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Oppo foldable phone uses pop-up camera for truly bezel free screen Oppo foldable phone uses pop-up camera for truly bezel free screen
- February 26, 2019

But more importantly, the 6.6-inch display on the front that you get when folded beats the Galaxy Fold's tiny 4.6-inch display . Responding to concerns over the foldable phone's battery life and software adaptation issues for folding screens, Yu said the major technical obstacles have already been overcome. (more...)
Huawei CEO Richard Yu unveils latest smartphone in Barcelona Huawei CEO Richard Yu unveils latest smartphone in Barcelona
- February 26, 2019

Essentially these are all the same sensors, at a normal 28mm focal length. Qualcomm comes in because HMD worked with the chipmaker to optimize last year's Snapdragon 845 to work with five rear cameras - the platform technically only supports three - and to utilize them in interesting and useful ways. (more...)
Nestle and different manufacturers pull YouTube advertisements over youngster exploitation fears Nestle and different manufacturers pull YouTube advertisements over youngster exploitation fears
- February 26, 2019

When AT&T, one of America's biggest advertisers, pulled its dollars from the world's biggest video website in March 2017 amid complaints about extremist videos, it was not until this January - 22 months later - that it felt comfortable returning. (more...)
Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2, Azure Kinect DK Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2, Azure Kinect DK
- February 25, 2019

From construction sites to factory floors, from operating rooms to classrooms, HoloLens is changing how we work, learn, communicate and get things done. "I believe that AR is going to be the primary platform of the future for both work and entertainment", said CEO Tim Sweeney, which suggests we could see a mixed reality game from the Fortnite maker at some point in the far future. (more...)
More Phones Are Adding Google Assistant Buttons This Year More Phones Are Adding Google Assistant Buttons This Year
- February 25, 2019

In fact, Google Assistant is the latest ex-Allo feature to make it into the app. Google says this all happens on-device too, instead of in the cloud. This is the next big step toward delivering a unified, iMessages-like experience on stock Android, Google announced at MWC. Double press, and a new visual snapshot feature appears with information that's tailored your location, the time of day and recent Assistant interactions. (more...)
China's Huawei announces folding 5G smartphone China's Huawei announces folding 5G smartphone
- February 25, 2019

Huawei surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest handset maker a year ago. "The fullscreen display on the wide side of the phone when folded acts as a 6.6" unit with a resolution of 2480 x 1148. Huawei says Mate X pricing will be at €2,299 for a configuration with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, with a release timeframe for the middle of 2019. (more...)
Huawei Mate X Unfolds the Future of Smartphones Today Huawei Mate X Unfolds the Future of Smartphones Today
- February 25, 2019

The Huawei Mate X , on the other hand, folds outwards, and it has a larger main panel, which actually splits into two displays when the phone is folded. This gives the phone the cleanest "all-screen" look now available. This is different from Samsung's approach, which folds the screen inward and puts a smaller second screen on the back of the Galaxy Fold . (more...)
MWC 2019: LG unveils 5G smartphone V50 ThinQ MWC 2019: LG unveils 5G smartphone V50 ThinQ
- February 25, 2019

While LG was all about the TOF, the G8 is also sporting a pretty neat triple rear camera array with a now-familiar Standard (F1.5 / 1.4μm / 78˚), Telephoto (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 45˚) and Super-wide (F1.9 / 1.0μm / 107˚) arrangement. As for the V50 ThinQ , I wish I could tell you there was a bunch of new features to get excited about, but in actuality, the V50 of 2019 is essentially the V40 of 2018. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G may be your first 5G-ready phone Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G may be your first 5G-ready phone
- February 25, 2019

To keep up with the times, Xiaomi has just announced a newer version with the Mi MIX 3 5G . The 5G device will be priced from 599 Euros (about RM2,768) and it comes in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue. The Xiaomi Mi 9 price in the global markets has been set at Euro 449 (roughly Rs. 36,200) for the base 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model will be available at Euro 499 (roughly Rs. (more...)
Huawei unveils Mate X foldable smartphone Huawei unveils Mate X foldable smartphone
- February 25, 2019

In contrast to the Samsung Fold the foldy screen of the Huawei Mate X is on the outside of the folded device. Huawei's decision to have the cameras on a bar module that you hold at one end seems to be the correct decision here and is reminiscent of the Kindle Oasis. (more...)
Nike just bricked its self-lacing shoes by accident Nike just bricked its self-lacing shoes by accident
- February 24, 2019

