Week in Mobiles: OnePlus 5T India sale, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and more (November 20-26, 2017)

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This week was full of all things mobile. Some new devices like OnePlus 5T and Nokia 2 went on sale in India. Meanwhile, some old phones like OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 3T are about to disappear from the market. Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi 5 Note maintains hype and excitement. So let’s do a quick roundup of everything happened in mobile world this week.

1) OnePlus 5T went on sale in India

OnePlus 5T features a 6-inch minimal bezel display with 18:9 aspect ratio
OnePlus 5T features a 6-inch minimal bezel display with 18:9 aspect ratio

OnePlus 5T went on sale in India this week starting at Rs 32,999. The limited-period preview sale is now over and the actual sale starts November 28 on Amazon and official OnePlus website. The key highlight of the handset is a minimal bezels display with 18:9 aspect ratio. All internals remain the same as its predecessor OnePlus 5. Both OP5 and OP5T are promised Android Oreo. (Read our full coverage).

2) OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T to be discontinued soon

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OnePlus will discontinue OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T in the coming weeks, OnePlus India chief Vikas Aggarwal told indianexpress.com. Aggarwal said the company will have only one smartphone OnePlus 5T in the market. He also acknowledged some fans and users will be upset by this and said “we would like to make everyone happy, but that’s not possible.” (Read our full coverage).

3) Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ tipped to launch at CES 2018

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Image: Samsung Galaxy S8+

A renowned tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks said Samsung will preview its upcoming flagship Galaxy S9 series at CES in January next year. While Samsung came up with a fresh design for its flagship Galaxy S8 series, Blass pointed out that the upcoming Galaxy S smartphones will be nearly identical to their predecessors (Read our full coverage).

4) Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 rumours buzz

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Image Courtesy: TENAA

More reports about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 joined the ongoing rumour mill. A mysterious Xiaomi device recently surfaced on a Chinese e-tailer JD.com. According to the listing, it’ll feature a minimum bezels display at 8,888 Yuan. Previously, Xiaomi phones bearing the model numbers MEE7 and MET7 were found listed on a certification site TENAA (Read our full coverage).

5) Nokia 2 launched in India at Rs 6,999

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After a month of its global launch, HMD Global’s latest budget smartphone Nokia 2 has arrived in India. It went on sale in the country for Rs 6,999. The highlight of the handset is its big 4100mAh battery, which is claimed to offer 2-days battery life. (Read our full coverage).