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This week in Android: Galaxy S10 is here, and so is MWC 2019!

This week we saw the Galaxy S10, as well as new flagships from Xiaomi and Vivo!
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February 24, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus cameras

In case you missed it, Samsung announced a ton of stuff Wednesday: new phones, new wearables, and even a folding phone. Let’s start with the Galaxy Fold. The foldable phone has some of the beefiest specs we’ve see on a mobile device thus far, but unfortunately it has a price tag to match. In case you’re interested in saving some dough, you can choose between four different Galaxy S10 models: Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10 5G. Finally, Samsung updated its wearables slate with new fitness bands, a watch, and wireless earbuds.

Meanwhile, on the same day, both Xiaomi and Vivo released new flagships of their own. The Vivo V15 Pro has an in-display fingerprint reader and a pop-up selfie camera which means there is almost no bezel on this phone. Meanwhile, the new Xiaomi Mi 9 carries some awesome specifications and a great price tag. Both phones look to compete against each other primarily in China and India, though they’ll be available globally as well.

Here are your top stories for the week

35:20 – Hands-on: Samsung announces the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit fitness tracker

In addition to all the phones Samsung announced, it also had a number of wearables, including a new set of wireless earbuds.

Xiaomi Mi 9 triple camera detail purple 3

Xiaomi announced a new flagship, the Mi 9, and this phone has some neat tricks at a price that is almost unbeatable.

52:15 – Android Authority’s big book of smartphone firsts!

Ever wanted to know what the first Bluetooth-supported phone was? How about Bluetooth 2.0? What about the first phone to support quad-SIMs? We’ve got it all here.

1:06:30 – Android Q gestures might rely only on pill icon, no back button

The back button’s days may be numbered. Android Q looks to eliminate it and go all pill, all the time.

But that’s not all! We also sat down with our reviewer for a Galaxy S10 Podcast Review!

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e, and S10 5G are here!

We go hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S10 in San Francisco. Plus we have all the details you need to know about Samsung’s latest flagship.

Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on either podcast

Vivo’s new flagship phone has an in-display fingerprint reader and a pop-up selfie camera, which means the face of this phone has a bezel to bezel screen which is beautiful.

Gary Explains: Is your smartphone spying on you?

Gary Sims wondered if our smartphones were really spying on us. He investigated and found out some interesting things.

Huawei P30 series name confirmed, along with March 26 launch date in Paris

We’ve got all the details pertaining to Huawei’s next flagship phone, the P30. It’s coming in March, from Paris, with love.

Here’s our first look at the LG V50: 5G, triple camera, and a 4,000mAh battery

LG’s first 5G phone, the LG V50, looks to have some awesome specs and lightning fast data speeds.

Razer reportedly canceled Razer Phone 3, laid off chunk of staff

The future is not bright for a potential Razer Phone 3, but the company is still looking into other mobile solutions. We haven’t heard the last of them.

fossil sport neon yellow watch face oled screen on wrist

Our resident wearables expert weighs in on Fossil’s latest smartwatch. It’s pretty great, as long as you’re not a health nut.

Mystery Google gaming event announced for GDC, might be Project Stream

Google will be attending the Game Developers Conference this year, and may have a big announcement to make while there.

Google’s new permissions policy could cripple popular sex workers’ safety app

An app that helps keep sex workers safe in Ireland and the U.K. may have to be pulled from the Google Play store due to Google’s new permissions policy.

Who wants to win a Samsung Galaxy S10?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy S10Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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