The most important event this week was the official announcement of the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus. A couple of less major new products were introduced by Xiaomi and Microsoft – the hybrid watch Mijia Quartz and the Surface Go Windows tablet.
We also got a bunch of new leaks and rumors about the flagships of the upcoming Fall – Samsung Galaxy Note9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro took turns in the spotlight. Some midrangers that are closer to a debut made headlines too – the Nokia X5, the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi Max 3.
For these and the other top stories of the week check out the list below.
The mid-ranger packs a 23 MP camera.
Apple expects plenty of 2018 iPhone orders so it has to cease production of the iPhone X and SE.
The Chinese display maker, BOE, is expected to deliver the curved OLEDs. Reportedly, they already went into production.
There are also dual cameras on the front and back and GPU Turbo out of the box.
From the front the two are going to be indistinguishable for most people.
Mijia Quartz Watch is for the timeless classic lovers with some extra smart functions.
The company has scheduled a global launch in Spain and posted a confirmation on the Mi forums.
It arrives as a smaller version of the Surface Pro with Windows S.
The price leak is for Poland, but it should apply for the rest of Europe too.
The images appear just two days before the official launch.
The date was confirmed by Nokia China on Weibo.
If all recent rumors turn out true, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ could have as many as five cameras.
We were expecting yellow and blue color versions for the phone based on prior leaks, but this is intriguing.
Great value at glance.
The date was confirmed by Xiaomi on their Weibo social media account.
A Polish website quotes €990 and an August 24 release date.
A Geekbench listing confirms the Snapdragon 636 and hints at imminent global release.
The plant in Uttar Pradesh was unveiled by Indian PM Narendra Modi and South Korean president Moon Jae-in.
Nokia X5 coming with a wide notch, Helio P60 and in a cool blue color.
The official launch will take place in Shenzhen, the company confirmed on Weibo.
The video extolls the virtues of the camera system in the company’s latest flagship smartphone.
The charger just got certified on 3C. It could be twice as fast as the current charger on the P20 series.
Goes on pre-order exclusively on Amazon starting July 19.
It’s called Memory, has a gameshow vibe, and it’s all about remembering passwords.
The Honor Note 10 looks ready for announcement.
If true, this will be the first Exynos chipset with more than two core clusters.
The Mi 8 Explorer went by TENAA in three memory variants.
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