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OnePlus 6 is official, Donald Trump tries to save ZTE: Weekend Rewind

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Here are this week’s top stories on GadgetMatch.

1. Donald Trump is trying to save the dying ZTE

ZTE’s woes started when they were caught trading with Iran despite a clear ban, and the US government sanctioned ZTE. However, the company failed to comply with the sanctions as well so the US had no choice but to impose heavier punishments including a nationwide ban on business to and from ZTE. Now, the collapsing brand is getting a deus ex machina save from the unlikeliest of sources — US President Donald Trump himself. Read the full story here.

SEE ALSO: Samsung is in talks to lend Exynos chips to ZTE, other phone makers

2. Porsche Design finds the notch disturbing

Ever wondered why the premium Huawei Mate RS doesn’t look like the rest of the P20 family? Well, Porsche Design’s Christian Schwamkrug said in an interview with Digital Trends, “when I saw the notch for the first time, I nearly couldn’t believe it. It’s disturbing, from a design philosophy.” Read the full story here.

3. Honor 10 launches for the global market

Huawei’s sub-brand is making a name for itself with the launch of its flagship phone to the world. After the initial introduction in China, the Honor 10 makes its way to the global market, including Southeast Asia and India. The phone is pretty similar to the higher-end Huawei P20, but with a cheaper price tag. Read everything about the phone here.

4. OnePlus 6 is a complete Android flagship phone

OnePlus 6 is another sleek, high-spec phone from OnePlus, but the infamous notch found its way to the newest flagship. The phone has improved cameras for both photos and videos, the back is now made of glass, and it’s also water-resistant. There’s even a special Avengers Edition launched in India that comes with an Iron Man case. Read everything about the phone here.

5. Nokia X6 is officially the company’s first notched phone

The new Nokia handset is now official and it’ll be called the Nokia X6. Like with most smartphones to come out lately, it has a notch, glass back, midrange processor, dual rear camera setup, and pricing that starts at only CNY 1,299 (US$ 200). Read everything about the phone here.

6. OPPO Realme 1 launches in India

Realme is a new sub-brand of OPPO that aims to capture the tightly contested midrange segment in India. The first phone under the brand, the Realme 1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60, the same processor found on the more expensive OPPO F7. It aims to take on the Redmi Note 5 Pro which has been outselling the competition since launch, although Xiaomi hasn’t been able to keep up with the demand. ASUS also saw the same opportunity and launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 to fill the vacuum. Read everything about the phone here.


Weekend Rewind is our roundup of top news and features you might have missed for the week. We know the world of technology can be overwhelming and not everyone has the time to get up to speed with everything — and that includes us. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the rewind.

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