A few interesting announcements took place in week 38 and three of those came courtesy of Samsung - the first mid-ranger with a triple camera Galaxy A7 (2018) and a couple of entry-level devices in Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+.
Meanwhile Xiaomi gave us two more members of the Mi 8 family - the Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro, while Meizu gave us four new handsets - the 16X, the X8 and the V8 duo.
Meanwhile OnePlus was a prominent feature in our rumor mill with its 6T flagship, along with Xiaomi and its upcoimng Redmi Note 6 Pro mid-ranger. .
We are also still feeling the aftermath of the iPhone XS and XS Max launch - the duo went on sale and we got to learn more about their hardware through reviews and teardowns.
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The sale begins tomorrow at 12 noon in India at Amazon and Xiaomi's stores.
It's the company's first triple camera smartphone.
An AliExpress retailer offers the 3/32 GB for €171/$200.
The video features Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Both phones go on pre sale on September 19.
We spend some time with this five year old phone to see if it's still usable with the new iOS 12 update.
A clear shot at iPhone's small battery.
The listing also confirms the previous info about a Snapdragon 660 chipset.
iPhone XS Max is the iPhone with the biggest battery but the XR still beats it, according to Apple.
Madhav Sheth spoke to an Indian YouTube vlogger and showcased the smartphone.
It will keep the 1,080 x 2,160px resolution, however.
They are very nearly the same phone, except the Galaxy J6+ has a dual camera on the back.
The Indian division teased on all its social media accounts that a phone to #GameOn is coming.
The long-forgotten AirPower wireless charging mat that had to be released this year makes a surprising appearance.
A12 Bionic marginally faster than the A11 Bionic but still crushes the Android competition.
Both the X6 and X5 have notches, but no Zeiss optics. However, previous leaks suggested that the X7 will not have a screen cutout.
Two of them will have 5.8" displays, while the other one will go with a 6.44" panel.
The notch might be here to stay.
The phone appears arrives in a gradient that goes from amber to pomegranate color.
The phone has a 12 MP + 5 MP dual camera on the back, accompanied by a physical fingerprint scanner.
The Bullets V2 with USB-C will be available as well as the 3.5mm jack suffers another blow.
Meanwhile, the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus got a new color - Aurora Blue.
The Pro model packs a dual camera and a faster chipset, the non-Pro model costs $115.
The early build shows a host of changes including a new dark theme, updated lock screen, and gesture navigation controls.
The first crop of reviews are out, but there's no consensus yet - the camera quality and battery life seem to be the most divisive issues.
It's time to dissect Apple's new iPhone pre-orders.
The new firmware files uncovered today reveal that Samsung might be releasing four variants including a 5G version of the phone.