Week 2 In Review: Xiaomi Devices, Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors

By 02:25 Fri, 30 Jul 2021 Comments

Xiaomi undoubtedly takes the cake this week with a pair of intriguing recent devices. Both the Xiaomi Redmi 3 and the Redmi Note 3 are spectacular offers, mainly for their excellent value. With a 5" display, Snapdragon 616 SoC, 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and a 13MP capturing camera among other things, the former is priced at an almost unbelievable RMega Bytes (MB) 699 (around $105 at current exchange rates).

The Redmi Note 3 ups the game quite a bit, providing a 5.5-inch FullHD display, up to 3GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and a Snapdragon 650 (former 618) chip. The device is not entirely new, but it does come with a more powerful SoC, integrated X8 LTE with Cat 7 speeds and support for VoLTE and also sells for the spectacularly affordable $151 for the base model.

To finish off Xiaomi's presence in the news this week, there are a number of recent rumors, including images and a full set of specs now available for the company's upcoming flagship – the Xiaomi Mi 5. It is shaping up to be a accurate high-discontinue offer with a 5.2-inch QHD display, 4GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and running on Qualcomm's latest beastly chip – the Snapdragon 820. Speaking of major device rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is getting ever closer to a release and people are still busy figuring out all of the versions it will come in and their respective release dates. Last we heard, it’s a fifty, fifty afhonest between having a total of three or four versions.

Lenovo also had a strong week in the mobile realm. It announced the Lemon 3 – an fascinating mid-ranger with a 5.0-inch FullHD display, Snapdragon 616 SoC, 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and a 13MP main camera, which looks to be directly aimed at the Xiaomi Redmi 3 and even bears the same price tag of RMega Bytes (MB) 699 (around $105) in China. Then there is the Lenovo A7000, which was launched in India with high hopes to build on the whopping success of its predecessor and the K4 Note, which was spotted at retailers in Saudi Arabia. Speaking of which, recent rumors recommdiscontinue that a K5 Note is already on the way.

In other news, thy mystery around the alleged resurrection of a 4" iPhone is slowly unraveling. And the Nokia brand is getting more frequent mentions in the news section as well, this time with a recent leak that hints at a flying return to the smartphone realm for the company in 2016.

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