Smartphones

We’ve reviewed the Galaxy S10 2.5 months ago now. Amongst one of the discoveries of besides the differences between the Snapdragon and Exynos models was the fact that Samsung’s low-light capability really didn’t compete with Google’s Night Sight processing capabilities or with Huawei’s combined hardware and processing advantage. A few days ago Samsung started pushing the newest May firmware update to devices and in this new update we’re seeing the introduction of a brand-new night mode that has new processing abilities, and an overall large change in camera processing quality.

Samsung Unveils 64 MP & 48 MP ISOCELL Bright Image Sensors for Smartphones

Samsung has introduced two new 0.8-μm image sensors for use in upcoming smartphones. The new sensors are the 48 MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 for advanced handsets as well as...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

Google Announces Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL: Mid-Range Phones With Flagship Camera

Google’s Pixel smartphone line-up has been a mainstay of the industry for a few years now. We’re all familiar with devices such as the latest Pixel 3 which is...

72 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/7/2019

AirUnleashed Wireless Charging Mat: An Attempt at an Apple AirPower

When Apple cancelled its AirPower wireless charging mat earlier this year, many users of the company’s latest devices got upset, yet spawned a number of third-party options that offer...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

Switzerland's Sunrise Starts Selling Huawei Mate 20X 5G & Xiaomi MIX3 5G Phones

Today Switzerland’s Sunrise has premiered the new Xiaomi MIX3 5G as well as the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) as its launch 5G devices, and has started selling them...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/2/2019

Apple Q2 FY 2019 Earnings Report: iPhone Struggles But iPad And Services Expand

Today Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue was down 5.1% to $58.0 billion this quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was...

23 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2019

The LG G8 Review: Solid, But Not Great

Only a few years ago LG was largely considered one of the top smartphone brands, competing alongside Samsung and the likes of HTC for marketshare. In the last few...

69 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/30/2019

LG To Close Korean Phone Manufacturing Plants - Relying On Cheaper Overseas Factories

LG’s mobile division has seen a tough couple of years – the last few generation of smartphones haven’t been very successful for the company, and consequently the division has...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/25/2019

Hands On with the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom: 6.6-inch OLED with No Notch and Popup Selfie Camera

There are two distinct lines of development in the modern high-end smartphone space: the move to full screen devices, and the premium feature that makes a user go ‘wow’...

56 by Ian Cutress on 4/24/2019

OPPO Reno Series Western Launch: A Live Blog (2pm CET)

Following the launch of the Chinese Reno variants last week, OPPO is in Zurich today with the variants for the western markets, with a few differences specific to the...

8 by Ian Cutress on 4/24/2019

Meizu Releases The 16s: 48MP and Snapdragon 855

Meizu is one of the Chinese vendors that we had covered early on over the last few years. One of the early issues with the company’s flagships is that...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/24/2019

Samsung Delays Launch of Galaxy Fold Smartphone

Samsung this week said that it would postpone commercial launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone following various issues uncovered by reviewers. The company, which intended to start sales of...

27 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2019

The Huawei P30 & P30 Pro Reviews: Photography Enhanced

The last year has been extremely exciting period for Huawei and its products: Starting with the P20, the company’s flagships have been truly transformative in terms of their camera...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/18/2019

Apple and Qualcomm Bury the Hatchet; Sign New Patent and Chip Supply Agreements

Putting an end to one of the most intense high tech legal battles in recent memory, this afternoon Apple and Qualcomm announced that the two firms were burying the...

14 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Intel Exits 5G Smartphone Modem Market; Other Client Modem Businesses to Be Reviewed

With today’s announcement out of Apple and Qualcomm that the two fierce rivals have buried the hatchet for good, the situation immediately put into question the fate of Intel’s...

28 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Huawei: No Communication with Apple About 5G Modems

One of the most recent rumors swirling the technosphere has been who is going to be sourcing the modems for Apple’s first generation of 5G smartphones. Despite the fact...

9 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

Chinese and Taiwanese Companies To Gain Controlling Stake of JDI

A group of investors from China and Taiwan and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding under which they will invest in Japan Display...

6 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2019

Sharp Demonstrates Foldable OLED Display for Smartphones

Sharp this week demonstrated its first foldable OLED display at a special event in Tokyo. At present, the device was demonstrated as a part of a smartphone prototype and...

16 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2019

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S10 5G Specifications: Exynos Modem 5100 For First 5G Devices In Korea

As highly suspected a little over a week ago in our reporting of the pricing of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the new 5G model in Korea will...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/1/2019

LG G8 ThinQ Smartphone Available for Pre-Order, Will Ship on April 11

Select LG partners in the US on Friday began taking pre-orders on the company’s new G8 ThinQ flagship smartphone and will ship the product on April 11.The new handset...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ Snapdragon & Exynos Review: Almost Perfect, Yet So Flawed

We’ve been in 2019 for a while. Although we've covered one or two smartphones in the last couple of months of the calendar year, the true “2019 flagship” phone...

223 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/29/2019

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