Android Circuit: New Galaxy Note 8 Hardware Leak, Google Pixel 2 Details, Microsoft's Android Love

Taking a demeanour behind during 7 days of news and headlines opposite a universe of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes a latest sum on a Galaxy Note 8 and a launch date, Samsung ’confirming’ a phablet, a pattern of Google’s Pixel 2 XL, a Nokia 3 going on sale in a UK, representation images from a OnePlus 5, Android Nougat’s marketplace share, a repair for a BlackBerry KeyOne, and Microsoft’s latest Android update.

Android Circuit is here to remind we of a few of a many things that have happened around Android in a final week (and we can find a weekly Apple news digest here).

Looking At The Galaxy Note 8 

Opening Circuit once some-more with a Galaxy Note 8, a latest renders illustrate a new screens that will beauty Samsung’s phablet. Just like a Galaxy S8 family a ‘infinity screen’ is winding during a side to minimise a visible impact of a bezels and chassis. Gordon Kelly reports:

…This aligns with mixed reports of a Galaxy Note 8 carrying a outrageous 6.3-inch display, adult 0.6-inches from a ‘explosive’ 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7. The describe also shows a Galaxy Note 8 will switch to a same elongated 19.5:9 aspect ratio as a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, that creates incomparable phones easier to reason and use one handed.

The pierce creates clarity as Samsung typically relates (and refines) a slicing corner tech introduced in any Galaxy S era with a launch of any new Galaxy Note after in a year. Whether 6.3-inches proves a step too distant for some users stays to be seen.

More on a new shade here on Forbes.

Samsung ‘Confirms’ New Handset

Now, about that screen… Samsung’s latest graduation of a Exynos complement on chip shows a blatantly branded chip resting on tip of a smartphone with a winding edges of a aforementioned forever arrangement seen on a S8 and S8 Plus… yet a handset’s bezels advise a opposite handset. Has Samsung reliable a pattern of a Note 8 to a pleasure and amicable media frenzy of a fans?

 In a meantime Samsung has kept still about a picture while – crucially – not stealing it… The ‘accidental’ exhibit builds seductiveness forward of a launch while a overpower on adds to it. It’s Smart Marketing 101.

Furthermore a angle of a handset Samsung shows does not answer a many quarrelsome aspect about it: either a fingerprint sensor will be integrated into a bottom of a arrangement or not. Multiple leaks advise Samsung hasn’t been means to lift this off and it will sojourn back mounted in a somewhat reduction absurd place.

It’s roughly as if Samsung wish all a poser and a publicity…

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Samsung promotes a Exynos 8895 with a Galaxy Note 8? (photo: Samsung PR)

Timing The Note 8

There’s also been heated conjecture around a launch date of a Note 8. With positives and negatives for each choice, it’s going to be a tough call for Samsung. Does it go impossibly early in Aug as it did in 2016 to get a giveaway run of a digital press forward of a iPhone 8 launch? Does it wait until after Apple’s proclamation to gain on a potentially diseased launch? Personally I consider a right call is going head-to-head with Tim Cook.

I can't see Samsung holding a risk of stealing a Note 8 from a IFA crowds, that means that a proclamation has to be before a start of a Berlin show. That suggests and ties in with reports of an Aug press launch for a phablet… I’m presumption that Apple will go for a date early in a second week of Sep for a iPhone exhibit as a US press lapse from [Berlin’s record conference] IFA, that points to Tuesday Sep 12th.

With Aug 26th formerly mentioned as a launch date, that would give Samsung a standard two-week window between a launch eventuality and a sell recover to seed examination units and selling campaigns. It puts a South Korean phablet in approach foe with Apple’s launch.

More thoughts on a Note 8 launch date here.

Is This The Pixel 2 XL’s New Look?

Google’s second era Pixel smartphone has also picked adult a minute describe to uncover off a intensity demeanour of a handset. Android Police has collected together as most information as probable and put together a best demeanour nonetheless during a handset, that is approaching to be announced in October. David Ruddock reports:

This new design, while evoking a thesis of a first-generation Pixel XL in some really transparent respects, is also a really estimable depart from that phone, as well…

The back of a new XL is winding like final year’s phone, yet maybe with crook corners this time around. The fingerprint scanner now sits next a potion “window” during a tip of a phone, as against to inside it, expected since a window itself seems almost smaller than a one on a 2016 XL.

…Moving to a front, we see a star of a show: an LG-made AMOLED arrangement 6″ opposite during a 2:1 aspect ratio with minimal bezel and dull corners.

More about 2017’s Pixel XL on Android Police.

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HMD’s Nokia 3 (photo: Ewan Spence)

Nokia 3’s UK Availability

The United Kingdom was one of Nokia’s pivotal battlegrounds in a smartphone marketplace with Symbian and Windows Phone. Now it looks set to be a beachhead of a European return. Although China picked adult a initial sales of a Nokia 6 in January, a Nokia 3 (announced during MWC this year) is now on sale in a UK.

The Nokia 3 is going to be HMD’s workhorse indication – a high-end flagship to plea a iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 models will uncover adult closer to Christmas – yet it offers a same change of value and functionality that done Nokia a renouned choice in a past.

The five-inch HD touchscreen fills a front of a device, 3 bright Android control keys are stealing in a polycarbonate box only next a screen, and a 16GB of storage can be increasing by adult to 128GB with a microSD card.

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