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Part of the alleged new OnePlus Camera UI. (Source: XDA)

Rumor | The OnePlus 9 series' cameras will be capable of Moon Mode, Tilt-Shift, Hyperlapse and more

XDA contributors claim to have found code in the latest version of the OnePlus camera app for new features that are likely to launch alongside the upcoming 9 flagship series. They include distinctly pro-sounding abilities includin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:38:00 +0100
Is this a real Motorola Edge S teaser? (Source: Twitter)

A new Motorola Edge S leak puts the smartphone's launch date at January 26, 2021

The Motorola Edge S might be the first Android device to launch with the new Snapdragon 870 SoC. According to a new allegedly official poster, this event is scheduled for later in January 2021. It also seems to confirm its quad re...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 Jan 2021 18:45:00 +0100
The "Find X3 Lite" in its alleged box. (Source: Twitter)

The OPPO Find X3 Lite shows up in a new leak, hinting at a 65W charger in the box for the upcoming phone

OPPO is rumored to have a Lite version of its Find X3 2021 flagship smartphone in the works that is in fact a re-badged Reno5 5G. This idea has been given more weight by a new photo of what a prominent leaker asserts is this devic...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 Jan 2021 17:19:00 +0100
The latest "Z Flip 3" renders. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Galaxy Z Flip 3: new renders show the foldable phone with an updated rear camera hump and secondary screen

Samsung is currently expected to launch up to 4 new foldable devices this year, 1 of which will be a next-gen Galaxy Z Flip. Fresh renders of this clamshell phone have popped up with the same main camera module as the Galaxy S21 o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:06:00 +0100
It seems the Capri Plus is a Moto G-series phone. (Source: TechnikNews)

The mysterious "Capri Plus" phone is identified as the Motorola Moto G30 in a new leak

Motorola has been linked to a new series of budget phones code-named "Capri" and "Capri Plus" as of late. The latter of these - also known as the XT-2129 - has been approved for launch by the Thai regulator NBTC. It has also let i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:14:00 +0100
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a new top-end image sensor. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung provides a deep dive for the Galaxy S21 Ultra's new 108MP camera sensor

The Galaxy S21 Ultra launched with a new 108MP main shooter, even though the OEM did not introduce it by name exactly during the show. However, it is apparent that it is called the ISOCELL HM3, the first of its kind to debut with ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 23:38:00 +0100
Samsung might introduce new ISOCELL sensors soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung will make 200MP the new normal for smartphone cameras in 2021: new leak

108MP is the highest resolution available to mobile devices at the moment, featuring most recently in the freshly-launched Xiaomi Mi 11. However, the respected leaker Ice Universe asserts that Samsung has new 200MP ISOCELL-line se...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:59:00 +0100
The iPhones 13 may look slightly different. (Source: Apple)

The iPhone 13 series will be thicker with updated notches and camera humps: new leak

Mac Otakara is quick on the draw in 2021 with its Apple rumors. The latest concerns the next generation of iPhones and how they will look. These devices will apparently still have a notch, although it will shrink somewhat in this ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 10 Jan 2021 19:01:00 +0100
The prospect of OnePlus x Leica flagship cameras may be DOA. (Source: OnePlus, Leica)

No Leica partnership for the OnePlus 9, says influential leaker

Recently, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made a public commitment to improved cameras in the upcoming 9 flagship series, thereby fanning rumors that these phones would launch with Huawei-esque Leica co-branding. However, a reliable tipster ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 09 Jan 2021 19:26:00 +0100
Honor may unveil the V40s soon. (Source: Twitter)

Honor V40: latest leaks point to curved displays and delayed launch

The Honor V40 series of flagship smartphones was allegedly to debut on January 4, 2020. However, the OEM has obviously missed this date, and has instead now apparently set it to the 18th of this month instead. The devices may feat...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 19:03:00 +0100
A new, "updated" Moto G Stylus 2021 render. (Source: Voice)

Moto G Stylus 2021: a new leak purports to debunk earlier design and camera-spec rumors

Motorola is now said to have a second-gen Moto G Stylus in the works. All of its previous leaks have pointed to a chassis for this phablet with quad rear cameras in a vertical orientation. A new tip from OnLeaks contradicts this, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 03 Jan 2021 18:14:00 +0100
These new "international" OPPO phones do look like Reno5s. (Source: NCC via GSMArena)

The OPPO Reno5 5G phones are headed for international markets: new leaks

OPPO has adopted a complicated approach to releasing its Reno smartphone series worldwide. The devices might have different SoCs for different markets, for example. However, there is now evidence that the well-spec’d new generatio...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 02 Jan 2021 19:12:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 Ultra was the first disappointing phone in a year that too many of those. (Source: NextPit)

