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ZTE Foldable Phone
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
ZTE may have faced challenges stateside recently, but they’re looking to get back on track, and what better way than by releasing a cutting edge folding smartphone? This design is based on a patent filed in April last year with the Global Design Database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) and published on March 5, 2019. Rather than follow in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, this smartphone boasts a clamshell design that flips open to reveal a full-screen display, and in the back, there’s a dual camera setup. Read more to see the patent, and for additional pictures as well as information.

Katim R01 Secure Smartphone

DarkMatter Group unveils the KATIM R01, which is claimed to be “the world’s first ultra-secure smartphone designed to withstand extreme field conditions.” Designed specifically for individuals operating in defense and the emergency services, its full suite of apps is encased in a hardened, tamper-proof shell and boasts a hardened OS with a hardware-based crypto root of trust. To ensure durability, it has passed two separate military level standards for resilience, and can handle being dropped, smashed and even immersed in water for up to 30 minutes. Read more for aother video and additional information.

Anker's Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable

Anker’s Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable goes perfectly with one of their portable battery chargers when on the road, and it’s being offered for just $11 with coupon code: 3NCABKJA, today only, originally $16.99. This means you won’t need to bring multiple cables, as it features built-in Micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning connectors with extreme reinforcement to keeps the internal wiring protected from trauma and degradation. MFi certification ensures that your Apple devices are charged safely at their fastest possible speed. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: 3NCABKJA during final checkout for the additional discount. Read more for another video review and additional information.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Case

Yes, soon there will be a large number of companies making cases for folding phones, starting with Spigen. Even before the Samsung Galaxy Fold was officially announced at the company’s Unpacked event last week, they created as many as 20 mock-ups, all of which have front covers that protect the top and bottom bezels of the 4.6-inch outside screens with cutouts for the rear triple-camera system. At launch, they’ll have Tough Armor, Ultra Hybrid, and Thin Fit (above) models available, priced at around $20. Read more for another video and additional information.

Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 is designed for mobile gaming, and you can snag an unlocked device today for $499.99 shipped, originally $799.99. Featuring a 5.7-inch 1440P 120Hz display with ultra motion technology for smooth, sharp, and stutter-free visuals, a Snapdragon 845 chipset with vapor chamber cooling, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, microSD expansion (up to 2TB), dual rear cameras, wireless charging, IP67 water resistance, and Chroma RGB lighting for full customization. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

HMD Global Nokia 9 PureView

It’s official, HMD Global will release the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone on March 3rd in the US, priced at $599. What sets this handset apart from others announced at Mobile World Congress is its rear penta-camera setup with ZEISS optics. Two of those five shoot RGB, while the others monochrome. How does it work? When you snap a photo, each of the five cameras shoots a different exposure, and then all that information is combined into a final shot, and since each lens automatically adjusts the exposure across the scene—as opposed to single focal point—you’ll get a wide dynamic range, as well as enhanced detail. Plus, you can also shoot RAW images,capture 4K HDR video, and there’s even a 20MP front-facing camera. Read more for another video and additional information.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Hands-On

If you’re in the market for a new high-end smartphone and are on the fence about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold, this 4-minute demonstration should clear up some of your questions. You get to see it running a variety of apps, including Instagram, Google Maps, Netflix, and even mobile games. What really stands out is Samsung’s DeX software that enables the handset to connect to a display via USB-C and be used like a desktop computer of sorts. Ready to get your hands on the $1,980 handset? You’ll have to wait until April 26th. Read more for a comparison of the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Energizer Power Max P18K Pop

Photo credit: The Tech Sensei
Energizer’s Power Max P18K Pop is the world’s first smartphone to pack an 18,000mAh battery, but it comes at a price. Sure, you’ll be able to make 90hrs of calls, listen to 100hrs of music and watch around 2-days of video on a single charge or 50 days is standby mode, but the device is as heavy as a brick. Featuring a 6.2″ FHD+ screen, MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and five cameras, of which TWO are front-facing in a “pop-up” housing. There’s no pricing information available now, but the handset will launch this summer. Read more for another hands-on video, additional pictures and information.

Sony Xperia 1

It’s official, the Sony Xperia 1 is the first smartphone with a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display. Not just great for movies, the expansive 21:9 display offers you a deeper unrestricted view of all your gameplay, while Game Enhancer optimizes the performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as allowing you to record gameplay. An advanced triple lens camera (12MP) is perfect for any situation and light conditions: 16mm for wide landscapes, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm lens telephoto shooting (35mm equiv.). It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,300 mAh battery. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

Nubia Alpha

First unveiled at IFA 2018, the Nubia Alpha’s latest prototypes sport a four-inch, 960×192 OLED display, which is currently the “largest wearable flexible screen in the industry,” according to Visionox, the screen’s manufacturer, and it’s protected by a heat-resistant polymer called Polyimide. It features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Bluetooth, WiFi, 4G eSIM support, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 500mAH battery, good for between one and two days on a single charge. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.