Tag Archive: Hole


Vivo patents phone display with four hole punch cutouts

Because more is always better, right?

What you need to know New patent filings indicate three different layouts of four hole punch cutouts in the display. This is only a patent filing, so these designs are not guaranteed to make it to production. This patent shows the holes would be for cameras, but the type of cameras is unclear.

Vivo is no stranger to showing off phone designs that can seem futuristic and a bit out there,  [Read More…]

Honor Play 3 is an entry-level phone with a hole punch display, 48MP camera

Thanks to the hole punch cutout, the Honor Play 3 boasts a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

What you need to know Honor’s latest entry-level phone has a HiSilicon Kirin 710F chipset and packs a large 4,000mAh battery. The phone also features a 6.39-inch HD+ display with a hole punch cutout and triple rear cameras with a 48MP primary sensor. It will be going on sale in China later this month for a starting price of just 999 yuan  [Read More…]

Punch back with these awesome Note 10 Hole Punch wallpapers

Like the Galaxy S10, the new Note 10 and Note 10+ have hole punch cameras in the front display. Unlike the S10 series, though, the powerhouse phablets have centered hole punches, which means that while there are some slight differences between the proportions of the hole, it’s easier to make a hole punch wallpaper that fits more models compared to the S10 and S10+. It’s still early days, but there are some decent offerings from Samsung and a number of  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 10 will launch on Aug 7, including hole punch display cutout

Yes, it’s going to have a centered hole punch display cutout.

What you need to know Galaxy Note 10 will launch on August 7. Invite seems to confirm center hole punch display cutout. New York City launch venue is the same as last year’s Note 9.

Samsung is returning to the launch venue for the Galaxy Note 9, Barclays Center in New York, to announce its latest stylus-toting flagship, the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung sent out a  [Read More…]

Rebuttal: Hole punch displays are actually good

You can live with a tiny black dot on your phone. Trust me.

I have a lot of love for Russell. He’s a great guy, has a wonderful sense of humor, and is someone I have a tremendous amount of respect for. I do, however, disagree with his recent Hole punch displays are worse than notch displays editorial.

Hole punches are the latest trend when it comes to smartphone displays in our never-ending quest to eliminate bezels,  [Read More…]

New year, new leaks: OnePlus 7 shows up without a notch or hole punch

No notch, no punch, and no big bezels in sight begs the question: where the heck is the OnePlus 7’s front camera?

The OnePlus 6T has been out for three months and we’re three or four months from the release of the next OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 7, and so it’s time to call a plumber: it’s leak season. There’s not a whole lot we know about what features the 7 will have — though we’ve made quite the  [Read More…]

Hole Punch ≥ Throat Punch? [#acpodcast]

It’s another live, beer-infused, cavalcade of stars on this week’s show! This time, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, Michael Fisher, Russell Holly, and Lory Gil come to you from CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

They talk about many of the gadgets from the show floor and explore the overall trends in products coming later this year. There aren’t many new phones, but there’s a continued push towards voice assistants, home automation, and Smart-Pretty-Much-Anything-You-Can-Think-Of devices.

Join us  [Read More…]

LG G3’s lockscreen apps are round widgets for a round hole

We’ve seen that the LG G3 is likely to have a cover that leaves a stylish circular gap through which you can glance at the upcoming smartphone’s screen, but what goes in there? A few leaked screenshots show clocks, pedometer information, incoming text messages and calls, and a way to hop between all of them.

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HTC releases OTA update to patch security hole for all Sprint devices

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As promised, HTC has released its first wave of OTA system updates to their phones that are affected by the vulnerability which was brought to light a few weeks back which could allow third-party applicatiosn to access personal data. It’s been roughly three weeks since HTC acknowledged the security risk and pledged to roll out timely updates to all their phones which are affected by the issue.

Sprint worked closely with  [Read More…]

The already-struggling Google TV just found itself in a deeper hole

Microsoft announces wealth of new Xbox 360 content partners

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Google TV’s pretty much been a non-starter since it was announced at Google IO in 2010. Trouble with networks and other content providers has kept any sort of mainstream adoption at bay, and we’re still waiting on the long-promised update to Honeycomb that will bring more apps and features.

Microsoft might have just made any update moot with the announcement of a  [Read More…]