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Week 43 in review: Xiaomi Mi Mix steals the show

The Xiaomi Mi Mix is the single most interesting smartphone we’ve seen in a while, no doubt about that. Sure, the iPhone 8 may be rumored to be all display next year, but we can have that now in the Mi Mix, sort of. It does have a chin, and it will only be available in China for the time being, but those are details.

A more conventional offering, the Mi Note 2 from Xiaomi is official as well – itself a proper flagship, even with a dual-curved display like a certain Note7 we sadly won’t be seeing much of.

Xiaomi’s high-profile announcements aside, this week also saw the birth of another BlackBerry, the beautifully named DTEK60. And that about covers all the new phones.

Plenty of rumors though, including the ongoing stream on the Huawei Mate 9. The Chinese company itself is teasing the upcoming phablet every now and then, but we won’t know the full scoop until November 3.

Samsung is still investigating the Note7’s flaws, meanwhile offering incentive to those who stay on-board with the company by opting for an S7 or S7 edge. Rumors put an optical fingerprint sensor inside the Galaxy S8, which will feature a slick design and an improved camera – that last anyone can tell you.

Those are just a few of the top stories this week, make sure to click through the links below for more.

Xiaomi announces Mi MIX with borderless display

91.3% screen-to-body ratio and Snapdragon 821 make this a truly impressive phone.


Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is now official with a Snapdragon 821 and curved OLED panel

The cutting-edge handset also comes with 6GB of RAM and a 23MP camera.


No, the Xiaomi Mi Mix doesn't actually have a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio

No, it’s not 91.3%, but that doesn’t temper our love for the impressive phone.


4x optical zoom on the Huawei Mate 9, the top-spec Pro to cost $1300

How exactly Huawei’s achieved the zoom feat is yet unclear.


Huawei releases first Mate 9 teaser

It appears the flagship phablet won’t be delayed after all.


New Huawei Mate 9 teaser focuses on device's camera

The phone is rumored to sport a Leica-branded dual-camera setup, featuring 4X optical zoom.


32GB Google Pixel XL costs around $285 to make

That’s more than the Samsung Galaxy S7 as well as the Apple iPhone 7.


T-Mobile CEO has BIG news about Google Pixel

John Legere says he’s got news tomorrow about the Google Pixel on T-Mobile, what could it possibly be?


Google's new Pixel phones to go on sale in India starting tomorrow

In a tweet this past weekend, the Indian subsidiary of the company revealed that the devices will be released in the country starting October 25.


iPhone 7 Plus Taptic engine viewed in X-ray, Pixel XL too

A peek inside the secret sauce that makes the Taptic engine.


The BlackBerry DTEK60 is officially out with a $499 price tag

The handset is based on Alcatel’s IDOL 4S shell, but with a few notable software and hardware improvements.


Samsung announces upgrade program for Galaxy Note7 users

Under the program, those trading in their Note7 unit for either a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge will be able to upgrade to a Galaxy S8 or Note 8 next year.


Samsung is planning

The Korean giant didnt go into any detail, but still reassured shareholders that such an incident will not happen again.


Samsung still clueless about what caused Galaxy Note7 fires

There have been reports that even members of the Galaxy S8 development team have now been tasked to find out the root cause of the problem.


Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature an optical fingerprint sensor

The sensor will be beneath the screen and allow for a truly full-screen device.


Galaxy S8 to feature

An enhanced artificial-intelligence service has also been promised.


Apple unveils three new MacBook Pro models starting at $1,499

As expected, Apple finally announced some new MacBooks at its special event today. The MacBook Pro line has received a much needed refresh. The new MacBook Pro laptops still come in 13″ and 15″ sizes,…


Motorola Moto M leaks again with specs and a release time frame

The mid-range offers looks quite promising with its efficient Snapdragon 625 SoC and huge battery.


Even more live images showing the upcoming Moto M leak out

The device will hopefully become official soon, as it’s been in the rumors for months now.


Video calling comes back to WhatsApp beta on Android

A few months ago, WhatsApp nixed video calling from the Beta version of the App on Android. Users that had the correct version of the WhatsApp beta were able to make calls, until the feature was disab…


OnePlus 3T said to feature a Sony IMX398 sensor

The slight upgrade in the camera department and other internals does come at a price hike of around $80.


Report says iPhone 8 will come in three sizes, all with glass backs

Aside from the now-classic 4.7″ and 5.5″ options, the company is said to also launch a 5″ iPhone in 2017.


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) leaks in renders, video

The A-series device could become official in the next few weeks.