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Week 4 in review: Here’s your first clear look at the Galaxy S10

It was a fascinating week with many interesting stories to talk about. Stories about the conventional – Galaxy S10 and Sony Xperia XZ4 leaks, Lenovo Z5 Pro GT on AnTuTu – and stories about concept phones without buttons and foldable phones.

The most popular stories of the week revolved around the trio of Galaxy S10 smartphones. We saw a blurry live pic of the Galaxy S10+, then a better-looking image of the Galaxy S10 showing a crypto wallet and finally revealing, high-quality Galaxy S10 and S10+ photos that left little to the imagination.

The last batch of high-quality images of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ reveal the triple cameras as well as the 3.5mm headphone jack (yay, still alive).

Xiaomi made waves with video of the company’s co-founder playing around with its first foldable phone. The prototype looks truly amazing and we do hope to see it at the MWC next month even if chances for that are slim.

The Sony Xperia XZ4 made its weekly appearance, this time in the form of images of its extra-tall homescreen. The Xperia XZ4 will feature Sony’s Side Sense which allows you to double tap the side of the phone to bring out a list of AI-curated app shortcuts. Perhaps 21:9 is too tall but it may also be a stroke of genius – we’re eager to see it in person and find out.

Meizu and vivo unveiled phones with no buttons and a seamless design. Meizu’s Zero and vivo’s Apex 2019 concept phones don’t even have USB ports, they lack physical buttons or any other openings on their bodies.

Speaking of concept phones, we saw schematics of Motorola’s revival of the V3 legend – the RAZR 2019 will be a foldable and flexible device with two cameras and a second screen on the outside.

Moving away from rumors and leaks we have Apple’s short film “The Bucket”, made for the Chinese New Year, and shot entirely on the iPhone XS. It sparked a debate here at HQ as to whether Apple really shot it entirely on the iPhone or used third party cameras.

In another video we saw the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 being used and abused, and even survived.

Finally, DxO started testing selfie cameras this week and already put 10 phones through its new gauntlet. The Google Pixel 3 has the best selfie camera for photos, the Galaxy Note9 the best for video.

See you next week!

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ live images surface

The 3.5mm audio jack is here to stay.


Meizu Zero debuts with no physical buttons, speaker or charging port

Meizu announces the first phone with no ports or buttons.


Image of Sony Xperia XZ4 homescreen surfaces

It looks like the XZ4 will feature Sony’s Side Sense and will use Android 9 Pie’s navigation gestures by default.


Foldable Xiaomi phone appears on video with companys co-founder

The video shows more of the unannounced device in action.


Sexy vivo Apex 2019 unveiled with no buttons, all screen fingerprint sensor

The Apex 2019 is a 5G, Snapdragon 855-powered device with next-gen in-display fingerprint tech.


Fully-loaded Galaxy S10+ will cost 1,600, base Galaxy S10 Lite half that

A report on Italian prices lines up with the leaked British prices from December.


Samsung Galaxy M20 early review praises the battery life

The phone will have a huge 5,000mAh battery, which (according to the reviewer) is slow to drain and quick to charge.


Here's our first look at the new Motorola RAZR 2019

Thanks to images from a patent filing, we get our first look at the foldable RAZR 2019.


Brazil's Anatel lists batteries for all three Galaxy S10 models as 3,000mAh

That sounds about right for the S10 Lite, but the Galaxy S10 and S10+ were supposed to have larger batteries.


Huawei P30 to go all-in on OLED, P30 Pro will feature periscope optical zoom camera

Huawei will move away from wide notches (and 3D face scanning) and embrace the in-display fingerprint reader.


Huawei unveils the 5G CPE Pro router with Wi-Fi 6, it uses the new Balong 5000 chipset

The company also unveiled the Tiangang core chip for 5G base stations, which can be deployed twice as fast as old 4G stations.


Samsung Galaxy S10+ leaks in another live image, still has dual selfie cams

Its hole-in-screen design will be oval to accommodate the two snappers.


Lenovo Z5 Pro GT with Snapdragon 855 tops AnTuTu charts

It beats even the venerable Apple A12 chipset inside the iPhone XS and the latest Kirin and Exynos chipsets.


Apple's short movie 'The Bucket' is entirely shot on iPhone XS

It’s a moving short film about a mother’s love and missing home.


Redmi Note 7 kicked down the stairs, used as skates in new videos

The phone has been performing various stunts to prove how tough it is. The first one stars the Redmi CEO.


DxOMark now testing selfie cameras  - Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note9 rated best so far

DxOMark will finally test the selfie cameras on phones, already has evaluated 13 phones.


More photos of the Samsung Galaxy S10 leak revealing a crypto currency wallet

Samsungs upcoming flagship might feature a cryptocurrency wallet.