Showing posts with label Device Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Device Reviews. Show all posts

Thursday, November 1, 2018

World’s first foldable smartphone unveiled; not by Samsung or Huawei

World’s first foldable smartphone unveiled; not by Samsung or Huawei

flexpai foldable phone
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This came up so surprisingly to everyone that the first foldable smartphone was unveiled on November 1 without any previous leak or announcement of an incoming beast smartphone.

You think this foldable phone was unveiled by Samsung or LG or Huawei?

You guess right as everyone would think, but it's none of the above listed tech companies. “A start-up company has taken the lead of foldable smartphones.

Royole, founded by Stanford University graduates in 2012, unveiled the first foldable smartphone in the world called FlexPai at an event in Beijing on Wednesday, 31 October. However, shipping of the device will begin in December.

FlexPai can be seen as a smartphone and a tablet, its uniqueness is as a result of it being able to fold across its display to a portable pocket-sized smartphone. Meanwhile, it behaves as a tablet when its.

This has been Samsung’s dream since 2008 when it released its prototype of what a foldable smartphone would look like. Samsung is close to achieving this goal as the company is all set to launch its first foldable smartphone but has missed its chance of becoming the first in the world.

The device occupies 7.8 inches from corner-to-corner with a 1920 x 1440 screen resolution (4:3 aspect ratio). Its adjustment behaviour is just perfect, when on half fold, all displaying information is pictured on half of the screen.

When folded, three screens are formed; primary display (810 x 1440 with 16:9 aspect ratio), secondary display (720 x 1440 with 18:9 aspect ratio) and an edge display (390 x 1440 resolution, 21:6 aspect ratio).

According to Royole, you could fold FlexPai display more than 200,000 times before it would likely reach its break limit.

Another high-spec feature of the device is its dual-lens camera setup which consist of a 20MP telephoto lens and a 16MP wide-angle lens. Royole says you can bend these camera lenses to shoot objects at special angles.

Memory-wise, the phone is packed with 6GB or 8GB RAM and a storage of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB.

How Much Is The FlexPai Foldable Smartphone?

The price of this device ranges between £1,000-£1,450 in the UK. In the US, only the 128GB and 256GB storage variants are available with their prices tagged at $1,318 and $1,469 respectively.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Xiaomi is set to unleash the Mi Mix3: World’s First 10GB RAM & 5G Connectivity Smartphone

Xiaomi is set to unleash the Mi Mix3: World’s First 10GB RAM & 5G Connectivity Smartphone

Xiaomi body build _  with 24MP Dual Selfie Camera

Lot of high-end smartphones have been released during this last quarter of the year. Xiaomi is fully set to take the lead of complex mobile technology as it has confirmed to announce the then rumored Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 on October 25.

Some unique features of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has been singly disclosed on twitter by the well-known Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer, Xiaomi.

The first mind-blowing leak is the one which addresses how fast the smartphone will be.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be powered by a massive 10GB RAM which means the smartphone will be lag-free. Hopefully, Xiaomi is the first in the world to design a smartphone with extreme performance as it should be in a 10GB RAM.
Smartphones are becoming even smarter than PCs.

10GB RAM-------------

Another tweet by Xiaomi also confirmed the availability of a 5G network connectivity feature in the Mi Mix3. Remember Samsung is also packing the 5G network on its upcoming Galaxy S10.
Since the Mi Mix 3 launch is a few days away, probably it may be the first to feature the greatest internet speed.

5G Network--------------

In addition to the 10GB RAM, a Snapdragon 845 processor chipset will be housed in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. With this achievement, the smartphone will be much more than a phone; it’s a gaming device. Say goodbye to phone lag as you as you run multiple tasks with the 10GB RAM/Snapdragon 845 processor Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.

