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Read Up On These 5 Updates Before Buying A New Smartphone

Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2, and other smartphone updates
by Andrei Medina | Sep 11, 2017
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It seems like everyone has their sights and Christmas wish lists fixed on the Galaxy Note 8 following Samsung’s recent release of their stunning new flagship phone.

With a powerful primary dual camera system and overall larger screen real estate in the form of a vibrant 6.3-inch Infinity Display, the Note 8 is essentially a bigger version of the highly successful Galaxy S8 series minus the literally explosive issues that plagued its predecessor.

But the Note 8 isn’t the only phone out there to keep an eye out for. Let’s take a look at other developments happening with other smartphone brands and their flagship lines.

Apple iPhone X

We finally get some sort of confirmation what the upcoming 10th anniversary iPhone device will be called. The rumor mill was apparently right on the money after a game developer did some software code digging and discovered that the new iPhone model will be officially called the iPhone X.

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The iPhone X is rumored to launch alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which are incremental upgrades to the iPhone 7 line.


Google Pixel 2

The tech giant’s upcoming flagship phone is rumored to have new features including trimmed bezels for a more modern look, an Always On display and IP68 dust and water resistance. The Google Pixel 2 models are also said to ditch the headphone port for the new trend which is USB Type-C.

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Aside from these, there have been contrasting reports from different sources that claim that Google’s new flagship line will either be powered by a new SnapDragon 836 processor or the current SnapDragon 835 chipset. The Pixel 2 line will reportedly be released this October along with other Google gadgets.

Lenovo K8

Lenovo has officially launched its new K8 line in India last week. The K8’s main features include a 5.2-inch HD display, a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera powered by the MediaTek Helio P20 processor backed by a 4000mAh battery pack.

Meanwhile, its bigger sibling, the K8 Plus boasts better features like a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS display, a dual-rear camera setup (13MP + 5MP) powered by a more advanced octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor. It will also run on the same battery pack.

You can score the K8 for $200 (roughly P10,100) while the K8 Plus goes for $245 (roughly P12,400).

Xiaomi Mi Note 3

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The Chinese electronics and software giant isn’t planning on getting left behind after it officially launched the Mi Note 3 which is a larger version of their Mi 6 smartphone.

Xiaomi’s new smartphone has a 5.5-inch screen and 6GB RAM. It has an unusual camera system comprised of a 16MP selfie camera and its rear-facing 12MP dual cameras. These are powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset that runs on a 3500mAh battery capacity.

The Mi Note 3’s price range is estimated to be roughly at P19,500 - P23,400.


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