Week 29 in review: Mi Max 3, Nokia X5, nova 3i, Gorilla Glass 6 are all official

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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.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 arrives with 6.9” screen and 5,500 mAh battery

The phone runs on Snapdragon 636 and has a dual AI camera on the back.


Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite jumps the gun and goes on sale, is cheaper than expected

The still-unofficial Android One phone is up on AliExpress with a sizeable discount compared to the rumored European price.


Nokia X5 now official with Helio P60, dual cameras and 84% screen-to-body ratio

Nokia X5 finally released with notched 5.86-inch display, tall aspect ratio, dual cameras and Helio P60 on board.


OnePlus 6 scores a respectable 96 score from DxOMark, beats iPhone 8 Plus

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).


New Samsung Galaxy Note9 press render and live images leak

The blue version of the phone will indeed ship with a gold S Pen.


Huawei nova 3i announced with Kirin 710

The more affordable version of the Nova 3i costs PHP15,990 ($ 300/€260) and arrives with a free Bluetooth speaker.


Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 6

A breakthrough in the manufacturing process makes Gorilla Glass more resistant to multiple drops.


Nokia X6 officially begins global rollout as Nokia 6.1 Plus

This is the first appearance outside of China and comes only in one storage configuration – 4GB/64GB.


2018 iPhones' front panels surface, impressively thin bezels all around

The budget iPhone to also feature Face ID unlock although with slightly thicker notch and bezels.


Honor Note 10 showcases huge display in first live image

The phone will have ultra-thin bezels but will be smaller than a Nintendo Switch console.


HTC exits Indian smartphone market

Will continue to run VR business directly from Taiwan.


An online retailer takes pre-orders for the Sony Xperia XZ3, price and specs revealed

The price comes pretty close to that of the Xperia XZ2 Premium and specs are almost identical to the Xperia XZ2.


Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer hitting the stores on July 24

A leaked poster suggests the launch date and the starting price of CNY3,699 ($ 555/€473).


Pichai responds to EU fine, hints Google might start charging for Android

Google’s CEO thinks the EU is messing with the fine balance of the ecosystem.


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