There’s a host of fresh LG leaks related to a new device, which bring together previous details we’ve talked about here before including that little video invitation LG put up on YouTube.
Now the good news is LG has given the leaks at least a partial confirmation, and we’re set to find out more at IFA 2019, which is now under a month away.
The bad news? The G8X, if accurate, looks fairly unremarkable, although this flagship will retain the good old headphone jack giving audio lovers continued hope.
📷 Samsung 108MP camera sensor announced: And you thought 64MP was overkill? (Android Authority).
📶 New Xiaomi 5G phone surfaces online, could be Xiaomi Mi 9 5G variant (Android Authority).
🆕 5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly (Android Authority).
💰 Plan Picks: Galaxy Note 10 deals including 50% off or a $1,300 savings! (Android Authority).
📲 Promotions and patriotism: 'Battle Mode' Huawei sees China smartphone sales surge (Reuters).
📺 Huawei’s first HarmonyOS device, the “Honor Vision TV” was launched over the weekend, and it has a popup camera for “facial recognition, body tracking, and posture detection”. Mmhmm. (Android Authority).
📸 Report: 2019 iPad Pro to feature triple-lens camera array similar to the iPhone 11 (9to5Mac). Once again a reminder that if you take iPad photos in public you have earned the ire of everyone.
🔊 Ikea Symfonisk speaker review: Sonos on the cheap (The Guardian).
🎮 Ninja calls out Twitch after his dormant channel highlights porn, Twitch CEO apologizes and says it’s all a big mistake that shouldn’t have happened (Engadget).
☝ The US Navy will replace touchscreen controls with mechanical ones on its destroyers (The Verge). I wrote about this in cars back on June 19th after enduring a poor touchscreen in a French car, as Mazda announced it was going back to buttons and dials.
🧧 After five years of work, China's official digital currency is nearly ready (Engadget).
🛴 I don’t see it happening much in person but e-scooters in Berlin (and seemingly everywhere) end up like this all the time (Twitter).
📺 The Netflix Lobbying Machine: Inside the effort to sway policy worldwide (Hollywood Reporter).
🆕 The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2019 (Ars Technica).
🏎 What wacky motorsport should be given a shot? (Jalopnik).
🌕🌑 “What would daily life on Earth look like if there were two moons?” (r/askscience). Some hugely fascinating information in there, including why ocean currents are not strictly driven by heating from the Sun. Worth your time!
A plain simple meme today:
Have a good start to your week!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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