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Week 48 in review: Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus, and Huawei Nova 2s announced

December is not typically a month that sees plenty of new smartphone announcements, but this week brought plenty of debuts. Xiaomi a couple of 18:9 entry level smartphones - the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, which bring impressive hardware for their respective price points. Huawei had the Nova 2s mid-ranger to show, while LG brought an even more premium version of its V30 flagship, dubbed Signature Edition. Qualcomm held an event of its own, detailing the chipset that will likely power the H1 2018 flagship - Snapdragon 845. Meanwhile, a leak gave us a look at the upcoming Sony bezelless...



BlackBerry Keyone starts receiving the Oreo update today

Any Canadians with a BlackBerry Keyone? Check your phone, there should be an Oreo update waiting for you. The update started its rollout already - it was initially scheduled for the 13th, but there was a minor delay. Anyway, Keyones from other countries should join in before long. The update brings the Android version to 8.0. The updated for phones on Rogers also includes Wi-Fi calling support. The BlackBerry Keyone originally launched with 7.1 Nougat in early 2017. The Oreo update has been tested in a closed beta for a couple of weeks now. And if you're wondering "why not 8.1?", we...



In Past Tense: The story of Vlad’s phones

Hi, I'm Vlad, the evening shift guy around here (insert vampire joke if you must). I'm 33 and have been with GSMArena for almost four years now. My phone journey started when I was 15 years old. The early days My first phone was a Bosch 509, which I got in 1999. Two GSM networks had launched in my neck of the woods in 1997, so I wasn't really an early adopter - but in my defense, I was still in school and depended on my parents for such purchases. It was obviously very exciting to own a phone in that day and age, even though prices for calls were so high that it didn't get a lot...



Huawei Nova 2S unboxed and handled on video

Previous leaks have painted a pretty picture of the Huawei Nova 2S, but now a very short video gives a visual confirmation. The phone also gets its first hands-on, despite its unofficial status. It will be unveiled on December 7 (tomorrow). The video starts off with an unboxing, starring a charger, cable and a headset. The phone comes with Android 8.0 Oreo - Huawei has been great in providing the latest software - while the power is supplied by a Kirin 960, the chipset used in the P10 and Mate 9 flagships. And it's hooked up to 6GB of ram, an upgrade over the base Nova 2. Storage is...



Lenovo sells 3 million Moto M units in less than six months

Lenovo's Moto M launched last November as a premium-looking mid-range handset. It's been offered in a few markets so far, and apparently it's managed to sell quite well. According to a new (and sadly unsourced) report, more than 3 million Moto M units have been sold since its release less than six months ago. That's not at all bad for the Motorola brand. That number makes the Moto M one of Lenovo's best selling mid-rangers of the past couple of years. Sales in China have been particularly impressive. The handset is now on its way to conquer other markets, such as Pakistan, Poland,...