It certainly wasn’t the most eventful of weeks, but we still saw an announcement from a major manufacturer and a bunch of interesting rumors. A few nicely made promo videos also made it to the list of our most popular articles.
Understandably, the HTC Desire 830 announcement captured the spotlight - the new mid-range leader of the Taiwanese company was the only actual hardware we got this week. Meanwhile the Sony Xperia X Performance got its EU launch detailed with pricing and July launch confirmed.
The OnePlus 3 specs got detailed, while a glimmer of hope appeared that the next iPhone will still have a 3.5mm audio jack. The Xiaomi Mi Max and Galaxy Note 6 phablets also made a couple of appearances in our news section.
In other news Samsung and Sony have released a bunch of videos each to promote their latest and greatest and all of the clips seem to be worth your time.
A price tag of RMB 1,999 (around $310) is being rumored.
Regarding specs, the Desire 830 sports an Helio X10 chipset with a 1.5GHz octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The information comes from what is purported to be a leaked shot of the phone's internals.
This means Samsung should also release a new Gear VR version that works with USB Type-C.
Sony has finally started taking pre-orders for the Xperia X family through its European online stores.
Gone is the tacky way that Samsung did its advertising, generally by mocking its competitors.
The Mi Band 2 will have introduce a display, while the Mi Max will flaunt a massive, 6.4" one.
Sony is currently in the process of getting ready to release the three members of its Xperia X family, which were unveiled at MWC in February: the Xperia X, X Performance, and XA.
The listing shows a device carrying a model number of SM-A430U.