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Alleged live images of the Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 (or A82) show a disappointing lack of swivel

The Samsung Galaxy A80 was a phone in which a sliding mechanism was integrated so that its main cameras could flip around to the front as needed. Recent leaks have pointed to a 2021 successor for this innovative device, even if it...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:12:00 +0200
Sony camera sensors remain the most popular in smartphones. (Image: Sony)

Sony still the top dog in smartphone camera sensor market, Samsung trails in second place

Sony remains the number one supplier of camera sensors to smartphone OEMs globally, according to Strategy Analytics. Coming in a distant second place is Samsung with Omnivision in third place followed by other vendors.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:48:00 +0200
A first glimpse of the Axon30 line-up. (Source: Weibo)

Axon30 series: ZTE's latest flagship smartphones are confirmed to have triple 64MP cameras and an April 2021 launch date

ZTE has revealed that its Axon30 line of Snapdragon 888-powered Android flagships will launch on April 15, 2021. The OEM has also strongly hinted at a rear camera hump that will contain 3 sensors of 64MP in resolution, with an ext...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:14:00 +0200
A Vivo NEX smartphone. (Source: Weibo)

The Vivo NEX 5 is touted as an Android flagship with all the 2021 bells and whistles going

Under-display selfie camera; new 50MP Samsung main camera; up to 120W charging: the upcoming next-gen Vivo NEX is now slated to have it all. On the other hand, this phone might rock a constantly polarizing quad-curved display. It ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 18:56:00 +0200
The Legion 2 Pro's selfie camera. (Source: Weibo)

Lenovo confirms the return of the side-mounted pop-up selfie camera in the Legion 2 Pro

Lenovo avoided punch-holes or notches in the display of its first-gen Android gaming phone by developing an innovative pop-up selfie camera, hidden in one of this device's sides rather than in its top edge, instead. Now, the OEM h...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:04:00 +0200
The OnePlus 9. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus updates the 9 and 9 Pro with camera improvements and March 2021 security patches

OnePlus has just launched the 9 series of flagship phones. Despite this, it has felt the need to push a software update to the 2 devices already with tweaks for their Hasselblad-branded cameras.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 18:47:00 +0200
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iPhone 13: new renders purport to confirm earlier design-related leaks

2021's iPhones are currently projected to turn out as more or less iterative upgrades over their predecessors; on the other hand, these changes might be significant for those with strong feelings about the notches that have domina...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 18:26:00 +0200
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Moto G60: a new render purports to show the alleged 108MP mid-ranger off for the first time

The Motorola Moto G60 has yet to be launched, yet is already being touted as a device in which a 108MP main camera trickles down into the middle tier of the smartphone market in 2021. A new leak appears to show this phone from all...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 15:34:00 +0200
Xiaomi revitalizes its Surge line of processors. (Source: YouTube)

The Surge C1 is Xiaomi's return to the in-house chipset market

A select handful of mobile device OEMs design their own custom silicon, and Xiaomi has just re-joined these ranks with the new Surge C1. Unlike other first-party chipsets, this one is a new image signal processor designed specific...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:08:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. (Source: YouTube)

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro launches with a new 50MP main camera and without a charger in the box

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi 11 Pro will ship with a new Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor for a main camera. It will also do so in very slim and 2021 retail packaging, as it lacks a charger as standard. Then again, the OEM will offe...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:17:00 +0200
DxOMark's new king is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark: Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra is the new king

Although the full review is not live yet, the final scores are public, and one thing is certain: the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is DxOMark's new king. The overall score of 143 is the result of the following areas: 148 (photo), 100 (zoom),...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:59:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 11i's best features. (Source: YouTube)

The Xiaomi Mi 11i launches as a new global Redmi K40 Pro Plus variant

Xiaomi has launched a new(-ish) variant of the Mi 11 series at its major international product event of today (March 29, 2021). It has a premium 6.67-inch FHD+ E4 AMOLED display, a 108MP main camera and the Snapdragon 888 processo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:09:00 +0200
The fake System Upate app's on-screen presence. (Source: Zimperium)

