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Week 47 in review: Oreo updates and Black Friday deals

Week 47 was all about the Black Friday deals with retailers around the world running sales on just about every piece of hardware available. A notable exception was OnePlus that took a stance against that and said it’s offering its phones at sale prices all year round.

We also started seeing an increase in rumors and leaks about the early 2018 flagship devices, while the Nokia 8 got its Oreo update.

Some new hardware debuted too – a couple of Oppo mid-rangers and an affordable tablet by Motorola. We even got a new Windows Phone handset by Wileyfox, although that’s mostly meant for businesses to purchase and distribute to employees.

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

Black Friday and Cyber Monday smartphone deals

We’ll keep updating this list with new deals as they come out.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 stars in live image leak

The phone will have Snapdragon 625, 4000 mAh battery and 18:9 screen.


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) shows off its Infinity Display in a case

It also sports a single rear camera and a center-placed fingerprint scanner on the back.


Samsung Galaxy S6 to get Android Oreo

Multiple Samsung representatives said the 2015 flagship is in line for the upgrade.


Oppo F5 Youth goes official with 16MP selfie camera

The display is of the trendy 18:9 ratio and has minimal bezels.


Nokia 8 starts getting Android Oreo

Users in various European countries started getting the new OS.


New leaked image shows the Honor V10 for real

The device will become official in China on November 28, and it will be announced for international markets on December 5.


OnePlus 5 confirmed to be discontinued once stock runs out

OnePlus has an interesting strategy with its T model. The companys Indian head confirms the OnePlus 5 will be discontinued.


HTC U11+ in for review

Big screen, big battery, big speakers, big ambitions – HTC U11+ joins our review queue.


The Honor V10 shows its bezel-free face in the wild

The Honor V10 is just 6 away from its unveiling.


Samsung to show Galaxy S9 and S9+ at CES in January, bigger model gets more RAM and dual camera

They will be very similar in looks to their predecessors, but with some small tweaks.


OnePlus takes a stance against Black Friday, discounts 5T by a penny

You can still get the Dash Charge bundle at 50% off.


OnePlus 5T now available for purchase

A simultaneous launch in North America, much of Europe and in India.


OnePlus confirms it wont have Project Treble on the OnePlus 5T, heres what that means

Project Treble is Googles effort to reduce fragmentation of software updates across OEMs.


Cheaper version of Xiaomi Mi Note 3 now available

Xiaomi has released a new variant of the Mi Note 3 with less RAM, and a cheaper price. What else is different?


OnePlus 5T breaks launch day sales record in 6 hours

North American stock has been depleted, new buyers will have to wait 8 days for their units to ship.


Xiaomi Mi 7 to feature 16MP dual camera, new report suggests

The report also says Xiaomi will eventually adopt the 3D face recognition technology, but the Mi 7 won’t have it on board.


Samsung's Upgrade to Galaxy program lets iPhone users try the Note8

The company will hand out 10,000 phones to those considering a switch.


Oppo A79 debuts with 18:9 OLED display, MediaTek Helio P23

Oppo A79 comes with a pair of 16MP cameras one at the front, the other on the back.


New update hitting Xiaomi Mi A1

The update weighs in at around 465MB in most cases, although for some, size is over 1GB.


Here are Sony's Black Friday deals

Smartphones, headphones and accessories with up to 50% off.


10.1

The device carries a $300 price tag, and is available for purchase from AT&T.


Sony Xperia XZ and XZs are now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo too

The new software has just started rolling out, and may reach the X Performance in the near future as well.


Wileyfox Pro quietly unveiled with Windows Phone

An unassuming phone that hopes long software support – until mid-2020 – will make up for unimpressive specs.


Deal: Save $350 on Samsung Galaxy Note8, S8/S8+

Best Buy is offering the deal on Sprint and Verizon variants if you opt for the monthly payment plans.


Mate 10 Pro breaks pre-order records in Western Europe, says Huawei

The phone spent about a month in pre-order and what a month it was.


OnePlus 5 to bring Face Unlock with Oreo update

The OS update brings plenty of new features and UI design changes.