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Vivo’s APEX has an insane 98% screen-to-body ratio and retractable front camera

Vivo is showcasing the future of smartphone authentication with its latest concept phone.

Earlier this year, Vivo rolled out the first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor in the X20 Plus UD. At Mobile World Congress, the company is showing off the APEX concept phone, which has a screen-to-body ratio in excess of 98%, a half-screen in-display fingerprint sensor, and a retractable front camera.

The X20 Plus featured a fingerprint sensor near the bottom of the  [Read More…]

GeekBuying is having a mid-year Xiaomi sale with some insane deals (Promoted Deal)

If you’re a Xiaomi lover then we have awesome news for you. Right now over at GeekBuying, the Xiaomi mid-year blowout is going on and there are some crazy savings of up to 40% on phones and accessories for all things Xiaomi. We’ve compiled our five favorites for you to check out. Xiaomi Mi Max 2 […]

It’s still difficult to just buy a Google Pixel today, and that’s insane

For all of its great successes in the Pixel, Google still has one critical flaw to figure out.

April 20 marked the six-month anniversary of the Google Pixel going on sale in the Play Store. As was typical for a Google phone launch, they were tough to get ahold of — backorders reached weeks or even months, depending on what model you wanted. Now, six months later, Google inexplicably still can’t keep Pixels in stock. Just head  [Read More…]

ZTE’s insane, crowdsourced eye-tracking phone is called Hawkeye and is coming in September for $199

ZTE is bringing its crowdsourced, crowdfunded Project CSX phone to market this September, and it’s called Hawkeye.

ZTE has announced that its long-awaited (by some) crowdsourced phone will go up for pre-order starting January 4 and will be delivered nine months later, in September, barring any unforeseen delays.

The device, born under ZTE’s ambitious Project CSX, which stands for Crowd Source X, gleaned suggestions from people around the world, integration the two most viable into the finished product: eye-tracking  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix concept phone is insane, will go on sale next month

Xiaomi rolled out the Mi Note 2 earlier today, offering everything you’d possibly want from a high-end phone. The Chinese manufacturer also introduced a concept phone — called the Mi Mix — that goes beyond “anything that’s available in the market today.” The phone features a massive 6.4-inch edgeless display, but the 91.3% screen-to-body ratio means that the Mix isn’t larger than your average 5.7-inch phone. Xiaomi partnered with French designer Philippe Starck in designing the phone, which features a  [Read More…]

The Posh Volt LTE L540’s insane battery, dual SIM and $120 price tag make it the perfect travel phone (review)

“Good phones are getting cheap, and cheap phones are getting good.” YouTuber MKBHD has been known to repeat this in his videos and he’s generally right. Sure, we do have phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Apple iPhone 6S Plus (64GB) with price tags that can reach north of $ 800, but generally,

OPPO F1s launches in India with an insane 16MP front camera

OPPO’s latest phone in the Indian market is the selfie-focused F1s. Much like the OPPO F1, the F1s’ raison d’être is the front camera, which is now a 16MP affair. However, unlike the ZenFone Selfie, there’s no front-facing flash module.

The specs include a 5.5-inch 720p display, MediaTek MT6750 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, microSD slot, 13MP camera at the back, LTE, and a 3075mAh battery. The hardware looks decent, but with the phone running  [Read More…]

Blu Products reveals Energy XL with downright insane battery

You have to hand it to Blu Products. It seems like just about every few months the Miami-based company reveals another smartphone that moves the needle in the bang-for-buck department. Such is the case today as it unveils the Energy XL, a $ 300 unlocked phone that touts an incredible battery. Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop,

LeEco’s insane Le Max 2 debuts in India for just ₹22,999; Le 2 launches for ₹11,999

At a media event in New Delhi, Chinese handset maker LeEco launched its latest phones in the Indian market. The vendor debuted the flagship Le Max 2, with the Le 2 aimed at the budget segment. The Le Max 2 will be available for an aggressive ₹22,999 for the model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage, with the variant offering 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage retailing for ₹29,999. The Le 2 is set to retail for ₹11,999 in  [Read More…]

Sharp announces insane 5.5-inch 4K display with pixel density of 806ppi

Sharp’s 4K panel is set to enter mass production in 2016, and will likely make its way to flagships next year.

Now that QHD displays are here, manufacturers will undoubtedly be looking to offer screens that offer even more pixels per inch. Samsung has hinted at launching a handset with a 4K display in 2015, and now Sharp has unveiled its 5.5-inch IGZO 4K panel that offers a pixel density of 806ppi.

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