An Android app calling itself "System Update" is unmasked as malware by a security company

According to the cybersecurity specialists Zimperium, a non-Google Play Store app masquerading as a system-update tool found online is in fact Android malware. Once installed on devices via side-loading, it apparently steals infor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 19:55:00 +0200
The Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB. (Source: Ricoh)

Ricoh's latest Theta 360-degree camera has more internal storage than ever before

The Ricoh Theta Z1 is this brand's latest miniature camera for 360-degree, spherical captures. It can achieve these in a single shot at a resolution of 6720x3360, and can also be used for all-around 4K/30fps video. Furthermore, it...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 16:41:00 +0100
The Vivo X60 Pro Plus. (Source: Vivo)

The Snapdragon 888-powered Vivo X60 Pro Plus launches in India

The worldwide availability of the innovative "gimbal-cam" Vivo X60 smartphone series looks more certain than ever with its debut in the Indian market. This time, the Snapdragon 870-powered X60 and X60 Pro are accompanied by their ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0100
The new 8 Pro. (Source: Realme)

Realme launches its 108MP "Camera Flagship", the 8 Pro

Realme has made its first ever 108MP camera phone official as of March 24, 2021. The high-end sensor is joined by specs that are not nearly so new to the brand in the 8 Pro, however. Its Snapdragon 720G SoC is joined by up to 8GB ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 00:16:00 +0100
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now official. (Image Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 officially announced, but first reviews indicate the Hasselblad co-branding is more in letter than in spirit

OnePlus has officially announced its premium lineup of smartphones this year — the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. With the 9 and 9 Pro, OnePlus is now firmly in flagship territory. The company hyped its Hasselblad partnership qu...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 04:56:00 +0100
The Vivo X60 Pro 5G. (Source: Vivo)

The global, Snapdragon 870-powered versions of the Vivo X60 series is now official in Malaysia

Vivo's 2021 flagships have been unleashed as the X60 and X60 Pro 5G for the Malaysian market. As rumored, the phones are based on the Snapdragon 870 SoC in this country, and not the Exynos processor they have in China. The X60 Pro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 22 Mar 2021 23:48:00 +0100
The 8T in its Lunar colorway. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 8T's OxygenOS Open Beta 2 update contains the March 2021 security patch

The OnePlus 8T will be superseded by the new flagship 9 series soon; however, its new official public Android betas might help keep it relevant for some time to come. The latest one contains a bunch of bug-fixes, and also upgrades...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 22 Mar 2021 17:16:00 +0100
The NL71CT-LTE chromebook. (Source: CTL)

CTL launches a 4G/LTE-powered, remote learning award-winning Chromebook

CTL's latest Chromebook is powered by the Intel Celeron N4020 and has 4GB of RAM, as many of the OEM's devices do. However, the NL71CT-LTE also has standalone mobile data, so it need not be reliant on Wi-Fi for its often education...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 23:59:00 +0100
Will the Moto G60 really come with this spec? (Source: Samsung)

Rumor | The Motorola Moto G60 will have a 108MP main camera, a 120Hz display and a 6,000mAh battery

A previous link hinted at an upcoming Motorola phone that, despite having otherwise affordable-class specs, has a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor. Now, a new tip asserts that it will be called the Moto G60 at launch, and has some...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Mar 2021 14:44:00 +0100
The Black Shark 4 in a new video. (Source: Weibo)

Black Shark 4: Xiaomi's latest teaser includes a launch date for the next-gen gaming phone

Xiaomi's Black Shark premium gaming brand has announced that its new, Snapdragon 888-powered flagship is to launch on March 23, 2021 in China. The 4 is slated to have improved, "360-degree, 3D" cooling, triple rear cameras and the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 18:34:00 +0100
Motorola's first 108MP phone. (Source: Twitter)

