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    by Published on 03-14-2019 02:45 PM
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    Vivo's APEX 2019 concept smartphone was announced in Beijing back in January, but for some reason is only this week making the rounds on western tech blogs. At first glance it seems like just another high-powered Chinese Android device:

    Near-bezel-less FullViewTM display
    Snapdragon 855 processor
    12 GB RAM / 512 GB storage
    5G modem

    But here, direct from the press release, is what makes it very different:

    Vivo’s first 5G smartphone offers an ultra-simple and uniquely recognisable design with Curved-Surface Waterdrop Glass and no openings, seams or bezels for a simpler user experience.
    Wait, did they just call us simple...?

    What's in it for the user when it comes to a design like this? It's waterproof, hopefully. And for the manufacturer? Less moving parts, less assembly required and therefore cheaper to produce. There isn't even a SIM slot for this thing—according to CNET it's compatible with eSIMs only.

    Which brings us to my big problem with this device. If you thought the removal of the headphone jack was user-hostile then Vivo's taking away of everything else is on a whole other level. It's not just that the power connector is proprietary (although that's also terrible) it's that there is no easy way to connect this thing to a desktop computer—making the APEX little more than an expensive toy. A piece of dumb consumer electronics. Unworthy of being called a computer itself.

    Fortunately, it's just a concept, and not at all guaranteed to represent the dystopian smartphone future for us all.

    Sources: CNET, Vivo

    by Published on 03-13-2019 03:00 PM
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    Last June I posted what was basically a fan render of the iconic Moto Razr, re-imagined as a foldable phone. Now, some nine months later, it seems like that flight of fancy wasn't so far off.

    Yes, that's another render you're looking at above—but what's different about this one is that it's based on drawings submitted by Moto itself to the World Intellectual Property Organization:

    And now the bad news: specs for Moto's first foldable aren't exactly top-tier...

    6.2 inch 876 x 2142 pixel primary display
    800 x 600 pixel closed display
    Unknown camera array
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor
    4 or 6 GB RAM / 64 or 128 GB storage
    2,730 mAh battery
    Available in black, gold and white

    Even more bad news: there are rumours that this foldable but otherwise very average Android handset will start at $1500 USD. Still interested?

    Sources: Tom's Guide , XDA

    by Published on 03-08-2019 01:40 PM
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    Apparently yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of the founding of Research In Motion in Waterloo, Ontario. My bad for missing this!

    To honour the occasion here's a star-studded montage of well-wishers courtesy of the official BlackBerry YouTube channel:

    BNN Bloomberg has also published a retrospective chronicling the ups and downs of the former king of mobile messaging. While I'm not currently a BlackBerry user myself, it seems to me that in terms of their mobile device business they (and TCL) have done pretty well as a boutique provider of security-hardened Android phones. As a random testament to their enduring presence, "Captain Two-Phones"—aka Michael Fisher—carries one:

    So a belated HBD to BlackBerry and its fans... May there be many more for you to enjoy!

    Sources: BNN Bloomberg, CrackBerry

    by Published on 03-03-2019 07:07 PM
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    I checked out the Blackberry Key 2 LE recently. While I thought it was a solid phone, I also got the feeling that it was built to not step on the toes of a more expensive model. The screen was nice but could be better, that sort of thing.

    Now it’s time to check out the fancier model, the Key 2 (no LE). ...
    by Published on 02-28-2019 02:20 PM
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    Sony has announced a new flagship at this year's Mobile World Congress. It's standout feature is it's super-tall 21:9 display. Maybe they'll sell a thumb extender to use with it...?

    A regular 16:9 screen ratio isn’t able to show most movies in the way they are meant to be seen. A 21:9 aspect ratio is the original format for movies and still the industry standard. What’s more, it lets you see even more of the apps and content you love.
    Sony Xperia 1
    6.5 inch 21:9 4K HDR OLED display, 1644 x 3840 pixels
    Triple 12 MP rear cameras: 16 mm / 26 mm with OIS / 52 mm with OIS
    8 MP selfie cam
    Snapdragon 855 processor
    6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage + microSD (up to 512 GB)
    3330 mAh battery
    Android 9 Pie
    Colours: Black, Grey, Purple, White
    Available: late spring 2019
    Price: rumoured to be 1099 CHF (around $1100 USD)

    Product Video:

    Sources: 91mobiles, Sony (1) (2)

    by Published on 02-27-2019 12:55 PM
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    Looks like Huawei has one-upped Samsung at this year's MWC, with their own foldable phone that offers a bigger screen and a thinner chassis that folds flush.