It feels nice to have an 2,340 x 1,080 pixels (19.5:9 aspect ratio) all-screen display smartphone with no notch, no waste of pixels. And again, there’s a graduated 24MP selfie camera which can only be seen up the device when you slide down the screen. This is pretty much styling and seems great, with 24MP front camera you can shoot high-quality selfie pictures and video calls.
As seen in the embedded video above, Xiaomi made the sliding factor so simple that users could easily reveal the selfie camera with a simple sliding of the screen.

The smartphone will be available in three storage options; 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

These are the leaked specifications of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. Hopefully, the 10GB RAM, 24MP selfie camera may turn out true as they were leaked via tweets by the company. However, the launch date is October 25 when all rumors will be wrapped off as the specifications and specs become official.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Full Specifications, Release Date and Price of Google Pixel 3XL in the US and UK

Full Specifications, Release Date and Price of Google Pixel 3XL in the US and UK

A few days ago, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL were launched. And today, we're revealing the full specifications, prices and release dates entitled to these two Google Pixel phones.
Below are the specs and features of the $799+ (about 960 EUR) worth Google Pixel 3XL

Google Pixel 3XL
From view of the Google Pixel 3XL.
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Full Specifications and Price of Pixel 3XL

Announced: October, 2018
Status: Coming soon. Exp. release October, 2018
Pre-Ordering: Yes, visit Google Store, Best Buy

OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
CPU: Octa-core (4x1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver & 4x2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold)
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
GPU: Adreno 630

Design & Display
  • Dimensions: 158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
  • Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • Weight: 184 g (6.49 oz)
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM card & eSIM
  • Protection:
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    • Always-on display
    • 100% DCI-P3 coverage
    • HDR
    • IP68 Certified; dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

  • Display Type: P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Display Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 aspect ratio (~523 ppi density)
  • Size: 6.3 inches, 100.3 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio)

  • SD Card slot: No
  • Internal: 64/128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM

  • Primary: Single 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm,
  • Features: Auto-HDR, Dual-LED flash, panorama, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), dual pixel PDAF
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
  • Secondary (Selfie) Camera: Dual 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF
    8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF
  • Features: Auto-HDR
    Video: 1080p@30fps

  • Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm headphone jack: No
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Blueotooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (Power Delivery 2.0)
  • Radio: No
  • NFC: Yes

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), proximity, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Push Email, Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5

  • MP4/H.265 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document editor

Non-removable Li-Ion 3430 mAh battery
  • Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W
  • QI wireless charging

Colors: Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink

Price: About 960 EUR ($799)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Nokia 7.1 Key Specs and Price in US, UK - An Affordable iPhone XS Option

Nokia 7.1 Key Specs and Price in US, UK - An Affordable iPhone XS Option

HMD Global has been known for releasing Nokia smartphones. The company just released the long-awaited Nokia 7.1, a midrange smartphone at a very affordable price of $349 (£299).

What does a $349 smartphone have to offer?
The price of Nokia 7.1 is very friendly, considering the specs it holds and when compared to other similar phones with the same specs range.

The phone brings an elegant display, holding a 5.84-inch notched display and it’s the first phone to feature “PureDisplay screen technology.” This enables it to display HDR-quality images and also convert SDR to HDR being that it supports HDR 10

Like most other smartphone devices, the Nokia 7.1 is in Google’s Android One program, that is two more upgrades will eventually storm the device; it comes out of the box running on Android 8.0 Oreo OS. However, the Android 9 Pie OS support is expected to roll into the device in November.
There's a lot you could do with the Phone when it’s running on Android 9 Pie, not excluding the OS’ adaptive battery feature, and more. See the top best 5 features of Android 9 Pie OS.

Additionally, the phone's performance is maintained with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor.

At the back of the device mounts 12MP / 5MP dual cameras with the most feature being the Nokia-branded “Bothie” photos which makes it possible to simultaneously shoot a photo from the back and front-facing cameras. This is powered by ZEISS Optics.

