The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has been officially unveiled, and it no longer has access to Google Play services. On the bright side, it’s powered by the new Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage (expandable with Huawei NM card), and a high-capacity 4,500mAh battery, complete with 40W charging as well as superfast 27W wireless charging support. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Oppo’s all-new 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 technology is set to make its debut on the company’s upcoming Reno Ace smartphone, and it’s capable of fully recharging a 4000mAh battery from 1% to 100% in a mere 27 minutes, and top off the battery in just 30 minutes. This technology is made possible with Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, complete with five different safety measures throughout the wire, adapter, and handset. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
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Samsung filed a utility patent with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for an “electronic device including movable flexible display” that was recently published on August 29, 2019 and the design sketches depict a smartphone with a retractable screen. Could this be the Galaxy S11? Possibly, and if so, it would be just one of the three rumored variants that come with up to 1TB of storage. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and information.
Vivo’s Nex 3 not only has 5G connectivity, but a near bezel-less 6.89-inch “Waterfall FullView” OLED display, and due to its curvature, there’s no room for buttons on the side of the phone, so the company had to add virtual buttons called Touch Sense that work in conjunction with a haptic feedback system. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with a vapor chamber cooling system. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Google couldn’t keep quiet about their Pixel 4 smartphone after Apple announced the iPhone 11, so this new leak from Vietnam has surfaced of the Pixel 4 XL. In addition to its advanced facial-recognition system and hand-motion gesture controls, this handset apparently sports a triple-lens rear camera system, dual front-facing cameras, a Snapdragon 855 processor, and 6GB of RAM. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
HMD Global’s Nokia 800 Tough is the first rugged phone from the company, and it’s not only water / dust proof, but also protected against drops as well as being designed to withstand extreme temperatures, making it an ideal worksites or travels. Despite its basic looks, the mobile phone still has Google Assistant, WhatsApp Facebook, 4G connectivity and more. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
We have seen the future of off-road vehicles, and it’s the four-seater Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, which aims to combine the capacity for automated driving with superb rugged terrain capabilities. For maximum visibility, the glass surrounding the cabin extends all the way to ground level, wrapping around the front of the vehicle like the cockpit of a helicopte, while its ample battery capacity ensures sufficient range even away from charging stations. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Available for pre-order on Sep. 13th, Apple’s all-new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max handsets are aimed at users who want the best performance from a smartphone. Featuring a Super Retina XDR display, the brightest display ever in an iPhone, a powerful Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip, and the much rumored triple-camera system that includes Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto sensors. Each sensor in the triple-camera system is capable of recording brilliant 4K video with extended dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization. Read more for a video and additional information.
Created by Israeli inventor Shai Goitein, PowerUp 4.0 builds upon its predecessors and adds a few new features. This high-tech system consists of a front module with the electronics and a battery linked by a carbon fiber shaft to a motor module in the back. You then clip this onto a paper airplane folded according to instructions included in the kit. Yes, this new version includes autopilot. Read more for a video and additional information as well as the Kickstarter page.
Could a dual-screen smartphone actually be better than a folding one? LG thinks so, and that’s why they’ve unveiled the G8X ThinQ at IFA 2019. Simply put, it consists of two separate displays connected by a hinge mechanism via a USB-C link. Both displays measure 6.4″ and boast a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels, while a 2.1-inch screen in the back makes sure you don’t miss any notifications. There’s also an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the contrast to maximize image details and reduce eye strain. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.