Tag Archive: Smartphone


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Our smartphones are increasingly cameras first, communicators second. For many people, a phone is the only camera they own, used for everything from casual snapshots to professional portraits and award-winning landscapes.

But as the number of sensors and lenses on our phones skyrocket, so does the complexity of actually taking and editing photos. What lens should I use for this shot? What edits does it need to  [Read More…]

MediaTek debuts its first smartphone SoC with 5G, and tons of great specs

Devices with the new platform will hit the mass market in early 2020.

What you need to know The new Dimensity 1000 SoC is built on a 7nm process with 4x Cortex-A77 cores and impressive specs. Integrated Sub-6 5G modem provides high speeds and power saving, with dual-SIM and carrier aggregation. Devices with the Dimensity 1000 will begin hitting the market in late 2019, with wide rollout through 2020.

MediaTek is debuting its latest round of mobile  [Read More…]

Realme’s first 5G smartphone to arrive soon, will be called the Realme X50

The smartphone might be announced in China before the end of the year.

What you need to know Realme CMO Xu Qi Chase has revealed on Weibo that the company’s first 5G-enabled smartphone will be launched in China very soon. The smartphone will be called the Realme X50 5G and offer dual-mode 5G support. Chase’s Weibo post also shows the silhouette of the upcoming phone, hinting at dual selfie cameras.

Realme unveiled its first proper flagship smartphone  [Read More…]

What do you think is the best smartphone of 2019?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

2019 is quickly on its way out the door, and as we inch closer and closer towards the end of the year, it’s fun to look back on all of the smartphones that have been released over the last few months.

The beginning of the year got started with a bang thanks to the Galaxy S10 series, the Huawei P30 Pro asserted itself as one of the most impressive  [Read More…]

The company that owns TikTok created a smartphone for China

ByteDance worked with Smartisan to launch a phone you can’t buy in the U.S.

What you need to know TikTok owner ByteDance released the Jianguo Pro 3 smartphone in China. The device will be released under the Smartisan brand. Swipe up from the lock screen to launch the Chinese version of TikTok.

Video sharing service, and enigma to older techies, TikTok is going to be featured on a new smartphone launched by its parent company, ByteDance. After  [Read More…]

Huawei is dominating the Chinese smartphone market

A victory for Huawei.

What you need to know Huawei has posted an impressive 66% growth in smartphone shipments for China in Q3 2019. This was despite the Chinese smartphone market contracting as a whole. It was the only major smartphone maker to post any growth whatsoever.

Earlier in the month, we reported that Huawei’s smartphone shipments were finally resurging after two quarters of stagnation. Shipments grew by 8 million units compared to the 59 million phones  [Read More…]

Huawei’s smartphone shipments are increasing again, in spite of Trump ban

Huawei may be in the midst of a resurgence for the first time since Trump administration’s ban.

What you need to know Huawei may be seeing a growth in smartphone shipments again. The first three quarters of the year accounted for total revenues of CNY 610.8 billion ($ 87.5 billion). Revenue grew 24.4% when compared to the same period last year.

Huawei’s Q3 2019 financial results show a company undeterred by U.S. pressure, as it reported a  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin teases wild new smartphone design on Twitter

It’s tall but skinny.

Andy Rubin on Tuesday teased… something. The Android co-founder Tweeted images of a wild new smartphone concept that looks ready for your pocket. Is it the Essential Phone 2? Is it something completely different? We don’t really know. All we know now is that it looks weird.

New UI for radically different formfactor pic.twitter.com/Es8hFrTuxx

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) October 8, 2019

Rubin called the device a “radically different form factor” with  [Read More…]

Realme will soon launch its first Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered smartphone

The Realme X2 Pro will be the company’s very first smartphone to be powered by a flagship Snapdragon 800 series chipset.

What you need to know A Pro variant of the Realme X2 with a Snapdragon 855+ chipset under the hood is on the way. The device is codenamed “Super Samurai.” A specific launch time frame has not been confirmed yet.

Chinese phone maker Realme introduced the Realme X2 last week, featuring slightly more impressive tech specs  [Read More…]

Samsung could be working on a mid-range Galaxy Note smartphone

As of now, however, there is no concrete proof that confirms a mid-range Galaxy Note device is on its way.

What you need to know A new report claims Samsung is working on a new Galaxy Note series device bearing model number SM-N770F. The model number suggests Samsung is developing a mid-range Galaxy Note series smartphone, similar to the Galaxy Note 3 Neo from 2014. It is tipped to feature 128GB internal storage.

The folks over at  [Read More…]