This week the news were dominated by rumors, but we saw a few launches as well.
The word « Galaxy » was heard often – the Galaxy S8 specs were the hottest topic of the week, even though we’re still waiting for the Note 7 unveiling. Speaking of, it will – allegedly – only come with a curved screen.
The iPhone 7 is the other upcoming big announcement. Recent chatter suggests it will be a minor upgrade over the 6s. However, storage should double at the same price point. Also, we heard that the 3.5mm headphone jack both is and isn’t going away.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3s launched globally, including the US market. The company also launched a smart electric bicycle in China. India welcomed the Moto G4 and saw people registering for the LeEco Le 2 and Le Max 2 initial flash sale. By the way, LeEco has set an event for next week too (presumably for the rumored Snapdragon 823-powered flagship).
Singapore got the Oppo A37, Indonesia received it a few days later. The ~$200 phone boasts a metal build, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 and an 8MP camera (with a 24MP « Ultra HD » mode) that Oppo is quite proud of (we remain sceptical until we try it).
The OnePlus 3 had an eventful week – we tried on its cases, someone else put it through a scratch and bend test and its makers announced an upcoming update that will bring an sRGB mode with improved color rendering.
Additional rumors point to a 10-core processor for the Xiaomi Redmi 4, and the Mi 5s may get an pressure sensitive display and an ultrasonic fingerprint reader while the « Lenovo Vibe C2 » turned out to be a Moto E instead.
In software news, Nexus owners got some bad news – Google posted expiration dates for their devices (as in when they’ll stop updating them). The Galaxy J7 started reception of the Marshmallow update while the Galaxy A3 (2016) was laying the groundwork for one.
The dual-camera module is likely to be a home grown one.
The Note 7 will upgrade the specs of the S7, including an overclocked Exynos chipset.
A leaked image reveals the Xiaomi’s next affordable smartphone to come powered by the Helio X20 chipset.
A new report suggests Samsung may not even be working on a flat screened version of the Note5’s successor.
So, the excitement got to you and you just couldn’t wait a second longer to order the OnePlus 3. If you are reading this, chances are you’ve either already ordered one or you are seriously considering…
Google’s Nexus update page has some new information about Nexus devices and when they’ll officially be obsolete.
If you’ve been waiting for big changes, then you’ll have to wait another year.
Apart from the top iPhone 7 Pro model with 256GB of storage, of course.
The J7 update is already seeding, the A3 (2016) one not quite yet.
The device will be exclusive to Amazon India.
This is all according to a new rumor out of China regarding Xiaomi’s next flagship device.
The device was spotted in a fresh leak along with a full specs sheet and a surprisingly Motorola-like model number.
OnePlus 3 is tortured for the pleasure of the public.
The Korean company is allegedly sticking with the same three companies that sold it the parts for the displays of the S7 duo.
Those two were unveiled in China a month ago and may soon be available in the US too.
A 1080p screen and a doubling of CPU cores, RAM and storage make this a significant upgrade.
The upcoming vivo device is being compared to its main competitors in a leaked video.
Shipments will start from July 5 for the 2GB/16GB model, whereas the higher-end model will ship from July 15.
Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity syncs bike data along with a burned calories counter to your smartphone.
The 5-inch 720p display does have Gorilla Glass 4 on top, and a triple-card slot allows 2 SIMs and a microSD card inside simultaneously.