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Week 34 in review: Pocophone F1, Oppo R17 Pro and a bunch of leaks

A rather exiting week, this one. It saw the debut of the Oppo R17 Pro with its triple rear camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and insanely fast SuperVOOC charging.

We also got the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 – a Snapdragon 845 powerhouse at the hard to believe price of $300.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 3 XL, which is still about two months away from its official announcement got reviewed in detail, revealing all there’s to know about it. And yes, the giant notch rumors were correct, sadly.

A bunch of other pre-IFA leaks also appeared. You can check out the full list of our most read articles this week below and make sure you are all caught up.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 goes official with Snapdragon 845 and a $300 price tag

The price starts at INR20,999 ($300) and reaches INR29,999 ($430) for the 256GB version.


Pixel 3 XL review appears - pricing, features, camera samples

Plus more details about future Google products and some unknown specs.


Huawei Mate 20 - here's how it will look and all of its specs

This is the biggest Huawei Mate 20 leak so far.


Oppo R17 Pro is official with SuperVOOC, triple camera and in-display fingerprint

It’s also among the first to pack a Snapdragon 710 chipset.


Google Pixel 3 XL mega leak - live images, camera samples and specs

This is our best look yet at the Google Pixel 3 XL.


LG V40 ThinQ leaks in press renders, showing off its five cameras, display notch, and tiny bezels

The phone is expected to launch on November 16.


6.1-inch iPhone  specs detailed, iPhone SE might get a spiritual successor

It will have the iPhone 8 shell, with iPhone 7 internals and edge-to-edge display.


Huawei uses DSLR camera to capture 'selfie' featured in nova 3 video ad [Updated]

Nice ‘selfies’ result when you have a pro photographer capturing them and you don’t use a phone.


Essential Phone is down to $224 at Amazon US

That’s a steal for a phone that runs Android 9.0 Pie on a Snapdragon 835.


Oppo F9 Pro in for review

We have the Oppo F9 Pro with its new water drop notch, 25MP selfie camera and VOOC Flash Charge.


Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus are the global names for Nokia X6 and Nokia X5

Nokia 6.1 Plus is already available in India, Nokia 5.1 Plus to follow in September.


Survey reveals that Android users switch to iOS for a better user experience

iOS users that switch to Android say its for better prices.


Pixel 3 XL pictured in the wild with a deep notch housing two cameras

Two cameras on the front, one on the back. The side bezels are really thin, though.


Samsung Galaxy Note9 aces durability test

And we get to see the new S Pen super capacitor in the bionic flesh.


Samsung's first Android Go Edition phone unveiled: the Galaxy J2 Core

Available starting today in India and Malaysia and set to expand to new markets soon.


NVIDIA announces new GeForce RTX series of graphics cards with real time ray tracing

Launches RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti with prices starting at $499.


Xiaomi Pocophone F1 with 8 GB RAM appears on Geekbench

The upcoming phone reaches impressive scores due to its Snapdragon 845 chipset.


Someone is selling early Pixel 3 XL units for $2000 on the black market

This is the same person responsible for the latest unboxing and full leaks of the Pixel 3 XL that we saw today.


Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 855 will be built on a 7nm process

The company began sampling the chip to device makers.


Realme 2 full specs sheet leaks

The new budget offer features a Snapdragon 450, 4,230 mAh battery and a 13MP + 2MP camera setup.


Apple switching to Chinese suppliers for cheaper iPhone components

Working with Taiwanese manufacturers is proving to be more expensive for the US company.


Samsung Galaxy A8 Star to shine in India

The phone was teased on Amazon at a starting price of INR30,000 ($430/373).


The birth of a Galaxy Note9: behind the scenes video from Samsung's factory

The manufacturing process heavily relies on precise machines that carry out much of the assembly.


Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to shoot Super Selfies, boast updated Visual Core chip

A new leak goes into more details about the upcoming devices’ camera setup.


Realme 2 launching as a Flipkart exclusive for just $140

It’s going to be the cheapest notched smartphone in India.


Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will launch with Android 9.0 Pie, says the EEC

The Mate 20 Lite might be out of luck, though. There’s a bonus phone: a new Huawei Y9 is coming too.


Sony Xperia XZ3 render leaks in silver, aligns with previous leaks

The Xperia XZ3 is expected to have a Snapdragon 845, a 48MP camera setup, and dedicated shutter key.