Hello and welcome back to 2018 with the first weekly digest of all the news and rumors regarding smartphones, tablets and other tech gizmos we’ve covered in the past seven days. So, even if you’ve been celebrating during this period, you can still find out the most important headlines down below; keep reading!
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As most of you will probably know by now, there’s really no weekly rendezvous without some sweet Xiaomi leaks and rumors. The company started the new year releasing some shockingly good sale numbers (from Q3 2017) and promised to be keeping the same strategy in 2018, focusing on innovation and quality. Where we’re mostly going to see this approach is on the Xiaomi Mi 7, which is said to be coming with a Snapdragon 845, a full screen design, wireless charging and more.
Staying in the budget area, Google announced to be partnering up with Indian smartphone manufacturers to create devices running Android Go, a lite OS based on Android Oreo. This lighter system will run smoothly on less capable hardware, thus reducing the price of the phone to around $30.
After weeks of rumors, Nokia finally announced the Nokia 6 2018 edition. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 4GB of RAM and other interesting specs, including Dual-Sight technology. Click here to learn more about it.
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We apparently now have a first look at the nearing Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra. Sony’s handset won’t please most users as it still flaunts quite some bezels, that said, it’ll still pack a large 6-inch 1080p display and it’ll be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Read the rest of the specs in our article.
A week back we talked about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, the company’s mid-range beast for 2018. Well, apparently the processor performs much better than expected compared to other CPUs in the same category. Eager to know how much it scored on Geekbench? Find it out over here.
Chinese phone maker Lenovo kicked off the new year with good news for the ZUK lovers out there. The company is indeed thinking of bringing back the well received sub-brand and is allegedly already working on the next ZUK Z3. If you’re a fan of the brand and want to learn more, check out our article.
A bit of a slow week for reviews but let’s blame it on the phone companies or delivery services, right? Jokes aside, we still have a really nice review of the Ulefone Power 3, the latest smartphone in the big-battery lineup that also comes with the trendy 18:9 display aspect ratio and more. Click here to read the full review.
This Week on GizChina
With the Ulefone Power 3 and its review we wrap our weekly recap. Hopefully, you found some interesting news you had missed during the week. Also, let us know if you find this type of articles any helpful in the comments section below. See you in seven days!