Looking back, 2020 was a pretty bad year for smartphone enthusiasts

2020 will go down as one of the worst years in history and that's a sentiment that should also be echoed by keen lovers of the smartphone world. Starting with the underwhelming Galaxy S20 Ultra, to the Galaxy Note 20 with its plas...
Column by Ricci Rox, Fri, 01 Jan 2021 09:26:00 +0100
The Motorola "Nio": still looking at you. (Source: Voice)

Motorola's "Nio" is a Snapdragon 865+ phone: new leak

Motorola has been busy teasing an upcoming premium phone with an SoC from the Snapdragon 800 series. It may have surfaced in a new set of benchmarking results that might confirm which processor this is to be for the first time. Th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:20:00 +0100
The X60 Pro is now official. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo launches the X60 and X60 Pro, the brand's first Exynos- and Zeiss-powered flagship series

Vivo has made the X60 series official. They are the first phones to rock the Exynos 1080 SoC, and also have up to quad rear cameras with Zeiss branding. They start at ~US$536 for an 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage SKU. However, the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:13:00 +0100
Shooting the moon without artifacts is apparently impossible with the Mi 10T Pro (Source: Own)

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro camera faces serious problems and looks like a hardware issue

Although in many scenarios the main camera of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro delivers at least good results, disaster often strikes when facing various light sources such as the sun and the moon, but not limited to them. In these cases, th...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 29 Dec 2020 11:02:00 +0100
This may be the Galaxy A72. (Source: Voice)

Samsung Galaxy A72: new leaks point to quad rear cameras and a 4G/LTE variant

The Galaxy A71 is a Samsung phone with 4G/LTE and 5G variants. Recent rumors suggest that its successor will get the same. The tipster OnLeaks has also posted renders for at least one of them that hint at 4 rear cameras and a 6.7-...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 27 Dec 2020 18:05:00 +0100
The Vivo X60 Pro may look like this. (Source: Weibo)

An alleged Vivo X60 Pro leaks onto TENAA ahead of its launch

The Vivo X60 series of smartphones will launch on December 28, 2020 - also known as tomorrow. However, its specs may have been spilled ahead of this event. The leaker Digital Chat Station claims to have dug them up on the TENAA we...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 27 Dec 2020 16:40:00 +0100
The S21 and S21+. (Source: WinFuture)

The European Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus prices are potentially leaked

The reliable leaks site has published a new post which apparently contains every last detail on the Galaxy S21 offerings for the European market. This includes the pricing structure for these sub-Ultra variants, start...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 26 Dec 2020 17:51:00 +0100
The Axon 20 5G is now available. Sort of. (Source: ZTE)

The Axon 20 5G's launch reveals international pricing for the world's first under-display camera phone

ZTE has launched the Axon 20 5G via its global site, albeit to a selection of countries. It is priced at US$449 for an 8GB/128GB SKU. However, buying it involves a certain hoop to jump through that may be aggravatingly familiar to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Dec 2020 16:08:00 +0100
Is this OnePlus' future? (Source: OnePlus, Leica)

OnePlus x Leica? A leaker claims this collaboration will kick off with the OEM's 2021 flagships

The OnePlus 9 series is expected to launch with triple to quad rear cameras in its higher-end variants. Now, a new tip suggests that these sensors will also be enhanced with Leica technology. This will represent a new brand-partne...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 20 Dec 2020 23:22:00 +0100
The upcoming 2021 Samsung galaxy mobile lineup is packed full of innovations. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung previews several innovative features from the 2021 Galaxy smartphone lineup

The innovative features coming with the 2021 Galaxy smartphones are supposed to make the upcoming devices the most desirable upgrades in quite a while. Some of these features include outstanding video capabilities, improved AI int...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:10:00 +0100
The "Reno5 Pro+" on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)

The 50MP, Snapdragon 865, HDR10+ Reno5 Pro+ shows up in several leaks

High-end processor? Check. 50MP main camera? Check. HDR10+ display? Check. Electrochromic back?...Maybe. A new OPPO phone that is almost certainly the impending Reno5 Pro+ has appeared on TENAA, Geekbench and the HDR certification...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Dec 2020 17:35:00 +0100
Vivo will launch the X60s soon. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo officially sets a date for the X60 series' launch; announces new Zeiss collaboration for its cameras

Vivo has announced that the X60 and X60 Pro smartphones will be unveiled later in December 2020. These devices will be powered by SoCs provided by Samsung, and have cameras augmented by Zeiss technology. The OEM will also hold a c...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 14 Dec 2020 17:57:00 +0100
The latest Find X3 Pro leak. (Source: Twitter)

