We could pretend there was another top story this week, but that would be ridiculous. Huawei is in trouble, as the United States has formally indicted the company and its CFO with 13 different counts. These charges include money laundering, obstruction of justice, and sanction violations. Meng is currently awaiting extradition to the United States to face these charges, and China has responded. Huawei is kind of a big deal in China, which means it’s a big deal for the U.S.
In other news, Meizu and Vivo are both looking to bring buttonless and portless phones to the masses. We’re not so sure that’s a good idea, but Apple seems to be leaning that way as well. Frankly, that scares us — we all know what happens when Apple does something drastic in the smartphone market.
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LG may be planning on launching a V-series phone in March for the first time since the brand was created. It might be LG’s first 5G phone.
Samsung is taking on the budget phone space with a great offering for the price. Will the Galaxy M20 take on Xiaomi and Honor for your budget bucks?
This is probably what the Galaxy S10 will look like. Triple cameras, and maybe even a headphone jack?
Apple didn’t make as much money as it wanted to last quarter, but I mean, can’t we all say the same thing?
And speaking of Apple, the champion of device privacy, FaceTime had a bug where a caller could listen in on another phone without permission.
It’s a brand new year and we have a lot of great phones to look forward to this year. Which one are you most excited about?
Facebook was caught distributing an app that gave Facebook total access to every part of a user’s phone. Google did something similar, but Facebook got in more trouble for it.
The Pocophone F1 went through DxOMark’s camera testing. The results were not particularly surprising for this $320 phone.
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