AndroidBeat Daily Brief (Sep 8th, 2017): Galaxy Note 8 Teardown, Mi Note 3 Launching Alongside Mi Mix 2

Welcome to today’s AndroidBeat daily briefing where we bring you up to date with the latest happenings in the world of Android. Today’s briefing contains information about the Galaxy Note 8’s repairability score, Xiaomi’s Mi Note 3, and more. 

iFixit Tears Down the Galaxy Note 8

Ahead of the Galaxy Note 8 launch next week, the folks over at iFixit have posted their teardown of the handset. The teardown shows the device having similar internals as the Galaxy S8 albeit with a smaller battery and a slot for the S Pen. Like the S8 before it, the Note 8 does not score high on iFixit’s repairability card with a rating of 4 out of 10.


Xiaomi To Launch Mi Note 3 Alongside Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi will be unveiling the Mi Mix 2 at an event on September 11. At the same event, the company is expected to unveil the Mi Note 3 as well. This was confirmed by Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun so this confirmation is as good as any.

The Mi Note 3 will house a Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB RAM, and a dual-camera setup at the rear.


WhatsApp Update Adds Picture-in-Picture Video Calling Support

WhatsApp has rolled out an update to its add which adds support for Picture-in-Picture video calling for devices running Android 8.0 Oreo. This means that you will be able to continue having a video call in a windowed mode while using other apps.

Additionally, the update also allows users to post text-only status updates.

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Are you excited about Xiaomi launching the Mi Note 3? What do you think about the Galaxy Note 8’s repairability score?

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