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This week in Android: It's all about the foldables

This week we got our first look at Samsung and Royole's foldable phones, reviewed the OnePlus 6T, and more!

Published onNovember 11, 2018

This week had one theme to it — foldable phones. We saw not one, but two folding phones come out this week, and we went hands-on with the world’s first foldable from Royole. At Samsung’s developer conference, we saw its new infinity flex display. Google is on board too. At its own developer conference, Google announced official support for “foldables” will be baked into Android going forward. 2019 looks to be the year of the foldable, because LG will likely throw its hat in the ring as well. Gimmick, or way of the future? You decide.

We also published our full review of the OnePlus 6T this week too!

Here are your top stories for the week

OnePlus 6T review: Fundamentally great

Our full review of the OnePlus 6T is in. Starting at $549, this phone is a no-brainer for anyone, especially T-Mobile customers.

02:20 – Best of Android: Reader’s Choice voting begins

You have the chance to vote for your favorites in our Best of Android Reader’s Choice awards.

16:45 – Samsung announces One UI: A newer, rounder take on the Samsung Experience

Samsung is changing its UI to make for a better experience — touch on the bottom, visual elements on the top.

Google announced new support for “foldable” devices in the future. A sign of things to come?

28:30 – Samsung reveals its upcoming foldable phone

We got a good look at Samsung’s upcoming foldable phone/tablet/device/whatever.

35:00 – We could see the LG foldable phone at CES in January

This is a holdover from last week, but LG looks to be unveiling a foldable smartphone at CES 2019.

36:40 – Hands-on with the world’s first foldable smartphone

We go hands-on with the first foldable smartphone, and it isn’t from Samsung or LG.

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

Samsung also showed off some notched screens that it’s working on, but didn’t say what they were for.

Google Pixel 3 Night Sight vs HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro Night Mode

A showdown between the Google Pixel 3 and the HUAWEI Mate 20’s respective low-light modes.

Samsung Galaxy Home hands-on

Do you really want Bixby in your home? Samsung thinks you do.

Who wants to win a OnePlus 6T?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new OnePlus 6TEnter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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