A few interesting announcements took place in week 38 and three of those came courtesy of Samsung – the first mid-ranger with a triple camera Galaxy A7 (2018) and a couple of entry-level devices in Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+.
Meanwhile Xiaomi gave us two more members of the Mi 8 family – the Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro, while Meizu gave us four new handsets – the 16X, the X8 and the V8 duo.
Meanwhile OnePlus was a prominent feature in our rumor mill with its 6T flagship, along with Xiaomi and its upcoimng Redmi Note 6 Pro mid-ranger. .
We are also still feeling the aftermath of the iPhone XS and XS Max launch – the duo went on sale and we got to learn more about their hardware through reviews and teardowns.
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We spend some time with this five year old phone to see if it’s still usable with the new iOS 12 update.
The long-forgotten AirPower wireless charging mat that had to be released this year makes a surprising appearance.
Both the X6 and X5 have notches, but no Zeiss optics. However, previous leaks suggested that the X7 will not have a screen cutout.
The phone has a 12 MP + 5 MP dual camera on the back, accompanied by a physical fingerprint scanner.
The early build shows a host of changes including a new dark theme, updated lock screen, and gesture navigation controls.
The first crop of reviews are out, but there’s no consensus yet – the camera quality and battery life seem to be the most divisive issues.
The new firmware files uncovered today reveal that Samsung might be releasing four variants including a 5G version of the phone.