Tag Archive: Smartphone

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Andy Rubin’s upcoming high-end smartphone project loses SoftBank funding

Back in January, we heard that Android creator, Andy Rubin has gathered up a team and together they are working on a premium smartphone meant to take on the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone. A device named Essential FIH-PM1 (most likely Rubin’s phone) even popped up in Geekbench revealing the phone might come with a […]

SoftBank eschews $100 million investment in Andy Rubin’s ‘Essential’ smartphone company

Money from tech-focused ‘Vision Fund’ is flowing, but not to Andy Rubin this time.

After first hearing about Andy Rubin’s upcoming phone company called “Essential” back in January, information is being revealed today that SoftBank has pulled back on an expected $ 100 million investment in the company. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has decided to put the brakes on the investment that would have valued Essential at $ 1 billion.

That would have been putting a considerable  [Read More…]

OPPO set to launch dual selfie camera smartphone on March 23

A lot of smartphones launching today make a debut into the wild with a main dual camera setup (see the LG G6). But now the time has come for device manufacturers to take it to the next level and offer handsets with dual selfie cameras onboard. It’s the case of OPPO which announced this week […]

Ever wanted a golden smartphone? HTC lets you win a 24k gold plated One M7

Saint Patrick’s Day festivities will kick start tomorrow and to help you celebrate better, HTC launched an interesting contest available for its fans in the US. Like it’s tradition, you’ll just need to follow the leprechaun in order to find the pot of gold. In this particular case, just go to HTC’s website and sign […]

We might get to see a working Samsung foldable smartphone prototype as soon as Q3

Samsung’s foldable smartphone has been rumored since forever. The most recent information had us believe Samsung probably showed the handset behind closed doors at MWC 2017. Anyway, according to tidbits coming out of Asia – Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display are currently focusing a lot of their energies on a foldable smartphone project. So the […]

Smartphone industry newcomer Maze will launch a Xiomi MI MIX alternative soon

This year we’re probably see more and more smartphones with almost non-existent bezels. The Xiaomi Mi MIX turned a few heads when it launched with a display that featured a screen-to-body ratio of 91.3%. Well it seems we’re soon going to see a new Xiaomi Mi MIX competitor arrive on the market. This time from […]

BlackBerry Aurora is the latest BB-branded Android smartphone

Weeks after the BlackBerry KEYone’s debut, another new BlackBerry smartphone has emerged.

The BlackBerry Aurora is now official. The new device is the product of a joint venture called BB Merah Putih, which is producing the hardware in Indonesia and licensing software from BlackBerry. As a result, the Aurora’s build of Android 7.0 includes BlackBerry software features like the Hub productivity suite and DTEK privacy app.

Other features of the BlackBerry Aurora include a 5-inch 1280×720 display and an 8-megapixel  [Read More…]

Turn your Android smartphone into a 360-degree VR camera with the Insta360 Air

Yesterday we told you about the strange ProTruly Darling smartphone which has a built-in 360-degree camera onboard. This feature makes the phone look more particularly weird, but what if you could turn your Android into a 360-degree camera without having to transform it into a bizarrely elongated gizmo? Now you can with the Insta360 Air […]

FreedomPop launches its first self-branded Android smartphone, coming to US soon

In an unexpected move, budget wireless provider FreedomPop launched its own branded smartphone, the FreedomPop V7. The phone will be available in the UK and Spain first, but the carrier has plans to bring the device to the US market soon enough. The phone will retail for £59 (which is approximately $ 72). Naturally, the FreedomPop […]