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Technology leaker Evan Blass provided us with a glimpse at Motorola’s yet to be announced gold RAZR, but PBKreviews managed to get their hands on an early unit for an in-depth look. Is it worth $1,499? Well, PBK says that the main foldable 6.2-inch display screen is paper-thin and the phone itself has a very premium feel to it. Plus, we also see the RAZR’s two batteries, one located on each side of the hinge. Read more for the tear down video and additional information.
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Google Maps has evolved over the years to include many new tools, like traffic reports, Simon Weckert shows that these are easy to spoof, and he does so by using a basic wagon lugging 99 smartphones. This simple “hack” enabled him to create virtual traffic jams throughout Berlin. Yes, he even stopped by Google Berlin during his journey, and many times drivers were rerouted due to the red color coding of traffic. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tech leaker Ben Geskin has just posted a video showing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and it confirms just about every leak thus far. The purported specifications include a 6.7-inch (2,636 x 1,080) display covered in extra-thin glass rather than plastic, a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of integrated storage. Read more for the clip and additional information.
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As of October 24, 2019, RED’s Hydrogen One smartphone was officially shut down, but unfortunately, the company had already paid for product placement in the upcoming Fast 9 movie. That’s right, this $1295 smartphone is seen in the movie’s new trailer on the dashboard of Dom’s car . Why? Well, when production began in June 2019, RED was even contemplating releasing a second generation handset. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
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Here it is, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, which some tout as essentially being a new Motorola RAZR clone. This foldable smartphone sports a 6.7-inch, 22:9 aspect ratio foldable OLED FHD+ (2636 x 1080) display, an exterior 1.06-inch (300 x 116) OLED panel for notifications, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a single USB-C port for charging + audio. Read more for another picture and additional information.
The Verizon-exclusive Motorola RAZR is now available for pre-order at $1499, and to celebrate, they’ve released a new “caring” video to let future users know that bumps as well as lumps are normal since its display was made to bend. Just to recap, this device sports a clamshell design to conceal a 6.2-inch ~22:9 OLED display, while the exterior features a secondary 2.7-inch “Quick View” display to access selected features (such as notifications) when the device is closed. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Tech leaker Evan Blass is back at it again, and this time, he shared an image of the upcoming Galaxy S20 family. One image indicates a promo that will gift a pair of Galaxy Buds+ to anyone who pre-orders the S20+ or S20 Ultra. No additional information was released with this image, but apparently the camera arrays that include a 100X “space zoom” on the S20 Ultra, are real. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Microsoft’s Windows 95 is the successor to Windows 3.1x and was released to manufacturing on August 15, 1995, and hit stores on August 24, 1995. It boasted an updated graphical user interface (GUI), complete with simplified “plug-and-play” features. Three years later, it was succeeded by Windows 98, but for anyone who has wondered just what this operating system would look like on a smartphone, this should answer that question. Read more for a video and additional information.
Google’s Apple AirDrop alternative, previously known as Fast Share, is now known as Nearby Sharing. XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a working APK and decided to show just how the service works. This feature is integrated directly into the Android 10 interface and users basically select the content, click on “share”, and then choose “contacts geographically close to you”. Read more for the video and additional information.
Photo credit: Giacomo Zangani
Most know of Nintendo’s Joy-Con, which are the primary game controllers for the Switch, consisting of two individual units, each containing an analog stick and an array of buttons. They can either be used while attached to the main console unit, or detached and played wirelessly; when detached, a pair of Joy-Con can be used by a single player, or divided between two as individual controllers. Giacomo Zangani’s Clippad may not have the two player functionality, but when not in use, this smartphone game controller easily slips into your pocket. Read more for an animation, additional pictures and information.