It was a big week for phone announcements. Xiaomi took the wraps off the Mi Max 3 after a few weeks of intense teasing and it’s pretty exciting – near-7-inch screen and 5,500mAh battery!
In other Xiaomi news, the Mi A2 Lite went on sale prematurely. It’s still unofficial at this point, but that will change next week.
Nokia made the X5 official in China and started the global rollout of the Nokia X6 under the name Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Xiaomi will finally start selling its Mi 8 Explorer edition on July 24 but before you get too excited, it’s a China-only offer for now.
Huawei announced the nova 3i in the Philippines, while Corning introduced Gorilla Glass 6 with a promise of a higher resistance to drops.
The OnePlus 6 finally made its way to DxOMark’s labs and came away with a good score of 96 – toppling some major competitors.
HTC made its exit from the Indian market – a move that could be yet another nail in the maker’s coffin.
And in the final noteworthy story of the week Google was fined €4.3b by the EU’s Competition Commission and CEO Sundar Pichai penned a letter to warn that the decision could change the way Google offers Android to phone makers.
The phone runs on Snapdragon 636 and has a dual AI camera on the back.
The still-unofficial Android One phone is up on AliExpress with a sizeable discount compared to the rumored European price.
Nokia X5 finally released with notched 5.86-inch display, tall aspect ratio, dual cameras and Helio P60 on board.
The final score topped the Galaxy Note8 as well. With a 100 on still photos, it also edges out the Pixel 2 (but loses in the video test).
The blue version of the phone will indeed ship with a gold S Pen.
The more affordable version of the Nova 3i costs PHP15,990 ($ 300/€260) and arrives with a free Bluetooth speaker.
A breakthrough in the manufacturing process makes Gorilla Glass more resistant to multiple drops.
This is the first appearance outside of China and comes only in one storage configuration – 4GB/64GB.
The budget iPhone to also feature Face ID unlock although with slightly thicker notch and bezels.
The phone will have ultra-thin bezels but will be smaller than a Nintendo Switch console.
Will continue to run VR business directly from Taiwan.
The price comes pretty close to that of the Xperia XZ2 Premium and specs are almost identical to the Xperia XZ2.
A leaked poster suggests the launch date and the starting price of CNY3,699 ($ 555/€473).
Google’s CEO thinks the EU is messing with the fine balance of the ecosystem.
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