Week 36 in review: iPhone rumors intensify as vivo V11 and nubia Z18 debut

The week after the IFA show was always going to be a bit slower, but it still brought enough so we didn’t get bored until next week’s big iPhone announcement.

There were a announcements too – the Motorola P30 Note as a ZUI 4.0-powered variant of the One Power, the ZTE nubia Z18 and the vivo V11.

Leaks made for interesting reads too. The projected pricing of Apple’s iPhone 9, iPhone Xs and Xs Max was revealed – the entry-level 6.1-inch iPhone will cost as much as an iPhone 8 does now, the updated 5.8-inch iPhone Xs will cost as much as a current iPhone 8 Plus and the flagship 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max will start at the same price as an iPhone X.

In related news we saw a bunch of 6.1-inch iPhone 9’s in different colors and even what looks like the dual SIM tray of the entry-level 2019 iPhone.

The Google Pixel 3 XL was once again subjected to an unauthorized hands-on. Also this week we learned that Google will unveil its next Pixel phones at a special event in New York on October 9.

An interesting leak was a purported Nokia 9 with a penta camera

The week after the IFA show was always going to be a bit slower, but it still brought enough so we didn’t get bored until next week’s big iPhone announcement.

There were a announcements too – the Motorola P30 Note as a ZUI 4.0-powered variant of the One Power, the ZTE nubia Z18 and the vivo V11.

Leaks made for interesting reads too. The projected pricing of Apple’s iPhone 9, iPhone Xs and Xs Max was revealed – the entry-level 6.1-inch iPhone will cost as much as an iPhone 8 does now, the updated 5.8-inch iPhone Xs will cost as much as a current iPhone 8 Plus and the flagship 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max will start at the same price as an iPhone X.

In related news we saw a bunch of 6.1-inch iPhone 9’s in different colors and even what looks like the dual SIM tray of the entry-level 2019 iPhone.

The Google Pixel 3 XL was once again subjected to an unauthorized hands-on. Also this week we learned that Google will unveil its next Pixel phones at a special event in New York on October 9.

An interesting leak was a purported Nokia 9 with a penta camera array. That’s five cameras on one phone, folks. Who’s excited?

The OnePlus 6T just became one of the most anticipated devices to come out in the Fall thanks to a retail box that revealed it will have a tiny notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, which was teased with a slide-out camera, showed that camera in action in a video. Turns out the camera is not motorized but manual.

Meanwhile Xiaomi announced that it’s prepping a CNY 2,000 device for a mid-September announcement in China – this will likely prove to be the Pocophone F1, which is yet to debut in the company’s homeland.

Samsung confirmed that it will show its foldable smartphone this year, likely during Samsung’s Developer Conference on November 7-8. Samsung could also have a four camera smartphone in the works, also for 2018. As it stands, Samsung should be done with flagship phone announcements for 2018 so it will be interesting to see what device this proves to be.

As we said, it was a good week to be a techie, but we’re already turning our attention to next week, which promises to be even more special!

The CEO said that they might introduce it during SDC 2018 on November 7-8.


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Samsung smartphone with four cameras coming this year

And it’s not a Galaxy S device? Must be the new A-series then.


Top 10 best-performing phones in August ranked by AnTuTu

The newly released Meizu 16 Plus and the Galaxy Note9 enter the list.


Google Pixel 3 XL gets lost, hands-on pics ensue

The Google Pixel 3 XL is becoming the worst kept secret in tech.


Motorola P30 Note arrives officially with ZUI 4.0

It is the Motorola One Power but for the Chinese market.


Nokia 9 hands-on image leaks, shows five cameras on the back

The much anticipated true Nokia flagship seems closer to launch than ever.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 possibly benchmarked, matches Apple's A11 Bionic

A test device running an upcoming Snapdragon chipset has managed to reach a similar multi-core score to Apple’s SoC.


OnePlus 6T retail box leak reveals waterdrop notch and in-screen fingerprint sensor

Waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint scanner?


ZTE Nubia Z18 is official with 91.8% screen-to-body ratio

We do hope this Nubia makes it out of China because it has all the makings of a flagship.


6.1-inch iPhone leaks in four colors, shows its dual SIM tray

This is a good first look at the entry level 2019 iPhone, possibly the China-bound dual SIM.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3's slide-out camera allegedly shown on video (but there's a catch)

The slide out camera will help keep the Mix series notch-free.


Xiaomi will announce a high-end smartphone with a €250 price tag

That’s how much the Pocophone F1 costs in some countries and slightly more than the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.


Huawei found tampering with benchmark results, says it had to

An official said competitors do it too, so the company “cannot stay silent”.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro appears in the wild with fingerprint scanner on the back

The Pro variant will have curved edges on the front panel, the regular Mate 20 will stay flat.


vivo V11 unveiled with in-display fingerprint scanner and waterdrop notch

The phone has SD660, 6/128 GB memory, and flagship-tier cameras, but sadly with a micro USB.


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