Premium prices should come with premium quality. There are always issues with large scales mass production though and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro was the latest to experience it – its screen had a green glow seen in the dark. That wasn’t the company’s biggest headache this year, however, as the USA pushed its allies to drop its products.

When the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro arrived at the office readers were eager to see it unboxed and reviewed. The launch of the Mi Mix 3 was Xiaomi’s other win in Q4 in terms of most-read articles.

However, Samsung dominated the field, creating a ton of buzz with the launch of the Galaxy A8s – its first phone with a punch hole camera. The Galaxy S10 trio is set to adopt this design too, even adding a dual selfie cam in a screen hole.

Speaking of multiple cameras, the Galaxy A9 (2018) became the world’s first quad camera phone. The S10 phones will have multiple cameras too – perhaps a triple camera on the top model, though there were rumors of four cams. Foldable phones aside, 5G phones will have a big marketing push behind them (whether there’s any use for them remains to be seen).

While Apple dominates in mobile chipset performance, Snapdragon has been catching up. Early benchmarks of the Snapdragon 855 came close in multi-threaded speed. Other early tests showed an S10+ version with the S855 chipset beat the Kirin 980 in one benchmark and again in AnTuTu.

Google launched the Pixel 3 duo to a mixed reception and HMD’s Nokia 7.1 reveal shored up pure Android positions. The Nokia X7 announcement brought excitement too, though we didn’t yet know it will become the Nokia 8.1 for the western market.

Here’s the list of our most-read news articles for the October-December quarter (in chronological order).

Samsung Galaxy S10's triple camera detailed: regular, ultra-wide and tele lenses

A leaked table lists sensor resolution, pixel size, lens FoV and aperture.


Nokia 7.1 announced with 5.84

The display is notched and the cameras on the back feature Zeiss optics.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro in for review

We’ve got the Redmi Note 6 Pro in our hands so here’s what to expect.


We tried the Oppo Find X Lamborghini's Super VOOC charging and it's stupid fast

Spoiler alert: It takes just 35 minutes to go from 0 to 100%.


Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL official: bigger screens, wireless charging, Pixel buds

Most new features tend to be software ones, running on the faster S845 chip. The retail box includes USB-C Pixel earbuds.


Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world's first quad camera smartphone

The four cams are standard, ultra-wide, tele and depth sensor. Basically, the A7 with an extra cam, along with a larger screen and battery.


Huge Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak outs all details, including UK pricing

The phone will get official next week alongside the Mate 20.


Nokia X7 goes official with S710 chipset,  6.18

Pre-orders in China open today, shipping is next week. The price is much lower than we expected yesterday.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 slider debuts with 6.4” screen, four cameras and 5G version

The phone screen has 93.4% screen-to-body ratio with practically non-existent bezels.


Samsung's Galaxy S10 trio and foldable phone detailed in insider report

Samsung’s plans for 2019 have been detailed in a new report quoting a company insider.


Early Snapdragon 8150 results appear in Geekbench

Apple and Huawei already released their 7nm chipsets, Qualcomm’s chip isn’t quite official yet.


More details about Samsung's foldable Galaxy F smartphone surface

We’ve got model numbers, the marketing name and possible availability info.


[UPDATE] Huawei responds to the Mate 20 Pro's screen issues

Users call it #gluegate and the response isn’t exactly satisfactory.


Why I won't be buying the new OnePlus 6T even though it's a great phone

The under-display fingerprint sensor is more than usable and the camera improvements are impressive but it just doesn’t feel like a big upgrade.


Samsung announces Infinity Flex Display, One UI and talks about Bixby's future

The One UI has been developed with the help from Google and Android developers to make the most out of the flexible display.


Notches are coming to Samsung phones

At its developer conference the company teased three different notch types that it will use in the near future.


Samsung may have narrowed down the Galaxy S10’s design

New patent filing shows a possibly realized Samsung Galaxy S10.


The top Galaxy S10 models will have a ceramic back

The flat-screened S10 will reportedly stick with glass for the back, which has a positive side – the ceramic will be available in only two colors.


The USA wants everyone else to stop using Huawei devices

It already asked Germany, Italy, Japan and others.


Samsung Galaxy S10+ beats the Mate 20 Pro on AnTuTu

The Exynos 9820 chipset beats the Kirin 980 but falls short of the Snapdragon 8150.


Samsung Galaxy S10+ renders hit the web, 5G model demoed

The S10+ is shown with a dual selfie cam inside a screen hole, a triple camera and a 3.5mm jack. There’s also a dubious unboxing video of it.


Samsung Galaxy S10+ screen protector confirms the dual selfie cam in a hole

The selfie camera will take a big bite out of the top right corner of the S10+ screen.


Samsung Galaxy S10 pictured with two cameras, S855-powered S10+ benchmarked

The S10+ is expected to have four cameras. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 855 beats both Exynos 9820 and Kirin 980 in early benchmark.


Samsung's Galaxy S10-series screen sizes revealed

A case maker’s take on the Galaxy S10 lineup with punch holes for the selfie cameras in the middle.


Samsung Galaxy A8s is official with an Infinity-O display with punch hole camera

It also has a triple-lens camera with telephoto.




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