The latest Find X3 Pro leak suggests OPPO really likes cloning Apple things

Images of what might be OPPO's 2021 flaghip smartphone have emerged online. These initial renders of the "Find X3 Pro" are strongly reminiscent of an iPhone from the back, even though it might have 4 rear cameras rather than 3. Th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 12 Dec 2020 18:14:00 +0100
A "Nokia 4.3" render. (Source: 91Mobiles)

A new Nokia phone allegedly leaks in CAD render form

Nokia is now believed to be working on a phone called the 4.3. It may have shown up in renders showing a design much like its possible predecessor, albeit updated and with a USB type C port this time. Meanwhile, another upcoming d...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Dec 2020 23:35:00 +0100
Is this the top-end Reno5 version? (Source: Weibo via Twitter)

OPPO is now projected to launch a Snapdragon 865-powered Reno5 Pro+

Recent convincing leaks have pointed to the imminent launch of Reno5 and 5 Pro smartphones with mid-range to premium mid-range specs and 5G SoCs. Now, new leaks indicate that OPPO will be introducing 5 Pro+ and 4G variants alongsi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:46:00 +0100
The latest Galaxy S21 leak. (Source: YouTube)

The latest Galaxy S21 leaks appear to confirm quad cameras for the Ultra and lack of 3.5mm jacks across the board

A YouTuber called sakitech has posted images that appear to portray real-life production models of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and Ultra variants. At first glance, the latter seems to have the 5 apertures for rear cameras hinted a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 07 Dec 2020 23:10:00 +0100
OPPO patent showing modular camera (Source: OPPO/WIPO)

OPPO might launch a phone with detachable camera module

The latest patent that surfaced online suggests that OPPO aims to take the modular phone concept one step further in the camera department. Thanks to this design, the user could even place the camera module a few feet away and use...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:49:00 +0100
Is this the Galaxy Z Flip of the future? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung's flagship phones might find a whole new way to fold soon

Samsung has launched foldable smartphones that bend into clamshell or book shapes to date. However, its latest patents suggest that these almost-familiar form-factors are to become obsolete quite soon. They hint at new kinds of Ga...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 05 Dec 2020 18:26:00 +0100
The HERO9 Black. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro gets to 40 million cameras sold in 2020

GoPro has posted "record-breaking" sales on its website due to its Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2020 event. The OEM also now increased the number of its subscribers to over 670,000, compared to about 500,000 at last count. The latest...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:04:00 +0100
The Axon 20 5G. (Source: ZTE)

ZTE announces a global launch for the Axon 20 5G

The Axon 20 5G was the first ever phone to launch with an under-display selfie camera. However, its maker ZTE has never made it available outside China. This will change, though, on December 21, 2020, when the OEM releases it to c...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 21:23:00 +0100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G.

875 becomes 888 | Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G deep dive — New flagship SoC promises significant improvements in camera, gaming, and AI

Just in time for the year's finale, Qualcomm is presenting its new top chip that will drive the top phones of the coming year 2021 to peak performance. An integrated 5G modem along with more powerful cameras, CPU, GPU, and especially AI give manufacturers new leeway in developing new functionality for next gen devices. Here is a comprehensive overview of all new features of the new cell phone chip that is slated to power flagship smartphones in 2021.
J. Simon Leitner, Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0100
The Zhiyun Cinepeer C11. (Source: Amazon)

Deal | Get 44% off a Zhiyun gimbal with "professional cinematic features"

Zhiyun's Cinepeer C11 gimbal is an accessory with 3-axis stabilization and features such as object-tracking and motion-lapse features. It is also a 4000mAh power bank, thus allowing the user to keep recording for longer. It is cur...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 22:44:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei is now touted to have liquid-lens technology ready for its next-gen smartphone cameras

Huawei often markets its flagship mobile devices as having cutting-edge camera technology. A new report suggests it has yet another supposedly ground-breaking spec in the works for their successors. This is a liquid lens, an adapt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 17:05:00 +0100
A render based on OPPO's new design. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

OPPO patents a phone with a round pop-up selfie camera

The first few OPPO Reno-series phones had some of the most innovative pop-up front-facing cameras out there, as they rose from the top of the phone in a wedge. Now, it seems the OEM has taken this idea even further with a new, sem...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:05:00 +0100
This may be the OnePlus 9's rear camera module. (Source: 91Mobiles)

The OnePlus 9 is now touted to have dual 48MP rear cameras

The rumor mill is already working through reports on OnePlus' next-gen flagship smartphones. One of them is thought to be called the 9, and is linked to renders showing triple rear cameras, two of which are much larger than the th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:21:00 +0100
The new FX6. (Source: Sony)

