Week 46 in review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10, Exynos 9820, and foldable phone in the spotlight

Samsung stole the show this week, dominating the news feeds with its upcoming products.

The main story was the Galaxy S10 and more specifically the most and least expensive of members of the trio. According to industry insiders, the top model Galaxy S10 will have three cameras, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner and a new Infinity-O display with a small cutout for the front camera, and thinner bezels.

We also got word that the entry-level Galaxy S10 model will have a plain side-mounted fingerprint scanner, instead of a fancy in-display one. It will also have an Infinity-O display but a flat one, not curved. We also may have got a glimpse of the Galaxy S10’s design thanks to a patent filing.

All three Galaxy S10’s will be powered by the Exynos 9820, which was announced this week. Some models might use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8150, which crushed AnTuTu this week – in any case, the Galaxy S10 will be a powerful device.

Moving away from the Galaxy S10 but not Samsung altogether – the foldable Galaxy F is really picking up interest. We saw Samsung’s upcoming marvel of a smartphone in both a concept video and static 3D renders. It will come in March for a whopping $1,770 price.

In other news Samsung, the Korean company is about to unlock the option for adoptable storage in its Android Pie update. If you’re unfamiliar with it, adoptable storage allows you to choose a microSD card as the main storage of your device.

Finally moving away from Samsung-related news, Nokia will hold an event on December 5 in Dubai at which it could show up to three new devices. We hope to finally see the penta-cam Nokia 9 but we’ll settle for the also overdue Nokia 8.1.

Google released the final version of its magical Night Sight for Pixel 3 and 3 XL. It allows the phones to see in the dark – okay, not really – but it is really impressive and we gave the shooting mode a thorough test.

And if you wanted to buy a Pixel 3/3 XL but were holding off until the first discounts kicked in – they did, more details on them in the link below.

That were the main stories of the week. See you here in exactly seven days!

Samsung Galaxy S10 will have Infinity-O display, ultrasonic fingerprint scanner

It will have standard, wide angle and telephoto cameras too.

Snapdragon 8150 hits AnTuTu, beats the Kirin 980 and A12 Bionic

The overall AnTuTu score is 362,292!

Samsung's foldable phone to come in March for $1,770

That’s based on info from industry insiders, who do not believe the phone will feature 5G. Samsung is still confident it can ship 1 million units, though.

Samsung launches Exynos 9820 with 2 Gbps LTE modem and dedicated NPU

The chipset is based on the 8nm LPP FiNFET process.

Samsung may have narrowed down the Galaxy S10s design

New patent filing shows a possibly realized Samsung Galaxy S10.

Samsung's foldable Galaxy F gets showcased in a cool concept video

The video is based on the information that was outed about the device so far.

The Sharp Aquos R2 compact is the first dual-notch phone

We’re not mad, we’re just disappointed. Actually, with a 120Hz HDR10 screen, Snapdragon 845 and Android 9.0 Pie, this isn’t all bad.

Samsung's foldable Galaxy F rendered in 3D

The company has filed many patents for the various design elements needed for this phone to work. This render is based on those.

HMD event on December 5 to bring as many as 3 new Nokia models

The Nokia 9, 8.1 and 7.1 Plus, perhaps? That’s the dream scenario, but HMD is holding its cards close to the chest so we’ll have to wait and see.

Entry-level Galaxy S10 to have Infinity-O screen, side-placed fingerprint scanner

It will also have a dual camera and potentially a 2018 chipset.

Google Night Sight now available for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, we test it out

Rolling out as Camera update on the Google Play Store.

Apple's T2 chip won't allow third-party repairs to your MacBook

But it also enables tons of security and non-security features.

Google will give you 50% off a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL for Black Friday, if you buy two

The company has prepared a bunch of deals, and the first one will be accessible this Friday.

Samsung to finally allow adoptable storage with Android Pie

A bit late but better than never, right?

OnePlus 5G smartphone to mark the start of a whole new lineup

The team is on schedule for an early 2019 announcement of a phone that wont be called OnePlus 7.