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Week 51 in review: Huawei nova 4, Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and HTC Desire 12s debut

Phone makers typically don’t make a lot of announcements in the last weeks of the year, but 2018 is clearly bucking the trend. The last but one week of the year not only had the numbers but also the quality.

Lenovo announced a trio of new phones, inluding its new Z5 Pro GT flagship – the first handset to come with a Snadragon 855 chipset and 12GB of RAM. Meanwhile Huawei unveiled a 48MP smartphone – the nova 4, which is also only the second handset to feature a punch hole in its display for the selfie camera. HTC had an announcement of its own too – the Desire 12s is a lower mid-ranger with interesting design and slightly underwhelming internals.

The week wasn’t quite so good for Gionee – the Chinese maker officially going bankrupt. The company used to be quite big in its day, also serving as ODM for the likes of Allview and BLU, but it’s days are now numbered.

In more expected developments the rumors about the phones we will be seeing in the early months of 2019 keep piling up – from Xiaomi to Nokia we had bits and pieces to add to a bunch of upcoming phones.

Check out the full list of our most popular stories this week to make sure you didn’t miss anything important while you were busy shopping gifts for your loved ones.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and S10 Plus benchmarks appear

As we turn the calendar page, we wish you plenty of moments to remember in 2019.


Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is the first phone with Snapdragon 855, 12 GB RAM

The monster 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage variant costs just $650/€560.


Huawei nova 4 is official with 48MP rear camera, 25MP in-display camera

The phone uses last year’s flagship Kirin chipset.


Samsung Galaxy M20 to carry a 5,000 mAh battery, launch markets revealed

As well as Exynos 7885 chipset.


Redmi Pro 2 may be Xiaomi's 48MP phone, teasers suggest Snapdragon 675 chipset

The Redmi Pro was Xiaomi’s first phone with a dual camera and its 10-core processor punched above its mid-range weight.


OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 5G leaks for the first time, take a look

It’s an image from an internal company meeting that will surely get someone fired.


Samsung planning a night mode for the Galaxy S10 called “Bright Night”

The Korean company is also going for artificial enhancements of the low-light photos.


Some iPad Pro 2018 units coming with bent frames, Apple says it’s normal

This effectively means that if you received a bent iPad Pro, you’re not getting it replaced.


Gionee declares bankruptcy, enters liquidation

The company owes billions of dollars hundreds of creditors – banks, suppliers and ad agencies.


Huawei P30 Pro to have four cameras, Olixar reveals

The Huawei P30 is also getting extra snapper on the back.


Google Pixel 3 is the top-ranked single-lens Android on DxOMark

DxO rates the Pixel as the best phone without a tele camera, matching the iPhone XR.


Xiaomi Redmi 7 specs revealed on TENAA

There will be an octa-core chipset, clocked at 2.3 GHz and a dozen of color choices.


Lenovo Z5s arrives with three cameras, Snapdragon 710

The phone was introduced today at a launch in China.


Leaked Galaxy S10 protective glass confirms a smaller camera punch-hole

It appears to be a lot smaller than the Galaxy A8s’.


Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad is now just $229, $100 off its usual price and cheapest ever

If you’re looking for an affordable tablet, you can’t go wrong with this deal.


Xiaomi teases Play smartphone with waterdrop notch

It’s Xiaomi’s first phone with a waterdrop notch, is it the Redmi 7 by another name?


Nokia 9 PureView gets Bluetooth certified

Hopefully the much-anticipated phone will finally make its debut at either CES or MWC.


Xiaomi's first Android Go Edition smartphone gets certified

The Xiaomi Redmi Go will offer entry-level specs at entry-level price.


Xiaomi Redmi 7 makes its way on TENAA, just photos for now

The new phone will have a waterdrop notch, a first for the company.


OnePlus seems to have cut off the 6T's bezels in an ad

Here’s a useless tactic: make your phone look more bezel-less than it does in real life.


Honor View 20 pricing and Maserati Edition retail box appear online

The Chinese social media Weibo just keeps on giving info before the official announcement on December 26.


Huawei rolls out Android Pie for the P20, P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro

Europe is the first market to get it.


OnePlus 6T gets a better DxO score than the OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6T improves on the dynamic range and detail of its predecessor.


Xiaomi Play to come with free 10 GB data per month

It will come with an unlimited plan where the first 10 gigs will be at full speed.


Samsung Galaxy A8s is now for sale, costs less than $450

The device is available in China with 6/128 GB memory in three colors – Blue, Aurora Black, Alien Silver.


HTC Desire 12s debuts with 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 435

It’s already available for purchase in Taiwan.


Lenovo S5 Pro GT upgrades chipset to Snapdragon 660, up from S636

The Lenovo S5 Pro was announced just a couple of months ago. This is a quick upgrade, leaving the other specs mostly the same.


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