Weekly Smartphone Leaks Roundup: August 29th

Thomas Wellburn
August 29, 2017

Smartphone leaks are everywhere, so we’ve decided to compile a weekly list of everything that’s been revealed so far! Let’s take a look…

Alcatel Idol 5S

Although the device is already available in the USA, the Alcatel Idol 5S is still yet to make a European appearance. This could be set to change very soon, with the variant expected to be announced at IFA 2017. Spotted on the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) website, it looks identical to its American counterpart. The hardware is also exactly the same, with a Snapdragon 625 and 3GB RAM. A less powerful variant exclusive to Europe is also expected to be announced, with a MediaTek Helio P20 and 2GB RAM. Both will target different price-points.

Apple iPhone 8

With the launch of Apple’s new devices only weeks away, we’re starting to see the rumours really pick up. Multiple leaks revealing the internal motherboard of the iPhone 8 were revealed today, along with some more information on the OLED display. It’s still expected to be bezel-less, while the internal memory is getting a significant boost. According to leaks, expect 64GB, 256GB and 512GB versions available with 3GB RAM.

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite

The Asus ZenFone 4 hasn’t even been released yet and we’re already seeing leaks about a Lite variant. Asus Malaysia reportedly shared the information and it’s expected to be a smaller, watered down version. The Asus ZenFone Selfie 4 Lite will include a 5.3-inch 720p screen and Snapdragon 425 processor, alongside a huge 4,120mAh battery.

Google Pixel 2

Twitter leaker Evan Blass has tipped the launch of the Google Pixel 2 for October 5th, a day later than the previous generation handset was announced. This will be after the Apple iPhone 8 announcement but not late enough that people will jump ship. Inside, the device is expected to debut the Snapdragon 836, a beefier version of the 835. HTC is near confirmed as the manufacturer of the smaller Pixel and it’s expected to include a squeezable edge like on the U11.

Honor V9 Mini

The Honor V9 was a Chinese off-shoot of the original Honor 8 Pro, including double the memory of its western cousin. Leaked images suggest that Honor could be releasing a smaller Mini variant which would likely include similar hardware with a smaller footprint. While the device looks a lot like the Honor 6C, fine details suggest this is an entirely new handset.

LG V30

The LG V30 is shaping up to be a formidable flagship with a lot of great rumoured features. Above all these is the recent leak which suggests fully customisable high-quality audio, courtesy of that QUAD-DAC. Built into the settings will be a plethora of digital filters and options, allowing even more control over your audio.

Moto X4

Motorola’s latest edition to the range is expected to be announced on September 2nd, after a promotional image was shared by Lenovo earlier today. It’s expected to include a 5.2-inch full-HD display and Snapdragon 630, in edition to 3GB RAM. A decidedly mid-range affair, though the newer 630 chip will no doubt give it an edge over older devices still using the 625. It’s also expected to include a dual-camera on the rear with two 12 megapixel sensors.

Samsung Galaxy J7+

Samsung continues to stock out its budget J range with increasingly more powerful devices and the latest J7+ looks to be no exception. Looking identical to the existing J7, it features slightly improved hardware and a much camera. All but revealed in a recent advertisement leak, it includes a 16 megapixel dual camera and 4GB RAM. The battery has been downsized to 3,000mAh, presumably in response to the Note 7 scandal and more rigorous safety measures.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Twitter tipster Roland Quandt shared images of this upcoming device on his twitter account, which is a downsized version of the current Xperia XZ flagship. It has a very small 4.6-inch screen with a resolution of either 720p or 1080p. Inside is expected to be a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM, which seems like complete overkill given the screen. This will be backed up by a 2,600mAh battery which, given the size, is a pretty impressive capacity.

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