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HMD Global, the Finnish company that now owns the Nokia brand for mobile phones, has officially revealed the Nokia 9 PureView, the world’s first smartphone with an array of five camera lenses on the rear – two 12 megapixel color sensors and three 12 megapixel monochrome sensors – designed to appeal to mobile photographers. Other features include: a 5.99-inch P-OLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, all running an Android One-certified build of Android 9.0. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.
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Microsoft’s all-new HoloLens 2 is now more immersive than ever, thanks to advancements across the board, including in the visual display system, which makes holograms even more vibrant and realistic. Featuring an improved display system that more than doubles the field of view over its predecessor while maintaining 47 pixels per degree of sight and a new time-of-flight depth sensor, which when combined with built-in AI and semantic understanding, enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual gestures you use to interact with physical objects in the real world. Eye-tracking sensors make interacting with holograms even more natural. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Verizon Wireless has just launched a new subscription box, called “Tech Pack,” that lets you try out different gadgets for up to 2-weeks before deciding on whether to keep or return them. How does it work? Users are first required to fill out a survey about what types of products they like most, and then three mystery products are sent out. The service was reportedly announced this past Friday in emails sent to select Verizon customers, but unfortunately, the testing phase has already filled up. Read more for a video showing a similar geek subscription box and the waitlist link.
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Huawei’s press event at Mobile World Congress 2019 is scheduled for Sunday at 2 pm CET (8 am EST), but some who happen to be around Fira de Barcelona have managed to snap a picture of the Huawei Mate X before its official debut. Unfortunately, no technical details were leaked, though the sign does tout the handset as “the world’s fastest foldable 5G phone,” which would mean it should be faster than the Samsung Galaxy Fold that was announced earlier this week. Read more for additional renders and information.
TP-Link’s N300 WiFi Extender maximizes connectivity in your home without the hassle, all for $14.97 after clipping the on-page $2 off coupon, today only, originally $29.99. This device expands your router’s signal to provide strong and stable WiFi, enabling you to watch movies, stream music as well as listen to your favorite podcasts without worrying about dead zones or spotty signals. You can even force bedtime for children by turning the network on / off at preset times or secure your network by controlling which devices connect to your extended WiFi. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
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Technology leaker Evan Blass has just posted a photo of the Sony Xperia 1 (XZ4) ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019 next week on Twitter. This is the first time we get to see the handset in purple, complete with a power button, fingerprint scanner, volume rocker, and a shutter release. It’s speculated to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset, and feature 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, along with a 4,400mAh capacity battery. Read more for a video and additional information.
Samsung revealed four new S10 models today: a budget-friendly S10E, the S10, S10 Plus, and a top-of-the-line Galaxy S10 5G (coming later this year), which is also the company’s first 5G smartphone. All models feature a near bezel-less Infinity-O display, Qualcomm’s in-screen Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner to read the 3D contours of your thumbprint, and a One UI user interface for easy navigation. Other features include: four rear cameras, 1TB of storage and Wireless PowerShare 8, enabling you to charge Qi-certified smartphone devices and compatible wearable tech. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
It’s official, the Samsung Galaxy Fold has officially been unveiled at the company’s Unpacked press event. This foldable smartphone features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display to offer a powerful new way to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more. At $1980, it features a 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3) main display, 4.6 ” HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9) cover display, a rear triple camera setup, front dual cameras, a 10MP cover camera, a 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage, and a 4,380mAh battery. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Xiaomi’s new Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE models aims to shake up the smartphone market once again, after the Mi MIX stirred things nearly three-years ago. In addition to being powered by the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, it features Elliptic Labs’ INNER BEAUTY Virtual Proximity Sensor, which uses ultrasound, sensor fusion and machine learning to replace a phone’s traditional hardware proximity sensor with pure software, enabling both larger screens and cleaner design. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
SoundPEATS True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds offer 15-hours of total playtime when used with the charging case and can be picked up for just $22 shipped with coupon code: TZ87AW4S, today only, originally $29.99. A built-in microphones supports phone calls and voice assistants using either a single earbud or both – you can also take calls from both earbuds in stereo mode. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: TZ87AW4S during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Read more for a video comparison with the Apple AirPods.