Rumor | Motorola will release a mid-range 108MP camera phone in 2021

Motorola is now said to have a phone with the new 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor on-board. Furthermore, the device is rumored to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 SoC and up to 6GB of RAM, which might bring the high-end ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:15:00 +0100
JOMISE K7 1600P dashcam hands-on review Notebookcheck.net (Source: Own)

JOMISE K7 1600P smart dashcam hands-on: Good video quality, but rather weak software support

With a SONY IMX415 sensor inside, the JOMISE K7 1600P is a dashcam that provides 170-degree wide coverage, parking mode, a mobile app to download and view videos, traffic lights change reminder and more. Although it has a few quir...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 23:31:00 +0100
Dear manufacturers, users want better web cameras!

Dear manufacturers, users want better web cameras!

Asus advertises the quad-array microphone as one of the main features of the ExpertBook, which costs upwards of 2000 Euros (~$2400). It is supposed to improve the video-conferencing experience. At the same time, Asus uses the same...
Column by Christian Hintze, Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:41:00 +0100
The Vivo X60 Pro Plus might launch again soon. (Source: Weibo)

New Vivo leaks may raise hopes of a fresh Snapdragon 888-powered phone for international markets

The list of Android flagship phones with the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC is slowly yet steadily growing, although not all of them are available globally. New leaks suggest the Vivo X60 Pro Plus, one such premium device launched in p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:01:00 +0100
A successor to this phone might be on the way. (Source: Asus)

Asus will launch the ZenFone 8 Flip soon, according to a new leak

Google's ARCore has added a new device called the ZenFone 8 Flip to its certification database. Therefore, it seems a new generation of Asus' innovative swivel-cam flagship Android phones is on the way. It is thought to be accompa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 16:16:00 +0100
The Nokia 8.3 5G. (Source: Nokia)

Rumor | Nokia is working on a 108MP penta-cam phone with a 120Hz display and the Snapdragon 775 chipset

Nokia is now said to have a phone that integrates a high-end 108MP sensor into its signature penta-cam design in development. However, as it is also now supposed to have a mid-range Qualcomm 5G chipset, this may suggest an upgrade...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 19:26:00 +0100
Holy...trinity, ZTE...? (Source: Weibo)

ZTE Axon 30 Pro: new leaks hint at a "Trinity" of high-end cameras for the upcoming flagship smartphone

ZTE has already confirmed that it will launch the Axon 30 Pro 5G as its 2021 flagship Android smartphone. Its latest teaser for this device introduces a new "Trinity" tag-line, which apparently refers to its rear cameras. Therefor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 22:00:00 +0100
The new Find X3. (Source: OPPO)

The Snapdragon 870-powered OPPO Find X3 is here, but it's also exclusive to the Chinese market

Today, (March 11, 2021) OPPO has unveiled its Find X3 Pro, X3 Neo and X3 Lite, complete with European pricing. This might leave some consumers wondering where the vanilla X3 went during all this. Well, it does exist, and has the s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 15:30:00 +0100
The new Insta360 GO 2. (Source:Insta360 )

Insta360 launches its 360 GO 2 micro-camera for action, blogging or perhaps more

Insta360's freshly-debuted GO 2 miniature camera is a considerable upgrade over its first generation, not the least in its design and function. Its case still doubles as a battery-pack, but can now also act as a remote control and...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 10 Mar 2021 23:25:00 +0100
Will the Galaxy A82 be anything like its forebear? (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's Galaxy A82 5G will launch soon, as confirmed by the Bluetooth SIG

Recent leaks have raised the possibility that Samsung is preparing a successor to its unusual flip-camera phone, the Galaxy A80. Now, a new addition to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) database provides proof t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 10 Mar 2021 17:55:00 +0100
The alleged black OnePlus 9 Pro in the wild. (Source: Instagram)

OnePlus hypes its new camera tech again as the Stellar Black version of the 9 Pro leaks out

