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Week 41 in review: Honor 7X and nubia Z17 duo debut

As we come closer and closer to the holiday season announcements are drying up and manufacturers start focusing on actually bringing their devices to the market for the year’s most important months. Still we have one more major announcement left – Huawei is unveiling its new Mate 10 family tomorrow – and the Chinese company is building up hype with daily teasers.

Meanwhile, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor unveiled two mid-rangers in week 41 – the 7X and 6C Pro. A more exciting duo came from ZTE – the nubia Z17S and Z17 miniS. The Archos Diamond Omega came the day after those and is basically a rebranded Z17.

OnePlus found itself in hot water as it turned out that the company is collecting private user data
without asking permission, and the company was forced to issue an apology and promise to stop doing it.

Nokia 9 renders show curved screen, dual camera hump

The rumored 5.5″ AMOLED screen will have curved sides, reducing the already small bezels.


Huawei Honor 7X goes official with 18:9 screen, dual camera

The Honor 7X improves on last year’s 6X with a taller screen, improved chipset and camera.


Dual-camera Samsung Galaxy J7+ and budget J7 Core quietly start selling in the Philippines

The 4GB RAM, plus 32GB storage J7+ is available for about $390. The J7 Core is only going for $195.


Razer phone spotted in the wild

A leaked photo claims to show Razer’s upcoming phone and it looks quite similar to the Nextbit Robin.


Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM arrives in Finland

The phone comes with 128 GB storage and will be available for shipping on October 19 with a 650 price tag.


Samsung Galaxy S9 to get the entire first batch of Snapdragon 845 chips for its early launch

If it pans out, this would be a repeat of the situation in 2017 with the S8 duo and the Snapdragon 835.


ZTE introduces the nubia Z17S and the nubia Z17 miniS

S stands for Successor of the Z17 and the Z17 mini that launched earlier this year.


Samsung brings two new camera sensors: 12MP 1.28m with Dual Pixel and 24MP 0.9m

This is the first sensor with sub-1m pixels. It will use pixel binning in the dark.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to be Flipkart-exclusive in India

The Snapdragon 835-powered, bezel-less device is set to launch in the country today.


BlackBerry releases first-look video for newly-unveiled Motion smartphone

It’s a short clip that initially focuses on the design aspects and then goes on to highlight some of the software features of the phone.


OnePlus has been collecting very specific usage data

A OnePlus 2 has been discovered to be collecting various usage stats and even associated it with the phones serial number.


Huawei teases Mate 10 Porsche Design

A short video on the Romanian Facebook page of Huawei Mobile confirmed the collaboration.


Samsung Galaxy Note FE goes on sale in Malaysia on October 25

With a price tag of RM 2,599 or around 520.


Xiaomi launches Mi Mix 2 flagship  in India

Will go on sale October 17 on Mi.com and Flipkart.


Alleged Razer phone appears on GFXBench leaking its specs

The unannounced phones CPU, RAM, screen and camera resolutions have leaked.


Sailfish X (Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X) is now available to purchase and download

Carrying a price tag of 49.90, the OS is currently only available for users in EU, Norway, and Switzerland.


Huawei Honor 6C Pro goes official with Mediatek MT6750 and 5.2-inch display

The device has been made official in Russia. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.


Qualcomm sues Apple in China aiming to ban iPhone production and sales

This is the latest installment in a series of lawsuits filed by both companies against each other across the world this year.


Oppo F5 launch markets officially confirmed

The handset will be available in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.


OnePlus says it'll stop collecting customers' private data

This and a couple of other changes are expected to come in effect by October end.


Unlimited full-res photo/video cloud storage for original Pixel owners is for life, Google confirms

It recently came to light that the free/unlimited original-quality photos and videos storage for Pixel 2 owners has a time limitation (the deal ends 2020).


Honor to launch a bezel-less phone on December 5

The phone will likely arrive with the AI-focused Kirin 970 chipset.


Archos launches the Diamond Omega with bezel-less 18:9 screen

The phone is a rebranded ZTE nubia Z17S that was unveiled yesterday.


Xiaomi Mi 6 with 4 GB RAM appears on TENAA

This would lower the price of the affordable flagship even more.