Week 35 in review: LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Moto X4 appear at IFA 2017

IFA 2017 is wrapping up with the events and we saw plenty of new phones being announced.

LG finally unveiled the V30, Sony introduced the XZ1, the XZ1 Compact, and the XA1 Plus, while Lenovo showed the Moto X4 with dual cameras.

Other companies like Archos, Alcatel and Blackberry also joined the fun, making the week a pure blessing for all smartphone geeks.

Xiaomi and Apple are releasing their next flagships in a matter of two days – first is the Chinese manufacturer with the Mi Mix 2 on September 11.

On September 12 the Cupertino company is announcing three iPhones, one of them with Gesture controls instead of a home button per latest claims.

Sadly, no more information is currently available about the device, including its pricing and availability.

 

Samsung Galaxy J7+ leaks in live images, video

The design revealed by the leak is inline with what we’ve already seen.

 

Apple to unveil iPhone 8 on September 12, possibly at Steve Jobs Theater

A new report on the matter corroborates the previously rumored announcement date.

 

LG V30 goes official with 6

The G6-like design means the V30 has a bigger screen, but smaller footprint compared to the V20.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note8 sports the best screen DisplayMate has ever tested

The company has given A+’s to other Samsung flagships in the past, but the Galaxy Note8 met or exceeded existing records in some categories.

 

Samsung Galaxy A 2018 phones could have Infinity Displays

The A phones usually copy Galaxy S features from the previous year so the timing works out.

 

iPhone 8: Gesture controls fully replace the home button, new report claims

Apple’s iconic home button will be obliterated even in concept in the tenth anniversary smartphone.

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumored to debut in January

This is said to happen so that the Korean company can defend its flagship line’s sales against the iPhone 8.

 

Xiaomi confirms September 11 unveiling for Mi Mix 2

This confirmation came in the form of a teaser image posted on Weibo.

 

Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are here to spearhead Sony's smartphone lineup

Both phones are true flagship offers, with a fresh 2017 spin on the tried and true Xperia design.

 

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM now out for 9 more Xiaomi phones

As promised, the Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4X can now flash the early build.

 

Sony G8541 with 6.2-inch display and Android Oreo spotted in benchmarks

RAM is 4GB, while internal memory is 128GB. The camera department is handled by an 18MP rear unit and a 12MP front shooter.

 

V30 to offer audio features 'unseen in a smartphone before,' LG says [Updated]

The device features a 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC, which offers more customizable options compared to the Hi-Fi Quad DAC that was there in the V20.

 

Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X to be available next month, won't be cheap

The software will be available on September 27. It’ll cost €49.90 (including taxes).

 

Dimensions of iPhone 7s and 7s Plus leak again

Fractions of a millimeter larger than the current generation iPhones.

 

Moto X4 announcement imminent at IFA 2017

Lenovo/Moto are bringing this dual camera mid-ranger to Berlin as well.

 

Moto G5S and G5S Plus launched in India

Will be available exclusively on Amazon, while the Moto G5 and G5 Plus’s prices are falling down.

 

Snapdragon 670 rumored to be a 10nm chip with next-gen Kryo cores

Don’t expect it anytime soon though, it will go into producing in early 2018.

 

Moto X4 with dual-camera announced

Moto X4 has just went official at IFA – a premium mid-ranger with Alexa integration.

 

Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to all supported Pixel and Nexus devices across the globe

The official factory images and OTA zip files are up too.