We wrapped up the last week of what ended up the busiest month of the year. Since October began we saw the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL become official, the Huawei Mate 20 family, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, the LG V40 ThinQ and now we can finalize the grand debuts with the OnePlus 6T.
OnePlus waited until the very end of the month to make its 6T official but it wasted no time in bringing it to the market – it’s already on sale in the US and India and it will hit Europe next week.
Apple brought out its revamped iPad Pros – now in 11-inch and 12.9-inch flavors with reduced bezels and top notch performance. That performance comes at a pronounced cost but it is the best you can find on an iOS or Android device (or indeed among many dedicated PCs).
This week also saw more than one device to push the envelope of design. Honor announced the Magic 2 slider with six cameras, Lenovo unveiled the Z5 Pro with the claimed highest screen to body ratio and the FlexPai laid claim as being the world’s first foldable phone and the world’s first to pack the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 8150.
While neither slider nor folding, the ZTE nubia X brought another cool bit of innovation – a secondary screen on the back.
Samsung announced two new ISOCELL camera sensors and we saw its upcoming clamshell W2019 in new detailed images.
Xiaomi’s Mi 8 Lite moved out of China to launch in France and Ukraine. And rounding off the week is Apple’s new Macbook Air, now with Retina display (that took way too long).
November has a near impossible task of being a worthy followup to October (which some dubbed Techtober) in hardware announcements.
Apple and Huawei already released their 7nm chipsets, Qualcomm’s chip isn’t quite official yet.
“Phone” isn’t the right word for it, the screen grows to 7.8″ (4:3) when unfolded.
The main camera trio consists of regular, wide-angle and monochrome lenses, while the front-facing setup provides 3D facial recognition.
The clean stock-ish Android and improved thermals are the ones to blame.
They are faster than 92% of laptops out there, Apple claims, and with their USB-C ports they can do just about anything a Mac can.
It sports a full-screen Super AMOLED display with a fingerprint senor underneath.
There’s no front-facing camera as you won’t ever need it.
And it lacks the headphone jack OnePlus boasted of having.
The device reached nearly 18,000 in its first synthetic benchmark.
The new sensors are 48MP and 32MP with Tetracell technology.
The phone will arrive in other markets soon, according to Donovan Sung, global spokesperson of Xiaomi.
Its unveiling seems imminent given all the leaks we’ve seen this month.
The very old MacBook Air is getting a more expensive successor.
The 6T has Gorilla Glass 6 over its 6.41″ panel, which guards both the FP reader and the 16MP selfie camera in the notch.