You know a concept is just about to become a reality when the company rumored to be making it posts a fan-made concept on their own social media account. That’s exactly what happened when Lenovo recently shared a foldable Motorla RAZR mobile phone concept by WaqarKhanHD online. No technical specifications are currently known, but it’s rumored to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and features a USB-C port as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Read more for the video and additional information.
Priced from $669, the OnePlus 7 Pro features a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display (3,120 x 1,440), a Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage, a triple camera rear setup (48-megapixel f/1.7 main camera with optical stabilization, an 8-megapixel f/2.4 3x-zoom telephoto camera as well as a 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide), a 4,000mAh battery, and “Warp Charge” fast charging. What sets this apart from other smartphones in this price range is its front 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera that can lift a 49-pound cement block. Read more for a full video review, hands-on pictures and additional information.
DeNA announced on Twitter that they have partnered with The Pokemon Company and Nintendo to develop a new Pokemon mobile game. For those who don’t know, DeNA is behind several popular Nintendo games, like Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. No other details have been released, other than that the title will be released by the end of the fiscal year, which would mean on or before March 31, 2020. Read more for another video and additoinal information.
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Samsung Electronics has just introduced two new 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors – the 64-megapixel (MP) Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2. Thanks to pixel-merging Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm, the GW1 can produce bright 16Mp images in low-light environments and detailed 64MP shots in brighter settings. To take pictures resembling the way the human eye perceives its surroundings in a mixed light environment, GW1 supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB) that provides richer hues. The dynamic range of a conventional image sensor is at around 60dB, while that of the human eye is typically considered to be around 120dB. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Respawn Entertainment and EA want to keep the Apex Legends hype going while it’s still hot, and what better way to do that than by releasing a mobile port of the Titanfall-based battle royale game? No specifics have been revealed, but you can most certainly to expect to see it on iOS and Android platforms. The game will also make its way to China, possibly by partnering with Tencent, like Epic Games did for Fortnite. Read more for another video and additional information.
Priced at $399, the Google Pixel 3a smartphone, officially unveiled at the I/O 2019 event, packs a 5.6-inch Full HD+ OLED display, a Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, stereo speakers, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and a a 3,000mAh battery. The highlight of this phone would be its 12.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with Google’s AI photography functions, like HDR+, and then a single 8MP front-facing camera. You can pick one up today from T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Sprint and Verizon outlets nationwide. Read more for two more hands-on videos and additional information.
Ina Mansika and her friends were out exploring Hammerfest, Norway when they decided to head visit the waterfront to see if they could spot animal life, possibly even the alleged beluga whale spy. Unfortunately. a mishap caused Mansika’s phone to slip out of her hand and into the water, but fortunately, there was someone waiting to play fetch, or so we’d like to think. Read more to see exactly what the beluga whale did when it spotted the phone.
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Google’s Pixel 3a XL has leaked ahead of its official I/O event unveiling on May 7th. These units (“Purple-ish” and “Just Black) were spotted at a Best Buy store in Springfield, Ohio in plain view. The 5.6-inch Pixel 3a ($399) and 6-inch 3a XL ($479) feature Snapdragon 670 and 710 processors, respectively, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, as well as the same Pixel Visual Core powering the cameras on current Pixel 3 devices. Read more for a video and additional information.
You’d think a smartphone claiming to offer 50-days of battery life would sell like hotcakes, right? Well possibly, that is if…it didn’t look like an actual brick. The Energizer P18K Pop Smartphone campaign on Indiegogo received only 11 backers, who contributed a total of around $15,000, with perks including a single device at $549 up to a three-pack for $1,587. The crowdfunding campaign was seeking $1.2 million, but only reached 1 percent of its target. Read more for two additional videos and information.
Smartphones catching fire by themselves either during charging or just spontaneously, is nothing new, but it’s rare to hear about a brand new Galaxy S10 5G bursting into flames. That’s exactly what happened to one person in South Korea. “My phone was on the table when it started smelling burnt and smoke soon engulfed the phone. I had to drop it to the ground when I touched it because it was so hot…everything inside [the phone] was burnt,’ said the S10 5G owner, who asked to be identified by his last name, Lee, to AFP. Read more for a video and additional information.