone is expected to become official at IFA at the end of the month alongside two other Sony handsets.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A found on TENAA: 720p screen, no Snapdragon 625 chipset

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, the 5A model will stick to the 4xx-series Snapdragons.


OnePlus teams up with DJI for Back to School bundles

Just in case you wanted to take a drone to school.