    The HUAWEI Mate X is engineered to be impressively thin with a Falcon Wing design. This unprecedented stretchable hinge is artistically crafted to dissolve into the device for a smooth and flat finish on both sides. The firm and durable design ensures the screen will not over-stretch while folding or bulge while unfolding.
    Huawei Mate X
    8 inch 2480 x 2200 pixel OLED display (unfolded)
    6.6 inch 2480 x 1148 pixel front display (folded)
    6.38 inch 2480 x 892 pixel rear display (folded)
    Triple Leica Cameras: 8 MP telephoto / 40 MP wide / 16 MP ultra-wide
    Kirin 980 processor + Balong 5000 5G modem
    8 GB RAM / 512 GB storage + NM card (up to 256 GB)
    Dual SIM / Single SIM + NM
    4500 mAh battery with 55 W SuperCharge
    EMUI 9.1.1 powered by Android 9 Pie
    Colour: Interstellar Blue
    Available: Q2 2019
    Price: €2,299 (around $2,600 USD)

    Product Video:

    Sources: Huawei, Pocket-lint, The Verge

    by Published on 02-26-2019 02:45 PM
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    Air Motion and Hand ID are the buzzwords you need to know for LG's 2019 flagships, announced this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. To get an idea what those buzzwords mean, check the videos at the end of the post. First, some specs:

    LG G8ThinQ
    6.1 inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display
    Crystal Sound OLED Stereo Speaker (in-screen)
    Dual rear cameras: 12 MP standard / 16 MP super-wide
    Front camera: 8 MP standard
    Snapdragon 855 processor
    6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage + microSD (up to 2 TB)
    3500 mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0
    Android 9.0 Pie with Air Motion, Hand ID
    Colours: Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue
    Price: TBA

    LG G8sThinQ
    6.2 inch FHD+ OLED FullVision display
    Triple rear cameras: 12 MP standard / 12 MP telephoto / 13 MP wide
    Front camera: 8 MP standard
    Snapdragon 855 processor
    6 GB RAM / 64 or 128 GB storage
    3550 mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0
    Android 9.0 Pie with Air Motion, Hand ID
    Price: TBA

    LG V50ThinQ 5G
    Primary screen: 6.4 inch QHD+ OLED display
    Secondary screen (optional accessory): 6.2 inch FHD+ OLED display
    Triple rear cameras: 12 MP standard / 12 MP wide / 12 MP super-wide
    Dual front cameras: 8 MP standard / 5 MP wide
    Snapdragon 855 processor
    6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage + microSD (up to 2 TB)
    4000 mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0
    Android 9.0 Pie
    Colour: Astro Black
    Price: TBA

    Product Videos:

    Sources: BGR, LG Newsroom

    by Published on 02-25-2019 01:45 PM
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    This year's Mobile World Congress is well underway, and I'll be doing my best over the course of the week to bring you the best of what the show has to offer... Today we'll be taking a quick look at the return of Nokia's PureView brand, on a device with no less than five rear cameras (!)

    Working in perfect unison, the five 12 MP cameras collect up to 10 times more light than a single smartphone camera color sensor. The results: photos with superb dynamic range that capture detail and texture from both the highlights and shadows, plus incredible depth-of-field and vibrant, truest-to-life color.
    To be clear, you won't be getting different focal lengths from this device (ie. no zoom); instead Nokia's latest seeks to produce the best possible image from its five cameras and the same focal length.

    Notable specs are as follows:

    5.99 inch QHD pOLED display
    5 x 12 MP ZEISS rear cameras (3x mono, 2x RGB)
    20 MP selfie cam with flash
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
    6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage (no microSD)
    3320 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging
    In-display fingerprint sensor
    Android One powered by Android 9 Pie
    Available in Midnight Blue
    Price: $699 USD

    Sources: Nokia, The Verge

    by Published on 02-22-2019 02:20 PM
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    Wrapping up our coverage of this week's Galaxy Unpacked event with a set of wireless earbuds, a pair of fitness trackers and a new smartwatch.

