Prime information of 2018: Q3

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Prime information of 2018: Q3

With the FIFA World Cup elevating aggressive spirits, we determined to run our personal championship – the Smartphone World Cup. The ultimate pit the Galaxy S9+ versus the OnePlus 6 and it grew to become our most-read information article for Q3 (and right here’s the results of the match).

The launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 prompted a disproportionate quantity of pleasure for a $140 cellphone, however that was excellent news for each Xiaomi and Amazon (which had exclusivity in India).

On the opposite finish of the spectrum, the iPhone rumor roundup and eventual launch had been additionally a defining second of the July-September quarter. The iPhone XR launch was adopted with an in depth exploration if it’s value it.

The thrill round foldable telephones has been build up all yr, however time frames change. Samsung’s was presupposed to launch this yr, however we’re extra prone to see it on the MWC in 2019. Early idea renders regarded cool, however in the end proved inaccurate.

Each the iPhones and particularly foldable telephones actually push the boundaries of worth. This gave Xiaomi a gap to launch the Pocophone F1 at simply $300. That worth is doubly spectacular contemplating the face scanner and S845 chipset with a warmth pipe (seen on this teardown). Xiaomi additionally had a enjoyable – as in “humorous as a result of it’s true” – marketing campaign about what you should purchase for iPhone type of cash.

Chipset efficiency continues to be an necessary metric and our Snapdragon 710 benchmarks and Galaxy Note9 benchmarks had been fairly informative.

Listed here are our Prime 25 most-read information articles for Q3, offered in chronological order.

Top 10 fan favorite phones of H1 2018

5 flagships and 5 mid-rangers are fan’s favorites telephones for the primary half of 2018.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3's latest live image shows no chin and extremely thin bezels

Leaked hands-on picture of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Combine three reveals true full-screen design.


Benchmarking the Snapdragon 710

We take a more in-depth take a look at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, as discovered contained in the Xiaomi Mi Eight SE.


Smartphone World Cup: The final

One of many semi finals was an actual nail-biter, however we lastly have the 2 finalists.


Xiaomi Mi Max 3 arrives with 6.9” screen and 5,500 mAh battery

The cellphone runs on Snapdragon 636 and has a twin AI digital camera on the again.


Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite appear in Romanian stores, here are the prices

Sure, it’s too early for these two to be making official appearances – the revealing is not till Tuesday subsequent week (July 24).


2018 iPhones: Everything we know so far

We spherical up the whole lot we all know to date about Apple’s 2018 iPhones and provide you with our predictions.


Samsung Galaxy Note9 performance compared to Galaxy S9+ and Note8

We’re looking at how the Note9 performs towards the Exynos and Snapdragon variations of the S9+ and Note8.


Samsung's foldable smartphone gets portrayed in concept renders

The photographs are based mostly on all of the beforehand outed patents masking the Galaxy F (or Galaxy X).


Huawei Mate 20 - here's how it will look and all of its specs

That is the largest Huawei Mate 20 leak to date.


Xiaomi Pocophone F1 goes official with Snapdragon 845 and a $300 price tag

The worth begins at INR20,999 ($300) and reaches INR29,999 ($430) for the 256GB model.


Pixel 3 XL review appears - pricing, features, camera samples

Plus extra particulars about future Google merchandise and a few unknown specs.


Pocophone F1 teardown: a closer look at the 'LiquidCool' heatpipe and the face scanner

The Poco seems solidly constructed with many screws holding it collectively and it appears to be like surprisingly simple to restore.


Samsung confirms its first foldable smartphone is coming this year

The CEO mentioned that they could introduce it throughout SDC 2018 on November 7-8.


iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and 6.1

Sure, the largest Apple handset ever is seemingly going to be known as iPhone Xs Max.


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

The a lot anticipated true Nokia flagship appears nearer to launch than ever.


Samsung reveals Nokia 9 storage options... wait, what?

Samsung’s buyback web page particulars 4 completely different Nokia 9 fashions, together with single/twin SIM variations.


Apple iPhone 9 (or Xc or Xr) pictured a day before announcement

We certain cannot wait to seek out out what the 6.1-inch iPhone will probably be known as.


Apple iPhone XS and XS Max announced with 5.8

They refine the iPhone X design, carry new storage choices and double down on the notch and Face ID.


Apple iPhone XR has a tall 6.1

That is the successor to each the iPhone Eight and eight Plus.


Dissecting the Apple iPhone XR: what you gain vs what you lose

Probably probably the most fascinating iPhone to launch this yr.


Xiaomi puts up the XR, XS and XS Max for sale, and those aren't just phones

In a jab at Apple, Xiaomi is providing three bundles on the costs of the newest iPhones, and every consists of a cellphone, laptop computer, and equipment.


Xiaomi Redmi Y2 arrives in Blue and Black

The sale begins tomorrow at 12 midday in India at Amazon and Xiaomi’s shops.


Facebook Messenger’s new UI has started rolling out to a few users

Fb introduced the brand new interface again in Might and we’re solely now seeing indicators of an imminent replace.


Never mind the ugly notch, the Pixel 3 XL is going to be a big deal

You’ll be able to have your Galaxy Note9’s and iPhone XS Max’s, I am going to wait the Pixel three XL.


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