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.
The device features an octa-core 1.6GHz SoC.
The Mi 5s Plus comes with dual cameras – a regular and a monochrome sensor.
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Fans are showing quite a lot of interest towards the pair prior to their official sale, going live tomorrow.
A new pair of images offers a glimpse of the Pixel or Pixel XL from the back.
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.
Reports are coming from South Korea that the replaced Note7 units have further usability issues.
The revelation was made by company executives on Reddit.
Over 2.3 million units were sold – a new one every 7 seconds!
Two new renders of the Google Pixel phones are floating around the interwebs.
The image is outed around a day after the one for the smaller Pixel was revealed.
The first flash sale for the new flagship device definitely went well.
The mysterious device is rumored to come in Q3 2017 and run a new Google Andromeda OS.
A new render appears out of the blue, but some things are looking a little different.
The benchmarking site says Apple’s new snapper manages to top most competitors, despite its smaller sensor.
Here are the promo videos for the Xiaomi Mi 5s.
The benchmark listing also reveals Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Interestingly, the new iPhones will also go on sale in India on the same day.
According to analyst Pan Jiutang, the company will introduce the two phones at the end of next month.
Other Win10-powered phones including the Lumia 650, 950, and 950 XL have already got the feature.
The device has already been spotted on Geekbench and AnTuTu.
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.
The Chinese company’s next flagship phablet is expected to become available in November.
In many cases, users have complained that the phablet gets very hot during calls.
After five years of launching the service, Google has finally launched Play Music in India.
60% of US and Korean buyers have had their Note7s exchanged.
A Motorola spokesperson unofficially confirms plans to update current-gen Moto devices.