Week 49 in review: Samsung Galaxy S10, A8s, nova 4, Snapdragon 855 and more


As we sweep week 49 of the year under the rug and look around to find there are only three left in the year, our news section sees an even bigger shift toward early 2019 devices.

The Galaxy S10 dominated the headlines thanks to a few leaked renders and an alleged screen protectors that showed dual selfie cameras, embedded under the display. Another set of renders pointed to four cameras on the rear.

In less glamours Samsung news the company was caught using a DSLR photo as promo for the portrait mode on the Galaxy A8 Star – for shame.

And finally we have a date for the announcement of the Galaxy A8s – Samsung’s first Infinity-O display phone is coming on December 10.

That’s a full week before Huawei shows off its phone with an in-display selfie camera hole – the Huawei nova 4. The nova 4 will go live on December 17 but we got a glimpse of it in the wild – it packs minuscule bezels, an in-display selfie and a P20 Pro-esque triple camera on the back.

Xiaomi teased that it’s working on a phone with a 48MP camera that will be ready for January.

This was also the week vivo started teasing the NEX 2. Since the first official promo we were swamped by a few leaks – we saw official press renders of the NEX 2, both its displays (the main 6.59-inch screen and the rear 5.5-inch one) as well as videos showing them in action.

Finally, closing out the weeks’ news were a few phone announcements. Asus unveiled its Zenfone Max and Zenfone Max Pro while Nokia made the 8.1 official – an international variant of the X7.

Not long left if 2018 – see you next week when we’ll see the Galaxy A8s, vivo NEX2 and some other cool handsets debut.