Week 32 in review: Galaxy S8 discounted, iPhone 8 and Pixel 2 leaks

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In a week dominated by the usual battery of rumors and leaks, a different type of article gathered the most interest. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was discounted on Wednesday and you could snatch one for a cent short of $540. Well, 2,125 people did, but Samsung has since run out of units it’s willing to sell at this bargain price.

A prototype unit of the Pixel 2 was the star of a leak and renders gave us an idea of potential color schemes for Google’s next smartphone. An abundance of iPhone 8 photos and videos kept us occupied, and you entertained, while a live Nokia 8 was spotted out in the wild and duly photographed.

Naturally, a set of renders of the Galaxy Note8 had to appear this week too, as well as any other week, in this instance with 8 possible color options. More importantly, a live unit also cropped up and someone was there to take pictures.

The LG V30 was revealed ahead of schedule in a video that wasn’t supposed to be made public, strictly speaking. A couple of days later LG announced that the phablet will feature a fancy new lens with a wide f/1.6 aperture. There was Sony news too – the Xperia XZ1 visited GFXBench and didn’t go unnoticed, and then posed for pictures the next day.

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That’s a steep price cut from the initial price of $724.99.


Google Pixel 2 live photo gives us a closer look at the front and back

Do the stereo speakers make up for the headphone jack?


3D renders of Google Pixel 2 show what the phone could look like in different hues

The Black, Silver and Blue of the original are likely to come back, but how about a Red version?


First clear photos of iPhone 8 emerge

Check out the front and back of the phone. The fingerprint reader is nowhere to be seen.


Live video of the iPhone 8 shows more than before

The front screen lacks a home button and there is no fingerprint scanner on the back so rumors are starting to contradict.


First live images of the iPhone 8 back surface

A box full of iPhones with a Foxconn label on it, these could be the first units to come off the production line.


iPhone 8, 7s, 7s Plus dummy units shown in family photo as all three devices enter volume production

The new iPhones are expected to be unveiled at a special event next month.


iPhone 8 to launch alongside the 7s in three colors with limited supplies, new rumor claims

The source of this report previously claimed the near-bezelless iPhone 8 would arrive later than the 7s duo.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 prototype allegedly stars in leaked image showing an all-screen front

If this is an accurate representation of the upcoming device, it will definitely turn heads when it launches, just like its predecessor.


Nokia 8 photographed with benchmark results in latest leak

The benchmarks don’t reveal much new, but are in line with leaks we’ve seen in the past.


Samsung Galaxy Note8 color options leak, as do some of its wallpapers

You can have the front of the Note8 in any color you want… as long as it’s black.


Leaked photos show the Galaxy Note8 and its S Pen

The stylus and the dual camera are what will set apart the Note8 from the S8+.


Lenovo has announced the K8 Note with a dual camera

The phone will be first available in India starting August 18 and it will be an Amazon-exclusive there.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A images and specs surface

The price will be lower than the regular Note 5, but the specs will take a hit.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 getting Android Nougat update now

Weighing in at around 1.3GB, the update is currently hitting units in Greece.


Xiaomi Mi Note 3 may arrive as soon as this month

The Chinese company is rumored to launch its next flagship phablet less than 12 months after its predecessor.


Sharp announces the full-screen Aquos S2 in Beijing

It comes with 5.5” screen with minuscule bezels and a completely new Snapdragon 630.


Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted on GFX Bench: Android 8.0 and a 19MP camera

Another benchmark leaks more info about an upcoming Sony smartphone.


Sony Xperia XZ1 shown in leaked live images alongside at least one other upcoming model

The second handset could very well be the XZ1 Compact, which the company should unveil at the end of this month too.


LG V30 to feature the world’s widest aperture on a phone camera and TouchSense haptics

The main camera module in V30 includes an F/1.6 lens (a first for LG), which delivers 25% more light to the sensor compared to an F/1.8 lens.


Here’s the closest look we’ve seen of the LG V30, reveals slight camera hump

A bunch of photos of the device and people using it have accidentally leaked. There’s not much left to the imagination.


Samsung wins Korean lawsuit over Galaxy Note7 [Updated]

The class action lawsuit was filed last year over inconveniences caused by the recall.


Latest leak shows Motorola Moto X4 from all angles

These new leaked images are from Anatel, Brazil’s homologation agency.


Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro prices leak out

The Zenfone 4 Pro is a serious piece of kit with a serious price.


OnePlus 5: Autumn is coming, bringing a new color option with it

Will it be the yellow/orange hues that the season is famous for or will it bring a bit of spice?




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