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Week 42 in review: Mate 10 trio and Nokia 7 debut

Week 42 begun on a high note as Huawei unveiled a trio of flagship phablets - the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Porsche design. HMD global had an announcement of its own - the Nokia 7 debuted, but its availability will be limited to China at least initially. Another device by the Finns - Nokia 9 - keeps appearing in various leaks and gathering a lot of attention. Check out the complete list of the most popular stories from the past week to make sure you haven't missed anything important. .news-item .n-left { float: left; width: 28%; text-align:...



Xiaomi Mi 9 SE global release soon

China-bound Xiaomi Redmi Mi 9 SE may launch soon in India, displays a new Xiaomi global compliances listing. In a bid to extend the device’s availability, the company is planning to debut it in India. Having said that, Xiaomi didn’t confirm it formally, but we can’t even deny the possibilities of Mi 9 SE global launch. Few evidence regarding its global availability surfaced in recent times. Xiaomi Mi 9SE was seen running MIUI 10 Global stable ROM at MWC 2019. Xiaomi often builds two versions of its MIUI ROM. The initial is mainly for the Chinese market and other for global markets, carrying additional localisation settings and additional comprehensive services. It meant the Chinese electronics maker goals to sell it outdoor China. Now the recent listing adds substance to the possibility of Mi 9 SE global release.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE specs

The smartphone introduced in China a couple of weeks ago with mid-range specs. It ships with 5.97-inch Full HD+ display having 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 432 ppi. Unlike the usual Xiaomi Mi 9, it ships with Qualcomm Sd 712 octa-core Soc featuring Adreno 616 for graphical processing. Its triple rear digital camera module consists of 48MP + 13 MP + 8 MP scanners with better night time photography and other useful attributes. A 20 MP front camera is unveield for pretty selfies. Xiaomi Mi 9SE is out there alternative storage configurations: 6/64GB and 6/128 GB internal storage. In connectivity, 4G, HSPA, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi and USB 2.0 connectivity makes it compatible with newer standards. There’s 3070 mAh Li-Poly battery for expanded power provide along with quick charging tech. Recently, Xiaomi published its Android Pie based kernel source code for the public. It could be a potential hitten in India if unveiled at an budget price. via



Nokia 8 scratches, burns, doesn’t bend in comprehensive torture test

Nokias of the past have, over the years, received an almost ridiculous amount of praise for their solid construction. But does the newly revived Nokia brand still retain the same traits now that it's slapped onto Android smartphones? If we go by a durability test undergone by the Nokia 6, then the answer is a resounding yes. But what about the new flagship? We're talking about the Nokia 8, of course. To find out how durable it is, leave it to YouTube channel JerryRigEverything to perform a comprehensive torture test, as usual. Here it is, embedded below for your viewing pleasure. In...



Russian language support coming to Google Assistant

Quite a lot is going on with Google Assistant these days. New Assistant-powered TVs and speakers are being announced and the company just announced Assistant for smart displays as well. And now, it has come to light that the virtual assistant may learn a new language soon: Russian. Yes, the company is reportedly running a closed beta program for Assistant's Russian language feature. Reports say support for this new language also features some unique functionalities like the ability to sing folk songs. There's currently no information on exactly when support for Russian will go...



Samsung to focus on 6nm chips instead of 7nm

Samsung lost the Snapdragon 845 job to TSMC, so the company is de-emphasizing 7nm chips and focusing on 6nm chips instead. 6nm production is expected to start in 2019, when TSMC could still be using 7nm. For next year, Samsung will introduce 8nm chips (an improved version of the 10nm tech). That doesn't mean 7nm chips are canceled. They will still be produced, though in a limited capacity - likely some in-house Exynos chips. Still, the important ones will be made on the 6nm production line. Both Samsung and TSMC need ASML machines to produce their chips, but those are in short...