Week 7 was dominated by a pair of smartphones – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, with last minute leaks and coverage of the announcement dominating our best read story list.
We also got a bunch of leaks as is typical for this part of the year. The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 9 proved more popular than the Galaxy S9, while the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s also gained a lot of interest.
It wasn’t all unofficial stuff either – Samsung released a bunch of teaser videos for its upcoming flagship pair and sent some of its official accessories to its retail partners.
In other news the Galaxy S8 got its Oreo update rollout halted due to a newly discovered issue that needs patching before the seeding continues.
Redmi Note 5 is the Redmi 5 Plus; Redmi Note 5 Pro is coming with SD636 and iPhone X-like dual camera.
18:9 displays and 4000mAh battery are common features but the Pro gets a dual rear camera and the new Snapdragon 636.
First photos, taken right after the announcement in New Delhi.
The photo reveals the tall 18:9 screen with rounded corners and 2.5D glass.
The picture arrives hours after the specs leaked and just a day before the official announcement in India.
Someone was out and about, testing its dual camera.
Other confirmed specs include Snapdragon 845, 6 tall screen and 3,400 mAh battery.
Each 15 second video teases a headlining feature of the upcoming Galaxy S9 flagships.
There was a bug that went unnoticed during the beta testing.
The Pixel 2 XL deal ends today, while the Galaxy S8 promo runs through March 29.
The phone posts the amazing 3648 for single-core score and 8894 multi-core result.
Nokia 7 Plus will be on the Android One program, while the Nokia 1 will most likely have a removable back panel.
It will not be called G7, and right now it’s only known by its codename: Judy.
The 55″ TV is 4.9 mm thin and costs INR39,999 (503/$623).
As per the leak, the handset carries a model number of H8116.
Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show the top right corner notch where the front camera should be.
The Exynos 9810 version that we saw on Geekbench yesterday had 4GB of RAM.
“Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide,” counters a Huawei spokesperson.
The Moto G6 Plus model will upgrade to a Snapdragon 630 chipset, but the Play will have the biggest battery.
Two other upcoming Moto devices got Wi-Fi certified, with their SoCs revealed.
Samsung has a reimagined the way it makes cameras, for the Galaxy S9.
The info was found hidden in firmware files, suggests an OLED display for the upcoming large-sized Huawei flagship.
Another round of renders of the oft-leaked phone confirms the minimal bezels design.
The company effectively confirmed this while replying to a user-query on Twitter.
It only got started less than a week ago, and only managed to reach a few markets.
The company did not say whether it’s TSMC or Samsung that is fabbing the 7nm modems.
The cloth is different from the Hyperknit case from last week.