With yet another exciting week behind us, it's time once again for a quick recap of the highlights from the news section. In the wake of IFA and Samsung's "Unpacked" event, the industry is still busy with rumors and speculations about upcoming devices, but a few new phone announcements did manage to creep through as well.
It come as no surprise that the Galaxy Note 5 is still on everybody's mind. It should be unveiled alongside the Galaxy S6 edge+ on August 13 and we have been seeing a lot more of both handsets. Most-recently their full specs sheets popped up online and so did a set of detailed hands-on photos for the next Note. However, nothing is really certain yet and we just have to wait patiently for the event to finally find out the whole story.
Sony has also been quite active recently. It announced two new devices - the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5. And the best is yet to come with the promise of a proper flagship device in the face of the Xperia Z5. The eagerly-anticipated Sony handset also appeared in a few alleged shots, along with a Compact version.
Asus made the headlines as well, thanks to a total of three new devices. The Zenfone 2 Deluxe brings new styling to the current Asus lineup and the Zenfone 2 Laser comes boasting improved camera performance. The third new device is the Zenfone Max, which comes with a whopping 5,000 mAh battery pack.
In other news, Samsung quietly released the S4 mini and made an Exynos-powered Galaxy A8 available in India. The Microsoft Lumia 950 (XL) was also spotted in the wild and we got a first glimpse of what to expect from two next-get mobile chipsets - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and the MediaTek Helio X30.
If you think you might have missed something from the week, here is a list of the hottest topics in the tech world.
The latest leak about the upcoming high-end phablet lets us take a peek at it from all possible angles.
Full sets of specs popped up on a Chinese website today for both upcoming devices.
The two upcoming smartphones flank an iPhone 6 and showcase their fingerprint scanners.
The Xperia C5 Ultra is a giant selfie camera phone while the M5 is a 'super mid-range' phone.
The Zenfone Max it comes with an ample 5,000 mAh battery that should give it extra long power autonomy.
This time around the focus is on letting us peek at the fingerprint scanner-carrying power button.
The Zenfone 2 Deluxe goes up to 128GB storage, while the Zenfone 2 Laser brings camera parity for the 5" model.
This was the first batch, there's a new one coming in 7 days.
Samsung I9195I Galaxy S4 mini plus / VE with Snapdragon 410 chipset and LTE is on sale across Europe.
It will be the next top of the line Lumia-branded Windows-running smartphone, launching later this year.
The mid-range phablet was originally announced in China last month sporting a Snapdragon SoC.
It's pictured on top of a Note 5 with its S-Pen popped out, and a mysterious third device.
The upper midranger is tipped to come with a Snapdragon 808 inside and a 21MP main camera.
It may be as early as next week that we finally find out everything there is to know about this chipset.
The phone has a rated talk time of 50 hours and a standby time of 440 hours.
The two companies have put out similar announcements today, vying to increase responsiveness to issues.
We only get a peek at the wireless specs, but it brings the Note 5 that much closer to reality.
The Snapdragon 820 has been frequently discussed during the past few months. After the major overheating scandal that engulfed the Snapdragon 810 and definitely took its toll on Qualcomm's standing in...
The device originally announced in Korea as the LG Gentle will now be hitting other countries as the LG Wine Smart.
An invite for the unveiling of Xiaomi's next major mobile OS release was spotted online.
MediaTek's Helio X30 is the next flagship chipset with a 10-core processor, Mali GPU and up to 4GB RAM.