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This week in Android: It's weird phone week
We got to play with a lot of cool tech at CES 2019, but little was cooler than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Qualcomm had a reference device sporting the new SoC and we were able to put it through its paces, including our very own Speed Test G. The results are impressive.
In other big news this week, we found out Motorola is planning on bringing back the Razr phone, made famous in the mid 2000s. We don’t know a lot about the phone itself, but we can make some guesses based on a patent from August of last year.
Here are your top stories for the week
At CES, Gary Sims previewed the Snapdragon 855 processor in reference hardware. He had some fun with it.
Motorola (read: Lenovo) is talking about releasing a new version of the Razr phone, this time with a folding screen.
The Google Pixel 3 Lite wanted to be just like its older siblings and come out with a full leak before its official announcement. Mission accomplished.
You’ve been asking for it. Google’s giving it to you. A full, system-wide dark theme for those late-night phone-using sessions.
Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast
OnePlus made some remarkable strides in 2018, including working with a U.S. carrier for the first time. Will OnePlus be able to keep that momentum going in 2019?
We took a deep dive into the camera on HUAWEI’s latest flagship and the results are a little surprising. No spoilers here though. You gotta click through.
LG has not made great strides in the mobile space of late. It’s time for LG to do something to finally gain some world-wide ground.
But honestly, LG, this probably isn’t it.
Slider phones are a great way to get smaller bezels, but they’re not a permanent solution. We break down why.
The founder of HUAWEI had a few things to say about security and how the company handles security. Which is nice and all, but…
Now don’t get us wrong, this particular case isn’t as bad as it sounds, but it’s not good either.
Xiaomi showed off a video of a new kind of in-screen fingerprint sensor which has a larger touch area, making it easier to unlock your phone.
A Samsung Galaxy S10 was spotted in the wild. Check it out here!
Who wants to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 9?
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