OnePlus has now confirmed that its 9 series will launch in conjunction with Hasselblad. It has just posted a new YouTube clip starring a representative of this brand with new hints as to what their co-developed cameras can do. Mea...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0100
The Vivo X60 is coming to Malaysia. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo confirms the X60 series will go international, starting in Malaysia on March 22, 2021

Vivo has announced that it will debut the X60 premium smartphone series outside China for the first time on March 22, 2021. They will be powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC, as opposed to the Exynos 1080 they launched with in their ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:51:00 +0100
An 8 Pro teaser. (Source: YouTube)

An alleged Realme 8 Pro pops up on FCC and Geekbench

Realme has already effectively confirmed that the impending 8 Pro will launch with this brand's first 108MP main camera. Now, some new leaks may hint at what is to be found inside this device. They may include 8GB of RAM and the S...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:58:00 +0100
Nikon's NX Studio is a free image and movie editing app for Windows PCs and Macs. (Image: Nikon)

Nikon offers up NX Studio, a Mac and Windows photo and movie editing app, for free

Camera maker Nikon has launched a new photo and video editing desktop application for Mac and Windows. Even better, the new app is free and looks to be quite fully featured.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 04:17:00 +0100
The StereoPi v2 works with the Compute Module 4 and the Compute Module 4 Lite. (Image source: StereoPi)

StereoPi v2: The stereoscopic camera module for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 is now available to order

The StereoPi v2 is the follow-up to the 2019 first-generation model, which brought stereoscopic photography to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. Similarly, the StereoPi v2 enables the functionality of the Compute Module 4. The St...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:30:00 +0100
ISOCELL 2.0 introduces more reflective materials for the lower portion of the physical barriers between pixels. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung previews ISOCELL 2.0 tech for upcoming smartphone image sensors

ISOCELL 2.0 improves the physical barriers around the pixels by replacing the metal materials with more reflective ones, further reducing color crosstalk and boosting light sensitivity. The new tech also allows for pixel size redu...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:18:00 +0100
The new 18 Pro smartphone. (Source: Meizu)

The Meizu 18 Pro is the world's latest Snapdragon 888-, 50MP- and UFS 3.1-enhanced phone

Meizu has got the jump on the premium Android smartphone launch season with its new 18 and 18 Pro flagships. The OEM has revealed that the series offers specs such as 120Hz curved displays, 50MP main cameras and internal storage w...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:12:00 +0100
Realme unveils its first-ever 108MP camera. (Source: Realme)

The Realme 8 Pro will debut with the 108MP ISOCELL HM2 sensor

Realme has announced that it will launch its first 108MP camera phone in 2021. Not only that, but the top-end sensor in question is Samsung's latest CMOS of this resolution: the ISOCELL HM2. It has features such as 3x lossless zoo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 22:16:00 +0100
A leaked Realme/Dimensity 1200 poster. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | Realme's first 108MP camera phone will be the Dimensity 1200-powered X9 Pro

The OEM Realme has been rumored to launch a Dimensity 1200-powered phone called the X9 Pro roughly since MediaTek released this early-2021 flagship processor. A new leak purports to spill many more details about the phone, includi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0100
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An intriguing leak points to a new Samsung budget phone called the Galaxy E02 coming in 2021

The tech blog MySmartPrice claims to have found a new page on Samsung India's support website for a device called the "SM-E025F/DS". A quick decoding of Samsung's model number convention does seem to suggest a new phone that, more...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:49:00 +0100
Realme has 108MP phones in the works. (Source: Realme)

Realme will unveil its first 108MP camera at its upcoming Innovation Event in March 2021

Realme has confirmed that it will make a leap to phones with 108MP sensors in 2021. The phone most likely to be the first with this top-end spec is currently rumored to be one of the upcoming 8 series. Therefore, it might be unvei...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:20:00 +0100
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Rumor | The Sony IMX 800 will be the world's largest mobile image sensor on its April 2021 launch

The leaker RODENT950 has made some heavy allusions to an image sensor which, despite being intended for mobile devices, is exactly 1 inch in size. This would make the alleged Sony IMX 800 unprecedentedly large for its category. It...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:55:00 +0100
The PS5 VR system will have a new headset and controller. (Source: Sony)

