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This year at MWC, Oppo showed off a smartphone prototype that used a new implementation of dual cameras to offer a 5X optical zoom. The company did not reveal anything about the actual plans to use it for products, nor did they reveal the cost of its implementation, but it is likely that it will reach the market sometimes in the future. Imaging capabilities of smartphones have been evolving rapidly since the introduction of the first handsets with cameras. Throughout the history of phones making photos, manufacturers have developed new lens packs, new CMOS sensors and extensive ISPs (image sensor processors) in order to improve the capability and/or quality of images. For a while, a number of makers tended to install higher-resolution sensors simply because...

Sony Demonstrates Concept Xperia Ear Headphones and Xperia Touch Android Projector at MWC

As we move through our MWC meeting writeup backlog this week, one of the interesting developments we saw was from Sony. Apart from new smartphones, Sony showed two interesting...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/11/2017

BlackBerry KEYOne Announced: Snapdragon 625 with QWERTY, $549

This week at MWC, TCL announced the BlackBerry KEYOne, which follows in BlackBerry's traditional style with a distinctive hardware QWERTY keyboard, but this time a more polished look at...

49 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2017

Nokia 6 Announced: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.5-Inch Display, Android 7

On the day CES 2017 closed its doors, HMD Global introduced its first Nokia-branded smartphone that will be available exclusively in China in the coming weeks. The Nokia 6...

35 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2017

ZTE Announces Blade V8 Pro with Snapdragon 625, Hawkeye Phone

The competition for the mid-range smartphone market is fairly intense here at CES 2017. Right after the launch of Huawei's Honor 6X yesterday, ZTE is launching their direct competitor...

2 by Joshua Ho on 1/4/2017

Samsung Announces Updated Notebook 9, Odyssey, and Chromebook Plus/Pro

Today at Samsung’s CES 2017 press conference there were a number of announcements for their mobile PCs. At a high level, this includes the Notebook 9 refresh, a new...

18 by Joshua Ho on 1/4/2017

Chinese Tech Giant LeEco Enters US Market with Le Pro3 and Le S3 Smartphones, Range of UHD TVs

LeEco announced its official entry into the U.S. market at its “Ignite the Eco World” event in San Francisco, an important step in the company's globalization plan. Its initial...

39 by Matt Humrick on 10/20/2016

Google Announces Chromecast Ultra: 4K & HDR for Chromecast

Though the big Google news for today is of course the new lineup of Pixel phones, phones were only a small part of what Google had in store. Alongside...

19 by Ryan Smith on 10/4/2016

Live Blog: Made By Google October Phone Event

We're live from Google's October phone event in San Francisco

84 by Matt Humrick on 10/4/2016

New Chrome OS Update Enables Google Play on Acer’s and ASUS' Chromebooks

Google has released an update for its Chrome OS that enables select Chromebooks to run apps designed for Google Android and access Google Play Store. Right now, only two...

23 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2016

HTC Announces Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle

As the holidays approach, OEMs often refresh their device portfolio to make sure that they put their best foot forward as a significant proportion of sales occur towards the...

24 by Joshua Ho on 9/20/2016

The HTC 10 Review

It probably goes without saying right now that HTC has been a troubled company for some time now. With the One M8 we finally saw that they were making...

180 by Joshua Ho on 9/19/2016

Hands On With the LG V20

The LG V20 at this point has been leaked to death, but it’s finally here. LG has been pushing through a fairly tough year, so this phone really could...

45 by Joshua Ho on 9/8/2016

Update: Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Due to Battery Fires, Initiates Exchange Program

Update 09/02, 8:20pm ET: Moving quickly, Samsung has esbtablished a product exchange program for Note7 owners in the US. Samsung is giving owners the option of either replacing the...

46 by Brandon Chester on 9/2/2016

Google Cans Project Ara: No Modular Smartphones Incoming

Word comes this week that Google has given up its plans to build modular smartphones with interchangeable parts, having cancelled all ongoing Project Ara efforts. According to reports by...

49 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2016

Sony Announces Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

Today at IFA 2016 Sony announced two new phones to flesh out the Xperia X lineup, namely the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. Starting with the Xperia XZ, it...

25 by Joshua Ho on 9/1/2016

HTC Announces One A9s: Helio P10, 5" 720p Display

Today at IFA 2016 HTC is announcing an updated variant of the One A9 called the One A9s. In this case, the update is designed to put the One...

9 by Joshua Ho on 9/1/2016

Qualcomm Details Snapdragon 821: Clocks, Efficiency, and IP

While Qualcomm already announced the Snapdragon 821, with the announcement details were rather sparse. Fortunately, today Qualcomm followed up with more details. Those that followed the announcement might recall...

32 by Joshua Ho on 8/31/2016

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 4 in China

While we normally don’t cover China-only smartphone releases, Xiaomi is a fairly major player as far as volume as they were one of the first companies in the industry...

34 by Joshua Ho on 8/25/2016

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