Week 40 in review: Pixels everywhere


We’re now knee deep into the busy season of smartphone announcements ahead of the holiday season. After Samsung, LG, Apple and Xiaomi revealed their fall flagships it finally came time for Google to unwrap its new Pixel hardware.

But the Pixels didn’t top our list of most read articles – that honor goes to the first substantial leak of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) and its all-screen front.

The unveiling of the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL ranked quite high in interest in the past week.

The reborn Nokia is very popular too – often making appearances in our Week in review lists. This week it was the Nokia 9’s leak that made waves.

The rest of the most read articles is a mix of Huawei, Honor, Xiaomi and Samsung. Check out the full list below to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

Samsung Galaxy A (2018) renders show off the Infinity Display

Samsung’s 2018 premium mid-rangers will sport the 18.5:9 screen with minimal bezel we know from the S and Note series.


Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL go official

The Pixel XL 2 boasts an 18:9 screen with slimmer bezels. Both phones offer improved single cameras.


Get a load of the Nokia 9 in Polished Blue

We don’t know when it’s coming but it looks hot.


Google Pixel 2 XL full frontal leak shows trimmed bezels, stereo speakers [Updated]

So far the leaked renders have focused on its back, but now we get to see its front too.


More Pixel 2 and XL 2 images show both front and back

The Pixel XL 2 boasts a 6″ screen with narrow bezels, the 5″ Pixel 2 is chunkier.


Honor 9i debuts with 5.9-inch 18:9 screen and four cameras

This is yet another rebranded phone for the Indian market.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its colors, cameras

It has a dual Leica-branded camera and a brown color option.


HMD will update the current Nokia phones to Android P

The company is also open to unlocking the bootloaders – but Oreo is the priority right now.


Step aside, Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus - Pixel 2 scores 98 on DxOMark

The record overall result comes after 99 in still images and 96 in videos, if you were wondering.


Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 coming to India on October 10

The company has sent out invites to the media.


OnePlus 5T allegedly cancelled, OnePlus 6 to launch in early 2018

With no Snapdragon 836 this year, what upgrades would have OnePlus made for the T model?


Galaxy Note8 joins the iPhone 8 Plus at the top of DxOMark's smartphone camera rankings

The Korean company’s latest flagship phablet matches the iPhone 8 Plus’ overall score of 94.


Complete Google Pixel XL 2 specs leak

P-OLED 18:9 screen and something called Pixel Visual Core – perhaps the next-gen in image processing.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime certified in the US

Is Xiaomi finally officially entering the US?


The new Pixel 2 phones support USB-PD up to 27W

They ship with an 18W charger though, so you need to buy a separate charger.


Checking the Galaxy S8 and S8+ market share after six months

In most places the S8 sells better than the S8+, the older S7 duo has a strong presence.


WhatsApp finally gets its own emoji set... sort of

This looks awfully familiar.


Xiaomi celebrates 10 million phones shipped in September

That’s the new company record for shipments in a single month.


iOS 11.0.2 is out now to fix more bugs

The new version is available for all supported iPhones and iPads.


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