Week 28 in review: iPhone rumors gather traction, Mi Max 3 getting bigger


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.

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus announced with 6

The mid-ranger packs a 23 MP camera.

Apple to stop iPhone X and SE production

Apple expects plenty of 2018 iPhone orders so it has to cease production of the iPhone X and SE.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to have a curved OLED screen

The Chinese display maker, BOE, is expected to deliver the curved OLEDs. Reportedly, they already went into production.

Huawei Nova 3 arrives with Kirin 970, 4 cameras

There are also dual cameras on the front and back and GPU Turbo out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 press render leaks showing striking similarity to the Note8

From the front the two are going to be indistinguishable for most people.

Xiaomi Mijia Quartz Watch debuts with affordable price tag

Mijia Quartz Watch is for the timeless classic lovers with some extra smart functions.

Xiaomi Mi A2 is coming on July 24

The company has scheduled a global launch in Spain and posted a confirmation on the Mi forums.

Microsoft unveils 10-inch Surface Go for $  399

It arrives as a smaller version of the Surface Pro with Windows S.

Xiaomi Mi A2 to be joined by Mi A2 Lite, prices revealed

The price leak is for Poland, but it should apply for the rest of Europe too.

Leaked Nokia X5 press renders reveal wide notch

The images appear just two days before the official launch.

Nokia X5 officially arrives on July 11

The date was confirmed by Nokia China on Weibo.

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ to have dual selfie camera

If all recent rumors turn out true, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ could have as many as five cameras.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 promotional poster leaks showing a blue phone with a yellow S Pen

We were expecting yellow and blue color versions for the phone based on prior leaks, but this is intriguing.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE in for review

Great value at glance.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 finally arriving on July 19

The date was confirmed by Xiaomi on their Weibo social media account.

Samsung Galaxy Note9's price and release date revealed

A Polish website quotes €990 and an August 24 release date.

Nokia 6.1 Plus pops up on Geekbench days before the official global launch

A Geekbench listing confirms the Snapdragon 636 and hints at imminent global release.

Samsung opens world’s biggest smartphone factory in India

The plant in Uttar Pradesh was unveiled by Indian PM Narendra Modi and South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

Nokia X5 to come with Helio P60, new press images surface

Nokia X5 coming with a wide notch, Helio P60 and in a cool blue color.

Huawei nova 3 arriving on July 18

The official launch will take place in Shenzhen, the company confirmed on Weibo.

Sony brags about the Xperia XZ2 Premium's high ISO video recording in latest promo

The video extolls the virtues of the camera system in the company’s latest flagship smartphone.

Huawei's latest fast charging tech might be the fastest yet

The charger just got certified on 3C. It could be twice as fast as the current charger on the P20 series.

Vivo NEX S Indian price revealed ahead of launch

Goes on pre-order exclusively on Amazon starting July 19.

Apple outs new video ad for Face ID on the iPhone X

It’s called Memory, has a gameshow vibe, and it’s all about remembering passwords.

Huawei Honor Note 10 shows off its Kirin 970 on Geekbench

The Honor Note 10 looks ready for announcement.

Samsung's Exynos 9820 to come with tri-cluster, 2+2+4 CPU

If true, this will be the first Exynos chipset with more than two core clusters.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition with 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB memory incoming

The Mi 8 Explorer went by TENAA in three memory variants.

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