    Galaxy Buds
    Bluetooth 5.0 / USB Type C
    Sensors: accelerometer, ear on/off detection, hall, proximity, touch,
    58 mAh battery (buds) / 252 mAh battery (charging case)
    Colours: black, white, yellow
    Requires Android 5.0 or later / 1.5 GB RAM
    Price: $129.99 USD / free with Galaxy Fold or pre-ordered Galaxy S10
    Available March 8th

    Source: Samsung, The Verge

    Galaxy Fit / Fit e
    0.95 inch full color AMOLED display, 120 x 240 pixels @ 282 ppi (Fit)
    0.74 inch PMOLED display, 64 x 128 pixels @ 193 ppi (Fit e)
    MCU Cortex processor running Realtime OS
    Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, HRM
    120 mAh battery with NFC wireless charging (Fit)
    70 mAh battery with Pogo charging (Fit e)
    5 ATM water resistance / MIL STD 810 G
    Colours: black, silver (Fit) / black, white, yellow (Fit e)
    Minimum requirements: Android 5.0, 1.5 GB RAM / iOS 9, iPhone 6
    Price: $99 USD (Fit)
    Available Q2 2019

    Sources: Samsung, Wearable

    Galaxy Watch Active
    1.1 inch full colour always on AMOLED display, 360 x 360 pixels
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    Exynos 9110 dual core processor running Tizen OS
    768 MB RAM / 4 GB storage
    A-GPS/Glonass, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi b/g/n
    Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, HRM
    230 mAh battery, WPC-based wireless charging
    5 ATM + IP 68 / MIL STD 810 G
    20 mm interchangeable strap
    Colours: black, rose gold, sea green, silver
    Minimum requirements: Android 5.0, 1.5 GB RAM / iOS 9.0, iPhone 5
    Price: $199.99 USD
    Available March 8th

    Sources: Samsung, The Verge

    by Published on 02-21-2019 02:45 PM
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    Continuing our coverage of this week's Galaxy Unpacked event, here are two additional smartphones that may or may not be coming your way this year...

    Galaxy Fold
    Main display: 7.3 inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)
    Cover display: 4.6″ HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)
    Triple rear cameras: telephoto, wide, ultra-wide
    Dual cover camera: selfie cam + depth sensor
    Unnamed 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor
    12 GB RAM / 512 GB storage (no microSD)
    4380 mAh from two batteries
    Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
    One UI running on Android 9 Pie
    Price: $1980 USD
    Availability: Q2 2019

    Sources: Samsung, XDA

    Galaxy S10 5G
    6.7 inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display
    Quadruple rear cameras - telephoto, wide, ultra-wide + depth sensor
    Snapdragon 855 processor with X50 5G modem
    8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage (no microSD)
    4500 mAh battery
    Unknown biometric login
    Android 9 Pie
    Price: unknown
    Availability: Summer of 2019 in Europe, other markets to follow?

    Sources: Android Police, Samsung

    by Published on 02-20-2019 03:42 PM
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    Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked Event just wrapped up and there's a lot to (dammit) unpack. To be honest I'm a little overwhelmed by everything that was announced, so I'm going to break this down into a more manageable three parts.

    First, here's the Galaxy S10 family:

    Galaxy S10e
    5.8 inch 2280 x 1080 AMOLED display (19:9)
    Dual rear cameras - fast, ultra-wide
    Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor
    6 or 8 GB RAM / 128 or 256 GB storage with microSD
    3100 mAh battery
    Side-mounted fingerprint sensor / facial recognition
    One UI 1.1 running on Android 9 Pie
    Colours: Flamingo Pink, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism White, Prism Green
    Price: from $750 USD

    Galaxy S10
    6.1 inch 3040 x 1440 AMOLED display (19:9)
    triple rear cameras - fast, telephoto, ultra-wide
    Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor
    8 GB RAM / 128 or 512 GB storage with microSD
    3400 mAh battery
    Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor / facial recognition
    One UI 1.1 running on Android 9 Pie
    Colours: Flamingo Pink, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism White, Prism Green
    Price: from $900 USD

