Week 42 brought us a bunch of new announcements, and understandably caused huge changes in our top 10 trending chart. Huawei is the big winner with all four of its newly unveiled phablets making the list.
Somewhat surprisingly perhaps given its expected limited availability the Mate 20 X is our new champion. It also extended the record streak of changing leaders to seven now.
The de-facto flagship Huawei Mate 20 Pro took second, ahead of the newest Samsung mid-ranger – Galaxy A9 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018).
Huawei Mate 20 took fifth, just edging out last week’s number 1 phone – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.
In seventh we have another newcomer – the Lenovo S5 Pro, while eight goes to the Pocophone F1.
The final two positions go to the Honor 8X and the Mate 20 RS Porsche Design premium version of the new Huawei flagship.
This also sets another record – 6 of last week’s top 10 were unable to make it this time around. Samsung Galaxy S8, Nokia 7.1, Realme 2 Pro, Razer Phone 2 as well as a couple of Xiaomi phones – Mi A2 Lite and Redmi Note 5 Pro – are left waiting for the Huawei hype to die down to make a return.
Huawei pretty much went all out at the Mate 20 announcement event. Not only did the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro make a first appearance, but so did the extravagant Mate 20X and the Mate 20 Porsche Design. The Huawei Watch GT and Band 3 Pro were kind of the icing on the cake....
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro could well be the most advanced smartphone on the market. And it’s joined by three siblings, which offer more variety than previous iterations. The Leica triple camera on the Pro is a refinement on the P20 Pro camera. The Black & White module is out, replaced by a 16mm ultra-wide...