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Week 38 in review: Google acquires parts of HTC as new Pixels leak

The past seven days brought confirmation of the ongoing negotiations between the troubled HTC and Google. The Android maker agreed to acquire parts of the Taiwanese company’s smartphone business to boost its Pixel lineup in a deal worth $1.1 billion.

Meizu and Huawei announced a couple of mid-rangers – the M6 and Maimang 6, respectively. vivo had a couple of more interesting devices to show – the X20 and X20a.

In camp Apple the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus officially went on sale, while DxO completed its review of the iPhone 8 duo. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium also got its own DxO test published.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL leak in many colors, have prices revealed

The smaller model will reprise the pricing of its predecessor, but the bigger phone is getting more expensive.


HTC and Google announce a $1.1 billion agreement for the future of Pixel

HTC and Google have reached a deal where HTC employees will join Google and the company will have access to HTCs intellectual property.


Huawei Maimang 6 goes official with Kirin 659 SoC, four cameras

The device carries a tag of CNY 2,399, which currently translates into around $365.


Professional photographer's take on the iPhone 8 Plus camera

This photographer shot hundreds of pictures with an iPhone 8 Plus while touring in India.


Huawei Mate 10 poses for a photo

Razor-thin side bezels keep this large-screened phone compact.


iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 now rule DxOMark's rankings with best smartphone cameras ever tested

The iPhone 8 Plus is the current holder of the gold medal, while its smaller sibling takes silver.


Sony Xperia XZ Premium camera scores 83 on DxOMark

Sonys latest flagship smartphone isnt impressing DxOMark in the camera department.


Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage officially confirmed to be coming next month

According to a new report, HMD has confirmed that the variant will be made available in Europe (Germany, specifically) next month on October 20


Just-in: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact hands-on

We saw it in a glance at IFA 2017 and now it arrives for our complete review.


Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro pricing leaks

The regular version costs between $653 and $850, while the Pro can set you back up to $1100.


Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review roundup

The early reviews are in – here’s the scoop.


HTC reportedly has a huge announcement for tomorrow

HTC will sell the phone division to Google, claim sources with insider info. Vive stays put.


PSA: Turning off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth from Control Center in iOS 11 doesn't actually turn them off

Oddly enough, this is a feature, not a bug – if you want Wi-Fi or Bluetooth fully off, you need to go to Settings.


Meizu M6 arrives with octa-core CPU, 5.2-inch display

The handset carries a starting price tag of CNY 699, which currently translates into around $105.


Xiaomi sells over 1 million smartphones in India in 2 days

“This achievement marks an industry first, and is a key milestone for Xiaomi India,” the company said.


ZTE nubia NX595J promises to be a 5.73

ZTE calls this “Full View Display 2.1”, suggesting that handsets like the Mi Mix 2 are slightly behind.


LG's new V30 smartphone begins shipping

It’ll first be available in the company’s home country of South Korea, something which will happen this week.


HTC U11 Plus rumored for November with 6-inch 18:9 bezel-less screen

Such a ‘full screen’ device would be quite the departure from the bezel-heavy U11.


vivo X20 and X20 Plus unveiled with 18:9 Full View screens, Snapdragon 660

The company’s newest smartphones arrive only a few months after their predecessors.


Report suggests iPhone X production hasn't even begun yet

Finding the anniversary iPhone might be a hard task.


Quad-camera Huawei Maimang 6 to be sold outside China as Mate 10 Lite, not G10

It’s the first in the Maimang series to be rebranded Mate, but with its four cameras and near bezel-less front, it’s probably worthy of that name.


Watch the iPhone 8 get scratched, burned and bent

Spoiler alert: It survives


Huawei Mate 10 Lite leaks in hands-on video, showing off its four cameras and 18:9 screen

Just yesterday we saw a bunch of press renders for it, and now we’re already treated to a video of a live unit.


Oppo R11 'King of Glory' edition coming next week

The limited edition device will go on sale next week on September 29.


Moto X4 arriving in India in October, Motorola confirms

The confirmation came in the form of a tweet which revealed October 3 as the date.