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.
The main camera trio consists of regular, wide-angle and monochrome lenses, while the front-facing setup provides 3D facial recognition.
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.
The phone will arrive in other markets “soon”, according to Donovan Sung, global spokesperson of Xiaomi.