A host of new phones were announced this week, but none shines brighter than the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design pair. Huawei is all about collaborations recently (Leica being the obvious reference) but the Porsche Design came as a bit of a surprise, even if we were hinted of a dual-curved version of the flagship.
A brand new Kirin 960 chipset, a dual camera on the back (mismatched as it may be at first glance - 20MP monochrome/12MP color), a sizeable battery, and large display - the new Mates take the best from the old Mates and mix it with some P9 to make a truly intriguing high-end phablet pair.
The lower key announcements include the (apparently) China-only Samsung W2017 clam shell with a rumored price tag close to $3000 redefining the word 'exorbitant'.
A trio of brand new Xiaomi Redmis sit on the opposite end of the price spectrum - the Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 Standard, and Redmi 4 Prime start at the equivalent of $74 in China.
Meanwhile, Meizu unveiled the Pro 6s - basically a Pro 6 with a new camera and larger battery, and the M5 to succeed the M3 (4 is not a particularly favorite number in Chinese culture).
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Smaller and more premium than the regular Mate 9.
Huawei Mate 9 phablet just went official in Munich, Germany - 5.9" 1080p screen, Kirin 960 SoC, dual Leica camera.
Xiaomi has just announced three different Redmi 4 models - Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, and Redmi 4 Prime.
It's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and boasts 4GB of RAM, so this is one high-end device.
Meizu Pro 6s just went official - it updates the camera with 4-axis OIS, while the battery is 500mAh beefier.
And an affordable price too, not to mention some curious color options with special finishes.
After the flagship launches, it seems it's time for something more affordable.
No glue has been used and most components seem easy to replace - except the most important one.
The phablet has already laid the foundation for a great sales season in record-setting time.
RAM is 4GB, while internal memory is 64GB. A large 3,900mAh battery is there to keep the lights on.
Sony has announced two new controllers for the PlayStation 4 consoles built for professional gaming. Built by Razer and Nacon, these are the first two controllers being made by third-party manufacture...
According to hard evidence, the Google Pixel does not charge with peak current of 18W.
A report comes directly from the president of Sharp who says the company is committed to OLED technology.
Unlike the Note7, LG's implementation will use the same camera for selfies and iris recognition.
Going a different route than the Huawei Watch, this one should deliver amazing battery life.
It appears the handset will indeed come with a MediaTek SoC, like earlier rumors suggested.
Weighing in at over 350MB, the update is currently hitting unlocked units in Europe.