Xiaomi's flagship, the Mi 6, was launched back in April and now, the company has announced that they will soon launch a Mercury Silver Edition of the device. We saw a glimpse of the Mercury Silver Edition in April, but now we finally have more information.
There will be a limited quantity of only 100 Mi 6 Mercury Silver variants for sale globally. The limited edition of the Mi 6 will carry a $592 price tag.
Other than the super flashy chrome finish, the phone will come with the same specs as the original device.
Samsung revealed that they would launch the Galaxy Note8 in a month, on August 23rd. The Note8 is one of the most anticipated phones of this year, and therefore there are many rumors and leaks surrounding the device. Many people were eagerly awaiting the Note7 last year and had to either give theirs up or never get one due to the recall.
The latest Note8 rumor comes from a reliable leaker who claims that along with the regular version of the phone, Samsung has decided to launch an 'Emperor Edition.'
The Galaxy Note8 Emperor Edition should come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, expandable up to 512GB with a microSD card. According to the same report, this version of the phone should come with three color options - Black, Blue, and Grey.
Musk recently started a new project named The Boring Company, which will hopefully, solve the problem of traffic in LA, and possibly later in other cities. Elon's idea is to build tunnels underneath the city which would allow you to skip the traffic and get from point A to point B much faster.
At a recent TED conference in Vancouver, Musk showed a video of his futuristic underground transportation tunnels. The video shows a Tesla car getting on a platform called a car skate which then lowers into the underground tunnel. The car then travels at a speed of up to 130 mph (around 210 km/h) in a single vehicle lane. Other cars can also be seen traveling through the tunnel in the same and opposite direction.
Although Musk said that he's treating The Boring Company as a side project, the company is progressing, and Musk has revealed the first working car elevator which should lower the cars into underground tunnels.
Apple ordered millions of OLED displays from Samsung for the iPhone 8, which will be the first iPhone with an OLED display. We also heard a report from an industry source that Apple is planning to use OLED displays in all the new iPhone models launched in the second half of 2018, meaning that panel makers might not be able to meet the demand if Apple goes through with their plans.
However, Apple has another solution. The company has purchased chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machines from Korea-based Sunic System to build a 2.5G OLED panel line to develop related technology and products in Taiwan, according to a Korea-based ET News report.
Apple's move would grant them independence from Samsung which is currently supplying them with OLED displays. It would also match Apple's continued desire to supply themselves with components for the iPhone and not to be dependent on outside vendors.
Xiaomi has announced its latest smartphone, the Mi 5X, along with the MIUI 9.
The phone was subject to numerous leaks in the previous weeks, and most of the rumors were true. The Mi 5X features a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.
Apple's and Samsung's flagships for this year won't come cheap. According to the rumors, Samsung's Galaxy Note8 should be priced at around $1,000. We also heard that Apple's iPhone 8 should be the most expensive iPhone so far.
According to sources close to the company, the iPhone 8 might come in two versions, with 128GB of storage and 256GB. The iPhone 8's price should start from $1,100 to $1,200.
Back in May, we reported that global iPhone 7 prices generally vary from $815 to $1,200, meaning that the new iPhone 8 could cost up to insane $1,600 in certain countries.
HMD Global is pretty eager to bring back the days of old fame to the Nokia brand. They already announced a modern version of the Nokia 3310 and three Nokia smartphones. The company should announce its flagship, Snapdragon 835 powered, Nokia 8.
Evan Blass leaked the Nokia 8 last week, giving us the best look at the device so far, and now the company has finally revealed the launch date - August 16th. It seems that August will be a busy month. Samsung will launch the Note8, LG will unveil the V30, and ASUS should also reveal its ZenFone 4.
The Nokia 8 should be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and come with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The phone is expected to feature a 5.3-inch QHD display and run Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Some sources report that the device will be priced at $675.
Motorola has finally announced the Moto Z2 Force Edition.
The Z2 Force features a 5.5-inch display with ShatterShield, which is a layer of shatter resistant coating on top and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card. On the back of the phone is a new dual camera system, consisting of two 12MP f2.0 cameras. The front shooter comes with 5MP.
Other features include a 2,730 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor. The device doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but an adapter comes with the phone.
Back in June, Huawei introduced the Honor 9 smartphone, and customers' feedback is mostly positive. It seems that the company wants to make another, improved version of this device.
The sources from China claim that Huawei is working on a phone named Honor Note 9. A photo of the alleged device has leaked showing a beautiful edge-to-edge display with a slim top and bottom bezels.
The phone doesn't appear to have a physical home button and dual rear camera setup. According to previous reports, the Honor Note 9 should feature Huawei's yet-to-be-announced Kirin 970 processor and come with 6GB of RAM, and at least 32GB of storage.
Apple is expected to announce three new devices this year - iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8. And while we know that the first two will be upgrades to last year's phones, the expectations are pretty high when it comes to the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 should debut certain features, and we are also expecting some design changes.
Thanks to information from sources in Apple's supply chain and with a little help of a case maker, we now have renders of the iPhone 8 which allegedly show the final design.
The photos show a 5.8-inch OLED screen with 4mm bezels on all sides. The render of the bottom edge confirms that the 3.5 mm headphone jack won't make a return. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Lightning port also remains.