Smartphones

When Samsung introduced its new family of flagship Galaxy S10 smartphones in February, the company disclosed prices and launch timeframes for all models except one, the Galaxy S10 5G. Based on two reports citing industry sources and Samsung, the manufacturer will release its first 5G handset in South Korea in early April.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone: Snapdragon 855, 12 GB RAM, 240 Hz Polling

The smartphone market is no longer growing as rapidly as it used to several years ago, but it is actively segmentizing as customers want their handsets to be tailored...

14 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Sony Xperia 1, the Long 21:9 Smartphone, Available for Pre-Order

When Sony introduced its Xperia 1 flagship smartphone at MWC 2019, the company disclosed all technical specifications, but omitted two important details: pricing and launch date. This month some...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2019

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 12 GB LPDDR4X for Smartphones

Samsung said late on Wednesday that it had started volume production of 12 GB LPDDR4X-4266 memory for high-end smartphones. The chip is the highest-density DRAM for mobile applications. The...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2019

Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod for Moto z3 Now Available on Verizon

Motorola and Verizon have begun taking pre-orders for the 5G Moto Mod, the addon-accessory for the Moto z3 smartphone introduced last year. The device supports 5G mmWave radio, sub-6...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/13/2019

Ulefone Shows off the T3: A Helio P90-Powered Phone with a Large Punch-Hole Display & 48 MP Camera

One of the things that caught our eyes at Mobile World Congress in 2018 and 2019 were new, high-end smartphones coming from China-based manufacturers that are better known for...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2019

ChipRebel Releases Exynos 9820 Die Shot: M4 CPUs in New Cluster

Every time a new SoC comes one, the one thing we eagerly await is for someone to release a die shot of the new chip. This process is most...

66 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/9/2019

Ulefone Demonstrates the Power 6: A Mid-Range Smartphone with a 6,350 mAh Battery

While the power efficiency of phones has significantly improved over the years, overall phone battery life has none the less been squeezed by design choices such as large screens...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

TCL Shows Off the Alcatel 7: Their First High-End 5G Smartphone

Right now, TCL produces smartphones under two major brands. For the Alcatel brand the company produces entry-level and mainstream handsets, whereas under the BlackBerry brand it makes specialized smartphones...

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/7/2019

Best Android Phones: Q1 2019

Today we're sizing up the state of the smartphone market for the first quarter of the year. Q1 guides are hard to write because we’re at the verge of...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/7/2019

Sony Has a Prototype 5G mmWave Xperia Smartphone

Numerous manufacturers of smartphones either launched or demonstrated prototypes of their 5G handsets at this year's Mobile World Congress. While many of the handsets shown off supported sub-6GHz 5G...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

The Condor Allure X: A Premium Smartphone with a 6.39-Inch AMOLED Display for €300

Condor Electronics introduced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress. The Allure X has a large AMOLED display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, a higher-end SoC, and advanced...

36 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Energizer Power Max P18K Pop with 18,000 mAh Battery Demonstrated at MWC 2019

While smartphone vendors have been able to cut power consumption dramatically in the past 10 years, most of those power savings has gone into making thinner phones with smaller...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2019

Hands-On with The Nubia Alpha: A Smartphone or A Smartwatch?

This year at Mobile World Congress, ZTE’s Nubia division introduced its Alpha, a wearable device that can serve both as smartphone and smartwatch. While initially dubbed as an Android-based...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2019

Nokia 9 PureView: Hands On, Impressions, Thoughts

HMD Global introduced its new top-of-the-range Nokia 9 PureView smartphone at Mobile World Congress earlier this week. The handset brings in a unique camera featuring six modules (five RGB...

34 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2019

A 32 MP Selfie Camera on ZTE's Blade V10: Because You Love Yourself

The imaging capabilities of mobile phones’ primary cameras have come a long way since the early 2000s, when the first camera phones hit the market. Today premium handsets can...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2019

Xiaomi Teams Up with Light for Multi-Module Smartphone Cameras

Xiaomi and Light, a computational imaging firm, have announced at Mobile World Congress that the two companies will be working together to develop new multi-module cameras for smartphones. The...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Samsung's New 512 GB UFS 3.0 Chip for Galaxy Fold, Now in Mass Production

Samsung this week said that it has begun mass production of its UFS 3.0 chips. The company’s initial lineup of UFS 3.0 products includes embedded drives featuring a 128...

6 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Oppo Demonstrates 5G Smartphone at MWC 2019

One theme of the Mobile World Congress trade show is for companies to show off their future 5G products - or at least a prototype with a 5G sticker...

1 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

The Sony Xperia 1: A Long 21:9 HDR 4K OLED Smartphone

Being a high-tech company with multiple divisions, Sony can fetch technologies from various units to build products with unique qualities. At Mobile World Congress 2019 the company introduced its...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

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