At the recently concluded MWC 2018, LG unveiled the V30S ThinQ. This is not a completely new flagship instead, it is exactly like the LG V30 with an AI camera app. However, it is fair to assume that LG had much better plans for one of the largest mobile events in the world. The LG G7 was expected to be launched as a 2018 flagship smartphone.
That, however, did not happen as the company decided to overhaul its next flagship. The CEO of LG Mobiles conceded that the company would no longer follow a pattern for launching smartphones. This paved the way for a refresh of the LG V30 with trendy AI camera capabilities. However, the LG V30S ThinQ with its unusually long name was not [...]
Barcelona, Spain hosted yet another edition of MWC 2018 in February. While smartphones like the Galaxy S9 and Xperia XZ2 were heavily leaked, there were a few surprise launches that caught a lot of attention. Nokia, for instance, launched as many as 5 devices. So, what are the top five smartphones that launched at MWC 2018? Let’s find out!Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
This is an obvious entry on the list. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ were the most anticipated smartphones of MWC 2018. Follow up to 2017’s successful flagship duo, a lot was expected from the Galaxy S9 and S9+. As was expected from the numerous [...]
Most of the parents are afraid of exposure that their children get on a smartphone. In fact, most of them do not let their children use a smartphone until a specific age. In this modern world security is also a major concern. To solve this riddle, a Spanish company has come up with a new smartphone, the PhoneKid. It was officially launched at MWC 2018. However, there is no information on the specifications, pricing, or, availability.
The PhoneKid is a regular smartphone based on the Android operating system. Similarly, it also gives a layer of control for the parent. A parent can enable or disable certain functions (remotely) by just using an app. In fact, they can replace the [...]
Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 700 series chipset at MWC 2018. The Snapdragon 700 series of chipsets from Qualcomm offers premium tier-1 performance in the mid-tier smartphones.
In fact, the company claims that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 chipset will be able to deliver up to two times the AI performance compared to series 600. This series of chipsets will bring features and performance that was previously available on the series 800 chipset. However, the company did not unveil any chipset on this newer lineup.Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, said:
From our cutting-edge Qualcomm AI Engine to superior camera, [...]
Asus launched three new ZenFone 5 smartphones at MWC 2018. The Asus ZenFone 5 Lite, ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z are the latest offerings from Asus, which boasts the modern design philosophy with an 18:9 aspect ratio. In fact, some of the models deliver up to 90% screen to body ratio.
Like Apple and Samsung, Asus introduced its own version of iPhone X’s Animojis called Zenimoji. However, the ZenFone 5z with flagship specifications costs half the amount of the iPhone X. With these three flagship series, the company launched the Asus ZenFone Max (M1) which is a smaller variant of the Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1).Price and availability:
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) will be [...]
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. However, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will come with two different processors. The Korean and US variant will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the rest of the market including India will feature Exynos 9810 chipset.
The performance difference between the variants with different chipsets will be very negligible. In fact, the Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy S9 leads show by scoring points on the synthetic benchmarks. In fact, in some platform, the smartphone outperforms the Apple iPhone X.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ are already available for pre-booking. However, the company [...]
If you are planning to get the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy S9+, then Samsung DeX Pad is a must-have accessory. The second generation DeX Pad comes with added features compared to the original iteration. The Samsung DeX was launched along with the Galaxy S9 and the galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018.
However, do note that the Samsung DeX is not included in the retail package. Instead, one has to buy it separately. As of now, there is no information on the price tag. However, the last generation DeX Station retailed at US$ 100, which is expected to remain the same.Here are the top 5 features of the Samsung DeX Pad: Using the smartphone as Keypad + trackpad
This is the newest [...]
It is now confirmed that the Huawei P20 will be launched in France on the 27th of March. However, one thing that is not clear is the main camera setup on the Huawei P20. Until now, most of the sources predicted the existence of triple camera setup.
The company had a big banner at the MWC 2018 on the Huawei P20 product launch in France on 27th March, which gave us an insight into the triple camera setup. So, we might see a Huawei P20 Plus, which might sport a triple primary camera setup.
However, a new leak from the tipster @evleaks confirms that the smartphone has a dual camera setup, not triple camera setup. In fact, the presence of the notch has been confirmed on the [...]
A new Motorola Moto E5 Plus smartphone leaked online by the tipster Evan Blass. However, this time it is an E series device rather than the G series device. At the first glance, we couldn’t make much of difference between the two. This is the first smartphone from Moto E lineup with the premium glass design.
Moto E5 Plus cc: @JustHerrick pic.twitter.com/cAMiNPdmT7
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 26, 2018
Interestingly, the fingerprint sensor will be housed inside the Moto logo on the back. Rumours predict that the company might launch the upgraded Moto G6 and Moto E5 series at the MWC 2018.Specifications:
The Moto E5 [...]
Energizer, the premium battery maker launched the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro at MWC 2018. This is the only production smartphone with a massive 16000 mAh battery.
The dimensions of the smartphone are a bit unusual with a tank-like design. The smartphone looks like a beefed-up version of the Cat S60. For sure, this is the thickest modern smartphone with the modern internals.Pricing and availability:
As of now, there is no information on pricing or availability.Specifications:
The Energizer Power Max P16K Pro has a 5.9 inch 2160 x 1080px IPS LCD display. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Helio P23 [...]
MediaTek launched the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset at MWC 2018. The is the most powerful P series chipset from the Chinese chipset manufacturer, which is based on 12nm FinFET architecture. This is the first processor from the brand with native features like hardware accelerated AI and a dedicated NeuroPilot Core.Features:
The processor is manufactured by TSMC based on 12 nm FinFET technology based on big.LITTLE architecture. The four high-performance cores are based on ARM Cortex-A73 cores and the other four efficient cores are based on ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Compared to the Helio P30 chipset, the Helio P60 offers up to 70% improved CPU performance.
The same goes for the [...]
Sony has officially launched the Xperia Ear Duo at MWC 2018. Just like Google, Sony has launched a pair of wireless Bluetooth earphones after removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from its new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. These are a universal pair of Bluetooth earphones, which works with iOS and Android devices.Pricing and availability:
The Sony Ear Duo will be available in selected markets in Black and Gold style from Spring 2018. However, the pricing is yet to be announced.Hiroshi Ito, Deputy Head of Smart Product Business Group at Sony Mobile Communications said:
Xperia Ear Duo represents what we’ve learned from audio and acoustics research. Ear Duo is the first [...]