Week 9 in review: 6GB of RAM in a smartphone, iPhone 5se unboxed

The mobile world is slowly getting settled back to normal after MWC and our news section over the past week reflects that. With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 out of the way the 4-inch iPhone 5se has returned to the top of our hot topics, now unboxed for the camera.

Various Xiaomi-related events happened during the week, and you were pretty interested in reading about those. Most notably, the Redmi Note 3 was launched on the Indian market, but also the Mi 5 reportedly gathered 14 million registrations for its first sale.

In a world’s first, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite broke the 4-gig RAM barrier, and will be offered with 6GB of operating memory, putting some budget laptops to shame. HTC’s next flagship was supposedly going to be called M10, then it wasn’t, a teaser was released, and a camera sample leaked. The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro was spotted on AnTuTu, revealing specs, and the Huawei P9 also showed up on a couple of occasions.

Android N screenshots revealed some of the upcoming changes in Google’s next OS version, while the current Marshmallow, coupled with TouchWiz, uses 8 gigs of your 32GB Galaxy S7 storage – made a much bigger deal in the comments, than it actually is.

Aaand we’re back to the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, which broke pre-order records, started shipping earlier than promised, got torn down, and went through some torture tests. Oh, and also feature QuickCharge 2.0, unlike the LG G5 which gets Qualcomm’s 3.0 version of the charging tech.

To read the details on these and more, follow the links below.

Apple iPhone 5se unboxed in front of a camera

The iPhone 5se is rumored to be announced later this month and go on sale shortly after.

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 in India

Comes with a brand new Snapdragon 650 processor and a massive 4050mAh battery.

vivo Xplay 5 Elite goes official with 6GB RAM, Vivo Xplay 5 announced too

All metal Vivo Xplay 5 and Vivo Xplay 5 Elite go official, both feature dual-curved displays.

Xiaomi Mi 5 scores over 14 million registrations for its first sale

The sale begins tomorrow – 10AM China time.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders break records

The Galaxy S7 edge is better liked with 64% of customers opting for one.

LG G5 supports QuickCharge 3.0, Galaxy S7 is only 2.0, what's that about?

Qualcomm’s website states that Samsung’s flagship is stuck on the older-gen charging tech.

HTC One M10 name confirmed, camera sample shown

EXIF data of the lone image reads HTC_M10h, 9MP in 16:9 ratio suggests a 12MP 4:3 sensor.

Lucky customer gets Galaxy S7 edge early, screenshots galore

An early Galaxy S7 edge owner posts screen shots of the largely-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 edge’s UI and software features.

Android and TouchWiz take 8GB of your Samsung Galaxy S7 storage

At least, 8GB of Galaxy S7’s storage are occupied by the OS and the launcher.

Watch Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 India launch event here

Company’s first Redmi phone with metal body and fingerprint sensor.

Early mockups speculate Android N UI changes

New mockups describe early Android N screenshots which bring along new UI elements, animations, transitions and redesigned notifications and toggles.

HTC outs first teaser video for the One M10

In it, the Taiwanese company boasts that it’s hard at work finding ways to make smartphones even better.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro stops by AnTuTu, confirms specs

A 16MP/8MP camera duo and 4 gigs of RAM is what you’d be getting over the regular A9.

Leaked photos of Huawei P9 confirm earlier renders

Evan Blass wrote a piece with leaked photos of the Huawei P9 with close-ups of the camera, display, underside and rear of the device, complete with new specs of the device.

Will the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge bend, scratch, or burn?

Remember #bendgate? It was all the rage back in 2014, after Apple released the rather bendable iPhone 6 Plus. Ever since that point, some people have taken to constantly testing new phones for such be…

Samsung rises to fourth in the chip race, Qualcomm still leads

Qualcomm leads the chip race, followed by Apple, MediaTek, and Samsung.

Android N System app gets previewed

Shows redesigned interface and new hamburger menu.

Vivo Xplay 5 with 6GB RAM leaks in more live pictures, specs in tow

New live pictures and specs of the long rumored Vivo Xplay 5 leak online.

Sony Xperia X and XA UK pre-orders kick off

Two of the three handsets in the newly unveiled Xperia X family are now up for grabs in the UK.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge teardown exposes all of its internals

While the Samsung Galaxy S7 got its first teardown last month, now it’s time for the curvy S7 edge to receive the exact same treatment. The folks over at Chipworks have done the deed this time around,…