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Week 42 in review: Mate 10 trio and Nokia 7 debut

Week 42 begun on a high note as Huawei unveiled a trio of flagship phablets – the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Porsche design.

HMD global had an announcement of its own – the Nokia 7 debuted, but its availability will be limited to China at least initially.

Another device by the Finns – Nokia 9 – keeps appearing in various leaks and gathering a lot of attention.

Check out the complete list of the most popular stories from the past week to make sure you haven’t missed anything important.

Samsung aims to bring Portrait Mode to Galaxy S8 with next update

It’s yet to be officially confirmed, but the development is seemingly underway.


Samsung aims to bring Portrait Mode to Galaxy S8 with next update

It’s yet to be officially confirmed, but the development is seemingly underway.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design unveiled with 6

Mate phones never liked bezels, but these take things to the next level.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design unveiled with 6

Mate phones never liked bezels, but these take things to the next level.


Nokia 7 launches with glass back, Snapdragon 630

The handset comes with a Zeiss-branded imaging solution that lets you capture “bothies”.


Nokia 7 launches with glass back, Snapdragon 630

The handset comes with a Zeiss-branded imaging solution that lets you capture “bothies”.


Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced: very low price, very few changes

This is a minor refresh of the Redmi 4A, which also launched at a sub-$100 price.


Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced: very low price, very few changes

This is a minor refresh of the Redmi 4A, which also launched at a sub-$100 price.


Nokia 9 leak-based video shows a gorgeous phone

Enjoy what the phone could be, before it is.


Nokia 9 leak-based video shows a gorgeous phone

Enjoy what the phone could be, before it is.


Huawei Mate 10 comes with QHD screen, F/1.6 dual Leica camera

Faster chipset, new USB-C tricks, the list goes on.


Huawei Mate 10 comes with QHD screen, F/1.6 dual Leica camera

Faster chipset, new USB-C tricks, the list goes on.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 9 camera shootout

We’ve decided to make a quick shootout around Munich between the new and the old Mate and see if there is a big difference or not.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 9 camera shootout

We’ve decided to make a quick shootout around Munich between the new and the old Mate and see if there is a big difference or not.


Check out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro benchmark results

The new Hisilicon Kirin 970 is a punchy chipset.


Check out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro benchmark results

The new Hisilicon Kirin 970 is a punchy chipset.


Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM hits Germany

The phone is offered by two retailers for 669.


Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM hits Germany

The phone is offered by two retailers for 669.


HTC U11 Plus renders show a small refinement of the familiar design

The fingerprint reader jumped to the back to free up space on the front.


HTC U11 Plus renders show a small refinement of the familiar design

The fingerprint reader jumped to the back to free up space on the front.


Apple iPhone 7 outselling iPhone 8

The 2016 phone is more desired as limited updates can’t justify price hike.


Apple iPhone 7 outselling iPhone 8

The 2016 phone is more desired as limited updates can’t justify price hike.


Nokia 9 leaks in new image; Nokia 2 gets certified in Russia

Specifically, the Nokia 9 leak shows the back plate of phone.


Nokia 9 leaks in new image; Nokia 2 gets certified in Russia

Specifically, the Nokia 9 leak shows the back plate of phone.


Apple decreases iPhone 8 production as demand wanes

The company asked manufacturers to lower production by half; carriers confirmed the lack of interest.


Apple decreases iPhone 8 production as demand wanes

The company asked manufacturers to lower production by half; carriers confirmed the lack of interest.


Making sense of the Huawei Mate 10 lineup

What makes the Mate 10 Pro a Pro? Is the vanilla Mate 10 lacking anything important?


Making sense of the Huawei Mate 10 lineup

What makes the Mate 10 Pro a Pro? Is the vanilla Mate 10 lacking anything important?


Huawei Mate 10 vs. Mate 10 Pro: screen battle

The non-Pro model has a sharper screen with a better screen to body ratio?


Huawei Mate 10 vs. Mate 10 Pro: screen battle

The non-Pro model has a sharper screen with a better screen to body ratio?


TENAA spilled the beans on a new Xiaomi phone. Likely the Redmi Note 5.

The reported 18:9 aspect ration definitely hints at the eagerly anticipated Redmi Note 5, only minus a second main camera.


TENAA spilled the beans on a new Xiaomi phone. Likely the Redmi Note 5.

The reported 18:9 aspect ration definitely hints at the eagerly anticipated Redmi Note 5, only minus a second main camera.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro scores 97 on DxO test

The Mate 10 Pro got 100 points in the stills test.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro scores 97 on DxO test

The Mate 10 Pro got 100 points in the stills test.


Xiaomi Mi A1 gets another update, still not Oreo

Apparently, the latest update is just the October security patch.


Xiaomi Mi A1 gets another update, still not Oreo

Apparently, the latest update is just the October security patch.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 visits Geekbench with Snapdragon 617

We think the benchmark got it wrong, though.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 visits Geekbench with Snapdragon 617

We think the benchmark got it wrong, though.


Early photo samples showcase the Nokia 7 camera performance

The stills allegedly originate from HMD’s latest upper-midrange device and its Zeiss camera.


Early photo samples showcase the Nokia 7 camera performance

The stills allegedly originate from HMD’s latest upper-midrange device and its Zeiss camera.


Sharp announces Aquos R Compact with 120Hz display

The phone is exclusive to Japan, though.


Sharp announces Aquos R Compact with 120Hz display

The phone is exclusive to Japan, though.


Additional Galaxy A5 (2018) and A7 (2018) renders show dual selfie camera

This (if true) would be Samsung’s first dual font camera.


Additional Galaxy A5 (2018) and A7 (2018) renders show dual selfie camera

This (if true) would be Samsung’s first dual font camera.


Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and J7 Pro getting new updates

The S8 series update arrives as firmware version G950FXXU1AQI9 and G955FXXU1AQI9, respectively, and weighs in at around 480MB.


Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and J7 Pro getting new updates

The S8 series update arrives as firmware version G950FXXU1AQI9 and G955FXXU1AQI9, respectively, and weighs in at around 480MB.


New Oppo F5 leak reveals 12MP dual selfie camera

Rumors so far had suggested a 16MP dual camera setup on the front.


New Oppo F5 leak reveals 12MP dual selfie camera

Rumors so far had suggested a 16MP dual camera setup on the front.


Foldable ZTE Axon M is official with dual touchscreens

When you unfold it, you get a 6.75″ viewing area, although the hinge separating the screens and the bezels don’t help create a very seamless look.


Foldable ZTE Axon M is official with dual touchscreens

When you unfold it, you get a 6.75″ viewing area, although the hinge separating the screens and the bezels don’t help create a very seamless look.


Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 636 with Quick Charge 4

The chipset is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 630 and is built on the 14 nm FinFET process technology.


Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 636 with Quick Charge 4

The chipset is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 630 and is built on the 14 nm FinFET process technology.