A few years ago the summer used to be a rather boring period in the mobile world that brought next to no new hardware. That's no longer the case and look no further than week 31 for the definitive proof.
We had a bunch of new announcements - Samsung brought the Galaxy On8 online mid-ranger, its Galaxy Tab S4 flagship tablet and the value-for money proposition that is the Galaxy Tab A 10.5. Honor introduced its 7" Note 10 phablet, while Xiaomi surprisingly brought a couple of super cheap featurephones.
Finally, Motorola brought us the first phone with 5G-upgrade option - Moto Z3. The 5G Moto Mod itself will only be available next year, but the announcement event was a sign of things to come with 5G replacing AI as a buzz word.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 rumors and leaks kept flying in and we now have a good idea of what to expect come next Thursday. We also got a few extra pieces of the puzzle that is the 2018 Apple iPhone lineup.
For these and the other hot topics of the week check out the list below. See you next week!
The device also brings a new Dual Turbo mode for increased performance.
Remote S Pen, 4,000 mAh battery and Galaxy S9+'s dual camera setup are at hand.
The video shows off the device and the S Pen in full glory and confirms some of the rumors so far.
An adjustable aperture regular camera and a telephoto unit.
The phones feature tall screens, dual cameras and run Android Oreo.
The device has 4G connectivity and USB-C port, but no cameras whatsoever.
It still works with MotoMods and Verizon will launch a 5G one for the phone next year.
It also confirms indirectly the sliding out front camera.
The Android One phone is launching on August 8.
The flagship will come with 4GB of RAM.
The DeX mode can be enabled without a dock. It also supports two screens simultaneously. There's an optional keyboard cover for some 2-in-1 action.
Wireless charging might come on the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro could have an in-display fingerprint scanner.
This is the first time we see the direct successor of the 2017 iPhone X.
The available partners for the flexible screen are BOE, Visionox and LG Display.
It will instead be available through Epic Games' website.
HMD isn't even 2 years old yet, but it already entered the Top 10 (thanks to a whopping 782% year on year growth).
Adds RAW support, panorama, and multiple quality improvements.
The changelog mentions stability and performance enhancements as well.
The phone will have a tiny notch and is likely to be waterproof.
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The successor to the F7 is coming soon to Asia.
The final release candidate went out to developers and beta testers towards the end of July.
HMD Global teases a new product launch in India via its Twitter account.
CPU Turbo debuts with the Huawei Honor Note 10, though we assume that it will be delivered as an update to other Kirin 970/960 phones.
Xiaomi published a short, focused promo video for its latest Android One phone. It shows that the camera department is the heart of the phone.
Apple has so far been holding out on including the features, but that could change soon.
Not to mention rumors and speculation on the Mi Mix3 design. Xiaomi knows how to keep people reeled in
But Xiaomi heads have already debunked the Mi Max 3 Pro variant as a fake listing. Looks like SD710 will only be currently on the Mi 8 SE and looking forward for the next Redmi Note and Mi series to apply the said processor.