Week 39 in review: Mi Mix Alpha, Mi 9 Pro, OnePlus 7T are here

There were two major events this week. First Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix Alpha with a wrap-around OLED screen, 180% screen-to-body ratio, a 108MP camera and Snapdragon 855+. It will cost CNY 19,999 when it is released in December.

In more conventional smartphone news, Xiaomi announced the Mi 9 Pro with a Snapdragon 855+ and 45W charging – it starts at CNY3,699 ($520/€473) and is China-only for now.

Wrapping up Xiaomi’s announcements of the week the Redmi 8A is here with a Snapdragon 439 chipset and 5,000mAh battery and the MIUI 11 software is now in open beta, giving eager users a chance to try out the new features.

The other big story this week was the OnePlus 7T debut. An unusually big update for a T model, the OnePlus 7T has a Snapdragon 855+, a triple camera (2x zoom, regular and ultrawide), new 6.55-inch 90Hz 1080p OLED screen, faster charging (still 30W but more efficient) and a $600 price tag. The OnePlus 7T will launch in the US on October 18.

A story broke this week that the Samsung Galaxy S11 will bring a 108MP camera and a 5x optical zoom camera.

The Realme X2 became official for China with a CNY 1,599 (~€205) price tag, Snapdragon 730G and 64MP camera.

Finally, DxOMark released its review of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, giving it the first place in their imaging ranking and praising the phone for its night photography.

See you in a week!

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha debuts with wrap-around display, 108MP camera

The concept has 180% screen-to-body ratio, will cost CNY19,999 (that is $2,800).

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro comes with Snapdragon 855+, 45W charger in the box

It has a 5G version that will be available end of next month.

Xiaomi publishes first camera samples from Mi Mix Alpha's 108MP camera

There are no full resolution samples yet, but crops are included to show just how much detail is in each shot.

OnePlus 7T comes with a triple camera, 90Hz screen and S855+ chipset

The triple camera features a wide, ultra wide and tele lenses, but the setup is slightly different than the Pro.

Samsung Galaxy S11 will bring 108MP camera and 5x optical zoom

Samsung is expected finally give users more than 2x optical zoom capabilities.

MIUI 11 arrives with refined visuals, sounds, Mi Go and Mi Work suites

The open beta is coming on Friday while the stable build will be pushed out in mid-October.

Redmi 8A announced with Snapdragon 439, 5,000 mAh battery and sub-$100 price

The most affordable Redmi phone got even better.

DxOMark: Huawei Mate 30 Pro sets the new camera benchmark

The selfie camera is much improved compared to the P30 Pro, but still can’t challenge the best.

Latest OxygenOS updates prepare OnePlus 6 and 6T for Android 10 upgrade

OnePlus will reveal its Android 10 updates for older models at its London event on October 10.

Huawei explains how it achieved 7,680fps slow-motion video capture

The process involves every component of the Kirin 990 chipset – ISP, CPU, GPU and NPU.

Realme reveals deals ahead of Big Billion Day on Flipkart

The shopping festival will take place next week.

Samsung details Galaxy S10 series major update

The update is currently seeding in Europe.

Realme X2 announced with Snapdragon 730G, 64MP camera and 30W VOOC 4.0

It’s an upgraded version of the Realme XT currently available in India.

Huawei is now recruiting EMUI 10 beta testers for eight more smartphones

The package is hitting China, likely to be available globally in a few days as well.

The unique display of the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha was made by Visionox

Visionox also provided the screen for Xiaomi’s foldable phone concept.

MIUI 11 update for Pocophone F1 confirmed by company executive

The global rollout of MIUI 11 will be a bit behind than the rollout in China.

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