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Week 48 in review: Samsung W2018 and Honor V10 debut

Two premium handsets debuted this week – Samsung introduced its W2018 flip phone, while Huawei unveiled the V10 phablet. The first one is going to remain exclusive to China, but the latter has great potential of becoming a cheaper alternative to the Mate 10 duo globally.

A leak gave us our first glimpse of Sony’s upcoming flagship and the first bezelless device by the company. Other devices to star in leaks were Nokia 9 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

Samsung had a couple of new version of its H1 flagships to show. The Galaxy S8 got a Burgundy Red color option, while the S8+ is now available in SMARTgirl Limited edition.

OnePlus, meanwhile, gave us a Star Wars Limited edition of the 5T flagship.

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

Samsung W2018 clamshell phone goes official with F/1.5 camera lens

The phone launch marks the 25th anniversary of the Korean company in China.


Sony's upcoming bezelless flagship has its specs leaked

This will allegedly be the Japanese company’s top of the line smartphone to be unveiled at MWC in February.


Huawei Honor V10 is a blend of Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, cheaper than both

In short, it’s a Mate 10 Pro with an LCD screen and a 3.5mm jack.


Galaxy A8+ (2018) is the new A7, poses for photos

Infinity Display, of course, and a new model name to go with it.


Rumored Snapdragon 845 specs point to next-gen Kryo cores, but old process

The new chip will allegedly stick to the old 10nm LPE process like the one used in the S835.


Face ID cracked with an elaborate mask

A couple of weeks ago, the same cyber security research firm was able to crack Face ID using a previous version of this mask.


The Nokia 9's curved all-glass front looks like it warrants a case

Nokia’s next flagship will have wireless charging and water resistance, but no 3.5mm jack.


How the OnePlus 5T secondary camera works

We take a closer look at the workings of the new dual camera system on the OnePlus 5T.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 leaks pour in

A teaser image and an official-looking promo image leak. Also, a render, which seems a bit dubious.


Samsung launches Galaxy S8+ SMARTgirl Limited Edition phone

The Rose Pink flagship comes bundled with a case with engraved Swarovski diamonds.


Samsung patents under-screen fingerprint scanner just in time for Galaxy S9

The patent suggests 12 pressure-sensitive points on the screen.


Xiaomi launches Redmi 5A in India, sales start December 7

The 2GB model is INR 5,999 the 3GB version will retail for INR 6,999.


Samsung officially launches Burgundy Red Galaxy S8

The new color option will be available first in Korea, followed by select markets.


The Xiaomi Desh ka Smartphone is actually the Redmi 5a

Xiaomi will release the Redmi 5a in India tomorrow.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 leaks in press renders

Like the Redmi Note 5 (also leaked today), it sports an 18:9 touchscreen.


Xiaomi to launch Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus on December 7

The phone will arrive with FullView screen and a fingerprint scanner on the back.


OnePlus announces OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition

Expected to be exclusive to the Indian market.


Huawei unveils competing FaceID and Animoji tech

The animojis will be more advanced than Apple’s, claims Huawei.


Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ users reporting fast charging issues after recent update

Aside from Twitter, Samsung’s own forums are also filled with similar complaints.


User agent profile reveals new Sony smartphone (H8324)

The profile also reveals 1080 x 1920 (16:9) display resolution for the device.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 TENAA certification leaves nothing to the imagination

New images of the phone are now available, and a comprehensive spec list too.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 to come with MIUI 9 out of the box

The phone will also have a dual/hybrid SIM slot, according to leaked manual.


Rubin has really left Google due to an inappropriate relationship investigation

The Android creator is investigated for inappropriate relationship at Google in 2014.


Oppo R11s in for review

The updated Oppo flagship comes with a tall screen and dazzling looks.


Honor V10 posts an impressive AnTuTu score

The phone scored 165,587, making it the mightiest Honor on the market.