Sony confirms next-gen VR system for PlayStation 5 - just not in 2021

A Sony executive has just confirmed that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is getting its own virtual reality (VR) system after all. It will consist of a next-gen headset and controller, which will apparently be informed by everything the O...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:26:00 +0100
ZTE teases its MWC Shanghai showcase. (Source: Weibo)

ZTE will launch its second-gen under-display camera at MWC Shanghai 2021

ZTE's CEO, Ni Fei, has confirmed that his company will bring the next generation of its under-display camera to the upcoming MWC Shanghai event. This technology, which features in the OEM's Axon 20 5G, enables a selfie shooter to ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 17:59:00 +0100
The new Rollme Hero. (Source: Rollme)

Rollme's latest smartwatch boasts 4G/LTE, a bezel-free display and a relatively massive 1,600mAh battery

Rollme has just launched the Hero, its latest smartwatch with a completely bezel-free display. This is joined by a nano-SIM card slot for 4G/LTE connectivity in this wearable, not to mention up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 17:19:00 +0100
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OPPO allegedly readies the Find X3 series for launch by registering its vanilla variant with TENAA

OPPO has reportedly finally obtained a certification for the Find X3 (or PEDM00) from the Chinese authorities, suggesting a launch announcement for its flagship series will follow shortly. Its new TENAA images show a phone quite l...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 18:23:00 +0100
Vivo now has a first-party Romanian website. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo launches a presence in 2 new European countries, promising forays into 4 more during 2021

The smartphone OEM Vivo has made its brand-new Romanian and Czech websites live, and has announced that it will also start to offer its products in 4 more European countries by the end of 2021. This would make the total number of ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:33:00 +0100
MWC might make it back to Barca this year. (Source: GSMA)

MWC 2021: the GSMA mulls re-introducing live attendance; MWC Shanghai to debut with a limited live audience

The GSMA has announced that it is currently considering running its flagship conference live and in Barcelona once again, albeit with up to 50,000 in-person attendees. Meanwhile, its Chinese counterpart, MWC Shanghai, is slated to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:58:00 +0100
Selfie cameras might get even bigger soon. (Source: Honor)

Smartphone selfie cameras will upgrade to 100MP or more soon: new leak

Currently, the highest-res smartphone image sensor in existence is one of 108MP. Obviously, it is used as a marquee feature on the back of devices like the new Xiaomi Mi 11. However, should the prolific leaker Digital Chat Station...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:57:00 +0100
The 6300 4G/LTE is now available in the US. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia releases the 6300 4G button-phone in the US for $70

US consumers looking for an ultra-cheap, ultra-simple phone with some modern features such as 4G/LTE and Google Assistant now have a new option, courtesy of Nokia. It now sells its 6300 comeback at a price of US$69.99. This buys a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Feb 2021 17:07:00 +0100
OnePlus' new in-bezel selfie camera. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

OnePlus patents a selfie camera small enough to fit in a modern smartphone's bezel

The race to the perfectly edge-to-edge mobile device screen has most recently culminated in the under-display selfie camera. However, it now seems OnePlus has developed an alternative: a super-slim bezel that incorporates a front-...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 22:58:00 +0100
Realme sends a new phone to TENAA. (Source: TENAA via MySmartPrice)

Realme gets a new phone through TENAA testing, could be a Narzo 30 series device

A new device from Realme has leaked via the regulator TENAA, suggesting that it will launch soon. Based on its model number (RMX3161), it is now thought that it will be the Narzo 30 (or, possibly the 30 Pro). The OEM is hyping the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 18:53:00 +0100
The POCO X-series might get a new member soon. (Source: POCO)

The POCO X3 Pro might launch in India soon following its BIS approval

Recently, the approval of a new POCO phone by the FCC led to speculation that it will be the Pro version of the X3 on its launch. Now, the same device has been certified by the Indian BIS authority, as well as SIRIM of Malaysia. T...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Feb 2021 23:25:00 +0100
A GoPro HERO9 Black box. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro subscriber numbers shoot to 761,000 for the whole of 2020

