The all-new OPPO Ace2 x EVA Limited Edition smartphone has just been released, and is modeled after the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, complete with a unique white capsule-like box. It features a 6.5-inch (1080×2400 pixels) full-HD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a quad camera setup (48MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture; 8MP ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture; 2MP portrait; 2MP monochrome lens with f/2.4 aperture), and a front-facing 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on look, and additional information.
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Sure, being out in the sun can kill novel coronavirus on frequently touched surfaces or objects, like a smartphone, but what about when you’re inside? Introducing Time to Toast. Simply place you smartphone in the slot, press the handle down, and you have a clean device in about 10-minutes. Yes, the UV light will kill all viruses on the surfaces of your device. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Sony announced today that its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II, ships in the US starting July 24th, priced at $1,199. This handset is designed for mobile photographers, as it comes equipped with a newly developed 12-megapixel triple ZEISS camera array with focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm and 70mm calibrated specifically for Xperia 1 II, as well as ZEISS T coating, which reduces reflections. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on look, and additional information.
The Google Pixel 3a XL is a perfect smartphone for everyday use, and you can get an unlocked 64GB model for $319 shipped, this weekend only, originally $479. Featuring a 6-inch OLED display with 2160 x 1080 resolution at 402 ppi, Active Edge sensors that let you squeeze the handset to access Google Assistant, and a Pixel Imprint sensor on the back of the phone to unlock your phone securely and quickly using your fingerprint. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Set to be launched on June 1st in China, the Vivo X50 Pro not only features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 768 5G SoC, but also Samsung’s latest 50MP camera sensor. The new ISOCELL GN1 sensor can take 12MP images under low light conditions using Tetracell (4:1) pixel binning instead of Nonacell (9:1) for sharper images as well as gimbal-like stabilization. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition (TE) has just been unveiled, and it’s a mission-ready smartphone solution designed for operators in the federal government and Department of Defense (DoD). It comes loaded with a highly customized software and feature set that enables it to operate seamlessly with a range of existing peripherals and supports the requirements of tactical and classified applications. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G factory unlocked can be used on just about any cellular network in the US, and it’s being offered for just $799.99 shipped, today only, originally $999.99. Featuring a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (3200 X 1440) 120Hz display, a 7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor, 12GB of RAM (LPDDR5), 128GB of internal storage, front-facing 10MP camera, and a triple rear camera setup. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Many details have leaked about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12, including a detail on how the 6.1 and 6.7-inch displays on the Pro models will be capable of a 120Hz refresh rate, with the ability to switch down to 60Hz dynamically to conserve battery life. What if Apple decided to catch everyone off guard with an additional foldable model? Read more for a video showing how such a device could look.
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Sure, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 120 Hz fluid display, is 5G capable, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, but its coolest feature is a secret. It has a hidden Photochrom mode that can not only see through plastics, but also some fabrics. How does it work? Well, normal cameras have an infrared filter that blocks light outside the visible spectrum, but some allow a small amount in. Read more for a video showing how it works and additional information.
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Lenovo may not be synonymous with gaming smartphones, but that is about to change. The Legion Gaming Phone is expected to feature a 144Hz refresh rate display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and an ultra high-capacity 5,000 mAh battery with 90-watt wired fast charging. As for the design, it will sport an esports-inspired chassis, complete with a neon blue paint job and possibly customizable RGB lighting. Read more for additional pictures and information.