Fast charging smartphone series for next month teased by Xiaomi; MIUI 9 could see a November release

Xiaomi published a teaser today that appears to focus on a new smartphone series with fast charging capabilities. Besides showing a logo that relates to battery charging, the teaser includes a hashtag that reads #YourBestSelfie. As a result, we would imagine that the phone being teased will also feature something new with the front-facing selfie snapper that improves how selfies turn out.

According to Xiaomi, we should learn more about the new device(s) on November 2nd, which is a week from today. The company says that this smartphone series includes “something you have been impatiently …


OnePlus 5T could be released in late November


A couple of days ago, we saw what’s allegedly the OnePlus 5T
– an unannounced handset that OnePlus is seemingly working on, with the
intention of launching it in the near future. According to ever-reliable Evan Blass (aka
@evleaks), two trusted sources have it that this new smartphone will be
released before the end of November, though not sooner than November 20. 

 

Last year, November brought us the OnePlus 3T, so it makes a
lot of sense for the OnePlus 5T to be unveiled and launched in November, too. Unlike
the 3T, which was a OnePlus 3 lookalike with some upgraded internals, …

Nintendo announces Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game, coming to Android and iOS in late November

As expected, Nintendo unveiled its newest mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Not yet available for download, the game will be launched in the App Store and Google Play in late November, the developer announced.

If you’re not familiar with the Animal Crossing franchise, then you’ll probably want to know what’s this all about. First off, this is an old series of games that made its debut on the Nintendo 64 back more than 15 years ago.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a game in which players must build a camp life with friends and their favorite animals. …

Bummer, the U11 Plus may not be present at HTC's November 2 event

Next week looked like an exciting week in smartphone land, as we would be eagerly awaiting on both the iPhone X release, and the November 2 event before it that HTC sent out invitations for. 

The iPhone launch we’ve known and prepped about for a while now, but the HTC event was no less thrilling as we know there is a new and exciting flagship on the horizon – the U11 Plus – which is supposed to usher HTC into the “bezel-less” era, and then pile a bunch of exciting new features on top. 
Sadly, the November 2 event seems …

iPhone X will arrive in Apple Stores early in the morning on November 3


Apple just announced that the iPhone X – its most advanced
smartphone to date – will be available in Apple Stores starting Friday,
November 3, at 8:00 a.m. local time. Of course, we already knew that the
handset would be released on November 3, but now we have an exact hour for the
launch.

 

Apple says the iPhone X, aka iPhone 10, will be in stock at its stores for walk-in customers, who have the chance to buy the handset right away on launch day. Nevertheless, there will likely be stock shortages, so Apple encourages fans to show
up early. Besides launching in the US, the iPhone X will …

HTC U11 expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo as early as November

When Google launched Android 8.0 Oreo back in August, it also listed some of the smartphones and companies that will receive updates in the following months. HTC was mentioned in Google’s announcement, although the search giant did not specify which smartphones will be updated and when.

The only thing certain is the U11 will be the first HTC smartphone to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Even though initial reports pointed that such an update will be rolled out before 2018 begins, we managed to narrow it down to a shorter timeframe.

According to HTC leaker …

Don't count on finding an Apple iPhone X to buy when it launches November 3rd

While pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X will start a week from today, a new report sent out to clients on Friday by KGI Securities doesn’t bode well for those who expected to have the premium tenth anniversary model in their hands on launch day. The report says that Apple has had trouble receiving several components for the iPhone X, including the wide-angle camera, the Infrared dot projector which computes depth, and the antenna.

Highly regarded Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who works for KGI, says that the biggest problem facing Apple is the printed circuit board used with the iPhone X antenna …

It's official: HTC U11 Plus will be unveiled on November 2

HTC has just confirmed it will hold a launch event in early November. Last week, Chinese media reported HTC had started to send invitations to such an event, but the Taiwanese company did not confirm anything until today.

Fast forward one week and HTC has just tweeted a “Save the Date” image confirming a launch event for November 2. Although the company doesn’t say what device will introduce early next month, it’s safe to assume we’ll be seeing the HTC U11 Plus.

In fact, we’ve already seen the smartphone, although not through official means. We’ve also learned …

HTC sends out invites for a November 2 event, U11 Plus incoming?

Well, well, well, it looks like all the rumors that HTC hasn’t given up on issuing flagship smartphones even after Google acquired its “Made by HTC’ Pixel-crafting unit, will turn out tobe true. CEO Cher Wang tipped a while ago that HTC will have some impressive phones to show in the fall season, and it is indeed now sending out invites for a November 2 event over in the home turf of Taipei, with the enigmatic “U” letter featuring prominently.

The talk of the tape is that HTC will be jumping on the 18:9 screen aspect bandwagon with an U11 Plus handset of its own. Given how great …

Retailer confirms Huawei Mate 10 Lite launches in Europe in early November for €349

Huawei Mate 10 is just around the corner, but the flagship won’t come alone. The Chinese company plans to launch many a few derivatives of its Mate 10 meant to cover all price tiers.

The Mate 10 Lite is the mid-range version of Huawei’s flagship. Even though it will retain some the Mate 10 specs like the 18:9 aspect ratio of the display and the amount of memory, it fails to check all the boxes required for a top-tier handset.

For example, Huawei Mate 10 Lite will be powered by a 3,340 mAh battery, whereas the Mate 10 comes with a much larger 4,000 mAh battery. …