December is not typically a month that sees plenty of new smartphone announcements, but this week brought plenty of debuts.
Xiaomi a couple of 18:9 entry level smartphones – the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, which bring impressive hardware for their respective price points. Huawei had the Nova 2s mid-ranger to show, while LG brought an even more premium version of its V30 flagship, dubbed Signature Edition.
Qualcomm held an event of its own, detailing the chipset that will likely power the H1 2018 flagship – Snapdragon 845.
Meanwhile, a leak gave us a look at the upcoming Sony bezelless flagship. The Japanese company is the only major player yet to jump on the tall screen bandwagon, but it can’t be long now.
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If true, possibly the biggest design overhaul in recent Xperia history.
Prices range from $120 for the 2GB/16GB Redmi 5 to $200 for the 4GB/64GB Redmi 5 Plus.
The Mi Note 3 achieved the great 94 points for its photos and the decent 82 for its videos.
Honor announced two smartphones headed to Europe and the US with pre-orders open now.
The chipset company also introduced laptops, running both Windows 10 and ARM-based processor.
The phone has Kirin 960 chipset and a 16MP+20MP dual-cam setup.
It comes with AI Platform and Kryo 385 CPU cores, clocked at up to 2.8 GHz.
The phone is fragile and the battery isn’t great, which hurt its standing.
LG is making just 300 of those and buyers can have their name inscribed on the back.
It looks like we’re getting the A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) instead of A5 (2018) and A7 (2018).
The Redmi 5 appears to cost $199, while the Plus variant is $249.
Even though they are getting Oreo, Treble is not part of the deal.
New rumors say that the device won’t feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The phone will unlock certain apps only when a specific person looks at the icons.
The company says implementing Project Treble on current devices through an OTA update comes with risk of bricking the units.
The EU General Court ruled that people might mistake the Mi Pad with the iPad.
A 24MP selfie camera is apparently in tow as well.
Designed for AI, deep learning and high performance computing applications.
Will be released alongside Android 8.1 on December 6.
It will be one of three new devices, the other coming with OLED panels.
You have until December 11 to sign up if you’re interested.
They predict a sharp drop in iPhone shipments in March.
Firmware files suggest the display might have rounded corners like the iPhone X and Essential PH-1.
Also announces Google Assistant for JioPhone.
Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple, vivo, and Oppo account for 91% of the market, Samsung sits at just 2.2%.