Week 39 in review: Xiaomi Mi5s launch and Google Pixel leaks

Another busy week in the mobile realm indeed. This time the main event came courtesy of Xiaomi and its new and improved flagship pair. The Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus were turning heads and hyping fans well before their launch. But now that the handsets are official, things really exploded. With exciting improvements like the Snapdragon 821 SoC and a fresh new dual-camera setup on the big one, it comes as no surprise that over 3 million people have already signed-up to show their enthusiasm for the affordable flagships.

Another major theme from the past week was the upcoming Google Pixel lineup. Fans are understandably excited about the next batch of vanilla Android devices, likely to come from HTC and the first to bear the new company branding. Hopefully, we wont have to wait past Google’s October 4 event to see the Pixel and Pixel XL in full.

In other news, Samsung is still a constant presence in the news section even if it is not all good news. The Korean giant seems to be still entangled in the Note7 recall. It is, however, encouraging to see that normal operations are continuing and the Galaxy On8 is now official and the C9 likely to follow soon as well.

And last, but not least, we can’t fail to mention the Huawei Mate 9, which is also on its way.

Samsung Galaxy On8 unveiled with 5.5

The device features an octa-core 1.6GHz SoC.

Xiaomi launches Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus

The Mi 5s Plus comes with dual cameras – a regular and a monochrome sensor.

Samsung's woes continue as another Galaxy S7 edge catches fire

Over a week after a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge burning incident came to light, a woman from the Philippines claimed that her unit also heated up and started emitting smoke while it was being used by her d…

The Xiaomi Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus already have over 3 million registrations

Fans are showing quite a lot of interest towards the pair prior to their official sale, going live tomorrow.

Google Pixel shows up in new renders

A new pair of images offers a glimpse of the Pixel or Pixel XL from the back.

Huawei Mate 9 to come in three versions, memory and pricing leaks

The higher tiers also have exclusivity on color choices – if you want the Mate 9 in Black, you’ll have to shell out for the top model.

Replaced Note7 units found to overheat and lose power quickly

Reports are coming from South Korea that the replaced Note7 units have further usability issues.

Android 7.0 Nougat update for OnePlus 3 in works; OnePlus X Marshmallow update coming next week

The revelation was made by company executives on Reddit.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 becomes a bestseller in India

Over 2.3 million units were sold – a new one every 7 seconds!

New 360-degree renders of Google  Pixel XL leave nothing to the imagination

Two new renders of the Google Pixel phones are floating around the interwebs.

Google Pixel XL gets the leaked press render treatment too

The image is outed around a day after the one for the smaller Pixel was revealed.

LeEco sells 500,000 Le Pro 3 units in 15 seconds

The first flash sale for the new flagship device definitely went well.

Google's alleged Pixel 3 laptop might be the future and death of Chromebooks

The mysterious device is rumored to come in Q3 2017 and run a new Google Andromeda OS.

Alleged official render of the Google Pixel appears

A new render appears out of the blue, but some things are looking a little different.

DxOMark praises the iPhone 7's camera and its tech innovations

The benchmarking site says Apple’s new snapper manages to top most competitors, despite its smaller sensor.

Watch all the Xiaomi Mi 5s promo videos here

Here are the promo videos for the Xiaomi Mi 5s.

Samsung Galaxy C9 appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 652 SoC, 6GB RAM

The benchmark listing also reveals Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Report says Samsung Galaxy Note7 India relaunch set for October 7

Interestingly, the new iPhones will also go on sale in India on the same day.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 lauch event rumored for October

According to analyst Pan Jiutang, the company will introduce the two phones at the end of next month.

Microsoft Lumia 550 getting new update; 'Double Tap to Wake' not included

Other Win10-powered phones including the Lumia 650, 950, and 950 XL have already got the feature.

Samsung Galaxy C9's GFXBench listing confirms 6-inch display, 6GB RAM, and 16MP front shooter

The device has already been spotted on Geekbench and AnTuTu.

Lenovo lays off 1,100 employees

Droid Life reports that Motorola has laid off less than 2% of the 55,000 employees that the company has worldwide, which equates to about 1,100 layoffs in total.

New leaked renders show the Huawei Mate 9 in many colors

The Chinese company’s next flagship phablet is expected to become available in November.

Samsung says overheating issue in replacement Galaxy Note7 units

In many cases, users have complained that the phablet gets very hot during calls.

Google Play Music now available in India

After five years of launching the service, Google has finally launched Play Music in India.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall update: 90% opting for replacement rather than refund

60% of US and Korean buyers have had their Note7s exchanged.

Android 7.0 confirmed for Moto Z lineup, G4, and G4 Plus

A Motorola spokesperson unofficially confirms plans to update current-gen Moto devices.