Week 43 brought more new hardware as Oppo announced their F5, while Sony brought forward the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus. All three are strictly mid-range affairs and their specs will hardly get the geeks’ hearts racing, but they seem to offer good bang for the buck.
Despite the new announcements, it’s a device yet to go official that featured in most of the most popular stories of the week. The OnePlus 5T is edging closer to its release and it certainly will be monitored carefully.
Another hotly anticipated device is coming from Nokia next week. The company officially confirmed it’s holding an event in India and chances are we are getting the entry-level Nokia 2, which should be heavily focused on battery life.
Meanwhile, the iPhone X went on pre-order and reports of limited availability turned out correct – the delivery estimates are already slipping to December.
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The photo shows how snugly the screen fits on the front.
The camera info comes by way of AnTuTu, the battery specs are from the less-reliable OppoMart, which is taking pre-orders.
It has a tall 18:9 FHD+ display and a Helio P23 chipset.
Priced at about $215 and $245, respectively.
An Amazon Exclusive teaser appeared, suggesting the phone could be launched in 3 weeks.
The phone will come with dual cameras on the back and an 18:9 FullView screen on the front.
What should have been a slam-dunk purchase has now become a waiting game.
A rebadged Oppo R11s with a different chipset.
You get to choose whether to delete messages for everyone or just for yourself.
Currently hitting units in Europe, the update weighs in at 392MB, and arrives as version J530FXXU1AQI3.
The video comes courtesy of YouTuber Brooke Peterson.
HMD sent out the “save the dates” but didn’t name the phone in question.
The Snapdragon Technology Summit is to be held December 4-8 in Maui, leaked invite reveals.
Pre-orders for the iPhone X start in two days.
There’ll be round cut at the bottom (similar to the one Essential’s PH-1 has on the top) that’ll house the sensor.
The phone is expected to come with Snapdragon 845 and underscreen fingerprint scanner.
It’s been in various beta stages for many months now.
This indicates a strong demand for the device, assuming there were enough units available.
You better make it early to an Apple store next Friday if you want the X.
The leak comes in the form of an image showing the X4’s retail box.
The Snapdragon 212 chip and 1GB of RAM go well with the entry-level nature of the phone.
Samsung smartphones are unlikely to get Oreo in 2017.
After the Mi A1 and Mi Mix 2, the next device will allegedly be the Mi Note 3.
A reliable leakster reports this from his reliable sources.
Introducing Nokia phones beta labs.
And this is the A730F model, which will be sold in Europe.
Shipping is expected to start on November 3, but Apple says the delivery might take up to 4-5 weeks.