Sony introduces the FX6 as the first new member of the Cinema Line

The FX6 is Sony's latest professional cine-grade camera. Despite this - and its full array of controls, E-lens mount and top handle, it is rated to be relatively light and compact. Nevertheless, it also still packs tech and featur...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:41:00 +0100
LG's alleged new CAD renders. (Source: 91Mobiles)

Next-gen LG Q-series phones are portrayed as having the most unique camera humps out there

LG is projected to launch phones called the Q63 and Q83 in 2021. Now, a new leak points to a design for one or both of these devices that seriously bucks the square-cam trend. It seems the OEM has crafted triangle-shaped housings ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 23:09:00 +0100
The Galaxy M40. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy M42 is a phone that might launch with a 6000mAh battery

A leak pointing to a new Samsung smartphone battery with a 5830mAh battery may also imply the imminent launch of a device called the Galaxy M42. This putative phone is rumored to have a 64MP primary camera, and may be available in...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 23:57:00 +0100
The latest Galaxy M12 leak. (Source: Voice)

Samsung Galaxy M12 renders turn up with a square rear camera hump and a waterdrop notch

The Samsung Galaxy M12 may be an interesting budget phone on its launch, especially if it comes with the 7,000mAh battery apparently destined for it. A new leak purports to show what it looks like from all angles, including an Inf...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:36:00 +0100
OIS on 5X dual camera assembly, Galaxy S21 Ultra to get 10x zoom camera

New Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leak mentions a 10x optical zoom lens

Although previous rumors revealed the existence of two telephoto cameras, the latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leak also uncovers their technical details. According to the popular leakster Ice universe, this optical zoom duo consis...
Codrut Nistor, Sun, 15 Nov 2020 15:06:00 +0100
The latest "Galaxy M12 rear panel" leak. (Source: 91Mobiles)

New leaks point to a future Samsung Galaxy M12 with a 7000mAh battery and eye-catching finishes

A tech blog claims to have learned from "exclusive" sources that Samsung is working on a next-gen budget Galaxy M-series phone with a battery rated for an impressive 7000mAh in capacity. This "M12" is also apparently destined for ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 18:26:00 +0100
The smartphone with a wrap-round display would allegedly be part of the Galaxy Z foldable series. (Image Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung might be working on a smartphone with surround display and sliding rear camera

Word on the street is that the smartphone featuring the new wrap-around display would be part of the Galaxy Z series and could be launched soon in response to Xiaomi's commercial version for the Mi Mix Alpha. The upcoming Samsung ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:49:00 +0100
Sony has started a new product line. (Source: Sony)

Sony's first-ever drone is set to launch in early 2021

Sony has announced the creation of the Airpeak brand, which is to be applied to a new series of drones developed by this OEM. However, it seems these devices are to be pitched at professional content creators and enterprise custom...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 23:36:00 +0100
Nokia introduces the 8 V 5G UW. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia launches the 8 V 5G UW for the US market

Nokia has just completed its latest product unveiling, and it's a new version of the 8.3 5G. This smartphone is a variant optimized for the Verizon network in the United States. To this end, it has much the same specs as the origi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 17:26:00 +0100
GoPro reports some positive financial figures. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro posts US$81 million in revenue for the third quarter of 2020

GoPro has released its first quarterly financial report since the launch of its 2020 flagship, the HERO9 Black action-camera. It has revealed that the company now has a figure for total revenues that is over 100% what it was for t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 17:26:00 +0100
Nokia announces its latest event. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia announces an imminent US launch event for new phones

Nokia has invited US fans to join it for a new live event set for November 9, 2020 (tomorrow). Based on the hastag used in the Twitter-based announcement for this launch, it is likely to pertain to new phones from this HMD Global ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 16:45:00 +0100
The putative Nokia 10's most direct predecessor. (Source: Nokia)

The Nokia 10 PureView is now tipped to be a 2021 flagship with a seriously premium display spec

A recent leak has pointed to the launch of a phone called the Nokia 10 PureView. Now, a tech blog claims that is to run on the Snapdragon 875 processor and to be released in mid-2021. It is also now touted to have a display proper...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 02 Nov 2020 22:52:00 +0100
The new DOOGEE S96 Pro. (Source: DOOGEE)

DOOGEE launches the S96 Pro as the world’s first rugged Android 10 phone with IR night-vision

DOOGEE's latest in its line of durable smartphones is the S96 Pro. This device counts a 20MP Sony "night vision" sensor among its 4 rear cameras. It also has a colossal battery of over 6000mAh in capacity, an ingress-protection ra...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:20:00 +0100


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