It’s only a matter of time before robots take over just about every industry, even tattooing. T-Mobile Netherlands wanted to show just how fast its 5G network is, so they built a robotic arm to complete the world’s first remote tattoo. The video features Dutch actress and TV personality Stijn Fransen, but before the robotic arm was put to work, the team tested it on vegetables as well as fake skin. Read more for the video and additional information.
At $455 USD, the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is touted as the most affordable 5G smartphone yet, and it’s not a barebones device either. Featuring a 6.6 inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, an SM 7225 (Global) Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a quad rear camera setup (48MP Main + 8MP Ultra-Wide + 5MP Macro + 5MP Depth), a 20MP front-facing selfie camera, microSD expansion, and a 5,000mAh battery with 15W Fast Charging. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Motorola 5G RAZR was officially unveiled today, and it builds upon its predecessor by fixing some of the glaring design issues. This model is slightly thicker and has a less prominent chin, making it far more comfortable to hold in the hand. Feature wise, it packs a 6.2-inch foldable OLED display (876 x 2142), a secondary 2.7-inch QuickView OLED display (600 x 800), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a 48-megapixel main camera below the secondary display, and a 20-megapixel selfie camera. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
You may not have heard of t he Nubia Red Magic 5G, but this gaming smartphone is definitely no slouch. One feature that sets it apart from its competition is an internal cooling fan that blasts heat out of the side of the device. It exhausts through a vent on the right side of the phone, above the power and volume button, and pulls in air from another vent on the left. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Touted as a future-proof 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 has been specially designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, with support for both standalone as well as non-standalone 5G combinations. It’s also the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm 5G RF Front end module solution, condensing more than 40 different RF components into a single module, making it not only a global device but also a future-proof smartphone which is ready for the next step in 5G technology. Read more for a video and additional information.
For those who want a 5G smartphone that doesn’t compromise on specs, but don’t want to shell out $999+, there’s the Realme X50 Pro. Featuring a 6.44-inch 90Hz Samsung AMOLED panel, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, a dual front-facing, hole-punch cutout that houses 32MP / 8MP ultrawide sensors, and a quad rear camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 chip with a f/1.8 aperture,an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 12-megapixel telephoto shooter as well as a 2-megapixel f/2.4 monochromatic camera. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
LG Electronics unveiled the V60 ThinQ 5G today, the latest evolution of the iconic V series smartphone. In addition to 5G connectivity, upgraded audio / video, the main draw are its dual 6.8-inch 20.5:9 FHD+ P-OLED FullVision (2,460 x 1,080 / 395ppi) displays, perfect for streaming high quality games, movies as well as making video calls. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Sony was not able to introduce its first 5G smartphone at the canceled Mobile World Congress 2020 conference, but the Xperia 1 II is definitely no slouch. Featuring a 6.5″ (21:9) 4K OLED HDR display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G SoC, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a 4,000mAh battery, Dolby Atmos sound and the main highlight, a 5G modem. Read more for three videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
The world’s is still adopting 5G technology, and it’s set to continue disrupting the tech landscape and enable the likes of smart cities, smart infrastructure and smart IoT. Lenovo aims to join in by launching the world’s firs laptop with 5G connectivity. This ultra-portable 2-in-1 is also the first-ever PC powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. Read more
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Apple suppliers are finalizing the design of a full screen display for the next-generation iPhone, set for release in 2020. To achieve this feat, the TrueDepth camera will have to be integrated directly under the screen and there’s rumored to be an in-display fingerprint scanner as well, which means that at least one model will be without Face ID functionality. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.