Week 29 in review: Nokia 8 leaks, LG Q8 goes official


Week 29 was heavily dominated by the Nokia 8 as the upcoming flagship from the HMD-owned brand kept leaking over the past few days. At this point we have a pretty good idea of what the handset will look like but we are yet to learn when it be announced.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is another popular name in the rumor mill and this week we finally got a date for its Unpacked event. Mark August 23 on your calendars and make sure you still around then to get the full scoop on the phablet flagship.

We also an official debut this week – LG introduced the Q8 mid-ranger, which is basically a downsized V20.

For these and the other best read stories of the week check out the list below.

Nokia 8 appears on official website ahead of possible announcement tomorrow

The brand’s Chinese website has mistakenly put up a promotional image for the upcoming flagship device today.

Gold-copper Nokia 8 pictured in the wild

Luckily it isn’t the only color option.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 shines in new renders

The renders are said to be based on info by industry insiders.

Samsung Galaxy S8 discounted by up to $  400

A trade-in may save you $ 300, while a phone on BestBuy through a carrier can cost as low as $ 360 with a subscriber plan.

LG Q8 unveiled: a 5.2

Complete with secondary screen, dual camera, Snapdragon 820 chipset and a waterproof body.

Samsung says it will recover 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, and copper through Note7 recycling

The Korean company has detailed its recycling plans for the failed smartphone today.

Galaxy S8 selling better than its predecessor, Samsung says

The company says sales of the S8/S8 Plus are currently around 15% higher than their predecessors.

WhatsApp to get PiP video calls

The latest version of WhatsApp’s beta build lets you do other stuff during a video call.

VIDEO: Camera battle - OnePlus 5, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8

Our expertise in video form, enjoy!

Arto Nummela steps down as HMD CEO, effective immediately

He will be replaced by Florian Seiche, co-leader and president of the company.

Galaxy Note8 launch event date confirmed: August 23

Samsung has sent out invitations to the press for its Galaxy Unpacked event to announce the Note8.

Xiaomi Mi 5X will launch on July 26 alongside MIUI 9

The date was confirmed by an official invitation.

New render of a Galaxy Note8 case shows an expansive top bezel

Will the Note8 be a fivehead or did Nillkin get it wrong?

LG V30 appears on GeekBench with 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1.2

LG’s second flagship’s specs appear on a popular benchmarkng app’s database.

Reliance announces JioPhone, an effectively free 4G feature phone for the masses

Has free calling and low cost 4G data plans with full refund on purchase cost after three years.

Upcoming Moto G5S Plus leaks in official-looking press renders

The image is unfortunately quite blurry, but we’ve already seen the handset many times before.

Moto Z2 Force will reportedly carry a 2,730 mAh battery

More of the Moto Z2 Force’s specs leak, revealing a couple of poorly made decisions.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) with dual-camera leaks again

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) with 13MP rear camera is already available in some markets, but rumors say China will get a variant that features dual rear-camera setup.

New leak shows the Nokia 8 in a different color

This should be the Steel option – second of the four rumored launch colors.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note5 getting new update

The Note 4 update arrives as version N910FXXS1DQG5 and weighs in at around 200MB.

Metal blanks show a fingerprint reader on the back of the iPhone 8

Many Android phones do it this way, but Apple allegedly had other plans.

IDC: Windows Phone falls to 0.1% market share, Android up to 85% in Q1 this year

Apple is predicted to rise as the next-gen iPhones are released. For now, Samsung is the top smartphone manufacturer.

Xiaomi Mi 5X now leaks in renders

The leaked images not only reveal different color options, but also clearly show both front and back of the device.

Check out the latest concept video of the Pixel XL 2

The most recent concept render has been reimagined in a video featuring a 3D render.

Apple is once again selling Nokia products

We’re obviously not talking about smartphones, but the connected health devices formerly bearing the Withings brand.

Xiaomi Mi 2/2S getting MIUI 9, along with long list of devices

The 5 million users of the 2013 Xiaomi Mi 2 and 2S will be getting Android Nougat with MIUI 9.

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