Week 50 in review: Samsung Galaxy A8s, vivo NEX Dual Display go official


The year might be ending, but the smartphone releases aren’t stopping. This week we finally saw the Samsung Galaxy A8s go official with a hole in the screen for the camera.

Samsung is likely testing the waters before trying the design alongside the Exynos 9820 chipset and calling it the Galaxy S10.

Honor is also in the game – we got to see the View 20 in person even if the actual launch is taking place after Christmas, with a global event scheduled for late January.

OnePlus 6T joined the company of devices with even faster charging technology after it introduced Warp Charge 30 with the McLaren Limited Edition that also has 10 GB RAM.

The vivo NEX Dual Display Edition was the most high profile launch of the week with a unique dual screen design and super cool Lunar ring around its back.

Apple and Qualcomm continued their legal battles – this time the playground is China and the focus is on the iPhone. The chipset company managed to block sales for a short time, but Cupertino is already answering with a software update that will stop the patent infringement.

Huawei nova 4 is expected to arrive a week ahead of Christmas with a hole for the selfie camera and 48 MP snapper on at least some of its versions.