A few weeks ago, Chinese smartphone OEMs Xiaomi and Oppo showcased their first devices with a camera under the display. The latter then went ahead and revealed the technology at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai last month. Now, another manufacturer Huawei has filed a patent which reveals it is also working on a handset with the front-facing camera placed under the display.About the patent
Huawei has filed the patent for a smartphone with the camera under the display in the German Patent and Trademark Office. While the implementation of such technology has been showcased before; from the likes of Xiaomi and Oppo, the images in the patent reveal Huawei is [...]
Since early June, Oppo has been boasting of a smartphone with an invisible front camera. After much hype and anticipation, the technology has finally been unveiled and a prototype device with the visionary feature is currently on display at MWC Shanghai.
As the name suggests, an under display camera or invisible camera stays hidden from the human eye as it is covered by a display on the top that has operational light pixels above which conceals the photosensor. The technology was previously conceptualised by Samsung suggests this patent. Although, the Korean Giant is yet to reveal details about the technology.
The successful development of an under display [...]
In order to maximise the screen-to-body ratio on a smartphone, OEMs started embracing design changes like a notch. Even though Apple was not first company to launch the a smartphone with a notch, iPhone X from 2017 made this design change much more acceptable to the general public. As it seemed, displays with notch on top were here to stay, companies including Samsung and Huawei launched devices with punch hole (1,2). Surprisingly, users quickly got accustomed to handsets with this type of display as well.
Although the punch hole is widely accepted, there is no doubt that this cutout in the [...]
Korean electronics manufacturer, LG was one of the first OEM that got in the Android smartphone business. Some notable devices launched by the company include the LG Optimus One, LG ThinQ lineup and the LG V lineup. However, due to fierce competition from Chinese companies, LG had to fall back for a while and reiterate its product strategies for the Indian market.
It seems that the company is now ready to make a come back with full force which will happen with a brand new smartphone lineup called the LG ‘W’. Although the company’s upcoming mid range offering, the LG W10 has leaked on several instances (1,2), there were no details about its launch. A tipster [...]
It has been revealed that Korean electronics giant Samsung may launch its latest flagship smartphone; the Galaxy Note 10 on the 7th of August. While there is still considerable time before the handset is officially unveiled, a few key details about the device have already been leaked. Now, fresh reports claim that Samsung has filed a trademark which confirms the presence of a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor in the upcoming smartphone.Galaxy Note 10 ToF sensor
Samsung Electronics filed a trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on the 20th of June 2019. It was registered [...]
Mobile World Congress 2019 is the largest mobile industry expo in the world which was held in Spain on Feb 2019. The Chinese market being one of the larger markets with its own set of exclusive devices from various company receives its very own MWC at Shanghai which is scheduled for 26th to 28th June. OPPO one of the well-known smartphone manufacturers has confirmed its attendance at the Mobile World Congress 2019 on Weibo. A poster shared by the company clearly indicates that it is planning to launch the first under-display camera in the world.
Under-display camera smartphones essentially have its front camera within the front display but unlike a punch-hole module [...]
Huawei had unveiled its new series of laptops dubbed the MateBook at the CES Asia and MWC in 2019. However, the onset of the US trade ban that has led to the cancellation of the new laptop lineup. The news arrives after Huawei faced the implications of being placed in the US Entity List (National Security Threat List), this has made the company unable to supply the PC. The CEO of the Chinese tech giant called the current string of events “unfortunate” and the availability of the laptop is dependent on “how long the Entity List will be there.”
Huawei had previously announced plans for a MateBook X and E series laptop. The higher specced X [...]
It is expected that Google will launch the latest iterations of its Pixel lineup of smartphones in October this year. These devices, allegedly called the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be the successor to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL from last year. While the launch of the devices is a few months down the road, details about them have already started pouring in. Now, fresh leaks in the Android Q source code reveals that the upcoming Pixel 4 handsets may have the support for Air Gestures, presumably for music playback.Air Gestures in Pixel 4
According to reports, Google is working to incorporate air [...]
Huawei was recently barred from doing any business with American companies; after the US government included it in an entity list earlier this month. However, the company was later given a 90-day extension to finish all pending business after which the ban will be in its full effect. Due to this, smartphones from Huawei lost the Android license provided by Google and were also removed from the Android Q Beta Program. Now, Google has added the Huawei flagship device from last year, the Mate 20 Pro back to the list of handsets supporting the upcoming Android Q Beta update.Huawei Mate 20 Pro Android Q
As mentioned above, the official website of Android has added [...]
After launching the Nokia 4.2 earlier this month in India, HMD Global has launched its younger sibling the Nokia 3.2 in the country. The smartphone was originally unveiled at MWC 2019 which was held in Barcelona, Spain in the month of February. Staple to Nokia phones, it has a robust build quality and is targeted towards the budget segment.Nokia 3.2 Looks and Features
The Nokia 3.2 has a contemporary design with a high screen to body ratio display on the front that features a waterdrop notch up top. The rear glass panel of the smartphone accommodates the company branding, the Android One certification, the fingerprint sensor and the single camera setup. The Android One [...]
Earlier this month Nokia launched its latest smartphone, the Nokia 4.2 in India which is a budget focussed offering. Fresh video teaser shared on the Nokia India’s Twitter account indicates that the company will soon launch another budget-oriented handset, the Nokia 3.2. The teaser boasts of a smartphone with long battery backup which is accompanied by the #ViewMoreDoMore caption. Even though the teaser does not overtly talk about the aforementioned smartphone, the said caption corroborates with the Nokia 3.2 which was unveiled at MWC 2019.Nokia 3.2 Design and Specifications
Get ready to get caught in the world of endless bingeing. Stay tuned [...]
Huawei has listed its latest smartphone, the P Smart Z on its official Spanish website. The device boasts of being the first from the company to sport an elevating mechanism to house the front-facing camera, implementation of whose was first seen with the Vivo Apex smartphone last year.Huawei P Smart Z
The P Smart Z features an all-glass design on the front and rear with two-tone colour design on the back. It has a large 6.59-inch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px and a pixel density of 391 ppi. To maximise the screen real estate of the smartphone, a pop-up camera mechanism is implemented on top of the device. The technology is also seen in [...]
Nokia, at an event in New Delhi on the 7th of May, has launched the Nokia 4.2. It is the latest smartphone in the company’s budget lineup and was first announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona Spain back in the month of February. The Nokia 4.2 features a modern design, with competitive specifications at a lucrative price.Nokia 4.2
Nokia 4.2 is a budget offering by Nokia which features in a completely new lineup. The smartphone features an all-glass design on the front and back with a polycarbonate frame for reinforcement. It has a 5.71 inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 px. The display has a pixel density of 270ppi and [...]
The highly anticipated OnePlus 7 lineup is all set to debut on May 14 2019. Amidst leaks and rumours, the devices have been speculated to have flagship-level specifications at competitive price points. On May 3 2019, two colour variants of the OnePlus 7 Pro were leaked, which were Mirror Grey and Nebula Blue. Allegedly, the smartphone was rumoured to have one more colour variant, known as Almond. In latest news, the aforementioned colour variant has been leaked in all its glory.OnePlus 7 Pro: Specifications, Features & Availability
The Almond-coloured OnePlus 7 Pro resembles a “gold” shade and features similarly coloured accents on the edges of the [...]