Week 33 ended up pretty busy with Oppo, Motorola and Xiaomi all announcing new hardware. Three phones and a tablet isn’t a bad return, considering it’s the middle of the summer.
Meanwhile, most pieces of the Pocophone F1 puzzle fell in place ahead of its August 22 announcement. The Huawei Mate 20 trio was also frequenting the rumor mill and even the Galaxy S10 got some spotlight despite being half a year away from officialdom.
The Galaxy Note9 on the other hand got its display inspected and pronounced the best in the world. Oh and it got a special version by Caviar with 1kg of gold.
For these and the other hot topics of the week check out the list below. See you next week!
The images are based on all the previously outed patents covering the Galaxy F (or Galaxy X).
The Pocophone F1 will launch in India on August 22.
This is the first dual camera on an F-series phone. And no, you haven’t missed anything – the official announcement is in two days.
Helio P60 provides the smarts for the 25MP selfie camera as well as for the dual camera on the rear.
Has a notch display, dual rear camera and fingerprint sensor.
It also comes only in WiFi + 4G LTE variant.
The phone will arrive with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage on August 18.
The whole setup will look like this – 16 MP regular + 13 MP tele + 12 MP wide-angle snappers.
The phone looks like the Lenovo Z5 but with an iPhone X-inspired camera design.
The best in class display, period.
Huawei expects that the Kirin 980 will be the first commercially available 7nm smartphone chip.
An in-display fingerprint is sitting under the panel as well.
That kind of speed is easy to get – if you have the money. But the Pocophone is different, it won’t break the bank.
However, we’ve previously seen cases that showed a dual camera. Will we see a XZ3 lineup with two different camera setups?
The new leak confirms most of what we know and adds to the story.
The Kirin 710 chip has only been used in the nova 3i so far.
The information was leaked on Twitter by @OnLeaks.
The phone has a mind-boggling price tag of nearly $60,000/50,000.
The company cant keep up with the rising costs of labor while sales are going down.
The Expert Imaging and Sound Association has published its top picks for 2018-2019.
The XA2 generation used the Snapdragon 630. The 660 features four big cores – Kryo 260 Gold – and should offer a boost in performance.
It might end up being called the 8X Max, coming with a 7.12-inch display and a 4,900mAh battery.
The new type of cover is developed to battle minor scratches and defects.
Oppo has confirmed the VOOC Flash Charge-equipped F9 Pro will become official on August 21.