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