Week 47 in review: Samsung dominated the headlines with its S10 and A8s

https://cdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/news/17/02/week-6-in-review/-728x314/gsmarena_002.jpgIt was another week of Samsung-themed conversations in the tech world. Samsung’s next flagship Galaxy S10 was again a regular in our news section.

This week the Galaxy S10 talk is that Samsung will bring back the “flat” display for the entry-level model (quotation marks because the screen will likely still taper off to a 2.5D curve) while retaining the prominent edge curve for the higher-end Galaxy S10 models.

Those same higher-end Galaxy S10 models could swap out the rear glass for ceramic, which will provide added scratch resistance to the phones while retaining the wireless charging capabilities.

The Galaxy S10 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S series (well, technically 9th anniversary, 10th device) and it’s clear that Samsung is betting big on its success. With sales slowing down and rivals such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo bringing aggressive competition, Samsung could be facing a crisis otherwise.

That makes 2019 a big year for Samsung. And the market leader looks poised to take it head on. According to the rumor mill it’s prepping a 6.7-inch smartphone with 5G – perhaps the Galaxy Note10.

The rest of the Samsung-related topics this week round off with the Galaxy A8s and the new Infinity-O screen, which was sighted in the wild.

The display has a circular cutout in the upper left corner of the screen and there’s a good chance we’re going to see it premiered with the upcoming Galaxy A8s, which we saw for the first time this week.

In other news, analysts report that Apple will be forced to scale down iPhone XR, XS and XS Max production due to lower than predicted sales. Apple is still coming out on top, financially, thanks to its higher average selling price, though.

Meanwhile Realme teased that the U1 will go on sale on November 28 while Asus teased the Zenfone Max Pro (M2) – a device with “next-generation gaming”.

The Honor 10 Lite made its debut this week, packing great value-for-money and Xiaomi set a Guinness World Record for the most stores opened simultaneously – 500.

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Nokia 7.1 with 4 GB RAM arriving in Europe

HMD Global introduced the Nokia 7.1 last month with Snapdragon 636 and two memory options – 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB. Europe received the less impressive version at launch, but according to various retailers across the European Union, the dual SIM variant with 4 gigs of RAM is already hitting store shelves and will be available for purchase on Friday.

Nokia 7.1 is part of the Android One program and comes with a promise for monthly security updates for three years after its launch. Other neat features include 12 MP + 5 MP rear camera setup with Zeiss optics and fast-charging that fills about 45% of the empty battery in 30 minutes.

When the phone was initially introduced, it was priced at €319 for the 3/32 GB variant, while the upgraded 4 GB version had a €349 price tag. The roomier version is now available for pre-order in the Czech Republic and is actually slightly cheaper – CZK8,499 or about €33

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Tweetbot for iOS updated with optimization for new iPad Pro displays

Just a day after the launch of Apple’s latest iPad Pros, Tweetbot for iOS has been updated to take advantage of the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays. This means you’ll no longer see pesky black bars around the sides of the app on the new iPad Pros.

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As we noted earlier today, apps that aren’t updated for the new iPad Pro display classes show black bars along the top and bottom, but Tweetbot now takes full advantage of the new displays, displaying edge-to-edge content along all sides.

As time progresses, we’ll continue to see iPad apps update for the new iPad Pro displays. One notable update we’re watching for is Facebook, which has yet to even update for the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched in 2015.

Tweetbot is available as a $4.99 download on the App Store. There are also a slew of new themes you can activate through in-app purchase. Learn how to do that right here.

Tweetbot for Mac is also seeing an update today with support for theme matching in Mojave, GIF support, visibility improvements for the dark theme, along with a ton more bug fixes and stability improvements.

Tweetbot for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for $9.99.