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The weekly roundup - GeForce RTX prices going up and more Pixel 3 rumors

The weekly roundup - GeForce RTX prices going up and more Pixel 3 rumors (Image source: Nvidia)
The weekly roundup - GeForce RTX prices going up and more Pixel 3 rumors (Image source: Nvidia)
Aside from a couple of Samsung smartphones catching fire, the week has been slow in terms of rumors and releases. Just a couple of noteworthy new laptops are launching while everyone else is left wondering what new smartphones Google and Huawei may be brewing up for Christmas

With so many topics and pages published everyday, it's easy to miss some of the more important details related to the industry. We gather some key announcements and rumors from the past week that we think shouldn't be overlooked for smartphone and laptop enthusiasts.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL rumors are looking more real by the day

Last week had several rumors about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones from potential color options to full-on renders. Eventually, prolific leaker Evan Blass tweeted his own images of the upcoming Pixel smartphones from an independent source that more or less confirm the earlier renders. Google has been launching new Pixel smartphones every October or November and so these rumors are unlikely to stop anytime soon.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro will probably not have a 3.5 mm audio jack

The Mate 10 Pro has likely been Huawei's most successful flagship smartphone in North America with its aggressive price cuts month after month. The inevitable Mate 20 Pro is still unconfirmed, but early reports are claiming that it will sport an in-display fingerprint sensor and no 3.5 mm audio jack. When considering that the Mate 10 Pro doesn't have a traditional audio jack either, this rumor shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards aren't likely to get cheaper anytime soon

Despite Nvidia's best efforts to stock as many GPUs as possible for launch, no one could have predicted Trump's trade war with China. Chinese AIB partners are currently considering moving production to Taiwan in order to avoid the new tariffs. While production lines shuffle, GPU stock may suffer in the near term as a result which would likely impact prices of Turing GPUs during the all-important Holiday shopping season.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-09-23 (Update: 2018-09-24)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.