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 wasnt the companys biggest headache this year, however, as the USA pushed its allies to drop its products.
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 worlds 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 theres 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 HMDs Nokia 7.1 reveal shored up pure Android positions. The Nokia X7 announcement brought excitement too, though we didnt yet know it will become the Nokia 8.1 for the western market.
Heres the list of our most-read news articles for the October-December quarter (in chronological order).
Most new features tend to be software ones, running on the faster S845 chip. The retail box includes USB-C Pixel earbuds.
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.
Pre-orders in China open today, shipping is next week. The price is much lower than we expected yesterday.
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.
The One UI has been developed with the help from Google and Android developers to make the most out of the flexible display.
At its developer conference the company teased three different notch types that it will use in the near future.
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 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.
The S10+ is expected to have four cameras. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 855 beats both Exynos 9820 and Kirin 980 in early benchmark.