GoPro has announced its first full-year financial report since it switched to an online retail and subscription-based business model. The customers in question are now just over 760,000 in number, beating the company's most ambiti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 19:25:00 +0100
The Galaxy A12. (Source: Samsung)

The Galaxy A12 will launch in India soon, according to a new leak

The Galaxy A12 is a 2021 budget smartphone with quad rear cameras and a 5,000mAh battery. According to a tech blog, it will be available in India in what could be the next few days. Then again, its maker Samsung may be planning an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 21:49:00 +0100
Are these the OPPO Find X3 Pro's cameras? (Source: Voice)

The latest OPPO Find X3 Pro leak seems to confirm its design and rear camera set-up

The OPPO Find X3 Pro is an upcoming 2021 flagship phone depicted as having iPhone-esque rear cameras set in a smooth, probably glass, casing. These esthetics have surfaced again in what the leaker Evan Blass has presented as real ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Feb 2021 21:12:00 +0100
A Spectra 580 ISP infograph. (Source: Qualcomm)

ZTE's Axon 30 Pro will launch with a 200MP main camera from Samsung: new leaks

The tipster WHYLAB now claims that the newly-hyped ZTE Axon 30 Pro will launch with a new image sensor called the S5KGND. This, apparently, is Samsung's rumored new 200MP sensor, possibly the most powerful of 2021. It is projected...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 18:38:00 +0100
Could this be an upcoming under-display camera phone? (Source: YouTube)

The "Meizu 18" turns up on YouTube with an under-display selfie camera

Meizu is expected to launch smartphones with the Snapdragon 888 flagship-grade processor soon. A new leak purports to show one of them (possibly the 18, 18 Pro or 18 Max) with a completely edge-to-edge screen. This suggests it wil...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:54:00 +0100
Unsurprisingly, the capabilities of the cameras in the Xperia 1 II cannot match its professional Alpha series. (Image source: Sony)

The Sony Xperia 1 II falls short in the estimations of camera experts

Sony may well compare the Xperia 1 II's cameras with its Alpha cameras, but that does not necessarily make it the best camera smartphone on the market. According to some camera experts, the Xperia 1 II's cameras fall short of even...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:36:00 +0100
ZTE's new and oddly-shaped teaser. (Source: Weibo)

ZTE teases a Pro-grade 2021 successor for its under-display camera phone

The OEM ZTE had a landmark 2020 in that it was first to launch a smartphone with a cutting-edge under-display selfie camera. Now, it has confirmed the existence of a phone with a name that not only sounds like a next generation fo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 28 Jan 2021 18:20:00 +0100
The Xperia PRO has a launch price of US$2,499.99. (Image source: Sony)

The Sony Xperia PRO launches for a ludicrous price

Sony has finally announced the Xperia PRO's price, and it is absurd when compared to the going-rate of modern flagship smartphones. Comparing the Xperia PRO against professional-grade camera monitors puts the smartphone in a bette...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 Jan 2021 20:47:00 +0100
Sony Alpha 1 (Source: Sony Europe)

Sony intros the Alpha 1 full-frame mirrorless camera

Scheduled to hit Europe this March with a price tag of over US$8,850, the Sony Alpha 1 features a new 50.1 MP full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor, an upgraded BIONZ XZ imaging processing engine, world's first anti-flicker shoo...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 26 Jan 2021 18:11:00 +0100
The updated S88 Plus. (Source: DOOGEE)

DOOGEE updates its rugged S88 series with more RAM and a new main camera

The DOOGEE S88 Pro stood out among toughphones with its 10,000mAh battery and the "robot-eye" LEDs in its rear panel. The new S88 Plus retains these, but also comes with 8GB of RAM, as opposed to 6GB in its predecessor. It also pa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:15:00 +0100
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
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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
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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

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)