Week 37 In Review: Note7 Troubles And IPhone 7 Hype

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Apple's iPhone announcement event may be already left in last weeks archives, but the hype is still at an all-time high, especially now that the phone launched on the market. Everybody and their aunt appears to want a taste of Cupertino's latest and greatest and amid all the commotion, the industry is busy plucking away at hardware specifics, teardowns, benchmarks and capturing camera samples.

Sadly, there seems to be less of a party going on over at camp Samsung. The Korean giant is still dealing with the Galaxy Note7 battery drama. The damage control effort is going strong, but to create matters worse, the problems seem to be spreading to other company handsets (Galaxy S7 edge). This might have given way to a possible early release for the recent Galaxy S8 flagship. But, nothing is really certain at this point.

Regardless of any flagship announcements, Samsung appears to be busy extending its "A" lineup. The Galaxy Tab A (2016), now complete with an S Pen is already a reality and the A3 (2016) and A7 (2016) will likely be joining it soon as well. In other news, Xiaomi is making headlines with a possible recent flagship on the way. Dubbed the Mi 5S, it is assumed to run on Qualcomm's overclocked Snapdragon 821 SoC and also utilize the company's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

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