The Nokia 7.1 is powered by a 3,060mAh to keep it running and with the help of Android 9 Pie upgrade in future, you will be able to stretch its lasting time per charge. The phone comes with a fast battery charging ability (9V/2A 18W) that charges on a 2.0 USB-C port assisted by a 3.5mm headphone jack

Memory-wise, this device is available in two variants; 64GB Storage and 4GB RAM memories or 32GB Storage and 3GB RAM.
If you're not satisfied with the memory options, the phone is privileged to house a micro SD up to 400GB.

Pre-ordering of the Nokia 7.1 has commenced on shops like Amazon, B&H, Best Buy. Meanwhile, it will start shipping on October 17 in the UK and 28  October in the US.

Monday, August 27, 2018

iPhone X2, iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9 Rumors; Everything You need To Know

iPhone X2, iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9 Rumors; Everything You need To Know

iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9 and iPhone X2 Release Date and Price

Apart from the iPhone 9 leaks, an iPhone X2 and iPhone X Plus are two other iPhones that should be released as part of the 2018 iPhones. Concluding the number of iPhones that Apple reportedly has for 2018, are three; an iPhone 9, iPhone X2 and iPhone X Plus.

Potential Names For 2018 iPhones

Apple may revert to its use of the ‘S’ nomenclature or continue the use of numerals and/or Roman numerals. What are we saying?
  • One of Apple 2018 iPhones could be a second iPhone X which would be named iPhone X2 or if the ‘S’ series naming should be used, it would be called iPhone XS
  • If numbers should be used instead, then 2018 iPhones would be iPhone  9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus.

2018 iPhones Release Date and Price

According to a report from a German website, pre-orders for the new iPhones will start 14 September. Probably the launch event will kick off few days before 14 September, if Apple should stick to its adapted schedule for launching new iPhones, then we should expect the iPhone 9, iPhone X2 and iPhone X Plus to strike an event on 12 September.

These three iPhones will sport various screen sizes which Apple will use to tag their prices. Apple Security Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo said there will be a 6.1-inch (320-330 PPI) LCD display variant and he claimed it will be the cheapest (even cheaper than the iPhone 8) which everyone suggests it will be called an iPhone 9 or iPhone 8S. Ming-Chi Kuo added that the 6.1-inch LCD screen iPhone could cost $600-$700.

Speaking of the other two iPhones;
Recent rumors/leaks had disclosed that two of the three iPhones will sustain an OLED display screen, while the other one will accommodate LCD screen display.
These two OLED iPhones are the said iPhone X2 and iPhone X Plus.
The iPhone X Plus is said to hold much bigger features than the others; not excluding the display screen size which rumor suggests it will sport a 6.5-inch (480-500 PPI) Display Screen size. The iPhone X2 which could also be called iPhone XS will feature a 5.8-inch (458 PPI) OLED Screen Display like the iPhone X. However, these three iPhones will be similar to the iPhone X.

Rumor: Three Rear Cameras

A 2018 iPhone could feature a triple-lens rear camera which we believe the bigger variant (iPhone X Plus) could be that phone. According to MacRumors, the triple-lens camera would enhance the iPhone’s picture quality in low light environments and an improved rear zoom capacity.

Face ID or Touch ID?
One of these security sensors will be featured in all three 2018 iPhones, which would you prefer?

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated that Apple's True-depth camera setup will be introduced to these three iPhones in 2018, Apple could drop off Touch ID (fingerprint sensor) and implement Facial Recognition technology across its 2018 iPhones.

Apple Pencil or in support.
The two OLED iPhones due for launch in 2018 will support Apple Pencil or iPen- so much more than a classical writing tool.

All three iPhones are due for launch in 2018, probably the first or second week of September. The 6.1-inch iPhone model will be the cheapest iPhone in 2018 which we believe will win the heart of consumers in the market. A reliable price range of the other two iPhones is still not certain, though others are suggesting $1100 price range for 2018 iPhones.