Despite hosting the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the second week of 2018 didn't bring a lot of phone-related action. The biggest story from CES was Synaptics' under-the-screen fingerprint scanner which vivo showcased on a prototype phone, which we handled. It's a solid start, but it's not yet fast enough to compare with current scanners on current phones.
Our most read article this past week concerned the Galaxy S9 and S9+ storage and RAM configurations. The S9 will have 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage while the S9+ will use 6GB of RAM and adds a 256GB model to the 64GB and 128GB ones. Both will unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in March.
The rest of the stories this week are Sony's announcement the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra with rear-mounted fingerprint scanners that will work in the US, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) goes on sale in Europe and the Nokia 8's poor 68 score on DxO mark.