    Galaxy S10+
    6.7 inch 3040 x 1440 AMOLED display (19:9)
    triple rear cameras - fast, telephoto, ultra-wide
    Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor
    8 or 12 GB RAM / 128, 512 GB or 1 TB storage with microSD
    4100 mAh battery
    Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor / facial recognition
    One UI 1.1 running on Android 9 Pie
    Colours: Flamingo Pink, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism White, Prism Green
    Price: from $1000 USD

    Sources: Android Central, Samsung

    by Published on 02-15-2019 02:15 PM
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    Shenzhen-based Nubia Technology is, according to Tom's Guide, set to make their new smartwatch, the Nubia-α, official at 6:00pm local time on Monday, February 25th at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

    The good news: its flexible display is perfectly suited for a wristwatch.
    The bad news: baby's got some serious love handles over here.

    I'm only guessing but I'd be willing to bet that the evolution of its design went something like this: When it was decided that this thing would run a modified version of Android it became necessary to stick an enormous battery behind the screen. Someone said: "Hey, I bet we can hide that battery a bit by sticking a camera onto it", then someone else added: "Ooh, and if we put a SIM card slot in it the user could make video calls". And so the changes were made, without ever consulting the display team so that they could maybe, you know, make the screen a little wider?

    Check out this Mr. Mobile video to see how little the Alpha's design has changed since its first appearance behind glass at IFA last fall:

    If you're a wearable tech enthusiast like me, be thankful that your current smartwatch doesn't look anything like this.

    Source: Tom's Guide

    by Published on 02-14-2019 02:25 PM
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    (Spoiler alert above...)

    Redditors on r/Android seem to be collectively freaking out over an Android Authority observation that NFC support is waning on devices from certain brands—specifically Alcatel, LG, Oppo and Xiaomi. As someone who boycotted the OnePlus 2 over its lack of NFC but also trialed LINE Pay while in Taiwan last month I can absolutely understand why.

    Two words: QR codes.

    Alipay (which I'm expecting to be crowned the new king of mobile payments any minute now) relies on QR codes, as does WeChat Pay and LINE Pay. My personal experience in Taiwan was that smaller vendors who would otherwise only accept cash were usually set up for LINE Pay as well, since LINE is the island nation's most popular messaging platform.

    Are QR codes less secure than NFC? Probably—although LINE Pay at least generates a one-time code per transaction that's only valid for five minutes. But I'm of the opinion that on-device security takes a back seat to your credit card company, who should be on the hook to cover you for any fraudulent charges to your account, whether made through a mobile app or otherwise.

    My big test for LINE Pay will come this April when I try it out in its home market, the notoriously credit-card-averse country of Japan. I'll have to get back to you on how that goes...

    Source: Android Authority via reddit

    by Published on 02-13-2019 03:35 PM
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    Almost a year ago I reblogged a feature from Computerworld that graded smartphone OEMs on how fast they updated their top tier hardware to the latest version of Android. Back then it was 8.0 Oreo; let's see how the usual suspects fared with late 2018's Android 9.0 Pie:

    Google: A (same as last year)
    Current flagship upgraded in 0 days (60/60 points)
    Previous flagship upgraded in 0 days (30/30 points)
    Excellent communication (10/10 points)

    OnePlus: C (up from a 'D' last year)
    Current flagship upgraded in 47 days (53/60 points)
    Previous flagship upgraded in 142 days (21/30 points)
    Poor communication (0/10 points)

    Samsung: F (same as last year)
    Current flagship upgraded in 177 days (37/60 points)
    Still waiting for upgrade to previous flagship (0/30 points)
    Poor communication (0/10 points)

    Motorola: F (same as last year)
    Still waiting for upgrade to current flagship (0/60 points)
    Still waiting for upgrade to previous flagship (0/30 points)
    Poor communication (3/10 points)

    LG: F (same as last year)
    Still waiting for upgrade to current flagship (0/60 points)
    Still waiting for upgrade to previous flagship (0/30 points)
    Poor communication (0/10 points)

    Keep in mind that these scores do not reflect critical security updates, but entire OS upgrades to the latest and greatest version of Android. If that's important to you, stick with a Pixel—or to a lesser extent, OnePlus.

