Smartphones

We’re edging towards to latter half of 2019 and the next and last upcoming wave of device releases, however among the many device releases of the year one device we missed to review was the new Xiaomi Mi9. The phone was amongst the earliest releases of the year, being actually representing one of the first Snapdragon 855 devices announced back in February. Xiaomi’s always been an interesting vendor that stood out alongside Huawei as one of the bigger Chinese vendors that have a larger presence in the west. Particularly last year and especially this year Xiaomi has made a lot of progress in terms of their push in European markets by officially releasing and offering their flagship devices in different market. The Mi9, as opposed...

Apple Announces New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, & iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple’s new iPhone Special Event just finished up at the Steve Jobs theatre in Cupertino – and as expected we saw the launch of a new generation of iPhones...

213 by Andrei Frumusanu 6 days ago

The Apple 2019 iPhone Event Live Blog (10am PT)

The fall season is approaching yet again, and it’s time again for another round of iPhone updates, representing Apple’s newest 2019 mobile hardware. The event should be starting at...

44 by Andrei Frumusanu 6 days ago

Nokia 7.2 Launched: 6.3-Inch PureDisplay, 48MP Camera, Snapdragon 660

HMD Global has announced its new ‘performance mainstream’ smartphone, the Nokia 7.2. It is aimed at the mass market, yet features premium capabilities, like a large HDR10-capable display with...

46 by Anton Shilov on 9/9/2019

New Uses for Smartphone AI: A Short Commentary on Recording History and Privacy

This opinion piece is reactionary to recent announcements. Having just attended the Huawei keynote here at the IFA trade show, there were a couple of new features enabled through AI...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/6/2019

Huawei Announces Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G: Dual SoC Approach, Integrated 5G Modem

For the last 3 years, Huawei has announced its next generation SoC at the IFA technology show here in Berlin. In every occasion, the company promotes its hardware, using...

155 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/6/2019

TCL Waterfall Tech Demo: Screen Edges Done Right

Modern edge display technology is a compromise between screen real estate, comfort, and aesthetics. Personally, I’ve never owned a Note, or a device with an excessive edge with edge-related...

30 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/5/2019

The TCL One Piece Tech Demo: The Smartphone with No Holes and No Buttons

One of the things I love about TCL is its willingness to show off internal conceptual designs to the press. It’s something we see in the car industry all...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/5/2019

The TCL Plex Smartphone Hands-On: Dedicated Low-Light Camera for Video

As one of the world’s largest TV manufacturers, with its hands in a lot of other things, TCL is a fairly common name among certain regions of the world...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/5/2019

The Snapdragon 855 Phone Roundup: Searching for the Best Implementations

Over the last few years we’ve seen a lot of changes in the mobile market when it comes to the internal hardware of devices. At the heart of every...

46 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/5/2019

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Fold Availability, Sort Of

Samsung late on Wednesday disclosed availability of its Galaxy Fold smartphone. The smartphone was originally set to be launched earlier this year, but had been delayed in April because...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2019

Samsung’s A-Series 5G Smartphone: Galaxy A90 5G

With multiple makers of smartphones launching expensive high-end 5G smartphones this year, it was a matter of time before more reasonably priced 5G handsets emerge. Samsung is among the...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition: 120 Hz, 12 GB / 1 TB with 6000 mAh

ASUS introduced a revamped version of its top-of-the-range ROG smartphone for gamers at IFA today. The ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition got a new color scheme, more storage...

8 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Samsung Announces Exynos 980 - Mid-Range With Integrated 5G Modem

In a surprise announcement, Samsung today unveiled their very first SoC with integrated 5G connectivity. The new chipset isn’t a flagship follow-up to the Exynos 9825 and 9820, but...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/4/2019

World’s First Smartphone with a 64 MP Camera: Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro

Xiaomi has unveiled its new breed of Redmi Note smartphones boasting with high-performance SoCs as well as premium cameras. The new flagship Redmi Note 8 Pro is the industry’s...

32 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2019

Huawei Delays Launch of Foldable Mate X to Q4

Huawei’s Mate X garnered quite of attention at Mobile World Congress earlier this year as one of the industry’s first foldable 5G smartphones. Unfortunately for those looking to get...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/15/2019

Best Android Phones: Q3 2019

It’s past the middle of the year now, and every Android vendor has had the opportunity to release their devices. It’s been a few months now since the flagship...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/15/2019

Samsung Unveils ISOCELL Bright HMX 108 MP Sensor for Smartphones

Samsung this week has introduced the industry’s first 108 megapixel image sensor for smartphones. The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX promises to allow smartphones to take photos comparable to those...

39 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2019

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note10 & Note10+: A Redesign With Feature Disparity

It’s that time of the year again. We’ve made it past the first half of 2019 and all vendors have released their initial flagship devices for the year. Samsung...

102 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/7/2019

Samsung Announces the Exynos 9825 SoC: First 7nm EUV Silicon Chip

This year’s Galaxy S10 has been in a bit of an odd situation: Although Samsung continued to dual-source its SoCs, using both its own Exynos 9820 SoC as well...

49 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/6/2019

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