6/13/18 Ringke Mobile News: iPhone X Plus Rumor, Google Pixel 3 XL Image Leaks, etc

1. Blackberry Key2 Info

key2image source: gsmarena

 

TCL has released BlackBerry Key2.

Short specs are 4.5″ 1080 x 1620 IPS LCD / Snapdragon 660 / 6GB RAM / 64GB or 128GB Storage, and you can use the keyboard as a touch pad and the fingerprint sensor is built into the space bar. 

Key2 will be available in June and the starting price is € 649 / £ 579 / $ 649.

It seems like pre-order started already in UK, and pre-order period is until June 27th and delivery starts on June 26th.

 

2. Forbes Leaks New iPhone Drawings

image source: forbes

 

Forbes has released an image of a leaked version of the 6.1 “and 6.5” iPhone. 

Images show both products will have a notch display just like iPhone X. (According to rumors, the front display, instead of notch display of iPhone is expected to be come out the end of 2019 to 2020)

 

3. Google, Pixel 3 XL Thread Outflow

img More Images of Pixel 3 XLimage source: slashleaks

 

SlashLeaks leaked a photo of a device on Google Pixel 3 XL.

The overall design looks similar to the Pixel 2 XL. The rear camera is single and the 3.5-pin earphone jack has been removed.

 

4. Xiaomi, Redmi 6 to be released on June 12th

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Gold color variant TENAA wimage source: thephonetalks

 

Xiaomi announced that new upgraded Redmi 6 will be released on June 12th via Weibo.

So far the rumor specs show 5.84 inch 19:9 ration full screen display and powered by Snapdragon 625 or Helio P60 / 3900mAh battery with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM + 16GB/32GB/64GB ROM.

For camera side, the rear is made with 12 Megapixel dual camera and the front camera is 8 MP.

 

5. HTC, Desire 12 / 12 + Pre-Order Starts in India

htcimage source: gsmarena

The HTC Desire 12 / 12 +, which was unveiled in March, has launched preorders in India.

Specs are:

Desire 12 : 5.5″ HD+(1440 x 720) / MediaTek MT6739 / 3GB RAM / 32GB Storage

Desire 12+ : 6″ HD+(1440 x 720) / Snapdragon 450 / 3GB RAM / 32GB Strorage

The selling price for Desire 12 is INR 15,800 (about $235) and INR 19,790 (about $295) for Desire 12+.

 

6. Vivo, NEX Device Outflow

vivoimage source: gsmarena

 

NEX, a mass-produced product of the vivo Apex Concept with pop-up camera photos have been leaked.

It features a pop-up front camera that fills the front of the device with almost no screen. Early rumor info showed that bast model will have 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage with Snapdragon 845 version.

The expected sales price is CNY 3,800 (Snapdragon 710, about $590) and NEX S is CNY 4,500 (Snapdragon 845 / 8GB RAM / 256GB Storage, about $700).

 

Slashlaeks YouTube

 

7. The World’s Best-Selling Smartphone in April 2018 is the Galaxy S9 Plus

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image source: counterpoint

 

According to Counterpoint Research, the best-selling smartphone in April was Galaxy S9 Plus.

It’s surprising how Xiaomi Redmi 5A / Redmi 5 Plus went into the top 10, and it is assumed to be due to sales results both in India and China as it is the result of global market. 

Likewise, Samsung Electronics did not well in China, but it has been sold quite a lot in other markets. However, there is not much difference between Apple and iPhone X / 8 / Plus and Galaxy S9 sales, and Apple’s sales were relatively good as well.

The industry estimates shipments of the entire Galaxy S9 are 30 million units this year, which is sharply lower than the Galaxy S8’s 40 million units. There is also a story that the shipments forecast for 2Q08 is also lowered to 9.5 million units from 15 million units.

Lastly, there is rumor that Galaxy Note 9 will be released on August 2nd ahead of schedule on August 9th.

 

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