    Source: Computerworld

    by Published on 02-07-2019 01:40 PM
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    Statista has published a pair of infographics ranking late model smartphones based on how much radiation they emit. The means for quantifying this is what's called the specific absorption rate, or SAR, measured in watts per kilogram.

    The data was gathered from the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection; according to them anything below 0.6 watts per kilogram can be considered safe.

    If you're viewing this on your phone here's the list in text form, in descending order from the highest SAR:

    Xiaomi Mi A1 - 1.75 watts per kilogram
    OnePlus 5T - 1.68
    Xiaomi Mi Max 3 - 1.58
    OnePlus 6T - 1.55
    HTC U12 life - 1.48
    Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 - 1.45
    Google Pixel 3 XL - 1.39
    OnePlus 5 - 1.39
    iPhone 7 - 1.38
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact - 1.36
    HTC Desire 12 / 12+ - 1.34
    Google Pixel 3 - 1.33
    OnePlus 6 - 1.33
    iPhone 8 - 1.32
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 - 1.29
    ZTE Axon 7 mini - 1.29

    Chinese brands are among the worst emitters here but surprisingly, the latest Pixels—plus a pair of late-model iPhones—also make the list.

    And here are the phones with the lowest SAR, rearranged to match the order of the previous list:

    ZTE Blade V9 - 0.32 watts per kilogram
    Samsung Galaxy J4+ - 0.32
    Samsung Galaxy S8 - 0.32
    Samsung Galaxy J6+ - 0.31
    ZTE Blade A610 - 0.31
    Motorola Moto G5 Plus - 0.30
    Motorola Moto Z - 0.30
    Samsung Galaxy S9+ - 0.29
    HTC U11 life - 0.28
    LG Q6 / Q6+ - 0.28
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - 0.26
    Samsung Galaxy S8+ - 0.26
    LG G7 - 0.24
    Samsung Galaxy A8 - 0.24
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - 0.17
    ZTE Axon Elite - 0.17

    It makes sense to see legacy OEMs like LG, Moto and Samsung here, as all of them were making mobiles back when they were primarily used for making phone calls.

    Keep in mind too, that exposure to radiation during calls can be minimized with a decent headset.

    Source: Statista (1) (2)

    by Published on 01-31-2019 01:15 PM
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    Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks, is confident that this will be the triple camera setup on the 2019 iPhone when it's released later this year. Additional renders—and rumours—have been published in a collab with an Indian tech site called CompareRaja:

    Steve had reported that iPhone 2019 is still in EVT stage (Engineering Validation Test) and we can either have both ‘A’ & ‘B’ prototypes launched and marketed as two different models (say iPhone XIS and XIS max) or one of the leaked prototypes will be axed and the other will be retained.

    Today, one of our other reliable sources from the industry has confirmed that the prototype ‘A‘ will surely see the light of day!
    Wondering what the 'B' prototype looks like? As it turns out, very much like the current Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro:

    Additional (and unverified) media for this version can be seen on another Indian site called Digit. Since Steve doesn't publish this stuff to his own domain I can only surmise that there's some ad revenue sharing going on here, so take all this with a grain of salt.

    Sources: CompareRaja, Digit via Tom's Hardware

    by Published on 01-30-2019 02:30 PM
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    Here's a PSA for anyone interested in what I think is the best-value smartwatch since the Pebble. Amazon (the U.S. version) is offering all four versions of the Amazfit Bip at a discount of at least 20% off of the $99.99 USD retail price. The prices below follow the colours above—from left to right:

    White Cloud -$67.49
    Cinnabar Red - $67.49
    Kokoda Green -$67.49
    Onyx Black -$79.97

    These prices are pretty close to what I paid for my collection of Bips on GearBest and GeekBuying last year; as the watch has gotten more popular those prices have have started to creep up.

    It's easy to see why the Bip is popular: for less than the $399 USD starting price of the latest Apple Watch you could buy all four Bips plus an extra strap for each, and enjoy a combined battery life of three months! I took one of mine with me on a two and a half week trip to Taiwan and Vancouver, and it came home on the same charge.

