There were two major events this week. First Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix Alpha with a wrap-around OLED screen, 180% screen-to-body ratio, a 108MP camera and Snapdragon 855+. It will cost CNY 19,999 when it is released in December.
In more conventional smartphone news, Xiaomi announced the Mi 9 Pro with a Snapdragon 855+ and 45W charging - it starts at CNY3,699 ($520/€473) and is China-only for now.
Wrapping up Xiaomi's announcements of the week the Redmi 8A is here with a Snapdragon 439 chipset and 5,000mAh battery and the MIUI 11 software is now in open beta, giving eager users a chance to try out the new features.
The other big story this week was the OnePlus 7T debut. An unusually big update for a T model, the OnePlus 7T has a Snapdragon 855+, a triple camera (2x zoom, regular and ultrawide), new 6.55-inch 90Hz 1080p OLED screen, faster charging (still 30W but more efficient) and a $600 price tag. The OnePlus 7T will launch in the US on October 18.
A story broke this week that the Samsung Galaxy S11 will bring a 108MP camera and a 5x optical zoom camera.
The Realme X2 became official for China with a CNY 1,599 (~€205) price tag, Snapdragon 730G and 64MP camera.
Finally, DxOMark released its review of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, giving it the first place in their imaging ranking and praising the phone for its night photography.
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The concept has 180% screen-to-body ratio, will cost CNY19,999 (that is $2,800).
It has a 5G version that will be available end of next month.
There are no full resolution samples yet, but crops are included to show just how much detail is in each shot.
The triple camera features a wide, ultra wide and tele lenses, but the setup is slightly different than the Pro.
Samsung is expected finally give users more than 2x optical zoom capabilities.
The open beta is coming on Friday while the stable build will be pushed out in mid-October.
The most affordable Redmi phone got even better.
The selfie camera is much improved compared to the P30 Pro, but still can't challenge the best.
OnePlus will reveal its Android 10 updates for older models at its London event on October 10.
The process involves every component of the Kirin 990 chipset - ISP, CPU, GPU and NPU.
The shopping festival will take place next week.
The update is currently seeding in Europe.
It's an upgraded version of the Realme XT currently available in India.
The package is hitting China, likely to be available globally in a few days as well.
Visionox also provided the screen for Xiaomi's foldable phone concept.
The global rollout of MIUI 11 will be a bit behind than the rollout in China.