Additionally, customers are reporting faulty firmware updates for the shoes, leaving the Adapt BB sneakers completely useless. The right sneaker appears to stop responding after the update . There is no workaround either, although you can switch to an iPhone or iPad if you want. It makes it worse when the company shows a clear bias against one mobile platform or another. (more...)
The Nokia 9 PureView's camera setup won't disappoint, photo sample suggests The Nokia 9 PureView's camera setup won't disappoint, photo sample suggests
- February 24, 2019

It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of in-built storage. That requires excellent hardware optimization from HMD, FIH, ZEISS and Light , a startup Company working with HMD on multi-camera setup. (more...)
Xiaomi has a 5G phone and its killer feature is the price
- February 24, 2019

We don't understand why Xiaomi didn't do this with the first iteration, but the 3200mAh cell present in the 4G LTE variant of the Mi MIX 3 is bumped up to 3800mAh in the 5G-ready model. The company is also having 5G partnerships with Three, Orange, Sunrise, Telefonica, TIM, Vodafone, with more coming soon. Inside the Mi 9 is a 3300mAh battery, featuring fast charging for both wired and wireless charging. (more...)
The 7 coolest things about Samsung's crazy-ambitious $2,000 folding smartphone The 7 coolest things about Samsung's crazy-ambitious $2,000 folding smartphone
- February 24, 2019

Slashleaks tracked the image's source down to a post on Hupu by user POKERTEA. There's something else in the photo detail: a lipped ridge on one end that isn't covered when folded into smartphone mode. Also note, Huawei is bound to launch its new flagship the P30 Pro with four cameras. This outward fold design could also mean more battery life saved since there is only one display involved but we have to wonder how strong (and scratch resistant!) the display is as it means the back of ... (more...)
MWC 2019: Oppo Launches New Camera Tech With 10X Lossless Zoom MWC 2019: Oppo Launches New Camera Tech With 10X Lossless Zoom
- February 23, 2019

The technology essentially uses a combination of a wide-angle lens, an ultra-clear main camera, and a telephoto lens. At this conference, OPPO presented its first 5G smartphone to consumers around the world. According to the official introduction, OPPO's first 5G smartphone is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship platform. Moving on to the other announcement, OPPO has showcased its first 5G smartphone at its Barcelona event. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 revealed TOMORROW but all may have been revealed TODAY Samsung Galaxy S10 revealed TOMORROW but all may have been revealed TODAY
- February 23, 2019

Multiple reports suggest the Galaxy F or Galaxy Fold could cost anywhere between $1500 and $2000, meaning it will likely be inaccessible to most consumers. The Galaxy S10e is going to derive with twin rear cameras and lacks the telephoto lens. The device is said to be backed by a small a 3,100mAh battery . (more...)
Fortnite World Cup Will Have $30 Million Prize Pool Fortnite World Cup Will Have $30 Million Prize Pool
- February 23, 2019

After 10 online qualifiers, the finals will be held in NY from 26-28 July, where the top 100 solo players and the top 50 two-person teams from around the world will compete for a prize pool of more than $30m (£23m). The top solo player at the end of a weekend of battle will earn $3m. There are other weekly cash tournaments throughout the year that each have their own $1 million prize pool. (more...)
HTC reveals Vive Focus Plus, enhancing the standalone VR HMD HTC reveals Vive Focus Plus, enhancing the standalone VR HMD
- February 23, 2019

Resting easier on consumers' heads, Vive Focus Plus offers comfort and lays the groundwork for extended sessions in VR needed by commercial customers. Thanks to cageymaru and VentureBeat for spotting the report. SimforHealth CTO Olivier Gardinetti says VR has become critical to their business. Regardless, it supports six degrees of freedom tracking, it's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 , and it's outfitted with a 3K (read: 2880 x 1600) AMOLED display. (more...)
GeForce GTX 1650 rumor spills spec details, assures us GPU is imminent GeForce GTX 1650 rumor spills spec details, assures us GPU is imminent
- February 23, 2019

Rumor mill: Nvidia's new mid-range product stack is reportedly gaining a new addition with the GTX 1650 set for a March launch . The GTX 1650 will be the third addition to Nvidia's 16 series. As such, NVIDIA was able to keep the price below £300/$300. Cards will be made available in NVIDIA's online store as well as from ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte AORUS, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. (more...)
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass could come to Nintendo Switch consoles this year Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass could come to Nintendo Switch consoles this year
- February 23, 2019

The PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and Nintendo Switch are the current gaming consoles of choice. The Nintendo Switch games library is soon to be expanded massively, if a latest report is to be believed. Microsoft is now losing that war pretty badly, as measured purely by hardware sales (Microsoft says that is not how it measures things , for what it's worth). (more...)

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