    And unlike most other smartwatches currently on the market, you won't be walking around with a dead screen on your wrist, because like any decent watch the Bip shows the time, all the time.

    You can revisit when the Bip won me over right here, and order yours through either of the links below.

    Source: Amazon.com via Android Central

    by Published on 01-29-2019 03:42 PM
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    I guess some kind of embargo was lifted this week, because a phone I swooned over in Taiwan earlier this month is just now making the rounds through my YouTube feeds. I'm talking of course about the Mi Mix 3. Notable specs are as follows:

    6.39 inch 1080 x 2340 pixel Super AMOLED display @ 403 ppi
    Dual 12 megapixel rear cameras (telephoto and wide angle)
    24 megapixel selfie cam with 2 megapixel depth sensor
    Qualcomm 845 Processor
    6, 8 or 10 GB RAM / 128 or 256 GB storage
    MIUI 10 powered by Android 9.0 Pie

    The phone's best feature by far is its mechanical sliding mechanism. Here's a YouTube teardown that reveals how it works:

    Spoiler alert: magnets for the win!

    As a former Nokian with fond memories of his vertically-sliding N86 (and a current Android user who is aware of the BlackBerry Priv) I am all over this as an alternative to the stupid display notch. I would have seriously considered bringing one of these bad boys home with me had I not heard that the next OnePlus phone will be a slider as well.

    More on the Mi Mix 3 at the links immediately below.

    Links: GSMArena, Mi Global

    by Published on 01-26-2019 01:15 AM
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    From the HMD Global press release:

    NEW YORK, NY January 25, 2019 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced collaborations with three leading wireless providers in North America – Cricket Wireless and Verizon in the United States and Rogers Communications, Inc. in Canada. This is the next step in the company’s journey to offer great quality experiences to consumers across accessible price points and to work with best-in-class players in the industry for supreme purchase flexibility.

    HMD Global is proud to continue to deliver on its reliability and durability promise through purposeful, distinct design with best-in-class materials and craftsmanship across the portfolio. Furthering this and providing greater options for consumers, it is also expanding its award-winning selection of Nokia smartphones on Android™ with the launch of two wireless provider-specific devices coming to the United States this month and another coming to Rogers subsidiary brand, chatr, in Canada very soon.

    Nokia 3.1 Plus is the inaugural Nokia phone on Cricket’s 4G LTE network that covers more than 99% of Americans, based on overall coverage in the U.S.1 and Nokia 2 V is the first Nokia phone on Verizon. Nokia 3.1 Plus gives fans two-day battery life , an ergonomically placed fingerprint sensor and NFC-enable Google Pay at an exceptional value. Nokia 2 V provides a beautiful, Nordic design with metallic accents and delivers long-lasting entertainment with a 5.5-inch HD display, dual front-facing stereo speakers and a two-day battery life2. Each new device offers the durable and reliable craftsmanship that consumers expect from a Nokia phone.
    Nokia 3.1 Plus | Nokia 2 V


    by Published on 01-25-2019 02:55 PM
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    Samsung's 10th anniversary Galaxy phones are due to make their début in less than a month, and German site AllAboutSamsung seems to have managed a bit of a scoop: publishing detailed photos of two of the S10 lineup's three phones.

    As a reminder, here's what we're expecting in the S10 product portfolio:

    Galaxy S10 E (5.8 inch display)
    Galaxy S10 (6.1 inch display)
    Galaxy S10+ (6.4 inch display)

    There are also rumours of a fourth model with a 5G modem of some sort, but the photos immediately below show prototypes for the S10 and S10+ only.

    All three S10 models will ship with "hole punch" displays, with the plus-sized phone getting a larger cut-out to accommodate dual selfie cams.

    On the back you'll notice tri-camera setups and the absence of any fingerprint readers—that's because the S10 and S10+ will have them under their displays. The cheaper S10E will house a hardware sensor on the side of its chassis.

    Now here's some welcome news: bucking an industry-wide trend, both the S10 and S10+ will include headphone jacks. Kudos for that!

    Remember to check back here on February 20th to see how much of this the Germans got right...

    Source: AllAboutSamsung via Tom's Guide

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