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Week 50 in review: Galaxy S9 leaks as OnePlus 5T gets Star Wars edition

It’s the middle of December already and the early 2018 flagships are already making their presence felt. While we are still a couple of months away from its debut, the rumor mill is filled with bits and pieces about the Samsung Galaxy S9.

A couple of Nokia handsets also appeared on a few occasions – the 2018 edition of the Nokia 6 got pictured and handled on video, while the 9 received 3C certification.

The OnePlus 5T got a Star Wars edition to mark the release of the eight episode in the space saga. The company also celebrated its fourth birthday and is offering some nice discounts on accessories via its online store.

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

Galaxy S9 and S9+ outed in renders and video, see them from all angles

CAD-based images are now ready for you to feast your eyes upon, and there’s even a render video for each device.


OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition hands-on review

Is this the droid you are looking for?


Images of Nokia 6 (2018) added to listing

The phone will have an 18:9 display and fingerprint scanner on the back.


Nokia camera app gets telephoto and wide-angle support ahead of Nokia 9 launch

No Nokia phone can use those features… yet.


First phone with under-screen fingerprint scanner to arrive at CES 2018

Synaptics’ sensor is placed under the OLED in order to read an illuminated fingerprint.


The Huami Amazfit 2 is Xiaomi's latest smartwatch offer

The wearable comes in a regular and Premium Edition and promises to go up to five days on a single charge.


Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) both get 3C certifications, could launch in January

HMD has scheduled an event for January 19 for next year. The same date this year brought us the Nokia 6.


Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo Beta update now seeding

Pre-registered beta members are already getting the upgrade with performance improvements.


Huawei Enjoy 7S leaks in full ahead of December 18 announcement

The date was confirmed by the company, while specs were leaked once more on Twitter.


Huawei P11 to launch in Q1 next year

Likely a MWC reveal, same as the P10 this year.


Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018), and LG K10 (2018) to be announced at CES in January

The two Korean companies are planning to unleash some mid-range handsets in Las Vegas.


Honor 9 Lite specs revealed by TENAA - two dual cameras for double the fun [Updated]

The phone is slightly smaller than the Honor 7X with its 5.65″ 1080p+ screen.


GSMArena labs: enhanced compare tool

Helping you compare phones by hiding identical specs.


MWC 2018 unveiling for Samsung Galaxy S9, report says

The iPhone X was the reason the company initially wanted an early unveiling for the device, but didn’t go for it as the Galaxy S8/S8+ have been holding well against Apple’s latest offering.


OnePlus celebrates 4th birthday with discounts and gifts

You can get up to 30% off accessories, though the big prize is a limited run of exclusive gift boxes.


Sony's Meet the Makers gives insight into the Xperia phones' color options

Straight from Sony Mobile Art Director Kaoru Murai.


Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) unveiled: S Pen version in tow

There are 13″ and 15″ models powered by 8th Gen Intel CPUs.


Xiaomi Mi A1 gets new Special Edition Red variant

The variant has been launched in Indonesia, where it carries a price tag of around $215.


Huawei Honor 9 Lite price leaks, will be unveiled on December 21

China Telecom will be selling the phone.


Apple iMac Pro to go on sale on December 14

Up to 18 core Xeon, Vega 64, 128GB DDR4 ECC and 4TB SSD, and a 5K display.


LG pre-announces new Gram laptops ahead of CES

They are thin, light, powerful, and come with great battery life.


Deals: Samsung Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 and LG V30+

All dual-SIM models, available in Europe – plus a Note8 in the US.


LG V30+ announced for India, will be available on December 18

It will be exclusive to Amazon, and you’ll be able to pick from black and silver color versions.


Samsung patents foldable dual screen phone with focus on gaming

It’s like an Android-powered Nintendo 3DS basically.


Essential Phone sales reach 50,000 units

The number was revealed through the Google Play download counter of Essential-specific apps.